ACON - VA/NC/SC
The Atlantic Coast Observer Network:   Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
JUNE 2004

...FOR MOST, A COOLER & WETTER THAN NORMAL MONTH ...

As summer arrived in June, most of the station reports across the region indicate above normal rainfall, with exceptions you can note in the data table. Lots of thunderstorm activity across the area with a moist flow coming mainly from the southeast and south, as more often than not the offshore Southeast US high pressure continued to dominate our region. Many of our stations received downpours, pushing the totals for the station considerably higher than normal. And surprisingly, some coastal stations reported smaller totals. One can speculate on why, but one cannot help but note the relatively high number of land mass thunderstorms away from the coast. While seabreezes at the immediate coast can become boundary zones for thunderstorm development as they move inland, these same seabreezes at other times can inhibit such development at the shorelines. Often land mass thunderstorms fall apart as they approach these boundary zones at the shoreline.

Temperature averages for many were below normal to slightly above normal for a few. Please note the station comments in the station narratives for new and near records as well as other highlights from our members.

Links to RAH's event summaries for the June 4th tornado outbreak over central eastern North Carolina and for the severe thunderstorms of the 23rd are found in the station notes section below (Raleigh).

As always, RAH has done an excellent job compiling the monthly summary for North Carolina. Please note excerpts from the summary inserted below. For the indepth report, note the link to the PDF or WORD versions.

  • STATIONS MAPS   Ever wonder just where Clayton's station in Bridgewater, Virginia is located or where are Hampton (Dave) and Herndon (Russ), also in Virginia? Or just where is Bob's site in Raleigh or Bob's site in Brevard, North Carolina? And, let's see, where is Joyce in New Market, VA? And is Tri-Cities really in TN or VA or both? An Internet link to MapQuest.com depicting the general area of our region in which you are located is now available with a click to your station ID in the STATION / LOCATION table found at the end of this report. And with MapQuest, you can zoom in and out to get a better idea of where we are all located within the entire region. None of your specific street addresses was used; simply the general area in which you're located is depicted.


  • STATIONS ADDED TO MONTHLY DATABASE   As most all NWS sites have completed their redesign, some sites have added stations within our region to their climate pages. Beginning with May 2004, we now have reports from WAL, Wallops Island, VA, from EWN, New Bern, NC, from MRH, Beaufort, NC, and from HSE, Cape Hatteras. While we have had very limited data from HSE in the past, we now can access the monthly F-6 from the station via the Newport/Morehead City, NC NWS Office (link below).


  • U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR   While many of us have been blessed with needed rainfall this spring and early summer, some southwestern and southern parts of our region are now labeled in the abnormally dry intensity areas. For the latest U.S, Drought Monitor graphic, visit http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html.


  • U.S. DAILY WEATHER MAPS PROJECT   Looking for that NOAA Daily Weather Map for a given date since 1871? Look no further! Visit the NOAA Central Library U.S. Daily Weather Maps Project [1871-2001] at http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/dwm/data_rescue_daily_weather_maps.html. A link to maps for 2002 to the present is found at the top of the page. Great resource! Note: You will need to download and install a small program in order to view the maps.
  • AKQ SPOTTER NEWSLETTER     Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS AKQ, sends an email note announcing that the latest newsletter is available. Features include a recap of the December 9th, 2003 Central Virginia Earthquake and histories of earthquakes in the area, a review of the summer of 2003 rip currents, and the post Hurricane Isabel early morning tornado outbreak in East Central Virginia. You may download the edition from http:://www.erh.noaa.gov/akq/spotterinfo/spottervol92004.pdf. Within the newsletter, we are informed that basic SKYWARN presentations are now online at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/akq/spotterinfo/calendar.htm#Spotter.


  • MIGRATION OF ACON VA/NC/SC FILES TO 1 SERVER   Geocities/Yahoo is no longer providing access to our older files (pre-2001) originally stored on their server. Thus, if you have a link to the old address (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/1667/acon.htm) please update it to http://members.cox.net/wxr/acon.htm
  • 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 used for these purposes.

ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - JUNE 2004
State
Maximum Temperature
Minimum
Temperature
Warmest
Average
Temperature
Coldest
Average
Temperature
Maximum
Precipitation
Minimum
Precipitation
Virginia
96.6°
Norfolk (FHC)
50°
Blacksburg, Hampton
Herndon (HER), New Market
Newport News
76.1°
Norfolk (FHC)
67.7°
Blacksburg
9.93"
Richmond
2.07"
Wallops Island
North Carolina
96°
Fayetteville, Raleigh (RDU)
49°
Asheville
78.9°
Beaufort
70.5°
Asheville
8.20"
Charlotte
2.36"
Greensboro
South Carolina
97
Florence
56°
Anderson
80.4°
Charleston
75.7°
Greenville-Spartanburg
10.36"
Columbia
2.26"
Florence

(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 K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ANN 81.53 63.13 72.33 -1.1  92    17 55 6,20   3  0  0 0     40 WNW   1             7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     BCB 76.9  58.5  67.7  +0.8  85    17 50   27   0  0  0 0 74% 27 280  1   3.2       1 0 0 0  3 50% 2400 RNK
     BRI 81    61    71.0  +0.9  89    16 51   27   0  0  0 0                            1 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
                                       25
     CEN 82.3  64.1  73.2  -1.9  93    17 55   20   5  0  0 0     32 337  1             6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     CHO 80.5  62.2  71.3  -1.6  90    17 51   21   1  0  0 0     28 290  1   3.6       9 0 0 0  6     2400 LWX
     DAN 82.5  64.0  73.3  -1.1  91 17,18 54    2   3  0  0 0 80% 26 260  2   4.5      12 0 0 0  5 40% 2400 RNK
                                                                  26 310 25  
     DCA 81.4  65.4  73.4  -1.1  92  9,17 57    6   3  0  0 0     41 010 17   8.6       5 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
                                                                  41 310 22
     IAD 80.5  61.3  70.9   0.0  91    17 51   21   2  0  0 0     40 290  1   6.0       3 0 0 0  4     2400 LWX
     FCH 81.2  61.3  71.3        93    18 55    5   4  0  0 0     40       1             6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     HAM 83    63    73    -2.0  93    18 50   13   2  0  0 0     31 SW   10        SW   6 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
     HER 79.4  61.6  70.5  -0.4  91.2  17 50    5   1  0  0 0     19       2            5+ 0 0 0        2400 LWX
     HRN 79.2  61.5  70.2  -0.7  90.0  17 52.9 20   1  0  0 0 76% 37 WNW   1   2.8  S    3 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
     LYH 81.0  61.2  71.1  +0.1  89    17 52    2   1  0  0 0 76% 37 200 30   3.9       6 0 0 0  6 40% 2400 RNK
     NEW 80.46 59.83 70.15       93    17 50   20   1  0  0 0     47 WSW   2             0 0 0 0  7     1800 LWX
     NPN 84.1  65.1  74.6        95    18 50   13   8  0  0 0                            5 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
     NOR 83.4  66.8  75.1  +0.9  95    18 52   13   3  0  0 0                            2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     ORF 82.1  68.1  75.1  +0.6  93    18 56   13   3  0  0 0 79% 31 240 10   8.1       6 0 0 0  0 50% 2400 AKQ
     FHC 84.87 67.33 76.1        96.6  18 55.9 13   6  0  0 0 77% 26 210  2   3.0  200                2400 AKQ
     POR 82.9  67.8  75.4  -0.1  93    18 55   13  11  0  0 0 76% 29 270  1   3.1  210 6 0 0 0  0 47% 2400 AKQ
     MEC 81.97 64.48 74.89       97    18 55  6,13  4  0  0 0 62%                        9 0 0 0 10     1700 AKQ
     RIC 83.3  65.8  74.6  +1.1  93    18 56    6   3  0  0 0 76% 46 280 18   7.2       7 0 0 0  1 70% 2400 AKQ
     RGL 82.19 64.65 73.42 -0.08 91.4   9 53.3  6   1  0  0 0     22 NNW   1             3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     ROA 80.7  63.8  72.2  +0.3  90 11,17 55   27   2  0  0 0 73% 38 320  1   5.4       6 0 0 0  2 50% 2400 RNK
     ROK 80.9  62.6  71.7  +6.1  90 10,11 54   27   3  0  0 0     21 NW 1,11             6 0 0 0  0     2300 RNK
                                       17
     AKQ 84    64    74.0        94    18 51   13   5  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
