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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
AUGUST 2005


...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS ALL AREAS...
...BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL MOST AREAS...

No matter where you lived in our region during the month, temperatures were above to well-above normal. The excess heat was heightened by the rather dry conditions for most, although some locales saw thunderstorm activity, once again, push station totals above normal for the month. In particular, Annandale (ANN, Northern Virginia - Lowell Koontz), Raleigh, and Tir-Cities (TN/VA Border) experienced average temps placing them in the top years for heat. And at Annandale, dry conditions rated in the top years. In Southeastern Virginia, above normal rainfall totals were noted across the coastal plain. Likewise, across the southeastern coastal areas of South Carolina, above normal rainfall was noted, as were totals in Anderson in the northwest mountains of the state. In North Carolina, above normal rainfall was only noted in Asheville.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER    Kevin Shaw from ACON - DC/MD/DE, sends along yet another useful list of weather resources. From this page, you can link to the regional climate center for your area! View the list from http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu/weather_climate_links.html at Cornell University.


  • NOAA ALL-HAZARDS RADIO STATION LIST    View the list and sort the data by state or call from WeatherRadio.info! Visit http://www.weatherradio.info/stations_offices.php
  • NWS STERLING REPORTER    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/reporter/Summer%202005.pdf
  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
  • Click here to view NOAA MAGAZINE
    http://www.magazine.noaa.gov/

  • HURRICANE ALLEY.net    Here's an interesting site from Oceanography Professor Larry Atkinson at Old Dominion University http://www.hurricanealley.net/trplwav.htm

  • NOAA COASTAL SERVICES CENTER UPGRADES POPULAR HURRICANE MAPPING TOOL    Kevin Shaw from ACON - DC/MD sends along this interesting resource. He adds, " The NOAA Coastal Services Center recently launched a revised version of their Historical Hurricane Tracks tool, an interactive mapping application allowing the public to search and display more than 150 years of historical tropical cyclone data. Among other things new for 2005, a "Query Expediter" tool has been added to allow Web developers to build customized Uniform Resource Locator (URL) strings that can be embedded into Web sites. This allows for one-click access and display of one or more historical hurricane tracks by allowing users to bypass the existing query structure offered by the application." Visit the site at http://hurricane.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/.
  • 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 Member Station Extremes - AUGUST 2005
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    98°
    Newport News, Richmond
    Ruther Glen
    54°
    New Market
    81.1°
    Newport News
    73.1°
    Blacksburg
    9.17"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    1.48"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    101°
    Fayetteville
    55°
    Raleigh (RAL)
    82.2°
    Cape Hatteras
    73.9°
    Asheville
    6.81"
    Wilmington
    1.19"
    New Bern
    South Carolina
    99
    Orangeburg
    65°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    82.4°
    Orangeburg
    79.5°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    5.18"
    Anderson
    3.36"
    Columbia

