Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
5.27"
(133.86mm)
4.21"
(106.93mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1915
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
9.44"
(239.78mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2002 2012
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
11.77"
(298.96mm)
11.59"
(294.39mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2002 2012
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
17.30"
(439.42mm)
15.74"
(399.80mm)
1.56"
(39.62mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Ties: 1973
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
23.25"
(590.55mm)
19.90"
(505.46mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
27.28"
(692.91mm)
23.43"
(595.12mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2002 1947
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2010
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
32.65"
(829.31mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
5.62"
(142.75mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2002 1947
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
34.89"
(886.21mm)
31.07"
(789.18mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
36.38"
(924.05mm)
34.31"
(871.47mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
40.52"
(1,029.21mm)
37.60"
(955.04mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
46.16"
(1,172.46mm)
41.05"
(1,042.67mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2010
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
49.78"
(1,264.41mm)
45.08"
(1,145.03mm)
4.70"
(119.38mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
64.34"
(1,634.24mm)
68.51"
(1,740.15mm)
-4.17"
(-105.91mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2007
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
87.32"
(2,217.93mm)
90.18"
(2,290.57mm)
-2.86"
(-72.64mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2010
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
138.95"
(3,529.33mm)
135.38"
(3,438.65mm)
3.57"
(90.68mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2002 1967
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
180.51"
(4,584.95mm)
180.61"
(4,587.49mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1967
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2010
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
235.65"
(5,985.51mm)
225.70"
(5,732.78mm)
9.95"
(252.73mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2002 1967
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Ties: 1997

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/