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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JULY 2015


...TEMPERATURES AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL...

...VIRGINIA RAINFALL AVERAGE IS ABOVE NORMAL
NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA AVERAGES ARE BELOW NORMAL...



  
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  • PASSINGS - Member Lauck Walton, Woodstock, Virginia (WOO)   Long-time ACON VA/NC/SC member Lauck Walton, who last posted his monthly weather observations here in fall 2014, has died. During the years of his participation in ACON (20+), Lauck kept meticulous records and never missed a monthly posting of his data, earlier by sending reports through the USPS and then by migrating with us all to email! Mr. Walton attended Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal and Randolph-Macon College, Ashland. He served in the US Army for three years. He attended law school at the University of Virginia and worked for 25 years with the law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. After retiring to Woodstock he agreed to work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as counsel.

  • NWS AKQ Monthly Rainfall Analysis      From NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -

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  • 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 2015

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    99
    Norfolk (FHC)
    56
    Blacksburg
    82.2
    Norfolk (FHC)
    72.7
    Blacksburg
    7.93"
    Norfolk (ORF)
    3.79"
    Lynchburg
    North Carolina
    100
    Fayetteville
    60
    Asheville
    Elizabeth City
    83.1
    Lumberton
    75.7
    Asheville
    7.85"
    New Bern
    0.92"
    Hickory
    South Carolina
    103
    Columbia
    66
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    85.3
    Columbia
    81.3
    Anderson
    7.72"
    Charleston
    1.52"
    Greenville-Spartanburg


