Ghent Square - Norfolk, Virginia - CoCoRAHs Daily Updates
=> Ghent Square - THU 12/31/20 - FRI 1/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: coastal front stationary & running the lower Middle Atlantic and SE US coastal areas; SHRA rode NE along the front reaching the area as the period began and departing late night with a period total of 0.55" ; cloudy skies, damp, cool with fog accompanying the rain at times, lowering surface visibilities; W to SSW to SW winds for early period with cold front pulled in early in behind departing rains | temperature range: 50° - 59° - 43° ; the average temp this period was 51.0° 8° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.7° | winds: becoming W to SW to SSW through late afternoon; then NNE to NE evening through the overnight hours - daily (12/31/20) avg. wind speed 2 mph; dominant direction SSW - period peak wind gust 350° 15 mph at 6:54 PM EST | rainfall: period 0.55" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.96"; annual through 12/31/20 53.46" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 12/30/20 - THU 12/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along the Eastern Seaboard pulled eastward with a return flow bringing milder temps and increasing humidity northward; cold, frosty start to period, then partly sunny skies with temps in the upper 20s rising to the mid and upper 50s across the area; temps remained steady overnight with increasing cloudiness and scattered -SHRA by post-time | temperature range: 30° - 56° - 53° ; the average temp this period was 43.0° 4.5° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.6° | winds: becoming S to SSW - daily (12/30/20) avg. wind speed 3 mph; 180° - period peak wind gust 190° 19 mph at 10:53 PM EST | rainfall: period TRACE ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/31/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/29/20 - WED 12/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure built over the East and ridged down into Fl bringing colder, but drier air to the Middle Atlantic; FROPA early 12/29/20 moved offshore with increasing onshore NNE which subsided evening and overnight; some light frost at post-time | temperature range: 42° - 47° - 30° ; the average temp this period was 38.5° 9.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.5° | winds: mostly NNE winds diminishing overnight - daily (12/29/20) avg. wind speed 3 mph; 020° - period peak wind gust 020° 18 mph at 8:53 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/30/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 12/28/20 - TUE 12/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along the Eastern Seaboard moved offshore with return SW flow pushing temps from frosty 33° as the period began to the upper 50s by afternoon; temps fell back in the evening and rose with a FROPA late period as winds came in from the NNE across the Bay and the Atlantic; increase of high clouds during the period but still mostly clear at the surface with plenty of sunshine filtering through | temperature range: 38° - 58° - 42° ; the average temp this period was 48.0° 9.5° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.5° | winds: mostly SW through 4AM becoming NNE late - daily (12/28/20) avg. wind speed 2 mph; 200° - period peak wind gust 220° 16 mph at 1:45PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/29/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 12/27/20 - MON 12/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure over the East continued the cold, dry weather with morning frost early period | temperature range: 28° - 49° - 37° ; the average temp this period was 38.5° 6.5° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.4° | winds: CALM early becoming mostly SSE to SE to S and SSW - daily (12/27/20) avg. wind speed 1 mph; 210° - period peak wind gust 120° 12 mph at 9:43PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/28/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 12/26/20 - SUN 12/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: coldest morning of the new winter with clear then sunny skies, cold breezes with wind chill temps dropping to the low teens; some scattered light frost on rooftops, car tops as period began with moderate frost late period | temperature range: 25° - 39° - 28° ; the average temp this period was 32° 6° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.7° | winds: W to WSW to SW - daily (12/26/20) avg. wind speed 5 mph; 230° - period peak wind gust 230° 19 mph at 11:47AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/27/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 12/25/20 - SAT 12/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: cold, winter-like high pressure sank from SRN CAN southeast into the lower Middle Atlantic; temps continued to drop steadily during the period reaching 25° by post-time; skies were variably cloudy early and a few -SHRA were noted as arriving unstable air (trough) moved through behind last period's major cold front; no flurries here as instability moved through and temps dropped; there were reports of scattered flurries to the N early to mid period; wind chills dropped to 14.5° at 6:59AM EST 12/26/20 | temperature range: 51° - dropping steadily to around 30° by midnight and on to the coldest morn of the new winter season, 25° | the average temp this period was 38° 22° "MUCH COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 46.0° | winds: SSE becoming S then SSW through SW - daily (12/24/20) avg. wind speed 9 mph; mean direction SSW - period peak wind gust 240° 31 mph around NOON EST | rainfall: period TRACE ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/25/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 12/24/20 - FRI 12/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: strong winds developed ahead of cold front which moved into and through the area late period; ahead of the front, WIND ADVISORY raised to HIGH WIND WARNING; SHRA moved into the area in the evening with gusty winds on several occasions to 37mph; SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WARNINGS issued with tornado touching down near downtown Suffolk to the SW of this station; blowing rain, oft squall-like and in sideway "sheets" were noted; heavy weather subsided after midnight with severe wxr statements dropped; strong cold front moved through after midnight with ensuing SSW to W winds & temps falling | temperature range: 61° - 70° - 50° the average temp this period was 60° or 16.1deg; "MUCH WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 18.5° "MUCH WARMER " than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp 44.8° or 0.6° BELOW normal | the average temp this period was 60.045.5° 14.5° "MUCH WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 46.0° | winds: SSE becoming S then SSW through SW - daily (12/24/20) avg. wind speed 8 mph; mean direction SSE - period peak wind gust 200° 37 mph at 8PM EST 12/24/20 | rainfall: period 1.44" ; December-to-date rainfall 4.42"; annual through 12/25/20 7AM EST 52.95" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 12/23/20 - THU 12/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure dominated the East; a frosty start to the period with near-freezing temps warming to the low 50s and staying on the milder side overnight as winds from the S transported warmer temps and higher humidity towards the area ahead of a cold front in the OH south the Gulf of Mexico; a wind advisory was issued late period for possible strong, gusty winds with a cold front due to pass next period; skies were sunny/clear early with increasing cloudiness overnight | temperature range: 33° - 54° - 46° - 58° the average temp this period was 45.5° 2.0° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 46.0° | winds: N to NE early becoming E then eventually SE to SSE - daily (12/23/20) avg. wind speed 2 mph; mean direction SE - period peak wind gust 200° 19 mph at 6:59AM EST 12/24/20 | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.98"; annual through 12/24/20 7AM EST 51.51" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/22/20 - WED 12/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure built over the East with center over the OH Valley and the Appalachians; clear skies with gusty winds as reenforcing FROPA moved through near mid-day; but late period winds subsided to near CALM and under clear skies, max radiational cooling led to temps in the lower 30S with frost | temperature range: 43° - 54° - 33° - the average temp this period was 43.5° 4.5° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.7° | winds: SW to W through mid-afternoon becoming NNW to NW late evening through period's end - daily (12/22/20) avg. wind speed 4 mph; mean direction 230° - period peak wind gust 300° 23 mph around 2:00PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.98"; annual through 12/23/20 7AM EST 51.51" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 12/21/20 - TUE 12/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build-in across the East altho' cloudy skies persisted in the light winds with high residual humidity until evening; skies cleared overnight; cool temps prevailed through the period | temperature range: 42° - 46° - 43° - the average temp this period was 44.0° 5.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period | winds: very light to CALM - daily (12/21/20) avg. wind speed 2 mph; mean direction 200° - period peak wind gust 360° 26 mph at 12:42AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.98"; annual through 12/22/20 7AM EST 51.51" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 12/20/20 - MON 12/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure shifted offshore with return surface flow raising temps a bot and bringing -RA into the area as low pressure developed across the SE US; 0.35" measured here during the period' breezy, damp | temperature range: 38° - 45° - 42° - the average temp this period was 41.5° 2.5° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period | winds: ENE early becoming mostly N to NW then W - daily (12/20/20) avg. wind speed light to CALM period peak wind gust CALM to very light | rainfall: period 0.27" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.98"; annual through 12/21/20 7AM EST 51.51" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 12/19/20 - SUN 12/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure elongated N to S along the East Coast states shifted east to sea during the period; overriding moisture from the SW sent increasing high clouds over the area with rain knocking on the doorsteps at post-tiime late period; temps remained well-below normal; frosty start to the period (30°) which rose only to the middle-40s | temperature range: 33° - 45° - 37° - the average temp this period was 39.0° 1.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is 45.9° | winds: mostly NW to N through early afternoon becoming SSW to SW thereafter; a period of CALM winds between 2 and 4AM EST late night - daily (12/19/20) avg. wind speed 1 mph; mean direction 360° - period peak wind gust 290° 8 mph around 2:00PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.71"; annual through 12/20/20 7AM EST 51.24" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 12/18/20 - SAT 12/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: winter storm moved to sea east of New England and high pressure moved in behind stretching S along the East Coast; early period was to clear, but it did not and low clouds prevailed here along the immediate coast through sunset; colder, damp still, with increasing NNW winds which failed to scour out coastal overcast; aft temps reached the lower 40s; clearing in the evening hours led to cooling as cloud blanket departing allowed for radiational cooling; some light frost late period close to post-time; seasonal temps averaged below normal | temperature range: 38° - 42° - 34° - the average temp this period was 38.0° 1.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: mostly NNW to N - daily (12/18/20) avg. wind speed 7.4 mph; mean direction 335° - period peak wind gust 320° 15 mph around 10:40AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall 2.71"; annual through 12/19/20 7AM EST 51.24" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 12/17/20 - FRI 12/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build in across the Middle Atlantic behind last period's deepening low pressure which continued to move to sea; colder temps, partly cloudy/fair skies, increasing breezes, some light frost in the evening | temperature range: 36° - 45° - 38° - the average temp this period was 40.5° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: W to WNW becoming N to NNW & N through the period - daily (12/17/20) avg. wind speed 6.9 mph; mean direction 313° - period peak wind gust 240° 15 mph around 3PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal (153%); annual through 12/18/20 7AM EST WELL-ABOVE normal (120%) |

=> Ghent Square - WED 12/16/20 - THU 12/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: low pressure along SE US coast moved steadily and rather fast to the NNE bringing rain and breezy conditions to the locale; cloudy skies, temps rising from the middle 40s to the upper 50s with warm sector of the storm center coming across SErn VA; after center moved NNE of the station, winds shifted in to the WSW and W with attending FROPA and the rain ended in early evening; temps fell back to the mid-30s and skies cleared overnight; 0.87" of rain, storm total | temperature range: 45° - 59° - 35° - the average temp this period was 47.0° 7° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: mostly NE to E then to SE to SSE through early evening; then winds back to WSW - SW - W - daily (12/16/20) avg. wind speed 8.0 mph; mean direction 086° - period peak wind gust 210° 23 mph at 10:55PM EST & again at 2:17AM EST, 260° at 23 mph | rainfall: period 0.87" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal (157%); annual through 12/17/20 7AM EST WELL-ABOVE normal (120%) |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/15/20 - WED 12/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure covered the East with mostly sunny skies, some patchy clouds from time to time through the sunlit hours & increasing cloudiness late period; cold temps with the period average temp about 7° below the norm; swiftly moving upper jet across the south with developing low pressure over the nation's midsection and another off the SErn US coast | temperature range: 37° - 43° - 35° - 45° - the average temp this period was 40.0° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: mostly N to NNE - daily (12/15/20) avg. wind speed 9.0 mph; mean direction 010° - period peak wind gust 350° 14 mph around 10AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal (118%); annual through 12/16/20 7AM EST WELL-ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - MON 12/14/20 - TUE 12/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: low pressure moving rapidly along a cold front moved across the SE into VA and on to the NE through the period; rain and fog and increasingly gusty winds from 7AM through mid-afternoon; high pressure returned late afternoon through the overnight; continued breezy with temps dropping back to the upper 30s; wind gusts to near 25 mph | temperature range: 54° - 56° - 37° - the average temp this period was 46.5° 15.3° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: VARIABLE early becoming WSW then SSW before shifting into the N and NNW around 2PM EST through remainder of the period - daily (12/14/20) avg. wind speed 10.3 mph; mean direction 001° - period peak wind gust 020° 23 mph at 2:05 PM EST | rainfall: period 0.92" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/15/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 12/13/20 - MON 12/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: one more day of well-above average late fall temps before a strong low pressure was to move through bringing rain and colder, below normal temps in the next period; temps warmed from the low 50s to 69.5° in the afternoon; just a trace of -RA during the period; partly cloudy skies; SHRA, some heavy, out to the W and SW at post-time heading quickly towards SErn VA | temperature range: 58° - 69.5° - 54° - the average temp this period was 61.8° 1.8° "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is SLIGHTLY BELOW normal | winds: SW - daily (12/13/20) avg. wind speed 4.1 mph; mean direction 226° - period peak wind gust 200° 13 mph at 10:00 AM EST | rainfall: period TRACE ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW normal; annual through 12/14/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 12/12/20 - SUN 12/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: variably cloudy skies early, a few scattered showers across SErn VA, heaviest in Ern Srn VA Beach; just a trace here; then, partly cloudy skies and mild temps prevail; average temp well-above normal; skies gradually become mostly overcast late period with a few showers toward post-time (0.01") temperature range: 58° - 69° - 58° - the average temp this period was 63.5° 10.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: S to SSW to SW - daily (12/12/20) avg. wind speed 6.0 mph; mean direction 193° - period peak wind gust 200° 16 mph at 2:37PM EST | rainfall: period 0.01" ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW normal; annual through 12/13/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 12/11/20 - SAT 12/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: mostly clear skies early then sunny/fair skies through much of the period; becoming overcast late period with some -RA arriving just before post time (TRACE); milder afternoon temps | temperature range: 41° - 66° - 52° - the average temp this period was 53.5° 10.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: light SSE to S early becoming mostly S the remainder of the period - daily (12/11/20) avg. wind speed 4.4 mph; mean direction 187° - period peak wind gust 190° 18 mph at 3:02PM EST | rainfall: period TRACE ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW normal; annual through 12/12/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - THU 12/10/20 - FRI 12/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: a frosty beginning under clear skies, radiational cooling; warming-up during the sunlit hours, reaching the lower 50s locally; generally light winds with temps held down in the afternoon on winds off the ocean; winds diminished to CALM in the evening and overnight | temperature range: 35° - 52° - 38° - the average temp this period was 43.5° 3.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: CALM early period and again in the evening and overnight; onshore NE through SSE late AM through sunset - daily (12/10/20) avg. wind speed 1.8 mph; mean direction 084° - period peak wind gust 040° 10 mph at 9:50AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW normal; annual through 12/11/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - WED 12/09/20 - THU 12/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: heavy frost began the period under clear skies and temps in the upper 20s, coldest of the winter season; high pressure covered the Middle Atlantic; some overriding high clouds coming through first half of period on progressive upper NW to SE flow; frost again late period as temps drop back to the lower 30s; high pressure reorients with center over the SErn US | temperature range: 32° - 49° - 35° - the average temp this period was 40.5° 2.5° "SLIGHTLY WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: backing W to WSW to SW; near CALM winds late nite - daily (12/09/20) avg. wind speed 4.5 mph; mean direction 226° - period peak wind gust 230° 19 mph around 3 PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall slightly ABOVE normal; annual through 12/10/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/08/20 - WED 12/09/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build-in over the East with highest pressures over the Southeast; clear/fair skies, seasonal temps averaging below normal, breezy early period; increase of high clouds late in a swift upper flow out of the NW; late period, coldest low temps of the season so far, dropping to around 30° ; FROST overnight | temperature range: 34° - 45° - 31° - the average temp this period was 38.0° 0.5° "SLIGHTLY COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: mostly NNW to NW early period backing into the W late afternoon through the overnight; near CALM winds late evening through post-time - daily (12/08/20) avg. wind speed 14.9 mph; mean direction 338° - period peak wind gust 300° 20 mph around NOON EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/09/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - MON 12/07/20 - TUE 12/08/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: low pressure moved east-southeast across NC with some light rain and snow across the lower Middle Atlantic; ONLY A COLD RAIN here with mostly cloudy, damp, conditions through most of the period, clearing out overnight; low deepened as it moved well-offshore to E of Long Island/NJ by post-time. Winds picked up from the N and NW with temps in the middle 30s and wind chills dipping to the lower 20°s | temperature range: 43° dropping into the upper 30°s - 34° - the average temp this period was 38.5° 5.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: mostly N to NW diminishing and backing into the W late period; near CALM at times in the evening - daily (12/07/20) avg. wind speed 8.9 mph; mean direction 360° - period peak wind gust 310° 23 mph at 2:58AM EST | rainfall: period 0.15" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/08/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 12/06/20 - MON 12/07/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the East; clear skies & frosty conditions began the period with temps moderating only to the upper 40s in the afternoon, dropping back to near 40° late periiod; meanwhile, low pressure over SE MO continued to drop ESE and deepen somewhat, helping pull moisture from the SW closer to SErn VA late period | temperature range: 39° - 49° - 41° - the average temp this period was 44.0° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: mostly N to NW diminishing and backing into the W late period; near CALM at times in the evening - daily (12/06/20) avg. wind speed 11 mph; mean direction 315° - period peak wind gust 250° 11 mph around NOON PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/07/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 12/05/20 - SUN 12/06/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: deepening low pressure NE of area and offshore now moved further NNE along the upper Middle Atlantic & New England States' coasts ... skies remained mostly cloudy early but cleared gradually through the period; breezy NNW winds on backside of low subsided late period to near CALM and skies cleared | temperature range: 49° - 61° - 39° - the average temp this period was 50° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: mostly NNW - daily (12/05/20) avg. wind speed 6 mph; mean direction 320° - period peak wind gust 300° 29 mph at 9:34 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/06/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 12/04/20 - SAT 12/05/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: a fast moving upper flow transported developing low over the Gulf States quickly NE along the Appalachians to Srn Central VA by late period; increasing cloudiness, showers and wind through the evening and overnight with gusts to 25 mph from 290° close to post-time; total storm/event rainfall was 0.76"; some fog with rain in evening with heavier showers embedded overnight; FROPA late period | temperature range: 47° - 66° - 49° - the average temp this period was 56.5° 11° "MUCH MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: WSW to SW backing into the S then SSW through 5AM EST; with FROPA winds shifted into the WNW late period - daily (12/04/20) avg. wind speed 3 mph; mean direction 180° - period peak wind gust 290° 25 mph at 6:59 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.76" ; December-to-date rainfall ABOVE normal; annual through 12/05/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - THU 12/03/20 - FRI 12/04/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: a frosty start to the period as temps bottom at 33° with humidity readings 95%+; light to CALM winds early became SSW to SW as high pressure shifted from right over the area and eastward to sea; temps drop into the middle 40s late evening into early 12/4 with increasing SW surface flow late nite | temperature range: 33° - 58° - 44° - the average temp this period was 45.5° 4° "LESS COLD" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is WELL-BELOW normal | winds: CALM early becoming S to SSW - daily (12/03/20) avg. wind speed 2 mph; mean direction 180° - period peak wind gust 170° 15 mph at 6:28 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW NORMAL; annual through 12/04/20 7AM EST ABOVE normal |

=> Ghent Square - WED 12/02/20 - THU 12/03/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: beautiful late fall weather ... clear, crisp, with late period frost as winds died off and temps fell to around freezing | temperature range: 35° - 50° - 33° - the average temp this period was 41.5° 4° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: WSW to SW diminishing in the evening and overnight to CALM - daily (12/02/20) avg. wind speed 5.5 mph; mean direction 260° - period peak wind gust 280° 15 mph around 2 PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW NORMAL; annual through 12/03/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/01/20 - WED 12/02/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build into the Middle Atlantic under a large, complex low pressure system moving further N into Canada; breezy, colder conditions prevailed with mostly sunny/clear/fair skies; late period temps dropped to near freezing | temperature range: 45° - 56° - 35° - the average temp this period was 45.5° 14.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; December-to-date average temp was BELOW normal | winds: mostly W to WSW - daily (12/01/20) avg. wind speed 8.8 mph; mean direction 249° - period peak wind gust 300° 26 mph around 12 NOON EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; December-to-date rainfall BELOW NORMAL; annual through 12/02/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - MON 11/30/20 - TUE 12/01/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: complex low pressure moved NE along the Appalachians & brought a few more instability light showers during the day; WIND ADVISORY posted for 10AM to 4PM with gusty winds arriving late AM through much of the period, diminishing in evening and overnight; FROPA; skies cleared out and fresh Canadian air was drawn S and SE into the Middle Atlantic as the low departed; clear skies and colder temps at period's end | temperature range: 65° - 75° - 45° - the average temp this period was 60° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp was ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW to SW through the period; daily (11/30/20) avg. wind speed 7.0 mph; mean direction 164° - period peak wind gust 180° 41 mph around 2:30PM EST | rainfall: period 0.01" ; November-to-date WELL-ABOVE NORMAL; annual through 11/30/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 11/29/20 - MON 11/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure with clear skies early, mostly sunny into early afternoon; low pressure organized rapidly and headed up early on, sunny/clear skies which became partly cloudy in the afternoon and then cloudy evening through the overnight; ongoing onshore flow held temps down to the lower 60s in the afternoon; SHRA arrived ahead of quickly developing low pressure over the SE US that moved to SWrn VA by post-time; WIND ADVISORY posted for coming period, 10A-4PM 11/30/20, for gusts to near 45mph during that time | temperature range: 42° - 64° - 55° - 65° - the average temp this period was 53.5° 2.0° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: light to CALM early; then mostly SSE to S then S to SSW; daily (11/28/20) avg. wind speed 3.0 mph; mean direction 164° - period peak wind gust 220° 27 mph around 6AM EST | rainfall: period 0.30" ; November-to-date 240% of normal annual through 11/30/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 11/28/20 - SUN 11/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: some fog early; then, variable cloudiness through early afternoon; skies cleared mid-afternoon through late period into the evening; a bright, full "beaver" moon lit up the night sky; some more ground fog as the period ended; temps chilled to the low 40s by post-time late night | temperature range: 50° - 61° - 42° - the average temp this period was 51.5° 3.5° "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: light to CALM early; then WSW through late AM followed by light onshore NNE diminishing to CALM latter half of period; daily (11/28/20) avg. wind speed 2.1 mph; mean direction 004° - period peak wind gust 040° 10 mph between 2 & 3PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 250% of normal annual through 11/29/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 11/27/20 - SAT 11/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak surface features - high over the lower Middle Atlantic; a cloudy period with varying levels of fog throughout which approached dense levels at times early period; mostly cloudy, damp, cool; light winds early period diminished to near CALM remainder of period | temperature range: 56° - 60° - 50° - the average temp this period was 55.0° 9° "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: N then NE early dimished to light and CALM remainder of the period; daily (11/27/20) avg. wind speed 2.5 mph; mean direction 010° - period peak wind gust CALM | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 257% of normal annual through 11/28/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - THU 11/26/20 - FRI 11/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: ongoing line of rainshowers as the period began which moved eastward to sea by mid-AM; skies remained mostly cloudy through the afternoon, breaking to become partly to variably cloudy overnight with clearing skies toward morning which led to dense fog as dew point temps led to saturation; damp, still mild; FROPA as period ended with winds shifting into the N | temperature range: 64° - 71° - 57° - the average temp this period was 64.0° 10.5° "MUCH WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW through late evening, diminishing to near CALM remainder of night until becoming NW to N to NE as period ends with a FROPA - daily (11/26/20) avg. wind speed 6.0 mph; mean direction 204° - period peak wind gust 190° 18 mph around 11AM EST | rainfall: period 0.09" ; November-to-date 266% of normal annual through 11/27/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - WED 11/25/20 - THU 11/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: heavy dew early period; high pressure pulls away to the East with return flow increase temps and humidity; nice breezes through the afternoon; overrunning moisture resulted in increase of cloudiness overnight with SHRA arriving after 4AM EST | temperature range: 41° - 66° - 61° - 65° - the average temp this period was 53.5° 7.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early became breezy S then S to SSW late period - daily (11/26/20) avg. wind speed 5.0 mph; mean direction 180° - period peak wind gust 180° 20 mph around 10PM EST | rainfall: period 0.07" ; November-to-date 264% of normal annual through 11/26/20 7AM EST 119% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 11/24/20 - WED 11/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure was ridged along the entire East Coast and shifted seaward late period; meanwhile, high clouds in the upper flow moved into the area overnight well-ahead of low pressure developing over the nation's midsection; temps remained quite cool with onshore flow; lighter winds; heavy early and late period dew | temperature range: 43° - 53° - 40° - the average temp this period was 46.5° 6.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: N to NNE through late morning; then onshore ENE through the afternoon, diminishing to mostly CALM late afternoon through remainder of the period - daily (11/24/20) avg. wind speed 2.7 mph; mean direction 340° - period peak wind gust 360° 13 mph at 10AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 280% of normal annual through 11/25/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - MON 11/23/20 - TUE 11/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: last period's showers moved seaward as the period began with clearing skies to become partly to mostly sunny, then clear/fair as high pressure builds across the Eastern US behind a cold front; breezy conditions developed with the FROPA, continuing till period's end; cooler, drier | temperature range: 58° - 63° - 43° - the average temp this period was 53.0°, "SLIGHTLY MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 8.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: W to WNW early became N to NNE - daily (11/23/20) avg. wind speed 4.0 mph; mean direction 360° - period peak wind gust 350° 21 mph at 12:46PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 291% of normal annual through 11/24/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 11/22/20 - MON 11/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure built down the Ern coastal area of Virginia bringing a light onshore flow; partly cloudy skies with moderating temps reaching near 70° in the afternoon; area of low pressure formed over the TN/OH Valley and moved NE late period bringing warmer air northward and over the air; -SHRA associated with this in the late evening with more SHRA overnight; partly cloudy skies, some fog with the increased warmth and moisture at the surface and aloft | temperature range: 53° - 70° - 61° - the average temp this period was 61.5°, "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 3.5° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: onshore and light NE through late AM becoming SSE to S remainder of the period and remaining light - daily (11/22/20) avg. wind speed 1.0 mph; mean direction 090° - period peak wind gust 110° 11 mph at 11:58AM EST | rainfall: period 0.14" ; November-to-date 291% of normal annual through 11/23/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 11/21/20 - SUN 11/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to cover the lower Middle Atlantic and across the SE US; a cold front continued to move slowly SE across VA and moved through around 2PM EST; at post-time the front had dipped south into central and southern NC and became stationary; for the period ... again, mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, cool temps with some ground fog at period's end | temperature range: 48° - 69° - 51° - the average temp this period was 58.5°, "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: SW through the NNW until NOON EST became NE then ENE remainder of the period; on occasion, winds diminished to CALM late period - daily (11/21/20) avg. wind speed 3.0 mph; mean direction 172° - period peak wind gust 010° 8 mph just before 4PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 306% of normal annual through 11/22/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 11/20/20 - SAT 11/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to cover the East and the Middle Atlantic, elongated NE to SW from off the Western/Mid-Atlantic back to AL; a cold front was moving through the OH/TN Valleys at end of period; more radiational cooling again early period with some frost on rooftops and cartops; heavy dew late period; mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, cool temps | temperature range: 42° - 68° - 48° - the average temp this period was 55.0°, "NEAR" the normal mean temp for the period & "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early then SSW to SW - daily (11/20/20) avg. wind speed 5.4 mph; mean direction 212° - period peak wind gust SSW 19 mph at 12:21PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 325% of normal annual through 11/21/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - THU 11/19/20 - FRI 11/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: some frost early period; high pressure continued to cover the East and the Middle Atlantic; continued mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, cool temps, light winds | temperature range: 34° - 57° - 42° - the average temp this period was 45.5°, "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early becoming NE then S to SSW through the period - daily (11/19/20) avg. wind speed 2.3 mph; mean direction 179° - period peak wind gust 180° 18 mph at 12:38PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 329% of normal annual through 11/20/20 7AM EST 120% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - WED 11/18/20 - THU 11/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure from S Central CAN south to the GOM continued to spead over the East with center moving to and relocating right over the Middle Atlantic late period; a cold period with gusty winds early period diminishing to near CALM by late period; radiational cooling then with temps dropping to 34° with rooftop frost here at the station; first frost of the fall; continued mostly sunny/clear/fair skies throughout the period | temperature range: 39° - 48° - 34° - the average temp this period was 41° , "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: mostly N through late evening becoming NNE overnight and diminishing to CALM at times - daily (11/17/20) avg. wind speed 5 mph; mean direction 360° - period peak wind gust 360° 20 mph around 10AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 339% of normal annual through 11/19/20 7AM EST 121% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 11/17/20 - WED 11/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: another cold front heralded more cold, dry air from S CNRL CAN; continued mostly sunny/clear/fair skies with gusty winds early which continued the entire period; temps dropped back to the lower 40s by period's end | temperature range: 42° - 61° - 39° - the average temp this period was 50.0° or 1° "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "CONSIDERABLY COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp 3.5° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly N - daily (11/17/20) avg. wind speed 4 mph; mean direction 360° - period peak wind gust 360° 25 mph at 1:40PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 339% of normal annual through 11/18/20 7AM EST 121% of normal |

