Which Massachusetts Community Got the Most Rain?

The skies are brightening after three days of downpours and unsettled weather. 

The past three days have seen numerous weather alerts, including tornado watches and flood warnings. 

Some parts of Massachusetts saw the worst of it on Monday and Tuesday, while areas closer to Boston got hit hard on Wednesday afternoon. Roadways flooded throughout Greater Boston as a line of severe storms moved through the area. 

Which community got hit hardest on Wednesday? According to the National Weather Service, which compiled a list of unofficial totals from spotters, observers, media and highways departments, Central Massachusetts got it worst. 

Here is a sampling of rainfall totals on Wednesday from the National Weather Service:

  • Royalston -- 4
  • Holden -- 3.85
  • Athol -- 3.02
  • Belmont -- 2.78
  • Lowell -- 2.75
  • Medford -- 2.36
  • Woburn -- 2.34
  • Arlington -- 2.26
  • Peabody -- 2.22
  • Plymouth -- 2.11
  • Wakefield -- 2.03
  • Topsfield -- 1.85
  • Chelmsford -- 1.66
  • Tewksbury -- 1.65
  • Falmouth -- 1.6
  • Andover -- 1.51
  • Vineyard Haven -- 1.44

Note: The National Weather Service did not include the information for every community, but provided the totals for some of the hardest hit areas.  

To see the totals for more communities, check out the National Weather Service site.

Derek Duchemin July 17, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I love how this article is for Atleboro but there is no precip total for Attleboro on this article or on the National Weather Services page come on man, what are we chopped liver.


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