Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, January 1900

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1900
1-Month
4.49"
(114.05mm)
3.94"
(100.08mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1897 1955
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1979
Dec 1899–Jan 1900
2-Month
6.15"
(156.21mm)
8.09"
(205.49mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1979
Nov 1899–Jan 1900
3-Month
8.20"
(208.28mm)
12.25"
(311.15mm)
-4.05"
(-102.87mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1981
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Oct 1899–Jan 1900
4-Month
10.62"
(269.75mm)
15.78"
(400.81mm)
-5.16"
(-131.06mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 2002
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2006
Sep 1899–Jan 1900
5-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
19.38"
(492.25mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Ties: 2001
Aug 1899–Jan 1900
6-Month
20.51"
(520.95mm)
23.42"
(594.87mm)
-2.91"
(-73.92mm)
29th Driest Driest to Date 1981
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jul 1899–Jan 1900
7-Month
23.93"
(607.82mm)
26.66"
(677.16mm)
-2.73"
(-69.34mm)
36th Driest Driest to Date 1966
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jun 1899–Jan 1900
8-Month
26.78"
(680.21mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-3.16"
(-80.27mm)
28th Driest Driest to Date 1966
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
May 1899–Jan 1900
9-Month
28.54"
(724.92mm)
33.40"
(848.36mm)
-4.86"
(-123.44mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1966
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2007
Apr 1899–Jan 1900
10-Month
30.75"
(781.05mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
-6.68"
(-169.67mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1966
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Mar 1899–Jan 1900
11-Month
38.58"
(979.93mm)
41.65"
(1,057.91mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
34th Driest Driest to Date 1966
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1973
Feb 1899–Jan 1900
12-Month
43.33"
(1,100.58mm)
45.12"
(1,146.05mm)
-1.79"
(-45.47mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1966
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1973
Ties: 2008
Aug 1898–Jan 1900
18-Month
76.86"
(1,952.24mm)
68.49"
(1,739.65mm)
8.37"
(212.59mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1898 1966
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2007
Feb 1898–Jan 1900
24-Month
103.74"
(2,635.00mm)
90.25"
(2,292.35mm)
13.49"
(342.65mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1898 1967
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1974
Feb 1897–Jan 1900
36-Month
153.63"
(3,902.20mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1898 1967
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1900
48-Month
200.16"
(5,084.06mm)
180.63"
(4,588.00mm)
19.53"
(496.06mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1899 1967
20th Wettest Wettest to Date 2012
Feb 1895–Jan 1900
60-Month
242.98"
(6,171.69mm)
225.78"
(5,734.81mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
93rd Driest Driest to Date 1967
29th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/