The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina

http://www.genserva.com/acon

SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



JANUARY 2014

...TEMPERATURE AVERAGES WELL-BELOW NORMAL...
...RAINFALL TOTALS AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL ...
...SNOWFALL TOTALS ABOVE NORMAL...
...TORNADOES DEVELOP ON JANUARY 11th...
Some signifcant temperature swings in January with cold, then warm, and an even colder period throughout. Overall, however, the month was the coldest January for many stations over many years with several sites noting their first sub-zero temps in some time. In the NWS Wakefield report linked below, take a look at the extremely cold temperatures which occured on January 30th, resulting from maximum radiational cooling in locations with significant snow cover.

For the snowlovers throughout the three-state region, January's widespread and more frequent snowfalls and wintry weather brought contentment. Rainfall totals weren't all that impressive for most; in fact, for most of the stations in each state, the totals averaged below normal. Snowfall-to-rainfall equivalents made-up a greater-than-expected portion of monthly rainfall totals. Of note, Southeastern Virginia had several snowfall totals of 10" or more in a storm on January 29th. (see NWS Wakefield graphic below) Norfolk reported its 6th snowiest January on record (1872) while the Portsmouth station in our group had its snowiest January in its database (1977).

For the warm temperature lovers, well, they suffered one of their coldest winter insults, as temperature averages were well-below normal at every station. Several stations noted temperature averages placing them in the top 10 coldest Januarys.

On January 11th, a strong, cold front moved across the region into a very untypical, warm, moist, unstable air mass moving NE along the coastal plains. The atmospheric conditions prompted several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings throughout the region. Strong, shifting, gusty winds, torrential rains and tornadoes resulted from thunderstorms moving ahead of the front. On that day, member Dave Kessel of Hampton witnessed a funnel cloud directly over his station just ahead of the damage path resulting from an F0 touchdown that began less than a mile from his station.



  • Snow Report Maps for 1/21/14 and 1/29/14 - from NWS Wakefield   NWS staffers prepared summary graphics for the snowfall on January 21st and January 29th. View them at: http://www.weather.gov/akq/SnowJan21_2014 and http://www.weather.gov/akq/SnowReportMapJan29_2014


  • Extreme, Cold Temperatures Recorded 1/30/14 - from NWS Wakefield   "Excellent radiational cooling combined with a significant snow cover which allowed temperatures to drop to their lowest levels in many years. Several areas across Eastern Virginia, Northeast North Carolina, and the Maryland lower Eastern Shore experienced below zero temperature readings on the morning of January 30, 2014." View these incredible readings at: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSAKQ&e=201401301708


  • 2014 AMERICAN WEATHER CONFERENCE - from Kevin Shaw, ACON DC/MD/DE   "Read all about 2014's conference at the link below. I have attended these in the past and they are always quite excellent. Hope some of you can make it!" Please visit: http://conference.americanwx.com/


  • RARE "SNONADOES" (Winter Waterspouts) CAPTURED ON LAKE SUPERIOR - from Kevin Shaw, ACON DC/MD/DE   Here's a rare video of "snonadoes" (rare winter waterspouts) captured on Lake Superior. Thanks to my friend Jeff T. for sending this to me so I can share with you all. At first it doesn't look like much, but then the videotaper pans left! View with a click here


  • "TEN-TO-ONE?" THE ODDS ARE "PERHAPS SOMETIMES!" - from CoCoRaHS      Does ten inches of fresh snow melt down to one inch of water content? Usually not, but sometimes. It is remarkable that the 10:1 snow-to-water-content "myth" has survived this long. Cleveland Abby, a renowned 19th Century scientist and meteorological observer wrote in the 1888 Treatise on Meteorological Apparatus and Methods, "The measurement of the height of water by assuming ten inches of snow to one inch of water is subject to a large range of error because of the wide variability of this ratio for different kinds of snow." Almost 125 years later, the topic is still debated. All we need to do is look at the many shapes and sizes of snowflakes to realize that the water content of snow will vary. CoCoRaHS data quickly show the large variations that are possible. Very dry and fluffy snow falling with light winds and cold temperatures may have 0.30" or less water in ten inches of new snow. On the other side, very wet snow may have more water -- two inches of water from ten inches of snow is not that unusual. For sleet (ice pellets) the water content can be even more. That is why it is so important to independently measure both the accumulation of new snow, the water content of that snow, and the total depth of new and old snow on the ground. Furthermore, it doesn't take long to tell when you're out walking, playing or shoveling snow. You can feel the mass and the resistance from a dense, wet snow. Like it or hate it, snow is amazing stuff. For more information about the curious and dynamic properties of snow click here: http://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/pdfs/snowbook.pdf