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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    
         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN 86.68 69.71 78.19 +2.78 95  4,13 60    25  9  0  0 0 74% 26 WSW  31             3 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 82.7  63.5  73.1  +3.5  91     5 58    26  3  0  0 0 69% 25 310 31   2.6       2 0 0 0  9 70% 2400 RNK
         BRI 83.6  67.1  75.3  +2.6  91  3,4, 62 23,25  6  0  0 0 43%                        0 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
                                        13,14            
         CEN 86.3  69.1  77.7  +4.4  95     4 57   25   9  0  0 0     22 331 31   1.5       3 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHO 86.8  66.7  76.7  +1.3  96     4 57   26  11  0  0 0     29 180  6   1.3       8 0 0 0  9     2400 LWX
         HVA 87.5  69.7  78.6  +1.1  95    21 58   26  13  0  0 0 79% 24 210 31   2.3  150 4 0 0 0  5     2400 AKQ
         DAN 89.0  67.8  78.4  +1.3  96    15 55   26  17  0  0 0   % 43 060  6   3.5       4 0 0 0  7   % 2400 RNK
         DCA 87.9  72.3  80.1  +2.7  97   4,5 62   25  12  0  0 0 66% 35 290 31   7.2       3 0 0 0  1 60% 2400 LWX
         IAD 87.4  68.0  77.7  +3.3  96    13 55   25  11  0  0 0 71% 32 320 31   4.7       2 0 0 0  1 60% 2400 LWX
         FCH 87.3  70.1  78.7        97     4 62 24,25 10  0  0 0     22      31             3 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         HAM 87    71    78.0   0.0  91       59   26   6  0  0 0 70% 30 NE   31   4.0  SW   5 0 0 0  4 75% 2400 AKQ
         HER 85.3  68.2  76.7  +2.3  92.8  14 55.9 25   8  0  0 0     18       5             3 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         HRN 89.5  67.7  76.6  +2.2  94.9   4 55.1 25   8  0  0 0 76% 27      31   2.0  S    1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         LYH 86.9  65.7  76.3  +2.5  94 15,21 57   26  12  0  0 0 74% 26 360 10   2.5       7 0 0 0  8 30% 2400 RNK
         NEW 85.19 64.54 74.82 +2.0  93  4,13 54   25  10  0  0 0 60% 26 S     6        S    2 0 0 0  8     1800 LWX
         NPN 90.3  71.9  81.1        98 12,14 61   26  16  0  0 0     25 W    31             5 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         NOR 87.9  71.5  79.7  +2.3  94 12,14 61   26  14  0  0 0                            3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 86.8  73.4  80.1  +2.7  93  6,13 65   26  11  0  0 0 78% 52 190 12   6.0       8 0 0 0  1 30% 2400 AKQ
         FHC 87.61 71.19 79.4        96    12 63   26  12  0  0 0 80% 28 203 31   2.0  203 3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         POR 86.9  72.3  79.6  +1.5  93 15,21 62   26  11  0  0 0 86% 22 058 16   2.01 111 3 0 0 0  0 34% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 89.0  68.5  77.2  +0.9  97.3  15 55.9 26  13  0  0 0 84% 13 SSW  6,31 0.0  ESE  3 0 0 0  0 40% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 88.7  69.8  79.5        96    13 58   29  13  0  0 0                            4 0 0 0  2     1700 AKQ
         RIC 89.9  71.2  80.5  +4.2  98    12 61   26  17  0  0 0 73% 40 340  6   4.5       3 0 0 0  4 50% 2400 AKQ
         RGL 89.5  68.9  79.2  +2.7  98    13 58   26  14  0  0 0 72% 30 SSE  31   1.0  SSE  4 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         ROA 86.5  68.7  77.6  +2.9  95     5 62   26  11  0  0 0 69% 30 290 31   4.5       6 0 0 0  0 40% 2400 RNK
         AKQ 90    68    79.0        97 15,16 55   26  20  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 86.1  71.4  78.7  +3.2  93    15 63 25,26  7  0  0 0     32 220 31   7.2       0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         WOO 82.4  67.6  75.0  +4.7  90    14 60   25   1  0  0 0                            3 0 0 0 16     2400 LWX
         WSH 85.8  66.2  76.0  +2.1  97.0  13 56.5 25  10  0  0 0 77% 18 SSE  30   0.2  ENE  7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
        
         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 82.8  65.1  73.9  +2.1  89    15 59    3   0  0  0 0 77% 45 360  5   3.6       2 0 0 0 12 40% 2400 GSP
         MRH 87.6  75.2  81.4        93    22 67    3   7  0  0 0     30 230 31   6.0      12 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
         CLT 89.0  69.9  79.5  +0.6  96    21 63   27  14  0  0 0 74% 32 150  6   4.4      11 0 0 0  2 60% 2400 GSP
                                                                      32 200 30
         ECG 87.8  70.9  79.4  +1.1  94    21 58   26  11  0  0 0 77% 30 210 31   6.2       7 0 0 0  2 20% 2400 AKQ
                                                                       
