West Cradock - Portsmouth, Virginia - CoCoRAHs Daily Updates
=> West Cradock - 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 late afternoon generous breezes - kept temps rising only to the mid to upper 80; haziness at times, less humid in the afternoon | temperature range: 71° - 87° - 69° average temp this period was 78° or 0.6° WARMER than the normal mean temp for the period & 3.5° "COOLER" than the mean temp of the previous period; July-to-date average temp 79.8° or 1.6° ABOVE normal | winds: NW to N early, becoming onshore NE to NNE shifting into the W and WSW after 1AM EDT - peak period gust 020° 22mph at 12:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") July-to-date 0.29" (+0.06" or 128% of normal) annual through 7/3/20 28.44" (+4.65" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; associate FROPA settles S into NC and dissipates; weak high pressure remained; a welcomed 0.29" of rain for the station gardens | temperature range: 76° - 95° - 68° average temp this period was 81.5° or 3.3° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 1.0° "COOLER" than the average temp of the previous period; July-to-date average temp 82.0° or 3.8° ABOVE normal | winds: S to SW to SSW - peak period gust 050° 31mph at 5:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.29" (+0.18") July-to-date 0.29" (+0.18" or 120% of normal) annual through 7/2/20 28.44" (+4.77" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 6/30/20 - WED 7/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: little change in the weather; weakening high pressure over the area with partly cloudy skies, dry afternoon, generally light winds; aternoon temps rose to the lower 90s; haze noted as well; some development of light SHRA and TSRA across SErn VA into NC with only a few sprinkles here in late afternoon | temperature range: 75° - 93° - 72° average temp this period was 82.5° or 1.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.3° or 0.3° ABOVE normal | winds: SW to WSW then into the WNW & NW through the afternoon; then, onshore ENE through SE early evening becoming SSW to SW late night - peak period gust 070° 19mph at 5:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.24" or 149% of normal) annual through 6/30/20 28.15" (+4.49" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 75° - 89° - 71° average temp this period was 80.0° or 1.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 2.5° "COOLER" than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.1° or 0.2° ABOVE normal | winds: became WNW then NW to N through early afternoon shifting into the onshore NE to ENE through the evening and overnight into the SSE - peak period gust 360° 21mph at 1:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.33" or 152% of normal) annual through 6/30/20 28.15" (+4.68" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 72° - 93° - 73° average temp this period was 82.5° or 3.9° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 0.5° "COOLER" than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.9° or 0.1° ABOVE normal | winds: mainly WNW-W-WSW-SW - peak period gust 290° 17mph at 3:06PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.16") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.46" or 157% of normal) annual through 6/29/20 28.15" (+4.81" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 72° - 94 ° - 72° average temp this period was 83° or 1.2° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.6° or 0.1° BELOW normal | winds: mainly SSW-SW - peak period gust 230° 23mph at 2:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.62" or 163% of normal) annual through 6/28/20 28.15" (+4.97" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 6/26/20 - SAT 6/27/20 (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 | temperature range: 71° - 90 ° - 69° average temp this period was 79.5° or 1.2° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.4° or 0.2° BELOW normal | winds: SW-WSW-WNW-WSW-SW through mid-evening, then becoming steady SW overnight at 10 mph & less - peak period gust 250° 18mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.72" or 167% of normal) annual through 6/27/20 28.15" (+5.07" or 122% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 (0.27"); 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: 71° - 86 ° - 65° average temp this period was 75.5° or 2.2° "COOLER" than the normal average temp for the period & 4° "COOLER" than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.3° or 0.2° BELOW normal | winds: ESE to SSE early becoming S & SSW - peak period gust 290° 23mph at 12:29AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.27" (+0.13") June-to-date 6.78" (+2.87" or 173% of normal) annual through 6/26/20 28.15" (+5.22" or 123% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 6/24/20 - THU 6/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure over the Middle Atlantic but with a weak FROPA passing through in the AM switching winds into the NNW through the afternoon; slightly cooler temps, still humid, some haze | temperature range: 77° - 89 ° - 70° average temp this period was 79.5° or 2° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 3.5° "COOLER" than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.2° or 0.2° BELOW normal | winds: SSW to WNW early then into the NNW-N-NE through the afternoon becoming S to SSE - peak period gust 340° 18mph at 10:45AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") June-to-date 6.51" (+2.72" or 172% of normal) annual through 6/24/20 27.88" (+5.07" or 122% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 6/23/20 - WED 6/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: weak high pressure over the Middle Atlantic; locally, air stabilized a bit after last thunderstorms of rain in earlier period; thus, mostly sunny/fair skies, warm temps, rather humid | temperature range: 73° - 93 ° - 74° average temp this period was 83° or 6.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.9° or 0.4° BELOW normal | winds: SSW to SW entire period - peak period gust 160° 27mph at 6:43PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") June-to-date 6.51" (+2.89" or 180% of normal) annual through 6/23/20 27.88" (+5.24" or 123% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 6/22/20 - TUE 6/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: trough located over Wrn VA shifted E during the day; mostly sunny, hot, humid conditions with generally light breezes over Ern VA in the morning; trough triggered TSRA across SErn VA in the afternoon with 0.99" of rain; briefly gusty winds with passage of storms which persisted until around 6:30 PM; gradual clearing overnight with sunny skies at post-time; some haze until storms cleared the air with some rain induced fog evening and overnight temperature range: 71° - 94 ° - 68° average temp this period was 81.0° or 3.2° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 5.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.7° or 0.5° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SE-SSE-S-SW through the period - peak period gust 270° 31mph at 4:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.99" (+0.78") June-to-date 6.51" (+3.00" or 186% of normal) annual through 6/22/20 27.88" (+5.35" or 124% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 6/21/20 - MON 6/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: ground fog early period from rains of previous period; then partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with daytime sun triggering a few scattered SHRA in the afternoon; another 0.33" here between 2 and 2:30PM EDT; rather humid with temps averaging below normal | temperature range: 68° - 83 ° - 69° average temp this period was 75.5° or 2° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 1.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.4° or 0.7° BELOW normal | winds: quite VARIABLE through early afternoon; then, SSE through mid-evening followed by diminishing nighttime SE winds less than 10 mph to near CALM at times - peak period gust 160° 15mph at 2:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.33" (+0.135") June-to-date 5.52" (+2.33" or 173% of normal) annual through 6/22/20 26.89" (+4.68" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; areas of rain with distant LTG moved through in the morning with more serious complex of TSRA developing in NErn NC and SErn VA in the afternoon; 1.05" in the afternoon TS here with close series of CGLTG strikes; storms slowly moved N & NW with heaviest (2-3 inches) activity 3 miles S in the Deep Creek area ; fog with heavier rains and ground fog under clear skies as the period ended | temperature range: 71° - 81 ° - 65° average temp this period was 74° or 3.5° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.4° or 0.6° BELOW normal | winds: SE-SSE-S early; then, VARIABLE near/in TSRA early afternoon becoming light SSE to S evening through the overnight - peak period gust 180° 17mph at 11:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 1.13" (+1.01") June-to-date 5.19" (+2.11" or 169% of normal) annual through 6/20/20 26.56" (+4.46" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 88 ° - 70° average temp this period was 78.5° or 1.3° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.4° or 0.5° BELOW normal | winds: SSW then S through most of the period with some SSE flow late evening and again late period - peak period gust 180° 28mph at 3:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") June-to-date 4.06" (+1.13" or 139% of normal) annual through 6/19/20 25.43" (+3.48" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 66° - 85° - 65° average temp this period was 75.0° or 2.3° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 3° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.3° or 0.5° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SW to S through 3PM EDT; then, SSE through 2AM becoming SSW late period - peak period gust 180° 20mph at 2:41PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") June-to-date 4.06" (+1.24" or 144% of normal) annual through 6/19/20 25.43" (+3.59" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 80° - 64° average temp this period was 72.0° or 4.7° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 7.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.3° or 0.4° BELOW normal | winds: mostly ENE through mid-evning became SE to S overnight - peak period gust 070° 26mph around 9AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.12") June-to-date 4.06" (+1.35" or 150% of normal) annual through 6/18/20 25.43" (+3.70" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; NEW DAILY STATION RECORD: the high temperature 6/16/20 of 64° at 6:16AM EDT established a NEW STATION MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 69° set in 1999. | temperature range: 61° - 64° - 62° - 68° average temp this period was 64.5° or 11.7° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 1° MILDER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 74.5° or 0.1° BELOW normal | winds: onshore mostly NE to ENE & E - peak period gust 070° 29mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 1.00" (+0.85") June-to-date 4.06" (+1.46" or 156% of normal) annual through 6/17/20 25.42" (+3.81" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 (new record gust), SHRA; NEW DAILY STATION RECORDS: NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST record 6/16/20 with a gust of 30 mph at 11:02PM EDT; the previous station record for this date was 28 mph in 1989; the high temperature 6/16/20 of 66° at 12:01AM EDT established a NEW STATION MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD. The previous record was 69° set in 2007. | temperature range: 64° - 66° - 61° average temp this period was 63.5° or 12.5° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 5.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 75.3° or 0.7° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore mostly NE - peak period gust 070° 30mph at 11:02PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.53" (+0.39") June-to-date 3.31" (+0.74" or 129% of normal) annual through 6/16/20 24.68" (+3.09" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 67° - 75° - 63° average temp this period was 69° or 6.6° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 0.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.1° or 1.6° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore ENE - peak period gust 070° 24mph at 8:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11") June-to-date 2.76" (+0.64" or 130% of normal) annual through 6/15/20 24.16" (+2.75" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 6/13/20 - SUN 6/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: FROPA during early period brings pleasant, refreshing winds off the ocean with only a few clouds from time-to-time; cooler, drier temps | temperature range: 71° - 76° - 63° average temp this period was 69.5° or 6° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.0° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.6° or 2.2° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore NNE - NE - ENE - peak period gust 020° 27mph at 8:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.14") June-to-date 2.76" (+0.64" or 130% of normal) annual through 6/14/20 24.13" (+2.99" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; drying, cooling temps for the balance of the period | temperature range: 70° - 80° - 67° average temp this period was 73.5° or 2.2° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 77.2° or 2.9° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore NE through ENE - peak period gust 050° 21mph around 1:PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.12") June-to-date 2.76" (+0.75" or 137% of normal) annual through 6/13/20 24.13" (+3.1" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 86° - 70° average temp this period was 78.0° or 4° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 4° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 77.5° or 3.4° ABOVE normal | winds: S to SW - peak period gust 200° 25mph at 5:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.98" (+0.85") June-to-date 2.76" (+0.76" or 138% of normal) annual through 6/12/20 24.13" (+3.11" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 73° - 91° - 73° average temp this period was 82.0° or 6.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 0° COOLER/WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; winds: mostly S to SW - peak period gust 180° 31mph at 3:56PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") June-to-date 1.78" annual through 6/11/20 23.15"

=> West Cradock - 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° - 93° - 71° average temp this period was 82.0° or 6.4° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.9° or 3.1° ABOVE normal | winds: SW to WSW then SSW to S - peak period gust 200° 18mph at 11:13PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") June-to-date 1.78" (+0.16" or 110% of normal) annual through 6/10/20 23.15" (+2.51" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 67° - 87° - 67° average temp this period was 77.0° or 1.9° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.5° or 2.9° ABOVE normal | winds: quite variable early became onshore ENE through the SSE then S in the evening becoming SW late night - peak period gust 070° 15mph at 11:09AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.16") June-to-date 1.78" (+0.30" or 120% of normal) annual through 6/9/20 23.15" (+2.65" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 68° - 82° - 60° average temp this period was 71.0° or 3.3° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 8° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.9° or 3.5° ABOVE normal | winds: became onshore NE through ENE until sunset; then, S winds in the evening becoming SSE overnight; diminishing winds to near CALM at times overnight - peak period gust 050° 22mph around 11 AM and again ENE 22mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.19") June-to-date 1.78" (+0.47" or 135% of normal) annual through 6/8/20 23.15" (+2.82" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 6/6/20 - SUN 6/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: continued mostly sunny, very warm, breezy with distant LTG to NE late evening followed by line of TSRA moving into and through the area at midnight; 1.78" in only 100 mins; variably cloudy late night; some developing fog with TSRA; some afternoon HZ; NEW RECORD: The low temp 6/6/20 of 74° at 11:59PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 72° set in 2002. | temperature range: 75° - 91° - 67° average temp this period was 79.0° or 5.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 2.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 77.3° or 3.9° ABOVE normal | winds: SSW to W to WNW to NW through sunset becoming mostly WSW to SW once again overnight - quite gusty with TSRA; peak period gust 250° 32 mph at 11:58 PM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.78" (+1.59") June-to-date 1.78" (+0.50" or 139% of normal) annual through 6/7/20 23.15" (+2.85" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 6/5/20 - SAT 6/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: continued S to SW flow under partly cloudy/partly sunny/fair skies with temps slightly cooler; continued breezy and dry; a brief shower or two passed over the area (trace) some haze | temperature range: 72° - 91° - 74° average temp this period was 81.5° or 8° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 3° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average temp 76.3° or 2.9° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly SSW to S - peak period gust 200° 29 mph at 2:59 PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.35") June-to-date TRACE (-0.91" or 0% of normal) annual through 6/5/20 21.37" (+1.44" or 107% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 6/4/20 - FRI 6/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): Weather: continued mostly S to SW flow under mostly sunny/fair skies which pushed temps to record high: high temp 6/4/20 of 96° at 2:57PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX HI TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 93° set in 2008; meanwhile, the low temp 6/4/20 of 74° at 6:12AM EDT established a NEW STATION MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 72° set in 1989. air flow fairly dry early half of period increasing in the overnight hours; HZ recorded | temperature range: 77° - 96° - 73° average temp this period was 84.5° or 9.9° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average 75.1° or 1.6° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly S to Sw - peak period gust 190° 25 mph at 5:54 PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.28") June-to-date TRACE or <1% of normal annual through 6/4/20 21.37" (+1.78" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 6/3/20 - THU 6/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure offshore East Coast continued to circulate much warmer air across the lower Mid-Atlantic; at this station, the high temp of 94° established a NEW STATION DAILY HI TEMP RECORD surpassing the 93° set in 1998; nice breezes to the 20 mph range from the SSW | temperature range: 70° - 94° - 74° average temp this period was 82° or 9.5° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average 71.8° or 1.9° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SW to SSW - peak period gust 230° 29 mph around 8AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") June-to-date TRACE or <1% of normal annual through 6/3/20 21.37" (+1.99" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 6/2/20 - WED 6/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: large dome of high pressure offshore SE US in the Western Atlantic began to send warmer, more humid air into SErn VA; partly cloudy skies for the period; generally light breezes continued | temperature range: 61° - 85° - 70° average temp this period was 73° or 0.7° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average 66.8° or 7.4° BELOW normal | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak period gust 250° 24 mph at 4:11PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.14") June-to-date TRACE or <1% of normal annual through 6/3/20 21.37" (+2.16" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 6/1/20 - TUE 6/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: 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: 58° - 73° - 55° average temp this period was 64° or 10.4° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 0.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; June-to-date average 63.5° or 11.0° BELOW normal | winds: onshore NE to ENE through late afternoon - peak period gust 070° 26 mph at 8:26AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") June-to-date 0.11" or 0% of normal annual through 6/1/20 21.37" (+2.25" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 5/31/20 - MON 6/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: high pressure continued into the area bringing mostly sunny/fair/clear skies; rather breezy during daylight hours with new daily wind gust record | temperature range: 68° - 73° - 54° average temp this period was 63.5° or 11.1° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 9.