  • MEASURING FREEZING RAIN + SNOW TRAINING SHORTS - from CoCoRaHS      Freezing rain will most likely make an appearance in some parts of the country this month. How does one measure it? Good question. For a quick primer please click here: FREEZING RAIN at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLwlaP_CFl8&list=PLS0EU9SKRY0_liw4Z60q_zodgCz-etYB5&index=8    The title of this message mentions snow training shorts. What are those? We're not talking about weather apparel here; these are short animations showing how to measure precipitation in wintry weather. Please take a look: CoCoRaHS SNOW SHORTS at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0EU9SKRY0_liw4Z60q_zodgCz-etYB5 Additional training on both subjects can be found on our CoCoRaHS Training Slide Show Page: http://cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=training_slideshows


  • NWS AKQ MONTHLY RAINFALL ANALYSIS (Virginia)      Don't forget these new products for Virginia from NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -


  • NOHRSC INTERACTIVE SNOW INFORMATION      Here's a fantastic resource for you snowbirds who wish to track and analyze snowfall across the States. Visit http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html


  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/    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 Station Extremes - JANUARY 2014
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    73°
    Norfolk (ORF)
    -5°
    Blacksburg
    38.2°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    25.7°
    Blacksburg
    3.99"
    Portsmouth
    1.44"
    Woodstock
    North Carolina
    76°
    Whiteville
    Wilmington
    -1°
    Asheville
    44.0°
    Cape Hatteras
    30.6°
    Asheville
    5.34"
    Cape Hatteras
    1.96"
    Raleigh (RDU)
    South Carolina
    75
    Charleston

