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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



JULY 2014

...TEMPERATURE AVERAGES BELOW NORMAL...

...RAINFALL AVERAGES ABOVE NORMAL...
Of particular note, many stations had temperature averages which were cooler in July than in June, 2014. While not expected, this summertime rarity does occur from time to time in the climatological database.

Taking a closer look at the rainfall totals for the three-state area, coastal areas picked-up a considerable amount of rain while western areas were drier. Once again, summertime convective activity provided some stations with an abundance of rainfall for July.


Much of the coastal rainfall totals can be attributed to Hurricane Arthur that developed off the central Florida east coast and moved north and northeast offshore passing east of Wilmington, North Carolina then making landfall in extreme eastern North Carolina from the 1st through the 5th of July. The hurricane turned northeast and headed across the Outer Banks and out to sea paralleing the Northeast US coast on its way toward Newfoundland. The hurricane reached category two status with maximum winds of 85mph.

  • July 24th, 2014 Northampton County Virginia Damage Survey Results - from the NWS Wakefield   Visit this link to view NWS Wakefield's report- including radar, survey, and damage graphics and pictures- on the EF-1 tornado that devastated Cherrystone Campground in Northampton County, Virginia resulting in three (updated) deaths and considerable damage on July 24th: http://genserva.com/acon/072414_Cherrystone_Tornado.pdf


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  • SAILS: A New Way Doppler Radar Scans the Sky   A new software upgrade installed at the National Weather Service (NWS) Wakefield Doppler radar (KAKQ), is improving severe weather operations. The software change allows the WSR-88D radar to obtain the lowest level radar scan more frequently during severe weather events. Check out the details here: http://www.weather.gov/media/akq/miscNEWS/sails.pdf


  • NWS AKQ Monthly Rainfall Analysis      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 -


  • 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 2014

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    100°
    Richmond
    47°
    Blacksburg
    79.5°
    Richmond
    70.3°
    Blacksburg
    11.35"
    Portsmouth
    1.92"
    Glen Allen
    North Carolina
    100°
    Fayetteville
    Lumberton
    53°
    Asheville
    80.4°
    Fayetteville
    71.4°
    Asheville
    12.00"
    Wilmington
    1.86"
    Fayetteville
    South Carolina
    101
    Columbia
    61°
    Anderson
    83.0°
    Columbia
    Charleston
    77.2°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    7.41"
    Charleston
    2.83"
    Columbia


