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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


OCTOBER 2006


... COOLER ALL AREAS WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR MOST ...

Generally cooler temps for the entire region in October. Most Virginia stations noted above normal precipitation while North & South Carolina rainfall totals were, on average, near normal (some above, some below). North Carolina, in particular, found that rains of the past few months brought a definite end to the drought conditions earlier. In fact, most Tar Heel reservoirs were reported to be near full!

A coastal event on the 6th and 7th brought heavy rains to Northeast North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia inland to south-central and central Virginia where heavy rains from banding left up to a foot or rain which produced downstream flooding across Southern Virginia along the I-85 and I-95 corridors.

For the entire region, a series of cold fronts brought much cooler temps later in the month after a warm start. Many stations- especially inland areas - reported their first freezing temps and frost.

As the hurricane season continued to draw to an end, all of us undoubtedly were pleased that not one hurricane made it across the region in 2006 (Ernesto came close, however!).

  • BOB BEALL OF HERNDON ENDS REPORTS    Bob Beall recently spent some time in the hospital with heart problems. He's decided to keep up with data at his site for informative purposes but will not be sending in his data. Many, many thanks Bob for all your years of participation in our group and manning the Cooperative Observer Station W-BCR#18479 for all these years!


  • 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


  • 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.


  • AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM WIND SENSOR REPLACEMENT    Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE, Kevin Shaw, sends this notice on the changes in instrumentation for the ASOS stations across the U.S. View the changes (bottom of file) 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 - OCTOBER 2006
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    87°
    Richmond
    25°
    New Market
    61.6°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    50.9°
    Blacksburg
    11.35"
    Wakefield
    3.33"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    North Carolina
    88°
    Fayetteville
    27°
    Charlotte
    65.0°
    Cape Hatteras
    54.1°
    Asheville
    5.66"
    Wilmington
    1.06"
    Lumberton
    South Carolina
    88
    Columbia
    Charleston
    Orangeburg
    29°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    65.0°
    Charleston
    59.0°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    4.58"
    Geenville-Spartanburg
    2.01"
    Orangeburg

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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS

