The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



APRIL 2013

...NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOR THE 3-STATE AREA...

...NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA REPORT
ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE RAINFALL...

...VIRGINIA AVERAGE OF STATION RAINFALL TOTALS
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...


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  • REMINDER   All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.
  • ACON VA/NC/SC Station Extremes - APRIL 2013
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    95°
    Mechanicsville
    22°
    Dulles
    59.9°
    Norfolk (ORF)
    52.1°
    Blacksburg
    4.02"
    Newport News
    2.01"
    Bridgewater
    North Carolina
    88°
    New Bern
    28°
    Roxboro
    62.8°
    Fayetteville
    55.4°
    Asheville
    6.17"
    Beaufort
    2.26"
    New Bern
    South Carolina
    88
    Columbia
    35°
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    65.4°
    Charleston
    60.7°
    Anderson
    6.82"
    North Myrtle Beach
    3.58"
    Orangeburg


    ( For an explanation of column headers in the following tables,
    please note the column denotations table below. )


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS FOLLOWED BY
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA | NORTH CAROLINA | SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 64.10 40.10 52.10 1.40 83.0 10 24.00 3 0 0 6 0 69% 28 280 13 5.5 3 0 1 1 1 LWX 2400
    BRI 69.20 44.20 56.70 4.40 85.0 7 24.00 3,4 0 0 3 0 53% 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHT 69.00 45.30 57.10 2.70 91.5 10 23.60 4 1 0 3 0 63% 22 158 19 0.7 180 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 68.60 46.20 57.40 2.10 91.0 10 26.00 3,4 1 0 3 0 37 190 24 6.2 1 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    DAN 71.30 46.90 59.10 0.80 88.0 10 29.00 3 0 0 1 0 61% 62 220 19 5.9 2 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    DCA 68.90 48.90 58.90 2.10 91.0 10 31.00 4 1 0 1 0 57% 53 250 19 9.2 2 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 67.70 44.50 56.10 1.70 89.0 10 22.00 4 0 0 3 0 58% 39 290,310 1,24 7.7 1 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    GAV 70.47 47.97 59.22 -0.11 90.0 10 26.00 3 1 0 3 0 62% 33 203 19 2 0 0 1 0 AKQ 2400
    HAM 68.00 50.00 59.00 2.00 87.0 10 37.00 4 0 0 0 0 50% 44 360 19 10.0 180 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 67.60 44.60 56.10 0.00 89.0 10 24.00 4 0 0 3 0 66% 24 270 19,24 225 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 69.90 45.90 57.90 2.50 91.0 10 25.00 3 1 0 3 0 60% 44 250 19 6.3 2 0 0 1 0 RNK 2400
    NPN 69.30 48.20 58.50 -0.50 90.1 10 33.40 4 1 0 0 0 32 225 19 2.1 225 0 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    FHC 69.28 50.72 59.50 1.30 88.9 10 38.80 4 0 0 0 0 66% 37 203 19 2.0 202 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 68.20 49.20 58.70 0.80 88.0 10 36.00 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    ORF 68.60 51.30 59.90 1.70 89.0 10 40.00 4,6 0 0 0 0 66% 43 190 19 10.5 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 69.90 49.60 59.80 0.40 89.4 10 36.50 7 0 0 0 0 67% 36 203 19 4.7 037 0 0 0 1 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 72.50 46.50 59.10 2.00 92.9 10 24.70 3 1 0 1 0 64% 21 270 1 1.2 225 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 73.00 47.16 59.00 95.0 10 27.00 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 71.40 48.30 59.80 1.60 91.0 10 30.00 3 1 0 3 0 61% 39 200 19 8.4 2 0 0 1 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 69.20 47.10 58.10 1.40 90.0 10 32.00 3 1 0 1 0 55% 41 260 1 7.4 3 0 0 1 2 RNK 2400