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average 65.3° or 2.8° BELOW normal | winds: onshore NE to ENE - peak period gust 050° 33 mph at 10:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") May 3.46" (-1.04" or 77% of normal) June-to-date 0.00" annual through 5/31/20 21.37" (+2.35" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 5/30/20 - SUN 5/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): weather: SSW surface flow; cold fronts moved SE from the TN Valley; variably, then partly cloudy skies... continued warm, humid; area 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 | temperature range: 71° - 82° - 64° average temp this period was 73° or 0.5° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 6° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 65.3° or 2.6° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SSW to W to NNW though NOON EDT; ENE through SSE until near 4AM EDT when flow became NNW to N - peak period gust 070° 24 mph at 4:16PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.36" (+0.22") May-to-date 3.43" (-0.95" or 79% of normal) annual 21.37" (+2.44" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 5/29/20 - SAT 5/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): 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 the locale | temperature range: 74° - 88° - 70° average temp this period was 79° or 6.6° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 64.9° or 2.8° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SSE to S becoming S to SSW - peak period gust 200° 26 mph at 2:33PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.10" (-0.06") May-to-date 3.10" (-1.13" or 73% of normal) annual 21.01" (+2.28" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 varibly cloudy overnight | temperature range: 71° - 85° - 72° average temp this period was 78° or 6.4° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 64.4° or 3.1° BELOW normal | winds: SSE becoming S then S to SSW - peak period gust 200° 25 mph at 4PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" (-0.12") May-to-date 3.00" (-1.07" or 74% of normal) annual 20.91" (+2.32" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 61° - 84° - 71° average temp this period was 71° or 0.0° and same as the normal average temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 64.4° or 3.1° BELOW normal | winds: NE to ENE through NOON becoming SSE thereafter - peak period gust 160° 20 mph between 5 & 6 PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.40" (+0.24") May-to-date 20.94" (-1.00" or 75% of normal) annual 20.85" (+2.32" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 71° - 61° average temp this period was 66° or 5.4° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & a 0° change from the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 63.5° or 3.8° BELOW normal | winds: mainly NE to ENE - peak period gust 050° 17 mph around 1:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.11") May-to-date 2.54" (-1.22" or 68% of normal) annual 20.45" (+2.17" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 70° in response making for a nice afternoon; marine layer moved back onshore evening through the overnight; some fog early and late period | temperature range: 60° - 70° - 62° average temp this period was 66° or 5.3° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 63.4° or 3.7° BELOW normal | winds: mainly ENE to NE - peak period gust 045° 20 mph around 11:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.115") May-to-date 2.53" (-1.08" or 70% of normal) annual 20.44" (+2.31" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 5/24/20 - MON 5/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): SErn VA socked-in under marine layer on 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 .01" through the period; continued cloudy skies, BR, damp, cool conditions with persistent NE to ENE onshore surface flow | temperature range: 59° - 64° - 58° average temp this period was 61° or 9.3° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 10.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 63.4° or 3.5° BELOW normal | winds: mainly NE to ENE - peak period gust 070° 22 mph around 8:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.135") May-to-date 2.52" (-1.01" or 71% of normal) annual 20.43" (+2.38" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 83° - 60° average temp this period was 71.5° or 1.3° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 63.4° or 3.4° BELOW normal | winds: SW to W early becoming mostly NNW through late afternoon; then decreasing variable winds turning in from the SSE through late period; back door cold front brings NE to ENE winds - peak period gust 290° 19 mph around 10AM & NE/ENE 19 mph twice between 4 to 6 AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.20") May-to-date 2.52" (-0.83" or 75% of normal) annual 20.43" (+2.56" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 67° - 85° - 67° average temp this period was 76° or 6.7° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 10° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.9° or 3.7° BELOW normal | winds: variable but mostly ENE through the ESE until mid-afternoon; then mostly SW to WSW to W late afternoon through the overnight - peak period gust 200° 22 mph at 2:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.09" (-0.12") May-to-date 2.52" (-0.63" or 80% of normal) annual 20.43" (+2.76" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 60° - 72° - 64° - 66° average temp this period was 66° or 2.8° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 8° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.3° or 4.2° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE through mid-afternoon becoming SSE - peak period gust 160° 22 mph around 9:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.54" (+0.39") May-to-date 2.43" annual 20.34"

=> West Cradock - 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° - 60° - 54° - 56° average temp this period was 57° or 11.4° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 3.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.4° or 3.9° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE entire period - peak period gust 070° 35 mph at 5:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.16" (+0.01") May-to-date 1.88" (-0.82" or 69% of normal) annual 19.79" (+2.57" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 1.12" (0.95" this period); 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 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: 63° - 64° - 57° average temp this period was 60.5° or 8.2° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 9° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May's average temp-to-date 62.7° or 3.5° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE to NE entire period - peak period gust 050° 28 mph at 2:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.95" (+0.79") May-to-date 1.72" (-0.84" or 67% of normal) annual 19.63" (+2.55" or 115% of normal)

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 1.12" (0.95" this period); 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 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: 63° - 64° - 57° average temp this period was 60.5° or 8.2° COOLER than the normal average temp for the period & 9° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.7° or 3.5° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE to NE entire period - peak period gust 050° 28 mph at 2:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.95" (+0.79") May-to-date 1.72" (-0.84" or 67% of normal) annual 19.63" (+2.55" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 65° - 78° - 61° - 63° average temp this period was 69.5° or 1.1° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.7° or 3.5° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE to NE entire period - peak period gust 050° 23 mph at 3:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.01") May-to-date 0.77" (-1.77" or 30% of normal) annual 18.68" (+1.62" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 67° - 85° - 64° average temp this period was 74.5° or 6.6° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 1° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.3° or 3.7° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SW through early afternoon becoming light onshore ENE mid-afternoon and ENE through ESE remainder of the period - peak period gust 230° 21 mph at 9:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.22") May-to-date 0.60" (-1.63" or 27% of normal) annual 18.51" (+1.76" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 65° - 87° - 64° average temp this period was 75.5° or 7.7° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 8.5deg; WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 61.4° or 4.42° BELOW normal | winds: S to SSW to SW the entire period - peak gust 230° 24 mph at 10:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") May-to-date 0.60" (-1.35" or 31% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.04" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 54° - 81° - 63° average temp this period was 67.5° or 0.4° WARMER than the normal average temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 60.5° or 5.2° BELOW normal | winds: S - SSW - SW the entire period - peak gust 230° 23 mph at 2:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") May-to-date 0.60" (-1.22" or 33% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.17" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; some increase in high/mid-level clouds late period; NEW DAILY RECORD: the low temp 5/13/20 of 44° at 5:49AM EDT established a NEW STATION MINIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 46° set in 1983 | temperature range: 46° - 70° - 51° average temp this period was 58° or 8.4° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 4.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 60.0° or 5.6° BELOW normal | winds: near CALM, light & variable early becoming onshore NE through SE much of the day into the SSE through late evening followed by light S winds near and after MIDNIGHT - peak gust 070° 19 mph at 3:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") May-to-date 0.60" (-1.10" or 35% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.29" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; NEW DAILY RECORD: the low temp 5/12/20 of 44° at 6:30AM EDT established a NEW STATION MINIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 46° set in 1977 | temperature range: 47° - 65° - 44° average temp this period was 54.5° or 12.8° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 2.0° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 60.5° or 4.9° BELOW normal | winds: mostly NNW to NW through 5PM becoming SW then S in late afternoon backing to the SSE through 4 AM with period of N winds between 5AM and post-time - peak gust 320° 25 mph around 10 AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") May-to-date 0.60" (-1.00" or 37% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.39" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 69° - 44° average temp this period was 56.5° or 11.5° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 0.0° compared to the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 60.5° or 4.9° BELOW normal | winds: WSW to WNW through mid-afternoon becoming mostly WNW to NNW remainder of the period - peak gust 290° 28 mph at 1:59 PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") May-to-date 0.60" (-0.91" or 40% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.48" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 record cold: SAT, MAY 9, 2020 - the high temperature today of 60° at 5:13PM EDT TIED THE MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 60° set in 1986; SAT, MAY 9, 2020 - the low temperature today in the West Cradock area, Portsmouth of 41° at 6:17AM EDT established a NEW STATION MINIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 45° SUN, MAY 10, 2020 - the low temperature today of 39° at 6:27AM EDT TIED THE MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 39° set in 1980 | temperature range: 43° - 60° - 39° average temp this period was 49.5° or 16.4° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 10.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 61.4° or 3.7° BELOW normal | winds: NNW then NW through mid-afternoon followed by W and SW through mid-evening becoming light, mostly onshore and quite variable for the balance of the period - peak gust 320° 31 mph around 10AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") May-to-date 0.60" (-0.71" or 46% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.68" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 | temperature range: 47° - 73° - 41° average temp this period was 60° or 5.7° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 3.5° MILDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 62.8° or 2.2° BELOW normal | winds: SW to W through 1AM EDT becoming NNW thereafter - peak gust 340° 40 mph at 1:07AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" (-0.07") May-to-date 0.56" (-0.64" or 47% of normal) annual 18.51" (+2.77" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 66° - 47° average temp this period was 56.5° or 8.8° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 2° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 63.2° or 1.8° BELOW normal | winds: NNW to NW through 6PM, then W backing to SSW and SW remainder of the period - peak gust 340° 23 mph around 9AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") May-to-date 0.54" (-0.52" or 51% of normal) annual 18.45" (+2.87" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; FROPAs (2), BR | temperature range: 51° - 68° - 49° average temp this period was 58.5° or 6.7° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 1° MILDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 64.2° or 0.8° BELOW normal | 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 290° 26 mph at 4:59PM EDT & 340° 26 mph at 6:09AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.09" (-0.10") May-to-date 0.54" (-0.52" or 51% of normal) annual 18.45" (+2.87" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 5/5/20 - WED 5/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure continued to head east from KY to central/northern NC and offshore NErn NC at post-time; cloudy skies, with area of light rain that moved across locale early period, some fog, cooler temps ; as low pressure center moved through NC another area of rain and thunderstorms move across extreme SErn VA, N/Central and NErn NC early AM 5/6/20; 0.42" additional rain late period; distant thunder observed around 1:15AM EDT at the station; rain moved SE and E of station close to post-time | temperature range: 58° - 63° - 51° average temp this period was 57° or 7.5° COLDER than the normal average temp for the period & 12° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 65.1° or 0.1° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly ENE through SSE through 7PM becoming SSE ahead of low pressure through MIDNIGHT; then back to mostly ENE overnight - peak gust 050° 20 mph at 3:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.43" (+0.21") May-to-date 0.45" (-0.47" or 49% of normal) annual 18.36" (+2.92" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 5/4/20 - TUE 5/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): 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 30 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: 66° - 80° - 58° average temp this period was 69° or 4.8° WARMER than the normal temp for the period & 5.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 66.4° or 1.1° ABOVE normal | winds: NNW TO NW backing to the W through 9PM shifting into the NE to ENE late period - peak gust 320° 32 mph at 10:36AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.20") May-to-date 0.02" (-0.48" or 4% of normal) annual 17.93" (+2.91" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 57° - 88° - 66° average temp this period was 63.5° or 0.3° slightly WARMER than the normal temp for the period & 13.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 64.3° or 1.2° BELOW normal | winds: SW-WSW-W through the period - peak gust 200° 21 mph around 7:59AM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.15") May-to-date 0.02" (-0.28" or 7% of normal) annual 17.93" (+3.11" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 56° - 72° - 55° average temp this period was 63.5° or 2.2° COLDER than the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 60.8° or 4.8° BELOW normal | winds: NNW-NW through 11AM EDT; then VARIABLE but mostly ENE through mid-afternoon, becoming mostly SSE to S then SW remainder of period - peak gust NNE 23 mph around 9AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") May-to-date 0.02" (-0.19" or 10% of normal) annual 17.93" (+3.20" or 122% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 57° - 65° - 52° average temp this period was 58.5° or 5.6° COLDER than the normal temp for the period & 8.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; May average temp-to-date 59.5° or 5.6° BELOW normal | winds: SW-WSW-W early period, NNW-NW-W late AM through 6PM; then, W to WNW then NW evening through post-time - peak gust 320° 25 mph at 3:59PM EDT on Friday & 320° 26 mph at 5:20AM EDT on Saturday | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.09") May-to-date 0.02" (-0.05" or 29% of normal) annual 17.93" (+3.34" or 123% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; record daily gust for 4/30/20 of 51 mph at 10:57 EDT with a second gust to 51mph in the coming hour; tree limb, branch, and leaf damage here, some localized rain flooding throughout the area; rainfall with front totaled 1.46"; skies remained cloudy balance of period; temps dropped to the 50s as the day progressed; winds diminished evening through the overnight | temperature range: 67° - 76° - 57° average temp this period was 66.5° or 2.3° WARMER than normal temp for the period & 2.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.2° or 1.4° BELOW normal | winds: SE-SSE-S early period becoming S much of the remainder of the period then SW late period - peak gust 180° 51 mph at 10:57AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.46" (-0.08") April-to-date 5.03" (+1.49" or 142% of normal) annual 17.91" (+3.39" or 123% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 4/29/20 - THU 4/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): 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: 55° - 83° - 66° average temp this period was 69° or 7.1° WARMER than normal temp for the period & 14.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.9° or 1.5° BELOW normal | winds: S to SW through early afternoon; then, S remainder of the period - peak gust 150° 36 mph at 9:05PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") April-to-date 3.57" (+0.13" or 104% of normal) annual 16.45" (+2.03" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 on the way then, which may feature heavy rains and thunderstorms prompting the issuance of a FLOOR WATCH by the NWS during late period for THU into THU evening | temperature range: 40° - 71° - 54° average temp this period was 55.5° or 6.2° WARMER than normal temp for the period & 6.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.5° or 1.9° BELOW normal | winds: W backing to the WSW, SW and S through 5 mph becoming onshore SSE in early evening; then SSE to SW reaminder of the period - - peak gust SSE 20 mph at 5:20PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") April-to-date 3.57" (+0.24" or 107% of normal) annual 16.45" (+2.14" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 4/27/20 - TUE 4/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): as the period commenced, low pressure and trailing cold front moved well-away from the coast; 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 build E and SE over the lower Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 48° - 59° - 39° average temp this period was 49° or 13.8° COLDER than normal temp for the period & 14.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.6° or 1.7° BELOW normal | winds: mostly NW to NNW through mid-evening, diminishing to light & variable to near CALM - peak gust NW 30 mph at 12:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" (-0.06") April-to-date 3.57" (+0.37" or 112% of normal) annual 16.45" (+2.27" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 0.06" and a few LTG strikes nearby; FROPA with the TSRA & skies remained cloudy from late evening through period's end | temperature range: 56° - 75° - 52° average temp this period was 63.5° or +0.5° NEAR the normal temp for the period & 7.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.8° or 1.3° BELOW normal | winds: onshore ENE TO SSE through mid-AM; then S to SW through 4PM becoming moslty W through period's end; - peak gust SW 25 mph at 1:51PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.06" (-0.11") April-to-date 3.51" (+0.41" or 113% of normal) annual 16.39" (+2.31" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 52° - 60° - 53° average temp this period was 56° or 7° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 10° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.8° or 1.3° BELOW normal | winds: mainly onshore ENE - peak gust NNW 22 mph around 6 AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.20" (+0.02") April-to-date 3.45" (+0.44" or 113% of normal) annual 16.33" (+2.34" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 4/24/20 - SAT 4/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure over SRN WV & SW VA as period began continued to shift its energy across SRN VA to NErn NC then dissipating as it moved further offshore NC; energy triggered SHRA and TSRA across SErn VA in the afternoon into early evening; DST LTG noted to the SE of the station in late afternoon; two fronts of activity moved through the locale; activity moved well to the SE with colder air moving in as high pressure built down the coastal plain overnight; FROPA ~4:50PM 4/24/20; mostly cloudy skies late period | temperature range: 61° - 79° - 53° average temp this period was 66° or 3.7° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.6° or 1.2° BELOW normal | winds: mostly S-SSW-SW-W through 4:54PM becoming NNW then N and mostly onshore NE - peak gust 250° 28 mph at 4:54PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.13" (+0.01") April-to-date 3.25" (+0.50" or 118% of normal) annual 16.13" (+2.40" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 4/23/20 - FRI 4/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): SSW flow on backside of high pressure off the Mid-Atlantic/SErn US coasts and well at sea; 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: 52° - 68° - 61° average temp this period was 60° or 1.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4.5° MILDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.2° or 1.5° BELOW normal | winds: mostly SW-SSW-S - peak gust 203° 29 mph at 1:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.25" (+0.15") April-to-date 3.12" (+0.37" or 114% of normal) annual 16.00" (+2.27" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; return SW sur face 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: 44° - 67° - 51° average temp this period was 55.5° or 5.8° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 3.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.1° or 1.5° BELOW normal | winds: mostly N to NW early backing to the W through late evening; then, SSW late night - - peak gust 290° 21 mph at between 11AM and 1PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") April-to-date 2.87" (+0.33" or 113% of normal) annual 15.75" (+2.23" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 48° - 74° - 44° average temp this period was 59° or 2.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 8° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.1° or 1.4° BELOW normal | winds: SSW becoming gusty in the afternoon becoming W to NW then NW to N through MIDNIGHT followed by onshore NE, then N & NNW late period - peak gust 230° 32 mph at 2:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.13") April-to-date 2.87" (+0.49" or 121% of normal) annual 15.75" (+2.39" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 40s - 45° average temp this period was 51° or 10.7° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.0° or 1.3° BELOW normal | winds: NNW early becoming NE to ENE through mid-afternoon, then NNW to NW through mid-evening, backing into the WNW and eventually into the SSW overnight - peak gust 045° 25 mph at 12:22PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.57" (+0.16") April-to-date 2.86" (+0.58" or 125% of normal) annual 15.74" (+2.48" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 4/19/20 - MON 4/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a chilly start for the period with temps in the upper 30s with high pressure over the lower Middle Atlantic and radiational cooling under clear skies, no surface wind; high pressure shifts offshore as stationary front over the Deep S and Deep SErn S began to shift northward resulting in overrunning showers, thunderstorms, batches of general rains; energy source aloft shifted across the S was relocating along the SErn US coast by post-time | temperature range: 38° - 72° - 57° average temp this period was 55° or 6.