    VIRGINIA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ANN 63.42 46.35 54.89 -1.2  80     4 34 13,26  0  0  0 0 75% 39 WNW  20             1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         BCB 62.4  39.4  50.9  -0.8  79     4 26 14,26  0  0  8 0 73% 36 290 28   4.6       2 0 0 0  5     2400 RNK
         BRI 61.6  44.7  55.9  +1.4  80     4 28   26   0  0  4 0 56%                   S    0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         CEN 64.4  45.4  54.9  +0.5  82     4 33 13,14, 0  0  0 0     42 337 20   2.0  NNW  2 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
                                                   15
         CHO 65.1  41.8  53.5  -4.8  82     4 27   26   0  0  7 0 71% 43 290 28   4.5       2 0 0 0  7     2400 LWX
         DAN 67.6  43.5  55.5  -2.7  83     4 28 25,26  0  0  5 0 72% 37 280 28   5.6       5 0 0 0  5     2400 RNK
         DCA 66.2  48.4  57.3  -1.5  82     4 38 14,15  0  0  0 0 67% 28 290 28   7.9       1 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
         IAD 65.5  44.3  54.9  -0.1  83     4 31 15,30  0  0  4 0 67% 46 290 28   6.3       1 0 0 0  2     2400 LWX
         FCH 65.4  47.3  56.4        85     4 34   24   0  0  0 0     55      28             1 0 0 0  1     2400 LWX
         HAM 68.4  52.8  60.6  -1.4  84     4 37   24   0  0  0 0 70% 37 ENE   6   12  WNW   2 0 0 0  3     2400 AKQ
         LDY                                  29   26   0  0  2 0 64%                        1 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         LYH 64.9  41.5  53.2  -2.9  82     4 26   26   0  0  6 0 71% 33 300 28   4.2       2 1 0 0  4     2400 RNK
         NEW 63.19 41.80 52.49 -3.0  82     4 25   26   0  0  0 0 70% 40 SW   29  16.0 SW    1 0 0 0  7     1800 LWX
         NPN 69.6  50.3  60.0        85     4 34   26   0  0  0 0     35 E     7             2 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         NOR 69.1  51.2  60.2  -0.5  84     4 38   24   0  0  0 0                            0 0 0 0  1     2400 AKQ
         ORF 69.0  53.1  61.1   0.0  84     4 40   24   0  0  0 0 68% 51 080  6   9.0       0 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         FHC 69.8  53.4  61.6        84.5   4 38.9 24   0  0  0 0 75% 35       6   3.0   SW                 2400 AKQ
         POR 69.3  51.7  60.5  -1.0  84     4 36   26   0  0  0 0 75% 37 WSW  29   3.3  339 1 0 0 0  1 43% 2400 AKQ
         CTR 68.0  44.6  55.6  -2.7  84.3   4 28.1 26   0  0  0 0 82% 22 WSW  29   0.2    N  2 0 0 0  0 50% 2400 AKQ
         MEC 66.80 48.09 57.77       86     4 33 15,26  0  0  0 0     11 NW    7             2 0 0 0  2     1700 AKQ
         RIC 70.4  49.2  59.8  +1.5  87     4 36 25,26  0  0  0 0 64% 38 270 28   7.4       1 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         ROA 65.9  44.9  55.4  -1.2  84     4 31   26   0  0  2 0 60% 45 280 28   6.6       1 0 0 0  1     2400 RNK
         AKQ 70    46    58.0        85     4 29   26   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 61.0  45.7  53.4  -2.8  80     5 33   13   0  0  0 0                            2 0 0 0  5     2400 LWX
         WSH 63.0  44.8  53.9  -2.0  80.3   3 32.0 13   0  0  1 0 75% 20 ESE  24   1.2  N    0 0 0 0  0     2400 LWX
    NORTH CAROLINA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F     G   H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 65.3  43.0  54.1  -1.1  81     5 28 24,25  0  0  3 0 67% 35 330 28   6.3       1 0 0 0  9     2400 GSP
         MRH 72.1  54.4  63.4        82     5 38   24   0  0  0 0     39 170 28   8.3       5 0 0 0  2     2400 MHX
         CLT 69.3  46.3  57.8  -3.9  85     5 27   25   0  0  4 0     32 150 27   5.4       1 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
         ECG 71.1  50.2  60.7  -1.9  82  4,20 33 25,26  0  0  0 0 71% 38 320 28   7.8       0 0 0 0  2     2400 AKQ
         FAY 72.4  50.0  61.2        88     5 35   25   0  0  0 0 67% 32 290 28   6.3       1 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         GSO 67.9  46.6  57.3  -1.2  85     5 33 24,25  0  0  0 0 67% 39 290 28   6.7       4 0 0 0  3     2400 RAH
         HSE 72.2  57.7  65.0  -0.7  81     6 42   27   0  0  0 0     47 180 28   8.4       0 0 0 0  1     2400 MHX
         HKY 67.4  46.1  56.7  -2.5  85     5 31 14,25  0  0  3 0     32 300 28   4.7       0 0 0 0  8     2400 GSP
         LBT 73.2  48.3  60.8  -0.2  87     5 30   25   0  0  2 0     35 270 28   5.4       0 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         EWN 73.1  50.5  61.8  -2.0  85     5 33   26   0  0  0 0     45 140 28   5.2       4 0 0 0  6     2400 MHX
         RAL 70.1  45.1  57.6  -2.4  85     5 28 24,26  0  0  5 0     28                     0 0 0 0  1     2400 RAH
         RDU 70.2  47.3  58.8  -1.2  85     4 31   26   0  0  2 0 70% 33 280 28   5.1       4 0 0 0  2     2400 RAH
         ROX 68.4  46.5  57.6  -0.5  85     4 30   26   0  0  2 0 74% 55 NW   28         N   3 0 0 0  0     2400 RAH
         ILM 74.2  51.6  62.9  -1.9  87     5 34   25   0  0  0 0 69% 38 180 27   6.2       3 0 0 0  3 22% 2400 ILM
    
