Average Precipitation for Virginia in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March 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 March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Abingdon 4.0 103
11 Blacksburg 3.6 92
13 Burkes Garden 4.0 102
9 Galax 3.8 96
11 Hot Springs 4.1 104
9 Mount Weather 3.6 90
11 Pennington Gap 3.8 98
10 Roanoke 3.5 88
9 Staunton 3.3 83
10 Winchester 3.5 88
15 Wise 4.1 105

Piedmont Virginia

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Arlington 3.5 88
11 Charlottesville 3.9 98
10 Danville 4.3 108
11 Fredericksburg 4.0 101
10 John H Kerr Dam 4.2 107
11 Lynchburg 3.6 91
Philpott Lake Dam 4.0 102
10 Richmond 4.0 103

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Colonial Beach 4.1 103
11 Mathews 4.4 113
Newport News 3.4 87
11 Norfolk 3.7 93
11 Painter 4.1 105
11 Suffolk 4.1 103
10 Williamsburg 4.3 110
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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