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


OCTOBER 2010


...A WARM & DRY MONTH FOR MOST...

 


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

  • ACON VA/NC/SC Member Station Extremes - OCTOBER 2010
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    89°
    Glen Allen
    Newport News
    27°
    Blacksburg
    64.6°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    54.8°
    Blacksburg
    4.76"
    Wallops Island
    0.87"
    Bridgewater
    North Carolina
    88°
    Fayetteville
    Raleigh (RDU & RAL)
    Moncure
    Lumberton
    30°
    Asheville
    67.7°
    Cape Hatteras
    56.6°
    Asheville
    5.16"
    Hickory
    0.33"
    Fayetteville
    South Carolina
    89
    Columbia
    38°
    Anderson
    Columbia
    68.4°
    Charleston
    62.7°
    Anderson
    1.83"
    Columbia
    0.57"
    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 S   CWA
         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB 67.6  41.9  54.8   +3.1  80 10,11 27   30   0  0  2 0 71% 31 310   7   4.4       2 1 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         BRI 67.55 44.87 56.21  +1.71 83   11  29   30   0  0  1 0 56%                         0 0 0 0  0 0510/1600 LWX
         CEN 67.2  48.4  57.8   +3.3  83   11  34   30   0  0  0 0 67% 35 314  15   2.1  320 0 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         CHT 68.6  48.0  58.3   +2.7  85.0 11  34.7 30   0  0  0 0 74% 19 180  27   0.5  360 1 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         CHO 71.6  47.9  59.8         87   11  33 23,30  0  0  0 0     46 090  20   4.4       1 0 0 0  3 2400 LWX
         DAN 74.8  47.0  60.9   +2.7  87 11,12 32   30   1  0  0 0 65% 31 310  15   5.0       3 0 0 0  3 2400 RNK
         DCA 70.3  52.8  61.5   +2.7  88   11  40   30   0  0  0 0 63% 37 330  28   8.7       0 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         IAD 69.0  47.0  58.0   +3.0  86   11  33 23,30  0  0  0 0 67% 39 330  16   7.7       0 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         GAV 72.23 49.29 60.76        89   11  34   30   0  0  0 0 69% 30 320   1             3 0 0 0  1 2400 AKQ
         HDV 68.8  47.0  57.9   +0.2  87   11  33   30   0  0  0 0 70%                         0 0 0 0  0 2400 LWX
         LYH 71.3  45.6  58.4   +2.3  85   11  30   30   1  0  0 0 67% 30 330   6   4.6       1 0 0 0  3 2400 RNK
         NPN 72.4  51.8  61.6   +0.8  88.6 11  36.6 30   0  0  0 0     29 250  15   3.0  230 3 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         NOR 71.5  53.4  62.5   +1.5  86   11  41   23   0  0  0 0                             0 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         ORF 72.7  55.1  63.9   +2.8  87 11,27 42   23   0  0  0 0 67% 35 210  27   8.7       4 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         FHC 72.81 55.39 64.60  +3.5  87.2 11  46.3 23   0  0  0 0 74% 26 250  27   2.0  202 4 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         POR 71.2  52.2  61.7    0.0  84   27  39.5 23   0  0  0 0 80% 31 360   3   4.0  320 2 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         CTR 71.3  47.0  58.3    0.0  87.4 11  31.0 30   0  0  1 0 79% 18 200  25   0.2  089 0 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         MEC 74.51 50.90 61.4         86   11  33   30   0  0  0 0                             3 0 0 0  0 1600 AKQ
         RIC 72.6  49.6  61.1   +2.8  88   11  35   30   0  0  0 0 66% 45 320  12   7.6       2 0 0 0  0 2400 AKQ
         ROA 71.6  49.5  60.6   +4.0  85 11,12 35   30   0  0  0 0 58% 43 290  21   6.6       1 0 0 0  2 2400 AKQ
         WAL 68.9  52.2  60.5   +2.5  82   11  39 23,30  0  0  0 0     38 340  16   8.8       0 0 0 0  2 2400 AKQ
         WOO 66.5  49.1  57.8   +1.4  83   12  36 30,31  0  0  0 0                             1 0 0 0  1 2400 LWX
         WSH 68.1  48.9  58.5   +2.55 84.7 11  35.9 30   0  0  0 0 70% 19 070  27   0.6  230 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 S    CWA
         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AVL 70.5  42.6  56.6  +1.4  80 10,11 30    30  0  0  2 0 65% 38 320  6    6.3      2 0 0 0  2 2400 GSP
