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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



JULY 2012

...NEW HEAT & RAINFALL RECORDS ACROSS THE AREA...

  • INTERESTING CLOUD FORMATIONS       Kevin Shaw sends a link to some really interesting cloud formation pictures. View these spectacular shots at: http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/60-insane-cloud-formations-from-around-the-world-pics/


  • HEAT & DROUGHT CONTINUE TO GRIP THE NATION!       (reprint from the CoCoRaHS website) - Many communities, in almost every state are in the grip of some degree of drought right now. Many have had to continue to deal with oppressive heat and humidity over the past several weeks as well. Corn is dying on the stalk, livestock are being impacted and many favorite swimming/watering/fishing holes are turning to dust. A good deal of our CoCoRaHS observers are experiencing this dryness firsthand. We'd love to hear how drought is impacting your community. Drought can impact us in many ways. Effects may be associated with agriculture, energy, public health, wildfire and recreation, just to name a few. Please take a look around your local area this week and think about how drought might be impacting it. Then, as a big favor to CoCoRaHS and the National Drought Mitigation Center, file a "CoCoRaHS Drought Impact Report". It should only take a minute or two. Report what you can, don't let the "monetary impacts" part scare you away. That part is highly desirable, but if you don't know a dollar amount, feel free to skip that part. Your reports go directly to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) and they provide critical information on how drought is impacting the nation. Just like your precipitation reports, drought impact reports help fill in the gaps by providing important "eyewitness information" for your geographic area. A great resource on drought is the "Drought Impacts Reporting Resource Page" If you are new to CoCoRaHS please take a moment to look it over, if you've seen it before please take a moment or two to review it. Thank you for your drought impact reports! Visit CoCoRaHS at http://www.cocorahs.org


  • THE NORTH AMERICAN MONSOON       (reprint from the CoCoRaHS website) - The word "monsoon" comes from the Arabic word mausim, meaning season. Basically, it describes a seasonal wind shift over a region that is usually accompanied by a dramatic increase in precipitation. Many of us are familiar with the Indian-Asian monsoon that brings heavy rains during the summer months over widespread areas of India and SE Asia. Although these rains often produce major flooding, they are vital to agriculture and the economy. Because so much of the world's population live in this region, a delayed or reduced rainfall season can have a devastating effect on the livelihood of a significant fraction of the world's population. Many other parts of the world experience monsoons, including North America. Our North American monsoon (also known as the Mexican monsoon) typically occurs between July-September and is relatively small compared to the Asian monsoon. However, in parts of NW Mexico, over 50% of the annual rainfall comes in this 3-month period. The rains provide a critical source of replenishment for water resources of Mexico and the SW United States. To learn more about the North American monsoon, check out: "Monsoon" at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/monsoon/monsoon_tracker.php


  •   NCDC DATA IS NOW FREE    The National Climatic Data Center in Asheville now provides weather data at no cost. The free data can be found at http://www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/


  • 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 - JULY 2012
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    106°
    Centreville
    Charlottesville
    60°
    Blacksburg
    84.0°
    Arlington
    74.4°
    Blacksburg
    11.13"
    Newport News
    2.05"
    Herndon
    North Carolina
    105°
    Raleigh (RDU)
    64°
    Asheville
    Greensboro
    Roxboro
    84.7°
    Elizabeth City
    Wilmington
    76.8°
    Asheville
    11.13"
    New Bern
    2.31"
    Wilmington
    South Carolina
    107
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    67°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    85.0°
    Columbia
    81.8°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    7.45"
