Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1903
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1948
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
11.39"
(289.31mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
3.88"
(98.56mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1942
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1901
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
14.18"
(360.17mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1978 1915
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1901
Ties: 1919, 1954
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
18.30"
(464.82mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1978 1915
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1983
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
30.23"
(767.84mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
11.13"
(282.70mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
34.93"
(887.22mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
11.68"
(296.67mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
37.76"
(959.10mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 1985
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
41.34"
(1,050.04mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
10.40"
(264.16mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1905
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
43.52"
(1,105.41mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
8.98"
(228.09mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
49.04"
(1,245.62mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
10.46"
(265.69mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
52.25"
(1,327.15mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
10.43"
(264.92mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
53.95"
(1,370.33mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
8.85"
(224.79mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2010
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
82.90"
(2,105.66mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
110.10"
(2,796.54mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1984
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
153.41"
(3,896.61mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
18.00"
(457.20mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2007
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
205.30"
(5,214.62mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
24.66"
(626.36mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1967
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2010
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
248.58"
(6,313.93mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
22.79"
(578.86mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/