Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1998
1-Month
5.60"
(142.24mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1997 1903
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 1948
Apr–May 1998
2-Month
10.89"
(276.61mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
3.38"
(85.86mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1997 1942
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 1901
Mar–May 1998
3-Month
16.89"
(429.01mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
5.17"
(131.32mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1997 1915
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1901
Feb–May 1998
4-Month
22.53"
(572.26mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
7.37"
(187.20mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1997 1915
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Jan–May 1998
5-Month
28.91"
(734.31mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
9.81"
(249.17mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1941
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Dec 1997–May 1998
6-Month
32.10"
(815.34mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
8.85"
(224.79mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1997 1941
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1979
Nov 1997–May 1998
7-Month
38.22"
(970.79mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
10.81"
(274.58mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1997 1985
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Oct 1997–May 1998
8-Month
40.28"
(1,023.11mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
9.34"
(237.23mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1997 1905
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Sep 1997–May 1998
9-Month
41.50"
(1,054.10mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Aug 1997–May 1998
10-Month
47.59"
(1,208.79mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
9.01"
(228.86mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1997 1985
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1997–May 1998
11-Month
49.50"
(1,257.30mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
7.68"
(195.07mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jun 1997–May 1998
12-Month
51.15"
(1,299.21mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
6.05"
(153.67mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2010
Dec 1996–May 1998
18-Month
77.34"
(1,964.44mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
8.97"
(227.84mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1984
Ties: 2018
Jun 1996–May 1998
24-Month
104.65"
(2,658.11mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
14.43"
(366.52mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1997 1966
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1991 1984
Jun 1995–May 1998
36-Month
150.96"
(3,834.38mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1997 1966
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2007
Jun 1994–May 1998
48-Month
191.56"
(4,865.62mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
10.91"
(277.11mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1997 1967
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2010
Ties: 1923
Jun 1993–May 1998
60-Month
236.72"
(6,012.69mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
10.93"
(277.62mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/