The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina
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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


NOVEMBER 2007


... BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE AVERAGES REVERSE EXCESSIVE HEAT OF OCTOBER ...
... RAINFALL WELL-BELOW NORMAL ALL AREAS...
... HIGHLY CRITICAL EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS
PERSIST FOR NORTH CAROLINA...

Topsy-turvy weather the past 60 days across the region! October's excessive heat disappeared with November's cooling trend that left our stations with below normal temperature averages. October's welcomed excess of moisture was reversed in November with rainfall totals well-below normal, particularly hard for drought stricken North Carolina. Water levels in lakes, streams, and reservoirs remained critically low across the region.

  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html    More information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center http://www.drought.noaa.gov/


  • SNOW MEASUREMENTS    With the recent snows, it's time again to reset your snowfall totals which commenced for the season in October. Again, we record seasonal snowfall amounts, not annual amounts. So, please review your methods for measuring and reporting snowfall. Member Lowell Koontz' article on Measuring Snowfall is still available with a click to http://members.cox.net/wxr/koontz.htm. The CoCoRaHS website has FAQ and answers for reporting snow at http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=reportingsnow.


  • WAP: Web-based Interface for NWS Digital Forecasts    Effective Thursday, November 15 2007 at 1200 universal coordinated time /utc/...0700 AM EST...the National Weather Service made available the web-based interface entitled weather activity planner /wap/. The wap is an easy to use interface that permits public access to NWS digital forecast information. The web page interface allows an individual to enter a range of values for specific weather parameters and obtain a forecast for the defined area of interest. The forecast data is obtained directly from the local weather forecast office /wfo/ digital forecast database and presented in a graphical display. Average conditions for a 5 kilometer grid box nearest to the user-selected latitude/ longitude point for the next 7 days are shown. A sample wap output can be generated by replacing the site variable /site=xxx/ of the link below with a wfo id. The following link /use lower case letters/ is for the salt lake city wap /site=slc/: http://forecast.weather.gov/wxplanner.php?site=slc. The wap helps satisfy e-gov initiatives by providing an avenue to obtain government provided weather data. The intended audience includes emergency responders and the general public who have a need to assess forecast conditions for a defined set of parameters and associated thresholds at a specific location of interest. The wap will initially be available at 119 WFO websites across the contiguous United States...Hawaii...Puerto Rico...Virgin Islands and Guam. A future scn will be issued when Alaska region WFOS begin providing the wap service. A link entitled weather activity planner will be located in the menu on the left hand side of each wfo/s home page under the forecasts section. If you have further questions or comments please contact: Andy Horvitz, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch, phone: 301-713-1868 x166 email: andy.horvitz@noaa.gov.
  • 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 2007
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    78°
    Newport News
    Norfolk (ORF)
    Wakefield
    14°
    Blacksburg
    New Market
    52.7°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    43.2°
    Blacksburg
    1.94"
    Centreville
    0.18"
    Roanoke
    Lynchburg
    North Carolina
    81°
    Sunset Beach
    Wilmington
    21°
    Asheville
    56.9°
    Cape Hatteras
    45.5°
    Asheville
    1.89"
    Cape Hatteras
    0.11"
    Lumberton
    South Carolina
    81
    Columbia
    North Myrtle Beach
    Charleston
    Orangeburg
    26°
    Anderson
    57.5°
    Charleston
    51.2°
    Anderson
    0.95"
    Anderson
    0.03"
    Charleston