=> Ghent Square - MON 11/16/20 - TUE 11/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: cold front moved through early AM with mainly NW through SW winds during the period which brough much lower dew points, thus humidity readings; skies became mostly sunny/fair/clear through the period with winds diminishing through the day till near CALM at times late night; with the clear skies and late night near CALM winds came radiational cooling and temps dropping into the lower 40s; high pressure continued to build into and across the area during the period | temperature range: 53° - 63° - 42° average temp this period was 52.5° - November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: mostly NNW through the W to the SW through the period; diminished winds to near CALM at times late night - daily (11/16/20) avg. wind speed 6.4 mph; mean direction 290° - period peak wind gust 290° 22 mph several times during the morning | rainfall: period 0.00" November-to-date 362% of normal) annual through 11/17/20 7AM EST (121% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SUN 11/15/20 - MON 11/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: cold front with mild air and gusty SSW winds ahead of it; front moved steadily through VA through midnight with gusts to near 30mph; winds shifted into the WNW with gusty winds overnight; temps fell back to the low 50s; partly cloudy early part of period with clearing after FROPA overnight | temperature range: 53° - 72° - 53° average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: becoming gusty SSW to 35-40 mph; then, with FROPA shifted into the WNW and NW with gusts to the mid and upper 20 mph range overnight - daily (11/15/20) avg. wind speed 9.3 mph; mean direction 195° - period peak wind gust near 30 mph 5:00PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 382% of normal) annual through 11/16/20 7AM EST 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/14/20 - SUN 11/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure built across the East in the wake of TS Eta and cold front; skies became mostly sunny/clear/fair and cooler temps settled in | temperature range: 47° - 62° - 48° average temp this period was 55° or 1.1° "SLIGHTLY MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 2.0° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: CALM to light ESE early becoming ENE through ESE through early evening, diminishing to CALM until around 4AM EST; then SE to SSE until post-time - daily (11/14/20) avg. wind speed 2.5 mph; mean direction 040° - period peak wind gust ENE near 15 mph around 10AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 407% of normal) annual through 11/15/20 7AM EST (122% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - FRI 11/13/20 - SAT 11/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: after 6.31" of rain over two-days, more pleasant wxr returned. Lots of residual moisture and high humidity with remnants of TS Eta still to the SSE and moving seaward. Cooler air with light winds followed on the heels of the storm and did not clear out the surface weather until overnight; more generally light fog; still some localized flooding as run-off remained slow; mostly cloudy skies, quite damp | temperature range: upper 50s dropping to the upper 40s by period's end average temp this period was slightly "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & but much "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: N to NNW through sunset, diminishing to CALM in the evening, picking up and becoming onshore N to NNE late night - daily (11/13/20) avg. wind speed 5.3 mph; mean direction 359° - period peak wind gusts near 15 mph from the NNW early half of period EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 7.18" or ~400% of normal) annual through 11/14/20 7AM EST 122% of normal

=> Ghent Square - THU 11/12/20 - FRI 11/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: tremendous inflow of moisture across the area as cold-front moved ever-so-slowly into and across Virginia; the front helped steer abundant remnant moisture from TS Eta over Nrn FL norht-northeast into the lower Middle-Atlantic; A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established 11/12/20 when 4.96" of rain fell at the Norfolk International Airport . The previous record was 4.90" set in 2009; FROPA between 9 and 10 AM EST | temperature range: ~70° - dropping to the mid 60s and further to the upper 50s; average temp this period was "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: S through 9AM EST becoming N to NE between 9 and 10 AM EST, continuing through the remainder of the period - daily (11/12/20) avg. wind speed 7.9 mph; mean direction 054° - peak wind gust 360° near 25 mph mid-AM EST | rainfall: period 3.35"; November-to-date 454% of normal) annual through 11/13/20 7AM EST 122% of normal

=> West Cradock - WED 11/11/20 - THU 11/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: stronger S flow picking up a lot of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and TS ETA; clouds increase ahead of cold front moving through TN Valley, but oh so slowly; SHRA arrive late afternoon and increase gradually through the period becoming moderate late nite; 3.58" of rain for the period; flash flood watches and advisories posted late half of period; the high temp today of 85° at Norfolk International Airport set a NEW STATION HIGH TEMP RECORD 11/11/20 | temperature range: upper 60s - 85° - near 70° average temp this period was was a whopping 21.9° "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW - daily (11/11/20) avg. wind speed 7.9 mph; mean direction 190° - peak wind gust SSW near 25 mph, late AM EST | rainfall: period 3.37"; November-to-date 4.04" annual through 11/11/20 7AM EST 111% of normal

=> Ghent Square - TUE 11/10/20 - WED 11/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: no change; high pressure held over the East; again, some ground fog early; then, mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, well-above above normal temps continued, increased humidity, winds picked-up in speed compared to the past few days | temperature range: mid to upper 50s - upper 70s - mid-to-upper 60s average temp this period was "MUCH MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: SE to SSE to S - daily (11/10/20) avg. wind speed 4.0 mph; mean direction 178° - peak wind gust 180° near 20 mph late AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 0.67" (67% of normal) annual through 11/11/20 7AM EST 108% of normal

=> Ghent Square - MON 11/10/20 - TUE 11/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: no change; high pressure held over the Eastern 2/3rds of the nation; again, some ground fog early and again overnight; then, mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, well-above above normal temps continued, increased relative humidity readings, light winds | temperature range: mid 50s to mid 70s back to the upper 50s; average temp this period was "much MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early and again MIDNIGHT EST and thereafter; otherwise, light onshore ENE becoming ESE through late evening daily (11/9/20) avg. wind speed 1.9 mph; mean direction 099° - peak wind gust ENE near 17 mph between NOON and 1PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 0.67" (73% of normal) annual through 11/10/20 7AM ET 49.02" (109% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SUN 11/08/20 - MON 11/09/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure held over the Eastern 2/3rds of the nation; again, a few hours early period with ground fog (but not dense); then, mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, well-above above normal temps continued, high humidity early and late period, light winds | temperature range: low/mid 50s - mid 70s - low/mid 50s average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "SLIGHTLY MILDER BUT ABOUT THE SAME" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early; then variable between ENE and SSE through late afternoon; winds diminished - oft times to near CALM - mostly SSE overnight - daily (11/8/20) avg. wind speed 1.5 mph; mean direction 086° - peak wind gust E near 17 mph in mid-afternoon EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 0.67" 78% of normal) annual through 11/9/20 7AM ET 109% of normal

=> Ghent Square - SAT 11/07/20 - SUN 11/08/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure holding over much of the eastern 2/3rds of the nation; once again, a few hours of dense fog to start the period followed by mostly sunny/clear/fair skies, above normal temps, increasing humidity readings, and light winds; some ground fog developed again overnight, but did not reach dense fog levels late period | temperature range: lower 50s° - lower 70s - low to mid 50s average temp this period was "MUCH MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "SLIGHTLY COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average slightly BELOW normal | winds: CALM early; then mostly S and SE became N to NE to ENE through sunset; SSE winds remainder of period with CALM/near-CALM winds after 4AM EST - daily (11/7/20) avg. wind speed 2.0 mph; mean direction 060° - peak wind gust 360° near 15 mph in early afternoon EST | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 0.67" (83% of normal) annual through 11/8/20 7AM ET 109% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - FRI 11/06/20 - SAT 11/07/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: once again, a period that begins and ends with a damp, dense fog; in the interim, skies partly cloudy to mostly sunny with mild afternoon temps; stagnant high pressure continues over the area with light winds to often, near CALM | temperature range: near 60° - lower 70s - low to mid 50s average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp BELOW normal | winds: near CALM to light S early; then NNW through NE until around 2pm EST followed by light SSE to S then CALM remainder of the period - daily (11/7/20) avg. wind speed 2.2 mph; mean direction 025° - peak wind gust 12 mph just before noon EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 93% of normal); annual through 11/7/20 7AM ET 109% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - THU 11/05/20 - FRI 11/06/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: despite dense fog which began and ended the period, mostly sunny/clear/fair skies throughout; light winds: high pressure extending from offshore New England southwest to the Srn/SErn states; high reorients to center over the TN Valley by post-time | temperature range: upper 40s - lower 70s - near 60° average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp is BELOW normal | winds: CALM early & again MIDNIGHT through the late night; otherwise, light SE through S winds - daily (11/5/20) avg. wind speed 3.0 mph; mean direction 169° - peak wind gust S near 15mph in early afternoon EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date ABOVE NORMAL (110%) annual through 11/6/20 7AM ET ABOVE NORMAL

=> Ghent Square - WED 11/04/20 - THU 11/05/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: across the TN Valley NE to the Middle Atlantic, and S, high pressure continued to dominate the weather with ongoing clear/sunny skies and pleasant temps | temperature range: lower 40s - upper 60s - upper 40s° average temp this period was "COOLER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp BELOW normal | winds: CALM early, again mid-evening through end of period; otherwise, generally light ESE to SE to S - daily (11/4/20) avg. wind speed 2.4 mph; mean direction 170° - peak wind gust S near 15mph in early afternoon EST | rainfall: period 0.00"; November-to-date 0.67" (above normal) annual through 11/5/20 7AM ET 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - TUE 11/03/20 - WED 11/04/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure centered over the deep South and across SErn US shifted NE through the period to recenter over the lower Middle Atlantic southwest into the SE US; continued clear/sunny skies, ongoing diminishing of winds, continued drier for much of the period | temperature range: near 43° - near 60° - near 40° average temp this period was "COOLER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp WELL-BELOW normal | winds: W to NW though early evening followed by light SW to CALM mid-evening through the overnight to post-time - daily (11/3/20) avg. wind speed 4.8 mph; mean direction 270° - peak wind gust near 20 mph in early afternoon EST | rainfall: period 0.00" November-to-date 0.67" annual through 11/4/20 7AM ET - 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - MON 11/02/20 - TUE 11/03/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build in from the NW and across the Middle Atlantic; sunny/clear/fair skies with gusty winds, low wind chill temps to start the period, drier conditions; winds diminished in the evening through the overnight, dropping significantly late evening through early AM 11/03/20; winds became SW through W mid- to late period with temps climbing back into the 40s and humidity levels dropping back | temperature range: lower 40s - 50° - lower 40s average temp this period was "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MUCH COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average WELL-BELOW normal | winds: NW to W early period becoming W, WSW, SW evening through post-time - daily (11/2/20) avg. wind speed 10.6 mph; mean direction 297° - peak wind gusts NW to near 30 mph early period | rainfall: period 0.00" ; November-to-date 0.50" annual through 11/3/20 7AM ET 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SUN 11/01/20 - MON 11/02/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: swiftly moving cold front headed across the state with strong lines of showers (some quite heavy) moving through early afternoon; variably cloudy skies which cleared out in the evening and overnight; gusty WNW to NW winds ensued after FROPA, gusting to near 35 mph late period/overnight; temps dropped to the lowre 40s, coldest so far this fall | temperature range: lower 50s - near 70° - lower 40s; average temp this period was "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; November-to-date average temp BELOW normal | winds: SE to SSE to S-SSW through early afternoon, became SW to W then WNW to NW remainder of the period - daily (11/1/20) avg. wind speed 5.9 mph; mean direction 225° - peak wind gusts (several) NNW to NW near 35mph between midnight and 3AM EST | rainfall: period 0.50" ; November-to-date 0.50" ABOVE normal) annual through 11/2/20 7AM EST 111% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SAT 10/31/20 - SUN 11/01/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along the East Coast weakened through the period under continued variably to partly cloudy skies; fair skies overnight; as winds died off under mostly fair/clear skies in the evening through late nite, temps dropped to the coldest of the fall so far, mid 40s | temperature range: 52° - 57° - 43° average temp this period was 5 50.0° or 7.7° "COLDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 6.0° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp 64.3° or 2.2° ABOVE normal | winds: NE to ENE to E and SE through 7PM diminishing to light and CALM until ~5AM EDT/EST, becoming SE late - daily (10/31/20) avg. wind speed 6.3 mph; mean direction 054° - peak wind gust 045° 24 mph at 12:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11"); October-to-date 64% of normal) annual through 10/31/20 7AM EDT 109% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - FRI 10/30/20 - SAT 10/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure returned behind Zeta as the tropical storm moved quickly seaward: a trace of rain early period followed by variably then partly cloudy skies; gusty, mostly NNW surface flow early period became onshore NNE to NE to mid-evening through the overnight hours | temperature range: early period temps fall to the lower 50s - 60° - mid 50s; average temp this period was "COOLER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 12.5° "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: NNW early becoming onshore NNE to NE with frequent gusts to near 30 mph - daily (10/30/20) avg. wind speed 11.1 mph; mean direction 342° | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.07"); October-to-date 65% of normal) annual through 10/31/20 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - THU 10/29/20 - FRI 10/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: remnants of Hurricane Zeta zoomed from NRN GA,, north along the Applachians and headed NE across central and Nrn/NErn VA; fortunately the strongest winds and heavy rains remained to the W then NW and N of SErn VA; only a trace of rain from Zeta itself with frequent gusty winds to the 30 mph range in the afternoon through balance of the period; trailing upper low along a cold front brought another 0.30" of rain as it moved across SErn VA late period (close to 4AM EDT); high wind advisory remained in effect for VA including this area; the high temp 10/29/20 of 84° established a NEW HIGH TEMP RECORD for Norfolk. FROPA between 4 and 5AM EDT at period's end | temperature range: mid-60s; - 84° - mid/upper 50s average temp this period was "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & the same as the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW to SW through 4AM EDT, shifted into the NNW through post-time - daily (10/29/20) avg. wind speed 5.2 mph; mean direction 206° - peak wind gust near 35 mph from the SSW in early afternoon | rainfall: period 0.44"; October-to-date 65% of normal) annual through 10/30/20 7AM EDT 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - WED 10/28/20 - THU 10/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weakening high pressure shifted eastward & further offshore; cold front to west became stationary from the TN Valley east to Nrn VA over to DE; meanwhile, Hurricane Zeta came ashore over New Orleans & headed rapidly towards NRN GA as period ended and on its way into Wrn and Central VA late day 10/29/20 | temperature range: low to mid 60s - 75° - upper 60s to near 70° average temp this period was "MUCH WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW- daily (10/28/20) avg. wind speed 4.1 mph; mean direction 213° - peak wind gust 230° near 18 mph in early afternoon | rainfall: period 0.00" ; October-to-date 61% of normal) annual through 10/29/20 7AM EDT 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - TUE 10/27/20 - WED 10/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: little change... very dirty high pressure over the area; ill-defined winds, at times near CALM and onshore but mostly shifting ever-so-slowly into the S and SSW; a bit milder than previous period with ongoing damp conditions as humidity levels remain high | temperature range: near 60° - mid 60s - low and mid 60s average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & slightly "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp ABOVE normal | winds: becoming mostly S to SSW after variable, light, to near CALM early period - daily (10/27/20) avg. wind speed 3.1 mph; mean direction 253° - peak wind gust 320° 13 mph late AM | rainfall: period 0.00"; October-to-date 61% of normal) annual through 10/28/20 7AM EDT 110% of normal

=> Ghent Square - MON 10/26/20 - TUE 10/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: onshore flow with abundant residual moisture continued the fog with breezy, cloudy conditions much of the period; damp with 0.01" of accumulated light drizzle from time to time | temperature range: upper 50s through lower 60s average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp remained steady & ABOVE normal | winds: mostly N to NNW through late evening becoming VARIABLE until S through SSW winds kick-in late night - daily (10/26/20) avg. wind speed 6.8 mph; mean direction 348° - peak wind gust NNW near 17 mph early period | rainfall: period TRACE ; October-to-date 65% of normal) annual through 10/27/20 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SUN 10/25/20 - MON 10/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: onshore flow tightens as low pressure to the SSW pushes NE along a cold front lying just to the S early period; light rain arrived in the afternoon and continued through early 10/26/20; precip moved east of Mid-Atlantic late period; cloudy skies through the period with 0.62" or rain, rain induced fog, and ongoing gusty winds from the NE which abate slowly late period | temperature range: near 60° - mid 60s - near 60° average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COLDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp continued ABOVE normal | winds: N to NNE and NE entire period - daily (10/24/20) avg. wind speed 9.5 mph; mean direction 040° - peak wind gust NNE near 22 mph around 8AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.46" ; October-to-date 65% of normal) annual through 10/26/20 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - SAT 10/24/20 - SUN 10/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: little change as high pressure over the East shifted slowly to the NE and E while overrunning moisture ahead of a cold front began to move in late period; ground fog once again early; then skies slowly clear to become mostly sunny/fair through early evening but with an onshore FROPA and increasing clouds evening through the overnight; a few showers in the evening giving a TRACE in the rain gauge | temperature range: low 60s - low 80s - low 60s average temp this period was 11° "WARMER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 5° "WARMER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp 64.5° / ABOVE normal | winds: SW to SSW through mid-afternoon; then, SW into the WNW until sunset; onshore flow develops in the evening as a weak onshore FROPA occurs, continuing through the overnight to post-time - daily (10/24/20) avg. wind speed 3.1 mph; mean direction 237° - peak wind gust near 20 mph | rainfall: period TRACE; October-to-date 54% of normal) annual through 10/25/20 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - FRI 10/23/20 - SAT 10/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure over the East continued to provide just beautiful fall weather for the area; we did have extensive ground fog (period's beginning & end) and even dense fog early 10/23/20 that took several hours to scour out; skies became mostly sunny/clear/fair (but mainly high clouds); high moisture content continued and winds slackened off early and again late period | temperature range: low 60s rising to the lower 70s and back to near 60° laate period - average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp is slightly ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early; then, NE to ENE becoming SE and SSE until late evening; then, winds die off to CALM overnight - daily (10/23/20) avg. wind speed 2.5 mph; mean direction 063° | rainfall: period 0.00; October-to-date 45% of normal) annual through 10/24/20 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - THU 10/22/20 - FRI 10/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure covered the entire Ern US; centered across the Mid-Atlantic, skies remained mostly sunny/fair/clear; high moisture content and no wind early and late period lead to ground fog development; temps remained quite pleasant, winds mostly onshore ENE | temperature range: near 60° - upper 70s - lowr 60s average temp this period was much "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & slightly "COOLER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temps are near normal | winds: generally CALM early and CALM from mid-evening EDT through post-time; otherwise, mostly NNE to NE early becoming ENE to SE to S afternoon through early evening - daily (10/22/20) avg. wind speed 2.1 mph; mean direction 065° - peak wind gust 070° 15 mph at 1:22PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" October-to-date below normal annual through 10/23/20 7AM EDT 110% of normal

=> Ghent Square - WED 10/21/20 - THU 10/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure reoriented over the Middle Atlantic with ongoing fair to partly cloudy skies, mild then warm temps, increased early and late period humidity, and generally light winds; temps averaged well-above normal | temperature range: low and mid 60s, rising to the lower 80s, falling back to near 60° | average temp this period was 10.5° "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 1° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp is near normal | winds: generally light ESE becoming SE & SSE then S through the period - daily (10/21/20) avg. wind speed 2.3 mph; mean direction 161° - peak wind gust 160° 16 mph at 4:32PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 annual through 110% of normal)

=> Ghent Square - TUE 10/20/20 - WED 10/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure held stationary across the Middle Atlantic; some ground fog early; then, partly cloudy skies with above-normal temps through the period; generally light winds | temperature range: mid/upper 60s - 75° - mid-60s average temp this period was "MILDER" than the normal mean temp for the period & "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp 0.3° BELOW normal | winds: NE to ENE then SSE through sunset with light S winds early evening; onshore flow returned late evening through post-time - daily (10/20/20) avg. wind speed 3.5 mph; mean direction 065° | rainfall: period 0.00

=> Ghent Square - MON 10/19/20 - TUE 10/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure still in control but area/pockets of moisture moving N along the NC coast and across SErn VA; sunny, fair skies early but increase in cloudiness and those -SHRA, pockets of DZ observed in the evening; as high shifts seaward temps warm | temperature range: mid-50s - mid-70s - mid/upper 60s winds: CALM early; then, onshore NE through SSE and S remainder of period - daily (10/19/20) avg. wind speed 3.0 mph; mean direction 110° - peak wind gust 070° 17 mph at 2:53PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; monthly BELOW normal; yearly ABOVE normal

