Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
2.02"
(51.31mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1955 1903
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1948
Ties: 1986
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
5.26"
(133.60mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1942
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1901
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
11.12"
(282.45mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1955 1915
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1901
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
15.49"
(393.45mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1955 1915
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1983
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
20.23"
(513.84mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
21.03"
(534.16mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-2.22"
(-56.39mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1979
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
26.20"
(665.48mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1955 1985
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1984
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
33.97"
(862.84mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1955 1905
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1984
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
37.94"
(963.68mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
49.86"
(1,266.44mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
11.28"
(286.51mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1985
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
52.86"
(1,342.64mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
11.04"
(280.41mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
56.04"
(1,423.42mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2010
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
76.23"
(1,936.24mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
7.86"
(199.64mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1984
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
105.03"
(2,667.76mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
14.81"
(376.17mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1984
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
152.70"
(3,878.58mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
17.29"
(439.17mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2007
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
203.27"
(5,163.06mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
22.62"
(574.55mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1955 1967
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2010
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
248.67"
(6,316.22mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
22.88"
(581.15mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on August 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/