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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JUNE 2008


... ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ALL AREAS ...
... RAINFALL QUITE VARIABLE ACROSS VIRGINIA...
... DRY AGAIN FOR THE CAROLINAS ...



  • TORNADO HITS FCH STATION    The Falls Church Tornado on June 4th passed close to Erica Page's site and she reports a wind gust to 100 mph, certainly in evidence from these photos taken at her station:

      
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  • ANNANDALE STATION & WEBSITE ENDS 28-YEAR RUN; GLEN ALLEN STATION TO COMMENCE SOON    From Lowell Koontz comes some exciting news. He writes: "After 28 years this is the last report from the Annandale Weather Center. The Annandale website weather data will NO LONGER BE UPDATED. This is the result of a move to the Richmond, Virginia area as my son lives there. If all goes as planned the site will become active again by this fall as a Glen Allen, Virginia station. The new site will be called Glen Allen - Springfield Park Weather. Also I think I will be able to keep the same email address as I will be using Verizon DSL in Glen Allen, VA." [Editor's note: I certainly wish Lowell the best and look forward to his new weather station. Having visited his weather central in Annandale, it will be most curious to see how he sets up the Glen Allen site! As he'll be changing from one NWS area of responsibility to another (KLWX to KAKQ), Wakefield has a new tremendous cooperative weather observer in Lowell. I'm sure they've already heard he's coming and can expect his skill, accuracy, and tenacity in weather observation to be a tremendous asset, just as he has marveled so many of us these past 28 years!]


  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html    More information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center http://www.drought.noaa.gov/
  • 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 2008
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    101°
    Newport News, Norfolk (FHC,ORF)
    Portsmouth, Richmond
    45°
    Blacksburg
    80.7°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    69.6°
    Blacksburg
    6.11"
    Wakefield
    1.06"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    102°
    Lumberton
    51°
    Asheville
    Raleigh (RDU)
    Roxboro
    81.2°
    Lumberton
    72.5°
    Asheville
    10.62"
    Fayetteville
    0.53"
    Roxboro
    South Carolina
    101
    Columbia
    59°
    Columbia
    81.7°
    Columbia
    78.3°
    North Myrtle Beach
    3.89"
    Orangeburg
    0.13"
    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
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB 81.9  57.2  69.6   +2.7  90  7,9  45 19,20  3  0  0 0 68% 32 290  27   3.5      12 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         BRI 83.77 62.07 72.92  +0.55 94  8,9, 52   20   5  0  0 0 56%                                        0510 LWX
                                           10
         CEN 85.4  64.5  75.0   +4.7  96   10  54   18   7  0  0 0 69% 40 354  16   1.4  338 9 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
         CHT 85.0  63.5  74.2   +3.3  95.4 10  52.1 18   6  0  0 0 73% 22 158  21   0.5  180 7 1 0 0  3     2400 LWX
         CHO 86.3  61.4  73.8         95   10  51  3,19 10  0  0 0     30 310  16   3.9       3 0 0 0  6     2400 LWX
         DAN 90.9  63.7  77.3   +2.9  98 10,26 50 18,19 18  0  0 0 67% 53 310   1   5.0       8 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         DCA 87.2  68.5  77.9   +3.4  98    7  58   18   8  0  0 0 64% 59 280   4   7.3      13 1 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         IAD 85.6  63.1  74.4   +3.5  95  7,10 53   18   8  0  0 0 69% 59 250   4   5.4      12 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
         FCH 86.8  67.3  77.1         98   10  56   19  10  0  0 0    100        4            11 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         FRV 85.0  63.9  74.6         97    9  54   19   8  0  0 0                             8 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         HDV 86.1  63.4  74.7   +1.8  96  7,10 54 18,19  8  0  0 0 69%                        13 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         LDY 87.7  65.9  76.8   +2.8  97   10  56   18   9  0  0 0 58%                        10 2 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         LYH 87.0  60.9  73.9   +2.9  95  9,10 48   18  10  0  0 0 69% 44 280  28   4.6      12 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         NEW 85.20 59.06 72.13  +1    94       49        8  0  0 0 64% 37 225  29  19.06 180 8 0 0 0  3     1700 LWX
