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SUMMARY OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA 


SEPTEMBER 2015


...TEMPERATURES: AVERAGES ABOVE NORMAL...

...RAINFALL:
VIRGINIA & NORTH CAROLINA AVERAGES ABOVE NORMAL,
SOUTH CAROLINA AVERAGE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...


  • 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 -



  • TRACK SEPTEMBER 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 September 2015 reports: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/150901_rpts.html




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



  • Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting   Kevin Shaw of ACON DC/MD/DE forwards a link to this NPR broadcast and transcript. Listen to the broadcast and read the transcript with a click here.

  • 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 2015

    State
    Maximum Temperature
    Minimum
    Temperature
    Warmest
    Average
    Temperature
    Coldest
    Average
    Temperature
    Maximum
    Precipitation
    Minimum
    Precipitation
    Virginia
    96
    Washington, DC/Arlington
    Chantilly
    42
    Blacksburg
    Lynchburg
    75.7
    Norfolk (ORF)
    65.8
    Blacksburg
    8.61"
    Blacksburg
    2.15"
    Arlington/Washington National
    North Carolina
    97.4
    North Whiteville
    40
    Asheville
    77.1
    Cape Hatteras
    68.2
    Asheville
    16.53"
    Beaufort
    2.75"
    Charlotte
    South Carolina
    97
    Columbia
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    48
    Anderson
    78.0
    Charleston (CXM)
    72.8
    Greenville-Spartanburg
    6.15"
    Columbia
    2.00"
    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 75.9 55.7 65.8 2.7 87 4 42 14 0 0 0 0 81% 39 310 3 3.6 4 0 0 0 4 LWX 2400
    CHT 83.3 61.7 72.5 4.6 95.8 9 48.8 14 9 0 0 0 75% 17 203 29 0.2 360 0 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    CHO 80.3 60.4 70.4 3.6 92 2,9 49 14 6 0 0 0 35 30 3 4.1 6 0 0 0 3 LWX 2400
    DAN 82.4 61.8 72.1 2.2 94 2 46 14 5 0 0 0 73% 34 320 12 5.2 6 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    DCA 83.5 66.2 74.9 3.9 96 3 55 14 7 0 0 0 66% 31 320 13 7.7 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    IAD 82.1 60.0 71.0 3.1 94 3 48 14,15 7 0 0 0 70% 32 300 13 5.6 2 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    GAV 82.63 63.13 72.88 1.87 95 2 47 14 6 0 0 0 76% 24 20 30 4 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    HDV 80.9 60.5 70.7 1.7 93 3 48 14 6 0 0 0 74% 18 230 29 70 1 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    LYH 80.0 58.5 69.2 2.2 92 2,3 42 14 4 0 0 0 75% 30 140 9 5.4 4 0 0 0 0 RNK 2400
    NPN 82.6 66.8 73.6 1.9 94.7 2 50.4 14 4 0 0 0 35 70 27 2.9 70 7 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    FHC 82.1 68.5 75.3 3.0 95 2 58 15 4 0 0 0 81% 29 2 160 5.0 45 2 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    NOR 81.2 67.0 74.1 2.3 92 2 53 15 2 0 0 0 30 293 10 2 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    ORF 81.9 69.4 75.7 3.4 93 2 56 15 2 0 0 0 73% 36 70 26 9.3 0 0 0 0 2 AKQ 2400
    POR 82.7 68.1 75.4 2.8 94 2 52 15 4 0 0 0 83% 47 180 2 5.3 42 5 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    CTR 82.1 62.3 72.2 2.4 93.6 4 46.4 14 6 0 0 0 85% 13 113 29 0.0 96 1 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    MEC 77.6 64.4 73.1 93 2 49 14 1 0 0 0 70% 8 225 22,30 5.0 6 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    RIC 84.1 64.7 74.4 3.8 95 2 52 14 7 0 0 0 72% 41 280 13 6.3 4 0 0 0 0 AKQ 2400
    ROA 80.1 60.2 70.2 2.1 94 4 48 14 4 0 0 0 73% 40 40 4 4.9 1 0 0 0 1 RNK 2400
    SVC 79.2 63.1 71.1 1.3 91 1 50 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 LWX 2400