=> Ghent Square - SUN 10/18/20 - MON 10/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to hold over the East with pleasant fall weather featuring sunny/clear/fair-at-worst skies; chilly early and late period temps; mild temps in the afternoon | temperature range: low and mid 50s - 70° - mid 50s average temp this period was 61.0° or 0.3° "COOLER" than the normal mean temp for the period & 9° "MILDER" than the average temperature for the previous period; October-to-date average temp 63.3° or 1.1° BELOW normal | winds: ENE to E then ESE through mid-evening, becoming light to near CALM late period - daily (10/18/20) avg. wind speed 3.1 mph; mean direction 085° - peak wind gust 090° 19 mph at 10:37AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 10/17/20 - SUN 10/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure covered the East & was centered early over the TN/OH Valleys into the Nrn Appalachians; the high shifted slowly NE and centered over VA most of the late period here and eventually centered over coastal New England/upper Mid-Atlantic by post-time; cooler, dry, mostly clear/fair skies, with strong radiational cooling late evening through late night with temps dropping into the upper 40s; an increase in clouds and onshore winds to become partly cloudy late period; ongoing low-lying tidal flooding (1 foot inundation max) continued at the usual, vulnerable spots | temperature range: low to middle 50s, rising to the lower 60s then dropping to the upper 40s late evening through early 10/18/20, rebounding to the lower 50s with onshore flow increasing towards post-time | winds: NNW early becoming NNE to NE from around 10AM until 7PM EDT; near CALM winds evening through late period when onshore NE flow returns around 6AM EDT - peak gust NE 25 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 10/16/20 - SAT 10/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: cold front moved towards the area with increasing clouds early; SHRA arrived late AM and continued into the afternoon with initial front moving through followed by a second front not far behind that cleared out the skies and switched winds into the NNE to NE with increasing breezes and falling temps | temperature range: upper 60s, lower 70s, dropping late period to the low and mid-50s | winds: S to SW through mid-AM becoming NNE to NE remainder of the period; increasing breezes after cold frontal passage ; peak period gusts NNE 25 to near 30 mph | rainfall: 0.18"

=> Ghent Square - THU 10/15/20 - FRI 10/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure ridged along the East Coast continued to move seaward while cold front from the Great Lakes southwest through the Ohio Valley and trailing further through Texas continue further to the ESE; rains developed along the cold front and associated cloudiness began to spread to Ern VA late night ahead of the front; low pressure due to develop along the front as it makes its way to SErn VA during the upcoming period | temperature range: lower 50s early rising to near 80° in late afternoon, falling late period to the upper 60s | winds: CALM early becoming S to SSW; peak period gust to S to near 20mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - WED 10/14/20 - THU 10/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure built across the Middle Atlantic through the period and shifted to offshore in Western Atlantic; variable winds as the system shifted with nice breezes early half, diminishing and becoming CALM late period under clear skies and falling temps as radiational cooling helped send temps to the lower 50s | temperature range: lower 50s early rising to the lower 70s in late afternoon, falling late period to the lower 50s | winds: NNW to N early becoming onshore NE through ENE through the afternoon, becoming SSE to S and diminishing to near CALM in the evening and overnight - peak period gust to ENE near 20mph around 11:30AM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 10/13/20 - WED 10/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: no significant wxr mechanisms to clear out the weather after rains from remnants of tropical system Delta moved to sea; thus, stuck in low clouds and abundant moisture early period with mostly cloudy skies lingering through the day; occasional peeks at the sun; overnight, skies cleared to become mostly sunny at the end of period (new sunrise) | temperature range: lower 60s early rising to the upper 60s in late afternoon, falling late period to the middle 50s | winds: mostly NW, NNW, and N - peak period gusts to near 20 mph from the N | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 10/12/20 - TUE 10/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: remnants of tropical system Delta continued to move ever-so-slowly across NE/Ern NC and passing offshore during the afternoon and through late period; more low clouds, damp conditions, generally light winds which did pick up from the NW to N late period as FROPA made its way S and E of the station | temperature range: near 70° early; rising to the upper 70s, falling late period to the lower 60s | winds: S through early afternoon became NNW and NW for the balance of the period after FROPA - peak period gusts to around 15 mph on several occasions late evening through period's end | rainfall: TRACE

=> Ghent Square - SUN 10/11/20 - MON 10/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: ongoing overrunning of moisture from remnants of Hurricane Delta now crossing Nrn AL, GA and on to the SC/NC border at post-time; cloudy, damp, generally light winds with on and off SHRA through the period, most heavy late night; fog developed with heavier rains | temperature range: mid/upper 60s, rising to the mid-70s, falling late period to the upper 60s | winds: SSW early becoming W in early afternoon before becoming onshore NE-E-SE late afternoon into ear;y 10/11/20; then CALM late night - peak period gust SW to near 15 mph around 10AM EDT | rainfall: 0.41"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 10/10/20 - SUN 10/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: overrunning moisture from fading Hurricane Delta - over the deep South - brought increasing clouds and -SHRAs by early afternoon which continued on and off remainder of period; damp with light winds; high pressure of the past week continued to pull out to the NNE | temperature range: mid/upper 60s, rising to the mid-70s, falling late period to the upper 60s | winds: SSW early becoming W in early afternoon before becoming onshore NE-E-SE late afternoon into ear;y 10/11/20; then CALM late night - peak period gust SW to near 15 mph around 10AM EDT | rainfall: 0.99"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 10/09/20 - SAT 10/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: continued pleasant weather as high pressure holds over the Middle Atlantic and much of the East | temperature range: upper 50s, rising to the mid-70s, falling late period to the lower 60s | winds: CALM early becoming mostly S to SSW - peak period gust SSE to near 20 mph at sunset | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - THU 10/08/20 - FRI 10/09/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: continued pleasant weather as high pressure centered over Virginia and continuing to impact the NE south and southwest into the SErn US states | temperature range: lower 60s, rising to lower 70s, falling late period to the mid and upper 50s | winds: NNW to N and occasionally to the NE through sunset: then, onshore NE to ENE overnight subsiding to near CALM last two hours of the period - peak period gust NE to near 20 mph late just before NOON EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - WED 10/07/20 - THU 10/08/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure holds over the lower Middle Atlantic; some early period light ground fog; then sunny/clear/fair skies with breezes in the afternoon to near 25 mph | temperature range: near 60°, rising to near 80°, falling back to the lower/mid 60s at post-time | winds: light early becoming WSW to SW; breezy in the afternoon with gusts to near 25 mph - peak period gust SW near 25 mph around 3:45PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 10/06/20 - WED 10/07/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure holds over the lower Middle Atlantic and brought ongoing sunny/clear/fair skies through the period; generally light winds backing into the SSW late AM and thereafter; radiational cooling early period helped temps drop to coolest temp readings of the fall | temperature range: near 50°, rising to near 74° in the afternoon, falling back to the upper 50s to around 60° overnight | winds: CALM early, then SSW to SW remainder of the period - peak period gust SW near 15 mph around 2PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 10/05/20 - TUE 10/06/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to build slowly into the area with reenforcing surface "cold front" passing through during the day; light surface flow ensues with winds often near CALM from mid evening to period's end; good radiational cooling sending temps to their chilliest in the new fall season | temperature range: mid 50s early, rising to near 70° in the afternoon, falling back to the low and mid 50s overnight | winds: mostly WNW, NNW then NNE through mid-day 10/05/20; onshore NE to ENE and light in the afternoon diminishing to near CALM balance of the period - peak period gust NNE near 20 mph around 1:20PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 10/04/20 - MON 10/05/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: infringing area of low pressure along Western Atlantic warm front moving towards the coast brought increasing cloudiness with a few light SHRA (0.01") ; late period, clearing as low pulled further east to sea with high pressure slowly buidling back into the area with winds backing to the N and NW | temperature range: mid to upper 60s, rising to the upper 60s, the dropping back into the middle and upper 50s late period | winds: mostly NNE to NE through early evening backing to the N and NW remainder of period - peak period gust NE to near 20 mph around 8AM EDT 10/4/20 | rainfall: 0.05"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 10/03/20 - SUN 10/04/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure still covered the Eastern coastal states with sunny/fair skies for most of the period; but warm air pushing NW across the WRN Atlantic brought in some coastal clouds late period as weak low developed along a warm front offshore | temperature range: low & mid 50s, upper 60s and falling back into the middle, some low 50s | winds: mostly NE to E - peak period gust ENE to near 20 mph near NOON EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 10/02/20 - SAT 10/03/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure covered the East with ongoing sunny/clear skies and pleasant temps; winds diminish overnight for a while after midnight with temps dropping to 50-55° | temperature range: low 60s rising to the mid 60s falling through the evening to the low and middle 50s late night | winds: NNE to NE through late evening , dropping off to near CALM until 3AM EDT, increasing from the NNE to NE late period to near 10mph late period - peak period gust NNE to near 25 mph early period | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - THU 10/01/20 - FRI 10/02/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along the Middle Atlantic; sunny/clear skies; pleasant temps, drier air | temperature range: middle 50s to to near 80° followed by late night temps dropping to the low 60s | winds: SW to WSW becoming N late period - peak period gust N 20mph late period around 4AM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - WED 09/30/20 - THU 10/01/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: cold front moved S of SErn VA with clear skies, excellent visibilities, and pleasant early fall temps as high pressure slowly built across the Eastern US | temps range: near 60° rising to near 70° in the afternoon, dropping late period to the upper 50s | winds: W early backing to the SW and SSW - peak period gust W near 20mph late AM to mid-afternoon | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 9/29/20 - WED 9/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: period of increasing cloudiness with showers and some nearby TSRA and possible small tornadoes to the NW in the evening; stronger S winds producing lift for heavy rain/TSRA activity; mild, humid; couple of surface fronts came through, one with heavy rain late afternoon into the evening and another area of SHRA late period; some fog with the showers | temps range: near 70° rising to near 80° dropping late period to near 60° | winds: S to SSW through midnight - peak period gust NW near 25mph between midnight and 1AM EDT | rainfall: 1.25"

=> Ghent Square - MON 9/28/20 - TUE 9/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: after showers late last period; clearing skies as this period began; mostly sunny skies with pleasant, mild temps, light winds; fair skies overnight with increasing clouds late | temps range: mid-60s rising to the lower 80s dropping back to the lower 70s | winds: SW to S - peak period gust S 24 mph around 3:30PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 9/27/20 - MON 9/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough along the coastal waters of Virginia and North Carolina brough a few periods of sunshine and plenty of clouds; area of showers moved in from the SW late period; mild and humid | temps range: upper 60s to around 70, rising to the upper 70s, falling back to midand upper 60s | winds: NW to WNW through early afternoon, becoming mostly W, occasionally WSW, remainder of the period - peak period gust WNW around 12 mph between 11AM and NOON EDT | rainfall: 0.12"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 9/25/20 - SUN 9/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: low pressure huggin the Carolina coastal area kept moisture moving in from the SSW resulting in occasional showers through much of the period; surface front in association with the low moved SE across the area as a weak cold front passing in the afternoon; but the passage did little to lower humidity and temps as the low moved ever so slowly over offshore waters; mostly cloudy through the period; damp | temps range: lower 70s to afternoon high of 76° late period lows dropping to the upper 60s | winds: SSE to S early becoming SSW around NOON then mostly WNW to NNW early afternoon through period's end - peak period gust ENE around 16 mph between 3 and 4 pm EDT | rainfall: 0.17"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 9/25/20 - SAT 9/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure still holding over the Middle Atlantic with low pressure moving towards the coastal Carolinas border with warm front extending NE then NNE along the coastal plain to the N. More rains expected during the period but the main area split into two concentrated areas of rain, one to the NW of the locale and the other larger area related to the low over the Carolinas with the bulk of its rains remaining to our S. Still, a few showers gave us mainly early period and late period events; skies were variably to mostly cloudy... warmer temps with higher humidity readings for the period | temps range: lower 60s to afternoon high of 70° holding steady late night | winds: mostly light S'ly through mid-day becoming ENE for a period until early evening; then mostly ESE to S late night - peak period gust ENE around 16 mph between 3 and 4 pm EDT | rainfall: 0.12"

=> Ghent Square - THU 9/24/20 - FRI 9/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure still centered over the TN Valley into the Middle Atlantic; continued increase of high and mid-level clouds over the area with two periods of light showers, one late afternoon/early evening and the other towards post time early 9/25/20 | temps: around 60° to the lower 70s and back down to the mid and lower 60s | winds: mostly, light WSW to SW - peak period gusts to S 13 mph | rainfall: 0.02"

=> Ghent Square - WED 9/23/20 - THU 9/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure centered over the TN Valley into WV continued the pleasant weather over the lower Middle Atlantic; clear skies early followed by an increase of high clouds late period; generally fair to partly cloudy and light winds for the period summary | temps: low/mid 50s to mid 70s back to the upper 50s to around 60° | winds: CALM early; then mostly W to NW through late afternoon followed by SW overnight - peak period gusts to near 15 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 9/22/20 - WED 9/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued ridged down the East Coast; continued diminishing of onshore flow resulted in less to no cloudiness, well-below normal average temps, lighter winds, and subsiding coastal flooding; still COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY posted for highly susceptible coastal areas | temps: middle 50s to the upper 60s back to the low and middle 50s | winds: mostly NNW backing through the period to the WSW then W - peak period gusts to near 20 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 9/21/20 - TUE 9/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: still a pretty good onshore flow bringing variably cloudy skies but more sun than on the past few days; winds began to diminish late evening into late period, but still gusts to near 20 mph overnight; cool temps; high pressure ridged down the East Coast states while Hurricane Teddy well at sea moved to the distant east of Cape Cod on a northerly track | temps: low 60s to middle 60s, then back to upper 50s | winds: mostly NE - peak period gusts to near 30 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 9/20/20 - MON 9/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: ongoing strong onshore fetch continued to affect the area with steady, breezy flow leading to increased tides with coastal flooding in spots throughout the region; skies were variably cloudy with periods of sunshine; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORIES remained in effect; cooler, drier; high pressure anchored over New England with winds and seas being sent SW towards the coast from offshore low pressure/ tropical systems | temps: low 60s to near 70° and back to lower 60s | winds: NE - peak period gusts to near 30 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 9/19/20 - SUN 9/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: strong onshore fetch with NNE flow continued to build coastal waves resulting in minor to moderate coastal flooding; skies were mostly cloudy but we did get peeks at the sun and some clearing at times, especially late period; COASTAL FLOOD WATCH & WARNING remained in effect; cooler, drier; high pressure anchored over New England | winds: mostly NNE to NE - peak period gustS to near 30 mph | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 9/18/20 - SAT 9/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: the heavy SHRA associated on northern edge of the remants of TS Sally subsided but still caused areas of flooding where resulting waters were slow to subside; a few SHRA fell early period; skies were variably to occasionally partly cloudy for much of the day; high pressure continued to build SE across VA with FROPA bringing a few more showers between 7:30 & 9:30 PM EDT; winds picked-up as the period progressed with building seas which would lead to a stretch of coastal flooding for the next period or two; COASTAL FLOOD WARNING posted; cooler temps through the period | winds: mostly NNE to NE - peak period gusts to near 30 mph | rainfall: 0.10"

=> Ghent Square - THU 9/17/20 - FRI 9/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: remnants of Hurricane Sally continued across the SE US with overrunning heavy rains developing on the storm's northern periphery as moisture ovespread high pressure anchored to the N that extended into SErn VA; just as models progged, the result was heavy, flooding rains which moved northward and into the vicinty overnight; about 1-¼" of rain fell from 7AM EDT until Midnight EDT with another 4" from Midnight EDT until period's end; considerable fog with downpours, typical minor street flooding here at station, gusty winds to near 30 mph; rainfall rates of 1" per hour between 3 and 5AM EDT FLASH FLOOD WATCHES UPGRADED TO FLOOD WARNINGS OVERNIGHT with COASTAL FLOOD WATCHES/ADVISORIES POST for most of the period | winds: mostly NE to ENE - peak period gusts during heaviest showers ENE 30mph | rainfall: 5.25"

=> Ghent Square - WED 9/16/20 - THU 9/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: chilly start to day with lowest temps of the fall so far (58°); high pressure still across the Mid-Atlantic but shifting/retreating NE to E; remnants of Hurricane Sally moving NE across Gulf States and sending abundant overrunning moisture northward toward the lower Middle Atlantic and Carolinas; generally smoky (aloft) upper air flow obscurring sunshine; some lower clouds increasing during the day to become overcast towards morning; FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for upcoming periods | temperature range: 71° - 80° - 66° winds: mostly NE to ENE - peak period gust 090° 27 mph around 2PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 9/15/20 - WED 9/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the NE and Mid-Atlantic areas; smoke aloft riding in from the Wrn US fires created a milky sky with some sun getting through; closer to the surface, some cloudiness onshore temps with period average temps below normal | temperature range: 66° - 72° - 58° winds: mostly NE to ENE - peak period gusts mostly NNE 22 mph at various times early afternoon EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 9/14/20 - TUE 9/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: last of effects from coastal offshore trough early period replaced by incoming (but slowly) air from the N as FROPA passes through during the morning; good breezes develop but temps slow to fall and humidity readings remain high; some early period fog; variably to mostly cloudy skies through the period | temperature range: 71° - 80° - 66° winds: mostly NNE to NE | rainfall: 0.00"



=> Ghent Square - SUN 9/13/20 - MON 9/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough offshore lower Middle Atlantic with low pressure that developed during the period but moved eastward further to sea; low kept considerable cloudiness over SErn VA with generally partly cloudy skies for the period; few light SHRA came into extreme Srn (border with NC) and SErn VA but none noted here; still high humidity levels and slightly warmer temps; cold front moved through from the N late period | temperature range: 73° - 82° - 71° winds: mostly NE | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 9/12/20 - SUN 9/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough begins to shift east while cold front from the N sinks south through the area; winds become onshore; fog with mostly cloudy skies and a couple of instability SHRAs move during the period | temperature range: 73° - MISSING - MISSING winds: NE to E early; E to NE to N late AM early afternoon - peak period gust 060° 22 mph around 10:04AM EDT | rainfall: 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 9/11/20 - SAT 9/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough begins to shift east while cold front from the N sinks south through the area; winds become onshore; fog with mostly cloudy skies and a couple of instability SHRAs move during the period; | temperature range: 77° - 83° - 73° winds: W TO WNW early became N then NE to ENE as the period progressed - peak period gust 130° 13 mph at 4:48PM EDT | rainfall: 0.18"

=> Ghent Square - THU 9/10/20 - FRI 9/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough/old stationary front lingered along the coastal plain of VA and NC providing triggers for some more SHRA and TS activity across the region; here, a few more showers and fog | temperature range: 77° - 83° - 77° winds: E early becoming SSE to S through remainder of the period until late period when winds shifted into the SW and W - peak period gust 130° 13 mph at 4:48PM EDT | rainfall: 0.11"

=> Ghent Square - WED 9/9/20 - THU 9/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: stationary front across lower Mid-Atlantic and Carolina coasts continued to be focal point in the region for SHRA and embedded TSRA; damp, mild/warm with light onshore flow; areas of localized downpours leading to flash flood watches and warnings as needed; occasional showers, mostly cloudy skies, some distant ltg to S here at station late period | temperature range: 76° - 81° - 76° winds: mainly ENE - peak period gust 050° 15 mph around 11AM & around 2PM EDT | rainfall: period no report at this time

=> Ghent Square - TUE 9/8/20 - WED 9/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure still across the Mid-Atlantic with SHRA & TS building to the S and offshore SE US along stationary front SW to NE across the lower coastal SE US; onshore flow keeping temps in mild-to-warm range; low pressure offshore SE US in Wrn Atlantic; partly cloudy skies, breezy at times | temperature range: 75° - 83° - 76° winds: mainly ENE - peak period gust 360° 16 mph at 1:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.13"

=> Ghent Square - MON 9/7/20 - TUE 9/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic with SHRA and TS developing to the S and offshore SE US along stationary front SW to NE across the lower SE US; onshore flow keeping temps in mild-to-warm range; partly cloudy skies | temperature range: 64° - 81° - 72° winds: mainly NE through ENE entire period - peak period gust 010° 14 mph at 2:35PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 9/6/20 - MON 9/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: pleasant late summer weather continued across the East; mostly sunny/fair/clear skies with onshore flow and lower humidity readings daylight hours; max radiational cooling developed overnight with winds falling to CALM and temps dipping to 60° | temperature range: 66° - 81° - 64° winds: mainly NE through ENE entire period - peak period gust 040° 15 mph at 1:14PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 9/5/20 - SUN 9/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: large high pressure extending from central Canada southeast to the Tn Valley and Appalachians built across much of the Eastern US; FROPA late last period with refreshing cooler, drier air following during this period; nice breezes across still warm offshore waters; some clouds early became mostly mostly sunny/fair/clear remainder of period; winds dropped off overnight allowing for extra cooling | temperature range: 76° - 81° - 66° winds: mainly Ne through ENE entire period - peak period gust 030° 24 mph at 11:29AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 9/4/20 - SAT 9/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: backside of high pressure well offshore SE US continued to pump warmer, moist air in from the S; meanwhile, cooler high pressure continued to sink SE with strong cold front moving through late period bringing significantly cooler, drier air from the N and onshore for the next period | temperature range: 80° - 93° - 76° winds: W through mid-day EDT, then quite VARIABLE through the afternoon becoming mostly S to SW evening through early AM 9/5/20 shifting into the N through NE with FROPA late period - peak period gust 200° 13 mph around 7PM & again N 13 mph several times between 4:30AM and post-time EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - THU 9/3/20 - FRI 9/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure well offshore SE US continued to pump warmer, moist air in from the Gulf and offshore E FL waters; mostly sunny to fair skies continued; dry, hot, humid... some morning ground fog and some haze continued | temperature range: 80° - 95° - 79° winds: CALM early period , then mostly SSW to SW to WSW - peak period gust 200° 20 mph around 5:34PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - WED 9/2/20 - THU 9/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: warm front zooms N along the Middle Atlantic coast heralding a much warmer, more humid surface flow; some spotty showers with the front; high pressure begins to build offshore SE US waters and at sea, to continue the warming trend for the foreseeable future: some early morning ground fog; increasing haze | temperature range: 80° - 92° - 80° winds: SSE to S then S through SSW latter half of period - peak period gust 270° 15 mph at 11:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 9/1/20 - WED 9/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure ridged NE to SW down the New England - Mid-Atlantic states; warm temps continued, reaching the middle 80s in the afternoon; low pressure well east of the NC coast moving slowly NE; stationary front SW to NE across NErn NC late period; winds diminished during the period to near CALM late night; a few sprinkles during the period | temperature range: 77° - 85° - 76° winds: mostly ENE to SSE - peak period gust 050° 13 mph at 2:14PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - MON 8/31/20 - TUE 9/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure settled further S with leading edge becoming stationary across SC/NC Srn border; weak low offshore SE US continued to move slowly NE to off NC by post-time; partly cloudy skies, light winds, light showers of rain in mid to late evening | temperature range: 73° - 85° - 76° winds: mostly NE to E through mid-AM, then gradually becoming SE to SSE - peak period gust 150° 15 mph at 4:51PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - SUN 8/30/20 - MON 8/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure settled in across the Middle Atlantic with cooler temps, less humidity, nice breezes; simply rather pleasant | temperature range: 76° - 85° - 72° | winds: mostly NE to N then NW through early afternoon, backing to the WNW through WSW for a while, then SE to SSE thereafter, diminishing to near CALM at times late night - peak period gust 040° 17 mph at 11:18AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 8/29/20 - SUN 8/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: remnants of Hurricane Laura, while greatly diminished, moved across Virginia during the afternoon; ahead of the system, increasing cloudiness and winds, but nothing more than breezes at the surface; associated SHRA moved through but were heavier to the N and the S with only a few light showers, only a trace of rain noted here; temperature range: 76° - 88° - 76° winds: mostly SSW to SW through early AM 8/30/20 becoming N to NNE late period to post-time - peak period gust 200° 23 mph at 2:14PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - FRI 8/28/20 - SAT 8/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to cover SErn VA with partly to mostly sunny skies; hot temps, high humidities, lighter winds than in the previous 7AM to 7PM period; haze; temps dropped only to 80° overnight to post-time | temperature range: 76° - 94° - 80° winds: mostly W to NW to NNW through early afternoon; then SSW to SW to S remainder of the period - peak period gust 210° 20 mph at 12:27AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" => Ghent Square - THU 8/27/20 - FRI 8/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to cover the lower Middle Atlantic with partly to mostly sunny skies; hot temps, increasing humidities altho' they were temperated by nice mostly SW flow with gusts of to the 20 mph range; area of SHRA and TSRA developed across central VA and moved SE to Ghent Square between 11PM & midnight; devloping strong CG lightning as cells moved through with gust to of note, very strong, close-to-station CG lightning in that event with power dips 3-times during the event; max storm gust to 26 mph | temperature range: 75° - 95° - 75° winds: mostly SW to SSW through the period - peak period gust 320° 26 mph around 11PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.58"

