ACON - VA/NC/SC
The Atlantic Coast Observer Network:   Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
JUNE 2003

...BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES & ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
CONTINUE IN A RELATIVELY COOL, WET SUMMER...

More of a summer pattern developed, albeit late, during June with the ever-present trough over the East relaxing. Still, excessive rains continued as considerable showers and thunderstorms developed in the increasingly moist air mass as weak high pressure at the surface took over. A strong Bermuda high began to develop over the Atlantic and this began to feed moisture into the humid airmass. Rotating spokes of energy coming out of the central United States provided plenty of energy to stir the moist atmosphere over the East. Because of the increasing moisture and rains, temps were below average for most of the three-state region. The only above normal temp found in Virginia was at Norfolk (ORF), but just by a bit (+0.5).

Of particular interest, however, was the area from central South Carolina into the south-central regions of North Carolina where the Fayetteville and Lumberton, areas had less precipitation. The southern coastal North Carolina areas reported less excess rains (from normal) when compared to most other locations. Cape Hatteras was unusually dry for the month of June.

  • NEW MEMBER: Albert Arnold from Chesterfield, VA (CTR) We welcome Albert Arnold to our group. Albert will be reporting data for his station in Chesterfield County, Virginia. [Click name to the left for location.] Chesterfield (CTR in our reports) is between Richmond and Chester and near the Chesterfield Municipal Airport. Arnold is a member of CWOP (CW0609) and of The Weather Underground (KVACHEST1 - Click id to visit his site at The Weather Underground). Arnold has just finished erecting a 28 foot wind gauge and plans to send us an image of it down the road. He uses the Davis Vantage Pro Plus with solar and ultra-violet sensors, a leaf wetness sensor, and has a temperature probe buried 36" in the ground. He has two wind gauges, one at 28' with the other at 16'. The former is being used for collecting data. He adds that he is very much interested in balloon weather experiments and has just begun studying the topic.
  • 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 may be used for these purposes.
ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - JUNE 2003
State
Maximum Temperature
Minimum
Temperature
Warmest
Average
Temperature
Coldest
Average
Temperature
Maximum
Precipitation
Minimum
Precipitation
Virginia
98°
Mechanicsville
38°
New Market
75°
Norfolk (ORF),Mechanicsville
65.8°
Blacksburg 
11.30"
Herndon
2.91"
Hampton 
North Carolina
95°
Fayetteville
43°
Elizabeth City
77.2°
Wilmington 
68.1°
Asheville
8.60"
Roxboro 
2.62"
Lumberton 
South Carolina
98
Anderson
51°
Florence
78.6°
Charleston
73.4°
Greenville-Spartanburg
7.57"
Columbia
3.40"
Anderson 

(Please note the column denotations table below.)
TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

