Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, August 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1972
1-Month
2.46"
(62.48mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1984
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1955
Jul–Aug 1972
2-Month
6.32"
(160.53mm)
7.58"
(192.53mm)
-1.26"
(-32.00mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1968 1968
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1955
Jun–Aug 1972
3-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
11.24"
(285.50mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1949
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1938
May–Aug 1972
4-Month
19.94"
(506.48mm)
14.83"
(376.68mm)
5.11"
(129.80mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1971 1964
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2006
Apr–Aug 1972
5-Month
23.88"
(606.55mm)
18.73"
(475.74mm)
5.15"
(130.81mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2006
Mar–Aug 1972
6-Month
29.82"
(757.43mm)
22.66"
(575.56mm)
7.16"
(181.87mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1901
Feb–Aug 1972
7-Month
34.66"
(880.36mm)
25.87"
(657.10mm)
8.79"
(223.26mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Jan–Aug 1972
8-Month
36.84"
(935.74mm)
29.51"
(749.55mm)
7.33"
(186.19mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Dec 1971–Aug 1972
9-Month
40.00"
(1,016.00mm)
33.34"
(846.84mm)
6.66"
(169.16mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Nov 1971–Aug 1972
10-Month
45.40"
(1,153.16mm)
37.36"
(948.94mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Oct 1971–Aug 1972
11-Month
48.34"
(1,227.84mm)
40.88"
(1,038.35mm)
7.46"
(189.49mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2006
Sep 1971–Aug 1972
12-Month
51.00"
(1,295.40mm)
44.66"
(1,134.36mm)
6.34"
(161.04mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2006
Mar 1971–Aug 1972
18-Month
70.68"
(1,795.27mm)
67.23"
(1,707.64mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1984
Sep 1970–Aug 1972
24-Month
91.69"
(2,328.93mm)
89.21"
(2,265.93mm)
2.48"
(63.00mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2006
Sep 1969–Aug 1972
36-Month
140.63"
(3,572.00mm)
133.85"
(3,399.79mm)
6.78"
(172.21mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2008
Sep 1968–Aug 1972
48-Month
185.13"
(4,702.30mm)
178.47"
(4,533.14mm)
6.66"
(169.16mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2009
Sep 1967–Aug 1972
60-Month
226.48"
(5,752.59mm)
223.07"
(5,665.98mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/