Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
4.29"
(108.97mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1903
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1948
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
6.83"
(173.48mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1942
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1901
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
10.10"
(256.54mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1966 1915
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1901
Ties: 2016
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
15.55"
(394.97mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1969 1915
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
17.76"
(451.10mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1969 1941
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
21.55"
(547.37mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1966 1941
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1979
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
26.90"
(683.26mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1966 1985
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Ties: 1921
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
30.52"
(775.21mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1968 1905
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
33.18"
(842.77mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
37.69"
(957.33mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 1985
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
39.18"
(995.17mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-2.64"
(-67.06mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
42.95"
(1,090.93mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
70.75"
(1,797.05mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
2.38"
(60.45mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
92.47"
(2,348.74mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1966
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1984
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
134.88"
(3,425.95mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2007
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
179.57"
(4,561.08mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 1967
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Ties: 1935
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
223.30"
(5,671.82mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1966
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 6, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/