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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


NOVEMBER 2006


... F3 TORNADO REPORTED IN RIEGELWOOD, NC KILLING 8 PEOPLE ...
... A WARM AND WET NOVEMBER 2006 ...
... SEVERAL AREAS SEE WETTEST NOVEMBER IN DATABASE ...



Headlines above tell it all! For more info on the Riegelwood, NC tornado, read the notes below from NWS RAH (Raleigh) and visit http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ilm/Nov162006tornadoes/.


  • WE WELCOME A NEW MEMBER STATION: Herndon, VA, Member Randy Ashby    Just as Bob Beall is completing his years as one of our Herndon, VA contributors, we welcome another Herndon resident who will be submitting data from that area. Randy Ashby sends this introductory info: Following receiving my BS, I joined the USAF as a weather officer in 1966 and retired in 1992. In the USAF, I worked as a forecaster in upper Michigan, provided meteorological support to flight test operations at Edwards AFB, CA; worked with the DMSP weather satellite system; led a NWP section at AF Global Weather Central; supported the Under-Secretary of Air Force, Space Systems; commanded all of the weather support units in the Republic of Korea and assisted with weather support to the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea; and was the Chief Meteorologist for NATO in Belgium. Since retiring, I have worked for Hughes (now Raytheon) as a program manager supporting NOAA and NASA programs. I have worked at the NWS HQ in Silver Spring first as PM supporting their Modernization Program for 9 years, and now as Senior QA manager on the AWIPS O&M contract. I have been a "Backyard" Meteorologist for over 30 years including the last 14 years while living back here in Herndon, VA. My current weather station consists of a max/min thermometer and two rain gauges (one wedge type and one standard Professional 4" rain gauge from Wind and Weather). During the winter, I use several snowboards strategically placed in my back yard. I have been a member of the Washington-Baltimore Climate Review network for 12 years and participated in the CoCoRaHS net since its inception in VA last year. I am a member of the AMS (since 1966) and the NWA. Randy holds a BS in Chemistry (Univ of Calif, Davis) and an MS & PhD in Meteorology (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison).


  • CENTRAL CAROLINA SKYWARN WEBSITE    Bob Woodson (RAL) sends notice that the CENTRAL CAROLINA SKYWARN WEBSITE has posted some interesting powerpoint presentations. To take a look, visit the site at www.centralcarolinaskywarn.net


  • LAST REMINDER!! SNOWFALL MEASUREMENT RESET    It's time to prepare for snowfall measurements! We'll reset the totals for 2006-2007 with the next monthly summary (or when Dave Lesher has his first measurement!). Be sure to reassess your methods for measuring snowfall. You may want to consider a backyard/deck glass table or a snow board rather than measure accumulation on grass/soil surfaces. To avoid inaccurate totals due to melting, try either a board or glass surface above the ground! Also, consider adding a small wattage light bulb in the bottom of your electronic rain gauge. Just a small amount of heat can help keep snow and ice in liquid form during frozen precip events. See Lowell Koontz' paper on Measuring Snowfalls with a click 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 2006
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    81°
    Wallops Island
    18°
    New Market
    57.6°
    Wallops Island
    46.0°
    Blacksburg
    11.05"
    Chesterfield
    3.71"
    Blacksburg
    North Carolina
    83°
    Charlotte
    21°
    Asheville
    59.0°
    Cape Hatteras
    47.0°
    Asheville
    9.92"
    Cape Hatteras
    4.19"
    Hickory
    South Carolina
    82
    Columbia
    Florence
    26°
    Columbia
    57.6°
    Charleston
    52.5°
    Charleston
    5.68"
    Florence
    2.51"
    Anderson

