Virginia May Precipitation by Year

This page is a list of the average statewide precipitation in the month of May in Virginia for each year from 1895–2023. It is a statewide average over the entire territory of the state, based on data from the NOAA.
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What Was the Rainiest May in Virginia History?
1971 was the wettest May in Virginia history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 7.84 inches.
What Was the Driest May in Virginia History?
1911 was the driest May in Virginia history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 0.95 inches.
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Year Rank Precipitation (in)
2023 89 3.16
2022 17 5.52
2021 118 2.20
2020 30 4.87
2019 75 3.60
2018 4 7.27
2017 2 7.52
2016 6 6.92
2015 120 2.15
2014 52 4.35
2013 49 4.37
2012 63 4.14
2011 54 4.33
2010 59 4.25
2009 9 6.13
2008 61 4.23
2007 119 2.16
2006 106 2.55
2005 90 3.15
2004 45 4.40
2003 5 7.22
2002 80 3.52
2001 29 4.88
2000 85 3.29
1999 115 2.31
1998 23 5.30
1997 123 1.91
1996 21 5.34
1995 26 4.98
1994 98 2.69
1993 78 3.54
1992 35 4.66
1991 109 2.42
1990 7 6.69
1989 13 5.74
1988 38 4.55
1987 96 2.80
1986 92 3.02
1985 41 4.52
1984 27 4.96
1983 62 4.22
1982 81 3.41
1981 42 4.46
1980 77 3.55
1979 47 4.39
1978 24 5.25
1977 104 2.58
1976 57 4.30
1975 50 4.37
1974 36 4.66
1973 55 4.31
1972 14 5.73
1971 1 7.84
1970 112 2.34
1969 110 2.42
1968 64 4.14
1967 56 4.31
1966 72 3.79
1965 113 2.34
1964 126 1.68
1963 111 2.42
1962 86 3.29
1961 48 4.38
1960 20 5.36
1959 99 2.67
1958 28 4.92
1957 105 2.56
1956 107 2.55
1955 95 2.84
1954 53 4.35
1953 69 3.98
1952 73 3.76
1951 103 2.61
1950 11 5.88
1949 40 4.53
1948 12 5.77
1947 87 3.28
1946 8 6.32
1945 39 4.54
1944 91 3.14
1943 51 4.37
1942 34 4.72
1941 128 1.19
1940 60 4.24
1939 124 1.75
1938 46 4.40
1937 94 2.88
1936 127 1.22
1935 74 3.73
1934 67 4.03
1933 18 5.42
1932 65 4.11
1931 19 5.39
1930 108 2.47
1929 37 4.63
1928 101 2.63
1927 100 2.67
1926 117 2.24
1925 114 2.32
1924 3 7.44
1923 121 2.02
1922 58 4.29
1921 43 4.42
1920 122 1.97
1919 16 5.54
1918 83 3.36
1917 88 3.24
1916 71 3.84
1915 79 3.54
1914 125 1.70
1913 25 5.19
1912 22 5.34
1911 129 0.95
1910 84 3.33
1909 44 4.41
1908 31 4.77
1907 76 3.59
1906 93 2.98
1905 32 4.75
1904 82 3.40
1903 116 2.26
1902 102 2.62
1901 10 5.92
1900 97 2.73
1899 68 3.99
1898 15 5.60
1897 33 4.73
1896 70 3.91
1895 66 4.05