Climate at a Glance

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
0.83"
(21.08mm)
4.21"
(106.93mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1915 1915
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
6.73"
(170.94mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 2012
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Ties: 1989
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
7.61"
(193.29mm)
11.59"
(294.39mm)
-3.98"
(-101.10mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1957 2012
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
9.11"
(231.39mm)
15.74"
(399.80mm)
-6.63"
(-168.41mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1981
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
12.97"
(329.44mm)
19.90"
(505.46mm)
-6.93"
(-176.02mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1985
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
17.33"
(440.18mm)
23.43"
(595.12mm)
-6.10"
(-154.94mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1966 1947
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
18.25"
(463.55mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-8.78"
(-223.01mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1966 1947
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
20.24"
(514.10mm)
31.07"
(789.18mm)
-10.83"
(-275.08mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1985
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
34.31"
(871.47mm)
-10.41"
(-264.41mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
27.21"
(691.13mm)
37.60"
(955.04mm)
-10.39"
(-263.91mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
28.93"
(734.82mm)
41.05"
(1,042.67mm)
-12.12"
(-307.85mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
34.45"
(875.03mm)
45.08"
(1,145.03mm)
-10.63"
(-270.00mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
55.24"
(1,403.10mm)
68.51"
(1,740.15mm)
-13.27"
(-337.05mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1966
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2007
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
81.98"
(2,082.29mm)
90.18"
(2,290.57mm)
-8.20"
(-208.28mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1967 1966
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
132.39"
(3,362.71mm)
135.38"
(3,438.65mm)
-2.99"
(-75.94mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1967
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
187.80"
(4,770.12mm)
180.61"
(4,587.49mm)
7.19"
(182.63mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
229.10"
(5,819.14mm)
225.70"
(5,732.78mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/