Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, May 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1978
1-Month
5.25"
(133.35mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
1.42"
(36.07mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1971
Apr–May 1978
2-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
7.20"
(182.88mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1963
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2017
Mar–May 1978
3-Month
14.22"
(361.19mm)
10.98"
(278.89mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1986
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Feb–May 1978
4-Month
14.88"
(377.95mm)
14.00"
(355.60mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Jan–May 1978
5-Month
21.82"
(554.23mm)
17.35"
(440.69mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Dec 1977–May 1978
6-Month
25.64"
(651.26mm)
20.58"
(522.73mm)
5.06"
(128.53mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1986
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Nov 1977–May 1978
7-Month
31.02"
(787.91mm)
23.44"
(595.38mm)
7.58"
(192.53mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1930
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Oct 1977–May 1978
8-Month
36.80"
(934.72mm)
26.59"
(675.39mm)
10.21"
(259.33mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Sep 1977–May 1978
9-Month
39.83"
(1,011.68mm)
30.12"
(765.05mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Aug 1977–May 1978
10-Month
43.81"
(1,112.77mm)
34.45"
(875.03mm)
9.36"
(237.74mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1942
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1977–May 1978
11-Month
46.42"
(1,179.07mm)
38.96"
(989.58mm)
7.46"
(189.49mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jun 1977–May 1978
12-Month
49.35"
(1,253.49mm)
42.93"
(1,090.42mm)
6.42"
(163.07mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1976–May 1978
18-Month
64.32"
(1,633.73mm)
63.51"
(1,613.15mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1976–May 1978
24-Month
88.98"
(2,260.09mm)
85.82"
(2,179.83mm)
3.16"
(80.26mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1975–May 1978
36-Month
132.96"
(3,377.18mm)
128.88"
(3,273.55mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2005
Ties: 1940
Jun 1974–May 1978
48-Month
179.47"
(4,558.54mm)
171.81"
(4,363.97mm)
7.66"
(194.57mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1969
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1973–May 1978
60-Month
223.28"
(5,671.31mm)
214.68"
(5,452.87mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1972 1969
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/