    ( 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 54.57 37.84 46.22  -1.0  74   22  25   24   0  0  7 0 69% 37 WNW   22             0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 55.9  30.4  43.2   +0.4  69   21  14   24   0  0 16 0 66% 36 310  15   5.1       1 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         BRI 54.6  36.6  45.6   +1.1  69 22,26 18   24   0  0 11 0 53%                         0 0 0 0  0     0510 LWX
         CEN 54.8  37.6  46.2   +1.3  76   21  22   24   0  0  8 0 61% 41 338  22   2.6   N   2 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         CHT 56.6  37.6  47.7   +2.5  76.7 21  20.8 24   0  0  6 0 67% 21 SSE   26   1.0   N   0 0 0 0  4     2400 LWX
         CHO 57.1  35.1  46.1         75   21  18   24   0  0 12 0     30 290   6   4.4       0 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         DAN 62.4  36.5  49.4   +0.8  77    1  22   24   0  0 11 0 62% 35 330  15   5.7       0 0 0 0  3     2400 RNK
         DCA 57.7  41.8  49.8   +1.1  77   22  30   24   0  0  1 0 60% 51 300  22   8.5       0 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         IAD 56.1  36.1  46.1   +0.9  76   21  20   24   0  0 10 0 60% 45 310  22   6.9       0 0 0 0  4     2400 LWX
         FCH 55.5  39.6  47.6         73 1,21  25   24   0  0  3 0     47       22             0 0 0 0  4     2400 LWX
         HDV 56.2  36.3  46.3   -1.4  76 21,22 21   24   0  0  9 0 65% 22 W     26        SW   0 0 0 0        2400 LWX
         LDY 56.7  38.7  47.7   -1.8  72   22  26   24   0  0  4 0 55%                         0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         LYH 59.3  37.3  48.3   +1.0  74   21  21   24   0  0  9 0 66% 41 280  15   7.2       0 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         NEW 54.13 33.70 43.88  -2.0  73   22  14   24   0  0 15 0 73% 30 WSW   29             0 0 0 0  0     1700 LWX
         NPN 60.8  40.3  50.6         78    1  30   17   0  0  4 0     29 W     16             0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         NOR 59.9  42.4  51.2   -0.7  77   22  31   17   0  0  1 0                             0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ORF 60.2  43.8  52.0   -0.3  78   22  32   17   0  0  1 0 65% 40 040   2   8.2       0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
                                                                       40 360  15
         FHC 60.25 45.15 52.70  +0.4  76.7 1, 35.5  17   0  0  0 0 70% 33 SSW    2   3.0  203                2400 AKQ
                                           22
         POR 59.8  42.0  50.9   -2.0  76 1,22  29   17   0  0  1 0 72% 36 360   2   4.5  318 0 0 0 0  0 42% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 59.6  35.0  47.1   -1.9  74.9 21  21.3 24   0  0 17 0 74% 19 WSW   22   0.3  SSW  0 0 0 0  0 30% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 59    40    49.46        73   22  25   24   0  0  6 0 35%                         0 0 0 0  1     1700 AKQ
         RIC 60.5  38.4  49.5    0.0  76 14,21 27   24   0  0  9 0 60% 32 320  16   6.7       0 0 0 0  0     2400 AKQ
         ROA 59.3  37.3  48.3   +1.0  74   21  21   24   0  0  9 0 55% 41 280  15   7.2       0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         AKQ 61    35    48.0         78   14  24   24   0  0 15 0                                            2400 AKQ
         WAL 57.5  39.9  48.7   -0.4  74 1,22  28   24   0  0  5 0     39 050   2   7.9       0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         WOO 53.3  37.4  45.4   -2.7  68   22  23   24   0  0  5 0                               0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         WSH 53.9  36.6  45.3   +1.22 73.9 22 22.6  24   0  0  9 0 68% 21 SSW   16   1.2  N    0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
                                                                       21 N     17
    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 58.8  32.2  45.5  -0.9  72    14 21    24  0  0 16 0 64% 40 330 15    6.6      0 0 0 0  5     2400 GSP
         MRH 64.4  46.3  55.4        79     1 31    17  0  0  1 0     46 360  2    8.9      0 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
         CLT 63.6  36.5  50.1  -2.2  77    14 25    24  0  0  9 0 58% 33 320 15    5.7      0 0 0 0  1     2400 GSP
         ECG 62.2  39.2  50.7  -3.4  78  1,22 28    17  0  0  4 0 68% 43 040 02    8.3      0 0 0 0  6     2400 AKQ
         FAY 64.9  40.3  52.6        78 14,21 27    17  0  0  5 0 60% 36 340 15    7.5      0 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
                                                                      36 250 22
         GSO 61.8  38.7  50.2  +1.0  75     1 26    24  0  0  6 0 54% 35 320 15    6.8      0 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         HSE 63.6  50.2  56.9  -0.7  75     1 43 12,17  0  0  0 0 71% 45 010  2    8.5      0 0 0 0  0     2400 MHX
         HKY 61.4  36.2  48.8  -1.1  75    14 24    24  0  0 11 0     32 350 15    4.5      0 0 0 0  5     2400 GSP
         LBT 66.3  38.8  52.6  -0.2  79     1 27    17  0  0 10 0     44 200 28    5.3      0 0 0 0  1     2400 ILM
         EWN 64.9  40.7  52.8        79     1 27    17  0  0  4 0   % 40 020  2    6.0      0 0 0 0  5     2400 MHX
         RDU 63.0  38.4  50.7  -0.3  78 14,21 25    24  0  0  7 0 61% 35 220 22    5.3      0 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         RAL 63.0  35.5  49.3  -1.7  78     1 23    24  0  0 12 0     26      22             0 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         ROX 61.6  38.4  50.2  +1.0  77    14 22    24  0  0  5 0 59% 34 N    15         S   0 0 0 0  0 33% 2400 RAH
         SSB 62.6  40.2  51.4  -5.1  81.1   1 26.3  17  0  0  8 0 72% 35 N     2    5.0  N   0 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
         ILM 67.2  42.8  55.0  -1.6  81     1 28    17  0  0  4 0 66% 44 320 15    6.9      0 0 0 0  2 32% 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 64.4  37.9  51.2  -0.8  79    14 26     7  0  0  7 0     35 320 15   5.5       3 0 0 0  5     2400 GSP
         CAE 67.4  40.0  53.7  -1.0  81    14 27     8  0  0  8 0   % 37 270 15   5.6       0 0 0 0  1     2400 CAE
         CRE 66.6  43.3  55.0  +0.4  81     1 29    17  0  0  3 0     36 020  2   6.6       0 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         CHS 69.3  45.7  57.5  -0.5  81     1 32    17  0  0  1 0     37 290 15   7.6       0 0 0 0  3     2400 CHS
         FLO 67.3  41.2  54.2  -1.2  80  1,14 28    17  0  0  5 0 66% 39 330 15   6.3       0 0 0 0  2     2400 ILM
         GSP 64.7  39.1  51.9  +0.8  79    14 28  7,17  0  0  7 0 57% 28 050  2   5.2       3 0 0 0  5     2400 GSP
         OGB 68.5  41.7  55.1        81     1 27    17  0  0  4 0     37 270 15   5.6       0 0 0 0  3     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 58.3  32.9  45.6  +0.1  72    21  19   24  17 0  0 0     31 270  6   3.6       1 0 0 0  4     2400 MRX
         DAV 43.6  28.1  35.9        63     1  11   24   0 7 24 0                                           0700 PBZ

