Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
4.00"
(101.60mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1976 1943
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1973
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
6.39"
(162.31mm)
7.85"
(199.39mm)
-1.46"
(-37.08mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1969
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
9.71"
(246.63mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
-1.64"
(-41.66mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1976 1924
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2005
Ties: 1984
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
11.40"
(289.56mm)
15.13"
(384.30mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1965 1908
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2005
Ties: 1939
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
16.70"
(424.18mm)
19.04"
(483.62mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1965 2001
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
19.43"
(493.52mm)
22.72"
(577.09mm)
-3.29"
(-83.57mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1965 1965
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
22.56"
(573.02mm)
26.37"
(669.80mm)
-3.81"
(-96.78mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1965 1949
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
26.96"
(684.78mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.00"
(-76.20mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1965 1965
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
29.06"
(738.12mm)
33.86"
(860.04mm)
-4.80"
(-121.92mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1966 1965
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
31.91"
(810.51mm)
37.79"
(959.87mm)
-5.88"
(-149.36mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1966 1965
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
33.70"
(855.98mm)
41.01"
(1,041.65mm)
-7.31"
(-185.67mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1965 1965
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1972
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
42.20"
(1,071.88mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
71.68"
(1,820.67mm)
67.35"
(1,710.69mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1974 1965
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2006
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
96.28"
(2,445.51mm)
89.27"
(2,267.46mm)
7.01"
(178.05mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1973
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
138.73"
(3,523.74mm)
133.83"
(3,399.28mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
194.48"
(4,939.79mm)
178.43"
(4,532.12mm)
16.05"
(407.67mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1973 1966
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
239.21"
(6,075.93mm)
223.12"
(5,667.25mm)
16.09"
(408.68mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1974 1966
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/