    ( 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 81.2 59.5 70.3 -0.90 89 2 47 5 0 0 0 0 77% 33 300 28 3.3 8 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    CHT 86.4 66.1 76.2 -0.50 97 2 52.1 30 10 0 0 0 75% 24 180 10 0.3 360 8 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 84.7 64.4 74.5 -0.90 95 2 52 5 6 0 0 0 43 180 14 4.5 8 0 0 0 6 LWX 2400
    DAN 87.5 66.7 77.1 -1.20 97 2 54 5,6 11 0 0 0 69% 34 230 28 4.6 8 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    DCA 88.0 70.8 79.4 -0.40 99 2 60 30 9 0 0 0 60% 49 320 10 8.2 10 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 84.5 63.8 74.0 0.00 91 17,18 50 1 3 0 0 0 68% 54 280 8 6.4 9 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    GAV 88.26 67.16 77.71 -2.59 98 2 54 5 12 0 0 0 69% 29 180 8 6 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 84.5 64.8 74.6 -2.40 94 2 51 30 7 0 0 0 75% 17 270 8 270 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 84.7 63.5 74.0 -1.20 94 2,24 52 6 5 0 0 0 73% 38 250 8 4.0 7 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    NPN 86.8 69.3 77.5 -2.80 96 3 60.8 6 10 0 0 0 34 270 9 3.2 200 6 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 87.44 70.76 79.1 2.70 98.0 3 66.6 6 12 0 0 0 73% 29 230 10 1.3 200 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 84.9 68.9 76.9 -2.20 94 3 60 6 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 86.1 71.2 78.6 -1.00 97 2 62 6 10 0 0 0 68% 45 210 15 9.1 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 87.1 70.1 78.6 -1.20 97 3 60 6 10 0 0 0 79% 35 320 4 4.6 250 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 87.0 65.8 75.8 -2.10 97.3 8 53.6 6 10 0 0 0 76% 19 050, 030 7,19 0.1 213 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 87.0 67.0 77.35 97 14 57 5,30 10 0 0 0 55% 3 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    RIC 89.8 69.3 79.5 0.20 100 8 60 6 14 0 0 0 63% 33 310 4 7.6 4 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    ROA 84.5 64.6 74.6 -2.10 96 2 53 8 0 0 0 0 65% 41 310 28 5.5 7 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    WAL 84.7 68.7 76.7 -0.40 95 8 59 30 4 0 0 0 46 190 10 9.1 6 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    WOO 78.7 62.7 70.7 -3.90 89 2,24 53 29,30 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 LWX 800
    WSH 81.1 63.3 72.2 -3.52 90.6 2 53.2 30 1 0 0 0 85% 18 110 4 0.2 200 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 85.47 66.59 75.97 -1.32 95.3 55.7 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 70.6% 34.5 4.2 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 80.4 62.5 71.4 -2.40 88 2,8 53 5 0 0 0 0 74% 43 320 24 5.1 10 0 0 0 5 GSP 2400
    MRH 85.2 73.3 79.3 -0.70 89 27 63 6 0 0 0 0 60 120 3 9.6 0 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    CLT 87.3 67.7 77.5 -1.00 96 14 60 5 12 0 0 0 67% 31 180 9 5.4 7 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 85.1 68.6 76.9 -1.90 92 9 58 6 6 0 0 0 76% 52 350 4 8.2 1 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 90.5 70.3 80.4 -1.00 100 9 61 30 16 0 0 0 70% 39 250 9 7.0 7 0 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    GSO 86.7 67.4 77.1 -1.40 96 14 59 5 10 0 0 0 68% 41 330 27 6.2 7 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    HSE 85.7 73.8 79.8 0.70 93 3 61 6 1 0 0 0 77% 73 160 3,4 8.9 0 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    HKY 85.3 65.9 75.6 -2.00 94 2,8 58 6,30 10 0 0 0 28 270,200,320 23,27,28 3.2 4 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    LBT 89.5 71.0 80.3 -0.80 98 8,9 64 6 16 0 0 0 72% 33 290 28 5.5 8 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    EWN 88.9 71.6 80.3 -0.20 95 8,9 61 6 17 0 0 0 71% 46 330 3 5.7 6 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    RDU 88.1 68.7 78.4 -1.60 98 8,14 60 17 13 0 0 0 68% 37 150 3 5.5 8 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    RAL 88.7 65.8 77.3 -2.70 98 14 57 5 10 0 0 0 19 8,18 3 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 89.5 69.8 79.6 -0.30 95.5 9 61.8 6 15 0 0 0 72% 42 240 15 1.8 133 7 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 87.6 71.9 79.8 -1.30 94 24,27 65 6 12 0 0 0 59 360 3 7.0 12 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    Averages 87.04 69.16 78.12 -1.19 94.75 60.1 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 71.5% 43.1 5.7 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 88.4 68.2 78.3 -1.10 97 2 61 29 16 0 0 0 32 250 8 5.8 5 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 92.7 73.4 83.0 0.80 101 28 68 17 25 0 0 0 62% 31 150 31 5.8 5 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 86.6 72.6 79.6 -0.70 94 24,27 67 19 4 0 0 0 76% 42 90 3 8.4 11 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    CHS 91.2 74.9 83.0 0.90 97 9 71 7 17 0 0 0 45 250 15 6.6 13 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    FLO 91.0 71.2 81.1 -0.10 100 9 64 30 16 0 0 0 69% 48 220 15 6.4 5 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    GSP 86.2 68.2 77.2 -2.70 95 2 63 6,30 13 0 0 0 71% 36 280 3 5.6 8 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 90.2 72.0 81.1 -0.70 96 9,14 68 18 17 0 0 0 33 310 3 5.4 10 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    Averages 89.47 71.50 80.47 -0.51 97.14 66.0 15.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 69.5% 38.1 6.3 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
