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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


FEBRUARY 2016


...TEMPERATURES...

AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

...RAINFALL...

ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE RAINFALL



...EARLY TORNADO OUTBREAK...



  • TORNADO OUTBREAK IN KAKQ COUNTY WARNING AREA      Click this link to review the tornado outbreak in central Virginia from NWS Wakefield on February 24th, 2016 - http://www.weather.gov/akq/Feb24-2016TOR

  • 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 -




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  • TRACK FEBRUARY 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 February 1, 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 February 2016 reports: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/160201_rpts.html




  •    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 - FEBRUARY 2016

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    77
    Norfolk (ORF)
    5
    Blacksburg
    44.73
    Norfolk (FHC)
    34.1
    Blacksburg
    6.43"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    3.79"
    Arlington
    Dulles
    North Carolina
    77
    Lumberton
    13
    Raleigh (RAL)
    49.2
    Wilmington
    39.9
    Asheville
    8.24"
    Cape Hatteras
    4.23"
    Greensboro
    South Carolina
    80
    Columbia
    Orangeburg
    20
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    52.2
    North Charleston (CHS)
    44.7
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    6.17"
    North Myrtle Beach
    3.63"
    North Myrtle Beach


    ( 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 42.6 25.6 34.1 -0.1 65 28 5 14 0 7 22 0 74% 39 320 29 6.4 1 0 2 0 7 LWX 2400
    CHT 46.9 29.3 38.1 1.9 69.9 28 9.5 14 0 4 19 0 69% 20 180 20 0.8 360 1 0 1 0 2 LWX 2400
    CHO 48.6 30.8 39.7 1.5 69 28.29 8 14 0 4 17 0 34 190 24 6.1 1 0 2 1 6 LWX 2400
    DAN 52.1 31.2 41.7 0.8 73 24,29 13 14 0 2 18 0 74% 50 230 24 7.2 1 0 2 0 6 RNK 2400
    DCA 47.6 32.2 39.9 0.9 65 28,29 13 14 0 5 15 0 62% 42 210 24 10.1 1 1 1 0 3 LWX 2400
    IAD 45.6 28.2 36.9 0.7 67 20 7 14 0 5 19 0 44 310 13 8.9 1 0 2 1 4 LWX 2400
    GAV 51.43 30.87 41.15 1.8 74 1 8 14 0 4 18 1 65% 41 203 25 1 0 2 1 1 AKQ 2400
    HAM 51.0 34.0 43.0 -1.3 74 3 15 14 0 3 12 0 45% 48 225 24 11.0 270 1 0 0 0 5 AKQ 2400
    HDV 46.4 29.0 37.7 1.0 67 20 9 14 0 5 19 0 70% 21 225 24 225 1 0 2 1 3 LWX 2400
    LYH 47.0 28.3 37.6 -0.6 66 28,29 7 14 0 6 18 0 36 210 24 6.0 1 0 2 0 5 RNK 2400
    NPN 52.4 34.0 43.0 1.5 74.4 3 15.4 14 0 3 12 0 39 68 24 4.4 270 1 0 1 3 AKQ 2400
    FHC 53.8 35.6 44.7 2.1 75 3 16 14 0 2 8 0 64% 49 180 24 3.4 202 0 0 1 1 2 AKQ 2400
    NOR 51.9 34.6 43.2 1.7 76 3 15 14 0 3 11 0 34 315 5 0 0 1 1 2 AKQ 2400
