The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
JUNE 2005


...TEMPERATURES WARM TO NEAR & ABOVE NORMAL IN VIRGINIA
WITH MIXED DEPARTURES FOR THE CAROLINAS...
...THUNDERSTORMS PROVIDE EXCESS RAINFALL FOR MANY SITES
WHILE "THUNDERLESS" SITES REMAIN DRY...

Of particular note, thunderstorm activity provided many of us with excess rainfall while many stations- just "down the road" from these storms - had very dry conditions without the storms. There were simply no major weather systems providing widespread moisture. The north central portions of North Carolina were left dry with only 1.5" at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and just over 2" from Bob Woods Raleigh site north to Merriell Jay's Roxboro with and just over 2" Lumberton lived up to expectations and continued to be the Tarheel state's dry spot with only 2" total rainfall. And not far away Charlotte had nearly 8". In Virginia, Jim Fentress in the Fox Hall section of Norfolk (NOR) just to the WSW of ORF (2 miles) recorded over 7" of rain for the same June that Norfolk International Airport only measured 4". Southeastern Virginia rainfall totals were above normal in comparison to lesser amounts of the rest of the Old Dominion state, particularly in northwestern and central Virginia. Across Virginia, noticeably warmer temps observed than those of the past three months. Northern and Central Virginia temperature averages were considerably above normal. For the Carolinas, temperature averages were held down by the increase in rainfall. Asheville reported over 10" of rain and large totals were noted along the coastal plain at Morehead city, New Bern, and Wilmington. Even Greenville-Spartanburg got in on the beneficial rains with nearly 10", 2" coming on the 28th alone and, not to be outdone, usually dry Florence had over 8" of rain! Totals for coastal South Carolina were an inch below normal at North Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
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  • REMINDER All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.


ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - JUNE 2005
State
Maximum Temperature
Minimum
Temperature
Warmest
Average
Temperature
Coldest
Average
Temperature
Maximum
Precipitation
Minimum
Precipitation
Virginia
98°
Hampton
47°
New Market
86.7°
Mechanicsville
57.4°
Blacksburg
7.09"
Norfolk (NOR)
1.01"
Chesterfield
Mechanicsville
Ruther Glen
North Carolina
99°
Lumberton
52°
Asheville
Elizabeth City
87.6°
Lumberton
60.2°
Asheville
10.09"
Asheville
1.50"
Raleigh (RDU)
South Carolina
96
Charleston
Florence
Orangeburg
55°
Greenville-Spartanburg
86.3°
Orangeburg
65.7°
Greenville-Spartanburg
9.99"
Greenville-Spartanburg
2.62"
North Myrtle Beach