    WAL 81.5 65.3 73.4 3.9 92 3 55 14,15 3 0 0 0 36 50 26 9.3 5 0 0 0 1 AKQ 2400
    WSH 77.3 60.4 68.8 2.18 89.7 8 48.8 14 0 0 0 0 86% 23 250 29 0.2 203 3 0 0 0 0 LWX 2400
    Averages 81.12 63.25 72.23 2.62 93.13 49.73 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 76% 29.9 4.7 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
    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 78.2 58.1 68.2 1.8 89 3,4 40 14 0 0 0 0 71% 30 330 13 3.6 5 0 0 0 1 GSP 2400
    MRH 81.9 70.8 76.3 1.8 88 2,4 54 15 0 0 0 0 36 30 22 8.6 0 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    CLT 82.5 63.5 73.0 2.2 94 2,4 45 14 6 0 0 0 70% 31 300,50 10,24 6.0 6 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    ECG 83.2 67.8 75.5 3.3 91 2 51 14 4 0 0 0 78% 36 50 26 9.4 6 0 0 0 4 AKQ 2400
    FAY 84.6 66.9 75.8 2.2 94 4 50 15 8 0 0 0 75% 30 30,120 5,6 6.9 6 0 0 0 2 RAH 2400
    GSO 81.4 63.1 72.3 2.1 93 2 50 14 4 0 0 0 70% 31 50 26,30 6.2 2 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    HSE 82.7 71.4 77.1 2.6 89 4,6 53 15 0 0 0 0 80% 39 120 26 8.6 MHX 2400
    HKY 80.3 61.7 71.0 1.3 92 4 46 14 4 0 0 0 36 330 10 4.3 5 0 0 0 3 GSP 2400
    LBT 86.3 67.3 76.8 3.8 95 2,4 49 15 10 0 0 0 74% 31 240 10 6.0 5 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    EWN 83.7 68.8 76.2 2.3 92 4,10 53 15 3 0 0 0 77% 33 30 23 6.6 10 0 0 0 1 MHX 2400
    RDU 82.8 64.3 73.5 1.6 94 2 48 14 5 0 0 0 76% 32 240 9 5.2 4 0 0 0 5 RAH 2400
    RAL 82.0 62.9 72.5 0.6 93 2 46 14-15 5 0 0 0 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 RAH 2400
    WHI 84.9 66.8 75.9 2.9 97.4 2 48.1 15 7 0 0 0 77% 22 37 22 2.2 111 7 0 0 0 0 ILM 2400
    ILM 84.6 69.1 76.8 2.2 94 2 53 15 4 0 0 0 78% 30 50,010 5,10 7.5 8 0 0 0 1 ILM 2400
    Averages 82.79 65.89 74.35 2.2 92.5 49.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 75% 30.9 6.2 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
    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 82.5 63.9 73.2 1.2 94 4 48 14 3 0 0 0 71% 32 60 25 5.7 4 0 0 0 4 GSP 2400
    CAE 85.9 67.6 76.7 2.0 97 4 51 14 10 0 0 0 65% 38 70 5 5.2 5 0 0 0 2 CAE 2400
    CRE 84.3 69.4 76.9 1.8 90 2,20 56 14,15 2 0 0 0 78% 43 100 6 7.7 7 0 0 0 2 ILM 2400
    CHS 85.2 69.9 77.6 1.6 94 4 57 15 6 0 0 0 42 290 10 7.0 7 0 0 0 1 CHS 2400
    CXM 83.1 72.9 78.0 1.1 90 4 66 14 1 0 0 0 33 130 25 7.5 CHS 2400
    FLO 85.6 68.2 76.9 2.7 94 4 52 15 8 0 0 0 73% 36 110 4 6.9 4 0 0 0 3 ILM 2400
    GSP 81.6 64.0 72.8 0.8 97 4 50 14 4 0 0 0 72% 30 10 25 5.9 4 0 0 0 0 GSP 2400
    OGB 85.1 67.8 76.4 1.5 93 4,20 52 15 7 0 0 0 42 270 10 5.6 9 0 0 0 5 CAE 2400
    Averages 84.16 67.96 76.06 1.6 93.6 38.6 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 72% 37.0 6.4 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    STATION A B C C1 D E F G H I J K K1 L M N N1 N2 O P Q R R1 CWA TIME RECORDED
    TRI 81.5 58.0 69.8 2.7 91 2,4 43 14 2 0 0 0 27 120 24 2.4 5 0 0 0 2 MRX 2400
    DAV 69.7 50.8 60.2 83 9 40 15 0 0 0 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 8.61 5.51 4.39 29 4.39 29 12 1 34.58 0.0 28.4 RNK 2400
    CHT 2.75 -1.17 1.85 29 1.87 29-30 9 1 30.58 0.0 27.9 30.380 26 29.632 12 30.049 LWX 2400
    CHO 6.87 2.39 2.85 29 2.90 28-29 11 2 34.20 29.650 12 LWX 2400
    DAN 7.78 3.82 3.23 25 3.25 25-26 13 2 36.08 0.0 5.1 29.680 12 RNK 2400
    DCA 2.15 -1.57 1.65 29 1.65 29 4 1 35.04 0.0 18.1 29.650 12 LWX 2400
    IAD 2.33 -1.59 1.57 29 1.61 29-30 9 1 29.61 0.0 36.9 30.400 26 29.650 12 30.025 LWX 2400
    GAV 4.19 1.58 29 1.59 29 11 1 35.09 0.0 14.7 30.400 15 29.670 12 30.070 AKQ 2400
    HDV 3.62 -3.19 1.93 29 10 1 34.22 0.0 28.2 30.370 15 29.620 12 29.995 AKQ 2400
    LYH 7.13 3.25 3.09 29 3.16 28-29 11 3 31.87 0.0 22.9 29.690 12 RNK 2400
    NPN 5.65 -0.14 2.23 30 3.20 30-1 12 1 38.66 0.0 16.5 30.360 15 29.650 12 30.005 AKQ 2400
