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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


JUNE 2010

...EXTREME, RECORD BREAKING HEAT COVERS THE 3-STATE AREA;
AT MANY STATIONS, WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...
...EXCEPT FOR SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
RAINFALL BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF AREA...
 
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  • REMINDER All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.

  • ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - JUNE 2010
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    103°
    Mechanicsville
    50°
    Blacksburg
    81.7°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    72.0°
    Blacksburg
    5.81"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    0.72"
    Ladysmith
    North Carolina
    103°
    Fayetteville
    54°
    Asheville
    82.8°
    Fayetteville
    74.3°
    Asheville
    8.87"
    New Bern
    1.62"
    Greensboro
    South Carolina
    101
    Columbia
    61°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    83.7°
    Columbia
    80.8°
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    9.26"
    Florence
    1.60"
    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 S   CWA
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB 83.6  60.5  72.0   +5.2  90   27  50    8   1  0  0 0 79% 24 300  12   3.2       9 0 0 0  4 2400 AKQ
         BRI 87.6  640.  75.8   +6.5  96   27  52    8  10  0  0 0 59%                         0 0 0 0  0 0510/1600 LWX
         CEN 85.5  66.9  76.2   +5.9  95 24,27 54    8   6  0  0 0 67% 39 280  28   1.4  320 4 1 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         CHT 86.5  54.4  76.7   +5.1  97   27  54.4  8   8  0  0 0 73% 14 1601,19   0.3       4 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         CHO 89.2  66.0  77.6         98 24,27 53    8  18  0  0 0     35 300   3   3.4       2 0 0 0  1 2400 LWX
         DAN 90.7  67.6  79.1   +4.7  98   27  57    8  20  0  0 0 70% 41 290  13   4.3       8 0 0 0  2 2400 RNK
         DCA 89.8  71.3  80.6   +6.1 100   24  60    8  18  0  0 0 58% 55 260  22   8.3       6 0 0 0  2 2400 LWX
         IAD 87.4  66.1  76.8   +5.8  97 24,27 50    8  12  0  0 0 67% 44 280  14   6.2       4 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         GAV 90.80 69.37 80.08       100   27  60  7,9  20  0  0 0 66% 32 230 12,28           6 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         HAM 88    71    79     +4.4 102   24  59    8  14  0  0 0 50% 40 270  28   8.0  270 6 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         HDV 87.1  66.1  76.6   +3.5  96 24,27 51    8  13  0  0 0 69%                         4 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         LDY 90.2  69.5  78.8   +4.8  99   28  59    8  18  0  0 0 53%                         5 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         LYH 87.8  64.7  76.3   +5.3  95 27,28 54    8   9  0  0 0 71% 41 260  12   3.7       7 0 0 0  5 2400 RNK
         NPN 92.5  71.1  81.3   +5.7 101.5 24  57.7  9  20  0  0 0     32 290  12   3.4  225 4 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         NOR 88.6  70.8  79.7   +5.1  99   24  59    9  15  0  0 0                             5 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         ORF 88.5  72.1  80.3   +5.8  99   24  60    9  13  0  0 0 71% 41 220  16   8.0       9 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         FHC 89.67 73.77 81.7   +7.2 100.2 24  66.8  9  16  0  0 0 76% 30 050  23   3.1  180            2400 AKQ
         POR 90.4  71.2  80.8   +5.1  99 24,27 60    9  19  0  0 0 79% 34 250   6   3.2  170 7 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         CTR 90.0  67.1  77.8   +5.3 100.2  27 55.4  8  18  0  0 0 76% 13 270  13   0.1  240 2 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         MEC 92.29 69.14 80.92       103    24 57    9  17  0  0 0                             4 0 0 0  0 1700 AKQ
         RIC 92.2  70.0  81.1   +7.6 102 27,28 60    9  19  0  0 0 62% 44 250  12   7.0       6 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         ROA 88.7  67.6  78.1   +6.2  97   27  56    8  13  0  0 0 64% 47 320  19   6.0       6 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         WAL 86.6  69.3  77.9   +6.5  99   24  58    8  11  0  0 0     31 260   6   8.1       0 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         WOO 83.6  65.8  74.7   +4.0  94   28  54    8   4  0  0 0                             9 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         WSH 84.3  65.1  74.7   +3.1  95.7 24  52.5  8   5  0  0 0 79% 18 023   6   0.2  023 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 S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 85.4  63.2  74.3  +5.1  91 24,28 54     8  6  0  0 0 74% 35 340  9    3.8      6 0 0 0  6 2400 GSP