    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 84.3 61.8 73 -1.6 93 14 50 5 8 0 0 0 49 260 8 3.8 7 1 0 0 3 MRX 2400
    DAV 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 1.92 -2.34 0.66 14 0.66 14 11 0 19.82 0.0 34.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 4.74 1.07 1.83 10 1.86 9-10 14 1 32.73 0.0 46.3 30.269 5 29.566 28 29.973 LWX 2400
    CHO 3.05 -1.27 1.29 3 1.29 3 12 1 24.17 29.590 28 LWX 2400
    DAN 3.73 -0.86 1.28 10 1.28 10 10 1 23.52 0.0 13.4 30.290 5 29.700 28 RNK 2400
    DCA 4.68 0.95 1.71 15 1.71 15 11 2 30.28 0.0 30.5 29.590 28 LWX 2400
    IAD 2.09 -1.58 0.42 10 0.42 9-10 10 0 23.65 0.0 52.8 29.590 28 LWX 2400
    GAV 1.95 0.73 24 0.73 24 8 1 25.95 0.0 17.7 30.290 5 29.630 28 30.010 AKQ 2400
    HDV 6.78 2.83 3.75 15 12 1 37.30 0.0 48.6 30.250 5 29.550 28 AKQ 2400
    LYH 5.79 1.43 3.88 24 3.88 24 11 1 29.21 0.0 21.4 30.320 5 29.670 28 RNK 2400
    NPN 5.83 0.01 2.39 24 2.39 4 6 3 31.16 0.0 14.8 30.210 11 29.620 28 AKQ 2400
    FHC 9.56 4.22 3.80 10 6.05 10-Sep 5 4 36.62 0.0 15.5 30.269 5 29.651 28 30.016 AKQ 2400
    NOR 8.76 3.38 3.46 10 8 4 32.03 0.0 14.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 7.87 2.73 2.40 10 3.58 9-10 8 4 29.40 0.0 15.8 30.260 5 29.630 28 AKQ 2400
    POR 11.35 5.73 4.63 24 4.82 9-10 8 4 40.14 0.0 18.0 30.250 5 29.650 28 30.003 AKQ 2400
    CTR 3.87 -0.44 2.98 24 2.99 24-25 11 1 25.87 0.0 12.3 30.250 5 29.580 28 29.959 AKQ 2400
    MEC 2.34 1.03 24 1.03 24 6 1 24.18 0.0 13.5 AKQ 2400
    RIC 2.63 -1.88 1.99 24 1.99 24 8 1 22.06 0.0 14.5 30.370 1 29.640 5 AKQ 2400
    ROA 3.40 -0.64 0.68 3 1.29 24-25 13 0 22.05 0.0 16.3 30.300 5 29.620 28 RNK 2400
    WAL 3.35 -0.74 0.90 16 1.22 15-16 10 0 21.11 0.0 13.1 30.240 12 29.590 28 AKQ 2400
    WOO 4.74 1.02 1.02 3-4 16 1 28.30 0.0 46.2 30.380 5 29.800 28 LWX 800
    WSH 2.08 -2.02 0.50 27 0.50 27 18 0 26.18 0.0 50.8 30.350 5 29.640 28 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.79 0.55 1.92 2.04 10.3 1.5 27.89 0.0 25.5 30.287 29.628 29.992
    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 4.93 0.62 1.31 18 1.34 18-19 13 1 26.83 0.0 9.6 30.310 5 29.790 15 GSP 2400
    MRH 7.99 1.97 4.24 24 4.28 24-25 12 1 27.26 0.0 T 30.250 5 28.930 3 MHX 2400
    CLT 4.38 0.70 1.45 13 1.45 13 9 2 30.02 0.0 9.3 30.280 5 29.720 15 GSP 2400
    ECG 5.38 -0.28 2.24 16 2.24 16 8 2 24.17 0.0 11.2 30.260 5 29.500 4 AKQ 2400
    FAY 1.86 -4.06 1.36 10 1.36 10 7 1 23.00 29.740 RAH 2400
    GSO 2.73 -1.75 1.23 15 1.29 15-16 13 1 23.22 0.0 15.3 29.740 RAH 2400
    HSE 6.50 1.51 1.71 4 2.00 3-4 10 3 31.00 0.0 5.7 29.250 4 MHX 2400
    HKY 3.45 -0.99 1.31 23 1.32 23-24 12 1 27.00 30.270 5 29.730 27 GSP 2400
    LBT 4.44 -1.04 2.48 21 2.48 21 11 1 29.27 30.260 5 29.730 28 ILM 2400
    EWN 6.61 0.44 2.55 24 2.56 24-25 14 1 27.98 0.0 14.0 30.270 5 29.510 3 MHX 2400
    RDU 8.96 4.23 4.21 15 4.21 15 8 3 31.54 0.0 5.8 29.740 RAH 2400
    RAL 5.75 1.02 8 0 31.46 0.0 5.8 30.130 18 29.760 27 RAH 2400
    WHI 7.28 1.64 1.65 21 2.38 15-16 10 4 31.3 ILM 2400
    ILM 12.00 4.52 3.75 3 3.75 3 14 4 33.72 0.0 2.1 30.252 5 29.731 3 30.008 ILM 2400
    Averages 6.33 0.66 2.46 2.56 11.5 1.9 30.60 0.0 7.2 30.254 29.605
    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 3.13 -0.53 1.41 31 1.41 31 7 2 22.19 30.260 5 29.760 15 GSP 2400
    CAE 2.83 -2.63 1.32 10 1.32 10 9 1 23.20 4.2 30.230 5 29.750 28 CAE 2400
    CRE 6.44 0.54 2.25 3 2.25 3 12 3 22.66 30.240 5 29.640 3 ILM 2400
    CHS 7.41 0.88 2.05 31 2.05 31 12 3 26.04 0.0 T 30.220 12 29.780 28 CHS 2400
    FLO 5.76 0.50 1.99 10 1.99 10 10 2 23.12 30.090 31 29.890 29 ILM 2400
    GSP 6.73 1.93 2.94 31 2.94 31 11 1 29.36 0.0 7.2 30.260 5 29.730 15 GSP 2400
    OGB 5.38 0.09 4.19 21 4.22 21-22 12 1 31.12 30.220 5 29.770 28 CAE 2400
    Averages 5.38 0.11 2.31 2.31 10.4 1.86 25.38 0.0 3.8 30.217 29.760
    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 5.25 0.56 1.70 27 1.70 27 9 1 20.83 0.0 13.0 30.270 5 29.790 15 MRX 2400
