The Atlantic Coast Observer Network - Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 

OCTOBER 2014



...TEMPERATURES AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL...

...RAINFALL AVERAGES SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL IN VIRGINIA
& WELL-BELOW NORMAL IN THE CAROLINAS...
 

  • NEW STATION! Seven Corners, Fairfax County, Virginia   We welcome longtime observer John Iekel to our group. He lives in the part of Falls Church that is in Fairfax County outside the technical city limits of Falls Church, and is close to Seven Corners [click here for map location]. John has been taking daily weather observations and keeping records since he was 10 years old. He records daily maxima and minima, as well as precipitation. He uses a u-shaped max/min registering thermometer that he keeps in a weather station his grandfather built for him in 1989, and uses a 5" tube/funnel rain gauge that is in the backyard. He has observed in Falls Church, where he now lives, for 20 years and has observed in other locations as well. His most poignant encounter with weather was being less than 100' from a tornado that suddenly formed and touched ground in a wooded Boy Scout camp when he was 12. A lifelong snow lover, he asks that forecasts not promise him snow and then fail to deliver.

  • 10 Old Virginia Weather Stations   Glen Allen member Lowell Koontz sends this link to a most interesting project, a collection of 10 Virginia stations with information and data from 1849 to 1893. The files are in rather high resolution about 2 megabytes per file. The higher resolution is being used as the old records are hard to read at a lower resolution. The files have been converted from a jpg format to PDF so one may use the + sign to increase the size to enable one to read the hand written documents. The files are large 2 to 3 MB and will download slowly but have better quality as a result. Many thanks Lowell and very impressive work!! View with a click here.

  • Ball Lightning   Our member Lowell Koontz (Glen Allen, Virginia) sends this interesting read on "ball" lightning from Weatherwise magazine View the article with a click here.

  • Calling All Educators! Join the "CoCoRaHS School Network"!   With the beginning of school right around the corner, we want to make our educators out there aware of CoCoRaHS activities for K-12 teachers. With over 500 educators across the country who are already involved, the CoCoRaHS Education Team is continuing to develop and pilot new materials and activities. Students really enjoy collecting data that are actually used by scientists, and teachers are finding that participating with CoCoRaHS meets many of their required standards for science, math and more! We invite all educators, teachers, students, schools, and home schools to join CoCoRaHS! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the "CoCoRaHS School Network", or for more information, please e-mail: education@cocorahs.org

  • NWS AKQ Monthly Rainfall Analysis      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 2014

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    85
    Chantilly, Danville
    Richmond, Washington (VA)
    32
    Blacksburg
    Chesterfield
    64.6
    Norfolk (FHC)
    54.1
    Blacksburg
    5.04"
    Washington (VA)
    1.16"
    Norfolk (FHC)
    North Carolina
    91
    Lumberton
    33
    Asheville
    66.8
    New Bern
    57.9
    Asheville
    4.03"
    Asheville
    0.70"
    Lumberton
    South Carolina
    91
    Columbia
    Charleston
    36
    Anderson
    69.9
    Charleston
    62.4
    Anderson
    3.57"
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    0.71"
    North Myrtle Beach


