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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



JUNE 2014

...TEMPERATURE AVERAGES ABOVE NORMAL AT MOST STATIONS
WITH WARMEST DEPARTURES IN SOUTH CAROLINA...

...RAINFALL AVERAGES BELOW NORMAL THOUGHOUT THE REGION
WITH DRIEST CONDITIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA...


  • Hail and Wind Storms of June 11th, 2014 - from the NWS Storm Prediction Center   Here are the SPC June 11th, 2014 storm reports for our three-state region: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/140611_rpts.html


  • GFDL Hurricane Model Arthur Ensemble - 2014 HFIP Demo - from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory   One of our website visitors sent this link of interest and it looks like a good resource! It is set here to open to the ensemble forecast for Hurricane Arthur, late June to early July 2014: http://data1.gfdl.noaa.gov/hurricane/gfdl_ensemble/GFE_DEMO_2014.php?STORMID=01L&YMDH=2014070312_ARTHUR01L&prod=QV


  • SAILS: A New Way Doppler Radar Scans the Sky   A new software upgrade installed at the National Weather Service (NWS) Wakefield Doppler radar (KAKQ), is improving severe weather operations. The software change allows the WSR-88D radar to obtain the lowest level radar scan more frequently during severe weather events. Check out the details here: http://www.weather.gov/media/akq/miscNEWS/sails.pdf


  • Nags Head Fishing Pier Webcam   Here's a really nice streaming webcam from the Nags Head, North Carolina, Fishing Pier. One of our website visitors sent this link of interest, especially when- as with Hurricane Arthur- a tropical system roars up the coastal plain or offshore Carolinas and Virginia! Just click here: http://www.nagsheadpier.com/piercam.htm


  • Heavy Rain? Stay safe . . . Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD) - from the message of the day section at the CoCoRaHS website   "In a recent post, we highlight the National Weather Service's campaign 'Turn Around Don't Drown'. It is meant to inform people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle trough flood waters. Knowing what to do ahead of time when a flooding situation arises can help save your life. NOAA's site recommends several things when it comes to flooding: 'Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.' If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don't Drown Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don't Drown Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers."

    Please take a few moments to visit NOAA's informative site at: TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/).



  • Historical Database of Tornadoes - 1980-2012 - from Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE   "I got this email from my friend Henry S down in TN (Retired NWS forecaster) ...pretty neat historical database of tornadoes! Check it out!" It includes a link to an interactive map showing all tornadoes which occurred across the U.S. from 1980 through 2012. http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2014/tornadoes/#


  • There's A Place On Earth That Experiences 1.2 Million Lighting Strikes A Year   Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE sends this interesting article about Venezuela's "everlasting storm." Read more at: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/theres-place-earth-experiences-12-million-lighting-strikes-year#MJeLTGoE5Xs8xR2c.99


  • 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 -


  • 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 2014

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    97°
    Arlington/Washington, DC
    Lynchburg
    Newport News
    Norfolk (ORF)
    Portsmouth
    Richmond
    46°
    Newport News
    78.0°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    70.2°
    Blacksburg
    8.55"
    Woodstock
    1.23"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    98°
    Fayetteville
    Lumberton
    45°
    Elizabeth City
    80.0°
    Lumberton
    72.3°
    Asheville
    7.57"
    Lumberton
    1.71"
    Cape Hatteras
    South Carolina
    99
    Columbia
    55°
    North Myrtle Beach
    82.0°
    Columbia
    Charleston
    77.6°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    6.91"
    Orangeburg
    0.98"
    Florence