=> Ghent Square - WED 8/26/20 - THU 8/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to provide slightly "cooler" & drier temps early period; high weakened late period with NNW/N/NE winds of early period replaced by SW to WSW flow late evening through the overnight as the high shifted further eastward at sea; haze returned on the SW flow late period | temperature range: 76° - 88° - 75° winds: mostly NE-N-NW through mid-eveing backing to the W-SW-SSW remainder of period - peak period gust 310° 13 mph around 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 8/25/20 - WED 8/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: large, sprawling area of high pressure continued over the Middle Atlantic and SE US as a surface "cold" front began to move S along the New England and Mid-Atlantic coastal areas late period, courtesy of building high pressure over SErn Cananda; mostly SW winds early shifted into the NNW through NE towards period's end/post-time; some high clouds but mostly sunny/fair skies through the period | temperature range: 76° - 93° - 77° winds: mostly SW shifting into the N late period - peak period gust 230° 15 mph at 4:42PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 8/24/20 - TUE 8/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: large, sprawling area of high pressure covered the East and Western Atlantic waters' partly cloudy skies for the period; sprinkles reached the ground in the morning, but nothing more than a trace; winds did pick-up with gusts to near 20 mph; temps avgd above normal | temperature range: 76° - 87° - 76° winds: mostly S to SW - peak period gust 200° 16 mph at 12:00 NOON EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 8/23/20 - MON 8/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure centered from Arkansas to the Carolinas to the Western Atlantic held over the area and much of the East; warm temps under partly cloudy skies with drier conditions as the high continued to build over the Middle Atlantic; some haze; above normal temps | temperature range: 77° - 91° - 76° winds: mostly S to SW - peak period gust 200° 17 mph at 5:01PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 8/22/20 - SUN 8/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: warm front continued its move northward across SErn Va as the period began; the front washed-out late period over the DelMarVa Peninsula westward into central Nrn VA as high pressure reoriented over the Appalachians; skies were variably cloudy and temps continued to warm slowly; humidity readings remained high; brief SHRA early period | temperature range: 75° - 86° - 77° winds: mostly SE early becoming SE to S overnight - peak period gust 260° 13 mph at 3:32AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 8/21/20 - SAT 8/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along New England and Middle Atlantic coasts provided mostly onshore flow and partly cloudy skies, mild to warm temps, high humidity; stationary front from SC/NC coastal plains much of period moving back to the N late period and eventually covering SErn VA; SHRA developed mid-afternoon, moving across SErn VA with only 0.13" while some spots across SErn VA recorded 1 - 1.5" of rain; another area of SHRA passed through late nite with added rainfall of 0.13"; some fog with the abundant surface moisture | temperature range: 72° - 84° - 75° winds: mostly SE early becoming SE to S overnight - peak periods gust 11 mph at 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.25"

=> Ghent Square - THU 8/20/20 - FRI 8/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: stationary front moved S into NErn NC (becoming stationary again) with high pressure pushing further S into all of VA during the period; winds became mostly onshoure; few showers of rain (SHRA) remainded to the S in the 5-6PM hour but none recorded here; partly cloudy skies, lots of sun too, generally light winds but still fairly humid | temperature range: 73° - 82° - 72° winds: mostly N to NE to ENE with peak gust 8/20/20 030° 15 mph around 4PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - WED 8/19/20 - THU 8/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: some ground fog early, partly cloudy skies, still humid; surface "cool" front moved slowly into the area and became stationary during late period; a few SHRA & TSRA moved in early evening (0.12") | temperature range: 74° - 86° - 73° winds: mostly SSW to W becoming N to NE then to SE | rainfall: period 0.12"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 8/18/20 - WED 8/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak high pressure over the East Coast with a surface "cool" front moving into the area, then becoming stationary over the coastal plains; little associated weather other than partly cloudy skies some ground fog at sunrise and again late period as high humidity and CALM winds noted those portions of the period | temperature range: 73° - 88° - 73° winds: mostly SSW and SW early becoming NNW then N through late afternon; winds shift to mostly light SE late night through WED AM | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - MON 8/17/20 - TUE 8/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure along the East Coast; rather ill-defined map features with fronts well to west; partly cloudy skies, high humidity, light winds, some patchy fog at times; high pressure "making-up" to the NW and over the nation's midsection late period; low pressure vcnty IL/IN | temperature range: 68° - 84° - 72° winds: mostly NNW to WNW and W through late AM; then mostly SE to S to SSW remainder of the period | rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 8/16/20 - MON 8/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: low pressure and trough still across Western Atlantic sending periodic SHRA & DZ down the coastal plain of Ern/SErn VA and NErn NC; surface FROPA during the early day as high pressure began to edge SE from OH Valley; mostly cloudy skies, high humidity, cooler flow from the NNW; winds picked up; skies cleared out towards sunrise but still some scattered low clouds at the coast | temperature range: 75° - 78° - 70° winds: mostly W to WNW early becoming NW then N through early AM 8/17/20; NE to N late period | rainfall: period 0.13"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 8/15/20 - SUN 8/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: stationary front and trough across SErn VA during the period with some areas of SHRA first half with increase of showers in late afternooon into the evening, diminishing overnight (despite heavy rains and flooding to the west in Suffolk); bit stronger upper flow across SErn VA helping keep much of the activity flowing steadily to the NE; flash flood watches remained and extended to midnight with the lingering possibility that SHRA and possible TSRA could move into the locale; but, they did not; damp with fog at times; FROPA late period with wind shift into the NW & N | temperature range: 75° - 81° - 75° winds: mostly NE through the E through midnight, gradually becoming SSE to S the SW ahead of cold front which passed late period | rainfall: period 0.87"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 8/14/20 - SAT 8/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak low off SErn VA coast as period began that would move NE and become TS Kyle through the late period; meanwhile, ongoing troubles for SErn VA with trough covering the area and providing energy for plenty of rain to the N, with flash flood watches to the N about 30 miles giving Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, York County areas flash flooding; fortunately, as in the past 3 days, such rains stayed N of this locale; some flooding in Bay beach areas of Norfolk and eastward into Nrn VA Beach; continued variably cloudy with warm conditions, high humidity, light winds; flash flood watch issued for this area for SAT into early SUN 8/16/20 | temperature range: 77° - 84° - 76° winds: mostly NE through the ENE through mid-day, backing to the NNW early afternoon becoming VBL; then, an onshore flow developed as surface front settled into the area once again bringing mostly NE through ENE, diminishing to light to CALM late period | rainfall: period 0.02"

=> Ghent Square - THU 8/13/20 - FRI 8/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough of low pressure with center developing offshore NE NC late period brought scattered slow-moving SHRA & TSRA across SErn VA in the afternoon, diminished overnight; at this station, just couple of brief SHRA; continued quite warm and humid with light winds | temperature range: 78° - 91° - 76° winds: mostly NE, ENE through SE, dimishing to CALM after midnight ; rainfall: period 0.02"

=> Ghent Square - WED 8/12/20 - THU 8/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: partly cloudy skies, warm, humid with late afternoon thunderstorm with downpours and local, usual flooding of nearby streets | temperature range: 76° - 93° - 78° winds: mostly SE through S; rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 8/11/20 - WED 8/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: partly cloudy skies, warm, humid with late afternoon thunderstorm with downpours and local, usual flooding of nearby streets | temperature range: 77° - 92° - 76° winds: SE through SW; rainfall: period 2.33"

=> Ghent Square - MON 8/10/20 - TUE 8/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak high pressure covered the Middle Atlantic and most all SHRA and TSRA in the afternoon were further S during the period; some haze, warm to hot afternoon temps; humidity levels a bit lower | temperature range: 77° - 94° - 77° winds: SE through SW; rainfall: period 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 8/9/20 - MON 8/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: continued relief from the recent excessive heat as weak high pressure continued over the area; partly cloudy skies at worst; some -SHRA and TSRA scattered across Srn SErn area of VA near to the NC border | temperature range: 75° - 89° - 76° winds: CALM early becoming ENE through SSE through the remainder of the period rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - SAT 8/8/20 - SUN 8/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure settled a bit further into SErn VA but trough remnants to the S still a factor and sent more cloudiness into area while TSRA remained to the E and SSE of the station in SErn VA; still a few sprinkles and thunder heard in afternoon to the SE and S; some fog overnight and still warm and humid: temps only reach the 80s with the presence of clouds; still too, some periods of sun; partly cloudy overnight | temperature range: 74° - 87° - 74° winds: mostly S to SW through mid-day; then onshore NE-E-SE through midnight becoming CALM to light S late night rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - FRI 8/7/20 - SAT 8/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough still aligned SW to NE across the Mid-Atlantic shifted a bit further S and E and still provided energy - as did heating from the sun - to trigger another round of scattered slow-moving areas of SHRA and TSRA, mainly in the late afternoon into the evening; excessive rainfall and flooding again in some locations in Virginia Beach to the NE and E of this station; but, an area of +TSRA moved through Ghent Square in mid-afternoon; continued hot, humid, with generally light winds and no significant steering currents aloft for the storms; thus downpours across SErn VA; SHRA came through late evening through just after midnight EDT | temperature range: 74° - 88° - missing winds: mostly SSW through SE rainfall: period 1.00"

=> Ghent Square - THU 8/6/20 - FRI 8/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: trough now aligned SW to NE across the Mid-Atlantic provided energy - as did heating from the sun - to trigger scattered slow-moving areas of SHRA and TSRA through the period, mainly in the late afternoon into the evening; excessive rainfall and flooding in some locations to the NE and E in Virginia Beach; continued hot, humid with generally light winds; some local flooding, typical for the streets nearby Ghent Square in the heaviest SHRA THU afternoon 8/6/20 temperature range: 78° - 91° - 73° | winds: quite SSW through SSE - peak period gust 270° 13mph around 5 PM EDT | rainfall: period 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - WED 8/5/20 - THU 8/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure covered the area with slowly moving trough heading in to central VA; some scattered -SHRA and -TSRA activity developed across SErn VA in the evening but dissipated quickly with just a trace of sprinkles here; continued generally light winds with oppressive dew points and humidity readings | temperature range: 77° - 94° - 78° | winds: quite VARIABLE and light - peak period gust 150° 13mph between 3 and 4PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE

=> Ghent Square - TUE 8/4/20 - WED 8/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak high pressure covered the area with slowly moving trough heading in to central VA; some scattered -SHRA and -TSRA activity developed across SErn VA in the evening but dissipated quickly with just a trace of sprinkles here; continued generally light winds with oppressive dew points and humidity readings | temperature range: 76° - 90° - 77° | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 180° 46mph between 7 and 8 AM EDT |

=> Ghent Square - MON 8/3/20 - TUE 8/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: in the CALM before the storm (TS Isaias) mostly cloudy skies with increasing showers throughout the area; showers became more frequent in the evening, increasing to downpours at times as the remnants of Hurricane Isaias move from landfall upper coast of SC in the evening to just WSW of Portsmouth by post-time; winds increased with max gust of 46 MPH at 7:42AM EDT 8/4/20, 45 mph before 7AM EDT; storm related rainfall 0.87" | temperature range: 79° - 91° - 76° | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 180° 45mph around 6:30AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.87"; August 1.45"; 2020 year-to-date 25.40"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 8/2/20 - MON 8/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure during the period with ongoing heat and high humidity; winds a bit more brisk than expected with gusts to the 20+ mph range mid/late afternoon and again near midnight EDT; partly cloudy skies, some haze and fog | temperature range: 77° - 95° - 78° | winds: mostly SSW - peak period gust 200° 24mph at 3:51PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; August 0.58"; 2020 year-to-date 24.53"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 8/1/20 - SUN 8/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: ongoing heat, humid conditions but with bit of respite SAT as temps climbed "only" to the upper 80°s SHRA & TSRA developed along a weak surface front just to the S of the area and moved NE into SErn VA continuing through mid-evening; variably cloudy skies overnight, still quite humid | temperature range: 79° - 89° - 76° | winds: onshore N to NE to E first half followed by SSE to S to SSW latter half - peak period gust 140° 24mph at 6:41PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.58"; July 0.58"; 2020 year-to-date 24.53"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 7/31/20 - SAT 8/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: continued hot, humid conditions on mostly SW to WSW winds with variability vcnty of TSRA/SHRA; partly cloudy skies; thunderstorms and showers developed and moved SE across the area late afternoon through midnight | temperature range: 80° - 94° - 78° | winds: mean S to SW early period becoming more SW to WSW late period; peak period gust 230° 25mph around 4PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.42"; July 1.07"; 2020 year-to-date 23.95"

=> Ghent Square - THU 7/30/20 - FRI 7/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: hot, humid conditions return with mostly sunny skies, haze, light winds; another day with no rain as SHRA & TSRA stay to the N and S of the area with only a few light pop-up showers across SErn VA | temperature range: 77° - 97° - 80° | winds: mean S to SSW; peak period gust 130° 13mph at 11:45AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.65"; 2020 year-to-date 23.53"

=> Ghent Square - WED 7/29/20 - THU 7/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak surface fronts mainly W to E across the Middle Atlantic provided a bit of relief in temps and humidity but failed to provide the trigger for anticipated widespread showers and thunderstorsm; skies remained partly cloudy early but cleared out as the period progressed; troughs moving through late period and weak lows expected to move east to the coast in the coming period | temperature range: 77° - 93° - 77° | winds: mean SSW; peak period gust 200° 14mph at 8:12PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.65"; 2020 year-to-date 23.53"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 7/28/20 - WED 7/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: ongoing heat wave with temps reaching a record 102° at Norfolk International Airport, surpassing the previous record of 101° set in 1940; sunny, then partly cloudy skies, as areas of SHRA and TSRA moved in from the SW; only 0.05" fell in the early evening as diminishing activity passed through the area; continued humid with generally light winds | temperature range: 80° - 102° - 77° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust 230° 24mph at 7:43PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.05"; July 0.65"; 2020 year-to-date 23.53"

=> Ghent Square - MON 7/27/20 - TUE 7/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: generally clear to occasionally partly cloudy skies, abundant sun; SHRA & TSRA developed to the E and NE of station late afternoon and moved east away from this locale | light winds; continued hot and humid | temperature range: 78° - 98° - 80° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust 180° 14mph at 10:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.60"; 2020 year-to-date 23.48"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 7/26/20 - MON 7/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: abundant sunshine early with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon and areas of SHRA and TSRA developing in late afternoon (0.12") | temperature range: 77° - 99° - 77° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust 250° 15mph at 2:30PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.12"; July 0.60"; 2020 year-to-date 23.48"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 7/25/20 - SUN 7/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: abundant sunshine, TSRA to SE of station in mid-afternoon that drifted further SE of station before dissipating, hot, humid, light mostly SSE winds | temperature range: 75° - 94° - 77° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust 160° 11mph around 9PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.48"; 2020 year-to-date 23.36"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 7/24/20 - SAT 7/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: the hot weather continued and the "increasing chances" for rain never materialized locally; mostly sunny, hot, humid altho' temps did back-off a bit, only reaching the lower 90s, summer haze | temperature range: 76° - 91° - 75° | winds: mean SSW; peak period gust 170° 13mph at 9:01PM EDT & 220° 13 MPH at 1:24AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01"; July 0.48"; 2020 year-to-date 23.36"

=> Ghent Square - THU 7/23/20 - FRI 7/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: partly cloudy period with increase in SHRA and TSRA across SErn VA... locally, only a few spits of rain, mostly late afternoon and early evening ... continued mostly sunny/fair early on but with variable cloudy skies in the afternoon; distant thunder noted; heavier activity well to the N and to the S and SE through evening; variably cloudy overnight | temperature range: 79° - 98° - 76° | winds: mean SSW; peak period gust 250° 15mph around 3PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; July 0.47"; 2020 year-to-date 23.35"

=> Ghent Square - WED 7/22/20 - THU 7/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: little change... continued mostly sunny/fair, hot, increasingly humid with afternoon SHRA & TSRA remaining to our N, W, and S ... quite parched here with little rain since the 19th and with temps in the upper 90s to lower 100s, a lot of vegetation is dying from heat stress and its effects | temperature range: 79° - 100° - 79° | winds: mean SSW; peak period gust 230° 20mph at 5:11PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.47"; 2020 year-to-date 23.35"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 7/21/20 - WED 7/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure offshore E & SErn US continued the SSW flow across the locale; trough and low pressure over central VA and northward triggered SHRA and TSRA to our N in the afternoon and evening with no rain recorded here in SWrn Norfolk; continued sunny/fair/clear, record heat, generally light winds; HEAT ADVISORY remained in effect temperature range: 78° - 101° record - 77° | winds: mean SW to SSW; peak period gust 350° 17mph at 12:12AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.47"; 2020 year-to-date 23.35"

=> Ghent Square - MON 7/20/20 - TUE 7/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the Middle Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies, couple of surface fronts headed S into the northern reaches of the lower Middle Atlantic but had no impact on local weather; light winds, some haze, still record heat (maximum low record tied for 7/20/20 at Norfolk International Airport | temperature range: 81° - 99° record - 80° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust SW 13mph on 4 occasions through the peroid | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.47"; 2020 year-to-date 23.35"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 7/19/20 - MON 7/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the Middle Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies, increasing humidity; line of generally light SHRA & TSRA moved through early evening giving 0.18" of much needed rain; record heat with light winds and some haze | temperature range: 78° - 102° record - 81° | winds: mean WSW through SW and S; peak period gust 200° 17mph at 9:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.18"; July 0.47"; 2020 year-to-date 23.35"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 7/18/20 - SUN 7/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the Middle Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies, increasing humidity; nearby TSRA late afternoon and early evening that gave just a TRACE of rain here; mostly light winds, some haze | temperature range: 79° - 98° - 78° | winds: mean SW; peak period gust 180° 24mph at 6:12PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 7/17/20 - SAT 7/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the Middle Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies, increasing humidity yet fairly dry afternoons; light winds, some haze, line of -SHRA and TSRA to the N moved through northern Norfolk in early evening leaving a trace here | temperature range: 77° - 97° - 79° | winds: mean SSW; peak period gust 170° 18mph at 5:07PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - THU 7/16/20 - FRI 7/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued to dominate the Middle Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies, increasing humidity yet fairly dry afternoons; light winds, haze | temperature range: 73° - 91° - 77° | winds: mean SE; peak period gust 110° 15mph at 5:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - WED 7/15/20 - THU 7/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure moved across the Middle Atlantic to offshore New England extending SSW along the coastal plain to the Carolinas; mainly onshore winds helped hold temps down a bit, reaching only 91°; some ground fog early, then sunny with only fair weather cumulus scattered about in the daylight hours; generally light winds, increasing relative humidity overall, altho' percentages did drop for a dry afternoon; winds tapered off to CALM after midnight EDT | temperature range: 75° - 91° - 73° | winds: mean NE; peak period gust 060° 15mph at 3:01PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 7/14/20 - WED 7/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued across most of the eastern half of the US; surface front and very weak moved SE across the area with some scattered, isolated SHRA/TSRA across SErn VA... but no rain fell here; mostly sunny, generally light winds, some ground fog late night | temperature range: 75° - 94° - 76° | winds: mean ESE; peak period gust 040° 13mph at 2:30PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - MON 7/13/20 - TUE 7/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued across most of the eastern half of the US; a few patches of energy sufficient to trigger SHRA and TSRA moved across the Mid and Lower Atlantic coast in the morning hours; some clouds in the outflow from a cell to the N with a gust to 25mph around 10AM but no associated rainfall some haze and generally light winds; plenty of sunshine too | temperature range: 78° - 93° - 74° | winds: mean ESE to SSW; peak period gust 230° 17mph at 8:47AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 7/12/20 - MON 7/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak high pressure over lower Middle Atlantic; generally light S to SW winds continued with hot temps, dry afternoon heat, some HZ | temperature range: 75° - 96° - 78° | winds: mean SSW; mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 270° 14mph at 1:38PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 7/11/20 - SUN 7/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: weak high pressure over lower Middle Atlantic; generally light S to SW winds with warm/hot temps, dry afternoon heat, some -HZ from time-to-time; weak surface cool front moved through overnight, becoming stationary offshore VA and NC; no associated weather with that | temperature range: 78° - 96° - 75° | winds: mean SW; SW to S, CALM after midnight - peak period gust 160° 20mph at 3:30PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 7/10/20 - SAT 7/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: as TS Fay battered the NE coastal areas with rain, this site only saw a few backside storm SHRA with 0.11"; skies became partly cloudy to mostly sunny; nice breezes in the afternoon but temps still reached the middle 90s; weak generally fair wxr high pressure covered the area late | temperature range: 77° - 94° - 78° | winds: mean S; N backing gradually through the NW to the W and WSW through evening with trend to S to SSW winds overnight - peak period gust 170° 17mph at 11:05PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.11"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - THU 7/9/20 - FRI 7/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: transistion from high pressure in control to marine influence as TS Fay developed offshore SC and moved north; associated showers from developing storm remained offshore SErn VA until the center was NNE of the area late period with some wrap-around moisture showing up and moving inland from offshore after midnight (0.11"); skies during the period remained partly cloudy and increasing breezes in response to Fay; humidity readings increased as well | temperature range: 78° - 85° - 75° | winds: mean NE; NE TO ENE through evening; then NNE backing to NW after midnight - peak period gust 050° 22mph at 12 noon EDT | rainfall: period 0.11"; July 0.29"; 2020 year-to-date 23.17"

