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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 




JUNE 2006

... NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES
RECORD MONTHLY RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...

While summer temps were near normal, heavy rainfall totals created the month's highlight. Most of these record totals were set as rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm/Depression Alberto augmented the usual summer thunderstorm rainfall totals in a relatively warm, humid airmass across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The welcomed rains produced flooding and drought-relief.
  • Weather Book References    Our top-notch weather resource guy from ACON DC/MD/DE, Kevin Shaw, sends a link to a list of weather books created by David Robinson, NJ State Climatologist at Rutgers University. View the list here. [Be advised that the URL may open on your PC with a "blank field at the top." If so, simply scroll down on your screen to locate the book list.]


  • DON'T BLAME STORMS ON WARMING    Virginia State Climatologist Patrick Michaels, no stranger to controversy recently, asserts that temperature isn't the only factor for hurricane development. Read an article by Peter Bacques of the Times-Dispatch.com here.


  • COOL OFF AT LASSEN NATIONAL VOLCANIC PARK   As this hot summer progresses, check-out the National Park System for some interesting getaways. As suggested by a fellow weather observer- and if you're a snow lover - visit the link to Lassen National Volcanic Park here. You want snow and snow pictures? Then click here! -> http://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm
  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
  • 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 2006
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    97°
    New Market
    Roanoke
    45°
    New Market
    75.6°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    56.0°
    Blacksburg
    14.38"
    Annandale
    4.93"
    Chesterfield
    North Carolina
    97°
    Hickory
    47°
    Asheville
    76.8°
    Fayetteville
    69.4°
    Asheville
    13.45"
    Raleigh (RAL)
    3.42"
    Hickory
    South Carolina
    99░
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    53°
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanbrug
    78.4°
    Charleston
    75.3°
    North Myrtle Beach
    10.72"
    Charleston
    3.79"
    Anderson

    ( For an explanation of column headers in the following tables,
    please note the column denotations table below. )


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    
         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 84.43 63.7  74.07 +0.6  95    18 53   11   6  0  0 0 70% 27 W    10            10 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                      27 W    22                               
         BCB 78.2  56.0  67.1  +0.2  90    22 47 13,16  1  0  0 0 74% 29 290░  9   3.7      12 0 0 0  6     2400 RNK
         BRI 79.0  58.5  68.7  -1.1  92    22 51    7   1  0  0 0 53%                        4 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CEN 82.1  62.7  72.4  +2.1  94    22 52   11   4  0  0 0     36 336░  9   2.0  NNW 12 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         CHO 83.7  60.4  72.1  -0.8  96    22 51 7,13   7  0  0 0 67% 35 200░  2   4.0      15 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         DAN 84.6  61.6  73.1  -1.3  94    22 52  4,7   5  0  0 0 70% 36 270░  8   5.1      13 0 0 0  4     2400 RNK
         DCA 83.3  65.7  74.5   0.0  93    18 54   11   5  0  0 0 66% 46 270░ 23   8.4      12 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         IAD 83.5  61.6  72.6  +1.7  95    22 49   11   6  0  0 0 66% 29 310░  9   5.8      12 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         FCH 82.2  63.8  73.0        93 18,22 50   11   5  0  0 0     50      23            10 1 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         HAM                                                                                                2400 AKQ
         HER 81.1  62.1  71.6  +0.7  90.7  18 49.8 11   2  0  0 0     19       3             7 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 84    63    73    -0.8  96    22 52   13   7  0  0 0 59%                        5 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         LYH 82.1  59.1  70.6  -0.4  94    22 50  6,7   2  0  0 0 70% 38 150  25   3.8       3 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         NEW 81.36 56.93 69.14 -2.0  97    22 45 11,13  4  0  0 0 66% 31 S     1  12.53 SE-W 5 0 0 0  3     1800 LWX
         NPN 84.4  65.3  74.9        95    22 55   13   8  0  0 0     29 NE   23             9 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 83.2  65.5  74.3  +0.1  93    22 56   13   5  0  0 0                            2 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 81.9  66.9  74.4  -0.1  93    22 59   13   3  0  0 0 72% 60 020░ 23   8.4       3 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         FHC 83.83 67.37 75.60       94.0  22 59.0 13   4  0  0 0 77% 32 023░ 23   3.3  SSW░ 9 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         POR 81.3  65.8  73.5  -1.9  90    21 58   13   1  0  0 0 79% 32 023░ 23   2.9  160░ 9 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         CTR 83.3  62.0  72.6  -0.9  95.4  22 50.7 13   5  0  0 0 79% 12 SSW  19        SSW  5 0 0 0  0 65% 2400 AKQ
                                                                      12 SE   25
         MEC 84.7  63.5  74.4        96    22 52   13   4  0  0 0     10 NW   10            10 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 84.7  65.1  74.9  +1.4  96    22 55 12,13  9  0  0 0 66% 36 290░  7   7.2      10 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         ROA 82.5  61.9  72.2  +0.3  97    22 53   13   3  0  0 0 63% 36 140░ 25   6.1       8 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         AKQ 84    63    73.5        94    22 51   13   6  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 79.5  64.9  72.2  +0.8  88    22 56 10.11  0  0  0 0     48 010░ 23   9.5       1 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         WOO 78.0  60.6  69.3  -1.2  90    23 51    5   1  0  0 0                           14 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         WSH 83.4  59.9  71.6  +0.27 95.6  22 51.1 11   6  0  0 0 71% 12 ESE   3   0.7  N   11 1 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
        