    FHC 7.50 2.74 2.61 30 2.61 30 11 3 45.92 0.0 12.5 30.371 15 29.699 12 29.996 AKQ 2400
    NOR 4.87 -0.26 1.43 30 11 1 35.53 0.0 12.8 AKQ 2400
    ORF 5.42 0.66 1.72 30 1.72 30 10 3 38.54 0.0 12.7 30.370 15 29.650 12 30.010 AKQ 2400
    POR 5.40 0.05 2.23 30 2.23 30 13 1 38.95 0.0 13.5 30.353 15 29.638 12 30.011 AKQ 2400
    CTR 4.74 1.28 1.42 12 1.43 12-13 4 1 41.61 0.0 14.5 30.240 15 29.630 12 30.006 AKQ 2400
    MEC 3.08 1.30 30 1.34 29-30 9 1 37.12 0.0 11.4 AKQ 2400
    RIC 3.43 -0.70 0.92 12 0.92 12 10 0 36.07 0.0 12.8 30.400 15 29.670 12 30.035 AKQ 2400
    ROA 8.48 4.59 2.19 27 2.60 26-27 11 4 39.91 0.0 21.5 29.690 12 RNK 2400
    SVC 3.50 -0.80 2.57 29 2.60 29-30 5 1 41.72 0.0 26.0 LWX 2400
    WAL 5.56 1.58 1.91 12 1.91 12 6 3 34.66 0.0 11.3 30.360 16 29.640 12 30.000 AKQ 2400
    WSH 6.63 1.10 4.25 29 4.28 28-29 12 0 36.25 0.0 26.2 30.460 27 29.750 30 30.105 LWX 2400
    Averages 5.22 0.92 2.35 2.38 9.7 1.5 36.49 0.0 18.7 30.372 29.662 30.026
    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 4.50 0.69 1.44 25 1.82 24-25 13 2 30.60 0.0 13.3 30.400 16 29.750 12 30.075 GSP 2400
    MRH 16.53 10.57 6.13 25 6.78 24-25 16 6 53.19 0.0 T 29.730 MHX 2400
    CLT 2.75 -0.49 0.63 10 0.69 9-10 11 0 25.17 0.0 3.1 30.380 15 29.730 30 30.055 GSP 2400
    ECG 4.25 0.32 1.03 30 1.03 30 13 1 34.43 0.0 T 30.380 15 29.690 12 30.035 AKQ 2400
    FAY 3.36 -1.04 1.24 25 1.31 24-25 12 1 34.15 RAH 2400
    GSO 5.60 1.41 2.11 25 2.25 24-25 11 1 30.81 0.0 9.6 RAH 2400
    HSE 12.53 6.28 3.75 25 5.00 24-25 18 5 49.23 0.0 2.0 29.730 8 MHX 2400
    HKY 7.21 3.50 2.58 30 2.60 29-30 13 1 28.99 30.360 16 29.700 12 30.030 GSP 2400
    LBT 2.45 -2.35 0.53 4 0.53 4 13 1 31.43 30.380 15 29.720 12 30.050 ILM 2400
    EWN 6.66 0.77 1.94 28 2.07 28-29 16 2 47.88 0.0 3.0 29.730 8 MHX 2400
    RDU 4.81 0.45 1.42 25 1.42 25 12 2 38.83 0.0 7.9 RAH 2400
    RAL 3.90 -0.46 0.80 14 31.06 0.0 8.9 30.290 15 29.710 12 30.000 RAH 2400
    WHI 3.82 -1.67 1.34 28 1.37 28-29 14 1 30.20 0.0 0.5 30.377 15 29.724 12 29.992 ILM 2400
    ILM 5.49 -2.35 1.13 9 1.77 24-25 15 2 45.43 0.0 0.3 30.380 15 29.740 30 30.060 ILM 2400
    Averages 5.99 1.12 1.94 2.10 13.6 1.9 36.53 0.0 4.4 30.368 29.723 30.037
    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 2.00 -1.84 0.86 25 1.34 24-25 8 0 27.57 0.0 30.360 15 29.730 30 30.045 GSP 2400
    CAE 6.15 2.61 2.84 24 3.12 24-25 10 2 37.20 0.0 T 30.360 15 29.710 30 30.035 CAE 2400
    CRE 5.33 -0.95 2.01 3 2.01 3 12 2 38.09 30.370 15 29.750 30 30.060 ILM 2400
    CHS 2.69 -3.41 0.70 24 8 0 44.54 0.0 T 30.350 15 29.730 30 30.040 CHS 2400
    CXM 3.45 -2.31 0.68 24 0.68 24 12 0 39.52 29.710 30 CHS 2400
    FLO 2.99 -0.68 0.68 24 0.79 24-25 11 0 30.83 0.0 T 30.380 15 29.720 30 30.050 ILM 2400
    GSP 5.56 2.13 1.75 9 1.75 9 10 1 31.10 0.0 3.7 30.360 16 29.710 12 30.035 GSP 2400
    OGB 5.12 1.33 1.75 21 1.96 21-22 16 1 32.38 30.370 15 29.720 30 30.045 CAE 2400
    Averages 4.16 -0.39 1.41 1.46 10.9 0.75 35.15 0.00 0.9 30.364 29.723 30.044
    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 2.94 -0.05 0.89 10 1.36 9-10 9 0 32.11 0.0 15.5 30.380 15 29.740 29 30.060 MRX 2400
    DAV 3.90 1.30 30 14 1 47.31 0.0 152.1 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 WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 8TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...BUT WAS STILL THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 2012. SEVEN DAYS LAST MONTH REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES...THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DAYS IN SEPTEMBER SINCE 2010. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 9TH...TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1884. " - [ + - ] - from NWS Sterling, VA