    Orangeburg
    4.76"
    Florence


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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS FOLLOWED BY
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA | NORTH CAROLINA | SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    STN 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 84.80 64.10 74.40 3.20 93.0 8 60.00 2,29 3 0 0 0 81% 25 320 19 2.9 13 1 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    BRI 88.90 66.80 77.90 3.60 101.0 8 61.00 12,13 14 0 0 0 70% 7 1 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHT 91.20 70.80 81.00 4.30 101.6 18 65.20 21 18 0 0 0 73% 15 248 31 0.1 360 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 93.10 71.50 82.30 6.90 106.0 8 66.00 30,31 22 0 0 0 37 350 24 3.1 9 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    DAN 93.70 70.40 82.00 3.70 103.0 8 65.00 31 24 0 0 0 68% 54 290 27 4.5 14 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 93.10 74.90 84.00 4.20 105.0 7 67.00 21 22 0 0 0 60% 43 320 26 6.8 10 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    IAD 91.40 69.80 80.60 3.90 101.0 8,18 63.00 12 18 0 0 0 66% 45 310 19 5.1 10 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    GAV 93.29 72.13 82.71 2.18 105.0 8 67.00 11,13,25 22 0 0 0 67% 28 203 15 9 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 90.70 69.70 80.20 3.00 101.0 7 64.00 12 17 0 0 0 72% 16 135 26,31 360 7 1 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 90.90 67.80 79.40 4.10 101.0 8 63.00 29 17 0 0 0 69% 37 240 27 3.4 11 0 0 0 3 RNK 2400
    NPN 92.00 73.40 81.80 1.50 102.7 8 65.30 13 21 0 0 0 43 270 24 1.8 225 11 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 90.40 74.60 82.50 2.90 100.5 8 68.90 13 19 0 0 0 72% 33 203 9 1.7 202 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 89.60 73.00 81.80 2.10 98.0 7,8 66.00 13 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 90.10 74.80 82.50 2.90 102.0 8 69.00 13 18 0 0 0 70% 44 180 9 7.7 2 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    POR 90.70 72.70 81.70 1.80 99.4 8 67.50 13 20 0 0 0 77% 58 135 1 2.5 230 6 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 93.90 70.60 80.20 2.30 105.7 8 63.70 13 21 0 0 0 75% 16 090 14 0.1 100 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 94.19 75.58 83.61 105.0 8 64.00 13 21 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 92.60 72.70 82.70 3.40 104.0 7 66.00 13 20 0 0 0 69% 48 320 24 5.7 13 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 90.90 70.70 80.80 4.10 102.0 7,8 66.00 29,31 19 0 0 0 64% 54 300 27 5.5 15 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    WAL 90.30 73.90 82.10 5.00 102.0 7 65.00 13 17 0 0 0 48 220 2 8.4 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WOO 85.20 68.80 77.00 4.80 98.0 8,9 63.00 21,22 9 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 LWX 0800
    WSH 86.80 68.20 77.50 1.78 96.0 9 62.70 12 11 0 0 0 82% 13 045 8 0.1 248 10 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 90.81 71.22 80.85 3.41 101.50 64.92 17.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 71% 36.5 3.7 8.9 0.5
    STN 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
    STN 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 86.5 67.1 76.8 3.00 98.0 1 64.0 6 9 0 0 0 73% 44 310 1 4.2 7 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    MRH 88.3 76.9 82.6 2.60 91.0 2,23 69.0 1 9 0 0 0 53 300 1 10.8 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 93.4 71.1 82.3 3.80 104.0 1 67.0 12 26 0 0 0 68% 48 140 14 4.5 15 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 93.4 76.0 84.7 5.90 101.0 1 71.0 21,29 24 0 0 0 68% 53 230 23 7.6 3 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    FAY 93.5 73.5 83.5 2.10 102.0 1 70.0 30,31 25 0 0 0 72% 49 010 1 6.4 19 0 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    GSO 91.4 71.1 81.3 2.80 100.0 8 64.0 11 21 0 0 0 69% 52 160 9 6.0 14 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    HSE 87.4 76.6 82.0 2.90 89.0 28,29 72.0 23,31 0 0 0 0 78% 52 300 1 8.9 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 90.1 69.9 80.0 2.40 102.0 1 66.0 2,12 20 0 0 0 37 350 2 3.4 16 0 0 0 5 GSP 2400
    LBT 93.2 73.5 83.3 2.20 101.0 1 71.0 17,31 26 0 0 0 74% 49 280 21 4.9 16 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    EWN 92.4 73.3 82.9 2.40 99.0 1 67.0 1 23 0 0 0 76% 66 340 1 5.7 15 0 0 0 4 MHX 2400
