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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 




AUGUST 2006

...ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ALL AREAS...
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR MOST OF VIRGINIA
WETTER THAN NORMAL MANY AREAS OF NORTH CAROLINA
AND ALL AREAS OF SOUTH CAROLINA...

Thunderstorms and Tropical Storm Ernesto provided much needed rains for the middle and southern areas of our region; unfortunately, the northern extremes didn't benefit from either. At month's end, Ernesto provided a deluge as it came ashore south-southwest of Wilmington, NC with the southern coastal areas there receiving nearly 8-10" in some locales.

A dominant high pressure dome over the South and Southeast United States produced the hot weather with temperatures reaching the lower 100s across the 3-state area. In the second half of the month, the high pressure axis (west to east) shfited offshore.

  • SUMMER OF 2006 ONE FOR TEMPERATURE RECORDS    From William Schmitz of the Southeast Regional Climate Center in Columbia, SC come this list of records for heat this summer. View the data here.


  • AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM WIND SENSOR REPLACEMENT    Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE, Kevin Shaw, sends this notice on the changes in instrumentation for the ASOS stations across the U.S. View the changes (bottom of file) here.


  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
  • 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 2006
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    102°
    Norfolk (ORF)
    Newport News
    Richmond
    52°
    New Market
    81.3°
    Norfolk (ORF)
    72.3°
    Blacksburg
    6.87"
    Newport News
    0.91"
    Falls Church
    North Carolina
    101°
    Fayetteville
    57°
    Elizabeth City
    Raleigh (RAL)
    81.4°
    Fayetteville
    74.3°
    Asheville
    18.83"
    Wilmington
    3.33"
    Raleigh (RAL)
    South Carolina
    101
    Anderson
    64°
    Florence
    82.6°
    Charleston
    79.8°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    11.55"
    North Myrtle Beach
    4.10"
    Anderson

