The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina
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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


DECEMBER 2010


...COLDEST DECEMBER IN YEARS...
...BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AREAWIDE...
...ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MANY STATIONS...

Wow, what a month! December brought a very early start to winter with cold, and often subfreezing temps. For several stations, this was the coldest December in station databases. Be sure to take a look at station comments after the data tables below. All stations had average temperatures which were well-below normal. The rare extended period of cold came with an deeply entrenched trough over the eastern portions of the United States resulting from a blocking pattern well to the north and northeast. The cold extended into all of Florida. Periods of snow resulted from Alberta clippers and a few fairly weak low pressures passing through the region for the first three weeks of the month. A stronger low pressure system developed over the South just before Christmas. A week before Christmas Day, computer models indicated a significant low likely to bring snow to much of the region Christmas Day and on the 26th. As the week progressed, the models "backed-off" from that scenario on the 23rd but still progged good chances for a lighter snowfall across much of the three-state area. On the 25th, the low began to move eastward spreading considerable moisture across the Southeastern United States. By the morning of the 26th, the low had deepened significantly- and much sooner than progged - on its trek off the North Carolina coast. Snow was widespread and even provided snows across our area's southern extremes. Southeastern Virginia received the brunt of the storm with as many as 10.1 to 13.4" (the latter at Norfolk International Airport) on the 26th. This snow fell on top of 1-2" across the same area which had fallen Christmas night. Areas receiving significant snowcover experienced some of the month's coldest temps after the storm's departure.


  • NEW STATION: NORTH WHITEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (WHI)    We welcome Christopher Cawley as the latest member of our group. Christopher sends these notes: "My name is Christopher Cawley. I live in the community known either as North Whiteville, or Western Prong, in northwest Columbus County, North Carolina, approximately 6.3 miles NNW of the city of Whiteville (lat 34.413744, lon -78.751908). I started observing weather while living in Cooperstown, New York, home of baseball, on the southeastern fringe of the Lake Ontario snow belt zone. My wife and I moved to Whiteville in December 2005 to start a new life, and in October 2006, we welcomed our son, Nathan. In June 2010 I "chased" a small (EF0) tornado [click here to view.] along Bill Hooks Road to US highway 701 in north-central Columbus County. After that experience, and meeting with several meteorologists, I have decided that meteorology is my way forward. So, at 37, I am embarking on a new journey in life, taking classes to pursue a bachelor's degree in meteorology through Mississippi State University Distance Learning. For 17 years I have worked as a medical transcriptionist, but the time is right for a change. I am very interested in pursuing studies in lightning research, as well as digital photography of weather events and phenomena. My weather website is http://n-whiteville-skywatch.weebly.com. I am a trained Skywarn observer, and am studying to get my first amateur radio license. My weather station is a Davis Vantage Vue, which was put into service on February 8, 2010, and has been reporting data every 2.5 seconds since that time. My software is Virtual Weather Station and I am very pleased with that as well. I'm lucky to have such a loving wife who is willing to put up with my hobby / obsession!"


  • AWARE    Here's a link submitted by Kevin Shaw (ACON DC/MD/DE) to the publication AWARE that is published by the National Weather Service to enhance communications between the NWS and the emergency management community. http://www.weather.gov/os/Aware/.

  • 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/


  • 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 - DECEMBER 2010
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    70°
    Norfolk (ORF)
    Portsmouth

    Blacksburg
    35.6°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    25.9°
    Blacksburg
    3.55"
    Mechanicsville
    1.47"
    Dulles
    North Carolina
    72°
    Lumberton
    10°
    Charlotte
    40.5°
    Cape Hatteras
    30.6°
    Asheville
    3.63"
    Wilmington
    1.11"
    Hickory
    South Carolina
    74
    Orangeburg
    11°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    42.7°
    Charleston
    36.2°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    2.48"
    Charleston
    1.16"
    Greenville-Spartanburg


