Average Precipitation for Virginia in January





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

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites 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 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 monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Abingdon 3.7 93
11 Blacksburg 3.1 78
15 Burkes Garden 4.0 100
9 Galax 3.4 85
10 Hot Springs 3.5 88
9 Mount Weather 2.9 73
10 Pennington Gap 4.0 101
9 Roanoke 2.9 74
8 Staunton 2.7 68
10 Winchester 2.6 65
15 Wise 3.9 99

Piedmont Virginia

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Arlington 2.8 71
9 Charlottesville 3.1 79
10 Danville 3.6 92
10 Fredericksburg 2.9 74
9 John H Kerr Dam 3.3 84
9 Lynchburg 3.1 80
Philpott Lake Dam 3.3 84
10 Richmond 3.0 77

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Colonial Beach 2.9 74
12 Mathews 3.5 88
Newport News 3.3 85
10 Norfolk 3.4 86
10 Painter 3.5 88
10 Suffolk 3.6 92
10 Williamsburg 3.7 94
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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