ACON - VA/NC/SC
The Atlantic Coast Observer Network:   Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
NOVEMBER 2004

...TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATIONABOVE NORMAL THROUGHOUT THE REGION...

Consistently throughout your reports, November was a rather quiet month with above normal rainfall and above normal precipitation. The milder than normal weather was quite pleasant with few extremes, no deep penetrations of cold air, and no major storms along our coastal vicinity. Many reported a thunderstorm or two throughout the first half of the month. Major influences in the weather continued to come in from the southern stream across the United States.

Of note, a particularly strong high pressure near mid-month brought very high barometer readings, for many the highest of 2004. While the pressure readings were rather high, no long lasting winter cold accompanied the high pressure area. Temps remained cold only for one day.

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  • REMINDER All National Weather Service station data listed herein is preliminary and may be subject to change.  The data has not been certified and cannot be used in legal actions.  Only reports certified by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC can be used for these purposes.


ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - NOVMEBER 2004
State
Maximum Temperature
Minimum
Temperature
Warmest
Average
Temperature
Coldest
Average
Temperature
Maximum
Precipitation
Minimum
Precipitation
Virginia
84°
Richmond, Wakefield,
Newport News
22°
Blacksburg
54.4°
Norfolk (FHC)
46.7°
New Market
5.34"
Danville
2.66"
Norfolk (ORF)
North Carolina
86°
Raleigh (RDU)
36°
Asheville, Raleigh (RAL)
Charlotte
59.0°
Cape Hatteras
50.3°
Asheville
5.67"
Roxboro
2.15"
Fayetteville
South Carolina
84
Columbia, Charleston
28°
Columbia
59.9°
Charleston
53.9°
Greenville-Spartanburg
3.83"
Florence
1.37"
Charleston