    ORF 53.0 36.1 44.5 1.9 77 3 17 14 0 3 9 0 62% 54 190 24 10.5 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 53.2 36.0 44.6 2.0 76 3 17 14 0 2 9 0 72% 39 270 24 4.3 320 1 0 1 2 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 51.8 30.1 41.0 1.5 73.9 1 19 14 0 3 17 0 68% 28 203 24 0.5 245 0 0 0 1 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 51.4 31.6 41.7 71 1,3 7 14 0 16 0 54% 16 45 25 6.9 1 1 0 1 1 AKQ 2400
    RIC 50.7 30.9 40.8 -0.1 72 1 9 14 0 4 17 0 65% 48 260 24 9.0 1 0 2 2 4 AKQ 2400
    ROA 46.6 30.3 38.5 -1.1 69 28 9 14 0 5 16 0 50 280 29 8.5 0 0 2 1 6 RNK 2400
    SVC 45.2 29.5 37.3 -0.1 65 20 10 14 0 5 19 0 1 1 2 2 5 LWX 2400
    WAL 48.8 33.0 40.9 2.2 69 1 13 14 0 4 14 0 53 180 24 10.3 1 0 0 0 3 AKQ 2400
    WSH 45.0 29.0 37.0 0.81 68.7 28 7.7 14 0 5 17 0 69% 23 113 25 1.0 68 1 0 2 1 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 49.23 31.37 40.32 0.91 70.8 11.3 0.0 4.0 15.5 0.0 65% 38.5 6.4 0.8 0.1 1.3 0.9 3.2
    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
    AVL 48.9 30.9 39.9 -0.4 67 1,29 16 10 0 4 17 0 64% 55 180 24 8.8 2 0 1 0 4 GSP 2400
    MRH 54.6 39.7 47.2 0.2 70 3 20 14 0 1 9 0 66 190 16 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 54.5 34.5 44.5 0.6 74 29 17 11 0 1 16 0 59% 48 240 3 7.7 2 0 1 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 54.0 35.5 44.7 0.6 75 3 17 14 0 1 11 0 70% 47 170 24 11.3 1 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 56.0 36.3 46.1 -1.2 76 24 19 14 0 1 20 0 48 230 16 9.2 2 0 1 0 4 RAH 2400
    GSO 51.9 33.1 42.5 0.1 72 29 15 11,14 0 2 16 0 47 240 24 8.6 1 0 1 1 7 RAH 2400
    HSE 55.2 43.1 49.1 2.3 71 24 22 14 0 1 4 0 72% 52 20 7 11.6 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 51.2 32.0 41.6 -1.0 71 29 18 14 0 2 18 0 51 210 24 6.1 2 0 2 0 8 GSP 2400
    LBT 57.1 37.7 47.4 0.6 77 24 22 14 0 0 10 0 66% 52 200 24 8.1 3 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    EWN 57.3 37.0 47.2 0.2 76 1,3 18 14 0 1 11 0 66% 49 200 24 9.1 3 0 1 1 0 MHX 2400
    RDU 53.5 34.1 43.8 -0.7 73 24,29 15 14 0 2 15 0 62% 46 230 24 6.9 1 0 1 1 7 RAH 2400
    RAL 54.0 33.4 43.7 -0.8 73 29 13 14 0 1 17 0 34 25 1 0 1 1 0 RAH 2400
    WHI ILM 2400
    ILM 59.2 39.2 49.2 0.3 76 3,24 21 14 0 0 10 0 65% 52 180 24 9.6 4 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 54.42 35.88 45.15 0.06 73.2 17.9 0.0 1.3 13.4 0.0 66% 49.8 9.1 1.6 0.0 0.7 0.3 2.6
    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 56.0 35.9 45.9 0.4 72 29 22 11 0 0 13 0 51 200 24 8.7 4 0 1 0 4 GSP 2400
    CAE 60.1 37.9 49.0 0.5 80 24 26 11,14 0 0 13 0 59% 53 200 24 7.5 2 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 57.2 39.8 48.5 0.5 74 21 23 14 0 0 7 0 69% 46 210 24 8.6 4 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    CHS 63.3 41.2 52.2 0.5 78 21 26 11 0 0 7 0 54 190 24 9.3 3 0 0 1 1 CHS 2400
    CXM 58.9 45.2 52.0 -0.6 72 1,21 30 14 0 0 3 0 39 190 24 7.8 CHS 2400
    FLO 57.2 37.9 47.6 -0.9 77 24 21 14 0 0 10 0 67% 46 260 24 8.8 2 0 1 0 1 ILM 2400
    GSP 54.6 34.7 44.7 -1.0 73 29 20 10,11 0 2 15 0 63% 51 210 24 8.2 4 0 2 0 3 GSP 2400
    OGB 60.9 39.6 50.3 0.7 80 24 25 11 0 0 7 0 55 220 24 7.4 2 0 0 0 0 CAE 2400
