Climate at a Glance

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
1.29"
(32.77mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
-2.55"
(-64.77mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1955 1943
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1973
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
8.80"
(223.52mm)
7.85"
(199.39mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1987 1917
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1969
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
11.83"
(300.48mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1987 1924
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2005
Ties: 1991
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
13.82"
(351.03mm)
15.13"
(384.30mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1984 1908
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2005
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
16.89"
(429.01mm)
19.04"
(483.62mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1984 2001
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
24.35"
(618.49mm)
22.72"
(577.09mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1987 1965
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
25.77"
(654.56mm)
26.37"
(669.80mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1987 1949
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
29.36"
(745.74mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1965
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
32.26"
(819.40mm)
33.86"
(860.04mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
35.35"
(897.89mm)
37.79"
(959.87mm)
-2.44"
(-61.98mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1981 1965
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
39.54"
(1,004.32mm)
41.01"
(1,041.65mm)
-1.47"
(-37.33mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1972
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
42.31"
(1,074.67mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
64.08"
(1,627.63mm)
67.35"
(1,710.69mm)
-3.27"
(-83.06mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1985 1965
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2006
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
87.58"
(2,224.53mm)
89.27"
(2,267.46mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1981 1965
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1973
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
135.98"
(3,453.89mm)
133.83"
(3,399.28mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1987 1966
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
176.53"
(4,483.86mm)
178.43"
(4,532.12mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1981 1966
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
226.43"
(5,751.32mm)
223.12"
(5,667.25mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/