Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
1.37"
(34.80mm)
3.22"
(81.79mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2009
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
5.79"
(147.07mm)
6.06"
(153.92mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1965
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2009
Ties: 1918
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
10.25"
(260.35mm)
9.18"
(233.17mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1965
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2009
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
19.33"
(490.98mm)
12.73"
(323.34mm)
6.60"
(167.64mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 2001
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Ties: 2003
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
23.73"
(602.74mm)
17.08"
(433.83mm)
6.65"
(168.91mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2018
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
27.79"
(705.87mm)
21.61"
(548.89mm)
6.18"
(156.98mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
32.73"
(831.34mm)
25.59"
(649.99mm)
7.14"
(181.35mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
37.12"
(942.85mm)
29.42"
(747.27mm)
7.70"
(195.58mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
40.86"
(1,037.84mm)
32.79"
(832.87mm)
8.07"
(204.97mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
44.51"
(1,130.55mm)
36.57"
(928.88mm)
7.94"
(201.67mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Ties: 2015
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
49.48"
(1,256.79mm)
39.59"
(1,005.59mm)
9.89"
(251.20mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
55.66"
(1,413.76mm)
42.94"
(1,090.68mm)
12.72"
(323.08mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
75.36"
(1,914.14mm)
64.55"
(1,639.57mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2003
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
100.84"
(2,561.34mm)
85.88"
(2,181.35mm)
14.96"
(379.99mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2004
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
140.59"
(3,570.99mm)
128.83"
(3,272.28mm)
11.76"
(298.71mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1965
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
181.91"
(4,620.51mm)
171.77"
(4,362.96mm)
10.14"
(257.55mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1978 1966
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
233.97"
(5,942.84mm)
214.74"
(5,454.40mm)
19.23"
(488.44mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1967
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/