    ( 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 S    CWA
         --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB 32.8  19.0  25.9   -8.2  57  1,31  7   14   0 16 31 0   % 41 300  14   7.2       0 0 2 2  0 2400 AKQ
         BRI 36.32 22.97 29.65  -6.75 59    1  12   20   0  8 24 0 61%                         0 0 0 0  0 0510/1600 LWX
         CEN 37.5  24.4  31.0   -4.7  63    1  14   17   0  5 30 0 59% 50 301  14   4.9  320 0 0 0 0  1 2400 LWX
         CHT 38.8  24.9  31.9   -4.0  63.8  1  14.7 17   0  4 29 0 67% 29 250   1   0.8  360 1 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         CHO 40.9  25.0  33.0         65    1  14   15   0  2 29 0     36 150   1   4.2       0 0 0 0  3 2400 LWX
                                                                       36 340  16
                                                                       36 320  27
         DAN 41.6  24.4  33.0   -7.1  67    1  13    8   0  1 29 0 62% 37 240   1   6.0       0 0 1 1  4 2400 RNK
         DCA 40.7  28.5  34.6   -4.9  65    1  21 15,16  0  2 27 0 55% 55 340  27  10.8       0 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         IAD 38.3  23.5  30.9   -5.1  64    1  11   17   0  4 30 0 59% 53 300  27  10.3       0 0 0 0  1 2400 LWX
         GAV 41.87 23.48 32.68        68    1  14   15   0  3 30 0 64% 32 180   1             1 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
                                                                       32 360  23             1 0 0 2  3 2400 AKQ
         HAM 41    26    33    -10.6  68    1  17   15   0  4 27 0     46 230   1   8.0       0 0 2 3  1 2300 AKQ
         HDV 38.7  23.9  31.3   -6.4  63    1  13   16   0  4 30 0 60%                         0 0 0 0  1 2400 LWX
         LYH 39.4  21.3  30.4   -7.8  64    1   9    8   0  3 31 0 65% 37 300  14   6.3       0 0 1 0  1 2400 RNK
         NPN 42.1  25.3  33.3   -9.3  67.2  1  16.0 29   0  3 27 0     39 270  14   3.9  290 0 0 0 2  0 2400 AKQ
         NOR 41.2  26.9  34.0   -9.3  69    1  18   16   0  3 28 0                             0 0 1 0  0 2400 AKQ
         ORF 41.9  28.3  35.1   -9.1  70    1  18   16   0  1 24 0 63% 46 230  12   7.3       0 0 1 0  2 2400 AKQ
         FHC 41.91 29.26 35.58  -8.6  69.1  1  19.0 29   0  1 21 0     36 270   1   2.4  320 0 0 1 0  2 2400 AKQ
         POR 41.4  26.0  33.7  -10.4  70.4  1  15.1 15   0  3 28 0 72% 49 180   1   5.1  295 0 0 1 0  0 2400 AKQ
         CTR 42.0  23.3  32.5   -7.9  65.8  1  12.6 15   0  2 30 0 66% 31 290   1   0.4  360 0 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         MEC 40.61 23.87 32.52        58    1  13   16   0  3 29 0                             1 0 0 0  0 1700 AKQ
         RIC 41.4  25.1  33.3   -7.1  67    1  15   16   0  3 28 0 59% 46 270   1   7.5       0 0 1 1  2 2400 AKQ
         ROA 38.0  24.7  31.3   -7.8  61    1  10   14   0  8 30 0 61% 47 310  27   7.2       0 0 1 1  1 2400 AKQ
         WAL 39.8  25.9  32.9   -7.5  64    1  16 16,17  0  4 29 0     45 320  27   9.3       0 0 0 0  2 2400 AKQ
         WOO 37.0  23.9  30.4   -8.8  59    1  12   13   0  7 29 0                             0 0 1 1  2 2400 LWX
         WSH 37.1  24.6  30.9   -6.1  61.5  1  15.8 16   0  5 29 0 65% 26 050  27   1.2  050 0 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 S    CWA
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 38.4  22.8  30.6  -8.4  50    31 11 14,15  0  7 31 0 65% 51 330 26   10.0      0 0 1 0  1 2400 GSP
         MRH 46.3  29.4  37.8        69     1 22    15  0  0 23 0     45 230 16   10.3      2 0 0 0  0 2400 MHX
         CLT 45.5  24.1  34.8  -9.6  67     1 10    15  0  0 28 0 59% 33 230  1    5.3      1 0 3 1  5 2400 GSP
         ECG 43.7  25.4  34.5 -11.4  70     1 16    15  0  1 27 0 65% 37 300 14    9.0      0 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         FAY 45.9  26.4  36.2        71     1 17     8  0  0 28 0 59% 37 250 12    7.3      0 0 0 0  1 2400 RAH
         GSO 41.4  24.8  33.1  -7.9  66     1 13    15  0  4 20 0 60% 43 170  1    7.1      0 0 2 1  4 2400 RAH
         HSE 46.5  34.5  40.5  -9.5  70     1 26 24,25  0  0 13 0 66% 45 250 12    8.9      0 0 0 0  0 2400 MHX
         HKY 42.8  24.9  33.9  -7.9  64     1 12    15  0  4 30 0     38 290 13    4.3      0 0 0 1  3 2400 GSP
                                                                      38 230 27
         LBT 46.8  26.4  36.6  -8.1  72     1 13    15  0  0 26 0 65% 43 260  1    6.2      0 0 0 0  2 2400 ILM
         MON 43.3  23.0  33.2 -10.2  69.8   1 11.3   8  0  1  8 0 71% 22 293  1    0.9 070 0 0 0 2  1 2400 RAH
         EWN 45.6  26.3  36.0 -11.4  68     1 18 15,16  0  0 27 0   % 38 310 14    6.6      0 0 1 3  1 2400 MHX
         RDU 43.7  26.1  34.9  -8.1  70     1 16 14,15  0  0 28 0 60% 40 240  1    4.6      0 0 2 1  3 2400 RAH
         RAL 43.6  24.4  34.0  -9.0  68     1 14    15  0  1 29 0     27    1,13             0 0 0 1  0 2400(T)/1930(P) RAH
         ROX 41.1  24.8  33.2  -6.7  66     1 15  8,14, 0  3 28 0 69% 41 360 27        360 0 0 0 1  2 2400 RAH                                                                                          2200 RAH
                                                    15
         WHI 47.4  27.0  37.2  -9.9  70.5   1 15.7  15  0  0 26 0 70% 32 290 12    3.3 290 0 0 0 1    2400 ILM
         ILM 47.8  28.2  38.0 -11.0  70     1 17    15  0  0 24 0 64% 39 190  1    7.7      0 0 0 0  3 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 S    CWA
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 47.2  27.0  37.1  -7.3  67    22 14 14,15  0  0 25 0     38 250  1   5.3       0 0 0 1  1 2400 GSP
                                                                      38 280 12
         CAE 51.1  28.2  39.6  -7.4  69    22 15    15  0  0 22 0 60% 43 270 12   5.3       0 0 0 0  0 2400 CAE
         CRE 48.4  29.8  39.1  -8.7  69     1 20  8,15  0  0 23 0 73% 36 280 12   5.9       0 0 0 0  0 2400 ILM
         CHS 54.0  31.3  42.7  -7.8  72     1 18    15  0  0 21 0     40 280 12   7.6       0 0 0 0  2 2400 CHS
         FLO 48.7  27.7  38.2  -9.3  72     1 13  8,15  0  0 25 0 61% 41 260  12   6.6       0 0 0 0  1 2400 ILM
         GSP 45.7  26.6  36.2  -7.3  65    22 11    14  0  1 25 0 60% 39 280 12   5.1       0 0 0 1  4 2400 GSP
         OGB 52.7  31.0  41.9        74    30 18    14  0  1 21 0     39 270 26   5.3       0 0 0 1  5 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   S    CWA
         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI 37.8  22.1  29.9  -7.4   35    31  5   15  0  8 31 0     30 310  6   4.5       0 0 3 1  3   2400 MRX
         DAV              17  -12.0   29    12 -3   15  0 27 31 2                                         0700 PBZ

