Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, August 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1987
1-Month
3.61"
(91.69mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1984 1984
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1955
Jul–Aug 1987
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
7.58"
(192.53mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1980 1968
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1955
Jun–Aug 1987
3-Month
8.43"
(214.12mm)
11.24"
(285.50mm)
-2.81"
(-71.38mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1966 1949
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1938
May–Aug 1987
4-Month
10.29"
(261.37mm)
14.83"
(376.68mm)
-4.54"
(-115.31mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1965 1964
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2006
Apr–Aug 1987
5-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
18.73"
(475.74mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1965
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2006
Ties: 1959
Mar–Aug 1987
6-Month
23.03"
(584.96mm)
22.66"
(575.56mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1901
Ties: 1951
Feb–Aug 1987
7-Month
23.56"
(598.42mm)
25.87"
(657.10mm)
-2.31"
(-58.68mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1957
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1984
Jan–Aug 1987
8-Month
29.07"
(738.38mm)
29.51"
(749.55mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1979
Dec 1986–Aug 1987
9-Month
35.31"
(896.87mm)
33.34"
(846.84mm)
1.97"
(50.03mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1986 1965
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Nov 1986–Aug 1987
10-Month
41.23"
(1,047.24mm)
37.36"
(948.94mm)
3.87"
(98.30mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1986 1965
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Ties: 1951
Oct 1986–Aug 1987
11-Month
44.11"
(1,120.39mm)
40.88"
(1,038.35mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1986 1965
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2006
Sep 1986–Aug 1987
12-Month
45.67"
(1,160.02mm)
44.66"
(1,134.36mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2006
Ties: 1974
Mar 1986–Aug 1987
18-Month
69.33"
(1,760.98mm)
67.23"
(1,707.64mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Sep 1985–Aug 1987
24-Month
91.76"
(2,330.70mm)
89.21"
(2,265.93mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2006
Sep 1984–Aug 1987
36-Month
129.35"
(3,285.49mm)
133.85"
(3,399.79mm)
-4.50"
(-114.30mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2008
Sep 1983–Aug 1987
48-Month
188.13"
(4,778.50mm)
178.47"
(4,533.14mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1983 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009
Ties: 1902
Sep 1982–Aug 1987
60-Month
239.15"
(6,074.41mm)
223.07"
(5,665.98mm)
16.08"
(408.43mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 12, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/