    Chantilly - " September temperatures were much above normal and precipitation was well below normal. The mean monthly temperature was 76.5 (+1.1). The mean high temperature was 83.3 (+3.9) and the mean low temperature was 61.7 (+5.4). A new daily high temperature record was set on the 8th (94.2) and 9th (95.8). A new daily high minimum temperature record was set on the 9th (72.3) and 29th (69.2), and tied on the 4th (71.2). September precipitation of only 2.75 was much below average (-1.17). Until the 29th, only 0.90 of rain had fallen over 7 days. No precipitation records were set. Thunder was observed on the 4th. *Please note, anemometer is currently partially obstructed from the North and East " - [ + - ] - Member Russ Topping

    Seven Corners/Fairfax County - from member John Iekel: " WARMER THAN NORMAL. RAINFALL TOTAL FOR THE MONTH IS MISLEADING IT WAS VERY DRY UNTIL MONTHS END. THE 2.57 THAT FELL ON THE 29TH FELL IN JUST 4 HOURS AND WAS MORE THAN THE RAINFALL OF ALL OF AUGUST AND THE FIRST 28 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER COMBINED! " - [ + - ]

    Dulles - from NWS Sterling (KLWX): "THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 7TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL...AND RANKED AS THE 20TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. SEVEN DAYS LAST MONTH REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES...THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DAYS IN SEPTEMBER SINCE 2010. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 93 WAS SET ON THE 8TH...TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2010...2007...1985 AND 1976. THREE RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 ON THE 4TH TIED THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2012. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 72 ON THE 9TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 68 SET IN 2011...2008...1996 AND 1995. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69 ON THE 29TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 68 SET IN 1986. " - [ + - ]

    Herndon - from member Randy Ashby: " September was above normal for temperature and below normal for precipitation. The temperatures ranged between a high of 93 and a low of 48 and was 1.7 degrees above normal. On the precipitation side, the month was 1.12 Below normal, with 3.62 measured. Most of this rainfall came on the last three days of the month when 2.06 fell with 1.93 falling on the 29th. We are now 1.4 below normal for the year. " - [ + - ]

