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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


MAY 2015


...TEMPERATURES AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL AREAWIDE
WHILE THE RAINFALL AVERAGE IS BELOW NORMAL AREAWIDE...


  • PASSINGS - Member Lauck Walton, Woodstock, Virginia (WOO)   Long-time ACON VA/NC/SC member Lauck Walton, who last posted his monthly weather observations here in fall 2014, has died. During the years of his participation in ACON (20+), Lauck kept meticulous records and never missed a monthly posting of his data, earlier by sending reports through the USPS and then by migrating with us all to email! Mr. Walton attended Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal and Randolph-Macon College, Ashland. He served in the US Army for three years. He attended law school at the University of Virginia and worked for 25 years with the law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. After retiring to Woodstock he agreed to work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as counsel.

      
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  • NWS AKQ Monthly Rainfall Analysis      From NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -

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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 Station Extremes - MAY 2015

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    92
    Arlington/Washington DC
    Richmond
    36
    Blacksburg
    73.2
    Arlington/Washington DC
    64.7
    Blacksburg
    3.66"
    Herndon
    1.12"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    93
    Fayetteville
    41
    Cape Hatteras
    72.2
    Lumberton
    66.8
    Asheville
    5.66"
    Wilmington
    0.32"
    Charlotte
    South Carolina
    93
    Columbia
    43
    Anderson
    73.7
    Florence
    71.2
    North Myrtle Beach
    6.80"
    North Myrtle Beach
    1.29"
    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 77.5 51.9 64.7 5.4 85 11 36 3 0 0 0 0 70% 25 310,300 12,21 3.4 7 0 0 0 7 LWX 2400
    CHT 82.0 58.7 70.3 7.1 90.4 31 45.5 5 2 0 0 0 72% 15 180,158 25,30 0.3 360 2 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 80.3 57.3 68.8 5.6 88 30,31 42 14 0 0 0 0 31 190 25 5.0 10 0 0 0 5 LWX 2400
    DAN 82.4 57.9 70.2 3.8 89 29,31 45 3 0 0 0 0 67% 40 250 11 5.1 5 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    DCA 82.7 63.8 73.2 7.2 92 28,31 51 2 7 0 0 0 61% 37 300 12 8.0 6 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 80.3 57.5 68.9 5.7 89 28,30 42 23 0 0 0 0 66% 40 310 16 6.2 6 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    GAV 81.26 59.81 70.54 2.10 90 18 45 3 1 0 0 0 69% 22 225,203 12,25 5 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 79.6 58.3 68.9 4.3 88 18 43 14 0 0 0 0 71% 17 225 4 225 6 1 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 79.6 54.8 67.2 4.1 87 28 41 2 0 0 0 0 71% 48 300 11 4.7 6 0 0 0 5 RNK 2400
    NPN 80.4 60.5 69.9 2.9 91.3 18 41.3 4 0 0 0 0 36 70 10 3.0 203 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 81.2 62.8 72.0 5.4 91 17 47 2 0 0 0 0 68% 24 203 26 1.3 203 2 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    NOR 79.3 59.7 69.5 1.7 90 12 47 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 79.4 61.6 70.5 3.9 90 12,27 50 2,3 2 0 0 0 65% 36 40 1 9.8 2 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 81.5 60.8 71.2 3.3 91 18,31 47 2 7 0 0 0 73% 31 45 1 4.7 108 0 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    CTR 81.6 58.2 69.2 0.8 90.3 18 43.8 2 1 0 0 0 74% 13 135 29 0.1 132 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 80.2 58.2 69.5 90 18 41 2 0 0 0 0 48% 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 82.6 60.5 71.5 5.1 92 12 45 2 5 0 0 0 64% 32 230 12 7.1 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 80.7 57.1 68.9 4.3 88 11,18 44 3 0 0 0 0 65% 36 10 6 5.5 6 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    SVC 79.4 59.3 69.3 4.4 88 18,28,31 46 22 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    WAL 74.5 58.0 66.2 3.5 87 12 43 1,2 0 0 0 0 35 180 27 9.7 1 0 0 0 5 AKQ 2400
    WSH 77.4 57.3 67.4 3.76 85.5 28 45.2 22 0 0 0 0 79% 19 113 25 0.4 180 7 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 80.19 58.76 69.42 4.22 89.19 44.34 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 68% 29.8 4.6 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