         NPN 91.2  66.8  79.0        101    7  55 3,18  18  0  0 0     26 090   5            10 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 89.4  68.4  78.9   +4.5 100   10  58    3  14  0  0 0                             3 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 89.3  69.1  79.2   +4.7 101    7  58    3  12  0  0 0 64% 46 240  29   8.1       0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 90.10 71.3  80.7   +6.3 101.0 10  62.3  3  17  0  0 0 75% 36       17   2.9  203                2400 AKQ
         POR 90.8  68.7  79.8   +4.3 101   10  57    3  16  0  0 0 69% 37 068  17   3.4  164 3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         CTR                                                                                                  2400 AKQ
         MEC 91.43 66.36 79.06       100  7,10 53   18  15  0  0 0 29%                        10 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 91.4  66.5  78.9   +5.4 101   10  54   18  19  0  0 0 61% 54 270  27   6.4       9 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         ROA 87.3  64.5  75.9   +4.0  96  7,9  53 18,20 11  0  0 0 60% 47 300  27   6.2      10 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         AKQ 84    63    73.5         94   22  51   13   6  0  0 0                                            2400 AKQ
         WAL 84.1  66.1  75.1   +3.7  97 8,10  55   18   7  0  0 0     39 330   4   7.8       0 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         WOO 80.9  63.1  72.0   +1.4  90 10,11 53   19   4  0  0 0                            11 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
                                         12,13
         WSH 87.1  61.9  74.5   +3.09 97.3  9  51.5 19   9  0  0 0 71% 20 113   4   0.9  023 8 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 85.5  59.5  72.5  +3.3  93   8,9 51    20  0  0  0 0 66% 33 330 30    5.0      8 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         MRH 83.9  72.4  78.2        92     7 62    19  1  0  0 0     82 090 24   10.2      7 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 91.1  66.9  79.0  +2.5  99   8,9 58    19 17  0  0 0 60% 46 250 26    6.6      8 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         ECG 89.7  67.0  78.4  +2.7 100     8 53     3 15  0  0 0 65% 47 210 29    8.0     13 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         FAY 90.3  70.0  80.2        98    22 59     2 18  0  0 0 62% 43 310  8    6.7     12 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         GSO 90.1  67.6  78.8  +5.2  98     9 56    18 14  0  0 0 55% 39 290 14    6.9     10 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         HSE 82.7  71.1  76.9  +2.1  88     7 54     3  0  0  0 0     41 240 29    9.3      0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 91.0  64.9  78.0  +4.2  99   8,9 54    18 18  0  0 0     31 260 10    4.9      8 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         LBT 93.1  69.4  81.2  +5.7 102   8,9 57    19 22  0  0 0     46 030 11    5.2     12 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
         EWN 91.0  68.4  79.7  +3.2  99   8,9 56    19 19  0  0 0   % 59 260 29    6.0      0 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
         RDU 93.0  68.3  80.7  +6.0 101  8,10 56 18,19 21  0  0 0 61% 31 330  1    6.1     11 1 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         RAL 91.8  66.4  79.1  +4.4  99   8,9 51    18 20  0  0 0     18      20            6+ 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ROX 91.2  66.2  78.9  +6.1  99   7,9 51    18 17  0  0 0 61% 40 270 29             5 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ILM 90.6  70.8  80.7  +3.6 101     9 60    19  0  0  0 0 69% 51 060 22    7.3      8 0 0 0  2     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 91.7  67.2  79.5  +3.1  99   8,9 61 18,19 22  0  0 0     44 090 11   5.7      10 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         CAE 93.9  69.6  81.7  +3.2 101     8 59    19 25  0  0 0 60% 44 250 22   6.2      12 1 0 0  0     2400 CAE
         CRE 85.9  70.6  78.3  +1.7  93    17 60    19  3  0  0 0     46 300 23   9.2       5 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         CHS 91.3  71.0  81.2  +3.0  96  8,17 68 19,24 21  0  0 0     33 210 29   7.6      10 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         FLO 92.4  69.5  80.9  +3.3  99   8,9 60    19 22  0  0 0     39 230 27   6.2       6 0 0 0  5     2400 ILM
