Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
4.66"
(118.36mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
1.22"
(30.98mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1903
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1948
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
10.81"
(274.57mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1939 1942
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1901
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
3.53"
(89.66mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1939 1915
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1901
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
19.14"
(486.16mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
3.98"
(101.10mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1939 1915
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1983
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
21.83"
(554.48mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
2.73"
(69.34mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1939 1941
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1983
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
24.93"
(633.22mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1939 1941
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
26.11"
(663.19mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1939 1985
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1984
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
31.16"
(791.46mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
0.22"
(5.58mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1905
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
33.52"
(851.41mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
40.04"
(1,017.02mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
1.46"
(37.09mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1939 1985
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
41.23"
(1,047.24mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
44.51"
(1,130.55mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
66.90"
(1,699.26mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1936 1966
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
98.79"
(2,509.27mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
8.57"
(217.68mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
143.68"
(3,649.47mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
8.27"
(210.06mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2007
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
192.68"
(4,894.07mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
12.04"
(305.81mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1938 1967
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
238.19"
(6,050.03mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
12.40"
(314.96mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1939 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1924 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 18, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/