The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



JUNE 2013

...TROPICAL STORM ANDREA BRINGS BENEFICIAL RAINS...

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...

...RAINFALL TOTALS WELL-ABOVE NORMAL...


  • TROPICAL STORM ANDREA - JUNE 2013     During the period June 5th through 7th, the first tropical storm of the season came out of the Gulf of Mexico and traversed northeast along the Southeastern Coastal Plain states. The storm became post-tropical on the 8th as it moved parallel to the Middle Atlantic and New England coasts. Here's the Tropical Storm Andrea Summary report for Southeastern Virginia prepared by NWS Wakefield (KAKQ)  http://www.weather.gov/akq/TS_Andrea_Overview


  • NWS AKQ MONTHLY RAINFALL ANALYSIS (Virginia)      Don't forget these new products for Virginia from NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -


  • A GUIDE TO PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS    Kevin Shaw (Member ACON MD/DE/DC) sends this link to an article about cooperative observers and personal weather stations that you all should find very interesting. Lots of links, interesting explanations, and a lot of rooftop station exposures that gets the best wind data exposure at the expense of poor temperature data exposure. Be sure to check out this one out! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/technology/personaltech/a-guide-to-personal-weather-stations.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&


  • SCIENTISTS AND CLOUD RESEARCH    ACON MD/DE/DC Member Kevin Shaw sends another resource from NOVA LABS. Very interesting link to click on, showing scientists involved with all types of cloud research. Don't forget to click on the "MORE" link under each scientist to really find out more about them and their specific research. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/meet-scientists/#cloud-lab


  • DULLES (KIAD) DETAILED ASOS DATA    ACON MD/DE/DC Member Kevin Shaw sends yet another resource! He notes: "Pretty cool website that our friend Alexander M sent me earlier today- it gives detailed obs data for the ASOS out at Dulles Airport near Sterling VA, for every minute from the present time going back 2 hours.. Changes every minute, giving you a 2 hour running data set of ASOS observational data. Enjoy! http://iadasos.org/1MinuteReport.php


  • THE HEAT INDEX: WHAT'S THAT? (from CoCoRaHS)   The Heat index (HI) is sometimes referred to as the "apparent temperature". The HI, given in degrees F, is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity (RH) is added to the actual air temperature. So if the temperature was 85F and the Relative Humidity was 85% the Heat Index value would be 99F. Believe me, that's an uncomfortable value. Many parts of the country have had heat index values over 100F the past couple of weeks. Thanks to the invention of air conditioning many are fortunate to find relief from the heat during these hot summer days. For those who do not have air conditioning it's important to try to keep cool.

    The US Army has created a great "Heat Index calculator" (along with other conversions) that you can use to determine the heat index at your particular location: Weather Conversion Calculators, http://www.eustis.army.mil/weather/weather_products/wxconversions.htm    It's about halfway down the page.

    NOAA's Weather Prediction Center has one on their homepage as well: WPC Heat Index Calculator - http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/heatindex.shtml

    Here is a list of possible heat disorders that could result for people in high risk groups when the HI reaches a certain value: Heat Index of 130F or higher = Heat stroke or sunstroke likely, Heat Index between 105 - 129F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion likely, Heatstroke possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Heat Index between 90 - 105F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. Heat Index between 80 - 90F = Fatigue possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.

    For additional information on HEAT visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml#heatindex and HEAT STRESS, visit http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/heat-stress.php

    On a final note, animals such as dogs are very susceptible to heat stroke. Don't forget to find a shady, cool spot for your pets. They will be thankful you did.



  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/    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 Station Extremes - JUNE 2013
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    97°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    50°
    Blacksburg
    77.1°
    Portsmouth
    68.5°
    Blacksburg
    9.97"
    Arlington
    2.62"
    Norfolk (ORF)
    North Carolina
    100°
    Lumberton
    52°
    Asheville
    78.6°
    Lumberton
    71.5°
    Asheville
    12.78"
    Whiteville
    4.22"
    Beaufort
    South Carolina
    96
    Columbia
    Charleston
    Florence
    Orangeburg
    60°
    Florence
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    80.2°
    Charleston
    76.3°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    13.32"
    Charleston
    6.17"
    Columbia