         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 81.2  57.7  69.4  +0.2  91    22 47    7   2  0  0 0 67% 36 330░  4   5.5       7 0 0 0  6     2400 GSP
         MRH 80.9  68.1  75.5        85    16 59 4,17   0  0  0 0     37 210░ 26  10.5      12 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 86.2  62.9  74.6  -1.9  96    22 50    6   6  0  0 0     36 330░ 23   5.1       8 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         ECG 82.5  65.5  74.0  -1.7  89    20 56   17   0  0  0 0     47 300░ 14   9.6      12 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FAY 87.0  66.7  76.8        93 20,21 59  6,7  11  0  0 0 68% 46 030░ 20   5.6       8 0 0 0  4     2400 RAH
         GSO 83.9  64.6  74.3  +0.7  95    22 56  6,7   4  0  0 0 67% 49 100░  1   5.2      10 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         HSE 80.9  69.6  75.3  +0.5  88    24 57   17   0  0  0 0     45 300░ 14   9.7       0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 86.7  63.2  74.9  +1.1  97    22 52    5   6  0  0 0     29 240░ 11   4.7       7 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         LBT 86.2  66.1  76.1  +0.5  94    11 56    6   8  0  0 0     41 310░ 21   5.3       1 0 0 0  4     2400 ILM
         EWN 84.5  65.3  74.9        91 20,21 58    4   4  0  0 0     46 300░ 12   5.9      15 0 0 0  7     2400 MHX
         RAL 84.0  62.4  73.2  -1.5  94    22 52    7   3  0  0 0     17      25             9 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         RDU 85.1  64.0  74.6  -0.1  95    22 54    7   8  0  0 0 71% 35 230░ 26   5.6      14 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         ROX 84.0  63.4  73.9  +1.1  95    22 51    6   3  0  0 0 75% 26 SE   27         S   8 0 0 0  0 47% 2400 RAH
         ILM 85.0  67.3  76.1  -0.9  92    20 57    7   3  0  0 0 72% 47 320░ 14   6.8      11 0 0 0  5 68% 2400 ILM
    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         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 88.2  64.2  76.2  -0.2  99    22 53     6  8  0  0 0     40 320░  4   5.1       7 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         CAE 88.6  66.8  77.7  -0.8  98    11 55     6 12  0  0 0 65% 33 010░ 14   5.7       5 0 0 0  1     2400 CAE
         CRE 82.9  67.7  75.3  -1.3  90    10 57     7  1  0  0 0     39 210░ 14   7.8      10 0 0 0  2     2400 CHS
         CHS 87.8  69.1  78.4  +0.2  95    11 57     6 11  0  0 0     39 250░ 14   7.6       8 1 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         FLO 86.3  66.3  76.3  -1.3  91    11 56     7  8  0  0 0     44 140░ 14   6.2      11 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         GSP 88.2  64.4  76.3  +1.6  99    22 53     6  9  0  0 0     31 190░  2   5.6      10 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         OGB 88.4  65.8  77.1        98    11 56   6,7 14  0  0 0     30 340░  4   5.5      10 0 0 0  1     2400 CAE
                                                                      30 280   8    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         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 81.9  58.5  70.2  -0.5  92    22  48     7 1  0  0 0     39 280░   23  3.5      9 0 0 0  4     2400 MRX
         DAV 69.4  51.3  60.4        82  1,18  37    11 0  0  0 0                                           0700 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 14.38 +10.79 5.31 26 5.61 25-26 13 5 26.64  0.0   0  0 0  0.0 21.7  30.23 16  29.69   3 29.97  2400
         BCB 10.96  +7.03 3.85 26 3.85    26 10 4 22.48  0.0           0.0 20.4                             2400
         BRI  7.66  +5.00 2.00 27 2.60 26-27  9 3 17.76  0.0           0.0 15.0  30.18 16, 29.75   3        1615/1600
                                                                                        17
         CEN 12.76  +9.37 4.81 25 4.81    25 15 4 22.83  0.0           0.0 20.2  30.24  16 29.71   3 29.98  2400
         CHO  8.48  +4.02 2.50 27 3.01 23-24  7 0 17.82  0.0           0.0                                  2400
         DAN  5.64  +2.14 1.13 12 1.13    12  5 0 12.93  0.0           0.0  1.6  30.20  16 29.73   3        2400
         DCA 14.02 +10.89 5.19 25 7.94 25-26 12 3 25.09  0.0           0.0 13.6                             2400
