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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


OCTOBER 2015


...TEMPERATURES...

NEAR NORMAL WITH VIRGINIA SLIGHTLY BELOW AND THE CAROLINAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE

...RAINFALL...

EXTENSIVE, PROLONGED NORTH CAROLINA RAINFALL & FLOODING EARLY MONTH

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OCTOBER 1st-5th HISTORIC SOUTH CAROLINA RAINFALL & FLOODING

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RECORD RAINFALL TOTALS FOR COASTAL LOCATIONS IN THREE-STATE AREA


  • EL NINO & RIVER FLOODING   from The Wilmington Wave, the Fall 2015 office newsletter, NWS Wilimington (NC): "A strong El Nio is expected this winter season. Forecasts are indicating that it could rank with the strongest El Nino events on record which occurred in the fall of 1982 into the spring of 1983 and in the fall of 1997 into the spring of 1998. El Nio typically results in above normal precipitation for the area during the cool season. Read more here - http://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/WilmingtonWave_Fall2015.pdf.

  • EL NINO IN THE WAKEFIELD CWA: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US?   El Nino conditions have developed and are expected to persist into the upcoming winter and last through the spring of 2016. Read more information on this topic in an article prepared by NWS Wakefield, VA (KAKQ) at http://www.weather.gov/media/akq/cliSUM/ENSO_CPC_Presentation.pdf.


  • 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 -




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  • TRACK OCTOBER 2015 NWS STORM REPORTS FOR YOUR STATE   The Storm Prediction Center archives reports of severe weather - tornado, wind, hail - to the National Weather Service To view these reports, start here with a click to September 1, 2015. While visiting, you will learn how to navigate the daily reports using forward and backward navigation arrows ( < > ) or by replacing the date in your browser's URL line with a date you wish to view. For starters, click here for October 2015 reports: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/151001_rpts.html






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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 Station Extremes - OCTOBER 2015

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    83
    Danville
    Norfolk (FHC)
    Portsmouth
    26
    Blacksburg
    63.2
    Norfolk (FHC)
    53.6
    Blacksburg
    6.56"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    3.04"
    Arlington/Washington National
    North Carolina
    85.7
    North Whiteville
    29
    Asheville
    66.9
    Cape Hatteras
    57.4
    Asheville
    15.91"
    Wilmington
    4.18"
    Elizabeth City
    South Carolina
    86
    Columbia
    35
    Anderson
    Columbia
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    69.2
    Downtown Charleston (CXM)
    60.2
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    18.91"
    Charleston
    6.92"
    Anderson


