10 All-Time Rainiest Weather Days in Boston History

The top ten all-time rainiest days in the history of Boston, Massachusetts.

These are the ten rainiest days in the history of Boston, Massachusetts dating back to 1872. The all-time wettest day in Boston occurred on January 6, 1939, when 7.10" of precipitation fell in the city.

Boston can have drought periods, but they never really last for very long. The area is subject to weather fronts bringing in moisture from both the west and the south. Typically, the western fronts move quickly and tend to not drop as much precipitation as the southern fronts. Storm systems from the south pick up tons of water from the Atlantic Ocean and can dump heavy amounts of rain and snow in Boston.

The last time Boston got deluged with heavy rainfall was on September 10, 1999. The city got 4.71" of rain that day, which is the tenth rainiest day in Boston's history.

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10 Rainiest Days in Boston History

1. January 6, 1933 - 7.10"

2. August 19, 1955 - 7.06"

3. October 20, 1996 - 6.11"

4. July 9, 1921 - 6.04"

5. June 13, 1998 - 5.69"

T-6. September 11, 1954 - 5.63"

T-6. September 16, 1933 - 5.63"

8. August 8, 1955 - 4.88"

9. October 13, 1895 - 4.85"

10. September 10, 1999 - 4.71"

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On average, Boston gets 3.64" of rain per month, and 43.69" of rain per year. Every wettest day on the top 10 list is above the amount of rain Boston averages per month.

In general, the amount of rain Boston gets per year is pretty evenly spread out across the months and seasons. There are no real wet and dry seasons in the Boston, Massachusetts area. The wettest month of the year is March, which averaged 4.32" of rain, followed by November at 3.99", October at 3.94", December at 3.78", April at 3.74", and June at 3.68".

The least rainiest month of the year in Philadelphia is February which averages 3.25" of precipitation annually, followed by August at 3.29", January at 3.36", July at 3.43", September at 3.44", May at 3.48".

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