         GSP 93.2  68.0  80.6  +5.9 100     8 60    20 23  0  0 0 54% 30 260  4   6.5       7 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         OGB 93.2  68.8  81.0        98 10,17 62    19 22  0  0 0     44 280 21   5.8       1 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 87.0  59.3  73.2  +2.5  95     6  48   20 12  0  0 0     46 330  3   3.8       9 0 0 0  5     2400 MRX
         DAV 72.6  55.0  63.8        83  7,10  42    2  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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB  2.27  -1.66 0.60 22 0.60    22 15 0 17.00  0.0           0.0  8.7                             2400
         BRI  3.71  +0.55 0.91 16             6 0 18.18  0.0           0.0  6.3  30.28  25 29.84   4        2400
         CEN  2.07  +0.98 2.07  4 2.07     4 11 1 28.51  0.0           0.0  6.7  30.47   7 29.74   4 30.11  2400
         CHT  4.29  +0.22 1.88  4            12 7 26.56  0.0           0.0  7.9  30.277 25 29.739  4 29.97  2400
         CHO  2.10        0.55 16 0.77 16-17 11 0 15.76  0.0           0.0                 29.73   4        2400
         DAN  1.06  -2.44 0.60 14 0.60    17  7 0 16.25  0.0           0.0  3.8  30.24  13 29.76   4        2400
         DCA  4.80  +1.67 1.49  4 1.68   3-4 12 1 28.75  0.0           0.0  4.9            29.73   4        2400
         IAD  4.21  +0.14 1.63  4 1.88   3-4 13 1 26.22  0.0           0.0  6.5            29.73   4        2400
         FCH  3.70        1.57  4 1.95   3-4 11 1 24.94  0.0           0.0  2.6                             2400
         FRV  2.89        1.04 16 10.4    16  9 1 20.10  0.0           0.0  7.4  30.29  25 29.75   4        2400
         HDV  4.39  -0.77 2.05  4            10 1 27.81  0.0           0.0  8.3  30.21  25 29.66   4        2400
         LDY  3.71  +0.52 1.01  4 1.68   3-4  9 1 20.43  0.0           0.0  1.5  30.27  12 29.73   7 29.98  2400
         LYH  1.94  -1.85 0.44  3 0.48 22-23 11 0 16.02  0.0           0.0  2.1  30.27  25 29.76   4        2400
         NEW  5.55  +2.00 2.01  4                 15.26  0.0           0.0  6.6  30.52  12 30.01 4,5,28     1700
         NPN  2.58        0.81 22 0.81    22 12 0 20.74  0.0           0.0  2.3  30.25  13 29.74  17        2400
         NOR  2.21  -2.29 1.32 17 1.32    17  9 1 20.06  0.0           0.0  0.3                             2400
         ORF  1.93  -1.84 0.89 19 0.89    19  9 0 18.91  0.0           0.0  0.2  30.26  13 29.75  30        2400
         FHC  2.01  -2.49 1.58 17 1.58    17  7 1 17.76  0.0           0.0  0.2                             2400
         POR  1.35  -2.57 0.82 17 0.82    17  6 0 18.25  0.0           0.0  0.4  30.25  13 29.68  17 29.959 2400
         CTR                                                                                                0400
         MEC  1.57        0.71  4 0.71     4  7 0 21.54  0.0           0.0  2.5  30.00  12 29.56 4,10,30    1700
         RIC  3.64  +0.10 2.32 21 2.32 20-21 11 1 24.93  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.27  25 29.76  16        2400
         ROA  4.64  +0.96 1.25 22 1.25    22 10 2 16.75  0.0           0.0  4.9  30.29  25 29.76   4        2400
         AKQ  6.11        2.52 14            14 2 27.31  0.0           0.0                                  2400
         WAL  4.28  +1.12 1.99  4 2.11   4-5 13 1 21.35  0.0           0.0  3.9  30.27  13 29.74  17        2400
         WOO  5.39  +1.57         1.68 14-15 16 1 16.33  0.0           0.0  7.7  30.46 13, 30.06  18,30     0800
                                                                                        25
         WSH  5.22  -0.30 1.50  4 1.50     4 17 2 25.75  0.0           0.0  8.2  30.33  25 29.80   7        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  0.85  -3.53 0.23 28 0.23    28 11 0 15.88   0.0          0.0  3.8  30.23  13 29.75  17         2400
         MRH  2.91        1.10  1 1.11   1-2  8 2 20.07   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.72  17         2400
         CLT  2.69  -0.73 1.50 26 1.50    26  6 1 17.82   0.0          0.0  1.4  30.23  13 29.75  17         2400
         ECG  1.38  -2.35 0.61 30 0.61    30  8 0 11.69   0.0          0.0    T  30.26  13 29.73  17         2400
         FAY 10.62  +5.58 2.99  8 2.99     8 14 3 28.65   0.0          0.0                 29.77  30         2400