=> Ghent Square - WED 7/8/20 - THU 7/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure moved across the Middle Atlantic gave another period of sunny to partly cloudy skies, increasing, pleasant, onshore afternoon; some scattered -SHRA to the SW and S, moving onshore SE to NW mostly across Ern NC; computer models progging gradual development of offshore TS-like coastal system for following period | temperature range: 78° - 90° - 78° | winds: mean NE; CALM or mostly SE early; then onshore NE through the E and SE remainder of the period, dropping to near CALM late night - peak period gust 130° 17mph at 12:24PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 7/7/20 - WED 7/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure held over the area and brought hot temps another afternoon which "cooled off" with onshore SE flow late afternoon and evening. Some haze under partly cloudy skies with radar indicating -SHRA scattered across the area late afternoon with a TRACE here at 6:45PM EDT; fair skies overnight with mild temps | temperature range: 78° - 93° - 76° | winds: mean S; mostly SE to SSE to S to SSW - peak period gust 150° 17mph at 1:32PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - MON 7/6/20 - TUE 7/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure holding over the Mid-Atlantic with continued the mostly sunny/fair skies, hot temps, generally light winds with notable daytime haze; area of SHRA and TSRA drifted SE across MD, DC, upper Eastern Shore late afternoon and evening with rains remaining well to the N | temperature range: 76° - 96° - 77° | winds: mean S; mostly SSE to S to SSW to SW - peak period gust 240° 15mph at 4:23PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 7/5/20 - MON 7/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic continued the mostly sunny/fair skies, warm to hot temps, generally light winds, with early period ground fog then notable haze | temperature range: 73° - 91° - 75° | winds: mostly SSE to S through midnight; then diminishing further to near CALM - peak period gust 180° 13mph at 5:48PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 7/4/20 - SUN 7/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure continued over the area but backdoor coastal front brought refreshing onshore flow and some nice breezes altho' winds remained basically light; still the cooler offshore waters helped keep temps from rising into the 90s; some ground fog overnight and some haze in the afternoon | temperature range: 79° - 87° - 73° | winds: became NW to N then onshore mostly NE through SSE through the period, oft times near CALM ovenight - peak period gust 340° 13mph at 9:40AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 7/3/20 - SAT 7/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure covered the Middle Atlantic with center over WV; mostly sunny skies but with some haze; temps warmed to the low 90s and afternoon humidity levels were low; wind shift into NNW mainly; did get a couple hours of a seabreeze in early afternoon and again in late evening | temperature range: 75° - 93° - 79° | winds: mostly W to SW through late afternoon; then W to NW through remainder of the period - peak period gust 260° 11mph at 9:11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - THU 7/2/20 - FRI 7/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure from Wrn Great Lakes ESE to the upper SErn states brought a respite from the hot weather of 7/1/20; mostly sunny skies, slowly bldg. surface pressures and an onshore flow - with some nice afternoon generous breezes, kept temps rising only to the mid to upper 80; haziness at times, less humid in the afternoon | temperature range: 72° - 86° - 75° | winds: NW to N then onshore NNE to NE through midnight becoming SW late night - peak period gust 360° 14mph at 4:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - WED 7/1/20 - THU 7/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: a hot, mostly sunny day with weak low pressure over Ern VA kicking up some TSRA in the late afternoon & early evening; associated FROPA settled S into NC and dissipated; weak high pressure remained; a welcomed 0.16" of rain for the station gardens | temperature range: 75° - 92° - 70° | winds: S to SSW to SW, briefly gusty in TSRA - peak period gust 060° 22mph at 4:46PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.16"; July 0.16"; 2020 year-to-date 23.04"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 6/30/20 - WED 7/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: little change in the weather; weakening high pressure over the area with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, dry afternoon, generally light winds; afternoon temps rose to the lower 90s; haze noted as well; some short-lived development of light SHRA and TSRA across SErn VA into NC with only a few sprinkles here in late afternoon | temperature range: 75° - 93° - 75° | winds: SW to W through 3PM, then NNW then into onshore NE through SE until sunset followed by SSE to S late evening; then S to SW late period - peak period gust 020° 13mph at 4:20PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - MON 6/29/20 - TUE 6/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic continued; few areas of energy aloft moved through the upper flow but failed to create any storms here as the energy was shunted further S by benign surface front that heralded slightly cooler temps from high center over the Great Lakes east to New England; previous dust clouds alfot diminished in that flow also shunted off to the SE | temperature range: 76° - 88° - 71° | winds: WNW then NW then N through NW shifting into the NE late afternoon; winds remained onshore shifting more to the ENE then into the SE to SSE - peak period gust 360° 15mph at 2:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 6/28/20 - MON 6/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure with mostly sunny/fair skies through the period while trough persists over the Middle Atlantic; scattered TSRA developed across WRN VA which moved SE across Srn VA and then fell apart after sunset before residual energy triggers moved across SErn VA; hot, dry temps in afternoon, light winds, some haze, some dust clouds move across SErn VA at sunrise and overnight giving spectacular sunset and sunrise (late period) | temperature range: 76° - 92° - 75° | winds: SW through NW early; then mostly SW - W remainder of period - peak period gust 280° 10mph at 2:19PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 6/27/20 - SUN 6/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure with mostly sunny/fair skies through the period while trough persists over central VA, north to south; dry conditions with hot temps, light winds, some haze | temperature range: 73° - 94° - 76° | winds: mainly SW to SSW - peak period gust 170° 17mph at 2:05PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 6/26/20 - SAT 6/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak surface front moved through early 6/26/20 and continued southward before dissipating then washing-out over NC; gentle breezes for the period diminishing 'tho late night to near CALM; mostly sunny/fair skies with temps near normal; a weak trough persisted at post time north-to-south across Central VA | temperature range: 69° - 89° - 73° | winds: quite VARIABLE becoming onshore near NOON EDT; then winds backed into the W-SSW then S remainder of the period - peak period gust 230° 13mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - THU 6/25/20 - FRI 6/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: cold front moving slowly SE into Virginia with SHRA and TSRA moving in from the SW; SHRA here (no thunder) in mid-to-late afternoon (0.42"); another line of TSRA moved toward the area late evening into early 6/26/20 but that area dissipated with no measureable rain here; period warm temps, still humid, haze; FROPA late period with wind shift into the NW | temperature range: 74° - 85° - 68° | winds: ESE to SSE becoming S to SW - peak period gust 310° 16mph at 12:20AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.42"; June 4.88"; 2020 year-to-date 22.88"

=> Ghent Square - WED 6/24/20 - THU 6/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure continued over the Middle Atlantic with reenforcing high pressure heading into the area behind surface FROPA which moved through during the morning and afternoon; mostly sunny to fair skies continued with slightly cooler temps in the late AM through sunset | temperature range: 75° - 87° - 73° | winds: SSW to W then NW to N to NE then onshore through the afternoon; SE overnight; winds diminish to CALM overnight - VARIABLE in direction gusts on several occasions to 10 mph | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.46"; 2020 year-to-date 22.46"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 6/23/20 - WED 6/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure continued to build over the Middle Atlantic; mostly sunny to fair skies through the period; still hot and humid with hazy skies from time to time | temperature range: 73° - 93° - 75° | winds: mainly SSW to SW - period gust 220° 21mph at 5:01PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 4.46"; 2020 year-to-date 22.46"

=> Ghent Square - MON 6/22/20 - TUE 6/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: plenty of sunshine early; increasingly hot and humid with generally light winds ahead of an eastward moving trough that triggered TSRA in the late afternoon; some briefly gusty winds with the storms and another 0.70" of rain; some haze and fog noted through the period | temperature range: 73° - 92° - 70° | winds: mostly S to SW but range was SE through S to SW - period gust 320° 33mph in thunderstorm at 4:22PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.70"; June 4.32"; 2020 year-to-date 22.31"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 6/21/20 - MON 6/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure held over the area; some pop-up SHRA to the south in Portsmouth and east/southeast into Chesapeake in mid-afternoon | temperature range: 68° - 81° - 71° | winds: VARIABLE through afternoon becoming SE through late night and into the S just before post-time - period gust 130° 10mph at 7:18PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 3.62"; 2020 year-to-date 21.61"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 6/20/20 - SUN 6/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak, ill-defined systems across the East and Western Atlantic; here, mostly cloudy skies with pockets of energy triggering SHRA and TSRA across the eastern Carolinas north into SErn Virginia; brief period of -SHRA in the AM with more serious complex of TSRA developing in NErn NC and SErn VA in the afternoon; 0.94" in the afternoon TS here with series of nearby CGLTG strikes; storms slowly moved N & NW and dissipated after heating aloft from the sun; nearby Chambers Field NAS recorded 2.22" storm total; fog with heavier rains & ground fog under clear skies as the period ended | temperature range: 73° - 80° - 68° | winds: mostly SE to S through late afternoon, diminishing to light mostly S winds through the evening, followed by CALM early; then S to SW through late evening followed by SSE to S and diminishing to CALM late period - peak period light SE to near CALM winds late night - period gust 140° 10mph at 9:11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.97"; June 3.62"; 2020 year-to-date 21.61"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 6/19/20 - SAT 6/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure covered the Western Atlantic coastal states; mostly sunny, fair skies, with an increase in high and mid-level clouds late period | temperature range: 69° - 85° - 72° | winds: CALM early; then S to SW through late evening followed by SSE to S and diminishing to CALM late period - peak period gust 200° 20mph at 4:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 2.65"; 2020 year-to-date 20.64"

=> Ghent Square - THU 6/18/20 - FRI 6/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: nice weather with warm temps, lowering humidity readings, generally light winds, and partly cloudy skies (high clouds mostly) | temperature range: 67° - 83° - 68° | winds: mostly SW to S through mid-afternoon EDT; then, SSE through 2AM becoming SSW late period - peak period gust 130° 14mph at 4:41PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 2.59"; 2020 year-to-date 20.58"

=> Ghent Square - WED 6/17/20 - THU 6/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: large, but diminished/reoriented low over the upper SE US; skies here cleared further to become partly sunny with sprinkles hither and yon across the region at times; continued damp with below normal average temp | temperature range: 68° - 79° - 67° | winds: mainly ENE through early evening became SE-SSE to S overnight | peak period gust 090° 17 mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE"; June 2.59"; 2020 year-to-date 20.58"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 6/16/20 - WED 6/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: large upper low still wandering over the SE US and just offshore SC as period began but rotated back to the W by period's end; more showers, breezy and damp conditions, cloudy skies; well-below normal temps | temperature range: 62° - 64° - 68° | winds: mainly onshore NE, ENE, E | peak period gust 050° 29 mph at 3PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.41"; June 2.62"; 2020 year-to-date 20.62"

=> Ghent Square - MON 6/15/20 - TUE 6/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: upper low wandering over the SE US brought periodic showers, increasing towards period's end; cloudy, damp, well-below normal temps, breezy, SHRAs; temperature range: 64° - 66° - 61° | winds: mainly onshore NE | peak period gust 030° 21 mph at 6:52PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.57"; June 2.21"; 2020 year-to-date 20.20"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 6/14/20 - MON 6/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure Western Atlantic still in control of our weather with onshore breezes, partly cloudy skies, increasing humidity late period; a brief SHRA late afternoon left 0.01" while scattered SHRA late period brought another 0.02" | temperature range: 65° - 75° - 63° | winds: mainly ENE | peak period gust 070° 17 mph at 1:05PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.03"; June 1.64"; 2020 year-to-date 19.63"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 6/13/20 - SUN 6/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: cold frontal passage early with increasing onshore breezes oft to near 25 mph; skies became mostly sunny and temps cooler, drier; winds diminish overnight but pick up again close to this post-time | temperature range: 72° - 75° - 63° | winds: mainly N - NE - ENE | peak period gust 050° 22 mph at 12 NOON EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.61"; 2020 year-to-date 19.60"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 6/12/20 - SAT 6/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: few lingering showers early, then clearing as high pressure builds S into the Middle Atlantic; FROPA, drier, cooler temps for the balance of the period | temperature range: 71° - 80° - 68° | winds: N through NE | peak period gust 360° 21 mph just before post-time, late period EDT| rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.61"; 2020 year-to-date 19.60"

=> Ghent Square - THU 6/11/20 - FRI 6/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: mostly cloudy skies early with a couple of light showers through much of the period and heavy showers late period towards post-time; some fog, warm temps | temperature range: 75° - 85° - 74° | winds: SSE - S - SW | peak period gust 190° 23 mph at 10:21AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; June 1.61"; 2020 year-to-date 19.60"

=> Ghent Square - WED 6/10/20 - THU 6/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure at sea well to the ESE continued the increasing mostly S to SW flow across the area; partly cloudy skies, warm temps temperature range: 74° - 91° - 74° | winds: SSE - S - SW | peak period gust 200° 25 mph at 5:08PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.09"; 2020 year-to-date 19.08"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 6/9/20 - WED 6/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: little change with high pressure along the E coast continued the mostly sunny/clear/fair skies early, but with a gradual increase in high clouds, then mid-level to low level clouds overnight; temps moderated in the afternoon and reached the lower 90s | temperature range: 72° - 91° - 73° | winds: mostly WSW to SW to S then SSE until becoming S to SSW late night | peak period gust 160° 15 mph at 9:39PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.09"; 2020 year-to-date 19.08"

=> Ghent Square - MON 6/8/20 - TUE 6/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure along the E coast continued the mostly sunny/clear/fair skies with ongoing "cooler", drier temps | temperature range: 66° - 85° - 70° | winds: W through SW through NOON becoming VARIABLE N through NE and eventually into the SSE; SSE to S to SSW overnight | peak period gust 190° 10 mph at 10:18AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.09"; 2020 year-to-date 19.08"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 6/7/20 - MON 6/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: high pressure builds S along the Middle Atlantic following TSRA and FROPA late last period; skies become mainly sunny/clear with much cooler, drier, pleasant temps; nice onshore breezes through the afternoon | temperature range: 70° - 82° - 65° average June temperature was 75.3° | winds: N to NE then NE through the ENE into early evening; became SE to SSE and diminished overnight | peak period gust 060° 15 mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00"; June 1.09"; 2020 year-to-date 19.08"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 6/6/20 - SUN 6/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued mostly sunny/fair skies; DST LT to N and NE evening with line of TSRA moving through late evening into early 6/7/20; very warm; some haze noted | temperature range: 76° - 90° - 69° average June temperature was 75.4° | winds: mostly SW to WSW to WNW and NW through sunset followed by return to SSW to SW overnight | peak period gust 010° 24 mph at 12:01AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.09"; June 1.09"; 2020 year-to-date 19.08"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 6/5/20 - SAT 6/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued mostly SSW to S surface flow under partly cloudy/sunny/fair skies; not as hot; trace of rain from scattered showers which passed quickly; HZ recorded | temperature range: 75° - 90° - 75° average June temperature was 74.6° | winds: mostly SSW to S - peak period gust 180° 22 mph at 5:00PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE ; June TRACE; 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - THU 6/4/20 - FRI 6/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued mostly S to SW flow under mostly sunny/fair skies, hot, with temps rising to the middle 90s; HZ recorded | temperature range: 76° - 94° - 73° average June temperature was 73.8° | winds: mostly S to SW - peak period gust 190° 20 mph at 9:47PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" ; June TRACE; 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - WED 6/3/20 - THU 6/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered offshore SE US in the Western Atlantic continued the warm/hot weather; nice breezes helped deal with the heat; sunny/fair/clear skies prevailed | temperature range: 71° - 93° - 76° average June temperature was 72.7° | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 240° 20 mph at 4:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" ; June TRACE; 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 6/2/20 - WED 6/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered offshore SE US in the Western Atlantic sent warmer, increasingly more humid surface flow over SErn VA; partly cloudy skies, a sprinkle or two early period | temperature range: 60° - 82° - 71° average June temperature was 67.9° | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 230° 22 mph at 3:00PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE; June TRACE; 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - MON 6/1/20 - TUE 6/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered over OH/WV early shifted SE to relocate offshore Mid-Atlantic and SE US coast; pleasant cooler & drier, well-below normal temps; generally light winds | temperature range: 61° - 72° - 59° average June temperature was 63.4° | winds: onshore NE to ENE through late afternoon; then SE-SSE-S-SSW remainder of the period - peak period gust 020° 17 mph at 7:53AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" June 0.00" 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 5/31/20 - MON 6/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built SE into the area providing mostly sunny/fai/clear skies, breezy onshore winds, cooler & drier temps | temperature range: 68° - 73° - 58° average May temperature was 64.7° | winds: onshore NE to ENE through the period - peak period gust 340° 22 mph at 9:33AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 2.48" June 0.00" 2020 year-to-date 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 5/30/20 - SUN 5/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): SSW surface flow early period; cold fronts moved SE from the TN Valley; variably, then partly cloudy skies... continued warm, humid; areas of TSRA developed to NW and W and moved into vicinity late afternoon into early evening; initial cold front with weak low moved through SErn VA late evening; winds diminished and pressure lowered; main cold front passed between 3 & 4AM with winds shifting into the NNW to N with air pressure rises | temperature range: 72° - 82° - 68° average May temp-to-date: 64.7° | winds: mostly SSW to W to NNW though early afternoon; ENE through SSE until near 4AM EDT when flow became NNW to N - peak period gust 360° 15 mph at 6:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" May 2.48" annual 17.99"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 5/29/20 - SAT 5/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: SSE to S moist surface flow continued over SErn VA; variably cloudy skies early period became partly cloudy; temps warmed to the upper 80s under considerable sunshine early afternoon before temps fell as showers with distant LTG moved N'wd across Ghent Square | temperature range: 75° - 88° - 71° average May temp-to-date: 64.6° | winds: SSE to S early becoming S to SSW - peak period gust 220° 18 mph at 2:43PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.09" May 2.36" annual 17.87"

=> Ghent Square - THU 5/28/20 - FRI 5/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): surface flow became SSE with good inflow of more moisture and increasingly warm temps with scattered showers across the period; flow shifting into the S to SW late period on backside of large high pressure in the Western Atlantic; remnants of TS Bertha continued N along the Appalachians into the Great Lakes and SErn Canada; skies were mostly cloudy early but became partly cloudy to sunny at times in the afternoon and variably cloudy overnight | temperature range: 72° - 85° - 75° average May temp-to-date: 64.0° | winds: SSE becoming S then S to SSW - peak period gust 200° 22 mph at 3:48PM EDT | rainfall: 0.45" May 2.27" annual 17.78"

=> Ghent Square - WED 5/27/20 - THU 5/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front just offshore and along Middle Atlantic and SE US coasts gradually dissipated to more of a trough by period's end; increasing moisture and overriding warm air in form of weak SE US low which were actually the effects of the remnants of TS Bertha; this system moved N along the coasts and then inland with SHRA at times mid- through late period; the TS dissipated as it moved N; continued variably cloudy skies with some afternoon sun, more humid and warm | temperature range: 62° - 81° - 72° average May temp-to-date: 63.2° | winds: NE to ENE through mid-day becoming SSE thereafter - peak period gust 230° 22 mph at 3:48PM EDT | rainfall: 0.45" May 2.27" annual 17.78"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 5/26/20 - WED 5/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued onshore marine flow from low pressure at sea well SE of the area; cloudy skies, except for some clearing late afternoon to let a period of sun through; a few periods of -DZ & -RA early half of period; fog overspreads area reaching dense levels overnight; continued below normal average temps | temperature range: 62° - 69° - 61° average May temp-to-date: 63.2° | winds: NE to ENE with peak gust 020° 10 mph at 11:08AM EDT | rainfall: 0.01" May 1.82" annual 17.33"

=> Ghent Square - MON 5/25/20 - TUE 5/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over the area and along coastal Mid-Atlantic with low pressure still persistent well-at-sea to the east; the marine layer persisted into the morning, but skies did break to become partly cloudy then mostly sunny in the afternoon; temps warmed to 69° in response making for a nice afternoon; marine layer moved back onshore evening through the overnight; some fog early and late period; lighter winds | temperature range: 60° - 69° - 62° average May temp-to-date: 63.1° | winds: ENE to NE with peak gust 020° 13 mph at 1PM EDT | rainfall: TRACE May 1.81" annual 17.32"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 5/24/20 - MON 5/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): area covered by marine layer on west/backside of low moving slowly S and E well-to-the-east of Virginia Beach and eventually NC late period; several periods of -DZ and very -RA which left a TRACE through the period; continued cloudy skies, BR, damp, cool conditions with persistent NE to ENE onshore surface flow | temperature range: 60° - 63° - 60° average May temp-to-date: 63.1° | winds: NE to ENE with peak gusts 020° 15 mph around 10AM EDT & 060° 15mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: TRACE May 1.81" annual 17.32"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 5/23/20 - SUN 5/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front moved offshore with showers remaining the NE and SE, missing the locae; skies cleared to become mostly sunny in the afternoon; some instability moved through SErn VA late afternoon but produced nothing more than patchy cloudiness; high pressure over the Middle Atlantic into early 5/24; offshore backdoor cold front headed into the vicinity late period with onshore marine flow, low clouds, some fog the result of low pressure well-offshore Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 68° - 81° - 60° average May temp-to-date: 63.2° | winds: SW to W becoming NNW through the afternoon; then mostly SSE through about 4AM when back door cold front shifts winds onshore NE to ENE - peak gust 220° 18 mph at 7:45AM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" May 1.81" annual 17.32"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 5/22/20 - SAT 5/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): some residual showers and fog early; cloudy for a period after showers ending giving way to breaking clouds then partly cloudy skies looking quite tropical under large upper low moving east and across the area for balance of period; afternoon and overnight showers remained to the N and S of station here in SErn VA; increasing temps and humidity with winds becoming more SE to S then SW latter half | temperature range: 68° - 84° - 68° average May temp-to-date: 62.9° | winds: mostly ENE shifting to SSE through early afternoon becoming SSE to S then SW to W remainder of the period; - peak gust 310° 16 mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: 0.12" May 1.81" annual 17.32"

=> Ghent Square - THU 5/21/20 - FRI 5/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): large upper low to the west covering much of the Ern US; continued cloudy, damp conditions with on and off SHRA, milder temps | temperature range: 59° - 72° - 64° - 67° average May temp-to-date: 62.2° | winds: mostly ENE through mid-afternoon, then SSE - peak gusts ENE and SSE 14 mph at several times before midnight EDT | rainfall: 0.40" May 1.69" annual 17.20"

=> Ghent Square - WED 5/20/20 - THU 5/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): area stuck in stagnant pattern with onshore flow from high pressure to the NE and low pressure offshore SE US coast and a large upper low to the west; from time-to-time, scattered light showers and drizzle; patchy fog with breezes oft gusting to the 30 mph range; damp and cool | temperature range: 56° - 60° - 57° - 58° average May temp-to-date: 62.1° | winds: mostly ENE - peak gust 010° 28 mph at 4:19PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE May 1.29" annual 16.80"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 5/19/20 - WED 5/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure to the NE, upper low pressure to the west and to the SE at sea... this configuration set up a strong onshore surface flow during the period with COASTAL FLOOD WARNING ongoing for possible water inundations up to 3' in areas which typically flood with strong onshore winds at high tide times; skies remained cloudy with some fog; late afternoon into evening showers | temperature range: 58° - 61° - 54° - 55° average May temp-to-date: 62.3° | winds: onshore E NE - peak gust 010° 28 mph at 7:29PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.12" May 1.29" annual 16.80"

=> Ghent Square - MON 5/18/20 - TUE 5/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure to the NE, upper low pressure to the west and to the SE at sea... this configuration set up a strong onshore surface flow during the period with COASTAL FLOOD WARNING ongoing for possible water inundations up to 3' in areas which typically flood with strong onshore winds at high tide times; skies remained cloudy with some fog; late afternoon into evening showers | temperature range: 58° - 61° - 55° average May temp-to-date: 62.3° | winds: onshore E NE - peak gust 010° 28 mph at 7:29PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.12" May 1.29" annual 16.80"

=> Ghent Square - MON 5/18/20 - TUE 5/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): tropical storm Arthur moved NE with center offshore along the SErn & lower Mid-Atlantic states; bands of rain circulated by the storm across the locale with storm total of 0.75" ; the center was located well E of DE at post-time with wedge of cooler air pulled S into the Middle Atlantic; cloudy, damp, cool, breezy; COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINED IN EFFECT, UPGRADE TO COASTAL FLOOD WARNING late period for possible upcoming tidal inundations up to 3' at times at coastal spots and other locations prone to coastal flooding; showers/rains subsided in the afternoon and early evening | temperature range: 64° - 64° - 57° average May temp-to-date: 62.6° | winds: onshore NE - peak gust 020° 21 mph at 3:54PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.68" May 1.17" annual 16.68"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 5/17/20 - MON 5/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front across SErn VA running from low over IA ESE through Virginia Beach and offshore with high pressure to the N supply some fresh onshore breezes; periods of cloudiness but partly cloudy skies overall AM through the afternoon; tropical system offshore SC moving NNE along and just offshore of the SE US coastal plain sent showers northward with northern shower bands reaching here late period; patchy fog for the evening and late night hours | temperature range: 64° - 75° - 61° - 64° average May temp-to-date: 62.6° | winds: onshore NE through ENE - peak gust 010° 16 mph at 6:40AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.07" May 0.49" annual 16.00"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 5/16/20 - SUN 5/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued warm as high pressure remained over the Middle Atlantic and offshore SE US through mid-afternoon; but cold front moved south along the coastal plain and through the area in mid-evening through the overnight before becoming stationary and wobbling back to the N a bit near the VA/NC border at post-time; onshore flow developed with the front and that dropped temps; some gound fog late period with fair skies at pos-time | temperature range: 66° - 85° - 64° - average May temp-to-date: 62.5° | winds: mostly SW through noon EDT becoming VARIABLE but mostly onshore NE through SE in the afternoon through midnight; then, onshore mostly NE overnight - peak gust 190° at 17 mph around 9AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 5/15/20 - SAT 5/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued warm afternoon temps as high pressure remained over the Middle Atlantic with ongoing S to SW winds; generally light winds | temperature range: 64° - 86° - 60° - average May temp-to-date: 61.7° | winds: S to SSW to SW through the period - peak gust 210° at 22 mph at 10:13AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - THU 5/14/20 - FRI 5/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued over the Western Atlantic and Middle Atlantic southward; warm front developed across the region producing considerable cloudiness and scattered light showers in the early period; skies cleared to mostly sunny and warm, dry temps prevailed in the afternoon; cloudy early, then mostly sunny/fair/clear skies balance of the period | temperature range: 57° - 79° - 63° - average May temp-to-date: 60.7° | winds: S to SSW to SW through the period - peak gust 230° at 17 mph at 4:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - WED 5/13/20 - THU 5/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued over the Mid-Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies with below normal average temps; genrally light winds; near record low temps | temperature range: 50° - 69° - 54° - average May temp-to-date: 60.1° | winds: light & variable to near CALM early; then onshore NE through SE in the afternoon becoming SSE in the late afteroon through midnight' then S winds, light to near CALM - peak gust 150° at 10 mph at 4:40PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 5/12/20 - WED 5/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued over the Mid-Atlantic; ongoing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies with below normal average temps; not as breezy; near record low temps | temperature range: 48° - 62° - 49° - average May temp-to-date: 60.0° | winds: mostly NNW to NW through late afternoon becoming SW then S before backing to the SSE through late period - peak gusts avg 320° at 15 mph three times between 1 and 3PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - MON 5/11/20 - TUE 5/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure covered much of the Eastern US with reenforcing shots of cooler, drier temps as surface fronts transport air from the W and NW; ongoing mostly clear/fair/sunny skies... an occasional patch of cloudiness; breezy conditions during the daylight hours | temperature range: 56° - 71° - 48° - average May temp-to-date: 60.5° | winds: WSW to WNW through mid-afternoon becoming mostly WNW to NNW remainder of the period - peak gust 270° 22 mph at 12:33PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 5/10/20 - MON 5/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered of ERN VA and covering much of the Srn & Ern US; record chill for Norfolk with minimum temp 5/10/20 (40°) that TIED previous record low for the date; sunny/clear/fair skies; mostly SSW flow developed ahead of cold front moving SE across the Appalachians at post-time | temperature range: 42° - 69° - 55° - average May temp-to-date: 60.6° | winds: mostly SSW to SW - peak gust 190° 20 mph at 5:56PM EDT and 180° at MIDNIGHT EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 5/9/20 - SUN 5/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build E across much of Eastern Seaboard; locally, mostly sunny/fair/clear skies with late spring colder temps | temperature range: 42° - 60° - 42° - average May temp-to-date: 60.6° | winds: mostly NW to N through midnight becoming onshore N to NE thereafter and dropping off to CALM late night - peak gust 070° 21 mph around 8AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 5/8/20 - SAT 5/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure at sea offshore SErn US pumped milder air NE across the SR & Middle Atlantic Coastal plain; rather windy in the afternoon through the remainder of the period as winds held up ahead of and with the passage of cold front just after midnight; peak wind gust came just after 1AM EDT; partly cloudy skies with -SHRA arriving late afternoon and again overnight; FROPA @ 1AM EDT | temperature range: 51° - 74° - 42° - average May temp-to-date: 61.6° | winds: mostly SW through about 1AM; then NNW - peak gust 270° 34 mph around 2AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" May 0.42" annual 15.93"