         IAD 11.79  +7.72 5.94 25 6.03 25-26 12 1 23.30  0.0           0.0 14.1                             2400
         FCH 13.42        2.86 26 5.60 25-26 10 5 26.72  0.0           0.0 13.9                             2400
         HAM                  [through May 2006]->10.96                                                     2400
         HER 11.37  +7.3  6.07 25 6.07 25-26 16 3 23.31  0.0           0.0 20.0                             2400
         LDY  5.91  +2.72 2.34 27 3.16 26-27 10 1 26.32  0.0           0.0 10.5  30.24 16, 29.73 3,9 29.99  2400
                                                                                        17                                        
         LYH  6.75  +2.96 1.78  2 1.78     2  2 0 16.82  0.0           0.0 12.9  30.23  16 29.72   3        2400
         NEW 10.28  +7.00 4.02 27                 20.58  0.0           0.0 16.75 30.42 16, 30.04  10        1700
                                                                                        17                            
         NPN 10.71        3.57 23 3.61 23-24 14 3 21.66  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.16  17 29.62  14        2400
         NOR 10.31  +5.97 4.44 14 4.44    14 16 4 21.14  0.0           0.0  1.8                             2400
         ORF 10.53  +6.76 4.06 14 4.03 13-14 14 3 20.99  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.23  17 29.64  14        2400
         FHC 13.59        5.21 14 5.21    14 15 3 28.25  0.0           0.0  1.0  30.228 17 29.663 14 29.971 2400
         POR 10.14  +6.09 4.39 14 4.39    14 16 2 20.66  0.0           0.0  1.0  30.23  17 29.67  14 29.975 2400
         CTR  4.93  +1.89 1.54 27 1.66 26-27 15 3 15.24  0.0           0.0  6.5  30.22  16 29.72   9 29.975 2400
         MEC  7.35        1.85 27 3.42 26-27 12 3 20.25  0.0           0.0  6.4  29.97  16 29.53   9        1700
         RIC  7.85  +4.31 2.65 27 2.74 26-27 16 3 17.83  0.0           0.0  8.5  30.23  16 29.71   9        2400
         ROA  8.51  +4.83 4.08 26 4.78 25-26  9 0 18.44  0.0           0.0 10.0  30.24  16 29.76   3        2400
         AKQ  6.11        2.52 14            14 2 19.56  0.0           0.0  1.4                             2400
         WAL  9.82  +6.66 2.67 27 3.04 23-24 11 3 17.86  0.0           0.0  3.7  30.22  17 29.68   9        2400
         WOO  5.55  +1.76         1.32 25-26 13 1 15.96  0.0           0.0 17.4  30.38 15, 29.93   3        0800
                                                                                        16                                       
         WSH 11.98  +6.87 4.82 27 4.82    27 17 3 23.86  0.0           0.0 22.3  30.28  16 29.76   3        2400
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL  5.16  +0.78 1.76 26 2.38 25-26 10 2 18.47  0.0          0.0  1.4                              2400
         MRH  4.66        1.02 27 1.02    27 11 1 19.37  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25  17 29.61  14         2400
         CLT  7.40  +3.98 2.76 25 2.86 25-26 12 2 16.72  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         ECG  9.27  +5.54 2.28 14 2.28    14 14 3 22.83  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.24  17 29.57  14         2400
         FAY  9.78        2.95 14 2.98 13-14 13 4 20.61  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO 10.50  +6.97 2.36 27 3.74 26-27 10 5 19.58  0.0          0.0  1.3                              2400
         HSE  6.00  +2.18 1.65 27 2.08 26-27 13 1 18.85  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.26  17 29.55  14         2400
         HKY  3.42  -1.32 1.36 26 1.56 26-27 12 1 14.03  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         LBT  9.62  +5.06 1.61 12 3.13 11-12 14 4 19.73  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.26  17 29.69  14         2400
         EWN  5.71        1.90 12 2.00 11-12 11 1 18.83  0.0          0.0    T  30.26  17 29.55  14         2400
         RDU 10.45  +7.03 5.64 14 5.64 13-14 13 1 21.93  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         RAL 13.45 +10.03         5.64 13-14 15 0 25.94  0.0          0.0    T  30.22  17 29.76   3         1900        
         ROX  5.69  +1.92 2.10 14 2.10    14 13 2 16.88  0.0          0.0  2.1  30.27 16, 29.80   3  30.04  2200
                                                                                       17