    Greenville-Spartanburg
    45.6°
    Charleston
    35.9°
    Anderson
    3.61"
    Anderson
    1.81"
    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 37.5 13.9 25.7 -5.8 56 11 -5 7,30 0 9 30 5 71% 34 310 3 4.5 0 0 1 2 3 LWX 2400
    CHT 39.3 19.1 29.2 -4.0 59.6 13 3.4 23 0 8 28 0 67% 20 110 25 0.6 360 0 0 2 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 40.2 20.1 30.1 -5.1 59 20 3 7,23 0 7 27 0 37 330 3 5.9 0 0 1 0 2 LWX 2400
    DAN 44.6 21.7 33.1 -4.6 63 20,27 0 30 0 5 25 1 57% 39 310 3 5.7 1 0 0 0 5 RNK 2400
    DCA 40.8 23.7 32.2 -3.8 61 13 6 7 0 7 24 0 56% 46 330 3 9.0 0 0 1 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 36.9 17.5 27.2 -6.0 56 13 -2 23 0 12 28 1 62% 44 320 3 7.8 0 0 2 0 7 LWX 2400
    GAV 44.2 22.36 33.39 -4.2 63 11,27 6 24,30 0 6 25 0 62% 33 360 3 2 0 0 2 2 AKQ 2400
    HAM 45.0 26.0 36.0 -4.0 75 11 3 30 0 6 23 0 63 203 11 10.0 360 0 0 0 0 6 AKQ 2400
    HDV 38.4 19.6 29.0 -5.4 59 13 2 23 0 9 28 0 68% 20 230 13 270 0 0 2 0 1 LWX 2400
    LYH 40.8 18.5 29.7 -5.4 60 20 1 24 0 6 30 0 59% 32 260 6 5.1 1 0 0 1 2 RNK 2400
    NPN 45.7 23.8 35.1 -5.1 69.7 11 2.7 30 0 5 25 0 39 250 11 3.9 270 0 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    FHC 47.3 29.1 38.2 -2.2 71.5 11 11 30 0 5 19 0 62% 43 270 11 3.0 203 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    NOR 46.7 25.7 36.2 -3.5 72 11 6 30 0 6 23 0       1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 47.5 26.7 37.1 -3.3 73 11 6 30 0 8 21 0   52 10 21 8.6 0 0 0 0 4 AKQ 2400
    POR 47.7 26.9 37.3 -3.0 72 11 6 30 0 5 21 0 70% 40 320 3 4.2 288 1 0 0 1 1 AKQ 2400
    CTR 44.3 20.4 32.4 -4.0 64.8 11 0 30 0 6 28 1 67% 21 250 20 0.8 260 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 43.2 23.6 34.2 64 11 0 30 0 4 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 44.6 22.8 33.7 -4.2 67 11 4 30 0 6 24 0 60% 46 330 3 8.1 1 0 0 0 3 AKQ 2400
    ROA 40.5 19.8 30.2 -6.4 59 20 1 7 0 9 26 0 55% 48 300 12 7.2 0 0 0 1 1 RNK 2400
    WAL 43.7 23.0 33.4 -3.2 60 11 3 30 0 8 23 0 52 270 11 6.9 0 0 0 0 4 AKQ 2400
    WOO 38.5 18.5 28.5 -6.6 59 14 -1 7 0 11 25 1 0 0 0 0 2 LWX 800
    WSH 37.5 19.0 28.2 -5.9 55.8 20 2.6 7 0 11 27 0 68% 21 90 21 1.0 70 0 0 2 2 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 42.50 21.90 32.28 -4.6 63.6 2.7 0.0 7.2 25.0 0.4 63.1% 38.4 5.4 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.4 2.0
    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
    AVL 42.9 18.3 30.6 -6.5 62 20 -1 7 0 7 28 1 60% 49 320 2 7.9 0 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    MRH 52.4 31.9 42.1 -2.6 70 10,11 16 24,25 0 1 15 0 53 260 2 10.3 0 0 2 0 4 MHX 2400
    CLT 47.2 23.8 35.5 -4.6 66 20 5 30 0 3 22 0 56% 45 180 11 6.3 1 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    ECG 48.0 26.6 37.3 -4.1 71 11 7 30 0 5 22 0 67% 52 310 3 9.5 0 0 0 1 3 AKQ 2400
    FAY 51.3 27.8 39.5 -4.0 72 11 8 30 0 3 19 0 59% 49 200 11 7.6 1 0 1 0 5 RAH 2400
    GSO 44.2 22.8 33.5 -5.4 62 20 5 7 0 5 25 0 56% 46 300 3 7.2 1 0 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    HSE 52.9 35.2 44.0 -1.5 70 11 13 24 0 0 12 0   51 240 25 9.6 0 0 2 0 3 MHX 2400
    HKY 44.6 22.4 33.5 -5.7 66 20 4 7 0 4 26 0 39 310 3 4.8 1 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    LBT 51.3 28.6 39.9 -3.5 73 11 10 30 0 3 20 0 64% 44 300 3 6.8 1 0 1 0 4 ILM 2400
    EWN 53.4 29.2 41.3 -2.9 73 11 12 24 0 4 21 0 64% 41 270 11 6.6 0 0 2 0 2 MHX 2400
    RDU 48.1 25.2 36.7 -4.3 69 11 7 30 0 4 22 0 56% 86 220 11 6.0 0 0 0 1 3 RAH 2400
    RAL 48.8 22.8 35.8 -5.2 67 27 2 30 0 3 24 0 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 52.7 28.7 40.7 -2.3 76 11 14 7 0 3 21 0 66% 31 300 3 3.4 191 0 0 2 2 3 ILM 2400
    ILM 54.9 31.3 43.1 -2.9 76 11 14 25 0 2 19 0 63% 46 220 11 7.9 4 0 2 2 3 ILM 2400
    Averages 49.48 26.76 38.11 -4.0 69.5 8.3 0.0 3.4 21.1 0.1 61.1% 46.9 7.2 0.6 0.0 0.9 0.4 3.0
    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
    AND 47.3 24.5 35.9 -5.8 66 20 8 7 0 3 24 0 52 280 11 6.6 2 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    CAE 52.4 28.1 40.3 -4.5 69 20,27 11 25 0 2 21 0 58% 41 270 21 6.1 1 0 1 1 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 52.7 31.8 42.3 -3.4 69 10,20 13 25 0 3 18 0 66% 38 330 21 7.2 0 0 2 0 7 ILM 2400
    CHS 57.0 34.2 45.6 -2.7 75 10 17 7,25 0 1 15 0   43 290 21 8.1 1 0 1 1 1 CHS 2400
    FLO 53.4 28.7 41.0 -3.9 73 11 12 25 0 3 21 0 58% 45 320 21 6.8 1 0 2 1 5 ILM 2400
