Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1991
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907, 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2010
Ties: 2001
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2010
Ties: 1946, 1951, 1957, 2006, 2018
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1921
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1919, 1946
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904, 1907, 1920
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1941, 1966, 1972, 2005
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1905
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1897, 1906, 1938, 1969, 1972
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1905
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1922, 1938
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1905
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1896, 1925
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1905
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1993
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1905
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1939, 1969, 1987, 1988
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1904
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1944, 1964, 1979, 2003
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1905
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1938, 1973, 2004
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1949, 1958, 1980
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1906
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1947, 1973, 1977, 1988, 1989, 1994
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1948, 1972
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1908
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2013
Ties: 1945

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 12, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/