Climate at a Glance

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1987 1903
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1948
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
5.95"
(151.13mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1986 1942
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1901
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
10.07"
(255.78mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1986 1915
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1901
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
15.33"
(389.38mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1986 1915
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
18.31"
(465.07mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1941
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
21.09"
(535.69mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1986 1941
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1979
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
24.52"
(622.81mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-2.89"
(-73.40mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1985
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1984
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
27.54"
(699.52mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-3.40"
(-86.36mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1986 1905
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1984
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
33.68"
(855.47mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
36.82"
(935.23mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1985 1985
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
38.19"
(970.03mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-3.63"
(-92.20mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
40.00"
(1,016.00mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-5.10"
(-129.54mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
68.80"
(1,747.52mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1984
Ties: 1929
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
94.10"
(2,390.14mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
3.88"
(98.55mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1984
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
139.70"
(3,548.38mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
4.29"
(108.97mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1966
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2007
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
175.86"
(4,466.84mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
-4.79"
(-121.67mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1982 1967
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
233.23"
(5,924.04mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
7.44"
(188.97mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/