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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


OCTOBER 2016


...TEMPERATURES...

AVERAGES WELL-ABOVE NORMAL

...RAINFALL...

BELOW NORMAL WESTERN & NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA & WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
DROUGHT IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA & WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA REACHES SEVERE LEVELS

HURRICANE MATTHEW BRINGS HEAVY, FLOODING RAINS FOR COASTAL & INLAND SECTIONS OF 3-STATE AREA

  • HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW 2016 VISITS AREA   Through GOOGLE web search, we are able to quickly take a look back at Tropical Storm/Hurricane Matthew as it affected our weather in early October 2016. Search results with a click here. Be sure to consider the accuracy and reliability of each source you review. Also, take a look at http://flhurricane.com/.

  • OCTOBER 2016 U.S. WINTER OUTLOOK PREDICTS WARMER, DIRER SOUTH AND COOLER, WETTER NORTH   "October 20, 2016: Forecasters at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year." Details with a click here!

  • EXPERT: RAMP-UP IN SIBERIAN SNOW COVER HINTS AT COLD WINTER FOR EASTERN U.S.   "October 14, 2016: Every October, seasonal forecasters pay close attention to the trends in snow cover in Siberia, as they have shown to have some relationship with winter weather conditions in the eastern United States. When Siberian autumn snow is expansive and increases quickly, it tends to favor a cold winter in the East; whereas, when its scarce, a mild winter is more likely. Read more here! "


  • TRACK OCTOBER 2016 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 October 2016. 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 2016 reports: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/161001_rpts.html

  • 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       Information on drought can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/)

  • 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 2016

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    91
    Charlottesville
    30
    Dulles
    65.8
    Norfolk (FHC)
    57.8
    Blacksburg
    12.09"
    Norfolk (NOR)
    0.62"
    Dulles
    North Carolina
    89
    Charlotte
    33
    Asheville
    68.9
    Cape Hatteras
    60.7
    Asheville
    15.02"
    Fayetteville
    0.52"
    Asheville
    South Carolina
    89
    Anderson
    Columbia
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    38
    Anderson
    Columbia
    71.6
    Downtown Charleston (CXM)
    66.0
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    12.77"
    Florence
    0.44"
    Greenville-Spartanburg