         GSO  2.58  -0.95 0.98 30 1.50 29-30  6 0 17.54   0.0          0.0  4.0            29.78  16         2400
         HSE  0.59  -3.23 0.32 23 0.32    23  6 0 24.96   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.72  17         2400
         HKY  2.21  -2.53 0.73 27 1.05 27-28  7 0 14.46   0.0          0.0  3.0  30.21  25 29.76  17         2400
         LBT  1.46  -3.10 0.46 21 0.46    21  7 0 15.84                          30.22  13 29.72  17         2400
         EWN  0.94  -3.86 0.36 23 0.36    23  5 0 17.01   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.72  17         2400
         RDU  4.08  +0.66 1.18 21 1.30 29-30  9 1 21.07   0.0          0.0  0.5            29.78  16         1900
         RAL  3.99  +0.57         1.42 28-29 12 0 21.18   0.0          0.0  0.5  30.24  25 29.79  16         2400
         ROX  0.53  -3.24 0.41 29 0.41    29  7 0 17.01   0.0          0.0  5.3  30.29  13 29.81   4  30.01  2200
         ILM  4.09  -1.27 2.73 22 2.73    22  9 1 16.73   0.0          0.0    T  30.25  25 29.72  17         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  0.82  -2.58 0.54 11  0.56 11-12  8 0 15.78  0.0          0.0  1.5  30.23  25 29.77  17         2400
         CAE  2.79  -2.20 1.33 26  1.33    26  7 1 17.98  0.0          0.0  0.3  30.22  25 29.72  17         2400
         CRE  3.44  -0.22 1.42 23  1.64 20-21  7 1 19.88                         30.25  25 29.73  17         2400
         CHS  2.61  -3.31 0.64 15  0.72 22-23 11 0 16.96  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.23  25 29.89  30         2400
         FLO  0.25  -4.02 0.07 28  0.08 28-29  5 0 16.89                         30.23  13 29.74  17         2400
         GSP  0.13  -3.79 0.09 21  0.09    21  3 0 16.58  0.0          0.0  3.1            29.75  17         2400
         OGB  3.89        1.65 22  1.65    22 10 1 19.18                    0.0  30.23  25 29.75  17         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  2.26  -1.63 0.84 14 0.84 13-14  8 0 17.52   0.0            0.0   4.0 30.27 25 29.78   3        2400
         DAV 11.33        2.56  1            15 4 44.20   0.0            0.0 155.2                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Arlington - From NWS WBC come these notes: " TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE TURNED OUT TO BE 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 74.5 DEGREES. THIS IS THE FOURTH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1872. A HIGH OF 98 JUNE 7TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET BACK IN 1999. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE WAS ALSO ABOVE NORMAL. ON JUNE 4TH...A DAILY RECORD 1.49 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.81 INCHES IN 1909. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 59 MPH WAS RECORDED THAT AFTERNOON FROM THUNDERSTORMS. " [ + + ] 

    Bridgewater - " The precipitation was .55 inches above normal while the temperature was 3.12 degrees above normal. For the year, the precipitation is .74 inches above normal. The weather in June was quite active with 7 thunderstorms. Farmers' crops and local gardens look great! " - [ + + ] - notes from Clayton

    Centreville - Paul sends these notes: " Welcome from the sandy shores of sunny Centreville where almost nothing out of the ordinary happened in June. Oh sure, we had a 40 mph gust on the 16th, and we had a four day stretch of 90+ temperatures right during the county fair, but all-in-all it had been a rather uneventful month. The heat streak ended on the 10th with 96 for a monthly high temperature being recorded. That was four degrees short of the 100 record set back in 1964, 44 years ago. For coolness there were no records even coming close to being shattered. We had 54 for a monthly low on June 18th, a distant 18 from the record in 1977 of 36 The average temperature for the month worked out to be 75, 4.7 higher than the 70.3 we were told to keep our eye on. Our average high temperature of 85.4 was an even three degrees greater than the 82.4 as published on our little cheat-sheet. Average nighttime temperatures though came in with a greater deviation than expected; +6.4 over the 58.1 at 64.5, the second highest departure this year so far. Except for the time of our county fair when heat was in the news, rain was essentially sparse during the second quarter of the month. In fact, 0.08" on the 10th is all it took around here to break the hot spell dropping the daily high temperature from 96 to 85 by the next day. For the rest of the month- especially the last half- we had a fairly