    ( 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 64.4 42.8 53.6 1.3 79 23 26 19 0 0 4 0 77% 25 310 16 4.2 1 0 0 0 5 LWX 2400
    CHT 68.2 46.0 57.1 1.1 82.5 22 29.7 19 0 0 1 0 76% 13 68,180 28,31 0.2 360 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 67.9 45.9 56.9 0.9 82 9 28 19 0 0 1 0 35 30 2 5.5 0 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    DAN 70.6 47.3 59.0 -0.5 83 7,9 29 19 0 0 3 0 71% 37 40 4 6.2 0 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 67.4 50.3 58.9 -0.6 79 9 37 19 0 0 0 0 68% 35 330 9 8.4 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 66.6 43.7 55.2 -0.8 82 9 27 19 0 0 2 0 70% 35 320 16 6.5 1 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    GAV 68.34 47.79 58.07 -1.48 80 22 30 18 0 0 1 0 76% 29 70 2 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 66.4 45.0 55.7 -2.0 80 9 29 19 0 0 2 0 75% 19 45 2 225 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 66.0 44.8 55.4 -0.8 80 7 27 19 0 0 0 0 74% 42 30 3 6.2 1 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    NPN 69.8 51.9 60.2 -0.6 82.5 9 37.4 19 0 0 0 0 36 70 4 2.7 70 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 70.3 56.2 63.2 2.2 83 9 45 20 0 0 0 0 75% 34 45 4 2.0 360 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 68.9 53.8 61.3 0.3 81 9 39 20 0 0 0 0 40 45 2 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 69.9 55.7 62.8 0.7 82 9 38 20 0 0 0 0 70% 47 30 4 10.8 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 70.2 54.5 62.3 0.6 83 9 38 20 0 0 0 0 82% 46 45 4 4.8 31 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 68.2 46.7 57.5 80.1 9 29.3 18 0 0 2 0 86% 14 113 28 0.0 128 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 66.5 48.9 58.6 79 9 31 18 0 0 1 0 64% 12 315 4 4.6 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 68.2 47.1 57.6 -2.1 81 9 33 18 0 0 0 0 75% 31 10,20 2,4 6.9 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 67.4 47.3 57.3 -0.4 81 22 29 19 0 0 1 0 69% 41 340 9 5.9 1 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    SVC 63.5 46.4 54.9 -2.4 77 9 30 18 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    WAL 67.4 50.7 59.0 -0.1 81 9 34 19 0 0 0 0 50 30 2 10.1 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WSH 64.9 47.3 56.1 -0.12 79.0 22 32.3 19 0 0 0 0 79% 15 360 3,4 0.3 203 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 67.66 48.58 58.13 -0.25 80.80 32.30 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 74% 31.8 5.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
    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 68.2 46.7 57.4 1.0 80 7 29 19 0 0 2 0 70% 31 330 16 4.2 0 0 0 0 6 GSP 2400
    MRH 73.2 58.1 65.7 0.3 83 3 42 18,19 0 0 0 0 39 30 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 2 MHX 2400
    CLT 71.6 49.2 60.4 0.1 82 23 34 19,20 0 0 0 2 66% 39 50 3 6.3 0 0 0 0 2 GSP 2400
    ECG 72.2 53.9 63.1 0.7 83 3 35 19,20 0 0 0 0 76% 50 40 4 10.0 0 0 0 0 6 AKQ 2400
    FAY 73.9 52.8 63.4 -0.1 83 8,23 34 19 0 0 0 0 69% 38 20 5 7.8 0 0 0 0 1 RAH 2400
    GSO 69.9 49.1 59.5 0.0 82 7,9 32 19 0 0 1 0 69% 39 60 2 7.4 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 72.1 61.7 66.9 1.1 80 3 50 19 0 0 0 0 81% 37 130,50,180 3,5,28 8.6 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 69.8 49.0 59.4 0.1 81 23 32 19 1 0 0 0 41 60 2 4.9 1 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    LBT 75.5 53.3 64.4 1.0 85 23 34 10,19 0 0 0 0 70% 37 30 4,5 6.4 2 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    EWN 74.2 55.2 64.7 0.6 84 3 37 20 0 0 0 0 74% 39 40 23 6.6 10 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    RDU 71.0 49.8 60.4 -0.8 83 8 32 19 0 0 1 0 72% 37 50 4 5.9 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    RAL 70.6 48.2 59.4 -1.8 83 8 31 19 0 0 1 0 15 9,13 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 74.9 52.9 63.9 1.2 85.7 8 32.9 19 0 0 0 0 79% 28 66 5 2.6 118 7 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 75.1 56.0 65.5 0.3 84 3 38 19 0 0 0 0 74% 43 120 4 7.5 2 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    Averages 72.30 52.56 62.44 0.3 82.8 35.2 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1 73% 36.6 6.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
    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 71.9 50.2 61.0 -0.3 81 8,16 35 20 0 0 0 0 45 50 4 6.1 2 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    CAE 75.6 53.6 64.6 0.5 86 16 35 20 0 0 0 0 70% 33 20 4 5.1 3 0 0 0 3 CAE 2400
    CRE 75.0 57.5 66.3 0.9 82 3,13 38 19 0 0 0 0 73% 42 90 3 7.8 2 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    CHS 76.4 58.1 67.3 0.4 85 9 42 19 0 0 0 0 36 120 3 7.4 3 0 0 0 0 CHS 2400
    CXM 75.0 63.3 69.2 0.6 81 9 52 19 0 0 0 0 38 110 3 7.9 1 0 0 0 0 CHS 2400
    FLO 74.8 54.9 64.9 0.6 84 16 37 19,20 0 0 0 0 75% 42 40 4 7.1 3 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    GSP 70.4 50.1 60.2 -1.4 80 8,23 35 20 0 0 0 0 71% 40 10 4 6.7 2 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    OGB 75.3 55.2 65.2 0.0 85 16 38 20 0 0 0 0 37 30 4 5.5 4 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    Averages 74.30 55.36 64.84 0.2 83.0 27.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 72% 39.1 6.7 2.5 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
    TRI 69.6 46.3 58.0 1.7 81 7 28 19 0 0 3 0 33 110 27 3.5 1 0 0 0 3 MRX 2400
    DAV 55.2 38.1 46.7 69 9 20 19 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 3.88 1.10 1.13 27 1.13 27 12 1 38.46 0.0 0.0 0.0 RNK 2400
    CHT 4.36 1.11 2.02 28 2.03 28-29 9 2 34.94 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.539 19 29.528 13 30.090 LWX 2400
    CHO 5.91 2.80 2.54 28 2.54 28 7 2 40.11 29.550 13 LWX 2400
    DAN 4.34 0.81 1.36 3 1.36 3 8 2 40.42 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.610 13 RNK 2400
    DCA 3.04 -0.36 0.96 2 0.96 2 7 0 38.08 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.550 13 LWX 2400
