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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JUNE 2009


...ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR MOST OF VIRGINIA,
MIXED RAINFALL DEPARTURES FOR THE CAROLINAS...
...DRIER FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR MOST ALL STATIONS...
  • WATER FOOTPRINT   "Water Footprint" is the minimum water that each person requires, on average, for drinking, hygiene and growing food and is about 1,000 cubic meters per year. That's about 2/5 of an olympic size swimming pool. Because the distribution of global water resources varies widely, some people get much more than this and some people get less. Researchers have recently developed the concept of a "water footprint". As indicated on the water footprint web page (http://www.waterfootprint.org), "The water footprint of an individual, business or nation is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual, business or nation." You can figure out your own water footprint using the calculator (quick and more extensive versions) on this site as well learn the total water required to produce various products. Some interesting facts about our water use from the water footprint web site: *The production of one kilogram of beef requires 16 thousand litres of water; *To produce one cup of coffee we need 140 litres of water; *The water footprint of China is about 700 cubic meter per year per capita. Only about 7% of the Chinese water footprint falls outside China; *Japan with a footprint of 1150 cubic meter per year per capita, has about 65% of its total water footprint outside the borders of the country; *The USA water footprint is 2500 cubic meter per year per capita. In addition to the water footprint web site, check out the August 2008 issue of Scientific American to learn more about the global variability of fresh water.


  • NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS (NWR)    NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages). Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 985 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. For more info about NWR in your area, click here: NWR at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.


  • HISTORIC WINTER IN SOUTH AMERICA   A major and historic winter storm is underway at this winter in South America. Read this interesting report of the severe weather at: http://icecap.us/images/uploads/BREAKING_NEWS.pdf.


  • WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!   Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena- lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes year-round. The goal of this Website is to safeguard U.S. residents from lightning. Check out this NWS lightning safety week subpage at: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov:80/.


  • CoCoRaHS AND PRISM    From the CoCoRaHS website comes this info: "We would like to make you aware of our recent collaboration with PRISM (Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model). PRISM is a climate information mapping research group at Oregon State University. For nearly 20 years this group has been learning how to more accurately map elements of our climate -- such as precipitation and temperature -- in challenging environments such as mountains, coastal areas and everything in between. If you have a moment to check out some of their scientific handiwork, including maps of monthly precipitation for recent months or maps of climate averages, check out their website at by clicking here: http://prism.oregonstate.edu/. Christopher Daly, the director of the PRISM Climate Group, has extended an unusual "special offer" to our CoCoRaHS observers. The more data that are available, the better they can make maps. They have created a new "Tool" where you type in your location (latitude and longitude). The PRISM model then provides a best estimate of the average monthly temperatures and precipitation for your area. It even provides an estimate of the history of precipitation for your area (based on surrounding official weather stations operated for the past century). Please keep in mind that the results are not actual data for your community but estimates made by a computer model. When you have some time give it a try. Here are the instructions: Go to http://prism.oregonstate.edu/ and click the "Data Explorer" link in the "What's New" section or the "Internet Map Server" link under quicklinks. You will be presented with a map which you can use to zoom-in/navigate to the area of interest. Note that clicking on the map will update the Lat/Lon coordinates in the table. Alternately you can manually enter the coordinates. Clicking on the "TimeSeries" button will return a table of values for the given cell and years. Clicking on the "Normals" button will return a table of TMAX, TMIN, and Precip values for the selected grid cell.


  • 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 2009
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    100°
    Chesterfield
    45°
    New Market
    77.0°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    69.4°
    Blacksburg
    8.68"
    Norfolk (FHC)
    2.82"
    Wallops Island
    North Carolina
    100°
    Fayetteville
    51°
    Asheville
    80.3°
    Fayetteville
    71.7°
    Asheville
    7.92"
    Roxboro
    1.35"
    Lumberton
    South Carolina
    100
    Columbia, Orangeburg
    61°
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    80.9°
    Columbia, Charleston
    78.1°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    5.04"
    Charleston
    3.16"
    Orangeburg