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.2° or 0.9° BELOW normal | winds: ENE through SSE until midnight; then, S to SW through 3:30PM with shift into the NW thereafter - peak gust 180° 22 mph at 1:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.29 (+0.13") April-to-date 2.29" (+0.02" or 101% of normal) annual 15.17" (+1.92" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 4/18/20 - SUN 4/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure and cold fronts move across the locale early period with a good dousing (0.60"); as cold front passes winds shift into the NNW and temps fall quickly making for a chilly, camp, windy late morning; front moved seaward with high pressure moving back into the region with sunny skies returning and temps staying rather chilly, reaching the lower 60s; clear skies evening through the overnight with diminishing winds and radiational cooling sending temps to the upper 30s, no supercooling rooftop frost noted | temperature range: 61° - 62° - 38° ; average temp this period was 50° or 10.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 6° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.3° or 0.7° BELOW normal | winds: SSW through 10AM shifting into the NNW till sunset; then, NE to ENE and diminishing overnight - peak gust 320° 36 mph at 10:59AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.60 (+0.53") April-to-date 2.00" (+0.04" or 102% of normal) annual 14.88" (+1.94" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 4/17/20 - SAT 4/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged down the coastal plain early with stationary front across NC; onshore flow kept temps down, with highs only reaching the lower 70s; sunny/clear skies through the evening with increasing high clouds overnight as Carolina warm front began to move north and across SErn VA with winds coming in from the SSW late period; breezy during sunlight hours with increasing breezes late night | temperature range: 41° - 71° - 62° ; average temp this period was 56° or 3.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 8.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.4° or 0.5° BELOW normal | winds: ENE through SSE until mid-afternoon, became SSW late afternoon through the balance of the period - peak gust 200° 30 mph at 9:59PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.05") April-to-date 1.40" (-0.50" or 74% of normal) annual 14.28" (+1.40" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 4/16/20 - FRI 4/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): exiting high pressure along the coastal waters with reenforcing high pressure building towards the East from nation's midsection; FROST early period, rather heavy on rooftops and cars; mostly sunny/clear skies entire period with breezy conditions early, diminishing speeds remainder of period | temperature range: 35° - 62° - 40° ; average temp this period was 48.5° or 11.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.5° or 0.3° BELOW normal | winds: CALM & light SW to W through 10AM; then mostly N to NNW until late afternoon followed by SSE remainder of period - peak gust NW 22 mph at 11:27AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11") April-to-date 1.40" (-0.45" or 76% of normal) annual 14.28" (+1.45" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 4/15/20 - THU 4/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure builds over the East with center over SErn VA through NErn NC late period; sunny/clear skies most of the period; breezy at times early with diminishing winds to near CALM late night; increased surface humidity, calm wind, and temps dropping to the mid-30s induced development of a light frost at ground level with more significant frost on car tops and nearby roofs | temperature range: 41° - 52° - 35° ; average temp this period was 43.5° or 16.4° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 7.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.1° or 0.5° ABOVE normal | winds: NNW gusting to the 20 mph range through mid-afternoon, diminishing then to light E to ESE through about 3AM with shift to SW diminishing further to near CALM at times 3-7AM, end-of-period - peak gust NNW 27 mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.11 (0.00") April-to-date 1.40" (-0.28" or 83% of normal) annual 14.28" (+1.62" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 | temperature range: 55° - 60° - 42° ; average temp this period was 51° or 8.4° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 17° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.9° or 1.2° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore NE to ENE to SSE through ~ 1AM EDT; winds back to the N through NNW thereafter - peak gust NE 28 mph at 10:59AM | rainfall: period 0.20 (+0.04") April-to-date 1.29" (-0.39" or 77% of normal) annual 14.17" (+1.51" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; here, NEW RECORD WIND GUST RECORD OF 60mph for 4/13/20 occuring twice between 9:45 and 10:15AM - details here; skies cleared by afternoon, wind diminished for remainder of the period; scattered clouds to clear skies late period; some tree branch and limb damage; FROPA (2) | temperature range: 69° - 81° - 55° ; average temp this period was 68° or 8° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.8° or 1.4° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly S then SW through late afternoon, becoming W to NW through 2:30AM shifting into onshore NE - peak gusts S 60 mph at 9:48AM & 10:06AM EDT [ new record ] | rainfall: period 0.18 (+0.06") April-to-date 1.09" (-0.26" or 81% of normal) annual 13.97" (+1.64" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 51° - 77° - 62° - 68° average temp this period was 64° or 5.7° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 14.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.7° or 0.4° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly S - peak gust S 47mph just before end of period at 7 AM | rainfall: period 0.04 (-0.08") April-to-date 0.87" (-0.39" or 69% of normal) annual 13.75" (+1.51" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 4/11/20 - SUN 4/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): an early spring frost (35°) to start the period under clear skies, light winds, increased humidity; large high pressure extending S along the East Coast & centered over the Carolinas continued to move eastward to well-offshore SErn/Mid-ATL US; beautiful weather here with cooler, breezy, 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: 35° - 64° - 48° - 51° average temp this period was 49.5° or 9.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.3° or 0.1° ABOVE normal | winds: CALM early; then WNW-NNW-W through NOON becoming WSW-SSW-S balance of the period - peak gust W 24mph at 4:10 PM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.09") April-to-date 0.87" (-0.26" or 77% of normal) annual 13.75" (+1.64" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 with large low pressure over coastal SErn Canada just N of ME; 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: 49° - 56° - 35° average temp this period was 45.5° or 1.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 19° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.1° or 1.2° ABOVE normal | winds: WNW-W-WSW and quite gusty early period - peak gust NW 36mph at 9:58 AM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.06") April-to-date 0.87" (-0.16" or 85% of normal) annual 13.75" (+1.74" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 early period; low air pressure (29.301") ahead of cold front that moved through around 5PM EDT; high pressure moved into the region evening through period's end with rising rates and temps falling 31°! partly cloudy skies, increasingly windy conditions, diminishing late night | temperature range: 58° - 80° - 49° average temp this period was 64.5° or 8.3° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 6° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 58.8° or 1.9° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly SW-W-WNW-NW through early evening becoming NE through late evening; then, NNW to NW thereafter - peak gust W 37mph at 4:00 PM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.09") April-to-date 0.87" (-0.12" or 88% of normal) annual 13.75" (+1.78" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 60° - 83° - 58° average temp this period was 70.5° or 14.1° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 57.7° or 0.7° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly SW-NW-WNW-W through early evening; then briefly onshore mid-evening becoming SSE to S to SSW ovenight - peak gust W 28mph at 1:47 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") April-to-date 0.87" (+0.03" or 103% of normal) annual 13.75" (+1.93" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 | temperature range: 51° - 80° - 59° average temp this period was 65.5° or 8.8° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 6.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 55.8° or 1.1° BELOW normal | winds: mostly S through NOON then mainly S-SW-W remainder of the period - peak gust with TSRA was WSW 29mph at 7:52 PM | rainfall: period 0.29" (+0.16") April-to-date 0.87" (+0.13" or 117% of normal) annual 13.75" (+2.03" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 4/6/20 - TUE 4/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a few morning showers early period; 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: 54° - 68° - 51° the average temp this period was 59.5° or 3.5° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 54.2° or 2.7° BELOW normal | winds: becoming S to SW then NW early followed by FROPA early afternoon with onshore NE to ENE to SSE through mid-evening becoming S remainder of the period - peak gust NE 23mph at 3:30 PM | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.14") April-to-date 0.58" (-0.01" or 98% of normal) annual 13.46" (+1.89" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; chilly start to period with temps dipping to 39° and recovering nicely to near 70° late afternoon temperature range: 39° - 69° - 52° the average temp this period was 54° or 1.4° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 53.0° or 4.2° BELOW normal | winds: CALM early, then WNW to NNW through 10AM; SSE TO S late AM through ~1AM, then SSE to S late night - peak gust SSE 21mph at 5:06 PM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.12") April-to-date 0.57" (+0.09" or 120% of normal) annual 13.45" (+1.99" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 49° - 58° - 39° the average temp this period was 49° or 8.1° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 52.8° or 4.7° BELOW normal | winds: NNW through NOON, then NE to ENE through 4AM, diminishing to near CALM late period - peak gust ENE 23mph at 1:10 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") April-to-date 0.57" (+0.20" or 155% of normal) annual 13.45" (+2.10" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 4/3/20 - SAT 4/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the Middle Atlantic southward but with infringing, retrograding low offshower New England; the two produced gusty winds locally (which diminished overnight), sunny skies, chilly temps | temperature range: 48° - 68° - 49° the average temp this period was 53.0° or 5.8° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 52.8° or 4.0° BELOW normal | winds: gusty WNW-NW-NNW through late afternoon with surface front coming down the Middle Atlantic coast switching winds into the NE through midnight; then N-NNW-NW late night - peak gust NW 37mph at 10:04 AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") April-to-date 0.57" (+0.33" or 338% of normal) annual 13.45" (+2.23" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 4/2/20 - FRI 4/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure stationary with retrograde signs well east of New Eng; high pressure continued to move into the E and SE with central axis from the Great Lakes SSE to the NE/Ern Gulf of Mexico; gusty breezes as high and low interact with NNW wind funneling right down the East Coast; skies cleared to become sunny/clear' increasingly dry with eye on possibilites of fire danger across VA as downsloping winds for the most part continue | temperature range: 47° - 63° - 48° the average temp this period was 55.0° or 2.1° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 8° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 50.3° or 6.0° BELOW normal | winds: gusty NNW then WNW then W - peak gust NW 33mph at 12:53 PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") April-to-date 0.57" (+0.41" or 351% of normal) annual 13.45" (+2.31" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 which feel early period for a short period; skies remained cloudy until late morning when breaks in clouds moved to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon; good amount of sun by late afternoon; skies continued to clear slowly overnight; still windy on back side of low and as high pressure from the Great Lakes S to the upper TN Valley pushed into the Middle Atlantic; well below normal temps through the period | temperature range: 42° - 52° - 44° the average temp this period was 47.0° or 9.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 0.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; April average temp-to-date 47° or 9.3° BELOW normal | winds: gusty NE early backing to the NNW through mid-afternoon; then VARIABLE NE-to-N-to-NNW-WSW through mid-evening; diminishing and backing to W to WSW the NNW late period - peak gust NE 33mph around 10AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.03" (-0.05") April-to-date 0.57" (+0.49" or 695% of normal) annual 13.45" (+2.39" or 122% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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) and that moved offshore east of Cape Hatteras at period'd end; 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 32° at 6:50AM; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINED IN EFFECT | temperature range: 49° - 53° - 42° the average temp this period was 47.5° or 8.7° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 15.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 56.6° or 6.4° ABOVE normal; MARCH 2020 was the 2ND WARMEST March month in the station database (1977-2020) | winds: increasingly gusty NE to ENE with peak gust NE 34mph at 2AM | rainfall: period 1.27" (+1.14") March-to-date 3.92" (-0.09" or 98% of normal) April 0.54" annual 13.42" (+2.38" or 122% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 64° 54°- 75° - 49° the average temp this period was 62deg; or 5.8° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 10.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 56.7° or 6.7° ABOVE normal | winds: NE to ENE then SSE through noon becoming SW through late evening becoming onshore NE remainder of the period | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") March-to-date 3.19" (-0.61" or 84% of normal) annual 12.15" (+1.38" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 57° - 88° - 64° the average temp this period was 72.5deg; or 15.9° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 56.4° or 6.6° ABOVE normal | winds: NE TO ENE through mid-morning; then NNW into early afternoon followed by SSW-SW-W winds remainder for most of the period becoming NW to N briefly before and up to post-time | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") March-to-date 3.19" (-0.51" or 86% of normal) annual 12.15" (+1.48" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 3/28/20 - SUN 3/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): wavering stationary front aross Srn VA/NErn NC moved back to the north early period becoming stationary across Williamsburg/Peninsula vcnty before shifting back to the S across the SErn VA/NErn NC border to become stationary again; by late night and post-time moved back to Billsburg and the Peninsuala; period of onshore flow in the evening till post-time with trending towards a return SW flow; some high clouds entire period, mostly afternoon into the late period; plenty of sunshine SAT AM and afternoon | temperature range: 58° - 79° - 58° the average temp this period was 68.5deg; or 12.6° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.8° or 6.2° ABOVE normal | winds: SE-through-SSW-then WNW gradually becoming onshore NE to ENE mid-afternoon remainder of the period - peak gust SSE and onshore NE and ENE 16 mph on many occasions | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.18") March-to-date 3.19" (-0.32" or 91% of normal) annual 12.15" (+1.67" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 3/27/20 - SAT 3/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): partly cloudy skies early with sunshine becoming the rule with surface cold front slipping down the coastal plain passing in late evening; weak low along front over SWrn VA triggered TSRA (three CG strikes) that moved SE from near RIC to NErn NC with 0.16" in about 35 mins beginning around 12:30AM; skies remained cloudy till post-time; front became stationary across NC and began moving back to the NE late period | temperature range: 54° - 76° - 56° the average temp this period was 65° or 11.2° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 11° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.4° or 6.1° ABOVE normal | winds: W to WSW to SW through about 3PM; then becoming NE to ENE through early evening; mostly SE and SSE thereafter - peak gust SW 22mph around 9AM | rainfall: period 0.16" (+0.14") March-to-date 3.19" (-0.32" or 90% of normal) annual 12.15" (+1.67" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 52° the average temp this period was 54° or 1.5° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 5.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.0° or 5.8° ABOVE normal | winds: ENE to NE early becoming NNW through mid-afternoon, then backing into the SSW through S remainder of the period - peak gust SW 24mph at 5:15AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.13") March-to-date 3.03" (-0.21" or 94% of normal) annual 11.99" (+1.79" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 0.28" and bringing the recent storm/event total to 1.19"; NEW STATION DAILY RECORD RAINFALL 1.19" surpassing the 0.94" for 3/25 in 1994; continued damp and cool | temperature range: 49° - 53° - 46° the average temp this period was 49.5° or 1.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 1.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.1° or 6.0° ABOVE normal | winds: ENE to NE through late AM, then N to NNW until 9PM, becoming mostly NE remainder of period - - peak gusts NE 25mph at several times early period | rainfall: period 0.28" (+0.17") March-to-date 3.03" (-0.07" or 98% of normal) annual 11.99" (+1.92" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 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 1.06" of measurable rain after midnight to post-time as low moved into Srn NC; 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° - 47° the average temp this period was 51° or 0.4° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.3° or 6.2° ABOVE normal | winds: light SSW early becoming onshore NE to ENE through 6pm; then, ESE-SE-SSE through 2AM becoming NE to ENE thereafter - peak gust ENE 27mph at 5:42AM | rainfall: period 0.91" (+0.83") March-to-date 2.75" (-0.32" or 93% of normal) annual 11.71" (+1.67" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 0.78" | temperature range: 49° - 51° - 49° the average temp this period was 50° or 0.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & the same average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.4° or 6.5° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly N to NE backing to the N and NW through early afternoon; then, W to WSW through 1 AM; WNW to NW thereafter - peak gust W 21mph around 1:01PM | rainfall: period 0.21" (+0.09") March-to-date 1.84" (-1.08" or 63% of normal) annual 10.80" (+0.91" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 3/22/20 - MON 3/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to hold over the East with developing low over SErn US that moved NE offshore SErn US coast bringing more rain after midnight, continuing at post-time; a few light SHRA in evening; cool temps with some fog at time of ongoing rain | temperature range: 48° - 53° - 47° the average temp this period was 50° or 0.3° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 7.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.7° or 6.8° ABOVE normal | winds: NE to ENE - peak gust ENE 28mph at 1:01AM | rainfall: period 0.68" (+0.60") March-to-date 1.64" (-1.27" or 56% of normal) annual 10.60" (+0.72" or 107% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 SErn VA 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: 67° - falling to the upper 40°s by late afternoon - 48° the average temp this period was 57.5 or 7.1° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 19° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 56.0° or 7.2° ABOVE normal | winds: WSW TO W early becoming WNW then onshore NE to ENE with COLD FROPA around 9:10AM - peak gust NE 28mph at 9:18AM | rainfall: period 0.11" (-0.03") March-to-date 1.05" (-1.69" or 38% of normal) annual 10.02" (+0.30" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 record high on generous S and SW winds gusting to near 35 mph; period avg. temp was in excess of 25° ABOVE normal; high pressure continued offshore Ern US while energy and moisture streamed in from the SW with light sprinkles arriving here just before post-time | temperature range: 68° - 86° - 67° the average temp this period was 76.5 or 26° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 8° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 55.7° or 7.0° ABOVE normal; the high temp 3/20/20 of 86° at 4:42PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX HI TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 78° set in 2010; the low temp 3/20/20 of 68° at 7:09AM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX LO TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 55° set in 2012; the NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES ALSO ESTABLISHED A NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH (station March database to 1977), BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 67 DEGREES ON MARCH 29TH 1985. | winds: S to SSW - peak gust SW 37mph at 2:03PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.17") March-to-date 0.95" (-1.60" or 37% of normal) annual 9.91" (+0.39" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 07AM ET); the high temperature today of 82° at 5:13PM EDT a NEW STATION MAX HIGH TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 77° set in 2008. | temperature range: 55° - 82° - 68° the average temp this period was 68.5° or 18.9° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 14° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 54.6° or 6.0° ABOVE normal | winds: S to SSW - peak gust SW 24mph around NOON | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") March-to-date 0.95" (-1.46" or 39% of normal) annual 9.91" (+0.53" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 52° - 57° - 52° - 56° the average temp this period was 54.5° or 4.9° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 2.