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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



OCTOBER 2013

...TEMPERATURE AVERAGES ABOVE NORMAL...

...RAINFALL AVERAGES: ABOVE NORMAL FOR VIRGINIA
BELOW NORMAL FOR NORTH CAROLINA
AND WELL-BELOW NORMAL FOR SOUTH CAROLINA...


  • RESET SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS 2013-2014      Don't forget! With the first snows of the season upon us, it's time to adjust your data forms to reflect snowfall totals for 2013-2014.


  • NWS AKQ MONTHLY RAINFALL ANALYSIS (Virginia)      Don't forget these new products for Virginia from NWS Wakefield compiled from ASOS...COOP...RAWS REPORTS | Monthly Rainfall Analysis - http://www.weather.gov/akq/MONTHLY_RAINFALL_ANALYSIS -


  • DROUGHT MONITOR    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/    More information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center http://www.drought.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 Station Extremes - OCTOBER 2013
    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    92°
    Newport News
    20°
    Blacksburg
    63.9°
    Norfolk (FHC) & (ORF)
    54.0°
    Blacksburg
    7.79"
    Herndon
    1.20"
    Danville
    North Carolina
    91°
    Raleigh (RAL)
    Whiteville
    25°
    Asheville
    67.5°
    Cape Hatteras
    58.1 °
    Asheville
    9.45"
    Cape Hatteras
    0.48"
    Charlotte
    South Carolina
    90
    Florence
    North Myrtle Beach
    29°
    Florence
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    68.8°
    Charleston
    62.5°
    Anderson
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    1.98"
    Columbia
    0.46"
    Orangeburg