    IAD 3.95 0.70 1.97 28 1.97 28 9 2 33.56 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.550 13 LWX 2400
    GAV 4.66 1.98 2 2.33 2-3 10 1 39.75 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.560 19 29.590 13 30.110 AKQ 2400
    HDV 3.58 -0.67 1.53 28 9 2 37.80 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.530 19 29.520 14 30.025 AKQ 2400
    LYH 4.07 0.96 1.34 2 1.34 2 8 1 35.94 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.610 13 RNK 2400
    NPN 5.92 1.29 2.38 2 2.89 2-3 10 3 44.58 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.520 19 29.600 13 30.060 AKQ 2400
    FHC 5.53 1.71 3.29 2 4.25 1-2 9 2 51.45 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.506 19 29.614 13 30.061 AKQ 2400
    NOR 6.56 2.74 3.98 2 3.98 2 9 2 42.09 0.0 0.0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 3.66 0.24 2.68 2 2.68 2 7 1 42.20 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.520 19 29.610 13 30.065 AKQ 2400
    POR 4.85 1.10 2.36 2 2.98 2-3 10 1 43.80 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.506 19 29.603 13 30.051 AKQ 2400
    CTR 3.61 0.18 1.26 2 2.30 2-3 14 2 45.22 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.510 19 29.550 13 30.048 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.49 1.60 2 2.17 2-3 8 1 40.61 0.0 0.0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 3.24 0.26 1.16 2 1.31 1-2 9 1 39.31 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.560 19 29.600 13 30.080 AKQ 2400
    ROA 6.10 3.21 1.63 27 2.57 27-28 7 4 46.01 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.610 13 RNK 2400
    SVC 3.72 0.31 1.11 1 1.11 1 8 1 45.54 0.0 0.0 0.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 3.34 0.17 1.52 1 2.33 1-2 8 1 38.00 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.530 19 29.580 13 30.055 AKQ 2400
    WSH 3.96 0.41 2.06 28 2.14 27-28 9 1 40.21 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.600 19 29.610 13 30.105 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.37 0.95 1.90 2.22 8.9 1.6 40.86 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.535 29.581 30.068
    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 7.17 4.26 2.23 3 2.24 2-3 9 2 37.77 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.540 19 29.700 28 30.120 GSP 2400
    MRH 9.69 5.81 2.81 2 3.60 4-5 11 3 62.88 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.730 MHX 2400
    CLT 5.57 2.17 1.77 3 2.50 2-3 9 3 58.76 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.710 13 GSP 2400
    ECG 4.18 1.11 2.57 0 2.57 0 0 0 38.61 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.520 19 29.650 13 30.085 AKQ 2400
    FAY 6.66 3.45 3.06 2 3.06 2 8 2 40.81 29.640 13 RAH 2400
    GSO 5.60 1.41 2.11 25 2.25 24-25 11 1 30.81 0.0 0.0 0.0 RAH 2400
    HSE 7.39 2.01 2.15 4 3.10 4-5 10 3 56.62 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.710 13 MHX 2400
    HKY 5.66 2.11 2.07 27 2.17 3-4 9 2 34.65 30.510 19 29.640 13 30.075 GSP 2400
    LBT 6.42 3.85 2.55 2 2.55 2 9 2 37.85 30.540 19 29.670 4 30.105 ILM 2400
    EWN 6.66 0.77 1.94 28 2.07 28-29 16 2 47.88 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.730 8 MHX 2400
    RDU 5.06 1.81 2.07 2 2.07 2 10 2 43.89 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.640 13 RAH 2400
    RAL 5.28 2.03 2.21 2-3 9 36.34 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.710 28 RAH 2400
    WHI 10.97 7.88 6.07 2 6.46 2-3 11 3 41.17 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.531 19 29.639 2 30.034 ILM 2400
    ILM 15.91 12.02 5.19 4 6.49 4-5 15 2 61.34 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.520 19 29.660 3 30.090 ILM 2400
    Averages 7.30 3.62 2.81 3.10 9.8 2.1 44.96 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.527 29.679 30.085
    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 6.92 3.81 2.24 4 3.53 3-4 10 2 34.49 0.0 0.0 30.530 19 29.660 3 30.095 GSP 2400
    CAE 14.46 11.29 6.87 4 8.74 3-4 9 3 51.66 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.530 19 29.600 4 30.065 CAE 2400
    CRE 18.73 14.85 7.88 2 7.88 2 9 4 56.82 30.530 19 29.600 4 30.065 ILM 2400
    CHS 18.91 15.16 11.50 3 11.85 3-4 11 4 63.45 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.500 19 29.530 3 30.015 CHS 2400
    CXM 17.49 13.82 9.25 3 9.25 3 10 4 57.01 29.500 3 CHS 2400
    FLO 14.70 11.63 4.73 2 4.73 2 10 5 45.53 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.540 19 29.620 4 30.080 ILM 2400
    GSP 9.44 6.00 2.99 3 3.84 3-4 10 5 40.54 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.530 19 29.680 3 30.105 GSP 2400
    OGB 12.23 8.84 6.51 3 7.42 3-4 10 2 44.61 30.530 19 29.570 3 30.050 CAE 2400
    Averages 14.11 10.68 6.50 7.16 9.9 3.63 49.26 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.527 29.595 30.068
    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 3.50 1.40 1.16 2 1.42 1-2 10 1 35.61 0.0 0.0 30.500 19 29.610 28 30.055 MRX 2400
    DAV 2.69 0.54 10 14 0 50.00 T 31 1 0 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. - "WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE DRIEST OCTOBER SINCE 2008. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES ON THE 19TH WAS THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED SINCE MARCH 29TH WHEN THE LOW DROPPED TO 28 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE FIRST OCTOBER SINCE 2004 TO NOT HAVE AT LEAST ONE DAY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 80 DEGREES. " - [ - - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " October temperatures and precipitation were above normal. The mean monthly temperature was 57.1 (+1.1). The mean high temperature was 68.2 (+0.0) and the mean low temperature was 46.0 (+2.2). No temperature records were set. October precipitation of 4.36 was above average (+1.11), with a record 2.02 of rain on the 28th. Thunder was observed on the 9th and 28th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + + ] - from member Russ Toping