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

    VIRGINIA
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y      Z  1   2 3    4    5     6   6A   7    7A    8    S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN  1.63  -2.17 0.97 15 0.97    15  8 0 29.46  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.55  24 29.52  15 30.10  2400
         BCB  0.78  -2.18 0.24 26 0.24    26  7 0 32.21   T 15,16, 4 0   T    T                             2400
                                                            22,23
         BRI  0.92  -2.17 0.31  9 0.38 15-16  4 0 28.85  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.78  12 29.77   6        2400
         CEN  1.94  -1.83 0.85 15 0.85    15  7 0 26.20  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.52  24 29.54  15 30.03  2400
         CHT  1.72  -1.59 0.82 15            11 0 26.37  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.543 24 29.555 15 30.10  2400
         CHO  0.34        0.11 10 0.17  9-10  5 0 23.59  0.0           0.0  0.0            29.50  15        2400
         DAN  1.02  -2.05 0.73 15 0.73    15  8 0 31.14  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.55  24 29.59  15        2400
         DCA  1.46  -1.57 0.80 15 0.80    15  8 0 29.65  0.0           0.0  0.0            29.50  15        2400
         IAD  1.49  -1.82 0.73 15 0.73    15  9 0 22.38  0.0           0.0  0.0            29.50  15        2400
         FCH  1.47        0.68 15 0.68    15  6 0 32.78  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         HDV  1.70  -1.67 0.79 15             8 0 27.07  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.52  24 29.48  15        2400
         LDY  0.84  -2.15 0.42 15 0.42    15  6 0 26.89  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56  26 29.56  15 30.13  2400
         LYH  0.18  -3.03 0.06 15 0.08 25-26  5 0 33.85  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56  24 29.59  15        2400
         NEW  1.44  -1.00 0.83 15             7 0 33.44    T       2 0   T    T  30.72  24 29.96  15        1700
         NPN  1.04        0.49 15 0.49    15  6 0 33.00  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.53  24 29.57  15        2400
         NOR  0.44  -2.87 0.30 15 0.30    15  4 0 28.10  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         ORF  0.31  -2.67 0.21 15 0.21    15  4 0 29.52  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.53  24 29.56  15        2400
         FHC  0.28  -2.70 0.21 15 0.21    15  3 0 26.29  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.505 24 29.559 15 30.089 2400
         POR  0.31  -2.95 0.21 15 0.21    15  3 0 30.52  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.52  24 29.50  15 30.096 2400
         CTR  0.72  -2.87 0.46 15 0.46    15  8 0 40.17  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.55  24 29.55  15 30.111 0400
         MEC  1.13        0.64 15 0.64    15  5 0 36.56  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.31 24, 29.56  15        1700
                                                                                        25
         RIC  0.80  -2.26 0.62 15 0.62    15  8 0 34.66  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56  24 29.57  15        2400
         ROA  0.18  -3.03 0.06 15 0.08 25-26  5 0 27.11  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56  24 29.59  15        2400
         AKQ  0.83        0.56 14             5 0 35.20  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         WAL  0.78  -1.93 0.43 15 0.43    15  6 0 29.13  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.53  24 29.51  15        2400
         WOO  1.69  -1.43         0.90 14-15 11 0 33.96  0.1 16    1 0 0.1  0.1  30.58  24 29.84  15        0800
         WSH  0.94  -3.90 0.42 15 0.42    15  9 0 30.13    T 16    1 0   T    T  30.54  24 29.58  15        2400
    NORTH CAROLINA
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y      Z    1 2 3   4    5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL  1.49  -2.33 0.53 15 0.61 14-15  7 0 30.33     T 15  1 0    T    T  30.49  24 29.69  15         2400
         MRH  0.80        0.48 15 0.48 14-15  4 0 38.71   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.56  15         2400
         CLT  0.47  -2.89 0.21 15 0.21    15  4 0 19.97   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.51  24 29.67  15         2400
         ECG  0.61  -2.32 0.37 15 0.37    15  7 0 23.41   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.52  24 29.58  14         2400
         FAY  0.22        0.09 15 0.09    15  4 0 24.97   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.62  15         2400
         GSO  0.84  -2.12 0.46 15 0.46    15  7 0 28.28   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.62  15         2400