         ILM  7.83  +2.47 1.87  6 2.59   5-6 13 2 19.70  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25  17 29.66  14         2400
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
         AND  3.89  +0.49 1.69 23 1.70 23-24  8 1 16.34  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  8.05  +3.06 2.46 14 3.79 13-14  8 4 17.46  0.0          0.0    T  30.24  17 29.65  14         2400
         CRE  8.04  +4.38 4.28 12 4.35 12-13 12 2 20.81  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25  17 29.70  14         2400
         CHS 10.72  -0.95 2.73  3 2.74   2-3 11 5 23.11  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.24  17 29.75  14         2400
         FLO  9.28  +5.01 2.58 12 2.64 12-13 15 2 23.95  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25  17 29.70  14         2400
         GSP  5.18  +1.26 2.30 26 2.75 25-26  9 1 16.34  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         OGB  5.92        2.37 13 3.22 13-14  8 1 18.13  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25  17 29.66  14         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  3.95  +0.06 0.79 11 1.49 11-12 13 0 20.70  0.0           0.0   9.2  30.22  17 29.78  10       2400
                          0.79 26
         DAV  8.32        2.83 26            16 2 31.20  0.0           0.0 166.1                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " June with 14.38 inches of rain, +10.79 inch departure, was the wettest June on record and the wettest month on record here. The previous record was September 1999 with 11.33 inches which isn't even close. (Records since 1979) It was also just a little warmer than average with a monthly mean temperature of 74.1° F which was only a +0.6° F departure. The highest maximum temperature for June was 95° F on the 18th and the lowest maximum temperature was 74° F on the 14th. The 74° F tied the 26-year record set in 1994 June had many precipitation records. - - - The precipitation total on June 25th was 5.31 inches, a new 25 year MAXIMUM precipitation record for a day. The old record was ONLY 3.86 inches on October 8, 2005. From 2030 of the 24th until 0130 of the 25th some of the worst electrical storm cells ever observed occurred at this station. Two strikes were very close with one hitting a tall tulip popular tree just 80 to 100 feet to our south and the other hit a smaller tulip popular tree about 250 feet to our NNE. June had 10 days with thunder; the record for June is 11 in 1998. (Records since 1995) The maximum one hour rainfall intensity was 2.35 inches on the 25th which shattered the previous record not only for June but for any month. The storm total of the 22nd - 28th was 12.10 inches the most precipitation ever recorded here in a storm in the last 26 years; the old record was October 6th - 8th of 2005 when 7.09 inches occurred. We were lucky in a sense that 2006 was dry with a - 6.29 precipitation departure going into June or even more flooding would have been experienced. Currently the 2006 precipitation surplus is +4.50 inches. The maximum rain in 24-hour period was 5.61 inches from 5 AM on June 25th to 5 AM of the 26th. This was very near the record of 5.66 inches set on October 7th and 8th 2005. It was also the first time that June or any month in the last 26 years had three days with more than 2.00 inches of rain and 5 days of an inch or more. June had 13 days with measurable rainfall and only four Junes in the last 26-years had more than thirteen. The previous 26-year record was 1.74 inches on July 28, 2000. The total precipitation for June was 14.38 inches which is the most recorded here in any month in the lat 26 years. National Airport had 14.02 inches the most ever recorded for June; the previous record was 11.53 inches in 1972 the month of remnants of Agnes. To put this month total rainfall in perspective of the 135 years records (1620 months) in Washington only four months have been wetter; the record was 17.45 inches in Sept 1934. Reference web address is http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/climate/dca/dcaprecip.txt. June DAILY Records Tied or Broken- (26-Years of records): HIGH maximum temperature: 1, 18; HIGH minimum temperature: 24; HIGH range temperature: 16; LOW range temperature: 25; HIGH precipitation: 19, 23, 25, 26, 27. " [ - + ] 