even distribution of precipitation. Of the 4.37" total for June, 2.07" fell on June 4th and represented 47% of our monthly rainfall. " - [ + + ] - notes from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ Topping reports: " We heard the rumble of thunder quite frequently in June. Storms passed through or nearby on 14 days. A daily precipitation record was broken on the 4th (1.88"). Total precipitation for the month was 4.29". The average temperature was 3.3 above normal, with a record high minimum of 71 on the 8th. Thunderstorms rumbled through on the 4th (with hail), 7th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 23rd and 30th. Dense fog was observed on the 4th, 7th and 20th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the southeast " - [ + +]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX) come these notes: " TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE TURNED OUT TO BE 3.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 70.9 DEGREES. THIS IS TIED FOR THE SECOND WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1963. PRECIPITATION AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR JUNE. A DAILY RECORD 1.63 INCHES OF RAIN FELL JUNE 4TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.72 INCHES IN 1971. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 59 MPH WAS REPORTED THAT AFTERNOON FROM THUNDERSTORMS. " - [ + + ]

    Falls Church - from Windie in Falls Church: A very wild month! On the 4th a tornado came through Falls Church and my yard! 2 trees and a huge limb came down and one of the big hemlock evergreen trees near the road came down, taking with it the power lines. the street was closed for 2 days and no power for the same amount of time. A heat wave soon followed this event as temps soared well into the 90s with heat indexes over 100! A violent storm on the 16th brought a peak wind gust of 72 mph and this one brought another huge limb down taking with it the power, cable and phone lines. Temps climbed back into the lower 90s by month's end. " - [ M M ]

    Herndon - Randy sends these additional notes: " June was above normal in temperature, and below normal in precipitation. June was a very turbulent month precipitation wise with thunderstorms occurring on 13 days and severe thunderstorms occurring on several of those. The worst day occurred on the 4th when a line of very severe thunderstorms moved through the area dropping heavy rain and causing wide scale wind damage and power outages. We lost power for over 12 hours; some lost it for days. The thunderstorms were spotty over the area on many of the days with some locations receiving heavy rain, while others close by receiving little or none. My site was one that was missed on many days especially towards the end of the month. I measured 4.39 inches of rain, with almost half of that occurring on the 4th. The rest of the rain occurred at various times through the month. The precip ended up being 0.77 inches below normal for my location. For the year, we have had 27.81 inches which is now 5 inches above normal. As for the temperatures, we had a week of very warm temperatures early in the month, then a real nice cool down, with the hot weather returning near the end of June again. This resulted in the average high 3.5 degrees above normal and low was about normal. " - [ + - ]

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " June was a very volatile month, featuring 10 days with thunder and about 10 other days with thunderstorms in the local area. Storms featuring severe hail hit the area on the 16th and 19th. Temperatures finished well above normal with 9 days at or above 90 degrees. Precipitation finished above normal for the third consecutive month, and 2008 year-to-date precipitation is now slightly above normal. " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - " JUNE 2008 WAS THE WARMEST JUNE & WAS THIRD DRIEST JUNE IN THE DATABASE TO 1977. Another reversal (2nd month in a row) where the departures flipped flopped. June was much warmer and drier than normal. June's average temp was 4.3 ABOVE normal while rainfall was only 34% of the normal or -2.57". Rainfall for the year-to-date is 18.25" which is 4.05" BELOW normal (82% of normal and down 10% from he end of May.) FROPA's occurred on 5th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 24th. JUNE STATION RECORDS: 4TH - TEMP Max 93 [previous 92 1981]; 7TH - TEMP Max 100 [prev 96 1988]; 7TH - TEMP Max min 75 [prev 72 2005]; 8TH - TEMP Max 99 [prev 96 2007] 8TH - TEMP Max Min 76 [prev 