    ( 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]
    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
    BCB 65.2 43.0 54.1 1.80 79 28 32 31 0 0 1 0 79% 32 310 7 4.0 3 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    CHT 69.4 49.6 59.5 3.50 85.1 28 36.5 27 0 0 0 0 77% 20 180 6 0.5 360 2 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    CHO 68.8 48.3 58.6 2.60 84 28 35 31 0 0 0 0 33 140 15 5.1 2 0 0 0 7 LWX 2400
    DAN 73.1 48.6 60.9 1.40 85 28 35 31 0 0 0 0 68% 33 260 15 5.3 2 0 0 0 5 RNK 2400
    DCA 71.1 54.7 62.9 3.40 82 14 44 5 0 0 0 0   39 320 23 8.4 2 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    IAD 67.4 46.5 57.0 1.00 82 28 33 5,27 0 0 0 0   36 300,290 23,26 7.2 1 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    GAV 71.90 50.00 60.95 1.64 83 28 36 27 0 0 0 0 72% 29 160,200 7,14     1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 67.9 48.8 58.3 0.60 83 28 36 5 0 0 0 0 76% 15 270 6 270 1 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    LYH 68.2 45.3 56.7 0.50 82 28 33 5,25 0 0 0 0 74% 34 180 7 4.9 1 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    NPN 73.2 52.6 62.7 2.00 83.4 28 38.3 20,27 0 0 0 0 27 290 22 2.9 270 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 73.2 56.0 64.6 3.60 83.2 14 45.2 20 0 0 0 0 72% 29 320,270 22,23 1.3 200 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 72.2 53.2 62.7 1.70 82 14 41 20,27 0 0 0 0     1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 73.1 55.4 64.3 2.20 83 14,28 42 27 0 0 0 0 65% 34 230 29 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 72.6 54.2 63.4 1.70 83 14 41 20,27 0 0 0 0 77% 35 320 23 4.5 270 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 71.8 48.3 59.1 0.80 84.1 28 32 27 0 0 0 0 81% 26 110 15 0.0 148 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 70.5 51.7 61.35 82 28 36 27 0 0 0 0 57% 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 73.7 50.9 62.3 2.60 85 28 38 27 0 0 0 0 66% 43 320 21 7.6 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 69.0 48.5 58.7 1.00 83 2,28 34 31 0 0 0 0 65% 39 320 4 6.6 2 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    SVC 66.2 49.7 57.9 78 14 36 20 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 LWX 2400
    WAL 71.1 53.5 62.3 3.20 81 28 38 20 0 0 0 0 34 350 23 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WSH 65.3 49.1 57.2 1.04 85 28 37.7 5 0 0 0 0 81% 19 140 24 0.5 70 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 70.23 50.38 60.26 1.91 82.75 37.1 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.0 72% 30.9 4.8 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
    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 69.5 46.3 57.9 1.50 81 8,10 33 5 0 0 0 0 69% 41 160 14 6.6 0 0 0 0 6 GSP 2400
    MRH 74.8 57.5 66.3 0.80 82 14 44 20 0 0 0 0 40 230 4 8.6 0 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    CLT 75.5 50.5 63.0 2.70 87 11 38 5 0 0 0 0 64% 33 170 14 5.9 2 1 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 75.4 53.7 64.5 2.10 87 11 39 20 0 0 0 0 69% 37 210 15 8.3 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FAY 77.7 53.6 65.6 2.10 90 11 41 20 1 0 0 0 68% 27 230,150,340,340,310 11,14,21,22,26 7.1 1 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    GSO 73.2 49.6 61.4 1.90 84 10 39 5,25 0 0 0 0 66% 35 170 14 6.7 2 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    HSE 73.0 59.1 66.1 0.30 82 14 46 27 0 0 0 0 76% 42 220 15 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 71.9 49.4 60.7 1.40 83 2 37 5 0 0 0 0 32 200 6 4.5 4 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    LBT 78.8 51.8 65.3 1.90 91 11 38 20 1 0 0 0 69% 30 220 29 4.9 1 0 0 0 6 ILM 2400
