Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, October 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2002
1-Month
4.16"
(105.66mm)
3.50"
(88.90mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2001 1924
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2005
Sep–Oct 2002
2-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
7.29"
(185.17mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1914
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2005
Aug–Oct 2002
3-Month
11.20"
(284.48mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2001 1940
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1955
Jul–Oct 2002
4-Month
13.18"
(334.77mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2001 1968
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2021
Jun–Oct 2002
5-Month
17.77"
(451.36mm)
18.52"
(470.41mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2001 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2021
May–Oct 2002
6-Month
23.20"
(589.28mm)
22.11"
(561.59mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2001 1964
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2021
Apr–Oct 2002
7-Month
26.97"
(685.04mm)
26.02"
(660.91mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2001 1964
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2021
Ties: 1976
Mar–Oct 2002
8-Month
31.21"
(792.73mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2011
Ties: 1974
Feb–Oct 2002
9-Month
33.46"
(849.88mm)
33.16"
(842.26mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
Jan–Oct 2002
10-Month
36.09"
(916.69mm)
36.80"
(934.72mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1957
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2011
Dec 2001–Oct 2002
11-Month
39.13"
(993.90mm)
40.63"
(1,032.00mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
Nov 2001–Oct 2002
12-Month
40.35"
(1,024.89mm)
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
-4.30"
(-109.22mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1988 1965
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
May 2001–Oct 2002
18-Month
60.59"
(1,538.99mm)
66.71"
(1,694.43mm)
-6.12"
(-155.44mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1988 1965
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2006
Nov 2000–Oct 2002
24-Month
83.90"
(2,131.06mm)
89.26"
(2,267.20mm)
-5.36"
(-136.14mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1966
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2009
Nov 1999–Oct 2002
36-Month
131.52"
(3,340.61mm)
133.87"
(3,400.30mm)
-2.35"
(-59.69mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1982 1966
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
Nov 1998–Oct 2002
48-Month
176.21"
(4,475.73mm)
178.50"
(4,533.90mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1988 1966
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
Nov 1997–Oct 2002
60-Month
232.10"
(5,895.34mm)
223.14"
(5,667.76mm)
8.96"
(227.58mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1995 1966
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2009

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/