72 1981] 9TH - TEMP Max 98 [prev 95 1993]; 9TH - TEMP Max Min 77 [prev 75 1993]; 10TH - TEMP Max 101 [prev 97 1993]; 17TH - WIND GUST 37mph [prev 33 1988]; 27TH - TEMP Maximum TIED 98 [prev 1989]; 28TH - TEMP Max TIED 97 [prev 1986]. " - [ + - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " JUNE 2008 WAS THE SECOND WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 78.8 DEGREES. THIS IS SECOND ONLY TO 1952...WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.0 DEGREES. Records: 5TH...LOW OF 73 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 71 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2002; 6TH...HIGH OF 96 TIED THE RECORD HIGH OF 96 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1943; 6TH...LOW OF 73 TIED THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 73 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1981; 7TH...HIGH OF 97 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 94 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1952/47/43/33; 7TH...LOW OF 73 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 71 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1984; 8TH...LOW OF 73 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 72 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1953/52; 9TH...LOW OF 72 TIED THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 72 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1947/2007/08; 10TH...HIGH OF 97 TIED THE RECORD HIGH OF 97 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1947; 11TH...LOW OF 74 TIED THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 73 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1981. See the report from RAH under Raleigh (RDU) below. The June 2008 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2008.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - Bob reports: " June was quite warm with 20 days of 90 or higher readings. The average daily temperature was 4.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation was above normal with 3.99" measured. There was no severe weather observed at this station, but numerous warnings were issued for many counties in central North Carolina. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " JUNE 2008 WAS THE WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80.7 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 80.0 DEGREES SET IN 1952. Records: 4TH...LOW OF 72 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 71 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1981.; 5TH...LOW OF 76 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 71 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1945/2000 ; 6TH...HIGH OF 99 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 98 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2002; 6TH...LOW OF 76 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 73 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1981; 7TH...HIGH OF 100 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 97 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1947; 7TH...LOW OF 74 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 71 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1994; 8TH...HIGH OF 101 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 100 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1999; 8TH...LOW OF 73 TIED THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 73 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2007; 9TH...HIGH OF 100 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 98 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1952/99; 10TH...HIGH OF 101 BROKE THE RECORD HIGH OF 97 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1947; 10TH...LOW OF 74 BROKE THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 73 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1981; 11TH...LOW OF 74 TIED THE RECORD WARMEST LOW OF 74 PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1947. .Most of North Carolina experienced a very dry and hot June. .Extreme to exceptional drought conditions worsen over the western sections of the state. while drought conditions worsen again in the east. ...The Raleigh-Durham Airport location recorded their hottest June on record.. June turned out to be generally dry throughout the state. There were few exceptions. The month began very hot and dry. Most locations generally did not record a significant rain (more than a quarter of an inch) through the first two weeks of the month. The most significant rain events fell