Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
8.86"
(225.04mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
5.42"
(137.66mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1947 1903
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1948
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
12.84"
(326.14mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
5.33"
(135.39mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1942
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
16.93"
(430.02mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
5.21"
(132.33mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1947 1915
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
18.81"
(477.77mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1947 1915
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 1983
Ties: 1898
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
23.55"
(598.17mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1947 1941
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1983
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
26.97"
(685.04mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1941
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
31.77"
(806.96mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
4.36"
(110.75mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1947 1985
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1984
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
34.28"
(870.71mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
3.34"
(84.83mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1905
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 1984
Ties: 1994
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
37.99"
(964.95mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
40.22"
(1,021.59mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1947 1985
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
44.46"
(1,129.28mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
2.64"
(67.05mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
48.40"
(1,229.36mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
69.22"
(1,758.19mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
89.80"
(2,280.92mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1940 1984
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
132.80"
(3,373.12mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-2.61"
(-66.29mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2007
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
176.60"
(4,485.64mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
-4.04"
(-102.62mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1947 1967
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2010
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
209.01"
(5,308.85mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-16.78"
(-426.22mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1947 1966
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/