    Averages 58.53 39.03 48.78 0.0 75.8 17.1 0.0 0.3 9.4 0.0 65% 49.4 8.3 3.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 1.6
    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 48.6 30.4 39.5 0.5 68 2 11 14 0 5 16 0 49 250 24 6.2 1 0 1 1 5 MRX 2400
    DAV 34.5 18.8 26.6 58 1 -5 14 0 11 26 4 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 4.70 1.89 1.06 3 1.06 3 12 1 7.14 6.5 15 14 2 9.8 24.0 RNK 2400
    CHT 3.91 1.17 0.78 16 1.15 15-16 11 0 8.39 2.8 15 3 1 3.8 32.7 30.599 19 29.259 24 30.042 LWX 2400
    CHO 4.26 1.56 1.05 16 1.48 15-16 10 1 6.12 29.270 24 LWX 2400
    DAN 4.31 1.30 1.65 3 1.65 3 12 1 6.85 1.1 14 4 1 1.9 11.1 30.590 19 29.270 24 29.930 RNK 2400
    DCA 3.79 1.17 1.10 24 1.10 24 12 1 6.47 2.8 15 9 1 3.1 32.0 29.270 24 LWX 2400
    IAD 3.79 1.79 0.79 16 1.13 15-16 11 0 8.45 2.2 15 8 1 3.1 33.0 29.270 24 LWX 2400
    GAV 4.42 1.05 3 1.08 3-4 13 1 8.38 1.3 15 6 1 1.6 18.0 30.630 19 29.320 24 30.070 AKQ 2400
    HAM 5.08 1.73 1.22 24 1.34 23-24 14 2 8.72 T 14 6 0 T 4.0 30.610 19 29.360 24 30.050 AKQ 2400
    HDV 4.20 1.40 1.07 24 14 1 8.77 2.8 15 9 1 3.8 33.1 30.590 19 29.250 24 29.920 AKQ 2400
    LYH 4.52 1.59 1.14 16 1.14 16 11 2 7.29 4.9 15 11 2 5.4 15.6 30.600 19 29.290 24 29.945 RNK 2400
    NPN 6.22 3.45 1.30 4 1.96 3-4 13 3 10.87 2.5 15 4 1 2.9 9.8 30.590 19 29.330 24 29.960 AKQ 2400
    FHC 5.26 2.14 1.58 3 2.72 3-4 11 2 9.47 1.1 15 4 1 2.2 5.0 30.582 19 29.374 24 30.048 AKQ 2400
    NOR 6.43 2.96 1.91 4 13 2 11.33 1.3 15 4 1 2.2 5.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 6.25 3.13 1.72 4 3.09 3-4 12 2 10.87 1.1 15 4 1 2.2 5.0 30.590 19 29.360 24 29.975 AKQ 2400
    POR 6.36 3.06 1.70 4 3.14 3-4 13 2 11.11 1.2 15 4 1 1.8 4.6 30.580 19 29.370 24 30.039 AKQ 2400
    CTR 5.05 3.12 1.66 24 1.66 24 12 2 8.56 1.5 15 2 1 1.5 17.3 30.570 19 29.270 24 30.013 AKQ 2400
    MEC 5.30 1.57 25 1.91 25 12 1 9.01 1.3 15 2 1 1.8 18.3 AKQ 2400
    RIC 4.35 1.59 1.03 24 1.04 23-24 12 1 7.65 1.4 15 6 1 1.8 10.8 30.620 19 29.230 24 29.925 AKQ 2400
    ROA 5.24 2.35 1.21 16 1.82 15-16 11 3 8.23 7.5 15 10 2 8.5 22.0 30.580 19 29.280 24 29.930 RNK 2400
    SVC 5.94 2.93 2.20 24 2.20 24 15 2 10.48 4.0 15 8 1 5.2 35.1 LWX 2400
    WAL 4.56 1.80 0.81 4 1.31 4-5 12 0 7.18 2.0 15 5 2 3.6 10.9 30.600 19 29.370 25 29.985 AKQ 2400
    WSH 4.36 1.83 1.29 24 1.30 23,24 12 2 7.78 2.3 15 11 2 4.0 27.0 30.640 19 29.320 29 29.980 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.92 2.10 1.31 1.66 13.4 1.6 8.60 3.3 17.8 30.598 29.304 29.987
    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 5.69 1.93 2.15 3 2.38 2-3 9 2 8.98 0.1 13 9 0 0.1 13.9 30.510 19 29.350 24 29.930 GSP 2400
    MRH 6.98 3.78 3.68 4 3.68 4 10 2 12.09 T 7 1 0 T T 30.590 19 29.550 24 30.070 MHX 2400
    CLT 4.50 1.18 1.86 22 2.25 22-23 8 1 6.78 T 5,12 2 0 T 3.3 30.570 19 29.360 24 29.965 GSP 2400
    ECG 4.68 1.50 1.21 4 1.93 3-4 11 1 7.59 1.5 12 3 1 1.8 1.8 30.600 19 29.440 24 30.020 AKQ 2400
