Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1939
1-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
-2.41"
(-61.22mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1903 1903
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1948
Ties: 2015
Apr–May 1939
2-Month
5.93"
(150.62mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1936 1942
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1901
Mar–May 1939
3-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1938 1915
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1901
Feb–May 1939
4-Month
15.62"
(396.75mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.46"
(11.69mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1938 1915
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1983
Ties: 1996
Jan–May 1939
5-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1938 1941
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1983
Dec 1938–May 1939
6-Month
22.39"
(568.71mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1941
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1938–May 1939
7-Month
25.83"
(656.08mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1935 1985
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1984
Oct 1938–May 1939
8-Month
28.87"
(733.30mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-2.07"
(-52.58mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1935 1905
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1984
Sep 1938–May 1939
9-Month
36.49"
(926.85mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1938–May 1939
10-Month
39.98"
(1,015.49mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1938 1985
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1938–May 1939
11-Month
46.94"
(1,192.28mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
5.12"
(130.05mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Jun 1938–May 1939
12-Month
54.28"
(1,378.71mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
9.18"
(233.17mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2010
Dec 1937–May 1939
18-Month
74.82"
(1,900.43mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
6.45"
(163.83mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1984
Jun 1937–May 1939
24-Month
99.17"
(2,518.92mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1984
Jun 1936–May 1939
36-Month
148.17"
(3,763.52mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
12.76"
(324.11mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2007
Jun 1935–May 1939
48-Month
193.68"
(4,919.47mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
13.04"
(331.21mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1967
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2010
Jun 1934–May 1939
60-Month
234.24"
(5,949.70mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
8.45"
(214.63mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/