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: " ROUGHLY NORMAL PRECIP TOTAL IS MISLEADING VERY WET AT THE START OF THE MONTH AND THE END, BUT VERY DRY FOR MOST OF THE MONTH. HARD FROST ON THE NIGHT OF THE 17TH-18TH. " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): "DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 28 DEGREES ON THE 19TH WAS THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED SINCE MARCH 29TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 21 DEGREES. IT WAS ALSO THE LOWEST OCTOBER TEMPERATURE OBSERVED SINCE OCTOBER 9TH 2001 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 26 DEGREES. A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL RECORD OF 1.97 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 28TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.61 SET IN 1972. " - [ - + ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " October was below normal for temperature and for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 80 and a low of 29 and was 2.0 degrees below normal. The low of 29 was the second coldest temperature that I have recorded in October; the coldest being a 28 in 1997. On the precipitation side, the month was 0.67 below normal, with 3.58 measured. Most of this rainfall came at the beginning of month and the end of the month; very little in between. We are now about 2.0 below normal for the year. " - [ - + ]

    Norfolk - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "View the NWS AKQ Wakefield October 2015 Climate Summary with a click here " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 62.3 was 0.6 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (4.85") was ABOVE NORMAL by 1.10" or 129% of the October average during the period from 1976 to 2014. Rainfall for the year through October 31st was 43.80" (-0.57" or 101% of normal). THE MONTHLY RAINFALL OF 4.85" PRODUCED THE 9TH WETTEST OCTOBER IN THE DATABASE TO 1976. The top 10 wettest Octobers include: 1) 11.60" 1999 2) 8.81" 2012 3) 8.30" 2005 4) 8.08" 1995 5) 6.87" 2002 6) 5.39" 1996 7) 5.22" 1983 8) 5.00" 1977 9) 4.85" 2015 10) 4.75" 2010 To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages occurred on the 3rd, 10th, 14th, 16th, 23rd, 25th, 28th (WARMFROPA), and 29th. STATION RECORDS: 1st - RAINFALL 0.96" [previous 0.93" in 1978], 2nd - RAINFALL 2.36" [previous 0.49" in 1977], 2nd - WIND GUST 38 mph [previous 29 mph in 2007], 3rd - WIND GUST 36mph [previous 35 mph in 1987], 4th - WIND GUST 46mph [previous 37mph in 1992], 19th - TEMPERATURE 54 [previous 56 2009]. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " Octobers description - Glen Allen had the wettest October on record. Only October 2008 had a lower mean temperature in the past seven years. The month started out cloudy, damp and wet with low temperature ranges and ended much the same with 5 days of rain. However, there was no rain from October 11 to the 24th and only 0.12 inches in a 20 day period. During this period it was sunny with large temperature ranges and heavy dews and one killing frost on October 18th. The monthly mean temperature was 58.1F a -1.5F departure when compared to the seven year average and only - 0.6F above the 2008 record. The lowest minimum temperature was 29.9F on the 18th from a high pressure that topped out at 30.56 inches which was the second highest on record for October. The months maximum temperature was only 80F on October 22nd; this was the lowest maximum temperature on record for October. The 4.66 inches of precipitation for October was a +1.40 inch departure with 10 days of measurable precipitation. The maximum wind gust was 29 mph on the 2nd which tied for the seven year lowest maximum October wind speed. However, the total wind run for October was the highest on record for the month of 2096.4 miles. The highest one day wind run was 271 miles also a record and the average wind run in a day was a record. " - [ - + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond Airport had one daily record this month. The 4F minimum temperature range on the 2nd was the lowest for the date; the previous record was 5F in 1971 and 1958. Only 15 years in the past 118 years have had a lower temperature range for the month of October and the record is 2F. The maximum temperature for the month was 81F on the 9th. This is a lowest monthly maximum for October since 2003 and only 9 years have had a lower maximum reading. The October mean temperature was 57.9F which was the 30th coolest October since 1897 and was a -2.1 departure from average. The lowest minimum temperature was 33F. The Richmond International Airport recorded 3.24 inches of rain for October making it the 54th wettest in the past 128 years. The 30 year average for the month is 3.13 inches thus giving a departure of + 0.11 inches. " - [ - + ]