VIRGINIA
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STN  A      B    C      C1    D      E F     G    H I  J K L  M     N  O P Q R R1 S
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AHB 79.2  61.0  69.6  -0.1  93.4  26 48.9  2   3  0  0 0 27 WNW   1  6 0 0 0  0 2400
ANN 79.53 62.73 71.13 -2.38 93 25,26 49.0  2   4  0  0 0 37 WNW   1  5 0 0 0  0 2400
BCB 75.8  55.8  65.8  -1.1  87    25 42    2   0  0  0 0 32 310  1  5 0 0 0  2 2400
BRI 79.3  59.2  69.2 ~-1.0  92 25,26 41    2   5  0  0 0             4 0 0 0  1 0515/1600
CEN 80.2  62.1  71.1  +1.3  93 14,30 47    2   4  0  0 0 36 332  1  8 0 0 0  0 2400
                                                         30 320 12
CHO 78.8  59.1  68.9  -4.0  90 25,26 44    2   2  0  0 0            12 0 0 0  3 2400
CTR 83.3  62.3  71.8        96.3  25 46.5 02   0  0  0 0 16 320 28             2400
DCA 79.0  63.6  71.3  -3.2  93    26 53    2   4  0  0 0 46 320  1  9 0 0 0  2 2400
IAD 78.2  60.3  69.2  -1.7  91    26 45    2   2  0  0 0 37 320  1  8 0 0 0  1 2400
                                                         37 280 11           
FCH 79.6  62.2  70.9        95    26 52    2   4  0  0 0 52       1  6 0 0 0  6 2400
HAM 79.1  64.9  72.0        92 25,26 50   30   6  0  0 0 35 SW    7
                                  27
HER 77.6  61.1  69.4  -5.2  88.9  26 45.9  2   0  0  0 0 26       1  7 0 0 0    2400
HRN 77.4  60.9  68.7  -2.2  90.5  26 46.7  2   1  0  0 0 35 NW    1  7 0 0 0  0 2400 
LKU 80.6  58.9  69.8        93    25 39    2   7  0  0 0 21 SSW  14  3 0 0 0  0 2400
LYH 78.8  58.5  68.6  -2.4  90 25,26 43    2   2  0  0 0 39 210 11  6 0 0 0  6 2400
LXI 80.2  54.7  67.8        91.9  26 39.3  2   2  0  0 0 29 NW    1  4 0 0 0  4 2400
NEW 79.23 58.46 68.85 -3.0  93    25 38    2   7  0  0 0 35 NW    1  0 0 0 0  7 2400
NPN 83.5  64.5  74.0        95 26,27 51    3  10  0  0 0 31 W     1  6 0 0 0  1 2400
                                  30
NOR 82.5  65.7  74.1   0.0  94 26,27 52    3   7  0  0 0             2 0 0 0  0 2400
ORF 82.1  67.9  75.0  +0.5  94    27 54    3   7  0  0 0 31 210  7  5 0 0 0  3 2400
FHC 83.1  66.3  74.7        96.3  26 57.5  2   9  0  0 0 28 135 10             2400
POR 81.0  66.4  73.7  -1.8  94    25 54    3   4  0  0 0 26 180 13  6 0 0 0  0 2400
MEC 89.0  63    75.0        98 25,26 50    2  11  0  0 0             8 0 0 0  0 1700
RIC 81.9  63.5  72.7  -0.8  94    26 52    2   5  0  0 0 41 280 11  4 0 0 0  2 2400
ROA 78.6  60.5  69.5  -2.4  90 25,26 47    2   2  0  0 0 31 300  1  6 0 0 0  2 2400
ROK 79.2  60.5  69.8  -2.0  91 25,26 45    2   2  0  0 0 23 NW    1  4 0 0 0  2 2400
AKQ 83.4  63.0  73.2        94 25,26 45    2   7  0  0 0                        2400
                                  27
WEE 79.9  63.1  71.0        94    26 50    1   6  0  0 0             5 0 0 0  1 0800/2000
WOO 74.2  59.9  67.0        88    27 45    2   0  0  0 0             7 0 0 0  9 0800
WSH 77.9  59.2  68.6        92.8  26 44.6  2   3  0  0 0 17 ENE   1  6 0 0 0  0 2400
NORTH CAROLINA
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STN  A      B    C      C1    D      E F    G     H I  J K L  M     N  O P Q R R1 S
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AVL 77.9  58.2  68.1  -1.1  86    25 44    2   0  0  0 0 32 330 21  7 0 0 0  8 2400
CLT 82.4  63.4  72.8  -3.7  89 25,26 51    2   0  0  0 0 30 360 20  8 0 0 0  2 2400
ECG 83.8  67.2  75.5  -0.0  94    26 43 5,18   5  0  0 0 36 280  1  8 0 0 0  2 2400
FAY 86.5  67.1  76.8        95    26 55    2  11  0  0 0 33 260 13  3 0 0 0  3 2400
GSO 80.6  63.2  71.9  -1.7  90    26 48    2   1  0  0 0 33 280 12  7 0 0 0  2 2400
HKY 80.2  61.6  70.9  -2.9  88 25,26 46    2   0  0  0 0 41 250  8  4 0 0 0  3 2400
HSE             75.4           
LBT 86.4  66.5  76.4  +0.8  93 25,26 52    2   9  0  0 0 29 310  1 10 0 0 0  1 2400
RAL 83.7  62.6  73.2        92 25,26 45    2   6  0  0 0 28      15  5 0 0 0  0 2400
                                  27
RDU 83.8  63.5  73.7  -1.0  93    26 47    2   6  0  0 0 33 230 15  2 0 0 0  5 2400
ROX 82.1  63.2  72.7        93    26 48    2   5  0  0 0 36 W     1  9 0 0 0  2 2200
ILM 85.7  68.8  77.2  +0.2  93 25,26 53    2   5  0  0 0 31 270 13  6 0 0 0  1 2400
SOUTH CAROLINA
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STN  A      B    C      C1    D      E F    G     H I  J K L  M     N  O P Q R R1 S
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AND 83.4  64.2  73.8  -2.6  98 26,27 53     1  0  0  0 0 40 170 11  9 0 0 0  4 2400
CAE 86.6  66.9  76.7  -1.8  92    26 57     2  8  0  0 0 32 240 14  8 1 0 0  0 2400
CHS 87.5  69.8  78.6  +0.4  93    16 58     2 10  0  0 0 56 190  3  7 0 0 0  1 2400
CRE 84.3  69.0  76.7  +0.1  91    25 53     2  1  0  0 0 39 200  3  0 0 0 0  0 2400
FLO 85.8  66.6  76.2  -1.4  92    25 51     2  6  0  0 0 30 320 28  4 0 0 0  2 2400
GSP 82.5  64.3  73.4  -1.3  89    25 54     2  0  0  0 0 28 220 11  7 0 0 0  2 2400
                                                         28 260 15,16
OGB 87.0  67.0  77.0        92    12 57   1,2 10  0  0 0 44 260 13  8 0 0 0  2 2400
NEARBY STATIONS
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STN  A      B    C      C1    D      E F    G    H  I  J K L  M     N  O P Q R R1 Sl
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TRI 79.8  58.2  69.0  -1.7  87 11,25  40    2  0  0  0 0 43 220 11  5 0 0 0  6 2400
DAV 66.7  51.9  59.3        80    25  32    2  0  0  0 0             2 0 0 0  8 1900