    ( 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 58.07 41.67 49.87 -2.8  76    11 27    4   0  0  5 0 75% 29 SSE  16             1 0 0 1  1     2400 LWX
         BCB 58.2  33.7  46.0  -3.2  77    10 20    4   0  0 15 0 71% 28 310  2   4.2       1 0 1 0  0     2400 RNK
         BRI 56.7  37.6  47.1  +2.64 74    11 22    4   0  0  8 0 57%                        0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CEN 58.2  40.3  49.3  +4.4  78    11 23    4   0  0  6 0 71% 37 340 12   3.0  NNW  0 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         CHO 60.0  38.5  49.2   0.3  76 10,11 21    4   0  0 10 0 73% 35 020 22   4.1       2 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         DAN 62.7  37.9  50.3  +1.7  80    11 22    5   0  0  8 0 71% 37 240 16   5.5       1 0 0 0  2     2400 RNK
         DCA 58.4  43.0  50.7  +2.0  74    10 29    4   0  0  1 0 73% 49 170 16   8.1       1 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
         IAD 58.1  39.1  48.6  +3.4  78    11 22    4   0  0  7 0 71% 37 190 16   6.3       0 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         FCH 57.1  39.6  48.4        75 10,11 29    4   0  0  0 0     52      16             1 0 0 1  1     2400 LWX
         HAM 62.0  47.1  54.6  +2.6  77    11 32    5   0  0  5 0 45% 52 N    22             0 0 0 0  6     2400 AKQ
         HER 56.6  40.8  48.7  +3.5  75.2  11 25.7  4   0  0  0 0     27                     0 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         HDV 58.9  39.9  49.4  +1.6  77    11 24    4   0  0  6 0                            0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         LDY 60.2  39.3  49.7  +0.2  76.8  11 23.4  4   0  0 10 0 67%                        1 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         LYH 60.2  36.7  48.5  +1.9  77    11 21    4   0  0 10 0 68% 37 210 16   4.1       0 0 0 0  4     2400 RNK
         NEW 57.36 35.80 46.58 +1.0  78    11 18    4   0  0 13 0 76% 28 S    16  11.63 SW   0 0 0 0  1     1800 LWX
                                                                      28 SW   30
         NPN 63.2  43.7  53.5        78    11 28    4   0  0  2 0     33 NE   21             1 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         NOR 61.7  44.6  53.2  +1.3  76 11,30 30    5   0  0  2 0                            0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         ORF 61.8  47.2  54.5  +2.2  77    11 32    5   0  0  0 0   % 55 060 22   9.4       0 0 0 0  5     2400 AKQ
         FHC 60.06 49.94 55.0        76.1  11 34.4  5   0  0  0 0     44 021 22   4.0    N  0 0 0 0        2400 AKQ
         POR 62.5  45.3  53.9  +0.9  77    11 32    5   0  0  1 0 83% 54 NE   22   3.8  005 1 0 0 0  2 45% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 61.7  39.3  49.4  +0.4  78.6  11 23.5  4   0  0  8 0 82% 21 NNE  21   0.7    N  1 0 0 0  0 40% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 60.3  41.4  51.2        76    11 26    4   0  0  3 0     13 S    13             2 0 0 0  4     1700 AKQ
         RIC 63.3  44.0  53.7  +4.2  79    11 30    4   0  0  2 0   % 45 010 12   7.8       1 0 0 0  4 67% 2400 AKQ
         ROA 60.8  39.8  50.3  +3.0  79    11 24    4   0  0  6 0 60% 37 330 12   6.2       1 0 0 0  0     2400 RNK
         AKQ 63    41    52.0        78 10,11 24  4,5   0  0  0 0                                           2400 AKQ
         WAL 66.5  48.7  57.6  -0.4  81     4 36   15   0  0  0 0     52 050  6   9.5       0 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         WOO 58.6  42.4  50.5  +2.2  78    12 25    4   0  0  4 0                            0 0 0 0  3     2400 LWX
         WSH 58.4  42.1  50.3  +3.91 74.6  11 25.9  4   0  0  3 0 68% 31 S    16   1.8  N    0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    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 59.0  35.0  47.0  +0.6  77    10 21    4   0  0 13 0 64% 43 330 12   7.8       0 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         MRH 65.8  47.9  56.9        76    10 33    4   0  0  0 0     51 040 21   9.3       1 0 0 0  4     2400 MHX
         CLT 64.0  39.3  51.7  -0.6  83    10 24  4,5   0  0  8 0 65% 39 160 15   6.4       2 0 0 1  1     2400 GSP
                                                                      39 360 21
         ECG 64.4  44.8  54.6  +0.5  78     1 30    3   0  0  2 0 75% 71 010 22   9.6       0 0 0 0  6     2400 AKQ
         FAY 66.7  43.6  55.1        82    10 28    5   0  0  2 0 66% 43 260 16   6.5       0 0 0 0  7     2400 RAH
         GSO 62.6  40.4  51.5  +2.3  80    10 26    5   0  0  3 0 65% 47 010 21   6.3       1 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         HSE 65.1  52.9  59.0  +1.4  75 11,16 45    4   0  0  0 0     48 150  7   9.5       0 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
         HKY 62.6  39.6  51.1  +1.2  79    10 26    4   0  0  6 0     35 210 16   4.8       0 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         LBT 66.8  41.9  54.4  +1.6  81    10 26    4   0  0  3 0     40 010 21   5.9       0 0 0 0  6     2400 ILM
         EWN 66.2  44.2  55.2  +0.3  80    11 30    4   0  0  2 0     45 010 21   6.2       1 0 0 0  7     2400 MHX
         RAL 64.3  39.7  52.0  +2.0  77    30 23    5   0  0  7 0     28      22             0 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         RDU 64.4  41.6  53.0  +2.0  81    10 25    5   0  0  6 0 70% 45 220 16   5.2       1 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         ROX 63.1  41.7  52.5  +3.3  82    10 24    5   0  0  5 0 73% 35 N    12         N   1 0 0 1  2 45% 2400 RAH