    GSP 47.5 24.7 36.1 -6.1 66 20 5 7 0 2 24 0 54% 38 260 11 6.2 1 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    OGB 53.1 30.7 41.9 -4.0 71 11 14 7,25 0 2 17 0 44 290 6 7.0 0 0 2 1 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 51.91 28.96 40.44 -4.3 69.9 11.4 0.0 2.3 20.0 0.0 59.0% 43.0 6.9 0.9 0.0 1.1 0.6 2.7
    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 40.8 16.2 28.5 -6.7 63 11 -3 30 0 8 29 3 47 280 6 5.3 1 0 1 0 0 MRX 2400
    DAV 28.0 6.7 17.4 55 12 -18 7,8 0 17 29 14 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 1.65 -1.43 0.56 11 0.56 11 11 0 1.65 3.1 28 12 2 6.5 6.6 RNK 2400
    CHT 2.23 -0.45 0.73 11 0.73 11 10 0 2.23 3.5 21 6 2 6.7 10.3 30.648 9 29.395 11 30.069 LWX 2400
    CHO 2.25 -0.52 0.67 11 0.84 11 9 0 2.25     29.410 11 LWX 2400
    DAN 3.29 -0.13 1.10 11 1.54 11 11 1 3.29 0.8 28 4 0 1.6 1.6 30.610 24 29.500 11 RNK 2400
    DCA 2.58 -0.23 0.87 11 1.02 11 8 0 2.58 3.8 21 16 2 6.6 6.6     29.410 11 LWX 2400
    IAD 2.69 0.01 0.74 11 0.86 11 9 0 2.69 8.5 21 12 2 12.0 16.7     29.410 11 LWX 2400
    GAV 3.07 -0.08 0.83 11 0.93 11 12 0 3.07 2 16 8 4 7.2 7.3 30.620 9 29.480 11 30.060 AKQ 2400
    HAM 2.05 -2.03 0.98 11 1.06 11 10 0 2.05 5 28 4 2 12 12 30.660 8 29.500 9 30.080 AKQ 2400
    HDV 2.62 -0.41 0.81 11 10 0 2.62 5 21 10 2 8.5 12.3 30.640 9 29.380 11 AKQ 2400
    LYH 3.27 0.13 1.01 11 1.23 11 9 1 3.27 1.2 21 5 1 2.0 2.0 30.600 24 29.520 11 RNK 2400
    NPN 3.79 0.09 1.49 11 1.50 11 12 1 3.79 4.3 28 6 4 10.0 10.0 30.630 8 29.490 3 AKQ 2400
    FHC 3.89 0.09 1.94 11 2.02 11 12 1 3.89 5 28 3 3 11.0 11.0 30.626 8 29.477 2 30.077 AKQ 2400
    NOR 3.51 -0.29 1.29 11     12 1 3.51 4.2 28 5 4 10.8 10.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 3.23 -0.17 1.27 11 1.30 11 12 1 3.23 5.6 28 4 4 11.5 11.5 30.630 8 29.470 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 3.99 0.35 1.75 11 1.83 11 12 1 3.99 5 28 5 4 12.5 12.5 30.639 8 29.479 2 30.083 AKQ 2400
    CTR 3.62 0.94 0.96 14 0.96 14 12 1 3.62 4 21 4 3 6.1 6.1 30.590 9 29.480 11 30.047 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.18 0.65 11 0.85 11 8 0 3.18 3 29 2 2 5.0 5.0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 3.28 0.24 0.98 14 0.98 14 11 0 3.28 2 21 7 3 5.1 5.1 30.640 9 29.520 11 AKQ 2400
    ROA 1.81 -1.11 0.79 11 0.79 11 8 0 1.81 2 28 10 2 3.4 3.4 30.620 24 29.510 11 RNK 2400
    WAL 2.96 -0.08 1.12 11 1.13 11 12 1 2.96 3.5 28 7 4 6.9 6.9 30.630 9 29.470 3 AKQ 2400
    WOO 1.44 -1.11 0.36 11-12 11 0 1.44 4.2 21-22 6 3 9.6 22.3 30.540 9 29.690 25 LWX 800
    WSH 2.20 -1.29 0.72 5 0.72 5-6 10 0 2.20 4.3 21 9 2 8.1 12.5 30.710 9 29.490 11 LWX 2400
    Averages 2.85 -0.36 1.01 1.06 10.5 0.4 2.85 3.8 6.9 2.6 7.8 9.2 30.627 29.478 30.069
    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 2.33 -1.34 1.38 11 1.45 11 8 1 2.33 1.1 28 8 1 1.3 1.3 30.600 24 29.600 11 GSP 2400
    MRH 4.01 -0.07 1.25 14 1.30 11 13 1 4.01         T 21,22 2 0 T T 30.650 8 29.450 21 MHX 2400
    CLT 2.91 -0.50 1.39 11 1.59 11 8 1 2.91 0.9 28 2 0 0.9 0.9 30.630 24 29.540 21 GSP 2400
    ECG 2.17 -1.09 0.82 11 0.83 11 9 0 2.17 5.3 28 6 3 9.5 9.5 30.640 8 29.460 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 4.06 0.76 2.04 10 2.76 11 11 2 4.06     0 0 29.530 11 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.98 0.92 1.40 11 1.62 11 10 1 3.98 1.2 28 4 1 1.6 1.6 29.530 11 RAH 2400
    HSE 5.34 0.10 2.00 11 2.00 11 13 2 5.34 0.2 29 1 0 0.2 0.2 30.640 8 29.450 21 MHX 2400
    HKY 2.66 -1.17 1.42 11 1.53 11 8 1 2.66 30.580 24 29.520 21 GSP 2400
    LBT 3.07 0.10 0.97 11 1.20 11 11 0 3.07 30.630 24 29.480 21 ILM 2400
    EWN 3.97 -0.05 0.72 14 0.98 11 13 0 3.97 2.0 29 3 1 2.3 2.3 30.650 8 29.480 21 MHX 2400
    RDU 1.96 -1.54 0.57 10 0.73 11 8 0 1.96 1.2 28 12 1 1.9 1.9 29.530 11 RAH 2400
    RAL 2.31 -1.19 0.44 13-14 10 0 2.31 1.8 29 3 2.3 2.3 30.670 8 29.650 25 RAH 2400
    WHI 3.09 -0.72 0.92 2 1.02 2 9 0 3.09 2.0 29 1 1 2.0 2.0 30.639 8 29.488 21 30.102 ILM 2400
    ILM 2.77 -0.99 0.86 2 0.87 2 11 0 2.77 0.6 28 3 0 1.0 1.0 30.640 8 29.490 21 ILM 2400
    Averages 3.19 -0.48 1.21 1.31 10.1 0.6 3.19 1.6 4.1 0.8 1.9 1.9 30.634 29.514
    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 3.61 -0.24 2.27 11 2.34 10-11 9 1 3.61     30.650 24 29.620 21 GSP 2400
    CAE 3.40 -0.18 2.02 10 2.09 10-11 9 1 3.40 1.5 28 2 1 2.1 2.1 30.640 24 29.550 21 CAE 2400
    CRE 1.81 -1.88 0.64 2 0.67 1-2 8 0 1.81 30.390 30 29.840 27 ILM 2400
    CHS 2.67 -1.04 0.78 2 0.94 1-2 8 0 2.67 T 28,29 2 0 T T 30.620 8 29.560 21 CHS 2400
