Average Annual Precipitation for Virginia

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Virginia.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days 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.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Coastal Virginia in the east, Piedmont or central Virginia, and the Mountains, including the Shenandoah Valley in the northwest and the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Virginia's Mountains

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
132 Abingdon 45.6 1159
130 Blacksburg 40.9 1039
153 Burkes Garden 45.9 1165
112 Galax 43.6 1107
123 Hot Springs 43.5 1105
115 Mount Weather 43.5 1104
120 Pennington Gap 47.6 1208
116 Roanoke 41.3 1048
110 Staunton 39.1   993
121 Winchester 38.3   974
159 Wise 48.0 1219

Piedmont Virginia

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
114 Arlington 39.7 1009
124 Charlottesville 47.7 1211
115 Danville 44.9 1141
128 Fredericksburg 43.4 1101
110 John H Kerr Dam 42.8 1087
116 Lynchburg 41.6 1056
  – Philpott Lake Dam 47.4 1203
114 Richmond 43.6 1107

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
123 Colonial Beach 44.0 1118
128 Mathews 46.5 1181
  – Newport News 45.4 1154
117 Norfolk 46.5 1182
112 Painter 45.0 1142
118 Suffolk 49.5 1257
118 Williamsburg 48.3 1227
Reference

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

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