Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
5.13"
(130.30mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1955 1943
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
8.91"
(226.31mm)
7.85"
(199.39mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1955 1917
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1969
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
11.47"
(291.34mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1952 1924
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2005
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
16.26"
(413.00mm)
15.13"
(384.30mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1908
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2005
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
18.04"
(458.22mm)
19.04"
(483.62mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1952 2001
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
21.79"
(553.47mm)
22.72"
(577.09mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1952 1965
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
24.40"
(619.76mm)
26.37"
(669.80mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1952 1949
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
26.41"
(670.81mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1949 1965
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
30.09"
(764.29mm)
33.86"
(860.04mm)
-3.77"
(-95.75mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1949 1965
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
35.86"
(910.84mm)
37.79"
(959.87mm)
-1.93"
(-49.03mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1952 1965
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
40.11"
(1,018.79mm)
41.01"
(1,041.65mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1965
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1972
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
45.11"
(1,145.79mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1952 1965
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
78.91"
(2,004.31mm)
67.35"
(1,710.69mm)
11.56"
(293.62mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1954 1965
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2006
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
96.83"
(2,459.48mm)
89.27"
(2,267.46mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1965
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1973
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
149.28"
(3,791.71mm)
133.83"
(3,399.28mm)
15.45"
(392.43mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1953 1966
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
202.92"
(5,154.17mm)
178.43"
(4,532.12mm)
24.49"
(622.05mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
246.22"
(6,253.99mm)
223.12"
(5,667.25mm)
23.10"
(586.74mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1954 1966
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/