    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 78.7 54.8 66.8 3.7 86 10 42 2 0 0 0 0 65% 35 350 1 5.8 6 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    MRH 77.5 61.9 69.7 0.9 85 20 49 3 0 0 0 0 36 320 21 8.9 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 83.9 59.4 71.7 4.3 91 20 45 2 2 0 0 0 61% 35 230 26 6.2 4 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 78.4 60.1 69.2 2.4 88 18,19 46 2 0 0 0 0 73% 44 30 1 9.1 4 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    FAY 83.8 60.3 72.0 1.4 93 12 48 3 3 0 0 0 68% 40 20 10 7.2 4 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    GSO 81.0 59.9 70.5 3.7 87 18,20 45 2 0 0 0 0 66% 33 300 21 6.6 3 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 75.3 60.1 67.7 0.6 85 31 41 3 0 0 0 0 76% 39 200 11 8.9 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 82.3 58.0 70.2 3.9 91 20 45 2 1 0 0 0 30 320 21 4.4 5 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    LBT 85.3 59.1 72.2 2.4 92 30,31 45 2,3 12 0 0 0 69% 37 290 21 5.7 3 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    EWN 82.1 59.4 70.7 1.2 91 19 44 2 3 0 0 0 69% 34 120 9 6.7 5 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    RDU 82.3 59.8 71.1 3.1 91 18 46 2 2 0 0 0 69% 35 330 19 5.9 4 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    RAL 82.4 58.4 70.4 2.4 90 18 44 2 1 0 0 0 18 18 1 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 83.9 59.4 71.7 2.5 91.9 20 45.6 2 4 0 0 0 70% 28 288 1 2.6 136 4 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 80.7 61.2 70.9 0.5 92 19 47 2 2 0 0 0 74% 41 170 10 7.7 3 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 81.26 59.41 70.34 2.4 89.6 45.2 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 69% 34.6 6.6 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
    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
    AND 83.9 59.6 71.8 3.2 91 11 43 1,2 1 0 0 0 56 230 26 5.0 6 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    CAE 86.0 61.0 73.5 1.8 93 20-21 46 2 8 0 0 0 62% 55 210 11 5.7 5 0 0 0 0 CAE 2400
    CRE 78.9 63.4 71.2 1.5 88 21 50 1,2 0 0 0 0 75% 50 30 9 8.4 3 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    CHS 83.4 63.1 73.3 0.8 92 19,21 48 2 5 0 0 0 38 200 20 7.6 3 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    CXM 79.2 68.8 74.0 1.1 90 21 55 2 1 0 0 0 33 300 20 8.6 CHS 2400
    FLO 85.7 61.7 73.7 2.6 92 20,26 48 2 9 0 0 0 68% 37 180 11 7.1 2 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    GSP 83.0 60.1 71.5 2.8 90 11 48 1,2 0 0 0 0 65% 41 210 26 5.2 6 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    OGB 84.4 61.0 72.7 1.1 91 12,21 47 2 5 0 0 0 37 210 11 5.2 4 0 0 0 3 CAE 2400
    Averages 83.06 62.34 72.71 1.9 90.88 48.1 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 68% 43.4 6.6 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
    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 82.8 54.1 68.5 5.0 89 11,28 39 2,3 0 0 0 0 36 200 11 3.3 7 0 0 0 5 MRX 2400
    DAV 69.4 48.5 59 80 12 34 14 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 2.24 -2.09 0.91 1 0.91 1 10 0 14.14 0.0 28.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 1.91 -2.64 0.62 27 0.63 26,27 8 0 13.87 0.0 27.9 30.457 23 29.810 19 30.115 LWX 2400
    CHO 1.82 -2.16 0.49 16 0.58 16-17 12 0 12.66 29.830 LWX 2400
    DAN 1.12 -2.76 0.58 21 0.58 21 6 0 9.88 0.0 5.1 30.450 23 29.750 1 30.100 RNK 2400
    DCA 1.92 -2.07 0.76 18 0.76 18 6 0 14.78 0.0 18.1 29.830 LWX 2400
    IAD 2.46 -2.09 1.05 27 1.05 27 7 1 13.86 0.0 36.9 30.470 23 29.820 1 30.145 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.37 0.74 29 0.79 28-29 8 0 15.57 0.0 14.7 30.480 23 29.790 1 30.140 AKQ 2400
    HDV 3.66 -1.19 1.19 18 9 1 16.80 0.0 28.2 30.450 23 29.790 19 30.120 AKQ 2400
    LYH 1.66 -2.07 0.72 11 0.72 11 7 0 13.38 0.0 22.9 30.480 23 29.780 1 30.130 RNK 2400
    NPN 2.61 -1.57 0.88 21 0.88 21 9 0 17.12 0.0 16.5 30.450 23 29.730 1 30.090 AKQ 2400
    FHC 1.57 -1.84 0.72 1 0.75 1 7 0 17.45 0.0 12.5 30.459 23 29.729 1 30.094 AKQ 2400
    NOR 1.39 -2.61 0.68 1 0.68 1 6 0 16.20 0.0 12.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 1.51 -1.90 0.50 1 0.50 1 8 0 15.00 0.0 12.7 30.460 23 29.720 1 30.090 AKQ 2400
    POR 2.44 -1.83 0.89 11 1.15 10-11 7 0 18.68 0.0 13.5 30.430 23 29.720 1 30.131 AKQ 2400
    CTR 1.57 -2.44 1.07 21 1.07 21 6 1 16.70 0.0 14.5 30.430 23 29.730 1 30.099 AKQ 2400
    MEC 2.22 1.25 21 2.03 20-21 3 0 17.52 0.0 11.4 AKQ 2400
    RIC 1.61 -2.17 0.97 21 0.97 21 6 0 17.98 0.0 12.8 30.490 23 29.790 1 30.140 AKQ 2400
    ROA 1.75 -2.31 0.62 31 0.62 31 9 0 14.98 0.0 21.5 30.480 23 29.810 1 30.145 RNK 2400
    SVC 3.32 -1.10 1.05 16 1.05 16 9 1 18.81 0.0 26.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 2.73 -0.22 1.05 21 1.05 21 6 1 17.71 0.0 11.3 30.460 23 29.770 1 30.115 AKQ 2400