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 53.9° or 5.4° ABOVE normal | winds: onshore NE through ENE until mid-to-late evening; then SE to S overnight becoming S & SW late period - peak gust ENE 26mph around 10AM | rainfall: period 0.19" (+0.08") March-to-date 0.95" (-1.46" or 39% of normal) annual 9.91" (+0.53" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 45° - 69° - 52° the average temp this period was 57° or 7.4° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 53.8° or 5.3° ABOVE normal | winds: light NE early becoming S to SW remainder of the period - peak gust NE 26mph at 5:28AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") March-to-date 0.76" (-1.44" or 35% of normal) annual 9.72" (+0.55" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 47° - 51° - 45° the average temp this period was 48° or 2° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 0.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 53.6° or 5.2° ABOVE normal | winds: mainly NE to ENE - peak gust ENE 25mph at 10:58AM | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.12") March-to-date 0.76" (-1.30" or 37% of normal) annual 9.72" (+0.69" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 48° - 50° - 47° the average temp this period was 48.5° or 1.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 7.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 53.6° or 5.2° ABOVE normal | winds: mainly ENE - peak gust ENE 27mph at 7:32AM | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.12") March-to-date 0.75" (-1.23" or 38% of normal) annual 9.71" (+0.69" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 3/14/20 - SUN 3/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build across the NE US southward into the Carolinas; skies were partly cloudy and some SHRA moved into locale just before midnight and again late period; becoming cloudy, colder and damp late period with onshore surface flow and winds increasing with gusts to near 25 mph | temperature range: 51° - 64° - 48° the average temp this period was 56° or 5.7° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 6.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 53.7° or 6.2° ABOVE normal | winds: NE to ENE through early evening becoming mostly SSE much of the evening backing into the ENE and NE after midnight - peak gust NE 25mph at 9:59AM | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.12") March-to-date 0.72" (-1.12" or 39% of normal) annual 9.68" (+0.87" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 3/13/20 - SAT 3/14/20 (7AM-7AM ET): as the period began, variably cloudy skies with a line of SHRA moving through from the west extending N to S across the state into Ern VA; 0.09" 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, warmest temps of the early spring meteoroligical months; cold front moved through just before midnight with temps decreasing to the upper 40s at post-time | temperature range: 62° - 77° - 48° the average temp this period was 62.5° or 11.4° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 3° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 54.0 or 6.2� ABOVE normal | winds: SSW to SW through 10 PM becoming W through NW & N until just after midnight when winds settled in coming from the NE late period to post-time - peak gust SW 29mph at 12:02PM | rainfall: period 0.01" (- 0.16") March-to-date 0.72" (-0.99" or 42% of normal) annual 9.68" (+1.00" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 overnight late period with winds shfiting into the S-SW late period; above normal temps continued; partly cloudy skies and sunshine; SHRA between 6 and 7AM at end of period | temperature range: 50° - 69° - 56° - 62° the average temp this period was 59.5° or 9.5° ABOVE the normal temp for the period with the same average temperature as in the pervious period; March average temp-to-date 54.0 or 6.21� ABOVE normal | winds: VARIABLE but mostly onshore NE to ENE through late evening becoming ESE-SE-SSE then S to SW remainder of period - peak gust ENE 20mph at 1:20PM | rainfall: period 0.01" (- 0.14") March-to-date 0.63" (-1.07" or 42% of normal) annual 9.60" (+0.92" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 56° - 69° - 50° the average temp this period was 59.5° or 9.8° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 5.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 52.4 or 5.1� ABOVE normal | winds: SW very early becoming onshore, mostly NE through E and ESE then SSE - peak gust S 19mph as front wavered N & S over the area around 2PM | rainfall: period TRACE (+/- 0.00") March-to-date 0.62" (-0.81" or 43% of normal) annual 9.58" (+1.18" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 57° - 74° - 56° the average temp this period was 65° or 15.6° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 51.6 or 4.6� ABOVE normal | winds: SSW to SW with peak gust SW 33mph at 1:14pm | rainfall: period 0.11" (+/- 0.00") March-to-date 0.62" (-0.79" or 44% of normal) annual 9.58" (+1.14" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 3/9/20 - TUE 3/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure shifted offshore SE US with continued S to SW surface winds warming temps to 71�; late period lows dropped only to the upper 50s; period avg temp above normal; mostly clear & sunny skies through evening with increase of high clouds overnight | temperature range: 41° - 71° - 58° the average temp this period was 56° or 7.4° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 49.9 or 3.2� ABOVE normal | winds: S to SW with - peak gust SW 28mph at 11:59am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") March-to-date 0.51" (-0.70" or 42% of normal) annual 9.47" (+1.29" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; moderate frost early period gave way to sunny/clear, milder, dry conditions | temperature range: 30° - 60° - 41° the average temp this period was 45° or 3.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 49.2 or 2.7� ABOVE normal | winds: NNW through ENE through NOON; then, WNW to W becoming SSW to SW to S remainder of the period - peak gust SW 19mph at 2:36pm | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") March-to-date 0.51" (-0.65" or 44% of normal) annual 9.47" (+1.34" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 3/7/20 - SUN 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 to 33mph which produced wind chill temps as low as 33�; winds dropped off late night with moderate frost to follow as temps dropped to near 30� | temperature range: 43° - 51° - 30° the average temp this period was 40.5° or 7.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 5.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 49.8 or 3.5� ABOVE normal | winds: NNW to NW through mid-evening diminishing and becoming light NE to CALM remainder of period - peak gust NNW 33mph around 10 AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") March-to-date 0.51" (-0.53" or 49% of normal) annual 9.47" (+1.46" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 42° the average temp this period was 46° or 0.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 50.9 or 4.8� ABOVE normal | winds: NNW to NW through late afternoon becoming more WNW to NW late night - peak gust NW 36mph at 4:00 AM | rainfall: period 0.26" (+0.07") storm/event 0.50" March-to-date 0.51" (-0.44" or 54% of normal) annual 9.47" (+1.55" or 120% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 | temperature range: 50° - slowly dropping - around 46° the average temp this period was 48° or 1.5° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 10° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 51.9 or 5.8� ABOVE normal | winds: NE to ENE with peak gust NE 29mph at 7:56AM EST | rainfall: period 0.24" (+0.06") March-to-date 0.25" (-0.69" or 27% of normal) annual 9.21" (+1.30" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 with 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; winds picked-up with gusts to near 25 mph towards post-time; FROPA just before post-time then becoming stationary across NErn NC | temperature range: 48° - 65° - 49° the average temp this period was 58° or 14.3° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 2.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 52.4 or 6.4� ABOVE normal | winds: W to SW through 2AM becoming W-NW-N thereafter - peak gust 360� 28mph around 6AM EST | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") March-to-date 0.01" (-0.57" or 2% of normal) annual 8.97" (+1.42" or 119% of normal)

=> West Cradock -TUE 3/3/20 - WED 3/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): variably cloudy for much of 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: 51° - 72° - 49° the average temp this period was 60.5° or 15.1° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 7.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 51.0 or 4.9� ABOVE normal | winds: S through SW most of period becoming SW-WSW-W-WNW late period (fropa) - peak gust 230� 30mph at 2:59PM | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.14") March-to-date 0.01" (-0.32") annual 8.97" (+1.52" or 121% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 3/2/20 - TUE 3/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): increase of cloudiness to become variably cloudy as warm, more moist air flowed up from the SE US on backside of high pressure now over the Western Atlantic; breezy in the afternoon into early evening | temperature range: 37° - 69° - 51° the average temp this period was 53° or 7.4° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 45.8 or 0.5� BELOW normal | winds: S through SW - peak gust SW 28mph at 1:40PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") March-to-date 0.00" (-0.32" or 0% of normal) annual 8.96" (+1.67" or 123% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 3/1/20 - MON 3/2/20 (7AM-7AM ET): continued mostly clear/sunny skies entire period as high pressure continued to dominate the East from center now shifting to the East Coast and Wrn Atlantic; dry conditions continue, except at sunrise 3/1/20 & again late period with some light frost | temperature range: 26° - 52° - 36° the average temp this period was 44° or 2.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 8° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; March average temp-to-date 39.0 or 6.2� BELOW normal | winds: W to NW becoming SW to SSW - winds dropped off to CALM early period - peak gust SW 21mph at 12:34PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") March-to-date 0.00" (-0.17" or 0% of normal) annual 8.96" (+1.84" or 126% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 2/29/20 - SUN 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 early and again late period with some light frost; reenforcing surface FROPA | temperature range: 31° - 46° - 26° the average temp this period was 36° or 8.4° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp 47.7 or 4.5� above normal | winds: WSW to W becoming W to WNW remainder of period - winds dropped off to CALM near post-time - peak gust NW 28mph at 10:05AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") February 4.90" (+1.63" or 150% of normal) annual 8.96" (+1.99" or 129% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; in the evening, a brief SHRA left 0.01"; some light showers on KAKQ radar late period but remaining to the N of SErn VA; temps dropped again late period with some light frost once again at post-time | temperature range: 29° - 53° - 31° the average temp this period was 41° or 3.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: WSW to SW entire period - peak gust SW 31mph at 1:05PM | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.09") February 4.90" (+1.68" or 152% of normal) annual 8.96" (+2.04" or 129% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 upper 20s by late period; some light frost at post-time, mostly on raised surfaces as humidity levels creeped higher | temperature range: 42° - 49° - 29° the average temp this period was 39.5° or 5.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 12.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: W to WNW through 2AM becoming W then WSW to SW thereafter - peak gust W 33mph at around 2PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") February 4.90" (+1.68" or 152% of normal) annual 8.95" (+2.04" or 129% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° - 42° the average temp this period was 51.5° or 6.4° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 6.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; the low temp 2/26/20 of 55� at 9:41AM EST established a NEW STATION MAX LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 51� set in 1996; February average temp-to-date 48.2° (+5.1°) | winds: ENE to E through early afternoon becoming SSE until MIDNIGHT; then SW becoming W thereafter; - peak gust S 28mph at 11:24PM | rainfall: period 0.10" (-0.01") February 4.89" (+1.79" or 158% of normal) annual 8.95" (+2.15" or 132% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 51° - 65° - 55° the average temp this period was 58° or 13.9° ABOVE the normal temp for the period & 11.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 47.8° (+4.8°) | winds: S to SW through 3AM; then light onshore thereafter as weak surface fropa moved through - peak gust S 24mph at 12:33PM | rainfall: period 0.07" (-0.04") February 4.79" (+1.89" or 165% of normal) annual 8.85" (+2.25" or 134% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 37° - 56° - 48° - 51° the average temp this period was 46.5° or 0.7° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 1.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 47.5° (+4.5°) | winds: SW-SSW-S - peak gust S 16mph at 4:46PM | rainfall: period 0.10 (-0.02") February 4.72" (+1.82" or 163% of normal) annual 8.78" (+2.18" or 133% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 2/23/20 - MON 2/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): frost early period followed by mostly sunny/clear/fair skies; high pressure shifts offshore SE US with warmer return flow afternoon; otherwise, still cold temps early and end of period | temperature range: 29° - 61° - 37° the average temp this period was 45° or 2° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 9.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 47.5° (+4.7°) | winds: CALM at times early & again late period; otherwise, mostly SW-SSW-S - peak gust SW 18mph at 1:12PM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.14") February 4.62" (+1.95" or 173% of normal) annual 8.68" (+2.31" or 136% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 2/22/20 - SUN 2/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): moderate frost to begin the period and a light frost at period's end as the winter cold continued into early period; finally some moderation in the afternoon and ensuing night; high pressure across the S and ridged NE into New England shifted to the Mid-Atlantic/SErn US coast overnight; cold morning early period with residual snow patches online; anything frozen early diminished late AM through period's end; the coldest morning of the winter season was recorded early period with a low of 23° (and wind chill temps bottoming at 15° then); still cold, but moderating temps AM of 2/23/20 | temperature range: 23° - 48° - 30° the average temp this period was 35.5° or 12.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 7.0° WARMER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 47.7° (+5.1°) | winds: CALM early then W to WSW backing to the SSW & SW - peak gust W 15mph at 1:45PM EST | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.14") February 4.62" (+2.10" or 183% of normal) annual 8.68" (+2.46" or 140% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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° then falling to the lower 20°s 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 1.5"; partly cloudy early with scattered snow showers to the south-southwest (from bay effect) with partly cloudy skies giving way to sunny/clear skies thereafter; 2 NEW RECORDS: the high temp 2/22/20 of 34° at 3:58AM EST in the West Cradock area of Portsmouth established a NEW STATION MINIMUM HI TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 35° set in 2008; a NEW DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD was established 2/22/20 when 0.5" of snow was measured in the West Cradock area of Portsmouth. No snow had been recorded previously on this date in the February database to 1977. WINTER STORM WARNING dropped as this period started; very gusty winds (37mph) developed during the daylight hours, diminishing to near CALM as the period ended; wind chill temps bottomed at 15° at 8:47AM | temperature range: 30° - 34° - 23° the average temp this period was 28.5° or 19.3° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 9.5° COLDER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 48.2° (+5.9°) | winds: NE to N through 6PM; then NNW through late evening becoming light W'ly to near CALM late night - peak gust NE 37mph at 8:47AM | rainfall: period 0.49 (+0.39") February 4.62" (+2.23" or 193% of normal) annual 8.68" (+2.59" or 143% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 from the NW and N. 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 2-3PM; snow continued through the afternoon into mid-early AM 2/2/20; temps failed to go below 33 early period and, as the ground had been fairly warm for several days, much of the snow melted on contact. Heavier snow accumulated to 1.5" 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 36 mph late period | temperature range: 43° - 44° - 32° the average temp this period was 38° or 8.6° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 4° COLDER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 49.1° (+7.0°) | winds: NE to ENE much of the period backing to the N at period's end - peak gust N 36mph around 6AM | rainfall: period 0.44 (+0.38") February 4.57" (+2.24" or 196% of normal) annual 8.63" (+2.60" or 143% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 2/19/20 - THU 2/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): rains pulled to the S and 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 toward the area | temperature range: 46° - 50° - 34° - 43° the average temp this period was 42° or 2.5° BELOW the normal temp for the period & 7.5° COLDER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 49.7° (+7.8°) | winds: NNW to N early becoming NE & N then NE mid-afternoon through remainder of the period - peak gust N 24mph between 7 and 8 AM as the period began | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.07") February 4.13" (+1.85" or 181% of normal) annual 8.19" (+2.21" or 137% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 38° - 63° - 48° the average temp this period was 50.5° or 6.7° ABOVE the normal temp for the previous period & 5.5° WARMER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 49.8° (+8.0°) | winds: ENE early becoming S to SW shifting into the NNW late period - peak gust NNW 25mph at 6:19AM | rainfall: period 0.28 (+0.15") February 4.13" (+1.85" or 181% of normal) annual 8.19" (+2.21" or 137% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 40° - 52° - 38° the average temp this period was 45° or 2.7° ABOVE the normal temp for the previous period & 2.5° WARMER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 49.8° (+8.1°) | winds: SSW shifting into onshore NE through ENE remainder of period - peak gust NE 23mph at 11:42AM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.14") February 3.85" (+1.82" or 189% of normal) annual 7.91" (+2.18" or 138% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 2/16/20 - MON 2/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a moderate frost as the period began; then, receding high pressure still ridged SSW just offshore NE US down to the Carolinas; 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 with a trace of rain recorded at this station in mid-evening; mostly cloudy overnight clearing near sunrise as low offshore SE pulls in refreshing high pressure reorienting from the Great Lakes, Oh Valley and New England | temperature range: 31° - 54° - 41° the average temp this period was 42.5° or normal for the period & 3.5° WARMER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 50.0° (+8.3°) | winds: S-SSW-SW entire period - peak gust SW 24mph at 11:54AM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.17") February 3.85" (+1.93" or 200% of normal) annual 7.91" (+2.29" or 141% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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; with winds falling off late period and temps falling to around 30°, moderate frost developed locally seriously impacting new growth springing forth after recent warmer temps | temperature range: 43° - 48° - 30° the average temp this period was 39° or 4.6° BELOW normal for the period & 15.5° COLDER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 51.6° (+10.2°) | winds: NNW early becoming onshore NE - peak gust NE 29mph at 8:20PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") February 3.85" (+2.26" or 242% of normal) annual 7.91" (+2.62" or 150% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 29.7° at post-time; drier and colder conditions prevailed. | temperature range: 43° - 48° - 30° the average temp this period was 39° or 4.6° BELOW normal for the period & 15.5° COLDER than the previous period; February average temp-to-date 51.6° (+10.2°) | winds: NNW early becoming onshore NE - peak gust NE 29mph at 8:20PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") February 3.85" (+2.26" or 242% of normal) annual 7.91" (+2.62" or 150% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 lower 40s by period's end | temperature range: 60° - 65° - 44° the average temp this period was 54.5° or 13.3° ABOVE normal for the period & the same average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 52.3° (+11.0°) | winds: S to SW through 8PM becoming W-NW-NNW then onshore NE late - peak gust 180° 27mph at 8:59AM | rainfall: period 0.32" (-0.13") February 3.85" (+2.26" or 242% of normal) annual 7.91" (+2.62" or 150% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 2/13/20 - THU 2/14/20 (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 an 11° temp increase | temperature range: 49° - 52° - 49° - 60° the average temp this period was 54.5° or 14.2° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 51.9° (+10.5°) | winds: NE to E through mid-afternoon became ESE through SE through late evening, then S to SW thereafter - peak gust 070° 22 mph at 9:59AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") February 3.53" (+2.19" or 263% of normal) annual 7.59" (+2.25" or 151% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 2/12/20 - THU 2/13/20 (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: 63° - 61° - 68° - 49° the average temp this period was 58.5° or 17° ABOVE normal for the period & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 52.0° (+10.6°) | wind: SE to S becoming S to SW through around 4PM then shifting into the NNW in the evening followed by a further shift into the NE to ENE late evening through the overnight - peak gust 200° 33 mph at 12:59PM | rainfall: period 0.46" (+0.38") February 3.53" (+2.23" or 278% of normal) annual 7.59" (+2.25" or 151% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 63° - 61° - 68° - 49° the average temp this period was 58.5° or 17° ABOVE normal for the period & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 52.0° (+10.6°) | wind: SE to S becoming S to SW through around 4PM then shifting into the NNW in the evening followed by a further shift into the NE to ENE late evening through the overnight - peak gust 200° 33 mph at 12:59PM | rainfall: period 0.46" (+0.38") February 3.53" (+2.23" or 278% of normal) annual 7.59" (+2.25" or 151% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 with 0.13" between 6 and 7AM | temperature range: 37° - 66° - 61° - 63° the average temp this period was 51.5° or 10.5° ABOVE normal for the period & 10° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 51.3° (+10.0°) | wind: S to SW then mostly S to SE late period - peak gust SW 29 mph at 2:26PM | rainfall: period 0.13" (+0.01") February 3.07" (+1.97") annual 7.13" (+2.20" or 146% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 2/9/20 - MON 2/10/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build S along the East Coast; early period frost, then sunny/clear skies; high pressure started to shift eastward but final Srn wedge over VA & the Carolinas last to start that shift eastward; thus another cold late period; cold front with embedded low pressures taking form from New England SW to the Gulf of Mexico and slowly shifting SE | temperature range: 33° - 50° - 37° the average temp this period was 41.5° or 1.3° ABOVE normal for the period & 2.