     WAL 80.2  64.8  72.5  +1.1  90 10,18 51   13   3  0  0 0     32 080  5   8.7       0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
                                                                  32
     WEE 88.1  55.4  75.5        94    18 58   25   5  0  0 0                            0 0 0 0  0     2400
     WOO 75.9  62.0  68.9        86    10 51   20   0  0  0 0                            6 0 0 0 10     2400 LWX
     WSH 80.2  59.7  70.7        91.2   9 50.7 20   1  0  0 0     11 E     5             1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
NORTH CAROLINA
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     STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     AVL 79.0  62.0  70.5  +1.3  87    11 49    2   0  0  0 0     28 340 22   4.5       3 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
     MRH 84.9  72.9  78.9        90    19 67   13   1  0  0 0     40 320 23   9.8      15 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
     CLT 83.9  66.2  75.1  -1.4  91 11,18 55    5   4  0  0 0     33 170  8   4.8      10 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
     ECG 84.2  68.3  76.3  +0.6  95    18 58   12   5  0  0 0 81% 44 330 25   8.3      12 0 0 0  2 40% 2400 AKQ
     FAY 86.9  69.1  78.0        96    18 62   13  11  0  0 0 73% 44 280 18   6.4       3 0 0 0  3 40% 2400 RAH
     GSO 83.2  66.2  74.7  +1.1  92    18 58    2   4  0  0 0 74% 38 360 19   6.5      10 0 0 0  1 50% 2400 RAH
     HSE 83.5  72.1  77.8  +3.0  88    19 66   13  14  0  0 0     40 270 11,  9.1       0 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
                                                                          12
     HKY 81.7  65.3  73.5  -0.3  92    11 54    5   1  0  0 0     25 350 19   3.9       5 0 0 0  6     2400 GSP
     LBT 87.8  69.5  78.7  +3.1  95 18,19 64    5  11  0  0 0     49 280 23   5.6       0 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
     EWN 86.4  68.4  77.4  +1.7  93    18 62   21   7  0  0 0     37 320 11   5.8      16 0 0 0  3     2400 MHX
     RAL 85.1  65.2  75.2  +0.5  95    18 55    1   6  0  0 0     24      10   1.3  S    5 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
     RDU 85.3  67.0  76.2  +1.5  96    18 58    2   9  0  0 0 74% 41 280 11   5.8       8 0 0 0  2 80% 2400 RAH
     ROX 83.6  65.0  74.3  +1.5  93    17 57    6   3  0  0 0     41 N    11        S    5 0 0 0  1 60% 2200 RAH
     ILM 86.9  70.0  78.4  +1.2  95    18 62   13   6  0  0 0     31 290 12   6.8      10 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
                                                                  31 260 28
SOUTH CAROLINA
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     STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G  H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     AND 86.4  67.4  76.9  +30.5 94 12,17 56     2  7  0  0 0     33 290 18   5.4      14 0 0 0  4     2400 GSP
     CAE 88.5  70.8  79.6  +1.1  95    12 66   1,3 12  0  0 0     46 250 23   5.8      15 0 0 0  4     2400 CAE
     CHS 88.7  72.1  80.4  +2.2  95    12 66     5 12  0  0 0     41 270 23   8.2      13 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
     CRE 85.1  72.5  78.8  +2.2  93    22 68  5,13  4  0  0 0     29 210  4   8.1       8 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
     FLO 88.2  70.2  79.2  +1.6  97    19 65     5  9  0  0 0     39 250 25   6.9      14 0 0 0  5     2400 ILM
     GSP 84.3  67.0  75.7  +1.0  94    12 58     5  6  0  0 0     36 300 18   5.1      13 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
     OGB 88.7  70.2  79.5        95    12 66   5,7 13  0  0 0     45 260 29   4.1      21 0 0 0  7     2400 CAE
NEARBY STATIONS
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     STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G  H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     TRI 80.7  61.9  71.3  +0.6  89   12   52  2,6 0  0  0 0     36 330   2   3.1      16 0 0 0  2     2400 MRX        
     DAV 69.4  52.4  60.9        80   16   56  5,6 0  0  2 0                             6 0 0 0  6     1900 PBZ

