Average Annual Precipitation by City in the United States

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The tables below give annual averages for precipitation at the largest cities in the United States.

Each city has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year along with information on the number of days with wet weather. The count of days includes those when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

Annual averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Millimetres
113 Atlanta, Georgia 49.7 1263
  88 Austin, Texas 34.2   870
116 Baltimore, Maryland 41.9 1064
117 Birmingham, Alabama 53.7 1364
126 Boston, Massachusetts 43.8 1112
167 Buffalo, New York 40.5 1028
110 Charlotte, North Carolina 41.6 1057
124 Chicago, Illinois 36.9   937
137 Cincinnati, Ohio 41.9 1065
155 Cleveland, Ohio 39.1   994
139 Columbus, Ohio 39.3   998
  81 Dallas, Texas 37.6   954
  87 Denver, Colorado 15.6   396
135 Detroit, Michigan 33.5   850
130 Hartford, Connecticut 45.9 1165
104 Houston, Texas 49.8 1264
129 Indianapolis, Indiana 42.4 1078
114 Jacksonville, Florida 52.4 1331
  91 Kansas City, Missouri 39.1   992
  27 Las Vegas, Nevada   4.2   106
  36 Los Angeles, California 12.8   326
123 Louisville, Kentucky 44.9 1141
108 Memphis, Tennessee 53.7 1363
135 Miami, Florida 61.9 1572
127 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 34.8   883
117 Minneapolis, Minnesota 30.6   777


Days City Inches Millimetres
119 Nashville, Tennessee 47.3 1200
115 New Orleans, Louisiana 62.7 1592
122 New York, New York 49.9 1268
  84 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 36.5   928
117 Orlando, Florida 50.7 1289
118 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 41.5 1055
  30 Phoenix, Arizona   8.2   208
151 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 38.2   970
164 Portland, Oregon 43.5 1104
125 Providence, Rhode Island 47.2 1198
100 Raleigh, North Carolina 46.0 1169
114 Richmond, Virginia 43.6 1107
  30 Riverside, California 10.3   262
167 Rochester, New York 34.3   870
  60 Sacramento, California 18.5   470
  96 Salt Lake City, Utah 16.1   409
  83 San Antonio, Texas 32.3   820
  42 San Diego, California 10.3   263
  68 San Francisco, California 20.7   525
  62 San Jose, California 15.8   402
149 Seattle, Washington 37.7   958
113 St. Louis, Missouri 41.0 1040
105 Tampa, Florida 46.3 1176
117 Virginia Beach, Virginia 46.5 1182
114 Washington, DC 39.7 1009
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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