    ( 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 82.3 63.2 72.7 1.5 88 30 56 1,31 0 0 0 0 80% 32 310 13 3.0 5 1 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    CHT 86.4 68.6 77.5 0.8 96.4 19 60.4 16 7 0 0 0 79% 17 180 28 0.1 180 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 85.6 67.4 76.5 1.1 93 9,19 61 23,25 6 0 0 0 35 170 14 3.9 7 0 0 0 5 LWX 2400
    DAN 87.7 69.4 78.5 0.2 93 19,20 65 1,12 7 0 0 0 74% 42 100 13 4.1 8 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 89.1 73.9 81.5 1.7 98 19 66 3,16 14 0 0 0 65% 51 270 1 6.8 6 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    IAD 85.2 66.8 76.0 -0.7 94 19 58 24 3 0 0 0 74% 44 280 30 4.8 5 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    GAV 87.22 69.52 78.37 -1.56 95 19 62 20 16 7 0 0 75% 29 360 4 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 84.9 67.2 76.0 -1.0 93 19 59 24 3 0 0 0 78% 19 225 27 225 6 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 85.0 65.6 75.3 0.0 91 19 59 1 3 0 0 0 78% 30 260 13 3.9 6 0 0 0 5 RNK 2400
    NPN 88.3 71.6 79.3 -0.9 96.2 2 64.0 25 9 0 0 0 20 270 2 2.4 225 8 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 89.8 74.6 82.2 3.0 99 20 69 26 7 0 0 0 72% 26 225 9 1.0 202 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 87.2 71.2 79.2 0.0 94 9,20,30 63 26 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 87.6 73.2 80.4 0.8 96 30 67 26 9 0 0 0 69% 42 170 18 7.7 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 90.1 72.3 81.2 1.3 97 20 65 26 4 0 0 0 78% 31 203 16 3.8 211 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 86.1 67.9 77.0 -0.9 92.9 19 59.3 25 5 0 0 0 84% 13 158,113 4,28 0.0 130 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 86.0 68.8 77.5 94 20 61 25 5 0 0 0 66% 9 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 88.0 70.5 79.2 -0.1 95 9 63 25 10 0 0 0 72% 53 340 19 6.0 8 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    ROA 86.2 68.5 77.4 0.7 94 30 61 1 7 0 0 0 72% 44 310 14 5.8 4 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    SVC 83.9 68.9 76.4 -1.2 92 19 61 3,16,24 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    WAL 84.9 70.7 77.8 0.7 93 20 62 35 3 0 0 0 39 290,140 9,27 7.6 8 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    WSH 81.4 65.6 73.5 -2.08 90.4 19 58.9 16 1 0 0 0 89% 12 158 1 0.1 225 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 86.33 69.31 77.79 0.17 94.04 61.93 6.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 75% 32.2 3.8 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
    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 85.6 65.8 75.7 1.9 92 9 60 7 7 0 0 0 70% 46 340 13 4.7 10 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    MRH 86.4 75.1 80.8 0.8 91 10,31 67 25 2 0 0 0 40 230 2 10.4 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 93.2 70.9 82.0 3.5 99 9,10 67 11 26 0 0 0 63% 40 310,230 8,13 5.7 5 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 87.3 70.6 79.0 0.2 93 20,21 60 26 8 0 0 0 77% 39 330 10 7.6 12 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FAY 92.8 72.5 82.7 1.3 100 10 65 25,26 25 0 0 0 69% 38 200 19 7.1 9 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    GSO 89.2 70.5 79.9 1.4 95 10,18 67 1,13 13 0 0 0 69% 74 290 13 6.2 9 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    HSE 86.1 74.8 80.5 1.4 92 11 69 18 4 0 0 0 79% 36 270 21 9.0 MHX 2400
    HKY 90.3 69.2 79.8 2.2 97 9,10 63 1 20 0 0 0 38 330 13 3.8 11 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    LBT 93.7 72.5 83.1 2.0 99 21 64 26 28 0 0 0 68% 33 300,030 21,23 5.9 8 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    EWN 90.1 72.6 81.4 0.9 97 10 62 26 18 0 0 0 73% 38 330 21 6.0 10 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    RDU 89.2 70.7 80.0 0.0 94 10,30 64 25 16 0 0 0 73% 45 230 5 5.3 8 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    RAL 89.0 70.5 79.8 -0.2 94 9,10,30 67 31 11 0 0 0 33 27 10 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 94.0 71.6 82.8 2.9 98.9 21 64.7 26 28 0 0 0 71% 55 300 23 1.9 173.6 9 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 91.4 73.7 82.5 1.4 99 10,21 65 25 20 0 0 0 73% 42 320 23 7.8 7 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 89.88 71.50 80.71 1.4 95.8 64.6 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 71% 42.6 6.3 8.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
    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 91.6 71.1 81.3 1.9 97 30 66 6 23 0 0 0 67 340 18 5.6 7 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 96.4 74.3 85.3 3.1 103 21 68 26 29 0 0 0 61% 48 320 2 6.1 7 0 0 0 0 CAE 2400
    CRE 89.1 74.4 81.7 1.4 97 11 69 25,26 11 0 0 0 75% 42 210 13 8.6 9 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    CHS 92.5 74.1 83.3 1.2 99 23 70 4,6 26 0 0 0 62 290 3 6.7 9 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    CXM 89.0 77.2 83.1 0.9 96 22 71 2 9 0 0 0 33 330 23 6.8 CHS 2400
    FLO 94.5 73.2 83.8 2.6 102 10 68 26 26 0 0 0 67% 53 260 13 6.7 6 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    GSP 92.6 71.0 81.8 1.9 100 10 66 6 25 0 0 0 66% 46 280 20 5.8 11 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 93.9 72.5 83.2 1.4 100 21,23 68 26 26 0 0 0 39 280 4 5.3 11 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 92.45 73.48 82.94 1.8 99.25 50.6 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 67% 48.8 6.5 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 86.4 66.6 76.5 1.9 93 28 60 31 8 0 0 0 34 310 13 4.0 14 0 0 0 1 MRX 2400