    ( 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 79.8  58.9  69.4   +2.5  86  2,26 49    1   0  0  0 0 80% 25 300  20   3.6       6 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
                                                                       25 340  21
         BRI 80.87 61.63 71.25  +1.9  89    2  51    1   1  0  0 0 65%                         0 0 0 0  0     0510/1600 LWX
         CEN 79.6  63.0  71.3   +1.0  86   26  55    4   0  0  0 0 69% 29 311   9   1.7  320 6 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         CHT 80.3  63.4  71.8   +0.2  88.5 26  48.9  1   0  0  0 0 79% 16 180  17   0.5  360 6 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         CHO 81.8  60.2  71.0         90 2,20  51  1,6   2  0  0 0     66 180  25   3.5       3 0 0 0  5     2400 LWX
         DAN 85.5  64.2  74.9   +0.5  93   20  55    7   6  0  0 0   % 33 270  16   4.2       7 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         DCA 81.5  65.8  73.7   -0.8  91   25  55    1   2  0  0 0 73% 48 360  26   7.8       8 3 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         IAD 82.6  63.6  73.1   +2.2  91  2,26 48    1   2  0  0 0 69% 36 360   9   6.0       6 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         FCH 83.3  65.6  74.5         92   26  58    5   3  0  0 0     37       20             8 2 0 0  5     2400 LWX
         FRV                                                                                                  2400 LWX
         GAV 84.77 65.80 75.28  +3.0  93   20  57    1   6  0  0 0 73% 29 225  20             4 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         HAM 85    68    75           92   20  59    7   2  0  0 0 50% 46 270  18   7.0  180 5 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         HDV 81.8  62.5  72.2   -0.8  91   26  47    1   3  0  0 0 74%                         7 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         LDY 82.6  65.3  73.9   -0.1  92   20  54    1   4  0  0 0 65%                         8 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         LYH 83.0  61.6  72.3   +1.3  90 20,26 53    1   3  0  0 0     62 150  12   3.4       3 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         NEW 80.73 60.16 70.44  -3    89 2,26  45    1   0  0  0 0 64% 26 180  20  15.3  180          6     1700 LWX
         NPN 83.3  66.9  75.6   +1.6  95.6 20  57.2  7  10  0  0 0     31 248  21   2.8  090 6 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 84.6  67.3  76.0   +1.6  94   20  60    7   5  0  0 0                             5 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 83.1  68.0  75.6   +1.1  93 2,20  60    7   5  0  0 0 73% 32 220  20   7.2       8 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 84.45 69.55 77.0   +2.5  94 2,20  63.1  7   6  0  0 0 78% 27 025  21   2.0  202                2400 AKQ
         POR 85.7  67.4  76.5   +1.0  95    2  60    7  10  0  0 0 81% 31 248  20   3.3  024 7 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         CTR 83.3  63.6  72.9   -0.6  99.7  1  54.2  7   3  0  0 0 80% 12 135   9   0.2  170 3 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
                                                                       12 025  20   0.1  188 4 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         MEC 85.18 65.0  75.12        94    2  56    1   3  0  0 0                             5 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 85.0  66.0  75.5   +2.0  95   20  57    7   7  0  0 0 69% 41 010  21   6.6       8 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         ROA 83.8  64.4  74.1   +2.2  91 2,26  53    1   3  0  0 0 66% 38 290   3   5.6       5 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         WAL 79.3  65.1  72.2   +0.8  88 2,26  58    1   0  0  0 0     35 340  21   7.9       2 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         WOO 76.9  62.7  69.8   -0.70 86    3  48    1   0  0  0 0                             7 0 0 0 12     2400 LWX
         WSH 82.6  61.0  71.8   +0.23 92.8  2  47    1   3  0  0 0 73% 19 203  21   0.8  360 5 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 82.7  60.7  71.7  +2.5  89    20 51     1  0  0  0 0 73% 39 350 18    4.9      8 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
         MRH 83.2  71.0  77.1        90    21 66    23  1  0  0 0     37 320 26    8.3      7 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 87.3  66.3  76.8  +0.3  95    27 62  2,20  7  0  0 0 69% 39 240 11    4.8      7 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         ECG 85.9  67.9  76.9  +1.2  94    20 62    10  7  0  0 0 69% 41 300 26    7.6     12 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         FAY 90.9  69.7  80.3       100    20 63     2 23  0  0 0 65% 39 310 21    6.3      4 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         GSO 85.4  66.5  75.9  +2.3  93    20 59     7  5  0  0 0 67% 32 260 10    6.5      8 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         HSE 82.5  70.0  76.2  +1.4  89 21,29 62    24  0  0  0 0 78% 35 210  5    7.4      0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 85.7  65.5  75.6  +1.8  93 20,27 56     1  5  0  0 0     29 210 25    3.3      5 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         LBT 90.4  68.4  79.4  +3.8  98    20 63     2 19  0  0 0 71% 51 020 26    5.2      6 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         EWN 86.3  67.8  77.0  +0.5  94    20 64 10,23  9  0  0 0 76% 38 210 26    5.2      9 0 0 0  6     2400 MHX
