Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
-1.18"
(-29.98mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1985 1943
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1973
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
7.85"
(199.39mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1969
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
9.56"
(242.82mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
-1.79"
(-45.47mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1982 1924
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2005
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
16.20"
(411.48mm)
15.13"
(384.30mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1985 1908
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2005
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
19.81"
(503.17mm)
19.04"
(483.62mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1984 2001
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
21.77"
(552.96mm)
22.72"
(577.09mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1984 1965
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
24.63"
(625.60mm)
26.37"
(669.80mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1984 1949
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
26.49"
(672.85mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.47"
(-88.13mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
35.90"
(911.86mm)
33.86"
(860.04mm)
2.04"
(51.82mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
39.23"
(996.44mm)
37.79"
(959.87mm)
1.44"
(36.57mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
39.76"
(1,009.90mm)
41.01"
(1,041.65mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1972
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
45.27"
(1,149.86mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
71.61"
(1,818.89mm)
67.35"
(1,710.69mm)
4.26"
(108.20mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2006
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
93.67"
(2,379.22mm)
89.27"
(2,267.46mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1986 1965
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1973
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
134.22"
(3,409.19mm)
133.83"
(3,399.28mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
184.12"
(4,676.65mm)
178.43"
(4,532.12mm)
5.69"
(144.53mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1983 1966
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
243.54"
(6,185.92mm)
223.12"
(5,667.25mm)
20.42"
(518.67mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1966
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/