Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
6.18"
(156.97mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1937
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
6.57"
(166.88mm)
3.78"
(96.01mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1937
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
13.75"
(349.25mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
4.31"
(109.47mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2010
Ties: 1952
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
14.85"
(377.19mm)
12.59"
(319.79mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1976 2001
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1978
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
16.30"
(414.02mm)
16.12"
(409.45mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
21.21"
(538.73mm)
20.45"
(519.43mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1975 1931
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
25.88"
(657.35mm)
24.96"
(633.98mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
29.54"
(750.32mm)
28.93"
(734.82mm)
0.61"
(15.50mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
34.79"
(883.67mm)
32.76"
(832.10mm)
2.03"
(51.57mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
38.86"
(987.04mm)
36.11"
(917.19mm)
2.75"
(69.85mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
43.76"
(1,111.50mm)
39.89"
(1,013.21mm)
3.87"
(98.29mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
44.42"
(1,128.27mm)
42.94"
(1,090.68mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
73.35"
(1,863.09mm)
63.32"
(1,608.33mm)
10.03"
(254.76mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2004
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
89.15"
(2,264.41mm)
85.91"
(2,182.11mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1978 1932
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2005
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
128.39"
(3,261.11mm)
128.89"
(3,273.81mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2005
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
180.37"
(4,581.40mm)
171.87"
(4,365.50mm)
8.50"
(215.90mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
222.58"
(5,653.53mm)
214.74"
(5,454.40mm)
7.84"
(199.13mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1973 1969
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1976

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/