Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
4.17"
(105.92mm)
3.22"
(81.79mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1965
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2009
Ties: 2003
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
7.57"
(192.28mm)
6.06"
(153.92mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1976 1965
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2009
Ties: 1927
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
9.18"
(233.17mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1975 1965
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2009
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
10.12"
(257.05mm)
12.73"
(323.34mm)
-2.61"
(-66.29mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1965 2001
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
15.03"
(381.76mm)
17.08"
(433.83mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1968 1930
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
21.61"
(548.89mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1930
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1919
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
23.36"
(593.34mm)
25.59"
(649.99mm)
-2.23"
(-56.65mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1968 1930
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
28.61"
(726.69mm)
29.42"
(747.27mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
32.68"
(830.07mm)
32.79"
(832.87mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1974 1930
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
37.58"
(954.53mm)
36.57"
(928.88mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1930
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
38.24"
(971.30mm)
39.59"
(1,005.59mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1930
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
45.18"
(1,147.57mm)
42.94"
(1,090.68mm)
2.24"
(56.89mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1930
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
69.78"
(1,772.41mm)
64.55"
(1,639.57mm)
5.23"
(132.84mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1930
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Ties: 2011
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
84.93"
(2,157.22mm)
85.88"
(2,181.35mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2004
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
126.25"
(3,206.75mm)
128.83"
(3,272.28mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1970 1965
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2004
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
178.31"
(4,529.07mm)
171.77"
(4,362.96mm)
6.54"
(166.11mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2018
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
220.62"
(5,603.75mm)
214.74"
(5,454.40mm)
5.88"
(149.35mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1972 1967
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 11, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/