    EWN 78.3 55.3 66.8 2.70 90 11 43 20 1 0 0 0 67% 25 20 30 5.5 1 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    RDU 75.0 51.0 63.0 1.80 86 11 39 25 0 0 0 0 67% 30 150 14 5.1 3 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    RAL 75.3 50.9 63.1 1.90 85 11 38 27 0 0 0 0 18   7 2 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 77.8 52.9 65.3 2.60 88.1 11 39.2 20 0 0 0 0 70% 19 40 19 1.8 198 0 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    ILM 77.8 55.3 66.5 1.30 88 8,11 44 20 0 0 0 0 70% 28 260 29 6.2 2 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    Averages 75.29 52.64 63.96 1.79 86.01 39.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 69% 31.2 6.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.2
    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 75.3 49.5 62.4 1.10 86 8 36 23 0 0 0 0 33 290,230 4,14 5.5 3 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 79.9 53.6 66.8 2.70 91 11 40 25 1 0 0 0 63% 30 190 14 5.2 1 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    CRE 76.6 56.7 66.6 1.20 86 8 45 20,25 0 0 0 0 72% 33 320 15 6.3 2 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    CHS 81.2 58.5 69.9 3.00 91 11 45 23 1 0 0 0 29 170 14 5.7 2 0 0 0 3 CHS 2400
    FLO 78.7 54.3 66.5 2.20 89 8,11 43 5,20 0 0 0 0 66% 31 370 14 5.9 0 0 0 0 5 ILM 2400
    GSP 74.4 51.0 62.7 1.10 86 8 37 5 0 0 0 0 71% 33 190 14 5.6 3 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 79.4 54.1 66.7 1.50 90 11 42 23 1 0 0 0   35 200 14 4.7 3 0 0 0 6 CAE 2400
    Averages 77.93 53.96 65.94 1.83 88.43 34.7 0.4 0.00 0.00 0.00 68% 32.0 5.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
    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
    TRI 68.2 45.7 57.0 0.7 82 1,2 32 5 0 0 1 0 52 290 6 4.1 3 0 0 0 14 MRX 2400
    DAV 55.9 39.8 47.9 72 14 30 19,20 0 0 5 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 4.35 1.57 1.29 7 1.29 7 14 1 33.92         0.0 0.0 RNK 2400
    CHT 3.94 0.69 1.52 15 1.52 15 15 1 44.10         0.0 0.0 30.290 12 29.587 4 29.944 LWX 2400
    CHO 3.73 0.62 1.77 15 1.91 14-15 14 1 33.09     29.600 4 LWX 2400
    DAN 4.13 0.60 1.53 10 2.02 14-15 10 2 37.76         0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.670 4 RNK 2400
    DCA 3.49 0.09 1.44 15 1.44 15 13 1 38.27         0.0 0.0     29.600 4 LWX 2400
    IAD 3.01 -0.24 1.30 15 1.32 14-15 13 1 32.74         0.0 0.0     29.600 4 LWX 2400
    GAV 3.24 1.04 15 1.06 14,15 11 1 35.20         0.0 0.0 30.270 12,13 29.630 4 29.970 AKQ 2400
    HDV 3.85 -0.43 1.05 15   14 1 48.00         0.0 0.0 30.280 12 29.580 4 AKQ 2400
    LYH 3.57 0.46 1.09 15 1.43 14-15 11 1 39.18         0.0 0.0 30.290 13 29.680 4 RNK 2400
    NPN 1.78 -2.98 0.42 4,15 0.47 3-4 8 0 46.97         0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.600 4 AKQ 2400
    FHC 1.16 -2.59 0.30 15 0.35 29-30 8 0 52.15         0.0 0.0 30.278 13 29.612 4 29.972 AKQ 2400
    NOR 1.51 -2.24 0.44 15 0.46 29-30 7 0 46.01         0.0 0.0   AKQ 2400
    ORF 1.57 -1.85 0.58 15 0.58 14-15 7 0 43.15         0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.600 4 AKQ 2400
    POR 1.60 -2.12 0.41 15 0.49 29-30 6 0 61.24 0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.610 4 29.967 AKQ 2400
    CTR 3.51 0.08 1.40 15 1.51 14-15 14 1 35.17 0.0 0.0 30.230 13 29.590 4 29.927 AKQ 2400
    MEC 2.12 0.94 15 0.98 15-16 9 0 30.79         0.0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 2.63 -0.35 1.12 15 1.12 15 11 1 29.65         0.0 0.0 30.300 13 29.630 4 AKQ 2400
    ROA 3.56 -0.67 0.76 12 0.87 14-15 11 0 33.37         0.0 0.0 30.300 13 29.710 4 RNK 2400
    SVC 4.29 1.50 15 1.50 15 11 1 48.43 0.0 0.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 1.31 -1.86 0.35 15 0.43 15-16 10 0 31.63         0.0 0.0 30.300 13 29.570 4 AKQ 2400