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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
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         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 86.61 69.03 77.82 +2.31 98     3 58   13   8  0  0 0 70% 22 E    31             3 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                      27 W    22                               
         BCB 82.6  62.0  72.3  +2.7  90   2,3 53   13   3  0  0 0 78% 23 320 29   2.8       7 0 0 0  4     2400 RNK
         BRI 85.5  65.6  75.6  +3.1  93     3 56   13   6  0  0 0 47%                        2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CEN 87.3  67.9  77.6  +4.3  98     7 55   13   7  0  0 0     50 124  7   1.8  NNW  2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHO 88.6  65.4  77.0  +1.6  98   2,3 54   13  16  0  0 0 68% 25 190 27   3.6       7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         DAN 89.8  67.9  78.9  +1.8  97  4,29 57   13  18  0  0 0 70% 35 330  8   5.1       5 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         DCA 89.2  71.9  80.5  +3.1 101     3 61   13  15  0  0 0 62% 40 270  7   8.5       2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         IAD 89.1  67.0  78.0  +3.6  99     3 53   13  16  0  0 0 63% 36 050 31   6.1       2 1 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         FCH 88.1  69.4  74.6       101     3 58   12  15  0  0 0                            2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         HER 86.5  66.8  76.6  +2.2  94     3 54.9 13   9  0  0 0     15     4,8             2 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 91    68    79    +2.0 101     3 55   13  19  0  0 0 59%                        1 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         LYH 88.2  65.2  76.7  +2.9  97   2,3 54   13  11  0  0 0 70% 25 060 16   3.7       3 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
                                                                      25 290 29
         NEW 86.87 62.52 74.69 +2.0  94   2,3 52   13   8  0  0 0 60% 21 S    26   6.87 S    2 0 0 0  1     1800 LWX
         NPN 90.4  71.2  80.8       102     3 58   13  19  0  0 0     26 E    31             8 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 89.5  71.1  80.3  +2.8 102     3 58   13  13  0  0 0                            1 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 89.7  72.9  81.3  +3.9 102     3 61   13  14  0  0 0 65% 37 090 31   9.0       2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 89.7  72.7  81.2       101.2   3 63.5 13  14  0  0 0 73% 26      31   3.0  SSW  2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         POR 88.6  71.6  80.1  +1.9  99     4 60   13  16  0  0 0 74% 27 360  4   2.9  066 5 0 0 0  0 39% 2400 AKQ
                                                                      27 045 31
         CTR 90.2  67.6  78.9  +2.6  99.7   3 55.9 13  19  0  0 0 79% 11 ESE 17,29,     ESE  3+0 0 0    60% 2400 AKQ
                                                                              31                      
         MEC 89.71 68.84 79.51       99     3 56   13  14  0  0 0      9 SW    4             6 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 90.9  70.2  80.5  +4.2 102     3 60   13  19  0  0 0 66% 44 300 28   6.6       6 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ROA 88.3  68.4  78.3  +3.6  99     2 57   13  15  0  0 0 64% 28 330 29   5.3       2 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         AKQ 91    68    79.5       100 2,3,4 53   13  22  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 86.8  70.4  78.6  +3.1  97   2,3 58   13  10  0  0 0     35 060 31   8.6       1 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         WOO 84.8  67.5  76.2  +2.7  94     4 59 13,21  5  0  0 0                              0 0 0  5     2400 LWX
         WSH 87.4  65.2  76.3  +2.2  96.4   3 55.9 13  10  0  0 0 71% 16 W    21   0.9  N    5 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    NORTH CAROLINA
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         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 84.0  64.6  74.3  +2.5  93     2 58   18   7  0  0 0 74% 26 340 10   3.7       8 0 0 0 12     2400 GSP
         MRH 85.1  73.1  79.1        89   3,4 65   14   0  0  0 0     48 110 31   8.3      11 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 88.5  69.1  78.8  -0.1  98     4 61   14  11  0  0 0 73% 26 070 31   4.3      12 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         ECG 87.4  70.3  78.9  +0.6  93   3,4 57   13  10  0  0 0 74% 41 280 20   7.6       0 0 0 0  6     2400 AKQ
         FAY 90.9  71.9  81.4       101     4 63   13  21  0  0 0 71% 43 270  8   5.2       9 0 0 0  5     2400 RAH
         GSO 88.0  70.8  79.4  +3.2  96  3,29 64   14  12  0  0 0 70% 52 120 30   6.3       7 1 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         HSE 86.5  74.4  80.4  +1.8  90     6 59   14   1  0  0 0     40 120 31   8.4       0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 87.6  68.7  78.2  +1.9  99     4 63 18,26  8  0  0 0     35 310  4   3.6       9 0 0 0  8     2400 GSP
         LBT 90.5  71.3  80.9  +3.3  98     4 62   25  21  0  0 0     41 010 31   5.1       0 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         EWN 88.7  71.0  79.9  +1.3  97     4 63   14  12  0  0 0     51 220 22   5.6      11 0 0 0  6     2400 MHX
         RAL 90.9  68.7  79.8  +2.6  98  3,4, 57   13  19  0  0 0                            4+0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
                                           28
         RDU 90.7  70.2  80.5  +3.3  99  3,29 59   13  18  0  0 0 70% 32 050 31   5.7       5 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ROX 89.7  69.2  79.7  +4.8  97  3,29 57   13  17  0  0 0 74% 37 NW   30         S   4          36% 2400 RAH
         ILM 88.4  72.5  80.5  +0.8  98     3 64   13  13  0  0 0 75% 62 080 31   6.6       9 0 0 0  5 21% 2400 ILM
    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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         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 91.2  70.9  81.0  +2.6 101     2 66 12,19 19  0  0 0     30 270  2   4.6      14 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         CAE 91.2  73.0  82.1  +1.8 100   3,4 67 14,26 21  0  0 0 71% 37 280 20   4.6      13 0 0 0  2     2400 CAE
         CRE 87.2  73.4  80.3  +1.4  93    16 67 15,16  7  0  0 0     40 350 31   7.6       8 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
         CHS 90.9  74.3  82.6  +2.1  98     4 69 14,15 22  0  0 0     41 320  4   6.8      11 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         FLO 90.2  72.1  81.1  +1.4 100     4 64    13 20  0  0 0     48 320 10   5.9       8 0 0 0  6     2400 ILM
         GSP 89.3  70.2  79.8  +2.3  99     4 65 19,26 13  0  0 0 70% 32 320 20   4.6      11 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
                                                                      32 250 29
         OGB 91.2  72.2  81.7        98     4 67    13 23  0  0 0     35 010 10   4.9       1 0 0 0  2     2400 CAE
    NEARBY STATIONS
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         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 87.8  65.6  76.7  +3.9  96     2  57   13 11  0  0 0     38 240   19  2.9      9 0 0 0  8     2400 MRX
         DAV 75.6  57.3  66.5        82   2,3, 49 12,13 0  0  0 0                                           0700 PBZ
                                          4,26    