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

VIRGINIA
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STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANN  5.74  +2.23 2.00  5 2.00     5 13 2 20.93  0.0          0.0  16.3  30.27   8 29.69   1        2400
BCB  3.96  +0.03 1.93  4 1.93     4 13 1 21.53  0.0          0.0  30.7                             2400
BRI  2.38  -1.02 0.51 5, 1.02   5-6 11 0 18.61  0.0          0.0  25.2  30.24     29.77            0515/1600
                       6    
CEN  4.54  +1.15 1.47  5 1.47     5 13 2 17.50  0.0          0.0  16.9  30.28   8 29.71   1        2400
CHO  5.20  +0.74 1.67 16 1.69 16-17 15 3 14.40  0.0          0.0                                   2400

DAN  4.45  -0.95 1.69  4 1.69     4 14 1 15.14  0.0          0.0        30.25   8 29.73   1        2400
DCA  4.60  +1.47 1.26 22 1.26    22 11 1 17.20  0.0          0.0  12.2                             2400
IAD  3.73  -0.34 1.12  5 1.29   4-5 12 2 17.76  0.0          0.0  17.4                             2400
FCH  4.61        1.03  5 1.35   4-5 11 1 19.20  0.0          0.0  15.0                             2400
HAM  8.64  +5.00 2.37  4 2.37     4 11 2                                                           2400
HER  4.71  +0.64         1.70   4-5 14 1 20.35  0.0          0.0  20.7                             2400
                                                                               17               
HRN  4.20  +0.13 1.58  5 1.58     5 15 2 18.46  0.0          0.0  19.5  30.224  8 29.653  1 30.000 2400
LYH  5.27  +1.48         1.25   4-5 15 1 16.02  0.0          0.0  12.1  30.28   8 29.72   1        2400
NEW  3.46        1.10  5             9 1 18.59  0.0          0.0  29.5                             1700
NPN  7.30        2.51  4 2.51     4 11 2 20.71  0.0          0.0   7.1                             2400
NOR  6.76  +2.73 2.19 10            10 2 21.37  0.0          0.0   7.2                             2400
ORF  4.86  +1.09 1.69  4 1.69     4 11 1 20.91  0.0          0.0   6.2  30.26   8 29.66   1        2400
FHC  8.53        2.54 10 2.99 10-11 13 3 21.51  0.0          0.0   6.0  30.258  8 29.656  1 30.027 2400
POR  6.98  +3.18 1.82 10 2.31 25-26 11 3 19.33  0.0          0.0   6.5  30.256  8 29.657  1 30.028 2400
MEC  5.34        0.88 12 1.44 16-17 10 0 20.00  0.0          0.0   7.4  30.00   8 29.59   1 29.820 1700
RIC  9.93  +6.39 2.70 10 2.70    10 12 5 21.31  0.0          0.0   6.2  30.28   8 29.70   1        2400
RGL  2.48  -1.06 0.71 25 0.75 25-26 10 0 12.52  0.0          0.0   3.25 30.24   8 29.67   1        2400
ROA  6.48  +2.80 2.35  4 2.41   4-5 13 2 19.81  0.0          0.0  22.0  30.26   8 29.72   1        2400
ROK  6.62  -0.10 2.86  4 3.01   4-5 14 3 21.98  0.0          0.0  22.1  30.18 7,8 29.80 11,        2400
                                                                                9                 
AKQ  8.64        4.52  4 4.52     4 13 3 21.87  0.0          0.0   7.6                   12        2400
WAL  2.07  -1.09 0.65 26 0.65    26 10 0 14.82  0.0          0.0   3.4  30.27  13 29.63   1        2400
WEE  2.96        0.81 23 0.81    23  8 0        0.0          0.0        30.20 3,7 29.70  22        2400
                                                                                8       
