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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


AUGUST 2007


... EXTREME, RECORD HEAT AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS FOR MOST STATIONS ...
... SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT COVERED MUCH OF THE AREA ...

What a hot, and for most, a dry August 2007! Have been keeping weather records for 40+ years in Southeastern Virginia and since 1995 for monthly ACON VA/NC/SC summaries and simply don't recall temperatures with the maxes reported below. Several maximum temps from reports below are in excess of 105  ! Now that's just incredible! In fact, look at Charlotte's number of days reaching or exceeding 90 ... 31!! Yes, every day of the month reached 90 or higher. Roanoke and Danville in Virginia weren't too far behind in that category.

Rainfall for most was below normal although some scattered, intense thunderstorms produced excessive totals for Chesterfield, Richmond, and Woodstock in Virginia. In South Carolina, North Myrtle Beach recorded rainfall well in excess of the normal while at unusally (usually!) dry Lumberton, North Carolina, rainfall measured 5.18"!

  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html    More information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center http://www.drought.noaa.gov/


  • AKQ: SUMMER IN REVIEW: HOW HOT WAS IT?    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/akq/climate/FACTS/summer_2007_review.pdf    NWS Wakefield (AKQ) has a review at its website of the summer weather 2007 for its area of forecast responsibility.


  • THE WEATHER VANE    http://www.theweathervane.info/forums    Here's a weather forum for you to check out! Weather discussions and more-


  • WHY DO THE LEAVES CHANGE COLOR?    Here are some interesting tidbits from the Colorado Climate Center (excerpted from the CoCoRahs website). The US Forest Service has put together a nice web site explaining just why leaves change color. Visit: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/misc/autumn/autumn_colors.htm And if you are just trying to find out where the leaves are turning during a certain week or in a certain place in the country, the Foliage Report Network: http://www.foliagenetwork.com/reports/ keeps track of leaf colors in the eastern half of the county and the US Forest Service keeps you advised on fall colors throughout the US at: http://www.fs.fed.us/news/fallcolors/. The study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events that are influenced by environmental changes, especially seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation driven by weather and climate visit the National Phenology Network Web site at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Geography/npn/.


  • NWS CHANGES WEATHER ALERTS    Found this article posted by the Associated Press . Check it here. Likely at NWS home pages too by now. As some news articles disappear online as quickly as they arrive, you can do a Google Search using "NWS Changes Severe Weather Alerts."


  • EXTREME WEATHER    H. Michael "Mike" Mogil, Certified Consulting Meteorologist and national weather educator with "How the Weatherworks, LLC" will release his new book EXTREME WEATHER (and climate) in October 2007. Mike says it's a real weather book, not just weather records, and goes into everything from storms, media reporting, and local weather through climate change. Preliminary info can be found at http://www.weatherworks.com.


  • ROCK:CLIME    From the Rocky Mountain Research Station - Moscow (Idaho) Forestry Sciences Laboratory comes this interesting site our friend Kevin Shaw of ACON - MD/DE/DC passes along. WYSIWYG and may be of keen interest to some of you. Visit: http://forest.moscowfsl.wsu.edu/cgi-bin/fswepp/rc/rockclim.pl.


  • ENTERING THE DEGREE SYMBOL    People like to mention the temperature in their weather comments. You may not know that you can type a degree symbol instead of typing out the word or using a word processor inserted character. It doesn't require a special keyboard. Simply hold down the Alt key and type 0176 (or 167) on the number pad. Release the Alt key and the symbol appears. This doesn't work with the numbers above the letters, just the number pad! On a Mac, the degree symbol is shift-option-8. Word processors (WORD, Word Perfect, ...) allow you to insert the degree symbol but it's a character specific to that particular word processing program and does not translate to HTML when I copy and paste your comments. If you wish to insert a degree symbol we can use, simply follow the directions above with the Alt and Shift keys. (The process above also works in DOS based programs! Info above partially taken from the CoCoRahs website.)