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


    TEMPERATURE / WINDS/ ELEMENTS FOLLOWED BY
    PRECIPITATION / BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

    VIRGINIA | NORTH CAROLINA | SOUTH CAROLINA
    [Reminder: All NWS DATA HEREIN IS NOT OFFICIAL]
    A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 64.5 43.6 54.0 1.70 82 4 20 26 0 0 5 0 81% 30 280 23 2.8 1 0 0 0 9 LWX 2400
    CHT 68.5 49.1 58.8 2.80 89.2 5 28.4 26 0 0 2 0 79% 18 250 26 0.2 360 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 68.3 48.2 58.2 2.20 87 4,5 27 26 2 0 0 0 26 150 19 3.7 0 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    DAN 71.5 50.5 61.0 1.50 89 5 26 26 3 0 0 0 71% 31 250,270 7,23 4.4 1 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 70.5 54.3 62.4 2.90 91 6 35 26 2 0 0 0 66% 41 270 7 7.4 2 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 68.9 48.0 58.4 2.40 90 4,5 29 25,26 2 0 2 0 70% 32 190 31 5.7 0 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    GAV 69.87 50.45 60.16 1.02 90 5 28 26 1 0 2 0 77% 29 200 7 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    HDV 68.2 48.7 58.5 0.80 88 4 30 30 0 0 2 0 78% 16 270 7 270 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 69.3 47.5 58.4 2.20 89 4 24 26 3 0 0 0 73% 33 220 7 4.2 1 0 0 0 4 RNK 2400
    NPN 70.6 51.9 60.9 1.20 91.5 5 31.2 26 1 0 1 0 26 70 9 2.1 70 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 70.5 57.3 63.9 1.80 87 4 39 26 0 0 0 0 78% 31 50 10 1.0 200 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 70.1 54.7 62.4 1.40 87 5 36 26 0 0 0 0 32 50 9,10 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 71.5 56.0 63.8 1.70 89 4 37 26 0 0 0 0 74% 46 40 9 8.5 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 71.3 55.4 63.3 1.70 87 5 34 26 0 0 0 0 82% 38 260 9 3.2 20 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 69.5 49.4 58.5 0.20 90.5 5 26.7 26 1 0 2 0 85% 16 230 7 0.1 220 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 67.9 50.7 59.4 86 5 32 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 72.2 53.1 62.6 2.90 92 5 32 26 2 0 1 0 70% 37 260 7 6.1 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    ROA 69.0 49.2 59.1 1.40 86 4,5 27 26 2 0 0 0 70% 39 320 23 4.7 1 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    WAL 71.7 54.9 63.3 4.20 90 5 33 26 1 0 0 0 43 60 10 9.1 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    WOO 64.9 48.9 56.9 0.50 87 7 30 26 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 LWX 800
    WSH 66.4 49.9 58.2 2.07 86.6 5 31.3 26 0 0 1 0 81% 14 230 7 0.3 50 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 69.30 51.04 60.10 1.83 88.32 30.31 0.95 0.00 0.90 0.0 75.6% 30.4 3.97 0.7 0 0 0 1.3
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 68.5 47.7 58.1 1.7 81 5 25 26 0 0 2 0 74% 43 180 31 4.2 0 0 0 0 10 GSP 2400
    MRH 72.7 57.9 65.3 0.1 82 7 38 26 0 0 0 0 51 290 23 7.4 0 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    CLT 73.4 51.5 62.4 2.1 87 5 27 26 0 0 2 0 74% 29 70 14 5.0 0 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 72.9 54.7 63.8 1.4 88 5 33 26 0 0 0 0 77% 38 20 9 7.9 0 0 0 0 4 AKQ 2400