         ILM 67.4  45.6  56.5   0.0  80    10 32  4,5   0  0  2 0 71% 47 030 21   7.9       1 0 0 0  3 28% 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 64.6  40.5  52.5  +0.5  78    10 29     3  0  0  5 0     31 050 21   5.0       1 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         CAE 66.7  41.9  54.3  -0.4  82    10 26     4  0  0  6 0 67% 32 250 16   5.3       2 0 0 1  2     2400 CAE
         CRE 66.2  45.8  56.0  +1.4  77     1 32     4  0  0  1 0     37 020 21,  6.6       1 0 0 0  5     2400 CHS
                                                                              22
         CHS 69.3  45.9  57.6  -0.4  81     1 33     4  0  0  0 0     44 190 16   7.2       2 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
         FLO 67.1  43.8  55.4   0.0  82    10 30     5  0  0  2 0     38 030 22   7.2       1 0 0 0  9     2400 ILM
         GSP 64.3  41.0  52.6  +1.5  80    10 30     4  0  0  4 0   % 33 240 16   5.7       0 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         OGB 67.8  43.7  55.7        80 10,11 32     4  0  0  1 0     51 230 16   6.0       1 0 0 0  3     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 59.6  34.8  47.2  +1.7  73    10  21 4,21  0  0 14 0     38 210   16  3.7      0 0 0 0  4     2400 MRX
         DAV 47.9  32.9  40.4        70    11  15    4  0  4 15 0                                           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  6.32        2.09 16 2.09    16  8 3 51.46    T 22   1 0    T    T  30.56   4 29.42  8, 30.29  2400
                                                                                                 16
         BCB  3.71  +0.75 1.16 16             9 1 41.53    T 19,  3 0    T    T                             2400
                                                            20,22
         BRI  4.88  +1.79 1.86 16 1.86    16  6 2 42.50  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.44   5 29.57  16        2400
         CEN  5.78  +2.01 1.38  8 1.55   7-8  8 3 46.42  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.58   4 29.45  16 30.030 2400
         CHO  5.37  +1.63 1.28 22 1.44 22-23  8 3 41.75  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.58   5 29.42   6        2400
         DAN  5.77  +2.70 1.90 22 1.97 21-22 10 2 39.09  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.38  16        2400
         DCA  5.16  +2.13 1.48  8 1.75   7-8  8 3 46.21  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         IAD  5.31  +2.00 1.58  8 1.73   7-8  9 2 44.24  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         FCH  6.63        2.25 16 2.25    16  9 2 49.51  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         HAM  4.94  +2.04 2.51 12 2.51    12  9 2 36.91  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.49   6 29.50   8 30.05  2400
         HDV  5.92  +2.43 1.61 16             9 4 46.57  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         HER  5.68  +2.37 1.40 16 1.40    16 10 4 43.76  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         LDY  6.82  +3.83 2.01 12 2.01    12  7 3 53.47  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.43  16 30.10  2400
         LYH  4.77  +1.59 1.20 22 1.55   7-8  9 3 42.64  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.60   4 29.39  16        2400
         NEW  4.26  +2.00 1.10 23             7 1 43.76  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.74   4 29.70  16        1800
         NPN  6.28        2.02 12 2.07 12-13  8 2 53.14  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56   5 29.42   8        2400
         NOR  7.37  +3.96 2.75 12             9 3 47.55  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         ORF  6.46  +3.48 2.75 12 1.49 21-22  9 3 47.10  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.57   4 29.41   8        2400
        *FHC 10.00        3.17 12 3.78 21-22  9 3 63.75  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.553  4 29.410  8 30.057 2400
        *(Rain gauge found to be overreporting by average of 14% for entire year - gauge replaced last week of 2006)
         POR  6.68  +3.33 2.34 12 2.35 12-13  9 2 48.41  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.58   4 29.42   8 30.073 2400
         CTR 11.05  +7.62 3.43 16 3.43    16 10 5 51.54  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.43   8 30.089 2400
         MEC  7.19        2.16 12 2.22 12-13  8 4 54.56  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.33   4 29.26   8        1700
         RIC  6.67  +3.61 2.18 12             7 3 50.72  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.44  16        2400
         ROA  4.22  +1.01 2.15 16 2.25 15-16 10 1 35.47  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.38  16        2400
         AKQ  6.94        2.49 12 2.49    12  8 2 57.52  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         WAL  4.78  +2.07 1.80 12 1.94 12-13  8 2 43.97  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56   5 29.38   8        2400
         WOO  3.88  +0.85         1.09 16-17 10 1 33.84  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.63   4 29.73  16        0800
         WSH  6.58  +1.86 1.57 16 1.86   6-7 10 4 47.42  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.58   4 29.44  16        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  4.52  +0.70 1.74 15 1.93 15-16  8 2 43.65    T  20 1 0    T    T                              2400