    WSH 3.57 -0.61 0.94 6 0.94 6 13 0 15.96 0.0 26.2 30.520 14 29.850 1 30.185 LWX 2400
    Averages 2.16 -1.88 0.84 0.89 7.7 0.2 15.67 0.0 18.7 30.464 29.779 30.123
    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 1.35 -2.31 1.13 26 1.13 26 6 1 14.25 0.0 13.3 30.430 23 29.800 21 30.115 GSP 2400
    MRH 3.96 0.03 1.70 11 2.25 10-11 11 1 18.67 0.0 T 29.690 1 MHX 2400
    CLT 0.32 -2.86 0.32 23 0.32 26 1 0 14.47 0.0 3.1 30.420 23 29.780 21 30.100 GSP 2400
    ECG 3.42 -0.19 1.80 18 1.80 18 7 1 17.30 0.0 T 30.450 23 29.710 21 30.080 AKQ 2400
    FAY 2.26 -0.98 0.79 21 0.84 9-10 8 0 15.27 29.750 1 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.06 -0.32 1.16 1 1.16 1 8 1 12.96 0.0 9.6 29.750 1 RAH 2400
    HSE 3.21 -0.36 1.49 11 1.57 10-11 9 1 19.63 0.0 2.0 29.610 1 MHX 2400
    HKY 1.57 -2.11 1.10 28 1.13 28-29 6 1 13.55 30.400 23 29.750 1 30.075 GSP 2400
    LBT 1.93 -1.12 0.92 9 0.92 9 12 0 17.46 30.410 24 29.710 1 30.060 ILM 2400
    EWN 2.83 -1.32 1.01 10 1.37 10-11 7 1 16.82 0.0 3.0 29.690 1 MHX 2400
    RDU 3.04 -0.23 1.38 19 1.38 19 8 1 17.84 0.0 7.9 29.750 1 RAH 2400
    RAL 2.64 -0.63 0.95 27-28 5 0 14.93 0.0 8.9 30.330 15 29.880 20 30.105 RAH 2400
    WHI 2.22 -2.32 0.68 11 1.25 10-11 8 0 16.49 0.0 0.5 30.402 23 29.712 21 30.130 ILM 2400
    ILM 5.66 1.17 2.95 10 3.06 9-10 8 1 20.57 0.0 0.3 30.410 24 29.720 21 30.065 ILM 2400
    Averages 2.68 -0.97 1.26 1.37 7.4 0.6 16.44 0.0 4.4 30.407 29.736 30.091
    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 1.54 -1.63 0.66 18 0.66 18 6 0 15.19 0.0 30.370 5 29.530 26 29.950 GSP 2400
    CAE 1.71 -1.26 1.70 11 1.00 11 2 1 15.88 0.0 T 30.390 23 29.780 21 30.085 CAE 2400
    CRE 6.80 3.39 5.14 10 5.45 9-10 6 1 20.06 30.410 24 29.620 10 30.015 ILM 2400
    CHS 1.36 -1.66 0.77 7 0.77 7 5 0 15.22 0.0 T 30.380 24 29.770 1 30.075 CHS 2400
    CXM 2.57 0.41 1.23 20 1.23 20 5 1 16.52 CHS 2400
    FLO 1.29 -1.97 0.67 20 0.67 20 6 0 15.02 0.0 T 29.770 21 ILM 2400
    GSP 3.00 -0.76 2.20 18 2.26 18-19 5 1 18.59 0.0 3.7 30.410 23 29.770 21 30.090 GSP 2400
    OGB 2.32 -0.9 1.89 11 1.89 11 4 1 15.26 30.390 23 29.780 1 30.085 CAE 2400
    Averages 2.57 -0.55 1.78 1.74 4.9 0.63 16.47 0.00 0.9 30.392 29.717 24 30.050
    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 0.70 -3.10 0.30 7 0.30 7 8 0 14.92 0.0 15.5 30.390 23 29.810 21 30.100 MRX 2400
    DAV 2.25 0.42 27 14 0 25.92 0.0 152.1 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 WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. PRELIMINARY DATA INDICATES THAT MAY 2015 WAS THE THIRD WARMEST MAY ON RECORD. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT EVER HITTING 90 DEGREES. FOUR DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS MONTH. THE FIRST RECORD OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 12TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 65 SET IN 2004. THE SECOND RECORD OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 17TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1974. THE THIRD RECORD OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 18TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 66 SET IN 1995. THE FOURTH RECORD OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 19TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1969. ALTHOUGH THE MONTH OVERALL WAS QUITE WARM...A DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS OBSERVED ON THE 21ST. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 DEGREES SET IN 2002. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Seven Corners/Fairfax - from John Iekel: "INCONSISTENT RAIN; DRY LAST 12 DAYS COUPLED WITH TEMPERATURES NORMAL FOR JULY IN THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH DO NOT BODE WELL FOR MY GARDENS IF THAT TREND CONTINUES. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " Record heat with below normal rainfall. The mean monthly temperature was 70.3 (+7.1). The mean high temperature was 82.0 (+6.9) and the mean low temperature was 58.7 (+7.5). A record high maximum temperature was recorded on the 5th (88.3) and 28th (89.7). A record low maximum temperature was set on the 21st (57.1). A record high minimum temperature was observed on the 12th (66.2), 17th (65.8), 18th (67.2), 19th (67.2), 27th (70.2), and tied on the 29th (68.8). May precipitation of 1.91 was much below average (-2.64). Thunderstorms were observed on the 16th and 18th and passed nearby on the 27th and 31st. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ] - Member Russ Topping