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 51.2° (+9.8°) | wind: mostly W to WSW becoming NNW through NE then onshore E to SSE becoming S late evening through the overnight - peak gust SE 17 mph at 4:00PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.07") February 2.94" (+1.92" or 288% of normal) annual 7.00" (+2.28" or 148% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 2/8/20 - SUN 2/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to buld in from the NNE with low pressure moving across the SErn states; here, the result was colder, drier conditions with abundant AM sun followed by increasing high clouds remainder of period as upper clouds from SErn low overspread SErn VA. Skies cleared just before post-time and frost developed with calm winds, high humidity and temps dipping to the low and middle 30s. | temperature range: 30° - 48° - 36° the average temp this period was 39° or 1.2° BELOW normal for the period & 7° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; February average temp-to-date 52.1° (+10.9°) | wind: mostly W to SW - peak gust SW 17 mph around 3:30PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") February 2.94" (+1.97" or 304% of normal) annual 7.00" (+2.33" OR 150% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 behind low; several surges of colder, drier air came through during the morning and afternoon, each producing sudden increases of clouds & stronger, gusty winds (max 46 mph on several occasions); showers of rain accompanied each surge with strong, gusty shifting winds in the first around 9:15AM EST; the 46 mph wind gust established a new wind gust record for 2/7/20 surpassing the previous record 34° in 2008 | temperature range: 61° - 59° - 31° the average temp this period was 46° or 5.1° ABOVE normal for the period & 14.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; February aveage temp-to-date 54.4° (+12.8°) | wind: SW-SSW-W - peak gust S 46 mph at 12:37PM | rainfall: period 0.07" (-0.04") February 2.94" (+2.07" or 337% of normal) annual 7.00" (+2.43" OR 153% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 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 41mph; both new wind gust and daily rainfall records sET): A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established 2/6/20 when 1.51" of rain fell. The previous record was 1.18" set in 1980. A NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST record was established today with a gust of 41 mph at 3:24PM EST. The previous station record for this date was 38 mph in 2008. | temperature range: 51° - 70° - 60° the average temp this period was 60.5° or 21° ABOVE normal for the period & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 55.1° (+13.4°) | wind: mostly S and SSE - peak gust S 41 mph at 3:24PM | rainfall: period 2.62" (+2.51") February 2.87" (+2.02" or 338% of normal) annual 6.93" (+2.42")

=> West Cradock - WED 2/5/20 - THU 2/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure receding to the S as back-door cold front heads 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 middle 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° - 69° - 45° - 51° the average temp this period was 57° or 17° ABOVE normal for the period & 8.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 54.4° (+12.4°) | wind: SW through early afternoon shifting to onshore NE to ENE through MIDNIGHT, becoming S remainder of period - peak gust ENE 24 mph at 3:56PM | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.12") February 0.25" (-0.36" or 40% of normal) annual 4.31" (-0.01" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 continued to circulate warmer, more humid temps northward across the region; the low temp 2/4/20 of 58° established a NEW STATION MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 50° set in 2006; partly to variably cloudy skies in a fast flow aloft | temperature range: 60° - 71° - 62° the average temp this period was 65.5° or 24.9° ABOVE normal for the period & 5.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 53.8° (+11.2°) | wind: SW with peak gusts SW 23 mph around 8AM & again around 2AM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.18") February 0.23" (-0.22" or 51% of normal) annual 4.29" (+0.14" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 afternoon 2/3/20; clear skies early gave way to high clouds for a partly cloudy afternoon as increasing moisture aloft streamed over the Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 48° - 72° - 55° - 60° the average temp this period was 60° or 17.9° ABOVE normal for the period & a whopping 14° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 50.2° (+7.5°) | wind: WSW-SW-SSW - peak gust SW 24 mph at 6:59AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") February 0.23" (-0.02" or 90% of normal) annual 4.29" (+0.34" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 2/2/20 - MON 2/3/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build across the Mid-Atlantic; milder air began to flow in from the SW on a fast moving upper air flow; mostly sunny/clear skies prevailed | temperature range: 37° - 55° - 48° the average temp this period was 46° or 3.4° ABOVE normal for the period & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 45.3° (+2.5°) | wind: W to WSW to SW - peak gust 230° 27 mph at 3:59PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") February 0.23" (+0.07" or 141% of normal) annual 4.29" (+0.43" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 bright, cloudless sunrise | temperature range: 44° - 49° - 39° the average temp this period was 44° or 1.5° ABOVE normal for the period & 1° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period; average February temp-to-date 45.0° (+2.8°) | wind: NE early backing to NNE, N, NNW, and NW through early evening; WNW-W-SW late period - peak gust 338° 21 mph at 11:59AM | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.06") February 0.23" (+0.17" or 373% of normal) annual 4.29" (+0.53" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/31/20 - SAT 2/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued from New England downn the East Coast and including VA as low pressure continued to organize and ride NNE along a boundary, stationary wavering line offshore SE US; fair skies early followed by steadily increasing clouds with rain arriving in early evening; continued damp and cold; rain pulled offshore at post-time with winds backing into the NE-N-NNW | temperature range: 40° - 50° - 42° the average temp this period was 45° or 3.8° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average January temp 46.4° (+5.9°) | wind: mostly NNW early became variable mostly WNW through the NE; as low pressure to the S made its way NE offshore, winds became onshore NE backing to the N and NW towards post-time - peak gust 338° 22 mph at 8:59PM | rainfall: period 0.54" (+0.42") January 4.06" (+0.36" or 110% of normal) February 0.21" (+0.06") annual 4.27" (+0.51" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 1/30/20 - FRI 2/1/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged from offshore New England S along the East Coast; early period saw dissipating patchy frost; onshore flow held temps down; mostly sunny/fair/clear skies but with a few periods of patchy cloudiness from time-to-time | temperature range: 35° - 46° - 39° the average temp this period was 40.5° or NORMAL for the period & 3° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average January temp-to-date 46.4° (+5.9°) | wind: became onshore NE through mid-evening; then NNW - peak gust NE 21 mph at 11:49AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") January 3.73" (+0.10" or 103% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.10" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 1/29/20 - THU 1/30/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to dominate the East Coast through Nrn FL, centered over VA early period, and shifting a little to the east and over the Western Atlantic; meanwhile, low pressure moved across the Gulf of Mexico and eastward to sea late period - it's rains remained well to the S over the Srn/SErn US | moderate frost early period and light frost again late evening through the overnight | temperature range: 29° - 46° - 33° the average temp this period was 37.5° or 2.8° BELOW normal for the period & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; average January temp-to-date 46.7° (+6.2°) | wind: CALM early period becoming light W to NW through the AM 1/29/20; winds shift to mostly onshore NE remainder of period - peak gust NNW 20 mph at 10:06AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") January 3.73" (+0.23" or 107% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.23" or 107% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 1/28/20 - WED 1/29/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to ridge from SErn CAN down the East Coast with reinforcing cold arriving; as winds fell of to near CALM late evening and overnight, more FROST (moderate) developed; some cloudiness early with mostly sunny/clear/fair skies to follow | temperature range: 41° - 48° - 29° the average temp this period was 38.5° or 1.5° BELOW normal for the period & 9.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NNW-NW through mid-evening; then, diminishing wind becoming mostly WNW remainder of period; light to near CALM wind late aided in max radational cooling - peak gust NW 24 mph around 1:00pm | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.015") January 3.73" (+0.28" or 108% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.28" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 1/27/20 - TUE 1/28/20 (7AM-7AM ET): a frosty start to the day followed by mostly sunny/fair skies as temps warm nicely to the mid-50s ahead of surface front with refreshing NW to NW winds that bringing a batch of colder, dry temps late period; generally light winds picked-up overnight | temperature range: 31° - 55° - 41° the average temp this period was 48° or 8.1° ABOVE normal for the period & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: WSW-SW-W through late afternoon became WNW through late evening then NNW thereafter - peak gust NNW 26 mph at 5:16AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") January 3.73" (+0.48" or 115% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.55" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 1/26/20 - MON 1/27/20 (7AM-7AM ET): some light frost on raised surfaces early period with heavier frost late period (this post-time); 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 with chilly temps | temperature range: 35° - 51° - 31° the average temp this period was 41° or 2.4° ABOVE normal for the period & 7.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: WSW early & late evening through the overnight while NNW-NW-WNW in the interim - peak gust WNW 21 mph at 1:57PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") January 3.73" (+0.39" or 112% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.39" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 1/25/20 - SUN 1/26/20 (7AM-7AM ET): early morning SHRA moved to sea as period began with variably cloudy skies through late AM; skies cleared to partly cloudy, then mostly sunny mid-afternoon; a few scattered clouds overnight but generally clear/fair; FROPA in the morning early period continued E & SE to sea with high pressure only slowly returning under large, elongated low from the Great Lakes into the New England states; some scattered rooftop/cartop frost at post time | temperature range: 52° - 61° - 36° the average temp this period was 48.5° or 9° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NNW to N early, then quite variable directions becoming mainly W-WSW-SW late period - peak gust W 24 mph around 4PM | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.08") event total: 0.81" January 3.73" (+0.55" or 117% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.55" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/24/20 - SAT 1/25/20 (7AM-7AM ET): with advancing cold front, winds became S'ly with abundant moisture drawn northward and across the area with main associated SHRA arriving overnight; did have some overruning light SHRA of rain from the SE early period; with increased humidity, fog overspread the area; cloudy skies, increasing winds late evening through end of period | temperature range: 44° - 62° - 52° the average temp this period was 53° or 12.1° ABOVE normal for the period & 11° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: N to NE through mid-day FRI becoming SE to SSE through 5AM; with line of SHRA coming through late period, winds became VARIABLE mostly NW - peak gust SE 26mph at 11:18pm | rainfall: period/event 0.79" (+0.67") January 3.73" (+0.56" or 118% of normal) annual 3.73" (+0.56" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 1/23/20 - FRI 1/24/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged along the East Coast continued to shift eastward to sea; morning FROST with some sunshine followed by ongoing increase of high clouds as warmer air aloft moved in from the SW; still cool with temps hitting the upper 40s late period; patchy light showers move in from the SE toward post-time with a TRACE recorded for the period | temperature range: 37° - 47° - 40° the average temp this period was 42° or 1° ABOVE normal for the period & 7.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly onshore NE but occasionally NNW - peak gust NE 18mph at 9:22am | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.11") January 2.92" (-0.12" or 96% of normal) annual 2.92" (-0.12" or 96% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 1/22/20 - THU 1/23/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure reoriented and 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 considerable frost overnight; winds stayed up in response to interaction between high pressure centered just to the N and developing low pressure off the SE US coast, well at sea | temperature range: 33° - 40° - 31° - 38° the average temp this period was 35.5° or 3.5° BELOW normal for the period & 3° "WARMER" than the average temp of the previous period | wind: varied between NNW and NE, mostly onshore - peak gust NNW 24mph at 11:41am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") January 2.92" (+0.09" or 103% of normal) annual 2.92" (+0.09" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 1/21/20 - WED 1/22/20 (7AM-7AM ET): sprawling cold arctic high pressure continued over much of the nation; sunny/clear, blustery, cold (wind chills oft in the teen°s | below normal average temp), dry early but moistening of lower layer as winds prevail from onshore NE; winds stay up due to tightening of gradients between high to W->NE and low pressure developing well to the east of FL | temperature range: 30° - 35° - 32° the average temp this period was 32.5° or 5.2° BELOW normal for the period & 0.5° "WARMER" than the average temp of the previous period | wind: dominant NE with peak gust NE 33mph at 9:01am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") January 2.92" (+0.22" or 108% of normal) annual 2.92" (+0.22" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 1/20/20 - TUE 1/21/20 (7AM-7AM ET): sprawling cold arctic high pressure covered most of the nation; here, some off the bay/coastal clouds early which produced bay effect flurries well to the east over coastal Virginia Beach; quite cold with avg temp for 1/21/20 8° below normal; gusty mostly NNW winds produced wind chill temps into the teens; winds became NNE and NE late period with humidity levels rising rapidly in response, but no frost at post-time | temperature range: 27° - 35° - 30° the average temp this period was 32° or 5.7° BELOW normal for the period & 9.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly NNW through midnight when winds became NE - peak gust NE 28mph at 5:19am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") January 2.92" (+0.35" or 114% of normal) annual 2.92" (+0.35" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 1/19/20 - MON 1/20/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold high pressure built S across Srn Canada into the central and eastern US; several surges (FROPAs) of colder, drier air during the period with winds becoming, with time, mostly NNW locally; scattered clouds from time-to-time but mostly clear skies otherwise; gusty winds continued and intensified overnight sending wind chill temps to the middle teens by post-time; some build-up of bay effect clouds as period ended | temperature range: 52° - 55° - 28° the average temp this period was 41.5° or 2.8° ABOVE normal for the period & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SW-WSW-W through 11AM became WNW then briefly NE followed by NNW remainder of the period - peak gust NNW 33mph at 1:54am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") January 2.92" (+0.44" or 118% of normal) annual 2.92" (+0.44" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 1/18/20 - SUN 1/19/20 (7AM-7AM ET): swiftly moving systems crossed the area during the period on a roaring jet stream to our N moving SSW to NNE; thickening of clouds all period with some light rain in the evening and again overnight; pocket of "mild" air moved in from the SSW through the period under low pressure moving across the NE with trailing cold front to the SW; initial FROPA late period with stronger front heading towards the area at post-time; temps rose to lower 50s but will be replaced by the upper 20s come the national holiday AM Monday | breeziness developed across the period | temperature range: 33° - 54° - 51° - 53° the average temp this period was 43.5° or 4.2° ABOVE normal for the period & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: E TO ESE TO SE through early evening, becoming S to SSW remainder of period - peak gust S 25mph at 4:28pm & SW 25mph at 5:52AM | rainfall: period/event 0.10" (-0.10") January 2.92" (+0.44" or 118% of normal) annual 2.92" (+0.44" or 118% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/17/20 - SAT 1/18/20 (7AM-7AM ET): another strong high pressure centered eastern Great Lakes continued to build E and S covering most of the eastern half of the US; gusty NNW winds drove temps here into the lower 30s early recovering only to around 40° in the afternoon; cold temps overnight but with increasing high clouds from the upper NNW flow, temps held in the 30s; sunny/clear skies early began to fill with high clouds as strong jet pushed warming aloft resulting in increase in high and mid-level overnight to post-time | temperature range: 36° - 40° - 33° the average temp this period was 36.5° or 3° BELOW normal for the period & 13° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NNW through 5PM becoming onshore NE to ENE then SE evening through late night - peak gust NNW 31 mph around 9AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.18") January 2.82" (+0.73" or 135% of normal) annual 2.82" (+0.73" or 135% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 1/16/20 - FRI 1/17/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build across the East into the SE US; skies cloudy early break to become mostly sunny late AM through the afternoon with fair/clear skies overnight; gradual decrease in temps from 63° early, falling through the 40s in the evening to the mid 30s at post-time; gusty winds develop through the period | temperature range: 60° - 63° - 36° the average temp this period was 49.5° or 10.6° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SW then WSW early becoming NNW with increasing gusts through the period - peak gust NNW 35 mph at 12:47AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") January 2.82" (+0.87" or 145% of normal) annual 2.82" (+0.87" or 145% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 1/15/20 - THU 1/16/20 (7AM-7AM ET): last period's cold front moved S into the Carolinas along the coast and returned as a warm front overnight; partly cloudy skies, cooler temps early warming back to the 50s late period; cold front moving into the OH and TN Valleys; some fog during the period as humidity levels remained high | temperature range: 48° - 59° - 49° - 60° the average temp this period was 54° or 14.7° ABOVE normal for the period & 2.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NE to E through mid-day becoming SE to S through 1AM; then SSW balance of the period - peak gust SW 20 mph at 4:15AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") January 2.82" (-0.96" or 152% of normal) annual 2.82" (+0.96" or 152% of normal) => West Cradock - TUE 1/14/20 - WED 1/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): quite the stationary front across the lower Middle Atlantic that wavered back and forth from S central SErn VA to NErn NC; the front was the focal point for developing thunderstorms which streamed in from the west during the early period (0.40" in one hour between 8 and 9AM ET; when the TS moved to east, stationary front became cold front, heading into NC; cloudy skies, quite humid, mild then cooler temps with SHRA and TSRA early | temperature range: 54° - 52° - 64° - 49° the average temp this period was 56.5° or 16.2° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NE-ENE-E through late AM became ESE then SE to S through mid-afternoon; variable W to NW to N from late afternoon through 3AM; shift to NE thereafter - peak gust NE 20 mph at 9:35AM (in TSRA) | rainfall: period 0.58" (+0.46") event/storm total 1.52" January 2.82" (+1.06" or 160% of normal) annual 2.82" (+1.06" or 160% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 1/14/20 - WED 1/15/20 (7AM-7AM ET): quite the stationary front across the lower Middle Atlantic that wavered back and forth from S central SErn VA to NErn NC; the front was the focal point for developing thunderstorms which streamed in from the west during the early period (0.40" in one hour between 8 and 9AM ET; when the TS moved to east, stationary front became cold front, heading into NC; cloudy skies, quite humid, mild then cooler temps with SHRA and TSRA early | temperature range: 54° - 52° - 64° - 49° the average temp this period was 56.5° or 16.2° ABOVE normal for the period & 4.