         RDU 89.1  67.6  78.3  +3.6  97    26 62     7 18  0  0 0 65% 29 040  9    5.5      4 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
                                                                      29 250 30                                                 
         RAL 86.5  65.2  75.9  +1.2  94    26 57   6,7  7  0  0 0     22      20             1 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ROX 85.1  64.6  75.1  +0.9  92     2 56     7  5  0  0 0 71% 39 320  3        180 4 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         ILM 87.2  70.2  78.7  +1.7  95    20 66  3,10 10  0  0 0 72% 40 030  9    6.5      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 89.0  68.0  78.5  +2.1  96    27 61  1,20 19  0  0 0     49 290 11   4.1       5 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         CAE 91.5  70.3  80.9  +2.4 100    27 65    30 24  0  0 0 66% 44 270 11   4.8       7 0 0 0  1     2400 CAE
         CRE 86.6  71.6  79.1  +2.5  96    20 68 10,24 10  0  0 0 75% 47 330 14   6.9      11 0 0 0  4     2400 ILM
         CHS 90.2  71.5  80.9  +2.7  98    27 67  3,16 20  0  0 0     47 310 16   6.3      15 0 0 0  0     2400 CHS
         FLO 89.0  69.2  79.1  +1.5  96    27 63     2 17  0  0 0 72% 39 260 10   5.1      12 0 0 0  6     2400 ILM
                                                                      39 280 11
         GSP 88.3  67.8  78.1  +3.4  96    20 61    30 14  0  0 0 66% 76 290 11   4.0      15 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         OGB 90.9  69.6  80.2       100    27 64     3 23  0  0 0     37 050 24   3.9      11 0 0 0  6     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 84.1  61.2  72.6  +1.9   90    27 50    1  1  0  0 0     55 340 18   3.2         9 0 0  0  9  2400 MRX
         DAV              62   -1     77    39  1    5  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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB  4.06  +0.13 0.95  4 0.95     4 11 0 26.72  0.0  0   0 0  0.0 19.1                             2400
         BRI  3.75  +0.59 1.21 10 1.26  9-10 12 1 18.12  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  9.5  30.14  17 29.61  30        0510/1600
         CEN  4.71  +1.32 1.10  2 1.10     2 13 1 25.01  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  8.7  30.17 16, 29.52  29 29.85  2400
                                                                                        17               
         CHT  7.12  +3.05 2.41  3 2.41     3 13 2 27.33  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  7.1  30.179 17 29.512 29 29.85  2400
         CHO  4.15        1.34 17 1.35 16-17 11 1 18.52                                    29.49  30        2400
         DAN  4.83  +1.33 2.04  4 3.24   4-5 12 2 22.19  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  4.5  30.13   1 29.56  30        2400
         DCA  5.86  +2.73 1.50  3 1.58   3-4 11 2 23.13  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  7.5            29.49  30        2400
         IAD  6.69  +2.62 2.69  3 2.76   3-4 10 2 26.24  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  6.6            29.49  30        2400
         FCH  6.87        2.00  4 3.25   3-4 11 3 25.31  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  9.5                             2400
         FRV                                                                6.1                             2400
         GAV  5.22  +1.74 2.13  3 2.26   3-4 12 2 19.81  0.0  0   0 0  0.0 11.6  30.18  16 29.55  29 29.86  2400
         HAM  2.24        0.84  5            18 0 16.04  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  0.0  30.18     29.55     29.86  2400
         HDV  5.77  +0.57 1.20  3            13 2 25.64  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  8.5  30.13 16, 29.46  29        2400
                                                                                        17                
         LDY  4.98  +1.79 1.18  5 1.52   4-5 12 1 15.76  0.0  0   0 0  0.3 10.4  30.18  17 29.53  29 29.87  2400
         LYH  3.71  -0.08 1.07  5 1.96   4-5  9 1 21.22  0.0  0   0 0  0.0 11.2  30.18   1 29.58  30        2400
         NEW  3.75  +0.30 1.46  4                                           9.8                             1700
         NPN  4.88  +1.44 2.32  5 2.93   4-5  8 1 23.25  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  2.0  30.18  16 29.53  20        2400
         NOR  7.18  +2.87 2.91  5             8 2 24.52  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  0.5                             2400
         ORF  5.81  +2.04 2.60  5 2.88   4-5  9 2 20.81  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  0.5  30.17  16 29.54  29        2400
         FHC  8.68  +4.91 2.72  5 3.56   4-5 10 3 23.30  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  0.5  30.152 16 29.528 29        2400
         POR  8.25  +4.20 3.17  5 3.93   4-5 13 4 24.90  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  0.7  30.16  16 29.54  29 29.839 2400