=> Ghent Square - THU 5/7/20 - FRI 5/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure spread across the Middle Atlantic south into the southern states and brought clearing skies to become mostly sunny/fair/clear; drier temps, breezy early and late period | temperature range: 49° - 65° - 50° - average May temp-to-date: 62.2° | winds: NNW to NW through 6PM, then W backing to SSW and SW remainder of the period - peak gust 320° 17 mph around 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May 0.38" annual 15.89"

=> Ghent Square - WED 5/6/20 - THU 5/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved across NC to just offshore Virginia Beach early period while another low to the N moved across Srn PA with a second trailing cold front that moved through the lower Mid-Atlantic in the evening; lows combined offshore and deepened well E of New England | associated areas of rain moved through late afternoon and again just before post-time; some fog, FROPAs (2) | temperature range: 52° - 65° - 49° - average May temp-to-date: 62.9° | winds: ENE early backing to the N, NW, then W through 5PM; SW until 78PM becoming onshore mostly ENE mid-evening followed by NNW winds remainder of period (after FROPA) - peak gust 350° 18 mph at 4:49PM EDT & 360° 18 mph at 12:21AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.11" May 0.38" annual 15.89"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 5/5/20 - WED 5/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure continued to head east from KY through central/northern NC then to offshore NErn NC at post-time; cloudy skies, with area of light rain that moved across locale early period with some fog & temps turning cooler ; as low pressure center moved through NC another area of rain and thunderstorms moved across extreme SErn VA, N/Central & NErn NC early AM 5/6/20; 0.25" additional rain late period; rain moved SE & E of station and ended close to post-time | temperature range: 57° - 62° - 52° - average May temp-to-date: 64.3° | winds: generally light & quite variable but mostly onshore ENE to NE through the period - peak gust 350° 15mph at 1:16PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.27" May 0.27" annual 15.78"

=> Ghent Square - MON 5/4/20 - TUE 5/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): few sprinkles very early in period; series of surface fronts moved from NW to SE through VA 5/4; high pressure only slowly building in with high temp reaching 8° cooler (than high of 88 on 5/3); actually, NW downslope winds from mts. to the W & NW kept temps higher; sunny/fair/clear skies with some nice breezes gusting to near 25 mph; meanwhile, low pressure dropped out of CO then moved across the S to be near SWrn KY at post-time, evolving on its trek to the East; some increase in high and mid-level clouds at period's end | temperature range: 67° - 78° - 58° - average May temp-to-date: 66.3° | winds: quite VARIABLE from the N backing through the W through early evening; winds shifted into the ENE through E thereafter - peak gust 320° 22mph at 12 NOON EDT | rainfall: period TRACE May TRACE annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 5/3/20 - MON 5/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure at sea and centered east of FL sent warmer temps on SSW winds across the SErn US & Mid-Atlantic; by period's end, cold front organizing and moving SE with scattered areas of showers ahead of the front well to the E, with a few sprinkles here just before post-time | temperature range: 55° - 71° - 58° - average May temp-to-date: 61.2° | winds: mostly NW early becoming VARIABLE NW through NE late AM through late afternoon; then mostly SE to S to SW remainder of the period - peak gust 010° 15mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May TRACE annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 5/2/20 - SUN 5/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic shifted to the SSE over the period, recentered offshore SE US by post-time; splendid sunny/clear/fair weather entire period with light winds picking up toward sunrise 5/3/20; cold front with showers and thunderstorms moving SE from the OH Valley late period | temperature range: 55° - 71° - 58° - average May temp-to-date: 61.2° | winds: mostly NW early becoming VARIABLE NW through NE late AM through late afternoon; then mostly SE to S to SW remainder of the period - peak gust 010° 15mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" May TRACE annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 5/1/20 - SAT 5/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure centered over this area early period but associated rains had pulled N from NJ into New England; skies remained mostly cloudy & continued damp and cool; low pressure continued to the E of New England with wrap-around cloudiness persisting here; peeks at the sun observed late afternoon; variable cloudiness evening through late night with skies becoming mostly clear by dawn SAT | temperature range: 59° - 67° - 54° - average May temp-to-date: 60.1° | winds: mostly S then SW then W through mid-AM; then, mostly NW & N through sunset followed by mostly W then NW to N late period - peak gust 310° 16mph at 5:41PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE May TRACE annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - THU 4/30/20 - FRI 5/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure offshore combined with advancing cold front to produce strong, gust, damaging winds to SErn VA in mid-AM. As period began, variably cloudy skies with surface front S to N through WRN/CENTRAL VA; winds funneling from the S increased - beyond what was progged - to warrant a WIND ADVISORY; FLOOD WATCH continued; max storm gust here was 40 mph; some tree limb, branch, and leaf damage here, some localized rain flooding throughout the area; rainfall with front totaled 1.42"; skies remained cloudy balance of period; temps dropped to the 50s as the day progressed; winds diminished evening through the overnight | temperature range: 68° - 74° - 59°; average temperature for April 2020 was 58.7° | winds: mostly SE to S ahead of FROPA in mid-afternoon; briefly NW as heavy rains passed; then, back to the SE and S and SW evening through late night - peak gust 130° 40mph at 10:31AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.42" April 4.27" annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - WED 4/29/20 - THU 4/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure offshore combined with large, strong high pressure at sea provided increasing SSW winds gusting to the 30 mph range; in fact, a max daily gust of 36 mph established a NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST RECORD for 4/29/20 surpassing the 32mph gust in 1996; mostly sunny early with mild temps and a gradual increase of high clouds afternoon through period's end; but low level clouds had not arrived at post-time as cold front only shifted slowly across Western VA; locale still under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH | temperature range: 68° - 74° - 59° | winds: mostly SE to S ahead of FROPA in mid-afternoon; briefly NW as heavy rains passed; then, back to the SE and S and SW evening through late night - peak gust 130° 40mph at 10:31AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.42" April 4.27" annual 15.51"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 4/28/20 - WED 4/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a chilly start to the day ending with pleasant, mostly sunny/clear/fair weather for the period; high pressure off the entire East Coast with center ESE of the Middle Atlantic; warm front across NE early moved through the area in the early afternoon with temps rising to around 70; low pressure organizing across the nation's midsection and expected this way by THU; good dose of rain is progged for the Middle Atlantic THU and THU eveing, which may feature heavy rains and thunderstorms prompting the issuance of a FLOOR WATCH by the NWS during late period | temperature range: 44° - 67° - 58° winds: W-SW-S through the afternoon becoming S-SSE in the evening through the overnight, then SW towards post-time - peak gust 140° 15 mph at 7PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" April 2.85" annual 14.09"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 4/28/20 - WED 4/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a chilly start to the day ending with pleasant, mostly sunny/clear/fair weather for the period; high pressure off the entire East Coast with center ESE of the Middle Atlantic; warm front across NE early moved through the area in the early afternoon with temps rising to around 70; low pressure organizing across the nation's midsection and expected this way by THU; good dose of rain is progged for the Middle Atlantic THU and THU eveing, which may feature heavy rains and thunderstorms prompting the issuance of a FLOOR WATCH by the NWS during late period | temperature range: 44° - 67° - 58° winds: W-SW-S through the afternoon becoming S-SSE in the evening through the overnight, then SW towards post-time - peak gust 140° 15 mph at 7PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" April 2.85" annual 14.09"

=> Ghent Square - MON 4/27/20 - TUE 4/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure and trailing cold front moved well-away from the coast early period; but the system's large wrap around clouds and coastal showers continued to plague SErn VA through much of the day; some sunshine to clear skies late afternoon into early evening; mostly clear skies overnight with good radiational cooling as high pressure built E and SE over the lower Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 55° - 58° - 44° winds: mostly NNW to N through mid-evening, diminishing to near CALM overnight - peak gust 320° 20 mph at 8AM EDT rainfall: period 0.07" April 2.85" annual 14.09"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 4/26/20 - MON 4/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front pressed NNE with low redeveloping across Middle Atlantic as it moved well to the NE by post-time; ahead of that low, skies cleared to become partly cloudy in the afternoon with temps rising to the mid-70s; as surface front moved across the area late evening, area of thunderstorms moved NW to SE across SErn VA; +TSRA with hail moved through central & Nrn Norfolk and Nrn Virginia Beach prompting severe thunderstorm warning there late evening; TSRA moved across this station late evening with a few ltg strikes; FROPA with the TSRA & skies remained cloudy from late evening through period's end | temperature range: 57° - ~75° - lower 50° s winds: onshore ENE TO SSE through mid-AM; then S to SW through late afternoon becoming mostly W through period's end;

=> Ghent Square - SAT 4/25/20 - SUN 4/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered over New England/Upper Middle Atlantic ridged S along the coastal plain into the Carolinas; warm front began pushing to the N overriding the high to the N; low pressure moved from nation's midsection to vcnty OH with trailing cold front pushing ESE across the Appalachians; warm front stretched W-to-E across NC with SHRA moving into the locale between 5 and 6AM EDT | temperature range: 53° - 60° - 53° - 57° April average temp-to-date 58.2 | winds: N to NE to E through mid-AM; then VARIABLE through early afternoon becoming onshore NE to E; - peak gust 360° 14 mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.09" April 2.73" annual 13.97"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 4/24/20 - SAT 4/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure over SRN WV and SW VA as period began continued to shift its energy across SRN VA to NErn NC then dissipated as it moved further offshore NC; energy triggered SHRA and TSRA across SErn VA in the afternoon into early evening; two fronts of activity moved through the locale in the late afternoon and early evening; activity moved well to the SE with colder air moving in as high pressure built down the coastal plain through the overnight; FROPA ~4:40PM 4/24/20; mostly cloudy skies late period | temperature range: 62° - 80° - 53° | April average-temp-to-date 58.2° | winds: SW-SSW-S through FROPA; then mostly N to NE - peak gust 180° 24 mph at 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.18" April 2.64" annual 13.88"

=> Ghent Square - THU 4/23/20 - FRI 4/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure off the Mid-Atlantic/SErn US coasts and well-at-sea; warmer, more humid SSW flow persists entire period; stationary front across central VA moved further to the N as low pressure organized and move east across Arkansas to KY; another surge of warmer, more humid air moved in late period with associated SHRA moving into the area around 3AM EDT as warm front pushed through | temperature range: 54° - 66° - 67° - 62° | April average-temp-to-date 58.3° | winds: SW-SSW-S - peak gust 180° 24 mph at 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.27" April 2.48" annual 13.70"

=> Ghent Square - WED 4/22/20 - THU 4/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): pleasant weather as high pressure built across much of the East then shifted offshore Middle Atlantic/SE US; sunny, clear skies with some nice afternoon breezes; return SW surface flow developed late evening through the overnight period; storm system in nation's midsection continued to move eastward fairly rapidly with low centered over Srn MO south to Ern TX with overruning rains moving into the Appalachians on its way to the area for late period | temperature range: 45° - 67° - 54°| April average-temp-to-date 57.8° | winds: mostly light N to NW early backing and increasing W through late evening; then, SSW late night - - peak gust 200° 14 mph around 6AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE April 2.19" annual 13.43"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 4/21/20 - WED 4/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): the period began with sunny skies, increasing SSW flow becoming rather gusty in the early afternoon ahead of a cold front which pushed through early evening; a SHRA with the FROPA and more developed TSRA activity to the N over the lower Chesapeake Bay; skies cleared through the night and temps dropped to the mid-40s after reaching afternoon highs near 75°; high pressure over the Great Lakes south to the Gulf of Mexico began to build across the East | temperature range: 51° - 75° - 45°| April average-temp-to-date 57.8° | winds: S to SW (through early evening), gusty winds in the afternoon; winds shifted into the N to NE through early AM 4/22/20 then backed to the N thru' NNW thereafter - peak gust 210° 35mph at 2:11PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE April 2.19" annual 13.43"

=> Ghent Square - MON 4/20/20 - TUE 4/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved across the SE US to offshore Mid-Atlantic early period; associated rains continued through early afternoon with clearing skies thereafter; fog with the rain early; weak high pressure moved into the region with clear skies with chilly temps holding | temperature range: 57° - dropping through the 50s then upper 40s - 49° | April average-temp-to-date 57.7° | winds: N to NW through early afternoon becoming N to NE until around 7PM EDT followed by E to SE through the night becoming S to SW late period - peak gust 350° 18mph at 12:11PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.63" April 2.19" annual 13.43"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 4/19/20 - MON 4/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): chilly start to the period with temps in the lower 40s (radiational cooling and light winds); high pressure over the lower Middle Atlantic shifted offshore through the period; stationary front over the deep south & southeastern US began to shift north resulting in overrunning showers, thunderstorms, areas of general rains; energy source aloft shifted across the S and relocated along the SErn US coast by post-time | temperature range: 45° - 70° - 57° | April average-temp-to-date 57.9° | winds: mmostly S to SE through late afternoon, becoming mainly E'ly through midnight followed by S to SW until 5AM when winds shift into the N - peak gust 100° 15mph at 1:35PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.09" April 1.56" annual 12.80"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 4/18/20 - SUN 4/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure and cold fronts moved across the locale early period with a good dousing (0.49"); as cold fronts passed winds shifted into the NNW and temps fell quickly making for a chilly, damp, windy late morning; front moved seaward with high pressure moving back into the region with clearing skies & sunny skies returning and temps staying rather chilly, only reaching the lower 60s; clear skies evening through the overnight with diminishing winds and radiational cooling | temperature range: 63° - 62° - 43° | April average-temp-to-date 57.6° | winds: SSW early becoming NNW late AM through sunset; then, diminishing SSE winds becoming CALM after midnight; then, SSW towards sunrise - peak gust 260° 21mph around 2PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.49" April 1.47" annual 12.71"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 4/17/20 - SAT 4/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): sunny/clear skies early period as high pressure wedged S across the coastal Middle-Atlantic areas; stationary front over NC moved back to the N late period with onshore flow becoming SSW; chilly temps early reached the lower 70s in the afternoon; rather breezy with winds increasing further late night ahead of cold front pressing to the E | temperature range: 42° - 71° - 62° | April average-temp-to-date 57.9° | winds: onshore mostly ENE through 10AM became SE to SSE through the evening; then, S to SW late night - peak gust 260° 30mph at 1:04AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" April 0.98" annual 12.22"

=> Ghent Square - THU 4/16/20 - FRI 4/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure along coastal waterways of the Middle Atlantic with reenforcing high pressure building towards the area from nation's midsection; mostly sunny/clear skies entire period with breezy conditions early, with diminishing speeds remainder of period | temperature range: 41° - 62° - 42° | April average-temp-to-date 57.5° | winds: W to NW through noon; then variable E, ESE, SSE remainder of the period - peak gust 280° 15mph at 10:15AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" April 0.98" annual 12.22"

=> Ghent Square - WED 4/15/20 - THU 4/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build over the East, centered right over the area late period; early period breezy gusts from NNW with diminishing winds overnight; with CALM winds late, temps dropped to the lower 40s, well-below normal average low for this time of year | temperature range: 41° - 53° - 41° | April average-temp-to-date 57.9° | winds: variable NNW to N to NE through 6PM becoming light, mostly NE evening and overnight, oft times with a CALM wind - peak gust 150° 20mph around 8AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.28" April 0.98" annual 12.22"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 4/14/20 - WED 4/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front continued to offshore waters well-east of VA and NC; front became stationary and reoriented from HSE S along the coast to Nrn FL; skies remained mostly sunny/fair through sunset; stationary front moved back to inland NC where low pressure formed over Srn NC and moved to the Srn NC coast at post-time with rain and showers spreading NE from central NC in late period | cooling onshore flow from high to N sent temps to the low 40s late period | temperature range: 54° - 59° - 42° | April average-temp-to-date 58.6° | winds: NNW to N to NE through 4PM becoming E to SE through midnight; then, mainly N to NW balance of the period - peak gust 360° 24mph at 3:43AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.20" April 0.98" annual 12.22"

=> Ghent Square - MON 4/13/20 - TUE 4/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): gusty, ongoing windstorm first part of period as large low pressure moving from the nation's midsection rapidly to the NNE combined with strong backside high pressure (at sea) winds to increase storm conditions over the East Coast; skies cleared by afternoon, wind gusts diminished for remainder of the period; scattered clouds to clear skies late period; some tree branch and limb damage; FROPA (2) | temperature range: 70° - 80° - 55° | winds: mostly S then SW through late afternoon, becoming W to NW after midnight, shifting into onshore NE - peak gust 080° 46mph at 7:19AM EDT and again 210° around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.25" April 0.78" annual 12.02"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 4/12/20 - MON 4/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): with high pressure centered well at sea, S winds develop and warm up the locale during the period; late afternoon & evening thunderstorms & tornadoes developed, heading for the lower Mid-ATL and SE US coastal plain by period's end. HIGH WIND ADVISORY posted for gusty winds late period. Some -SHRA arrived here just before then after midnight with quickly increasing winds after 4AM gusting to near 50 mph by post-time; partly cloudy skies early period with rapid increase in cloudiness overnight | temperature range: 53° - 77° - 63° 63° | winds: winds: mostly S to SW - peak gust 080° 33mph just before end of period at 7 AM | rainfall: period 0.05" April 0.53" annual 11.77"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 4/11/20 - SUN 4/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): clear skies, light winds to start the period with large high pressure extended S along the East Coast & centered over the Carolinas; continued eastward movement of the high to well-offshore SErn/Mid-ATL US; beautiful weather here with clear/fair weather conditions; winds back from NNW-NW-W to the SW-SSW-S importing milder temps in the afternoon which drop only to the the upper 40s by period's end | temperature range: 43° - 64° - 53° monthly average temp-to-date 58.0° | winds: CALM early; then NNW-WNW-W becoming WSW-SW-SSW - peak gust 310° 15mph at 3:46 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" April 0.48" annual 11.72"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 4/10/20 - SAT 4/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure spread from the Middle of the nation eastward to the East Coast; large low pressure over coastal SErn Canada just N of ME as the period ended; sunny/fair then clear skies all period with cooler, drier temps; windy conditions - with fire danger watches posted - early period; frequent gusts to the 30 mph range; these diminished late period and with temps in the mid-30s toward post-time and under clear skies, humidity increased resulting in light frost on car tops, some rooftops | temperature range: 50° - 58° - 43° monthly average temp-to-date 57.6° | winds: WNW-W-WSW, gusty first half of period - peak gust 320° 26mph at 9:23 AM | rainfall: period TRACE April 0.48" annual 11.72"

=> Ghent Square - THU 4/9/20 - FRI 4/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moving across New England early period with a few SHRA (TRACE) making it to SErn VA as the period began; low air pressure (29.298") ahead of cold front that moved through around 5PM EDT; high pressure moved into the region evening through period's end with rising rates & temps falling 30.7°! partly cloudy skies, increasingly windy conditions, diminishing late night | temperature range: 60° - 80° - 49° monthly average temp-to-date 58.2° | winds: mostly SW-W-WNW-NW through early evening becoming NE through late evening; then, NNW to NW thereafter - peak gust 230° 32mph at 3:50 PM | rainfall: period TRACE April 0.48" annual 11.72"

=> Ghent Square - WED 4/8/20 - THU 4/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure settled in across the Middle Atlantic; cooler wedge of air offshore VA slipped close to the coast late day into evening with a short brief period in mid-evening of onshore flow but with warm air still dominant most all of period; partly cloudy skies early and overnight with mostly sunny skies late AM through late afternoon | temperature range: 62° - 82° - 60° monthly average temp-to-date 57.7° | winds: mostly SW-NW-WNW-W through early evening; then briefly onshore mid-evening becoming SSE to S to SSW ovenight - peak gust 280  20mph at 11:54AM & 250  20mph around 3:00PM | rainfall: period 0.00" April 0.48" annual 11.72"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 4/7/20 - WED 4/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front over Ern/SErn VA from NNW to SSE as period began with weakening high pressure to ENE pulling further eastward to sea and stationary front beginning to move offshore allowing for SSW flow to develop that transported warmer, more humid conditions across the area; partly cloudy skies during the period; area of SHRA and TSRA moved in from the WNW & across vcnty in mid-evening producing only 0.02" or rain | temperature range: 54° - 81° - 62° | winds: mostly S through NOON then mainly S-SW-W remainder of the period - peak gust 010° 16 mph at 3:31PM | rainfall: period 0.02" April 0.48" annual 11.72"

=> Ghent Square - MON 4/6/20 - TUE 4/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a few SHRA early period exiting to the SE; through the period, weak coastal backdoor-type front moved down the Ern VA coastal plain; still pleasant temps altho' tempered by developing onshore flow in the afternoon; surface front began to move back to the N and E and over SErn VA at post-time | temperature range: 55° - 69° - 54° monthly average temp-to-date 54.2° | winds: SSE, S then SW to WNW through early afternoon; then, quite VARIABLE but mostly onshore light flow through mid-evening becoming SE to S-SSW late evening through post-time | peak gust 010° 16 mph at 3:31PM | rainfall: period/event 0.03" April 0.46" annual 11.70"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 4/5/20 - MON 4/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure along the East Coast & centered over SErn VA/NErn NC; high shifted east to offshore late afternoon; new high pressure over the Great Lakes following on the heels of the exiting high with cold front from coastal New England south to weak low over SWrn VA late period; area of SHRA with TSRA reported to the N of staion moved through late period; cool start to period with temps rising to 69�  late afternoon | temperature range: 42° - 69° - 52° monthly average temp-to-date 52.5° | winds: mostly ENE to E to S through midnight becoming SSE to S and SSW late night | peak gust 140° 15 mph at 11:41PM | rainfall: period/event TRACE April 0.43" annual 11.67"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 4/4/20 - SUN 4/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure with N to S axis along the East Coast & centered over the Middle Atlantic; early coastal clouds from offshower low pressure now well SE of HSE gave way to clearing skies overnight; continued rather cool an dry with mostly onshore flow that diminished with time | temperature range: 50° - 57° - 43° monthly average temp-to-date 51.8° | winds: NNW through NOON becoming NE to ENE through late night and diminishing to near CALM late night | peak gust 350° 17 mph at 12:29PM | rainfall: period/event 0.00" April 0.43" annual 11.67"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 4/3/20 - SAT 4/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the East with offshore retrograding low pressure moving S then SE well at sea; the two combined to produce gusty NNW-N-NE surface flow; sunny/clear skies most of period; cool, dry temps | temperature range: 50° - 68° - 49° monthly average temp-to-date 52.5° | winds: gusty mostly NNW to NW through late afternoon becoming NE late evening through balance of period - peak gust 300° 25 mph at 12:49pm | rainfall: period/event 0.00" April 0.43" annual 11.67"

=> Ghent Square - THU 4/2/20 - FRI 4/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): skies clear out as high pressure builds SE from OH Valley down to the NErn Gulf of Mexico; drying, downsloping winds help push temps to the low 60s with peak sunshine; low pressure well to the east of New Eng began to retrograde moving WSW and its outer band effect could skirt SErn VA late next period with marine cloudiness; time will tell | temperature range: 47° - 61° - 50° monthly average temp-to-date 50.9° | winds: gusty NNW to WNW to WNW to W - peak gust 290° 28 mph at 12:10pm | rainfall: period/event 0.00" April 0.43" annual 11.67"