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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS FOLLOWED BY
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA | NORTH CAROLINA | SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 78.3 58.6 68.5 0.80 84 24,30 50 15 0 0 0 0 81% 47 290 13 3.3 8 2 0 0 5 LWX 2400
    CHT 83.8 65.1 74.5 2.10 94.8 25 53.6 5 4 0 0 0 78% 18 113 17 0.2 180 6 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    CHO 82.4 63.5 72.9 1.00 91 25,28 56 5,15 4 0 0 0 29 310 13 4.5 4 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    DAN 84.8 65.4 75.1 0.30 94 13 57 15 5 0 0 0 74% 47 280 13 4.7 8 0 0 0 3 RNK 2400
    DCA 84.4 68.6 76.5 1.30 94 25 59 5 6 0 0 0 67% 53 260 28 7.8 8 1 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 82.6 63.9 73.2 0.80 92 25 51 5 4 0 0 0 72% 52 270 13 5.7 11 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    GAV 85.0 65.8 75.4 -1.23 93 26 55 21 7 0 0 0 74% 31 203 28 8 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HAM 83.0 68.0 75.0 0.60 94 13 56 5 3 0 0 0 60% 67 320 13 10.0 180 8 0 0 0 5 AKQ 2400
    HDV 82.2 64.1 73.2 0.00 92 25 52 5 3 0 0 0 78% 17 90 14 270 10 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    LYH 83.4 63.1 73.3 1.70 92 26 53 15 5 0 0 0 76% 44 260 13 4.2 8 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    NPN 84.7 66.4 75.1 -0.70 96.4 13 53.5 5 9 0 0 0 51 270 13 2.1 203 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 85.3 68.47 76.9 1.60 97 13 58.6 5 9 0 0 0 76% 35 295 13 2.0 202 7 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 83.7 66.6 75.1 0.50 95 13 54 5 6 0 0 0 42 320 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 85.1 68.5 76.8 1.50 96 13 59 5 8 0 0 0 70% 43 180,320 7,13 10.3 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 86.3 67.9 77.1 1.40 96 13 56 5 10 0 0 0 74% 40 203 13 3.4 208 7 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 84.1 64.3 73.3 -0.20 92.3 13 52.9 21 7 0 0 0 83% 24 315 13 0.2 198 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 84.16 65.13 74.9 92 13,26 55 5,6,21 5 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 86.3 67.1 76.7 1.40 96 25 57 5 10 0 0 0 48 290 13 7.8 10 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 82.9 64.3 73.6 0.70 91 12 57 4,15 4 0 0 0 70% 71 280 26 5.4 8 0 0 0 3 RNK 2400
    WAL 82.6 67.7 75.1 2.90 91 26,28 57 5 6 0 0 0 42 330 13 9.5 8 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WOO 77.7 62.4 70.1 -0.60 86 1,2,27 53 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 LWX 800
    WSH 79.6 62.7 71.2 -0.54 91 25 54.2 5 1 0 0 0 84% 17 135 13 0.2 225 6 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 83.29 65.35 74.25 0.73 92.8 55.0 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 74% 40.9 4.78 7.0 0.18 0 0 1.3
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 81.2 61.8 71.5 1.0 90 12 52 15 1 0 0 0 76% 37 300 9 4.6 5 0 0 0 6 GSP 2400
    MRH 82.4 71.9 77.2 1.5 86 12,13 58 15 0 0 0 0 51 190 7 12.4 1 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    CLT 85.2 67.4 76.3 1.0 92 13 57 15 4 0 0 0 75% 41 280 10 6.4 12 1 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 84.3 68.5 76.4 1.0 95 13 55 5 6 0 0 0 76% 64 280 13 10.5 3 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    FAY 87.3 68.5 77.9 -0.3 98 13 59 21 9 0 0 0 74% 53 290 13 7.7 5 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    GSO 83.4 66.0 74.7 -0.4 92 13 59 14,15 2 0 0 0 75% 52 310 13 7.4 9 1 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    HSE 83.2 72.9 78.1 3.0 87 21 58 15 0 0 0 0 78% 53 210 7 11.3 1 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    HKY 83.5 65.2 74.4 0.0 92 13 57 15 3 0 0 0 55 300 13 4.1 9 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 89.1 67.9 78.6 0.6 100 13 59 15 16 0 0 0 75% 43 240 27 5.7 14 0 0 0 5 ILM 2400
    EWN 87.0 69.8 78.4 1.2 98 13 59 15 9 0 0 0 75% 45 180 7 7.4 11 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    RDU 85.4 66.2 75.8 -0.6 94 13 55 21 5 0 0 0 74% 49 300 13 7.1 10 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    RAL 84.9 66.2 75.6 -0.8 93 13 55 21 5 0 0 0 21 18 5 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    ROX 83.8 65.1 74.7 1.9 93 13 54 21 5 0 0 0 77% 43 320 13 180 9 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    WHI 87.2 68.5 77.9 1.3 96.2 13 58.2 15 5 0 0 0 76% 36 237 7 2.4 170 10 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 85.3 69.6 77.4 -0.4 95 13 60 15 2 0 0 0 77% 48 180 7 8.4 15 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 84.9 67.7 76.3 0.7 93.4 57.0 4.8 0 0 0 76% 46.1 7.3 7.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.1
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 85.6 67.4 76.5 0.1 94 28 61 15 3 0 0 0 44 270 10 5.6 10 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    CAE 88.1 70.1 79.1 0 96 12,13 61 15 10 0 0 0 73% 39 230 18 5.7 11 0 0 0 3 CAE 2400