    FAY 74.0 54.1 64.1 0.6 90 5 31 26 1 0 1 0 72% 37 020 8 6.1 0 0 0 0 6 RAH 2400
    GSO 70.6 51.6 61.1 1.6 88 5 28 26 0 0 1 0 70% 37 260 7 5.7 0 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    HSE 73.7 61.2 67.5 1.7 85 6 46 28 0 0 0 0 78% 40 40 90 6.4 1 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 70.9 50.5 60.7 1.4 85 4,5 28 26 0 0 3 0 32 320 23 3.1 1 0 0 0 11 GSP 2400
    LBT 75.2 52.6 63.9 0.5 89 5,6 29 26 0 0 1 0 73% 36 50 8 4.5 0 0 0 0 7 ILM 2400
    EWN 75.1 56.5 65.8 1.7 89 5 35 26 0 0 0 0 76% 31 30 8 4.9 1 0 0 0 9 MHX 2400
    RDU 70.8 52.6 61.7 0.5 89 5 29 26 0 0 1 0 75% 28 60,10,300,210 8,9,23,31 4.4 1 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    RAL 71.5 51.4 61.5 0.3 91 5 28 26 1 0 1 0 18 23 0 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    ROX 69.8 51.3 60.8 2.7 90 5 27 26 1 0 1 0 78% 29 270 23 360 1 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    WHI 74.4 53.3 63.8 1.1 90.8 5 29.4 26 2 0 1 0 76% 25 51 5 2.4 140 0 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    ILM 75.0 56.4 65.7 0.5 86 3 35 26 0 0 0 0 75% 32 330 9 5.5 0 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    Averages 72.6 53.6 63.1 1.2 87.4 31.2 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.0 75% 33.7 5.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 73.4 51.7 62.5 1.2 85 5 31 26 0 0 1 0 33 330 17 3.7 2 0 0 0 8 GSP 2400
    CAE 77.9 54.8 66.3 2.2 90 4,5 30 26 2 0 1 0 37 280 23 3.8 1 0 0 0 3 CAE 2400
    CRE 74.3 56.0 65.1 -0.3 84 2 33 26 0 0 0 0 77% 31 40 8 5.0 0 0 0 0 8 ILM 2400
    CHS 78.8 58.8 68.8 1.9 88 4,5 38 26 0 0 0 0 31 330 23 5.8 1 0 0 0 3 CHS 2400
    FLO 76.6 54.4 65.5 1.2 90 5 29 26 1 0 1 0 71% 35 290 23 4.9 0 0 0 0 7 ILM 2400
    GSP 72.9 52.1 62.5 0.9 85 4,5 29 26 0 0 1 0 72% 33 50 8 4.3 0 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    OGB 77.1 56.1 66.6 1.4 88 5 36 26 0 0 0 0 38 270 23 3.7 0 0 0 0 5 CAE 2400
    Averages 75.86 54.84 65.33 1.2 87.1 32.3 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.7 34.0 4.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 70.3 46.4 58.4 2.1 85 5,6 22 26 0 0 3 0 37 250 23 3.1 0 0 0 0 7 MRX 2400
    DAV 56.4 40.5 48.5 78 7 22 26,27 0 0 10 0 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    BCB 2.65 -0.13 1.88 7 1.88 7 11 1 43.33 0 0.0 RNK 2400
    CHT 7.46 4.21 3.58 11 3.67 11-12 9 3 40.96 0 0.0 30.391 29 29.660 23 30.062 LWX 2400
    CHO 3.52 0.41 1.38 10 1.51 9-10 10 2 37.69 29.670 23 LWX 2400
    DAN 1.20 -2.33 0.62 7 0.62 7 5 0 43.66 0 0.0 30.360 25 29.670 23 RNK 2400
    DCA 6.25 2.85 2.76 11 2.77 10-11 8 3 35.79 0 0.0 29.670 23 LWX 2400
    IAD 7.51 4.26 3.38 11 3.66 11-12 8 3 34.67 0 0.0 29.670 23 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.88 -1.02 0.98 10 1.53 9-10 10 0 45.06 0 0.0 30.360 29 29.670 23 30.060 AKQ 2400
    HDV 7.79 4.30 3.91 11 9 3 39.93 0 0.0 30.370 29 29.650 24 AKQ 2400
    LYH 2.34 -0.77 0.85 7 0.85 7 7 0 36.54 0 0.0 30.370 29 29.710 23 RNK 2400
    NPN 7.68 3.05 4.14 9 4.96 9-10 8 2 51.15 0 0.0 30.340 29 29.650 23 AKQ 2400
    FHC 4.59 -0.09 2.54 9 0.89 7 1 43.16 0 0.0 30.340 29 29.660 23 30.060 AKQ 2400