( For an explanation of lettered column headers,
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 85.80 64.90 75.35 +2.0  95    28 54    1  13  0  0 0 69% 26 W    16             6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                  28 NNE  14
     BCB 79.3  57.4  68.3  +1.4  87  6.14 48 17,18  0  0  0 0 68% 28 090  2   3.5       7 0 0 0  1 50% 2400 RNK
                                                                  28 310 16
     BRI 82.0  61.9  71.8  +1.7  91    30 51  1,18  3  0  0 0 39%                        3 1 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     CEN 84.2  64.6  74.2  +3.9  96     8 53    1   7  0  0 0     28 339 16             7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     CHO 83.9  62.3  73.1  +0.2  92     6 49    1   5  0  0 0     30 300 30   3.1       7 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
     HVA 83.4  65.1  74.3  -0.2  94    15 52  1,21  6  0  0 0 75% 30 210 26   2.1  150 4 0 0 0  4     2400 AKQ
     DAN 83.6  63.1  73.3  -1.1  92     6 53   21   5  0  0 0 74% 29 300 17   4.7       9 0 0 0  7 30% 2400 RNK
     DCA 84.2  67.1  75.7  +1.2  94    28 57    1   7  0  0 0 68% 45 340  6   8.5       5 0 0 0  0 60% 2400 LWX
     IAD 84.5  62.8  73.6  +2.7  93    28 51 18,21  8  0  0 0     35 360  6   5.8       7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                  35 210 28
     FCH 85.2  65.4  75.3        94    28 55    3   7  0  0 0                            7 1 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     HAM 86.3  67.9  76.1  +1.1  98    14 55    1  13  0  0 0     22 SW    7   6.0  NE   3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     HER 83.2  63.2  73.2  +2.3  91.9  28 53    1   4  0  0 0     23       6             7 0 0 0        2400 LWX
     HRN 82.9  63.2  73.0  +2.1  91.8  28 50.2  1   3  0  0 0 74% 27 NW   16   2.7  S    6 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     LYH 82.3  60.6  71.4  +0.4  91     6 49   17   2  0  0 0 75% 44 180  9   3.8       7 0 0 0  3 30% 2400 RNK
     NEW 85.1  60.16 72.63 +1.4  95 14,27 47    3  10  0  0 0 62% 24 W    15  10.96 S    4 0 0 0  2     1800 LWX
     NPN 85.8  66.1  75.9        96    14 53    1  12  0  0 0     25 SW   28             0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     NOR 83.6  66.1  74.9  +0.7  94 14,15 53    1   6  0  0 0                            3 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     ORF 82.6  67.6  75.1  +0.6  93 14,15 56    1   0  0  0 0 78% 30 040 26   7.9       5 0 0 0  0 40% 2400 AKQ
     FHC 84.96 76.80 76.8        96.3  15 56.9  1  11  0  0 0 78% 24 230 20   3.0  202 2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     POR 82.2  67.3  74.8  -0.6  92 14,15 55    1   2  0  0 0 75% 27 270 16   3.21 149 2 0 0 0  0 45% 2400 AKQ
     CTR 84.3  63.4  73.5   0.0  94.7  14 49.9 21   5  0  0 0 80% 13 E    20   0.1  ESE  3 0 0 0  0 53% 2400 AKQ
     MEC 86.7  65.41 76.1        95    14 52 1,21   6  0  0 0                            2 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
     RIC 86.1  66.2  76.2  +2.7  97    14 54    1   8  0  0 0 69% 27 270 15   6.3       4 0 0 0  0 60% 2400 AKQ
     RGL 86.0  64.2  75.1  +1.1  96    14 51    1  12  0  0 0 69% 21 NNE  15   1.0  S    1 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
     ROA 82.0  63.5  72.7  +0.8  92  6,14 55    2   3  0  0 0 69% 32 060  6   5.2       9 0 0 0  2 40% 2400 RNK
                                                                  32 300 27 
     AKQ 86    64    75.0        96    14 48   21  11  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
     WAL 79.6  64.8  72.2  +0.8  91 14,15 52    1   2  0  0 0     36 090 26   9.4       2 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