    CRE 83.7 71.4 77.6 0.7 91 13 61 15 2 0 0 0 77% 52 190 30 10.0 6 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    CHS 88.1 72.2 80.2 1.2 96 13 65 16 8 0 0 0 39 170 7 7.8 16 2 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    FLO 88.3 69.5 78.9 0.7 96 12,13 60 15,16 10 0 0 0 73% 38 240 18 6.7 15 0 0 0 5 ILM 2400
    GSP 85.5 67.1 76.3 -0.4 94 28 60 15 7 0 0 0 75% 36 210 9 5.8 15 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    OGB 88.1 69.6 78.9 0.6 96 13 62 16 8 0 0 0 32 340 17 5.2 0 0 0 0 4 CAE 2400
    Averages 86.77 69.61 78.2 0.41 94.7 61.4 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 75% 40.0 6.7 10.4 0 0 0 3.0
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 82.9 61.6 72.2 0.8 90 12 53 15 1 0 0 0 34 210 13 3.7 11 0 0 0 1 MRX 2400
    DAV 70.9 55.5 63.2 81 2 42 4 0 0 0 0 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 7.94 3.94 2.70 6 2.70 6 17 2 29.81 0 27.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 5.02 1.04 1.31 10 1.47 9-10 17 1 20.08 0 9.5 30.293 21 29.454 13 29.917 LWX 2400
    CHO 7.06 3.33 1.99 9 2.82 9-10 15 2 23.69 29.460 13 LWX 2400
    DAN 5.94 2.09 1.26 18 1.27 18-19 16 1 26.15 0 1.7 30.280 21 29.550 28 RNK 2400
    DCA 9.97 6.19 2.86 28 2.86 27-28 15 3 22.55 0 7.8 29.460 13 LWX 2400
    IAD 4.64 0.66 0.98 10 1.47 6-7 12 0 16.33 0 10.5 29.460 13 LWX 2400
    HAM 4.23 0.63 1.61 7 2.00 7-8 20 1 18.62 0 3.0 30.310 21 29.470 7 29.97 AKQ 2400
    GAV 6.52 1.79 7 1.81 6-7 16 1 27.43 0 14.2 30.290 21 29.950 13,28 29.95 AKQ 2400
    HDV 6.74 1.95 1.94 10 16 2 22.08 0 12.1 30.280 21 29.450 13 AKQ 2400
    LYH 6.32 2.70 3.38 6 3.43 6-7 15 1 26.76 0 13.0 30.300 21 29.520 28 RNK 2400
    NPN 6.12 1.52 2.35 7 2.36 6-7 13 2 28.50 0 5.9 30.270 21 29.450 7 AKQ 2400
    FHC 4.84 0.58 1.71 7 1.71 7 11 2 22.18 0 1.2 30.287 21 29.477 7 29.973 AKQ 2400
    NOR 4.00 -0.37 1.51 10 1.59 10 13 1 22.32 0 1.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 2.62 -1.64 1.07 10 1.07 10 12 1 20.04 0 1.8 30.270 21 29.460 7 AKQ 2400
    POR 6.98 2.72 2.47 10 2.47 10 15 3 25.45 0 2.7 30.270 21 29.460 7 29.958 AKQ 2400
    CTR 7.09 4.07 1.90 7 1.91 6-7 17 1 26.81 0 9.5 30.260 21 29.490 7 29.913 AKQ 2400
    MEC 7.68 2.14 7 2.79 7-8 15 2 27.68 0 10.9 AKQ 2400
    RIC 6.50 2.57 2.67 7 2.67 7 13 1 25.38 0 8.6 30.310 21 29.520 28 AKQ 2400
    ROA 6.49 2.66 1.77 6 1.79 6-7 18 1 27.03 0 18.3 30.300 21 29.530 28 RNK 2400
    WAL 3.81 0.52 0.94 7 0.94 7 12 0 21.88 0 8.4 30.300 21 29.480 13 AKQ 2400
    WOO 4.94 1.26 1.21 10-11 14 1 23.01 0 32.2 30.480 21 29.580 2 LWX 800
    WSH 4.58 -0.50 1.80 10 1.80 10 15 2 22.05 0 42.7 30.350 21 29.530 28 LWX 2400
    Averages 5.91 1.80 1.91 2.01 14.9 1.4 23.90 0.00 11.1 30.303 29.513 29.947
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 8.97 4.32 3.42 7 3.44 7-8 16 2 38.09 0 0.5 30.280 21 29.63 28 GSP 2400
    MRH 4.22 -0.42 1.11 19 1.15 18-19 14 1 23.04 0 T 30.260 24 29.62 7 MHX 2400
    CLT 7.31 3.57 2.33 3 2.52 2-3 15 2 26.06 0 2.7 30.260 21 29.59 28 GSP 2400
    ECG 6.62 2.13 1.83 29 2.26 29-30 13 2 17.29 0 T 30.250 21 29.48 7 AKQ 2400
    FAY 8.58 4.23 2.36 7 3.75 6-7 19 2 24.46 0 29.57 28 RAH 2400
    GSO 8.37 4.64 1.36 10 1.98 9-10 18 2 26.72 0 3.6 29.57 28 RAH 2400
    HSE 6.36 2.33 1.56 3 1.69 27-28 11 2 25.55 0 0 29.62 13 MHX 2400
    HKY 9.68 5.56 2.99 5 4.26 5-6 15 4 32.45 30.250 21 29.57 28 GSP 2400
    LBT 10.71 6.37 2.56 10 2.56 10 19 4 25.19 30.220 24 29.45 7 ILM 2400
    EWN 8.21 3.62 1.51 7 2.33 23-24 18 4 17.78 0 T 30.250 24 29.55 7 MHX 2400
    RDU 10.08 6.56 5.14 7 5.42 6-7 15 2 29.11 0 1.7 29.57 28 RAH 2400
    RAL 10.25 6.73 4.44 6-7 15 3 30.63 0 3.2 30.090 24 29.59 28 RAH 2400
    ROX 6.44 2.67 1.98 7 1.98 7 15 2 24.19 0 5.6 30.330 21 29.59 7 30.02 RAH 2400
    WHI 12.78 8.28 2.34 10 2.34 10 19 6 27.77 0 T 30.233 24 29.49 7 29.979 ILM 2400
    ILM 11.46 6.28 2.21 27 2.41 6-7 19 2 28.18 0 T 30.250 24 29.57 7 ILM 2400
    Averages 8.67 4.46 2.34 2.84 16.1 2.9 26.43 0.00 1.44 30.243 29.564
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 9.77 6.05 2.78 1 2.79 2-3 13 3 31.37 30.250 21 29.61 28 GSP 2400
    CAE 6.17 1.48 0.96 23 1.48 6-7 15 0 24.79 0 T 30.230 21 29.55 7 CAE 2400
    CRE 12.45 7.81 3.25 29 4.52 29-30 18 4 29.89 30.240 24 29.57 7 ILM 2400
    CHS 13.32 7.67 2.33 30 2.93 5-6 18 5 36.76 0 T 30.240 24 29.51 7 CHS 2400
    FLO 8.28 2.66 1.75 10 1.75 10 16 2 27.11 30.220 24 29.43 7 ILM 2400
    GSP 9.43 5.63 3.23 9 3.59 9-10 14 3 32.59 0 2.0 30.260 21 29.59 28 GSP 2400
    OGB 6.89 1.77 2.41 7 2.41 7 14 2 17.38 30.230 24 29.50 7 CAE 2400
    Averages 9.47 4.72 2.39 2.78 15.4 2.7 28.56 0 0.67 30.239 29.537
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 8.37 4.47 2.90 18 2.90 18 15 2 33.06 0 6.7 30.23 21 29.61 29 MRX 2400
    DAV 7.53 1.83 14 17 2 31.64 0 0 223.8 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED


    Virginia:

    Arlington - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS JUNE WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 90F DEGREES ON 6 DAYS THIS MONTH... WHICH WAS THE LEAST NUMBER OF 90-DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE SINCE 2 DAYS IN 2009. THERE WERE NO 95-DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH. THE MAIN STORY THIS MONTH WAS THE EXCESSIVE RAIN. REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 9.97 INCHES OF RAINFALL THIS MONTH...WHICH WAS THE 4TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE ONLY WETTER JUNE ON RECORD WERE 1900 (10.94 INCHES)...1972 (11.53 INCHES) AND 2006 (14.02 INCHES). JUNE 2013 WAS THE 3RD WETTEST MONTH SO FAR THIS CENTURY IN WASHINGTON AND THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE MAY 2008 (10.66 INCHES). MOISTURE FROM TROPICAL STORM ANDREA BROUGHT HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA ON JUNE 10. THE 2.77 INCHES OF RAINFALL ON THE 10TH SET A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2.27 INCHES IN 1945. THE WETTEST DAY THIS JUNE WAS THE 28TH WHEN 2.86 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. IT DID NOT SET A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD THOUGH SINCE 2.95 INCHES WAS RECORDED ON THE SAME CALENDAR DAY IN 1914. " - [ + + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - from Clayton Towers: " Hi folks! Not doing too well. Been in hospital 5 days. Will be 94 in Nov. Might have to give up weather reporting... been with ACON 35-40 years. It's hard to give up things you like to do. Got a lot of hobbies., Take care! Clayton P.S. I have learned a lot about t-storms thru' the years. Listen to static on AM radio. (Editor's note: We hope you're better Clayton. When you get a chance, send us some data! I too used to check the AM radio for static... you could learn a lot just monitoring it... even hooked up a VU sound meter to a radio speaker (earphone mode) and was able to monitor strength and weakness of sound created by lightning bolts. With a storm right at my station the VU meter pegged 100%. Obviously weaker readings meant distant storms. Directions, of course, were not detectable.) " - [ M M ]

