Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
5.55"
(140.97mm)
3.59"
(91.19mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1984
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
9.49"
(241.05mm)
7.49"
(190.25mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1899
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1901
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
15.43"
(391.92mm)
11.42"
(290.07mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
20.27"
(514.86mm)
14.64"
(371.86mm)
5.63"
(143.00mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
22.45"
(570.23mm)
18.28"
(464.31mm)
4.17"
(105.92mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
25.61"
(650.49mm)
22.10"
(561.34mm)
3.51"
(89.15mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
31.01"
(787.65mm)
26.13"
(663.70mm)
4.88"
(123.95mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1905
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
33.95"
(862.33mm)
29.64"
(752.86mm)
4.31"
(109.47mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1971 1905
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
36.61"
(929.89mm)
33.42"
(848.87mm)
3.19"
(81.02mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
40.99"
(1,041.15mm)
37.32"
(947.93mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
44.60"
(1,132.84mm)
40.98"
(1,040.89mm)
3.62"
(91.95mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
46.56"
(1,182.62mm)
44.60"
(1,132.84mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
67.36"
(1,710.94mm)
66.72"
(1,694.69mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
87.42"
(2,220.47mm)
89.17"
(2,264.92mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1966
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
136.70"
(3,472.18mm)
133.81"
(3,398.77mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2007
Ties: 1937
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
180.89"
(4,594.61mm)
178.51"
(4,534.15mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2010
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
223.96"
(5,688.58mm)
223.07"
(5,665.98mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/