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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         STN  A      B    C     C1    D    E  F      G  H  I  J K K1  L  M     N   N1   N2   O P Q R R1 R2  S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 71.2  49.1  60.1  -1.1  86     5 31    25  0  0  2 0     31 270 11   4.4       1 0 0 0  3     2400 GSP
         CAE 73.7  49.6  61.6  -2.1  88     5 31 24,25  0  0  2 0 68% 30 270 20   5.3       1 0 0 0  2     2400 CAE
                                                                      30 190 27
                                                                      30 280 28 
         CRE 73.4  53.0  63.2  -1.6  84    20 35    25  0  0  0 0     32 180 27   5.1       2 0 0 0  4     2400 CHS
         CHS 76.3  53.7  65.0  -1.2  88     6 36    24  0  0  0 0     47 200 28   6.1       2 0 0 0  1     2400 CHS
         FLO 73.5  50.3  61.9  -2.2  87     5 32    24  0  0  1 0     33 310 28   5.8       5 0 0 0  3     2400 ILM
         GSP 70.2  47.8  59.0  -1.5  86     5 29    24  0  0  4 0 65% 25 050  8   5.5       1 0 0 0  2     2400 GSP
                                                                      25 220 29
         OGB 75.0  50.6  62.8        88     5 32 24,25  0  0  2 0     30 010  6   5.4       2 0 0 0  3     2400 CAE
                                                                      30 250 12
                                                                      30 270 28
    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 65.7  41.0  53.4  -1.6  80     5  24   25  0  0  6 0     33 230   28  4.0      1 0 0 0 11     2400 MRX
         DAV 52.9  36.9  44.9        71   4,5  21   26  0  3 13 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  5.44        1.67  6 2.43   5-6 12 1 45.14  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.38   8 29.25  28 30.00  2400
         BCB  4.91  +1.72 1.36 27            11 2 37.82    T  24  1 0    T    T                             2400
         BRI  5.80  +2.62 1.83  5 3.27   5-6  8 2 37.62  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.29   8 29.33  28        2400
         CEN  4.68  +1.06 1.46  6 1.72   6-7 10 1 40.64  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.38   8 29.31  28 29.850 2400
         CHO  7.35  +3.13 2.54  6 3.16   5-6 10 2 36.38  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         DAN  5.44  +1.73         1.43     6 11 2 33.32  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.38   8 29.39  28        2400
         DCA  5.06  +1.84 1.31  6 2.04   5-6 10 2 41.05  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         IAD  4.82  +1.45 1.05  6 1.67   5-6 10 1 38.93  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         FCH  4.23        1.34  6 1.82   5-6  7 1 42.88  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         HAM  4.15  +0.85 1.92  7 3.41   6-7  9 2 33.50  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.22  16 29.44  28 29.98  2400
         HER              through September -->   33.19  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         LDY  6.46  +3.49 3.34  6 4.03   6-7  8 1 46.65  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.37   8 29.31  28 30.02  2400
         LYH  6.76  +3.37 1.69 27 2.32   6-7 12 3 37.87  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.36   8 29.37  28        2400
         NEW  4.88  +2.00 2.18  6 2.18     6  9 1 39.50  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.56 8,9 29.68  28        1800
         NPN 10.54        2.89  6 5.42   6-7  9 2 46.86  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.30  16 29.32  28        2400
         NOR  3.33  -0.33 1.38 28 1.79 27-28  9 1 40.18  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         ORF  3.54  +0.07 1.21 28 1.66 27-28  8 1 40.64  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.29  16 29.31  28        2400
         FHC  5.26        1.85  7 2.54   6-7 10 2 53.75  0.0           0.0  0.0                      29.987 2400
         POR  4.56  +0.82 1.51  7 1.72 27-28 11 2 41.73  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.29  16 29.33  28 29.999 2400
         CTR  7.74  +3.95 3.90  6 4.15   6-7 10 2 40.49  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.33   8 29.31  28 30.008 2400
         MEC  7.47        2.76  6 5.36   6-7 10 3 47.37  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.06  16 29.26  28        1700
         RIC  6.12  +2.52 2.83  6             8 2 44.05  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.34   8 29.31  28        2400
         ROA  5.33  +2.18 1.39 27 1.44 27-28 11 1 31.25  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.38   8 29.39  28        2400
         AKQ 11.35        6.56  7             9 2 50.58  0.0           0.0  0.0                             2400
         WAL  5.96  +3.09 2.16  6 2.22 27-28  9 2 39.19  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.31   8 29.25  28        2400
         WOO  4.72  +2.28         1.24 27-28 17 1 29.96  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.47   8 29.49  28        0800
         WSH  5.65  +2.66 1.92  6 1.92     6 10 1 40.84  0.0           0.0  0.0  30.41   8 29.32  28        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  2.93  -0.25 1.31 17 1.39 16-17  8 1 39.13  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         MRH  4.72        1.42  9 1.52 27-28  8 2 42.55  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CLT  3.80  +0.14 1.90 17 1.91 16-17  8 1 35.75  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         ECG  2.22  -0.64 1.13 28 1.41 27-28  7 1 50.91  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.34   8 29.31  28         2400
         FAY  3.47        1.09 27 1.13 27-28  7 2 38.07  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSO  2.95  -0.32 1.11 17 1.11    17 12 1 41.73  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         HSE  4.55  -0.76 1.82 28 1.90 27-28  9 2 39.84  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         HKY  3.11  -0.46 1.42 17 1.51 16-17  8 2 37.31  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         LBT  1.06  -2.30 0.55 27 0.06 27-28  6 0 32.22  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         EWN  3.23        0.83 27 1.21 27-28  8 0 45.15  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         RDU  3.47  +0.29 1.00 17 1.08 17-18 11 1 41.66  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         RAL  3.56  +0.38         0.62   4-5 11 0 43.29  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.32 2,3 29.44  28         1900        
         ROX  4.78  +1.12 1.62  6 1.62     6 10 1 34.85  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.35 2,3 29.41  28  30.06  2200
         ILM  5.66  +2.45 2.23  8 3.31   8-9  9 3 53.53  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
    SOUTH CAROLINA
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V    V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5     6    6A   7    7A    8     S
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
         AND  3.80  +0.57 1.61 27 1.73 16-17  6 2 29.81  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         CAE  2.97  +0.08 1.30 27 1.30    27  4 2 34.47  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.30   3 29.48  28         2400
         CRE  4.45  +1.22 2.07 27 2.20 27-28  7 1 44.72  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.22  21 29.51   1         2400
         CHS  2.39  -0.70 1.07 27 1.07    27  6 1 42.79  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.28  26 29.53  28         2400
         FLO  2.40  -0.54 0.87 27 0.87    27  7 2 39.00  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         GSP  4.58  +0.70 2.23 17 2.50 16-17  5 2 33.88  0.0          0.0  0.0                              2400
         OGB  2.01        0.79 22 0.79    22  5 0 32.12  0.0          0.0  0.0  30.30   3 29.48  28         2400    
    NEARBY STATIONS
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         STN  T      T1     U  U1   V      V1   W X   Y     Z   1  2 3  4     5    6   6A   7   7A    8     S
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI  3.13  +0.83 0.82 27 0.82    27 11 0 35.76  0.0           0.0   0.0  30.34   3 29.47  28       2400
         DAV  7.26        1.42 18            18 3 51.39  2.3 24   6 2  4.0   4.0                            0700    