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " This June was warmer and wetter than average. The mean monthly temperature was 74.5 (+2.1). The mean high temperature was 83.8 (+0.0) and the mean low temperature was 65.1 (+4.1). A record high minimum temp was set on the 2nd (69.0). Rainfall totaled 5.02", thanks in part to the remnants of TS Andrea. Dense fog was observed on the 27th. Thunderstorms were observed on the 2nd, 9th, 13th, 17th, 28th and 30th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS JUNE WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90F DEGREES ON 4 DAYS THIS MONTH...WHICH WAS THE LEAST NUMBER OF 90-DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE SINCE THERE WERE 2 SUCH DAYS IN 2009. THERE WERE NO 95-DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH. EVEN THOUGH RAINFALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THIS JUNE...IT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN WHAT WAS RECORDED AT THE CLIMATE SITES (DCA...DMH...BWI) LOCATED JUST TO THE EAST OF DULLES. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " June 2013 was the wettest June on record at the Glen Allen station. The 6.52 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of 3.58 inches. The mean temperature was -1.2F below average for the past four years but remember two of these years were in the top five of the warmest in recorded history of the Richmond area. June was our wettest month since August of 2011 when 6.65 inches was recorded. Only three months have been wetter at this station since records were started in August of 2009. The Richmond International Airport had 6.50 inches and was their wettest June since 2006 when 7.85 inches was recorded. Glen Allen had 16 days in June with precipitation, which sets a new record for June; the previous record was 14 days. The maximum precipitation recorded in a day was 1.79 inches on the 7th. Thunder was heard on eight days during June tying the record but none of these storms were severe here. June was the second cloudiest month on record with an average relative humidity of 72.7 % a new maximum record for June. This was the highest monthly average relative humidity since September of 2011. These factors helped in giving June the lowest temperature range on record at Glen Allen. The lowest dew point temperature for June was 41.4 F on the 4th and the highest dew point was 76.5 F on the 25th. On June 13th and 28th the barometric pressure was 29.51 inches, which is a new record minimum for the month of June. (Records since 2009) The total wind run for June was 1951 miles, which was a new maximum record for June as were the daily average and daily maximum. The maximum wind for the month was only 31 mph on the 28th from the SSW at 1650. " - [ - + ]