    FLO 2.36 -0.87 1.07 11 1.08 10-11 9 1 2.36 30.630 24 29.500 21 ILM 2400
    GSP 3.16 -0.66 1.84 11 1.98 10-11 9 1 3.16 0.8 28 1 0 0.8 0.9 30.620 24 29.540 21 GSP 2400
    OGB 2.16 -1.82 0.68 11 0.75 10-11 9 0 2.16 30.630 24 29.560 21 CAE 2400
    Averages 2.74 -0.96 1.33 1.41 8.71 0.6 2.74 0.77 1.7 0.3 1.0 1.0 30.597 29.596
    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 1.80 -1.57 0.85 11 0.85 11 12 0 1.80 2.5 28 12 2 4.60 6.0 30.620 24 29.540 6 MRX 2400
    DAV 3.19 0.44 12 22 0 3.19 6.1 26 23 12 42.5 76.7 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. - " THIS JANUARY FEATURED BIG SWINGS IN THE WEATHER PATTERN...WITH A STRETCH OF MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE FIRST THIRD OF JANUARY FOLLOWED BY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES MID MONTH BEFORE MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO END OUT THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE THIS PAST JANUARY WAS TIED WITH 1873 AND 1984 FOR THE 38TH COLDEST ON RECORD (AND THE 15TH COLDEST SINCE OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS WERE TAKEN AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT IN JULY 1945). THERE WERE 7 DAYS THIS MONTH WITH THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE BELOW FREEZING....THE MOST IN ANY MONTH SINCE JANUARY 2004 (13 SUB-FREEZING DAYS). THERE WERE 13 DAYS THIS MONTH WITH THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN THE TEENS OR SINGLE DIGITS...THE MOST IN JANUARY SINCE 1988 AND THE MOST IN ANY MONTH SINCE DECEMBER 1989. THE LAST 10 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE PARTICULARLY COLD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 23.7F FOR THE 22ND-31ST WAS THE COLDEST 10-DAY PERIOD IN WASHINGTON DC IN 10 YEARS. THE AVERAGE DURING THAT COLD STRETCH WAS 23.2F FROM 23 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY 2004. A RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 19F WAS SET IN WASHINGTON DC ON 22 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 21F SET BACK IN 1961. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 16 JANUARY 1994 (19F)...A SPAN OF A DECADE. PRECIPITATION THIS JANUARY WAS NEAR NORMAL WHILE SNOWFALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THE 6.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MEASURED AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT THIS MONTH WAS THE MOST IN A MONTH SINCE THE 7.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN JANUARY 2011. A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL OF 3.8 INCHES WAS SET IN WASHINGTON DC ON 21 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3.5 INCHES SET BACK IN 1982. IT WAS THE FIRST DAY WITH 2.0 INCHES OF SNOW FOR WASHINGTON DC SINCE 26 JANUARY 2011...A GAP OF 1090 DAYS. THE MOST NUMBER OF DAYS ON RECORD WITHOUT TWO INCHES OF SNOW IN WASHINGTON DC WAS PREVIOUSLY 700 DAYS FROM 5 FEBRUARY 1975 TO 4 JANUARY 1977. THE RAINFALL AMOUNT OF 2.58 INCHES WAS THE MOST RAINFALL IN JANUARY SINCE 2009. " - [ - - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " Winter returns with a vengeance. My coldest January in ten years. January temperatures and precipitation both averaged below normal. The mean monthly temperature was 29.2 (-4.0). The mean high temperature was 39.3 (-3.2) and the mean low temperature was 19.1 (-4.8). A record low maximum temperature was set on the 7th (20) and tied on the 19th (20). A record low temperature was set on the 7th (4). January precipitation of 2.23" was below average (-0.45"). Snow, mainly from fast moving clippers, was observed on the 2nd (2.75"), 3rd (Trace), 16th (Trace), 18th (Trace), 21st (3.5") and 28th (0.4"). Freezing rain was observed on the 5th (0.1" glaze) and 10th (0.1" glaze). It was interesting to note the variance in snowfall totals and temperatures when comparing my station's data with nearby Dulles Int'l Airport. In particular, the precipitation totals on the 21st (IAD snow 8.5 vs. my snow 3.5"). *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ - - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " THIS JANUARY FEATURED BIG SWINGS IN THE WEATHER PATTERN...WITH A STRETCH OF MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE FIRST THIRD OF JANUARY FOLLOWED BY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES MID MONTH BEFORE MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO END OUT THE MONTH. OVERALL...