         HSE  1.89  -3.04 0.83 26 0.94 26-27  9 0 33.28   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.56  15         2400
         HKY  1.03  -2.61 0.31 15 0.38 25-26  5 0 21.19   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.49  24 29.62  15         2400
         LBT  0.11  -2.58 0.11 15 0.11    15  1 0 19.95   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.49  24 29.69  15         2400
         EWN  0.68  -2.55 0.35 15 0.35 14-15  4 0 35.42   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.56  15         2400
         RDU  0.48  -2.49 0.32 15 0.32 14-15  4 0 32.80   0.0          0.0  0.0            29.62  15         1900
         RAL  0.67  -2.30         0.44 14-15  5 0 32.99   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.47  28 29.70  15         2400
         ROX  0.41  -2.85 0.25 15 0.25    15  6 0 30.07   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.58  24 29.66  15  30.18  2200
         SSB  0.28  -2.98 0.13 25 0.16 25-26  3 0 29.89   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.43  24 29.64  15  30.11  2400
         ILM  0.60  -2.66 0.35 15 0.35    15  4 0 30.31   0.0          0.0  0.0  30.44  24 29.64  15         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  0.95  -2.73 0.43 26  0.45 25-26  4 0 27.53  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.48  24 29.72  15         2400
         CAE  0.46  -2.42 0.37 15  0.37    15  3 0 25.69  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.46  24 29.73  15         2400
         CRE  0.34  -2.63 0.25 25  0.25    25  2 0 31.09  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.44  24 29.91  22         2400
         CHS  0.03  -2.63 0.02 19  0.02    19  2 0 37.66  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.40  24 29.73  15         2400
         FLO  0.22  -2.37 0.20 26  0.20    26  2 0 29.24  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.47  24 29.70  15         2400
         GSP  0.89  -2.90 0.46 26  0.46    26  3 0 25.93  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.49  24 29.68  15         2400
         OGB  0.25        0.16 26  0.16    26  3 0 33.00                         30.44  24 29.76  15         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  1.41  -1.67 0.34  5 0.59 14-15 12 0 19.32   0.0            0.0   0.0 30.46 24 29.71  15        2400
         DAV  3.13        0.61  6            18 0 60.65   2.1 16 14  2   6.4   6.4                           0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell sends these additional notes: " Twelve Novembers have been cooler but only four have been drier in the past 27 years. November was the fourth month of 2007 to have below average temperatures and the ninth month of 2007 to have below average precipitation. The November average mean temperature was 46.2F with a departure of -1.0 F and the coolest November since 2002. We had 8 days with measurable precipitation, which was the least in November since 2003. The November rainfall deficit -2.17 inches was the least precipitation in November since 2001. For the year, we now have a deficit of -12.07 inches in precipitation. The greatest daily rainfall was only 0.97 inches, the least since November 2001. It was also the cloudiest November since 1992 and only three have been cloudier in the past 27 years. The greatest daily temperature range was 33F on the 22nd and was the highest in November since 2003 when 35F was recorded. The lowest temperature of 25F on the 24th was the lowest in November since 2002; the record is 18F in 1989. The highest minimum temperature for the month was only 48F and lowest since 1998 in November when 47F was recorded which is the 27-year record. The highest dew point for the month was only 59.7F, which was the lowest for November since dew point records were started in 2002. The maximum gust of 37 mph from the WNW on the 22nd at 1705 hours was the highest wind gust recorded here November since 2003. The minimum barometer reading of 29.52 inches on the 15th was the highest minimum barometer since 2001 meaning no really strong storms occurred. FALL SEASON RECORDS - SEP., OCT., NOV.: This was the seventh driest fall season in the past 27 years. 7.77 inches Total seasonal rainfall - Average is 11.80 inches - (27Years of Data) - Maximum is 18.82 inches - Departure of -4.03 inches - Minimum is 4.45 inches. This was the second warmest fall season in the past 27 years. 60.60F seasonal mean temperature - Average is 57.0F - (27Years of Data) - Maximum is 61.5F - Departure of + 3.5 F - Minimum is 54.2F. November Had Only 4 DAILY Records Tied or Broken - (27-Years of records): 1 HIGH maximum temperature: 22; 1 HIGH range temperature: 22; 1 LOW range temperature: 19; 1 HIGH precipitation: 15. " [ - - ] 