     WOO 79.3  63.5  71.4  +0.8  88    29 54    2   0  0  0 0                            7 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
     WSH 84.5  62.0  73.3  +2.1  93.4  25 52.7  1   9  0  0 0 70% 11 ENE  11   0.2  E    5 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 78.8  60.2  69.5  +0.3  88    14 52   18   0  0  0 0     25 340 16   4.4       7 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
     MRH 81.3  70.8  76.1        86    16 60   21   0  0  0 0     49 340 17   8.8       6 0 0 0  3     2400 MHX
     CLT 83.6  65.5  74.6  -1.9  90 15,30 58   21   4  0  0 0     32 180  7   4.9       9 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
     ECG 82.6  66.5  74.6  -1.1  93    15 52   21   2  0  0 0 78% 31 090  2   7.1       3 0 0 0  3 30% 2400 AKQ
     FAY 87.3  68.3  77.8        97    15 58   21  12  0  0 0 70% 31 120  1   6.6       2 0 0 0  6 40% 2400 RAH
                                                                  31 040  7
                                                                  31 030 19
     GSO 83.7  66.0  74.9  -1.3  90 20,28 54    7   4  0  0 0 74% 37 010  5   6.1       5 0 0 0  0 50% 2400 RAH
     HSE 83.9  72.0  78.0  -0.6  90     2 60    8   1  0  0 0     43 190 13   8.5       0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
     HKY 82.1  64.7  73.4  -0.4  90    30 55    1   1  0  0 0     24 290 15   4.3       7 0 0 0  6     2400 GSP
     LBT 87.6  67.1  77.4  +1.8  99    15 55   21  14  0  0 0     28 090  1   5.8       0 0 0 0  8     2400 ILM
     MNC 84.8  66.3  74.6  -0.5  93.5  14 56.9  2   6  0  0 0     17 NW   19   0.4  S    2 2 0 0  0     2400 RAH
     EWN 84.4  67.8  76.1  +0.4  95    15 56   21   4  0  0 0     28 060 19   5.9       8 0 0 0  8     2400 MHX
     RAL 86.4  64.5  75.5  +0.8  95    27 57    1  10  0  0 0     20      22   0.7  WSW  5 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
     RDU 87.0  65.6  76.3  +1.6  96    15 53   21  12  0  0 0 71% 31 090  7   5.5       4 0 0 0  2 60% 2400 MHX
     ROX 84.7  62.1  73.4  +0.6  93  6,14 54   21   8  0  0 0 76% 23 SE  7,15,      N    6 0 0 0  4 51% 2200 RAH
                                                                        19,21  
     ILM 84.7  69.2  76.9  -0.1  95    15 57   21   4  0  0 0     35 090  1   7.3       2 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM    
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 83.7  66.3  75.0  -1.4  92    15 58     1  3  0  0 0     32 070  1   6.0      11 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
     CAE 85.8  69.0  77.4  -1.1  95    15 62    21  5  0  0 0     29 180 12   5.9       7 0 0 0  7     2400 CAE
     CRE 83.6  71.5  77.6  +1.0  95    15 60    21  2  0  0 0     38 200  4   7.6       4 0 0 0  2     2400 CHS
     CHS 86.1  71.0  78.6  +0.4  96    15 63 20,21  5  0  0 0     35 180  3   7.8       8 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
                                                                  35 050 25
     FLO 86.2  68.4  77.3  -0.3  96    15 59    21  6  0  0 0     30 170  8   6.7       5 0 0 0  7     2400 ILM
     GSP 83.5  65.7  74.6  -0.1  92    14 55     1  4  0  0 0     31 360  6   5.8      12 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
     OGB 86.3  68.9  77.6        96    15 60    21 12  0  0 0     28 120 10   5.2      12 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 83.1  60.7  71.9  +1.2  89 27,30  51 17,  0  0  0 0     39 210   7   3.2      11 0 0 0  9     2400 MRX
                                               18
     DAV 72.8  55.4  64.1        82    28  46  18  0  0  0 0                             6 0 0 0  0     0700 PBZ
                                               25    

