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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


AUGUST 2016


...TEMPERATURES...

AVERAGES WELL-ABOVE NORMAL

...RAINFALL...

BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE RAINFALL

ABNORMALLY DRY FOR INTERIOR SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
AND FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA & NORTHWESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA

  • U.S. EXPERIENCES 5TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD - Lower 48 also had 3rd warmest year to date and 2nd wettest August   An oppressively hot Summer 2016 for many across the contiguous United States tied 2006 as the 5th warmest in 122 years of record keeping. Details from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can be found with a click here: http://www.noaa.gov/news/us-experiences-5th-warmest-summer-on-record.

  • WHICH CITY HAS THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER?   Contributor Kevin Shaw sends along this link to some interesting reading on the unpredictability of weather. Take a look... http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/which-city-has-the-most-unpredictable-weather/.

  • FLY WITH SCIENTISTS SEEKING CLIMATE DATA IN ALASKA'S GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK   In Alaska, physical scientists Pam Sousanes and Ken Hill visit remote climate monitoring stations via helicopter in Gates of the Arctic National Park. To view this short, interesting video (also sent along by Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE) visit http://www.nbcnews.com/video/scientists-explore-lands-untouched-by-man-in-alaskan-national-park-736257091625.

  • STATE CLIMATE SERIES AT CoCoRAHs   Check-out the "CoCoRaHS State Climates" series page. This series ran as part of the CoCoRaHS Message of the Day during 2011. In putting together our series, we asked climatologists from each of the country's 50 states to write an informational short narrative summarizing their state's climate along with links to further resources. Some are short, some are long, some have catchy titles. The page below will give you a handy way of looking at each state's narrative as well as their climate summaries. View the series at http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=50StatesClimates.


  • TRACK AUGUST 2016 NWS STORM REPORTS FOR YOUR STATE   The Storm Prediction Center archives reports of severe weather - tornado, wind, hail - to the National Weather Service. To view these reports, start here with a click to August 2016. While visiting, you will learn how to navigate the daily reports using forward and backward navigation arrows ( < > ) or by replacing the date in your browser's URL line with a date you wish to view. For starters, click here for August 2016 reports: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/160801_rpts.html

  • WEATHER UNGERGROUND PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS ARE NOW 200,000+ STRONG   Are you one of them? Here's an interesting article on personal weather stations at WU and on IBM's purchase of WSI Read the article at WunderBlog with click here.

  • HOW IS YOUR GARDEN GROWING THIS SUMMER? CHECK-OUT THE CoCoRaHS "CLIMATE RESOURCES GUIDE FOR MASTER GARDENERS"!   "CoCoRaHS has an on-line guide for our master gardeners out there, but you dont have to be a Master Gardener to learn some great info about climate and gardening. The HTML version of this guide, introduces elements of large scale and local climate important to gardeners. An overview of climate patterns and differences are shown. Links to local climate information are provided. Topics include: Climate & Gardening, Sunshine, Temperature, Humidity and Dew Point, Precipitation, Wind, Evapotranspiration, Climate Resources, Climate Change and CoCoRaHS. We hope that you'll take a look at it, use it for your own gardening needs and pass along the URL link - http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=MasterGardener - to other gardeners you know who may be interested in gaining a better understanding of climate and how climate might affect their local gardening efforts."

  • NWS AKQ Monthly Rainfall Analysis      From NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -




  •    DROUGHT MONITOR       Information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/)

  • REMINDER   All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.


  • ACON VA/NC/SC Station Extremes - AUGUST 2016

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    101
    Chantilly
    Arlington/Washington, D.C.
    54
    Blacksburg
    82.7
    Arlington/Washington D.C.
    73.6
    Blacksburg
    5.65"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    0.53"
    Richmond
    North Carolina
    99
    Fayetteville
    Raleigh (RDU)
    60
    Elizabeth City
    Raleigh (RAL)
    83.7
    Fayetteville
    76.0
    Asheville
    7.51"
    Wilmington
    1.15"
    Beaufort
    South Carolina
    98
    Florence
    64
    Florence
    84.3
    Columbia
    80.7
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    4.83"
    Columbia
    1.23"
    Florence


