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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


MAY 2006

...DRIER AND COOLER THAN NORMAL...


  • CoCoRaHS: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN, HAIL & SNOW NETWORK    Member Lowell Koontz (ANN Annandale, VA) writes to remind us that we can submit our rainfall data to CoCoRaHS. View the site at : http://www.cocorahs.org/


  • AREA WHERE HURRICANES DEVELOP IS WARMER, SAY NOAA SCIENTISTS    The region of the tropical Atlantic where many hurricanes originate has warmed by several tenths of a degree Celsius over the 20th century... more at the following link: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/reports/2006/nat050306.shtm`


  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
  • 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 - MAY 2006
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    96°
    Annandale
    35°
    New Market
    Wakefield
    69.2°
    Hampton
    57.7°
    Blacksburg
    4.71"
    Ladysmith
    1.46"
    Roanoke
    North Carolina
    97°
    Fayetteville
    37°
    Asheville
    69.0°
    Wilmington
    61.5°
    Asheville
    6.24"
    Elizabeth City
    0.97"
    Hickory
    South Carolina
    97
    Orangeburg, Columbia
    42°
    Greenville-Spartanbrug
    72.2°
    Charleston
    67.6°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    7.66"
    Florence
    1.22"
    Greenville-Spartanburg

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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN 75.55 53.1  64.58 -0.1  96    30 42    1   3  0  0 0 67% 31 WNW  21             5 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 70.5  44.9  57.7  -1.2  89    30 36 23,24  0  0  0 0 65% 33 320 18   4.4       6 1 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         BRI 72.8  49.4  61.1  -1.0  91    30 40  1,21  1  0  0 0 43%                        1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CEN 72.0  52.2  62.1  +2.1  94    30 41    1   1  0  0 0     35 328 21   2.2       1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHO 75.0  49.9  62.5  -2.7  94    30 36    1   3  0  0 0 63% 29 320 18   4.3       6 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         DAN 77.3  49.8  63.5  +2.6  93    30 37    1   4  0  0 0 66% 51 300 26   6.1       5 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         DCA 74.9  55.2  65.1  -0.5  95    30 45    1   2  0  0 0 62% 38 310 11   8.5       4 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         IAD 74.5  51.0  62.8  +0.5  95    30 40 1,24   2  0  0 0 63% 33 280 21   6.1       1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         FCH 74.5  53.2  63.9        95    30 42   24   2  0  0 0     25      22             4 1 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         HAM 77.6  60.7  69.2  +2.2  93    26 46    2   0  0  0 0 60% 40 NE   1,8 12.0       3 0 0 0  1 40% 2400 AKQ
         HER 72.9  51.6  62.3   0.0  91.8  30 38.8  1   1  0  0 0     18       6             1 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 76    51    64    -2.2  94    30 36    1   3  0  0 0 59%                        3 1 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         LYH 74.8  47.6  61.2  -2.2  92    30 38  1,2   2  0  0 0 66% 28 260 19   4.4       3 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
                                                                      28 250 21                                                
         NEW 73.45 45.88 59.64 -3.0  93    29 35    7   0  0  0 0 55% 29 W    21             0 0 0 0  0     1800 LWX
         NPN 78.0  54.9  66.4        94    30 39    2   3  0  0 0     36 SW   11             6 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 74.0  58.5  66.2  -1.5  92    26 42    2   1  0  0 0                            4 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 75.3  57.1  66.2  -0.1  94    26 50 2,24   1  0  0 0 66% 43 050  1   9.2       2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         FHC 77.02 58.58 67.80       92.5  26 45.8  2   2  0  0 0 67% 32 203 11   3.6  225 5 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         POR 75.8  56.8  66.3  -1.2  89.2  26 42.9  2   0  0  0 0 68% 31 270 20   4.0  328 5 1 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         CTR 77.3  50.2  63.4  -2.0  93.4  30 36.3  2   2  0  0 0 73% 17 N    19   0.2  SSW  3 0 0 0  1 40% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 78.8  53.24 66.08       93    30 37    2   2  0  0 0     10 NW   20             4 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 77.5  53.3  65.4   0.0  94    30 39    2   3  0  0 0 63% 40 280 19   7.6       3 0 0 0  4     2400 AKQ
         ROA 75.4  51.3  63.3  -0.8  93 29,30 42   15   3  0  0 0 59% 38 270 18   7.0       3 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         AKQ 78    51    64.5        92    30 35    2   0  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 73.0  53.3  63.1  +0.8  89    26 39    2   0  0  0 0     44 200 26   9.3       0 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         WOO 69.6  52.2  60.9  -0.1  88    31 43 12,23  0  0  0 0                            1 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         WSH 75.3  50.9  63.1  -0.15 95.1  30 40.5  1   0  0  0 0 74% 16 E    23   1.2  N    2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    NORTH CAROLINA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 73.9  49.0  61.5  -0.5  88    30 37   13   0  0  0 0     33 330 11   5.5       2 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         MRH 75.7  60.6  68.1        86 27,28 48    2   0  0  0 0     37 210 26  10.5      12 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         CLT 78.3  53.3  65.8  -3.2  92    30 43 2,13   3  0  0 0 65% 40 290 26   5.1       7 1 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         ECG 76.0  55.2  65.6  -2.3  90    26 44    2   1  0  0 0 70% 33 280 26   9.0       0 0 0 0  4     2400 AKQ