    NOR 5.39 1.58 3.32 9 8 2 40.61 0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 4.13 0.71 2.28 9 2.38 9-10 8 1 38.33 0 0.0 30.340 29 29.650 23 AKQ 2400
    POR 4.47 0.69 2.04 9 2.78 9-10 11 2 41.87 0 0.0 30.340 25 29.660 23 30.053 AKQ 2400
    CTR 2.92 -0.51 1.08 9 1.37 9-10 13 1 42.49 0 0.0 30.330 29 29.650 23 30.032 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.74 1.52 10 1.93 10-11 9 1 45.90 0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 4.25 1.27 1.44 9 2.74 9-10 9 2 44.51 0 0.0 30.380 29 29.690 23 AKQ 2400
    ROA 2.54 -0.35 2.01 7 2.01 7 8 1 45.68 0 0.0 30.390 25 29.710 23 RNK 2400
    WAL 4.20 1.03 2.30 9 2.91 9-10 8 1 34.86 0 0.0 30.350 29 29.620 23 AKQ 2400
    WOO 4.11 1.54 1.24 13-14 8 2 33.12 0 0.0 30.390 29 29.800 23 LWX 800
    WSH 5.78 2.40 2.80 10 2.80 10 9 2 36.16 0 0.0 30.440 29 29.730 23 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.54 1.16 2.24 2.24 8.7 1.6 40.74 0.00 0.0 30.366 29.677 30.053
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AVL 2.19 -0.72 1.12 7 1.61 6-7 8 1 64.00 0 0 30.380 25 29.75 31 GSP 2400
    MRH 3.86 -0.02 1.68 9 2.61 8-9 11 2 43.68 0 0 30.340 25 29.66 23 MHX 2400
    CLT 0.48 -2.92 0.35 7 0.35 7 4 0 38.86 0 0 30.400 25 29.72 23 GSP 2400
    ECG 5.73 2.66 3.33 9 4.00 9-10 9 2 36.60 0 0 29.63 23 AKQ 2400
    FAY 0.91 -2.3 0.26 18 0.28 18-19 12 0 39.08 29.13 31 RAH 2400
    GSO 1.11 -2.02 0.86 7 0.86 7 7 0 41.63 0 0 29.13 31 RAH 2400
    HSE 9.45 4.07 6.30 9 6.68 9-10 11 2 45.49 0 0 30.320 29 29.63 23 MHX 2400
    HKY 2.02 -1.53 1.80 7 1.80 7 7 1 56.98 30.360 25 29.69 23 GSP 2400
    LBT 0.35 -2.22 0.12 7 0.13 7-8 4 0 37.73 30.370 25 29.71 23 ILM 2400
    EWN 3.21 -0.05 1.49 8 1.49 8 12 1 34.05 0 0 30.360 25 29.65 23 MHX 2400
    RDU 1.41 -1.84 0.86 7 0.86 7 8 0 41.79 0 0 29.13 31 RAH 2400
    RAL 1.34 -1.91 9 43.12 0 0 30.340 25 29.87 17 RAH 2400
    ROX 2.30 -1.36 0.86 7 0.86 7 10 0 38.38 0 0 30.390 29 29.71 23 30.11 RAH 2400
    WHI 0.96 -2.14 0.33 7 0.33 7 8 44.86 0 0 30.365 25 29.707 23 30.059 ILM 2400
    ILM 2.27 -1.62 1.24 8 1.24 8 10 1 45.75 0 0 30.360 25 29.69 23 ILM 2400
    Averages 2.51 -0.93 1.47 1.65 8.7 0.8 43.47 0.00 0.00 30.362 29.587
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    AND 0.85 -2.26 0.42 7 0.72 6-7 5 0 56.09 30.370 25 29.77 23 GSP 2400
    CAE 1.98 -1.19 1.94 7 1.94 7 4 1 47.53 0 0 30.370 25 29.76 23 CAE 2400
    CRE 1.37 -2.51 0.67 19 0.72 18-19 8 0 43.49 30.360 25 29.72 23 ILM 2400
    CHS 1.37 -2.38 1.08 7 1.28 6-7 4 1 52.44 0 0 30.350 25 29.78 23 CHS 2400
    FLO 0.83 -2.25 0.58 7 0.58 7 7 0 48.18 30.380 25 29.73 23 ILM 2400
    GSP 1.91 -1.53 1.57 7 1.61 6-7 5 1 58.76 0 0.0 30.370 25 29.73 23 GSP 2400
    OGB 0.46 -2.93 0.28 18 0.29 18-19 5 0 42.48 30.370 25 29.78 23 CAE 2400
    Averages 1.25 -2.15 0.93 1.02 5.4 0.4 49.85 0 0.0 30.367 29.753
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 0.68 -1.42 0.38 7 0.41 6-7 8 0 47.40 0 0 30.42 25 29.63 31 MRX 2400
    DAV 2.53 0.57 24 15 0 51.13 6.1 24 4 1 7.7 7.7 PBX 2400
    STATION T T1 U U1 V V1 W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 7A 8 CWA TIME RECORDED


