Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
3.45"
(87.63mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2015 1903
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1948
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2015 1942
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1901
Ties: 1914, 1952
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
10.10"
(256.54mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2015 1915
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1901
Ties: 1971
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
15.36"
(390.14mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2015 1915
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
18.56"
(471.42mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
-0.54"
(-13.72mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2015 1941
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Ties: 1914
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
23.78"
(604.01mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2015 1941
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1979
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
26.37"
(669.80mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
-1.04"
(-26.41mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2015 1985
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1984
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
30.39"
(771.91mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1905
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1984
Ties: 1945
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
34.39"
(873.51mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
36.92"
(937.77mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2015 1985
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
40.04"
(1,017.02mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
45.38"
(1,152.65mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2010
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
65.45"
(1,662.43mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
-2.92"
(-74.17mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1966
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1984
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
85.41"
(2,169.41mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
-4.81"
(-122.18mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1989 1966
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1984
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
135.33"
(3,437.38mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2007
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
177.30"
(4,503.42mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1967
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2010
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
228.62"
(5,806.95mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/