         MRH  8.40        3.44 22             9 3 50.95  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.55   4 29.47   8         2400
         CLT  6.30  +2.94 1.68 22 3.05 21-22  8 2 42.05    T  21 1 1    T    T                              2400
         ECG  7.00  +4.07 2.04 22 3.33 21-22  6 4 57.91  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.61   4 29.44  16         2400
         FAY  8.80        2.74 22 4.10 21-22  8 4 46.87  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO  5.95  +2.99 2.19 16 2.19    16  8 2 47.68  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         HSE  9.92  +4.99 4.38 21             6 4 49.76  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         HKY  4.19  -0.55 1.26  7 1.67   7-8 10 1 41.50  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         LBT  7.23  +4.54 2.08 22 3.03 21-22  7 4 46.68  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.58   4 29.52   8         2400
         EWN  8.16        3.57 22 4.77 21-22  7 3 53.66  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.58   4 29.48   8         2400
         RDU  9.03  +6.06 2.40  7 2.68 21-22  7 5 50.69  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         RAL  8.00  +5.03         2.06   6-7  8 0 51.29  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.63   4 29.50  16         1900        
         ROX  7.28  +4.02 1.74 22 1.74    22  8 5 42.13  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.63   4 29.50  16  30.13  2200
         ILM  6.01  +2.75 1.62 21 2.16 21-22  7 3 59.54  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.55   4 29.51   8         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  2.51  -1.17 1.05 15 1.09 15-16  8 2 32.32  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  5.67  +2.79 1.98 15 2.74 21-22  9 3 40.14    T  21 1 0    T    T  30.56   4 29.48  16         2400
         CRE  4.21  +1.24 1.31 16 1.34 15-16  7 3 48.93  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.54   4 29.53   8         2400
         CHS  4.18  +1.52 1.43 21 1.82 21-22  6 2 47.59    T  21 1 0    T    T  30.52   4 29.56   8         2400
         FLO  5.68  +3.09 1.59  7 1.90 21-22  7 3 44.68  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.56   4 29.52  16         2400
         GSP  3.58  -0.21 1.66  7 1.66     7  8 1 37.46  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.56   4 29.40  16         2400
         OGB  3.61        1.52 16 1.56 15-16  8 1 35.73  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.55   4 29.51  16         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  2.75  -0.33 0.54  7 0.82   7-8  8 0 38.51  0.0           0.0   0.0  30.56   4 29.33  16       2400
         DAV  2.97        0.71 16            14 0 54.36  1.3 20   7 2  2.5   6.5                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell notes: " November was the wettest November in the past 26 years with a departure of +2.62 inches. The fall season was the second wettest in the last 26 years ! November was the wettest November on record with a departure of +2.62 inches. (records since 1979) It was also the first time since 1987 that November had three days that the rainfall amounts for the day were equal to or greater than one inch. The only frozen precipitation was a trace of sleet on the 22nd. The 0.30 inches of precipitation that occurred on the 16th in a five minute period was a new record precipitation intensity record for November. (precipitation intensity records since 1991) It was also warmer than average with a monthly mean temperature of 49.9, a +2.8 departure. In the last 26 years only six Novembers have been warmer. the month had only 5 days with a minimum temperature of 32 or less. The average is almost 9 days. The highest temperature for November was 76 on the 11th and only four years out of the last 26 years have had a higher November maximum reading. The average daily temperature range was 16.4 the least since November 2002 when 15.0 was recorded; the average is 17.6. lower temperature ranges are often the result of cloudiness and higher humidity. This November was the cloudiest since 1997 and had the highest average relative humidity since 1997. The maximum wind gust was only 29 mph from the SSE on the 16th at 1228 the least since 1991 and the second lowest maximum wind speed recorded for November. The total wind run for November 969.8 miles was also the lowest on record. (wind run records since 2002) The lowest barometer for the month was only 29.42 inches on the 8th & 16th which was the highest minimum reading in November since 2001. FALL SEASON RECORDS-- SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER--- TOTAL FALL SEASONAL PRECIP. - 18.68 INCHES - AVERAGE IS 11.55 INCHES - DEPARTURE +7.13 INCHES - MAXIMUM IS 18.82 INCHES IN 1995 - MINIMUM IS 4.45 INCHES IN 1998 - (26-YEARS OF DATA). THIS FALL SEASON WAS THE SECOND WETTEST IN THE LAST 26 YEARS WITH 29 DAYS WITH PRECIP. FALL SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE 56.8 F - AVERAGE IS 57.0 - DEPARTURE -0.2 - MAXIMUM IS 61.54 F IN 1985 - MINIMUM IS 54.24 F IN 1996 - (26-YEARS OF DATA). THIS FALL SEASON WAS JUST A LITTLE COOLER THAN AVERAGE. There were 8 daily records tied or broken in November (26-years of records): 1 high maximum temperature: 11, 1 low maximum temperature: 3; 3 high minimum temperature: 1, 8, 16; 1 low minimum temperature: 4; 1 low range temperature: 22; 1 high precipitation: 16. " [ + + ] 