         FAY 81.1  56.6  68.9        97    26 46  1,2   7  0  0 0 62% 37 240 26   7.4       4 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         GSO 76.5  53.5  65.0  -0.8  91    30 44 1,19   2  0  0 0 66% 51 220 26   5.7       4 2 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         HSE 71.9  60.1  66.0  -1.6  83    27 49 9,24   0  0  0 0     36 220 14   9.5       0 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
         HKY 77.1  53.2  65.1  -1.2  93    30 41   16   4  0  0 0     37 330 18   4.9       3 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         LBT 80.6  55.3  67.9  -0.5  93    26 42    1   5  0  0 0     36 310 18   6.3       1 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
         EWN 78.5  56.0  67.2        91    26 43    1   1  0  0 0                  7.1       9 0 0 0  4     2400 MHX
         RAL 78.2  50.5  64.5  -2.5  91    30 39  1,2   1  0  0 0     21      18             4 1 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         RDU 78.5  52.6  65.5  -1.5  92    30 42    2   3  0  0 0 66% 39 230 14   5.9       4 1 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         ROX 77.0  52.1  64.6  -0.9  92    30 39    1   1  0  0 0 68% 32 N     3         N   3 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         ILM 79.7  58.3  69.0  -1.2  91 26,27 45    1   2  0  0 0 76% 46 240 26   8.3       8 0 0 0  3 71% 2400 ILM
    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G  H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 80.1  56.1  68.1  -0.7  92 27,30 43    13  4  0  0 0     39 290 18   6.7       8 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         CAE 83.5  58.2  70.9  -0.7  97    26 43     2  8  0  0 0 62% 71 250 21   6.9       7 0 0 0  0     2400 CAE
         CRE 77.7  59.2  68.5  -1.4  90    27 45     1  1  0  0 0     48 260 26   7.7       6 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
         CHS 82.9  61.5  72.2  +0.1  95    27 48     2  6  0  0 0     54 300 14   8.2       6 1 0 0  2     2400 CHS
         FLO 80.9  57.8  69.4  -1.6  93    27 45     2  3  0  0 0     56 020 26   7.2       9 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         GSP 79.7  55.5  67.6  +0.4  93    30 42    16  5  0  0 0     39 230 18   6.9       5 0 0 0  0     2400 GSP
         OGB 82.5  58.3  70.4        97    27 45     2  8  0  0 0     43 250 18   6.3       9 0 0 0  0     2400 CAE    
    NEARBY STATIONS
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2  O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI 73.6  49.3  61.4  -1.6  91    30  38    19 2  0  0 0     37 240   11  4.7      7 0 0 0  6     2400 MRX
         DAV 60.3  41.9  51.1        83 30,31  30    23 0  0  4 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
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN  1.94  -2.38 0.64 11 0.64    11 10 0 12.26  0.0   0  0 0  0.0 21.7  30.34   1 29.47  18 29.90  2400
         BCB  3.00  -1.39 0.84 30 0.84    30  9 0 11.52   T   14  1 0   T  20.4                             2400
         BRI  3.14  -0.78 1.26 31 1.26    31  6 1 10.01  0.0           0.0 15.0  30.18   1 29.55  18        1615/1600
         CEN  2.06  -2.42 0.63 11 0.63    11 11 0 10.07  0.0           0.0 20.2  30.35   1 29.51 11, 29.93  2400
                                                                                                  18
         CHO  1.67  -3.19 0.53 14 0.59 14-15  8 0  9.32  0.0           0.0                                  2400
         DAN  1.66  -2.30 0.69  7 0.69     7  6 0  7.29  0.0           0.0  1.6  30.31   1 29.48  11        2400
         DCA  2.21  -1.61 0.81 11 0.81    11 10 0 11.07  0.0           0.0 13.6                             2400
         IAD  1.80  -2.42 0.78 11 0.78 10-11  7 0 11.51  0.0           0.0 14.1                             2400
         FCH  2.69        0.74 11 0.74    11  9 0 13.30  0.0           0.0 13.9                             2400
         HAM  3.47  -0.23 1.56  8 2.12   7-8  8 1 10.96  0.0           0.0       30.35   1 29.82  19 30.00  2400
         HER  1.77  -2.45 0.86 11 0.86    11 12 0 11.94  0.0           0.0 20.0                             2400
         LDY  4.71  +0.73 1.60  8 2.47   7-8  9 2 20.41  0.0           0.0 10.5  30.35   1 29.47  11 29.91  2400
         LYH  1.65  -2.46 0.80  7 0.80     7  7 0 10.07  0.0           0.0 12.9  30.33   1 29.51  18        2400
         NEW  1.66  -1.50 0.87 15             7 0 10.30  0.0           0.0 16.75 30.54   1 29.82 18,19      1700
         NPN  2.78        0.78  8 1.43   7-8 12 0 10.95  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.20   2 29.43  15        2400
         NOR  2.97  -1.06 0.69  8 1.23   7-8 10 0 10.83  0.0           0.0  1.3                             2400
         ORF  2.96  -0.78 0.75 26 1.12   7-8 10 0 10.46  0.0           0.0  0.8  30.24   1 29.51  18        2400
         FHC  4.22        0.78  8 1.36   7-8 10 0 14.66  0.0           0.0  1.0  30.245  1 29.516 18 29.887 2400
         POR  3.35  -0.79 0.88  7 1.43   7-8 11 0 10.52  0.0           0.0  1.0  30.24   1 29.52  11 29.890 2400