  • MIGHTY LAKE SUPERIOR MYSTIFIES SCIENTISTS    "Something seems amiss with mighty Superior, the deepest and coldest of the Great Lakes, which together hold nearly 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water." Read more: here.
  • 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 2007
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    104°
    Hampton
    Richmond
    Wakefield
    52°
    Blacksburg
    82.1°
    Roanoke
    76.0°
    Blacksburg
    10.29"
    Chesterfield
    0.60"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    107°
    Fayetteville
    58°
    Asheville
    85.2°
    Fayetteville
    76.7°
    Asheville
    5.18"
    Lumberton
    0.41"
    Charlotte
    South Carolina
    107
    Columbia
    67°
    Florence
    88.4°
    Florence
    82.1°
    North Myrtle Beach
    8.13"
    North Myrtle Beach
    0.61"
    Anderson


    ( 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 87.03 69.10 78.06  +2.46 99    8  62 19,20 14  0  0 0 71% 27 W     16             8 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 88.7  63.3  76.0   +6.4  96   16  52   15   0  0  0 0 67% 32 290  21   2.9       6 0 0 0  5     2400 RNK
         BRI 87.6  66.4  77.0   +4.6  95   16  56   15  11  0  0 0 57%    W                    7 0 0 0  0     0510 LWX
         CEN 87.4  68.9  78.2   +4.9  99    8  62 19,20,14  0  0 0 64% 26 326   4   1.6       7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                    22
         CHT 86.5  76.4  76.4   +2.0  99.0  8  59.1 17, 13  0  0 0 73% 11     9,12   1.0   S   1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                    19
         CHO 87.1  65.6  76.4   +1.0 100    8  57 14,15 14  0  0 0 77% 38 020  16   2.1       9 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
                                                   19                                      
         DAN 95.0  69.0  82.0   +4.9 102    9  57  15   29  0  0 0 63% 39 320  21   4.6       9 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         DCA 88.3  71.1  79.7   +2.3 102    8  63  22   15  0  0 0 65% 33 360   9   7.2       6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         IAD 89.4  68.0  78.7   +4.3 101    8  59  19   17  0  0 0 64%               5.4       6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         FCH 92.3  71.7  82.0        102    8  61  21   18  0  0 0     20       29             4 0 0 0  -     2400 LWX
         HAM 87    70    79     +1.0 104    8  63  12   12  0  0 0 50% 45 NW    20  10.0  SSE  8 0 0 0  3 50% 2400 AKQ
         HDV 88.2  67.6  77.9   +1.5 100    8  59  19   15  0  0 0 70% 22 NE     6        NE   6 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         HER                                                                                   5 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 87.7  69.7  78.7   +2.2 100    8  61  19   16  0  0 0 61%                         7 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         LYH 90.5  66.6  78.5   +4.7  99    9  56  15   16  0  0 0 71% 39 310  21   3.8       3 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         NEW 87.12 63.48 75.3   +3.0  97    8  52  15   12  0  0 0 70% 40 W     16        S    7        8     1700 LWX
         NPN 90.0  69.4  79.7        102    8  60  12   18  0  0 0     33 NW    19             8 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 89.0  70.1  79.5   +1.9 100    8  62  12   15  0  0 0                             2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 87.7  71.6  79.7   +2.3 100    8  64  12   13  0  0 0 72% 44 140   5   7.0       3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 89.51 72.89 81.20  +3.8 101.0  8 66.1 12   16  0  0 0 77% 25 180  16   2.0  202                2400 AKQ
         POR 88.4  70.7  79.5   +1.3  98    9  63  12   10  0  0 0 76% 38 SSE    5   2.2  017 8 0 0 0  0 31% 2400 AKQ
                                                                       38 N     21