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 27.2F THIS PAST JANUARY WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR DULLES AND THE COLDEST SINCE 1994. THE LAST 10 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE PARTICULARLY COLD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 18.1F FOR THE 21ST-30TH WAS THE COLDEST 10-DAY PERIOD FOR DULLES IN 20 YEARS. THE AVERAGE DURING THAT COLD STRETCH WAS 15.7F FROM 14-23 JANUARY 1994. A RECORD DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 1 DEGREE WAS SET AT DULLES ON 7 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 8 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1988. IT WAS ALSO THE COLDEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 17 JANUARY 2009 (0F). A RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 18 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES ON 7 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 21 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1988 AND 1996. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 16 JANUARY 2009 (17F). A RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 22 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 20 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1970. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 19 JANUARY 1994 (6F). A RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 21 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 24 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 25 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1987. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 22 JANUARY 2014 (15F). A RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 18 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 28 JANUARY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 21 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1966 AND 1986. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY SINCE 22 JANUARY 2014 (15F). PRECIPITATION THIS JANUARY WAS NEAR NORMAL WHILE SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THE 12.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MEASURED AT DULLES THIS MONTH WAS THE 8TH HIGHEST SNOWFALL IN JANUARY ON RECORD. IT WAS ALSO THE MOST IN JANUARY SINCE THE 21.4 INCHES IN 2000 AND THE MOST IN ANY MONTH SINCE THE HISTORIC FEBRUARY OF 2010 (THE 46.1 INCHES WAS THE SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD). A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL OF 3.0 INCHES ON 2 JANUARY TIED AT THE DAILY RECORD FIRST SET BACK IN 1987. IT WAS THE MOST FOR A SINGLE DAY IN JANUARY SINCE 26 JANUARY 2011 WHEN 7.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL OF 8.5 INCHES WAS SET AT DULLES ON 21 JANUARY....BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3.2 INCHES IN 2001. IT WAS THE 4TH HIGHEST ONE DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY ALL TIME. " - [ - + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " January was the coldest January on record with the monthly mean temperature of 33.2F, a negative 4.3F departure and the coldest month since December 2010 when the mean was 32.7F. There were 6 days that the temperature was 32F or less; the previous record was 3 days. January had 25 days that the minimum temperature was 32F or lower. The 6F on the 24th and 30th was the lowest temperature recorded here except for January 17th 2009 when it was 4F. On January 7th the dew point fell to -12.9F, which set the record of our lowest dew point at this station. January had five days with temperatures of 60F or more. The highest temperature this month was 63F recorded on January 11th and 27th. The maximum of 22F on the 7th was the lowest maximum ever recorded at this station for any month. The 7th was also the coldest day at this station for any month with a daily mean of 14.5F; the previous record was 16.5F on January 16th & 17th, 2009. The 47F temperature range on the 6th was the largest temperature range ever recorded at this station for any month. The precipitation for January of 3.07 inches was nearly the average but was short -0.08 inches. The snowfall for January was 7.2 inches, which was 2.5 inches above the average and the most snow in January since 2010. The maximum wind for the month was 33 mph on the 3rd during a 0.91-inch barometric pressure rise in 24 hours from midnight to midnight. On 7 days the pressure varied by more than 0.50 inches or more giving evidence to very changeable weather this month. " - [ - - ]