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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS FOLLOWED BY
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA | NORTH CAROLINA | SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 82.9 64.3 73.6 3.6 90 26 54 23 1 0 0 0 81% 25 340 31 2.5 5 0 0 0 11 LWX 2400
    CHT 91.7 69.9 80.8 5.4 100.8 13 60.9 23 22 0 0 0 75% 16 158 10 0.1 180 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 89.1 70.0 79.5 5.5 96 13,14 66 22 19 0 0 0 30 320 15 3.6 9 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    DAN 88.3 69.5 78.9 1.9 94 26 59 23 14 0 0 0 79% 37 110 27 3.6 8 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 91.7 73.7 82.7 4.6 101 13 67 23,24 23 0 0 0 65% 41 300 17 7.7 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 90.3 68.6 79.4 4.0 99 13 61 9,23 20 0 0 0 69% 36 240 17 5.9 5 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    GAV 90.65 71.46 81.05 3.90 98.1 14 63.5 22 19 0 0 0 74% 34 180 17 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HAM 88.0 74.0 81.0 3.0 95 14 62 24 11 0 0 0 80% 38 360 17 8.0 225 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 88.7 68.5 78.6 2.6 97 13 59 23 13 0 0 0 75% 15 225 10,17 225 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 86.6 67.9 77.2 3.1 94 26 58 22 12 0 0 0 78% 27 270 17 4.1 6 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    NPN 89.5 73.2 80.5 2.6 98.0 14 61.4 24 15 0 0 0 20 248 21 2.3 68 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 89.9 73.9 81.9 4.0 99 13,14 66 24 15 0 0 0 77% 24 135 15 4.3 45 9 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    NOR 87.9 72.6 80.3 2.7 96 14 62 24 11 0 0 0 24 315 21 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 88.0 74.7 81.4 3.5 96 14,17 66 24 12 0 0 0 71% 30 150 9 7.4 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    POR 90.1 73.8 81.9 3.6 98 14 62 24 18 0 0 0 80% 25 248 21 5.5 43 2 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    CTR 89.9 69.3 79.6 3.3 98.5 26 59.8 23 18 0 0 0 82% 11 135,225 12,21 0.0 121 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 88.42 70.03 79.48 96 14 60 24 11 0 0 0 65% 8 315 29 3.4 3 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    RIC 90.4 70.3 80.3 2.8 99 14,26 61 24 19 0 0 0 71% 39 180 15 6.3 4 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    ROA 86.3 69.0 77.6 2.2 94 14,26 59 23 13 0 0 0 76% 45 200 15 4.3 5 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    SVC 87.8 69.5 78.6 2.4 98 13 61 22,23,24 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    WAL 88.3 71.9 80.1 4.6 98 14 60 24 11 0 0 0 32 310 21 7.8 5 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    WSH 85.5 67.9 76.7 2.82 94.0 13 59.8 23 5 0 0 0 88% 21 45 17 0.1 225 4 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 88.64 70.63 79.60 3.43 96.8 61.3 14.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 76% 27.5 4.3 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 84.6 67.4 76.0 3.1 90 26 61 29,30 1 0 0 0 73% 26 290 6 3.9 12 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    MRH 87.7 76.1 81.9 3.1 90 27,29 66 24 2 0 0 0 45 310 18 8.3 1 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 92.4 72.5 82.5 5.2 98 26 65 23 25 0 0 0 66% 46 150 15 6.0 11 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 89.1 72.7 80.9 3.3 95 14 60 24 12 0 0 0 77% 32 250 2 7.6 10 