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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 
NOVEMBER 2005


...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...
..."MIXED BAG" WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THE 3-STATE AREAS...

Not much weather to write about during November. Indeed, the transition month was rather uneventful and only a significant drop in temps in the second half and some snowfall for Western Virginia across the northern half of the state made the highlights.

We wish each of you a nice holiday season and a prosperous, healthy 2006.

  • SKIING THE CASCADE VOLCANOES    ACON DC/MD/DE member Kevin Shaw keeps us up to date with his many, many helpful, interesting links and he does not fail us again this month! Check here for a look at skiing in the Cascades! [ http://www.skimountaineer.com/CascadeSki/CascadeSnow2005.html ]
  • COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN, HAIL & SNOW NETWORK - http://www.cocorahs.org/ - Yet another great resource from Kevin Shaw with accompanying article by Eleanor Vallier-Talbot here.  
  • 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 - NOVEMBER 2005
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    84°
    Wakefield
    12°
    New Market
    54.7°
    Portsmouth
    45.7°
    Blacksburg
    8.25"
    Washington, VA (WSH)
    [not DC]
    1.74"
    Falls Church
    North Carolina
    84°
    Fayetteville
    Lumberton
    20°
    Asheville, Raleigh (RAL)
    59.7°
    Cape Hatteras
    48.2°
    Asheville
    4.23"
    Raleigh (RAL)
    2.08"
    Beaufort
    South Carolina
    85
    Orangeburg
    23°
    Columbia
    60.0°
    Charleston
    52.8°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    4.58"
    North Myrtle Beach
    2.82"
    Columbia

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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    
         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 58.33 38.40 48.37 +1.3  75     6 20   25   0  0  9 0 65% 40 W    10             1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                   29
         BCB 59.2  32.2  45.7  +2.9  76     6 15   25   0  0 16 0 57% 37 270 24   5.5       0 0 0 0  2 40% 2400 RNK
         BRI 58.1  37.3  47.7  +3.2  74   6,9 18   25   0  1 12 0 41%                        2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CCV 66    37    52    +5.4  81     9 19   26   0  0 10 0 70% 52 240 24   5.0  WSW  3 0 0 0  7 65% 2400 BCB
         CEN 59.3  38.8  49.5  +4.6  77     6 19   25   0  0 11 0     41 329 24   2.6  NNW  1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CHO 61.1  37.2  49.1  +0.2  78     6 19   26   0  0 11 3 56% 36 170 29   4.1       3 0 0 0  2 MM% 2400 LWX
         DAN 63.9  36.4  50.2  +1.6  82     9 19   26   0  0 10 0 65% 45 240 29   6.3       3 0 0 0  2 30% 2400 RNK
         DCA 59.7  40.7  50.2  +1.5  77     6 22   25   0  0  7 0 61% 50 330 24   9.3       0 0 0 0  0 60% 2400 LWX
         IAD 59.7  35.9  47.8  +2.6  77     6 19   25   0  0 11 0 64% 41 170 29   7.2       0 0 0 0  0 60% 2400 LWX
         FCH 67.3  40.3  53.8        81     5 18   25   0  0  7 0     42      10             0 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         HAM 63.0  42.0  53.0  +1.0  78     9 26   26   0  0  4 0 45% 34 W    29  10.0  N    2 0 0 0  4     2400 AKQ
         HER 57.0  37.7  47.3  +2.1  75.2   6 18.9 25   0  1  8 0     28      29             0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         HRN 58.5  36.9  48.1  +2.9  76.2   6 19.2 25   0  0 11 0 64% 35 SE   29   3.3  S    1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         LYH 61.4  34.8  48.1  +1.5  79     9 19   26   0  0 10 0 64% 33 160 29   5.3       1 0 0 0  3 30% 2400 RNK
         NEW 58.73 33.56 46.15 +1.0  77     6 12   25   0  0 14 0 47% 31 SW   24             1 0 0 0  2     1800 LWX
         NPN 65.7  42.2  53.9        79     9 24   26   0  0  5 0     31 W    10             2 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 64.0  43.0  53.5  +1.6  78  9,16 25   26   0  0  5 0                            0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 64.8  44.4  54.6  +2.3  79     9 26   26   0  0  4 0 68% 43 200 29   8.8       1 0 0 0  0 20% 2400 AKQ
         FHC 63.45 45.55 54.5        77.1   9 27.0 26   0  0  4 0 72% 35      29   4.0  SSW  1 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         POR 65.3  44.0  54.7  +1.7  78  9,14 26   26   0  0  5 0 76% 36 158 29   3.81 129 1 0 0 0  0 48% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 64    38    50.7  +0.7  77.9   9 19.9 26   0  0 11 0 74% 26 WSW  24   0.7  SSW  2 0 0 0  0 50% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 63.9  41.83 53.06       77    16 21   26   0  0  7 0     16 SW   10             4 0 0 0  0     1700 AKQ
         RIC 65.0  41.1  53.1  +3.6  79  6,16 23   26   0  0  8 0 61% 39 300 22   8.5       1 0 0 0  2 50% 2400 AKQ
         ROA 61.6  38.1  49.8  +2.5  79   6,9 21   26   0  0  9 0 57% 43 250 24   6.9       2 0 0 0  1 40% 2400 RNK
         AKQ 63    39    51.0        84     2 25   27   0  0 11 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 61.3  41.4  51.4  +2.3  74    14 23   26   0  0  7 0     41 320 22   9.3       0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         WOO 58.4  40.2  49.3  +1.1  74     6 15   25   0  0  7 0                            2 0 0 0  4     2400 LWX
         WSH 57.4  38.2  47.8  +1.6  72.7   4 17.1 25   0  0  9 0 65% 22 NE   22,  1.7  N    2 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                              24
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
        