         CTR  2.67  -1.18 1.02  7 1.48   7-8 10 1 10.31  0.0           0.0  6.5  30.29   1 29.45  11 29.885 2400
         MEC  3.70        2.95 8, 3.03 13-14  6 1 12.90  0.0           0.0  6.4  30.03   1 29.32  18        1700
                               12
         RIC  3.24  -0.72 1.19  7 1.69   7-8  7 2  9.98  0.0           0.0  8.5  30.32   1 29.47  11        2400
         ROA  1.46  -2.78 0.48  7 0.48     7  5 0  9.93  0.0           0.0 10.0  30.35   1 29.52  18        2400
         AKQ  3.82        1.49  7             9 1 13.45  0.0           0.0  1.4                             2400
         WAL  1.94  -1.26 0.62 26 0.66   7-8  7 0  8.04  0.0           0.0  3.7  30.26   1 29.49  19        2400
         WOO  2.18  -1.96         1.35 14-15 10 1 10.41  0.0           0.0 17.4  30.44   1 29.67  18        0800
         WSH  2.24  -2.87 0.73 11 0.94 14-15 11 0 11.88  0.0           0.0 22.3  30.38   1 29.53  18        2400
    NORTH CAROLINA
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL  1.69  -2.73 0.89 20 0.91 19-20 10 0 13.31  0.0          0.0  1.4                              2400
         MRH  3.37        1.79 27 2.05 26-27  8 1 14.71  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.18   1 29.61  18         2400
         CLT  1.24  -2.42 0.66 20 0.66    20  8 0  9.32  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         ECG  6.24  +1.81 1.40  7 1.97   7-8 10 3 13.56  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.22   1 29.54  18         2400
         FAY  3.10        1.72  7 1.72     7  8 1 10.83  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO  2.45  -1.50 1.06 14 1.06    14  8 1  9.08  0.0          0.0  1.3                              2400
         HSE  1.52  -2.40 0.49  8 0.69   7-8 12 0 12.85  0.0          0.0  0.5  30.18  31 29.61  19         2400
         HKY  0.97  -3.49 0.43  7 0.43     7  7 0 10.61  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         LBT  4.97  +1.00 1.99  7 1.99     7  8 1 10.11  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.25   2 29.54  18         2400
         EWN  3.15        1.11  7 1.26 26-27  9 1 13.12  0.0          0.0    T  30.18  31 29.61  19         2400
         RDU  1.58  -2.21 0.77  7 0.77     7  8 0 11.48  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         RAL  2.17  -1.62         0.81   6-7 11 0 12.49  0.0          0.0    T  30.24   1 29.53  11         1900        
         ROX  1.74  -2.07 0.80  7 0.80     7  5 0 11.19  0.0          0.0  2.1  30.42   1 29.55  11  29.95  2200
         ILM  2.30  -2.10 0.97  7 0.97     7  8 0 11.87  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.21   1 29.60  18         2400
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
         AND  2.20  -1.70 0.87 20 0.98 20-21 10 0 12.45  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  1.32  -1.85 0.58  7 0.58     7  8 0  9.41  0.0          0.0    T  30.25   1 29.56  18         2400
         CRE  1.75  -1.24 0.57 14 0.57    14  9 0 12.77  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.22   1 29.61  18         2400
         CHS  2.72  -0.95 1.34 14 1.34    14  6 2 12.39  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.21   1 29.65  18         2400
         FLO  7.66  +4.35 2.25  5 2.77 20-21  8 3 14.67  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.24   1 29.55  18         2400
         GSP  1.22  -3.37 0.56 20 0.59 20-21  5 0 11.16  0.0          0.0    T                              2400
         OGB  1.93        0.78  7 0.78     7  7 0 12.21  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.24   1 29.61  18         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  2.29  -2.03 0.50  7 0.50     7 11 0 16.75  0.0           0.0   9.2  30.18  29 29.60  18       2400
         DAV  4.19        1.27 27            15 1 22.88  0.3 20  1  0  0.3 166.1                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " May was the fourth driest May in the last 26 years and near average in temperature. The mean temperature (64.6 F) was only a negative 0.1 F below the average. Most of May was cool until the last week when summer-like temperatures brought May back to near the average. The record maximum temperature of 96 F on the 30th was the second highest temperature recorded in May in the last 26 years. The highest was on May 20, 1996 when a 97F temperature was recorded. The highest mean temperature for May was on the 30th and was 81.5F. Only three times in the last 26 years has a higher daily mean temperature been recorded. May had three days above 90F and only three years in the last 26 had more (1991,1998,2000). The highest minimum temperature for May was 69F on the 31st which was the fourth highest in the last 26 years for the month of May. The average daily temperature range for May was 21.9F that was the highest since May 2002. The May rainfall had a -2.38 inch departure and the driest since 1999 when 1.42 inches occurred. The driest May in the last 26 years was 1.05 inches in 1986. The greatest precipitation amount in a day was only 0.64 inches on the 11th which was the least recorded in May since 1994 and the second least in the last 26 years for May. The maximum gust of 31 mph on the 21st and was the highest in May since 2003. The average daily high wind gust was 17.2 mph; only last year was higher since these records were started in 1999. But the total wind run for the month was the least on record. (records on wind run since 2002) May was the fourth driest May in the last 26 years and near average in temperature.