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 94.0 73.4 83.7 4.1 99 17,21 64 25 28 0 0 0 70% 34 320 21 6.1 11 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    GSO 88.6 71.6 80.1 3.0 94 26,27 65 22 16 0 0 0 74% 52 240 12 5.9 8 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    HSE 88.4 76.1 82.2 3.7 94 16 69 25 10 0 0 0 80% 34 260 2 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 87.8 70.2 79.0 2.6 94 26 64 24 12 0 0 0 34 320 17 3.4 10 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 91.8 72.3 82.0 3.0 96 17,26 61 25 25 0 0 0 75% 36 120 29 4.5 12 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    EWN 90.3 73.1 81.7 2.6 95 15 65 24 19 0 0 0 77% 42 280 18 5.0 12 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    RDU 91.9 92.3 82.1 3.6 99 26 64 24 23 0 0 0 71% 33 220 17 5.3 11 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    RAL 91.2 69.6 80.4 1.9 97 14,15,17,26 60 23,24 21 0 0 0 14 21 2 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 92.4 72.2 82.3 3.9 96.2 27 64.4 26 24 0 0 0 75% 22 200 8 0.8 145.6 8 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 90.0 73.8 81.9 2.2 95 21 65 24 20 0 0 0 77% 37 260 1 6.1 13 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 90.01 73.81 81.19 3.2 95.2 63.8 17.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 74% 34.8 5.4 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 92.0 72.6 82.3 3.8 97 17 68 25 27 0 0 0 28 200,250,240,
    310,140
    12,18,19,
    21,26
    5.2 14 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    CAE 93.8 74.8 84.3 3.5 97 26,27 68 25 30 0 0 0 69% 44 290 2 5.4 12 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 88.6 75.8 82.2 3.3 95 21 68 24,25 10 0 0 0 78% 29 220,210 1,6 7.5 9 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    CHS 92.3 75.2 83.8 2.9 97 21 68 25 28 0 0 0 38 320 18 7.0 8 0 0 0 0 CHS 2400
    CXM 88.3 78.7 83.5 2.2 94 21 74 25 7 0 0 0 30 20 28 7.6 CHS 2400
    FLO 93.1 73.6 83.3 3.4 98 27 64 25 28 0 0 0 71% 36 140 9 5.7 7 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    GSP 89.4 72.0 80.7 2.1 95 26 68 25 17 0 0 0 74% 30 10 27 4.6 14 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 92.4 73.5 82.9 2.7 96 15 65 25 28 0 0 0 37 290 18 4.7 13 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 91.24 74.53 82.88 2.99 96.1 67.9 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 73% 34.0 6.0 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 90.2 67.2 78.7 4.9 96 12,13 58 23 22 0 0 0 38 250 14 2.8 14 0 0 0 5 MRX 2400
    DAV 77.0 59.2 68.1 84 14 49 7,23 0 0 0 0 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 4.51 0.92 1.08 2 1.08 2 15 1 28.67 0.0 25.6 RNK 2400
    CHT 1.34 -2.19 0.70 17 0.72 17-18 6 0 26.61 0.0 33.7 30.330 23 29.727 21 30.028 LWX 2400
    CHO 2.70 -0.92 0.60 2 1.06 2-3 11 0 25.96 29.740 21 LWX 2400
    DAN 4.94 0.97 1.85 6 1.85 6-7 11 1 36.26 0.0 11.1 30.310 24 29.770 6 30.040 RNK 2400
    DCA 2.79 -0.14 1.16 15 1.16 15 4 1 24.92 0.0 32.3 29.740 21 LWX 2400
    IAD 0.96 -2.57 0.66 17 0.66 17 6 0 28.22 0.0 34.3 29.740 21 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.09 0.96 6 0.96 6 9 0 32.25 0.0 19.9 30.340 23,24 29.760 6,21 30.010 AKQ 2400
    HAM 2.06 -2.60 1.50 2 1.50 6 6 1 30.67 0.0 4.0 30.350 23 29.770 21 30.070 AKQ 2400
    HDV 1.20 -2.58 0.57 17 6 0 29.88 0.0 34.2 30.320 23 29.710 21 30.015 AKQ 2400