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

    VIRGINIA
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         STN  T      T1      U  U1    V    V1   W X   Y      Z  1   2 3    4    5     6   6A   7    7A    8    S
         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB  2.51  -0.36  1.28  1  1.28     1  8 1 39.23                0.0                                  2400
         BRI  1.70  -1.03  1.32  1  1.32     1  4 1 32.56           2 1  3.1  3.1  30.23  10 29.65  26        0510/1600
         CEN  1.70  -1.32  0.91  1  0.91     1  4 0 41.87  1.6 16   4 1  1.6  1.6  30.37   9 29.28     29.83  2400
         CHT  1.50  -1.57  0.77  1  0.77     1  6 0 42.40  1.5 16   3 1  1.9  1.9  30.392 10 29.259 12 29.988 2400
         CHO  2.27         1.69  1  1.69     1  6 1 35.49                                    29.25  13        2400
         DAN  1.79  -1.37  0.57  1  0.57     1  7 0 40.66  4.3 25   4 3  7.4  7.4  30.38   9 29.32  12        2400
         DCA  1.78  -1.27  0.78  1  0.78     1  5 0 40.80  1.5 16   6 1  2.1  2.1            29.25  13        2400
         IAD  1.47  -1.60  0.74  1  0.74     1  5 0 39.13  1.4 16   5 1  1.5  1.5            29.25  13        2400
         GAV  3.02  -0.28  1.47  1  1.47     1  9 1 42.09  2.2 25   7 4  7.6  7.6  30.37  9, 29.25 12, 29.97  2400
                                                                                          10        13
         HAM  1.51  -1.92  0.43 12  0.76 12-13  8 0 40.10           4 3 14.5 14.5  30.41  10 29.27  13 29.98  2400
         HDV  1.73  -1.45  0.94  1  0.94     1  5 0 44.06  1.6 16   6 0  1.9  1.9  30.35  10 29.21  12        2400
         LYH  2.16  -1.07  1.27  1  1.27     1  7 1 48.54  3.0 16   6 3  6.3  6.3  30.38  10 29.31  12        2400
         NPN  3.31  -0.47  1.20 26  1.30 25-26  9 1 50.57 12.2 26   9 3 15.6 15.6  30.41   9 29.25  12        2400
         NOR  2.75  -0.68  0.99 26  1.10 25-26 10 0 55.57 13.4 26   9 3 17.0 17.0                             2400
         ORF  2.88  -0.15  1.22 26  1.28 25-26 10 1 50.97 13.4 26   9 3 17.8 17.8  30.40   9 29.25  12        2400
         FHC  2.35  -0.68  0.84 26  0.94 25-26 10 0 53.87 10.0 26   8 4            30.379  9 29.259 12        2400
         POR  3.06  -0.20  0.84 26  0.94 25-26 10 4 57.44 10.1 26   8 4 15.4 15.4  30.41   9 29.28  12 29.986 2400
         CTR  2.13  -1.96  0.57 12  0.90 12-13  8 0 41.31  2.8 25   6 0 10.6 10.6  30.38  10 29.25  12 29.973 2400
         MEC  3.55         1.32  1  1.32     4  6 1 42.13  4.5 26   4 3  9.0  9.0  30.15   9 29.15  12 29.78  2400
         RIC  3.26  +0.14  1.33  1  1.33     1  8 1 35.89  2.7 25   7 3  8.0  8.0  30.42  10 29.28  13        2400
         ROA  1.99  -0.87  1.10  1  1.10     1  6 1 43.42  3.0 25   9 3  7.2  7.2  30.38   9 29.35  12        2400
         WAL  1.83  -1.31  0.50 12  0.67 11-12  8 0 38.75 10.2 26  10 3 14.8 14.8  30.42  10 29.21  12        2400
         WOO  2.25  -0.46                       8 1 29.43  2.0 16-  9 1  2.6  2.6  30.21  10 29.54  12        0800
                                                               17
         WSH  3.06  -1.42  2.37  1  2.37     1  7 1 41.03  2.0 16   8 1  2.8  2.8  30.43   9 29.31   9        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  1.26  -2.14  0.63 25  0.65 25-26  7 0 44.26   6.5  25 10 2 10.8 10.8  30.34   9 29.39  12         2400
         MRH  3.62         0.90  1  1.28 11-12  8 0 55.42                 0.0  0.0  30.38   9 29.35  12         2400
         CLT  1.74  -1.44  0.76  1  0.76     1  9 0 36.33   1.6  26  7 1  2.0  2.0  30.38   9 29.37  12         2400
         ECG  1.98  -1.08  0.56  1  0.56     1  8 0 43.09                           30.41   9 29.29  12         2400
         FAY  1.47         0.32 12, 0.34 11-12  8 0 37.14                 0.0  0.0            29.33  12         2400
                                18
         GSO  2.20  -0.86  0.74  1  0.74     1  7 2 42.71   4.2  25  7 3  8.2  8.2            29.33  12         2400
         HSE  3.47  -1.09  0.86 12  0.91 11-12 10 0 57.39     T  26  1 0    T    T  30.38   9 29.34  12         2400
         HKY  1.11  -2.48  0.48 12  0.48    12  6 0 43.39   T 4,12,  3 0    T    T  30.34   9 29.33  12         2400
                                                                16
         LBT  1.35  -1.87  0.38 26  0.41 25-26  8 0 38.13                           30.37   9 29.35  12         2400
         MON  2.24  -1.64  0.75 16  0.80 16-17 12 0 44.29   5.0  25  3 2  6.3  6.3  30.412  9 29.342 12  29.877 2400
         EWN  3.02  -0.82  0.79  1  0.95 11-12  8 0 53.50   3.0  26  3 1  3.1  3.1  30.40   9 29.36  12         2400
         RDU  2.39  -0.65  0.60 13  0.65 25-26  8 0 36.96   6.7  26  7 1  8.3  8.3            29.33  12         2400