(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 57.4  40.63 49.02 +2.0  70     2 28   10   0  0  5 0 71% 48 WNW  25             0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                  24 W    17
                                                                  24 NNW  31
     BCB 57.0  36.7  46.9  +4.1  82     1 22   15   0  0 13 0 66% 45 290 25   4.1       0 0 0 0  0 50% 2400 RNK
     BRI 56.8  39.9  48.3  +3.7  76     1 24 14,26  0  0  7 0                            0 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
     CEN 58.0  40.0  49.0  +5.1  75     2 27 10,15  0  0  7 0     44 339 25             1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     CHO 59.0  38.9  49.0   0.0  78     2 25   14   0  0 11 0     32 330 25   3.5       0 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
     DAN 61.9  40.2  51.1  +2.5  83     1 25   27   0  0  9 0 72% 39 300 25   4.5       1 0 0 0  3 40% 2400 RNK
     DCA 58.8  43.2  51.0  +2.3  71   2,3 33 14,26  0  0  0 0 66% 45 310  5   7.2       0 0 0 0  1 60% 2400 LWX
                                                                  45 310 25
     IAD 58.6  38.1  48.4  +3.2  74     2 23   15   0  0  9 0     43 300 25   6.0       0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     FCH 57.5  43.9  50.7        73     2 30    9   0  0  1 0     43      25             0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     HAM 61.0  44.0  53.0        82       30                      44      25                            2400 AKQ
     HER 56.8  40.0  48.4  +3.2  72     2 28   28   0  0  5 0     27       5             0 0 0 0        2400 LWX
     HRN 57.1  39.3  48.2  +3.0  73.7   2 25.3 10   0  0  5 0 69% 33 WNW  25   2.8  S    0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
     LYH 59.8  38.3  49.0  +2.4  79   1,2 24   26   0  0 12 0 69% 33 280 25   3.6       0 0 0 0  2 40% 2400 RNK
     NEW 56.23 37.17 46.70 +1.0  80     2 20   14   0  0  8 0 73% 30 SW    6   5.6  SW   0 0 0 0  3     1800 LWX
     NPN 63.4  41.9  52.7        84     2 29   27   0  0  0 0     38 W    25             0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
     NOR 61.6  43.4  52.5  +0.7  82     2 31   27   0  0  3 0                            0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
     ORF 61.6  44.9  53.3  +1.0  82     2 32   27   0  0  1 0 76% 46 260 25   7.9       0 0 0 0  2 40% 2400 AKQ
     FHC 62.3  46.5  54.4        82.8   2 34.4 27   0  0  0 0 74% 36 250 25   3.0  203                2400 LWX
     POR 62.6  44.4  53.5  +0.6  82     2 32 15,27  0  0  2 0   % 49 225 25   2.79 160 1 0 0 0  1 40% 2400 AKQ
     CTR 61.8  39.1  49.8        83     2 26   15   0  0 12 0     18 SSW  25                            2400 AKQ
     MEC 60.21 42.14 51.66       83     2 27   27   0  0  5 0                            1 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
     RIC 62.5  42.7  52.6  +3.1  84     2 29   27   0  0  3 0 67% 40 300 25   6.4       0 0 0 0  4 60% 2400 AKQ
     RGL 60.60 39.98 50.29 +0.79 80.6   2 27 26,27  0  0  8 0 71% 31 S     2   2.0  S    0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
     ROA 60.5  42.2  51.4  +4.1  82     2 28 26,27  0  0  0 1 64% 45 310 25   4.7       0 0 0 0  1 50% 2400 RNK
     ROK 60.8  39.5  50.1  +2.7  82   1,2 25   15   0  0  8 0     29 W    5,25           0 0 0 0  0     2300 RNK
     AKQ 63    39    51.0        84     2 25   27   0  0 11 0                                           2400 AKQ
     WAL 59.7  41.5  50.6  +1.5  73  3,25 30   27   0  0  3 0     43 310 25   7.7       0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
                                                                  38 150 18
     WEE                                                                                                1630 AKQ
     WOO 58.2  41.4  49.8  +1.7  80     1 26   26   0  0  5 0                            0 0 0 0  5     2400 LWX
     WSH 56.4  40.2  48.3        74.1   1 27.5 26   0  0  6 0     30 E     57  1.2  NE   0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                           18
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 60.4  40.2  50.3  +3.9  81     1 25   15   0  0  9 0     40 330  5   5.7       1 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
                                                                  35 040  9
     MRH 66.0  46.7  56.3        80     1 34   17   0  0  0 0     40 230  4   8.2       4 0 0 0  4     2400 MHX
                                                                  39 220 28
     CLT 63.6  42.7  53.1  +0.8  80     1 25   15   0  0  7 0     32 310 25   4.6       0 0 0 0  5     2400 GSP
     ECG 63.9  43.0  53.4  -0.7  81     2 30   15   0  0  3 0 76% 38 010 13   7.6       0 0 0 0  1 30% 2400 AKQ
                                                                  38 290 25                            
     FAY 66.9  45.2  56.1        85     1 30   27   0  0  5 0 68% 43 260 25   6.4       0 0 0 0  4 30% 2400 RAH
     GSO 61.9  42.9  52.4  +3.2  82     1 28   27   0  0  5 0 68% 47 270 25   5.9       0 0 0 0  3 40% 2400 RAH
     HSE 65.6  52.4  59.0  +1.4  77   1,2 44   18   0  0  0 0     45 150 28   8.5       0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
     HKY 61.8  42.4  52.1  +2.2  79     1 27   27   0  0  5 0     35 300 25   3.8       1 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
     LBT 67.5  42.7  55.1  +2.3  85     1 26   15   0  0  9 0     38 260 25   5.0       0 0 0 0  6     2400 ILM
                                                                  30 240 16
     EWN 65.9  43.6  54.7  -0.2  84     2 31   15   0  0  3 0     39 250 25   5.5       1 0 0 0  8     2400 MHX
     RAL 64.9  40.4  52.7  +1.7  84     1 25 15,27  0  0  0 9     30      25             1 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
     RDU 65.1  42.0  53.5  +2.5  86     1 27 15,27  0  0  7 0 70% 37 240 25   4.8       0 0 0 0  3 50% 2400 RAH
     ROX 63.4  42.6  53.0  +3.8  84     1 28   15   0  0  6 0 64% 37 N    25        N    2 0 0 0  4 46% 2200 RAH
     ILM 68.0  45.5  56.8  +0.2  85     1 31   15   0  0  2 0     37 270 25   6.3       0 0 0 0  4     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 64.1  44.4  54.2  +2.2  80     1 29    26  0  0  5 0     33 260 25   4.8       1 0 0 0 10     2400 GSP
     CAE 67.5  45.10 56.3  +1.6  84     2 28 15,27  0  0  5 0     40 280 24   4.7       2 0 0 0  4     2400 CAE
                                                                  31 260 16
     CHS 71.0  48.8  59.9  +1.9  84   3,4 32 16,26  0  0  2 0     39 280 25   6.8       1 0 0 0  8     2400 CHS
     CRE 67.1  47.1  57.1  +2.5  80     1 31    15  0  0  3 0     33 260 25   5.8       0 0 0 0  5     2400 ILM
     FLO 67.2  45.8  56.5  +1.0  83   1,2 30    15  0  0  3 0     39 270 25   6.1       1 0 0 0  6     2400 ILM
     GSP 63.3  44.4  53.9  +2.8  80     1 29    26  0  0  4 0     30 060 13   5.2       0 0 0 0  7     2400 GSP
                                                                  30 250 25
