Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
4.11"
(104.39mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.67"
(17.01mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1903
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1948
Ties: 2001
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
10.69"
(271.53mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
3.18"
(80.78mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1942
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1901
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
13.96"
(354.58mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
2.24"
(56.89mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1901
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
17.39"
(441.71mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
2.23"
(56.65mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Ties: 1970
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
20.91"
(531.11mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
27.99"
(710.95mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
4.74"
(120.40mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1979
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
36.04"
(915.42mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
8.63"
(219.21mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
40.26"
(1,022.60mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
9.32"
(236.72mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1905
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
46.10"
(1,170.94mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
11.56"
(293.62mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
48.73"
(1,237.74mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
10.15"
(257.81mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
51.89"
(1,318.01mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
59.95"
(1,522.73mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
14.85"
(377.19mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
87.12"
(2,212.85mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
106.49"
(2,704.85mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
16.27"
(413.26mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1984
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
149.44"
(3,795.78mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
14.03"
(356.37mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2007
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
198.96"
(5,053.58mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
18.32"
(465.32mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2010
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
241.37"
(6,130.80mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
15.58"
(395.73mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/