    May DAILY Records Tied or Broken- (26-Years of records): 3 daily HIGH temperature: 28, 29, 30; 1 daily LOW maximum temperature: 8; 2 daily LOW minimum: 23, 24; 1 daily HIGH range temperature records: 2; 1 daily LOW range temperature records: 8. SPRING SEASON- The mean spring temperature was 56.8F with a + 1.9 F departure the highest since 2000 and only four springs were warmer in the last 26-years. The total precipitation was only 6.43 inches with a - 5.76 inch departure the driest since 1986 and the second driest in the last 26 years. There were 24 days this spring with precipitation. In the last 26 springs, there have been none with less precipitation days. " [ - - ] 

    Arlington - Report from NWS LWX: " MAY ENDED UP NEAR NORMAL IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURE. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WAS WARMER AND SUNNIER THAN USUAL WITH HIGHS BY MONDAY IN THE MID 90S. MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY WAS OUR HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR. RAIN WAS ONLY JUST OVER HALF OF THE THIRTY YEAR AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. " [ -/+ - ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was one degree below normal, while the precipitation was .78 inches below normal. The precipitation for the year is now 4.75 inches below normal. The heavy thunderstorm on the 31st was quite interesting. It formed near Bridgewater, and was a slow mover. Places near town got very little rain. It was a Bridgewater rain! Gardens went from dust to mud! " - [ - - ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " Well, if you don't like boring, don't come to May. I take that back, we did have a pretty good rain at times on the 11th when 0.63" fell over a five-our period. That was the most recorded per day during the month contributing 31% to our 2.06" total. That was better that nothing though, but still leaves us with a deficit for the year now totaling 8.09". Temperatures, in the long run behaved themselves, with the monthly average coming in at 2.2 above the 62.0 normal. Even the nightly average low of 52.2 remained within reasonable readings at 2.4 over the 49.8 normal. About the next best thing we can offer for excitement in sunny Centreville is to mention that the highest temperature for May of 94 on the 30th and the lowest temperature of 41 gave us a spread of 53. P.S. Oh yea, the wind got up to 35 mph on the 21st. " - [ + - ] - report from Paul