    WAL 65.10 47.00 56.10 2.20 88.0 10 28.00 4 0 0 3 0 41 200 19 10.6 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WOO 64.10 46.00 55.00 -3.80 90.0 11 27.00 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 LWX 0800
    WSH 66.80 45.10 55.90 0.30 91.6 10 25.70 4 1 0 3 0 63% 18 023 13 0.8 225 1 0 0 1 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 68.79 46.99 57.78 1.23 89.54 29.16 0.57 0.00 2.09 0.00 61% 36.5 5.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 66.7 44.1 55.4 0.20 83.0 10 32.0 6 0 0 1 0 65% 37 180 11 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    MRH 68.6 53.0 60.8 -0.20 76.0 18,30 41.0 6 0 0 0 0 51 130 4 8.9 0 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    CLT 72.4 49.1 60.8 1.40 84.0 10,17 36.0 4,6 0 0 0 0 64% 36 170,210 12,19 6.9 3 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 68.9 49.8 59.4 0.70 87.0 10 38.0 6,7 0 0 0 0 71% 37 010 22 10.2 0 0 0 0 3 AKQ 2400
    FAY 74.5 51.0 62.8 0.00 86.0 10 37.0 7 0 0 0 0 66% 52 230 19 7.7 0 0 0 0 5 RAH 2400
    GSO 70.1 48.8 59.5 0.70 85.0 10 35.0 4,5 0 0 0 0 60% 41 240 19 8.1 2 0 0 1 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 66.2 52.1 59.2 -0.30 77.0 18 40.0 6 0 0 0 0 64% 37 200 5 8.6 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 69.5 47.5 58.5 0.10 84.0 10 35.0 3,4 0 0 0 0 33 210 19 5.2 3 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    LBT 73.4 48.4 60.9 -0.80 84.0 17,19 35.0 6 0 0 0 0 63% 43 250 19 5.7 0 0 0 0 11 ILM 2400
    EWN 73.0 50.7 61.9 0.10 88.0 10 37.0 6,7 0 0 0 0 69% 41 200 19 7.0 2 0 0 0 4 MHX 2400
    RDU 71.0 49.9 60.5 0.30 85.0 10 35.0 2,22 0 0 0 0 65% 59 220 19 6.8 1 0 0 1 3 RAH 2400
    RAL 72.2 48.3 60.3 0.10 85.0 9,10 34.0 2,3,22 0 0 0 0 30 19 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    ROX 70.5 48.2 59.5 2.20 87.0 10 28.0 3 0 0 2 0 65% 31 180 19 180 0 0 0 1 2 RAH 2400
    WHI ILM 2400
    ILM 71.8 51.8 61.8 -1.10 83.0 10 38.0 6,7 0 0 0 0 72% 41 220 19 7.9 4 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 70.6 49.5 60.1 0.2 83.9 35.8 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 60% 40.6 6.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 72.3 49.1 60.7 0.4 84 10,17 35 5 0 0 0 0 31 260,030,210 12,17,19 6.0 3 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 76.7 53.4 65.0 1.6 88 19 37 6 0 0 0 0 63% 41 120 14 5.9 3 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    CRE 70.6 52.7 61.7 0.1 77 17,18 39 6,7 0 0 0 0 62% 38 060 4 7.8 2 0 0 0 6 ILM 2400
    CHS 75.9 54.9 65.4 0.6 84 9,25 42 6 0 0 0 0 40 190,320 19,25 8.1 4 0 0 0 2 CHS 2400
    FLO 75.2 52.0 63.6 0.3 87 19 39 6 0 0 0 0 67% 46 270 19 6.7 2 0 0 0 6 ILM 2400
    GSP 71.8 49.8 60.8 0.3 84 10 35 5 0 0 0 0 63% 40 340 26 6.5 4 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    OGB 75.0 52.8 63.9 0.4 85 9,19 41 5 0 0 6 0 51 250 19 5.1 0 0 0 0 5 CAE 2400
    Averages 73.9 52.1 63.0 0.5 84.1 38.3 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 64% 41.0 6.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 68.6 42.4 55.5 0.3 83 10 26 3 0 0 3 0 43 290 24 4.7 3 0 0 0 3 MRX 2400
    DAV 57.0 34.1 45.5 75 11 13 4 0 1 15 0 PBX 2400
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 3.62 0.14 0.99 12 0.99 12 11 0 16.04 5.4 4 1 1 5.4 27.4 RNK 2400
    BRI 2.01 -0.89 0.58 12 9 0 11.05 0.0 22.0 30.520 22 29.580 12 30.110 LWX 2400
    CHT 2.45 -1.02 1.27 19 1.27 19 9 1 11.14 0.0 9.5 30.597 21 29.532 12 30.103 LWX 2400
    CHO 3.02 -0.34 1.06 12 1.06 12 11 1 12.28 30.560 21 29.540 12 LWX 2400
    DAN 3.04 -0.42 0.92 12 1.04 28-29 7 0 15.40 0.0 1.7 30.510 21 29.550 12 RNK 2400
    DCA 2.76 -0.30 1.37 19 1.38 19-20 9 1 9.76 0.0 2.6 30.610 21 29.570 12 LWX 2400
    IAD 3.16 -0.22 1.16 12 1.16 12 8 1 8.49 3.3 6 10 2 7.4 10.5 29.530 25 LWX 2400
