Average Annual Precipitation for Virginia





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and other locations around Virginia.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, 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.

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
137 Abingdon 47.3 1201
136 Blacksburg 42.6 1083
161 Burkes Garden 47.6 1208
117 Galax 45.6 1158
134 Harrisonburg 39.0 991
132 Hot Springs 46.5 1181
118 Mount Weather 46.4 1177
126 Pennington Gap 49.7 1262
121 Roanoke 42.8 1088
119 Staunton 40.6 1032
127 Winchester 40.7 1034
162 Wise 51.6 1311

Piedmont Virginia

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
118 Arlington 41.8 1062
126 Charlottesville 48.5 1233
113 Danville 47.1 1197
113 Fredericksburg 43.4 1102
112 John H Kerr Dam 43.5 1105
119 Lynchburg 42.8 1086
119 Martinsville 47.4 1203
115 Petersburg 47.0 1194
119 Philpott Lake Dam 47.1 1197
119 Richmond 45.5 1156

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
126 Cape Charles 44.5 1129
129 Newport News 45.1 1147
118 Norfolk 49.2 1249
101 North River 51.9 1319
119 Painter 47.2 1199
124 Suffolk 51.8 1316
119 Wallops Island 43.3 1099
125 Williamsburg 51.2 1301
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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