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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JULY 2016


...TEMPERATURES...

AVERAGES WELL-ABOVE NORMAL

...RAINFALL...

ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE RAINFALL

MODERATE TO SEVERE DROUGHT PERSISTS AT MONTH'S END
FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

MODERATE TO SEVERE DROUGHT & ISOLATED EXTREME DROUGHT AREAS AT MONTH'S END
FOR NORTHWESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA

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  • SCIENTISTS SCURRY TO SOUTHEAST TO STUDY STORMS, CHASE TORNADOES   Dixie also has a tornado alley! Details in this link to CNN.com: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/30/weather/southeast-tornado-experiment-vortex-se/index.html

  • 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 -




  •    DROUGHT MONITOR       Information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/)

  • REMINDER   All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.


  • ACON VA/NC/SC Station Extremes - JULY 2016

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    102
    Chantilly
    59
    Blacksburg
    83
    Norfolk (FHC)
    Norfolk (ORF)
    Portsmouth
    Arlington/Washington D.C.
    74.4
    Blacksburg
    10.33"
    Norfolk (ORF)
    2.90"
    Seven Corners/Fairfax
    North Carolina
    101
    Fayetteville
    Fayetteville
    62
    Asheville
    84.7
    Fayetteville
    77.1
    Asheville
    12.10"
    New Bern
    1.55"
    Charlotte
    South Carolina
    104
    Columbia
    68
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    87.2
    Columbia
    82.7
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    6.60"
    Florence
    1.28"
    Anderson


