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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JUNE 2007


... MOST AREAS REMAIN WARMER & DRIER THAN NORMAL...
... BENEFICIAL RAINS MAKE A DENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA DROUGHT ...

With temperature averages above normal and rainfall generally in deficit territory for most stations, summer began to take hold through the month although some pleasantly cool weather persisted periodically at the coastal areas as backdoor cold front dropped down the coastal plain. Not much of a difference between conditions in May and June other than warmer temps and more rain for the parched lower portions of our area in South Carolina. While much of our three-state region experienced below normal rainfall, deficits weren't as glaring as in May. The increase in summer thunderstorm activity actually gave excess rainfall amounts at some spots.

  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html


  • OF INTEREST: SNOW IN BEUNOS AIRES [reported 7/10/07]    Thousands of Argentines cheered in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital saw a rare snowfall, the first of its kind since 1918. Wet snow fell for hours in the Argentine capital without accumulating on Monday, after freezing air from Antarctica collided with a moisture-laden low pressure system that blanketed higher elevations in western and central Argentina with snow. Argentina's National Weather Service said it was the first major snow in Buenos Aires since June 22, 1918, though sleet or freezing rain have been periodically reported in decades since. The snow followed a bitter cold snap in late May that saw subfreezing temperatures, the coldest in 40 years in Buenos Aires. That cold wave contributed to an energy crisis and 23 deaths from exposure. Two more exposure deaths were reported on Monday. "Despite all my years, this is the first time I've ever seen in snow in Buenos Aires," said Juana Benitez, an 82-year-old who joined children celebratng in the streets. One man stripped to his shorts to welcome the snow. Some fender benders were reported on slick suburban streets. The storm struck on Argentina's Independence Day holiday, adding to a festive air and prompted radio stations to play an old tango song inspired by the 1918 snowfall, "What a night!" "This is the kind of weather phenomenon that comes along every 100 years," forecaster Hector Ciappesoni told La Nacion newspaper. "It is very difficult to predict."


  • TOM MYERS - CONCORD, NC STATION RETURNS TO ACON VA/NC/SC    Tom Myers rejoined ACON VA/NC/SC in May with reports for Concord, NC [Charlotte metro area]. You can visit his website at http://www.carolinastormwatch.com. Please note that the site is JAVA intensive and requires some upload time; so be patient!
  • FORECAST ADVISOR    Here's a rather curious weather site Kevin Shaw has forwarded along for you to check. It notes "ForecastAdvisor will also show you the accuracy of the major weather forecasters, including Accuweather, Intellicast, MyForecast, The Weather Channel, and the National Weather Service. We also provide links to your city's weather forecast at all the other weather forecasters, so you can compare for yourself." Visit ForecastAdvisor at http://www.forecastadvisor.com/.


  • 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 2007
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    99°
    Richmond
    46°
    Blacksburg
    76.5°
    Newport News
    68.5°
    Blacksburg
    6.15"
    Wallops Island
    1.38"
    Arlington
    North Carolina
    97°
    Concord
    Lumberton
    Raleigh (RDU)
    52°
    Asheville
    Elizabeth City
    78.1°
    Fayetteville
    71.3°
    Asheville
    5.22"
    Fayetteville
    2.19"
    Cape Hatteras
    South Carolina
    98
    Anderson
    59°
    North Myrtle Beach
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    78.6°
    Columbia
    76.4°
    North Myrtle Beach
    7.40"
    Florence
    3.21"
    Greenville-Spartanburg