         CTR 90.0  68.1  77.7   +1.4 101.7  9 59.9 19   19  0  0 0 80% 17 WNW   21   0.0  ESE  5+0 0 0  0 60% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 89.81 68.90 79.35       102    8  59  19   14  0  0 0 38% 11 NW    11   5.08      8 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 90.9  69.9  80.4   +4.1 104    8  62  19   18  0  0 0 67% 59 300  16   5.1       9 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         ROA 93.7  70.6  82.1   +7.4 102   16  60  15   27  0  0 0 58% 44 320  16   5.5       6 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
                                                                       44 270  21
         AKQ 92    68    80.0        104    8  58  12   21  0  0 0                                            2400 AKQ
         WAL 84.9  68.6  76.7   +1.2  97    8  59  12    4  0  0 0     33 060  10   7.3       0 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         WOO 83.7  67.3  76.5   +1.9  95    8  60  20    6  0  0 0                            13 0 0 0  9     2400 LWX
         WSH 87.0  65.7  76.4   +2.13 97.8  8 58.8 19   14  0  0 0 75% 17 SSE   16   0.6  N    8 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 88.7  64.7  76.7  +4.9  94  9,16 58    15 16  0  0 0 69% 33 310 24    3.6      6 0 0 0  8     2400 GSP
         MRH 87.3  75.1  81.2        93    14 67    13  3  0  0 0     36 340 10    8.6      0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 96.5  70.9  83.7  +4.8 104  9,10 65    15 31  0  0 0 60% 35 310 21    4.8      6 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
                                                                      35 010 26
         CON-                                                                                               2400 GSP
         ECG 89.1  68.6  78.9  +0.6  99     9 59 30,31 13  0  0 0 73% 51 210  6    7.4      7 0 0 0  6     2400 AKQ
         FAY 97.1  73.3  85.2       107     9 68  4,19 29  0  0 0 64% 36 240  9    6.2      9 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         GSO 94.2  72.2  83.2  +7.0 101     9 65    15 27  0  0 0 58% 40 300 21    5.7      4 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         HSE 87.0  74.8  80.9  +2.3  91     8 65    13  4  0  0 0     43 300 21    8.0      0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 95.7  70.4  83.1  +6.8 104     9 66  3,15 29  0  0 0     36 270  4    4.0      6 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         LBT 96.4  72.7  84.5  +6.9 106  9,10 65     4 28  0  0 0     53 340 10    4.5     12 0 0 0  1     2400 ILM
         EWN 90.5  71.7  81.1  +2.0 101    21 64     2 17  0  0 0     35 330 21    4.9      0 0 0 0  5     2400 MHX
         RAL 94.5  69.3  81.9  +4.7 101  8,21 60    15 28  0  0 0     15                     4 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         RDU 96.0  72.2  84.1  +6.9 105    21 67 12,18 30  0  0 0 62% 36 280 21    6.0      6 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ROX 95.1  70.0  82.7  +7.8 103  9,10 63    15 27  0  0 0 69% 38 NW   21         S   3 0 0 0  0 30% 2400 RAH
         ILM 90.5  73.2  81.9  +2.2 100    21 68 30,31 16  0  0 0 72% 48 330 10    5.8      8 0 0 0  0 29% 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 95.7  72.6  84.2  +5.8 102    10 68     4 29  0  0 0     33 090 25   4.3       8 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
                                                                      33 320 26     
         CAE 97.2  74.6  85.9  +5.6 107    10 69   1,2 30  0  0 0 63% 35 130 29   5.3       7 0 0 0  1     2400 CAE
         CRE 89.0  75.3  82.1  +3.2  95    21 70  2,13 13  0  0 0     46 010 10   7.9      10 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         CHS 92.3  75.2  83.7  +3.2  99 10,22 70     3 27  0  0 0     36 220 27   6.4      10 0 0 0  1     2400 CHS
         FLO 97.0  73.7  88.4  +5.6 106  9,10 67     4 29  0  0 0     47 120 23   5.2       5 0 0 0  1     2400 ILM
         GSP 96.9  72.4  84.7  +7.2 105    10 68   2,4 29  0  0 0 57% 38 210 30   4.5       7 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         OGB 94.9  73.2  84.0       104    10 70 18,20 28  0  0 0     46 080 13   4.4       0 0 0 0  4     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 92.4  65.5  79.0  +6.2  99    23  59   18  26 0  0 0     48 290 21   3.5       8 0 0 0  3     2400 MRX
         DAV 76.8  59.1  68.0        84    25  48   18   0 0  0 0                                           0700 PBZ