    Bridgewater - " The temperature for the month was 2.64 degrees above normal while the precipitation was 1.78 inches above normal. The yearly precipitation is now 42.5 inches which is 7.2 inches above normal. There were no thunderstorrms during November and no snow. There have been a lot of big rains during the late summer and fall seasons. At one time during the summer, the yearly precipitation was about 5 inches below normal. " - [ + + ] - additional notes from Clayton

    Centreville - " Ever notice how November brings on a sudden change in the Turkey population? I suppose many of them can't wait to start campaigning for the next big election. Warmer and wetter than normal is how we'll classify November '06 in Centreville. The average monthly temperature of 49.3 came in at +4.4 above normal, and it wasn't since April when we recorded daily average temperature departures that high. The highest temperature for November was 78 on the 11th; a far cry from the record set 15 years ago at 84. The low of 23 on the 4th was only one of two days when temperatures were in the 20's. The nighttime lows averaged out to be +7.0 at 40.3, and placing second only to January among all others in the running for the warmest average lows for 2006. Rainfall was fairly evenly distributed among the days of the month with 5.78" accumulating to give us 153% over our 3.77" normal amount. Three of the eight days accounted for precipitation amounts of over an inch with the greatest amount of 1.55" falling on the 7th and 8th. This period totaled 27% of our monthly total. It is interesting to note that in May our precipitation deficit stood at 8.09" under the 18.16" normal for that time of the year. With the help of 12.76" in June, we are now sitting at the end of November with a 6.83" surplus. With enough rain on the books to cover the rest of the year, we can start on the snow any time now. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. " - [ + + ] - report from Paul