    (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  1.00        0.70  7 0.70     7  4 0 32.78  0.0           0.0 21.7  30.23  17 29.71  29 30.00  2400
         BCB  3.66  -0.02 1.07 31 1.07    31 11 1 29.75  0.0           0.0 20.4                             2400
         BRI  3.95  +0.05 3.23 28 3.25 29-30  4 1 26.29  0.0           0.0 15.0  30.20     29.83            1615/1600
         CEN  1.06  -2.55 0.76  7 0.76     7  6 0 28.34  0.0           0.0 20.2  30.25  17 29.74  29 30.00  2400
         CHO  2.68  -1.46 0.85 30 1.32 30-31  7 1 23.27  0.0           0.0                                  2400
         DAN  1.73  -1.81 0.91 30 1.06 30-31  7 0 23.24  0.0           0.0  1.6  30.18  17 29.74  29        2400
         DCA  1.03  -2.41 0.79  7 0.79     7  3 0 29.68  0.0           0.0 13.6                             2400
         IAD  1.24  -2.54 0.97  7 0.97     7 16 0 26.99  0.0           0.0 14.1                             2400
         FCH  0.91        0.50  7 0.50     7  3 0 31.10  0.0           0.0 13.9                             2400
         HER  1.02  -2.76 0.71  7 0.71     7  7 0 26.36  0.0           0.0 20.0                             2400
         LDY  2.70  -1.37 2.10 10 2.10    10  4 1 30.58  0.0           0.0 10.5                             2400
         LYH  4.19  -0.78 1.99 30 2.72 30-31  7 1 23.38  0.0           0.0 12.9  30.22  17 29.76  29        2400
         NEW  1.93  -2.00 1.23 28                 29.03  0.0           0.0 16.75 30.46   6 30.06  30        1700
         NPN  6.87        3.44 16 3.94 15-16 11 2 32.08  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.19   6 29.71  25        2400
         NOR  3.14  -2.32 1.23 31             8 1 25.36  0.0           0.0  1.3                             2400
         ORF  3.13  -1.66 1.29 31 1.82 30-31  7 1 25.46  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.19   6 29.71  29        2400
         FHC  6.48        1.90  5             9 4 37.90  0.0           0.0  1.0                      29.996 2400
         POR  3.34  -2.00 0.89 30 1.47 30-31 10 0 27.45  0.0           0.0  1.0  30.19   6 29.73  29 30.003 2400
         CTR  4.75  +1.20 1.71 15 1.74 30-31  8 2 24.94  0.0           0.0  6.5  30.20   6 29.70  29 29.998 2400
         MEC  4.79        1.62 31 1.63 30-31  6 3 29.51  0.0           0.0  6.4  29.97   6 29.53  29        1700
         RIC  5.99  +1.81 2.19 15 2.19    15  7 2 28.41  0.0           0.0  8.5  30.21  17 29.71  29        2400
         ROA  2.35  -1.39 1.39 13 1.39 30-31 11 1 22.71  0.0           0.0 10.0  30.24  17 29.78  29        2400
         AKQ  5.02        1.63 29             9 2 29.73  0.0           0.0  1.4                             2400
         WAL  1.36  -2.35 0.44  7 0.44     7  8 0 24.31  0.0           0.0  3.7  30.19   6 29.70  29        2400
         WOO  1.55  -1.73         0.58  9-10  8 0 21.05  0.0           0.0 17.4  30.41  17 30.01  29        0800
         WSH  1.45  -1.93 0.62 10 0.62    10  6 0 28.83  0.0           0.0 22.3  30.30  17 29.81  29        2400
    NORTH CAROLINA
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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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL  7.12  +2.82 2.36 11 4.29 11-12 10 3 28.40  0.0          0.0  1.4                              2400
         MRH  9.31        4.46 31 4.46    31 11 3 33.94  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.20   7 29.64  31         2400
         CLT  7.20  +3.48 2.18 10 2.19 10-11  9 3 27.57  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         ECG 11.85  +7.25 7.30 30 7.49 29-30  9 3 42.02  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.19   6 29.74  29         2400
         FAY  7.41        2.05  8 2.06   8-9 10 2 31.84  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO  5.29  +1.58 2.28 22 2.55 30-31  7 2 31.59  0.0          0.0  1.3                              2400
         HSE  4.93  -1.63 1.97 31 1.97    31  7 2 28.10  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.19   7 29.74  11         2400
         HKY  7.14  +3.29 2.58 12 3.52 11-12 10 3 24.08  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         LBT  4.52  -0.64 2.26 31 2.26    31 10 1 28.64  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19   7 29.57  31         2400