    RDU 94.7 72.4 83.5 3.50 105.0 8 67.0 29 24 0 0 0 67% 67 270 28 5.3 16 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    RAL 93.7 70.6 82.2 2.90 102.0 1 65.0 11,12 21 0 0 0 29 21 10 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    ROX 92.3 71.3 81.9 5.50 102.0 8 64.0 11,12 21 0 0 0 70% 46 360 1 180 10 1 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    WHI 93.6 72.9 83.3 3.40 102.6 1 68.1 2 27 0 0 0 72% 26 033 1 2.1 200 9 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    ILM 93.8 75.6 84.7 3.60 101.0 27 70.0 1 24 0 0 0 71% 52 320 24 7.6 15 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 91.8 72.8 82.3 3.3 100.0 67.7 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 72% 48.2 6.0 11.0 1.9
    STN 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
    STN A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 92.4 72.0 82.2 2.8 106 1 69 12,16 24 0 0 0 51 250 18 4.6 16 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 95.8 74.2 85.0 2.8 106 1 68 4 27 0 0 0 66% 52 030 9 5.1 10 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    CRE 89.9 75.7 82.8 2.5 98 24 70 28 18 0 0 0 75% 46 280 29 8.7 7 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    CHS 93.2 74.1 83.7 1.6 98 26,27 69 31 30 0 0 0 51 130 31 7.2 13 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    FLO 94.6 73.8 84.2 3.0 103 1 69 1 26 0 0 0 69% 69 010 1 5.9 10 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    GSP 92.5 71.0 81.8 1.9 107 1 67 12 23 0 0 0 68% 56 280 5 4.7 19 1 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 93.3 72.7 83.0 1.2 100 1 68 31 26 0 0 0 47 020 24 4.4 0 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 93.1 73.4 83.2 2.3 102.6 68.6 24.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 70% 53.1 5.8 10.7 1.1
    STN 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
    STN 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 88.5 67.3 77.9 3.3 100 1 63 29 12 0 0 0 41 020 24 2.7 19 0 0 0 7 MRX 2400
    DAV 78.3 58.8 68.5 89 8 51 10,25,26 0 0 0 0 PBX 2400
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 3.87 -0.39 1.29 31 1.29 31 16 1 24.86 0.0 10.0 RNK 2400
    BRI 7.20 3.15 1.62 14 1.82 14-15 12 3 23.38 0.0 4.8 30.140 13-14 29.760 26,27 29.930 LWX 2400
    CHT 2.50 -1.17 0.71 20 1.16 19-20 14 0 18.88 0.0 2.6 30.215 13 29.645 26 29.939 LWX 2400
    CHO 4.34 0.02 1.59 14 1.70 14-15 10 1 21.68 29.660 26 LWX 2400
    DAN 2.57 -2.02 1.08 8 1.55 8-9 9 1 18.64 0.0 3.0 30.200 14 29.740 26 RNK 2400
    DCA 2.81 -0.92 0.69 8 0.95 8-9 12 0 15.93 0.0 2.0 29.660 26 LWX 2400
    IAD 2.43 -1.24 1.02 19 1.44 19-20 10 1 17.21 0.0 2.8 29.660 26 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.61 0.63 30 0.65 30-31 12 0 19.63 0.0 7.4 30.240 13 29.690 26 29.960 AKQ 2400
    HDV 2.05 -1.61 0.43 19 13 0 17.19 0.0 2.6 30.190 13 29.630 26 AKQ 2400
    LYH 2.73 -1.63 1.34 3 1.34 3 12 1 19.85 0.0 8.5 30.240 13 29.740 26 RNK 2400
    NPN 4.35 -1.41 1.16 20 1.70 20-21 10 1 36.05 0.0 0.8 30.220 13 29.710 24 AKQ 2400
    FHC 10.53 6.05 2.98 11 3.41 20-21 11 4 36.24 0.0 0.2 30.228 14 29.742 24 29.985 AKQ 2400
    NOR 5.91 0.64 1.43 21 1.43 21 11 3 30.77 0.0 0.5 AKQ 2400
    ORF 4.81 0.33 1.15 27 1.25 10-11 9 2 26.55 0.0 0.5 30.220 14 29.720 24 AKQ 2400
    POR 11.13 5.70 3.79 21 4.91 20-21 13 4 42.38 0.0 0.5 30.210 14 29.730 24 29.956 AKQ 2400
    CTR 6.09 1.78 3.44 14 3.44 14 16 1 19.43 0.0 6.1 30.190 13 29.670 26 29.921 AKQ 2400
    MEC 5.80 1.65 10 2.02 9-10 14 1 25.24 0.0 7.5 30.000 13 29.530 26 29.750 AKQ 2400
    RIC 5.29 0.78 1.36 10 1.82 9-10 13 1 21.87 0.0 4.5 30.240 13 29.710 26 AKQ 2400
    ROA 3.14 -0.90 0.69 27 0.71 9-10 13 0 20.88 0.0 6.1 30.250 13 29.750 26 RNK 2400
    WAL 3.46 -0.63 1.05 31 1.05 31 12 1 22.49 0.0 0.5 30.220 14 29.600 24 AKQ 2400
    WOO 4.56 0.54 1.98 8-9 15 1 18.40 0.0 5.6 30.350 13 30.000 27 LWX 0800
    WSH 5.51 1.51 1.17 3 1.18 3-4 13 0 21.16 0.0 3.8 30.280 13 29.720 26 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.71 0.43 1.44 1.75 12.3 23.58 0.0 3.8 30.214 29.703 29.920
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 5.78 1.47 1.74 13 1.85 13-14 16 2 21.44 0.0 T 30.230 23 29.830 26 GSP 2400
    MRH 4.11 -1.91 1.44 1 1.44 1 12 1 20.11 0.0 T 30.240 14 29.770 24 MHX 2400
    CLT 3.98 0.30 1.04 14 1.04 13-14 12 1 18.39 0.0 T 30.220 15 29.800 26 GSP 2400
    ECG 6.79 1.13 3.05 21 3.21 20-21 12 2 30.34 30.230 14 29.730 24 AKQ 2400
    FAY 5.91 -0.01 1.48 20 1.48 20 16 3 25.14 0.0 29.760 26 RAH 2400
