Average Annual Precipitation by City in the United States





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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

Annual averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
116 Atlanta, Georgia 50.4 1281
86 Austin, Texas 36.3 921
121 Baltimore, Maryland 45.0 1143
118 Birmingham, Alabama 56.6 1438
128 Boston, Massachusetts 43.6 1107
166 Buffalo, New York 40.7 1033
112 Charlotte, North Carolina 43.6 1107
127 Chicago, Illinois 40.9 1038
136 Cincinnati, Ohio 45.3 1150
159 Cleveland, Ohio 41.0 1042
141 Columbus, Ohio 41.6 1056
82 Dallas, Texas 38.3 973
84 Denver, Colorado 15.4 390
136 Detroit, Michigan 34.3 872
130 Hartford, Connecticut 47.1 1195
107 Houston, Texas 55.6 1413
128 Indianapolis, Indiana 43.6 1108
Days City Inches Milli­metres
120 Jacksonville, Florida 47.6 1209
104 Kansas City, Missouri 39.3 998
26 Las Vegas, Nevada 4.2 106
34 Los Angeles, California 14.3 362
125 Louisville, Kentucky 48.3 1228
111 Memphis, Tennessee 54.9 1395
141 Miami, Florida 67.4 1712
126 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 34.6 878
119 Minneapolis, Minnesota 31.6 803
123 Nashville, Tennessee 50.5 1283
115 New Orleans, Louisiana 63.4 1609
125 New York, New York 49.5 1258
83 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 36.4 924
130 Orlando, Florida 51.5 1307
121 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 44.1 1120
33 Phoenix, Arizona 7.2 183
154 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 39.6 1006
Days City Inches Milli­metres
163 Portland, Oregon 43.7 1111
127 Providence, Rhode Island 47.5 1208
118 Raleigh, North Carolina 46.1 1170
119 Richmond, Virginia 45.5 1156
35 Riverside, California 9.4 239
168 Rochester, New York 35.1 891
61 Sacramento, California 19.2 488
92 Salt Lake City, Utah 15.5 394
81 San Antonio, Texas 32.4 822
40 San Diego, California 9.8 249
71 San Francisco, California 22.9 581
59 San Jose, California 13.5 342
156 Seattle, Washington 39.3 999
114 St. Louis, Missouri 41.7 1059
108 Tampa, Florida 49.5 1257
118 Virginia Beach, Virginia 49.2 1249
118 Washington, DC 41.8 1062
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

US City Precipitation
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