    ( 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 85.23 64.87 75.05  +1.6  96  8,19 55  15    9  0  0 0 68% 29 W     21             8 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 79.7  57.3  68.5   +1.6  88    18 46  21    0  0  0 0 72% 28 290   4   3.6       9 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         BRI 80.9  61.5  71.5   +1.4  91    19 54 16,23  1  0  0 0 58%                    W    5 0 0 0  0     0510 LWX
         CEN 83.9  64.3  74.1   +3.8  95  8,27 54 7,23   6  0  0 0 63% 27 333   5   1.8  NW   2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHT 82.8  62.1  72.5   +1.6  95.9  27 51.4 7    6  0  0 0 70% 28 SSW   13   1    N    2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHO 82.7  60.2  71.4   -1.5  93  8,27 50   7    6  0  0 0 73% 38 360   8   3.1       1 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         DAN 86.5  63.0  74.8   +0.4  96 19,27 54  21   11  0  0 0 67% 31 050   3   5.5       6 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         DCA 85.0  67.2  76.1   +1.6  96 19,27 59 15,23  7  0  0 0 62% 37 350   8   7.8       8 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         IAD 85.5  63.3  74.4   +3.5  97  8,27 53  23    8  0  0 0 63% 61 140  13   5.8       7 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         FCH 86.0  64.9  75.5         97    8  56  22    9  0  0 0     32        5             7 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         HAM 84    63    75     +0.3  97 8,18  56  16    7  0  0 0 50% 38 NE     6   8.0  NE   7 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         HDV 84.0  64.2  74.1   +1.2  98    8  54  23    6  0  0 0                             3 1 0 0        2400 LWX
         HER                                                                                   6 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 84.9  63.5  74.2   +0.2  96   19  54  23    6  0  0 0 61%                         5 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         LYH 83.1  61.4  72.2   +1.2  93   18  53 7,21   6  0  0 0 70% 37 050   3   4.6       5 1 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         NEW 82.9  58.46 70.68  -1    93 17,18 48   8    5  0  0 0 68% 29 NE    13   16   SW  10 0 0 0  9     1700 LWX
                                           26
         NPN 86.7  66.3  76.5         98   19  56  16   10  0  0 0     31 W      8             9 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 84.7  65.6  75.2   +1.0  97   19  55  16    8  0  0 0                             2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 84.6  67.1  75.9   +1.4  96   18  56  16    7  0  0 0 67% 55 250   6   8.1       0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 85.13 68.47 76.8   +2.3  97.5 19 58.7 15    7  0  0 0 72% 37 342   6   3.1  202                2400 AKQ
         POR 84.6  66.3  75.5   +0.1  96 8,19  56  16    7  0  0 0 74% 53 NNW    6   3.2  007 3 0 0 0  0 38% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 84.6  62.7  73.1   -0.4  95.9 19 52.3 16    6  0  0 0 78% 13 E      3   0.1  ESE  3 0 0 0  0 65% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 86.23 64.63 76           97  19,  55  15    7  0  0 0 38%  8 NW     5             9 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
                                           27
         RIC 86.5  64.8  75.7   +2.2  99   19  57 16,21  7  0  0 0 64% 54 230  27   6.3      11 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ROA 84.6  64.2  74.4   +2.5  95   18  55   7    7  0  0 0 64% 32 270   4   6.0      10 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         AKQ 87    62    74.5         98   19  53 15,16  9  0  0 0                                            2400 AKQ
         WAL 79.6  64.1  71.8   +0.4  91   28  56  15    3  0  0 0     53 330   8   8.6       1 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         WOO 78.0  62.4  70.2   -0.1  89    9  54  23    0  0  0 0                            11 0 0 0  9     2400 LWX
         WSH 83.3  61.0  72.1   +0.79 94    8  51  23    6  0  0 0 74% 20 ESE   13   0.8  NNE  6 0 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 83.2  59.3  71.3  +2.1  89  8,18 52 21,22  0  0  0 0 66% 35 200 25    5.0      8 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
         MRH 82.2  69.3  75.8        90     9 56    15  1  0  0 0     43 200  9    9.5      1 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
         CLT 87.3  64.6  76.0  -0.5  95     8 58    14 14  0  0 0 65% 33 010  3    5.5     11 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         CON 88.9  63.8  75.8  +0.3  97.5   8 57    21 18  0  0 0 67% 32 SW   25    1.7  W   5 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         ECG 85.1  64.5  74.8  -0.9  95    29 52    16  8  0  0 0 70% 41 300  6    8.1      0 0 0 0  5     2400 AKQ
         FAY 88.8  67.5  78.1        96  9,18 59    15 15  0  0 0 66% 39 040 13    6.6     12 0 0 0  4     2400 RAH
         GSO 85.3  65.2  75.3  +1.7  93    18 58     6 12  0  0 0 64% 38 200 19    6.7      9 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         HSE 81.5  69.6  75.6  +0.8  89    25 61 15,16  0  0  0 0 73% 47 150  3    9.3      0 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
         HKY 87.2  64.7  75.9  +2.1  94  8,19 58    14 12  0  0 0     31 340 30    4.1     10 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         LBT 88.5  67.3  77.9  +2.3  97     8 56    15 17  0  0 0     47 090 13    4.9     12 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         EWN 86.0  65.0  75.5  -0.2  93 19,29 55    15 10  0  0 0 70% 40 120  3    5.8      0 0 0 0  6     2400 MHX
         RAL 87.6  62.3  75.0  +0.3  95  2,7, 55 15,16 13  0  0 0     20      26             0 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
                                        8,18,
                                        19,26
         RDU 87.6  65.3  76.5  +1.8  97    19 58    16 13  0  0 0 68% 44 030  9    5.7     11 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ROX 85.8  64.3  75.3  +2.5  95 8,18, 57 12,21  9  0  0 0 72% 43 N     4             7 0 0 0  0 48% 2400 RAH
                                           19
         ILM 86.6  67.6  77.1   0.0  96    19 57  1,15 10  0  0 0 68% 35 130  3    6.7      6 0 0 0  2 25% 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 89.0  66.1  77.6  +1.2  98     9 60 14,22 17  0  0 0     60 140 25   5.3      13 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         CAE 89.0  68.2  78.6  +0.1  96  9,18 61    16 19  0  0 0 67% 44 120 13   5.9      10 1 0 0  1     2400 CAE
         CRE 83.7  69.1  76.4  -0.2  93     9 59    16  1  0  0 0     38 100  2   7.7       4 0 0 0  1     2400 ILM
         CHS 87.9  69.1  78.5  +0.3  97     9 62 16,22 15  0  0 0     44 060  2   7.8       7 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         FLO 87.6  67.9  77.8  +0.1  96     9 60    16 17  0  0 0     61 090 26   5.9       9 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         GSP 89.0  65.7  77.4  +2.7  97     9 59 12,14 18  0  0 0 60% 43 260 24   5.8      13 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         OGB 88.2  67.7  77.9        96     9 61    16 19  0  0 0     37 170 11   5.4      13 0 0 0  4     2400 CAE
    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 86.4  59.4  72.9  +2.2  94    18  50   21  10 0  0 0     41 200 19   3.2       9 0 0 0  4     2400 MRX
         DAV 72.2  52.5  62.4        81 27,28  41   23   0 0  0 0                                           0700 PBZ

