Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1917

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1917
1-Month
4.24"
(107.70mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1916 1903
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1948
Apr–May 1917
2-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1915 1942
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1901
Ties: 1938, 1977
Mar–May 1917
3-Month
12.56"
(319.02mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1916 1915
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1913 1901
Feb–May 1917
4-Month
15.09"
(383.29mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1915 1915
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1983
Jan–May 1917
5-Month
18.44"
(468.38mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1915 1941
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1983
Dec 1916–May 1917
6-Month
21.78"
(553.21mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1911 1941
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1979
Nov 1916–May 1917
7-Month
24.61"
(625.09mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-2.80"
(-71.12mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1985
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1984
Oct 1916–May 1917
8-Month
27.20"
(690.88mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-3.74"
(-95.00mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1911 1905
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1984
Sep 1916–May 1917
9-Month
29.00"
(736.60mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-5.54"
(-140.72mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1915 1966
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Aug 1916–May 1917
10-Month
31.08"
(789.43mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-7.50"
(-190.50mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1911 1985
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jul 1916–May 1917
11-Month
40.17"
(1,020.32mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1915 1966
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Ties: 2008
Jun 1916–May 1917
12-Month
44.94"
(1,141.48mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1916 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2010
Ties: 1897
Dec 1915–May 1917
18-Month
68.78"
(1,747.01mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1916 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1914 1984
Jun 1915–May 1917
24-Month
89.09"
(2,262.89mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1916 1966
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1913 1984
Jun 1914–May 1917
36-Month
126.18"
(3,204.97mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-9.23"
(-234.44mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1966
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1914 2007
Jun 1913–May 1917
48-Month
169.84"
(4,313.94mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
-10.81"
(-274.57mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1967
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2010
Jun 1912–May 1917
60-Month
211.60"
(5,374.64mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-14.19"
(-360.43mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1915 1966
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/