    ( 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 69.4 46.1 57.8 5.5 83 19 34 25,26 0 0 0 0 74% 30 290,300 21,22 3.6 0 0 0 0 7 LWX 2400
    CHT 71.8 50.2 61.0 5.0 88.5 10 33.8 26 0 0 0 0 77% 14 360 22 0.3 360 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 73.0 51.0 62.0 6.0 91 19 38 11,26 1 0 0 0 34 340,320 9,22 4.6 0 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    DAN 73.7 49.1 61.4 1.9 86 9 36 23 0 0 0 0 74% 32 30,340,100 8,9,21 5.1 0 0 0 0 4 RNK 2400
    DCA 71.5 54.7 63.1 3.6 87 19 41 26 0 0 0 0 70% 43 340,320,330 9,22,28 8.6 2 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    IAD 70.7 48.2 59.4 3.4 87 19 30 26 0 0 1 0 69% 50 300 30 7.3 1 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    GAV 73.33 52.01 62.67 3.31 89 19 38 23 0 0 0 0 75% 38 23 9 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    HDV 70.4 49.9 60.1 2.5 86 19 33 26 0 0 0 0 76% 17 225 22 203 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 71.7 49.8 60.7 4.5 87 19 38 26 0 0 0 0 71% 31 40,200 8,27 4.8 0 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    NPN 73.4 54.4 63.4 2.6 87.2 19 40.8 26 0 0 0 0 38 68 8 2.5 68 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 72.9 58.7 65.8 3.7 86 19 45 26 0 0 0 0 76% 44 25 8 6.0 360 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 72.0 55.1 63.5 2.4 84 19 43 23 0 0 0 0 40 45 3 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    ORF 73.5 57.5 65.5 3.4 87 19 45 29 0 0 0 0 72% 60 20 8 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 73.0 55.8 64.4 2.6 85 19 41 23 0 0 0 0 81% 56 45 8 8.0 10 1 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    MEC 73.25 55.87 64.87 84 19 39 26 0 0 0 0 63% 26 9 5.1 1 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    CTR 73.1 50.6 61.8 3.5 87.4 19 36.9 25 0 0 0 0 84% 17 360 9 0.0 339 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ
    RIC 73.0 51.7 62.4 2.7 87 19 37 23 0 0 0 0 72% 45 350 9 7.1 1 0 0 0 4 AKQ 2400
    ROA 72.6 51.5 62.0 4.3 89 19 40 12,26 0 0 0 0 67% 43 300 22 5.7 0 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    SVC 68.0 49.8 58.9 1.6 82 19 33 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 LWX 2400
    WAL 71.1 54.4 62.8 3.7 84 19 38 26 0 0 0 0 47 330 9 9.0 2 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    WSH 69.5 51.2 60.4 4.14 85.5 19 38.6 26 0 0 0 0 80% 20 203 9 0.4 203 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 71.95 52.27 62.09 3.52 86.3 38.1 0.0 0.0 0.05 0.0 74% 36.3 5.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
    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 73.8 47.6 60.7 4.3 84 19,20 33 23 0 0 0 0 64% 50 330 9 5.2 0 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    MRH 76.3 60.3 68.3 2.9 83 1 46 23,26 0 0 0 0 70 350 9 9.5 3 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 76.8 51.6 64.2 3.9 89 19 37 26,23 0 0 0 0 64% 48 350 8 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 74.4 55.9 65.1 2.7 85 19 40 23 0 0 0 0 75% 69 10 8 9.8 1 0 0 0 3 AKQ 2400
    FAY 78.3 55.3 66.8 3.3 88 19 40 23 0 0 0 0 69% 62 10 8 7.5 0 0 0 0 4 RAH 2400
    GSO 74.7 52.8 63.7 4.2 88 19 38 23 0 0 0 0 70% 38 310 21 6.9 0 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    HSE 75.3 62.4 68.9 3.1 84 2 48 26 0 0 0 0 76% 62 130 8 9.2 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    HKY 75.3 51.3 63.3 4.0 87 19 39 26 0 0 0 0 32 300,340 21,22 4.2 0 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    LBT 78.5 54.1 66.3 2.9 86 1 38 23 0 0 0 0 69% 67 360 8 5.4 0 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    EWN 77.0 56.7 66.9 2.8 86 19 41 26 0 0 0 0 74% 56 320 9 7.0 3 0 0 0 6 MHX 2400
    RDU 75.3 53.5 64.4 3.2 88 19 39 26 0 0 0 0 73% 47 40 8 5.5 0 0 0 0 3 RAH 2400
    RAL 75.6 51.5 63.6 2.4 88 19 36 26 0 0 0 0 18 9,21,22 0 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    ILM 77.6 57.1 67.4 2.2 85 19 43 26 0 0 0 0 74% 70 350 8 7.6 2 0 0 0 4 ILM 2400
    Averages 76.07 54.62 65.35 3.2 86.2 37.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 71% 53.0 7.0 0.7 0.0 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 79.7 53.5 66.6 5.3 89 19 38 23 0 0 0 0 35 320 21 4.9 0 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    CAE 80.5 56.0 68.3 4.2 89 19 38 23 0 0 0 0 75% 46 10 8 4.7 0 0 0 0 6 CAE 2400
    CRE 77.2 58.5 67.8 2.4 84 2 47 23,26 0 0 0 0 74% 70 350 8 7.3 1 0 0 0 5 ILM 2400
    CHS 80.8 59.7 70.2 3.3 87 18,19 43 23 0 0 0 0 69 320 8 7.6 0 0 0 0 3 CHS 2400
    CXM 78.0 65.1 71.6 3.0 84 3,19 51 23 0 0 0 0 53 60 7 8.3 CHS 2400
    FLO 79.2 56.4 67.8 3.5 88 19 39 23 0 0 0 0 69% 67 350 8 6.3 0 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    GSP 78.6 53.6 66.0 4.4 89 19 42 23 0 0 0 0 61% 36 20 8 5.6 0 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 79.0 55.9 67.5 2.3 86 19 41 23 0 0 0 0 64 10 8 4.7 0 0 0 0 6 CAE 2400
    Averages 79.13 57.34 68.23 3.55 87.0 42.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 70% 55.0 6.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3
    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