    ( 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 81.6 58.8 70.2 2.5 88 18 48 15 0 0 0 0 79% 33 110 17 3.4 10 1 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHT 84.4 64.1 74.3 1.9 94.7 17 52.9 2 3 0 0 0 75% 16 180 11 0.3 200 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 84.4 63.0 73.7 1.8 96 18 50 1 4 0 0 0 42 160 11 4.4 8 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    DAN 87.9 64.7 76.3 1.5 95 18,19 51 2 12 0 0 0 68% 36 230 10 4.3 9 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 85.6 68.8 77.2 2.0 97 17 58 2 4 0 0 0 62% 39 220 18 7.5 5 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 82.3 62.5 72.4 0.0 91 17,18 50 1 3 0 0 0 71% 48 180 25 5.7 4 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    GAV 86.73 64.8 75.77 -0.66 96 18 50 2 9 0 0 0 71% 33 180 11 7 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 82.8 63.4 73.1 -0.1 92 17 51 1 3 0 0 0 75% 16 270 11 270 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 84.5 62.0 73.2 1.6 96.6 19 52.9 2 8 0 0 0 74% 46 150 11 3.5 8 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    NPN 85.7 65.6 75.3 -0.5 97.1 18 45.6 2 7 0 0 0 36 250 13 2.8 70 5 1 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 86.49 69.51 78.0 2.7 95.1 13 53.9 6 6 0 0 0 71% 26 180 19 0.8 200 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    NOR 84.6 65.5 75.0 0.4 95 17,18 47 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 85.0 68.2 76.6 1.3 97 18 51 2 6 0 0 0 67% 29 240 5 7.4 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 86.8 67.2 77.0 1.2 97 19 48 2 9 0 0 0 73% 50 200 19 4.3 200 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 86.1 62.9 73.8 0.3 94.9 18 46.2 2 8 0 0 0 78% 21 70 11 0.1 110 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 84.96 64.17 74.57 95 18 49 2 4 0 0 0 58% 4 1 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 87.3 65.8 76.6 1.3 97 18 50 2 11 0 0 0 66% 38 360 19 5.7 6 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 84.8 64.5 74.7 1.8 94 18 53 2 5 0 0 0 67% 32 320,310,240 12,13,20 5.4 9 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    WAL 82.8 66.1 74.4 2.2 96 18 48 2 4 0 0 0 35 320 5 8.5 2 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    WOO 78.8 62.8 70.8 0.1 89 18,19 53 5,6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 LWX 800
    WSH 80.4 62.2 71.3 -0.40 91.3 18 51.0 1 1 0 0 0 85% 15 140 11 0.2 180 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 84.48 64.60 74.49 1.00 94.51 50.45 5.33 0.0 0.0 0.0 71.3% 32.8 4.0 5.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
    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 82.0 62.6 72.3 1.8 89 19 55 2 0 0 0 0 73% 29 320 30 4.8 13 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    MRH 83.7 70.7 77.2 1.5 88 22,26 58 1 0 0 0 0 42 290 14 9.5 1 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 87.1 67.2 77.1 1.8 93 18,20 52 2 10 0 0 0 70% 36 200 9 5.3 12 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 84.3 65.8 75.0 -0.4 91 18,19 45 2 5 0 0 0 73% 49 140 17 7.4 0 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    FAY 91.7 68.2 79.9 1.8 98 18,19 52 2 18 0 0 0 66% 45 310 19 6.7 9 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    GSO 86.7 66.6 76.7 6.0 94 19 55 2 7 0 0 0 68% 49 250 10 6.0 7 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 80.0 67.9 74.0 -1.1 84 11 56 3 0 0 0 0 80% 37 230 5 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 85.6 66.1 75.9 1.5 93 19 57 2 5 0 0 0 32 270 10 3.0 9 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 91.9 68.0 80.0 2.0 98 10,19 50 2 22 0 0 0 68% 46 70 27 5.2 11 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    EWN 89.1 68.6 78.8 1.7 97 19 54 2 13 0 0 0 69% 36 270 19 5.8 11 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    RDU 88.8 65.8 77.3 0.9 97 18,19 52 2 14 0 0 0 67% 47 280 19 4.9 13 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    RAL 87.8 63.6 75.7 -0.7 96 16 48 2 10 0 0 0 26 19 8 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 90.0 68.5 79.3 2.7 95.3 19 53.4 2 15 0 0 0 68% 24 180 11 1.9 156 4 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 88.6 70.0 79.3 1.5 97 10 54 2 14 0 0 0 71% 29 210 5 7.4 11 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 86.95 67.11 77.04 1.50 93.59 52.96 9.50 0.0 0.0 0.0 70.3% 37.6 5.9 7.8 0.0 0.0 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