                                                                      35 330 13
         MRH 87.1  75.4  81.2        94    17 64     8  0  0  0 0     36 220 10   10.4      0 0 0 0  2 2400 MHX
         CLT 91.1  69.4  80.3  +3.8  98 24,28 59     8 20  0  0 0 69% 40 250 13    4.9      9 0 0 0  0 2400 GSP
         ECG 89.1  71.6  80.3  +4.6  99    24 58     9 16  0  0 0 74% 35 340  6    8.2      6 0 0 0  4 2400 AKQ
                                                                      35 200 29
         FAY 93.1  72.5  82.8       103     7 59     3 24  0  0 0 68% 38 320  9    6.7     14 0 0 0  2 2400 RAH
         GSO 89.6  70.1  79.8  +6.2  96    27 61   7,8 17  0  0 0 65% 45 300 14    5.8      7 0 0 0  0 2400 RAH
         HSE 83.6  71.8  77.7  +2.9  89 16,17 59     0  0  0  0 0 82% 41 180  5    8.1      0 0 0 0  1 2400 MHX
         HKY 90.2  67.8  79.0  +5.2  98    23 58    18  0  0  0 0     48 320 23    3.6     13 0 0 0  4 2400 GSP
         LBT 92.7  72.7  82.7  +7.1 100 23,24 62     8 21  0  0 0   % 44 020 26    5.4     14 0 0 0  1 2400 ILM
         MON 92.1  68.4  80.2  +5.5  99.7  27 57.6   8 19  0  0 0 79% 17 270  6    0.9 270 8 0 0 0  0 2400 RAH
         EWN 91.3  71.6  81.4  +4.9  97    24 63     8 21  0  0 0 73% 56 270 29    6.0     12 0 0 0  2 2400 MHX
         RDU 92.0  71.0  81.5  +6.8 101    27 64   7,8 22  0  0 0 66% 31 240 13    5.6     10 0 0 0  1 2400 RAH
         RAL 90.8  68.8  79.8  +5.1  97    22 59     8 22  0  0 0     29      26             4 0 0 0  0 2400 RAH
         ROX 89.9  68.5  79.3  +6.5  98    27 58     8 20  0  0 0 70% 34 270 13        270 5 0 0 0  0 2200 RAH
         ILM 90.8  73.6  82.2  +5.2  98    24 64     8 20  0  0 0   % 37 010 13    6.8     10 0 0 0  0 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 S    CWA
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 91.5  70.2  80.8  +4.4  97 23,24 63     8  19 0  0 0     45 300  2   4.6      14 0 0 0  2 2400 GSP
                                                                      45 070 15
         CAE 94.6  72.8  83.7  +5.2 101    15 63     8 25  0  0 0 66% 49 030 23   5.0      15 1 0 0  0 2400 CAE
         CRE 89.5  75.1  82.3  +2.8  97     8 63   3,4 16  0  0 0   % 37 120 29   8.4      11 0 0 0  2 2400 ILM
         CHS 92.3  74.4  83.4  +5.2  99    14 67     8 25  0  0 0     59 080 20   6.3      16 0 0 0  1 2400 CHS
         FLO 92.1  72.0  82.0  +4.4  98 13,24 62     8 22  0  0 0   % 37 350 14   5.5      11 0 0 0  3 2400 ILM
                                                                      37 280 27
         GSP 91.4  70.1  80.8  +6.1  97    23 61     8 21  0  0 0 69% 32 270 16   4.8      16 0 0 0  1 2400 GSP
         OGB 93.8  71.8  82.8       100 13,14 64     8 26  0  0 0     38 250 15   4.5      18 0 0 0  4 2400 CAE
                                                                      38 310 29
    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   S    CWA
         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI 87.3  64.0  75.7  +5.0   93 27,28 54  7,8 13  0  0 0     52 360 21   3.6       9 0 0 0  7   2400 MRX
         DAV              66   +3     82    28 60    8  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  1.19  -2.61 0.41 12 0.41    12 11 0 18.08                0.0                                  2400
         BRI  1.06  -2.1  0.4  22             7 0 13.75                0.0       30.11  18 29.69   6        0510/1600
         CEN  2.66  -1.13 0.77 28 0.77    28  7 0 18.09                0.0       30.19   8 29.57   6 29.880 2400
         CHT  1.92  -2.15 1.01 28 1.08 27-28  8 1 18.67                0.0       30.163  8 29.501  6 29.918 2400
         CHO  1.54        0.70  3 0.71   3-4  9 0 17.91                0.0                 29.50   6        2400
         DAN  2.20  -1.30 0.86 12 1.13 12-13  8 0 20.25                0.0       30.15   8 29.59   6        2400
         DCA  1.87  -1.26 0.79 28 0.79    28 10 0 13.60                0.0                 29.50   6        2400
         IAD  1.29  -2.78 0.70 28 0.76 27-28  7 0 18.03                0.0                 29.50   6        2400
         GAV  1.11        0.47  3 0.51   3-4  8 0 19.41                0.0       30.14  8, 29.53   6 29.93  2400
                                                                                9,11,12,30
         HAM  1.30  -2.32 0.89 14             7 0                      0.0       30.17   9 29.55   6 29.95  2400
         HDV  1.66  -3.33 1.04 28             9 1 17.58                0.0       30.12  8, 29.45   6        2400