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): "THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. PRELIMINARY DATA INDICATES THAT MAY 2015 WAS THE THIRD WARMEST MAY ON RECORD. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT EVER HITTING 90 DEGREES. FOUR DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS MONTH. THE FIRST RECORD OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 12TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 65 SET IN 2004. THE SECOND RECORD OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 17TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1974. THE THIRD RECORD OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 18TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 66 SET IN 1995. THE FOURTH RECORD OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 19TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1969. ALTHOUGH THE MONTH OVERALL WAS QUITE WARM...A DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS OBSERVED ON THE 21ST. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 DEGREES SET IN 2002. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " May was well above normal for temperature and below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 88 and a low of 43 and was 4.3 degrees above normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.19 below normal, with 3.66 measured. We had six thunderstorm days and on the 6th, briefly had some hail. " - [ + - ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "10th warmest May on record - View the NWS AKQ Wakefield May 2015 Climate Summary with a click here " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 71.2 was 3.3 ABOVE NORMAL. May's average temperature was the third warmest May in the database to 1977. The top 5 warmest Mays in the database include: 1) 73.4 1991 and 2004 3) 71.2 2015 4) 71.1 2010 5) 70.8 2014. Precipitation (2.44") was BELOW NORMAL by 1.83" or 57% of the May average during the period from 1977 to 2014. Rainfall for the year through May 31st was 18.68" (+0.09" or 100% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were recorded on the 13th, 20th, and 23rd. STATION RECORDS: 1st - TEMPERATURE TIED Minimum high 56 [previously 1980], 1st - RAINFALL 0.84" [previous 0.53" 1998], 11th - RAINFALL 0.89" [previous 0.76" 2008], 11th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum low 69 [previous 1979], 12th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum 90 [previously 2000], 18th - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum 90 [previously 1991], and 19th - TEMPERATURE Maximum low 71 [previously 2004]. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " Mays mean temperature was 70.5F a + 2.1 F departure and the warmest on record for Glen Allen. The maximum temperature for May was 90F on the 18th and the minimum was 45F on the 3rd.The 45F was the warmest May minimum on record. The average maximum was 81.3F also a new record high for Glen Allen. May was also the clearest on record and had only eight days with measurable rainfall: the previous record was 10 days. Mays precipitation was only 2.37 inches a departure of negative 1.88 inches and the driest May on record. The average barometer for May was 30.14 inches the highest on record. The highest barometer on the 23rd was 30.48 inches and new record maximum. The lowest barometer of 29.79 inches on May 1st was also a new maximum record. The average relative humidity 68.5 percent for May was the second lowest on record. The maximum wind gust was only 22 mph on May 12th & 25th a new low wind speed record for May. The daily average maximum wind was 16 mph; the previous low record was 16.7 mph. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Airports mean temperature of 71.5F was the 6th warmest May since 1880. The five years that were warmer in order were 2004, 1896, 1880, 1991, 1944. It is interesting that the average minimum of 60.5F was the 2nd warmest and the average maximum of 82.6F was only the 11th warmest. It was the warm nights of May that placed it in the top 10 warmest Mays. The maximum temperature range for May was 30F on the 2nd; only 2011 with a low range of 29F was less since 1897. The Airports precipitation for May was 1.61 inches the 14th least rain since 1887 and a total of 0.76 inches less than Glen Allen. Last month they had 2.20 inches more than Glen Allen and 1.80 inches more than Glen Allen for the spring season. The Airport had only 6 days with measurable precipitation in May which is the least since 1965 and four years have had less since 1887. The four were 1911 - 5 days, 1914 - 5 days, 1965 - 4 days, and the record 1936 with only 3 days. The Richmond International Airport had five new daily records that either tied or were broken as listed below. High Maximum Temperatures: May 12th 92F tied the old record set in 1956, 1914. High Minimums Temperatures: May 10th 68F tied the old record set in 1927, May 12th 67F tied the old record set in 1979, 1914, 1905 , and May 18th 72F new record the old record was 71F in 1995. Low temperature Range" May 21st 7F tied the old record set in 1911. The spring average of 59.5F makes the spring of 2015 the 15th warmest since 1880 as March was the only month that had below average temperatures. The 10.72 inches of spring precipitation made this spring the 80th wettest since 1872 or in 143 years. The departure of +5.1F for the month of May at the Airport is much higher than Glen Allens as May has been warmer in recent years and Glen Allen has a small and recent data base. " - [ + - ]