         FAY 91.4  72.5  82.0       101    21 62   26  21  0  0 0 72% 28 180  6   4.8       4 0 0 0 10 20% 2400 RAH
         GSO 88.0  70.6  79.3  +3.1  95    20 63   26  13  0  0 0 75% 31 310 20   4.6       4 0 0 0  3 30% 2400 RAH
         HSE 88.0  76.4  82.2  +3.6  91 20,22 67    3  10  0  0 0     28 240 23   7.2       0 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
                                                                      28 180 31
         HKY 87.4  68.9  78.2  +1.9  95 15,21 65 26,27 11  0  0 0     41 050 20   3.8       9 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
         LBT 90.5  72.3  81.4  +3.8  98    21 65   26  17  0  0 0     36 130  6   4.1       0 0 0 0  5     2400 ILM
         EWN 89.8  72.0  80.9  +2.3  99    21 67   26  16  0  0 0     43 200 23   4.4      13 0 0 0  6     2400 MHX
         RAL 89.6  68.0  78.8  +1.6  97    20 55   26  19  0  0 0     23      17   0.4  WSW  4 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         RDU 90.1  70.3  80.2  +3.0  97    20 59   26  20  0  0 0 72% 33 170  7   4.1       9 0 0 0  1 50% 2400 MHX
         ROX 89.3  69.2  79.3  +4.4  96 5,12, 59   26  17  0  0 0 76% 30 N    16        N    4 0 0 0  0 43% 2200 RAH
                                        15,16
         ILM 88.5  73.0  80.7  +1.1  96 21,22 66   26  13  0  0 0 77% 29 280 23   5.3       8 0 0 0  1 20% 2400 ILM    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G  H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 88.6  70.7  79.7  +1.3  96    21 66 26,27 12  0  0 0 74% 38 320 21   4.4      14 0 0 0  2 30% 2400 GSP
         CAE 90.5  73.0  81.8  +1.5  98    21 67    26 21  0  0 0     38 030 22   4.6      11 0 0 0  0     2400 CAE
         CRE 87.2  73.7  80.4  +1.5  95 20,21 68     3  7  0  0 0     29 040 25   5.7       9 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         CHS 89.7  74.5  82.1  +1.6  97 20,21 71  4,26 16  0  0 0     54 060  22   5.9      15 0 0 0  3     2400 CHS
         FLO 89.3  73.0  81.1  +1.4  93 20,21 66    26 17  0  0 0     28 330 21   4.8       6 0 0 0  5     2400 ILM
         GSP 88.3  70.6  79.5  +2.0  96    21 65    27 14  0  0 0 74% 38 100  5   4.3      11 0 0 0  2 30% 2400 GSP
         OGB 91.9  73.7  82.4        99    21 69    26 22  0  0 0     25 160  4   4.0      18 0 0 0  2     2400 CAE    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI 87.6  65.8  76.7  +3.9  93 13,15  59    2 12  0  0 0     37 210   28  2.7       9 0 0 0  7     2400 MRX
         DAV 75.8  59.2  67.1        83  4,14  58   23  0  0  0 0                             3 0 0 0  0     0700 PBZ    