    Richmond - from NWS Wakefield (AKQ): "Below normal temperatures and slightly above normal precipitation characterized Richmond weather in October. View the NWS AKQ Wakefield October 2015 Climate Summary for Richmond with a click here " - [ - + ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 2ND. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 65 WAS SET IN 2011. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 5TH. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 63 SET IN 1974. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 66 WAS ON OCTOBER 28TH AT FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 28TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 65 WAS SET IN 2010. " - [ - + ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.17 INCHES WAS TIED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OCTOBER 3RD. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.17 SET IN 1988. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.11 INCHES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OCTOBER 28TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.73 WAS SET IN 2002. " - [ +/- + ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " A WET AND COOL MONTH! THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 59.4 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL TOTALED 5.28 WHICH IS 2.03 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR OCTOBER. PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR IS NOW 36.34 INCHES OR 0.19 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED DURING OCTOBER. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh KRAH: " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.07 INCHES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 2ND. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2.01 WAS SET IN 1969. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.23 INCHES WAS TIED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 3RD. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.23 SET IN 1988. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32 WAS TIED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 19TH. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 32 SET IN 1948. " - [ - + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh KRAH: " THE 15.91" OF RAIN AT WILMINGTON THIS MONTH SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST TOTAL RAINFALL FOR OCTOBER ON RECORD. " - [ - + ]

    South Carolina:

    Florence - from NWS Wilmington (ILM): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: NEW RECORD ESTABLISHED FOR HIGHEST OCTOBER PRECIPITATION, BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF 10.83 INCHES IN 1990. " - [ + - ]

    North Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " OCT 2 - RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES, OCT 3 - RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 11.50 INCHES, OCT 4 - RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 2.81 INCHES, GREATEST 1-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL ON OCTOBER 3. WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD & 2ND WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME " - [ + + ]

    Downtown Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " OCT 1 - RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 3.14 INCHES, OCT 3 - RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 9.25 INCHES, 3RD GREATEST 1-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTAL ON OCTOBER 3, WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD & 4TH WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME " - [ + + ]

    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 2015-2016 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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         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

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    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
      CXM    Downtown Charleston, SC NWS 32.77 N 79.93 W
    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