    DAV 0.0 165.2 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. - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS JULY 2014 WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. ALTHOUGH THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...THIS WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 2009. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGF ON THE 30TH WAS THE COOLEST JULY TEMPERATURE OBSERVED SINCE 2002 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 60 DEGF ON THE 12TH. DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.71 INCHES ON THE 15TH MARKED THE RAINIEST JULY DAY SINCE 2010 WHEN 1.86 INCHES OF RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 13TH. DESPITE THE COOL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...NO RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS MONTH. " - [ - + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " July mean temperature was below normal with above normal rainfall. The mean monthly temperature was 76.2 (-0.5). The mean high temperature was 86.4 (-1.5) and the mean low temperature was 66.1 (+0.6). A record high minimum temperature was set on the 13th (72.6). July precipitation of 4.74" was above average (+1.07"), most of which fell during the first half of the month. A new daily rainfall record was set on the 10th (1.83"). Thunderstorms were observed on the 2nd, 3rd, 8th (severe, wind damage), 10th (pea sized hail), 14th, and 15th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ - + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THIS JULY 2014 WERE BOTH BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 2001. THREE RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET THIS MONTH. A RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGF ON THE 17TH TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1976. A SECOND RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGF WAS SET ON THE 29TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 53 DEGF SET IN 1978. A THIRD RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGF WAS SET ON THE 30TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 51 DEGF SET IN 1981. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGF ON THE 30TH WAS THE COOLEST JULY TEMPERATURE OBSERVED SINCE 2002 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 47 DEGF ON THE 12TH. DESPITE BEING A COOL MONTH OVERALL...TWO RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET THIS MONTH. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGF ON THE 1ST BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 70 DEGF SET IN 2011. A SECOND RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGF ON THE 13TH TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2006. " - [ - - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " July was below normal for temperature and well above for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 94 and a low of 51 and was 2.4 degrees below normal. The low temperature of 51 on Jul 30 was the lowest temperature ever recorded at this site in July. On the precipitation side, the month was 2.83 above normal, with 6.78 measured. We had precipitation on 12 days during the month, but most of the rainfall came during extremely heavy showers that occurred on the afternoon of July 15 when we received 3.75 in just a few hours. This rainfall caused a storm drain to overflow and a couple basements nearby had their basements flooded. We are now almost 10.5 above normal for precipitation for the year. " - [ - + ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield AKQ: " ...Slightly below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation characterized Norfolk weather in July... The average temperature at Norfolk International Airport was 78.6 degrees, which was 1.0 degree below normal. The average high temperature was 86.1degrees or 1.3 degrees below normal. The average low temperature was 71.2 degrees or 0.7 degrees below normal. The highest temperature was 97 degrees on the 2nd. The lowest temperature was 62 degrees on the 6th. There were 10 days with maximum temperatures above 90degrees, which is 0.9 days below normal. Precipitation came in at 7.87 inches, which was 2.73 inches above normal. The greatest 24 hour total was 3.58 inches from the 9th into the 10th. There were 8 days with measurable rainfall, which is 3.1 days below normal. July finished as the 28th wettest July on record. This follows up the 20th driest June on record. There were 847 accumulated growing degree days (GDD), which was 50 GDD below the 1981-2010 normal of 897 GDD. The highest was on the 3rd, at 32 GDD. For 2014, precipitation has reached 29.4 inches, which is 2.98 inches above normal. The average temperature year-to-date is 58.4 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees below normal. A record high minimum temperature was tied on July 9 of 78 degrees. " - [ - + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " JULY 2014 WAS THE 3rd WETTEST JULY IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. The top 5 wettest Julys include: 1) 13.32" 1999 2) 11.80" 1996 3) 11.35" 2014 4) 11.13" 2012 5) 8.75" 1991. JULY 2014 WAS THE 10th COOLEST JULY IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. The top 10 coolest Julys include: 1) 76.1 2001 2) 76.9 2000 2) 76.9 1984 4) 77.5 1979 5) 77.9 1982 6) 78.1 2009 6) 78.1 1996 8) 78.3 2007 9) 78.6 2003 10) 78.7 2014. July's average temperature of 78.6 was 1.2 BELOW NORMAL. Precipitation (11.35") was WELL-ABOVE NORMAL by 5.73" or 202% of the July average during the period from 1976 to 2013. Rainfall for the year through July 31st was 40.14" (+11.71" or 141% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were