    WSH 5.04 1.56 2.48 15 2.81 14-15 19 1 34.79         0.0 0.0 30.360 12 29.660 4 LWX 2400
    Averages 3.02 -0.54 1.08 1.18 11.2 0.7 39.79 0.00 0.00 30.284 29.619 29.956
    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 4.03 1.12 2.41 14 2.41 14 9 1 40.68 T 31 1 0 T T 30.230 13 29.710 14 GSP 2400
    MRH 2.00 -1.88 1.61 15 1.61 14-15 7 1 48.52         0.0 0 30.250 13 29.630 4 MHX 2400
    CLT 1.35 -2.05 0.49 31 0.66 14-15 7 0 39.10 T 31 1 0 T T 30.240 13 29.730 4 GSP 2400
    ECG 0.93 -2.14 0.58 15 0.58 15 8 0 34.37         0.0 0.0 30.280 13 29.610 21 AKQ 2400
    FAY 1.31 -1.90 0.73 14 0.99 14-15 6 0 35.09         RAH 2400
    GSO 2.01 -1.12 0.90 15 0.92 14-15 8 0 30.82         0.0 0.0     RAH 2400
    HSE 3.23 -2.15 1.62 15 1.62 15 8 1 55.12         0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.620 4 MHX 2400
    HKY 2.69 -0.86 0.98 11 1.08 11-12 12 0 40.76 30.230 13 29.690 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 0.70 -1.87 0.40 15 0.40 15 7 0 36.78 30.230 13 29.700 4 ILM 2400
    EWN 2.34 -0.92 1.19 15 1.72 14-15 6 1 47.03         0.0 0.0 30.270 13 29.730 18 MHX 2400
    RDU 2.18 -1.07 0.63 10 0.85 10-11 7 0 46.50         0.0 0.0     RAH 2400
    RAL 3.98 0.73 2.13 14-15 9 1 47.04         0.0 0.0 30.180 17 29.780 4 RAH 2400
    WHI 1.52 -1.58 0.75 14 1.12 14-15 5 0 51.06         0.0 0.0 30.229 13 29.671 4   ILM 2400
    ILM 1.59 -2.30 0.85 15 1.15 14-15 6 0 50.10         0.0 0.0 30.240 13 29.670 4 ILM 2400
    Averages 2.13 -1.29 1.01 1.23 7.5 0.4 43.07       0.0 0.0 30.241 29.686
    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 2.96 -0.15 2.11 14 2.11 14 0 0 29.90 30.210 13 29.720 14 GSP 2400
    CAE 3.05 -0.12 1.17 15 1.36 14-15 6 2 33.94         0.0 0.0 30.200 13 29.740 31 CAE 2400
    CRE 0.71 -3.17 0.36 30 0.36 30 2 0 34.54 30.230 13 29.690 4 ILM 2400
    CHS 0.95 -2.80 0.50 15 0.85 14-15 4 0 42.73         0.0 0.0 30.190 13 29.750 4 CHS 2400
    FLO 1.32 -1.76 0.86 3 0.95 3-4 7 0 34.11 30.220 13 29.720 4 ILM 2400
    GSP 3.57 0.13 1.74 14 1.74 14 7 2 42.21         0.0 7.2 30.330 24 29.820 21 GSP 2400
    OGB 1.70 -1.69 0.51 15 0.97 14-15 5 0 40.58 30.200 13 29.750 31 CAE 2400
    Averages 2.04 -1.37 1.04 1.19 4.4 0.6 36.86       0.0 2.4 30.226 24 29.741
    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
    TRI 6.20 4.10 1.09 14 1.11 7-8 12 1 32.66         0.0 0.0 30.200 23 29.650 14 MRX 2400
    DAV 6.65 1.35 15 21 1   T 5,19 T T 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. - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS OCTOBER 2014 WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL. LAST MONTH RANKED AS THE 12TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THERE WERE ONLY 4 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 80 DEGREES. ALTHOUGH LAST MONTH WAS THE WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 2007...THIS IS THE FEWEST 80 DEGREES DAYS IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SINCE 2011. " - [ + + ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " October average temperatures were much above normal and precipitation was above normal. The mean monthly temperature was 59.5 (+3.5). The mean high temperature was 69.4 (+1.2) and the mean low temperature was 49.6 (+5.8). A new record high temperature was set on the 28th (85.1) and tied on the 25th (76.9). A record high minimum temperature was set on the 14th (64.3). October precipitation of 3.94? was above average (+0.69?). A record 1.52? of rain fell on the 15th. Thunderstorms were observed on the 7th and 15th. Dense fog was observed on the 14th. " - [ + - ] - Member Russ Topping

