Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2003
1-Month
3.57"
(90.68mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1997 1903
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1948
Apr–May 2003
2-Month
8.44"
(214.38mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
0.93"
(23.63mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2001 1942
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1901
Mar–May 2003
3-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
1.99"
(50.54mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1999 1915
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1901
Feb–May 2003
4-Month
17.88"
(454.15mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
2.72"
(69.09mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2002 1915
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan–May 2003
5-Month
20.21"
(513.33mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1941
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Dec 2002–May 2003
6-Month
25.74"
(653.80mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2002 1941
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1979
Nov 2002–May 2003
7-Month
31.69"
(804.93mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
4.28"
(108.72mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1984
Oct 2002–May 2003
8-Month
35.72"
(907.29mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
4.78"
(121.41mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2002 1905
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1984
Sep 2002–May 2003
9-Month
41.09"
(1,043.69mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
6.55"
(166.37mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Aug 2002–May 2003
10-Month
43.33"
(1,100.58mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
4.75"
(120.65mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jul 2002–May 2003
11-Month
44.82"
(1,138.43mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jun 2002–May 2003
12-Month
48.96"
(1,243.58mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2010
Dec 2001–May 2003
18-Month
70.37"
(1,787.40mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Jun 2001–May 2003
24-Month
89.61"
(2,276.09mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Jun 2000–May 2003
36-Month
137.84"
(3,501.14mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
2.43"
(61.73mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2007
Jun 1999–May 2003
48-Month
183.59"
(4,663.19mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1967
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2010
Jun 1998–May 2003
60-Month
233.20"
(5,923.28mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/