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NE-ENE-E through late AM became ESE then SE to S through mid-afternoon; variable W to NW to N from late afternoon through 3AM; shift to NE thereafter - peak gust NE 20 mph at 9:35AM (in TSRA) | rainfall: period 0.58" (+0.46") event/storm total 1.52" January 2.82" (+1.06" or 160% of normal) annual 2.82" (+1.06" or 160% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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: 64° - 69° - 53° the average temp this period was 61° or 19.2° ABOVE normal for the period & 5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SSE then S then SSW through 5pm, became NNW to N until mid-evening; then, onshore ENE overnight - peak gust SW 22 mph at 1:23PM | rainfall: period 0.89" (+0.77") January 2.24" (+0.51" or 129% of normal) annual 2.24" (+0.51" or 129% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 1/12/20 - MON 1/13/20 (7AM-7AM ET): surface front moved through during the period and became stationary across the NErn NC in the evening before shifting back to the NNW into and across SErn VA; overrunning energy from the S produced showers & patchy fog along and to the N of the front late period; partly cloudy skies, slightly cooler temps which warmed again late; temps well-above normal for the period; the low temperature 1/12/20 of 59° at 8:39PM EST TIED THE STATION MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for 1/12/20. The previous record was set in 2018; temperature range: 69° - 72° - 60° the average temp this period was 66° or a whopping 23.2° ABOVE normal for the period with the same (0.0) average temp of the previous period | wind: SW to WSW to WNW then NW through late afternoon becoming onshore NE through SSE thereafter - peak gust SW 27 mph between 7 & 8 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.12" (0.00") January 1.35" (-0.25" or 84% of normal) annual 1.35" (-0.25" or 84% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 1/11/20 - SUN 1/12/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved NE up the TN VAlley and Appalachians send strong lines of shower, 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, scattered showers and for a 2nd day in a row, record temps reached; the high temperature 1/11/20 of 75° at 1:28PM EST established a NEW STATION MAXIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 73° set in 2008. S through 2AM becoming S-SW thereafter, well-above normal for the date [ details graphic; in addition, the low temperature today of 56° at 12:48AM EST TIED THE STATION MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for 1/11/20. The previous record was set in 2014. ] temperature range: 57° - 75° - 68° - 70° the average temp this period was 66° or a whopping 24.7° ABOVE normal for the period & 13.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly S-SE - peak gust S 30 mph at 12:21 PM | rainfall: period 0.03" (-0.085") January 1.23" (-0.28" or 82% of normal) annual 1.23" (-0.08" or 82% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/10/20 - SAT 1/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): departing high now well to the ENE at sea; return flow of warmer air in form of coastal warm FROPA moved in during the day; in fact, the high temperature 1/10/20 of 69° at 2:15PM EST established a NEW STATION MAXIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 66° set in 2002. S winds increased during the daylight hours with gusts to 30 mph; temps remained warm with overnight low late period dropping only to 56°, 25° ABOVE the normal low for 1/11; skies were mostly sunny early, then partly cloudy for the latter half of the period | temperature range: 38° - 69° - 56° - 58° the average temp this period was 53.5° or a whopping 13.8° ABOVE for the period & 13.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly S-SE - peak gust S 30 mph at 12:21 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") January 1.20" (-0.08" or 94% of normal) annual 1.20" (-0.08" or 94% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/10/20 - SAT 1/11/20 (7AM-7AM ET): departing high now well to the ENE at sea; return flow of warmer air in form of coastal warm FROPA moved in during the day; in fact, the high temperature 1/10/20 of 69° at 2:15PM EST established a NEW STATION MAXIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 66° set in 2002. S winds increased during the daylight hours with gusts to 30 mph; temps remained warm with overnight low late period dropping only to 56°, 25° ABOVE the normal low for 1/11; skies were mostly sunny early, then partly cloudy for the latter half of the period | temperature range: 38° - 69° - 56° - 58° the average temp this period was 53.5° or a whopping 13.8° ABOVE for the period & 13.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly S-SE - peak gust S 30 mph at 12:21 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") January 1.20" (-0.08" or 94% of normal) annual 1.20" (-0.08" or 94% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 brought cold weather through the period with some moderation late period as winds from onshore early became SSE to S late night; just a bit of frost on raised surfaces early period, but as temps moderated late period, none noted at this site; sunny/clear skies through the afternoon with increase of high clouds overnight; still the moon shined through | temperature range: 36° - 44° - 36° the average temp this period was 40° or normal (0.0°) for the period & 2.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NE then ENE becoming ESE and SSE - peak gust NE 20 mph at 9:00 AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") January 1.20" (+0.03" or 103% of normal) annual 1.20" (+0.03" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 1/8/20 - THU 1/9/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build over the East with cold front spreading gradually across the area in the afternoon and evening with pressure rates rising significantly to 30.70" at post time; the building high pressure brought a fresh batch of cold SErn Canadian air; gusty winds in the afternoon which diminished late night; sunny/clear skies; some scattered light frost on raised surfaces overnight (super-cooling) as winds died off | temperature range: 32° - 53° - 37° the average temp this period was 42.5° or 2.4° ABOVE the period normal average & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SW then WSW then W through early evening shifting through the WNW then into the NE overnight - peak gust W 37 mph at 1:38 PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") January 1.20" (+0.13" or 112% of normal) annual 1.20" (+0.13" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 near 30mph; clearing, blustery and much cold behind the front with winds subsiding enough late period and combined with residual moisture led to heavy frost; temps dropped to freezing at post-time | temperature range: 35° - 57° - 32° the average temp this period was 44.5° or a 3.6° ABOVE the period normal average & the same as the average temp of the previous period | wind: CALM early becoming SSE to S through late afternoon; then, with FROPA around 5:30PM; WNW to W to WSW remainder of the period - peak gust WNW 34 mph at 5:32 PM | rainfall: period 0.18" (+0.03") January 1.20" (+0.30" or 133% of normal) annual 1.18" (+0.30" or 133% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 1/6/20 - TUE 1/7/20 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure to the NW and N spreads SE across the Middle Atlantic; meanwhile, weak upper low traversing from the South heading NE to the TN Valley late period; cool temps with sunny/clear/fair skies'; frost and pockets of dense, freezing fog late period | temperature range: 33° - 56° - 33° the average temp this period was 44.5° or a 2.8° ABOVE the period normal average & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SW to WSW becoming WNW to W through mid-evening; then, light SSE becoming CALM overnight - peak gust WNW 20mph at 10:57AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") January 1.02" (+0.24" or 131% of normal) annual 1.02" (+0.24" or 131% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 1/5/20 - MON 1/6/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front well east of area at sunrise 1/5/20 with building high pressure bringing gusty winds, colder, temps, sunny/clear skies; as wind died off, frost developed overnight | temperature range: 40° - 48° - 34° the average temp this period was 41° or a 0.4° BELOW the period normal average & 10° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NW to WNW through late afternoon; then, SSW to S; gusty early with winds dying off through the overnight to near CALM at times - peak gust NW 28mph around 11AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.40") January 1.02" (+0.35" or 153% of normal) annual 1.02" (+0.35" or 153% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 1/4/20 - SUN 1/5/20 (7AM-7AM ET): cold fronts moved from the W then NW across VA during the period with FROPA around 8:45PM preceded & accompanied by 0.05" or rain, shifting winds into the WNW with gusty winds increasing overnight; mostly cloudy with occasional showers & some fog pre-front; post-frontal passage cloudy skies and still late evening, early overnight showers trending to partly cloudy then clear skies late period with temps dropping to near 40 with wind chill temps to the lower 30s; high pressure began to shift into region from Oh Valley south to the Gulf States | temperature range: 59° - 62° - 40° the average temp this period was 51° or a whopping 9.5° ABOVE the period normal average & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: S to SW through 8PM shifting to the N-NNW-NW remainder of period - peak gust NW 29mph at 1:30AM | rainfall: period 0.52" (+0.40") event total: 1.02" January 1.02" (+0.35" or 153% of normal) annual 1.02" (+0.35" or 153% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 1/3/20 - SAT 1/4/20 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure forming over the S continued to send showers, milder (but no where near the forecast 74°!), more humid temps; thickening cloudiness with developing fog at times of showers; ongoing above normal temp averages | temperature range: 47° - 59° - 57° - 59° the average temp this period was 53° or a whopping 12.9° ABOVE the period normal average & 6.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: mostly SW to S - period peak gust SW 19mph around 2:00PM | rainfall: period 0.55" (+0.39") event total: 0.60" January 0.60" (0.00" or 99+% of normal) annual 0.60" (0.00" or 99+% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 1/2/20 - FRI 1/3/20(7AM-7AM ET): early period FROST and cold temps under radiational cooling; high pressure over the Middle Atlantic and NE US and extending to offshore East Coast shifted eastward; return S'ly flow began to move N over the SE US aided by developing low pressure near NE TX coast that reorganized over the Srn states, moving into lower TN Valley. Rapid increase of moisture aloft and at surface with increasing cloudiness and some light sprinkles of rain in the evening; some light rain after midnight (0.05") | temperature range: 34° - 59° - 47° the average temp this period was 46.5° or a 4.4° ABOVE the period normal average & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SW to SSW - period peak gust SSW 28mph at 2:52PM | rainfall: period 0.05" (-0.09") January 0.05" (-0.41" or 11% of normal) annual 0.05" (-0.41" or 11% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 1/1/20 - THU 1/2/20(7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridge S along the East Coast with center over the N Gulf states; sunny/fair/clear skies with breezes to the 20 mph range early period, diminishing to light to near CALM overnight; increasing humidity late period with radiational cooling led to a FROSTY AM 01/02/20 | temperature range: 35° - 54° - 34° the average temp this period was 44° or a 0.6° ABOVE the period normal average & 3° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: W to WSW through first half of period becoming SW latter half - period peak gust W 23mph at 1:00PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") January 0.00" (-0.12" or 0% of normal) annual 0.00" (-0.12" or 0% of normal)

=> West Cradock - 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 reached the mid 30s by post time with some scattered -FROST on raised surfaces for the AM of the first day of the new year | temperature range: 44° - 57° - 37° the average temp this period was 47° or a 4° ABOVE the period normal average & 12.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NE backing to the NNW early becoming W to SW the balance of the period - period peak gust W 27mph at 2:20PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.05") December 2.44" (-0.86" or 74% of normal) January 0.00" (-0.13" or 0% of normal) 2019 annual 49.79" (-0.81" or 98% of normal) 2020 annual 0.00" (-0.13" or 0% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 12/30/19 - TUE 12/31/19 (7AM-7AM ET): SW flow in lower right quad ahead of low moving NE across NWrn NC through central VA brought record warmth to the locale; gusty winds to 30 mph ahead of front (early); attending cold front passed with winds still coming in from a mostly SW direction and diminishing in speeds; skies cleared out; the high temp 12/30/19 of 76° at 2:44PM EST established a NEW STATION MAX HI TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 75° set in 1990 & 1971 | temperature range: 67° - 76° - 43° the average temp this period was 59.5° or as whopping 18° ABOVE the period normal average & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SSW to SW through mid-afternoon becoming NW then W to SW shifting into the NNE late period - period peak gust SSW 30mph at 2:44PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.06") December 2.44" (-0.78" or 76% of normal) annual 49.79" (-0.72" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 12/29/19 - MON 12/30/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still over the Mid-Atlantic but center of high now to SE sending SSW to S to SSE winds across SErn VA; skies mostly cloudy and some scattered light SHRA made it to the area late AM and the afternoon with mores substantial showers late period; increasing humidity levels; surface winds steadily increased, gusting often to the 20 mph range | temperature range: 49° - 65° - 61° - 67° the average temp this period was 58° or 15° ABOVE the period normal average & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: SSW to S to SSE - period peak gust S 14mph at 2:13AM | rainfall: period 0.12" (-0.07") December 2.41" (-0.68" or 78% of normal) annual 49.77" (-0.63" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 12/28/19 - SUN 12/29/19 (7AM-7AM ET): little change as high pressure held over the East; morning ground fog gave way to some high clouds mixed sunshine and partly cloudy skies were noted overnight; continued warming of temps; light winds, temps in the upper 40s and plenty of humidity led to reformation of ground fog late period | temperature range: 47° - 66° - 48° the average temp this period was 57° or 13.1° ABOVE the period normal & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: light NW to N early becoming ENE through ESE through the overnight to 5AM; then, LIGHT SSW - period peak gust ENE 18mph at 12:23PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.12") December 2.32" (-0.73" or 76% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.68" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 12/27/19 - SAT 12/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued along the East Coast; cold front with colder temps for the upper Midwest continued to sink SE but leading edge became stationary from New England southwest to OK; little change in weather here; another early period with dense fog which dispersed and mostly sunny/fair to partly cloudy skies prevailed; weak surface boundary (warm fropa) set up just to N as winds became S; no redevelopment of dense fog late period; well-above normal average temp (+12°; aft high away from waters was 65°) | temperature range: 44° - 65° - 47° the average temp this period was 54.5° or 12° ABOVE the period normal & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: light N to NNE through mid-AM; then variable until early aft, becoming S to SW to W afternoon through remainder of the period - period peak gust S 12mph at 12:37PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") December 2.32" (-0.63" or 79% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.58" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 12/26/19 - FRI 12/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure covered the East Coast; calm/light winds and increased surface moisture led to dense fog both mornings of the period; frost noted early period, as well; otherwise, partly cloudy skies with sunshine too sunny/fair/clear remainder of period; cool temps that did break 60 during the afternoon | temperature range: 34° - 61° - 42° the average temp this period was 47.5° or 6.9° ABOVE the period normal & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: light SE to ESE early; then, variable WSW to WNW late AM to early afternoon; ENE mid-aft till late period, becoming N few hours before post-time - period peak gust ENE 15mph at 4:07PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") December 2.32" (-0.58" or 80% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.53" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 12/25/19 - THU 12/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure settled in over the Mid-Atlantic coastal states; fog early with temps in the lower 40s followed by clearing to become mostly sunny/fair/clear remainder of period; by late period, saturated air over cold ground produced dense fog and spotty frost towared post-time | temperature range: 41° - 54° - 34° the average temp this period was 44° or 2.7° ABOVE the period normal & 3.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: light NNW to CALM early, becoming mostly NE to ENE through early evening, diminishing to light, variable to near CALM through 1AM; then, ESE less than 10 mph late period - period peak gust ENE 15mph around NOON | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") December 2.32" (-0.44" or 84% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.39" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 12/24/19 - WED 12/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure builds slowly down the coast behind departing low off SE US coast; still considerable high clouds early with skies clearing to become mostly sunny/clear; a layer of marine cloudiness moved SW to the area in the evening but dissipated overnight; cool, esp with generous breezes early period, but the average temp was 3° above the daily normal | temperature range: 43° - 54° - 41° the average temp this period was 47.5° or 3.7° ABOVE the period normal & 1.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | wind: NNW and light early becoming NE as surface front moved down the East Coast with frequent gusts to the 20 mph range through late afternoon, diminishing to 5 to 15 mph overnight; thus, some wind chill temps dropping to the mid to upper 30s - period peak gust NE 27mph at 11:10AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") December 2.32" (-0.31" or 88% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.26" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 12/23/19 - TUE 12/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): overcast skies from E'wd moving low across SErn States continued across SErn VA. As progged, associated light rain made it up to the border with NC but high to N shunted that further S as the period progressed; thinning of overcast to high/mid-level clouds late night with sunshine returning near post-time; the low to the SSE pulled in cooler onshore flow upon departure; other than the exiting SErn low, weather appears unusually settled east of the Rockies with near normal temps and little precip in store for Christmas. | temperature range: 43° - 55° - 43° | the average temp this period was 49° or 5.2° ABOVE the period normal & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: generally light NE to ENE through MIDNIGHT backing into the NNW thereafter - peak gust NE 13mph at 10:00AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") December 2.32" (-0.12" or 95% of normal) annual 49.67" (-0.07" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 12/22/19 - MON 12/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): period began with FROST & freezing fog giving way to some early sun, then increasing high cloudiness; high pressure continued over the Middle Atlantic while low pressure organized over the SErn US; SErn US rains remained to our S advancing only to Nrn NC by late period; continued light to near calm winds mostly from the ENE, backing to the NW and N late period | temperature range: 29° - 51° - 41° | the average temp this period was 40° or 4.9° BELOW the period normal & 3° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: generally light to near CALM; light variable early becoming mostly ENE afternoon through overnight, backing to the N and NW late period - peak gust NNW 13mph at 5:16AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") December 2.32" (-0.03" or 99% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.02" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 12/21/19 - SUN 12/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to dominate with chilly temps, frost to begin and end the period; light to CALM winds; interesting period of freezing fog late period | temperature range: 37° - 45° - 29° | the average temp this period was 37° or 6.4° BELOW the period normal & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: generally light; NNW to N early becoming mostly onshore NE through ENE, diminishing to CALM overnight - peak gust ENE 15mph at 11:06AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") December 2.32" (+0.03" or 101% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.08" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 12/20/19 - SAT 12/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): strong high pressure holding now & for the foreseable future over Middle Atlantic; continued mostly sunny/clear skies and cold late fall wxr; still rather cold with max radiational cooling, thus frost early early period and some light frost again late period; nice onshore breezes added seasonal holiday chill to the air | temperature range: 25° - 44° - 35° | the average temp this period was 34.5° or 8.2° BELOW the period normal & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early, then variable WNW-SW-NNW becoming onshore and breezy NE thru' early 12/21; late night, NNW direction recorded - peak gust NE 21mph at 1:56PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.07") December 2.32" (+0.11" or 105% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.16" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 12/19/19 - FRI 12/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): arctic high pressure settled-in across the East; that meant sunny/clear skies, colder than normal temps, chilly winds early with max radiational cooling late night as winds dropped off to CALM with increased humidity and a "hoar" frost | temperature range: 29° - 36° - 25° | the average temp this period was 30.5° or 12° BELOW the period normal & 7° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW entire period through just after MIDNIGHT diminishing to near CALM overnight - peak gust NNW 23mph at 9:12AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") December 2.32" (+0.18" or 108% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.23" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 12/18/19 - THU 12/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued across the Middle Atlantic with re-enforcing shot of arctic air coming through in late evening, dropping temps to the upper 20s | temperature range: 37° - 46° - 29° | the average temp this period was 37.5° or 2.5° BELOW the period normal & 15.