         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 61.3  35.2  48.2  +1.8  78     9 20   19   0  0 11 0 64% 39 330 21   7.1       1 0 0 0  2 30% 2400 GSP
                                                                      39 330 22
         MRH 67.3  48.1  57.7        77     7 34   12   0  0  0 0     47 190 21   8.9       0 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
         CLT 64.6  38.9  51.9  -0.5  82     9 22   19   0  0  8 0 65% 36 320 22   5.7       0 0 0 0  4 50% 2400 GSP
         ECG 66.1  43.0  54.5  +0.5  79  9,16 25   19   0  0  6 0 70% 35 220 16   8.5       0 0 0 0  6 30% 2400 AKQ
                                                                      35 320 22
         FAY 67.6  42.8  55.2        84     9 26 19,26  0  0  6 0 66% 37 330 10   7.4       1 0 0 0  6 30% 2400 RAH
         GSO 63.6  39.7  51.7  +2.5  82     9 25 19,26  0  0  6 0 65% 40 260 29   6.9       2 0 0 0  4 30% 2400 RAH
         HSE 66.6  52.8  59.7  +2.1  75  6,16 40   23   0  0  0 0     52 090 21   9.7       0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 63.4  39.4  51.4  +1.5  81     9 23   18   0  0  7 0     32 210 29   5.2       1 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         LBT 67.9  42.2  55.1  +2.3  84     9 26   19   0  0  6 0     33 310 10   5.5       6 0 0 0  1     2400 ILM
                                                                      33 300 22 
         EWN 68.4  44.1  56.2  +1.3  80     9 28   19   0  0  5 0     36 170 29   6.2       0 0 0 0  7     2400 MHX
         RAL 66.0  38.0  52.0  +1.0  82     9 20   26   0  0 10 0     26      24             0 0 0 0  1     1900 RAH
         RDU 65.6  40.1  52.9  +1.9  83     9 23   19   0  0  8 0 65% 37 220 23   6.3       0 0 0 0  1 50% 2400 RAH
                                                                      37 170 29
         ROX 64.3  41.0  52.5  +3.5  82     9 23   18   0  0  6 0 65% 36 S    29        S    3 0 0 0  2 39% 2400 RAH
         ILM 69.9  45.8  57.8  +1.3  81     9 30 19,26  0  0  3 0 68% 40 300 22   6.8       0 0 0 0  4 63% 2400 ILM
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         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 65.4  41.2  53.3  +1.3  81     9 26    18  0  0  6 0     32 300 22   5.5       2 0 0 0  4     2400 GSP
         CAE 68.7  42.1  55.4  +0.7  84     9 23    19  0  0  5 0     33 270 24   5.5       0 0 0 0  3     2400 CAE
         CRE 67.9  46.7  57.3  +2.7  77  9,15 32    18  0  0  1 0     31 220 23   6.2       1 0 0 0  2     2400 CHS
                                                                      31 260 24
         CHS 71.4  48.6  60.0  +2.0  83     7 35 19,23  0  0  0 0     36 240 21   7.3       1 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
                                                                      36 320 22
         FLO 68.5  43.0  55.7  +0.3  84     9 27    19  0  0  5 0     37 250 24   6.8       1 0 0 0  8     2400 ILM
         GSP 64.9  40.8  52.8  +1.7  81     9 25    18  0  0  7 0 62% 33 360 10   6.3       1 0 0 0  2 30% 2400 GSP
         OGB 70.6  45.6  58.1        85  9,16 32    23  0  0  1 0     36 270 24   5.7       0 0 0 0  7     2400 CAE    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
       