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

    Portsmouth - from Bill Trotter: " The month's average temperature of 75.4 was 2.8 ABOVE NORMAL. Precipitation (5.40") was ABOVE NORMAL by 0.05" or 101% of the September average during the period from 1976 to 2014. Rainfall for the year through September 30th was 38.95" (-0.53" or 99% of normal). To view the station monthly and year-to-date climatological summary (LCD) for this Portsmouth station, please click here. Frontal passages were recorded on the 11th, 13th, and 30th. STATION RECORDS: 2nd - WIND GUST 47mph [previous 28mph 1991]. 5th - TEMPERATURE TIED - Maximum low 76 [previous 1983], 9th - TEMPERATURE - Maximum low 76 [previous 75 1985], 10th - WIND GUST 31mph [previous 29mph 2009], 14th - TEMP - Minimum 54 [previous 55 1976], 28th - TEMP - Maximum low 73 [previous 70 1997], 29th - TEMP - Maximum 85 [previous 82 1986], 29th - TEMP - Maximum Low 75 [previous 71 1979], and 30th - TEMP - Maximum Low 70 [previous 69 1979]. " - [ + + ]

    Glen Allen - from Lowell Koontz: " September was much drier than average for the first 24 days then turned cloudy and wet. The first ten days were very warm and dry for September followed by a 3 day cool period then average temperatures until the 20th followed by cool days but warm nights for the rest of the month. Overall September was warmer and wetter than average when compared to the seven year average. The monthly mean temperature was 72.9F a +1.9F departure when compared to the average. The lowest minimum temperature was 4 F on the 14th and was only 1F below the record average minimum temperature for September. The months maximum temperature of 95F on September 2 was 2F above the six year average monthly maximum. The 4.19 inches of precipitation for September was a +0.59 inch departure with 11 days of measurable precipitation. Eleven is the second largest number of measurable precipitation days for September on record yet September was very dry until the 25th as 59% of the months precipitation occurred in the last 5 days. The maximum wind gust was 24 mph on the 30th which was the 3rd lowest on record. The highest barometer reading was 30.40 which tied the 7 year maximum for September and the lowest September barometer was 29.67 inches which was only 0.05 inches from being the highest minimum reading for the month. " - [ + - ]

    Richmond - from contributor Lowell Koontz (GAV): " The Richmond Airport had three daily records this month. The 73F minimum on the 9th was the highest minimum temperature for the date; the previous record was 72F in 2008, 1942, and 1929. The 70F minimum on the 28th was the highest minimum temperature for the date; the previous record was 69F in 1933. The 72F minimum on the 29th was the highest minimum temperature for the date; the previous record was 71F in 1979, 1959, and 1901. The average minimum temperature was 64.7F which was the fifth warmest on record. The average maximum temperature was 84.1F. Only 16 years have had a higher average maximum temperature since 1897. The September mean temperature was 74.4F which was the 9th warmest September since 1897 and the 12th warmest since 1880. The highest temperature this month was 95F recorded on September 2nd. The lowest minimum temperature was 52F and only five years have had a higher minimum temperature since 1897. The lowest daily mean temperature was 64.5F on the 14th. Only 4 years 1921, 1933, 1968, 2002 were higher than this in the past 118 years. The Richmond International Airport recorded 3.43 inches of rain and the 30 year average for the month is 4.13 inches making a departure of negative 0.70 inches. " - [ + - ]

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

    North Carolina:

    Fayetteville - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND RAINFALL WAS 0.46 BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR IS 31.06 INCHES OR 1.84 BELOW NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED DURING SEPTEMBER. " - [ + - ]

    Greensboro - from NWS Raleigh (RAH): " THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 29TH WAS 71 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES SET IN 1939. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.11 INCHES OCCURRED AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 25TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.48 INCHES...SET IN 1989. " - [ + + ]

    Raleigh - from contributor Bob Woodson (RAL): " : THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND RAINFALL WAS 0.46 BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR IS 31.06 INCHES OR 1.84 BELOW NORMAL. NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED DURING SEPTEMBER. " - [ + - ]

    Raleigh - from NWS Raleigh KRAH: " THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 28TH WAS 70 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET IN 1999. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 29TH WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES SET IN 1934. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.42 INCHES OCCURRED AT RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 25TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.08 INCHES...SET IN 1989. " - [ + + ]

    South Carolina:

    North Charleston - from NWS Charleston (CHS): " RECORDS ESTABLISHED DURING THE MONTH: *SEP 28 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES, *SEP 29 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES, *SEP 30 - RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73 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 2014-2015 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
      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