    Arlington - From NWS WBC comes these notes: " NOVEMBER CONTINUED THE PATTERN OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR. 9 OF THE PAST 11 MONTHS HAVE HAD BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THIS THANKSGIVING...NOV 22ND...WAS THE WARMEST EVER WITH A HIGH OF 77 DEGREES. " [ + - ] 

    Bridgewater - " The average temperature of the month was about a degree above normal. The precipitation was only .92 inches, which is much below normal. The total precipitation for the year is now 33.13 inches, which is 6.45 inches below normal. Snowflakes were seen a couple of days, but there was no measurable snow. November was a boring month! " - [ + - ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - Paul sends these notes: " Warmer and drier than normal; where have we heard that before? If any records are to be set for 2007, it will be for the repeated use of the words, "hotter", and "drier". While November set no records for being hotter or drier, it did in fact help moderate the yearly averages somewhat. As it turned out, the average high temperature was 1.7 below the 56.5 established average of 54.8. But have no fear, global warming is not yet resolved. The average nighttime temperature of 37 was 4.3 above the 33.3 normal low average. This is certainly not what the delegates meeting in Bali would consider encouraging, but at least it seems some progress was made in diverting much of the hot air away from DC. This is considerably lower than the 12.4 excess recorded just a month earlier. The November average of all averages was recorded at 46.2, a mere 1.3 warmer than the published 44.9. Only two other months this year recorded lower percent of normal precipitation amounts, May and September. November rainfall amounted to 51% of the 3.77" normal, or 1.94". Of this amount, 44%, or 0.85" fell on November 15th. On an annual basis, this contributed to our substantial shortage yielding 26.20", or 66% of our 39.59" normal at the end of November. Unfortunately this represents a still widening deficit now at 13.39" for 2007. The best to everyone for a very happy and prosperous new year. " - [ + - ] - notes from Paul

