Average Precipitation for Virginia in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March 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 March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Abingdon 4.5 113
12 Blacksburg 3.8 96
14 Burkes Garden 4.4 112
9 Galax 3.8 96
12 Harrisonburg 3.2 82
11 Hot Springs 4.3 109
10 Mount Weather 3.7 93
12 Pennington Gap 4.9 123
11 Roanoke 3.5 89
9 Staunton 3.4 87
11 Winchester 3.5 88
15 Wise 4.7 120

Piedmont Virginia

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Arlington 3.5 89
11 Charlottesville 4.0 101
10 Danville 4.1 104
9 Fredericksburg 4.0 101
10 John H Kerr Dam 3.9 98
11 Lynchburg 3.8 96
11 Martinsville 4.1 104
10 Petersburg 4.4 111
10 Philpott Lake Dam 3.9 98
11 Richmond 4.0 102

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Cape Charles 3.5 89
11 Newport News 3.4 85
11 Norfolk 3.7 94
9 North River 3.9 100
11 Painter 4.0 101
11 Suffolk 4.1 103
11 Wallops Island 3.9 99
11 Williamsburg 4.3 108
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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