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

    VIRGINIA
    [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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN  3.25  -0.05 1.01 21 1.09 20-21 11 1 21.69  0.0           0.0 15.3  30.22  18 29.75   8 30.00  2400
         BCB  1.75  -1.93 0.58 25 0.58    25  7 0 25.53  0.0           0.0  6.7                             2400
         BRI  4.88  +1.0  1.03 24 1.36 25-26  9 1 23.43  0.0           0.0 13.0  30.15  28 29.85   7        2400
         CEN  2.31  -1.30 0.83 20 0.83 20    11 0 18.69  0.0           0.0 18.0  30.22  18 29.76  8, 30.00  2400
                                                                                                  10                           
         CHT  2.29  -1.49 0.96 21            12 0 19.37  0.0           0.0 14.9  30.253 18 29.768 10 29.98  2400
         CHO  4.21  +0.07         1.50 16-17 11 2 19.70  0.0           0.0  3.1            29.71  11        2400
         DAN  0.60  -2.94 0.31 17 0.31    17  4 0 22.06  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.22  18 29.77  10        2400
         DCA  3.47  +0.03 1.46 21             9 1 21.04  0.0           0.0  9.5            29.71  11        2400
         IAD  1.75  -1.82 0.74  4 0.74     4  7 0 15.97  0.0           0.0 14.7            29.71  11        2400
         FCH  3.19        0.87 25 1.22 20-21  7 0 23.21  0.0           0.0 11.0                             2400
         HAM  3.04  -1.66 0.66  9 0.66     9  9 1 15.69  0.0           0.0       30.22  19 29.75  11 29.99  2400
         HDV  2.69  -1.48 0.90 21            11 1 19.98  0.0           0.0 14.8  30.16  18 29.69   8        2400
         HER  3.24  -0.54         2.63 20-21 11 1 19.63  0.0           0.0 15.25                            2400
         LDY  2.47  -1.60 1.33 20 1.52 20-21  6 1 19.95  0.0           0.0  3.8  30.24  18 29.74  10 30.01  2400
         LYH  1.49  -1.92 0.40 26 0.67 20-21  6 0 27.49  0.0           0.0  3.2  30.22  18 29.74  10        2400
         NEW  5.09  +1.50 1.89 20                 26.67                          30.46  18 30.00  22        1700
         NPN  4.56        1.49  5 1.53   5-6  9 2 25.88  0.0           0.0  1.8  30.21  19 29.74  10        2400
         NOR  4.42  -1.18 1.68 21            11 1 23.48  0.0           0.0  0.1                             2400
         ORF  3.71  -1.08 1.15 19 1.15    19 10 1 23.44  0.0           0.0  0.1  30.21  19 29.72  10        2400
         FHC  4.05  -0.74 1.35 21 1.35    21 10 2 21.72  0.0           0.0    T  30.201 19 29.730 10 29.981 2400
         POR  4.98  -0.35 1.75 21 1.76 21-22  9 2 25.86  0.0           0.0  0.4  30.20  18 29.73  10 29.982 2400
         CTR 10.29  +6.74 2.76 26 2.76    26 10 4 34.60  0.0           0.0  2.1  30.20  18 29.72  10 29.980 2400
         MEC  4.40        1.21 10 1.50 10-11  8 2 30.49  0.0           0.0  1.8  30.00  18 29.56  10 29.78  1700
         RIC  6.81  +2.63 3.10 16 3.50 16-17  9 1 29.21  0.0           0.0  1.3  30.22  19 29.74  10        2400
         ROA  1.50  -2.24 0.52  1 0.70  31-1  5 0 20.49  0.0           0.0  5.6  30.22  18 29.79  19        2400
         AKQ  6.79        2.01 16             8 4 28.56  0.0           0.0  0.5                             2400
         WAL  2.98  -0.73 0.97 20 1.12 20-21 11 0 23.52  0.0           0.0  5.1  30.21  19 29.73  10        2400
         WOO  6.51  +3.20         3.15  9-10 14 1 25.62  0.0           0.0 29.7  30.36 18, 30.06  10        0800
                                                                                        27                                        
         WSH  3.23  -0.03 1.08 20 1.24 19-20 14 1 24.19  0.0           0.0 19.4  30.29  18 29.86   8        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  2.84  -1.46 1.40 30 1.40    30  8 1 22.42   0.0          0.0  3.9  30.18  28 29.83  10         2400
         MRH  2.74        1.01  6 1.01     6  7 1 21.57   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.22  19 29.76  10         2400
         CLT  0.41  -3.31 0.21 26 0.21    26  5 0 15.89   0.0          0.0  1.0            29.01   9         2400
         CON-                                     17.41                                                      2400
         ECG  3.76  -0.84 1.64 21 1.64 20-21  7 1 19.02   0.0          0.0  1.0  30.22  19 29.74  10         2400
         FAY  0.63        0.33 26 0.37 26-27  4 0 18.78                                    29.67  10         2400
         GSO  1.36  -2.35 0.59 30 0.59    30  5 0 19.95   0.0          0.0  0.8            29.87  10         2400
         HSE  1.10  -5.46 0.83 27 0.83    27  5 0 19.73   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.22  19 29.76  10         2400