         RAL  2.46  -0.58           0.66 16-17  8 0 43.72   7.0  26  5 1  8.5  8.5  30.43   9 29.40  12         0730
         ROX  2.53  -0.83  0.68 16  0.68    16  9 0 39.73   6.0  26  4 4 10.7 10.7  30.40   9 29.33  12  30.05  2200
         WHI  2.08  -1.19  0.65 26  0.67 26-27  7 0 49.01   4.0  26  2 1  4.0  4.0  30.367  9 29.363 12  30.032 2400
         ILM  3.63  -0.15  1.18  1  1.18     1  8 1 59.11   0.1  26  1 0  0.1  0.1  30.36   9 29.38  12         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  1.34  -2.50 0.64 12  0.64    12  7 0 39.19   T 13  1 0     T    T  30.37   9 29.45  12         2400
         CAE  1.40  -1.98 0.43 26  0.50 25-26  7 0 35.53 1.8 26  1 1   1.8  1.8            29.42  12         2400
         CRE  2.34  -1.11 0.81 11  0.81    11  7 0 41.61                         30.35   9 29.39  12         2400
         CHS  2.48  -0.76 1.16 18  1.16    18  6 1 59.42 0.2 26  3 0   0.2  0.2  30.34   9 29.44  12         2400
         FLO  1.72  -1.75 0.54 26  0.56 25-26  7 0 38.22                         30.36   9 29.36  12         2400
         GSP  1.16  -2.70 0.62 12  0.62    12  7 0 40.13 1.6 25  2 1   2.3  2.3  30.36   9 29.39  12         2400
         OGB  1.84        0.82 18  0.82    18  9 0 32.94                         30.36   9 29.43  12         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  2.56  -0.83 1.37 16 1.38 15-16 11 1 32.63   2.0 26 19  4   7.2  7.2  30.36  9 29.42  12        2400
         DAV  4.9   +0.6  1.41  1 1.41     1 24 1 50.7    9.4 27 26 18  71.0 77.0                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Arlington - " IN WASHINGTON...DECEMBER 2010 WAS A RELATIVELY COLD AND DRY MONTH. IT WAS THE FIRST MONTH SINCE FEBRUARY 2010 TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE. THIS BREAKS THE STREAK OF NINE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THAT STRETCHED FROM MARCH THROUGH NOVEMBER 2010. FOR THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES ON 23 OF 31 DAYS AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL. DECEMBER 2010 RANKED 28TH COLDEST OF ALL DECEMBERS GOING BACK TO 1872...AND THE COLDEST DECEMBER SINCE 2000 WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 31.8F DEGREES WAS RECORDED. THE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL IN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF MINUS 4.9F DEGREES THIS DECEMBER WAS THE LARGEST DEPARTURE BELOW NORMAL RECORDED IN ANY MONTH SINCE FEBRUARY 2007 WHEN IT AVERAGED 7.2F DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. WHILE A NORMAL DECEMBER AVERAGES 13 DAYS WITH READINGS OF 50F DEGREES OR HIGHER...THIS DECEMBER HAD ONLY TWO...THE 1ST AND 31ST. THIS IS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 50F-DEGREE DAYS IN DECEMBER SINCE 1942 WHEN TWO 50F-DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED ON THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THAT MONTH. THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 50F-DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD IN ANY DECEMBER IS ONE DAY IN 1903 AND 1917. DECEMBER 2010 RECORDED 27 DAYS WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...THE MOST SINCE 2000 WHEN 28 DAYS REACHED FREEZING. IN THE LAST 100 YEARS...ONLY SEVEN DECEMBERS HAVE HAD 27 OR MORE DAYS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES. THE NORMAL NUMBER OF FREEZING DAYS IN DECEMBER FOR WASHINGTON IS 14 DAYS. DECEMBER 2010 WAS A WINDY MONTH. NINE DAYS FEATURED AVERAGE DAILY WIND SPEEDS THAT RANKED IN THE TOP 20 OF WINDIEST DAYS FOR ALL DECEMBERS SPANNING THE LAST DECADE...SINCE 2001. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH TO REGISTER BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON THE 13TH...WHEN 0.2 INCHES FELL. THE GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL WAS ON THE 16TH...1.5 INCHES. ON THE 26TH... 0.4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS REPORTED ON THE 10TH...14TH...25TH...AND 27TH. DESPITE A COLD MONTH...NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN IN DECEMBER 2010 AT WASHINGTON. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN AS WELL. " - [ - - ] - Notes from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - " The temperature for the month was 6.75 degrees below normal, and the precipitation was 1.03 inches below normal. This was the coldest December Since 2000. We received 3.1 inches of snow, places east of us received much more. We got heavy rain on the first, and this was in keeping with the pattern of the year of heavy precipitation, and then rather long dry spell. The precipitation for the year is much below normal. " - [ - - ] - comments from Clayton

