Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
3.22"
(81.79mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2009
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
6.06"
(153.92mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2009
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
8.09"
(205.49mm)
9.18"
(233.17mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1965
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2009
Ties: 1975
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
11.53"
(292.86mm)
12.73"
(323.34mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1980 2001
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
14.79"
(375.67mm)
17.08"
(433.83mm)
-2.29"
(-58.16mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
19.85"
(504.19mm)
21.61"
(548.89mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
23.22"
(589.79mm)
25.59"
(649.99mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
27.68"
(703.07mm)
29.42"
(747.27mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
30.37"
(771.40mm)
32.79"
(832.87mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
32.22"
(818.39mm)
36.57"
(928.88mm)
-4.35"
(-110.49mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
35.63"
(905.00mm)
39.59"
(1,005.59mm)
-3.96"
(-100.59mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
36.22"
(919.99mm)
42.94"
(1,090.68mm)
-6.72"
(-170.69mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
52.37"
(1,330.20mm)
64.55"
(1,639.57mm)
-12.18"
(-309.37mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1931 1930
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2003
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
72.14"
(1,832.36mm)
85.88"
(2,181.35mm)
-13.74"
(-348.99mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1931 1931
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2004
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
127.80"
(3,246.12mm)
128.83"
(3,272.28mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 1965
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
172.98"
(4,393.69mm)
171.77"
(4,362.96mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
212.73"
(5,403.34mm)
214.74"
(5,454.40mm)
-2.01"
(-51.06mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/