(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  3.29        1.68 29 1.68    29  8 1 23.15  0.0           0.0 21.1  30.30  20 29.60  16 30.01  2400
BCB  4.30  +0.37 1.16  9 1.16     9 14 2 17.57  0.0           0.0 23.1                             2400
BRI  1.10  -2.30 0.45  3 0.45   2-3  8 0 13.33  0.0           0.0 11.0  30.21  20 29.71  16        0515/1600
CEN  2.27  -1.12 0.56 29 0.56    29  9 0 22.11  0.0           0.0 21.1  30.31  20 29.63  16        2400
CHO  1.95  -2.51 0.57  2 0.78   2-3  7 0 17.21  0.0           0.0                                  2400
HVA  5.82  +2.05 3.14 29 3.34 28-29  6 3 25.68  0.0           0.0  9.0  30.27 20, 29.65  16 30.00  2400
                                                                               24                                 
DAN  3.58  +0.08 1.19  7 1.19     7 15 1 13.84  0.0           0.0  4.3  30.23  20 29.66  16        2400
DCA  2.87  -0.26 1.03 29 1.03    29  9 2 21.21  0.0           0.0 12.4                             2400
IAD  1.92  -2.15 0.67 29 0.68 29-30 10 0 19.60  0.0           0.0 17.3                             2400
FCH  3.20        0.73 29 1.09 28-29  7 0 13.89  0.0           0.0 16.0                             2400
HAM  6.09  +2.39 2.15 2, 2.16    29  7 2 17.72  0.0           0.0 14.0  30.25  21 29.61   7 30.01  2400
                      29
HER  2.20  -1.87 0.44  3 0.44     3 10 0 22.02  0.0           0.0 19.4                             2400
HRN  1.51  -2.56 0.59 29            11 0 21.89  0.0           0.0 19.0  30.252 20 29.588 16 29.97  2400
LYH  3.33  -0.46 1.30  9 1.31  9-10 10 1 15.73  0.0           0.0  6.1  30.27  20 29.67  16        2400
NEW  2.09  -1.50 0.98 29             6 0 12.81  0.0           0.0 23   30.42  27 29.98 15-16      1700
NPN  3.14        1.28  2 1.29   1-2  6 1 19.87  0.0           0.0 18.5  30.18  24 29.53  16        2400
NOR  7.09  +2.96 1.68  6            10 3 24.08  0.0           0.0  7.8                             2400
ORF  4.50  +0.73 1.06  2 1.11 28-29 10 2 18.31  0.0           0.0  8.0  30.23  24 29.74  17        2400
FHC  5.75        1.91 29             9 2 23.50  0.0           0.0  8.0  30.216 24 29.578 16 29.986 2400
POR  4.89  +1.05 1.61 29 1.86 28-29  9 2 20.60  0.0           0.0  8.3  30.233 24 29.604 16 30.008 2400
CTR  1.01  -2.03 0.42  3 0.45   2-3  7 0 13.41  0.0           0.0  5.3  30.25  20 29.59  16 29.985 2400
MEC  1.01        0.42  3 0.61   2-3  5 0 12.11  0.0           0.0 10.4  30.01  20 29.44  16        1700
RIC  1.19  -2.35 0.52  2 0.58   2-3  8 0 16.26  0.0           0.0  5.6  30.28  20 29.61  16        2400
RGL  1.01  -2.18 0.41 2, 0.82   2-3  5 0 16.62  0.0           0.0  3.7  30.29  20 29.62  15 30.010 2400
                       3  
ROA  5.07  +1.39 1.21 27 1.21    27 14 1 17.93  0.0           0.0 16.1  30.27  20 29.72  16        2400
AKQ  1.59        0.88  2             7 0 16.86  0.0           0.0  9.1                             2400
WAL  5.66  +2.50 1.89  3 1.89     3  6 3 20.93  0.0           0.0  9.0  30.25  20 28.56  16        2400
WOO  1.28  -2.43         0.63 13-14  8 0 13.41  0.0           0.0 16.1  30.38  20 29.84  16        0800
WSH  1.43  -3.94 0.59 28 0.59    28  8 0 16.47  0.0           0.0 15.1  30.32  20 29.68  16        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
---------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------
AVL 10.09  +5.71 2.77 27 3.22 26-27 18 2 22.50  0.0          0.0  6.6  30.22  21 29.75  16         2400
MRH  9.47        5.52  2 5.99   1-2 11 2 23.20  0.0          0.0    T  30.20  27 29.65  16         2400
CLT  8.23  +4.81 1.86 27 2.84 27-28 13 3 23.53  0.0          0.0    T  30.21  20 29.70  16         2400
ECG  5.01  +1.28 3.00 29 3.00    29  7 2 21.72  0.0          0.0  3.3  30.22  24 29.61  16         2400
FAY  2.94        1.09 28 1.25 28-29 10 1  9.75  0.0          0.0                                   2400
GSO  2.10  -1.61 0.88 14 1.08 13-14 11 0 13.83  0.0          0.0  1.7                              2400
HSE  2.77  -2.39 0.61  5 1.00 12-13 12 0 24.51  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
HKY  3.15  -1.59 1.01 19 1.19 18-19 15 1 19.69  0.0          0.0  3.0  30.19  20 29.67  16         2400
LBT  1.97  -2.59 0.65 28 1.26 28-29  8 0 11.32  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.19  11 29.68  16         2400
MNC  3.83  +0.11         2.11     7 12 1        0.0          0.0  5.0  30.264 20 29.714 16         2400
EWN  7.17  +2.37 3.65 29 3.71 28-29 14 1 24.57  0.0          0.0  1.5  30.20  27 29.66  16         2400
RAL  2.29  -1.13 0.75 27 0.75 26-27 13 0 15.62  0.0          0.0  1.1  30.18  20 29.68  16         1900
RDU  1.50  -1.92 0.51  7 0.51     7 11 0 14.93  0.0          0.0  0.2                              2400
ROX  2.61  -1.16 0.57  2 0.57     2 12 0 17.15  0.0          0.0  5.7  30.27  20 29.71  16  29.99  2100
ILM  8.28  +2.92 3.04 29 3.05 28-29  9 3 24.95  0.0          0.0    T  30.19  27 29.66  16         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
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
AND  4.26  +0.86 1.36  1 1.49   1-2 15 1 25.52  0.0          0.0  1.0  30.19  21 29.70  16        2400
CAE  5.57  +0.58 1.65 28 1.66 28-29 16 2 21.34  0.0          0.0    T  30.18  21 29.70  16        2400
CRE  2.62  -1.04 0.84 29 1.06 28-29  8 0 16.90  0.0          0.0    T  30.19  27 29.68  16        2400
CHS  4.68  -1.24 1.02 25 1.29 28-29 12 1 20.66  0.0          0.0    T                             2400
FLO  8.13  +3.86 3.22 28 3.29 28-29 13 4 21.65  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.18  21 29.68  16        2400
GSP  9.99  +6.07 2.78 28 2.78    28 15 4 27.74  0.0          0.0  1.2  30.19  20 29.69  16        2400
OGB  3.56        0.79  3 1.03   2-3 12 0 20.79  0.0          0.0    T  30.19  21 29.72  16        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  4.93  +1.04 2.01  7 2.03   7-8 15 2 21.16  0.0           0.0   4.0 30.19 24 29.76  16        2400
DAV  1.72        0.39 12            11 0 30.73  0.0           0.0 162.1                           0700    