    Chesterfield - " Albert informs us that his backyard creek monthly high level was 18" and its low point was 1.0". " - [ + + ] - report from Albert

    Falls Church - " November 2006 was a wetter than average month but a warmer month. The 4th brought my first freeze of the season and the 16th brought a strong cold front giving me my peak wind gust of 52 mph. The 16th also brought a rainfall total of 2.25" for the day. Nov. 22 and 23rd (Thanksgiving) brought a Nor'easter...sleet fell for a brief period on the 22nd before quickly changing to all rain where it remained all rain the rest of the duration. I'd like to wish everyone at ACON a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with good health and happiness. " - [ + + ] - report from Windie

    Hampton - David reports: " A strong late fall storm produced tidal flooding and gale force winds on the 21/22/23. Station Records: None. " - [ + + ]

    Herndon - Bob Beall sends these notes from Herndon: " My average MAX temperature was very near the Dulles "normal" but the average MIN was 7.0 degrees ABOVE the 1971-2000 "normal". THIS IS MY CONCLUDING TRANSMISSION.. I was hospitalized with heart problems on Nov. 27 and released on Dec. 7. Further observations will be for my information and not "the record." " - [ +/- + ]

    Herndon - Randy sends these additional notes: " WITH THREE PERIODS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER FINISHED 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. WITH NEARLY TWO WEEKS OF PERIODIC HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER FINISHED ALMOST 2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND MY YARD REMAINS VERY SOGGY. NO SNOW HAS FALLEN YET THIS SEASON. " - [ + + ]