         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 62.3  34.0  48.2  +2.7  77  9,15  19 19,25 0  0 14 0     45 260   16  4.5      1 1 0 1  0     2400 MRX
         DAV 48.4  30.9  39.7        65    16   0 25,26 0  6 15 2                            1 1 0 1  1     0700 PBZ    

    (Please note the column denotations table below.)
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN  2.06        0.76 21 1.02 21-22  8 0 43.39  0.8  23  1 0  0.8  0.8  30.44  18 29.21  22 30.05  2400
         BCB  3.15  +0.19 0.91 21 0.91    21  8 1 33.47  1.8  23  3 1  1.8  1.8                             2400
         BRI  3.98  +0.85 0.99 26 1.72 18-19  9 1 30.82  0.5  23  1    0.5  0.5  30.36  18 30.24  26        1615/1600
         CCV  4.01  +0.83 1.22 22 1.22    22  9 2 35.60  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.45  18 29.41  22 29.96  2400
         CEN  2.45  -1.32 0.82 21 1.26 21-22  9 0 43.06  0.7  23  1 0  0.7  0.7  30.44  18 29.28  22 29.86  2400
         CHO  3.99  +0.25 1.39 29 1.40 29-30  8 1 38.18                                                     2400
         DAN  4.40  +1.33 1.65 29 1.77 28-29  7 2 30.95  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.45  18 29.24  22        2400
         DCA  1.92  -1.11 0.63 21 0.81 21-22  9 0 41.04    T  23  1 0    T    T                             2400
         IAD  2.49  -0.82 0.83 21 1.14 21-22  9 0 41.67  0.3  23  1 0  0.3  0.3                             2400
         FCH  1.74        0.72 21 0.89 21-22  7 0 35.77  0.25 23  1 0  0.25 0.25                            2400
         HAM  1.94  -0.96 1.02 21 1.12 21-22  5 1        0.0           0.0  0.0  30.42  19 29.10  22 30.08  2400
         HER  2.78  -0.53 0.96 16 0.96    16 10 0 43.53  0.5  23  1 0  0.5  0.5                             2400
         HRN  2.61  -0.70 0.89 21 1.23 21-22 10 0 42.17  0.5  23  1 0  0.5  0.5  30.402 18 29.306 24 30.03  2400
         LYH  4.05  +0.87 1.70 29 1.72 28-29  9 2 33.78    T  23  1 0    T    T  30.46  18 29.32  22        2400
         NEW  4.19  +1.50 2.05 21             6 2 34.21    T  23  2 0    T    T                             1700
         NPN  3.39        1.38 21 1.50 21-22 10 1 39.71  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.37  18 29.05  22        2400
         NOR  4.12  +0.85 2.59 21             9 1 51.70  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         ORF  3.79  +0.81 2.35 21 2.47 20-21  9 1 41.81  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.43  19 29.09  22        2400
         FHC  4.71        2.82 21            10 1 52.68  0.0           0.0  0.0                      30.085 2400
         POR  4.12  +0.88 2.52 21 2.58 20-21 10 1 45.70  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.438 18 29.104 22 30.096 2400
         CTR  3.05  -0.28 0.91 21 1.56 21-22 10 0 28.34  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.44  18 29.15  22 30.064 2400
         MEC  4.72        1.80 22 2.61 21-22  9 1 18.44    T  23  1 0    T    T  30.15  18,29.24  24        1700
                                                                                        19
         RIC  3.81  +0.75 1.43 21 2.47 21-22  7 2 35.73    T  23  1 0    T    T  30.47  18 29.15  22        2400
         ROA  3.63  +0.42 1.07 29 1.98 28-29  8 2 35.52  0.4  23  2 0  0.4  0.4  30.46  18 29.38  24        2400
         AKQ  3.51        2.25 12            11 1 52.68  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         WAL  2.51  -0.20 1.48 21 1.65 21-22  9 1 36.26  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.43  19 29.03  22        2400
         WOO  4.57  +1.58         1.55 29-30 11 2 32.99  1.0  23  1 1  1.1  1.1  30.44  19 29.43  24        0800
         WSH  8.25  +2.78 4.99 29 4.99    29 10 2 42.81  0.3  23  2 0  0.3  0.3  30.42  18 29.30  22        2400
    NORTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL  3.74  -0.08 1.72 21 1.73 21-22  9 1 43.75    T 22  1 0    T    T                              2400
         MRH  2.08        1.48 21 1.48    21 11 1 52.14  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.39  19 29.21  22         2400
         CLT  3.06  -0.30 1.98 21 2.36 21-22  7 1 36.63  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         ECG  2.10  -0.83 1.42 21 1.49 20-21  8 1 40.01  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.42  19 29.10  22         2400
         FAY  2.46        1.01 21 1.06 20-21  7 1 29.34  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO  3.63  +0.67 1.46 21 1.62 21-22  7 1 27.79  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         HSE  2.10  -2.83 1.03 21 1.03    21  9 1 59.35  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.39  19 29.16  22         2400