    Virginia:

    Arlington/Washington, D.C. - " OCTOBER IN WASHINGTON DC WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 6 WAS TIED FOR THE 6TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ALL TIME. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 6 WAS TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ALL TIME. OCTOBER IN WASHINGTON DC WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH MUCH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.76 INCHES WAS SET IN WASHINGTON DC ON OCTOBER 11 2013. THIS IS THE 11TH WETTEST SINGLE DAY IN OCTOBER ALL TIME. IT WAS THE WETTEST SINGLE DAY IN OCTOBER SINCE OCTOBER 29 2012 WHEN 3.85 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN WASHINGTON DC. A RAINFALL TOTAL OF 6.25 INCHES OCCURRED IN OCTOBER. THIS IS THE 12TH WETTEST OCTOBER ALL TIME. " - [ + + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " October temperatures and precipitation averaged above normal. The mean monthly temperature was 58.8 (+2.8). The mean high temperature was 68.5 (+0.3) and the mean low temperature was 49.1 (+5.3). A record high temp was tied on the 4th (88) and broken on the 6th (89). October saw the end of 90+ days. After the driest September in six years, this October was the 6th wettest. Rainfall totaled 7.46" (+4.21"), primarily falling on the 7th (1.13"), 10th (1.80"), and 11th (3.58" - new record). Rainfall for the 7 days period 10/7/13 - 10/13/13 totaled 7.40". *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " OCTOBER AT DULLES AIRPORT HAD NEAR NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES. A DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 4 2013. THIS WAS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH AND WAS TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ALL TIME. A DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 5 2013. THIS WAS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH AND WAS TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ALL TIME. A DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES WAS SET AT DULLES AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 6 2013. THIS WAS TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ALL TIME. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 5 WAS TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 6 WAS TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST DAY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.4 DEGREES WAS TIED FOR THE 7TH WARMEST OCTOBER ALL TIME. OCTOBER AT DULLES AIRPORT WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH MUCH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.22 INCHES WAS SET AT DULLES AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 10 2013. THIS WAS TIED FOR THE 12TH WETTEST SINGLE DAY IN OCTOBER ALL TIME. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.38 INCHES WAS SET AT DULLES AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 11 2013. THIS WAS THE 5TH WETTEST SINGLE DAY IN OCTOBER ALL TIME. IT WAS THE WETTEST SINGLE DAY SINCE OCTOBER 29 2012 WHEN 4.25 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT DULLES AIRPORT. A RAINFALL TOTAL OF 7.51 INCHES OCCURRED IN OCTOBER. THIS IS THE 6TH WETTEST OCTOBER ALL TIME. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " October at Glen Allen was very warm and a little drier than average when compared to the five-year average. The monthly mean temperature was 60.2 F a +1.0 F departure when compared to the five year average; only 2010 was warmer. The average minimum temperature of 50.5 F was a new five year record for Glen Allen. There were 6 days the maximum was 80 F or more. The minimum temperature on the 26th of 28 F was the lowest minimum ever recorded here in October. The maximum temperature on October 5th of 90 F was the highest maximum ever recorded here in October. The 3 F daily temperature range on the 9th and 10th tied the record low for October. The lowest dew point temperature for October was 24.5 F on the 25th at 1707 tied for the lowest dew point temperature on record for October. The 2.88 inches of precipitation for October at Glen Allen was a -1.02 inch departure. The maximum wind gust was 29 mph from the SSW that occurred on the 7th at 1159 ahead of a cold front. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from Randy Ashby: " October was above normal for temperature and precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 88 and a low of 30. The first frost/freeze of the year came on Oct 25 when the temperature dropped to 31, and again hit 30 the next day. On the precipitation side, the month was 3.49 above normal. It rained on 9 days during the month, but most of the rain came on the 9th through the 13th when the remnants of TS Karen came through and we received 6.68. We are now about 0.5 above normal for the year. " - [ + + ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " October's average temperature of 63.3 was 1.7 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (4.47") was ABOVE NORMAL by 0.69" or 118% of the normal October average during the period from 1976 to 2012. Rainfall for the year-to-date through October 31st was 41.87" (-0.86") or 98% of normal. Frontal passages were observed on the 7th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, and 29th. STATION RECORDS: STATION RECORDS: 6th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 86 [previously 1997]; 9th - RAINFALL 2.04" [previously 0.42" 1977]; 10th - RAINFALL 1.43" [previously 0.87" 1983]; 16th - TEMPERATURE Maximum low 63 [previously 1989]; 25th - TEMPERATURE Minimum high 54 [previously 55 2006]; and 26th - TEMPERATURE Minimum 34 [previously 36 1979]. - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond data base recorded two daily records this month. The high precipitation amount of 1.44 inches fell on October 9th; this was a new daily record since 1872. The previous record was 1.02 inches set in 1996. The 4 F temperature range also on the 9th tied the 116-year record set in 1952 for the lowest temperature range for the date. Only 15 years have had a lower daily temperature range in October since 1897. The mean temperature was 62.6 F, which tied for the tenth warmest October since 1897. The highest October temperature was 92 F recorded on October 5th. Only five Octobers in the past 116 years have had a higher temperature. The record is 99 F recorded in 1941. The average minimum temperature was 53.0 F. Only 6 years were higher than this in the past 116 years. The Richmond International Airport recorded 4.25 inches of rain for October making it the 32nd wettest since 1887. The airport and eastern areas of Virginia received much higher rain totals on the 9th and 10th from a low pressure that formed on a cold front just off the VA coast. The airports 30-year average is 2.98 inches thus their departure is a positive 1.27 inches. " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUED FROM LAST MONTH WITH THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION 1.91 BELOW NORMAL. FOR THE YEAR ,PRECIPITATION IS 6.26 ABOVE NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED, HOWEVER THERE WAS AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF OVERCAST CONDITIONS FROM OCTOBER 8TH THRU THE 13TH. NO THUNDERSTORMS WERE OBSERVED DURING OCTOBER. THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON THE 26TH. " - [ + - ]



    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 2013-2014 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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         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

    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' | STATION CLOSED
    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 kesseld@verizon.net ECG  Elizabeth City, NC,  Coast Guard Air Station 36-15-47N 076 10-58W 11M
    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
    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 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'. 1993 randy_ashby@msn.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
         WHI   North Whiteville, NC Christopher Crawley 12/10 34.413744N / 078.751908W ccawley.kk4csr@gmail.com
    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 CHS   Charleston, SC NWS Charleston Air Force Base 32-53-56N 080-02-26W 13M
    NPN     Newport News, VA 7N Gary Leonard -  6/91 mikey0781@cox.net 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@yahoo.com