Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2018
1-Month
2.33"
(59.18mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2015 1903
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1948
Apr–May 2018
2-Month
7.73"
(196.34mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2016 1942
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1901
Mar–May 2018
3-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2016 1915
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1901
Feb–May 2018
4-Month
18.91"
(480.31mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
3.75"
(95.25mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2016 1915
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jan–May 2018
5-Month
24.70"
(627.38mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
5.60"
(142.24mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2017 1941
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Dec 2017–May 2018
6-Month
27.48"
(697.99mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
4.23"
(107.44mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2017 1941
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1979
Ties: 1937
Nov 2017–May 2018
7-Month
30.23"
(767.84mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
2.82"
(71.63mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2016 1985
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1984
Ties: 1903
Oct 2017–May 2018
8-Month
37.64"
(956.06mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
6.70"
(170.18mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2017 1905
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1984
Sep 2017–May 2018
9-Month
40.80"
(1,036.32mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
6.26"
(159.00mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Aug 2017–May 2018
10-Month
42.69"
(1,084.33mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
4.11"
(104.40mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2017 1985
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jul 2017–May 2018
11-Month
46.29"
(1,175.77mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jun 2017–May 2018
12-Month
50.04"
(1,271.02mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2010
Dec 2016–May 2018
18-Month
77.34"
(1,964.44mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
8.97"
(227.84mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1984
Ties: 1998
Jun 2016–May 2018
24-Month
96.51"
(2,451.35mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
6.29"
(159.76mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1984
Jun 2015–May 2018
36-Month
141.89"
(3,604.01mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
6.48"
(164.60mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2007
Jun 2014–May 2018
48-Month
181.92"
(4,620.77mm)
180.65"
(4,588.51mm)
1.27"
(32.26mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2017 1967
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2010
Jun 2013–May 2018
60-Month
231.84"
(5,888.74mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
6.05"
(153.67mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2017 1966
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 8, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/