    Arlington - Report from NWS LWX: " TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE 2006 WERE NEAR NORMAL. RAINFALL IS WHERE THE MONTH MADE ITS MARK. TROPICAL AIR AND A STATIONARY FRONT ALLOWED FOR SEVERAL DAYS OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH EXTRAORDINARILY HIGH RAINFALL RATES. THE RESULT WAS WIDESPREAD FLOODING AROUND THE CITY AND SEVERAL BROKEN RECORDS." THIS WAS THE WETTEST JUNE IN THE RECORD BOOKS [ -/+ + ] 

    Blacksburg - from NWS RNK: " This was the wettest June on record at Blacksburg, some 7.03" above normal. " [ + + ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was about a degree below normal while the precipitation was 5 inches above normal. The precipitation for the year is now slightly above normal. During a six day period during the end of the month , we got 6.33 inches of precipitation. We went from dust to mud. Very little damage was done because of the heavy rain, but a lot of good was done to farmer's crops and to gardens. It was getting pretty dry here. The extremely heavy rains didn't bother us here too much. " - [ - + ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " OK then, the oars have it! Left to me, I'd have bribed someone to vote for less rain, but couldn't swing it this time. With 12.76" recorded for the month; eleven+ accumulating between June 22nd and 28th, it doesn't speak well for the rest of the month however. Nonetheless, with the ice trays full and a surplus of precipitation for the year, the rest of the summer shows great promise. Temperatures for June remained within reasonable norms with the average monthly normal departing 2.1░ to the plus side; the same amount as recorded in May. A high temperature reading of 94░ on the 22nd concluded a week of the warmest readings and the driest conditions for the month. The average high for June was 82.1░; 0.3░ lower than the normal high. With 52░ being the lowest of the low, it hardly stood a chance of being able to keep the average of the other night time low's in check. An average low temperature of 62.7░ was 4.6░ warmer than expected, but remained slightly cooler than the average low departures so far this year. Other than the exorbitant amounts of rainfall during the last week of June, other precipitation would have barely flushed the bugs out of my rain gauge. Normal rainfall for June amounts to 3.39" but only 1.39" fell at other times throughout the month; not a good sign. Sitting happy with 1.28" of rain to the good for the year though, our farmers should be encouraged for productive crops. " - [ + + ] - report from Paul

