Average Precipitation for Virginia in October





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during October 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 October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Abingdon 2.8 71
9 Blacksburg 2.9 74
11 Burkes Garden 3.2 80
8 Galax 3.1 77
9 Harrisonburg 2.5 64
9 Hot Springs 3.1 80
9 Mount Weather 3.6 91
8 Pennington Gap 3.0 76
8 Roanoke 3.0 75
8 Staunton 2.6 66
10 Winchester 3.0 77
11 Wise 2.9 73

Piedmont Virginia

October averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Arlington 3.7 93
9 Charlottesville 3.9 100
8 Danville 3.6 92
9 Fredericksburg 3.7 94
7 John H Kerr Dam 3.5 88
8 Lynchburg 3.1 79
8 Martinsville 3.6 91
9 Petersburg 3.4 87
8 Philpott Lake Dam 2.9 73
8 Richmond 3.4 86

Coastal Virginia

Average amount of rain and snow in October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Cape Charles 4.4 110
11 Newport News 4.2 106
8 Norfolk 3.9 98
8 North River 4.7 120
9 Painter 4.3 109
8 Suffolk 4.3 108
8 Wallops Island 4.0 102
9 Williamsburg 4.2 107
Reference

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

Virginia Precipitation
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