         EWN  9.91        4.09 23 4.09    23 13 2 37.29  0.0          0.0    T  30.20   7 29.64  31         2400
         RDU  4.42  +0.64 1.61 30 1.78 30-31  8 1 29.66  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         RAL  3.33  -0.45         1.97 29-30      33.44  0.0          0.0    T  30.18   6 29.78  29         1900        
         ROX                                      22.72                                                     2200
         ILM 18.83 +11.52 9.56 31 9.56    31 14 4 42.20  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19   7 29.10  31         2400
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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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
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
         AND  4.10  +0.35 1.40 15 1.41 15-16  9 1 21.17  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  8.16  +2.75 2.22 21 2.26 21-22 13 2 28.87  0.0          0.0    T  30.18   7 29.76  30         2400
         CRE 11.55  +5.97 7.19 31 7.19    31  9 2 36.32  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.20   7 29.41  31         2400
         CHS  9.11  +2.20 4.53 24 4.69 24-25 11 3 36.09  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.20   7 29.65  31         2400
         FLO  6.13  +0.80 1.43  7 1.43   6-7  8 3 33.32  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.20   7 29.41  31         2400
         GSP  6.48  +2.40 1.55 30 1.55    30 11 4 25.34  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         OGB  4.28        1.65 10 1.65    10  9 1 26.89  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.18   7 29.76  30         2400    
    NEARBY STATIONS
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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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI  5.25  +2.25 2.07 31 2.07    31 10 1 27.96  0.0           0.0   9.2  30.22   7 29.79  30       2400
         DAV  3.86        0.81 28            14 0 40.17  0.0           0.0 166.1                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " Wettest and third hottest summer in the last 26 years. August was humid, warmer and much drier than average with only four days with measurable rain. Only one other year in the last 26 years had four days or less which was 1995. It was the driest August since 1998. Only 1989 with 0.38 inches and 1998 with 0.81 inches were drier. The August mean average temperature was 77.8 F that was a +2.3F departure and made it the 6th warmest in the last 26 years. The 1.00 inch of rain for August was a -2.39 inch departure. The high humidity and high dew point temperatures made August feel warmer than it really was. The highest dew point here occurred on the 7th and was a new record for August; however, dew point records were recorded here only since 2003. The highest temperature for the year here was 98F on August 3rd. This was the highest temperature recorded here since July 27th 2005. The 78F minimum temperature on the 2nd and 3rd was the highest ever recorded in August in the last 26 years. The 88F daily mean temperature on the 3rd was also the highest ever recorded in August in the last 26 years. The maximum wind gust was only 22 mph from the east that occurred on the 31st at 2214 preceding the approach of tropical storm Ernesto. The month's total wind run was 512.8 miles which was the second lowest wind run for August in the last five years since wind run records were started at this station. The average temperature for the summer season of June, July, and August was 77.3F for a +1.7F departure. This was the third warmest summer in the last 26 years. Only 2002 with a record average of 78.0F and in 2nd place 77.6F that occurred in 2005 were higher. But the summer was the wettest in the last 26 years with a total of 20.52 inches which is a departure of +9.29 inches for the season. The previous 26-year record was 17.19 inches in 2000. This record was a result of June's 14.38 inches which was the wettest month we have ever had at this station. 11 daily records were set: (26-Years of records) - 2 HIGH maximum temperature: 3, 7; 6 HIGH minimum temperature: 1, 2, 3, 4, 28, 29; 1 LOW minimum temperature: 12; 1 LOW range temperature: 10; 1 HIGH precipitation: 7. " [ + - ] 

