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

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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 



SEPTEMBER 2014

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL...

...RAINFALL AVERAGE IS ABOVE NORMAL...
 

  • 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 - SEPTEMBER 2014

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    101°
    Richmond
    42°
    Blacksburg
    Dulles
    74.2°
    Norfolk (FHC)
    65.1°
    Blacksburg
    14.89"
    Portsmouth
    0.86"
    Charlottesville
    North Carolina
    98°
    Fayetteville
    47°
    Asheville
    76.4°
    New Bern
    69.3°
    Asheville
    10.84"
    Cape Hatteras
    2.93"
    Greensboro
    South Carolina
    99
    Columbia
    Florence
    53°
    Anderson
    78.3°
    Charleston
    72.6°
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    8.66"
    Charleston
    2.26"
    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 74.0 56.2 65.1 2.00 86 2 42 23 0 0 0 0 85% 28 300 21 2.7 5 0 0 0 11 LWX 2400
    CHT 79.6 60.1 69.9 2.00 94.5 2 45.4 23 4 0 0 0 79% 12 340 16 0.2 360 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 78.5 59.5 69.0 2.20 93 2 46 23 4 0 0 0 25 20 24 4.0 2 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    DAN 79.4 62.3 70.8 0.90 94 2 52 27 3 0 0 0 75% 35 320 11 4.8 4 0 0 0 3 RNK 2400
    DCA 81.8 65.8 73.8 2.80 95 2,6 54 23 6 0 0 0 62% 33 330 2 7.3 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 77.3 57.6 67.5 -0.40 91 6 42 23 2 0 0 0 74% 35 330 22 5.3 3 0 0 0 2 LWX 2400
    GAV 80.20 62.17 71.18 0.20 98 2 50 23,27 4 0 0 0 75% 23 200 11 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    HDV 77.5 58.8 68.2 -0.80 91 2 44 3 3 0 0 0 78% 12 270 11 90 3 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    LYH 76.3 59.3 67.8 0.80 90 2 48 28 1 0 0 0 80% 30 20 24 4.8 1 0 0 0 3 RNK 2400
    NPN 79.8 65.2 71.8 0.10 98.0 2 54.1 28 5 0 0 0 24 70 4,8,24 2.5 70 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 80.03 68.37 74.20 1.90 99.0 2 60.1 28 5 0 0 0 81% 26 30 8 1.0 360 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    NOR 79.2 65.4 72.3 0.50 95 2 55 28 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ORF 79.5 68.1 73.8 1.50 99 2 59 28 4 0 0 0 73% 41 60 8 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    POR 79.5 67.0 73.3 0.80 95 2 57 28 3 0 0 0 83% 30 50 24 4.7 29 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    CTR 79.3 61.6 69.2 0.60 96 2 49.2 27 4 0 0 0 83% 14 230 11 0.0 190 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 78.6 60.9 70.3 99 2 49 23 3 0 0 0 65% 2 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 81.8 63.5 72.7 2.10 101 2 52 23 8 0 0 0 70% 30 330 22 6.2 3 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 77.1 60.5 68.8 0.70 92 2 47 23 0 0 0 0 26 30,340 6,21 4.9 2 0 0 0 2 RNK 2400
    WAL 79.4 64.1 71.8 2.20 94 2 53 23 3 0 0 0 47 150 13 8.2 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    WSH 75.3 58.3 66.8 0.17 88.5 6 48.8 14 0 0 0 0 87% 12 180 20 0.2 180 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 78.71 62.24 70.41 1.07 94.5 50.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 71.9% 26.8 4.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 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 77.4 61.1 69.3 3.00 87 1 47 24 0 0 0 0 76% 36 230 2 4.1 9 0 0 0 7 GSP 2400
    MRH 81.7 70.9 76.3 1.80 88 5,12 63 28 0 0 0 0 35 30 24 8.5 0 0 0 0 0 MHX 2400
    CLT 80.3 64.0 72.1 1.30 94 2 53 23,24 5 0 0 0 74% 29 110 7 5.3 6 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    ECG 80.3 66.6 73.4 1.20 93 2 55 28 4 0 0 0 79% 30 40 24 8.1 1 0 0 0 3 AKQ 2400
    FAY 82.4 66.3 74.3 0.70 98 2 57 23,27 7 0 0 0 78% 35 290 2 6.3 6 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    GSO 78.8 62.8 70.8 0.60 95 2 54 24,28 4 0 0 0 78% 28 260 21 5.8 4 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    HSE 78.9 69.7 74.3 -0.20 87 5 62 30 0 0 0 0 85% 30 30 23 8.3 0 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    HKY 78.9 62.9 70.9 1.20 92 2 51 24 2 0 0 0 31 290 2 3.6 7 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    LBT 82.4 66.7 74.5 1.50 97 2 57 30 7 0 0 0 79% 29 10 16 5.3 6 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    EWN 83.9 68.9 76.4 2.50 96 2 61 27 7 0 0 0 75% 25 360 19 5.4 4 0 0 0 3 MHX 2400
    RDU 79.9 64.4 72.2 0.30 96 2 54 28 6 0 0 0 75% 33 200 2 5.0 4 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    RAL 79.4 62.4 70.9 -1.00 96 2 49 27 4 0 0 0 21 2 3 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 82.3 66.8 74.5 1.60 95.0 1 57.9 24 6 0 0 0 79% 21 25 20 2.4 129 3 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 82.1 68.1 75.1 0.50 92 2,12 59 23,24 4 0 0 0 82% 34 330 17 6.8 6 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 80.62 65.83 73.21 1.07 93.29 55.7 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 78.2% 29.8 5.8 4.2 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 81.9 65.5 73.7 1.70 94 2 53 24 6 0 0 0 31 160 3 5.2 6 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    CAE 84.9 68.4 76.7 2.00 99 1,2 57 24 11 0 0 0 71% 36 180 2 5.2 8 0 0 0 1 CAE 2400
