Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, August 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1978
1-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1984
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1955
Jul–Aug 1978
2-Month
8.03"
(203.96mm)
7.58"
(192.53mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1977 1968
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1955
Jun–Aug 1978
3-Month
11.16"
(283.46mm)
11.24"
(285.50mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1974 1949
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1938
May–Aug 1978
4-Month
15.56"
(395.22mm)
14.83"
(376.68mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1977 1964
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2006
Apr–Aug 1978
5-Month
17.66"
(448.56mm)
18.73"
(475.74mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1974 1965
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2006
Mar–Aug 1978
6-Month
20.51"
(520.95mm)
22.66"
(575.56mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1901
Feb–Aug 1978
7-Month
22.30"
(566.42mm)
25.87"
(657.10mm)
-3.57"
(-90.68mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1966 1957
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1984
Jan–Aug 1978
8-Month
30.80"
(782.32mm)
29.51"
(749.55mm)
1.29"
(32.77mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1974 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1979
Dec 1977–Aug 1978
9-Month
36.86"
(936.24mm)
33.34"
(846.84mm)
3.52"
(89.40mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Nov 1977–Aug 1978
10-Month
40.69"
(1,033.53mm)
37.36"
(948.94mm)
3.33"
(84.59mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1984
Oct 1977–Aug 1978
11-Month
47.08"
(1,195.83mm)
40.88"
(1,038.35mm)
6.20"
(157.48mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2006
Sep 1977–Aug 1978
12-Month
53.35"
(1,355.09mm)
44.66"
(1,134.36mm)
8.69"
(220.73mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2006
Mar 1977–Aug 1978
18-Month
78.73"
(1,999.74mm)
67.23"
(1,707.64mm)
11.50"
(292.10mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Sep 1976–Aug 1978
24-Month
96.37"
(2,447.80mm)
89.21"
(2,265.93mm)
7.16"
(181.87mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1975 1966
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2006
Ties: 1985
Sep 1975–Aug 1978
36-Month
150.58"
(3,824.73mm)
133.85"
(3,399.79mm)
16.73"
(424.94mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2008
Sep 1974–Aug 1978
48-Month
199.86"
(5,076.44mm)
178.47"
(4,533.14mm)
21.39"
(543.30mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2009
Sep 1973–Aug 1978
60-Month
245.53"
(6,236.46mm)
223.07"
(5,665.98mm)
22.46"
(570.48mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1975 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2009

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/