    DAV 74.6 56.5 65.5 81 20,30 47 22 0 0 0 0 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 4.26 0.00 1.52 5 1.52 5 13 1 21.88 0.0 28.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 4.67 1.00 1.85 8 1.85 8 13 1 26.18 0.0 27.9 30.139 5 29.507 14 29.912 LWX 2400
    CHO 4.01 -0.31 1.04 11 1.15 10-11 13 1 24.90 29.540 14 LWX 2400
    DAN 7.24 2.64 2.08 13 2.19 13-14 13 2 25.24 0.0 5.1 30.110 7 29.580 14 29.845 RNK 2400
    DCA 5.01 1.28 1.30 1 1.30 1 13 2 31.73 0.0 18.1 29.540 14 LWX 2400
    IAD 4.89 1.22 1.60 8 1.60 8 12 2 26.19 0.0 36.9 30.200 4 29.670 28 29.935 LWX 2400
    GAV 5.15 1.43 4 1.46 3-4 15 2 29.07 0.0 14.7 30.170 5 29.570 14 29.950 AKQ 2400
    HDV 5.07 1.07 2.24 8 16 1 29.90 0.0 28.2 30.120 5 29.500 14 29.810 AKQ 2400
    LYH 3.79 -0.57 0.84 6 1.28 5-6 11 0 22.76 0.0 22.9 29.580 14 RNK 2400
    NPN 4.53 -1.29 1.11 5 1.62 5-6 11 1 31.72 0.0 16.5 30.160 5 29.560 15 29.860 AKQ 2400
    FHC 7.56 2.42 4.16 11 4.16 11 7 3 36.91 0.0 12.5 30.152 5 29.587 15 29.950 AKQ 2400
    NOR 6.61 1.19 3.60 11 3.60 11 10 2 29.72 0.0 12.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 7.93 2.79 3.08 18 3.08 17-18 13 3 31.27 0.0 12.7 30.150 5 29.580 15 29.865 AKQ 2400
    POR 4.52 -1.02 1.26 31 1.26 31 13 1 31.91 0.0 13.5 30.129 5 29.562 15 29.918 AKQ 2400
    CTR 6.57 2.23 2.70 28 2.78 28-29 12 2 33.56 0.0 14.5 30.100 5 29.530 14 29.894 AKQ 2400
    MEC 6.89 1.46 11 1.89 4-5 14 2 30.73 0.0 11.4 AKQ 2400
    RIC 5.89 1.38 1.21 4 1.45 3-4 14 1 29.87 0.0 12.8 30.150 5 29.570 14 29.860 AKQ 2400
    ROA 4.29 0.25 1.68 6 1.83 5-6 12 2 28.34 0.0 21.5 29.580 14 RNK 2400
    SVC 7.08 2.82 1.80 1 1.84 3-4 13 3 36.71 0.0 26.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 4.41 0.32 2.14 27 2.14 27 11 1 26.43 0.0 11.3 30.150 5 29.540 15 29.845 AKQ 2400
    WSH 6.73 2.71 2.85 13 2.86 13-14 15 1 21.97 0.0 26.2 30.210 5 29.710 21 29.960 LWX 2400
    Averages 5.58 1.06 1.95 2.04 12.6 1.6 28.90 0.0 18.7 30.149 29.571 29.893
    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 2.66 -1.65 0.83 18 0.83 18 14 0 23.33 0.0 13.3 30.180 10 29.710 14 29.945 GSP 2400
    MRH 5.70 -0.32 2.90 23 2.96 23-24 11 2 27.56 0.0 T 29.650 15 MHX 2400
    CLT 1.21 -2.47 0.62 18 0.62 18 10 0 18.58 0.0 3.1 30.140 9 29.660 14 29.900 GSP 2400
    ECG 5.56 -0.10 2.43 3 2.46 2-3 13 2 27.73 0.0 T 30.150 6 29.600 15 29.875 AKQ 2400
    FAY 3.38 -2.54 1.54 19 1.54 19 6 2 27.79 29.610 14 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.34 -1.14 1.44 13 1.44 13 13 1 18.36 0.0 9.6 29.610 14 RAH 2400
    HSE 5.67 0.68 3.57 24 3.69 23-24 9 1 31.03 0.0 2.0 29.650 15 MHX 2400
    HKY 0.92 -3.52 0.28 14 0.31 13-14 8 0 18.42 30.110 7 29.630 14 29.870 GSP 2400
    LBT 1.30 -4.18 0.49 8 0.49 8 8 0 25.00 30.150 8 29.660 14 29.905 ILM 2400
    EWN 7.85 1.68 4.76 23 4.76 23 10 2 32.45 0.0 3.0 29.650 15 MHX 2400
    RDU 5.01 0.28 1.57 19 1.57 19 9 1 29.20 0.0 7.9 29.610 14 RAH 2400
    RAL 3.14 -1.59 8 24.69 0.0 8.9 30.040 8 29.630 13 29.835 RAH 2400
    WHI 2.67 -2.97 1.36 23 1.36 23-24 12 1 22.32 0.0 0.5 30.150 8 29.663 14 29.942 ILM 2400
    ILM 3.31 -4.17 1.57 23 1.58 22-23 8 2 30.99 0.0 0.3 30.160 7 29.680 14 29.920 ILM 2400
    Averages 3.69 -1.57 1.80 1.82 9.9 1.1 25.53 0.0 4.4 30.135 29.644 29.899
    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 1.09 18 1.23 2-3 11 1 21.75 0.0 30.150 10 29.720 15 29.935 GSP 2400
    CAE 1.53 -3.93 1.21 2 1.21 2 7 1 26.20 0.0 T 30.150 9 29.700 21 29.925 CAE 2400
    CRE 3.75 -2.15 1.40 13 1.42 13-14 9 2 26.97 30.170 8 29.690 14 29.930 ILM 2400
    CHS 7.72 1.19 1.72 23 1.82 2-3 10 3 30.63 0.0 T 29.720 14 CHS 2400
    CXM 1.68 -3.72 0.97 2 0.97 2 8 0 23.62 29.700 14 CHS 2400
    FLO 3.40 -1.86 0.75 13 0.82 13-14 10 0 21.92 0.0 T 30.160 6 29.670 14 29.915 ILM 2400
    GSP 1.52 -3.28 0.75 27 0.93 27-28 11 0 23.13 0.0 3.7 30.130 10 29.610 14 29.870 GSP 2400
    OGB 4.66 -0.63 1.57 5 1.57 5 11 2 24.23 30.170 9 29.710 14 29.940 CAE 2400
    Averages 3.42 -1.86 1.18 1.25 9.6 1.13 24.81 0.00 0.9 30.155 29.690 29.919
    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 5.79 1.10 2.11 14 2.11 14 14 2 23.16 0.0 15.5 30.140 10 29.660 14 29.900 MRX 2400
    DAV 4.47 1.09 10 18 1 39.30 0.0 152.1 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 WAS ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE WETTEST JULY SINCE 2010. JULY 2015 HAD 14 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING OR EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES...INCLUDING A STRETCH OF 8 CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT THE END OF THE MONTH. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 20TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 81 SET IN 1980. " - [ + + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " July temperatures and precipitation were above normal. The mean monthly temperature was 77.5 (+0.8). The mean high temperature was 86.4 (-1.5) and the mean low temperature was 68.6 (+3.1). A record low maximum temperature was set on the 20th (76.1). July precipitation of 4.67 was above average (+1.00). Record rainfall fell on the 6th (0.86) and 30th (0.76). Thunderstorms were observed on the 1st, 4th, 30th and passed nearby on the 28th and 29th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ] - Member Russ Topping