                                                                                        30      
         LDY  0.72  -2.47 0.34 14 0.34    14  5 0 14.33                0.0       30.18   8 29.53   6 29.94  2400
         LYH  3.13  -0.66 1.85 16 1.85    16  6 1 25.71                0.0       30.17   8 29.60   6        2400
         NPN  1.65  +2.53 0.67 13 0.68 13-14  7 0 23.22                0.0       30.16  12 29.53   6        2400
         NOR  5.81  +1.46 1.84  2 1.84     2 11 2 25.71                0.0                                  2400
         ORF  3.76  -0.01 1.64 20 1.64 19-20 12 1 23.39                0.0       30.17  12 29.53   6        2400
         FHC  4.28  +0.51 1.29 16 1.29    16  9 1 23.47                0.0       30.16  12 29.544  6 29.939 2400
         POR  4.28  +0.22 1.29 16 1.29    16  9 1 26.31                0.0       30.15  12 29.54   6 29.927 2400
         CTR  2.90  -0.12 1.12  3 1.13   3-4 11 1 20.50                0.0       30.14   9 29.52   6 29.915 2400
         MEC  1.48        0.46  2 0.63   1-2  8 0 20.32                0.0       29.91  8, 29.50  28 29.75  2400
                                                                                      11,30
         RIC  0.82  -2.72 0.43 28 0.43    28  6 0 17.62                0.0       30.17  30 29.54   6        2400
         ROA  1.28  -2.40 0.67 19 0.67    19  8 0 18.62                0.0       30.18  23 29.62   6        2400
         WAL  1.63  -1.53 0.52 13 0.52    13  9 0 17.89                0.0       30.18  11 29.50   6        2400
         WOO  1.44  -2.21         0.32   4-5 13 0 15.98                0.0       30.43  22 29.96   6        0800
         WSH  2.05  -3.31 0.63  4 0.64   4-5 13 0 20.56                0.0       30.28  30 29.55   6        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  1.75  -2.63 0.60 15 0.60    15 11 0 23.41                 0.0       30.16  12 29.67   6         2400
         MRH  1.93        1.34 28 1.34    28  6 1 20.21                 0.0       30.18  12 29.67   6         2400
         CLT  2.89  -0.53 1.69  1 1.69     1  7 1 20.67                 0.0       30.16  12 29.67   6         2400
         ECG  2.92  -0.81 1.34  6 1.36   6-7  7 0 16.56                 0.0       30.17  30 29.54   6         2400
         FAY  3.34  -1.70 1.74 10 1.77  9-10 11 1 21.92                 0.0                 29.81   9         2400
         GSO  1.62  -1.91 0.60 13 0.60    13  7 0 19.74                 0.0                 29.75  28         2400
         HSE  2.24  -1.58 1.50 30 1.50    30 10 1 22.24                 0.0       30.19  12 29.65   6         2400
         HKY  1.90  -2.84 0.50 23 0.64 15-16 15 0 22.19                 0.0                 29.64   6         2400
         LBT  3.46  -1.10 1.02 16 1.02    16  7 1 16.00                 0.0       30.16  12 29.67   6         2400
         MON  3.70  -0.74 1.42  1 1.52   1,2  6 1 21.56                 0.0       30.156 12 29.625  6  29.956 2400
         EWN  8.87  +4.07 2.88 29 2.88    29 11 3 22.13                 0.0       30.18  12 29.64   6         2400
         RDU  2.11  -1.31 1.23 13 1.23    13  8 1 18.20                 0.0                 29.75  28         1900
         RAL  2.92  -0.50         1.15 25-26 10 1 21.72                 0.0       30.07   8 29.59   6         0730
         ROX  2.25  -1.52 1.18 13 1.18    13  6 1 20.28                 0.0       30.22  10 29.66   6  30.01  2200
                                                                                         11
         ILM  5.59  +0.23 2.37  2 2.38   2-3 12 1 22.28                 0.0       30.16  22 29.68   6         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  4.78  +1.38 1.93 29  3.84 29-30  8 2 23.70               0.0                 29.73   6         2400
         CAE  4.20  -0.79 1.20 29  1.20    29 12 1 15.64               0.0       30.16  23 29.73   6         2400
         CRE  1.85  -1.81 0.52 30  0.83   1-2  8 0 14.89               0.0       30.17  22 29.70   6         2400
         CHS  7.94  +2.01 1.93  1  2.89   1-2 12 4 27.76               0.0       30.19  23 29.76   6         2400
         FLO  9.26  +4.99 3.04  2  3.04     2 10 3 22.24               0.0       30.16  22 29.69   6         2400
         GSP  1.60  -2.32 0.55  1  0.55     1  8 0 21.65               0.0                 29.69   6         2400
         OGB  7.00        2.70 29  2.70    29 10 3 20.80               0.0       30.19  16 29.73   6         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  2.96  -0.93 0.60 28 0.60    28 12 0 15.78                  0.0       30.21 22 29.73   6        2400
         DAV  4.0   -1.0  0.88  7            14 0 28.0                   0.0                                 0700    