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

    VIRGINIA
    [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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN  2.11        0.77  3 0.85   3-4 11 0 16.75  0.0           0.0 15.3  30.28  26 29.43   4 29.98  2400
         BCB  3.07  -0.86 1.30  3 1.30     3 12 1 20.95  0.0           0.0  6.7                             2400
         BRI  4.36  +1.2          1.37 19-20  8 2 16.32  0.0           0.0 13.0  30.21  27 29.52   4 29.52  2400
         CEN  1.96  -1.43 0.60 28 0.60    28  9 0 14.53  0.0           0.0 18.0  30.30  26 29.48   4 29.89  2400
         CHT  2.28  -1.79 1.12 13             8 1 14.21  0.0           0.0 14.9  30.289 26 29.464  7 29.99  2400
         CHO  4.47  +0.01 1.13 29 1.13    29 10 2 14.60  0.0           0.0  3.1            29.41   4        2400
         DAN  2.20  -1.30 1.22  3 1.22     3 10 1 17.05  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.23  26 29.88  22        2400
         DCA  1.38  -1.75 0.88 12 0.99   3-4 10 0 15.17  0.0           0.0  9.5            29.41   4        2400
         IAD  2.92  -1.15 1.15 13 1.16 13-14 12 1 14.22  0.0           0.0 14.7            29.41   4        2400
         FCH  4.96        1.17 13 1.24 12-13 14 1 17.17  0.0           0.0 11.0                             2400
         HAM  2.68  -0.89 1.06  3 1.22   3-4  9 1 12.65  0.0           0.0       30.28  26 29.39   4 29.98  2400
         HDV  2.18  -3.03 1.07 13             7 1 15.41  0.0           0.0 14.8                             2400
         HER  2.88  -1.19 0.16 15 0.76    26 11 0 15.22  0.0           0.0 15.25                            2400
         LDY  3.12  -0.07 0.78 3, 0.96   3-4 10 0 16.81  0.0           0.0  3.8  30.30  26 29.44   3 30.00  2400
                               12
         LYH  3.06  -0.73 0.89 25 0.99 25-26 12 0 18.81  0.0           0.0  3.2  30.32  25 29.48   3        2400
         NEW  5.10  +1.20 1.69 14                 17.35  0.0           0.0       30.46 26, 29.84 4,5        1700
                                                                                        27
         NPN  3.74        1.70  3 1.74   3-4 12 1 17.65  0.0           0.0  1.8  30.08   1 28.32   4        2400
         NOR  2.52  -1.76 1.39  3             9 1 15.48  0.0           0.0  0.1                             2400
         ORF  3.87  +0.10 1.60 26 1.60    26 10 2 14.96  0.0           0.0  0.1  30.28  26 29.38   4        2400
         FHC  2.01  -1.76 1.15  3             9 1 13.58  0.0           0.0    T  30.275 26 28.378  4 29.970 2400
         POR  2.65  -1.35 1.35  3 1.35   2-3  8 1 14.69  0.0           0.0  0.4  30.274 26 29.375  3 30.966 2400
         CTR  2.31  -0.73 1.33  3 1.34   3-4 11 1 19.13  0.0           0.0  2.1  30.28  26 29.39   3 29.926 2400
         MEC  5.65        1.88 30 2.57 29-30 11 2 21.98  0.0           0.0  1.8  30.00 24, 29.23   3 29.77  1700
                                                                                        25                         
         RIC  5.22  +1.68 1.67 30 2.30 29-30 14 2 20.71  0.0           0.0  1.3  30.29  26 29.40   3        2400
         ROA  2.62  -1.06 1.04  3 1.04     3 13 1 15.77  0.0           0.0  3.1  30.31  26 29.92  22        2400
         AKQ  3.58        2.69  3            10 1 18.87  0.0           0.0  0.5                             2400
         WAL  6.15  +2.99 1.38  3 1.52 29-30 14 3 17.92  0.0           0.0  5.1  30.27   6 28.34   4        2400
         WOO  3.53  -0.01         0.68 19-20 16 0 16.10  0.0           0.0 29.7  30.44  26 29.72   4        0800
         WSH  5.26  -0.28 1.18  3 1.18     3  7 2 19.16  0.0           0.0 19.4  30.35  26 29.50   4        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  2.91  -1.47 1.34 23 1.52 23-24 15 1 14.73   0.0          0.0  3.2  30.31  26 29.53   3         2400
         MRH  3.83        1.83  3 1.93   2-3  5 2 14.03   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.32  26 29.87  22         2400
         CLT  2.57  -0.85 0.96 11 0.96    10 13 0 13.44   0.0          0.0  1.0  30.31  26 29.53   3         2400