(Please note the column denotations table below.)
PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

VIRGINIA
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STN  T      T1     U       V      V1   W X   Y      Z  1  2 3    4    5      6       7        S 
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AHB  6.86  +3.44 1.65 12 2.33 11-12 13 1 27.77  0.0          0.0 54.1  30.240 16+29.363  1 2400
AVL  6.16  +1.78         1.63   6-7 17 2 38.07  0.0          0.0 46.5  30.24  30 29.73   4 2400
BCB  7.48  +3.55 1.24 16 1.24    16 16 3 30.40  0.0          0.0 35.2                      2400
BRI  6.98  +3.58 1.03  3 1.53   3-4 15 2 28.32  0.0          0.0 28.8  30.18     29.44     0515/1600
CEN  6.51  +2.28 2.13  7 2.13     7 15 2 32.16  0.0          0.0 48.1  30.23  16 29.38   1 2400
CHO  6.22  +1.76 1.04 20 1.40 19-20 16 3 31.02  0.0          0.0       30.21  16 29.46   1 2400
CTR  3.62        0.98  7 0.98     7 14 0 25.49  0.0          0.0       30.153 16 29.376 01 2400
DCA  7.87  +4.74 1.61 19 2.12 19-20 16 3 39.54  0.0          0.0 33.3                      2400
IAD  8.33  +4.26 1.99 19 2.02 18-19 17 3 31.28  0.0          0.0 50.1  30.26  16 29.40   1 2400
FCH  7.19        1.25  7 2.00 19-20 13 3 26.11  0.0          0.0 37.1                      2400
                                                    31 
HAM  2.91        0.48 19 0.61 19-20
HER  9.77  +5.7  2.10  7 2.10     7 16 3 34.45  0.0          0.0 50.0  30.24  17 29.62  17 2400
HRN 11.30  +7.23 5.18 19 5.19 18-19 15 3 38.06  0.0          0.0 52.1  30.232 16 29.400  1 2400
LKU  8.29        2.64 14 2.64    14 18 3 36.02  0.0          0.0 32.0  30.19     29.41     2400
LYH  5.71  +1.92         2.06   6-7 16 1 30.67  0.0          0.0 30.1                      2400
LXI  6.22        1.51 11 1.84 11-12 15 1 28.20  0.0          0.0 26.9  30.23  17 29.58   1 2400
NEW  5.28  +2.10 0.75 13            13 0 21.16  0.0          0.0 45.75                     1700
NPN  2.97        0.85  7 0.90   7-8 11 0 27.15  0.0          0.0  6.75 30.18  16 29.36   1 2400
NOR  4.69  +0.76 2.30 19             9 1 30.35  0.0          0.0  5.1                      2400
ORF  3.43  -0.34         1.52 18-19 10 1 28.41  0.0          0.0  5.1                      2400
FHC  4.93        2.11 19 2.32 19-20 11 1 31.61  0.0          0.0  6.0  30.208 16 29.398  1 2400
POR  5.45  +1.77 2.05 15 2.05 15    11 2 29.93  0.0          0.0  5.3  30.199 30 29.394  1 2400
MEC  6.71        1.14  7 1.71 15-16 17 2 35.14  0.0          0.0 14.4  29.97  17 29.56  19 1700
                                                                              19
RIC  3.87  +0.33 1.46  7 1.46     7 15 1 29.15  0.0          0.0 17.0  30.23  16 29.43   1 2400
ROA  6.32  +2.64 1.36 16 1.67 15-16 16 1 32.23  0.0          0.0 17.4  30.19  30 29.62   1 2400
ROK  8.07  +4.93 1.52 16 1.93 16-17 16 1 37.16  0.0          0.0 28.6  30.15  16 29.51   1 2400
AKQ  5.22        1.24 15            18 2 31.80  0.0          0.0  7.9                      2400
WEE  5.68        2.11 20 2.11    20 11 2 25.04  0.0          0.0 18.1  30.10  17 29.42   1 1630
WOO                      1.11   3-4 17 1 26.41  0.0          0.0 64.1  30.93 17, 30.38   1 0800
                                                                              30        
WSH  6.79        0.87  3 1.17   3-4 17 0 29.28  0.0          0.0 58.1  30.26  16 29.46   1 2400
                                                      