    HAM 2.33 -0.73 0.86 29 0.95 28-30 10 0 11.35 0.0 3.0 30.570 10 29.600 12 30.130 AKQ 2400
    GAV 3.20 0.81 19 0.95 4-5 9 0 16.06 T 4 1 0 T 14.2 30.550 21 29.560 12 30.090 AKQ 2400
    HDV 2.63 -0.82 1.27 19 11 1 11.85 0.0 12.1 30.580 21 29.520 12 AKQ 2400
    LYH 3.38 0.07 0.88 19 0.88 18-19 9 0 14.32 0.1 4 1 0 0.1 13.0 30.550 21 29.580 12 RNK 2400
    NPN 4.02 0.37 1.77 29 1.79 28-29 9 1 18.31 0.0 5.9 30.560 21 29.580 12 AKQ 2400
    FHC 3.31 -0.10 1.38 29 1.38 29 9 1 12.45 0.0 1.2 30.558 21 29.623 12 30.131 AKQ 2400
    NOR 3.57 -0.24 1.30 29 1.30 29 10 1 14.28 0.0 1.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 3.21 -0.20 1.31 29 1.33 28-29 9 1 13.27 0.0 1.8 30.550 21 29.600 12 AKQ 2400
    POR 3.64 0.26 1.32 29 1.35 28-29 11 1 14.35 T 4 1 0 T 2.7 30.557 21 29.604 12 30.120 AKQ 2400
    CTR 2.91 -1.05 1.18 19 1.33 19-20 7 1 16.20 0.0 9.5 30.520 21 29.510 12 30.047 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.05 0.92 5 0.92 5 5 0 16.04 0.0 10.9 AKQ 2400
    RIC 2.88 -0.39 0.94 29 0.99 28-29 11 0 16.38 T 4 1 0 T 8.6 30.580 21 29.560 12 AKQ 2400
    ROA 2.94 -0.43 1.16 12 1.21 11-12 9 1 15.63 1.0 4 1 1 1.0 18.3 30.530 21 29.610 12 RNK 2400
    WAL 3.77 0.70 1.53 29 1.53 29 7 1 16.68 0.0 8.4 30.580 21 29.590 12 AKQ 2400
    WOO 2.58 -0.67 1.19 19-20 12 1 11.80 0.0 32.2 30.580 22 29.760 12 LWX 0800
    WSH 2.06 -1.99 0.70 12 0.70 12 13 0 11.91 0.0 42.7 30.630 21 29.590 12 LWX 2400
    Averages 3.02 -0.39 1.12 1.18 9.3 0.6 13.70 0.6 11.8 30.563 29.579 30.104
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 5.88 2.55 1.95 28 1.96 27-28 10 1 21.34 0.0 0.5 30.420 21 29.600 12 GSP 2400
    MRH 6.17 2.62 2.30 4 2.30 4 9 2 16.39 0.0 T 30.450 21 29.710 12 MHX 2400
    CLT 4.56 1.52 2.23 28 2.50 28-29 10 2 15.75 0.0 2.7 30.450 21 29.630 12 GSP 2400
    ECG 2.67 -0.47 0.86 29 0.88 28-29 11 0 9.48 0.0 T 30.530 21 29.650 12 AKQ 2400
    FAY 4.05 1.23 1.65 29 2.01 28-29 9 1 11.36 0.0 29.570 12 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.75 0.18 1.39 28 1.69 28-29 8 1 15.27 T 4 1 0 T 3.6 29.570 12 RAH 2400
    HSE 3.87 0.23 1.14 20 1.33 19-20 10 1 15.82 0.0 0.0 30.460 21 29.700 5 MHX 2400
    HKY 4.57 0.86 1.84 28 1.96 28-29 11 1 17.20 30.430 21 29.570 12 GSP 2400
    LBT 3.91 1.09 1.07 29 1.40 28-29 10 2 11.36 30.430 21 29.670 12 ILM 2400
    EWN 2.26 -0.91 0.70 19 1.03 19-20 9 0 9.57 0.0 T 30.490 21 29.680 12 MHX 2400
    RDU 4.38 1.46 0.97 28 1.83 28-29 11 1 14.51 T 4 1 0 T 1.7 29.570 12 RAH 2400
    RAL 4.94 2.02 1.61 28-29 10 2 14.99 0.0 3.2 30.480 21 29.820 1 RAH 2400
    ROX 3.13 0.20 1.02 19 1.02 19 7 1 14.16 T 4 1 0 T 5.6 30.540 21 29.610 12 30.130 RAH 2400
    WHI ILM 2400
    ILM 5.70 2.88 1.39 29 1.41 19-20 8 3 15.42 0.0 T 30.440 21 29.710 12 ILM 2400
    Averages 4.27 1.10 1.42 1.64 9.50 1.29 14.47 0.00 1.6 30.465 29.647
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 4.18 1.06 1.67 28 1.68 27-28 12 1 17.00 30.400 26 29.660 12 GSP 2400
    CAE 4.63 2.01 1.73 28 2.06 28-29 11 1 15.00 0.0 T 30.400 26 29.680 12 CAE 2400
    CRE 6.82 3.86 2.45 29 2.45 29 11 2 15.06 30.400 26 29.720 12 ILM 2400
    CHS 5.56 2.65 1.88 12 1.88 2 11 1 20.45 0.0 T 30.380 26 29.740 12 CHS 2400
    FLO 4.98 2.36 1.50 29 2.20 28-29 12 1 13.99 30.410 26 29.670 12 ILM 2400
    GSP 4.72 1.36 1.74 28 1.81 28-29 11 1 17.39 0.0 2.0 30.410 26 29.630 12 GSP 2400
    OGB 3.58 0.73 0.76 29 1.17 28-29 12 0 14.80 30.400 26 29.700 12 CAE 2400
    Averages 4.92 2.00 1.68 1.89 11.43 1.00 16.24 0.0 0.7 30.400 29.686
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 4.13 0.8 0.97 4 1.01 11-12 10 0 20.60 0.0 6.7 30.420 26 29.53 12 MRX 2400
    DAV 3.87 0.97 20 10 0 19.43 2.0 2 4 1 2 223.8 PBX 2400
    Averages
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED


    Virginia:

    Arlington - " AFTER TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS AROUND TWO DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. THE PAST SIX YEARS HAVE FEATURED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR APRIL. HOWEVER...THE MONTH ENDED ON A COOL NOTE AS 9 OF THE LAST 11 DAYS RECORDED BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A SUMMER-LIKE PERIOD FROM THE 8TH-11TH FEATURED FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS OF AT LEAST 80 DEGREES. 2013 WAS ONLY THE SIXTH YEAR ON RECORD WITH AT LEAST FOUR CONSECUTIVE 80-DEGREE DAYS THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF APRIL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES ON THE 10TH SET A DAILY RECORD HIGH FOR WASHINGTON DC. IT BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 1922. RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. HALF OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 19TH. A 53 MPH WIND GUST WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH WHEN A THUNDERSTORM MOVED THROUGH THE NATIONAL AIRPORT. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - from Clayton Towers: " The total snowfall for this past winter amounted to 22 inches which is about normal. There wasn't any snow in April. We could use a little more rain. Getting dry. April was a quiet month! " - [ + - ]

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " April warmed up fast and gave us a glimpse of summer, but ended much cooler. The mean monthly temperature was 57.1 (+2.7). The mean high temperature was 69.0 (+2.3) and the mean low temperature was 45.3 (+3.2). The previous record high temperature of 77 was shattered on the 10th (91.5). The record high was tied on the 11th (87.3). A record high low temp of 59.4 was set on the 10th. So much for April showers. April precipitation was only 2.45" (-1.02"). A large portion of that fell on the 19th (1.27"), when we broke the previous daily record. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " AFTER TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS ALMOST TWO DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. HOWEVER...THE MONTH ENDED ON A COOL NOTE AS 10 OF THE LAST 11 DAYS RECORDED BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A WINTER-LIKE COLD PERIOD OCCURRED DURING THE 2ND-4TH. IN PARTICULAR...THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 24 DEGREES ON THE 3RD AND 22 DEGREES ON THE 4TH. IT WAS ONLY THE FOURTH OCCURRENCE ON RECORD THAT HAD CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE BELOW 25 DEGREES IN APRIL AND THE FIRST IN APRIL SINCE 9-10 APRIL 1977. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 22 DEGREES ON THE 4TH TIED THE DAILY RECORD LOW FOR DULLES THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1965. IT WAS THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE DURING APRIL SINCE 7 APRIL 2002 WHEN IT WAS ALSO 22 DEGREES. A SUMMER-LIKE PERIOD FROM THE 8TH-11TH FEATURED FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS OF AT LEAST 80 DEGREES. 2013 WAS ONLY THE SECOND YEAR ON RECORD THAT RECORDED FOUR CONSECUTIVE 80-DEGREE DAYS THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF APRIL /THE OTHER WAS 5-8 APRIL 2010/. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 10TH SET A DAILY RECORD HIGH FOR DULLES. IT BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 78 SET IN 1922. RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL. HALF OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 19TH. