Rhode island

Rhode island has an area of 1,545 sq. mi. (4,001 sq. m.) with an average elevation of 200 ft. (61 m.) above sea level. The land is divided into two regions: the coastal lowlands (made up of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, lagoons, saltwater ponds and low plains) covering more than half of Rhode Island; and the Eastern New England Uplands, a region of small valleys, rolling hills, lakes, reservoirs and ponds.

Rhode Island's humid continental climate is a little milder than in most of New England, with the extremes of winter cold and summer heat moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. Providence's annual average temperature is 51 degrees F (11 degrees C), with January temperatures averaging 29 degrees F (minus 1.5 degrees C), and July temperatures averaging 73 degrees

In 1969, massive storm surges from Hurricane Carol raged through the Rhode Island Yacht Club.

F (23 degrees C), with an annual precipitation of 46 in (117 cm.). Temperatures are moderated by warm winds off Narragansett Bay, but extremes do occur. The highest temperature recorded in the state was 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) on August 2, 1975, and the lowest temperature recorded in the state was minus 23 degrees F (minus 31 degrees C) on January 11, 1942. Rhode Island's soil is fertile, but very rocky, and about 60 percent of Rhode Island's land is covered by forest.

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