NORTH CAROLINA
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STN  T     U       V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5       6       7        S 
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AVL  6.16  +1.78 1.27  7 1.63   6-7 17 2 29.78  0.0          0.0 17.9  30.24  30 29.73   4 2400
CLT  5.06  +1.64 2.19  7 2.42   6-7 15 1 36.63  0.0          0.0 10.1  30.30  19 29.39  31 2400
ECG  4.85  +1.12 1.54 10 1.54    10 11 2 31.15  0.0          0.0  4.0                      2400
FAY  3.92        1.69 16 1.70 15-16 10 1 23.12  0.0          0.0       30.19  30 29.57   1 2400
GSO  4.33  +0.80 1.76  7 1.98   6-7 13 1 31.52  0.0          0.0 15.2                      2400
HKY  5.30  +0.56 1.71  7 2.21   6-7 13 2        0.0          0.0       30.17  29 29.67   1 2400
HSE  5.39                                                                                  2400
LBT  2.62  +1.94 1.42  6 1.45   7-8 12 1 25.40  0.0          0.0       30.21  30 29.74  19 2400
RAL  3.10                0.67   6-7 14 0 26.40  0.0          0.0  6.9  30.20  30 29.77  19 1900
RDU  4.16  +0.74 1.19  7 1.23   7-8 12 1 24.46  0.0          0.0  7.4  30.21  29 29.57   1 2400
ROX  8.60        2.40  7 2.40     7 16 3 38.79  0.0          0.0  7.3  30.18  30 29.63   1 2200
ILM  5.42  +0.06 1.67 18 1.96 18-19 13 2 30.39  0.0          0.0  3.0  30.21  30 29.57   1 2400
SOUTH CAROLINA
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STN  T      T1     U       V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5       6       7        S 
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AND  3.40   0.00 0.91  3 0.91     3 16 0        0.0          0.0       30.24  30 29.71   1 2400
CAE  7.57  +2.58 3.16 18 3.22 17-18 13 1 32.11  0.0          0.0  3.4  30.24  30 29.67   1 2400
CHS  6.58  +0.66 1.55 17 2.06   3-4 13 2 27.88  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.24  30 29.66   1 2400
CRE  7.91  +4.25 2.07 16 2.07    16 12 3 39.59  0.0          0.0       30.22  30 29.62   1 2400
FLO  5.86  +1.59 2.50  7 2.51   6-7 14 2 19.82  0.0          0.0       30.21  30 29.74  19 2400 
GSP  6.24  +2.32 1.41  3 1.73   6-7 13 2 33.68  0.0          0.0. 5.3  30.22  30 29.69   1 2400 
OGB  7.44        1.53  8 2.26   7-8 15 3 36.40  0.0          0.0       30.25  30 29.68   1 2400
NEARBY STATIONS
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STN  T      T1     U       V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5       6       7        S 
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TRI  6.40  +2.51 1.52 16            13 3 30.01  0.0           0.0                           2400 
DAV  5.66        1.11  7            19 1 34.35  0.0           0.0 241.9                     1900