    TRI 75.6 46.3 60.9 4.6 86 19 33 23 0 0 0 0 30 360,250 8,18 2.9 0 0 0 0 4 MRX 2400
    DAV 59.8 40.9 50.4 77 21 27 36 0 0 7 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 2.15 -0.63 1.27 7 1.27 7 0 0 37.53 0.0 0.0 RNK 2400
    CHT 0.82 -2.43 0.26 1 0.26 1 6 0 31.58 0.0 0.0 30.473 11 29.563 21 30.114 LWX 2400
    CHO 0.75 -2.36 0.54 8 0.55 7-8 6 0 30.37 29.560 21 LWX 2400
    DAN 5.01 1.48 3.76 8 3.81 7-8 4 2 44.18 0.0 0.0 29.680 21 RNK 2400
    DCA 0.90 -2.50 0.26 21 0.34 8-9 7 0 28.32 0.0 0.0 29.560 21 LWX 2400
    IAD 0.62 -2.60 0.20 1,8 0.20 1,8 6 0 31.39 0.0 0.0 29.560 21 LWX 2400
    GAV 4.04 2.81 3.43 8-9 7 1 42.98 0.0 0.0 30.480 11 29.580 21 30.140 AKQ 2400
    HDV 0.67 -3.42 0.2 1 11 0 34.31 0.0 0.0 30.460 26 29.550 21 30.005 AKQ 2400
    LYH 1.73 -1.38 1.30 8 1.30 8 2 1 36.62 0.0 0.0 29.680 21 RNK 2400
    NPN 9.72 4.96 6.71 8 9.15 8-9 6 2 58.86 0.0 0.0 30.430 26 29.510 21 29.970 AKQ 2400
    FHC 8.87 5.45 6.71 8 8.71 8-9 6 2 58.01 0.0 0.0 30.432 16 29.519 21 30.103 AKQ 2400
    NOR 12.09 8.06 8.42 8 11.55 8-9 6 2 71.42 0.0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 9.43 6.01 7.44 8 9.24 8-9 7 2 65.34 0.0 0.0 30.450 26 29.520 21 29.985 AKQ 2400
    POR 11.56 7.62 9.19 8 11.09 8-9 8 2 63.15 0.0 0.0 30.427 26 29.506 21 30.090 AKQ 2400
    MEC 4.22 2.87 9 3.98 8-9 6 2 49.19 0.0 0.0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 4.45 1.02 3.33 8 4.04 8-9 7 1 48.63 0.0 0.0 30.420 26 29.530 21 30.078 AKQ 2400
    RIC 4.24 1.26 3.31 8 3.93 8-9 6 1 48.87 0.0 0.0 30.470 26 29.580 21 30.025 AKQ 2400
    ROA 4.42 1.53 3.05 7 3.95 7-8 4 2 39.94 0.0 0.0 29.680 21 RNK 2400
    SVC 1.13 -2.35 0.41 21 0.41 21 4 0 36.15 0.0 0.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 7.35 4.18 3.40 9 6.28 8-9 7 2 51.27 0.0 0.0 30.450 26 29.480 21 29.965 AKQ 2400
    WSH 1.14 -2.42 0.70 8 0.70 8 6 0 36.21 0.0 0.0 30.550 11 29.660 21 30.105 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.54 1.21 3.17 4.21 5.8 1.0 44.97 0.0 0.0 30.458 29.572 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 0.52 -2.39 0.50 7 0.50 7 3 0 29.55 0.0 0.0 30.440 11 29.730 21 30.085 GSP 2400
    MRH 1.68i -2.20 0.57 7 1.08 6-7 4 0 50.40i 0.0 0.0 29.200 9 MHX 2400
    CLT 2.78 -0.62 2.12 8 2.19 7-8 2 1 28.91 0.0 0.0 30.450 11 29.690 8 30.070 GSP 2400
    ECG 10.28 7.21 8.22 8 9.34 8-9 5 2 50.66 0.0 0.0 30.440 26 29.510 9 29.975 AKQ 2400
    FAY 15.02 11.81 14.00 8 14.81 7-8 4 1 52.80 29.660 21 RAH 2400
    GSO 3.91 0.78 3.20 8 3.43 7-8 3 1 36.93 0.0 0.0 29.660 21 RAH 2400
    HSE 5.04 -0.34 1.57 6 2.89 6-7 8 3 66.16 0.0 0.0 29.200 9 MHX 2400
    HKY 1.01 -2.54 0.93 7 1.00 7-8 2 0 30.72 30.420 11 29.670 21 30.045 GSP 2400
    LBT 12.77 10.20 12.83 8 12.55 11 3 1 56.38 30.410 26 29.380 8 29.895 ILM 2400
    EWN 6.60 3.34 3.75 8 3.76 7-8 6 3 66.21 0.0 0.0 29.200 9 MHX 2400
    RDU 7.10 3.85 6.45 8 6.47 8-9 5 1 48.46 0.0 0.0 29.660 21 RAH 2400
    RAL 6.40 3.15 5.37 7-8 4 1 49.99 0.0 0.0 RAH 2400
    ILM 6.78 2.89 5.66 8 5.69 7-8 5 1 64.18 0.0 0.0 30.400 26 29.200 8 29.800 ILM 2400
    Averages 6.15 2.70 4.98 5.31 4.2 1.2 48.57 0.0 0.0 30.427 29.480 29.978
    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 0.46 -2.65 0.46 7 0.46 7 1 0 20.50 30.420 11 29.740 21 30.080 GSP 2400
    CAE 4.45 1.28 3.68 8 4.27 7-8 2 1 34.19 0.0 0.0 29.550 8 CAE 2400
    CRE 9.38 5.50 7.94 8 8.42 7-8 2 2 53.43 30.380 26 28.960 8 29.670 ILM 2400
    CHS 10.48 6.73 5.77 8 10.47 7-8 3 2 54.74 0.0 0.0 30.360 11 28.990 8 29.675 CHS 2400
    CXM 8.20 4.53 4.36 7 4.36 7 2 2 42.07 28.780 8 CHS 2400
    FLO 12.77 9.69 11.74 8 11.74 1 3 2 55.45 30.410 11 29.370 8 29.890 ILM 2400
    GSP 0.44 -3.00 0.44 7 0.44 7 1 0 29.66 0.0 0.0 30.420 11 29.710 21 30.065 GSP 2400
    OGB 6.94 3.55 4.57 8 4.57 8 2 2 37.02 30.430 11 29.550 8 29.990 CAE 2400
    Averages 6.64 3.20 4.87 5.59 2.0 1.4 40.88 0.0 0.0 30.403 29.331 29.895
    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 0.74 -1.36 0.42 2 0.44 20-21 5 0 27.26 0.0 0.0 30.380 11 29.690 21 30.035 MRX 2400
    DAV 3.33 0.70 8 12 0 43.66 0.6 23 1 0 0.6 0.6 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. -from NWS LWX, Sterling, VA: " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 11TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 19TH DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE STRETCH OF ABNORMAL WARMTH FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE 21ST RANKED AS THE WARMEST 5 DAY PERIOD DURING THE SECOND HALF OF OCTOBER ON RECORD. TWO DAILY WARM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. THE LOW OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 19TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1905. THE LOW OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 20TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1885 AND 1877. CLIMATE RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT SINCE AUGUST OF 1941. ADDITIONAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THE WASHINGTON DC AREA EXTEND BACK TO JANUARY OF 1872. PRECIPITATION RECORDS EXTEND BACK TO JANUARY OF 1871. SNOWFALL RECORDS BEGAN IN JULY OF 1884. " - [ + - ] -