    Hampton - from David Kessel: " Cold January- coldest since 1996- departure from normal -4; Highlights: F0 tornado track directly over this station as funnel before damage path began less than a mile from this station. Tree and shingle damaged occurred with wind gust to 63 mph; Snow occurred from two systems- with storm totals of 4.0 and 8.0. This is the second most monthly snow only (for January to January 1980 (13.0). The storm total of 8.0 is second only to 9.0 (January 1980); Snowfall records for (January) location: (monthly) January 1980 13.0, January 2014 12.0, and January 2002 11.0; Storm total maximums: January 2002 11.0, January 1980/1996 9.0, January 2014 8.0 " - [ - - ]

    Herndon - from Randy Ashby: " January was below normal for temperature and for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 59 and a low of 2 and were 5.4 degrees below normal. We had nine days when the low temperature hit single digits and the average low of 19.58 degrees was the lowest for this site since 1994. On the precipitation side, the month was 0.41 below normal. We had precipitation on 10 days during the month, including periods of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain/drizzle. We had 8.5 of snow for the month and have now had 12.3 of snow for the season. " - [ - - ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield KAKQ: " ...6TH HIGHEST JANUARY SNOWFALL FOR NORFOLK... ...VARIOUS RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH... JANUARY 2014 HAD A GOOD SHARE OF WINTER WEATHER WITH BOTH SNOWFALL AND UNUSUALLY LOW TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE ALSO BRIEF PERIODS OF MILD WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES INTO THE 60S. READINGS CLIMBED TO THE LOWER 70S OVER SE VIRGINIA AND NE NORTH CAROLINA ON THE 11TH...A DAY IN WHICH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED OVER THE SAME AREA. THERE WERE THREE SNOW EVENTS. ONE ON THE 3RD AFFECTED FAR NORTHERN AREAS...MAINLY THE MD EASTERN SHORE. TWO OTHERS WERE AREA WIDE...ONE ON THE 21ST AND 22ND AND AGAIN A WEEK LATER ON THE 28TH AND 29TH. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH FELL OVER EASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE LATTER STORM....WHEN 7 TO 10 INCHES FELL IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA AND PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA. NORFOLK RECORDED THEIR SIXTH HIGHEST JANUARY SNOWFALL WITH 11.5 INCHES. THE HIGHEST JANUARY SNOWFALL AT NORFOLK WAS 14.2 INCHES IN 1966. THERE WERE SEVERAL DATES WITH UNUSUALLY LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH. WITH A SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVER IN PLACE...LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE MORNING OF JANUARY 30TH DROPPED TO THEIR LOWEST LEVELS IN MANY YEARS. A FEW LOCATIONS OVER EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE OUR FORECAST AREA RECORDED SUB ZERO READINGS INCLUDING MINUS 7 AT THE WAKEFIELD AIRPORT...MINUS 6 AT SALISBURY AND MINUS 1 AT OCEANA NAVAL AIR STATION AT VIRGINIA BEACH. SALISBURY HAD THEIR LOWEST READINGS SINCE 1987...NORFOLK WITH A 6-DEGREE READING WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1994 AND RICHMOND WITH 4 DEGREES HAD ITS COLDEST TEMPERATURE SINCE 2009. RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING: AT NORFOLK...A RECORD LOW OF 6 OCCURRED ON THE 30TH. THERE WAS A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 26 ON THE 7TH...24 DEGREES TIED A RECORD ON THE 24TH AND 24 DEGREES AGAIN BROKE A RECORD ON THE 29TH. RICHMOND HAD A RECORD COLD MAX OF 23 ON THE 22ND. THERE WAS A RECORD LOW MINIMUM OF 10 DEGREES ON THE 7TH. SALISBURY WITH A LOW OF MINUS 6 ON THE 30TH SET A RECORD. RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE 20 DEGREES ON THE 7TH AND 19 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. - [ - + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " JANUARY 2014 WAS THE SNOWIEST JANUARY IN DATABASE TO 1977. The top 5 Snowiest Januarys include: 1) 12.5" 2014 2) TIE 9.0" 1980 & 9.0" 2002 4) 7.5" 1996 5) 6.9" 1994. January 2014 was the 10th coldest January in the database to 1977. The Top 10 Coldest Januarys by average temperature include: 1) 29.5 1977 2) 32.1 1981 3) 34.3 1982 4) 35.6 2011 5) 35.8 1985 6) 36.4 1978 7) 36.5 2003 8) TIE 37.1 1984 & 37.1 1994 10) 37.3 2014. January's average temperature of 37.3 was 3.0 BELOW NORMAL. Precipitation (3.99") was ABOVE NORMAL by 0.35" or 110% of the January average during the period from 1976 to 2013. Rainfall for the year through January 31st was 3.99" (+0.35" or 110% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date summary for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were observed on these dates: 3, 6, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26,and 27. FROST occurred on the 1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 17th, and 23rd. STATION RECORDS: 7th - TEMP Min 13[previous 17 1988] 7th - TEMP 26 Min high [previous 32 1988], 12th - TEMP Max low 56 [previous 51 2008], 12th - RAIN 1.75" [previous 0.79" 1980], 21st - SNOW 2.5" [previous 0.8" 1994], 21st - WIND TIED 38mph [previous 1989], 22nd - SNOW 1.5" [previous TRACE 1987], 22nd - TEMP Min Hi 25 [previous 28 2011], 22nd - WIND TIED 33mph [previous 1997], 23rd - TEMP Min 13 [previous 15 2003], 24th - TEMP Min Hi 24 [previous 35 2005], 25th - TEMP Min 16 [previous 19 2003], 28th - SNOW 5.0" [previous 1.0" 1985], 29th - SNOW 3.5" [previous 0.75" 1986], 29th - TEMP Min Hi 25 [previous 30 1977], and 30th - TEMP Min 6 [previous 19 1977]. - [ - + ]