Virginia:

Annandale - Lowell emails these notes: " June was cool and wet except for the last nine days. June's mean average temperature (69.7) was the third coolest on record with the lowest mean temperature since 1991 with a 2.38 departure from average. The 5.82" of rain made it the fourth wettest June with a +2.41" departure. It was the wettest June since 1998 that holds the record with 6.73". June had 15 days with measurable rain that was the most since 1998 and was only four days short of tying the record for June. June was also the second cloudiest June in the last 23-years. The record is 1995. June had only 4 days with 90 or above temperatures the least since 1995. The first => 90 came on the 24th that is the latest 90 day since 1992 when 91 occurred on June 30th. June's LOWEST maximum temperature was only 58 on June 4th which was only 2 from the LOWEST monthly maximum every recorded for June. Many people heard their furnaces run on the fourth. June's average temperature range was only 16.8 and set a new 23-year record; the previous record was 17.3 in 1982. The 2 temperature range on June 4th was the least ever recorded in June in the last 23 years; the old record was 4 in 1998. The maximum gust of 37 mph from the west on the 1st at 0810 was the second strongest wind gust recorded for June. The wind caused minor damage to trees and one tree was blown over onto the power lines in our neighborhood. The minimum barometer of 29.38" on June 1st was the lowest for June since June 22, 1972 when 29.26" was recorded in Hurricane Agnes. There were 8 daily records set! June DAILY Records Tied or Broken: (23 Years of records): 2 daily LOW maximum temperature records: 4, 17; 4 daily LOW range temperature records for the date: 4, 8, 15, 17; 2 daily HIGH precipitation records: 7, 11. [ - +] 

Arlington - NWS WBC reports: " ...RECORDS... NO NEW RECORDS WERE SET DURING JUNE IN WASHINGTON. ...SUMMARY... THE DREARINESS OF MAY CONTINUED THROUGH THE FIRST TWO THIRDS OF JUNE. NEARLY EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUNE...AFTER A MAY THAT HAD JUST OVER SEVEN INCHES. THE COMBINED 14.93" TOTAL WAS THE FIFTH WETTEST MAY/JUNE PERIOD ON RECORD. THE GREATEST BEING 17.35 INCHES IN 1886. MAY AND JUNE COMBINED HAD THIRTY SIX DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAIN. THAT BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE PERIOD BY TWO DAYS...A RECORD SET WAY BACK IN 1889. IT WAS ALSO TWICE AS MANY AS WE HAD LAST YEAR. WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND RAIN AROUND FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH...JUNE ENDED UP BEING THE COLDEST SINCE 1972 AND THE EIGHTEENTH COOLEST ON RECORD. IT ALSO LOGGED AS THE FOURTH WETTEST ON RECORD. HOWEVER...TWO DAYS AFTER THE SUMMER SOLSTICE...SUMMER CAME TO THE WASHINGTON AREA AND THE LAST EIGHT DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT. WHILE DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH TWO-THIRDS OF THE DAYS HAD RAIN...ONLY TWO OF THE LAST EIGHT DAYS HAD RAIN. TEMPERATURES ALSO BECAME SUMMERLIKE...AS WE HAD OUR FIRST NINETY DEGREE DAY OF THE SEASON...ALONG WITH THREE OTHERS. SUMMERTIME HUMIDITY ALSO CAME WITH IT. Rainfall for the month was 4.74" above normal while average temps were 3.2° below normal. The average wind speed was 7.7 mph. " [ - + ] 