    Chesterfield - " The backyard creek monthly high level was 3 inches... the low was 0 inches. " - [ + + ] - report from Albert

    Falls Church - " June 2006 was a wet and wild month!!! Incredible rainfall total of over 13" for the month...the heavy storms and rains from the 22-27 brought over 10 inches for me. In the wee hours of the 24th a line of severe storms came through from 12am-2:30am....I have never in my lifetime experienced a whole line of severe storms holding together for that long a time!!!! The historical rains brought some flooding to my basement and some tree limbs down but luckily I still had power and the old trees in my yard survived the ordeal. For a while I was expecting the worst. " - [ M + ] - report from Windie

    Herndon - Bob notes: " My average MAX temperature was 1.7 degrees BELOW the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 3.1 degrees ABOVE "normal". The groundwater observation well at Reston showed a decline of about one foot until June 25; then a nearly 3 foot increase in the next three days. The total precipitation was a new record for nearly thirty years of observations. " - [ + + ] 

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " Despite an early introduction to summer with five consecutive days of highs in the 90s, temperatures for June finished slightly below normal. After a 23-day stretch going back to May 20th with only 0.09" of total rainfall, the skies opened up for six straight days at the end of the month, bringing nearly 5" of rain to the region and helping to bring the water table back up to where it needs to be. " - [ - + ]

    Norfolk - from NWS AKQ: " ...WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD AT NORFOLK... WITH A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 10.53 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...JUNE 2006 RANKS AS THE WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD AT NORFOLK SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871. THIS IS MORE THAN HAD OCCURRED DURING THE 1ST 5 MONTHS THIS YEAR (JANUARY THROUGH MAY RECEIVED 10.46"). THE PREVIOUS WETTEST JUNE HAD BEEN IN 1922 WHEN 9.78 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. A DAILY RECORD WAS SET ON THE 14TH WHEN 4.06 INCHES FELL. THIS IS ALSO THE 3RD WETTEST JUNE DAY OF RECORD (WETTEST IS 4.67" JUNE 17TH 1893). THROUGH THE END OF JUNE...THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION DEFICIT FOR 2006 HAS BEEN REDUCED TO JUST 1.25 INCHES BELOW NORMAL (20.99" COMPARED TO A NORMAL OF 22.24"). " [ - + ] 

    Portsmouth - " JUNE 2006 WITH 10.14" OF RAIN (251% OF NORM) WAS THE WETTEST JUNE MONTH ON RECORD WITH DATABASE TO 1976. THE PREVIOUS WETTEST JUNE WAS 1978 WITH 7.56". June 2006 station records include: 12th - MIN MAX 69░ [previous 70░ 1999]; 14th - RAINFALL 4.39" [PREVIOUS 0.60" 2002]; 14TH - The 4.39" which fell on the 14th established a NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL AMOUNT FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE [previous record 4.38" on June 22, 1991]; 14th - MIN MAX TEMPERATURE 70░ [previous 75░ 1978]; 23rd - MAX WIND GUST - 32 MPH [previous 28mph 1994]; 25th - MAX WIND GUST - 22 MPH [previous 20mph 1991]; 26th- RAINFALL 1.47" [previous 1.08" 1988]; 27th - RAINFALL 0.98" [previous .68" 2004]. FROPA: 3, 4, 10, 11, 14. The average sky cover was 46%. " [ - + ] 