     OGB 67.9  45.8  56.9        83   2,3 29    15  0  0  4 0     36 250 25   4.9       1 0 0 0  5     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 60.9  40.0  50.4  +4.9  80     2  24    0 0  0 10 0     33 290  25   3.2       0 0 0 0  1     2400 MRX
     DAV 47.4  33.2  40.3        72     3  17   26 0  0 14 0                             0 0 0 1  8     1900 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
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ANN  4.96  +2.19 2.19 12 2.27 12-13 13 1 40.06  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.80  14 29.35  25 30.16  2400
BCB  4.71  +1.75 1.21 12 1.21    12 12 2 44.84    T  25        T     T                             2400
BRI  3.93  +0.98 0.90 12 0.90    12  8 0 38.12  0.0          0.0   0.0                             0515/1600
CEN  4.58  +0.81 2.10 12 2.12 12-13 11 2 38.33  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.79  14 29.37  25        2400
CHO  4.85  +1.11 1.43 12 1.43    12 14 1 35.45  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
DAN  5.34  +2.27 1.61 12 1.66 11-12 10 2 39.67  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.26  26 29.72   5        2400
DCA  4.50  +1.47 2.06 12 2.11 12-13 11 2 39.50  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
IAD  4.11  +0.80 1.92 12 1.92    12 11 2 36.24  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
FCH  3.45        1.37 12 1.37 11-12  9 1 37.55  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
HAM  3.88        1.19 12            12          0.0          0.0   0.0  30.75  14 29.40  25        2400
HER  4.21  +0.90 2.00 12 2.00 0  12 13 2 39.55  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
HRN  4.29  +0.98 1.93 12            14 2 38.30  0.0          0.0   0.00 30.745 14 29.331 25 30.12  2400
LXI                                      30.02 [through August 2004]                               2400
LYH  5.14  +1.96 1.85 12 1.85    12 10 1 35.43  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.79  14 29.39  25        2400
NEW  4.10  +1.50 1.26  4 0.26     4  8 1 36.27  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.92  14 29.98   5        1700
NPN  4.11        1.72 12 1.79 12-13  9 1 55.16  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.69  14 29.34  25        2400
NOR  3.26  +0.03 1.35 12             8 1 56.11  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
ORF  2.66  -0.32 1.11 12 1.21 12-13  9 1 48.45  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.73  14 29.38  25        2400
FHC  3.88        1.71 12 1.71    12  9 1 61.28  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.712 14 29.393 25 30.139 2400
POR  3.29  +0.08 1.38 12 1.38    12 10 1 46.97  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.736 14 29.410 25 30.156 2400
CTR  3.20        1.17 12 1.18 12-13 11 1        0.0          0.0   0.0  30.792 14 29.378 25        2400
MEC  3.98        1.18 13 1.85 12-13 11 1 67.49  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.50  14 29.53  24        1700
RIC  3.27  +0.21 1.51 12 1.53 12-13 11 1 55.41  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.80  14 29.37  25        2400
RGL  4.99  +1.93 2.61 12 2.66 12-13 10 1 41.39  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.75  14 29.33  25 30.15  2400
ROA  4.26  +1.05 1.03 24 1.14 23-24  8 2 45.47  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.79  14 29.37  25        2400
ROK  4.91  +0.74 1.15 12 1.15 12-13 11 2 49.15  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.71  14 29.46  25        2400
AKQ  3.51        2.25 12 2.37 12-13 11 1 52.68  0.0          0.0   0.0                             2400
WAL  4.52  +1.81 2.11 12 2.45 12-13  9 1 47.45  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.73  14 29.31  25        2400
WEE                                                                                                1630
WOO  2.85  +0.05         0.65   4-5 10 0 37.45  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.74  14 29.92   5        0800
WSH  4.96  +0.84 1.23  4 1.23     4 12 2 45.99  0.0          0.0   0.0  30.78  14 29.37  25        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  5.02  +1.20 1.17  4 1.44   3-4 13 2 48.93  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.73  14 29.47  25         2400
MRH  3.83        0.95 28 1.41 27-28  8 0        0.0          0.0  0.0  30.67  14 29.54  25         2400
CLT  3.12  -0.24 0.78  4 0.91   3-4 10 0 41.45  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.76  14 29.49  25         2400
ECG  2.95  +0.02 0.85 12 1.17 27-28  7 0 46.06  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.71  14 29.43  25         2400
FAY  2.15        1.06 12 1.06    12  6 1 32.91  0.0          0.0  0.0                   17         2400
GSO  4.59  +1.63 1.58 12 1.58    12 11 2 28.35  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
HSE  4.25  -0.68 2.01 28 2.45 27-28  8 1        0.0          0.0  0.0  30.65  14 29.51   3         2400
HKY  5.16  +1.52 1.26 12 1.52   3-4 11 2 44.77  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.73  14 29.40  25         2400
LBT  2.96  +0.27 1.02 12 1.26 22-23  9 1 36.84  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.73  14 29.53  25         2400
EWN  2.91  -0.32 0.94 12 1.14 12-13  9 0        0.0          0.0  0.0  30.71  14 29.52  25         2400
RAL  3.64  +0.67         1.35 11-12  7 1 43.80  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.35  14 29.47  25         1900
RDU  3.89  +0.92 1.52 12 1.52    12  9 1 45.67  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
ROX  5.67  +2.41 2.13 12 2.13 12 10 10 2 44.08  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.75  14 29.43  25  30.09  2100
ILM  2.92  -0.34 1.13 12 1.16 11-12  8 1 49.13  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.68  14 29.54  25         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  3.71  +0.03 0.67 24 0.70 22-23 13 0 42.20  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.73  14 29.53  25        2400
CAE  2.31  -0.57 0.52 23 0.94 22-23  9 0 45.21  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.71  14 29.55  25        2400
CHS  1.37  -1.29 1.13 27 1.13    27  8 1 38.20  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.64  15 29.60  25        2400
CRE  2.46  -0.51 0.81 27 1.06 27-28  9 0 44.49  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.67  15 29.56  25        2400
FLO  3.83  +1.24 1.02 23 1.41 22-23  8 2 41.10  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.71  14 29.53  25        2400
GSP  3.65  -0.14 1.19  4 1.27   3-4 12 1 41.20  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.73  14 29.49  25        2400
OGB  2.88        1.40 23 1.80 23-24  7 1 38.98  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.69  14 29.58  25        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  3.70  +0.62 1.23 24 1.37 23-24 11 1 45.09    T 25  1  0    T     T  30.69  15 29.44  24      2400
DAV  4.56        1.10  5            16 1 59.60  2.4 26  3  1  2.8   3.9                           1900