Ashburn - Gary reports: " Another very wet month, running 3.44" above normal, and was the sixth month in a row where measurable precipitation fell on the first day of the month. Average humidity for the month was 76% and the average dew point was 61. June 24th brought the first day of 90 weather to the station; last year, 90 was reached by April 16th, quite a contrast. Temperature was just 0.1 below normal. On seven days, thunder was observed from the station. Average barometric pressure was 29.923 inHg. " - [ - + ] 

Blacksburg - NWS Blacksburg reports the monthly mean temp was 1.1 below normal while rainfall was 3.55" above normal. The average wind speed was 4.0 MPH. The average sky cover was 50% while the average relative humidity was 72%. [ - + ] 

Bridgewater - " The rainfall for June was 3.58" above normal. It was the third wettest June in my 39 years of record keeping on precipitation. Over 8" occurred in 1972 and 1996 during this month. Precipitation for the year is now around 10" above normal. We have not had a strong thunderstorm so far this year. The temperature was about a degree below normal. " - report from Clayton  [ - + ]

Centreville - " Except for the data logger spending over two weeks having its motherboard replaced in Texas, and an uninvited chick-a-doodad setting-up a nest in my hygrothermograph for a few days, June turned out to be fairly darn nice. With a high temperature of 93 on the 14th and 30th, only two other days came in at 90 or better during the month. The recorded average high for June was 2.5 below the 82.7 normal. And while the overall monthly average daily temperature was just 1.3 above the 69.8 normal, the days felt mostly seasonable averaging out to be 71.1 for the month. Naturally, it was the nightly lows that were high and messed up everything again. 62.1 for an average monthly low was 5.2 warmer than the 56.9 we were planning on. As compared to the past three months though, June expressed the least amount of positive temperature departure. With the arrival of summer on the 21st, it didn't take long for my thermometer to go to warm mode with average highs climbing to the mid 80's or better, and for the rain gauge to go to relax mode after months of tipping buckets. Precipitation made itself well known during the month with 6.51" filling the spot in my log book. Pardoning a 0.03" downpour on June 27th, all of our accumulation occurred during the first three weeks of the month. June 7th happened to be a very damp Saturday when 2.13" fell in just over eight hours yielding one-third of our monthly total. With our June rainfall of 6.51", we have exceeded out monthly average by 2.28" and amassed an annual surplus of slightly under a foot at 11.24". At this time last year, drought was a very real and unpopular word. Here in moldy ol' Centreville we were 6.17" in the hole but damp by comparison to some of our neighbors. Now, we even have moss growing on the south side of our trees. " - notes from Paul [ - + ] 

Charlottesville - The monthly average temperature was 4.0° below normal while rainfall was 1.76" above normal. - from NWS WBC [ - + ] 

Dulles - The mean temp was 1.7° below normal. The monthly rainfall was 4.26" above normal. Average wind speed, 5.8 mph. - from NWS WBC [ - + ] 

Falls Church - " June 2003 continued until the end of the month with the cooler, wet pattern we had all spring. This month was cooler than average and much wetter than average because of this pattern. A few thunderstorms brought over an inch of rain in a short period and there were times my street experienced flooding. June 24 was my first 90 plus day of the year that is later than usual. " - notes from Erica [ - + ] 

Herndon Bob reports: " My average max temp was 5.2 below the Dulles "normal" and the average min was 2 above. Total precip was 5.7" above the Dulles "normal" and was a new 27-year record for this site. A barometrically dull month. Dulles is about 4 miles WSW and its normal is the 1971-2000 average. This was a cool, wet, month, at least for the first three weeks. " - [ - + ] 

Hampton - " A COOL AND CLOUDY JUNE WITH ONLY A FEW OPPRESSIVE DAYS NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH." - notes from Dave [ - + ] 

Herndon - " The monthly temperature was 2.2 below average, precipitation was 7.23" above average. We received a record 5.18" of rain on the 19th, which fell overnight in a 3-hour period. We had thunder on the 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 19th, and 27th. The numbers speak for themselves. June was even wetter than May! We had numerous flood and flash flood watches and warnings." - notes from Russ [ - + ] 

Lexington - Scott Lancey notes: "BTW, WREL has cranked up our ever-popular computer model maps for the hurricane season. We generate and publish maps for TDs and named storms in the Atlantic and GOM 4 times a day. The address is: http://www.wrel.com/modelmap.htm. Hopefully, folks understand these are not official TPC/NHC products and are for informational purposes only.  