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THIS OCTOBER 2014 WAS NEAR NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. RAINFALL AS A RESULT OF A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROKE A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL OF 1.30 INCHES ON THE 15TH...EXCEEDING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.93 INCHES SET IN 1970. THERE WAS ONLY 1 DAY LAST MONTH WHERE THE TEMPERATURE OR EXCEEDED 80 DEGREES...WHICH IS THE FEWEST 80 DEGREES DAYS IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SINCE 2009. " - [ - - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: October was about normal for temperature and slightly below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 83 and a low of 36 and was 0.6 degrees above normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 0.43" below normal, with 3.85" measured. Of this amount 1.05" came on the 15th of October. We are still almost 8.0" above normal for precipitation for the year. We did have dense fog on three consecutive days: 13-15 October. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " October's average temperature of 63.4 was 1.7 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (1.60") was BELOW NORMAL by 2.12" or 43% of the October average during the period from 1976 to 2013. This October was the 8th DRIEST OCTOBER in the database to 1976. The driest October occurred in 2000 with only 0.02" of rain. Rainfall for the year through October 31st was 61.24" (+18.07" or 142% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were noted on these dates: 1st, 4th, 9th, 12th, 13th (warmfront), 16th, 18th, 22nd, 26th, and 30th. STATION RECORDS: 22nd - WIND GUST 33mph [previous 27 1992], 23rd - WIND GUST 35mph [previous 27 1990]. - [ + - ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " October at Glen Allen was warmer and a bit drier than average when compared to the six year average. The monthly mean temperature was 61.0F a +1.6F departure when compared to the six year average and 0.2F above the previous record set in 2010. October didnt have a killing frost. The lowest minimum temperature was 36 F on the 27th and was only 1F below the record highest minimum temperature for October. The months maximum temperature of 83F on October 28th was below the six year average of 86F. The 3 F daily temperature range on the 11th tied the record low temperature range for October. The 37F daily temperature range on the 27th tied the record highest temperature range for October. The 3.24 inches of precipitation for October at Glen Allen was only a -0.03 inch departure with 11 days of measurable precipitation. Eleven is the second largest number of measurable precipitation days for October on record yet it was the second clearest October in the past six years. The maximum wind gust was 29 mph on the 7th and 14th which tied for the six year lowest maximum October wind speed. The 21 percent relative humidity recorded on the 26th is the lowest on record for the month of October. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond Airport had two daily records this month. The 67F minimum on the 14th was the highest minimum temperature for the date; the previous record was 66F in 1954. The maximum on the 14th was 84F which gave a daily mean temperature of 75.5 which tied for the record for the day set in 1970. The average maximum temperature was 73.7F. Only 13 years have had a higher average maximum temperature since 1897. The October mean temperature was 62.3F which was the 14th warmest October since 1897. The highest temperature this month was 85F recorded on October 28th. The lowest minimum temperature was only 38F and only ten years have had a higher minimum temperature since 1897. The lowest daily mean temperature was 53.0F on the 31st. Only 3 years 1984, 1971, 1919 were higher than this in the past 117 years. The Richmond International Airport recorded 2.63 inches of rain for October making it the 65th driest since 1887. The 30 year average for the month is 2.98 inches thus their departure is a negative 0.35 inches. " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 70 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 14TH. THE OLD RECORD WAS 68 SET IN 1990. " - [ + - ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 14TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1954. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 14TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD FROM 1954. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " The average daily temperature was 63.1 degrees which is 1.9 degrees above normal. This is the first time since May 2014 with above average normal temperatures. 3.98" of precipitation was measured which is 0.73 above normal. For the year, precipitation is 9.89" above normal. Another quiet month regarding severe weather in the area; thunderstorms were observed only on two days. " - [ + + ]

    South Carolina:

    Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: OCT 11 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES, OCT 12 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES, OCT 13 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES, OCT 13 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES, OCT 14 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 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 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 Weather Service Web Sites & Current Email Addresses
    Within or Nearby the ACON VA/NC/SC Area Can Be Found At:

         NWS Washington/Baltimore, VA/MD
         NWS Wakefield, VA
         NWS Blacksburg, VA
         NWS Raleigh, NC
         NWS Newport/Morehead City, NC
         NWS Wilmington, NC
         NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
         NWS Columbia, SC
         NWS Charleston, SC
         NWS Morristown, TN

         National Weather Service Homepages

         National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

    STATION / LOCATION (MILES & DIRECTION FROM MAIN POST OFFICE)/OBSERVER / YEAR RECORDS BEGAN / EMAIL ADDRESS:
    [ includes current stations, inactive stations, and closed stations since database inception ]

      
    AKQ    Wakefield, VA NWS Wakefield Municipal Airport 36-58-53N 077-00-04W 33M SVC    Seven Corner, Fairfax County, VA John Iekel Latitude 38.857404 Longitude -77.151696
    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 STATION CLOSED 08/2014
       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 kesseld1@cox.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 ending 12/13
         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