    CENTREVILLE - " December was the first month all year when the average monthly low temperature was less than the climatic average monthly low. " - [ - - ] - additional notes from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ sends these notes: " The streak of nine straight months in which the average temperature was above normal ended abruptly in December. Temperatures averaged 4.0 below normal and precipitation was 1.57" below normal. Temperatures only made it above 50 twice, on the 1st and 31st. Snowfall was slightly below normal, with at least a trace on the 16th (1.5"), 25th (0.125") and 25th (0.25"). A thunderstorm was observed on the 1st. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the Southeast " - [ - - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " AT DULLES...DECEMBER 2010 WAS A RELATIVELY COLD AND DRY MONTH. IT WAS THE FIRST MONTH SINCE FEBRUARY 2010 TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE. THIS BREAKS THE STREAK OF NINE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES STRETCHING FROM MARCH THROUGH NOVEMBER 2010. FOR THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES ON 23 OF 31 DAYS AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL. DECEMBER 2010 RANKED 6TH COLDEST OF ALL DECEMBERS GOING BACK TO 1962...AND THE COLDEST DECEMBER SINCE 2000 WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 27.8F DEGREE WAS RECORDED. WHILE A NORMAL DECEMBER AVERAGES 11 DAYS WITH READINGS OF 50F DEGREE OR HIGHER...THIS DECEMBER HAD ONLY TWO...THE 1ST AND 31ST. THIS IS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 50 DEGREE DAYS SINCE THE TWO DAYS IN DECEMBER 1989. THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 50F-DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD IN DECEMBER AT DULLES IS ONE DAY IN 1969. DECEMBER 2010 RECORDED 30 DAYS WHEN THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED OR FELL BELOW FREEZING...THE MOST SINCE 2000 WHEN ALL 31 DAYS REACHED FREEZING. ONLY THREE OTHER DECEMBERS SINCE 1962 HAVE HAD 30 DAYS OR 31 DAYS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES. THE NORMAL NUMBER OF FREEZING DAYS IN DECEMBER FOR DULLES IS 23 DAYS. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND WAS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH TO REGISTER BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. SNOWFALL AT DULLES FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AND GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL BOTH OCCURRED ON THE 16TH...1.4 INCHES. THE ONLY OTHER DAY TO HAVE MEASURABLE SNOW WAS THE 26TH...0.1 INCH. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS REPORTED ON THE 10TH...13TH...AND 25TH. A RECORD LOW MAX TEMPERATURE WAS TIED AT DULLES ON THE 14TH AND 16TH WHEN THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 25F DEGREE AND 24F DEGREE RESPECTIVELY. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN. " - [ - - ]