    AND 88.9 66.9 77.9 1.5 95 19,20 57 2,3 14 0 0 0 46 280 10 5.0 7 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    CAE 92.4 71.6 82.0 2.9 99 21 57 2 24 0 0 0 63% 39 280 12 5.7 10 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    CRE 85.8 70.7 78.2 1.3 91 20,26 55 2 3 0 0 0 73% 33 200 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    CHS 91.6 72.4 82.0 3.0 98 21 61 2 23 0 0 0 29 90 1 7.1 9 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    FLO 92.3 69.2 80.7 2.5 98 20 56 2 23 0 0 0 66% 31 90 28 6.4 4 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    GSP 88.0 67.1 77.6 0.9 95 17,19 61 2,3 12 0 0 0 70% 50 220 10 4.7 14 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    OGB 89.6 69.4 79.5 1.2 94 21,26 56 2 16 0 0 0 42 320 9 5.2 12 0 0 0 4 CAE 2400
    Averages 89.80 69.61 79.70 1.9 95.7 57.6 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 68.0% 38.6 6.2 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
    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 85.8 63.3 74.6 3.1 93 18 55 2,7 5 0 0 0 41 33 20 3.5 10 0 0 0 3 MRX 2400
    DAV 72.6 54.7 63.7 80 18 41 6 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 3.07 -0.93 0.44 20 0.44 20 15 0 17.90 0.5 (hail) 17 1 0 0.5 (hail) 34.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 5.58 1.60 1.64 8 2.15 8-9 10 2 27.99 0.0 46.3 30.351 1 29.575 5 29.980 LWX 2400
    CHO 2.85 -0.88 1.10 4 1.10 4 9 1 21.12 29.600 5 LWX 2400
    DAN 1.23 -2.62 0.78 11 0.78 11 7 0 19.79 0.0 13.4 30.340 1 29.660 5 RNK 2400
    DCA 3.31 -0.47 0.80 11 0.84 11-12 11 0 25.60 0.0 30.5 29.600 5 LWX 2400
    IAD 4.62 0.64 1.71 8 1.74 8-9 9 1 21.56 0.0 52.8 29.600 5 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.04 1.01 12 1.35 11-12 8 1 24.00 0.0 17.7 30.360 1 29.640 5 30.010 AKQ 2400
    HDV 4.64 -0.14 1.26 11 10 1 30.52 0.0 48.6 30.340 1 29.550 5 AKQ 2400
    LYH 2.40 -1.22 0.84 20 0.81 20 8 0 23.42 0.0 21.4 30.370 1 29.660 5 RNK 2400
    NPN 4.11 -0.56 1.39 13 1.39 13 9 2 25.33 0.0 14.8 30.350 1 29.630 5 AKQ 2400
    FHC 4.26 0.00 1.98 12 1.98 12 6 2 27.06 0.0 15.5 30.363 1 29.668 5 30.013 AKQ 2400
    NOR 2.43 -1.89 1.02 19 1.02 19 7 1 23.27 0.0 14.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 1.91 -2.35 0.92 12 0.92 12 6 0 21.53 0.0 15.8 30.360 1 29.650 5 AKQ 2400
    POR 4.01 -0.24 1.94 19 1.95 19-20 11 2 28.79 0.0 18.0 30.350 1 29.660 5 30.000 AKQ 2400
    CTR 2.62 -0.40 0.93 12 1.54 11-12 10 0 22.00 0.0 12.3 30.320 1 29.600 5 29.957 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.99 1.31 12 1.50 11-12 8 1 21.84 0.0 13.5 AKQ 2400
    RIC 3.39 -0.54 1.68 12 1.87 11-12 9 1 19.43 0.0 14.5 30.370 1 29.640 5 AKQ 2400
    ROA 3.05 -0.78 0.69 4 0.95 11-12 10 0 18.65 0.0 16.3 30.350 1 29.680 5 RNK 2400
    WAL 1.58 -1.71 0.86 5 0.86 5 7 0 17.76 0.0 13.1 30.360 1 29.610 5 AKQ 2400
    WOO 8.55 4.60 3.04 25-26 15 4 23.69 0.0 46.2 30.410 1 29.860 5 LWX 800
    WSH 4.92 -0.14 0.91 19 1.03 11-12 16 0 24.10 0.0 50.8 30.400 1 29.630 5 LWX 2400
    Averages 3.55 -0.38 1.16 1.36 9.6 0.9 23.11 0.0 25.5 30.360 29.640 29.992
    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 5.39 0.74 1.00 29 1.26 29-30 14 1 21.90 0.0 9.6 30.310 1 29.750 5 GSP 2400
    MRH 4.81 0.17 2.09 5 2.09 5 12 1 19.27 0.0 T 30.310 1 29.750 5 MHX 2400
    CLT 2.85 -0.89 1.19 8 1.19 8 10 1 25.64 0.0 9.3 30.310 1 29.740 5 GSP 2400
    ECG 3.83 -0.66 1.32 17 1.32 17 13 1 18.79 0.0 11.2 30.350 1 29.670 5 AKQ 2400
    FAY 2.69 -1.66 0.88 21 0.88 21 10 0 21.14 29.700 5 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.00 -0.73 1.14 11 1.62 10-11 11 1 20.49 0.0 15.3 29.700 5 RAH 2400
    HSE 1.71 -2.32 0.51 22 0.64 21-22 10 0 24.50 0.0 5.7 30.320 1 29.730 5 MHX 2400
    HKY 3.28 -0.84 1.53 8 1.54 8-9 14 1 23.55 30.290 1 29.690 5 GSP 2400