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " April was slightly cooler than average by 0.1 F. The monthly mean temperature for April was 59.2 F. April was wetter than average with a total of 3.20 inches, a departure of +0.58 inches based on the average of the past 4 years. The maximum rainfall recorded in a day was 0.81 inches on the 19th. Measurable precipitation occurred on only 9 days. The high temperature for April was 90 F on the 10th, which was a new record for the date for Glen Allen and for the Richmond International Airport, which had a high of 91 F. The lowest minimum was 26 F recorded on the 3rd. There were a total of four days with frost. The lowest daily mean of 39.5 F occurred on the 4th and that was a new record low for Glen Allen. The average ground temperature of 56.7 at one-foot depth was also the lowest on record for April. The maximum wind gust was 33 mph from the SSW that occurred on the 19th at 1540. April was a windy month with a total wind run of 2521 miles the second highest on record. The highest barometer recorded for the month was 30.55 inches on the 21st, which was the second highest maximum pressure recorded at this station for April. The lowest barometric pressure was 29.56 inches on the 12th, which is the highest minimum pressure recorded at this station for April. " - [ - + ]

    Herndon - from Randy Ashby: " April was normal for temperature and below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 89 and a low of 24 (note that 24 was the lowest low temperature for my site of over 20 years). On the precipitation side, the month was 0.82 below normal with 2.63 measured. We are now about 1 below normal for the year. " - [ -/+ - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " April's average temperature of 59.8 was 0.4 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (3.64") was ABOVE NORMAL by 0.26" or 108% of the normal April average during the period from 1976 to 2012. Rainfall for the year-to-date at the end of April 30th was 14.35" (+0.14") and 101% of normal. Cold frontal passages occurred on the 13th, 20th, 25th, and 30th. STATION RECORDS: 10th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 89 [previous 86 1992], 11th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Low 62 [previously 61 1992], 12th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Low 68 [previously 62 2008], 19th - WIND GUST 36 mph [previous 35mph 1988], 21st - TEMPERATURE Minimum High 54 [previously 56 1981], 26th - TEMPERATURE Minimum 40 [previously 41 1981], 29th - RAINFALL 1.32" [previously 0.67" 1997]. - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from Lowell Koontz in nearby Glen Allen: " The Airport had 91 F, which was the highest maximum temperature for April on the 10th and a new record for the date; the previous record was 88 F in 1922. Only 27 years (5 of the 27 occurred before 1897) in the past 133 years recorded a higher maximum. Two new record high daily mean temperatures were set on April 10th and 12th. The highest daily mean was on the 10th at 78.0 F of which only 12 years (1 of the 12 occurred before 1897) have been higher in April when considering all 30 days. The lowest minimum temperature at the Airport was 30 F on the 3rd. The highest minimum temperature of 67 F occurred on the 12th which was a record for the date. Only 3 years have had a higher minimum temperature; they were 2010, 1896, and 1922 that holds the record at 69 F. The average minimum for April was 48.3 F which was a +2.2 F departure and only 14 years were higher in the past 133 years. The Richmond International Airports April mean temperature was 59.8 F which was a departure of +1.6 F and was the 25th warmest April since 1880. Their precipitation total was 2.88 inches, which was a departure of -0.39 inches making April the 71st driest April in the past 142 years. - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh: " ON APRIL 4...THERE WAS A RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION AMOUNT OF 0.93 INCH. THAT AMOUNT BROKE THE RECORD OF 0.90 INCH IN 1920. ALSO...ON APRIL 4... THE TRACE OF SNOW TIED THE RECORD MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR THE DATE...LAST SET IN 1992. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from Bob Woodson: " APRIL WAS A WET MONTH WITH 4.94 OF PRECIPITATION. THIS IS 2.02 ABOVE NORMAL AND 1.04 ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS+0.1 DEG ABOVE NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED, HOWEVER THIS AREA WAS UNDER A TORNADO WATCH ON THE 12TH AND THE 19TH. " - [ + + ]