    FAY 6.14 3.38 1.58 24 2.07 3-4 10 3 7.84 29.300 24 RAH 2400
    GSO 4.23 1.27 1.07 16 1.54 15-16 11 1 6.14 2 14 4 1 2.0 4.5 29.300 24 RAH 2400
    HSE 8.24 4.22 2.25 7 2.32 7-8 11 4 13.11 T 12 1 0 T T 30.580 19 29.430 7 30.005 MHX 2400
    HKY 4.64 0.92 1.72 3 1.84 2-3 8 2 7.36 30.520 19 29.300 24 29.910 GSP 2400
    LBT 6.65 3.75 1.77 3 2.23 3-4 10 2 8.28 30.590 19 29.360 24 29.975 ILM 2400
    EWN 7.31 3.65 2.67 4 3.56 3-4 9 3 11.02 T 12 1 0 T T 30.610 19 29.510 24 30.060 MHX 2400
    RDU 4.68 1.45 1.26 3 1.39 15-16 10 2 6.41 0.2 15 3 0 0.2 1.4 29.300 24 RAH 2400
    RAL 5.00 1.77 1.27 2-3 12 1 6.97 0.0 1.9 30.480 14 29.440 24 29.960 RAH 2400
    WHI ILM 2400
    ILM 7.62 4.00 3.21 4 3.83 3-4 12 2 12.07 T 12 1 0 T T 30.590 19 29.520 24 30.055 ILM 2400
    Averages 5.87 2.52 2.04 2.33 10.1 2.0 8.82 0 0.4 2.4 27.785 27.297 27.268
    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 3.63 -0.27 1.42 3 1.55 2-3 9 1 6.63 30.540 19 29.430 24 29.985 GSP 2400
    CAE 4.69 1.08 1.77 22 1.77 22 8 2 6.63 T 9 1 0 T T 30.560 19 29.420 24 29.990 CAE 2400
    CRE 6.17 2.75 1.82 4 2.67 3-4 11 4 8.07 30.590 19 29.520 24 30.055 ILM 2400
    CHS 4.89 1.93 1.48 4 2.36 3-4 9 1 8.29 T 7 1 0 T T 30.560 19 29.520 24 30.040 CHS 2400
    CXM 4.49 1.98 1.43 13 1.43 13 10 2 7.69 29.380 24 CHS 2400
    FLO 5.33 2.41 2.04 3 2.52 3-4 11 2 7.46 30.590 19 29.360 24 29.975 ILM 2400
    GSP 4.72 0.75 1.29 22 2.02 22-23 8 2 8.26 0.4 12 2 0 0.4 2.6 30.550 19 29.390 24 29.970 GSP 2400
    OGB 5.08 0.70 2.55 3 3.45 3-4 10 1 7.17 30.580 19 29.620 24 30.100 CAE 2400
    Averages 4.88 1.42 1.73 2.22 9.5 1.88 7.53 0.1 0.9 30.567 29.455 30.016
    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 4.48 1.03 1.17 3 1.17 3 16 1 7.40 2.8 14 12 1 8.6 18.4 30.480 18 29.280 24 29.880 MRX 2400
    DAV 4.32 0.92 16 24 0 8.97 9.4 10 19 9 41.7 90.9 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. - "WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. DESPITE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND 9 DAYS WITH SNOW REPORTED...FEBRUARY SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL THIS YEAR AND WAS THE LOWEST SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2013. " - [ + + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " February temperatures and precipitation were above average. The mean monthly temperature was 38.1 (+1.9). The mean high temperature was 46.9 (+0.5) and the mean low temperature was 29.3 (+3.3). A record high temperature was tied on the 28th (70). A record high minimum temperature was set on the 4th (41). February precipitation of 3.91 was above average (+1.17). Snow was observed on the 5th (trace), 14th (0.5), and 15th (2.75). Season snowfall total now stands at 32.7. A daily record 0.60 of precipitation fell on the 15th, as wet snow (2.75) and freezing rain (0.2). Dense fog was noted on the 3rd and 4th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ] - from member Russ Toping