         CTR  4.89  +1.85 1.30  5 1.68   4-5 13 0 20.55  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  8.5  30.15  16 29.53  29 29.839 2400
         MEC  5.05        1.35  5 2.32   4-5 11 2 17.92  0.0  0   0 0  0.0 10.6  29.94  16 29.35  30 29.65  0700
         RIC  4.32  +1.78 1.71  3 1.73   3-4 10 2 15.59  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  6.6  30.19  16 29.56  30        2400
         ROA  4.54  +0.86 1.08  4 1.76   4-5 10 2 22.02  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  4.0            29.59  30        2400
         WAL  2.82  -0.34 1.78  5 1.80   4-5 10 1 11.05  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  7.9  30.22  16 29.52  21        2400
         WOO  4.59  +0.84         0.89   3-4 14 0 19.71  0.0  0   0 0  0.0  9.6  30.35  17 29.86  30        0800
         WSH  6.47  +0.96 2.02 17 2.02    17 18 2 23.80  0.0  0   0 0  0.0 10.2  30.24  17 29.62  30        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  6.41  +2.03 1.22  8 1.45 16-17 15 3 27.47   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  4.7  30.13   2 29.64  30         2400
         MRH  3.73        1.55 14 1.56 14-15 12 1 18.08   0.0   0 0 0  0.0    T  30.14   2 29.58  29         2400
         CLT  4.74  +1.32 2.45  5 2.45     5  7 2 24.45   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  4.0  30.13  16 29.59  29         2400
         ECG  4.17  +0.44 0.63  5 1.53 18-19 12 0 16.82   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  0.8  30.25  16 29.52  20         2400
         FAY  1.64        0.78  9 0.79  9-10 10 0 14.33                                    29.58  29         2400
         GSO  5.67  +2.14 1.44 5, 2.38   4-5  8 3 21.03   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  6.9            29.58  29         2400
                               16          
         HSE  1.44  -2.38 0.50 23 0.56 22-23 12 0 18.04   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  2.3  30.12  17 29.58  29         2400
         HKY  4.28  -0.46 1.46  5 1.51   4-5  8 1 23.11   0.0   0 0 0  0.0   T             29.57             2400
         LBT  1.35  -3.21 0.46  9 0.46     9 10 0 12.31                          30.11   2 29.55  29         2400
         EWN  3.27  -1.53 0.93 12 1.07 12-13 13 0 21.30   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  1.5  30.13   2 29.57  29         2400
         RDU  2.34  -1.08 0.82  9 0.89   4-5  9 0 19.17   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  6.7            29.58  29         1900
         RAL  3.71  +0.29         1.39  9-10 10 2 21.59   0.0   0 0 0  0.0 10.1  30.10  16 29.69  20         2400
         ROX  7.92  +4.15 1.81  5 1.81     5 10 3 27.13   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  8.3  30.16   1 29.62  29,  29.90 2200
                                                                                                  30    
         ILM  3.80  -1.56 1.70 26 1.70    26 10 1 18.52   0.0   0 0 0  0.0  1.0  30.14   2 29.57  29         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  3.83  +0.43 1.29 17  1.83 17-18  8 2 27.30  0.0  0 0 0   0.0    T  30.13   2 29.64  30         2400
         CAE  3.61  -1.38 1.77 10  2.29 10-11 10 1 19.80  0.0  0 0 0   0.0    T  30.11   2 29.56  29         2400
         CRE  4.39  +0.73 0.96 14  1.06 11-12 16 0 16.37                         30.14   2 29.58  29         2400
         CHS  5.04  -0.88 0.97 16  0.97    16 12 0 26.83  0.0  0 0 0   0.0    T  29.92  25 29.57  29         2400
         FLO  4.64  +0.37 1.77 15  2.71 15-16 11 1 17.83                         30.12   2 29.56  29         2400
         GSP  3.29  -0.63 0.88  5  1.42   4-5 11 0 25.70  0.0  0 0 0   0.0  4.4  30.09  17 29.58  29         2400
         OGB  3.16        1.42  5  1.43   5-6 12 1 22.53                         30.13   2 29.57  29         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  3.57  -0.32 .84 16- 1.36 16-17 13 0 19.72  0.0   0  0  0   0.0   8.3 30.06 16 29.63  30        2400
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         DAV  5.00   0.0  1.68  5            12 1 35.80  0.0   0  0  0   0.0 189.0                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Arlington - From NWS WBC come these notes: " AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE 2009 WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. MAX TEMPERATURES REACHED 90F ONLY TWICE...THE FEWEST OCCURRENCES OF 90F DAYS IN JUNE SINCE 1992. LOOKING BACK TO MAY...DCA HAD NO 90F DAYS. WHEN COMBINED...THIS MARKS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF DAYS OF 90F DURING THE MAY-JUNE PERIOD SINCE 1985. RAINFALL THIS JUNE WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. IT IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW AT DCA WHEN THE APRIL-MAY-JUNE PERIOD HAD ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. THE THREE-MONTH APR-JUN RAIN TOTAL OF 18.13 INCHES IS THE EIGHTH HIGHEST APR-JUN TOTAL RECORDED SINCE CLIMATE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871. " [ - + ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was 1.9 degrees above normal while the precipitation was .59 inches below normal. The total precipitation for the year is now 18.12 inches which is slightly above normal. The first part of the month was wet while the last part was dry. Need more rain! " - [ + - ] - notes from Clayton