         MRH 74.0  56.2  65.1        80 26,27 34    21  4  0  0 0     35 320 14    8.7      5 0 0 0  2 2400 MHX
         CLT 76.0  47.4  61.7   0.0  86    12 36    23  0  0  0 0 62% 33 190 27    5.3      1 0 0 0  0 2400 GSP
         ECG 73.4  52.8  63.1  +0.5  85 12,27 38    30  0  0  0 0 73% 38 360 14    8.7      3 0 0 0  3 2400 AKQ
         FAY 77.3  52.1  64.7        88 12,27 38    23  0  0  0 0 62% 32 210 15    6.7      1 0 0 0  2 2400 RAH
         GSO 74.2  50.0  62.1  +3.6  86    12 37    30  0  0  0 0 59% 36 220 27    6.6      3 0 0 0  3 2400 RAH
         HSE 74.2  61.2  67.7  +2.0  80 26,27 45    23  0  0  0 0 73% 35 190 25    8.5      0 0 0 0  1 2400 MHX
         HKY 74.4  48.9  61.7  +2.5  85    11 34    30  0  0  0 0     33 270 15    4.5      4 0 0 0  2 2400 GSP
         LBT 78.2  51.0  64.6  +3.6  88 12,27 37    23  0  0  0 0 66% 38 270 25    7.9      0 0 0 0  2 2400 ILM
         MON 76.1  47.0  61.6  +1.3  87.8  10 31.9  30  0  0  1 0 77% 21 250 21    0.7 250 0 1 0 0  2 2400 RAH
         EWN 76.0  52.4  64.2  +0.1  86 12,27 38    23  0  0  0 0 69% 44 280 14    5.6      1 0 0 0  7 2400 MHX
         RDU 76.2  50.5  63.4  +3.4  88    12 36    30  0  0  0 0 62% 38 240 25    4.9      4 0 0 0  1 2400 RAH
         RAL 75.3  47.6  61.5  +1.5  88    12 35    30  0  0  0 0     29      25             0 0 0 0  0 2400 RAH
         ROX-                                                                                           2200 RAH
         ILM 77.5  55.0  66.2  +1.4  87    12 41 23,30  0  0  0 0 66% 37 250 28    6.6      1 0 0 0  1 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 S    CWA
         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         AND 77.1  48.4  62.7  +1.5  86    11 38    17  0  0  0 0     38 060  1   4.0       2 0 0 0  1 2400 GSP
         CAE 79.8  51.2  65.5  +1.8  89    11 38    23  0  0  0 0 61% 35 280 15   4.1       3 0 0 0  1 2400 CAE
         CRE 77.3  56.3  66.8  +2.0  86    12 42 21,30  0  0  0 0 70% 33 220 26   6.0       0 0 0 0  4 2400 ILM
         CHS 79.7  57.0  68.4  +2.2  87    11 44    30  0  0  0 0     54 150 20   6.7       1 0 0 0  2 2400 CHS
         FLO 77.8  51.5  64.6  +0.5  87 12,27 39    23  0  0  0 0 66% 32 330 25   5.6       3 0 0 0  2 2400 ILM
         GSP 76.7  49.8  63.3  +2.8  86    11 39    15  0  0  0 0 61% 31 200 26   4.8       2 0 0 0  0 2400 GSP
         OGB 79.4  51.7  65.5        87 12,27 40 17,23  0  0  0 0     31 140 25   3.8       1 0 0 0  6 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   S    CWA
         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         TRI 70.0  42.2  56.1  +1.1   83    26 31   30  0  0  1 0     46 260 25   3.1       1 0 0 0  6   2400 MRX
         DAV              48    0.0   72    12 27   30  0  0  6 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
         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         BCB  2.92  -0.27  1.03 27  1.03    27 10 1 33.80                0.0                                  2400
         BRI  0.87  -2.28  0.79 27  0.79 27-28  3 0 26.75                0.0       30.23  23 29.80  14        0510/1600
         CEN  3.04  -0.58  1.29 27  1.29    27  6 1 37.58                0.0       30.52  29 29.60   1 30.06  2400
         CHT  2.49  -0.88  0.92 14  0.92    14  6 0 38.38                0.0       30.264 23 29.539  1 29.945 2400
         CHO  2.13         1.28 27  1.28    27  5 1 30.07                0.0                 29.53   1        2400
         DAN  3.06  +0.65  2.18 27  2.19 26-27  7 1 37.36                0.0       30.31  23 29.60   1        2400
         DCA  3.40  +0.18  1.27 27  1.27    27  8 2 36.80                0.0                 29.53   1        2400
         IAD  2.38  -0.99  0.96 14  0.96    14  6 0 35.16                0.0                 29.53   1        2400
         GAV  4.36         2.06 27  2.06    27 10 1 37.22                0.0       30.27  23 29.53   1 29.95  2400
         HDV  2.87  -0.69  1.07 27              7 1 39.83                0.0       30.23  23 29.51   1        2400
         LYH  2.49  -0.90  1.15 27  1.43 26-27  8 1 44.45                0.0                 29.62   1        2400
         NPN  4.13  -0.24  2.06 28  2.72 27-28 10 1 46.55                0.0       30.31  23 29.49   1        2400