    Virginia:

    Arlington - " HEAT WAS THE MAIN CLIMATE STORY FOR JUNE 2010 IN WASHINGTON. AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 80.6F...WHICH WAS THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST JUNE AVERAGE OF 79.4 DEGREES IN 1994. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WASHINGTON AVERAGED 80 DEGREES OR ABOVE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS JUNE WAS MORE THAN ONE DEGREE HIGHER THAN THE 1971-2000 NORMAL TEMPERATURE FOR JULY. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS JUNE OF 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER WERE RECORDED ON 18 DAYS...WHICH TIES WITH JUNE 1943 WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE. THE NORMAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE IS ABOUT 7. HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 95 OR MORE OCCURRED ON 7 DAYS...WHICH TIES FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF 95 OR BETTER DAYS THAT ALSO OCCURRED IN JUNE 1991. HIGH TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 90 DEGREES WERE RECORDED FROM THE 19TH-29TH...DURING WHICH THE HIGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 95.4 DEGREES. THIS 11-DAY STRETCH OF 90-DEGREE WEATHER DURING JUNE IS THE SECOND LONGEST STREAK OF 90 DEG DAYS...THE LONGEST STREAK BEING THE 14-DAY STRETCH OF 90 DEG DAYS THAT SPANNED JUNE 13-26 IN 1994. DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 100-DEGREES AND 99 DEGREES WERE BROKEN ON THE 24TH AND 27TH RESPECTIVELY. THE 100 DEGREE READING WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE AUGUST 8 IN 2007 THAT TEMPERATURES REACHED THE CENTURY MARK...AND THE FIRST TIME IN JUNE SINCE 25 JUNE 1997. THE TEMPERATURE HAS REACHED THE CENTURY MARK 16 TIMES DURING JUNE IN THE 139 YEARS OF TEMPERATURE RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1872. TWO DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET AND ANOTHER WAS TIED IN WASHINGTON. LOW TEMPERATURES OF 76 DEGREES ON THE 21ST AND 78 DEGREES ON THE 24TH BROKE THE RESPECTIVE DAILY RECORDS OF 75 DEGREES IN 1893 AND 77 DEGREES IN 1874. JUNE WAS ALSO DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE 1.87 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS THE SECOND DRIEST JUNE IN THE LAST 15 YEARS ...WITH ONLY THE 1.38 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN JUNE 2007 BEING DRIER. ALMOST HALF OF THE MONTH`S RAINFALL WAS RECORDED IN A THUNDERSTORM ON THE 28TH. " - [ + - ] - Notes from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - " This has been the hottest June by far in at least 49 years which is the extent of my record keeping. It is also the driest June since 1990. A strong thunderstorm occurred on 22nd with some very strong winds. A lot of trees were blown down. The fire and rescue people were kept busy. It is getting very dry. The grass is turning brown, and the gardens are drying up. I'm trying to water some of the small stuff in the garden, but water here is very expensive. At the present time, there is no rain in sight. Precipitation for the year is 3.69 inches below normal. " - [ + - ] - Comments from Clayton