    GSO 4.47 -0.01 2.97 9 3.01 9-10 11 1 20.16 0.0 T 29.760 26 RAH 2400
    HSE 5.37 0.38 1.12 20 1.52 20-21 11 1 30.90 0.0 T 30.250 14 29.720 24 MHX 2400
    HKY 6.61 2.17 3.99 21 4.00 21-22 17 1 24.31 30.200 14 29.770 26 GSP 2400
    LBT 5.48 0.00 2.58 11 2.58 10-11 14 1 24.87 0.0 30.220 14 29.790 26 ILM 2400
    EWN 11.13 4.96 2.98 20 3.08 20-21 13 4 31.29 0.0 T 30.250 14 29.720 24 MHX 2400
    RDU 4.64 -0.09 1.12 28 2.19 21-22 11 3 23.60 0.0 0.9 29.760 26 RAH 2400
    RAL 4.15 -0.23 0.98 10-11 15 0 23.30 0.0 0.6 30.170 22 29.760 26 RAH 2400
    ROX 4.54 -0.05 1.54 9 1.54 9 11 1 22.00 0.0 3.3 30.330 14 29.860 26 30.080 RAH 2400
    WHI 7.76 2.24 3.32 30 3.32 30 12 3 29.89 0.0 3.3 30.222 14 29.800 26 29.988 ILM 2400
    ILM 2.31 -5.17 0.67 24 0.67 24 9 0 18.98 0.0 T 30.230 14 29.810 24 ILM 2400
    Averages 5.54 0.35 2.07 2.13 12.8 1.6 24.31 0.0 0.6 30.233 29.776 30.034
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 5.84 2.18 1.54 1 2.06 1-2 13 1 19.13 30.210 23 29.830 26 GSP 2400
    CAE 6.96 1.50 2.88 9 2.88 9 16 3 22.28 0.0 0.0 30.200 23 29.810 9 CAE 2400
    CRE 7.12 1.22 1.96 30 3.38 29-30 11 3 19.98 0.0 30.230 14 29.840 26 ILM 2400
    CHS 4.78 -1.75 1.46 31 1.65 28-29 12 2 26.05 0.0 0.0 30.210 23 29.880 26 CHS 2400
    FLO 4.76 -0.50 1.41 9 1.53 9-10 11 1 23.52 30.220 14 29.800 26 ILM 2400
    GSP 4.96 0.16 1.75 31 1.75 31 13 1 18.25 0.0 T 30.200 15 29.800 26 GSP 2400
    OGB 7.45 2.16 2.10 10 2.55 9-10 12 3 25.01 30.210 23 29.840 9 CAE 2400
    Averages 5.98 0.71 1.87 2.26 12.6 2.0 22.03 30.211 29.829
    STN T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 12.70 8.01 2.12 10 2.55 24-25 20 4 30.69 0.0 1.2 30.190 15 29.78 26 MRX 2400
    DAV 7.66 2.51 21 14 3 33.56 0 108.2 PBX 2400
    Averages
    STN 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 - " THE MAIN STORY THIS JULY WAS THE PERSISTENT HEAT. JULY 2012 WAS THE SECOND HOTTEST JULY AND SECOND HOTTEST MONTH IN THE 141 YEARS OF OFFICIAL WASHINGTON TEMPERATURE RECORDS. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.0 DEGREES WAS JUST 0.5 DEGREES BELOW THE WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD SET IN JULY 2011. THE LAST THREE JULYS HAVE BEEN THE TOP THREE WARMEST MONTHS SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871 /JULY 2010 WAS TIED WITH JULY 1993 FOR THE THIRD HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD/. THE MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 93.1 DEGREES THIS JULY... WHICH WAS THE SECOND HIGHEST MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR ANY MONTH. ONLY JULY 2011 WAS HOTTER...WHEN THE MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 93.6 DEGREES. THE MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 74.9 DEGREES THIS JULY... WHICH WAS THE SECOND HIGHEST MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR ANY MONTH. ONLY JULY 2011 WAS WARMER...WHEN THE MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 75.4 DEGREES. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DID NOT DROP BELOW 67 DEGREES DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH. JULY 2011 WAS THE ONLY OTHER MONTH ON RECORD THAT DID NOT HAVE A DAILY TEMPERATURE BELOW 67 DEGREES. JULY 2012 TIED AUGUST 1980 FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF DAYS OF 95 DEGREES OR HIGHER IN ANY MONTH...WITH 16 DAYS. JULY 2012 FEATURED THE MOST NUMBER OF DAYS OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER IN ANY MONTH...WITH SEVEN. THE PREVIOUS HIGHEST NUMBER OF 100-DEGREE DAYS WAS SIX IN JULY 1930...WHEN OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS WERE TAKEN AT THE WEATHER BUREAU OFFICE AT 24TH AND M STREETS. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER EACH DAY FROM THE 5TH TO THE 8TH...WHICH IS THE MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS SINCE OFFICIAL TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO BE TAKEN AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT. BEFORE THE MOVE TO NATIONAL AIRPORT...THE TEMPERATURE WAS 100-DEGREES OR HIGHER AT THE WEATHER BUREAU OFFICE FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM 19-22 JULY 1930. AS A SIDENOTE...THERE WAS A FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAY STRETCH FROM 29 AUGUST THROUGH 2 SEPTEMBER 1953 AT THE WEATHER BUREAU OFFICE...BUT BY THAT TIME THE OFFICIAL RECORDS HAD ALREADY MOVED TO NATIONAL AIRPORT. TWO DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS AND THREE DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN JULY 2012. THE MOST NOTABLE OF THE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WAS THE 105-DEGREE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 7TH. PRIOR TO THIS JULY...A DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES OR HIGHER HAS ONLY BEEN OBSERVED FOUR OTHER TIMES ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ALL TIME IS 106 DEGREES ON 6 AUGUST 1918 AND 20 JULY 1930. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 94 DEGREES ON THE 7TH WAS THE WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ANY MONTH ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 93 DEGREES ON 22 AND 23 JULY 2011...AND 6 JULY 1999. IN BETWEEN ALL OF THE HEAT...A DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 21ST. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES ON THE 21ST WAS ALSO THE COOLEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JULY SINCE 26 JULY 2002. WITH A LOW OF 67 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THAT DAY WAS FOUR DEGREES. A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF FOUR DEGREES OR LESS IN JULY HAS ONLY BEEN OBSERVED 10 OTHER TIMES ON RECORD...OWING TO THE STRONG INFLUENCE OF THE SUN IN JULY. JULY 2012 WAS THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF BELOW-NORMAL RAINFALL. HOWEVER...MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 12 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF RAIN DAYS IN JULY SINCE 2005. " - [ + - ] - Notes from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - Clayton adds: " The precipitation for the year is now about 1.50 inches above normal. The grass is green, and the cornfields look nice. We have had 21 thunderstorms so far which is above normal. No drought here. " - [ + + ]

    Chantilly - Russ adds these notes: " Grueling July heat and humidity. Second hottest July and month ever, at this site. This site exceeded 100 three times. The mean low of 70.8 was the highest ever recorded at this site. The mean monthly temperature was 81.0 (+4.3). The mean high temperature was 91.2 (+3.3) and the mean low temperature was 70.8 (+5.3). We broke many records for the heat and, surprisingly, also had one of the lowest July daily maximum temperatures in over 10 years. July temperature records set include a new maximum high on the 1st (96.7), 18th (101.6), tied maximum high on the 7th (100.5), 8th (100.3), 26th (97.9), new high minimum temperature on the 2nd (72.9), 6th (76.5), 7th (75.7), 18th (74.8), tied high minimum temperature on the 1st (72.0), 15th (72.8), and a record low maximum temperature on the 21st (68.4). Precipitation was 1.17" below normal at 2.50". Below normal precipitation is the "new normal", at this site. Thunderstorms were observed on the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 14th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Near misses on the 8th and 31st. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " THE MAIN STORY THIS JULY WAS THE PERSISTENT HEAT. JULY 2012 WAS THE SECOND HOTTEST JULY AND SECOND HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80.6 DEGREES WAS JUST 0.4 DEGREES BELOW THE WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD SET IN JULY 2011. THE LAST THREE JULYS HAVE BEEN IN THE TOP FOUR WARMEST MONTHS ON RECORD /JULY 2010 WAS TIED WITH JULY 1994 FOR THE FOURTH HOTTEST MONTH/. THE MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 69.8 DEGREES THIS JULY... WHICH WAS THE WARMEST MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR ANY MONTH. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 69.4 DEGREES IN 1994. THE MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 91.4 DEGREES THIS JULY... WHICH WAS THE FIFTH HIGHEST MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR ANY MONTH. THE MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 92.8 DEGREES IN JULY 2011 WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. THE TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES THREE DAYS THIS JULY. ONLY JULY 1980...JULY 1988 AND JULY 2011 HAD THIS MANY 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A MONTH. FIVE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS AND FOUR DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN IN JULY 2012. IN BETWEEN ALL OF THE HEAT...A DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 21ST. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 21ST WAS ALSO THE COOLEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN JULY SINCE 66 DEGREES ON 29 JULY 2001. JULY 2012 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL. SIX OUT OF THE SEVEN MONTHS SO FAR IN 2012 HAVE BEEN DRIER THAN NORMAL. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell come these additional notes: " July was extremely hot not only the hottest here but the Richmond International Airport had a monthly mean temperature of 82.7F only 0.1F less than their 132 year record set in 2010. The July mean temperature here was 82.7F, which was 0.7F warmer than our July 2010. There were 26 days that the minimum temperature was 70F or greater and in 2010 only 23 days were recorded. The average minimum temperature this year was 72.1F, which was 1.3F higher than in 2010. July had 22 days with 90F, 15 days of 95F, and 5 days of 100F or more at Glen Allen. The maximum temperature for July was 105F recorded on July 8th which is the highest maximum temperature ever recorded here. The 80F minimum temperature recorded on the 6th was the highest minimum temperature ever recorded at the Glen Allen Station. Also the lowest temperature recorded this July was 67F; this was 6F higher than for any other Julys. The warmest day was July 8th with a daily mean of 91.5F; the warmest day in July 2010 was 90.5F. The 2.61 inches of rainfall for July was a -1.58 inch departure and the driest July for Glen Allen. It was the first July in the past four years of not having a day with at least one-inch rainfall; however, measurable rain fell on 12 days. Thunder was heard on 9 days. The Richmond International Airport received much more precipitation than Glen Allen and had 5.29 inches, the 45th wettest July in the past 125 years. The Richmond International Airport had a July average temperature of 82.7F being lower by only 0.1F than the 2010 record and a 3.4F departure from the 30-year average. It is interesting that of the top six hottest July months five of these came from 2005 to 2012. (2010 82.8F, 2012 82.7F, 1993 82.4F, 2011 82.0F, 2005 81.7F, 2006 81.5F) The July average minimum temperature was 72.7F, which is the warmest in the past 115 years and was 2.0 warmer than the July minimum average in 2010. The lowest temperature in July at the Airport was 66F; only once in the past 115 years has it been higher as 67F was recorded in 1994. Seven daily records were broken or tied at the Richmond International Airport. Record Maximums- Jul 05th 102F (new record) - The old record was 101F in 1990; Jul 07th 104F (tied) - The old record set in 2010; Jul 08th 103F (new record) - The old record was 102F in 1993; Record Minimums- Jul 05th 79F (new record) - The old record was 77F in 1900 & 1943; Jul 06th 80F (new record) - The old record was 79F in 1900; Jul 08th 78F (new record) - The old record was 76F in 1900; Daily Precipitation - Jul 10th 1.36 inches new record - previous was 1.10 inches in 1959. - [ + M ] "

    Herndon - Randy sends these additional notes: " July was above normal for temperature and below for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 101 and a low of 64. We averaged 3.0 degrees above normal for the month. The month was very warm all month with temps > 90 on 17 days; 3 > 100. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.61" below normal with only 2.05" measured. This is the seventh consecutive month of below average precipitation. We had thunderstorms on the seven days and on the 31st had thunderstorms and some pea size hail. We have now had only 17.19" for the year, which is now about 9.0" below normal for the year. " - [ + - ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield AKQ: " THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2012 WAS 82.5 F...RANKING AS THE 6TH WARMEST ON RECORD. BASED ON THE PERIOD 1981-2010...THE NORMAL JULY VALUE AT NORFOLK IS 79.7 F. THE WARMEST JULY ON RECORD AT NORFOLK OCCURRED IN 1993 (83.4 F). 90-DEGREE (OR HIGHER) DAYS AT NORFOLK: JULY 2012 HAD 18 SUCH DAYS (AVERAGE IS 14 DAYS). THE MOST FOR JULY IS 24 DAYS (1995). THE LEAST FOR JULY IS 1 DAY (1917). 100-DEGREE (OR HIGHER) DAYS AT NORFOLK: JULY 2012 HAD 1 SUCH DAY (AVERAGE IS 0.5 DAYS). THE MOST FOR JULY IS 3 DAYS (2010...AND ALSO IN MANY OTHER YEARS). MANY JULYS HAVE NO 100-DEGREE DAYS. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT NORFOLK DATE BACK TO 1874. " - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): " THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2012 WAS 82.7 F...RANKING AS THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD. BASED ON THE PERIOD 1981-2010...THE NORMAL JULY VALUE IS 79.3 F. 90-DEGREE (OR HIGHER) DAYS AT RICHMOND: *JULY 2012 HAD 20 SUCH DAYS (AVERAGE IS 16 DAYS). *THE MOST FOR JULY IS 26 DAYS (1993). *THE LEAST FOR JULY IS 2 DAYS (2000). *THIS IS THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE JULY WITH 20 OR MORE DAYS 90 F OR HIGHER (THIS HAS OCCURRED DURING ONE OTHER STRETCH...1993,1994,1995). 100-DEGREE (OR HIGHER) DAYS AT RICHMOND: *JULY 2012 HAD 3 SUCH DAYS (AVERAGE IS 1 DAY). *THE MOST FOR JULY IS 7 DAYS (2010). *MANY JULYS HAVE NO 100-DEGREE DAYS. *THIS IS THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE JULY WITH 3 OR MORE DAYS OF 100 F OR HIGHER (THIS HAS OCCURRED DURING ONE OTHER STRETCH...1952,1953,1954). TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT RICHMOND DATE BACK TO 1897 FOR DAILY TEMPERATURE DATA AND 1881 FOR AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE. " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - " JULY 2012 WAS THE 9th WARMEST IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. JULY 2012 WAS THE 3rd WETTEST IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. The 11.13" of rain recorded during July 2012 in the West Cradock area of Portsmouth, Virginia, produced the THIRD WETTEST JULY IN THE DATABASE TO JULY 1976. The top 5 wettest Julys include: 1) 13.32" 1999 2) 11.80" 1996 3) 11.13" 2012 4) 8.75" 1991 5) 8.71" 1982. July's average temperature (81.7) was 1.8 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation was ABOVE NORMAL by 5.70" or 205% of normal relative to normal Julys for the period from 1977 to 2011. Frontal passages occurred on the 9th, 21-22 (stationary), 25th, and 29th. JULY STATION RECORDS: 1st - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum 96 [previous 1977], 2nd - WIND GUST 58mph [previous 27mph 1990], 5th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum 98 [prev 1999], 8th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum 99 [prev 1991], 8th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Minimum 80 [prev 75 1984], 19th - TEMP TIED Max Min 80 [prev 1986], 20th - RAIN 1.47" [prev 1.34" 1999], 21st - RAIN 3.79" [prev 2.68" 1992], 27th - RAIN 2.12" [prev 1.25" 1991], 27th - WIND GUST 34mph [prev 33mph 1992]. " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT THE FAYETTEVILLE AIRPORT WAS 83.5 DEGREES. THIS IS THE SECOND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD BEHIND JULY 2011...WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 84.8 DEGREES. JULY 7TH: A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1977. JULY 8TH: A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 WAS SET...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 78 SET IN 1977. " - [ + - ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh RAH: " THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2012 IS 81.3 DEGREES. THIS IS THE SECOND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEHIND JULY 1993...THAT HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.9 DEGREES. JULY 1ST: A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING THE OLD RECORD HIGH TEMP OF 98 DEGREES... LAST SET IN 1954. JULY 3RD: A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 74 WAS SET...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 73 SET IN 1941. JULY 5TH: A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES WAS SET WHICH TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 98 SET IN 1990. JULY 9TH: A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.97 INCHES WAS SET AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.06 SET IN 1896. JULY 26TH: A RECORD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD OF 75 LAST SET IN 2010. NUMBER OF DAYS OF 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER: 21 NUMBER OF DAYS OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER: 1 " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - Bob adds these notes: " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES ON FOUR DAYS DURING JULY. PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL BY 0.23" THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF SEVERE WEATHER (DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL) OBSERVED IN THE AREA; IN FACT THERE WERE 116 WARNINGS ISSUED FOR THE RDU CWA DURING THE MONTH. CENTRAL CAROLINA SKYWARN WAS ACTIVATED ON 16 DAYS. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh RAH: " THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS 83.6 DEGREES...THIS IS THE SECOND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD BEHIND JULY 2011...WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 83.7 DEGREES. JULY 1ST: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 103 BREAKS RECORD OF 99 SET IN 2005. JULY 1ST: RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75 BREAKS RECORD OF 74 SET IN 1987. JULY 3RD: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 BREAKS RECORD OF 98 SET IN 1955. JULY 4TH: HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 BREAKS RECORD OF 99 SET IN 2011. JULY 8TH: A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JULY 8 BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 103 DEGREES SET IN 1977. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES SET ON JULY 8 TIES THE ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH FOR RDU...LAST REACHED ON JUNE 30 2012. DAYS OF 90 DEGREES OR MORE IN JULY: 24 DAYS OF 100 DEGREES OR MORE IN JULY: 7 " - [ + - ]

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    Tri-Cities - from NWS MRX, Morristown, TN: " The monthly-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities in July was 77.9 degrees which was 3.3 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 4th warmest July on record. A record high temperature was broken on the first day of the month when the temperature peaked at 100 degrees surpassing the previous record of 98 degrees set in 1959. Another new temperature record was tied on the 3rd when the afternoon temperature rose to 95 degrees equaling the mark set 1970. In addition, a record was tied on the next day when the temperature reached 95 degrees again, matching the value set in 1993. Plus, a record high was equaled again on the 6th when the temperature climbed to 94 degrees, tying the value made in 2010. Lastly, a record high temperature was broken on the next day when the temperature peaked at 98 degrees surpassing the record of 97 degrees set in 2010. The warmest July at Tri-Cities was in 1993 when the average temperature was 79.6 degrees. Tri-Cities received 12.70 inches of rain in July, which was 8.01 inches above normal. It ranked as the wettest July on record. Measurable precipitation occurred on 20 days and 13 of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of precipitation. The heaviest precipitation fell on 10th when 2.12 inches of rain was reported. In addition, 1.79 inches of rain was reported on the 25th, which broke the old record of 1.63 inches set in 2004. An additional rainfall record was broken on the 19th when 1.53 inches of rain was reported surpassing the previous record of 1.46 inches set in 1971. An additional 1.30 inches of rain was reported on the 14th. The previous wettest July of the 74 years of observations taken at Tri-Cities was in 1949 when 9.73 inches of precipitation was recorded. " - [ + + ]



    COLUMN DENOTATIONS:

    A  maximum mean temperature T total precipitation (inches)
    T1 departure from normal
    B  minimum mean temperature U maximum calendar day precipitation (inches)
    C  monthly mean temperature
    C1 departure from normal
    U1 date of maximum calendar day precipitation
    D  maximum temperature V date(s) of maximum daily precipitation
    E  date(s) of maximum temperature V1 maximum 24-hour precip. & date(s)
    F  minimum temperature W number of days with precip. >= .01"
    G  date(s) of minimum temperature  X number of days with precip. >= 1.0"
    H  days with maximum temperature >=90 Y year-to-date precipitation (inches)
    I  days with maximum temperature <=32 Z maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    J  days with minimum temperature <=32 VRB Variable
    K  days with minimum temperature <= 0 1 date of maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    K1 average relative humidity 2 number of days with snowfall
    L  peak wind gust (miles per hour)  3 number of days with snowfall >= 1.0"
    M  direction of peak wind gust 4  total snowfall for month (inches)
    N  date(s) of peak wind gust  5 total snowfall for 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 davidkessel@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 - 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@yahoo.com