    ( 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 84.7 64.1 74.4 3.2 93 24 59 21 3 0 0 0 78% 35 290 8 2.5 4 0 0 0 7 LWX 2400
    CHT 91.0 70.5 80.8 4.1 102 25 62.3 21 19 0 0 0 75% 13 158,225 14,30 0.0 180 4 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 91.1 69.7 80.4 5.0 99 25,26 63 11 24 0 0 0 29 300 16 3.5 14 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    DAN 89.7 69.0 79.4 1.1 97 26 64 10 18 0 0 0 76% 53 350 8 4.0 18 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    DCA 91.2 74.3 82.7 2.9 100 25 64 3 23 0 0 0 45 320 18 7.4 11 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 89.7 69.2 79.5 2.8 100 25 60 21 21 0 0 0 43 290 25 5.6 6 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    GAV 90.86 71.35 81.11 1.37 99 24 64 3 22 0 0 0 74% 27 68 26 7 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HAM AKQ 2400
    HDV 89.1 69.8 79.4 2.3 99 25 61 21 18 0 0 0 73% 13 225 25,30 225 5 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 87.7 67.4 77.5 2.2 95 24,26 62 3,11 11 0 0 0 76% 33 310 13 3.4 13 0 0 0 5 RNK 2400
    NPN 90.4 73.2 80.9 0.7 98.3 24 64.1 3 18 0 0 0 39 248 1 2.3 203 11 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 92.1 73.6 83.0 3.8 100 14,15,25 65 3 23 0 0 0 75% 32 225 19 5.0 202 AKQ 2400
    NOR 88.5 73.7 81.1 1.9 96 14,25,28 64 3 16 0 0 0 24 360 15 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 90.5 74.5 82.5 2.9 98 28 65 3 22 0 0 0 71% 41 40 15 7.5 4 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 92.1 73.2 82.7 2.7 99 28 65 3 24 0 0 0 80% 35 320 1 6.0 225 9 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 89.1 69.7 79.4 1.5 95.6 24 63.9 3 15 0 0 0 84% 12 113 30 0.0 112 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 88.32 70.06 79.45 96 25 62 3 13 0 0 0 63% 8 18 4.2 10 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    RIC 89.1 70.6 79.8 0.5 96 25,26 63 3 16 0 0 0 74% 57 300 19 6.1 11 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 89.1 69.1 79.1 2.4 98 26 63 11 17 0 0 0 70% 60 320 8 5.1 9 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    SVC 88.3 69.9 79.2 1.6 98 25 61 3 12 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    WAL 87.2 73.8 80.5 3.4 96 25 63 3 10 0 0 0 36 280 18 7.3 11 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WSH 86.2 68.2 77.2 1.68 97.1 25 61.3 3 7 0 0 0 84% 15 70 18 0.1 180 9 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 89.33 70.71 80.00 2.40 97.7 62.8 16.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 75% 32.5 4.1 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 88.0 66.3 77.1 3.3 92 8,27 62 2 9 0 0 0 69% 55 230 6 4.6 22 0 0 0 5 GSP 2400
    MRH 87.4 76.2 81.8 1.8 90 27,28 71 22 3 0 0 0 49 340 8 10.6 1 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 93.9 71.7 82.8 4.3 99 27 67 17 29 0 0 0 66% 42 310 8 5.4 11 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 89.9 72.7 81.3 2.5 96 28 66 4 17 0 0 0 77% 39 270 5 7.7 15 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 95.1 74.2 84.7 3.3 101 28,30 70 20 30 0 0 0 73% 52 320 8 7.1 19 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    GSO 91.5 71.5 81.5 3.0 98 26,27 67 3,4 23 0 0 0 70% 47 290 8 5.6 11 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 87.2 76.0 81.6 2.5 91 12 71 22 3 0 0 0 82% 39 290 7 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 90.7 69.6 80.1 2.5 95 25,27 67 12 22 0 0 0 39 350,320 5,8 3.5 18 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 93.0 73.2 83.1 2.0 97 27,30 68 19 29 0 0 0 74% 53 240 11 5.8 16 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    EWN 92.6 73.2 82.9 2.4 97 28,30 69 22 26 0 0 0 74% 57 360 8 6.0 19 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    RDU 91.9 72.0 82.0 2.0 97 26 68 9,17 24 0 0 0 73% 39 240 5 5.3 11 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    RAL 91.5 70.1 80.8 0.8 96 24,26,28 65 10 23 0 0 0 16 9 9 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 94.9 73.2 84.1 4.2 99.4 24 69.2 12 31 0 0 0 73% 28 236 7 1.4 209 10 1 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    ILM 92.6 74.8 83.7 2.6 98 27 70 20,22 25 0 0 0 74% 57 330 8 7.4 21 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 91.44 72.48 81.96 2.66 96.2 67.9 21.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 73% 42.1 6.0 13.1 0.1 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
    AND 96.1 71.9 84.0 4.6 101 8 68 2 31 0 0 0 43 350 8 6.4 13 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    CAE 99.2 75.2 87.2 5.0 104 3,8 72 17,18 31 0 0 0 61% 46 280 5 6.6 10 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 90.6 76.1 83.3 3.0 97 28,30 71 19 15 0 0 0 76% 61 70 10 8.8 19 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    CHS 95.5 76.9 86.2 4.1 100 8,13 73 17,22 29 0 0 0 51 120 22 7.7 16 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    CXM 90.3 79.6 85.0 2.8 96 8,29 74 1 20 0 0 0 33 310 6 6.6 CHS 2400