    Herndon - from Randy Ashby: " June was normal for temperature and well above normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 92 and a low of 52. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.95 above normal with 6.74 measured. 2.33 came on the 6th and 7th with TS Andrea and another 1.94 came with a heavy TRW on the 10th. We are now very close to normal for the year. " - [ +/- + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " June's average temperature of 77.1 was 1.4 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (6.98") was WELL-ABOVE NORMAL by 2.72" or 164% of the normal June average during the period from 1977 to 2012. THE 6.98" OF RAIN RECORDED IN JUNE 2013 TIED FOR THE 5TH WETTEST JUNE IN THE DATABASE TO 1977. The top 5 wettest June months include: 1) 10.14" in 2006 2) 8.25" in 2009 3) 8.13" in 2012 4) 7.56" in 1978 5) 6.98" in 2004 and 2013 Rainfall for the year-to-date through June30th was 25.45" (+2.71") and 112% of normal. Cold frontal passages occurred on the 4th, 9th, 11th, 14th, and 18th. STATION RECORDS: 3rd - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum Low 72 [previously 1980], 7th - RAINFALL 1.64" [previously 1.41" 1881], 7th - WIND GUST 33mph [previously 31mph 1989], 10TH - RAINFALL 2.47" [previously 1.82" in 2004], 13th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 96 [previously 94 2002], 13th - WIND GUST 40mph [previously 36mph 1989], 18th - RAINFALL 1.16" [previously 1.09" in 1985]. - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (KAKQ): " ...10TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD AT RICHMOND... RAINFALL DURING LAST MONTH TOTALED 6.50 INCHES. THIS MADE 2013 THE 10TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE WETTEST JUNE WAS IN 2004 WHEN 9.93 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. PRECIPITATION RECORDS FOR RICHMOND BEGAN IN 1887. " - [ + + ] \

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport had 6.50 inches of precipitation for June. Only 9 Junes have been wetter since 1872 and the June record is 9.93 inches in 2004. The greatest one-day precipitation amount this month was on the 7th with 2.67 inches, which was a record for the date. Only 11 Junes have had greater precipitation amounts for a day in the past 141 years. The Richmond International Airport reported the mean temperature for June of 76.7 F. Only 11 years have been warmer since 1897. The average minimum 67.1 F ranked even higher with only 5 years with a higher average since 1897 due to higher relative humidity and cloudiness this month. The lowest minimum temperature for June was 57 F on the 5th and only four Junes have had a higher monthly minimum temperature. The record is 63 F in 1943. " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - from Bob Woodson: " JUNE WAS WET AND COOL. RAINFALL WAS 6.73 ABOVE NORMAL AND 9.89 ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. COOL TEMPERATURES PREVAILED WITH ONLY 5 DAYS ABOVE 90 DEGREES. THE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ALONG WITH FLOODING, SEVERE WEATHER WAS A THREAT WITH TWO TORNADO WATCHES AND TWO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES ISSUED DURING THE MONTH. " - [ - + ]

    Whiteville - from contributor Christopher Crawley (WHI): " Rainiest month since I have lived here, not in total rainfall inches, but in number of days with measured rainfall, with 19 days measuring rainfall. Columbus County, NC had ELEVEN severe thunderstorm warnings posted over the course of the month, and THREE tornado warnings, though no confirmed tornadoes occurred within the county. " - [ + + ]



    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 2012-2013 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   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 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 Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 davidkessel@cox.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076 10-58W 11M
    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
    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
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED ROX    Roxboro, NC 2SE Merriell A. Jay 1/93
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W
    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 STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 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@yahoo.com