Virginia:

Annandale - Lowell sends this summary: " June was warm and for the most part dry ( only 0.09 inches of rain occurred from June 14th to 28th a 15 day period) except for the 29th and 30th. June's mean average temperature (75.4) was the third hottest on record with a +1.9 departure from average. The 3.29 inches of rain was a little below average but without the rainfall of the 29th, June would have been the fourth driest on record in the last 25 years. The most rain in a calendar day was 1.68 inches on the 29th when 0.53 inches of rain fell in only 5 minutes. This was the most rainfall in a 5 minute period since June 15, 1998 when 0.56 inches rain fell in 5 minutes. A total of 1.50 inches was recorded in one hour in this same storm. This sets a new record for the most rain to occur in one hour's time in the month of June since rainfall intensity records were started in 1991. The old record was 1.41 inches on June 8, 1992. It was the driest June since 2002. June was also the clearest June since 2002. June had 13 days with 90 or above temperatures which ties the old 25 year record set in 1994. June's highest maximum temperature was 95 on June 28th which was the highest June monthly maximum since June 2002. June's average temperature range was only 20.7 and highest daily temperature range since 2002. The maximum gust of 26 mph from the west on the 16th at 1720 was the lowest maximum wind gust recorded for June since 1999. The maximum barometric reading for the month was 30.30 inches on the 20th which was the highest pressure recorded in June since 2002. There were 10 daily records set! June DAILY Records Tied or Broken (25-Years of records): 2 maximum: 5, 28; 1 LOW maximum: 2; 2 HIGH minimum temperature: 10, 13; 2 HIGH range temperature: 21, 23; 1 LOW range: 2; 2 HIGH: 3, 29. " [ + - ] 