    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): " View the NWS AKQ Wakefield May 2015 Climate Summary for Richmond with a click here " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES WAS SET ON MAY 12 AT KFAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 68 DEGREES SET IN 1943. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, MAY RAINFALL TOTALED 2.64 WHICH IS 0.63 BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FOR 2015 IS 2.10 BELOW NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER DURING MAY AS TS ANA PASSED TO THE EAST OF THE RALEIGH AREA. " - [ + - ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON APRIL 8TH WAS 60 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DATE LAST SET IN 2001. " - [ + - ]

    South Carolina:

    North Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *MAY 12 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES " - [ + - ]

    Downtown Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *MAY 12 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES " - [ + - ]

    NEARBY STATIONS:

    Tri-Cities - from NWS Morristown, TN (MRX): " Click this link to review recent Tri-Cities monthly summaries: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/?n=climateinfo " - [ + - ]

    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 2014-2015 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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    National Weather Service Web Sites & Current Email Addresses
    Within or Nearby the ACON VA/NC/SC Area Can Be Found At:

         NWS Washington/Baltimore, VA/MD
         NWS Wakefield, VA
         NWS Blacksburg, VA
         NWS Raleigh, NC
         NWS Newport/Morehead City, NC
         NWS Wilmington, NC
         NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
         NWS Columbia, SC
         NWS Charleston, SC
         NWS Morristown, TN

         National Weather Service Homepages

         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

    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 SVC    Seven Corner, Fairfax County, VA John Iekel Latitude 38.857404 Longitude -77.151696
    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 STATION CLOSED 08/2014
       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 kesseld1@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 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
      CXM    Downtown Charleston, SC NWS 32.77 N 79.93 W
    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