Average Precipitation for Virginia in January





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

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. 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 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 monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Abingdon 3.8 97
11 Blacksburg 3.2 82
15 Burkes Garden 4.0 101
10 Galax 3.7 93
10 Harrisonburg 2.7 69
11 Hot Springs 3.6 92
10 Mount Weather 3.3 83
11 Pennington Gap 4.4 112
10 Roanoke 3.2 81
9 Staunton 2.9 73
10 Winchester 2.8 70
15 Wise 4.3 110

Piedmont Virginia

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Arlington 2.9 73
10 Charlottesville 3.4 87
10 Danville 3.7 95
9 Fredericksburg 2.7 69
10 John H Kerr Dam 3.2 80
10 Lynchburg 3.5 88
10 Martinsville 3.8 97
9 Petersburg 3.0 77
9 Philpott Lake Dam 3.7 94
10 Richmond 3.2 82

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Cape Charles 3.4 86
10 Newport News 3.1 77
11 Norfolk 3.4 87
8 North River 4.0 102
11 Painter 3.6 90
11 Suffolk 3.7 93
11 Wallops Island 3.2 80
11 Williamsburg 3.8 96
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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