    Chantilly - from Russ Topping: " This October was one of the warmest and driest on record. The October mean monthly temperature was much above normal and precipitation was way below normal. The mean monthly temperature was 61.0 (+5.0). The mean high temperature was 71.8 (+3.6) and the mean low temperature was 50.2 (+6.4). A record high temperature was set on the 17th (86), 18th (87), 20th (84), and 21st (76). A record maximum low temperature was set on the 19th (63) and 20th (66). October precipitation of 0.82 was way below average (-2.43). Measurable rainfall fell on only 6 days. Maximum 24 hr precipitation of 0.26 fell on the 1st. Thunder was heard on the 30th. Dense fog was observed on the 13th and 16th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ]

    Dulles -from NWS LWX, Sterling, VA - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 4TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 3RD DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE STRETCH OF ABNORMAL WARMTH FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE 21ST RANKED AS THE WARMEST 5 DAY PERIOD DURING THE SECOND HALF OF OCTOBER ON RECORD. FIVE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES ON THE 17TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 83 SET IN 1963. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES ON THE 18TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 82 SET IN 2007 AND 1963. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES ON THE 19TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 83 SET IN 1991 AND 1963. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES ON THE 20TH TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1969. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES ON THE 30TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 81 SET IN 1996. TWO DAILY WARM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES ON THE 19TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 60 SET IN 2011. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 20TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 SET IN 1993. CLIMATE RECORDS AT WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEGAN IN NOVEMBER OF 1962. " - [ + - ] -