    Richmond - from NWS AKQ: " ...6th WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD AT RICHMOND... WITH A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 7.85 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...JUNE 2006 RANKS AS THE 6TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD AT RICHMOND SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1872. THIS FOLLOWS THE 4TH DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD AT RICHMOND (MARCH THROUGH MAY RECEIVED ONLY 5.62") THE WETTEST JUNE RECEIVED 9.93 INCHES BACK IN 2004. THROUGH THE END OF JUNE...THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION DEFICIT FOR 2006 HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 3.47 INCHES BELOW NORMAL (17.83" COMPARED TO A NORMAL OF 21.30"). " [ + + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " A MONTLY TOTAL RAINFALL OF 10.50 INCHES WAS THE ALL TIME WETTEST JUNE EVER...THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 9.53 INCHES IN 1995. ON 6/14 RAINFALL OF 1.31 INCHES SET A NEW RECORD...THE OLD RECORD WAS 0.94 INCHES IN 1948. ON 6/23 RAINFALL OF 1.99 INCHES SET A NEW RECORD...THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.16 INCHES IN 1970. ON 6/26 RAINFALL OF 1.60 INCHES SET A NEW RECORD...THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.49 INCHES IN 2002. ON 6/27 RAINFALL OF 2.36 INCHES SET A NEW RECORD...THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.14 INCHES IN 1929. The June 2006 North Carolina Weather Review (when available) is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " THE MONTHLY TOTAL RAINFALL OF 10.45 INCHES TOOK THE LEAD AS THE WETTEST ALL TIME JUNE EVER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 9.38 INCHES IN 1973. ON 6/14 A DAILY RAINFALL OF 5.64 INCHES WAS A NEW RECORD...THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.05 INCHES SET IN 2001. THIS WAS ALSO THE MOST RAINFALL EVER REPORTED IN A CALENDAR DAY. ON 6/14 A TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM. THE OLD RECORD WAS SET IN 1962. The June 2006 North Carolina Weather Review (when available) is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - Bob sends these notes: " The drought conditions that have existed for several months came to an end with 13.45" of rainfall during June. On June 14th, 5.64" was measured with the passage of TD Alberto. As expected with above normal rainfall, the average daily temperature was below normal. In addition to heavy rainfall, there were were a number a days that severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were issued. No significant damage in the area except from flooding. " - [ - + ]

    COLUMN DENOTATIONS:

    A  maximum mean temperature T total precipitation (inches)
    T1 departure from normal
    B  minimum mean temperature U maximum calendar day precipitation (inches)
    C  monthly mean temperature
    C1 departure from normal
    U1 date of maximum calendar day precipitation
    D  maximum temperature V date(s) of maximum daily precipitation
    E  date(s) of maximum temperature V1 maximum 24-hour precip. & date(s)
    F  minimum temperature W number of days with precip. >= .01"
    G  date(s) of minimum temperature  X number of days with precip. >= 1.0"
    H  days with maximum temperature >=90 Y year-to-date precipitation (inches)
    I  days with maximum temperature <=32 Z maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    J  days with minimum temperature <=32 VRB Variable
    K  days with minimum temperature <= 0 1 date of maximum calendar day snowfall (inches)
    K1 average relative humidity 2 number of days with snowfall
    L  peak wind gust (miles per hour)  3 number of days with snowfall >= 1.0"
    M  direction of peak wind gust 4  total snowfall for month (inches)
    N  date(s) of peak wind gust  5 total snowfall for 2005-2006 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
    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   
    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 LDY Ladysmith, VA 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    
    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 -  1985-2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - ceased operation March 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
       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, -  06/96 weather@midatlanticwx.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