    FLO 95.2 74.7 85.0 3.8 98 3,5 71 11,20 31 0 0 0 69% 64 230 7 6.6 13 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    GSP 94.2 71.3 82.7 2.8 100 8 68 12,17 30 0 0 0 66% 43 290 6 5.6 19 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 96.5 73.7 85.1 3.3 101 8 71 22 31 0 0 0 40 250 15 6.3 12 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 94.70 74.93 84.81 3.7 99.6 71.0 27.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 68% 47.6 6.8 14.6 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 90.7 66.4 78.6 4.0 98 23,25 60 1 20 0 0 0 62 280 8 3.5 13 0 0 0 4 MRX 2400
    DAV 75.6 58.2 66.9 84 26 45 1 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 4.86 0.60 1.58 4 1.58 4 17 1 24.16 0.0 25.6 RNK 2400
    CHT 3.18 -0.49 1.02 28 1.34 28-29 11 1 25.27 0.0 33.7 30.250 20 29.746 8 29.955 LWX 2400
    CHO 3.00 -1.32 0.95 31 1.57 30-31 15 0 23.26 29.770 LWX 2400
    DAN 4.07 -0.52 0.94 3 1.16 26-27 14 0 31.32 0.0 11.1 29.820 28 RNK 2400
    DCA 3.13 -0.60 0.46 19 0.58 4-5 12 0 22.13 0.0 32.3 29.770 LWX 2400
    IAD 3.02 -0.65 0.99 28 1.33 28-29 12 0 27.26 0.0 34.3 29.770 LWX 2400
    GAV 5.79 1.05 1.05 19 1.73 18-19 15 2 30.16 19.9 30.210 20 29.760 28 29.990 AKQ 2400
    HAM 0.0 4.0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 4.28 0.26 1.52 28 11 2 28.68 0.0 34.2 30.190 20 29.730 8 29.960 LWX 2400
    LYH 6.00 1.64 3.22 26 3.24 26-27 14 2 31.93 0.0 15.6 29.820 28 RNK 2400
    NPN 7.72 1.93 1.91 3 1.91 3 12 3 39.01 0.0 9.9 30.170 17 29.750 9 29.960 AKQ 2400
    FHC 6.37 1.23 1.89 19 2.89 30-31 12 3 32.75 0.0 5.0 30.197 18 29.774 8 29.982 AKQ 2400
    NOR 8.32 2.83 2.74 31 2.74 31 13 3 36.67 0.0 5.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 10.33 5.19 6.98 31 6.98 30-31 12 1 37.62 0.0 5.0 30.200 18 29.780 29 29.990 AKQ 2400
    POR 7.40 1.82 3.03 19 3.03 19 13 2 35.12 0.0 4.6 30.194 19 29.762 28 29.969 AKQ 2400
    CTR 4.86 0.52 1.24 16 1.25 16-17 18 1 33.73 0.0 17.6 30.150 20 29.710 28 29.938 AKQ 2400
    MEC 5.99 1.34 29 1.74 29,30 12 1 34.08 0.0 20.1 AKQ 2400
    RIC 4.47 -0.04 0.91 19 1.80 18-19 13 0 32.91 0.0 12.0 30.210 21 29.760 28 29.985 AKQ 2400
    ROA 5.55 1.51 1.21 28 1.21 28 14 1 29.31 0.0 23.0 29.820 28 RNK 2400
    SVC 2.90 -1.36 0.45 4,28,30 0.73 28-29 12 0 28.20 0.0 36.3 LWX 2400
    WAL 4.87 0.78 1.85 18 2.71 18-19 13 1 30.17 0.0 12.3 30.180 21 29.740 29 29.960 AKQ 2400
    WSH 5.06 0.94 1.54 30 1.54 30 13 2 27.42 0.0 27.7 30.290 20 29.830 8 30.060 LWX 2400
    Averages 5.29 0.77 1.75 2.05 13.2 1.2 30.53 0.0 18.5 30.204 29.771 29.977
    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 4.39 0.08 0.87 6 0.97 6-7 19 0 21.80 0.0 13.9 30.270 18 29.870 28 30.070 GSP 2400
    MRH 5.02 -1.00 0.94 13 0.94 13 16 0 36.29 0.0 T 29.810 MHX 2400
    CLT 1.55 -2.13 0.40 16 0.70 15-16 6 0 18.81 0.0 3.3 30.250 18 29.840 28 30.045 GSP 2400
    ECG 3.26 -2.40 0.84 3 0.84 3 13 0 24.37 0.0 1.8 30.220 18 29.800 28 30.010 AKQ 2400
    FAY 4.55 -1.37 0.92 8 1.08 2-3 14 0 25.33 29.790 28 RAH 2400
    GSO 5.08 0.60 1.39 3 1.39 3 10 3 25.83 0.0 4.5 29.790 28 RAH 2400
    HSE 2.05 -2.94 0.79 19 0.79 19 15 0 46.62 0.0 T 29.810 MHX 2400
    HKY 8.44 4.00 2.40 16 2.40 16 12 4 25.95 30.220 18 29.800 28 30.010 GSP 2400
    LBT 7.66 2.18 3.74 2 3.85 2-3 15 2 28.48 30.240 18 29.840 7 30.040 ILM 2400
    EWN 12.10 5.93 2.77 4 3.67 3-4 18 2 38.23 0.0 T 29.810 MHX 2400
    RDU 8.11 3.38 1.98 16 1.99 15-16 12 4 33.74 0.0 1.4 29.790 28 RAH 2400
    RAL 5.53 0.80 2.95 16-17 17 1 35.22 0.0 1.9 RAH 2400
    WHI 8.89 3.25 3.23 11 3.23 11 12 3 36.59 0.0 T 30.242 18 29.843 7 30.011 ILM 2400
    ILM 4.71 -2.77 1.95 19 1.95 19 18 2 34.03 0.0 T 30.260 18 29.870 9 30.065 ILM 2400
    Averages 5.81 0.54 1.71 1.91 14.1 1.5 30.81 0.0 2.4 30.243 29.820 30.036
    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 1.28 -2.38 0.41 21 0.41 21 10 0 16.49 30.250 18 29.890 28 30.070 GSP 2400
    CAE 1.79 -3.67 0.59 14 0.65 13-14 11 0 18.10 0.0 T 30.250 18 29.860 28 30.055 CAE 2400
    CRE 2.68 -3.22 1.56 10 1.56 10 12 1 21.66 30.260 18 29.890 28 30.075 ILM 2400
    CHS 4.38 -2.15 1.69 22 1.69 22 10 1 28.27 0.0 T 30.270 18 29.910 29 30.090 CHS 2400
    CXM 2.67 -2.73 1.17 1 1.17 1 8 1 23.58 29.900 29 CHS 2400
    FLO 6.60 1.34 1.33 11 1.93 19-20 16 2 31.63 30.280 18 29.860 28 30.070 ILM 2400
    GSP 5.10 0.30 1.25 18 1.65 17-18 15 1 23.86 0.0 2.6 30.240 18 29.860 8 30.050 GSP 2400
    OGB 4.14 -1.15 1.30 16 1.56 15-16 9 1 17.91 30.270 18 29.900 29 30.085 CAE 2400
    Averages 3.58 -1.71 1.16 1.33 11.4 0.88 22.69 0.0 0.9 30.260 29.884 30.071
    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 2.89 -1.80 0.73 27 0.75 27-28 13 0 20.72 0.0 18.4 30.240 18 29.810 7 30.025 MRX 2400
    DAV 4.90 2.51 5 17 1 34.43 0.0 124.6 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:

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: " JULY 2016 WAS THE HOTTEST MONTH AT THIS STATION SINCE JULY 2012, AND HAD THE MOST DAYS 90 OR ABOVE SINCE THAT MONTH. RAINFALL WAS INCONSISTENT AND UNRELIABLE." - [ + - ]

    Chantilly - from member Russ Topping: " The July mean monthly temperature was much above normal and precipitation was below normal. The mean monthly temperature was 80.8 (+4.1). The mean high temperature was 91.0 (+3.1) and the mean low temperature was 70.5 (+5.0). A record minimum high temperature was set on the 4th (72). A record high temperature was set on the 24th (100), 25th (102), and tied on the 14th (98) and 23rd (99). A record maximum low temperature was set on the 13th (75), 25th (77), 26th (77), and 27th (77). A record maximum low temperature was tied on the 28th (75). July precipitation of 3.18 was below average (-0.49). Maximum daily precipitation of 1.02 fell on the 28th. Maximum 24-hr. precipitation of 1.34 fell on the 28th and 29th. Thunderstorms were noted on the 16th, 18th, 28th, and 30th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " July was above normal for temperature and precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 99 and a low of 61 and was 2.3 degrees above normal. We had 18 days with the high at or above 90 degrees. My average high in July of 69.8 degrees tied the highest average high for this site. On the precipitation side, the month was 0.26 above normal, with 4.28 measured. On two days we had more than 1 of rain with thunderstorms. We are now about 1.6 above normal for precipitation for the year." - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 82.7 was 2.7 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (7.40") was ABOVE NORMAL by 1.82" or 133% of the July average rainfall during the period from 1976 to 2015. At month's end, rainfall for the year totaled 35.12" (+6.39" or 122% of normal). Frontal passages (significant): 2nd, 4th (warmfropa), 10th, 20th, & 29th. STATION RECORDS: The July 2016 average temperature of 82.7 was the 2nd WARMEST AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE in the station database to July 1976. The top 5 warmest Julys include: 1) 82.8 1995 2) 82.7 2016 3) 82.4 1993 4) 82.3 1987 5) 82.2 1994. The July 2016 rainfall of 7.40" was the 10th greatest July rainfall total in the July station database to 1976. Daily records: 3rd - TEMPERATURE Minimum High 74 [previous 79 2003], 19th - RAINFALL - 3.03" [previous 1.88" 1983], 25th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum Low 77 [previous 1985], 26th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Low78 [previous 77 1987], 28th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 99 [previously 97 1976], 28th - TEMPERATURE Maximum low 79 [previously 77 1997], 30th - RAINFALL 1.54" [previous 1.47" 2007]. To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " July was the second wettest July on record at the Glen Allen station. The 5.79 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of +1.63 inches. There were 15 days with measurable precipitation which ties the maximum number for July. The mean temperature of 81.1F was +1.4F departure for the eight year average and the 3rd hottest month on record. The record is 82.7F in 2012. This July had 22 days with temperatures of >=90F which tied the July record. The maximum temperature range for July was 25F on the 14th which tied for the lowest monthly daily temperature range. The lowest daily temperature range was 8F on the 4th which ties for the lowest daily range for any July. The lowest dew point temperature for July was 61F on the 21st which is now the highest minimum dew point for July. The highest dew point was 79.7F on the 24th; the eight year record is 80.9 F. The highest heat index for July was 117.6F on the 24th which tied the old record set in 2011. In contrast to all of Julys heat on July 3rd the high temperature was only 73.3F which occurred at midnight with a daytime high of only 68F at 1650 which is the coolest July day ever recorded at Glen Allen. It was the coolest July 3rd day at the airport since 1962 which made the heat that followed on the 5th seem even more uncomfortable. Rainfall amounts varied greatly over the area and the Richmond International Airport had only 4.47 inches. Glen Allen had 15 days with measurable precipitation which tied the record for July. The maximum precipitation recorded in a 24 hour period was 1.73 inches on the 18th and 19th which was the second greatest on record for July. The average relative humidity of 74.1 percent was the 3rd highest on record for July. However, the average daily maximum and the highest monthly minimum relative humidity both set records for July. These factors helped in giving July the third lowest temperature range of 19.5F on record at Glen Allen. " - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport average mean temperature was 79.8F which made July the 26th warmest since 1897 with a departure of +0.5F. The higher relative humidity helped lower the daily temperature range for the month to 18.5F which is a departure of -1.7F. This July had 16 days with temperatures of >=90F which tied the July record in 2013. The maximum daily temperature range for the month was 25F. Only seven years of the past 119 years had a lower temperature range for July. Only 24 Julys since 1897 have had a lower average daily temperature range! It is also surprising that the maximum temperature was only 71F on July 3rd which was the coolest July 3rd since 1962. There are also only 15 Julys since 1897 that have had a lower monthly temperature than 71F. The record low maximum temperature for July is 65F set on July 21, 1939. The lowest minimum temperature recorded in July was only 61F; only ten Julys have had warmer monthly minimum temperatures in the past 119 years. The Airport had only 4.47 inches of precipitation which was a departure of only - 0.04 inches. July was also the 64th wettest July on record and had -1.32 inches less than Glen Allen. The Richmond International Airport had no daily records set in July. " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh RAH: " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGL AIRPORT...JULY 28TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 LAST SET IN 2014. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGL AIRPORT...JULY 27TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2005. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGL AIRPORT. THIS TIES THE RECORD SET IN 1945. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from member Bob Woodson (RAL): " JULY, LIKE LAST MONTH, WAS A WET AND STORMY MONTH WITH SEVERAL SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES/WARNINGS ISSUED. IN ADDITION IT WAS HOT AND VERY HUMID WITH HEAT ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NWS ON AT LEAST 4 DAYS. THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED AT LEAST 90 DEGREES ON 23 DAYS.. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 96 DEGREES RECORDED ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE YEAR TO DATE PRECIPITATION IS 8.4 ABOVE NORMAL. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh RAH: " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.48 INCHES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT NC...JULY 3RD. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.34 SET IN 1968. " - [ + + ]

