Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, January 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1978
1-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
3.64"
(92.46mm)
4.86"
(123.44mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1977 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Dec 1977–Jan 1978
2-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
7.46"
(189.48mm)
7.10"
(180.34mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Nov 1977–Jan 1978
3-Month
18.39"
(467.11mm)
11.49"
(291.85mm)
6.90"
(175.26mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1978
Oct 1977–Jan 1978
4-Month
24.78"
(629.41mm)
15.00"
(381.00mm)
9.78"
(248.41mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2006
Sep 1977–Jan 1978
5-Month
31.05"
(788.67mm)
18.79"
(477.27mm)
12.26"
(311.40mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2006
Aug 1977–Jan 1978
6-Month
35.03"
(889.76mm)
22.68"
(576.07mm)
12.35"
(313.69mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jul 1977–Jan 1978
7-Month
37.98"
(964.69mm)
26.34"
(669.04mm)
11.64"
(295.65mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1977–Jan 1978
8-Month
42.74"
(1,085.60mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
12.78"
(324.62mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
May 1977–Jan 1978
9-Month
46.01"
(1,168.65mm)
33.55"
(852.17mm)
12.46"
(316.48mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Apr 1977–Jan 1978
10-Month
50.30"
(1,277.62mm)
37.41"
(950.21mm)
12.89"
(327.41mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar 1977–Jan 1978
11-Month
56.43"
(1,433.32mm)
41.36"
(1,050.54mm)
15.07"
(382.78mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Feb 1977–Jan 1978
12-Month
59.01"
(1,498.85mm)
44.61"
(1,133.09mm)
14.40"
(365.76mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Aug 1976–Jan 1978
18-Month
80.97"
(2,056.64mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2006
Ties: 1974
Feb 1976–Jan 1978
24-Month
99.52"
(2,527.81mm)
89.20"
(2,265.68mm)
10.32"
(262.13mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1974
Feb 1975–Jan 1978
36-Month
155.52"
(3,950.21mm)
133.81"
(3,398.77mm)
21.71"
(551.44mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1967
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Feb 1974–Jan 1978
48-Month
201.65"
(5,121.91mm)
178.50"
(4,533.90mm)
23.15"
(588.01mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1967
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2012
Feb 1973–Jan 1978
60-Month
253.80"
(6,446.52mm)
223.05"
(5,665.47mm)
30.75"
(781.05mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1975 1967
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2012

Citing This Page

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