    Chantilly - Russ Topping reports: " Like a broken record, November continued the dominant pattern for 2007... temperatures above normal and precipitation below normal. The average temperature was 2.5 above normal. Record highs occurred on the 21st (76.7) and 22nd (76.0). Our best rainfall of 0.82" occurred on the 15th. Water restrictions remain in place and reservoirs are still visibly very low. We are now 12.36" below statistical average, for this point in the year. For the month, precipitation was 1.59" below normal. Dense fog was observed on the 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX) comes these notes: " NOVEMBER CONTINUED THE PATTERN OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR. 9 OF THE PAST 11 MONTHS HAVE HAD BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. " - [ + - ]

    Falls Church - Windie notes: " November 2007 was average in temperatures and slightly below in rainfall. This month brought both my first freeze (11/8) and first hard freeze (11/24) of the season. A strong cold front on the 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) brought my peak wind gust for the month at 47 mph. I'd like to wish everyone at ACON Happy Holidays and All the Best in the New Year!!!!! " - [ -/+ - ]

    Herndon - Randy adds these notes: " THE DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD IS ASSURED. NOVEMBER WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE, BUT AGAIN, WELL BELOW NORMAL IN PRECIPITATION. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS ALMOST 2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS SLIGHTLY OVER 1 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE TEMPS WERE UP AND DOWN DURING THE MONTH. ON THE 21ST WE HAD OUR LOWEST HIGH AND LOW AT 43 AND 21 DEGREES, RESPECTIVELY OVERALL, WE ENDED THE MONTH 1.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS OCCURRED DURING THE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE MONTH WHEN I RECORDED 3/4 OF THE MONTHS TOTAL. THE MONTH ENDED UP AT 1.70 INCHES OF RAIN, WHICH WAS ABOUT A ONE HALF OF THE NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 2007 IS NOW AT 27.07 INCHES; WHICH IS OVER 15 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. " - [ - - ]

    Ladysmith - Danny sends these monthly notes: " Aside from a couple warm days around Thanksgiving, temperatures were very consistently below normal. November resumed the trend of below normal precipitation that has characterized 10 of the past 12 months. " - [ - - ]

