Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
7.08"
(179.83mm)
4.17"
(105.92mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1955
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1901
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
15.13"
(384.30mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
6.81"
(172.97mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1971 2001
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1969
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
19.35"
(491.49mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1924
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2005
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
15.43"
(391.92mm)
9.76"
(247.91mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1971 1946
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2018
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
27.82"
(706.63mm)
19.48"
(494.79mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
30.98"
(786.89mm)
22.73"
(577.34mm)
8.25"
(209.55mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
39.04"
(991.62mm)
26.05"
(661.67mm)
12.99"
(329.95mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
44.94"
(1,141.48mm)
29.50"
(749.30mm)
15.44"
(392.18mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
48.93"
(1,242.82mm)
33.56"
(852.42mm)
15.37"
(390.40mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
55.61"
(1,412.49mm)
37.77"
(959.36mm)
17.84"
(453.13mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
61.15"
(1,553.21mm)
41.21"
(1,046.73mm)
19.94"
(506.48mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
63.47"
(1,612.14mm)
45.15"
(1,146.81mm)
18.32"
(465.33mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
84.32"
(2,141.73mm)
67.87"
(1,723.90mm)
16.45"
(417.83mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
103.34"
(2,624.84mm)
90.28"
(2,293.11mm)
13.06"
(331.73mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
146.86"
(3,730.24mm)
135.39"
(3,438.91mm)
11.47"
(291.33mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
195.40"
(4,963.16mm)
180.53"
(4,585.46mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2011
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
238.48"
(6,057.39mm)
225.76"
(5,734.30mm)
12.72"
(323.09mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/