    Centreville - Paul adds: " June 5th was an average day of averages; AV maxT-86 AV minT-67. On the 6th we managed our low barometric pressure for June at 29.57", and on the 8th - our monthly minimum temperature of 54 and high barometric pressure of 30.19". On the 28th there was 0.77" of rain recorded, and a wind gust of 39mph, both monthly maximums. On other days there was no significant weather. - [ + - ]

    Chantilly - Russ notes: " June temperatures averaged 5.1 above normal and precipitation was 2.15" below normal. It was another record month. Most notable was the mean temperature of 76.7, which was the highest ever recorded in June. A record high maximum temperature occurred on the 24th (96.8). A record high minimum temperature occurred on the 3rd (68.6), 24th (73.3), 28th (73.3 tie), and 29th (74). A thunderstorm occurred on the 3rd, 14th (0.55" rainfall), 27th and 28th (1.01" rainfall). When it did rain in June, it rained hard and for less than an hour, and that provided little relief to lawns and plants. We are now in a moderate drought. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the Southeast " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " HEAT WAS THE MAIN CLIMATE STORY IN JUNE 2010 AT DULLES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 76.8F...WHICH WAS THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST JUNE RECORD OF 76.1 DEGREES SET IN JUNE 1994. THERE WERE 12 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER. THIS WAS THE FOURTH JUNE ON RECORD OF AT LEAST 12 DAYS OF 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER AND THE FIRST SINCE 1994 WHEN THERE WERE FOURTEEN SUCH DAYS. THE JUNE 2010 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS CLOSE TO WHAT IS MORE TYPICAL OF JULY. EVERY MONTH SINCE MARCH 2010 HAS RANKED IN THE TOP-THREE WARMEST OF ALL-TIME AT DULLES WITH MARCH AND JUNE BOTH BEING THE WARMEST ON RECORD. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES ON THE 24TH BROKE THE OLD DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES SET IN 1966 WHILE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 3RD TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1980. A TOTAL OF SIX DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE EITHER BROKEN OR TIED...THREE NEW RECORDS WERE SET ON THE 3RD, 24TH AND 29TH WHILE THREE WERE TIED ON THE 1ST...20TH AND 28TH. JUNE WAS ALSO DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH DULLES ONLY RECEIVING LESS THAN A THIRD OF THE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH. THE 1.29 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS FOURTH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD AND THE DRIEST JUNE SINCE 1988 WHEN ONLY 0.52 INCHES OF RAINFALL WAS MEASURED DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH. ABOUT HALF OF THE MONTH`S RAINFALL WAS RECORDED WITH A THUNDERSTORM ON THE 28TH. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - Lowell Koontz reports: " Heat and drought the star players !! June was hotter than average and 4.8F warmer than June last year as the monthly mean temperature was 80.1F, a +7.8F departure, and was much below average in precipitation (when compared to Ashland, Virginia records). The average maximum temperature for the month was 90.8F, which is extremely rare for June. The 1.11 inches of precipitation for June was a -2.37 inch departure when compared to the Ashland, VA average. The last 14 days of June had temperatures of 90F or hotter except for one day and this period had only 0.04 inches rain. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day was only 0.49 inches on the 3rd and thunder was heard on six days during June but many of the storms missed our area. The maximum temperature for June was 100F on the 27th and 28th and there were 20 days that the maximum temperature was 90F or above. The highest minimum temperature recorded here for the month was 76F on June 28th. There were also 18 days that the minimum temperature was 70F or higher. The Richmond International Airport reported the mean temperature for June was 81F, which was a new 113-year record, the hottest June on record. This breaks the old record of 79.2F set in 1943 and was and +8.7F departure from average. It was also interesting that the Richmond International Airport had three days with a 102F reading. Only three days in the last 113 years has the Airport had a higher temperature in June and previous to this year it had never had more than one 102F reading. The 102F maximum temperature record at Richmond International Airport was also the highest temperature recorded there since August 8, 2007 when they recorded a maximum temperature of 104F. The lowest dew point temperature for June was 38.1F on the 8th at 1106 and the highest dew point was 76.9F on the 13th at 1518. The average daily temperature range was 21.4F almost +2.5F more than last June due to the arid conditions and because of many days with clear skies. Also the lowest daily temperature range for June was 13F. The Spring Season at the Richmond International Airport was the warmest spring in their 113 years of records. Let's hope this isn't the hottest summer on record! There were 20 days that the maximum temperature was 90F or above. There were also 18 days that the minimum temperature was 70F or higher. The average maximum temperature for the month was 90.8F, which is extremely rare for June. It was also the hottest spring in the last 113-years at the Richmond International Airport! " - [ + - ] 