Lynchburg - Rainfall for the month was 1.92" above normal while the mean temp was 2.4° below normal. The average wind speed was 4.0 MPH. - from NWS Blacksburg [ - + ] 

Norfolk - NWS AKQ noted the average temperature in Norfolk was 0.5 above normal. The month's rainfall was 0.34" below normal. The average wind speed was 8.2 mph. - [ + - ]

Norfolk - The Fred Heutte Center, in Historic Ghent, noted a mean barometer reading of 29.950". The mean relative humidity was 81%. The average wind speed was 3 mph from a dominant S direction. 

Portsmouth - The rainy weather continued with rainfall at 148% or the norm, the 5th wettest June in the database to 1976. The most rainfall to fall in June occurred in 1978 with 7.56". Temps were below normal, the result of excessive moisture. 37% of the month's days saw rainfall. 22 days here with 40% or more sky cover. Daily station records include: 2ND TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM TIED 72 [PREVIOUSLY 1983]; 3RD TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TIED 54 [PREVIOUSLY 1992]; 12TH TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74 [PREVIOUSLY 73 1986]; 15TH DAILY PRECIPITATION 2.05" [PREVIOUSLY 1.17" 1999]; 17TH TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM TIED 67 [PREVIOUSLY 1999]; 19TH DAILY PRECIPITATION 1.07" [PREVIOUSLY 0.79" 2000]; 22ND TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM 72 [PREVIOUSLY 73 1999]. Winds averaged 2.53 MPH from a dominant SE direction. The average barometric pressure was 29.937". The average relative humidity was a whopping 82% and the average sky cover was 47.0%. For the year-to-date, the temperature average was 1.2 below normal, down .1 from the year-to-date average at the end of May, again attributed to the excess rainfall. Rainfall for the year was running 6.97" above normal or 130% of the norm. [ - + ] 

Richmond - NWS AKQ reported the mean temp at RIC was 0.8° below normal. Rainfall was 0.33" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.2 mph. [ - + ] 

Mechanicsville - Glenn reports: " Lots of rain for the month (2nd in a row!) with strong t-storms and sharp lightning. Power was out 12 hours on the 12th from such storms. " 

Roanoke - Wendell notes: " A very wet & cooler than normal June. Temperature averaging 69.8 were 2.0 below normal. It was the 2nd wettest June on record. Only June 1995 at 9.97" was wetter. Rainfall of 8.07" was well-above the 3.14" norm." - [ - + ] 

Roanoke - NWS Blacksburg reports that the Roanoke airport monthly mean temp was 2.4 below normal. Rainfall was 2.64" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.6 mph. [ - + ] 

Woodstock - " The coolest June since I've kept records. Another wet month (3rd of 18). The six-month total precipitation almost equals the precipitation for the entire year 1986 (27.98), which was my driest. " - notes from Lauck [ - + ] 

North Carolina:

Asheville - from NWS GSP: The monthly mean temp was 1.1° below normal and the rainfall was 1.78" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.2 mph. [ - + ] 

Charlotte - NWS GSP reports the mean temp here was 3.7° below normal and precip was 1.64" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.3 mph. - [ - + ] 

Elizabeth City - The Elizabeth City Coast Guard Station [ECG] reported an average wind speed of 8.4 mph. The mean temp was -0.2° below normal while rainfall was 1.12" above normal. - from NWS AKQ [ - + ] 

Fayetteville - NWS RDU reports the average wind speed was 7.0 mph. 