Virginia:

Annandale - Lowell notes: " November was warmer than average with a monthly mean temperature of 49.0F a +2.0F departure; only seven Novembers in the last 24-years have been warmer. November was above average in rainfall for the month with a +2.02 inch departure. In the last 24-years only nine Novembers have been wetter. Thirteen days had measurable rain; only 1968 had more rainfall days in November. The 2.19 inches on the 12th was the most in a calendar day in November since November 1997 and the fourth greatest calendar day rainfall for November in the last 24 years and of course a new 24 year maximum precipitation record for the date. The monthly mean temperature was 49.0F which was a departure of +2.0F. Only eight Novembers in the past 24 years have a higher mean monthly average temperature. The maximum wind gust of 48 mph from the WNW occurred on the 25th at 1329 associated with a deep low pressure and its associated cold front passage. This is the second highest wind recorded in November in the last 24 years; only last year had a higher wind gust in November. The highest barometer for the month was 30.80 inches on the 14th and was the highest reading since Jan. 31, 1999. It was also the highest barometer recorded in November since 1996 and the second highest pressure ever recorded in November at Annandale Weather Center. (The record is 30.81 inches in 1996.) The lowest barometer was 29.35 inches on the 25th which was the lowest barometer recorded in November since 1999 and the fifth lowest pressure recorded in November in the last 24 years. This low also was associated with the highest wind gust of the month. FALL SEASON RECORDS-- SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBERT: Total fall seasonal precipitation 10.32 inches; Average is 11.58 inches; Departure -1.26 inches (24-Years of Data); Maximum is 18.82 inches in 1995, Minimum is 4.45 inches in 1998. Total fall seasonal mean temp. 57.9F; Average is 56.87F, Departure +1.0F (24-Years of Data); Maximum is 61.54F, Minimum is 54.24F 7 daily records were set in November (24-Years of records): 1 HIGH maximum temperature record: 18th; 1 daily HIGH range temperature record: 25th; 4 daily LOW range temperature records: 4th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd; 1 daily precipitation record: 12th. " [ + + ] 

