Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
4.22"
(107.19mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1937 1903
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1948
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1942
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1901
Ties: 1917, 1977
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-2.06"
(-52.33mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1915
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1901
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
12.40"
(314.96mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1935 1915
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1983
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
17.04"
(432.82mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-2.06"
(-52.32mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1941
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1983
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
20.54"
(521.72mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-2.71"
(-68.83mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1941
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
26.58"
(675.13mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1985
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-0.43"
(-10.93mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1935 1905
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
33.95"
(862.33mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
38.99"
(990.35mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1936 1985
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
40.76"
(1,035.30mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
44.89"
(1,140.21mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2010
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
72.37"
(1,838.20mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
93.89"
(2,384.81mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
139.40"
(3,540.76mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2007
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
179.96"
(4,570.98mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
-0.68"
(-17.28mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1935 1967
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2010
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
225.75"
(5,734.05mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/