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW to W through early afternoon; then, W to WSW through early evening, becoming NNW with FROPA between 8 & 9PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") December 2.32" (+0.28" or 114% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.33" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 12/17/19 - WED 12/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): last of chilly air before sunrise was overridden by warm surface flow sending temps into the upper 60s (1° off station record max 69 for 12/17) under cloudy skies with SHRA developing ahead of strong cold front moving through VA, passing around 7:30PM; some gusty winds in afternoon and again with FROPA. Couple of short-lived periods of gusty/shifting winds in SHRA in the afternoon; temps dropped 14° between 8 & 9 PM; skies cleared late period | temperature range: 52° - 68° - 37° | the average temp this period was 53.0° or 9.2° ABOVE the period normal & 1° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSW to SW through FROPA time of 7:30PM EST shifting dramatically into the NNW - pre-frontal peak gusts SW & SSW 30 mph & NNW gust to 32mph at 8:32PM | rainfall: period 0.27" (-0.07") December 2.32" (+0.36" or 119% of normal) annual 49.67" (+0.41" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 12/16/19 - TUE 12/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure pulled to the E and NE allowing for influx of SE to S then SSW surface flow until just after 5PM when the winds shifted back into the onshore NE; mild temps earlier in the day (station daily record 67°) dropped off to the upper 40s through early AM 12/17/19; warm front ahead of upcoming cold frontal passage moved through late night with temps rising back to the middle 50s then low 50s as the front, at this point, was wavering across the locale; sunshine early; then, partly cloudy to variably cloudy through the period; a broken line of light showers moved through just before post-time | 41° - 67° - 48° - 55° - 52° | the high temp 12/16/19 of 67° at 12:37PM EST established a NEW STATION MAX HIGH TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 66° set in 1992. | the average temp this period was 54.0° or 9.5° ABOVE the period normal & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SE to SSE to SSW through 5PM becoming onshore NE through ESE until MIDNIGHT; then, S winds through 4AM then backing into the NNE to NNW late period - peak gust SW 22mph at 12:37PM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.08") December 2.05" (+0.15" or 108% of normal) annual 49.40" (+0.20" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 12/15/19 - MON 12/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure in control of the weather here with a re-enforcing shot of cold air overnight; sunny/clear skies for most of the period; some increase in mid-level clouds late as upper level moisture streamed out across the Middle Atlantic; unexpected gusty winds SUN aft with peak gust to 30 mph well-above progged speeds | 39° - 57° - 40° - 46° - 42° | the average temp this period was 48.0° or 3.5° ABOVE the period normal & 1° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly SW to WSW through Midnight NE TO ENE late night - peak gust W 30mph at 12:13PM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.14") December 2.05" (+0.25" or 114% of normal) annual 49.40" (+0.30" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 12/14/19 - SUN 12/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved directly over SErn VA on its way NNE bringing periods of rain and breezy conditions in late afternoon through the overnight; lowest recorded pressure 29.39" at 2:49PM; winds just ahead, with low passing, and behind front remained WSW (a more zonal type surface pattern); surface front filtered through the area in late afternoon through the remainder of the period; cloudy with occasional rain early period; skies cleared as low pulled N with dry slot here in-between prefrontal rains and wrap-around both to the NW and NE of low by late afternoon; clear skies, surface wind gusts prevailed through the evening and late night | 53° - 58° - 40° | the average temp this period was 49° or 3.5° ABOVE the period normal & 5.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S to SW through mid-day becoming W to WSW to SSW remainder of the period - peak gusts 24 mph at several times but with peak gust SW 24mph at 10:43AM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.13") December 2.05" (+0.41" or 125% of normal) annual 49.40" (+0.46" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 12/13/19 - SAT 12/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure organized over the lower S and SE sending rain, showers, milder temps NWd along the coastal plains states; center of low pressure moved to N Central NC just S of the VA border at post-time; steady temps through the 50s; damp | 51° - 58° - 52° | the average temp this period was 54.5° or 9° ABOVE the period normal & 11° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: ENE to NE thru' NOON; then NE backing to N and NW through early 12/14/19; surface winds shift into the NNE to the S after around 4AM - peak gust NE 19 at 3:30PM | rainfall: period 0.93 (+0.80") December 2.05" (+0.41" or 125% of normal) annual 49.40" (+0.46" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 12/12/19 - FRI 12/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): partly cloudy, breezy, cold; but high pressure along East Coast continued to weaken; old cold front now stationary offshore Mid-Atlantic and SE US; warmer, more moist air overflowed surface late period | 36° - 42° - 38° - 51° | the average temp this period was 43.5° or 1.9° BELOW the period normal & 6.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE for much of the period; theN, E to ENE late period - peak gust NE 25 at 9:33AM | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.12") December 1.12" (-0.26" or 81% of normal) annual 48.47" (-0.21" or 99+% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 12/11/19 - THU 12/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cloudy, breezy, colder with some light rain as period began, ending by 8AM; skies cleared to become mostly sunny; temps struggled to get back into the lower 40s; winds died off late evening with temps dropping to freezing and with some frost developing; surface winds picked-up from the NE overnight, temps rose, wind chill temps dropped and frost dissipated; some scattered clouds late period; a beautiful full-moon night | roller-coaster temperature range: 40° - 37° - 42° - 32° - 38° - 37° | the average temp this period was 37° or 7.9° BELOW the period normal & 20° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW to NW through 5PM backing to the the W and diminishing to near CALM in the evening; onshore N to NE flow moved in late night with winds gusting again to 20 to 25 mph - peak gust NNW 25 around 8 AM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.13") December 1.12" (-0.16" or 87% of normal) annual 48.47" (-0.11" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 12/10/19 - WED 12/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cloudy, increasingly milder with near record high temps, breezy; cold front pushed measurable -RA into the area after midnight; FROPA 5:30PM | temperature range: 63° - 75° - 39° | the average temp this period was 57° or a whopping 11.1° ABOVE the period normal & 0.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSW through 5:30PM becoming NW & NNW through the evening; then NE late period - peak gust SW 27 11:49PM | rainfall: period 0.21" (-0.02") December 1.12" (-0.16" or 87% of normal) annual 48.27" (-0.10" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 12/9/19 - TUE 12/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): period of cloudy skies as moisture continued to stream NE across Srn VA; cool early, damp, with fog of varying intensity, especially early as warmer temps flowed over colder, damp conditions at the surface | temperature range: 49° - 64° - 61° - 64° - 62° | the average temp this period was 56.5° or a whopping 19.5° ABOVE the period normal & 14° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S early becoming - mid-aft - SSW with peak period gust SSW 17mph at 7:48PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.22") December 0.91" (-0.01" or 99% of normal) annual 48.26" (+0.04" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 12/8/19 - MON 12/9/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold & frosty (moderate) early period followed by sunny skies till mid-AM with increasing high clouds remainder of period; moisture streaming N along the SE US coastal plains from offshore trough reached the area late period after 1AM local time; lighter winds this period with fog accompanying the rain | temperature range: 29.6° - 55° - 48° | the average temp this period was 42.5° or 2.6° BELOW the period normal & 5.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early; then, NE TO ENE through early evening becoming N TO NNW until 5am when WARM FROPA brought SSE winds - peak period gust E 18mph around 11:43am | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.16") December 0.59" (-0.10" or 85% of normal) annual 47.94" (-0.05" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 12/7/19 - SUN 12/8/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front that moved through early 12/7 (late last period) continued to move S and E with sunny/clear skies to follow; colder with FROST returning late evening through post-time; continued breezy with temps which averaged 5° below normal; wind chill temps bottomed at 27° late evening | temperature range: 44° - 45° - 29° | the average temp this period was 37° or 8.1° BELOW the period normal & 6° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly NE, breezy early with diminishing winds to near CALM evening and overnight - peak period gust NE 24mph around 9AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") December 0.59" (-0.01" or 98% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.04" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 12/6/19 - SAT 12/7/19 (7AM-7AM ET): clear skies with max radiational cooling and a frosty 30° to begin the period; area of light rain moved across the deep SErn US with moisture remaining just S of the station with overcast skies and milder temps here; low developed late over the SE states; influx of colder air (FROPA) moved through just before 2AM with temps dropping back to the lower 40s and wind chills lowering with gusty breezes to 31mph; clearing skies late period as high pressure rebuilds across the Middle Atlantic with WCI temps dropping to the upper 30s | temperature range: 30° - 56° - 42° | the average temp this period was 43.0° or 3.2° BELOW the period normal & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW to SSW through just before 2AM when a shift to the NE recorded (FROPA) - peak period gust NE 31mph at 5:53AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") December 0.59" (+0.07" or 113% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.12" or 100% of normal) | web: http://genserva.com/wxr

=> West Cradock - THU 12/5/19 - FRI 12/6/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build across the Mid-Atlantic and reorienting center right over SErn VA; sunny/clear skies, cool temps, with radiational cooling late period that led to a frosty AM 12/6/19 | temperature range: 43° - 52° - 30° | the average temp this period was 41.0° or 5.8° BELOW the period normal & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: WNW through late afternoon becoming W the WSW remainder of the period - peak period gust WNW 30 mph at 12:47PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") December 0.59" (+0.43" or 138% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.22" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 12/4/19 - THU 12/5/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to slowly build over the Middle Atlantic; mostly sunny/clear skies, cooler than normal average temps; some cloudiness late night as weak trough across central VA continued to move east keeping surface wind up and preventing temps from falling to forecast lows of mid 30s | temperature range: 35° - 51° - 40° - 45° | the average temp this period was 43.0° or 4.2° BELOW the period normal & 0.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: variable between W-WSW-SW through 4AM becoming W to WNW late night - peak period multiple gusts to WSW 22 mph at 2:45PM & NW 22mph at 5:44AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") December 0.59" (+0.33" or 230% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.38" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 12/3/19 - WED 12/4/19 (7AM-7AM ET): at last, New England low pulls away and high pressure from SErn CAN SSW to the Gulf of Mexico built further across the East; continued cool temps and winds subside through the period | temperature range: 39° - 51° - 36° | the average temp this period was 43.5° or 4° BELOW the period normal & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: variable between WNW-W-WSW through early evening becoming SW & W thereafter - peak period multiple gusts to 22 mph between NOON & 4PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.06") December 0.59" (+0.41" or 332% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.46" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 12/2/19 - TUE 12/3/19 (7AM-7AM ET): series of frontal passages after cold fropa passage last period under deepening low pressure near coast of New England; the fronts heralded colder temps, instability showers of rain, breezy, mostly cloudy conditions early, clearing late night | temperature range: 43° - 48° - 43° | the average temp this period was 45.5 or 2.4° BELOW the period normal & 7° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW-NW-WNW-W through early afternoon; then, WNW-NW remainder of the period - peak period gust W 28mph at 2:00 PM | rainfall: period 0.09" (+0.02") storm total: 0.59" December 0.59" (+0.48" or 537% of normal) annual 47.94" (+0.53" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 12/01/19 - MON 12/2/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure centers - one in Srn Great Lakes & 'tother over ERN TN moved eastward to the East Coast; SRN low sent SHRA & RA across SErn VA (0.37"); in fact; the daily rain of 0.47" set a surprising NEW STATION DAILY RECORD RAINFALL for 12/1/19 surpassing the 0.36" set in 1996 (December database to 1976); breezy with cloudy skies, cool damp, then milder afternoon temps, then FROPA at 8:45pm EST dropped temps back into the mid-to-low 40s late period; wedge of warmer air moved into SErn VA afternoon through early evening; fog at times, esp with rainfall; some post-frontal SHRA towards post-time | temperature range: 46° - 62° - 43° | the average temp this period was 52.5 or 3.5° ABOVE period normal & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SE through S until 2pm becoming S & SW through 8:45PM then becoming NW to NNW thereafter - peak period gust SSE 28mph at 12:11 PM | rainfall: period 0.37" (+0.32") storm total: 0.54" December 0.54" (+0.11" or 497% of normal) annual 47.89" (+0.48" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/30/19 - SUN 12/1/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still ridged S to the upper SErn US coast with some moisture riding from the NW to SE over a warm front developing over the Carolinas. Only a few sprinkles here early period with warm fropa associated rains reaching here late night | temperature range: 45° - 50° - 43° - 46° | the average temp this period was 46.5° or 2.8° BELOW period normal & 0.5 WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; the average temp for November 2019 was 48.6° or 3.9° BELOW normal | winds: backing to NNW early through just after noon becoming N-NE-E through mid-evening; then, SSE remainder of the overnight - peak period gust SSE 15mph around 4AM | rainfall: period 0.13" (+0.10") November 2.46" (-0.84" or 74% of normal) December 0.13" annual 47.48" (+0.05" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 11/29/19 - SAT 11/30/19 (7AM-7AM ET): large high pressure continued to build out of SErn Canada, south to the Florida Keys with center N of the Great Lakes. The effects here included mostly sunny skies except for some cloudy plumes over the lower Chesapeake Bay heading S into our vicinity in the AM; increase in high and mid-level clouds late period as energy ahead of upper Midwest low moves rapidly SE in the upper flow; cool temps with surface wind flow NNE-NE | temperature range: 43° - 49° - 43° | the average temp this period was 46° or 3.2° BELOW period normal & 2° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW early becoming NE as the period progressed through late afternoon backing to the NNE overnight - peak period gusts NNW 20 mph on three occasions between 9AM & NOON | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") November 2.46" (-0.74" or 77% of normal) annual 47.35" (+0.15" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 11/28/19 - FRI 11/29/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build in under departed, intensifying low over ME coast; sunny/clear skies for most of the period altho' partly cloudy skies under swift moving upper partly cloudy flow; cool with winds gradually increasing through the period as low to N deepened | temperature range: 45° - 55° - 41° | the average temp this period was 48° or 3.2° BELOW period normal & 6.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly W to NW early becoming NNW remainder of the period - peak gust NNW 34 mph at 3:02PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.10") November 2.46" (-0.62" or 80% of normal) annual 47.35" (+0.27" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 11/27/19 - THU 11/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure with trailing cold front to the S moved across the Great Lakes and the Middle Atlantic through the period; some rain fell ahead of the morning till late AM followed by mostly cloudy skies through sunset with clearing to follow overnight; FROPA late evening with higher, occasionally gusty winds arriving afternoon through after midnight, abating somewhat by post-time | temperature range: 52° - 62° - 47° | the average temp this period was 54.5 or 2.3° ABOVE normal & 3.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly S-SSW-SW-W through 4AM becoming S then WNW after - peak gust SW 17 mph at 7:11PM | rainfall: period 0.15" (+0.05") November 2.46" (-0.54" or 82% of normal) annual 47.35" (+0.35" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 11/26/19 - WED 11/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure offshore East Coast continued to shift eastward while low pressure continued to develop over SErn CO and zoom NE to vicinity of Chicago; continued mostly sunny/clear skies through early period but with increasing high clouds late period as upper flow is fast across the Southwest/Midwest into the Middle Atlantic with fast transport of moisture aloft; some light rain/sprinkles very late period; chilly AM temps with some light frost warmed nicely to the upper 60s | temperature range: 36° - 66° - 52° | the average temp this period was 51° or 0.6° BELOW normal & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly W then SSW to S - peak gust SSW 20 mph at 2:16PM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.13") November 2.31" (-0.58" or 80% of normal) annual 47.20" (0.31" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 11/25/19 - TUE 11/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built across the Mid-Atlantic to the Wrn Atlantic; FROST to begin the period; then, sunny/clear skies, pleasant fall afternoon temps with another cold AM 11/26/19 (with light frost on raised surfaces) from super-cooling; lighter winds | temperature range: 32.6° - 59° - 36° | the average temp this period was 46° or 4.3° BELOW normal & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly SW through sunset followed by mostly W winds - peak gust S 20 mph at 11:41AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") November 2.31" (-0.43" or 84% of normal) annual 47.20" (+0.46" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 11/24/19 - MON 11/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front moved further east with high pressure building in behind low to N and front now at sea; skies cleared altho some cirrus late afternoon into early evening; breezy, cooler conditions early but winds die off to CALM late night with radiational cooling to freezing produced frost at the station | temperature range: 47° - 55° - 32.6° | the average temp this period was 43.8° or 6° BELOW normal & 8.7° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: W-WNW-NW-W through sunset; then, SW-SSW-S overnight - peak gust WNW 29 mph around NOON | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") November 2.31" (-0.36" or 86% of normal) annual 47.20" (+0.53" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/23/19 - SUN 11/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure continued to steadily advance NE from NErn MS sending rain into the locale around 3:15PM which continued steadily through 8:20PM becoming on-n-off through remainder of evening with another period arriving 11:30PM through 2:10AM; mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly; FROPA arrived between 3:30 & 4AM | temperature range: 45° - 53° - 48° - 60° - 48° | the average temp this period was 52.5° or 2.6° ABOVE normal & 2.0° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE through NOON becoming SSE to S through MIDNIGHT, then S to SSW thereafter - peak gust W 29 mph at 5:14AM | rainfall: period 0.72" (+0.55") November 2.31" (-0.36" or 86% of normal) annual 47.20" (+0.53" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 11/22/19 - SAT 11/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure reoriented over offshore SE US with increasing high/mid-level/eventually low clouds, milder temps in the afternoon, and increasing breezes from the SSW oft gusting to the 20mph+ range; a SHRA mid-AM 11/22/19 (T); FROPA 8:45PM | temperature range: 50° - 64° - 45° | the average temp this period was 54.5° or 5.0° ABOVE normal & 9.