    Centreville - " Another wet one for the Centreville folks and much of our surrounding area as well. April, May and June have produced welcome amounts of rainfall after a six-month dry spell beginning last October. These past three months are reminiscent of a similar period in 2008 when Mother Nature pulled off another drought-buster. Our rainfall for June amounted to 4.71" giving us a surplus of 1.32" over the 3.39" normal. Temperatures were fairly well behaved with the overall monthly average just 1 above the 70.3 June normal. A monthly maximum of 88 occurred on the 26th which was a far cry form the highest since 1964 of 100 and the high average of 79.6 managed to enter the log books below the 82.4 mark by 2.8; still a bit chilly for those of the Centreville fun club. Fifty- five degrees was our recorded low temperature that happened on June 4th. Nowhere close to the record low of 36 set in 1977. At 63.0, the June average low temperature worked out to be 4.9 over the 58.1 normal average low. Compare this to the 2009 annual average low temperature deviation of +3.9 and we came in 20% warmer in June for our nighttime temperatures. Seventy-nine percent of our final accumulation happened during the first two weeks of June with 13 days reporting some precipitation. A great boost to the 4.71" total monthly accumulation was measured on the 2nd when a drenching 1.10" was collected representing 28% of the final tally. However, the last ten days were relatively dry with only a quarter of an inch being added to the bucket. Overall, for June we finished 1.32" to the good or 139% over our normal 3.39", and for the year we stand at 3.46" on the plus side with hopes for happy sailing ahead. " - [ + + ] - additional notes from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ sends these notes: June continued very wet. The total precipitation for the month was 7.12", which was 3.05" above normal. This has been the second highest April-June rainfall total on record and last year was our third wettest. Rainfall of 1.45" on the 10th broke the previous daily record. The average temperature was 0.2 above normal. No temperature extremes were observed at my station, for June. It was unusual that we did not break the 90mark all month. Thunderstorms rumbled through on the 1st, 9th, 10th, 13th, 18 & 20th. Dense fog was observed on the 3rd. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the Southeast " - [ + + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX) come these notes: " AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE THIS JUNE 2009 WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE ONLY 2 DAYS OF 90F OR BETTER AT IAD...BELOW THE NORMAL OF FIVE DAYS. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91F ON JUNE 2ND TIED THE DAILY RECORD HIGH THAT WAS SET BACK IN 2000. RAINFALL THIS JUNE 2009 WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL THIS YEAR. IT IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW AT IAD WHEN THE APRIL-MAY-JUNE PERIOD HAS MEASURED THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. THE TOTAL RAINFALL OF 21.07 INCHES RECORDED DURING APRIL-JUNE 2009 IS THE SECOND HIGHEST 3-MONTH APRIL-JUNE RAINFALL RECORDED...SECOND ONLY TO THE 27.35 INCHES MEASURED IN APR-MAY-JUN 1972. INTERESTINGLY THE THIRD HIGHEST TOTAL APRIL-JUNE RAINFALL WAS SET LAST YEAR. THE 1.16 INCHES OF RAIN MEASURED ON THE 10TH BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 0.83 INCHES SET IN 1963. " - [ + + ]

