Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
4.14"
(105.16mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1896 1903
41st Wettest Wettest to Date 1948
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
7.95"
(201.93mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1942
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 1901
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
11.41"
(289.81mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1896 1915
71st Wettest Wettest to Date 1901
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
14.09"
(357.89mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
-1.07"
(-27.17mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1895 1915
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1983
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
18.43"
(468.12mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1896 1941
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Ties: 1974
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
20.76"
(527.30mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
34th Driest Driest to Date 1941
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1979
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
24.15"
(613.41mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-3.26"
(-82.80mm)
30th Driest Driest to Date 1985
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1984
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
27.56"
(700.02mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-3.38"
(-85.86mm)
28th Driest Driest to Date 1905
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1984
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
35.10"
(891.54mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
61st Driest Driest to Date 1966
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
38.45"
(976.63mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
58th Driest Driest to Date 1985
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
41.52"
(1,054.61mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
44.94"
(1,141.48mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2010
Ties: 1917
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
65.90"
(1,673.86mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
39th Driest Driest to Date 1966
86th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
91.58"
(2,326.13mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
1.36"
(34.54mm)
57th Driest Driest to Date 1966
68th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/