    LYH 1.19 -2.07 0.62 6 0.62 6 9 0 33.12 0.0 15.6 30.340 23 29.780 6 30.060 RNK 2400
    NPN 1.77 -4.89 0.89 2 0.89 2 3 0 40.78 0.0 9.9 30.310 23 29.730 21 30.020 AKQ 2400
    FHC 2.73 -2.79 1.13 2 1.13 2 7 1 35.48 0.0 5.0 30.316 23 29.749 21 30.049 AKQ 2400
    NOR 5.65 -0.12 3.59 2 3.59 2 8 1 42.32 0.0 5.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 4.75 -0.77 1.76 9 1.76 9 9 2 42.37 0.0 5.0 30.330 23 29.750 21 30.040 AKQ 2400
    POR 1.00 -4.46 0.40 19 0.40 19 7 0 36.12 0.0 4.6 30.305 23 29.737 21 30.035 AKQ 2400
    CTR 1.58 -3.57 0.58 2 0.58 2 9 0 35.31 0.0 17.6 30.280 24 29.710 21 30.007 AKQ 2400
    MEC 1.47 0.49 18 0.49 18 9 0 35.55 0.0 20.1 AKQ 2400
    RIC 0.53 -4.13 0.22 9 0.23 8-9 4 0 33.44 0.0 12.0 30.340 24 29.760 21 30.050 AKQ 2400
    ROA 4.46 0.90 1.09 15 1.15 14-15 15 1 33.77 0.0 23.0 30.350 23 29.800 6 30.075 RNK 2400
    SVC 2.95 -1.03 1.00 21 1.00 21 4 0 31.15 0.0 36.3 LWX 2400
    WAL 1.85 -2.34 1.46 21 1.46 21 11 0 32.02 0.0 12.3 30.340 23 29.750 6 30.045 AKQ 2400
    WSH 2.63 -0.51 0.78 3 0.78 3 8 0 30.05 0.0 27.7 30.420 23 29.830 21 30.125 LWX 2400
    Averages 2.51 -1.74 1.05 1.10 8.0 0.4 32.95 0.0 18.5 30.332 29.753 30.045
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 6.65 2.25 1.62 8 1.64 8-9 16 2 28.45 0.0 13.9 30.310 24 29.850 21 30.080 GSP 2400
    MRH 1.15 -6.55 0.44 2 0.51 2-3 11 0 37.44 0.0 T 29.820 21 MHX 2400
    CLT 1.88 -2.34 0.45 7 0.45 6-7 10 0 20.69 0.0 3.3 30.300 24 29.810 6 30.055 GSP 2400
    ECG 3.14 -3.50 1.28 2 1.34 1-2 9 1 27.51 0.0 1.8 30.310 23 29.770 21 30.040 AKQ 2400
    FAY 1.33 -4.16 0.30 19 0.31 19-20 13 0 26.66 29.790 28 RAH 2400
    GSO 4.97 1.09 1.13 5 1.13 5 12 2 30.80 0.0 4.5 29.800 RAH 2400
    HSE 5.64 -1.29 2.39 2 2.39 2 9 3 52.26 0.0 T 29.820 21 MHX 2400
    HKY 2.63 -1.47 0.59 7,18 0.59 7,18 12 4 28.58 30.280 23 29.790 21 30.035 GSP 2400
    LBT 4.03 -1.47 1.42 2 1.47 2-3 14 1 32.51 30.290 24 29.810 20 30.050 ILM 2400
    EWN 5.14 -1.51 1.21 19 1.22 19-20 16 1 48.51 0.0 T 29.820 21 MHX 2400
    RDU 3.01 -1.25 1.02 4 1.20 4-5 8 1 36.75 0.0 1.4 29.800 RAH 2400
    RAL 3.12 -1.14 1.24 18-19 10 1 38.34 0.0 1.9 RAH 2400
    WHI 5.45 -0.20 1.09 20 1.30 20-21 11 1 42.04 0.0 T 30.282 24 29.814 20 30.046 ILM 2400
    ILM 7.51 0.10 2.42 2 2.42 2 15 3 41.54 0.0 T 30.280 24 29.820 20 30.050 ILM 2400
    Averages 3.98 -1.53 1.18 1.23 11.9 1.4 35.15 0.0 2.4 30.293 29.809 30.051
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 2.50 -1.29 0.84 19 1.40 18-19 14 0 18.99 30.290 24 29.820 7 30.055 GSP 2400
    CAE 4.83 -0.43 1.63 4 1.71 4-5 12 1 22.93 0.0 T 30.270 24 29.810 6 30.040 CAE 2400
    CRE 4.00 -3.41 1.83 3 1.83 3 6 2 25.66 30.280 24 29.840 20 30.060 ILM 2400
    CHS 3.72 -3.43 1.42 10 1.42 10 12 2 31.99 0.0 T 30.270 18 29.860 20 30.065 CHS 2400
    CXM 2.50 -4.21 0.67 3 0.67 3 11 0 26.08 29.850 31 CHS 2400
    FLO 1.23 -4.01 0.32 2 0.57 1-2 9 0 32.86 30.290 24 29.830 20 30.060 ILM 2400
    GSP 4.37 -0.11 1.05 7 1.47 8-9 15 2 28.23 0.0 2.6 30.290 24 29.820 6 30.055 GSP 2400
    OGB 2.59 -2.69 0.83 5 1.04 4-5 10 0 20.50 30.280 24 29.850 20 30.065 CAE 2400
    Averages 3.22 -2.45 1.07 1.26 11.1 0.9 25.91 0.0 0.9 30.281 29.835 30.057
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 3.23 -0.24 1.36 21 1.87 20-21 11 1 23.95 0.0 18.4 30.270 23 29.800 20 30.035 MRX 2400
    DAV 2.90 0.69 22 13 0 37.33 0.0 124.6 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED


    Virginia:

    Arlington/Washington, D.C. -from NWS LWX, Sterling, VA: " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE SECOND WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL. A TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES OR GREATER WAS OBSERVED ON THREE DAYS LAST MONTH. THE ONLY OTHER TIME THIS HAPPENED WAS IN 1930 WHEN IT HAPPENED FIVE TIMES. THREE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. A HIGH OF 99 ON THE 12TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1926 AND 1900. A HIGH OF 101 ON THE 13TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1881. A HIGH OF 100 ON THE 14TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1943. FOUR DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. A LOW OF 81 ON THE 12TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 78 SET IN 2005...1980 AND 1926. A LOW OF 81 ON THE 13TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 1995. A LOW OF 80 ON THE 14TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2002. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 77 ON THE 26TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1993. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 81 OBSERVED ON BOTH THE 12TH AND 13TH ALSO TIED FOR THE HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF ANY DAY IN AUGUST ON RECORD. IT ALSO HAPPENED ON AUGUST 3RD 2006. A DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL RECORD OF 1.16 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 15TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.15 SET IN 1941. RECORDS AT RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT BEGAN IN 1941. ADDITIONAL RECORDS FROM THE OFFICE FORMERLY LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON DC EXTEND BACK TO 1872. " - [ + - ] -