    (Please note the column denotations table below.)
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA
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       STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANN  2.16        0.78  8 0.95   8-9  6 0 31.51  0.0           0.0 21.1  30.28  25 29.57  31 30.01  2400
    BCB  3.65  -0.03 1.57  9 1.57     9 12 1 26.74  0.0           0.0 23.1                             2400
    BRI  2.09  -1.72 0.65 30 0.65    30  7 0 20.48  0.0           0.0 11.0  30.18  26 29.71  31        0515/1600
    CEN  3.91  +0.30 1.29  8 1.29   8-9  8 2 30.90  0.0           0.0 21.1  30.29  25 29.59  31 29.94  2400
    CHO  4.37  +0.23 1.19  6 1.19     6 10 1 26.01  0.0           0.0                                  2400
    HVA  1.81  -2.98 0.91 20 1.46 19-20  5 0 36.81  0.0           0.0  9.0  30.27  25 29.62  31 30.04  2400
    DAN  1.48  -2.06 0.47  6 0.47     6 10 0 21.14  0.0           0.0  4.3  30.24  25 29.63  31        2400
    DCA  2.33  -1.11 1.17  8 1.27   8-9  7 1 29.60  0.0           0.0 12.4                             2400
    IAD  2.32  -1.46 0.74  8 0.92   8-9  7 0 29.81  0.0           0.0 17.3                             2400
    FCH  2.67        0.76  7 0.94   7-8  7 0 24.25  0.0           0.0 16.0                             2400
    HAM  2.42  -2.32 0.82 16 0.83 16-17  7 0 23.88  0.0           0.0 14.0  30.27  26 29.63  31 30.02  2400
    HER  1.54  -2.24 0.50  8 0.77   8-9  5 0 31.66  0.0           0.0 19.4                             2400
    HRN  2.92  -0.86 0.91  8             9 0 30.19  0.0           0.0 19.0  30.24     29.55     29.99  2400
    LYH  2.28  -1.13 0.62 30 0.62    30 12 0 22.32  0.0           0.0  6.1  30.28  25 29.62  31        2400
    NEW  5.42  +2.00 2.55  6             8 1 24.57  0.0           0.0 23   30.42 25,26                1700
    NPN  3.57        1.56 16 1.56    16  9 1 27.31  0.0           0.0 18.5  30.19  25 29.57  31        2400
    NOR  9.17  +3.44 3.09 12            12 3 38.36  0.0           0.0  7.8                             2400
    ORF  7.61  +2.82 1.73  9 1.78   8-9 11 4 29.59  0.0           0.0  8.0  30.24  25 29.62  31        2400
    FHC  6.22        2.72  9            12 2 34.43  0.0           0.0  8.0                             2400
    POR  3.98  -1.42 1.81  9 1.82   8-9  8 1 30.92  0.0           0.0  8.3  30.247 25 29.643 31 30.015 2400
    CTR  3.62  +0.07 0.77 19 1.08 15-16 11 0 21.56  0.0           0.0  5.3  30.24  25 29.62  31 29.991 2400
    MEC  2.39        0.95 19 0.95    19 10 0 21.86  0.0           0.0 10.4  30.00  25 29.47  31        1700
    RIC  2.56  -1.62 1.01 15 1.03 15-16  9 1 28.10  0.0           0.0  5.6  30.27  25 29.63  31        2400
    RGL  4.21  +0.14 1.83 15 2.29 15-16  7 1 25.92  0.0           0.0  3.7  30.27  25 29.62  31 30.02  2400
    ROA  3.72  -0.02 1.15 16 1.15 16-17  9 1 26.61  0.0           0.0 16.1  30.28  25 29.62  31        2400
    AKQ  4.13        1.55 16            11 2 28.28  0.0           0.0  9.1                             2400
    WAL  4.47  +0.76 1.52 19 1.52    19  8 3 28.03  0.0           0.0  9.0  30.25  25 29.60  31
    WOO  2.68  -0.69         0.76   8-9 12 0 23.71  0.0           0.0 16.1  30.40  25 29.77  31        0800
    WSH  4.22  +0.90 1.17  8 1.17     8 10 1 26.39  0.0           0.0  9.0  30.35  25 29.63  31        2400
    