         NOR  3.95  +0.34  0.99 28              8 0 52.82                0.0                                  2400
         ORF  2.68  -0.79  1.13 28  1.13    28  9 1 47.66                0.0       30.30  23 29.50   1        2400
         FHC  3.27  +0.20  1.07 28  1.07    28  9 1 51.10                0.0       30.294 23 29.489  1 29.949 2400
         POR  4.75  +1.09  2.30 28  2.30    28  8 1 53.84                0.0       30.31  23 29.50   1 29.961 2400
         CTR  2.41  -1.02  1.05 27  1.06 27-28 10 1 37.99                0.0       30.27  23 29.53   1 29.941 2400
         MEC  4.71         1.28  1  1.50 27-28  8 2 37.19                0.0       30.03  23 29.53  21 29.78  1600
         RIC  2.14  -1.46  0.67 14  0.75 14-15  8 0 31.36                0.0       30.31  23 29.56   1        2400
         ROA  1.69  -1.46  0.66 20  0.66    20  9 0 37.96                0.0                 29.69   1        2400
         WAL  4.76  +1.89  1.52  3  1.56   3-4  7 1 35.99                0.0       30.29  23 29.47   1        2400
         WOO  2.03  -0.31           1.43     1  7 1 26.39                0.0       30.20  23 29.70  21        0800
         WSH  1.32  -1.86  0.79 27  0.79    27  6 0 34.89                0.0       30.30  23 29.61   1        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  2.94  -0.24  1.69 29  2.20 26-27  5 1 37.51                 0.0       30.34  23 29.72   1         2400
         MRH  0.87         0.46 25  0.46    25  4 0 50.73                 0.0       30.32  23 29.56   1         2400
         CLT  1.13  -2.53  0.70 23  0.70    27  6 0 33.21                 0.0       30.33  23 29.66   1         2400
         ECG  2.63  -0.23  1.65 14  1.65    14  9 1 40.07                 0.0       30.29  23 29.47   1         2400
         FAY  0.33         0.13 26, 0.13 26,28  6 0 35.00                 0.0                 29.62   1         2400
                                28
         GSO  2.63  -0.64  1.01 27  1.01    27  5 1 39.71                 0.0                 29.62   1         2400
         HSE  1.56  -3.75  0.89  3  1.08   2-3  6 0 51.57                 0.0       30.32  23 29.54   1         2400
         HKY  5.16  +1.59  3.00 26  4.30 26-27  8 2 38.46                 0.0       30.29  23 29.64   1         2400
         LBT  0.48  -2.88  0.37 28  0.39 27-28  3 0 33.15                 0.0       30.32  23 29.77  15         2400
         MON  2.25  -1.63  0.81 27  1.10 27-28  8 0 40.79                 0.0       30.289 23 29.583  1  29.936 2400
         EWN  1.24  -2.15  0.51 28  0.56 25-26  6 0 49.42                 0.0       30.34  23 29.57   1         2400
         RDU  2.31  -0.87  1.11 14  1.11    14  6 1 33.12                 0.0                 29.62   1         2400
         RAL  2.11  -1.07           0.93 13-14  6 3 39.97                 0.0       30.36  23 29.54   1         0730
         ROX                                        33.44                 0.0                                   2200
         ILM  1.48  -1.73  1.11 28  1.11    28  5 1 54.52                 0.0                 29.59   1         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  1.61  -1.62 0.81 25  0.82 25-26  6 0 34.04               0.0       30.32  23 29.75  26         2400
         CAE  1.83  -1.06 0.96 27  1.68 27-28  4 0 32.67               0.0       30.32  23 29.67   1         2400
         CRE  1.52  -1.71 0.71 25  0.83 25-26  4 0 38.18               0.0                 29.59   1         2400
         CHS  0.83  -2.26 0.82 25  0.83 24-25  2 0 56.64               0.0       30.30  23 29.64   1         2400
         FLO  1.33  -1.61 1.12 28  1.12    28  2 1 34.96               0.0       30.32  23 29.77  15         2400
         GSP  1.40  -2.48 0.77 26  0.82 25-26  4 0 35.28               0.0       30.31  23 29.68   1         2400
         OGB  0.57        0.33 25  0.34 25-26  3 0 30.09               0.0       30.28  30 29.88  26         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  2.41  +0.11 1.21 27 1.51 26-27  7 1 30.07                   0.0       30.30 23 29.64  26        2400
         DAV  3.8    0.0  1.72  1             9 1 43.2      T 6,22 4  0     T                                 0700
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    Virginia:

    Arlington - " IN WASHINGTON DC...OCTOBER 2010 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL...MAKING IT THE EIGHTH STRAIGHT MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 2.5F DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. TWO DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET OR TIED. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 63F ON THE 26TH TIED THE PREVIOUS DAILY HIGH MINIMUM RECORD SET IN 1971. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 27TH OF 68F BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 66F LAST SET IN 1977. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DID NOT HIT FREEZING NOR EVEN DROP BELOW 40F THIS MONTH. THE LAST TIME FREEZING TEMPERATURES OCCURRED IN OCTOBER IN WASHINGTON DC WAS IN 1992...ON THE 20TH. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS NEAR NORMAL. NEARLY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON ONLY TWO DAYS...THE 14TH AND THE 27TH...WHEN 1.26 AND 1.27 INCHES WERE RECORDED RESPECTIVELY. NO SNOW WAS RECORDED THIS MONTH. THE LAST TIME MEASURABLE SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN OCTOBER AT WASHINGTON DC WAS ON OCTOBER 10TH 1979...WHEN 1.3 INCHES FELL. " - [ + + ] - Notes from NWS Sterling, VA

    Bridgewater - " The first 26 days of the month, only .08 inches of precipitation fell. It was a very dry month. The precipitation for the year is now 5.46 inches below normal. On October 10, 1979, seven inches of snow fell in Bridgewater. It is the only measurable snowfall that I have recorded for this month in my 45 years in my record keeping on snows. " - [ + - ] - notes from Clayton