    Portsmouth - " NOVEMBER 2007 WITH 0.31" OF RAINFALL WAS THE 2ND DRIEST NOVEMBER IN THE DATABASE TO 1976 [previous 2001 0.30"]. A cooler than normal November with the average temp 2 below normal. Rainfall measured WELL-BELOW normal (only 10% of normal). Rainfall for the year IS RUNNING 14.35" below NORMAL (68% of normal) STATION RECORDS: 2nd - WIND GUST 36 mph [previous 31 mph 2005], 7th - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM MAXIMUM 52 [previous 53 1982], 10th - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM MAXIMUM 49 [previous 50 1996], 17th - TEMPERATURE - MINIMUM TIED - 29 [previous 1992]. " - [ - - ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The November 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Nov.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - Bob reports: " Extreme drought conditions continued and worsened during November. This station recorded only 0.67" of rain, which is 2.30" below normal for the month. The average daily temperature was below normal by 1.7 degrees. No severe weather was observed during November; in fact no thunderstorms occurred during the month. " - [ - - ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " Central North Carolina slipped deeper into extreme to exceptional drought conditions throughout the month of November. There was generally less than an inch of rainfall across the interior of North Carolina, which was only 10 to 20 percent of normal. Raleigh-Durham tallied only 0.48 inches the entire month, which set a record for the driest November ever recorded in the Raleigh area. Records have been kept in the Raleigh area since January 1887. Greensboro had nearly double the amount of rainfall as Raleigh-Durham, yet the total of 0.84 inches still made it the sixth driest November on record. Elsewhere, the Mountains and the Outer Banks fared a little better this month, with rainfall totals between one and three inches. Even these totals were only 25 to 75 percent of normal. Not surprisingly, the very dry November resulted in worsening drought conditions across the state. Much of the state slipped deeper into the two worst possible drought categories (extreme or exceptional) at month's end. The stream flow into main stem rivers and local reservoirs declined to set additional historical record lows for November. After a very warm beginning of the month, much colder air overspread the state on October 6th. This cold snap brought the first hard freeze, and effectively ended the growing season for much of the interior of the state on November 7th and 8th. The temperatures for the rest of the month alternated between warm and cool periods that lasted generally 3 to 5 days - a typical transitional temperature pattern for the fall season. The final monthly temperatures averaged within a degree or so of normal at most reporting sites. Raleigh-Durham averaged 50.7 degrees, which was 0.3 degrees below normal. Similarly, Greensboro recorded a monthly average of 50.3, which was 1.1 degree above normal. ...CLIMATE RECORDS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER... 21ST... HIGH OF 78 TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2003. 22ND... HIGH OF 77 BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 76 SET IN 2003. NOVEMBER 2007 BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2007 TOTALED 0.48 INCHES... THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.50 INCHES SET IN NOVEMBER 2001. The November 2007 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Nov.2007.doc [when available]. " - [ - - ]

    Sunset Beach - report from Tom Myers: " THE COASTAL SOUTHEASTERN AREA OF NORTH CAROLINA EXPERIENCED AMUCH COLDER THAN AVERAGE NOVEMBER BUT TEMPS WERE LIKE ROLLER COASTER BEING MUCH BELOW AVERAGE FOR A FEW DAYS THEN WARMING UP WELL ABOVE AVG. FOR A COUPLE DAYS. THE DROUGHT CONTINUES TO WORSEN WITH ONLY 0.28" OF RAIN RECORDED FOR NOV AT SSB; 2.98" BELOW AVERAGE. WE ARE NOW HAVE A RAIN DEICEIT OVER 2 FEET!!! (24.43") FOR THE YEAR AS A STATIONARY HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN FL KEEPS THE STORMY WEATHER OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEASTERN STATES. " - [ - - ]

    NEARBY CITIES:

    Tri-Cities - NWS Morristown (MRX) reports: " Tri-Cities received 1.41 inches of rain in November, which was 1.67 inches below normal. It tied with 1976 as the 7th driest November on record at Tri-Cities. Measurable precipitation fell on twelve days, but only three of those days had more than one-quarter of an inch of rain. The heaviest rain fell on the 5th, when 0.34 inches was received. The driest November out of 70 years of observations at Tri-Cities was back in 2001, when only 0.50 inches was recorded. The monthly-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities was 45.6 degrees, which was 0.1 degrees above normal. It ranked in the middle one-third of observations at Tri-Cities in November. No daily temperature records were broken. The warmest November at Tri-Cities was in 1985, when the average temperature was 55.3 degrees. Tri-Cities received a total of 3.73 inches of rain this fall, which was 4.73 inches below normal. It ranked as the 3rd driest fall on record at Tri-Cities. The driest fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1939, when only 2.71 inches was recorded. The seasonally-averaged temperature at Tri-Cities this fall was 59.8 degrees, which was 4.1 degrees above normal. It ranked as the 8th warmest fall on record at Tri-Cities. The warmest fall at Tri-Cities was back in 1985, when the average temperature was 60.9 degrees. " - [ + - ]

    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 2007-2008 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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      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  CLT    Charlotte, NC NWS Charlotte/Douglas International Airpot 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M  SSB    Sunset Beach, NC   33.9 N 78.5 W  Tom Myers
    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
      GSO   Greensboro, NC NWS Piedmont Triad International Airport 36-05-51N 079-56-37W 275M
    CHT   Chantilly, VA Russ Topping -  12/2006  russ.topping@gmail.com - new location December 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