Arlington - NWS LWX's Strong reports: " RECORDS... NO NEW RECORDS WERE SET IN WASHINGTON IN NOVEMBER 2004. SUMMARY... WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.0 DEGREES...NOVEMBER 2004 WAS THE TWENTIETH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD...GOING BACK TO 1871. INTERESTINGLY LAST NOVEMBER TIED THE RECORD WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WITH 53.1 DEGREES FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. AFTER A WARM SPELL TO START THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH ALL THREE DAYS IN THE LOWER 70S...MOST OF THE REST OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL. MEANWHILE THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS DECIDEDLY WARMER THAN NORMAL. NEARLY ALL OF THE MONTH WAS COMPRISED OF DAYTIME TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S OR 60S. NATIONAL AIRPORT STILL HAS NOT REACHED FREEZING THIS SEASON...THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE BEING 33 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 14TH AND 26TH. IT WAS A RATHER WET MONTH WITH FOUR AND HALF INCHES OF RAIN...ALMOST AN INCH AND A HALF MORE THAN THE AVERAGE. THAT WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THE 22ND WETTEST ON RECORD. THE WETTEST NOVEMBER EVER RECORDED WAS 7.18 INCHES IN 1877. MOST OF THE RAIN THIS MONTH FELL ON TWO DAYS...THE 4TH AND THE 12TH...WHICH COMBINED FOR THREE AND A QUARTER INCHES OF RAIN. A COLD FRONT PASSED ON THANKSGIVING MORNING THIS YEAR. THAT MADE FOR A PARTLY SUNNY AND WINDY DAY AND EVENING WITH WINDS GUSTING 35 TO 45 MILES AN HOUR. " - [ + + ] "

Bridgewater - " The rainfall was .98 inches above normal. The temperature was 3.7 above normal. There wasn't any snow during the month, not even a flake. The precipitation for the year is now 2.34" above normal. " - [ + + ] 