WOO  5.45                1.21 11-12 15 1 20.38  0.0          0.0  26.2  30.24  30 29.80   1        0800
WSH  3.22        1.20  5 1.71   4-5 12 2 18.75  0.0          0.0  22.2  30.28   8 29.70   1        2400
NORTH CAROLINA
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STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
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AVL  7.39  +3.01 2.22 15 2.22    15 19 1 20.62  0.0          0.0 14.3  30.28   8 29.81   1         2400
MRH  3.37        0.92 28 1.37 23-24 15 0        0.0          0.0       30.25   8 29.73   1         2400
CLT  8.20  +4.78 1.82 23 1.83 23-24 17 5 18.44  0.0          0.0 14.5  30.20  30 30.11  30         2400
ECG  7.64  +3.91 1.57 25 1.72 25-26 14 3 20.86  0.0          0.0  8.5  30.27   8 29.67   1         2400
FAY  3.19        0.64  6 0.64     6 11 0 11.56  0.0          0.0       30.23   8 29.73   1         2400
GSO  2.36  -1.17 0.85  4 0.86   3-4 13 0 11.80  0.0          0.0 18.5                              2400
HSE  2.91  -0.91 0.95 26 0.95    26 14 0        0.0          0.0       30.26   8 29.69   1         2400
HKY  5.18  +0.44 1.65 21 1.66 21-22 15 1 19.67  0.0          0.0 12.7  30.22   8 29.74   1         2400
LBT  6.21  +1.65 2.20  4 2.20     4 15 2 16.59  0.0          0.0       30.23   9 29.76   1         2400
EWN  4.40  -0.40 0.69 18 1.02 23-24 17 0        0.0          0.0       30.26   8 29.73   1         2400
                      23
RAL  3.66  +0.24         0.98 22-23 16 0 17.75  0.0          0.0 14.8  30.23  13 29.79   1         1900
RDU  4.22  +0.80 1.29  4 1.30   3-4 13 1 17.35  0.0          0.0 14.9  30.26   8 29.74   1         2400
ROX  4.67  +0.90 2.43  4 2.43     4 14 0 17.51  0.0          0.0  8.0  30.27   8 29.74   1  30.010 2100
ILM  2.66  -2.70 1.13 12 1.13    12 14 1 17.13  0.0          0.0       30.24   8 29.75   1         2400
SOUTH CAROLINA
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STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8    S
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AND  6.31  +2.91 1.67 21 1.67 20-21 16 2 16.06  0.0          0.0  4.4  30.23   9 29.82   1        2400
CAE 10.36  +5.37 2.98 21 2.98    21 17 3 27.35  0.0          0.0  0.4  30.22   9 29.79   1        2400
CHS  3.50  -2.42 1.07 13 1.07    13 16 1 16.98  0.0          0.0    T                             2400
CRE  2.58  -1.08 1.45 29 1.45    29 11 1 16.28  0.0          0.0       30.24   8 29.77   1        2400
FLO  2.26  -2.01 0.54 27 0.63 25-26 12 0 12.77  0.0          0.0       30.23   9 29.76   1        2400
GSP  5.32  +1.40 1.25 21 1.26 21-22 19 3 17.63  0.0          0.0  9.3  30.20  30 30.11  30        2400
OGB  7.65        1.94 29 2.09 28-29 18 2 22.24  0.0          0.0       30.22   9 29.80   1        2400
NEARBY STATIONS
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STN  T      T1     U  U1   V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5    6   6A   7   7A    8     S
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TRI  5.10  +1.21 1.33 14 1.66 14-15 16 2 24.38  0.0           0.0  15.6                           2400
DAV  5.87        1.75 12            16 2 38.39  0.0           0.0 197.9                           1900

Virginia:

Annandale - Lowell sends these notes: " June was wet and a little on the cool side. June's mean average temperature (72.3F) was the eighth coolest in the last 24 years with a -1.1F departure from average. The 5.74" inches of rain made it the fifth wettest June with a +2.23" departure. Last year was the fourth wettest June on record. June had 13 days with measurable rain and two days with more than an inch. Two inches of rain fell on the 5th, the largest June rainfall since June 1998. On June 17th 0.43 inches of rain fell in five minutes; this was the most intense five minute rain since 9-2-2000 when 0.47" was recorded in five minutes. June had only 3 days with 90F or above temperatures the least since 1995. The highest temperature here so far this year is only 92F that occurred on May 23rd and June 17th. This is the latest in the year we have gone with 92F or less since 1992. In the last 24 years by the end of June we have had a maximum of 93F or higher temperature except for three years (1982, 1983, and 1992) in the last 24 years. The maximum gust of 40 mph from the WNW on the 1st at 1507 was the strongest wind gust recorded for June in the last 24-years. One large poplar tree, oval at the base measuring 52" maximum diameter and 42" minimum diameter damaged by Isabel last September, was split from top to bottom. The downburst carried the section split from the tree into his neighbor's yard and four limbs of the tree hit the roof of his neighbor's and made two holes in his roof. His house is located two houses down on the same side of the street as mine. The gust that hit the poplar tree was thought to be stronger than what the anemometer recorded at my house which is approximately 30 feet above the ground. There were 6 daily records tied or broken - (24-Years of records): HIGH maximum temperature: 17th; LOW maximum temperature: 5th; HIGH minimum temperature: 18th; LOW range temperature: 5th; HIGH daily precipitation: 5th and 11th. " [ - + ] 

Arlington - NWS WBC reports: " NO RECORDS WERE BROKEN AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT IN JUNE. JUNE 2004 WAS A WETTER AND SLIGHTLY COOLER MONTH THAN NORMAL IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL. RAINFALL TOTALLED ALMOST AN INCH AND A HALF GREATER THAN NORMAL. TEMPERATURES WERE ABOUT A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 OF JUNE'S 30 DAYS. THE LONGEST STRING OF DAYS TO FEATURE NO MEASURED RAIN OCCURRED FROM THE 6TH TO THE 10TH. A COUPLE OF COOL SPELLS WERE NOTED IN JUNE WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE LESS THAN 80. THE FIRST OCCURRED FROM THE 4TH TO THE 6TH. THE SECOND COOL PERIOD WAS ON THE 11TH...12TH AND 13TH. - [ - + ] "

Bridgewater - " The monthly temperature was .9 above normal. Precipitation was 1.02" below normal. In May, there were 9 thunderstorms, but only 1 in June. What a contrast! It's starting to get dry in Bridgewater and the surrounding area. " - notes from Clayton [ + - ] 

Centreville - " Summer in Centreville got off to a pretty enjoyable beginning with our recorded average high for June of 82 occurring at the start of the season on the 21st. The 26th and 27th played host to our low average of 64 and on the next day another 82 for the daytime high. While there were five days with temperatures of 90 or better, only one happened during the summer. While a few days in the low 90's for June isn't unusual, the overall average temperature of 73.2 was nearly two degrees below the 75.1 normal monthly average. Nightly lows moderated from the extreme 12 on the plus side from May, to a more tepid 6 even over the 58.1 normal average low for June. Quite a welcome return to being just about right. Luckily for us, those Cicada's bring on the heat only once in 17 years. In the precipitation department, we were grateful to have received 1.15" more than our 3.39" average, or 134% of normal. The downside of this excess is that almost a third of our monthly total accumulated rainfall in just over 10 hours on June 5th with 1.47". The annual deficit was reduced in June to being short by 4.05" or 82% of normal; that's down from being shy by 5.20" in May. And the tropical storm season hasn't even gotten into full force yet. " - notes from Paul [ - + ] 

Falls Church - " June 2004 was warmer and wetter than average. Severe weather on the 1st of the month brought a peak wind gust of 40 mph. The heavy rains of the 4th and 5th brought my highest rainfall total for the month. It also brought in some cooler air, which caused my heater to kick off. By the early part of this month just about all the cicadas were gone and now I have none. " - report from Erica [ + + ] 