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: " THE 24TH WAS A VERY DRAMATIC DAY. PEA SOUP FOG FOR FIVE HOURS. A LITTLE WHILE AFTER IT LIFTED, THERE WAS A FEELING OF FOREBODING IN THE DARKENING STILLNESS AS A SUMMERLIKE SQUALL LINE APPROACHED. A TIDAL WAVE OF STRONG WIND, TORRENTIAL RAIN AND HAIL TO THE SIZE OF MARBLES ROARED IN AROUND 6:10. THE WORST DID NOT LAST MORE THAN 10 MINUTES, BUT THE REST OF THE STORM DID NOT ABATE TILL 6:30. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER THUNDERSTORM THAT WAS WEAKER AND SHORTER-LIVED. " - [ - + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): "DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. DESPITE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND 8 DAYS OF SNOW REPORTED...FEBRUARY SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL THIS YEAR AND THE LOWEST SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2013. " - [ + + ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " February was above normal for temperature and precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 67 and a low of 9 and was 1.00 degrees above normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.40 above normal, with 4.20 measured. We had 3.8 of snow during the month with 3.3 falling on the 14-15th when we had a combination of snow, sleet, freezing drizzle and freezing rain. The total snow for the year is now 33.1. " - [ + + ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "Above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation characterized Norfolk weather in February; 5th wettest February on record View the NWS AKQ Wakefield February 2016 Climate Summary with a click here " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 44.6 was 2.0 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (6.36") was ABOVE NORMAL by 3.06" or 193% of the February average rainfall during the period from 1976 to 2015. February 2016 was the 2nd wettest February in the database to 1977. The five wettest February months at this station include: 1) 7.60" in 1998 2) 6.36" in 2016 3) 6.32" in 1989 4) 5.66" in 1983 and 5) 5.59" in 2013. At month's end, rainfall for the year totaled 11.11" (+4.13" or 159% of normal). Frontal passages: 1st, 4th, 13th (arctic front), 15th (warmfropa),16th, 22nd, 25th (warmfropa), and 26th. Frost was recorded on the 6th, 19th, and 28th. STATION RECORDS: 3rd - RAINFALL 1.59" [previously 0.69" 2005], 5th - SNOWFALL TRACE [never recorded on this date], 12th -TEMPERATURE Minimum High 33 [prev 34 1994], 14th - TEMP TIED Minimum 17 [prev 1986], 14th - TEMP Minimum High 26 [prev 29 1989], 29th - TEMP Maximum 70 [prev 69 2004], and 29th - TEMP Maximum Low 46 [prev 42 2000]. To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " February in Glen Allen was warmer than average as the monthly mean temperature was 41.2 F, a +1.8F departure and the wettest on record. There were 18 days the minimum temperature dropped below freezing and 4 days that the maximum didnt climb above freezing. The 4.42 inches of rain for the month was the wettest February with a + 1.76 inch departure when compared to the 7 year average. The month had 13 days with precipitation tying the record of 2012 and was the third cloudiest February on record. The total frozen precipitation was 1.6 inches, a -4.2 inch departure. The highest temperature for February was 74F on the 1st and the lowest this month was 8F recorded on the 14th and the mean for the 14th was the 2nd lowest on record for February. On the 28th there was a 36.9F temperature range and on the 23rd a 4.7F temperature