Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2002
1-Month
5.64"
(143.26mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2001 1903
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 1948
Apr–May 2002
2-Month
9.26"
(235.20mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2001 1942
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1901
Mar–May 2002
3-Month
13.85"
(351.79mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1999 1915
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1901
Feb–May 2002
4-Month
15.76"
(400.30mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1999 1915
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan–May 2002
5-Month
18.70"
(474.98mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1997 1941
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Dec 2001–May 2002
6-Month
21.41"
(543.81mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1941
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1979
Nov 2001–May 2002
7-Month
22.30"
(566.42mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-5.11"
(-129.79mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1992 1985
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Oct 2001–May 2002
8-Month
23.82"
(605.03mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-7.12"
(-180.85mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1985 1905
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Sep 2001–May 2002
9-Month
26.84"
(681.74mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-7.70"
(-195.58mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Aug 2001–May 2002
10-Month
31.06"
(788.92mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-7.52"
(-191.01mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1985 1985
113th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jul 2001–May 2002
11-Month
34.31"
(871.47mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-7.51"
(-190.76mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 2001–May 2002
12-Month
40.65"
(1,032.51mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
-4.45"
(-113.03mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1995 1966
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Dec 2000–May 2002
18-Month
66.68"
(1,693.67mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1992 1966
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Jun 2000–May 2002
24-Month
88.88"
(2,257.55mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Jun 1999–May 2002
36-Month
134.63"
(3,419.60mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2007
Jun 1998–May 2002
48-Month
184.24"
(4,679.70mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
3.59"
(91.19mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1967
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Jun 1997–May 2002
60-Month
235.39"
(5,978.91mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
9.60"
(243.84mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/