Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1978
1-Month
5.67"
(144.02mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1977 1903
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1948
Apr–May 1978
2-Month
7.85"
(199.39mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1942
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1901
Mar–May 1978
3-Month
11.01"
(279.65mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-0.71"
(-18.04mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1915
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1901
Feb–May 1978
4-Month
13.45"
(341.63mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1976 1915
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Jan–May 1978
5-Month
22.50"
(571.50mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Dec 1977–May 1978
6-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1979
Nov 1977–May 1978
7-Month
32.30"
(820.42mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
4.89"
(124.21mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Oct 1977–May 1978
8-Month
39.46"
(1,002.28mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
8.52"
(216.40mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1905
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Ties: 1958
Sep 1977–May 1978
9-Month
45.30"
(1,150.62mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
10.76"
(273.30mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Aug 1977–May 1978
10-Month
49.10"
(1,247.14mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
10.52"
(267.21mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jul 1977–May 1978
11-Month
51.50"
(1,308.10mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
9.68"
(245.87mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jun 1977–May 1978
12-Month
56.15"
(1,426.21mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
11.05"
(280.67mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2010
Dec 1976–May 1978
18-Month
78.66"
(1,997.96mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
10.29"
(261.36mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Jun 1976–May 1978
24-Month
99.46"
(2,526.28mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
9.24"
(234.69mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1984
Jun 1975–May 1978
36-Month
151.35"
(3,844.29mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
15.94"
(404.88mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2007
Jun 1974–May 1978
48-Month
194.63"
(4,943.60mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
13.98"
(355.09mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1967
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2010
Jun 1973–May 1978
60-Month
243.20"
(6,177.28mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
17.41"
(442.21mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1975 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/