Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Precipitation Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
3.80"
(96.52mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1952 1903
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1948
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
9.78"
(248.41mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1952 1942
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1901
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
6.86"
(174.24mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1952 1915
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
22.96"
(583.18mm)
15.16"
(385.06mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1952 1915
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1983
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
19.10"
(485.14mm)
9.85"
(250.19mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1952 1941
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
32.64"
(829.06mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
9.39"
(238.51mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1941
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
34.86"
(885.44mm)
27.41"
(696.21mm)
7.45"
(189.23mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1952 1985
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1984
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
36.27"
(921.26mm)
30.94"
(785.88mm)
5.33"
(135.38mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1905
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 1984
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
38.19"
(970.03mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
46.70"
(1,186.18mm)
38.58"
(979.93mm)
8.12"
(206.25mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1952 1985
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
47.40"
(1,203.96mm)
41.82"
(1,062.23mm)
5.58"
(141.73mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
50.57"
(1,284.48mm)
45.10"
(1,145.54mm)
5.47"
(138.94mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
75.44"
(1,916.18mm)
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
7.07"
(179.58mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1984
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
95.97"
(2,437.64mm)
90.22"
(2,291.59mm)
5.75"
(146.05mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 1984
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
138.06"
(3,506.72mm)
135.41"
(3,439.41mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2007
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
171.77"
(4,362.96mm)
180.64"
(4,588.26mm)
-8.87"
(-225.30mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1952 1967
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2010
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
212.33"
(5,393.18mm)
225.79"
(5,735.07mm)
-13.46"
(-341.89mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/