Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1980 1943
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1973
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
8.94"
(227.08mm)
7.85"
(199.39mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1969
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
13.87"
(352.30mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1924
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2005
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
17.81"
(452.37mm)
15.13"
(384.30mm)
2.68"
(68.07mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1908
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2005
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
19.58"
(497.33mm)
19.04"
(483.62mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 2001
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
23.85"
(605.79mm)
22.72"
(577.09mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
27.24"
(691.90mm)
26.37"
(669.80mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 1949
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
30.07"
(763.78mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
33.81"
(858.77mm)
33.86"
(860.04mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Ties: 1974
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
34.57"
(878.08mm)
37.79"
(959.87mm)
-3.22"
(-81.79mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
42.25"
(1,073.15mm)
41.01"
(1,041.65mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1972
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
43.16"
(1,096.26mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
-1.49"
(-37.85mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
59.48"
(1,510.79mm)
67.35"
(1,710.69mm)
-7.87"
(-199.90mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1966 1965
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2006
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
78.69"
(1,998.73mm)
89.27"
(2,267.46mm)
-10.58"
(-268.73mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1966 1965
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1973
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
133.14"
(3,381.76mm)
133.83"
(3,399.28mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1966
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
175.34"
(4,453.64mm)
178.43"
(4,532.12mm)
-3.09"
(-78.48mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1968 1966
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
229.42"
(5,827.27mm)
223.12"
(5,667.25mm)
6.30"
(160.02mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1966
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/