         CON  3.25  -1.11 0.85  3 0.95   2-3  6 0 16.23   0.0          0.0  3.2  30.27  26 29.48   3  29.96  2400
         ECG  3.36  -0.37 1.40  3 1.41   2-3  8 2 13.94   0.0          0.0  1.0  30.28  26 29.37   4         2400
         FAY  5.22        1.31 29 1.55 29-30 11 2 16.58                                    29.49   3         2400
         GSO  2.20  -1.33 1.04  3 1.04     3 12 1 16.21   0.0          0.0  0.8            29.49   3         2400
         HSE  2.19  -1.63 1.54  3 1.55   2-3  8 1 17.35   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.33  26 29.33   3         2400
         HKY  2.40  -2.34 0.59 3, 0.62 27-28 14 0 13.88   0.0          0.0    T  30.28  26 29.85  23         2400
                               27
         LBT  3.16  -1.40 1.58 13 1.63 13-14 10 1 11.54                          30.32  26 29.39   3         2400
         EWN  4.16        2.28 13 2.44   2-3  9 1 19.79   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.32  26 29.87  22         2400
         RDU  4.46  +1.04 1.53  3 1.66   2-3 18 1 18.15   0.0          0.0  1.6            29.49   3         2400
         RAL  4.23  +0.81         2.36   2-3 13 1 18.35   0.0          0.0  1.4                              1900
         ROX  5.41  +1.64 1.51  3 1.51     3 10 2 19.05   0.0          0.0  0.5  30.38  26 29.49   3  30.06  2200
         ILM  3.64  -1.72 1.29 20 1.92   2-3  8 2 14.61   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.32  26 29.35   3         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  3.82  +0.42 1.06 25  1.06    25 12 1 18.92  0.0          0.0    T  30.28  26 29.85  23         2400        2400
         CAE  6.69  +1.70 1.55 29  2.10 29-30 12 2 17.61  0.0          0.0  0.2  30.31  26 29.45   3         2400
         CRE  4.24  +0.58 1.90  2  2.16   2-3 10 1 13.84                         30.32  26 29.37   3         2400
         CHS  4.33  -1.59 2.33  2  2.41   2-3  9 1 13.23  0.0          0.0    T  30.30  26 29.35   3         2400
         FLO  7.40  +3.13 2.33 20  2.34 20-21 12 4 19.69                         30.30  26 29.41   3         2400
         GSP  3.21  -0.71 1.75 14  1.78 13-14 12 1 17.38  0.0     0 0  0.0  1.5  30.31  26 29.53   3         2400
         OGB  5.96        1.89 11  2.54 11-12 11 1 19.92                         30.31  26 29.41   3         2400    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI  2.96  -0.93 1.02 29 1.12 29-30 12 1 11.25   0.0            0.0   2.8 30.31 26 29.84   6        2400
         DAV  5.17        0.77 29            13 0 35.19   0.0            0.0 193.6                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell sends these additional notes: " June was very warm and for the most part dry (only 0.09 inches of rain occurred from June 14th to 26th a 12 day period). June's mean temperature (75.1F) tied for the fifth hottest on record with a +1.60F departure from average. The 2.11 inches of rain was a deficit of -1.88 inches and was the driest June since 1999 and tied for the 6th driest in the past 27 years. June had 9 days with 90F or above temperatures. June's highest maximum temperature was 96 F on June 8th and 19th which was the highest June monthly maximum since June 2002. The June record is 97F set in the years 1988 and 1994. The 32F daily temperature range on the 7th was the greatest daily range for June since 1999. The 27 year record is 34F set in 1980 and 1994. The maximum gust was 29 mph from the west on the 21st at 1814; the average maximum wind gust recorded for June is 32 mph. The minimum barometric reading for the month was 29.43 inches on the 3rd which was the result of the remains of tropical storm Barry and was the lowest pressure recorded in June since 2003 when it was 29.38 inches. The record low pressure for June is 29.26 recorded in 1972 during the remains of Hurricane Agnes. June DAILY Records Tied or Broken- (27-Years of records): 2 HIGH maximum temperature: 8, 27; 2 LOW maximum temperature: 14, 15; 1 HIGH minimum temperature: 19; 2 HIGH range temperature: 7 & 21; 1 LOW range temperature: 29. " [ + - ] 