range. The 28th had the second highest and the 23rd had the second lowest range. The maximum wind gust of 41 mph from the SSW that occurred on Feb. 25th at 0206 was the 3rd highest recorded in February. The wind run of 186 miles recorded on the 25th was a new record for February and the total wind run for the month took 3rd place. The highest barometer recorded for the month was 30.63 inches, on the 19th the second highest and the lowest was 29.32 inches on the 24th which was also the 2nd lowest recorded in February and the lowest pressure since March 12, 2014. The low pressure was associated with a tornado outbreak in Virginia with 8 confirmed tornadoes. The maximum dew point on the 24th was a new record for February at 1350 before the tornado outbreak. Two of the tornadoes were F3s and one of the F3s had a 26 mile path over NE VA. The winter overall was warmer and wetter with more snow than average. January was the coldest, February the wettest and December the warmest December ever recorded in Richmond. " - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport had no daily records for February. In January the Richmond International Airport had the 11th greatest snowstorm on record. But for the winter there was only a +4.5 inch surplus as December and February had negative snow departures. This winter was still the snowiest winter since 2009-10. The Airports mean temperature was 40.8F making it the warmest February since 2012 when the mean was 44.7F and the 47th warmest in the past 119 years. The Airports highest maximum temperature was 72 F on the 1st making it the warmest February day since 2012. The winter seasonal departure was +2.9 F using the 30 year averages for the three months. It was the warmest winter since 2011-2012 when the average was 44.6F. The total precipitation was 4.35 inches making it the wettest February since 1998 when 5.76 inches was recorded. The Airport had 13.59 inches of precipitation this winter with a +1.51 inches surplus for the winter season making this the wettest winter since 2009-10 when 14.58 inches was recorded. February had a +1.59 inch precipitation departure for the month and was the 26th wettest in the last 129 years. " - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "Normal temperatures and above normal precipitation characterized Richmond weather in February" View the NWS AKQ Wakefield February 2016 Climate Summary for Richmond with a click here " - [ - + ]

    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - from member Bob Woodson (RAL): " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. FREEZING RAIN AND A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON THE 15TH WITH VERY LITTLE ICE ACCRETION. THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER ON THE 24TH AND THERE WERE AT LEAST TWO CONFIRMED TORNADOES IN THE NE PIEDMONT. " - [ - + ]

    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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    National Weather Service Web Sites & Current Email Addresses
    Within or Nearby the ACON VA/NC/SC Area Can Be Found At:

         NWS Washington/Baltimore, VA/MD
         NWS Wakefield, VA
         NWS Blacksburg, VA
         NWS Raleigh, NC
         NWS Newport/Morehead City, NC
         NWS Wilmington, NC
         NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
         NWS Columbia, SC
         NWS Charleston, SC
         NWS Morristown, TN

         National Weather Service Homepages

         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

    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