noted on these dates: 4th, 11th, 16th, 24th, and 28th. STATION RECORDS: 2nd- TEMPERATURE Maximum 96 [previous 95 1994] 3rd - TEMPERATURE Maximum 97 [previously 1983] 3rd - TEMPERATURE Maximum low 77 [previously 1983] 6th - TEMPERATURE TIED Minimum low 60 [previously 1979] 9th - RAINFALL 2.90" [previous 1.61" 2003] 10th - RAINFALL 2.45" [previous 1.39" 1993] 17th - TEMPERATURE TIED Minimum low 78 [previously 1981] - [ - + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " July was the driest July on record at the Glen Allen station. The 1.95 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of -2.42 inches. The mean temperature was -2.6 F below average for the past six years but remember three of these years were in the top five of the warmest in recorded history of the Richmond area. July was our driest month since September of 2013 when 1.52 inches was recorded. Only ten months have been drier at this station since records were started in August of 2008. Glen Allen had only 8 days in July with measurable precipitation which sets a new record for July; the previous record was 9 days. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day and for 24 hours was 0.73 inches on the 24th. Both were in 2nd place; the record for the day is 0.63 inches in 2012 and the previous 24 hour period record is 0.65 in 2012. Thunder was heard on only 6 days during July, the 2nd least on record for July and no storms had much lightning. Julys mean temperature was 77.7 the second coolest July on record; only 2009 was cooler. The coolest July day (lowest daily mean) was 68.5F which tied the six year lowest on record. The minimum temperature during July was 54F on July 5th which occurred only 3 days after the highest temperature for July on the 2nd of 98F which was the hottest day. This was the highest maximum temperature since July 27, 2012 when it was also 98F. The highest dew point was 77.3 F on the 2nd; this maximum dew point for the month is the lowest on record for July in the past 6 years. The total wind run for July was 1995.2 miles which was a new maximum record for July as were the daily average and daily maximum for the month. " - [ - - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airports greatest one day precipitation amount this month was on the 24th with 1.99 inches which was a record for the 24th; the previous record was 1.60 in 1978. The Richmond International Airport reported the following average temperatures and departures from the 30 year average. The average maximum was 89.8F dep. +0.1F. The average minimum was 69.3F with a dep. of +0.4F. The mean temperature was 79.5F with a dep. of +0.2 F. The other three records were: July 2nd that tied the old record high minimum of 76F set in 1922 and 1903; July 3rd that set a new record high minimum of 77F - the old record was 76F set in 1980, 1953, 1903 and 1898; July 2nd daily mean average was 87.5F that set a new record high daily mean temperature and the previous record for the 2nd was 87.0 set in 1968. Julys mean temperature was 79.5F which made it the 30th warmest July in the past 117 years. The high minimum temperature for July was 77F on the 3rd and 14th. Only 13 Julys since 1897 have had a higher minimum temperature. The lowest maximum temperature during July was 81F on the 10th; only 6 years since 1897 have had a higher temperature. The two hottest days in July were the 8th and 14th both having a daily mean temperature of 88.0F ; only 14 years since 1897 have had higher daily mean temperatures in July. The 2.63 inches of rainfall made it the 25th driest July in the past 117 years. July had 8 days of measurable rainfall, only 17 Julys in the past 117 years have had fewer days of measurable rainfall. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield AKQ: " ...Near normal temperatures and below normal precipitation characterized Richmond weather in July ... The average temperature at Richmond International Airport was 79.5 degrees, which was 0.2 degrees above normal. The average high temperature was 89.8 degrees or 0.1 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 69.3 degrees or 0.4 degrees above normal. The highest temperature was 100 degrees on the 8th . The lowest temperature was 60 degrees on the 6th . There were 14 days with maximum temperatures above 90 degrees, which is 1.9 days below normal. Precipitation came in at 2.63 inches, which is 1.88 inches below normal. The greatest 24 hour total was 1.99 inches on the 24th. There were 8 days with measurable rainfall, which is 3.4 days below normal. There were 846.5 accumulated growing degree days (GDD), which was 4.5 GDD below the 1981 -2010 normal of 851 GDD. The highest was on the 3rd and 14th, at 31.5 GDD. For 2014 , precipitation has reached 22.06 inches, which is 3.27 inches below normal. The average temperature year-to-date is 57.8 degrees, which is 0.3 degrees below normal. A record high minimum was set on July 9 of 77 degrees. A record daily maximum rainfall amount was set on July 24 of 1.99 inches. " - [ + - ]