    Chantilly - Russ reports: " October was the eighth straight month in which the average temperature was above normal. Temperatures averaged 2.7 above normal and precipitation was 0.88" below normal. A record low maximum temperature occurred on the 4th (54.9). A record high temperature occurred on the 11th (85.0). A record high minimum temperature occurred on the 26th (60.6) and 27th (64.9). A thunderstorm occurred on the 27th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the Southeast " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " OCTOBER 2010 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL AT DULLES...MAKING IT THE EIGHTH STRAIGHT MONTH WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OF NEARLY 2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 86F ON THE 11TH BROKE THE OLD DAILY MAX RECORD OF 78F SET IN 2001. THE NEXT DAY...THE MAXIMUM OF 83F TIED THE DAILY MAX TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE 12TH PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1995. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 47.0F...WHICH IS THE 6TH HIGHEST OCTOBER AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 61F ON THE 26TH AND 65F ON THE 27TH BOTH BROKE DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS. THE PREVIOUS DAILY HIGH MINIMUM RECORD FOR THE 26TH WAS 60F IN 1984 AND 64F IN 1977 FOR THE 27TH. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FAILED TO REACH FREEZING AT DULLES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW...BUT ONLY FOR THE 5TH TIME SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1963. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 56F ON THE 4TH TIED THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE SET IN 1998. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE DRIEST MONTH SINCE JUNE OF 2010. NO SNOW WAS RECORDED THIS MONTH. THE LAST TIME MEASURABLE SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN OCTOBER AT DULLES WAS OCTOBER 10TH 1979...WHEN 1.3 INCHES FELL. " - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - Lowell Koontz sends these notes: " October was warmer and wetter than the past three Octobers at the Glen Allen Station. The monthly mean temperature was 60.8F, a +3.5F departure when compared to the Ashland, VA average. This was the warmest October since 2007 according to the Richmond International Airport records. The 4.36 inches of precipitation for October at Glen Allen was a +0.93 inch departure when compared to the Ashland, VA average. Almost 50 percent of this precipitation fell in the last five days with 2.06 inches falling on the October 27th. The maximum temperature for October was 89F and the lowest minimum temperature was 34F recorded on October 30. There were two frosts in October, one was extremely light on the 22nd and, the second on the 30th, was light and neither killed any plants observed in this area. The Richmond International Airport recorded three records this month. The maximum temperature of 87 recorded on the 12th tied the record for the date; previous records were 1962 and 1954. On October 9th the maximum temperature was 84 after a low of 46 giving a daily temperature range of 38 the highest range ever recorded on that date. On October 27 the minimum temperature was 70 which surpassed the old record of 66 set in 1977. The highest dew point temperature for October was 72.6F on the 27th at 1650 that made it feel like a summer's day. It occurred during a thunderstorm that later generated a tornado near Cold Harbor Road. The lowest dew point was 30.9F on the 22nd at 1514. The lowest relative humidity for the month was 25 percent on the 9th giving a large daily temperature range of 37F. The average temperature range for October was 22.9F which was 3.8F more than last year. The maximum wind gust was 30 mph from the NW that occurred on the 1st at 504. October was less windy and was sunnier than October 2009. " - [ + + ] 

    Herndon - Randy reports: " October was near normal for temperature and below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 87 and a low of 33. The average highs/lows were both within a couple tenths of a degree of normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 0.69" below normal with 2.87" measured. We have now had 39.83" precipitation for the year which is still about 0.5" above normal. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - " October's average temperature was normal while rainfall ran above normal by 1.09" or 130% of normal relative to normal Octobers for the period from 1976 to 2009. Frontal passages were note on the 4th,13th,14th,20th,21st,28th,31st. STATION RECORDS: 6th - TEMPERATURE Minimium Maximum 63 [ previous 64 1980]; 6th - TEMPERATURE TIED Minimum 45 [previous 1979]; 27th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 84 [previous 81 1984]; 27th - TEMPERATURE Maximum Minimum 70 [previous 65 1977]; 28th - RAINFALL 2.30" [previous 1.32" 2006]. " - [ +/- + ] 

    North Carolina:

    Greensboro - NWS RAH notes: " THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 12TH WAS 86 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD MAX OF 85 SET IN 1954 AND 1962. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 25TH WAS 61 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 60 SET IN 1971. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 26TH WAS 62 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 61 SET IN 1939. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 27TH WAS 70 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 66 SET IN 1939. " - [ + - ]

    Moncure - Mac adds: " Basis for 30yr Temperature/Rainfall NWS Climatological Data SANFORD (NC) 8 NE 1970-2000. October 2010 was pretty much an average month. The exception was we were well below normal on rainfall. For me, I'll take an average temperature of 61 any month. Especially when the average high and low were near my perfect temperature tolerance. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - Bob sends these notes: " October was a rather mild month with the average daily temperature 1.5 degrees above noraml. Rainfall was below normal with only 2.11". Severe weather threatened the area on the 27th with five confirmed tornadoes in adjacent counties. Tornadoes were EF0 and EF1 strength. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - NWS Raleigh (RAH) reports: THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES ON THE 27TH IS THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR OCTOBER WAS 72 DEGREES AND WAS SET ON OCTOBER 6TH 2005. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 11TH WAS 87 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD MAX SET IN 1954 AND 1962. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 12TH WAS 88 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD MAX OF 85 SET IN 1954 AND 1962. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 26TH WAS 81 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD MAX SET IN 1973 AND 1978. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 27TH WAS 87 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD MAX OF 82 SET IN 1963 AND 1991. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 28TH WAS 82 DEGREES. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD MAX SET IN 1984. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 25TH WAS 61 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 60 SET IN 1963. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 26TH WAS 64 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 60 SET IN 1986 AND 2007. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 27TH WAS 73 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 61 SET IN 1977. " - [ + - ]

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    Davis, WV - from Dave Lesher's website: " October 2010 had a mean temperature (48) that was NORMAL. The month's rainfall total of 3.8 inches was NORMAL September rainfall. Rainfall for the year (43.2") was 4.2" BELOW NORMAL. A trace of snowfall was noted on the 6th, 22nd, 29th and 30th with the monthly and seasonal total of a trace, both 2" below normal. " - [ +/-0 +/-0 ]



    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
      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:

      
    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   
      WOO  Woodstock, VA 5NW Lauck Walton 12/1/85 jwalton@shentel.net
       LDY Ladysmith, VA Danny Jessee 2003 STATION CLOSED 8/31/2010 danny@dannyjessee.com
    BRI     Bridgewater, VA Clayton Towers Ctowers19@aol.com WAL   Wallops Island, VA 37 56'26" N 75 27'47" W Wallops Flight Facility Airport
    CEN  Centreville, VA Paul Bassett 1985, 38 50.9788' N LAT. 77 25.6374' W LON. | Elevation 324' | m.psb@verizon.net AVL    Asheville, NC  Asheville Regional Airport 35-25-55N 082-32-15W 670M
    CHO   Charlottesville, VA  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport ASOS  (Rappahannock County) 38-08-18N 078-27-21W 192M 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 Airport 35-12-48N 080-56-55W 220M
    IAD   Dulles - Washington-Dulles International Airport  38-56-05N 077-26-51W 93M   
    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
    GAV - Glen Allen, Henrico County, VA - Lowell Koontz  8/1/08  wwkoontz@verizon.net EWN    New Bern, NC  Craven County Regional Airport 36-04-03N 077-02-50W 3M
      MON    Moncure, NC  Chatham County - Mac McIlwain mac.mcilwain@embarqmail.com
      RAL    Raleigh, NC 7NNW  Bob Woodson -  6/1/93 kf4mmm@qsl.net
    LKU     Louisa, VA 1N Joseph Bowers 1944 - NWS ID  44-5050-02 STATION CLOSED RDU   Raleigh-Durham, NC Raleigh-Durham International Airport 35-52-14N 078-47-11W 130M
    LOU     Louisa, VA 6S John Bullock (about 1970) STATION CLOSED 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 STATION CLOSED 5/31/10 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