         HKY  0.83  -3.02 0.61 28 0.61    28  5 0 15.77   0.0          0.0    T  30.18  28 29.83  10         2400
         LBT  5.18  -0.02 3.59 26 3.59    26  5 1 16.93   0.0          0.0       30.19  19 29.70  10         2400
         EWN  1.37  -5.47 1.44 20 0.70 26-27  6 0 29.10   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.22  19 29.76  10         2400
         RDU  0.91  -2.87 0.53 23 0.53    23  7 0 24.00   0.0          0.0  1.6            29.87  10         2400
         RAL  1.62  -2.16         0.74 25-26    0 24.25   0.0          0.0  1.4                              1900
         ROX  2.68  -1.82 1.37 26 1.37    26  5 1 24.27   0.0          0.0  0.5  30.28  18 29.75  10  30.10  2200
         ILM  2.89  -4.42 1.75 27 1.75    27  6 1 22.94   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19  19 29.73  10         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  0.61  -3.14 1.41 15  0.42 23-24  6 0 23.69  0.0          0.0    T            29.75  10         2400        2400
         CAE  3.04  -2.37 1.81 23  1.81    23  5 1 22.91  0.0          0.0  0.2  30.18  19 29.71  10         2400
         CRE  8.13  +2.55 2.70 11  2.70    11  8 3 24.61  0.0          0.0       30.19  19 29.74  10         2400
         CHS  5.28  +1.63 1.98 25  1.98    25 11 1 24.68  0.0          0.0    T  30.18  19 29.77  10         2400
         FLO  1.70  -3.63 0.99 23  0.99    23  8 0 23.80  0.0          0.0       30.18  19 29.71  10         2400
         GSP  1.78  -2.30 1.11 30  1.14 29-30  5 1 22.15  0.0          0.0  1.5            29.73  10         2400
         OGB  2.75        1.88 26  2.00 26-27 10 1 28.73                         30.19  19 29.74  10         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  0.37  -2.63 0.28 21 0.28    21  5 0 15.59   0.0            0.0   2.8 30.19 18 29.82  10        2400
         DAV  6.66        1.58 21            15 2 48.95   0.0            0.0 193.6                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell sends these additional notes: " August was hot but near average in precipitation. The average mean temperature was 78.1 degrees, a departure of +2.5 F. It was the sixth hottest August in the last 27 years and the warmest since 2005. On 14 days the temperature was equal to or above 90 F and 4 days equal to or above 95 F. Only four Augusts had more ninety-degree days in the last 27 years. (1980, 1983, 1988, 2002) Only 1983 and 1988 had a higher maximum temperature reading for August in the last 27 years than this month's 99 F recorded on the 8th. It was also the highest temperature record here since July 6, 1999 when it was 100F and the highest in August since August 15, 1988 when it was also 100. Only five times in the past 27 years has the maximum temperature been higher than it was on the 8th. The daily mean temperature for the 8th was 88.5F the warmest day ever recorded in August. This year has had 38 days with a maximum temperature of 90F or more. The minimum temperature of 78F on the 8th also tied for the highest minimum temperature ever recorded in August in the past 27 years. It is also interesting that the lowest temperature during this August was 62F and in every August in the past 27 years it has been lower except 2001 when it was also 62F. The average is 56F and the record minimum for August is 46F. We had eleven days with measurable precipitation that was the most since 2004 but the total for August was still - 0.05 inches below average. The August rainfall was essentially average but 49 percent of the rain came on the 20th and 21st. Since Dec. 2006 only two of the last nine months have had above average rainfall. For the year we have a deficit of -8.26 inches in precipitation. A 27 mph wind gust from the west on the 16th at 924 hours was the highest wind recorded in August but less than the average of 30 mph. The wind run for August was 781.1 miles the most since wind run records were started in 2002. The lowest relative humidity for the month was 25 % on the 18th and was the least in August since 1998 and dew point temperature fell to 40F on the 18th, which is a new record for August since dew point records were started in 2003. August DAILY Records Tied or Broken - (27-Years of records): HIGH maximum temperature: 7, 8, 25; HIGH minimum temperature: 7, 8; HIGH range temperature: 12; HIGH precipitation: 21. Summer Records - June, July, August: The average mean temperature was 76.9F. It was the sixth hottest summer on record at this station in the last 27 years. Rainfall for the summer was 7.05 inches. The summer of 2007 came out as the 2nd driest in the last 27 years. The record is only 6.13 inches in 1985. " [ + - ] 

