Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, April 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1973
1-Month
6.58"
(167.13mm)
4.06"
(103.12mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1942
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Mar–Apr 1973
2-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
8.28"
(210.31mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Feb–Apr 1973
3-Month
13.28"
(337.31mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
1.56"
(39.62mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 2012
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Jan–Apr 1973
4-Month
16.80"
(426.72mm)
15.66"
(397.76mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Dec 1972–Apr 1973
5-Month
23.88"
(606.55mm)
19.81"
(503.17mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Nov 1972–Apr 1973
6-Month
31.93"
(811.02mm)
23.96"
(608.58mm)
7.97"
(202.44mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Oct 1972–Apr 1973
7-Month
36.15"
(918.21mm)
27.49"
(698.25mm)
8.66"
(219.96mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Sep 1972–Apr 1973
8-Month
41.99"
(1,066.55mm)
31.09"
(789.69mm)
10.90"
(276.86mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–Apr 1973
9-Month
44.62"
(1,133.35mm)
35.13"
(892.30mm)
9.49"
(241.05mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jul 1972–Apr 1973
10-Month
47.78"
(1,213.61mm)
38.37"
(974.60mm)
9.41"
(239.01mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2010
Jun 1972–Apr 1973
11-Month
55.84"
(1,418.34mm)
41.66"
(1,058.16mm)
14.18"
(360.18mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2010
May 1972–Apr 1973
12-Month
61.74"
(1,568.20mm)
45.12"
(1,146.05mm)
16.62"
(422.15mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2007
Nov 1971–Apr 1973
18-Month
88.82"
(2,256.03mm)
69.07"
(1,754.38mm)
19.75"
(501.65mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1899
May 1971–Apr 1973
24-Month
106.67"
(2,709.42mm)
90.21"
(2,291.33mm)
16.46"
(418.09mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2007
May 1970–Apr 1973
36-Month
148.68"
(3,776.47mm)
135.40"
(3,439.16mm)
13.28"
(337.31mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2007
Ties: 1998
May 1969–Apr 1973
48-Month
197.85"
(5,025.39mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
17.21"
(437.13mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2010
May 1968–Apr 1973
60-Month
241.09"
(6,123.69mm)
225.78"
(5,734.81mm)
15.31"
(388.88mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/