toward the end of the month, with the heaviest rainfall totals coming on or around June 21-23 and June 29-30. The June rainfall totals generally ranged between 1 and 4 inches across the state. These amounts ranged only between 25 and 75 percent of normal. The driest areas were again found over the southwest Mountains, where Asheville tallied only 0.85 inches, (3.53 inches below normal). Those areas that received near normal rainfall included: Raleigh-Durham, which totaled 4.08 inches (0.66 above normal), and Charlotte, which totaled 2.69 inches (0.73 inches below normal). The stream flows into main stem rivers and local reservoirs showed marked declines this month. Many of the area lakes and reservoirs over central North Carolina were still running at full pool, courtesy of the significant rains in March and April. It was a different story over the western third of the state where the water levels remained at near record low levels. The June 2008 statewide average monthly temperatures soared to well above normal levels. The monthly averages generally ranged from the upper 70s to lower 80s east of the Mountains, with 60s and lower 70s common over the Mountains. These readings were generally 3 to 6 degrees above the 30-year normal for June. Raleigh-Durham (RDU) recorded an average monthly temperature of 80.7 degrees. This temperature made June 2008 the all time hottest June on record. Records have been kept at the Raleigh-Durham Airport location since 1944. In addition, there were 3 new daily record high maximum temperatures established and there were a total of 26 days in which above normal temperatures occurred. To the south, Fayetteville (FAY) was the hottest station this month, with an average temperature of 81.4 degrees. Greensboro was not left out as they recorded their second hottest June on record and they tallied 3 new daily record highs this month. The total 90 degree days recorded were also well above normal. RDU recorded 21 such days, and Greensboro totaled 14. More impressively, RDU had a string of 4 straight 100-degree readings (June 7-10). This was the longest string of 100 degree days for so early in the year at RDU. The June 2008 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2008.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    Nearby Cities:

    Tri-Cities - NWS Morristown, TN (MRX) reports: " Tri-Cities received 2.26 inches of rain in June, which was 1.63 inches below normal. It ranked as the 17th driest June on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable rain fell on only eight days, and only three of those days received more than one-quarter of an inch. The heaviest rainfall fell on the 14th, when 0.84 inches of rain was reported. The driest June, of the 71 years of observations taken at Tri-Cities, was back in 1986, when only 0.75 inches was recorded. The monthly-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities was 73.2 degrees, which was 2.5 degrees above normal. It tied with 1941 as the 16th warmest June on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record high temperature was tied on the 5th when the afternoon high temperature peaked at 93 degrees, tying the previous record set back in 1943. In addition, a daily record high temperature was broken the next day when the high temperature reached 95 degrees, breaking the old record of 94 degrees set back in 1943. Another high temperature record was tied the following day when the temperature peaked at 93 degrees, tying the previous record set last year. In addition, a record high temperature was tied the following day when the temperature rose to 94 degrees, tying the previous record set in 1969. Lastly, a new record high temperature was set the next day when the temperature reached 94 degrees, breaking the previous record of 93 degrees set in 1999. On the other end of the record scale, a record low temperature was broken on the 20th when the overnight low dipped to 48 degrees, breaking the previous record of 51 degrees set in 1985. The warmest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the average temperature was 77.9 degrees. " - [ + - ]



    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 2007-2008 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  SSB    Sunset Beach, NC   33.9 N 78.5 W  Tom Myers
    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
      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
    FRV     Front Royal, VA  Michael Perritt -  04/08 snowyat9@yahoo.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