Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, January 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1938
1-Month
4.64"
(117.86mm)
3.94"
(100.08mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1934 1955
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Dec 1937–Jan 1938
2-Month
8.14"
(206.76mm)
8.09"
(205.49mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1934 1981
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1937–Jan 1938
3-Month
14.18"
(360.17mm)
12.25"
(311.15mm)
1.93"
(49.02mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1936 1981
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Oct 1937–Jan 1938
4-Month
18.11"
(459.99mm)
15.78"
(400.81mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1936 2002
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2006
Sep 1937–Jan 1938
5-Month
21.55"
(547.37mm)
19.38"
(492.25mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1936 2002
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1937–Jan 1938
6-Month
26.59"
(675.39mm)
23.42"
(594.87mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1936 1981
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1937–Jan 1938
7-Month
28.36"
(720.34mm)
26.66"
(677.16mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun 1937–Jan 1938
8-Month
32.49"
(825.25mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
May 1937–Jan 1938
9-Month
35.40"
(899.16mm)
33.40"
(848.36mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2007
Apr 1937–Jan 1938
10-Month
40.25"
(1,022.35mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
2.82"
(71.63mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Mar 1937–Jan 1938
11-Month
44.06"
(1,119.12mm)
41.65"
(1,057.91mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1973
Feb 1937–Jan 1938
12-Month
45.92"
(1,166.37mm)
45.12"
(1,146.05mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1973
Aug 1936–Jan 1938
18-Month
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
68.49"
(1,739.65mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2007
Feb 1936–Jan 1938
24-Month
97.69"
(2,481.33mm)
90.25"
(2,292.35mm)
7.44"
(188.98mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1937 1967
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1924 1974
Feb 1935–Jan 1938
36-Month
137.76"
(3,499.10mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1937 1967
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2020
Feb 1934–Jan 1938
48-Month
183.63"
(4,664.20mm)
180.63"
(4,588.00mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1936 1967
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2012
Feb 1933–Jan 1938
60-Month
231.99"
(5,892.55mm)
225.78"
(5,734.81mm)
6.21"
(157.74mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1967
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 14, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/