Virginia Beach - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Virginia Beach, Virginia along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than six inches of precipitation landed on Virginia Beach in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Virginia Beach and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Norfolk International Airport and go back to 1946. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 8.93 inches (226.8 millimetres) on September 1, 2006.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Virginia Beach
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.72 August 11, 2018 94.5
3.93 August 29, 2017 99.8
7.44 October 08, 2016 189.0
3.08 July 18, 2015 78.2
3.05 September 08, 2014 77.5
3.27 July 22, 2013 83.1
3.87 October 29, 2012 98.3
7.92 August 27, 2011 201.2
7.85 September 30, 2010 199.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Virginia Beach each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.90 November 12, 2009 124.5
3.16 September 11, 2008 80.3
2.78 October 24, 2007 70.6
8.93 September 01, 2006 226.8
2.68 October 08, 2005 68.1
3.72 August 14, 2004 94.5
4.02 September 18, 2003 102.1
3.79 September 16, 2002 96.3
4.39 June 16, 2001 111.5
2.78 June 24, 2000 70.6
6.23 October 17, 1999 158.2
4.75 February 04, 1998 120.7
2.27 July 24, 1997 57.7
3.16 October 08, 1996 80.3
1.98 June 12, 1995 50.3
3.78 March 02, 1994 96.0
2.04 March 13, 1993 51.8
2.87 January 04, 1992 72.9
5.86 April 20, 1991 148.8
4.32 August 24, 1990 109.7
2.60 August 12, 1989 66.0
1.60 November 01, 1988 40.6
2.34 January 19, 1987 + 59.4
1.57 December 24, 1986 39.9
2.86 September 27, 1985 72.6
2.96 May 30, 1984 75.2
2.50 December 12, 1983 + 63.5
2.36 August 11, 1982 59.9
2.73 July 04, 1981 69.3
4.13 August 15, 1980 104.9
4.31 September 05, 1979 109.5
2.64 June 08, 1978 67.1
3.05 November 06, 1977 77.5
2.10 May 29, 1976 53.3
3.63 July 16, 1975 92.2
3.81 July 26, 1974 96.8
2.21 July 10, 1973 56.1
2.61 September 21, 1972 66.3
3.49 September 30, 1971 88.6
2.65 June 25, 1970 67.3
4.72 July 27, 1969 119.9
2.94 March 17, 1968 74.7
3.81 August 24, 1967 96.8
3.70 July 30, 1966 94.0
1.41 February 14, 1965 35.8
7.41 August 31, 1964 188.2
5.76 June 02, 1963 146.3
3.30 October 03, 1962 83.8
4.45 August 05, 1961 113.0
3.59 September 12, 1960 91.2
6.48 September 28, 1959 164.6
3.18 March 19, 1958 80.8
2.97 August 19, 1957 75.4
3.12 October 30, 1956 79.2
4.47 August 12, 1955 113.5
2.74 August 29, 1954 69.6
3.46 August 13, 1953 87.9
3.31 November 21, 1952 84.1
2.17 November 03, 1951 55.1
2.84 July 09, 1950 72.1
2.73 November 01, 1949 69.3
2.49 August 04, 1948 63.2
2.16 July 11, 1947 54.9
3.04 August 04, 1946 77.2
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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