    Glen Allen - Lowell Koontz adds these notes: " December was much colder than average as the monthly mean temperature was 32.7F, a -6.3F departure, and was drier than average (when compared to Ashland, VA records). The average mean temperature this year was 10.5F lower than 2008 and 5.0F colder than last year's. December was the coldest month of the year, even colder than January. The first and last days of December were the warmest two days of the month. If you remove them, the highest temperature for December was only 47F. There were 30 days where the minimum temperature dropped below freezing. The mean temperature for the Richmond International Airport was 33.3F, which made December the 6th coldest in the past 113 years. The coldest December was 1917 which had a mean temperature of 30.1F. December had 7.6 inches of snow which was a departure of +5.6 inches when compared to Ashland's average December snowfall. The 3.02 inches of precipitation for December was -0.28 inch departure when compared to the Ashland, VA average. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day was 1.47 inches on December 1. The storm of the 25th and 26th gave us only 3.3 inches of snow. The airport had 4.6 inches and it was a major storm for Portsmouth, Norfolk, and the NE coastal locations. The 2.7 inches at the airport was the first snow on Christmas day since 1993 when only 0.1 inch occurred, but it was the most snow on Christmas Day since 1962 when 4.3 inches occurred. December at the airport also had four days with measurable snowfall, which was the most since 1993. The maximum temperature for December was a warm 66F on December 1st and the lowest minimum was 14F recorded here on the 15th. The lowest barometric pressure of the month was 29.25 inches and recorded on the 12th and 13th; the highest was only 30.37 inches on December 9th and 10th. The maximum wind gust for the month was 32 mph that occurred on the 1st and 23rd of the month. " - [ - - ] 

    Hampton - Dave sends these notes: " Coldest December in database and snowiest December in database- third heaviest snowfall in database: December 2010 averaged 10 degrees below normal; this smashes old record of December 1989 ; also third heaviest snowfall from December 25-27 2010; snowfall of 1 inch on December 25 is first snow on Christmas day of 1 inch or more going back to 1977- snowfall of 11.0 inches on December 26 is the most in a single day in December in the history of my records (1977) also the tied for third heaviest storm with 12.0 inches since 1977: Top Hampton Snowstorms (Storm Totals): March 1980 18.0 inches, February 1989 16.0 inches, February 1989 12.0 inches, December 2010 12.0 inches. " - [ - - ]

    Herndon - Randy comments: " December was well below normal for temperature and again below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 63 and a low of 13. The average highs/lows were 7.8 and 4.9 degrees below normal, respectively. 30 of 31 days had the low temperatures at or below freezing; except for 1 Dec, all high temps generally occurring in the mid-30s to low 40s. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.45" below normal with only 1.73" measured. Most of this came on 1 Dec when we received .94". The only other major precipitation events occurred mid-Dec when we had our first snow of the year - 1.6". This was well below what the areas south, east and north us received. A week later, the big storm that crippled the areas north of us, brought our area only 0.2". But, no one is complaining. We ended 2010 with 44.06" precipitation for the year which is 1.8" below normal. " - [ - - ]