Arlington - Report from NWS LWX: " THIS YEAR FEATURED A MUCH WARMER JUNE THAN LAST YEAR...BUT IT STILL WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. AFTER A PARTICULARLY COOL MAY...TEMPERATURES QUICKLY JUMPED INTO THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK. A COLD FRONT DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH BROUGHT SOME RELIEF TO THE AREA...WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY MAKING IT INTO THE UPPER 70S FOR A FEW DAYS. THE WARMER TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY A LACK OF RAINFALL IN JUNE. MOST OF THE MONTH WAS VERY DRY WITH SIX DAYS REPORTING LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN. ONLY TWO DAYS WHEN AROUND AN INCH OF RAIN OCCURRED BROUGHT THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TO JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. NO RECORDS FOR TEMPERATURE OR PRECIPITATION WERE TIED OR BROKEN IN JUNE 2005. " [ + - ] 

Bridgewater - " The temperature for June was 1.7 degrees above normal, and the rainfall was 2.3 inches below normal. The precipitation for the year is now 4.92 inches below normal. In the last 20 days of the month only .22 inches of precipitation fell. The lawns in Bridgewater are very brown. At the present time, the chances of a good soaking rain are rather slim. Nearby places have had thunderstorms, but not here in Bridgewater. " - [ + - ] 

Centreville - " After a cooler than normal month of May we were left wondering how long the extended spring would continue. Three days into June and our question was answered as a warm front spread itself over the area and daytime highs jumped from 64 on the third to 90 on the fifth. Summer has arrived! The maximum high for June was 96 on the eighth and only four other days in the month achieved 90 or better. The average monthly temperature of 74.2 was 3.9 above the statistical 70.3 and registered nearly fourteen degrees over the average of last month when a change of eight degrees from May to June is considered normal. Night time lows returned to the above average readings and I have conceded that the mid-year deep freeze of May was just a short cool period with lousy chances for snowball longevity. My parka and mukluks are now safely stowed away in an obscure closet corner. Our average daily low of 64.6 for June was 6.5 warmer than the 58.1 normal average low. Precipitation amounts took a slight respite from the past three months of above average accumulations. Two-thirds, or 2.27" of the 3.39" normal amount fell for the month with a quarter of our total accumulation occurring on June 29th. While our monthly rainfall average was significantly below normal, we are still running a surplus of 0.56" for the year, a slight but reasonable margin to try to keep building on. " - [ + - ]

Chesterfield - AS OF MAY 31, THE WETLAND RUN-OFF, ABOVE SURFACE OF CREEK BRANCH IS DRY. - [ -/+ - ]

Falls Church - " This was a pretty average month for me temperature and rainfall wise. The only event to report was a severe storm around midnight on the 7th that brought marble-sized hail for a 10 minute period. This storm also had intense lightning and heavy rain. " - report from Erica

Herndon - Russ sends these notes: " A warm, very dry month. June temperatures were 2.1 degrees above normal and precipitation was 2.56" below average. We had thunderstorms pass nearby on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 22nd, 28th and one close enough to give us some much needed rain on the 29th. The high temperature of 90.9 set a new daily high record on the 6th. " - [ + - ] 

Herndon - Bob reports:" My average MAX temperature was 0.4 degrees ABOVE the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 4.2 degrees ABOVE "normal". The real-time recorder on the groundwater well at the USGS in Reston was restored on June 2 and showed a water-level decline of about 2.4 feet by month's end. " - [ + - ] 