=> Ghent Square - WED 4/1/20 - THU 4/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure well to the east of VA at sea produced wrap around light rain, drizzle early period; skies remainded cloudy until late morning with gradual clearing to become partly cloudy in the afternoon; strong spring sun as clouds diminished late afternoon; partly cloudy overnight, still windy on back side of low in tandem with high pressure from the Great Lakes south to the upper TN Valley that continued to move over the Mid-Atlantic; well below normal temps through the period | temperature range: 42° - 52° - 47° monthly average temp-to-date 48.4° | winds: VARIABLE NNW to N to NE to SE through mid-afternoon becoming NW to W then WSW to W then NW late period - peak gust to 060° 25 mph around 11AM | rainfall: period/event 0.02" April 0.43" annual 11.67"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 3/31/20 - WED 4/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front across the SErn US with developing strong low over AL/MS that quickly spread rain, drizzle into the area in the afternoon through post-time (and beyond); winds increased to onshore with cool temps drawn S'wd from high over the NE US; some fog with rain which reached moderate levels at time just after midnight; wind and temps combined to produce early spring wind chill temps gusting to as low as 33° late period; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINED IN EFFECT | temperature range: 49° - 58° - 42° monthly average temp-to-date 56.1° | winds: becoming and increasing NE to ENE surface flow with peak gust to 020° 30 mph at 4:35AM | rainfall: period/event 1.13" March 3.53" April 0.41" annual 11.65"

=> Ghent Square - MON 3/30/20 - TUE 3/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): warm front moved back N and VA was in surface flow from the S to SW; weak low moved to offshore Virginia Beach by midnight bringing cooler air into the area; partly cloudy skies through the period | temperature range: 58° - 78° - 54° monthly average temp-to-date 56.1° | winds: VARIABLE early NE, NW, WNW through noon becoming SE then S through SSW until midnight; thereafter, NW-WSW-W till post-time - peak gusts 200° 20mph at 3:49PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 2.83" annual 10.54" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 3/29/20 - MON 3/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): persistent, wavering stationary front aross Srn VA/NErn NC as the period began; front moved further N with SW surface flow pushing temps to the upper 80s; cooler air to N filtered back as a surface cool front which settled in late period; varialby to partly cloudy skies through the period; INCREASED FIRE DANGER SPECIAL STATEMENT FOR MOST OF CENTRAL & EASTERN VA issued by NWS through 7PM EDT 3/30/20 | temperature range: 56° - 88° - 54° monthly average temp-to-date 56.1° | winds: VARIABLE early NE, NW, WNW through noon becoming SE then S through SSW until midnight; thereafter, NW-WSW-W till post-time - peak gusts 200° 20mph at 3:49PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 2.83" annual 10.54" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 3/28/20 - SUN 3/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): surface front wavered across SErn VA and NErn NC; early on mostly SW to S winds replaced by onshore flow in the afternoon through period's end as front settled a bit further S to NErn NC, then started to move back to the N & NE late period; weak pressure readings across the area; plenty of sunshine late AM through the afternoon but with increased front induced high and mid-level clouds returnin in the evening through the overnight; temps averaged well-above normal | temperature range: 59° - 78° - 56°° monthly average temp-to-date 55.4° | winds: light SSE to S to SW through noon becoming onshore NNE to NE and diminishing through remainder of the period - peak gusts on many occasions to mostly NE 10 mph | rainfall: period 0.00" March 2.83" annual 10.54" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 3/26/20 - FRI 3/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure along the East Coast and centered over Virginia shifted SE to be well-offshore as the period ended; morning low clouds from departing storm of last period gradually cleared to become mostly sunny/fair with temps rising to the lower 60s then falling back to the upper 40s; nice springtime weather! | as the period began, low pressure moving to the NE along the NC coast and out to sea well east of New England | temperature range: 46� - 62� - 53� monthly average temp-to-date 54.6� | winds: light NNE to near CALM through late AM; then, mostly SW to SSW thereafter - peak gust SSW 20mph at 1:36AM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 2.71" annual 10.42" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 3/25/20 - THU 3/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): as the period began, low pressure moving to the NE along the NC coast and out to sea well east of New England; high pressure settled in from the Oh Valley moving to and recentering over the Middle Atlantic; cloudy skies prevailed with periods of light rain and showers early and again later in the day for a period total of 0.17" and bringing the recent storm/event total to 1.12" | temperature range: 49° - 54° - 46° monthly average temp-to-date 54.6� | winds: mostly N & NE through the period - peak gust 050° 22mph around 4PM | rainfall: period 0.17" March 2.71" annual 10.42" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 3/24/20 - WED 3/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged to the S along the East Coast with srn extent becoming stationary front across GA/SC back to developing low moving across the South; low moved east to the SErn US during the period with steady rains to the N of center moving into VA; a period of partly sunny skies mid-AM through mid-day; then increasing cloudiness with few light SHRA late evening with 0.95" of measurable rain after midnight until 7AM; low moved to Srn NC by period's end; as usual, some fog with rain; computer progged heavy rains remained to the N and S of this station; cool, damp | temperature range: 49° - 55° - 48° monthly average temp-to-date 54.8� | winds: light SSW early becoming onshore NE to ENE through 6pm; then, ESE-SE-SSE through 2AM becoming NE to ENE thereafter - peak gust 050° 22mph at 6:20AM | rainfall: period 0.95" March 2.54" annual 10.25" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 3/23/20 - TUE 3/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure near Cape Hatteras moved NNE just offshore Mid-Atlantic on its way northward during the period; rain, fog continued into mid-AM with cloudy skies, cool, damp temps; high pressure began to filter in under departing low late period with skies showing a mix of mid-level clouds and morning sun; storm total rain: 0.60" | temperature range: 49° - 51° - 49� monthly average temp-to-date 55.0� | winds: NE to N through around 10AM becoming W to NW - peak gust 230� 20mph around 1PM | rainfall: period 0.19" March 1.59" annual 9.30" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 3/22/20 - MON 3/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged down the East Coast from center over SErn CAN and New England; onshore flow kept temps cool; breezy and damp; low pressure formed offshore SErn US and moved NNE to near Cape Hatteras overnight sending more rain across the locale as energy aloft move northeastward across NC into VA; some fog with the ongoing rains late period | temperature range: 48° - 54° - 47� monthly average temp-to-date 55.2� | winds: NE to ENE - peak gust 040� 26mph at 2:25AM | rainfall: period 0.57" March 1.57" annual 9.28" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 3/21/20 - SUN 3/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): period of light rain mid-AM through early afternoon as cold front moved through the locale in mid-AM; high pressure in SErn Canada continued to expand and build S over the East; skies were cloudy most of the period with a pop-up area of light rain moving across the locale after 3AM bringing another 0.01" of rain; rather breezy early with developing onshore flow dropping temps from the upper 60s early to the upper 40s by sunrise 3/22/20 | temperature range: 66� - dropping steadily to the upper 40°s - 48� monthly average temp-to-date 55.5� | winds: W to NW through noontime; onshore NE through ENE remainder of the period - peak gust 250� 20mph at 10:32AM | rainfall: period 0.09" March 1.00" annual 8.71" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 3/20/20 - SAT 3/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): despite the increase in high clouds early period, lots of sunshine pushed temps to a new Norfolk record high (88°); from NWS Wakefield VA ..ALL TIME MARCH RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT NORFOLK VA... A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES WAS SET AT NORFOLK VA YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD DAILY RECORD OF 66 SET IN 1945. THIS ALSO ESTABLISHES A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 68 DEGREES ON MARCH 17TH 1945. NORFOLK'S HIGH TEMP OF 88� ON 3/20/20 ESTABLISHED A NEW MAX HI TEMP RECORD FOR THE DATE SURPASSING THE 84� READINGS ON THE SAME DATE IN 1945 & 1948; the period avg. temp was 29� ABOVE normal for the date; light sprinkles arrived just before post-time | temperature range: 68� - 86� - 66� monthly average temp-to-date 55.7� | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak gust 250� 33mph at 12:15PM & 220� 33mph again between 3:30 & 4PM | rainfall: period TRACE March 0.91" annual 8.62" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 3/19/20 - FRI 3/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): morning clouds broke to mostly sunny skies through the afternoon with partly cloudy (mostly high clouds) overnight; some early period fog after showers which ended late last period (3/19/20 7AM ET) | temperature range: 57� - 82� - 68� monthly average temp-to-date 55.5� | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak gust 280� 20mph at 12:15PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.91" annual 8.62" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 3/18/20 - THU 3/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure in control of the East Coast ridged S to central GA; at the coastal plain, high pressure late period gave way to N'wd advancing warm front now moving through NC; onshore surface flow continued at the coast through mid-evening, then becoming SE to S then S and SW late period | temperature range: 51� - 57� - 51� - 58� | winds: mostly NE through E until midnight; then, SE to S & SW late night - peak gust 050� 18mph at 9:39AM | rainfall: period 0.19" March 0.91" annual 8.62" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 3/17/20 - WED 3/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure east of Jersey coast continued to move NE with some clearing behind the low in the afternoon; a period of clear skies in the evening but with redevelopment of high & mid-levels clouds making for partly cloudy skies late period; temps rebounded in the afternoon to the upper 60s dropping to the lower 50s overnight as a a couple of surface fronts moved through | temperature range: 46� - 69� - 51� March average temp 53.7� | winds: CALM early then mostly SSW to SW through 2AM becoming mostly onshore NE to ENE late night - peak gust 050� 16mph around 5AM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.72" annual 8.43" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 3/16/20 - TUE 3/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cloudy, damp conditions prevailed as clouds held tight to the coast with offshore weak low pressure moving NNE offshore; that low spread some very light rain and drizzle at the coast through the afternoon; cold and damp with increasing breezes afternoon hours | temperature range: 46� - 50� - 45� March average temp 53.4� | winds: mostly onshore NE through ENE - peak gust 060� 22mph at 9:28AM | rainfall: period 0.01" March 0.72" annual 8.43" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 3/15/20 - MON 3/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front over Srn NC settled further S as high pressure continued to hold and wedge down the coastal plain states of the Middle Atlantic & SErn Us; mostly cloudy skies with a few patchy spots of light rain; onshore flow continued with cold, damp conditions locally temperature range: 47� - 53� - 46� March average temp 54� | winds: NE to E early becoming VARIALBE but mostly onshore remainder of period - peak gust 020� 20mph at 11:36AM | rainfall: period 0.01" March 0.73" annual 8.44" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 3/14/20 - SUN 3/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build down the NErn US coastal plains to the Carolinas and SErn US; skies were partly cloudy and some SHRA moved into area from the west just before midnight and again late period; becoming cloudy, colder, & damp late period with onshore surface flow and winds increasing with gusts to NNE and NE 17 mph around 10AM and again close to post-time | temperature range: 51� - 64� - 48� March average temp 54.2� | winds: NNW to NE to ENE through early evening becoming SE through early SUN 3/15; winds back to the N & NE thereafter - peak gust 030� 17mph at 9:14AM & 050° 17 mph at 6:24AM | rainfall: period 0.01" March 0.72" annual 8.43" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 3/13/20 - SAT 3/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): variably cloudy skies early with a line of SHRA moving through from the west extending N to S across the state into Ern VA; 0.06" with that activity; skies gave way to a mix of clouds and sunshine for the daytime with temps warming to the upper 70s on S to SW winds; cold front moved through just around midnight with temps decreasing to 50� late period | temperature range: 63� - 77� - 50� March average temp 54.4� | winds: S to SW through midnight; then VARIABLE but mostly onshore N to NE late night - peak gust 230� 31mph at 10:44AM | rainfall: period 0.06" March 0.70" annual 8.42" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 3/12/20 - FRI 3/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary fronts lying across the SE US from TN to vicinity Cape Hatteras as period began; high pressure settled into the lower Mid-Atlantic; stationary front reactivated as warm front and moved N through the late period with winds shifting into the S-SW; above normal temps continued; partly cloudy skies and sunshine; SHRA between 6 and 7AM at end of period | temperature range: 51� - 65� - 56� - 63� | winds: VARIABLE but mostly onshore NE to ENE through late evening becoming ESE-SE-SSE then S to SW remainder of period - peak gust 060� 15mph at 1:11PM | rainfall: period 0.01" March 0.64" annual 8.35" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 3/11/20 - THU 3/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a few sprinkles as the period began when a back-door type cold front came down the Middle Atlantic coast becoming stationary across central into NErn NC; variably cloudy skies but still plenty of sun on 3/11/20; cooler temps with developing mainly onshore flow | temperature range: 54� - 66� - 51� March average temp 52.8� | winds: mostly N-NE through E to SSE - peak gust 120� 17mph at 1:17PM | rainfall: period TRACE March 0.63" annual 8.34" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 3/10/20 - WED 3/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure shifted well-offshore SE US with surface cold front moving into the East; showers and strong southerly wind flow moved S to N ahead of the front during the afternoon; couple of lines of showers passed with light rainfall totals locally | temperature range: 58� - 73� - 57� March average temp 52.6� | winds: mostly S & SW - peak gust 200� 31mph at 1:17PM | rainfall: period 0.09" March 0.63" annual 8.34" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 3/9/20 - TUE 3/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): large high pressure covered the Eastern US as its center shifted from the Middle Atlantic/SErn US to offshore US; moderate frost early period gave way to sunny/clear, milder, dry conditions | temperature range: 45� - 70� - 58� March average temp 51.4� | winds: S & SW - peak gust 230� 22mph at 12:19PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.54" annual 8.25" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 3/8/20 - MON 3/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): large high pressure covered the Eastern US as its center shifted from the Middle Atlantic/SErn US to offshore US; areas of frost early period gave way to sunny/clear, milder, dry conditions | temperature range: 34� - 60� - 43� March average temp 50.2� | winds: N & NNW early backing to NW through SW to SSW & S - peak gust 360� 13mph around 4:15PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.54" annual 8.25" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 3/7/20 - FRI 3/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): as low pressure east of New England moved further N, expansive high pressure centered over the OH Valley built over the East to be centered over NC at post-time; some cloudiness early, then sunny, clear, cold weather followed with gusty winds early which produced wind chill temps as low as 33�; winds dropped off late night with scattered frost to follow as temps dropped to the low and mid 30s | temperature range: 42� - 51� - 34� March average temp 50.1� | winds: N to NE to E through early evening; then diminishing winds to become light NE then CALM - peak gust 340� 23mph around 1PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.54" annual 8.25" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 3/6/20 - SAT 3/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure intensified ESE of Cape Hatteras on its way to the N; a cold front with surface low vcnty SWrn NC moved east with RA and SHRA ahead and along and behind the cold front that moved through and to the east of the area in late afternoon and evening; late period, large low to the E of New England spiraling low clouds and scattered light SHRA S along the coastal areas of DelMarVA Peninsula and lower Chesapeake Bay; winds increased significantly behind the low with frequent gusts to near 30 mph by post-time | temperature range: 47� - 50� - 43� | winds: N to NW to WNW through 2pm; then, a two hour period of N to NE winds becoming WNW to NNW and NW balance of the period - peak gust 330� 24mph at 1:34AM | rainfall: period 0.24" storm/event 0.53" March 0.54" annual 8.25"

=> Ghent Square - THU 3/5/20 - FRI 3/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over New England coast early period ridged SSW along the Eastern coastal plain; lots of sun early, then increasing high clouds through the afternoon with rain arriving late night as low pressure strenthened offshore E of SC/GA coasts; rain moved from SW to NE into the area over the SErn, just as progged; cool air remained in place and damp, chilly conditions with some fog prevailed; low pressure at post-time SE of Cape Hatteras moving NNE | temperature range: 49� - 49� - 46� March average temp 52.5� | winds: NE to ENE with peak gust 010� 17mph between 7 & 8AM EST 3/8/20 | rainfall: period 0.29" March 0.30" annual 8.01" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 3/4/20 - THU 3/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built across the lower Mid-Atlantic during the period with abundant sunshine then an increase of high clouds as moisture & energy aloft flowed in from the SW; low pressure organizing over the deep south; temps dropped late period as a surge of colder air from the north moved down the coastal plain with actual FROPA around just before 5AM EST becoming stationary across NErn NC; winds picked-up with gusts to near 20 mph towards post-time | temperature range: 51� - 64� - 49� March average temp 53.6� | winds: W to SW through much of period becoming W to NW then NW & N after 4AM EST - peak gust 040� 20mph at 5:12AM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.01" annual 7.72" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 3/3/20 - WED 3/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): variably cloudy skies for much of the period with a -SHRA in mid-afternoon; bulk of moisture remained to the west and south; milder ahead of cold front which passed overnight followed by weak high pressure moving in from the NW with clearing skies late period | temperature range: 55� - 70� - 51� March average temp 52.9� | winds: S through SW then SSW-W-WNW with fropa overnight - peak gust 220� 26mph at 2:04PM | rainfall: period 0.01" March 0.01" annual 7.72" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 3/2/20 - TUE 3/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): variably cloudy skies with warmer temps and higher humidity flowing NE and across SErn VA from the SSW; chilly start to the AM with temps rising to near 70� | temperature range: 41� - 69� - 55� March average temp 49.7� | winds: S through SW - peak gust 210� 24mph at 12:24PM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.00" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - SUN 3/1/20 - MON 3/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): mostly clear/sunny skies continued as high pressure continued to dominate over the East with system moving offshore overnight strengthening an ensuing SW flow and bringing milder temps | temperature range: 35� - 45� - 31� March average temp 41.9� | winds: NNW to N then NNW to WNW - peak gust 340� 20mph at 8:27AM | rainfall: period 0.00" March 0.00" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - SAT 2/29/20 - MON 3/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): mostly clear/sunny skies entire period as high pressure continued to dominate the East from center across OH Valley into the NE and south to the Mid-ATL; dry conditions, except late night with period with some light frost; reenforcing surface FROPAs | temperature range: 35� - 45� - 31� February average temp 41.9� | winds: NNW to N then NNW to WNW - peak gust 340� 20mph at 8:27AM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 4.16" March 0.00 annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 2/28/20 - SAT 2/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): mostly clear early with some light frost; weak high pressure held over the East; new surge of cold air from central Canada SE into the Ohio Valley over to the Appalachians continued to move SE into SErn VA late period; some light showers on KAKQ radar late period but remaining to the N of SErn VA; rather cold late period | temperature range: 33� - 53� - 35� February average temp-to-date 48.6� | winds: mostly SW through WNW - peak gust 250� 24mph at 2:05PM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 4.16" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - FRI 2/28/20 - SAT 2/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): mostly clear early with some light frost; weak high pressure held over the East; new surge of cold air from central Canada SE into the Ohio Valley over to the Appalachians continued to move SE into SErn VA late period; some light showers on KAKQ radar late period but remaining to the N of SErn VA; rather cold late period | temperature range: 33� - 53� - 35� February average temp-to-date 48.6� | winds: mostly SW through WNW - peak gust 250� 24mph at 2:05PM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 4.16" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - THU 2/27/20 - FRI 2/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low over New England with high pressure building into the East; colder dryer breezy conditions filtered through the area with temps falling to the low 30s by late period; some light frost at post-time | temperature range: 43� - 49� - 33� | winds: mostly SW to WNW - peak gust 330� 24mph around 10AM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 4.16" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - WED 2/26/20 - THU 2/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): murky weather with well-above normal temps, dense to moderate fog much of the day, light winds; conditions began to change in the afternoon and evening with approach of cold front to the west and weak low moving across Mid-Atlantic; SHRA just after midnight; cold front moved through around 3AM | temperature range: 55� - 61� - 43� February average temp-to-date 49.2� | winds: mostly onshore NE-ENE-E becoming SSE t-S-SSW through 2AM, becoming onshore NE through ESE through the evening, then SSE through FROPA around 3AM with W winds thereafter - peak gust 210� 26mph at 12:04AM | rainfall: period 0.17" February 4.16" annual 7.71" |

=> Ghent Square - TUE 2/25/20 - WED 2/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): ill-defined weather across the area with overrunning moisture and milder temps (warm fropa) early period resulting in generally light showers; skies remained mostly cloudy but we did see a few bursts of afternoon sun; variably cloudy skies cleared early evening and this, combined with milder temp, increased humidity and light winds let to foggy conditions overnight with areas of dense fog prompting an NWS advisory | temperature range: 53� - 64� - 55� February average temp-to-date 49.0� | winds: mostly SSE-S-SSW through 2AM, becoming onshore NE thereafter - peak gust 220� 22mph at 2:00pm | rainfall: period 0.06" February 3.99" annual 7.54" |

=> Ghent Square - MON 2/24/20 - TUE 2/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): early period, high pressure continued the cool late winter weather ridged into the SErn US; warm front developed through the period & moved up the coastal plains of the SE; overruning light SHRA moved through in the afternoon and evening and again late period; some fog developed as warmer air aloft overrode the shallow cool air at the surface | temperature range: 43� - 54� - 49� - 53� February average temp-to-date 48.6� | winds: mostly SSW-SW-S - peak gust 220� 14mph at 1:45pm rainfall: period 0.10" February 3.89" annual 7.44"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 2/23/20 - MON 2/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the region early shifted E with center at period's end just off the SE US coast; during the period, some frost early then sunny/clear/fair skies; temps warmed nicely to the lower 60s in the afternoon and dropped back to the lower 40s | temperature range: 33� - 62� - 42� average February temperature-to-date 48.5� | winds: mostly SW-SSW-S - peak gust 220� 14mph at 1:45pm | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.89" annual 7.44"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 2/22/20 - SAT 2/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the S & SErn US ridged NE into New England; a very cold start to the period with temps warming nicely to the upper 40s under sunny/clear skies, drier afternoon, lighter winds (to near CALM early and late) | temperature range: 27� - 50� - 34� average February temperature-to-date 48.4� | winds: NW-WNW-W early backing to SW-SSW-S - peak gust 280� 11mph at 1:43pm | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.89" annual 7.44"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 2/21/20 - SAT 2/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure pulled away from SE US and skies cleared followed by coldest weather of the winter with temps in the afternoon only reaching 34.4� then falling to 27.2 by period's end (winds dropped to CALM from the west bringing cold from snowpack to the S-SW-W-NW); event snowfall total as period began was 0.5"; partly cloudy early giving way to sunny/clear skies thereafter; windy, cold and wind chill temps plummeting to 16.8�; WINTER STORM WARNING dropped as the period began | temperature range: 30� - 33� - 27� average February temperature-to-date 48.7� | winds: NE to N through 7PM becoomng NNW then NW through 7pm followed by NW'ly backing to SW up to post-time - peak gust 040� 24mph around NOON | rainfall: period 0.01" February 3.84" annual 7.39"

=> Ghent Square - THU 2/20/20 - FRI 2/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued over the Middle Atlantic while low pressure developed across the SRn US and cold front moving SE across the Appalachians into VA. WINTER STORM WATCH raised to WARNING for area with anticiipated 2-4" possible by late period. Thickening cloudiness and temps rising to the lower 40s ahead of systems with light rain quickly changing to snow as temps dropped between 2-3PM; snow continued through the afternoon - mixing back with some rain at times into early evening - into mid-early AM 2/2/20; temps failed to go below 34 through midnight and, as the ground had been fairly warm for several days, much of the snow melted on contact. Heavier snow accumulated to 0.5" on raised surfaces and grassy areas. Low pressure moved across the S, a bit further S than progged with generally lighter amounts of acqueous precip than expected. Actual cold front pushed through overnight with winds gusty to NNE 25 mph late period | temperature range: 42� - 44� - 32� average February temperature-to-date 49.1 | winds: NE to N through 1AM 2/21/20 then NNE remainder of the period - peak gust 030� 25mph around 3AM | rainfall: period 0.30" February 3.83" annual 7.38"

=> Ghent Square - WED 2/19/20 - THU 2/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): rains pulled to the S & E as the period began with mostly cloudy skies to follow; skies cleared in the evening with temps falling to the mid-30s until overcast skies moved in with an onshore flow that shot temps back to the low 40s; WINTER STORM WATCH, THEN WARNING posted late period with eyes on colder, drier air moving S to the area next period as low pressure develops across the S and moves NNE toward the area | temperature range: 47� - 49� - 38� - 43� average February temperature-to-date 50.4 | winds: NNW to N early became onshore N through NE mid-afternoon through period's end - peak gust 010� 17mph around NOON | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.53" annual 7.08"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 2/18/20 - WED 2/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): overriding moisture aloft from the SW as high pressure continued to dominate the East Coast resulted in skies becoming mostly cloudy after some early morning sunshine; still cool, but ENE winds became mostly SSW ahead of a cold front extending from SErn Canada SW into the Gulf of Mexico with strong high pressure building in behind cold front; rains moved in around midnight and continued until 5AM; fog late period | temperature range: 40� - 62� - 47� average February temperature-to-date 50.8 | winds: ENE early becoming S to SW through the evening; shift of winds into the NNW late period - peak gust 350� 25mph at 6:09am | rainfall: period 0.20" February 3.53" annual 7.08"