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: " OCTOBER 2016 WAS THE 2ND WARMEST OCTOBER I HAVE RECORDED. IT WAS ALSO VERY DRY. VERY DENSE FOG OF THE 7TH AND THE SQUALL LINE OF THE 30TH WERE THE MOST NOTEWORTHY EVENTS. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " October was above normal for temperature and below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 86 and a low of 33 and was 2.5 degrees above normal. We did see scattered frost on the 26th, the day we recorded a low of 33 degrees. On the precipitation side, the month was 3.42 below normal, with only 0.67 measured; we are now about 5.30 below normal for precipitation for the year. " - [ + - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter (POR): " OCTOBER 2016 WAS THE 2nd WETTEST OCTOBER IN THE STATION DATABASE TO 1976. The top five wettest Octobers include: 1) 11.60" in 1990 2) 11.56" 2016 3) 8.81" 2012 4) 8.30" 2005 5) 8.08" 1995. The month's average temperature of 64.4 was 2.6 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (11.56") was ABOVE NORMAL by 7.62" or 293% of the October average rainfall during the period from 1976 to 2015. At month's end, rainfall for the year totaled 63.15" (+19.42" or 144% of normal). Frontal passages occurred on the 4th (onshore), 9th, 14th, 21st, 24th, 28th, and 31st. STATION RECORDS: 1st - TEMPERATURE Maximum Minimum 72 [previous 70 1979], 8th - WIND GUST 56mph [previous 46mph in 1996], 8th - RAINFALL 9.19" [previous 6.05" in 2005], 8-9th - RAINFALL 11.14" - ALL-TIME MAX STORM TOTAL surpassing the 10.10" of 9/15-16/2010; this rainfall total resulted from the passing of Hurricane Matthew to the south, then southeast and east of the station. 9th - WIND GUST 48mph [previous 38mph in 2013], 10th - WIND GUST 35mph [30mph], and 19th - TEMPERATURE Maximum 85 [previous 84 2007]. To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz (GAV): " Glen Allen had the warmest October on record. The month started out cloudy and wet with low temperature ranges and 88% of the months precipitation on the 8th and 9th. There was only 0.10 inches of rain for the rest of the month. The last two-thirds of the month was sunny with large temperature ranges and heavy dews and no killing frost. Glen Allen also had the second highest average ground temperature at one foot on record for October. The monthly mean temperature was 62.7F +3.3F departure when compared to the eight-year average. The lowest minimum temperature was 37.9F on the 23rd which is the highest minimum temperature on record for October. The months maximum temperature of 89.3F on the 19th was the second highest maximum temperature on record for October and the highest for so late in October. The 3.43 inches of precipitation on the 8th and 9th was from Tropical Storm Matthew and both the calendar day rain (2.81 inches) and the 24-hour rainfall (3.43 inches) were the most precipitation since Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 27, 2011. The total October precipitation was 4.04 inches which was a 0.60-inch departure. There were seven days with measurable precipitation. The maximum wind gust of 38 mph on the 9th was from Matthew which set a record for the maximum wind gust for October. The highest one day wind run on the 9th was 206.8 miles which was the second highest on record for October. This October was the clearest on record and the 5th clearest for all months. " - [ + + ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond Airport had two daily records this month. The 3.31 inches of rain on the 8th set a new record for the date; the previous record was 2.94 inches in 1996. This was also the 6th greatest October precipitation in a calendar day. The total precipitation for October was 4.24 inches making it the 33rd wettest October. This was also a +1.26-inch departure for October. The 87F maximum temperature on the 19th tied the record set in 1938 for the date and was also the high temperature for the month. The October mean temperature was 62.4F which was the 14th warmest October since 1897 and was a +2.7 departure from average. The lowest daily mean temperature was 50F on the 26th which was the 10th warmest on record for October. The highest minimum temperature was 61F on the 8th. Only 1995 with a minimum of 63F was higher for the month of October. " - [ + + ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS RAH: " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 14.00 INCHES WAS SET AT FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 8TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 3.40 INCHES SET IN 1996. THIS ALSO BROKE THE ALL-TIME DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 8.25 INCHES SET ON SEPTEMBER 16TH OF 1989. " - [ + + ]

    Greensboro - from NWS RAH: " A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL OF 3.20 INCHES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 8TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 1.60 INCHES SET IN 1910. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 88 DEGREES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 19TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 86 DEGREES SET IN 1938. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES WAS SET AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 30TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 83 DEGREES SET IN 1996. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS RAH: " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 6.45 INCHES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 8TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 2.54 INCHES SET IN 1996. THIS ALSO BROKE THE ALL-TIME DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 5.96 INCHES SET ON OCTOBER 1ST OF 1929. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 88 DEGREES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT ON OCTOBER 19TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 87 SET IN 1941. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from member Bob Woodson (RAL): " OCTOBER WAS 'VERY WET YET VERY DRY' AS 6.37 WAS RECORDED FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW WHILE THE REST OF THE MONTH ONLY 0.03 WAS MEASURED. PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR IS NOW 11.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATUE WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. " - [ + + ]

    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 2016-2017 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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    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

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         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
      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