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
    ---------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------
    AVL  5.71  +1.41 1.53 30 1.60 29-30 17 2 38.47  0.0          0.0  6.6  30.23  25 29.54  30         2400
    MRH  3.49        1.20 23            14 1 34.74  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
    CLT  1.97  -1.75 0.94  8 1.12   8-9  8 0 28.55  0.0          0.0    T  30.22  25 29.68  30         2400
    ECG  1.49  -3.11 0.39  9             9 0 31.44  0.0          0.0  3.3  30.27  25 29.59  31         2400
    FAY  4.05        2.26  9 2.26     9  7 1 21.12  0.0          0.0                                   2400
    GSO  1.84  -1.87 0850 20 0.85    20  7 0 21.01  0.0          0.0  1.7                              2400
    HSE  6.54  -0.02 2.90 24 3.18 23-24 16 1 40.16  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
    HKY  3.69  -0.16 1.91 18 2.53 17-18  9 1 31.90  0.0          0.0  3.0  30.21  25 29.60  30         2400
    LBT  1.30  -3.86 0.75 12             9 0 17.09  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19  25 29.73  30         2400
    EWN  1.19        0.43 23            10 0 32.48  0.0          0.0  1.5                              2400
    RAL  3.08  -0.70 2.07  9 2.07     9  9 1 28.63  0.0          0.0  1.1                              1900
    RDU  3.90  +0.12 2.03  9 2.03     9 11 1 22.57  0.0          0.0  0.2                              2400
    ROX  1.71  -2.79 0.60 13 0.60    13 13 7 27.10  0.0          0.0  5.7  30.30  25 29.76  31  30.03  2100
    ILM  6.81  -0.50 3.04 23 3.25 23-24 16 2 37.90  0.0          0.0    T  30.19  25 29.74  31         2400    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8    S
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    AND  5.18  +1.43 1.34 18 1.43 18-19 15 3 39.95  0.0          0.0  1.0  30.19  25 29.65  30        2400
    CAE  3.36  -2.05 1.00 10 1.04  9-10 12 1 36.56  0.0          0.0    T  30.17  25 29.70  30        2400
    CRE  4.75  -0.83 2.35 23 2.35    23  9 1 37.48  0.0          0.0    T  30.17  25 29.76  31        2400
    CHS  9.30  +2.39 2.52 24 3.03 23-24 14 3 33.18  0.0          0.0    T                             2400
    FLO  5.69  +0.36 3.21 18 3.21    18 11 2 33.10  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19  25 29.73  30        2400
    GSP  3.66  -0.42 1.28 16 1.28    16 12 1 40.25  0.0          0.0  1.2  30.20  25 29.63  30        2400
    OGB  4.32        1.63 22 1.63    22 11 1 30.90  0.0          0.0    T  30.17  25 29.74  30        2400    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       STN  T      T1     U  U1   V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5    6   6A   7   7A    8     S
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRI  3.21  +0.21 1.07 18 1.17 17-18 12 0 30.17  0.0           0.0   4.0                           2400
    DAV  4.85        1.61  7            15 2 42.50  0.0           0.0 162.1                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " August was the fourth hottest and seventh driest in the last 25-years. August's mean average temperature was (78.2F) that was a +2.8F departure and the highest positive departure for the year and the warmest since 2002. The average relative humidity this August was five percent higher than August 2002 adding to the discomfort of the heat. Six months this year so far have had positive departures. August had 9 days with 90 F or above temperatures and last year August had but 2 days. The total of equal to or greater than 90 F was 18 days for 2004 and so far 2005 has had 37 days. The 2.16 inches of rain for August was a -1.28 inch departure and the driest since 1998. August had only 6 days with measurable rain and only 4 times in the last 25-years has August had less days with precipitation. This was the least in August since 1998 when 5 days was recorded. It was the first August since 2000 that no rainfall amounts of 1.00 inch or more occurred in the month. August also had only 3 days with thunder observed the least since 1998. August's average sky cover was the clearest for August since 2002 and clearest month of 2005 by a small margin. August's average temperature range was only 16.9 F the most since August 2002. The maximum wind gust of 26 mph from the WSW occurred on the 31st at 1808 after the western passage of Katrina. The lowest barometer reading was 29.57 inches which occurred on the 31st and was also the result of Katrina. This is the lowest barometer reading for August since 1992 when 29.55 inches was observed. The average temperature for the summer season of June, July, and August was 77.6 F for a +2.1 F departure and the second warmest on record in the last 25-years; only 2002 was hotter at 78.0 F. But the summer was 0.58 inches above average in rainfall with a total of 11.65 inches for the season. The 25- year average is 11.07 inches. August DAILY Records Tied or Broken - (25-Years of records): 3 HIGH temperatures: 12, 13, 21; 1 LOW maximum temperatures: 27; 5 HIGH minimum temperatures: 12, 14, 15, 21, 30; 2 LOW range temperature records: 19, 27; 2 HIGH precipitation records: 8, 19.