    Portsmouth - " A rare December for Portsmouth indeed! December's average temperature (33.7) was a whopping, record 10.4 BELOW NORMAL. December 2010 was the coldest December in this station's database to 1976. The top 5 coldest Decembers in the West Cradock section of Portsmouth include: 1) 33.7 2010 2) 34.7 1989 3) 38.0 2000 4) 39.4 1995 5) 39.5 1981. Rainfall was BELOW NORMAL by 0.20" or 94% of normal relative to normal Decembers for the period from 1976 to 2009. December 2010 was the snowiest December in the database to 1976 with 15.4". The top 5 snowiest Decembers in the West Cradock section of Portsmouth include: 1) 15.4" 2010 2) 5.8" 2004 3) 1.7" 1993 4) 1.3" 2000 5) 1.2" 1989. The 10.1" of snow which fell in the West Cradock section (SE corner) of Portsmouth on 12/26/10 was the 3RD GREATEST DAILY STATION SNOWFALL on record with database to 1976. The top 5 station daily snowfall amounts include: 1) 12.2" February 6, 1980 2) 11.5" February 18, 1989 3) 10.1" December 26, 2010 4) 10.0" March 2, 1980 5) 8.0" January 3, 2002. The 11.1" of snow which fell 12/25/10 through 12/27/10 in the West Cradock section (SE corner) of Portsmouth is the 4TH GREATEST SNOWSTORM TOTAL on record at this station with database to 1976. The top 5 station snowstorm totals include: 1) 14.00" March 1-2, 1980 1) 14.0" February 17-19, 1989 3) 12.2" February 6-7, 1980 4) 11.1" December 25-27, 2010 5) 9.0" January 2-3, 2002. The greatest number of new/tied DAILY STATION RECORDS FOR ONE-MONTH was recorded this month: 1st Wind gust 49mph [previous 39 2004], 4th Snowfall 0.1" [no previous snow on this date], 5th Snowfall 0.7" [no previous snow on this date], 5th Temp Minimum maximum 40 [previous 41 1991], 6th Temp Minimum 25 [previous 27 1992], 6th Temp Minimum Maximum 39 [previous 40 1997], 7th Temperature Minimum 23 [previous 24 1984], 8th Temperature Minimum 20 [previous 22 1976], 8th Temperature Minimum Maximum 35 [previous 36 2006], 10th Temperature Minimum 21 [previous 23 1977], 13th Snowfall 1.5" [no previous snow], 14th Temperature Minimum 18 [previous 20 1982], 14th Temperature Minimum Maximum 28 [previous 37 2005], 14th Wind Gust 38mph [previous 32 1991], 15th Temperature Minimum 15 [previous 21 1985], 15th Temperature Minimum Maximum 32 [39 2004], 16th Temperature Minimum 17 [20 1988], 16th Temperature Minimum Maximum 33 [previous 40 1988], 25th Snowfall 1.0" [previous TRACE 1981], 26th Snowfall 10.1" [previous 5.0" 2004], " - [ - - ] 

    Woodstock - " Third coldest December in 25 years!" - [ - - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS RAH notes: " THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR DECEMBER WAS 8.2 INCHES. THIS IS THE FOURTH SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD BEHIND 14.3 INCHES IN 1930 AND 8.3 INCHES IN 1973 AND 1935. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATINOAL AIRPORT FOR DECEMBER WAS 33.1 DEGREES. THIS MAKES DECEMBER 2010 THE FIFTH COLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD BEHIND 31.4 DEGREES IN 1935... 32.3 DEGREES IN 1963...32.7 DEGREES IN 1989...AND 33.0 DEGREES IN 2000. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON DECEMBER 6TH WAS 35 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGREES SET IN 2002. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON DECEMBER 7TH WAS 32 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD ORIGINALLY SET IN 1937. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON DECEMBER 9TH WAS 17 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 17 SET IN 2006. A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.2 INCHES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 25TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 2.8 INCHES SET IN 1947. A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 1.6 INCHES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 26TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.5 INCHES SET IN 1969. " - [ - - ]

    Moncure - Mac adds: " Basis for 30yr Temperature/Rainfall NWS Climatological Data SANFORD (NC) 8 NE 1970-2000. December was a terrible month, finishing the month 10.2 degrees "below" average. December of 2009 was very cold as well but not even close to this year. I just want to know where Global Warming is??? It surely is not in NC, this year or last. Does that mean that we are not a part of the "global warming"? ....hmmm. " - [ - - ]

