Providence - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Providence, Rhode Island along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Providence in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2017?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Providence and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at T.F. Green Airport, located six miles south of Providence and go back to 1948. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 6.31 inches (160.3 millimetres) on August 4, 1979.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Providence
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.29 May 05, 2017 58.2
1.58 November 29, 2016 40.1
3.18 May 31, 2015 80.8
4.14 March 30, 2014 105.2
3.23 June 07, 2013 82.0
1.97 August 10, 2012 50.0
2.25 August 07, 2011 + 57.2
5.32 March 30, 2010 135.1
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Providence each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.13 November 14, 2009 54.1
3.95 September 06, 2008 100.3
2.90 April 15, 2007 73.7
3.62 October 28, 2006 91.9
4.38 October 15, 2005 111.3
2.57 September 18, 2004 65.3
2.54 August 08, 2003 64.5
1.57 May 13, 2002 39.9
2.66 June 17, 2001 67.6
2.57 June 06, 2000 65.3
2.27 September 10, 1999 57.7
3.29 June 13, 1998 83.6
1.51 March 31, 1997 38.4
3.57 July 13, 1996 90.7
2.72 September 17, 1995 69.1
2.45 September 23, 1994 62.2
2.86 December 05, 1993 72.6
2.73 August 09, 1992 69.3
3.06 April 21, 1991 77.7
2.31 April 03, 1990 58.7
3.23 July 17, 1989 82.0
2.64 April 28, 1988 67.1
3.15 March 31, 1987 80.0
3.28 December 03, 1986 83.3
3.37 August 30, 1985 85.6
5.15 May 31, 1984 130.8
4.30 April 10, 1983 109.2
2.97 June 05, 1982 75.4
1.74 November 16, 1981 44.2
2.23 April 10, 1980 56.6
6.31 August 04, 1979 160.3
2.07 August 07, 1978 52.6
2.20 January 10, 1977 55.9
4.78 July 30, 1976 121.4
2.25 December 26, 1975 57.2
2.17 October 16, 1974 55.1
4.23 August 15, 1973 107.4
3.04 September 03, 1972 77.2
2.45 July 19, 1971 62.2
3.12 October 23, 1970 79.2
3.47 December 26, 1969 88.1
2.78 March 17, 1968 70.6
3.73 May 25, 1967 94.7
2.59 February 13, 1966 65.8
2.11 February 25, 1965 53.6
1.70 December 27, 1964 43.2
2.91 November 29, 1963 73.9
5.39 October 05, 1962 136.9
4.71 September 21, 1961 119.6
2.22 September 12, 1960 56.4
1.88 August 29, 1959 47.8
2.70 July 31, 1958 68.6
1.92 April 05, 1957 48.8
2.54 October 07, 1956 64.5
3.28 August 19, 1955 83.3
4.37 September 11, 1954 111.0
3.38 November 23, 1953 85.9
2.12 August 10, 1952 53.8
1.96 November 07, 1951 49.8
2.10 November 21, 1950 53.3
2.05 September 22, 1949 52.1
2.42 May 30, 1948 61.5
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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