    Arlington from NWS in Sterling - " JUNE WAS VERY DRY WITH TOTAL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTING TO ONLY 1.38 INCHES. THIS IS 1.75 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 3.13 INCHES. JUNE OF 2007 TURNED OUT TO BE THE NINTH DRIEST ON RECORD. JUNE WAS ALSO ON THE WARM SIDE AS WELL WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE TOPPING OFF AT 76.1 DEGREES. THIS IS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. [ + - ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was 1.4 degrees above normal while the rainfall was 1.2 inches above normal. There were 5 thunderstorms, most coming during the latter part of the month. The first part of June was fairly dry with thunderstorms skipping all around us. In the last week, we had 4 beautiful rains coming in a period of three days. We went from dust to mud.The rain was much needed. The precipitation for the year is now 16.32 inches which is about an inch below normal. " - [ + + ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " Except for replacing the numbers with updated values, June could just as well be a rewrite of May. The average temperature for the month was 3.8 warmer than normal with no records broken and drier than usual once again while only receiving just shy of 60% of our monthly water rations. A two-way tie by the 95's was the high point of the month, but that monthly maximum was still 5 shy of the 100 set in 1965. The monthly average temperature for June was 74.1; 3.8 above the 70.3 established average. Two mornings set another tie as well. This time it was at the 54 mark for the lows of the month. The seventh and eighth had the distinction of being the two consecutive days in June where a monthly minimum occurred followed by the monthly maximum. An average low of 63.4 for June was 6.2 warmer than the 58.1 average statistical low and was the second highest low temperature deviation since January. The lack of sufficient rainfall has once again contributed to our annual deficit that is now standing at 7.02". With 1.96"of precipitation in the record books for June, we received just 58% of our 3.39" monthly average with the greatest amount of 0.60" falling on June 28th. To date here in C entreville, we indicate a yearly accumulation of 14.53", or 68% of our 21.53" expected amount. " - [ + - ] - report from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ Topping sends these notes: " June temperatures averaged 1.6 degrees above normal. The average maximum was normal, but the nights were warm and the average minimum was 3.1 degrees above normal. Rainfall was 1.79" below average and was provided mainly by summer thunderstorms on the 13th and 28th. The remnants of Tropical Storm Barry gave us 0.45" of rain on the 3rd, but we're still 6.67" below what our average annual precipitation should be at this point. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS in Sterling " In its monthly summary, Washington Dulles reported a tornado on the 13th. [ + - ] 

