Rhode Island May Precipitation by Year

This page is a list of the average statewide precipitation in the month of May in Rhode Island for each year from 1895–2023. It is a statewide average over the entire territory of the state, based on data from the NOAA.
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What Was the Rainiest May in Rhode Island History?
1948 was the wettest May in Rhode Island history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 8.86 inches.
What Was the Driest May in Rhode Island History?
1903 was the driest May in Rhode Island history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 0.71 inches.
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Year Rank Precipitation (in)
2023 55 3.71
2022 110 1.86
2021 16 5.12
2020 74 3.17
2019 46 4.05
2018 99 2.33
2017 6 6.33
2016 61 3.45
2015 125 1.03
2014 70 3.25
2013 59 3.58
2012 27 4.58
2011 63 3.40
2010 88 2.73
2009 62 3.44
2008 95 2.47
2007 87 2.78
2006 3 7.68
2005 31 4.41
2004 80 2.92
2003 60 3.57
2002 11 5.64
2001 44 4.11
2000 57 3.60
1999 48 3.96
1998 12 5.60
1997 85 2.84
1996 64 3.36
1995 67 3.32
1994 65 3.36
1993 124 1.13
1992 123 1.26
1991 73 3.19
1990 8 6.21
1989 13 5.44
1988 76 3.07
1987 107 1.96
1986 104 2.02
1985 24 4.84
1984 2 7.71
1983 28 4.55
1982 102 2.19
1981 96 2.44
1980 116 1.72
1979 7 6.29
1978 10 5.67
1977 75 3.13
1976 79 2.95
1975 91 2.66
1974 69 3.29
1973 45 4.11
1972 9 5.90
1971 35 4.29
1970 66 3.35
1969 78 3.00
1968 52 3.83
1967 4 7.11
1966 30 4.42
1965 114 1.75
1964 128 0.75
1963 47 4.03
1962 109 1.93
1961 18 4.99
1960 50 3.89
1959 115 1.74
1958 36 4.25
1957 112 1.78
1956 105 2.02
1955 117 1.54
1954 14 5.40
1953 53 3.80
1952 56 3.65
1951 39 4.21
1950 77 3.02
1949 68 3.32
1948 1 8.86
1947 34 4.32
1946 22 4.90
1945 19 4.94
1944 127 0.90
1943 43 4.12
1942 108 1.96
1941 93 2.56
1940 25 4.66
1939 126 1.03
1938 38 4.22
1937 81 2.91
1936 111 1.80
1935 106 2.01
1934 54 3.77
1933 100 2.24
1932 101 2.23
1931 49 3.96
1930 84 2.87
1929 51 3.87
1928 118 1.50
1927 83 2.88
1926 71 3.20
1925 72 3.20
1924 40 4.21
1923 122 1.28
1922 23 4.86
1921 58 3.60
1920 26 4.63
1919 15 5.26
1918 103 2.06
1917 37 4.24
1916 41 4.15
1915 98 2.37
1914 94 2.56
1913 97 2.39
1912 32 4.37
1911 119 1.50
1910 92 2.60
1909 86 2.81
1908 17 5.04
1907 33 4.33
1906 29 4.47
1905 120 1.40
1904 89 2.73
1903 129 0.71
1902 121 1.30
1901 5 6.79
1900 21 4.91
1899 113 1.76
1898 20 4.92
1897 42 4.14
1896 90 2.68
1895 82 2.91