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " The August mean monthly temperature was much above normal and precipitation was much below normal. The mean monthly temperature was 80.8 (+5.4). The mean high temperature was 91.7 (+5.1) and the mean low temperature was 69.9 (+5.7). A record high temperature was set on the 12th (99), 13th (101), and 26th (96) and tied on the 11th (97). A record maximum low temperature was set on the 6th (74), 12th (76), 13th (77), and 14th (77) and tied on the 10th (75), 11th (75), 26th (74) and 27th (72). There were 22 days with highs above 90, crushing my previous station max of 12. August precipitation of 1.34 was below average (-2.19). Maximum daily precipitation of 0.70 fell on the 17th. Maximum 24 hr precipitation of 0.72 fell on the 17th and 18th. Thunderstorms were noted on the 15th, 17th, and 21st. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East Ive been operating a station for almost 20 yrs and this August, by far, had the most days over 90 (It was 12 now 22. Station record is 23 for July 2011). The local lawns are dormant or dead and trees are losing leaves. Were lucky to get any rain out of a brush with an occasional thunderstorm. They seem to always split north and south of us and then reform east of us. This is the hottest, driest stretch I can remember. I wish wed gotten some of that rain from Hermine! " - [ + - ]

    Dulles -from NWS LWX, Sterling, VA - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKED AS THE WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 78.7 DEGREES SET IN 2007. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE THIRD DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE OF DAILY HIGHS) WAS 90.3 DEGREES. THIS TIES WITH 1991 AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE OF DAILY LOWS) WAS 68.6 DEGREES. THIS ALSO RANKS AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 68.1 SET IN 2009. TWO DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 ON THE 13TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 98 SET IN 2002. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 ON THE 26TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1998...1993 AND 1975. SIX DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 74 ON THE 6TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 72 SET IN 2012...2011 AND 2007. A LOW OF 75 ON THE 10TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2001. A LOW OF 75 ON THE 11TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1988. A LOW OF 77 ON THE 12TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 75 SET IN 1988. A LOW OF 78 ON THE 13TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 76 SET IN 1988. A LOW OF 76 ON THE 14TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 75 SET IN 2005. RECORDS AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DATE BACK TO 1962. " - [ + - ] -

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: "AUGUST 2016 WAS HOTTER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL." - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " August was above normal for temperature and well below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 97 and a low of 59 and was 2.6 degrees above normal. We had 13 days with the high at or above 90 degrees. On the precipitation side, the month was 2.58 below normal, with only 1.20 measured. We only had measurable rain on 6 days. We are now about 1.0 below normal for precipitation for the year." - [ + - ]

    Hampton - from member Dave Kessel: " Third Warmest August since 1977... tied with 1983 at 81.0... August 1978 83.0 and August 1980 82.0 only warmer. 6th warmest avg max at 88.0 tied most recent 2006 and 2007. 1st warmest avg min at 74.0. 5th driest August. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter (POR): " The month's average temperature of 81.9 was 3.6 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (1.00") was BELOW NORMAL by 4.46" or 18% of the August average rainfall during the period from 1976 to 2015. At month's end, rainfall for the year totaled 36.12" (+1.93" or 106% of normal). Frontal passages (significant): 3rd, 7th, 19th, 22nd, 27th, and 30th. STATION RECORDS: The August 2016 average temperature of 81.9 was the WARMEST AVERAGE AUGUST TEMPERATURE in the station database to August 1976. The top 5 warmest Augusts include: 1) 81.9 2016 2) 81.7 1988 3) 80.4 1977 4) 80.1 2002 & 80.1 2006. The August 2016 rainfall of 1.00" produced the DRIEST AUGUST in the August station database to 1976. The top 5 driest Augusts include: 1) 1.00" 2016 2) 1.33" 1995 3) 1.35" 1997 4) 1.37" 2008 5) 1.64" 2015. Daily records: 3rd - TEMPERATURE Minimum High 74 [previous 79 2003], Daily station records included: 14th - TEMPERATURE 98 maximum [previous 96 1995], 14th - TEMP 78 maximum low [previous 1997], 15th - TEMP TIED maximum 96 [previous 1988], 15th - TEMP maximum low 79 [previous 1997], 21st - TEMP maximum 95 [previous 93 2005], 26th - TEMP maximum 94 [previous 93 1993], 27th - TEMP maximum low 78 [previous 75 2003], and 28th - TEMP maximum low 77 [previous 76 1988]. To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The monthly mean temperature for August was 81.1F, a +3.9 F mean temperature departure based on an eight-year average and the highest on record. The maximum temperature for August was 98.1F on the 14th the highest on record for August. The lowest minimum was only 63.5F on the 22nd and 24th, the 2nd highest on record. The highest minimum temperature of 78.8 set a new record for August. There were 22 nights the temperature was =70F. Glen Allen was not only hot but humid with the highest maximum, minimum and mean temperature averages on record and an average relative humidity of 73.5% which was the 2nd highest on record. The lowest relative humidity was 37% on the 27th which was the 2nd highest minimum on record. The 13th had the second highest dew point for August and was only 0.1F from the record. The highest temperature range was only 25F on the 29th also a record low in part because of the humid air. Also both max. and min. average daily means were record August highs. The average ground temperature at one foot was 80.1F a new record for August. The maximum wind gust was 34 mph on the 17th in a quick evening thunderstorm. Thunder was only heard 4 days. The 2.09 inches of rain for August was a negative 2.29-inch departure based on an eight-year average and the second driest August on record. The most rainfall in a calendar day and in 24 hours was 0.96 inches, on the 6th. The month had 9 precipitation days, the second least number of days on record. Before drawing too many conclusions between the tables below, note the precipitation amounts are very different at Glen Allen and the Richmond International Airport. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport had only 0.53 inches of rain for the 3rd driest August in the past 143 years. Only 1943 and 1896 were drier and the August record for the Airport is 0.45 inches in 1896. The Airport reported only 4 days with measurable rain; no August in the past 143 years has reported fewer days of rain. The Richmond International Airport had an August mean temperature of 80.3F and was the 6th warmest August since 1880. The record is 1900 with a mean of 82.9F. The Airports highest daily minimum was 78F on the 13th. Only three years since 1880 have had a higher minimum in August. The highest maximum was 99 F on the 26th which tied the record maximum for the date. The Airport had four daily records that were tied or broken. The Aug. 26th maximum of 99F tied record 1975, August 13th minimum of 78 is a new record; the previous record was 77F in 1995, and August 14th minimum of 77 is a new record; the previous record was 76F set in 1943, and the August 17th minimum of 76 tied the record set in 2010 and 1997. The summer averaged only 0.8F warmer than average and precipitation averaged near average because of the wet June. " - [ + - ]