    Falls Church - Windie adds these comments: " June 2007 was pretty much average in both temperature and rainfall for me. The storms on the 13th brought over an inch of rain for the day. " - [ +/- +/- ]

    Hampton - Dave sends these additional notes: " June had several periods of hot and humid wx that would last two or three days and then be punctuated with delightful wx. A cool period near mid- month produced highs only near 70 for two days (14-15). Records for Hampton: High 97 on the 8th and 18th. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - Randy sends these notes: " JUNE WAS ANOTHER FAIRLY WARM AND DRY MONTH. THE TEMPERATURES SAW A ROLLER COASTER RIDE WITH PERIODS OF 90 DEGREE PLUS TEMPS FOLLOWED BY TEMPS LOW TO MID-70S. OVERALL WE ENDED THE MONTH 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WITH TEMPS EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES SIX TIMES. LIKE THE TEMPERATURES, THE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED SPORADICALLY THROUGH THE MONTH . ALTHOUGH THERE WERE MANY DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA; MOST OF THEM WENT AROUND MY SITE. I DID RECORD THREE DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY: ON THE 12TH & 13TH AND THEN AGAIN ON THE 28TH. THESE THREE DAYS PROVIDED 75% OF THE RAIN THAT FELL. THE MOST SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED ON THE 13TH WHEN TWO PERIODS OF THUNDER STORMS ROLLED THROUGH THE AREA; ONE IN THE MID-AFTERNOON AND ONE DURING THE EVENING. FAIRLY GOOD SIZE HAIL FELL DURING THE AFTERNOON EVENT. EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT AT HOME DURING THIS EVENT, NEIGHBORS REPORTED THAT HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF NICKELS FELL FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. WHEN I DID GET HOME, A COUPLE OF HOURS AFTER THE EVENT, I DID FIND TWO POCKETS OF HAIL STONES SURVIVING IN PROTECTED AREAS OF MY BACK YARD THAT STILL HAVE SEVERAL STONES MEASURED AT 3/8 INCH. MANY OF MY HOSTA PLANTS SHOWED SIGNIFICANT HAIL DAMAGE TO THEIR LARGE LEAVES. SEVERAL WERE FAIRLY WELL SHREDDED. THE MONTH ENDED UP AT 2.18 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS AGAIN OVER 3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND IT WAS THE SECOND DRYEST JUNE IN THE PAST 14 YEARS OF MEASUREMENT AT THIS SITE. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2007 IS NOW ONLY 15.41 INCHES; OVER 7.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRYEST FIRST HALF YEAR I HAVE EVER RECORDED AT MY HERNDON SITE. LET'S HOPE THAT JULY BRINGS MORE RAIN AS THE GRASS AND FLOWERS ARE ALL VERY DRY AND THE WATER BILL IS GOING TO BE HIGH KEEPING THEM FROM DYING. " - [ + - ]