    Seven Corners (Fairfax County) - from Member John Iekel: " MODERATE DAYS; VERY WARM NIGHTS. NO HEAT WAVES. WET EXCEPT 19TH -26TH. " - [ - + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): "THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE THREE DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES. THIS IS THE FEWEST IN THE MONTH OF JULY SINCE 2004. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 75 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 20TH...TYING THE RECORD SET IN 2013...2011 AND 1994. A DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL RECORD OF 1.15 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 30TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.66 SET IN 1970. " - [ - + ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " July was below normal for temperature and above normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 93 and a low of 59 and was 1.0 degrees below normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.07 above normal, with 5.07 measured. We had rain on 16 days with six thunderstorm days. We received 2.24 of rain on the July 8th. " - [ - + ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "View the NWS AKQ Wakefield July 2015 Climate Summary with a click here " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 81.2 was 1.3 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (4.32") was BELOW NORMAL by 1.02" or 82% of the July average during the period from 1976 to 2014. Rainfall for the year through July 31st was 31.91" (+3.42" or 112% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were recorded on the 2nd, 6th (WARMFROPA), 11th, 15th, 21st, 24th, 31st. STATION RECORDS: No new station records were recorded for July 2015. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " This July was much like July 2013 which was also wet and humid. This July was the second wettest and the second most humid July on record at this Glen Allen station. July 2013 was wetter and more humid with an average humidity of 74.8% which was only +1.1% more than this July. July 2013 was cloudier and the only one with a lower daily average temperature range than this July. Julys mean temperature was 78.4 the 3rd coolest July on record; only 2009 and 2014 were cooler. The lowest July maximum was 78F on July 9th which was not only the lowest maximum on record for the date but the 3rd lowest for any July date at this station. The lowest minimum temperature during July was 62F on July 16th and the highest temperature was 95F on the 19th and 20th. The highest dew point temperature this month was 79.4F on the 19th; this was the 3rd highest dew point recorded in July in the past 7 years. The 29.57 barometer on the 14th and 15th set a new record low reading for July which was associated with a strong squall line that some referred to as a weak derecho that moved from MN, KY, WV and south-west Virginia passing to our SW giving no impact to our area. The 5.15 inches of monthly precipitation was a departure of +1.13 inches. From June 30th to and including July 6th Glen Allen had 7 consecutive days with measurable rainfall and from July 16th to and including July 26th Glen Allen had 11 days with only 0.01 inches of rain; both being unusual. The mean temperature was -1.6F below the average and the 3rd coolest in the past 7 years. There were only seven 90F days which set a new low record for July. Glen Allen had 15 days in July with measurable precipitation which tied the record for July; the previous record was set in 2013. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day was 1.43 inches which took 3rd place; the record for the day is 2.42 inches in 2013. Thunder was heard on only 5 days during July, the second least on record for July and the average is 6.8 days. " - [ - + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " July at the airport was the coolest since 2009 but humid. The high humidity and cloudiness made for warmer nights and lower temperatures for the days. The average daily temperature range was 17.5F the 11th lowest on record in the past 118 years. The record is only 1.1F lower which occurred in 1959. The average maximum was 88.0F a departure of -1.7F and the 67th warmest in the past 118 years. The average minimum was 70.5F a departure of +1.6F and the 15th warmest in the past 118 years. The mean temperature was 79.2F a departure of -0.1F and the 37th warmest in the past 118 years. The lowest daily mean occurred on July 8th which was a warm 74.0F which was the 8th highest in July since 1897. The only daily record for the month was a record high minimum temperature of 78F on the 9th and only 6 Julys in the past 118 have had a higher minimum temperature; the previous record was 77F in 1907. The 5.89 inches of rainfall made it the 39th wettest July in the past 118 years. July had 14 days of measurable rainfall; only 22 Julys in the past 118 have had more days of measurable rainfall. This July was also the wettest at the Airport since 2005 when 9.28 inches was recorded. The 5.89 inches was a departure of +1.38 inches for the month. " - [ - + ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "View the NWS AKQ Wakefield July 2015 Climate Summary for Richmond with a click here " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES WAS TIED AT FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON JULY 15TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD ORIGINALLY SET IN 1993. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR JULY 2015 WAS 82.7 DEGREES (AS OF 8 PM ON THE 31ST). THIS MAKES JULY 2015 THE 6TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS ONLY -0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WHILE RAINFALL WAS 1.59 BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR IS 0.59 BELOW NORMAL. PLEASE NOTE THAT JULY TEMPERATURE AND WIND DATA IS INCOMPLETE DUE TO EQUIPMENT FAILURE THAT OCCURRED FOR SEVERAL DAYS. " - [ - - ]