         HKY  3.53  -0.11 1.59 21 1.64 21-22  8 2 44.25  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.41  18 29.33  21         2400
         LBT  3.19  +0.50 1.43 29 1.43    29  6 1 23.98  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.43  18 29.27  22         2400
         EWN  2.57        1.95 21 1.98 20-21  8 1 52.76  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.42  19 29.20  22         2400
         RAL  4.23  +1.26         2.10 20-21  7 1 33.89  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.45  26 29.47  21         1900
         RDU  3.72  +0.75 1.72 21 1.78 20-21  8 1 29.17  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         ROX  3.84  +0.18 1.50  8 1.50     8  7 2 32.41  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.44  29 29.57  25         2200
         ILM  4.11  +0.85 3.01 21 3.03 20-21 10 1 75.37  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.39  19 29.27  22         2400
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
         AND  3.07  -0.61 2.33 21 2.33    21  7 1 46.96  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  2.82  -0.06 1.32 21 1.89 20-21  7 1 41.86  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.42  18 29.34  22         2400
         CRE  4.58  +1.61 3.33 21 3.35 20-21  7 1 58.64  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.38   3 29.31  22         2400
         CHS  3.34  +0.68 2.59 21 2.91 20-21  6 1 42.91  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.36  18 29.40  22         2400
         FLO  3.65  +1.06 1.78  6 1.78 20-21  8 2 40.21  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSP  3.79   0.00 1.93  7 2.32 21-22  7 1 48.32  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         OGB  2.91        1.97 21 2.41 20-21  7 1 39.07  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.41  18 29.36  22         2400    
    NEARBY STATIONS
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5    6   6A   7   7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI  2.46  -0.62 0.73 29 0.73    29  5 0 34.84  0.2 22  2  0  0.2   0.2  30.46  18 29.50  24       2400
         DAV  5.36        1.25 30            18 2 54.73  4.9 24  9  3 13.4  27.9                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " November was warmer than average with a monthly mean temperature of 48.4 F a +1.3 F departure. November was below average in rainfall for the month with a -1.71 inch departure. In the last 25-years only six Novembers have been drier. The 0.8 inches of snow on the 23rd was the first snow in November since 1996 when 0.9 inches occurred and the seventh greatest calendar day snowfall for November in the last 25 years. It was the driest November since 2001 when only 0.95 inches of precipitation was recorded. November gave great differences in temperatures during the month. The lowest temperature for November was 20 F on the 25th and only two years out of the last 25 years have had a lower November minimum reading with 18 F being the record. The mean daily temperature for the 25th was 27.0 F and only two November days have been colder in the last 25 years. They were November 14th 1986 and November 21st 1987; they both averaged 26.0 F. The lowest daily maximum for the month was 34 F also on the 25th. It was the lowest daily maximum in November since 1996 when 32 F was recorded. The highest temperature for November was 75 F on the 6th and only six years out of the last 25 years have had a higher November maximum reading. The average daily temperature range was 19.9 F the most since November 2000 when 20.0 F was recorded. The maximum wind gust of 40 mph from the west occurred on the 10th at 622 associated with a low pressure and its associated cold front passage. Only four Novembers in the last 25-years have had a higher wind gust recorded in the month. The lowest barometer for the month was 29.21 inches on the 22nd and it was the lowest reading since in November since 1972. It was also the lowest barometer recorded since April 2, 2005 at Annandale Weather Center. FALL SEASON RECORDS: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER Total fall seasonal precipitation 11.88 inches -the average is 11.58 inches, Departure +0.30 inches - Maximum is 18.82 inches in 1995 while the Minimum is 4.45 inches in 1998; Fall seasonal mean temperature 59.3 F, average is 56.87 F , Departure +2.4 F; Maximum is 61.54 F , Minimum is 54.24 F; This is the third warmest fall season on record in the last 25 years of records.. There were 11 daily records set in November (25-Years of records): 2 HIGH maximum temperature: 6, 16; 2 LOW maximum temperature: 18, 25; 3 LOW minimum temperature: 19, 25, 26; 3 HIGH range temperature: 12, 16, 20; 1 HIGH precipitation: 21. [ + - ] 