    Lowell also sends this NWS storm report on the August 30th tornadoes of Northern VA:

    0705 PM     TORNADO          2 N WHITE HALL          38.15N 78.66W
    08/30/2005                   ALBEMARLE          VA   NWS STORM SURVEY
    
    NWS STORM SURVEY DISCOVERED THAT AN F1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES
    NORTH OF WHITE HALL AND WAS ON THE GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE.
    THE WIDTH OF THE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS. MOST OF THE DAMAGE
    WAS DONE TO TREES.
    
    0730 PM     TORNADO          4 NNW CORDOVA           38.59N 78.06W
    08/30/2005                   CULPEPER           VA   NWS STORM SURVEY
    
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEYED WIND DAMAGE IN WESTERN CULPEPER
    COUNTY JUST WEST OF EGGBORNSVILLE.
    MAINLY SCATTERED F0 TREE DAMAGE...A FEW TOPPED AND BLOWN
    OVER SMALL TREES...WAS FOUND ON ROUTES 628 AND 646 WEST
    OF EGGBORNSVILLE. THE TORNADO LIFTED 4.5 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF
    CORDOVA. THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED AN F0 ON THE FUJITA SCALE.
    
    0735 PM     TORNADO          VIEWTOWN                38.64N 78.04W
    08/30/2005                   RAPPAHANNOCK       VA   NWS STORM SURVEY
    
    A SMALL TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN INITIALLY NEAR ROUTES 640
    AND 642 IN VIEWPOINT WHERE METAL ROOFING WAS PEELED OFF A
    FARM OUTBUILDING AND A FEW SMALL TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN.
    THE TORNADO CROSSED ROUTE 211 2 MILES WEST OF AMISSVILLE
    [ + - ] 

    Arlington - Report from NWS LWX: " TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS JUST OVER 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL BUT THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS NEARLY 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL... CONTINUING THE TREND FROM JULY. 12 DAYS IN AUGUST WERE 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER WITH 4 OF THOSE DAYS 95 DEGREES OR HIGHER. THIS BROUGHT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS TO 32. IN THE PAST 134 YEARS...THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF 90 DEGREES DAYS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR IS 29. AROUND HALF THE DAYS IN AUGUST REPORTED FOG OR HAZE...WITH ONE DAY REPORTING LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE VISIBILITY. TYPICALLY THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS ONE OF THE LEAST FAVORABLE MONTHS FOR FOG DEVELOPMENT. " [ + - ] 

    Bridgewater - " The average temperature was 2.6 degrees above normal, and the rainfall was 1.72 inches below normal. The precipitation for the year is now about 5 inches below normal. There were no strong thunderstorms during August. A number of times, thunderstorms skipped around Bridgewater. The month was fairly dry. Only .98 inches of precipitation fell during the first 18 days of August. Two good rains during the end of the month were beneficial. " - [ + - ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " Except for the mention of a distant swipe by hurricane Katrina and a lot of extra fuel being added to the heat of the month, we could have easily forgotten all about August. There was a daytime maximum high of 95 on August 4th, and there were eight other days during the month when temperatures reached 90 or more. Except for one, all the days registering 90 or better happened during the first half of the month. The monthly average high temperature of 86.3 for August was just 0.8 above the 85.5 normal. That's the good news. The mean of the monthly high and low averages was 77.7, or 4.4 above the 73.3 suggested average. That leaves the warmer excesses lingering at night to be held responsible for end of the month readings being so high. With 69.1 coming in as our monthly average low, that computes to be an even 8 over the 61.1 normal monthly average low; the greatest deviation from normal so far this year. The final tip of the rain gauge bucket this month netted an excess of just 0.30" over the normal 3.61". Although there were advisories from many sources for a significant period of rain in our area caused by Hurricane Katrina, none actually materialized. Actually the timing of the forecasted rain was a little off putting the updated possibilities in to September, but that was of little significance. We still didn't get any rain in the Centreville vicinity from the remnants of Katrina. Our greatest 24 hour period of precipitation occurred on August 8th and 9th when 1.64" was recorded over a 22 hour period for 42% of our monthly accumulation. For the year we are sitting at a comfortable 8% over the 28.73" normal at 30.90". " - [ + + ]