    CRE 81.8 69.2 75.5 0.40 89 2 60 23,24 0 0 0 0 80% 32 200 8 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    CHS 85.3 71.2 78.3 2.30 95 1 60 24 7 0 0 0 31 310 22 6.5 10 0 0 0 0 CHS 2400
    FLO 83.2 67.7 75.4 1.20 99 2 57 24 7 0 0 0 76% 32 250 12 6.3 6 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    GSP 80.3 64.9 72.6 0.60 93 2 54 24 4 0 0 0 78% 28 50 14 5.3 4 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    OGB 83.5 67.9 75.7 0.80 96 1 57 24 7 0 0 0 32 200 17 5.1 6 0 0 0 0 CAE 2400
    Averages 82.99 67.83 75.41 1.29 95.0 48.3 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 76.3% 31.7 5.8 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
    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 81.2 59.1 70.2 3.1 90 2 43 23 1 0 0 0 34 330,310 2,11 2.6 6 0 0 0 5 MRX 2400
    DAV 68.0 48.7 58.4 79 5,6 32 23 0 0 1 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 3.80 0.70 0.96 4 0.96 4 14 0 29.57 0.0 34.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 1.45 -2.47 0.69 25 24.00 0.79 9 0 40.16 0.0 46.3 30.464 24 29.620 21 30.085 LWX 2400
    CHO 0.86 -3.62 0.45 24 0.51 24-25 8 0 29.36 29.650 21 LWX 2400
    DAN 3.88 -0.08 2.00 8 2.00 8 8 1 33.63 0.0 13.4 30.360 24 29.750 21 RNK 2400
    DCA 1.11 -2.61 0.64 25 0.68 24-25 6 0 34.78 0.0 30.5 30.460 24 29.650 21 LWX 2400
    IAD 0.93 -2.99 0.58 25 0.64 24-25 7 0 29.73 0.0 52.8 29.650 21 LWX 2400
    GAV 2.36 0.82 4 0.92 4-5 11 0 31.96 0.0 17.7 30.400 24 29.690 21 30.100 AKQ 2400
    HDV 1.46 -3.33 0.92 25 9 0 44.15 0.0 48.6 30.450 24 29.610 21 AKQ 2400
    LYH 1.62 -2.26 0.55 2 0.55 2 7 0 35.61 0.0 21.4 30.420 24 29.740 21 RNK 2400
    NPN 10.82 5.26 3.97 8 5.22 8-9 12 3 45.19 0.0 14.8 30.330 23 29.690 21 AKQ 2400
    FHC 10.89 6.13 4.36 8 7.48 8-9 5 4 50.99 0.0 15.5 30.327 23 29.721 21 30.083 AKQ 2400
    NOR 9.78 4.65 2.88 8 11 4 44.50 0.0 14.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 9.17 4.41 3.05 8 4.75 8-9 13 4 41.58 0.0 15.8 30.330 23 29.710 21 AKQ 2400
    POR 14.89 9.55 4.83 8 9.42 8-9 11 5 59.64 0.0 18.0 30.320 23 29.710 21 30.071 AKQ 2400
    CTR 2.29 -1.16 0.84 24 0.90 24-25 10 0 31.66 0.0 12.3 30.330 24 29.660 21 30.047 AKQ 2400
    MEC 1.94 0.89 4 0.92 3-4 8 0 28.67 0.0 13.5 AKQ 2400
    RIC 1.35 -2.78 0.66 24 0.67 24-25 9 0 27.02 0.0 14.5 30.390 24 29.700 21 AKQ 2400
    ROA 1.23 -2.66 0.5 2 0.50 2 7 0 29.81 0.0 16.3 30.450 24 29.770 21 RNK 2400
    WAL 4.73 0.75 1.39 7 1.79 6-7 12 2 30.32 0.0 13.1 30.380 24 29.670 21 AKQ 2400
    WSH 1.40 -4.31 0.55 2 0.55 2 7 0 29.75 0.0 50.8 30.550 6 29.870 21 LWX 2400
    Averages 4.30 0.18 1.58 3.47 9.2 1.2 36.40 0.0 24.4 30.397 31.554 30.077
    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 5.87 2.06 2.05 7 2.82 7-8 11 1 36.65 0.0 9.6 30.350 24 29.860 30 GSP 2400
    MRH 8.21 2.25 2.34 8 2.69 8-9 16 2 46.52 0.0 T 30.220 14 29.700 21 MHX 2400
    CLT 3.99 0.75 1.56 13 1.63 12-13 14 1 37.75 0.0 9.3 30.350 24 29.830 21 GSP 2400
    ECG 6.00 2.07 2.90 13 2.9 13 12 1 33.44 0.0 11.2 30.300 23 29.730 21 AKQ 2400
    FAY 6.86 2.46 2.28 8 2.33 7-8 15 2 33.78 29.780 21 RAH 2400
    GSO 2.93 0.95 0.95 5 0.97 4-5 12 0 28.81 0.0 15.3 29.780 21 RAH 2400
    HSE 10.84 4.59 2.95 20 4.34 20-21 11 5 51.89 0.0 5.7 30.220 23 29.700 21 MHX 2400
    HKY 4.63 0.92 1.59 13 2.53 12-13 16 1 38.07 30.350 24 29.790 21 GSP 2400
    LBT 3.92 -0.88 0.80 7 1.29 7-8 12 0 36.08 30.270 23 29.820 21 ILM 2400
    EWN 7.58 1.69 2.21 12 2.21 12 16 2 44.69 0.0 14.0 30.270 23 29.820 21 MHX 2400
    RDU 5.91 1.55 3.18 24 3.30 23-24 14 3 44.32 0.0 5.8 29.780 21 RAH 2400
    RAL 7.29 2.93 3.98 23-24 11 1 43.06 0.0 5.8 30.290 23 29.770 21 RAH 2400
    WHI 7.21 1.72 2.27 8 2.27 8-9 13 2 49.54 0.0 2.1 30.223 23 29.803 21 ILM 2400
    ILM 6.00 -1.84 2.55 12 2.55 11-12 14 3 48.51 0.0 2.1 30.220 23 29.770 21 ILM 2400
    Averages 6.23 1.52 2.13 2.56 13.4 1.7 40.94 0.0 7.4 30.278 29.781
    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 2.26 -1.58 0.39 3 0.44 3-4 11 0 26.94 30.320 24 29.850 30 GSP 2400
    CAE 2.81 -0.73 1.61 19 1.61 19 14 1 30.89 4.2 30.280 24 29.830 30 CAE 2400
    CRE 4.57 -1.71 0.71 14 0.87 13-14 18 0 33.83 30.210 15 29.820 30 ILM 2400
    CHS 8.66 2.56 1.63 16 1.64 15-16 18 3 41.78 0.0 T 30.200 15 29.830 30 CHS 2400
    FLO 8.42 4.75 3.21 8 5.45 7-8 12 2 35.43 30.250 24 29.830 30 ILM 2400
    GSP 3.68 0.25 1.47 12 1.47 12 8 2 38.64 0.0 7.2 30.330 24 29.820 21 GSP 2400
    OGB 3.86 0.07 1.00 12 1.00 12 16 1 38.88 30.240 24 29.840 30 CAE 2400
    Averages 4.89 0.52 1.43 1.78 13.9 1.3 35.20 0.0 3.8 30.261 24 29.831
    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 1.42 -1.57 0.38 21 0.38 21 7 0 26.46 0.0 13.0 30.320 24 29.820 21 MRX 2400
    DAV 1.84 10 0 0.0 165.2 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
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    Virginia:

    Arlington/Washington, D.C. - " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN WASHINGTON DC FOR SEPTEMBER 2014 WAS ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL PRECIPITATION TIED FOR THE 18TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...TIED WITH SEPTEMBER OF 1895. THERE WERE SIX 90 DEGF DAYS THIS MONTH...MATCHING THE TOTAL OF 90 DEGF DAYS IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR. ON AVERAGE THERE ARE THREE 90 DEGF DAYS IN SEPTEMBER. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THERE HAS BEEN AT LEAST TWICE THE NORMAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGF DAYS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN BACK-TO-BACK YEARS SINCE 1930-31. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): " THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2014 WAS NEAR NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. THIS SEPTEMBER WAS THE 4TH DRIEST ON RECORD. THE THREE DRIER SEPTEMBERS ON RECORD ARE 1978 WITH 0.78 INCHES...1967 WITH 0.62 INCHES...AND 2005 WITH 0.15 INCHES. THE TWO 90 DEGF DAYS OBSERVED IN SEPTEMBER 2014 FELL SHORT OF THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF THREE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011 THAT THE NUMBER OF 90 DEGF DAYS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN BELOW NORMAL. " - [ - - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: September was about normal for temperature and well below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 91 and a low of 44 and was 0.8 degrees below normal. The average low temperature of 62.26 was the lowest average temperature ever recorded at this site in August. On the precipitation side, the month was 3.33? below normal, with only 1.46? measured. Of this amount 1.05? came on the 24/25 Sep. The lack of rainfall necessitated the watering of flowers and lawns for the first time this summer. We are still almost 8.5? above normal for precipitation for the year. " - [ - - ]