    Arlington - Report from Quell and Guyer at NWS LWX: " THE NOVEMBER 2005 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS DRIER THAN AVERAGE. THE AVERAGE IS 3.03 INCHES AND DCA REPORTED 1.92 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. NEARLY HALF OF THE DAYS IN NOVEMBER REPORTED LIGHT RAIN AND OR FOG, ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 0.81 INCH ON NOVEMBER 21 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22. TEMPERATURES FOR NOVEMBER 2005 WERE WARMER THAN AVERAGE. THE OBSERVED AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 50.2 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE READING OBSERVED WAS 77 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 6. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED WAS 22 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 25. THIS WAS PRECEDED BY THE FIRST TRACE OF SNOW FOR THE 2005-2006 WINTER SEASON. " [ + - ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature was 3.2 degrees above normal. The precipitation was .85 inches above normal. The total precipitation for the year is now 30.82 inches which is 4.48 inches below normal. There were two thunderstorms during the month which is a little unusual for this time of the year. The storm on the 8th produced rather sharp lightning and thunder. The first measurable snow for the fall-winter season occurred on the 24th. About .5 inches fell. Some rather severe flooding occurred in some areas near here on the 26th from heavy rain showers. Bridgewater escaped the flooding. - [ + + ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " Break out the trail mix; it's party time. The first snowfall of the season with 0.7" happened during Thanksgiving eve, November 23rd. While there didn't appear to be much surface moisture to help the snow along, the flakes were the largest, and fell for the longest period, that I can recall. November temperatures remained generally mild for the first half of the month and, except for the 28th and 29th, the remainder chilled with more seasonable readings. The highest temperature for the month came in at 77 on the 6th. While just one degree short of tying the record for that day, it was far short of the monthly record of 81 set just 12 years ago. Overall, the average daily high came in at 59.3; about 3 warmer that usual. Naturally, that left it to the higher than normal overnight readings to swing the monthly average temperature to 49.5; a +4.6 departure from normal. The average nightly low of 38.8 was 5.5 over the 33.3 normal, but the most moderate excursion since May. With snow capturing precipitation headlines in November, the rain gauge only managed to celebrate the month with 2.45", a 1.32" deficit from the 3.77" normal. On the 21st, just a couple of days before the great blizzard of the season, a constant period of rain began to fall at 13:40 accumulating 0.82" by the end of the day. Continuing thru mid-morning, the rainfall managed a few more tips of the bucket for another 0.44". This gives a 1.26" total for the 24 hour period and 51% of our monthly amount. With only 65% of our normal monthly rainfall in the record books, the end of November still manages to hold on to a healthy nine percent annual surplus, ahead by 3.47" to date for the year. Please be safe and have a great holiday season. " - [ + - ] - summary from Paul