    South Carolina:

    North Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *JUL 23 - RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES " - [ + + ]

    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 2014-2015 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
      NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area



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

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

         National Weather Service Homepages

         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

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

        
    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M SVC    Seven Corner, Fairfax County, VA John Iekel Latitude 38.857404 Longitude -77.151696
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport
    38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M
    WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 STATION CLOSED 08/2014
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985,
    38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | STATION CLOSED
    AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS 
    (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M
    MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20 10W 175M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 kesseld1@cox.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076 10-58W 11M
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
      GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com HSE   Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
    HDV    Herndon, VA  Randoplh W. Ashby, 3.3 SM South,
    Lat: 38.922127, Lon: -77.38015, Elev: 390'. 1993 randy_ashby@msn.com
    LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93 ending 12/13
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W ccawley.kk4csr@gmail.com
    LYH     Lynchburg, VA NWS Lynchburg Regional Airport 37-19-15N 079-12-24W 295M ILM     Wilmington, NC NWS New Hanover International Airport 34-16-06N 077-54-22W 9M
    NEW    Newmarket, VA 2W Joyce Winfree STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
      CXM    Downtown Charleston, SC NWS 32.77 N 79.93 W
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 mikey0781@cox.net CAE    Columbia, SC NWS Columbia Metropolitan Airport 33-56-31N 081-07-05W 73M 
    NOR     Norfolk, VA 3NE Jim Fentress 6/1/77 FLO    Florence, SC Florence Regional Airport 34-11-16N 079-43-51W 44M
    ORF     Norfolk, VA 5NE 36-54-13N 076-11-31W 14M  1871 GSP   Greenville-Spartanburg, SC NWS Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34-53-02N 082-13-15W 286M 
    POR     Portsmouth, VA 36.81 North 76.33 West 3S Bill Trotter -  7/1/76 wxr@cox.net CRE    North Myrtle Beach, SC Grand Strand Airport 33-48-42N 078-43-26W 10M
    MEC     Mechanicsville, VA Glen Martin 11/19/91 OGB   Orangeburg, SC  Orangeburg Municipal Airport 33-27-50N 080-51-13W 59M
    FHC    Norfolk, VA  Fred Heutte Center 36 54'N 76 16'W 01/01/03 fhcgarden@cox.net AND   Anderson, SC 
    RIC     Richmond, VA Richmond International Airport 37-30-40N 077-19-24W 50M TRI     Tri-cities, TN  (Bristol / Johnson / Kingsport), Tri-City Regional Airport 36-28-47N 082-23-56W 474M 
    ROA    Roanoke, VA Roanoke Regional Airport 37-19-01N 079-58-27W 362M DAV  Davis, WV Dave Lesher canaanwx@yahoo.com