    Arlington - From NWS WBC comes these notes: " HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC DOMINATED THE WEATHER PATTERN FOR MOST OF THE MONTH BRINGING WARM CONDITIONS THANKS TO A SOUTHERLY FLOW. IN FACT...AUGUST OF 2007 ENDED UP BEING THE 14TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD. AS FOR PRECIPITATION...3.47 INCHES OF RAIN FELL THIS MONTH THAT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OF 3.44 INCHES. DUE TO THE VERY DRY CONDITIONS BEFORE AUGUST...WE STILL REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY FOR THIS YEAR DESPITE THE NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL THIS MONTH.

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was 4.5 degrees above normal while the precipitation was about an inch above normal. The total precipitation for the year is about 2 inches below normal. There were 7 thunderstorms during August. Several severe thunderstorms occurred near Bridgewater with some damage. None hit our town. The first part of the month was very dry when only .70 inches of precipitation fell. In the last 16 days, 4.18 inches of rain occurred. One Sunday, 3 thunderstorms exploded nearby, but just missed us. The lawns and farmer's crops are in good shape in spite of the dry weather. We got just enough rain to keep the grass rather green. Some areas not far from Bridgewater were not as lucky. " - [ + + ] - notes from Clayton

    Centreville - " High `n dry once again with no records set and only a moderate amount of memos noted in the complaint department. For a summer in the DC area, what more could a meteor monitor ask for. Ranking third in the year with the warmest average temperature and fifth of the past nine for the degree of lack of rain, August doesn't find a slot in the record books at all this year. The average monthly temperature came in at 78.2, 4.9 above the published average. This was partially driven by a monthly high of 99 on August 8th and 14 days with highs of 90 or greater. Three mornings shared 62 for the lowest temperature for the month on August 19, 20, and 22. The average minimum of 68.9 for the period was 7.8 above the established value of 61.1 value. That was the second warmest average low running just behind January which was nearly 10 above the established average monthly low. The precipitation received in August was about enough to wet the rock and fill a couple of ice trays, but not much more than that. Only 2.31" accumulated in the bucket; an amount equal to 64% of the 3.61" that is claimed to be our expected average for the month. Our greatest daily amount of 0.83" fell on August 20th and represented 36% of the monthly total. For the year, we are standing ay 18.69" on the books which is 10.04" shy of where we should be at this time of the year with 28.73". This is 65% of our annual to date value. I'd have a word with the brave souls down at the tribe to get on down and start dancin', but I'm afraid of what might come. I think we'll pass on anything that extreme for right now. " - [ + - ] - report from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ Topping sends these notes: " August precipitation also below normal. We are now running 8.9" below statistical average, for the year. On the bright side, our 90 day departure from normal was running -6.1" until August reduced this to -3.98". For the month, precipitation was 1.49" below normal, despite the week of August 20th, during which a front stalled over us and we saw a week of clouds and occasional rainfall. August temperatures were 2.0 above normal, with record highs recorded at nearby WBCIAD Dulles Int'l Airport on the 6th (96), 7th (97), 8th (101) and 25th (97). We heard the rumble of thunder on the 9th and 25th. A passing thunderstorm provided 0.45" of rain on the 20th.. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed " - [ + - ]

    Falls Church - Windie reports: " August 2007 was a very warm, humid month for the most part. August was roughly 3 degrees warmer than July, normally my hottest month. Rainfall was slightly above average for the month, which was very welcome considering what a dry summer it has been. On the 8th my high of 102 degrees broke a record high for this date. " - [ + + ]