Portsmouth - " The monthly temp average was 6/10ths degree BELOW normal while rainfall was 127% of the norm or +1.05" Good rains from the 26th through the 29th pushed the monthly totals to above normal in an otherwise fairly dry month. As the station is located in dense gardens, the vegetation tends to keep summer temps a degree or two cooler than most surrounding weather observation stations. Too, humidity levels tend to be higher. June 2005 station records: 1ST - TEMPERATURE - TIED MINIMUM MAXIMUM - 70 [PREVIOUSLY 1984]; 2ND - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 1.05" [PREVIOUSLY 0.45" 1981]; 7TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM - 72 [PREVIOUSLY 71 1983]; 14TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM - 77 [PREVIOUSLY 76 2001]; 15TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM - 75 [PREVIOUSLY 1989]; 29TH - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 1.61" [PREVIOUSLY 1.16" 1986]; 29TH - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM MAXIMUM - 75 [PREVIOUSLY 77 2000]. - [ - + ] 

Ruther Glen - Danny notes: " NOTE: Based on a construction update on my new house, I should be at this location through the end of August. Therefore, my last report for RGL will be at the end of August. June featured a paltry 1.01" of total precipitation and a stretch of over two weeks without any measurable rainfall. It would stand to reason that I would have a new lawn installed on May 31. ;) May's absence of warm temperatures was quickly forgotten as temperatures soared into the 90s on 12 occasions during the month. " - [ + - ]

North Carolina:

Mebane - " Very dry spells during June with heavy rainfall on the 6/7. Received just enough rainfall through out the month to sustain some green grass. Month ended with very dry conditions from Mebane to the North and East over northern Alamance County. Some notable events: 6/7/05 - 2:20pm Heat index of 105, was broken by first storm with .08" of rain. 6/7/05 - 6:35pm Second thunderstorm gave 2.03" of rain in 1.5 hours. Max rainrate of 11.76/hr. Minor urban flooding. Very intense close, lightning. " - [ - + ] - notes from Sean

Raleigh - " Dry conditions continue with the year to date precipitation almost 6" below normal. The average daily temperature was slightly above normal (+0.8 deg). There was one widespread severe weather event during the afternoon and evening on June 7th. Most of the severe weather was limited to strong straight-line winds from intense thunderstorms. " - [ + - ] - notes from Bob Woodson

Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " Generally warm and wet conditions were prevalent during the first week of June 2005. These wet conditions persisted throughout the month over the mountains, southern Piedmont, and at the coast. The exception was over the north central part of the state where there was a decidedly turn to drier weather during the middle to latter part of the month. Numerous locations in this region did not receive measurable rainfall for two consecutive weeks. June rainfall averaged above normal over the mountains, foothills, southern Piedmont, and coast with dry conditions across the northern Piedmont and the northern coastal plain. Overall, temperatures during June 2005 returned to above normal levels after a generally cooler than normal April. The full June 2005 NC Weather Review is available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/climate/data/MonthlySummary.Jun.2005.doc. " - [ + + ]

Elsewhere:

Tri-Cities - " Tri-Cities received 4.93 inches of rain in June, which was 1.04 inches above normal. It ranked as the 17th wettest June on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable rainfall occurred on 15 days, and two of those days recorded more than an inch of rain. The heaviest rainfall occurred on the 7th when 2.01 inches fell, which also broke the old daily rainfall record of 1.34 inches set in 1996. The wettest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1998, when 7.37 inches was recorded. The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 71.9 degrees, which was 1.2 degrees above normal. It tied with 2000, 1989, and 1966 as the 31st warmest Junes on record at Tri-Cities. No daily records were broken. The warmest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 77.9 degrees. " - [ + + ] - report 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 2004-2005 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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  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, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | 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
HVA   Chesapeake, VA  Hickory, James Earehart, 5/1/2005, kearehart@cox.net 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 david82@verizon.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076-10-58W 11M
CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, 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
HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985 weatherwatcher@cox.net HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
   MNC    Mebane, NC  Sean McManus 2005 - micman2b@pipeline.com
   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 - MEMBER DECEASED FALL 2004 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 canaanwx@canaantv.tv