Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1948
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
9.89"
(251.21mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1942
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1901
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
4.85"
(123.19mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1901
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
22.11"
(561.59mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
6.95"
(176.53mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
24.43"
(620.52mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
5.33"
(135.38mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
27.17"
(690.12mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
3.92"
(99.57mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1979
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
32.98"
(837.69mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
5.57"
(141.48mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
36.60"
(929.64mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
5.66"
(143.76mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1905
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
38.79"
(985.27mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
41.76"
(1,060.70mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
45.28"
(1,150.11mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
3.46"
(87.88mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
46.54"
(1,182.12mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
68.09"
(1,729.49mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
89.49"
(2,273.05mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
139.01"
(3,530.85mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
3.60"
(91.44mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2007
Ties: 1934
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
181.42"
(4,608.07mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2010
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
226.11"
(5,743.19mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
0.32"
(8.12mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/