    Hampton - Dave sends these additional notes: " Severe drought condition persist over Hampton into early Fall. Yearly Rainfall is 15 inches below normal. A all time station record high occurred on August 8 of 104 with the previous high of 103 in August of 1980. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - Randy sends these notes: " AUGUST WAS ANOTHER WARMER AND DRYER THAN AVERAGE MONTH CONTINUING THE TREND FOR THE YEAR. THE TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE UPPER 80S AND 90S FOR MOST OF THE MONTH, EXCEPT FOR A SHORT STRETCH FROM 18TH THROUGH 23RD WHEN WE HAD A COOL, WET FEW DAYS. THE TEMPERATURES PEAKED ON THE 8TH WHEN WE HIT 100 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SINCE AUGUST 1997. OVERALL, WE ENDED THE MONTH 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WITH TEMPS EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES 15 TIMES. THE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED SPORADICALLY THROUGH THE MONTH. THERE WERE TWO DISTINCT PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY: THE FIRST FROM THE 3RD THROUGH THE 9TH OF THE MONTH AND THE SECOND FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 26TH. THE SECOND PERIOD BROUGHT THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THE MOST OCCURRING ON THE 20TH AND 21ST WHEN I RECORDED 1.36 INCHES OF RAIN. THE MONTH ENDED UP AT ONLY 2.69 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS ABOUT 1.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 2007 IS NOW ONLY 19.98 INCHES; OVER 10 INCHES BELOW. UNLESS WE GET INTO A MUCH WETTER PATTERN, THIS WILL EASILY BE THE DRIEST YEAR I HAVE EVER SEEN SINCE I BEGAN MY WEATHER SITE 15 YEARS AGO. NET RESULT: MY YARD AND GARDEN WATERING HAS TO CONTINUE FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER. " - [ + - ]