    Bridgewater - " Precipitation for the month was .05 inches above normal. Precipitation for the year is now 1.32 inches above normal. The average temperature for August was 3.1 degrees above normal. For the first 27 days of August, we got only .07 inches of rain. For the next 5 days, including the first day of September, we received nearly 6 inches. We went from dust to mud. We got very little damaged from Ernesto. Instead of getting 5-10 inches of rain as was earlier forecasted, we got only 2.07. Our basement stayed dry. We were lucky! However, our corn went flat from the rain and rain. It's flat as a pancake! " - [ + + ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " August was significantly lacking in the rain department and the average nighttime temperatures were the second warmest this year" " - [ + - ] - report from Paul

    Chesterfield - " Albert's backyard creek monthly high level was 3" while its lowest level reached 0". " - [ + + ] - report from Albert

    Falls Church - " August 2006 was a hot and very dry month. The driest August since I have been keeping records (March 1994). " - [ + - ] - report from Windie

    Herndon - Bob notes: " My average MAX temperature was 0.6 degrees ABOVE the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 4.0 degrees ABOVE the 1971-2000 "normal". The groundwater observation well at Reston showed a decline of about 2 feet. " - [ + - ] 

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " August 2006 brought a continuation of the heat that was July's trademark. August 3rd's high of 101 is the highest temperature I have ever recorded in either Stafford or Ladysmith, VA since 1999. From the 1st through 27th of the month, rain only fell on the 10th. The remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto along with the passage of a cold front brought some additional rainfall at the end of the month; however, the summer drought continues. Barometer suffered some malfunctions this month but will be back online for September. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - " A warmer and drier August compared to those over the past 30 years. High pressure dominated the SE US but shifted to offshore late in the month. The month would have been extremely dry except for the tropical moisture from TS Ernesto which covered eastern SE VA on the 30th and 31st ahead of a cold front moving in from the west. Station records included: 2nd - Temperature - Maximum 98 [previous 97 1980]; 2nd - Temperature - Maximum Minimum 79 [previous 77 1983]; 3rd - Temperature - Maximum Minimum 78 [previous 76 1977]; 4th - Temperature - Maximum Minimum Temperature 79 [previous 76 1977]; 10th - Temperature - TIED Minimum Maximum Temperature 80 [previous 1989]; 13th - Temperature - TIED Minimum 60 [previous 1979]; 21st - Temperature - TIED Maximum Minimum 75 [previous 2002]. " - [ + - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " AUGUST 1ST WE TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 75 DEGREES... THE OLD RECORD WAS SET IN 1999. AUGUST 6TH WE TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 75 DEGREES... THE OLD RECORD WAS SET IN 1995. AUGUST 2ND A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 75 SET IN 1941. AUGUST 5TH A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 74 SET IN 1948... 1953 AND 1987. The August 2006 North Carolina Weather Review (when available) is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Aug.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " August 2006 was a predominately hot and dry month, statewide. Consequently, incipient abnormally dry areas across much of northern and central North Carolina were once again declared a region of moderate drought by August 25. However, the hot and dry pattern abruptly ended during the last two days of the month, when a cold front and a tropical storm produced thunderstorms, heavy rain, flooding, and cooling temperatures. The resultant heavy rain during the last two days of the month then eliminated the moderate drought conditions over central North Carolina. AUGUST 3RD A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 99 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 96 SET IN 1957 AND 1987. AUGUST 4TH A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 98 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 96 SET IN 1957 AND 1980. AUGUST 2ND A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 73 SET IN 1968 AND 1995. AUGUST 3RD A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 75 DEGREES WAS SET... THE OLD RECORD WAS 74 SET IN 1980 AND 1987. AUGUST 4TH AND 5TH WE TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 75 DEGREES... THE OLD RECORDS WAS SET IN 1987 ON THE 4TH AND 1953...1981 AND 1987 ON THE 5TH. AUGUST 7TH A NEW RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION OCCURRED WITH 0.93 INCHES... THE OLD RECORD WAS 0.72 INCHES. The August 2006 North Carolina Weather Review (when available) is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Aug.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - Bob sends these notes: " Most of August was hot and dry with only 0.68" of precipitation thru August 29th. However, this station did record 2.68" on the last two days of August. The highest daytime max of the season was recorded in August when the temperature reached 98 degrees on the 3rd, 4th, and again on the 29th. Thunderstorms were observed on five days; however none was considered severe. " - [ + - ]

    Nearby Stations:

    Tri-Cities - from NWS MRX: " The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 76.7 degrees, which was 3.9 degrees above normal. It tied with 2005 as the 7th warmest August on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record high temperature was broken on the 2nd when the afternoon high peaked at 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 95 degrees set in 1987. The warmest August at Tri-Cities was back in 1995, when the average temperature was 78.4 degrees. Tri-Cities received 5.25 inches of rain in August, which was 2.25 inches above normal. It ranked as the 10th wettest August on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable rain occurred on twelve days, and four of those days had more than one-half of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 31st when 2.07 inches was reported, which broke the old daily rainfall record of 1.20 inches set in 1982. Another rainfall record was broken on the 3rd when 0.83 inches fell, breaking the old record of 0.59 inches set in 1975. The wettest August at Tri-Cities was back in 2003, when 11.34 inches was recorded. Summer 2006 data: Tri-Cities received a total of 11.21 inches of rain this summer, which was 0.11 inches above normal. It ranked as the 40th wettest summer on record at Tri-Cities. The wettest summer at Tri-Cities was back in 2003, when 25.26 inches was recorded. The average temperature for this summer at Tri-Cities was 74.0 degrees, which was 1.4 degrees above normal. It tied with 1968 and 1975 as the 30th warmest summer on record at Tri-Cities. The warmest summer at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 76.8 degrees. " - [ + + ]

    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 2005-2006 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   
    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 LDY Ladysmith, VA 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
      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    
    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 -  1985-2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - ceased operation March 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
       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