Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2017
1-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
2.89"
(73.40mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2016 1903
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1948
Apr–May 2017
2-Month
12.89"
(327.41mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
5.38"
(136.66mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2016 1942
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1901
Mar–May 2017
3-Month
16.61"
(421.89mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
4.89"
(124.20mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2016 1915
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1901
Feb–May 2017
4-Month
18.93"
(480.82mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
3.77"
(95.76mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2016 1915
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Jan–May 2017
5-Month
23.77"
(603.76mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2016 1941
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Dec 2016–May 2017
6-Month
27.30"
(693.42mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2016 1941
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1979
Nov 2016–May 2017
7-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2016 1985
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1984
Oct 2016–May 2017
8-Month
36.83"
(935.48mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
5.89"
(149.60mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2016 1905
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1984
Sep 2016–May 2017
9-Month
39.58"
(1,005.33mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
5.04"
(128.01mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2016 1966
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Aug 2016–May 2017
10-Month
42.43"
(1,077.72mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2016 1985
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jul 2016–May 2017
11-Month
45.03"
(1,143.76mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2016 1966
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jun 2016–May 2017
12-Month
46.47"
(1,180.34mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2016 1966
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2010
Ties: 1900
Dec 2015–May 2017
18-Month
70.25"
(1,784.35mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2016 1966
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1984
Jun 2015–May 2017
24-Month
91.85"
(2,332.99mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2016 1966
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1984
Ties: 1975
Jun 2014–May 2017
36-Month
131.88"
(3,349.75mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
-3.53"
(-89.66mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2007
Jun 2013–May 2017
48-Month
181.80"
(4,617.72mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
1.16"
(29.46mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2016 1967
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2010
Jun 2012–May 2017
60-Month
223.77"
(5,683.76mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1989 1966
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 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/