    LBT 7.57 3.23 2.57 27 2.91 23-24 12 3 24.83 30.320 1 29.710 5 ILM 2400
    EWN 3.49 -1.10 1.17 13 1.19 13.-14 12 1 21.37 0.0 14.0 30.330 1 29.710 5 MHX 2400
    RDU 3.31 -0.21 0.88 27 0.88 27 10 0 22.58 0.0 5.8 29.700 5 RAH 2400
    RAL 3.75 0.23 0.49 3-4 15 0 25.71 0.0 5.8 30.200 1 29.710 5 RAH 2400
    WHI 3.04 -1.65 0.92 24 0.92 24 7 0 24.02 0.0 2.1 30.315 1 29.711 5 29.996 ILM 2400
    ILM 2.48 -2.70 0.74 12 0.74 11-12 8 0 21.72 0.0 1.0 30.310 1 29.730 5 ILM 2400
    Averages 3.66 -0.60 1.14 1.26 11.3 0.7 22.54 0.0 7.3 30.306 29.714
    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 1.15 -2.57 0.36 30 0.37 29-30 8 0 19.06 30.280 1 29.750 5 GSP 2400
    CAE 1.41 -3.28 0.72 11 0.78 11-12 7 0 20.37 4.2 30.280 1 29.740 5 CAE 2400
    CRE 2.63 -2.01 1.35 28 1.35 28 9 1 16.22 30.300 1 29.750 5 ILM 2400
    CHS 3.59 -2.06 1.25 23 1.25 23 9 1 18.63 0.0 T 30.280 1 29.770 21 CHS 2400
    FLO 0.98 -3.64 0.29 24 0.32 24-25 7 0 18.34 30.300 1 29.710 5 ILM 2400
    GSP 2.82 -0.98 1.48 28 1.49 28-29 11 1 22.63 0.0 7.2 30.280 1 29.730 5 GSP 2400
    OGB 6.91 3.12 3.12 9 3.12 9 12 2 25.74 30.290 1 29.760 5 CAE 2400
    Averages 2.78 -1.63 1.22 1.24 9.0 0.7 20.14 0.0 3.8 30.287 29.744
    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
    TRI 3.58 -0.32 0.87 11 0.95 11-12 13 0 15.58 0.0 13.0 30.200 2 29.720 5 MRX 2400
    DAV 5.97 0.81 20 20 0 30.79 0.0 165.2 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/Washington, D.C. - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THIS JUNE CONTINUED A TREND OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE... A STRING EXTENDING BACK TO 2010. ALTHOUGH THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE NORMAL...THE NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS...4...WAS BELOW NORMAL...AND THE FEWEST SINCE 2009 WHEN ONLY TWO JUNE DAYS WERE AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGF. A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGF WAS SET ON THE 17TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 95 DEGF SET IN 1991. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGF WAS TIED ON THE 18TH...TYING THE RECORD SET IN 1957. OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS...JUNE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS HAVE BEEN EITHER ABNORMALLY WET OR DRY. THIS JUNE... PRECIPITATION WAS JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " June temperatures and rain were above normal. The mean monthly temperature was 74.3 (+1.9). The mean high temperature was 84.4 (+0.6) and the mean low temperature was 64.1 (+3.1). A record high maximum temperature was set on the 17th (94.7). A record high minimum temperature was set on the 18th (71.2) and 19th (72.2). June precipitation of 5.58 was above average (+1.60). The first half of June saw 5.17 of rain and the last half a very dry 0.41. A new daily rainfall record was set on the 8th (1.64). The 24 hr storm total for the 8-9th was 2.15. Thunderstorms were observed on the 8th, 11th and 13th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " JUNE 2014... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS EXACTLY AT NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 71 DEGF WAS SET ON THE 18TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 70 DEGF SET IN 2004. A SECOND RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGF WAS SET ON THE 19TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 70 DEGF SET IN 2011. A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL OF 1.71 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 8TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.96 INCHES SET IN 1978. " - [ +/- + ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " June was slightly below normal for temperature and precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 92 and a low of 51 and their average wer 0.1 degrees below normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.14 below normal, with 4.64 measured. We had precipitation on 10 days during the month, and almost all of this fell in the first two weeks. We are now almost 7.6 above normal for precipitation for the year. " - [ - - ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield AKQ: " ...Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation characterized Norfolk weather in June... The average temperature at Norfolk International Airport was 76.6 degrees, which was 1.3 degrees above normal. The average high temperature was 85.0 or 1.5 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 68.2 degrees or 1.1 degrees above normal. The highest temperature was 97 degrees on the 18th. The lowest temperature was 51 degrees on the 2nd. There were 6 days with maximum temperatures above 90 degrees, which is 0.1 day above normal. Precipitation came in at 1.91 inches, which is 2.35 inches below normal. The greatest 24 hour total was 0.92 inches on the 11th and 12th. There were 6 days with measurable rainfall, which is 3.9 days below normal. June finished as the 20th driest June on record. There were 771.5 accumulated growing degree days (GDD), which was 13.5 GDD above the 1981-2010 normal of 758 GDD. The highest was on the 18th and 26th, at 31.5 GDD. For 2014, precipitation has reached 21.53 inches, which is 0.25inches above normal. The average temperature year-to-date is 54.9degrees, which is 0.5 degree below normal. No daily climate records were set in June. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " June's average temperature of 77.0 was 1.2 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (4.01") was BELOW NORMAL by 0.24" or 94% of the June average during the period from 1976 to 2013. Rainfall for the year through June 30th was 28.79" (+5.98" or 126% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were noted on these dates: 6th, 14th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, and 27th. STATION RECORDS: 2nd - TEMPERATURE Minimum 48 [previous 51 1993], 17th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 96 [previous 94 1991], 18th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 96 [previous 95 2011], 19th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 97 [previous 96 2007], 19th - RAINFALL 1.94" [previous 1.07" 2003], 19th - WIND GUST 50mph [previous 26mph 2000], and 27th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum low 75 [previous 2010]. - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " June was the second driest June on record at the Glen Allen station. The 2.04 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of -1.62 inches. The mean temperature of 75.8F was a -0.7F departure. But as noted below the Richmond International Airport has had four of our 13 hottest Junes since 1897; these have occurred since 2007. This is the reason for the high five-year mean average at Glen Allen. Glen Allen had only 8 days in June with measurable precipitation and last year we had 16 days. The 8 days is tied for the least at this station. The airport had 1.25 inches more rain this month than Glen Allen and in May Glen Allen had 0.96 inches more than the airport. Thunderstorms have caused varying rainfall amounts over the region. Thunder was heard on seven days during June but none of these storms were severe here. June also had little cloudiness and was the second clearest June on record. This fact helped give June the second highest temperature range on record at Glen Allen. The highest temperature for the month was 96F on the 18th and the lowest temperature was 50 on the 2nd, which was a new record low minimum temperature for June. The highest minimum temperature for the month was only 72F which occurred on the 10th, 18th and 25th, which was a new record LOW high monthly minimum temperature for June. The old record was 73F. The highest dew point temperature for June was 76.3 F on the 11th, which was the lowest on record for the month. The maximum wind for the month was 33 mph on the 11th from the south as a thunderstorm approached the station. This was a new record high wind gust for June. " - [ - - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond International Airport had 3.39 inches of precipitation for June which was a -0.54 inch departure. The 3.39 inches of precipitation for June was the 56th driest June in the past 127 years. The Richmond International Airport reported the mean temperature for June of 76.6 F. Only 12 years have been warmer since 1897. It is also interesting that four of these 12 have occurred since 2008. The Airport had one daily record for the month. On June 18th the minimum temperature was 76F. The previous record high minimum temperature for the date was 74F in 2004 and 1944. Also only five Junes have had a higher monthly minimum temperature than 76 F in the past 117 years. The record high minimum for June is 78 F that occurred in four different years going back to 1897. The highest daily maximum temperature of 97F also occurred on the 18th.This made the daily mean for the 18th near a record for June of 86.5F. Only twelve years in the past 117 years have had a hotter day in the month of June. The lowest maximum temperature for June was 78F, which occurred on June 1st. In the past 117 years only two days in the month of June have had a HIGHER low maximum temperature for the month. They were 81F in 2008 and 80F in June of 2010. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield AKQ: " ...Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation characterized Richmond weather in June ... The average temperature at Richmond International Airport was 76.3 degrees, which was 1.3 degrees above normal. The average high temperature was 87.3 or 1.2 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 65.8 degrees or 1.3 degrees above normal. The highest temperature was 97 degrees on the 18th. The lowest temperature was 50 degrees on the 2nd. There were 11 days with maximum temperatures above 90 degrees, which is 1.8 days above normal. Precipitation came in at 3.39 inches, which is 0.54 inches below normal. The greatest 24 hour total was 1.87 inches on the 11thand 12th. There were 9 days with measurable rainfall, which is 1.0 day below normal. There were 757.5 accumulated growing degree days (GDD), which was 13 GDD above the 1981 - 2010 normal of 744.5 GDD. The highest was on the 26th, at 30.0 GDD. For 2014 precipitation has reached 19.43 inches, which is 1.39 inches below normal. The average temperature year-to-date is 54.1 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees below normal. No daily climate records were set in June. " - [ + - ]

    Woodstock - from member Lauck Walton: " Precipitation in June greatly exceeded the 28 other Junes in my database. Four days with precipitation of more than one inch was also a record " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL (-0.7 DEGREES) WHILE RAINFALL WAS 0.23 ABOVE NORMAL. YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION IS NOW 5.16 ABOVE NORMAL. THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 96 DEGREES ON JUNE 17TH, WHICH IS HIGHEST READING SINCE JULY 2012. NO SEVERE WEATHER IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA HOWEVER THUNDERSTORMS WERE OBSERVED ON AT LEAST 8 DAYS. " - [ - + ]



    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 2013-2014 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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    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:
    [ includes current stations, inactive stations, and closed stations since database inception ]

      
    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' | STATION CLOSED
    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 kesseld@verizon.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 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'. 1993 randy_ashby@msn.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 ending 12/13
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W ccawley.kk4csr@gmail.com
    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 CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 mikey0781@cox.net 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