=> Ghent Square - MON 2/17/20 - TUE 2/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a milder start to the period with cold front coming down the coast plain; winds switched from S-SW into the NE; high pressure ridged from New England S to GA; partly to variably cloudy skies with development of patchy fog late night | temperature range: 42� - 51� - 40� average February temperature-to-date 50.5 | winds: S to SW early becoming onshore NE through ENE remainder of the period - peak gust 280� 15mph at 2:35pm | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.33" annual 6.88"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 2/16/20 - MON 2/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure just offshore NE US down to the Carolinas pulled to the east to sea; weak trough offshore SE US with advancing upper low moving across the SErn US producing some generally light rains, some of which made it N to extreme SErn VA; mostly cloudy overnight clearing near sunrise as low offshore SE pulled in refreshing high pressure reorienting from the Great Lakes, Oh Valley, and New England | temperature range: 34� - 52� - 42� | winds: S-SSW-SW with peak gust 210� 15mph at 12:33pm | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.33" annual 6.88"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 2/15/20 - SUN 2/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged down the East Coast to the central Gulf of Mexico & weak low across Nrn Tx/Wrn OK shifted SE into deep south where future low to take shape; cold temps early period began to moderate late period as high shifted slowly to the east | temperature range: 29� - 38� - 34� | winds: N to NE early becoming VBL NE to SSE through mid-evening then SSE & S late evening, then SE to S - peak gust 070� 14mph around 9AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.33" annual 6.88"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 2/14/20 - SAT 2/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front moved SE away from the area with a series of reenforcing fronts moving through remainder of period as large cold high pressure settled S and E across the US; skies partly cloudy early became mostly sunny/fair/clear remainder of period with temps cooling off considerably and dropping to 29.1� at post-time; drier and colder conditions prevailed. | temperature range: 44� - 47� - 29� | winds: N to NW through 5PM becoming N to NE until around 2AM, then becoming onshore NE - peak gust 360� 22mph at 10:42PM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.33" annual 6.88"

=> Ghent Square - THU 2/13/20 - FRI 2/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure moved to sea with return SSW flow ahead of cold front to the NW and W; low along front over NC moved with front to the coastal plain with low dissipating. Front became stationary briefly as SHRA/general RA moved NE and E with the front; cloudy skies with areas of rain and fog mainly from late AM till early evening; FROPA moved through late evening bringing in colder temps dropping from the lower 60s through to the mid-40s by period's end | temperature range: 60� - 65� - 44� | winds: S to SW through about 7PM becoming W to WNW then NW to N by midnight; late night, N to NNE onshore flow - peak gust 210� 22mph at 8:52AM & again 220� 22mph around 6PM | rainfall: period 0.28" February 3.33" annual 6.88"

=> Ghent Square - WED 2/12/20 - THU 2/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered just east of New England coast continued to wedge SSW across the coastal areas into NC; meanwhile, weak low formed along an offshore stalled front but only helped to increase cloudiness through the period; also, low pressure taking shape over the SErn US moved into SWrn NC by post-time; warmfront moved into vicinity overnight with temps rising to near 60� temp | temperature range: 46� - 48� - 60� February average temp-to-date 53.1� | winds: mostly NE to E through early afternoon becoming ESE to SE to SSE through midnight; then, SSE to S & SW overnight - peak gust 230� 18mph just before 6AM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 3.05" annual 6.60"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 2/11/20 - WED 2/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): SHRA continued across the locale through 7PM and a few -SHRA (0.01" each occurrence moved through late period; cloudy skies, fog with some of the heavier showers and warming grounds; FROPA late afternoon | temperature range: 62� - 69� - 48� February average temp-to-date 58.5� | winds: mostly S to SW to SW - peak gust 220� 22mph at 2:07PM | rainfall: period 0.55" February 3.05" annual 6.60"

=> Ghent Square - MON 2/10/20 - TUE 2/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure shifted eastward to sea with winds coming in from the S and SW and gusting to near 30 mph; chilly AM temps warmed to the middle 60s under partly cloudy skies: high pressure continued to build S along the East Coast; showers ahead of approaching cold front reached the area late period between 6 and 7AM | temperature range: 40� - 65� - 62� February average temp-to-date 53.1� | winds: mostly S to SW to SW - peak gust 220� 22mph at 2:07PM | rainfall: period 0.10" February 2.50" annual 6.05"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 2/9/20 - MON 2/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build S along the east coast; high began to shift seaward late SUN through late period with a wedge of cold air still holding on down into the Carolinas' coasts over to the Srn Appalachians; chilly temps continued under sunny/clear skies | temperature range: 38� - 51� - 40� February average temp-to-date 51.8� | winds: mostly W & SW - peak gust 210� 15mph at 12:29AM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 2.40" annual 5.95"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 2/8/20 - SUN 2/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build-in from the N while low pressure moved across the SErn states; here, colder, drier conditions with abundant AM sun followed by increasing high clouds for the balance of the period; skies did clear out close to post-time. | temperature range: 35� - 47� - 38� February average temp-to-date 52.6� | winds: mostly W & SW - peak gust 200 & 240� 11mph on two occasions between 4:45 & 6PM | rainfall: period 0.00" February 2.40" annual 5.95"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 2/7/20 - SAT 2/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): surprising, unexpected deep low moved SW to NE across VA as period began with gusty, SW to W winds returning under and behing the low; several surges of colder, drier air came through, most noticeably during the morning and afternoon with each producing brief periods of increased clouds & stronger, gusty winds to 41 mph on two occasions; showers of rain accompanied each surge of strong, gusty, shifting winds in the first around 9:15AM EST | temperature range: 64� - 59� - 35� with February average temp-to-date 55.0� | winds: mostly SW early becoming SW through WNW remainder of the period - peak gust 250� 41mph 10:37AM | rainfall: period 0.08" storm/event total: 2.25" February 2.40" annual 5.95"

=> Ghent Square - THU 2/6/20 - FRI 2/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): strong, deepening low pressure center over the Srn Appalachians along a complex boundary zone brought bountiful rains with gusty winds to the lower Middle Atlantic; pocket/wedge of cold air held strong early until overrun by warmfront pushing temps to near 70� ; squall long line wind front with downpours moved through in mid/late afternoon with wind gust to 37mph; strong line of SHRA and gusty winds advanced upon the area again at post-time; severe wxr warnings, watches, advisories issued throughout the period | temperature range: 52� - 73� - 60� with average February temp-to-date 55.4� | winds: SSW to S becoming S to SSE late night till post-time - peak gust SSW 37mph at 3:40PM | rainfall: period 2.16" February 2.32" annual 5.87"

=> Ghent Square - WED 2/5/20 - THU 2/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure receding to the S as back-door cold front headed S into and thru' the area; some morning sunshine, clouding up by late AM with colder air arriving early afternoon; temps rose to the upper 60s but dropped back quickly to the lower 40s by late afternoon; cold front became stationary just S of the area, returning as a warm front around MIDNIGHT; several brief SHRAs during the period with fog developing, esp as warmer air returned over shallow cool air late period | temperature range: 62� - 68� - 45� - 47� average February 54.1� | winds: n shifting to onshore NE to ENE through MIDNIGHT, becoming S remainder of period - peak gust 350� 20mph at 12:45PM | rainfall: period 0.01" January 3.81" annual 3.81"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 2/4/20 - WED 2/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered early period over WV and covering the Mid-Atlantic SSW into the Gulf of Mexico through offshore SE US transported warmer, more humid temps northward across the region; skies partly to variably cloudy - mostly high clouds - in a fast flow aloft; light SHRAs late period | temperature range: 50� - 73� - 58� mean February temperature: February 55.5� | wind: W-SW-SSW - peak gust 200� 18mph at 5:53AM | rainfall: period TRACE" January 3.80" annual 3.80"

=> Ghent Square - MON 2/3/20 - TUE 2/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure reoriented offshore SE US continued the SW flow which pushed temps to the lower 70s; clear skies early gave way to high clouds for a partly cloudy afternoon as increasing moisture aloft streamed over the Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 50� - 73� - 58� mean temperature: February 53.9� | wind: W-SW-SSW - peak gust 360� 20mph at 5:21AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.80" annual 3.80"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 2/2/20 - MON 2/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued across the Middle Atlantic with a developing SW flow in the afternoon and overnight that put temps on the rise; mostly sunny/clear skies | temperature range: 39� - 56� - 49� mean temperature: February 47.3� | wind: W to SSW to SW - peak gust 300� 27mph at 2:32PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.80" annual 3.80"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 2/1/20 - SUN 2/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure off SErn NC moved NNE along offshore stationary front with wrap-around rain pulling E to sea as period began; some residual periods of light rain until evening; continued cool and damp with patchy fog; skies cleared late night to herald a sunny, cool sunrise | temperature range: 44� - 49� - 39� mean temperature: January 46.6� | wind: W to WSW to SW - peak gust 040� 13 mph at 11:30AM | rainfall: period 0.10" January 3.80" annual 3.80"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 1/31/20 - SAT 2/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still ridged from New England S along the East Coast; developing low pressure offshore SE US moved NNE with associated rain to the W of the system riding along a stationary/boundary front offshore; rains arrived here in the eveningn ; patchy fog developed; early sunshine followed by steady, increasing cloudiness through the afternoon; cloudy overnight | temperature range: 40� - 49� - 43� mean temperature: January 47.6� | wind: quite variable - peak gust 010� 17mph at 12:22PM | rainfall: period 0.36" January 3.73" annual 3.73"

=> Ghent Square - THU 1/30/20 - FRI 1/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged from offshore New England S along the East Coast; onshore flow held temps down; mostly sunny/fair/clear skies but with a few periods of patchy cloudiness from time-to-time | temperature range: 38� - 46� - 39� mean temperature: January 47.6� | wind: quite variable - peak gust 010� 17mph at 12:22PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - WED 1/29/20 - THU 1/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued, ridged from New England S to the SE US coast; low pressure mved across the NErn Gulf of Mexico and eastward on the way to sea with rains remaining over the lower SE US; mostly sunny/fair skies, generally light winds becoming onshore through late period | temperature range: 37� - 46� - 36� mean temperature: January 47.8� | wind: CALM early becoming onshore and light NE & N through the remainder of the period; near CALM overnight - peak gust 030� 11mph at 11:18AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 1/28/20 - WED 1/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): some early period clouds; then mostly sunny/fair/clear skies with high pressure ridging along the East Coast south from SErn Canada; continued dry in the afternoon but humid overnights | temperature range: 42� - 49� - 36� | wind: quite VARIABLE early becoming mostly WNW through WSW remainder of period with wind speeds diminishing after sunset to near CALM at times - peak gust 320 to 340� 15mph around 9AM and again around 4PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - MON 1/27/20 - TUE 1/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): some early period clouds; then mostly sunny/fair skies with surface front moving through in the afternoon; high pressure built-in gradually with colder, drier air arriving afternoon, evening through the overnight; winds picked-up overnight | temperature range: 36� - 55� - 41� | wind: mostly W-WSW-SW through early evening; then NW-NNW-N with increasing winds late night - peak gust 360� 15mph around 5AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 1/26/20 - MON 1/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the East Coast with embedded weak trough over central VA; some high clouds from time to time but mostly sunny/clear/fair skies; chilly temps continued | temperature range: 39� - 50� - 36� | wind: mostly W to NW through 7PM; then SSW evening through overnight - peak gust 300� 13mph at 12:39PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 1/25/20 - SUN 1/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a few residual showers as period began; early morning SHRA moved to sea as period began with variably cloudy skies through late AM; skies became partly cloudy, then mostly sunny by mid-afternoon; mostly clear/fair overnight; FROPA moved across the area during the morning and return surface flow slow to establish with temps falling to 39� | temperature range: 52� - 62� - 39� | wind: quite variable with FROPA passage followed by ill-defined surface flow; check on hourly obs showed most winds coming in from the W and SW - peak gust 190� 17mph around 1:00PM | rainfall: period 0.04" event total: 0.82" January 3.34" annual 3.34"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 1/24/20 - SAT 1/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): with advancing cold front, winds became S'ly with abundant moisture drawn northward across the Middle Atlantic; some -SHRA (0.01") early period from batch of moisture coming in from the SE and Western Altantic; increased humidity, fog overspread the area; cloudy skies, increased surface winds in the late evening through end of period | temperature range: 44� - 61� - 52� | wind: onshore NE early followed by SE the SSE remainder of period; variable winds with line of SHRA passing late period - peak gust 150� 22ph at 1:59AM | rainfall: period 0.78" January 3.30" annual 3.30" => Ghent Square - THU 1/23/20 - FRI 1/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged along the East Coast continued to shift eastward to sea; some sunshine early followed by ongoing increase of high clouds as warmer air aloft moved in from the SW; low pressure organizing vcnty OK Panhandle; still cool with temps hitting the upper 40s late period; patchy light showers just to SE heading NW across NErn/SErn VA at post-time | temperature range: 38� - 45� - 42� | wind: mostly NE and occasionally N-NNW - peak gust 030� 10mph at 9:30AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.52" annual 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - WED 1/22/20 - THU 1/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged NE to SW over the East Coast, all the way into the Gulf of Mexico; continued cold, dry, breezy conditions for most of the period; lower level moisture increased with onshore flow and that led to SOME frost late night; winds speeds higher with interaction between high pressure centered just to the N and developing low pressure off the SE US coast, now well at sea and moving further east | temperature range: 33� - 39� - 34� - 38� | wind: NNW - N - NNE - NE - peak gust 050� 18mph at 12:47PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.52" annual 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - MON 1/20/20 - TUE 1/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): large high pressure over most of the US with the locale on eastern, building side; blustery NNW winds keep temps in the upper 20s to mid 30s with wind chill temps early dropping into the teen�s and again into the lowers 20s late period; some coastal clouds under bay effect conditions with some flurries reported in Ocean View section of Norfolk; otherwise, mostly sunny/fair/clear, cold, blustery at times | temperature range: 27� - 35� - 29� | wind: mostly NNW to N through late evening becoming onshore N to NE late night - peak gust 130� 22mph at 5:28AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.52" annual 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 1/19/20 - MON 1/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built SSE out of Canada bringing several surges of colder, drier air into the Middle Atlantic; gusty winds, mostly sunny/fair skies, much colder temps dropping to the upper 20s by potst-time | temperature range: 53� - 55� - 27� | wind: SW to W early becoming mostly NNW to N then NNW remainder of the period - peak gust 350� 23mph at 6:35PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.52" annual 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 1/18/20 - SUN 1/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): fast moving wxr across the lower Middle Atlantic with low pressure moving across the NE, trailing cold front SW into the S; light rain showers ahead of storm reaching here in the evening and overnight (0.08"); surface fronts moving into the locale late period as high pressure builds SE from central Canada, progged to keep us in colder air through early WED | cloudy skies, breeziness increases | temperature range: 37� - 53� - 52� | wind: NE to E then SE through evening becoming S to SSW and SW overnight - peak gust 240� 22mph at 4:46AM | rainfall: period/event 0.08" January 2.52" annual 2.52"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 1/17/20 - SAT 1/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): strong high pressure continued to build quickly across the East then began moving to sea as developing cold front and low pressure continued to develop as quickly as a result of a fast moving jet stream across the nation's midsection into the NE US; sunny/clear skies early with increase of high then mid-level clouds from late afternoon through the overnight; gusty, steady winds early half of period added wind chill temp effects as afternoon high rebounded only to around 40� | temperature range: 36� - 42� - 33� | wind: gusty NNW to N through late afternoon diminished and became NE to ENE then SE remainder of the period with near CALM winds late night - peak gust 360� 25mph at 9:36AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.44" annual 2.44"

=> Ghent Square - THU 1/16/20 - FRI 1/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold Canadian air continued to build into the East & SE US; cold front moved through early with clearing skies to become mostly sunny/fair afternoon through late night; increasing, gusty winds herald much cold temps dropping from the low 60s to mid 30s with lower wind chill temps late period | temperature range: 60� - 62� - 36� | wind: SW to WSW early, shifting into the NW-NNW-N remainder of period light winds early increase thereafter - peak gust 320� 24mph at 1:52AM & 300� 24 mph just before 7AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.44" annual 2.44"

=> Ghent Square - WED 1/15/20 - THU 1/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front settled further S into the coastal Carolinas; cooler temps through the evening with warming temps to near 60� by period's end; partly cloudy skies, still damp as moisture from recent rains slow to diminish | temperature range: 48� - 59� - 52� - 60� | wind: mostly NE to E through 5PM became, at times, near CALM or light SE through the evening followed by S to SSW surface flow thereafter - peak gust 060� 15mph at 5:15AM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 2.44" annual 2.44"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 1/14/20 - WED 1/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): wavering stationary front was boundary line between cooler air to N and overrunning milder air from the S; front settled early across the locale & served as a focus point for heaviest SHRA and TSRA as period began with diminishing SHRA through mid-AM; cloudy skies, fog (heavier late period), quite humid with generally light winds except near aforementioned TSRA in the area | temperature range: 55� - 52� - 61� - 67� | wind: quite variable directions through the period with the wavering front nearby; mostly NE to E through noon followed by a shift into the S early afternoon for two hours; then, NW through WSW through about 1AM becoming onshore NE & N remainder of the period - peak gusts 060� 13mph at 9:18AM & 350� 13mph at 5:40AM EST | rainfall: period 0.22" January 2.44" annual 2.44"

=> Ghent Square - MON 1/13/20 - TUE 1/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): stalled front across Ern/Srn VA continued to be overrun with warmer temps from the S & increasing energy and moisture which resulted in ongoing showers, fog, fluctuating warm and cooler temps along the boundary, especially late night | temperature range: 65� - 70� - 52� - 55� | wind: S to SW through 3PM EST; then mainly N to NE through midnight becoming NE to E thereafter - peak gusts 210� 13mph at 12:21PM | rainfall: period 0.58" January 2.09" annual 2.09"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 1/12/20 - MON 1/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): surface front moved through during the period shifting winds into an onshore flow; however, temps only cooled slightly before rebounding to the middle 60s; cold front became stationary just to the S in the evening then returned NNW late period with associated showers and patchy fog noted as warmer temps overrode cool, moist surfaces | temperature range: 60� - 71� - 61� - 65� | wind: SW to W then NW early becoming onshore N to NE in the evening and returning from the SSE-S-SW late night - peak gusts 230� 23mph around 8 AM | rainfall: period 0.20" January 1.51" annual 1.51"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 1/11/20 - SUN 1/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved NE up the TN VAlley and Appalachians sending strong lines of showers, thunderstorms, and embedded tornadoes through mid-period with a few showers reaching the locale overnight; through mid-evening, severe TS marched along a line from SW to Central VA with that activity falling apart as it moved into Ern & SErn VA; continued cloudy, more humid; well-above normal average temps for the date | temperature range: 60� - 73� - 69� | wind: quite variable but mostly SSE to S to SW late period - peak gusts 150� 33 mph at 1:20PM & 230� 33mph at 3:41AM | rainfall: period 0.02" January 1.31" annual 1.31"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 1/10/20 - SAT 1/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): departing high to the ENE at sea; return flow of warmer air in form of coastal warm FROPA moved in during the day; S winds increased during the daylight hours with gusts to 24 mph; temps remained warm with overnight lows dropping back only to around 60�; skies were fair/clear through the first half of the period and partly to variably cloudy for the balance of the period | temperature range: 49� - 68� - 59� | wind: mostly S with peak gust to 220� 24mph at 1:08 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 1.29" annual 1.29"

=> Ghent Square - THU 1/9/20 - FRI 1/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered off New England & extending S along the East Coast to the Ern Gulf of Mexico; colder temps but around normal average for the date; some moderation late period as winds from onshore early became SSE to S late night; sunny/clear skies through the afternoon with increase of high clouds overnight | temperature range: 36� - 43� - 38� | wind: NE then ENE becoming SE then SSE - peak period gust was 160� 15 mph at 6:59 AM 1/10/20 | rainfall: period 0.00" January 1.29" annual 1.29"

=> Ghent Square - WED 1/8/20 - THU 1/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure gradually built SE across the Middle Atlantic afternoon through balance of period with colder, drier air and pressure rates rising to 30.70"+; sunny/clear skies; gusty winds in the afternoon | temperature range: 35� - 53� - 36� | wind: S to SW early becoming SW to W through early evening, shfting then into the NW then N and NE after midnight - peak period gust was 260� 30 mph at 1:42PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 1.29" annual 1.29"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 1/7/20 - WED 1/8/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved across TN Valley through SRN VA on its way to offshore New England; the low intensified as it neared the coast with strong gusty winds coming in from the west in late afternoon; SHRA and RA moved across the locale ahead of low's trailing cold front with wind gusts to 33 mph; clearing, blustery and much colder behind the front | temperature range: 37� - 56� - 35� | wind: light NE early becoming SSE to S through late afternoon, shifting into WNW - W - SW remainder of the period - peak period gust was 300� 33 mph at 5:07PM | rainfall: period 0.19" January 1.29" annual 1.29"

=> Ghent Square - MON 1/6/20 - TUE 1/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built across the N and NE US extending S and E across the Middle Atlantic; FROPA during the day increased pressures and continued the cool temps; sunny, clear, fair skies through the period; fog late period | temperature range: 40� - 56� - 37� | wind: W to WSW through NOON becoming NW in the afternoon, then light NE to ENE overnight; periods of CALM winds - peak period gust was 300� 11mph around 2:00PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 1.10" annual 1.10"

=> Ghent Square - SUN 1/5/20 - MON 1/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front well east of the area as period began; high pressure continued to build across the Middle Atlantic; sunny/clear skies returned with gusty WNW to NW winds early diminishing after sunset to CALM late evening and overnight | temperature range: 42� - 49� - 40� | wind: mostly gusty NW to WNW early period diminishing overnight to near CALM, light SW - peak period gust was 230� 22mph around 2:00PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 1.10" annual 1.10"

=> Ghent Square - SAT 1/4/20 - SUN 1/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front with weak low pressure along the front to our SW sent showers across SErn VA during the period; main front moved through mid-evening with showers still behind the front ahead of secondary push overnight; fog noted early period with increasing winds along and behind front scouring that out; gusty breezes late night; clearing skies toward post-time | temperature range: 60� - 62� - 42� | wind: S to SW through mid-evening becoming mostly NW - peak period gust was 230� 26mph at 12:45AM | rainfall: period 0.33" event total 1.10" January 1.10" annual 1.10"

=> Ghent Square - FRI 1/3/20 - SAT 1/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure developing over the S and moving NE sent showers into SErn VA during the period, increasing as the period wore on; cloudy skies, some fog with the rain, still cool temps which failed to reach numbers progged as warm front hovered near but remained S of the locale | temperature range: 48� - 59� - 57� - 60� | wind: mostly SW to S - peak period gust was 220� 15mph around 1PM | rainfall: period 0.70" event total 0.77" January 0.77" annual 0.77"

=> Ghent Square - THU 1/2/20 - FRI 1/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to move offshore and to sea with backside SSW flow developing; overrunning (rapid) of moisture from developing low across the southern states resulted in increasing cloudiness with a few spits of rain in the evening with light rain noted after midnight through post time | temperature range: 39� - 59� - 47� | wind: mostly SW TO SSW - peak period gust was 180� 22mph at 8:17PM | rainfall: period 0.07" January 0.07" annual 0.07"

=> Ghent Square - WED 1/1/20 - THU 1/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): sunny/fair/clear skies continued with near normal temps, nice breezes early, diminishing winds late period with radiational cooling and dropping temps to frosty mid to upper 30s locally; high pressure over the S & SE US extending northward through the East Coast states | temperature range: 41� - 54� - 39� | wind: mostly WNW to W-to-WSW & SW through mid-late night; then S'ly late night to post-time - peak period gust was 300� 18mph at 1:15PM | rainfall: period 0.00" January 0.00" annual 0.00"

=> Ghent Square - TUE 12/31/19 - WED 1/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): sunny/fair/clear skies in slowly building high pressure under broad lows over the Great Lakes into New England; flow aloft was drying NW to SE becoming more zonal W to E by late period; high pressure slow to build in with gradually falling temps that dropped to 41� by post-time | temperature range: 45� - 76� - 41� | wind: mostly WNW to W & SW and back to the W and WNW - peak period gust was 220� 23mph at 1:53PM | rainfall: period 0.00" December 2.28" annual 44.59"