    Falls Church - Erica notes: " This month saw both above average temperature and rainfall. A few days of gusty winds with my peak gust on the 20th of 37 mph. Severe storms on 2 days this month brought pea-sized hail. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - Lowell Koontz reports the following: " June was warmer and wetter than average as the monthly mean temperature was 75.3F, a +3.0F departure, and was above average in precipitation (when compared to Ashland, Virginia records). The 5.22 inches of precipitation for June was a + 1.74 inch departure when compared to the Ashland, VA average. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day was 2.13 inches on the 3rd and thunder was heard on four days during June. Measurable precipitation occurred on twelve days. The main news for June was the very severe thunderstorm of June 3rd. Time the rain started was at 1825 hours and the max wind gust was 28 mph at 1839 hours. The total precipitation was 2.13 inches observation from an 8 inch Weather Service gauge. The 4-inch plastic gauge read only 1.98 inches. (Hail bounced out of this gauge) Maximum one-hour rainfall was 2.13 inches between 1835-1930 hours and maximum five-minute intensity was 0.48 inches. Most of the hail was dime to penny size and the largest near nickel size and fell in a two to three minute period around 1850 +/- 5 minutes. Pictures of storm damage on (18-21) at http://www.glenallenweather.com/localphotos/18.htm. 1. Tree limbs fell on a car in Sugar Court, Glen Allen, Virginia. (See picture 18) 2. A nearby lightning strike damaged the transmitter on my wireless Davis Vantage Pro 2 between 1925 and 1930 hours and solar sensor and also hail damage to plants in family garden. 3. A picture of the hail of June 3rd that was dime to penny size and the largest was nickel size and fell in about two to three minute period around 1850 +/- 5 minutes. The smaller hail fell first was flattened like platelets but the latter hail was rounded and fell later and wasn't nearly as numerous as the platelets. (See picture 19) 4. Another neighbor reported that a lightning strike was observed to have split into two and hit two trees and the trees fell on a fence damaging it. 5. Lightning blew this hole in the neighbor's backyard. The energy of this lightning bolt followed his irrigation system to the control box and melted the control box to the wall. The key to the right is shown to give one an idea of the size of the hole. They were fortunate that the energy did not cause a fire but caused a total of more than $6000.00 damage (see 20 & 21). 6. The neighbor next door to the backyard lightning strike had her TV damaged. The maximum temperature for June was 93F on the 20th and the lowest minimum was 57F recorded on the 1st. The highest barometer recorded for the month was only 30.18 inches on the 16th and the lowest reading for June was 29.55 inches on the 29th. The 30.18 inch reading was a very low maximum pressure for the month and was the lowest maximum since 2001 when it was 30.13 and the next lowest was 30.10 in 1977 when compared to my old station in Annandale, VA. " - [ + + ] 