    Clark County - " November was a month of many up and downs in both temperatures and precipitation. We are still above normal for precipitation by almost an inch, which is a welcome relief from the drought conditions we had previously. The temperatures ranged from highs in the mid 80's at the beginning of the month, to lows in the teens at the end of the month. There was some flash flooding in the surrounding counties of Amherst and Bedford, which some caused some road closures, and resulted in schools being postponed for a day. " - [ + + ] - notes from Roger

    Dulles - " THE NOVEMBER 2005 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS DRIER THAN AVERAGE. THE AVERAGE IS 3.31 INCHES AND IAD REPORTED 2.49 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. NEARLY HALF OF THE DAYS IN NOVEMBER REPORTED LIGHT RAIN AND OR FOG... ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 1.21 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 21 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22. TEMPERATURES FOR NOVEMBER 2005 WERE WARMER THAN AVERAGE. THE OBSERVED AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 47.8 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE READING OBSERVED WAS 77 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 6. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED WAS 19 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 25. THIS WAS PRECEDED BY THE FIRST SNOWFALL EVENT OF 0.3 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 23...WHICH WAS A RECORD FOR THE DATE. THIS WAS ALSO THE FIRST SNOWFALL EVENT OF THE 2005-2006 WINTER SEASON. " - [ + - ] - report from Quell and Guyer at NWS LWX

    Falls Church - " A warmer than average month and about average to slightly below average in rainfall and snowfall. This was also a windy month; there were about 7 days when I had peak gusts 30 MPH or above. I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Holiday Season and Year ahead!!!! " - [ + -/+ ] - report from Erica

    Herndon - Russ sends these notes: " November was warm and slightly drier than normal. Temperatures were 2.9 degrees above average and rainfall was 0.7" below normal. A record 0.89" of rain fell on the 21st and, though it doesn't seem like much, a record 0.5" of snow fell on the 23rd. Probably for the last time this year, we heard the rumble of thunder as a storm passed through on the 29th. " - [ + - ] 

    Herndon - Bob reports:" My average MAX temperature was 0.5 degrees ABOVE the Dulles "normal" and the average MIN was 3.9 degrees ABOVE "normal". Snowfall was 0.3 inches below the Dulles average and was light, fluffy and short lived. " - [ + - ] 

    Ladysmith - Danny checks-in from his new home: " Just wanted to let you know that I am up and running again in my new home. My HOA wouldn't let me put the weather station on the roof, so I had to be a bit creative with things. Unfortunately, we can't seem to find a good compromise location for my anemometer that will produce readings, in which I feel confident, so beginning in December, I will not be submitting wind observations. (I do have the anemometer installed, so you'll still see "unofficial" wind readings on my Wunderground observations: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVALADYS1. Looking forward to submitting observations again at the end of December. Hope you and your family a wonderful holiday! Take care, Danny "