    Herndon - Randy adds: " June was above normal for temperature and well below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 96 and a low of 51. The average high and low were about 4 and 3 degrees above normal, respectively. We recorded 13 days where the max temp was 90 or higher, most in the last two weeks of the month. On the precipitation side, the month was 3.33" below normal with only 1.66" measured and 1.04" of this occurred during a short-lived, but heavy thunderstorm that occurred on the 28th. Otherwise we only had multiple very light rain events occurring off and on during the month. My water bill will be high this month, as I had to water the gardens frequently to keep them from drying out. We have now had 17.58" precipitation for the year which is over 5" below normal; the last four months have all been below normal. Is this the start of another very dry summer? " - [ + - ]

    Ladysmith - Danny adds: " June was the warmest month recorded at this location since August 2006, with temperatures nearly 5 degrees above normal and an average daily high above 90. Lawns turned brown as most thunderstorm complexes would veer to the south or dissipate before reaching Ladysmith. " - [ + - ]

    Norfolk - from NWS AKQ, Wakefield: " ...WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD AT NORFOLK... THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80.3 F MAKES 2010 THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST JUNE OF 80.1 F BACK IN 1943. THE AVERAGE HIGH (88.5 F) RANKS AS THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD WHILE THE AVERAGE LOW (72.1 F) RANKS AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. CONSISTENCY RATHER THAN EXTREMES WAS THE KEY...THE ONLY DAILY RECORD SET WAS A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 77 F SET ON JUNE 23RD. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - " JUNE 2010 WAS THE WARMEST JUNE IN THIS STATION'S DATABASE TO 1977. IT IS THE ONLY JUNE MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 80 AND ABOVE. The five warmest June months (average temperature) include: 1) 80.8 2010 2) 79.8 2008 3) 79.6 1994 4) 79.3 1981 5) 79.2 1989 June was much warmer and slightly wetter relative to normal Junes for the period from 1977 to 2009. The 4.28" of rain was 0.22" ABOVE normal rainfall (106% of normal). The month's average temp was a whopping 5.1 ABOVE normal. Station records included: 4th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 93 [previous 93 2008]; 4th - TEMPERATURE Max Minimum 76 [previous 72 1989]; 5th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 93 [previous 92 2002]; 24th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 99 [previous 95 1997]; 26th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Minimum 75 [previous 74 1980]; 27th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 99 [previous 98 1989]; 28th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 97 [previous 1986] 28th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Minimum 75 [previous 1989] Frontal passages were noted on these dates: 6th, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 30th. " - [ + + ] 