    Dulles - " TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND THE PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL BUT THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS OVER 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...CONTINUING THE TREND FROM JULY. THE AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN AUGUST WAS OVER 70 PERCENT. THIS WAS REFLECTED BY THE PRESENCE OF FOG OR HAZE ON NEARLY EVERYDAY IN AUGUST...WITH ONE DAY REPORTING LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE VISIBILITY. TYPICALLY THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS ONE OF THE LEAST FAVORABLE MONTHS FOR FOG DEVELOPMENT. IN ALL...AUGUST 2005 ENDED UP VERY WARM AND HUMID. " - [ + - ] - report from Guyer at KLWX, NWS Sterling

    Falls Church - " A warm, humid month but not much to report from my neck of the woods. The remnants of Hurricane Katrina brought my peak wind gust for the month of 22 mph on the 31st. I didn't have any rain or thunder that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Katrina. " - [ + M ] - report from Erica

    Herndon - Bob reports:" My average MAX temperature was 0.6 BELOW the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 2.3 degrees ABOVE "normal". The lack of precip gave some vegetation the look of fall -- temperatures disagreed. " - [ + - ] 

    Herndon - Russ notes: " August was warmer and drier than normal. Temperatures were 2.2 degrees above average and rainfall was 0.86" below normal. After striking hard at New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina's remnants passed well west of our area on the 30th, with just a few rumbles of thunder. " - [ + - ] 

    Portsmouth - " The monthly temp average was 1.5 ABOVE normal while rainfall was 74% of the norm or -1.42" The average temperature was 1.5 ABOVE normal. An abundance of August 2005 station records: 9TH - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 1.81" [PREVIOUSLY 1.77" 1992]; 15TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 77 [PREVIOUSLY 1988]; 20TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 2002]; 21ST - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM - 93 [PREVIOUSLY 92 1989] ; 21ST - TEMPARATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 2002] ; 22ND - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74 [PREVIOUSLY 2003] ; 23RD - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 0.93" [PREVIOUSLY 0.91" 1983] ; 27TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MINIMUM MAXIMUM 80 [PREVIOUSLY 2002] ; 30TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 76 [PREVIOUSLY 1989] ; 31ST - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 79 [PREVIOUSLY 1993]. While the remnants of tropical storm activity remained well to our west conditions remained rather dry. For the year, temps averaged slightly below normal (-0.6) and rainfall was 92% of normal, or a deficit to the end of the month of 2.61" Rainfall was fairly evenly distributed among halves of the month, helping keep drying trends from developing after the 6th. - [ + - ] 

    Ruther Glen - Danny sends these additional notes: " August brought a continuation of well above normal temperatures, even more above normal than July. This year has already featured 44 days at or above 90, compared to only 21 in 2004. Despite above normal precipitation for the second straight month, year-to-date precipitation is still over 4" below normal. " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - " A new record high minimum daily temp was set on the 20th with 76 (old record was 72 in 1967) and on the 30th with 73 (old record was set in 1932 and 2003). " - [ + - ] - notes from NWS RAH

    Raleigh - " Weather in August was pretty close to normal with the average daily temperature slightly above normal while precipitation was below normal. There were a number of days that were quite humid, with dew points in the upper 70s. No severe weather was observed; in fact thunder was noted only on four days. " - [ + - ] - notes from Bob Woodson

