Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, March 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1940
1-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
4.21"
(106.93mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1938 1915
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Feb–Mar 1940
2-Month
8.33"
(211.58mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1938 2012
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Jan–Mar 1940
3-Month
11.02"
(279.91mm)
11.59"
(294.39mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1938 2012
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Dec 1939–Mar 1940
4-Month
14.12"
(358.65mm)
15.74"
(399.80mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1938 1981
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Nov 1939–Mar 1940
5-Month
15.30"
(388.62mm)
19.90"
(505.46mm)
-4.60"
(-116.84mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1925 1985
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Oct 1939–Mar 1940
6-Month
20.35"
(516.89mm)
23.43"
(595.12mm)
-3.08"
(-78.23mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1934 1947
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Sep 1939–Mar 1940
7-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-4.32"
(-109.73mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1932 1947
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–Mar 1940
8-Month
29.23"
(742.44mm)
31.07"
(789.18mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1932 1985
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–Mar 1940
9-Month
30.42"
(772.67mm)
34.31"
(871.47mm)
-3.89"
(-98.80mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1932 1966
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Jun 1939–Mar 1940
10-Month
33.70"
(855.98mm)
37.60"
(955.04mm)
-3.90"
(-99.06mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1931 1966
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
May 1939–Mar 1940
11-Month
34.73"
(882.14mm)
41.05"
(1,042.67mm)
-6.32"
(-160.53mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1931 1966
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Apr 1939–Mar 1940
12-Month
39.63"
(1,006.60mm)
45.08"
(1,145.03mm)
-5.45"
(-138.43mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1931 1966
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Oct 1938–Mar 1940
18-Month
62.57"
(1,589.28mm)
68.51"
(1,740.15mm)
-5.94"
(-150.87mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1931 1966
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2007
Apr 1938–Mar 1940
24-Month
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
90.18"
(2,290.57mm)
4.91"
(124.72mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Apr 1937–Mar 1940
36-Month
140.63"
(3,572.00mm)
135.38"
(3,438.65mm)
5.25"
(133.35mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1938 1967
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020
Apr 1936–Mar 1940
48-Month
187.08"
(4,751.83mm)
180.61"
(4,587.49mm)
6.47"
(164.34mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1938 1967
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Apr 1935–Mar 1940
60-Month
233.21"
(5,923.53mm)
225.70"
(5,732.78mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1938 1967
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/