    Richmond - NWS AKQ reports: " ...WARMEST AND 2ND DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD AT RICHMOND... THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 81.1 F MAKES 2010 THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST JUNE OF 79.2 F BACK IN 1943. BOTH THE AVERAGE HIGH (92.2 F) AND THE AVERAGE LOW (70.0 F) RANK AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AS WELL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH TOTALED JUST 0.82"...2ND DRIEST ON RECORD (1980 IS THE DRIEST ON RECORD WITH 0.38"). SOME NOTABLE RECORDS: 3 DAYS HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 100 F OR HIGHER...THIS TIES WITH 2008 AND 1952 AS THE MOST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE ~ 11 DAYS HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 F OR HIGHER...THIS TIES 1984 AS THE MOST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. ~ 19 DAYS HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 F OR HIGHER...ONLY 1943 HAD MORE (20 DAYS). ~ A TOTAL OF 3 DAILY RECORD HIGHS AND 5 DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUMS WERE SET (OR TIED DURING THE MONTH. ~ THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 81.1 F NOT ONLY RANKS AS THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...BUT IS ALSO WARMER THAN EVERY AUGUST EXCEPT FOR THE 82.9 F IN 1900. TEN JULYS ARE WARMER THAN JUNE 2010. " - [ + - ]

    Woodstock - Lauck reports: " Highest June mean temperature in my 25 years of record keeping. Exceeded 1987 mean by 1.8 degrees. " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS RAH notes: " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR JUNE 2010 WAS 79.9 DEGREES. THIS MAKES JUNE 2010 THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 79.0 DEGREES SET IN JUNE 1952. THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED 17 DAYS WITH MAX TEMPERATURES OF 90-DEGREES OR HIGHER. THIS IS THE SECOND MOST ON RECORD BEHIND JUNE 1944 AND 1952 WHICH TIED AT 20 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OF 90-DEGREES OR HIGHER. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 23RD WAS 73 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MIN FOR THIS DATE...WHICH WAS 72 IN 1996, 1981, AND 1939. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 24TH WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MIN FOR THIS DATE...WHICH WAS 73 IN 1996 AND 1986. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 25TH WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MIN FOR THIS DATE...WHICH WAS 73 IN 1967 AND 1949. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 26TH WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MIN FOR THIS DATE...WHICH WAS 73 IN 1949. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 29TH WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 74 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1969. " - [ + - ]

    Moncure - Mac sends these notes: " Basis for 30yr Temperature/Rainfall NWS Climatological Data SANFORD (NC) 8 NE 1970-2000. June 2010 was the hottest on record. The monthly average Heat Index was 102.7 with 114.0 being our most miserable day. The only good news is that we had reasonable rainfall, even though it was approx 3/4 inch below normal. Even with a very hot May and June we are still only .6 degree above the normal average for the first 6 months of the year. " - [ + -+ ]

    Raleigh - Bob send these additional notes: " June was a very warm month with the average daily high of 90.8 degrees. There were twenty-two (22) days that the high temperature was at least 90 degrees (June 2009, only 7 days 90+ degrees). Precipitation was near normal with 2.92" including 1.15" during June 25-26th. Thunderstorms were observed on four (4) days. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 81.5 MAKES JUNE 2010 THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS BREAKES THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 80.7 DEGREES IN JUNE 2008. " - [ + - ]

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    Davis, WV - from Dave Lesher's website: " June 2010 had a mean temperature that was 3 ABOVE NORMAL and rainfall (liquid) BELOW NORMAL (-1.9") No snowfall was recorded. The month's rainfall total of 4.0 inches was 1 inch below the normal June rainfall. " - [ + - ]

    Tri-cities, TN - from NWS MRX in Morristown, TN: " The monthly-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities in June was 75.7 degrees, which was 5.0 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 3rd warmest June on record. 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 tied with 2007 as the 24th driest June on record. Measurable precipitation occurred on 12 days, but only four of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of precipitation. The heaviest precipitation fell on the 28th, when 0.60 inches of rain was reported. The driest June of the 73 years of observations was back in 1986, when only 0.75 inches of rain 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 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
      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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      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   
    BLK  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Andrew Earehart September 2009, | aeare07@vt.edu WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton - 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M 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
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
    FRV     Front Royal, VA  Michael Perritt -  04/08 mjperritt@gmail.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