    Woodstock - from member Lauck Walton: " Third coldest July in 29 years of records. " - [ - + ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES ON THE 28TH TIED THE RECORD FOR THE DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS SET IN 1914. THE PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 1.86 INCHES WAS THE 5TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS FIFTH DRIEST JULY WAS 1.88 INCHES FROM 1998. " - [ - - ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES ON THE 3RD TIED THE PREVIOUS HIGH MINIMUM RECORD FOR THE DATE SET IN 2012. " - [ - - ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES ON THE 31ST TIED THE RECORD FOR THE DATE SET IN 1999. RAINFALL ON THE 15TH TOTALED 4.21 INCHES...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE DATE OF 2.80 INCHES SET IN 1954. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " THE REGIONAL COOLING TREND CONTINUES WITH THE JULY AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE 2.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. SINCE JULY 2013, ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED DURING ONLY THREE MONTHS. RAINFALL FOR JULY TOTALED 5.75 WHICH IS 1.02 ABOVE NORMAL. YEAR TO DATE PRECIPITATION IS NOW 6.18 ABOVE NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED. DUE TO INSTRUMENT FAILURE, TEMPERATURE DATA FOR THE PERIOD JULY 20-JULY 25 IS NOT AVAILABLE. " - [ - + ]



    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



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

      
    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M  
    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