    Ladysmith - Danny sends these additional notes: " Temperature and precipitation were both very close to normal for June. A nice way to ease into summer. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - " FROPA (FRONTAL PASSAGES) RECORDED ON THE 9th, 20th, 21st STATION RECORDS: 3rd - PRECIPITATION - 1.33" [prev 1.21" 1988]; 6th - WIND GUST - 53 MPH [prev 31mph 1989]; 8th - TEMPERATURE - MAX 96 [prev 95 1986]; 8th - TEMPERATURE TIED - MAX MINIMUM 72 [prev 1981]; 14th - TEMPERATURE - MIN MAXIMUM 67 [prev 70 2006]; 15th - TEMPERATURE - MIN MAXIMUM 69 [prev 73 1997]; 16th - TEMPERATURE TIED - MIN 56 [prev 1995]; 18th - TEMPERATURE - MAX TIED 94 [prev 1993]; 19th - TEMPERATURE - MAX 96 [prev 94 1993]. " [ + - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Concord - Tom sends these notes: JUNE CONTINUED THE YEARLY TREND OF BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE AREA. ONLY THE MONTH OF APRIL HAS SEEN RAINFALL ABOVE AVERAGE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. I CURRENTLY AM REGISTERING A YEARLY DEFICIENT OF NEARLY 7" OF PRECIPITATION LOCALLY ALTHOUGH ISOLATED STORMS NEARBY DEPOSITED 4-6" OF RAIN WITHIN A COUPLE MILES OF MY STATION ON 3-4 DAYS IN JUNE ALONE, ESPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN AREAS OF CABARRUS COUNTY. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE 18 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OVER 90 DEGREES, WE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL CLOUDY COOL DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW 70S WHICH HELP OFFSET THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS ONLY 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE. " - [ + - ]

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The June 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ M M ]

    Raleigh - Bob adds these notes: The average daily temperature was 0.3 degrees above normal while precipitation was 0.81" above normal. Thunderstorm activity was noted on at least six days during the month. There were a number of severe thunderstorms warnings issued during June, but no severe weather was observed at this station. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The June 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ M M ]

    NEARBY CITIES:

    Tri-Cities - NWS Morristown, TN (MRX) reports: " The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 72.9 degrees, which was 2.2 degree above normal. It ranked as the 19th warmest June on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record high temperature was tied on the 7th when the afternoon high reached 93 degrees, tying the previous record set in 1940. The warmest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 77.9 degrees. Tri-Cities received 2.96 inches of rain in June, which was 0.93 inches below normal. It ranked as the 23rd driest June on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable precipitation fell on twelve days, but only three of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 29th, when 1.02 inches was received. The driest June out of 70 years of observations at Tri-Cities was back in 1986, when only 0.75 inches was recorded. " - [ + - ]

    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 2006-2007 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  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CON  Concord, NC, Tom Myers, Lat 35.34525 North and Longitude is -80.56313; 18 miles from Downtown Charlotte.
    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
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - new location December 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
    HDV    Herndon, VA  Randoplh W. Ashby, 3.3 SM South, Lat: 38.922127, Lon: -77.38015, Elev: 390'. Randolph_Ashby@Raytheon.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, -  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