Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1903
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1948
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
6.69"
(169.93mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-0.82"
(-20.82mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1942
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1901
Ties: 1931
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
7.52"
(191.01mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-4.20"
(-106.68mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1965 1915
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1901
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
13.42"
(340.87mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1976 1915
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
14.30"
(363.22mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-4.80"
(-121.92mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1965 1941
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
15.80"
(401.32mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-7.45"
(-189.23mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1944 1941
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1979
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
19.66"
(499.36mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-7.75"
(-196.85mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1966 1985
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
24.02"
(610.11mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-6.92"
(-175.77mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1966 1905
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Ties: 1930
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
24.94"
(633.48mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-9.60"
(-243.84mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
26.93"
(684.02mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-11.65"
(-295.91mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1966 1985
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
30.59"
(776.99mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-11.23"
(-285.24mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
33.90"
(861.06mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-11.20"
(-284.48mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
53.58"
(1,360.93mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-14.79"
(-375.67mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1966 1966
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
77.28"
(1,962.91mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-12.94"
(-328.68mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1967 1966
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
131.23"
(3,333.24mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-4.18"
(-106.17mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2007
Ties: 1906
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
187.38"
(4,759.45mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
6.74"
(171.19mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1967
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Ties: 1994
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
230.69"
(5,859.53mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/