Cape Hatteras - The average temperature in June 2003 was 68.0. This was the 60th coolest June in the database stretching 1895-2003. 5.39" of precipitation fell in June, the 81st driest year since 1895. - from NCDC [ - - ] 

Greensboro - NWS RDU notes a mean temp here that was 1.7° below normal. Rainfall was 0.80" above normal. The average wind speed was 6.4 mph. - [ - + ] 

Hickory - The average wind speed was 4.5 mph. The average monthly temperature was 2.9° below normal while rainfall was 0.56" above normal - from NWS GSP [ - + ] 

Lumberton - The average wind speed was 5.8 mph. The average monthly temperature was 0.8° above normal while rainfall was 1.94" below normal - from NWS ILM [ + - ] 

Raleigh - NWS RAH reported the monthly average temp at RDU was 1.0° below normal while rainfall was 0.74" above normal." - [ - + ] 

Raleigh - Bob notes: " For the third month in a row the average daily temperature was below normal. However, the first 90 reading of the season was recorded on June 11th. Precipitation for June was actually below normal although rainfall was observed on 14 days during the month. No severe weather was observed at this station. " - [ - - ] 

Roxboro - Merriell adds these notes: " June was about normal temperature-wise but precipitation more than doubled the normal amount. Lots of clouds and rain made this summer month a bit depressing at times. Sunny skies and warmer temperatures were more consistent during the second half of the month." [ +/- + ] 

Wilmington - From NWS ILM: The average temp was 0.2° above normal while rainfall was a 0.06" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.0 mph. A low temperature record was tied on the 22nd with 59 and previously set in 1947. [ + + ] 

South Carolina:

Anderson - NWS GSP reports the monthly mean temp was 2.6° below normal. Rainfall was exactly normal. The average wind speed was 5.4 mph. - [ - +/- ] 

Charleston - NWS CHS reports the monthly mean temp was 0.4° above normal. Rainfall was 0.66" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.2 mph. - [ + + ] 

Columbia - NWS CAE reports that the mean temp here was 1.8° below normal. Rainfall was a 2.58" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.4 mph. Average relative humidity was 73% while the average sky cover was 50%. [ - + ] 

Florence - The mean temp here was 1.4° below normal while rainfall totals were 1.59" above normal. The average wind speed was 5.9 mph. A record low temperature was set on the 22nd with 58 [previously 59 in 1966]. - from NWS ILM [ - + ] 

Greenville-Spartanburg - The monthly mean temperature was 1.3° below normal while rainfall was 2.32" above normal. The average wind speed was 6.2 mph. - from NWS GSP [ - + ] 

North Myrtle Beach - The mean temp was 0.1° above normal while rainfall was 4.25" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.1 mph. A record low temperature was set on the 2nd with 53 [previous record 55 set in 1955]. On the 22nd, a record low temperature was established with 61 [previous record 63 set in 1954. - from NWS ILM [ + + ] 

Orangeburg - NWS CAE reports the average wind speed was 4.7 mph. The average relative humidity was 75% while the average sky cover was 30%. 

Nearby Cities:

Tri-Cities - The mean temperature was 1.7 below normal while rainfall was 2.51" above the norm. - from NWS MRX [ + + ] 

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 1 date of maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
K  days with minimum temperature <= 0 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 2001-2002 season (inches)
O  number of days with thunder  6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
P  number of days with hail 6A date of maximum barometric pressure 
Q  number of days with glaze 7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
R  number of days with ice pellets 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
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 NR not recorded


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STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:

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AHB   Ashburn, VA  - Gary Oldham  7/01 281' AMSL  n6skk@arrl.net ROK   Roanoke, VA 6SW Wendell Prillaman  4/76 wlprillaman@cox.net
ANN    Annandale, VA 1 3/4 ENE - Lowell Koontz  12/90  wwkoontz@verizon.net 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 WEE   Weems, VA 3WNW Francis J. Socey
BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers@rica.net WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton - 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
CEN   Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985 m.psb@verizon.net  
CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20-10W 175M  BRE    Brevard, NC 1SE Bob Keehn 1/1/90 Bob_Keehn@citcom.net
IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page - 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 davidckessel@cox.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076-10-58W 11M
CTR  Chesterfield, VA Elevation 210', Latitude 37 25' 53'' N ; Longitude: 77 31' 32'' W
Albert Arnold 06/03 albert.arnold@ps.ge.com
FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
HER    Herndon, VA R.M. Beall P- 10/76   T-  1/91 beall47@earthlink.net GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985 weatherman@cox.net LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
LXI     Lexington, VA  Scott M. Lancey, WREL Radio -  06/96 weather@wrel.com RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02jmbiii@earthlink.net RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) INACTIVE 1/1/02 ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93
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 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 wvweather@mountain.net