    Virginia:

    Annandale - Lowell reports: " October with 5.44 inches of rain, +1.90 inch departure, was the seventh wettest October on record. October was the 9th coolest in the last 27 years and the storm on the 26th gave the lowest barometer on record for October. October with 5.44 inches of rain, +1.90 inch departure, was the seventh wettest October on record. October had 12 days with measurable rainfall; only three Octobers in the last 26 years have had more days with measurable precipitation with 14 days being the record. Last year was the wettest October on record. It was also cooler than average with a monthly mean temperature of 54.9 F which was a -1.2 F departure, the ninth coolest October in the last 27 years and the coolest here since 2003. The average temperature range was 17.1 F the highest average for October since 2001. October's average cloud cover was near the average but still the clearest since 2001. The maximum wind gust of 39 mph from the WNW which occurred on the 20th at 1256 associated with a cold frontal passage tied for the highest wind recorded here in October in the last 26 years. A wind gust of 38 mph was recorded here on the 28th but gusts to 70 mph were recorded in New England. October was the second windiest here in the past five years. The lowest barometer was 29.25 inches on the 28th which was associated with a deep low pressure in Quebec and was the lowest pressure ever recorded at this station in October and was a strong storm in the NE United States. Very distinctive sun dog seen at 1705 in Annandale on the 26th; one of best I have seen in a long time. There were only 10 October DAILY Records Tied or Broken- (26-Years of records): 1 LOW maximum temperature: 24; 2 HIGH minimum temperature: 18, 19; 3 LOW minimum temperature: 13, 15, 26; 2 LOW range temperature: 6, 19; 2 HIGH precipitation: 6, 28. " [ - + ] 