Herndon - Bob notes:" My average MAX temp was 3.4 BELOW the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 2.6 ABOVE. Dulles is about 4 miles WSW and its "normal" is the 1971-2000 average. " - [ - + ] 

Herndon - Notes from Russ:" June was slightly cooler and wetter than normal. The monthly temperature was 0.7 below average and precipitation was 0.13" above average. Thunderstorms passed through on the 1st, 17th, 18th (just brushed us) and 23rd. We had dense fog on the 8th. Overall, it was a very average June in Northern Virginia. " - [ - + ] 

Lexington - Scott reports: " Reminder: It's hurricane season and the WREL HurricaneCenter is up and running! This site is primarily designed for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. We run computer model maps on all systems as well as provide inland and coastal information for this area. The address is: http://www.wrel.com/hurricane.htm. "

Newport News - Gary notes: " My weather station was under attack again (3rd time) and has been sent off for repair. This stuff gets old!! "

Portsmouth - " A strong onshore and southerly flow resulted in abundant rains from the SE and S as Bermuda high pressure continued to funnel moisture north along the SE US and Mid-Altantic coasts. June 2004 was the 2nd wettest June with database back to July 1976, surpassed only by the 7.56" in 1978. Rainfall measured 3.18" ABOVE normal (184%). The average temperature was one-tenth degree below normal resulting mainly from the excess moisture. Fog- of varying degrees - was noted on a whopping 20 of the 30 days, again no surprise considering the excess rainfall. The following station records were tied or broken: 10TH - PRECIPITATION - 1.82" [ PREVIOUS 0.72" 1990 ]; 10TH - WIND - MAXIMUM GUST - 45 MPH [ PREVIOUS 37 MPH 1990 ]; 18TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM TIED 76 [PREVIOUS 2000 ]; 19TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM TIED 74 [PREVIOUS 1991 ]; 20TH - WIND - MAXIMUM GUST - 24 MPH [ PREVIOUS 22 MPH 1987 ]; 25TH - PRECIPITATION - 1.71" [ PREVIOUS 1.62" 1995 ] " - [ - + ] 

Mechanicsville - Glenn notes a... " Typical summer month with some strong t-storms that produced downpours, sharp lightning and strong winds. "

Ruther Glen - Danny notes: " Temperatures were near average for the month, but the trend of below average precipitation continued for the sixth straight month. Only a little over one foot of rain has fallen thus far in 2004. " - [ +/- - ] 

Roanoke - Wendell reports:" June had an average temp 0.1 below normal, in contrast to the record breaking 6.1-above-normal-average temperature for May. Rainfall for June ended 3.48" above the normal 3.14". " - [ - +]

Woodstock - Lauck reports:" This was the coldest June in 19 years of records, 5 cooler than in 2003, the second coldest. Precipitation was about average (10 of 19). " - [ - +/- ] 

North Carolina:

Cape Hatteras - The average temperature in June 2004 was 77.8. This was 3.0 warmer than the 1895-2004 average, the 4th warmest June on record (1895-2004). The non-adjusted temperature in June 2004 was 77.8. 2.92" of precipitation fell in June. This was -1.39" LESS than the 1895-2004 average, the 39th driest such month on record (1895-2004). - from NWS MHX [ + - ]

Raleigh - Bob reports: " DURING JUNE RAINFALL OF AT LEAST A TRACE WAS OBSERVED ON 17 DAYS. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.24" ABOVE NORMAL, HOWEVER FOR THE YEAR, PRECIPITATION IS 3.78" BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 75.2, WHICH IS 0.5 ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR (SO FAR) WAS THE 95 READING ON THE 18TH. " - [ + + ] 

Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " Numerous thunderstorms in June brought significant rainfall to a large portion of North Carolina breaking a recent trend of dry weather. A significant portion of the state received between 4 and 7" of rain. These above normal totals broke a string of 8 consecutive months of below normal rainfall at many locations. The greatest monthly rainfall amounts, 8 to 10", fell over portions of western North Carolina. Several stations reported amounts in excess of 8" including Gastonia (Gaston County), 10.86"; Laurel Springs (Alleghany County), 10.25"; Dobson (Surry County), 8.21"; and Charlotte (Mecklenburg County), 8.20" While many locations in North Carolina observed above normal rainfall for the month of June, there were still areas that were relatively dry. Some locations observed rainfall totals less than 3". The driest areas were over portions of the interior Piedmont where Winston-Salem (Forsyth County) reported only 2.17" of rain; Greensboro (Guilford County) reported 2.36", and Apex (Wake County) reported 2.61". The total at Greensboro was 1.17" below normal for June, allowing their string of consecutive months with sub normal rainfall to reach 9. The states Southern Coastal Area was also dry in June where Wilmington (New Hanover County) reported only 2.66" (2.70" below normal). Temperatures during June 2004 generally averaged between 0.5 to 1.5 above normal across the state. The Outer Banks were an exception with average temperatures ranging from 2 to 3 above normal. Unlike May of 2004, there were no prolonged periods of hot weather during June. However, there were several days in which the temperatures reached the mid 90s. These hot days were short-lived due to a meteorological pattern that supported frequent frontal passages. On several occasions following the passage of a cold front, temperatures from one day to the next were frequently 10 to 20 cooler. The fronts also had a tendency to stall just to the south of the state, and then within 24 to 48 hours move northward across North Carolina as warm fronts. The back and forth movement of these frontal boundaries aided in the formation of clouds and thunderstorms. This in turn moderated the daytime temperatures. There were four distinctive short-lived warm periods where cooling quickly followed due to frontal passages. Temperatures during June 2004 were relatively mild compared to the record warmth of May 2004. There were no record high or record low temperatures recorded at the official reporting stations in June. There were a few hot spells but the heat only lasted a few days before the temperatures cooled due to clouds and thunderstorms. The most significant hot spell occurred between June 17th and June 19th. This hot spell developed in response to a large upper level subtropical high pressure system that briefly strengthened over the southeastern states. The hottest temperatures of the month were recorded at various stations on June 18th or 19th. Some selected stations and their hottest temperatures recorded during June 2004 included: Raleigh-Durham, 96(on the 18th); Lumberton, 95(18th, and 19th); Wilmington, 95(18th); Elizabeth City, 95(18th); New Bern, 93(18th); Cape Hatteras, 88(19th); and Asheville, 87(11th). There were several severe weather events that affected central North Carolina during June. Two of the events have been summarized and documented at these web sites:
June 04, 2004 severe thunderstorm and tornado event http://www2.ncsu.edu/eos/service/pams/meas/sco/research/nws/cases/20040604/
June 23, 2004 severe thunderstorm event http://www2.ncsu.edu/eos/service/pams/meas/sco/research/nws/cases/20040623/
The extensive report- June 2004 NC Weather Review that included the excert above can be found at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/rah/climate/index.html. " - [ + + ]

South Carolina:

Nearby Cities:

Tri-Cities - " The average monthly temperature at Tri-Cities was 71.3, which was only 0.6 above normal. The warmest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 77.9. Tri-Cities received 5.10" of rain in June, which was 1.21" above normal. It ranked as the 13th wettest June on record. Measurable rain fell on 16 days, and two of those days received more than an inch. The heaviest rain fell on the 14th, when 1.33" was recorded, which also broke the old daily rainfall record of 1.04" set in 1969. The wettest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1998, when 7.37" fell. " - 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  
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 2003-2004 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  
R2 sky cover percentage 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:

  ROK   Roanoke, VA 6SW Wendell Prillaman  4/76 wlprillaman@cox.net
ANN    Annandale, VA 1 3/4 ENE - Lowell Koontz  8/31/79  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 RGL   Ruther Glen, VA 380'45" N 7732'29" W Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
   WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
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
   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  BRE    Brevard, NC 1SE Bob Keehn 1/1/90 rkeehn@brinet.com
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 Albert Arnold 06/03 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
   HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985 weatherwatcher@cox.net LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
   EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
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