    Raleigh - Bob comments on December: " What a December! Cold the entire month with the average daily temperature 9 degrees below normal. There were only two days that the average daily temperature was above normal. Frozen precipitation was observed on 5 days including Christmas. A maximum snowfall of 7 inches occurred from the 25th-26th. " - [ - - ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR DECEMBER WAS 8.3 INCHES. THIS IS THE SECOND SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD BEHIND 10.6 INCHES IN 1958. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR DECEMBER WAS 34.9 DEGREES. THIS MAKES DECEMBER 2010 THE THIRD COLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD BEHIND 34.6 DEGREES IN 1989 AND 34.7 DEGREES IN 1963. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON DECEMBER 6TH WAS 38 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ORIGINALLY SET IN 2002. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON DECEMBER 7TH WAS 35 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD ORIGINALLY SET IN 1984. A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.4 INCHES WAS TIED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 25TH. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 0.4 INCHES SET IN 1947. A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 6.7 INCHES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 26TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF TRACE SET IN 2004. " - [ - - ]

    Nearby Cities:

    Tri-cities - Notes from NWS MRX: " Tri-Cities received 2.56 inches of precipitation in December, which was 0.83 inches below normal. It ranked as the 24th driest December on record. Measurable precipitation occurred on 11 days, and only three of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of precipitation. The heaviest precipitation fell on the 16th, when 1.37 inches of precipitation was reported, which accounted for over one-half of the total rainfall for the entire month. It also broke the daily precipitation record of 0.79 inches set in 1948. The driest December of the 72 years of observations taken at Tri-Cities was back in 1965 when only 0.21 inches of precipitation was recorded. The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities in December was 29.9 degrees, which was 7.4 degrees below normal. It ranked as the 3rd coldest December on record. One low temperature record was broken on the 15th, when the temperature dipped to 5 degrees, breaking the old record of 6 degrees set in 1942. The coldest December at Tri-Cities was back in 1963, when the average temperature was 27.8 degrees. The annual temperature at Tri-Cities in 2010 was 55.8 degrees, which was 0.9 degrees above normal. It ranked in the middle one third of years on record. The warmest year on record at Tri-Cities was back in 1990, when the average temperature was 58.2 degrees. Tri-Cities received an annual precipitation total of 45.66 inches for 2010, which was 2.56 inches below normal. It ranked in the middle one-third of years on record. " - [ - - ]

    Davis, WV - from Dave Lesher's website: " December 2010 had a mean temperature of 17 and that was 12 BELOW NORMAL. The month's rainfall total of 4.9 inches was 0.6" ABOVE NORMAL. Rainfall for the year - 50.7" - was 5.6" BELOW NORMAL. The 71" of snow was 45" inches ABOVE NORMAL snowfall for the month. The season-to-date snowfall of 77" was 35" ABOVE NORMAL. " - [ -  +]



    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 2007-2008 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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    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M  
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport 38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20 10W 175M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 david82@verizon.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC, 
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
      GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - new location December 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
    HDV    Herndon, VA  Randoplh W. Ashby, 3.3 SM South, Lat: 38.922127, Lon: -77.38015, Elev: 390'. Randolph_Ashby@Raytheon.com LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    NEW    Newmarket, VA 2W Joyce Winfree STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 joywood@shentel.net CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 GaryMLeonard@aol.com CAE    Columbia, SC NWS Columbia Metropolitan Airport 33-56-31N 081-07-05W 73M 
    NOR     Norfolk, VA 3NE Jim Fentress 6/1/77 FLO    Florence, SC Florence Regional Airport 34-11-16N 079-43-51W 44M
    ORF     Norfolk, VA 5NE 36-54-13N 076-11-31W 14M  1871 GSP   Greenville-Spartanburg, SC NWS Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34-53-02N 082-13-15W 286M 
    POR     Portsmouth, VA 36.81° North 76.33° West 3S Bill Trotter -  7/1/76 wxr@cox.net CRE    North Myrtle Beach, SC Grand Strand Airport 33-48-42N 078-43-26W 10M
    MEC     Mechanicsville, VA Glen Martin 11/19/91 OGB   Orangeburg, SC  Orangeburg Municipal Airport 33-27-50N 080-51-13W 59M
    FHC    Norfolk, VA  Fred Heutte Center 36° 54'N 76° 16'W 01/01/03 fhcgarden@cox.net AND   Anderson, SC 
    RIC     Richmond, VA Richmond International Airport 37-30-40N 077-19-24W 50M TRI     Tri-cities, TN  (Bristol / Johnson / Kingsport), Tri-City Regional Airport 36-28-47N 082-23-56W 474M 
    ROA    Roanoke, VA Roanoke Regional Airport 37-19-01N 079-58-27W 362M DAV  Davis, WV Dave Lesher canaanwx@canaantv.tv