    Woodstock - from Lauck Walton (WOO): 2nd coldest January in 29 years of records

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport set five new daily records for January. On Jan 22nd set a new record low maximum of 23 F; the old record was 25F in 1970. Only 15 years of the past 117 years had a lower maximum temperature in January. The daily mean temperature of 16F on January 7th was a record low daily mean for the date. It was also the coldest day since January 19, 1997 when the daily mean was also 16F. January 7th set a new record low minimum temperature of 10F; the old record was 12F in 1988. Jan 06th set a new record high temperature range of 45F (from a high of 63 at 6:23 AM to a low of 18 just before midnight); the previous record was 37F. This 45-degree range represents the largest daily range in temperature since a range of 46 degrees occurred on April 3rd 1981. The largest daily range was 51 degrees on January 9, 1978. Also only 3 years in the past 117 years had a daily temperature range greater than 45F in the month of January. The 2.0 inches of snow on the 21st set a new record for the date; the previous record amount for the date was 1.8 inches in 1918. Measurable snowfall at the Richmond International Airport this past January was 5.1 inches the most since 2010. The January precipitation was just 0.24 inches above the average; 57 years in the past 127 years have been wetter than this January. The mean temperature at the Richmond International Airport was 33.7F, 21st coldest in the past 117 years and the coldest January since 2004 when it was 33.3F. It was the coldest month since December 2010 when the mean was 33.3F. Only 21 years have had a lower minimum temperature in January than the 4 F on the 30th. Only 12 years in the past 117 years have had a lower average minimum monthly temperature of 22.8F. The lowest was 12.7F in 1940, which was our coldest January and coldest year. - [ - + ]

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 25 WAS TIED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT ON FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET IN 1948. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 29 WAS TIED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 29 SET IN 1970. A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.4 INCHES WAS TIED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC TUESDAY JANUARY 21. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 0.4 SET IN 1983. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 5 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT TUESDAY JANUARY 7. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 14 SET IN 1988. " - [ - + ]

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 8 DEGREES WAS SET AT FAYETTEVILLE REGL AIRPORT NC THURSDAY JANUARY 30TH. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 8 SET IN 1934. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 12 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT TUESDAY JANUARY 7TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 13 SET IN 1959. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 28 WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGL AIRPORT TUESDAY JANUARY 7TH. THE OLD RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 31 DEGREES SET IN 1988. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh RAH: " A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 7 DEGREES WAS TIED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT NC THURSDAY JANUARY 30TH. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 7 SET IN 1977. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 27 WAS TIED AT THE RALEIGH- DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET IN 1963. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES WAS SET RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON TUESDAY JANUARY 7TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 15 SET IN 1988. " - [ - - ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " VERY COLD IS THE BEST WAY TO SUM JANUARY WEATHER. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 5.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL INCLUDING 3 DAYS ON WHICH THE HIGH NEVER MADE IT ABOVE FREEZING. ALSO ON TWO DAYS THE MINIMUM TEMP WAS IN SINGLE DIGITS. SNOW OCCURRED ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS, JANUARY 21ST AND AGAIN ON JANUARY 29TH. ALONG WITH THE VERY COLD WEATHER CAME A RELATIVELY DRY MONTH WITH ONLY 2.31 OF PRECIPITATION OR 1.19 BELOW NORMAL. . " - [ - - ]

    Whiteville - from contributor Christopher Crawley: " A month of records for my station. Granted, I have only kept steady data since 2010, but the following new records were established at my station: January 7: New record low maximum temperature (27F); new record lowest temperature (14F); new lowest dewpoint measurement (negative-4.4F). January 8: New all-time record highest barometric pressure at 30.639 inHg. January 28-29 brought a snow and ice event to the entire region. At my station we had 2 inches of snow with 1 inch of sleet accumulation; liquid equivalent was 0.51 inch. The sleet fell very heavily for about a 6-hour period. Some light snow and sleet developed the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th but did not amount to any real accumulation. Schools were closed Tuesday 1/28 through Friday 1/31. " - [ - - ]



    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 2013-2014 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



    For Weather Headlines visit the National Weather Service Homepage
    or conduct a Google.com Search

    http://www.weather.gov
     

    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  
    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' | 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 kesseld@verizon.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
    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