    Bridgewater - " Several of the summer months were quite dry with yearly precipitation being below normal. With the heavy rains in the last 3 months the yearly precipitation has bounced up to about 5 inches above normal. On October 10, 1979, we had 7 inches of snow in Bridgewater. This is the only measurable snow I have for October in my records. It was unbelievble! The snow was a surprise, and the biggest surprise in my lifetime in weather. I never expect to see another storm like it. " - [ - + ] - report from Clayton

    Centreville - " Not much spooky about this report. The most news for October comes from the Centreville rain gauge where 4.68" managed to accumulate. Thirty-seven percent of this amount fell during the 24-hour period spanning October 6th and 7th. No records were broken or even tied for October. The average monthly temperature was just 0.5 warmer than the normal 54.5 and the highest temperature for the month came in at 82. The average low worked out to be 45.4, or 4.1 warmer than the 41.3 we were told we should expect. That is only a tenth of a degree warmer than the deviation from the previous month. The coldest temperatures so far this fall was when three consecutive nights registered 33 and, except for just two times, pretty much allows for a ghost of a chance on further nighttime temperatures to come in over 50. Annual rainfall for October produced a net gain over the September year-to-date surplus by 1.06", putting us ahead by 4.82" for the year. " - [ - + ] - report from Paul

    Chesterfield - " Albert informs us that his backyard creek monthly high level was 6" and its low point was 0.5". " - [ - + ] - report from Albert

    Falls Church - " October 2006 was a wetter than average month and also a windy month. I had my peak gust of 55 mph on the 28th around 6pm. I had my first frost of the season on the morning of the 13th. " - [ M + ] - report from Windie

    Hampton - David reports: " October Highlites: Coastal storm on 6-7 produced 3.41 inches of rain and wind gust both days near 40 mph; otherwise, the month was slightly cooler than normal with slightly above normal rainfall. Station Records 10-07 Record Rainfall 1.92" " - [ - + ]

    Ladysmith - Danny reports: " I replaced the thermometer in my weather station this month, as the previous one did not calibrate to my satisfaction earlier in the month. Full temperature observations will return in November. Temperatures fell below freezing for the first time in over 6 months. October brought a continuation of above average rainfall, featuring the second day in as many months with well over 3" of precipitation in a single calendar day. " - [ M + ]

    Portsmouth - " At month's end, the temperature average for the year is running 0.6 ABOVE normal. Rainfall for the year was running inch BELOW normal or 99% of the usual rainfall totals at the end of October. STATION RECORDS: 6th - WIND GUST 34 mph [previous 31 mph 1989]; 7th - WIND GUST 32 mph [previous 29 mph 1987]; 7th - RAINFALL 1.51" [previous 0.68" 2005]; 20th - WIND GUST 33 mph [previous 30 in 1989]; 24th - WIND GUST 27mph [previous 26 in 1989; 24th - TEMPERATURE Minimum Maximum 37 [previous 39 1978]; 25th - TEMPERATURE - Min Max 55 [previous 57 1982]; 26th- TEMPERATURE - TIE - Min Max 36 [previous 1979]; 28th- RAINFALL - 1.32" [previous 0.89" 2003]; 29th - WIND GUST 37 mph [previous 31 1991]. " - [ - + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The October 2006 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Oct.2006.doc. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: " The October 2006 North Carolina Weather Review is located here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/ncsummaries/MonthlySummary.Oct.2006.doc. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - Bob sends these notes: " The average daily temperature for October was 2.4 degrees below normal. The first freezing temperature of the fall was 31 degrees on October 14th . There were five days in which the minimum temperature was at or below freezing. Precipitation totaled 3.56" which is 0.38" above normal. There were no thunderstorms or severe weather observed during the month. " - [ - + ]

    Nearby Stations:

    Tri-Cities - from NWS MRX: " RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 27 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 24TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW FOR THE 24TH, WAS 28 DEGREES SET IN 1998. RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 24 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 25TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW FOR THE 25TH, WAS 26 DEGREES SET IN 1999. RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL RECORD OF 0.82 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 27TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.54 INCHES SET IN 1995. " - [ - + ]

    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
       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