    Portsmouth - " November had above normal temperature averages (5th month in a row) and rainfall was above normal (127%). A rather uneventful month although record rainfall was measured on the 22nd. Temperatures were "roller coaster" in the second half of the month. An impressive cold record noted on the 25th when temps failed to rise above the 30s. Records during the month are noted here: 2ND - WIND GUST - 31 MPH [PREVIOUS 30 MPH 1988]; 18TH - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM MAXIMUM 44 [PREVIOUS 48 2000]; 19TH - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM 29 [PREVIOUS 30 1980]; 22ND - PRECIPITATION - RAINFALL 2.52" [PREVIOUS 1.17" 1985]; 25TH - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM MAXIMUM 39 [PREVIOUS 43 1981]; 26TH - TEMPERATURE TIED - MINIMUM 26 [PREVIOUS 1981]; 29TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 75 [PREVIOUS 74 1991]. For the year-to-date, rainfall is running at 101% (+0.47") while the yearly average temp is two-tenths degree above normal at 62.1. - [ + + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - " AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WE RECORDED TWO NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. ON THE 8TH WE HAD 78 DEGREES...THE OLD RECORD WAS 77 SET IN 1975. ON THE 9TH WE REPORTED 82 DEGREES AND THE OLD RECORD WAS 80 DEGREES SET IN 1986. " - [ + + ] - from NWS RAH

    Raleigh - " Both the average daily temperature (+1.0 deg) and monthly rainfall (+1.26") were above normal for November. Even though precipitation has been above normal for October and November, the annual deficit is 6.12" at this location. Water restrictions remain in place for several counties in central North Carolina. No severe weather was observed during the month, however a tornado watch was in effect during the afternoon of November 29th." - [ + + ] - notes from Bob.

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " At post time, the November weather review had not been posted by NWS RAH. When available, the full NOVEMBER 2005 NC Weather Review will be available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Nov.2005.doc. " - [ + + ]

    South Carolina:

    Elsewhere:

    Tri-Cities: - " The monthly average temperature at Tri-Cities was 48.2 degrees, which was 2.7 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 22nd warmest November on record at Tri-Cities. One daily record was broken. On the 15th, the mercury peaked at 77 degrees, breaking the previous record of 75 degrees set in 1961. The warmest November at Tri-Cities was back in 1985, when the average temperature was 55.3 degrees. The seasonal average temperature at Tri-Cities was 59.0 degrees, which was 3.3 degrees above normal. It tied with 1998 as the 11th warmest fall on record at Tri-Cities. One temperature record was tied in September, none in October, and one was broken in November. The warmest fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1985, when the average temperature was 60.9 degrees. Tri-Cities received 2.46 inches of precipitation in November, which was 0.62 inches below normal. It ranked as the 30th driest November on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable precipitation occurred on only five days, but three of those days had more than one-half of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 29th when 0.73 inches was reported. The driest November at Tri-Cities was back in 2001, when only 0.50 inches was recorded. Tri-Cities received 4.67 inches of precipitation this fall, which was 3.79 inches below normal. It ranked as the 7th driest fall on record at Tri-Cities. Below normal rainfall occurred in all three months, but no daily rainfall records were broken. The driest fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1939, when only 2.71 inches was recorded. " - [ + - ] - report from NWS MRX, Morristown, TN

    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 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 RGL Ruther Glen, VA 380'45" N 7732'29" W Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
    CCV   Campbell County, VA - 37 24' N 79 04' W - Roger Penny September 2005 bulletnva@yahoo.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
    HVA   Chesapeake, VA  Hickory, James Earehart, 5/1/2005, kearehart@cox.net 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 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 weatherwatcher@cox.net HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
       MNC    Mebane, NC  Sean McManus 2005 - micman2b@pipeline.com
       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