    Wilmington - from NWS Wilmington ILM: " 4TH HOTTEST JULY SINCE WILMINGTON DATA BEGAN IN 1874. " - [ + + ]

    South Carolina:

    Charleston (North) - from NWS Charleston CHS: " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *ALL-TIME WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD, *WARMEST JULY ON RECORD, *JUL 1 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 77 DEGREES, *JUL 3 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES, *JUL 3 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES, *JUL 4 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES, *JUL 8 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES, *JUL 8 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *JUL 11 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES, *JUL 28 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES, *JUL 29 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES, *JUL 30 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES, *JUL 31 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES. " - [ + - ]

    Charleston (Downtown) - from NWS Charleston CHS: " RECORDS ESTABLISHED THIS MONTH IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON: *3RD ALL-TIME WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD, *2ND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD, *JUL 3 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES, *JUL 5 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *JUL 8 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES, *JUL 11 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *JUL 14 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *JUL 25 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES, *JUL 30 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES, *JUL 31 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES. " - [ + - ]

    Florence - from NWS Wilmington ILM: " 2ND HOTTEST JULY SINCE FLORENCE DATA BEGAN IN 1948. " - [ + + ]

    COLUMN DENOTATIONS:

    A  maximum mean temperature T total precipitation (inches)
    T1 departure from normal
    B  minimum mean temperature U maximum calendar day precipitation (inches)
    C  monthly mean temperature
    C1 departure from normal
    U1 date of maximum calendar day precipitation
    D  maximum temperature V date(s) of maximum daily precipitation
    E  date(s) of maximum temperature V1 maximum 24-hour precip. & date(s)
    F  minimum temperature W number of days with precip. >= .01"
    G  date(s) of minimum temperature  X number of days with precip. >= 1.0"
    H  days with maximum temperature >=90 Y year-to-date precipitation (inches)
    I  days with maximum temperature <=32 Z maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    J  days with minimum temperature <=32 VRB Variable
    K  days with minimum temperature <= 0 1 date of maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    K1 average relative humidity 2 number of days with snowfall
    L  peak wind gust (miles per hour)  3 number of days with snowfall >= 1.0"
    M  direction of peak wind gust 4  total snowfall for month (inches)
    N  date(s) of peak wind gust  5 total snowfall for 2015-2016 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
      NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area



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         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

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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 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