Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, January 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
6.26"
(159.00mm)
3.64"
(92.46mm)
2.62"
(66.54mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1952 1955
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1979
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
10.20"
(259.08mm)
7.46"
(189.48mm)
2.74"
(69.60mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1952 1981
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1979
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
12.56"
(319.02mm)
11.49"
(291.85mm)
1.07"
(27.17mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1950 1981
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1978
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
13.89"
(352.81mm)
15.00"
(381.00mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2006
Ties: 1923
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
17.12"
(434.85mm)
18.79"
(477.27mm)
-1.67"
(-42.42mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2006
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
23.30"
(591.82mm)
22.68"
(576.07mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1951 1985
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
26.34"
(669.04mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
29.35"
(745.49mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1951 1965
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
33.42"
(848.87mm)
33.55"
(852.17mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1965
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
37.92"
(963.17mm)
37.41"
(950.21mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1951 1966
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
41.39"
(1,051.31mm)
41.36"
(1,050.54mm)
0.03"
(0.77mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1951 1966
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
45.05"
(1,144.27mm)
44.61"
(1,133.09mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1951 1966
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
71.87"
(1,825.50mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1951 1966
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2006
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
95.54"
(2,426.72mm)
89.20"
(2,265.68mm)
6.34"
(161.04mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1952 1966
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1974
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
136.02"
(3,454.91mm)
133.81"
(3,398.77mm)
2.21"
(56.14mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1952 1967
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2011
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
171.79"
(4,363.47mm)
178.50"
(4,533.90mm)
-6.71"
(-170.43mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1951 1967
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2012
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
217.47"
(5,523.74mm)
223.05"
(5,665.47mm)
-5.58"
(-141.73mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1952 1967
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/