Centreville - " With the last bit of moisture being squeezed out ahead of a Thanksgiving Day cold front, the NWS at Sterling had their plates full with all of the high wind advisories that they were serving up. Here in Centreville, right between the stuffed olives and the green bean casserole came, what must have been, the Turkey fly-over at 44 mph out of the NNW at precisely 1:16pm. Except for knocking the stuffing out of a few neighborly leaf piles, the rest of the holiday was fully enjoyed by all. From then on, and through the end of the month, the average daily high temperatures checked in at around 10 below the 56.5 normal average high. For the full month of November though, the warmest we managed to get was 75 on the 2nd, and the average monthly recorded high came in a slight 1.5 over the normal average high. Night time lows for the month were elevated, as expected, this time by 6.7 above the 33.3 monthly average low for a 40.0 reading. The lowest temperatures for the month of 27 happened on the mornings of the 10th and the 15th, and there were a total of eight days when low temperatures were at or below the 33.3 average monthly low. Precipitation in November made a good attempt at making-up for the October shortage by logging a final monthly total 121% over the 3.77" normal at 4.58". Our greatest daily accumulation of 2.10" was a fairly linear event starting around 1:15am on the 12th, and going straight through until midnight. After a few drops early the next morning, only another 0.02" was added to the 24 hour figure. At 38.33" for the year, our station is only 1.26" shy of the 39.55" mark where we should be for the end of November. Happy Holidays everyone. " - notes from Paul [ + + ] 

Falls Church - " My first freeze occurred this month on the 9th when my low fell to 30. A strong system on the 25th brought my peak wind gust for the month at 43 mph. " - notes from Erica [ M M ] 

Herndon - Bob adds these notes:" My average MAX temperature was 0.3 ABOVE the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 6.2 ABOVE. Calendar year precip is only 0.8 inches above the Dulles "normal." Dulles is 4 miles WSW and its "normal" is the 1971-2000 average. " - [ + M ] 

Herndon - Russ reports:" November temperatures averaged above normal, as was rainfall. The monthly temperature was 3.0 degrees above normal and precipitation was 0.98" above average. Of note in November were warmer than average nights, a broad barometric pressure range (29.331 - 30.745), and an overall higher than average barometric pressure. " - [ + + ] 

Lexington - notes from Scott: " Scott has left WREL in Lexington and now is focusing his attention on his new web site, Mid-Atlantic Wxr.com found at http://www.midatlanticwx.com/. Here you can still find his popular hurricane model map as well as local conditions - and more -for Lexington. "

Portsmouth - " Station records for November: 2ND - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 82 [PREVIOUSLY 81 IN 1991]; 12TH - PRECIPITATION - 1.38" [PREVIOUSLY 0.95" IN 2002]; 15TH - TEMPERATURE TIED - MINIMUM 32 [PREVIOUSLY IN 1984]; 24TH - TEMPERATURE TIED - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 58 [PREVIOUSLY IN 2001]; 25TH - WIND - MAXIMUM WIND GUST 49 MPH [PREVIOUSLY 45 MPH IN 1983]. More precip fell this month than last, making up for the dry October conditions. Rainfall (103%) and temps (+0.6) were above normal. Finally had our first frost on the 11th, a couple weeks behind the normal date. A rather quiet late fall month. For the year, rainfall at the end of November was 1.75" above normal (104%) and the annual temp average was 0.1 above normal. The max temps avg for the year is running below normal while the min temp is running above normal." - [ + + ] 

Roanoke - Wendell notes:" A cloudy, rainy month noted here. We had rainfall on 15 days but not a lot of rainfall on most of those days. The total of 2.51" was 1.51" below normal. Temperatures averaged 2.5 above normal. A very mild month. " - [ + - ]

Ruther Glen - Danny send this additional info: " Temperature and precipitation finished above average for the month of November, thanks to unseasonably warm weather at the beginning of the month and 2.61" of rain on the 12th. " - [ + + ]

North Carolina:

Greensboro - NWS RAH reports GSO set a daily record high minimum temperature on the 23rd with 56. A daily precip record was set on the 12th with 1.58". - [ + + ]

Raleigh - " The average daily temperature for November was +1.7 above normal while precipitation was also above normal at +0.67". The first freezing temperature of the season was recorded on November 6th with a reading of 32 No severe weather was observed during the month. On November 14th the highest barometric pressure of year (est 1044MB) was recorded." - notes from Bob. - [ + + ]

Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: RDU set a daily record high minimum high temp on the 23rd with 57 and tied a daily record high minimum on the 24th of 58. Here are excerpts from the November's climate summary from NWS RAH: " If one had to use a single word to describe the weather across North Carolina during November, it would be "mild". There were no arctic cold air invasions or early season winter storms that impacted North Carolina. One cause, was an active "southern branch jet stream" or "subtropical jet stream" that brought several rounds of rain and mild temperatures across the southern United States, including North Carolina. With the subtropical jet stream dominant during the month, the "northern branch jet stream" or "polar jet", remained well north of North Carolina. The "polar jet" is often the defining boundary that divides very cold arctic air to the north, from milder air to the south. When the polar jet stream remains well to our north, so do the arctic air masses. The two jets will sometimes "link up" or "come into phase" during the winter and support the development of major winter storms. That linkage did not occur in November. As a result, monthly temperatures averaged above normal at nearly all reporting stations across the state. There were also no significant snow or ice events recorded. With several rounds of widespread rainfall delivered by the subtropical jet, November 2004 ended with above normal precipitation across much of North Carolina. The only exceptions were across the extreme southern and eastern portions of the state from Charlotte to Fayetteville, to Wilmington, and to Elizabeth City, where the monthly rainfall amounts averaged slightly below normal. Overall, the northwestern two thirds of the state averaged 1 to 2 inches above normal, while the southeastern third of the state averaged about a half of an inch below normal. The full November 2004 NC Weather Review is available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/climate/data/MonthlySummary.Nov.2004.doc. " -

Wilmington - A record high temperature was set on the 1st (85). The previous record was 83 set in 1974. - [ + - ]

South Carolina:

North Myrtle Beach - A record low temperature set on the 15th (31). The previous record low was 33 in 1995. - [ + - ]

Orangeburg - A record daily precip record was set on the 27th (0.70"). The previous record of 0.68" was set in 1993. - [ + + ]

Nearby Cities:

Tri-Cities - " Tri-Cities received 3.70 inches of rain in November, which was 0.62 inches above normal. It ranked as the 17th wettest November on record at Tri-Cities. Rain occurred on only 11 days, but three of those had more than one-half of an inch. The heaviest rain fell on the 24th when 1.23 inches fell, which also broke the daily rainfall record of 1.00 inch set in 1959. The wettest November at Tri-Cities was last year, when 6.74 inches was recorded. The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 50.4, which was 4.9 above normal. It ranked as the 8th warmest November on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record was tied on the 2nd, when the temperature reached 80, which tied the record set last year. The warmest November at Tri-Cities was back in 1985, when the average temperature was 55.3. Tri-Cities received 13.06 inches of rain this Fall, which was 4.60 inches above normal. It ranked as the 3rd wettest Fall on record. Above normal rainfall occurred during all three months, resulting in the surplus. Two daily rainfall records were broken in September and another one in November. The wettest Fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1972, when 14.51 inches was recorded. The Fall seasonal average temperature at Tri-Cities was 59.6, which was 3.9 above normal. It ranked as the 8th warmest Fall on record at Tri-Cities. A daily record was tied in November. The warmest Fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1985, when the average temperature was 60.9. - 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  
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 2004-2005 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  
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 WEE   Weems, VA 3WNW Francis J. Socey
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    Ruther Glen, VA 380'45" N 7732'29" W 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  BRE    Brevard, NC 1SE Bob Keehn 1/1/90 rkeehn@brinet.com
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 davidckessel@cox.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
   HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985 weatherwatcher@cox.net 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, WREL Radio -  06/96 weather@wrel.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 wvweather@mountain.net