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " November brought several welcomed stretches of above normal temperatures, though sub-freezing nights during warm, dry stretches and several mornings in the 20s early in the month caused temperatures to finish just slightly above normal for the month. Precipitation continued to fall in abundance, with 1-2" of rain falling in single day events that happened roughly once each week. Happy holidays! " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - " At month's end, the temperature average for the year is running 0.6 ABOVE normal. Rainfall for the year was running 3.08" ABOVE normal or 107% of the usual rainfall totals at the end of November. STATION RECORDS: 4th - TEMPERATURE - TIED - MINIMUM MAXIMUM 50 [previous 1995]; 7th - RAINFALL 0.96" [previous 0.76" 1995]; 12th - RAINFALL 2.34" [previous 1.34" 2004]; 22nd - RAINFALL 1.76" [previous 1.30" 1989]; 22nd - WIND GUST 54 MPH [previous 37 mph 1991]. WETTEST NOVEMBER IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. TOP 5 WETTEST NOVEMBERS: 1. 6.68" in 2006, 2. 6.22" in 1985, 3. 5.99" in 2002, 4. 5.49" in 1979, 5. 5.33" in 1977. " - [ + + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " A RECORD HIGH OF 80 WAS TIED ON THE 10TH...LAST OCCURRED IN 1945. A RECORD HIGH OF 78 WAS REPORTED ON THE 11TH...OLD RECORD WAS 77 IN 1946. A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 2.19 INCHES WAS REPORTED ON THE 16TH...OLD RECORD WAS 1.52 INCHES IN 1989. The November 2006 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Nov.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " November 2006 turned out to be much wetter and warmer than normal throughout much of North Carolina. However, November 2006 will be remembered most for a deadly F3 tornado that struck the small community of Riegelwood, in Columbus County, during the early morning hours on November 16. Eight people were killed, 20 people injured, and 30 homes were destroyed. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ilm/Nov162006tornadoes/ The storm system that produced the tornado was just one of four major storms to affect North Carolina during November. Each of the four systems brought a round of heavy rain to the state, yet the two most memorable will be remembered for the destructive winds that they unleashed. In addition to the November 16th storm system that produced the F3 tornado in Columbus County, another much different storm produced destructive winds just prior to Thanksgiving. A strong and winter-like nor'easter buffeted the coast with damaging winds and coastal flooding on November 21 and 22. This storm was responsible for producing wind gusts to between 50 and 80 MPH along the coast and downing trees as far west as the Piedmont region. The rainfall tallies produced by the four storms combined totaled between 5 and 9 inches across the state - generally 3 to 6 inches above normal. The November 2006 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Nov.2006.doc. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - Bob sends these notes: " Rainfall for November was must above normal with 8.00" measured at this location which is 5.03" above the normal for November. Even with a fairly cloudy month, the average daily temperature was still 1.0 degrees above normal . The warmest day of the month was November 30th with a high of 77 degrees. There were a number of severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warning issues on the 16th. Regarding severe weather, 2006 has been a record-breaking year for the NWS Raleigh with over 544 warnings issued (excluding flood warning)... " - [ + + ]

    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 2006-2007 season (inches)
    N1   average wind speed (miles per hour) 6 maximum barometric pressure (inches)
    N2 dominant wind direction 6A date of maximum barometric pressure
    O  number of days with thunder  7 minimum barometric pressure (inches)
    P  number of days with hail 7A date of minimum barometric pressure
    Q  number of days with glaze 8   average sea-level pressure
    R  number of days with ice pellets STN  Station
    R2 sky cover percentage NR not recorded
    R1 number of days with dense fog [1/4 mile and less visibility] (i) incomplete data
    S  local observation time for temps/precipitation (M) missing, if listed in data table
     ~ "about" E estimated
     +  additional indeterminate number of days CWA - NWS Office County Warning Area


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

      ROK   Roanoke, VA 6SW Wendell Prillaman  4/76 wlprillaman@cox.net
    ANN    Annandale, VA 1 3/4 ENE - Lowell Koontz  8/31/79  wwkoontz@verizon.net AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M
    DCA    Arlington, VA Washington, DC, Reagan Washington National Airport 38-50-54N 077-02-03W 18M WSH   Washington, VA  David Yowell runamok@runamok.com
    BCB    Blacksburg, VA NWS Virginia Tech Airport 37-13N 080-25W   
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers@rica.net WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton - 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 danny@dannyjessee.com
       WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
      MRH    Beaufort, NC  Michael J. Field Airport 34-44-01N 076-39-38W 3M
    DAN  Danville, VA, Danville Regional Airport, 36-34-22N 079-20-10W 175M    
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    FCH    Falls Church, VA Erica Page - 3/7/94 Windie1970@aol.com HKY  Hickory, NC 
    HAM    Hampton, VA 5NE Dave Kessel 1989 david82@verizon.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076-10-58W 11M
    CTR  Winterpock in Chesterfield County, VA Albert Arnold 06/03 FAY  Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Regional Airport, 34-59-22N 078-52-48W 55M
    HER    Herndon, VA R.M. Beall P- 10/76   T-  1/91 beall47@earthlink.net GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    HRN   Herndon, VA 4SW Russ Topping -  1985-2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - ceased operation March 2006 HSE    Cape Hatteras, NC  Mitchell Field 35-13-56N 075-27-21W 3M
    HDV    Herndon, VA  Randoplh W. Ashby, 3.3 SM South, Lat: 38.922127, Lon: -77.38015, Elev: 390'. Randolph_Ashby@Raytheon.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