    Herndon - From Randy come these additional June notes: " June was about normal for temperature but, was again wetter than normal. The temperatures ranged between a high of 91 and a low of 47. The average high was slightly below normal and the average low slightly above normal yielding the average temperature for the month only 0.8 degrees below normal. After six consecutive months of below normal precipitation ending last year and beginning this year, we have now had three consecutive months of above normal rain. It rained on 15 of the 30 days in the month and the rainfall was scattered throughout the month. The heaviest rain fell in thunderstorms on the 3rd through the 5th of the month with 2.59 inches falling. We ended up with 5.77" for the month which was a little more than 0.5" above normal. The rainfall for the year is now 2.20" above normal for the year. " - [ - + ]

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " June finished with slightly below normal temperatures, featuring the fewest number of 90+ degree days for June since 2004. Thanks to lots of heavy thunderstorms, precipitation was above normal for the first time since September. " - [ - + ]

    Portsmouth - " June was a warmer and wetter month relative to normal for the period from 1977 to 2008. In fact, JUNE WAS THE 2ND WETTEST JUNE IN THE DATABASE TO 1977. 10.14" fell in June 2006. The driest June occurred in 1980 with 0.94". The 8.25" of rain in June produced a month that was 4.20" IN EXCESS (ABOVE) of normal rainfall (204% of normal). The month's average temp was 1.0 ABOVE normal Cold frontal passages occurred on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 29th, an unusually high number of passages for the month of June. Station Records: 3rd - TEMPERATURE TIED 93 [previous 1998]; 5th - RAINFALL 3.17" [previous 2.79" 1985]; 5th - WIND GUST Maximum 29mph [previous 28mph 2007]; 20th - TEMPERATURE TIED 94 [previous 1993]; 20th - WIND GUST 31 mph [previous 24mph 2004]; Through the 30th, rainfall for the year totaled 24.90" which is 111% of normal through the end of June, or 2.53" ABOVE normal. " - [ + + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: - " - A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRP0RT NC ON JUNE 20TH. THE OLD RECORD OF 71 WAS SET IN 1977/1964/1949. - A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES WAS TIED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRP0RT NC ON JUNE 21ST. THE OLD RECORD WAS SET IN 1990. The June 2009 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2009.doc [when available]. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - Bob adds these notes: " Weather during June was close to normal with the average daily high 1.2 degrees above normal while precipitation was 0.29" above normal. No severe weather was observed at this location, though the area was under a couple severe thunderstorm watches. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON JUNE 20TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 73 SET IN 1964/49. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES WAS TIED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON JUNE 21ST. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS SET IN 1990. The June 2009 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Jun.2009.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    Nearby Cities:

    Tri-Cities, TN - from NWS Morristown: " The monthly-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities was 72.6 degrees, which was 1.9 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 22nd warmest June on record at Tri-Cities. The warmest June at Tri-Cities was back in 1952, when the monthly-averaged temperature was 77.9 degrees. Tri-Cities received 3.57 inches of rain in June, which was 0.32 inches below normal. It ranked in the middle one-third of observations taken in June at Tri-Cities. Measurable rain occurred on thirteen days, but only five of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch. The heaviest rain fell on the 16th and again the next day, when 0.84 inch was reported each day. The driest June of the 72 years of observations taken at Tri-Cities was back in 1986, when 0.75 inches of rain was recorded. " - [ + - ]

    Davis, WV - from Dave Lesher's website: " June finished with an average temperature that was BELOW NORMAL but with NORMAL rainfall. No snow for the month was NORMAL. Year-to-date rainfall of 35.8" was 7.1" ABOVE normal. The seasonal snowfall of 189" was 46" ABOVE normal. " - [ - +/- ]



    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
      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
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net 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