    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - from member Bob Woodson (RAL): " AUGUST WAS HOT AND DRY. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS +1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE RAINFALL WAS -1.14 BELOW NORMAL. HEAT ADVISORIES WERE ISSUED FOR AT LEAST THREE DAYS DURING AUGUST. THERE WAS NO SEVERE WEATHER OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH. " - [ + - ]

    South Carolina:

    Charleston (North) - from NWS Charleston CHS: " *WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD, *5TH WARMEST MONTH OF ALL-TIME, *AUG 13 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES. " - [ + - ]

    Charleston (Downtown) - from NWS Charleston CHS: " RECORDS ESTABLISHED THIS MONTH IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON: *5TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD, *AUG 13 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES, *AUG 14 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *AUG 16 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES, *AUG 23 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 81 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 2015-2016 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
      NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area



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    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:
    [ includes current stations, inactive stations, and closed stations since database inception ]

        
    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M SVC    Seven Corner, Fairfax County, VA John Iekel Latitude 38.857404 Longitude -77.151696
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport
    38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M
    WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 STATION CLOSED 08/2014
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985,
    38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | STATION CLOSED
    AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS 
    (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M
    MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20 10W 175M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 kesseld1@cox.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076 10-58W 11M
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
      GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com 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'. 1993 randy_ashby@msn.com
    LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93 ending 12/13
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W ccawley.kk4csr@gmail.com
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    NEW    Newmarket, VA 2W Joyce Winfree STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
      CXM    Downtown Charleston, SC NWS 32.77 N 79.93 W
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 mikey0781@cox.net CAE    Columbia, SC NWS Columbia Metropolitan Airport 33-56-31N 081-07-05W 73M 
    NOR     Norfolk, VA 3NE Jim Fentress 6/1/77 FLO    Florence, SC Florence Regional Airport 34-11-16N 079-43-51W 44M
    ORF     Norfolk, VA 5NE 36-54-13N 076-11-31W 14M  1871 GSP   Greenville-Spartanburg, SC NWS Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34-53-02N 082-13-15W 286M 
    POR     Portsmouth, VA 36.81 North 76.33 West 3S Bill Trotter -  7/1/76 wxr@cox.net CRE    North Myrtle Beach, SC Grand Strand Airport 33-48-42N 078-43-26W 10M
    MEC     Mechanicsville, VA Glen Martin 11/19/91 OGB   Orangeburg, SC  Orangeburg Municipal Airport 33-27-50N 080-51-13W 59M
    FHC    Norfolk, VA  Fred Heutte Center 36 54'N 76 16'W 01/01/03 fhcgarden@cox.net AND   Anderson, SC 
    RIC     Richmond, VA Richmond International Airport 37-30-40N 077-19-24W 50M TRI     Tri-cities, TN  (Bristol / Johnson / Kingsport), Tri-City Regional Airport 36-28-47N 082-23-56W 474M 
    ROA    Roanoke, VA Roanoke Regional Airport 37-19-01N 079-58-27W 362M DAV  Davis, WV Dave Lesher canaanwx@yahoo.com