    Falls Church - " May 2006 was a cool month with about average rainfall. A cold front on the 22nd brought my peak wind gust for the month at 25 mph. My 1st 90 degree day for the year was on May 29 (Memorial Day). From Memorial Day on through to the first part of June, hazy, hot and humid weather prevailed. " - [ - +/- ] - report from Windie

    Herndon - Bob notes:" My average MAX temperature was 1.7 degrees BELOW the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 1.7 degrees ABOVE "normal". The groundwater observation well at Reston showed a decline of about 2 feet for the month (provisional data) owing to below normal precip and active transpiration. " - [ -/+ - ] 

    Ladysmith - Danny sends these notes: " May brought below normal temperatures despite extremely hot weather for Memorial Day weekend at the end of the month. Temperatures in the mid 90s were the highest observed since last September. A severe thunderstorm on the 14th brought large hail to the area. All of May's precipitation fell on or before the 19th of the month. " - [ - + ]

    Norfolk - " Average temperatures and rainfall at the Fred Heutte Center in May were BELOW normal. " [ - - ] 

    Portsmouth - " In May , the temperature average was 1.2 BELOW normal. Rainfall for the month was BELOW normal, by 0.79". STATION RECORDS: 8th - Temperature - Minimum Maximum 57 [previous 59 1981]; 11th - Precipitation 0.23" [previously 0.14" 1988] ; 24th - Temperature - Minimum 50 [previously 51 1990] Frontal passages occurred on the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 11th, 15th. 18th, 21st, 22rd, 27th. For the year, the temperature average was xx.x or x.x above normal. Year-to-date rainfall at the end of May was x.xx" BELOW normal (xx%) " [ - - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The MAY 2006 North Carolina Weather Review (when available) is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.May.2006.doc. " - [ ]

    Elsewhere:

    Tri-cities: - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT TRI-VITIES WAS 61.4 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IT RANKED AS THE 16TH COLDEST MAY ON RECORD AT TRI-CITIES. A DAILY RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE WAS TIED ON THE 24TH, WHEN THE LOW DIPPED TO 40 DEGREES TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1961. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS BROKEN ON THE 30TH, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE PEAKED AT 91 DEGREES, BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 90 DEGREES SET IN 1969. THE COLDEST MAY AT TRI-CITIES WAS BACK IN 1997, WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 58.3 DEGREES. TRI-CITIES RECEIVED 2.29 INCHES OF RAIN IN MAY, WHICH WAS 2.03 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. IT RANKED AS THE 17TH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD AT TRI-CITIES. MEASURABLE RAIN OCCURRED ON 12 DAYS, BUT ONLY THREE OF THOSE DAYS HAD MORE THAN ONE-QUARTER OF AN INCH. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON THE 7TH, WHEN 0.50 INCHES WAS REPORTED. THE DRIEST MAY AT TRI-CITIES WAS BACK IN 1939, WHEN ONLY 0.95 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THIS SPRING AT TRI-CITIES WAS 55.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT RANKED AS THE 33RD WARMEST SPRING ON RECORD AT TRI-CITIES. BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY TEMPERATURES OCCURRED IN MARCH AND MAY, BUT THE MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL APRIL RESULTED IN AN ABOVE NORMAL SPRING. THE WARMEST SPRING AT TRI-CITIES WAS BACK IN 1991, WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 59.5 DEGREES. TRI-CITIES RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 10.84 INCHES OF RAIN THIS SPRING, WHICH WAS 0.62 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. IT RANKED AS THE 34TH DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD AT TRI-CITIES. ABOVE NORMAL RAIN OCCURRED ONLY IN APRIL, WHILE THE OTHER TWO MONTHS WERE BELOW NORMAL, RESULTING IN A DEFICIT FOR THE SEASON. THE DRIEST SPRING AT TRI-CITIES WAS BACK IN 1986, WHEN ONLY 6.23 INCHES WAS RECORDED. " - [ - - ] - report from NWS MRX

    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 2005-2006 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
    R2 sky cover percentage NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area


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    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:

      ROK   Roanoke, VA 6SW Wendell Prillaman  4/76 wlprillaman@cox.net
    ANN    Annandale, VA 1 3/4 ENE - Lowell Koontz  8/31/79  wwkoontz@verizon.net AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport 38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers@rica.net WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton - 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
       WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
      MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20-10W 175M    
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    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
    HER    Herndon, VA R.M. Beall P- 10/76   T-  1/91 beall47@earthlink.net GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985-2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - ceased operation March 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
       LBT    Lumberton, NC  Lumberton Municipal Airport 34-36-26N 079-03-36W 37M
       EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
    LXI     Lexington, VA  Scott M. Lancey, -  06/96 weather@midatlanticwx.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