Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Precipitation Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
3.71"
(94.23mm)
3.64"
(92.46mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1972 1955
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1979
Ties: 1966
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
10.50"
(266.70mm)
7.46"
(189.48mm)
3.04"
(77.22mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1979
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
18.10"
(459.74mm)
11.49"
(291.85mm)
6.61"
(167.89mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1978
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
21.82"
(554.23mm)
15.00"
(381.00mm)
6.82"
(173.23mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2006
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
26.36"
(669.54mm)
18.79"
(477.27mm)
7.57"
(192.27mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2006
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
28.82"
(732.03mm)
22.68"
(576.07mm)
6.14"
(155.96mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
32.68"
(830.07mm)
26.34"
(669.04mm)
6.34"
(161.03mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
40.75"
(1,035.05mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
10.79"
(274.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1965
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
46.30"
(1,176.02mm)
33.55"
(852.17mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 1965
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
50.24"
(1,276.10mm)
37.41"
(950.21mm)
12.83"
(325.89mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
56.18"
(1,426.97mm)
41.36"
(1,050.54mm)
14.82"
(376.43mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
61.02"
(1,549.91mm)
44.61"
(1,133.09mm)
16.41"
(416.82mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
81.74"
(2,076.20mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
14.52"
(368.81mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2006
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
101.56"
(2,579.62mm)
89.20"
(2,265.68mm)
12.36"
(313.94mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1974
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
144.28"
(3,664.71mm)
133.81"
(3,398.77mm)
10.47"
(265.94mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2011
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
192.77"
(4,896.36mm)
178.50"
(4,533.90mm)
14.27"
(362.46mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2012
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
235.78"
(5,988.81mm)
223.05"
(5,665.47mm)
12.73"
(323.34mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 3, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/