    Whiteville - from Christopher Cawley: "   " - [ - - ]



    COLUMN DENOTATIONS:

    A  maximum mean temperature T total precipitation (inches)
    T1 departure from normal
    B  minimum mean temperature U maximum calendar day precipitation (inches)
    C  monthly mean temperature
    C1 departure from normal
    U1 date of maximum calendar day precipitation
    D  maximum temperature V date(s) of maximum daily precipitation
    E  date(s) of maximum temperature V1 maximum 24-hour precip. & date(s)
    F  minimum temperature W number of days with precip. >= .01"
    G  date(s) of minimum temperature  X number of days with precip. >= 1.0"
    H  days with maximum temperature >=90 Y year-to-date precipitation (inches)
    I  days with maximum temperature <=32 Z maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    J  days with minimum temperature <=32 VRB Variable
    K  days with minimum temperature <= 0 1 date of maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    K1 average relative humidity 2 number of days with snowfall
    L  peak wind gust (miles per hour)  3 number of days with snowfall >= 1.0"
    M  direction of peak wind gust 4  total snowfall for month (inches)
    N  date(s) of peak wind gust  5 total snowfall for 2012-2013 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
      NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area



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    Within or Nearby the ACON VA/NC/SC Area Can Be Found At:

         NWS Washington/Baltimore, VA/MD
         NWS Wakefield, VA
         NWS Blacksburg, VA
         NWS Raleigh, NC
         NWS Newport/Morehead City, NC
         NWS Wilmington, NC
         NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
         NWS Columbia, SC
         NWS Charleston, SC
         NWS Morristown, TN

         National Weather Service Homepages

         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:

      
    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M  
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport 38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20 10W 175M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 davidkessel@cox.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076 10-58W 11M
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
      GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - new location December 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
    HDV    Herndon, VA  Randoplh W. Ashby, 3.3 SM South, Lat: 38.922127, Lon: -77.38015, Elev: 390'. Randolph_Ashby@Raytheon.com LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    NEW    Newmarket, VA 2W Joyce Winfree STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 joywood@shentel.net CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 GaryMLeonard@aol.com CAE    Columbia, SC NWS Columbia Metropolitan Airport 33-56-31N 081-07-05W 73M 
    NOR     Norfolk, VA 3NE Jim Fentress 6/1/77 FLO    Florence, SC Florence Regional Airport 34-11-16N 079-43-51W 44M
    ORF     Norfolk, VA 5NE 36-54-13N 076-11-31W 14M  1871 GSP   Greenville-Spartanburg, SC NWS Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34-53-02N 082-13-15W 286M 
    POR     Portsmouth, VA 36.81° North 76.33° West 3S Bill Trotter -  7/1/76 wxr@cox.net CRE    North Myrtle Beach, SC Grand Strand Airport 33-48-42N 078-43-26W 10M
    MEC     Mechanicsville, VA Glen Martin 11/19/91 OGB   Orangeburg, SC  Orangeburg Municipal Airport 33-27-50N 080-51-13W 59M
    FHC    Norfolk, VA  Fred Heutte Center 36° 54'N 76° 16'W 01/01/03 fhcgarden@cox.net AND   Anderson, SC 
    RIC     Richmond, VA Richmond International Airport 37-30-40N 077-19-24W 50M TRI     Tri-cities, TN  (Bristol / Johnson / Kingsport), Tri-City Regional Airport 36-28-47N 082-23-56W 474M 
    ROA    Roanoke, VA Roanoke Regional Airport 37-19-01N 079-58-27W 362M DAV  Davis, WV Dave Lesher canaanwx@yahoo.com