    Ladysmith - Danny sends these additional notes: " August got off to a very hot start but ended very nicely with a stretch of below average temperatures. Despite that stretch, temperatures finished well above normal for the month. Precipitation was still below normal as it seemed like all the "good" storms that popped up nearly every day during the mid to late part of the month would either hit north or south of Ladysmith. Year-to-date rainfall is now over 8" below normal. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - " The average temp was 1.3 above the norm while rainfall was 94% of the normal or -0.35". A lot of new station records were noted this month and posted here: 5TH WIND GUST 38 mph [prev 28 1989]; 8TH TEMP MAX 97 [prev 96] MAX MIN 80 [prev 78 1999]; 9TH TEMP MAX 98 [prev 96 1977]; 10TH WIND GUST 30 mph [prev 27 1998]; 20TH TEMP MAX MIN TIED 75 [prev 2002]; 21ST RAIN 1.75" [prev 0.85" 1979]; 21ST WIND GUST 38 mph [prev30 1989]; 25TH TEMP MAX MIN 75 [prev 74 1979]; 26TH RAIN 1.21" [prev 0.22" 1996]; 21ST - WIND GUST - 38 mph [prev 30 1989]; 25TH - TEMP - MIN 75 [prev 74 1979]; 26th - RAIN - 1.21" [prev 0.22" 1996]. " [ + - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 83.2. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF THE WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 80.0 SET IN 1975. THE AUGUST 2007 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD OF THE WARMEST MONTH ALL-TIME AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 82.0 SET IN JULY OF 1993. 1.36 INCHES OF RAIN FELL THIS MONTH AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS RANKS AS THE 4TH DRIEST AUGUST AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS 4TH DRIEST WAS 1.40 INCHES SET IN 1962. THE DRIEST AUGUST WAS 0.71 INCHES SET IN 1972. 6TH... HIGH OF 98 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 97 SET IN 1977; 6TH... LOW OF 75 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2006; 7TH... LOW OF 77 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 74 SET IN 2006; 8TH... HIGH OF 100 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 96 SET IN 1980 AND 1977; 8TH... LOW OF 77 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 2006; 9TH... HIGH OF 101 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 99 SET BACK IN 1930; 9TH... LOW OF 80 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 74 SET IN 2006. THIS LOW BROKE THE ALL-TIME RECORD OF WARMEST LOW AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WARMEST LOW WAS 77 SET ON MULTIPLE DATES; 10TH... HIGH OF 100 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 97 SET IN 1977; 10TH... LOW OF 76 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 74 SET IN 2006; 11TH... LOW OF 75 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 1999; 15TH... HIGH OF 98 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 96 SET IN 1938; 16TH... HIGH OF 99 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 98 SET IN 1954 AND 1953; 16TH... LOW OF 75 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 74 SET IN 1980; 20TH... LOW OF 75 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2005; 21ST... HIGH OF 100 TIED THE RECORD OF 100 SET IN 1983; 23RD... LOW OF 73 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 72 SET IN 2006; 24TH... LOW OF 73 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 2002; 25TH... HIGH OF 97 TIED THE RECORD OF 97 SET IN 1943; 25TH... LOW OF 75 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 1968. The August 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Aug.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - Bob adds: " Hot and dry!! At least twenty-eight days the daily maximum exceeded 90 degrees including five days of 100 degrees or greater. The average daily temperature was 4.7 degrees above normal. The hot temperatures usually means little cloud cover and that was the case during August. Rainfall for August totaled only 1.62" which is 2.16" below normal. Precipitation for the year is 5.35" below normal. Still have some instrument problems thus incomplete data for win speed. Instruments have been returned for repairs. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH AT THE RDU AIRPORT WAS 84.1. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF THE WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT THE RDU AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 80.6 SET IN 1995. THE AUGUST 2007 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD OF THE WARMEST MONTH ALL-TIME IN THE RALEIGH AREA. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 82.5 SET IN 1993 AT THE RDU AIRPORT. 0.91 INCHES OF RAIN FELL THIS MONTH AT THE RDU AIRPORT. THIS RANKS AS THE 2ND DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD, AT THE RDU AIRPORT. THE PREVIOUS 2ND DRIEST AUGUST AT THE RDU AIRPORT WAS 1.01 INCHES SET IN 1997. THE DRIEST AUGUST ALL-TIME AT THE RDU AIRPORT WAS 0.81 INCHES SET IN 1950. 6TH... HIGH OF 97 TIED THE RECORD OF 97 SET IN 1999 ; 7TH... LOW OF 75 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2000 ; 8TH... HIGH OF 102 BROKE THE RECORD OF 101 SET IN 1999 ; 8TH... LOW OF 76 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 76 SET IN 1999; 9TH... HIGH OF 104 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 100 SET IN 2001; 9TH... LOW OF 78 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2000. THIS LOW ALSO TIED THE ALL-TIME WARMEST LOW AT THE RDU AIRPORT; 10TH... HIGH OF 104 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 99 SET IN 2001; 10TH... LOW OF 75 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2001; 15TH... HIGH OF 99 TIED THE RECORD OF 99 SET IN 2007 AND 1953 ; 16TH... HIGH OF 101 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 100 SET IN 1953; 16TH... LOW OF 76 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 76 SET IN 1997; 20TH... HIGH OF 103 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 100 SET IN 1983; 20TH... LOW OF 75 TIED THE RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 75 SET IN 2005; 21ST... HIGH OF 105 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 101 SET IN 1983. THIS HIGH TIED THE ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH OF 105 SET ON 8/18/1988 AND 7/23/1952; 21ST... LOW OF 74 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 2006; 23RD... LOW OF 75 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 74 SET IN 1966; 24TH... LOW OF 74 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 2002; 25TH... HIGH OF 99 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 97 SET IN 1975; 25TH... LOW OF 75 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF WARMEST LOW OF 73 SET IN 1976; 26TH... HIGH OF 98 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 96 SET IN 1954. The August 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Aug.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    NEARBY CITIES:

    Tri-Cities - NWS Morristown, TN (MRX) reports: " The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 73.2 degrees, which was 1.0 degree below normal. It tied with 1976, 1985, and 2001 as the 8th coldest July on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record low temperature was broken on the 21st when the morning low dipped to 54 degrees, breaking the previous record of 56 degrees set back in 1951. The coldest July at Tri-Cities was back in 1967, when the average temperature was 69.8 degrees. Tri-Cities received 3.97 inches of rain in July, which was 0.24 inches below normal. It ranked in the middle third of 70 years of observations at Tri-Cities. Measurable precipitation fell on fifteen days, and six of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 24th, when 0.68 inches was received. The wettest July at Tri-Cities was back in 1949, when only 9.73 inches was recorded. " - [ - - ]

    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 2006-2007 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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      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  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CON  Concord, NC, Tom Myers, Lat 35.34525 North and Longitude is -80.56313; 18 miles from Downtown Charlotte.
    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
    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
       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