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " September's average temperature of 73.3 was 0.8 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (14.89") was WELL-ABOVE NORMAL by 9.55" or 297% of the September average during the period from 1976 to 2013. Two-day rainfall total of 9.43" on calendar days September 8th-9th with flash flooding over Southeastern Virginia including Portsmouth, a result mostly from training thunderstorms. Rainfall for the year through September 30th was 59.64" (+20.19" or 151% 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: 4th, 7th, 12th, 22nd, and 25th. STATION RECORDS: 1st - TEMPERATURE TIED Maximum Low 75 [previously 1980]; 9th - RAINFALL 4.60" [previously 1.52" 1999]. - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " September started out as the hottest September on record with a 95F maximum and a 76F minimum. The 76F minimum is not only a new record high minimum for the date but also the month. The daily mean temperature on the first was 85.5F a new daily high mean not just for the day but also for the month of September. The first day also had the highest dew point and highest heat index of 104.8F ever recorded at this station for September. The 2nd day had a record 98F maximum and a minimum of 72F. The 98F maximum was new record high maximum temperature for September and also equaled the hottest day of the summer. The monthly mean temperature was 71.2F, a +0.2 F departure based on the six year average. The lowest minimum was 50F recorded on the 23rd and 27th that was the 3rd highest minimum temperature for Sep. (records since 2008). The average temperature range for the month was 18.0 F the second lowest for September. This was at least in part due to the fact September was the 2nd cloudiest September recorded at Glen Allen. This was the third driest September on record at Glen Allen with only 2.33 inches of precipitation and the third consecutive month with below average rainfall. There were 11 days with measurable precipitation but 7 of these were 0.10 inches or less. There were no strong storms and the lowest barometric pressure was only 29.69 inches on the 21st. Only September 2013 recorded higher minimum pressure for the month. The maximum barometric reading this September was 30.40 inches which ties with 2008 record. The maximum wind gust for the month was only 23 mph from the SSW on the 11th at 0950 which was the 2nd least on record at Glen Allen for September. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The 101F on the 2nd was not only a new daily record but only two years 1953 and 1954 have had a higher maximum temperature in September. The 101F was also the hottest day of the summer. The 75F minimum on the 1st was not only a new daily record but only 5 Septembers since 1897 have had a higher minimum temperature. The daily mean on the 2nd was 87.0F ties with five other Septembers for the warmest day in September since 1897. Also the 74F minimum recorded on the 6th tied the daily record with 1979 and 1910. The mean temperature for the month was 72.7 F which was the 21st warmest September since 1897. The minimum monthly average was 63.5F and only 9 Septembers in the past 117 years have had a higher minimum monthly average. The Airport had an average daily temperature range of 18.3F. Only 25 Septembers in the past 117 years have had a lower daily temperature range. The Airport had only 1.35 inches of precipitation making it the driest September since 2007 when 1.11 inches was recorded. Only 22 Septembers have been drier in the past 117 years. " - [ + - ]

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM OF 75 DEGREES WAS TIED AT FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 2. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " A RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.18 INCHES WAS SET AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT NC ON SEPTEMBER 24TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.63 SET IN 1947. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " The average daily temperature was 70.9 degrees or one degree below normal. For 2014, only the month of May had the average daily temperature above normal (+1.7 degrees). Not only mild temperatures continue, the above normal precipitation pattern continued with September rainfall 2.93 inches above normal and the year to date precipitation 9.16? above normal. Thunderstorms were observed on three days , but none were severe. " - [ - + ]

    South Carolina:

    Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *SEP 1 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES, *SEP 1 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES, *SEP 2 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES, *SEP 4 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES, *SEP 5 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES, *SEP 8 - RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.35 INCHES, *SEP 12 - RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94 DEGREES, *SEP 12 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 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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    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  
    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 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 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