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The record daily rainfall of 2.03" on the 9th broke the old record of 1.11" in 1968 on this date. New record max minimums were set on the 20th at 75... the old record was 74 in 2001. And on the 30Th, a new max minimum temp of 76 broke the old record of 74 set in 2003. August 2005 was hotter than normal and this continued the hot weather theme that has dominated North Carolina since the beginning of the 2005 summer season August 2005 was the third hottest August on record at Raleigh-Durham and the fourth hottest on record at Greensboro. When the August temperatures are combined with the hot temperatures that were observed in June and July, Raleigh-Durham exceeded its hottest summer season on record. In addition to the heat, the dry pattern that began in July over the northern Piedmont expanded across much of interior North Carolina during August. Only the Mountains, the southern coastal area, and the Outer Banks had monthly rainfall that was near or above the August thirty year normal. The driest conditions during August extended from the southern Foothills northeast through the Piedmont, reaching the northern Coastal Area including Rutherfordton, Salisbury, the Triad, the Triangle, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, and Elizabeth City. Many locations within this region received less than 1.5 inches of rainfall during August (25 to 35 percent of normal). The dry August conditions exasperated the ongoing dry weather over central and northeastern North Carolina. The latest drought severity index classified much of this region in a moderate drought as of September 3, 2005 . The full August 2005 NC Weather Review is available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Aug.2005.doc. " - [ + - ]

    South Carolina:

    Florence: - " RECORD RAINFALL (1.16") SET ON THE 6TH. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 1.02 INCHES SET IN 1974. RECORD RAINFALL (3.21") SET ON THE 18TH. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 2.54 INCHES SET IN 1996. " - [ + + ] - report from NWS RDU

    North Myrtle Beach: - " RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE (95) SET ON THE 20TH. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 92 SET IN 1952. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE (95) SET ON THE 21ST. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 92 SET IN 1993. RECORD RAINFALL (2.35") SET ON THE 23RD. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.42 SET IN 2000. " - [ + - ] - report from NWS RDU

    Elsewhere:

    Tri-Cities: - " The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 76.7 degrees, which was 3.9 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 7th warmest August on record at Tri-Cities. No daily records were broken. The warmest August at Tri-Cities was back in 1995, when the average temperature was 78.4 degrees. Tri-Cities received 3.21 inches of rain in August, which was 0.21 inches above normal. It ranked as the 33rd wettest August on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable rainfall occurred on fourteen days, and two of those days had more than one-half of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 18th, when 1.07 inches of rain was reported (which also broke the old daily rainfall record of 0.52 inches set in 1949). The wettest August at Tri-Cities was back in 2003, when 11.34 inches was recorded. The seasonal (June to August) average temperature at Tri-Cities was 74.8 degrees, which was 2.2 degrees above normal. It tied with 1944, 1986 and 1988 as the 11th warmest summer on record at Tri-Cities. No daily records were broken. The warmest summer at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 76.8 degrees. Tri-Cities received 13.94 inches of rain this summer, which was 2.84 inches above normal. It ranked as the 19th wettest summer on record at Tri-Cities. Above normal rainfall occurred in all three months. In addition, two daily rainfall records were broken: one in June and another in August. The wettest summer at Tri-Cities was back in 2003, when 25.26 inches was recorded. " - [ + + ] - report from NWS RDU

    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  
    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 2004-2005 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
    R2 sky cover percentage 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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    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:

      ROK   Roanoke, VA 6SW Wendell Prillaman  4/76 wlprillaman@cox.net
    ANN    Annandale, VA 1 3/4 ENE - Lowell Koontz  8/31/79  wwkoontz@verizon.net 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 WEE   Weems, VA 3WNW Francis J. Socey
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers@rica.net WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton - 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net RGL Ruther Glen, VA 380'45" N 7732'29" W Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
       WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    HVA   Chesapeake, VA  Hickory, James Earehart, 5/1/2005, kearehart@cox.net 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  BRE    Brevard, NC 1SE Bob Keehn 1/1/90 rkeehn@brinet.com
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page - 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 david82@verizon.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076-10-58W 11M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
    HER    Herndon, VA R.M. Beall P- 10/76   T-  1/91 beall47@earthlink.net GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985 weatherwatcher@cox.net HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
       MNC    Mebane, NC  Sean McManus 2005 - micman2b@pipeline.com
       LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
       EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
    LXI     Lexington, VA  Scott M. Lancey, -  06/96 weather@midatlanticwx.com RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02jmbiii@earthlink.net RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) INACTIVE 1/1/02 - MEMBER DECEASED FALL 2004 ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93
    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 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@canaantv.tv