Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
3.71"
(94.23mm)
4.17"
(105.92mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1937 1955
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1901
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
7.15"
(181.61mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1935 2001
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1969
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
10.19"
(258.83mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1935 1924
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2005
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
17.81"
(452.37mm)
15.43"
(391.92mm)
2.38"
(60.45mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1937 1946
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2018
Ties: 1981
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
21.30"
(541.02mm)
19.48"
(494.79mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1965
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1945
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
28.26"
(717.80mm)
22.73"
(577.34mm)
5.53"
(140.46mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2018
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
35.60"
(904.24mm)
26.05"
(661.67mm)
9.55"
(242.57mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
39.82"
(1,011.43mm)
29.50"
(749.30mm)
10.32"
(262.13mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1972
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
42.71"
(1,084.83mm)
33.56"
(852.42mm)
9.15"
(232.41mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1972
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
45.26"
(1,149.60mm)
37.77"
(959.36mm)
7.49"
(190.24mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1972
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
48.00"
(1,219.20mm)
41.21"
(1,046.73mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1972
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
52.64"
(1,337.06mm)
45.15"
(1,146.81mm)
7.49"
(190.25mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1972
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
76.36"
(1,939.54mm)
67.87"
(1,723.90mm)
8.49"
(215.64mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1937 1965
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
98.61"
(2,504.69mm)
90.28"
(2,293.11mm)
8.33"
(211.58mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
152.99"
(3,885.95mm)
135.39"
(3,438.91mm)
17.60"
(447.04mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Ties: 1954
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
191.54"
(4,865.12mm)
180.53"
(4,585.46mm)
11.01"
(279.66mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2011
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
235.40"
(5,979.16mm)
225.76"
(5,734.30mm)
9.64"
(244.86mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/