Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

Precipitation Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1964 1911
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1971
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
5.21"
(132.33mm)
7.20"
(182.88mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1991 1963
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1999
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
9.53"
(242.06mm)
10.98"
(278.89mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1995 1986
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2003
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
12.40"
(314.96mm)
14.00"
(355.60mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1941
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2003
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
15.06"
(382.52mm)
17.35"
(440.69mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1988 1941
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
19.80"
(502.92mm)
20.58"
(522.73mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1995 1986
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
23.52"
(597.41mm)
23.44"
(595.38mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Ties: 1915
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
27.21"
(691.13mm)
26.59"
(675.39mm)
0.62"
(15.74mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1941
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2003
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
35.09"
(891.29mm)
30.12"
(765.05mm)
4.97"
(126.24mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1941
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
40.52"
(1,029.21mm)
34.45"
(875.03mm)
6.07"
(154.18mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1996 1942
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
46.01"
(1,168.65mm)
38.96"
(989.58mm)
7.05"
(179.07mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
50.33"
(1,278.38mm)
42.93"
(1,090.42mm)
7.40"
(187.96mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2019
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
72.98"
(1,853.69mm)
63.51"
(1,613.15mm)
9.47"
(240.54mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2019
Ties: 2010
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
98.88"
(2,511.55mm)
85.82"
(2,179.83mm)
13.06"
(331.72mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
138.38"
(3,514.85mm)
128.88"
(3,273.55mm)
9.50"
(241.30mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1966
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2005
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
183.82"
(4,669.03mm)
171.81"
(4,363.97mm)
12.01"
(305.06mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1996 1969
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
232.47"
(5,904.74mm)
214.68"
(5,452.87mm)
17.79"
(451.87mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1996 1969
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/