Boston Annual Precipitation Statistics (1920-1995)

              Yearly Average = 41.76 inches

          12 Wettest Years        12 Driest Years
            62.32  1954             23.71  1965
            61.65  1958             29.39  1980
            57.73  1953             31.45  1949
            56.50  1955             32.01  1941
            53.60  1983             32.25  1943
            53.11  1972             32.70  1950
            51.41  1959             32.94  1935
            50.61  1938             33.92  1957
            50.35  1945             34.15  1934
            50.24  1984             34.78  1988
            47.84  1961             34.84  1963
            47.78  1969             34.92  1924

  Most Pcpn in 1 Day   Most Pcpn in 2 Days   Most Pcpn in 3 Days
  7.06  Aug 19 1955    11.84  Aug 18 1955    12.47  Aug 17 1955 
  6.04  Jul  9 1921     7.83  Sep 16 1933     7.87  Sep 15 1933 
  5.63  Sep 16 1933     6.04  Jul  9 1921     7.01  Oct  5 1962 
  5.63  Sep 11 1954     5.74  May 15 1954     6.08  Jun  4 1982
  4.88  Aug 18 1955     5.69  Sep 10 1954
  4.47  May 16 1954
  4.21  Dec 12 1992

                    Other Precipitation Records
                Number of Days Total  Starting Date
                      4        12.47   Aug 18 1955
                      5        12.47   Aug 15 1955
                     10        14.03   Aug 18 1955
                     20        16.77   Aug 12 1955
                     30        17.16   Aug  7 1955
                     40        17.71   Apr 14 1954
                     50        19.17   Aug 12 1955
                     60        22.58   Aug 18 1955

Number of Days in the Year Pcpn       Number of Days in the Year Pcpn
is the Indicated Amount or More       is the Indicated Amount or Less

Amount   Most   Average   Least         Most   Average   Least
  .00"                                213 1924   180   139 1954
Trace  226 1954   184   153 1924      272 1924   240   206 1954
 .01"  159 1954   124    94 1924      283 1924   254   223 1972
 .10"   98 1972    74    54 1941      312 1965   293   270 1945
 .25"   68 1958    48    31 1965      334 1965   317   297 1958
 .50"   46 1958    27    14 1965      352 1965   338   321 1958
1.00"   20 1953    10     3 1949      363 1949   355   345 1953
1.50"    9 1987     3     0 1940      366 1940   361   356 1987
2.00"    5 1955     1     0 1980      366 1980   363   360 1955
3.00"    2 1992     0     0 1995      366 1988   364   363 1955
4.00"    2 1955     0     0 1995      366 1988   365   363 1955
5.00"    1 1955     0     0 1995      366 1992   365   364 1955

Number of Consecutive Days Pcpn       Number of Consecutive Days Pcpn
is the Indicated Amount or More       is the Indicated Amount or Less

        Most   Starting   Average    Most   Starting    Average
   0                                  26  Oct  3 1947    2.45
Trace   15   Jan 10 1995   2.49       44  Apr 12 1973    3.49
 .01"   13   Jan 11 1995   1.80       44  Oct  9 1924    3.84
 .10"    8   Jan  8 1956   1.42       52  Oct  1 1924    5.71
 .25"    7   Jul 18 1938   1.26       58  Nov 24 1989    8.29
 .50"    6   Jan  8 1956   1.16       96  Nov 12 1979   14.29
1.00"    3   Oct  5 1962   1.08      284  Nov 21 1948   37.90
1.50"    3   Oct  5 1962   1.06      493  Nov  1 1939   90.99
2.00"    2   Jun  5 1982   1.06     1272  Apr 12 1973  226.11
3.00"    2   Aug 18 1955   1.04     5169  Sep 17 1933 1350.25
4.00"    2   Aug 18 1955   1.03    10512  Aug 20 1955 3150.20
5.00"    1   Aug 19 1955   1.00    14744  Aug 20 1955 4932.07