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSW through around 2PM becoming W through mid-evening shifting to the NE and ENE remainder of the night - peak gust SW 26 mph at 11:35AM | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.10") November 1.59" (-0.90" or 64% of normal) annual 46.48" (-0.01" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 11/21/19 - FRI 11/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to hold over the East and then move offshore late period; slight warming overnight after a generally cool period; mostly sunny, cool, light winds | temperature range: 36° - 54° - 45° - 49° | the average temp this period was 45.0° or 5.1° BELOW normal & 1.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW TO WNW TO W through the late afternoon becoming SSW to S remainder of the period; peak period gust NNW 18 mph at 8:56AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") November 1.59" (-0.78" or 67% of normal) annual 46.48" (+0.11" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 11/20/19 - THU 11/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built across the East shifting eastward from the OH Valley south into the Srn Appalachians; some cloudiness over the coastal plain early but skies cleared late afternoon through the night; ground fog early period | temperature range: 39° - 55° - 40° | the average temp this period was 44.0° or 7.4° BELOW normal & 0.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: W early becoming NNW-NW-WNW remainder of period - peak gust NW 24 mph at 2:27PM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") November 1.59" (-0.64" or 71% of normal) annual 46.48" (+0.25" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 11/19/19 - WED 11/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): area remained damp, cool as clouds prevailed with some sunlight getting through at sunset | temperature range: 46° - 48° - 39° | the average temp this period was 43.5° or 8° BELOW normal & 2.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S early becoming SW then W through late morning; NNW TO W remainder of the period - peak gust WNW 18 mph around 9AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.05") November 1.59" (-0.61" or 72% of normal) annual 46.48" (+0.28" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 11/18/19 - TUE 11/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): area remained damp, cool as clouds and a few pockets of DZ and -RA moved SW across SErn VA behind low pressure well-offshore and to the NE of SErn VA; more -SHRA moved across the area from the SW late afternoon through period's end; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY was dropped | temperature range: 44° - 48° - 45° | the average temp this period was 46.0° or 4.7° BELOW normal & 0.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW TO NW through mid-afternoon becoming W then WSW-SW-SSW-S in the evening through remainder of the period - peak gust NNW 20 mph around 9AM | rainfall: period 0.05" (0.00") November 1.58" (-0.54" or 74% of normal) annual 46.47" (+0.35" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 11/17/19 - MON 11/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure continued its path NE'wd well east of SC to SE VA through the period, farther east than progged; while HIGH WIND WARNING was dropped as strongest winds remained at sea; COASTAL FLOOD WARNING then ADVISORY continued as onshore fetch sent higher seas to shore and local waterways saw above normal tides again this period which produced localized flooding in flood-prone spots; continued damp, cool; cloudy skies with areas of DZ and -RA through the period | temperature range: 46° - 48° - 45° | the average temp this period was 46.5° or 4.4° BELOW normal & 1° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly N to NNW - peak gust N 34 mph at 10:13 AM | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.06") November 1.54" (-0.55" or 73% of normal) annual 46.42" (+0.34" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/16/19 - SUN 11/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): developing and redeveloping low pressure well-east of GA/SC with high pressure over Nrn New England; low very slow to evolve and actually moved further east and northeast than progged earlier, so not as much rain in SErn VA as forecast; still, HIGH WIND WARNING AND COASTAL FLOOD WARNING in effect considering long-term gusty winds and ocean fetch contributing to building seas and the threat for flooding up to 2' at flood prone coastal locations locally at times of high tides | temperature range: 45° - 50° - 46° | the average temp this period was 47.5° or 4.5° BELOW normal & 0.5° HIGHER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE through the period with backing to NE and N at 3AM till post-time - peak gust NE 40 mph at 1:49PM | rainfall: period 0.03" (-0.08") November 1.52" (-0.46" or 76% of normal) annual 46.41" (+0.43" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 11/15/19 - SAT 11/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): trough offshore E and SE US becomes track for developing low pressures off the SE US coast sending more areas of rain N along the coastal plain into SErn VA; meanwhile, high pressure to the N settled further E and S from SRrn CAN into New England. With the two systems interacting with strong high to N and developing lows offshore, expectations for upcoming coastal stormy conditions with several lows moving NE offshore SE and Mid-Atlantic states, eventually to offshore New England. Deepening lows and strong high portend strengthening winds. As a result, HIGH WIND & COASTAL FLOOD WATCHES upgraded to WARNINGS, likely continuing into the weekend | temperature range: 47° - 50° - 44° | the average temp this period was 47° or 5.9° BELOW normal & 9° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: winds increase as cold air sinks S along the Eastern seaboard, with onshore NE flow increasing breezes to the 20 mph range and with gusts to the 30mph range after midnight | rainfall: period 0.28" (+0.17") November 1.49" (-0.38" or 80% of normal) annual 46.38" (+0.51" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 11/14/19 - FRI 11/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure pulls away after a very cold (25°), morning with a HEAVY FROST; overrunning moisture resulted in an increase of high clouds to become overcast with rain beginning around 3:50AM; fog develos with rain | temperature range: 26° - 50° - 45° | the average temp this period was 38° or 14.9° BELOW normal & 7° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early becoming variable but mostly onshore ENE through sunset followed by a period of NNW light wind through 4AM becoming onshore ENE again as rain arrives; COASTAL FLOOD WATCH & HIGH WIND WARNING in effect late period for pending coastal storm next two, possibly three periods! | rainfall: period 0.32" (+0.21") November 1.21" (-0.65" or 65% of normal) annual 46.10" (+0.24" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 11/13/19 - THU 11/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): large arctic high pressure built across the Eastern US; sunny, very cold temps, low wind chills early period; as winds died off to CALM for many hours late period, frost development with heavy frost noted at post-time; the high temp of only 37° for 11/13/19 established a NEW STATION MINIMUM HIGH TEMP for the date surpassing the 43° of 2013 | temperature range: 30° - 37° - 25° | the average temp this period was 31° or 20° BELOW normal & 12.5° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: N to NW through mid-day becoming light onshore ENE before dropping off to CALM from mid-evening through late period | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") November 0.89" (-0.82" or 52% of normal) annual 45.78" (+0.07" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 11/12/19 - WED 11/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front pushes across VA with rain arriving mid-AM, continuing through early evening; -IP 7 -SN mix in with the rain near sunset with only a TRACE noted; gusty winds peaking near 40mph with FROPA slowly subsided overnight; FREEZE WARNING for late period beginning 2AM; partly cloudy skies late with possibility of developing bay effect scattered snow showers late period | temperature range: 56° - falling through the 40°s & 30°s° - 31° | the average temp this period was 43.5° or 7.5° BELOW normal & 12.0° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW through 10AM becoming WNW then gusty NNW with FROPA round 11AM - peak period gust NNW 39mph around 2PM | rainfall: period 0.33" (+0.08") November 0.88" (-0.65" or 57% of normal) annual 45.77" (+0.24" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 11/11/19 - TUE 11/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): backside of high pressure moving seaward pumped milder temps northward across SErn VA; sunshine early with partly cloudy skies afternoon becoming cloudy overnight ahead of cold front back in the NC/VA mts. & moving E | temperature range: 44° - 67° - 54° - 56° | the average temp this period was 55.5° or 3.4° ABOVE normal & 7.5° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S to SW - peak period gust SSW 23mph at 3:07pm | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.24") November 0.56" (-0.69" or 45% of normal) annual 45.45" (+0.20" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 11/10/19 - MON 11/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued over the Eastern US with center of high moving to the coast; temps warmed nicely after a frost start on 11/11/19 under mostly sunny/clear skies | temperature range: 33° - 63° - 44° | the average temp this period was 48.0° or 6° BELOW normal & 8° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early becoming SSW to SW - peak period gust SSW 21mph AT 1:30pm | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") November 0.56" (-0.49" or 53% of normal) annual 45.45" (+0.40" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/9/19 - SUN 11/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure covered the Eastern US with center overhead Middle Atlantic late period; mostly sunny/clear skies, lower humidity levels in the afternoon but high at beginning and end of period leading to FROST each time with a heavier, moderate, killing FROST late period | temperature range: 33° - 49° - 32° | the average temp this period was 40.0° or as whopping 14.8° BELOW normal & 0.5° less cold than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM to light NNW early becoming NE then ENE and back to NE - peak period gust ENE 19mph around NOON EST | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") November 0.56" annual 45.45" (+0.49" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 11/8/19 - SAT 11/9/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front continued rapidly to sea with large, colder high pressure building from the deep S NE to New England from the nation's midsection with center of high shifting eastward to over Nrn VA at period's end; mostly sunny/clear skies with cool temps (and even lower wind chills to 30° in gusts) | temperature range: 44° - 46° - 33° | the average temp this period was 39.5° or 14.3° BELOW normal & a whopping 15° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW with peak period gust NNW 31mph around 10AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.06") November 0.56" (-0.34" or 62% of normal) annual 45.45" (+0.55" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 11/7/19 - FRI 11/8/19 (7AM-7AM ET): progressive wxr pattern with high pressure ridged along the East Coast shifting seaward while a cold front moved steadily ESE crossing the local just after midnight. Some showers (0.08") ahead and along the front but bulk of moisture focused S of the station, mainly across NErn NC; CALM, chilly, damp start to the period with SW winds pushing temps to the lower 70s with breezes from the SW to 21mph; FROPA between midnight and 1AM with cloudy skies balance of the night | temperature range: 39° - 70° - 48° | the average temp this period was 54.5° or 0.9° ABOVE normal & 6° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early becoming mostly S to SW then SW through WSW until early 11/8/19, shifting into the W-NW-NNW after FROPA - peak gust NNW 27mph at 4:02AM | rainfall: period 0.08" (+0.01") November 0.46" (-0.44" or 51% of normal) annual 45.35" (+0.45" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 11/6/19 - THU 11/7/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure builds from the OH Valley across Nrn VA and is offshore New England by late in period; mostly clear/sunny skies with cool temps through the period; breezy conditions through mid-day with diminishing winds afternoon to near CALM late night | temperature range: 55° - 58° - 39° | the average temp this period was 48.5° or 6.1° BELOW normal & 10° colder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE - peak gust NE 25mph at 10:45AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") November 0.38" (-0.37" or 50% of normal) annual 45.27" (+0.52" or 101% of normal)

=>West Cradock - TUE 11/5/19 - WED 11/6/19 (7AM-7AM ET): offshore trough with trailing light SHRA through late AM gave way to clearing skies in the afternoon through the overnight; generally light winds with FROPA moving through near-to-just-after midnight and winds shifting into the NNW | temperature range: 59° - 66° - 51° - 55° | the average temp this period was 58.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 9° milder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSE through late AM becoming W behind precip then S through early AM 11/6/19; shifting to NNW then NE late night as surface front passed - peak gust pre-front 12 MPH around NOON with gust after FROPA of NE 23mph at post-time | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.11") November 0.38" (-0.26" or 60% of normal) annual 45.27" (+0.63" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 11/4/19 - TUE 11/5/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure right over VA coupled with max radiational cooling produced the season's first frost to ground level; cold AM temps and high humidities, no readings and no wind; remainder of period featured high pressure with partly cloudy skies shifting offshore East Coast with a "fly in the ointment" with a weak offshore trough sending some showers under mostly cloudy skies late period; temps warmed to low 60s in the afternoon | temperature range: 36° - 63° - 56° - 59° | the average temp this period was 49.5° or 6.5° BELOW normal & 2.5° milder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early becoming mainly SSE through late night, then WNW 5 AM EST till post-time on backside of departing SHRA - peak gust SSE 19 MPH AT 10:46 AM EST | rainfall: period 0.05" (-0.10") November 0.36" (-0.28" or 56% of normal) annual 45.25" (+0.61" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 11/3/19 - MON 11/4/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cool weather continued as high pressure covered the Middle Atlantic with scattered light frost early and late, plenty of daily sun, light winds; smoke noted late afternoon through the overnight due to illegal open burning | temperature range: 39° - 58° - 36° | the average temp this period was 47° or 9° BELOW normal & 1.5° colder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: generally light N to NW diminishing to CALM late night - peak gust NNW 19 MPH AT 9:11AM | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") November 0.31" (-0.02" or 94% of normal) annual 45.20" (+0.87" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 11/02/19 - SUN 11/3/19 (7AM-7AM EDT/ET): high pressure centered over the Middle Atlantic continued the pleasant fall weather with cool, dry conditions; some patchy light ground fog, even nearby rooftops where super-cooling occurred left spotty frost altho' no frost noted at ground level at the station | temperature range: 39° - 58° - 40° | the average temp this period was 48.5° or 8.9° BELOW normal & 1° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNE early then NE thereafter - peak gust ENE 21 MPH AT 3:21PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") November 0.31" (+0.07" or 127% of normal) annual 45.20" (+0.96" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 11/01/19 - SAT 11/2/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cold front with gusty winds, SHRA moved well to the E of the station early period with sunny skies, more gentle breezes and colder, drier temps which reached the upper 30s for the 1st time this new fall period | temperature range: 47° - 56° - 39° | the average temp this period was 47.5° or 11° BELOW normal & 17.5° colder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mainly NNW through the afternoon becoming NNE thereafter - peak gust NNW 24 a around 10AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 0.31" (+0.20") November 0.31" (+0.18" or 239% of normal) annual 45.20" (+1.07" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 10/31/19 - FRI 11/1/19 (7AM-7AM ET): warm front continued moving NW across SErn to Central VA; partly cloudy skies through the period with record-breaking warm temps and developing gusty winds ahead of a surface cold front dropping from low pressure continuing into New England. The front arrived just after midnight with winds gusts (new record) to SSW 41mph and with a line of moderate SHRA (no LTG observed locally); skies cleared out late period & were clear by post-time; The hi temp 10/31/19 of 83° at 3:05PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX HIGH TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 80° set in 2004. The low temp 10/31/19 of 66° at 12:01AM EDT established a A NEW STATION MAX LOW TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 64° in 1985. A NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST record was established 10/31/19 with a gust of 34 mph at 8:36PM EDT in the West Cradock section of Portsmouth. The previous station record for this date was 33 mph in 2008. | temperature range: 69° - 83° - 47° | the average temp this period was 65° or 6.9° ABOVE normal & the same average as the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly S through just after midnight becoming SW to W to NW thereafter - peak gust SSW 41mph at 12:46AM EDT | rainfall: period/storm/November 0.31" (+0.20") October 3.78" (-0.10" or 98% of normal) annual 44.89" (+0.89" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 10/30/19 - THU 10/31/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure with weak trough offshore along the Middle Atlantic coast combined to produce mostly cloudy skies and a few -SHRA passing through from the SW during the afternoon; high pressure reorients offshore SErn US seaboard with return, increasing S and SW flow late period | temperature range: 63° - 69° - 61° | the average temp this period was 65° or 8.3° ABOVE normal & 0.5° milder than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE through early afternoon becoming SE to SSE through late the remainder of the period; steady winds peaking in the 10 to 20 mph range - peak gust SSE 16mph at 11:51pm EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.07") October 3.77" (-0.03" or 99% of normal) annual 44.88" (+0.96" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 10/28/19 - TUE 10/29/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built slowly into the area through the period with onshore NE to ENE flow and cooler, increasingly drier conditions; mostly sunny/clear skies early became variably cloudy latter half of the period | temperature range: 62° - 66° - 61° | the average temp this period was 63.5° or 6.4° ABOVE normal & 8° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE - peak gust NE 26mph at 12:33PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.20") October 3.77" (+0.22" or 106% of normal) annual 44.88" (+1.21" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 10/27/19 - MON 10/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): area moved into backside region of high pressure moving to sea ahead of advancing cold front; a warm, humid start to the period under partly cloudy skies; line of SHRA moved through in the afternoon just ahead of cold front that filtered through in the late evening; clearing skies followed through the overnight | temperature range: 67° - 82° - 61° | the average temp this period was 71.5° or a whopping 13.1° ABOVE normal & 4.5° warmer than the average temp of the previous period; FROPA late evening | winds: breezy SSE to S through 11AM EDT, S to SSW through 4PM EDT, then diminishing S becoming WSW through about 1AM EDT becoming NNW through NE thereafter - peak gust SSW 29mph at 12:33PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.41 (+0.26") October 3.77" (+0.42" or 103% of normal) annual 44.88" (+1.41" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 10/26/19 - SUN 10/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over the area with west-to-east weak surface front across Srn VA; partly cloudy skies with light, ill-defined but mainly onshore winds; some sunrise ground fog 10/26/17; WARMFROPA toward post-time with few sprinkles accompanying | temperature range: 57° - 77° - 66° - 71° | the average temp this period was 67.0° or 8° ABOVE normal & 2° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: light N then NE becoming SE to S with nice afternoon breezes which diminished somewhat late night - peak gust S 21mph at 2:14PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.12") October 3.36" (+0.10" or 103% of normal) annual 44.47" (+1.09" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 10/25/19 - SAT 10/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still over the lower Middle Atlantic continued the partly cloudy skies and ongoing pleasant fall temps | temperature range: 55° - 75° - 57° | the average temp this period was 65.0° or 6° ABOVE normal & 8° warmer than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S through 10AM becoming SSE late AM through mid-afternoon; then light N winds at times near CALM remainder of period - peak gust SSE 13mph at 11:52AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.18") October 3.36" (+0.25" or 108% of normal) annual 44.47" (+1.24" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 10/24/19 - FRI 10/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged along the East Coast; mostly sunny/clear/fair skies with cooler temps continuing | temperature range: 45° - 70° - 54° | the average temp this period was 57.5° or 2° BELOW normal & the same average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW through late AM becoming SSE through late evening, then S'ly overnight - peak gust SSE 18mph at 11:28AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") October 3.36" (+0.45" or 116% of normal) annual 44.47" (+1.44" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 10/23/19 - THU 10/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): early period cloudiness dispersed & was followed by sunny/clear skies with cooler temps as high pressure reoriented from the Srn States to the Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 58° - 69° - 46° | the average temp this period was 57.5° or 1.8° BELOW normal & 9.0° COLDER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: WNW to NNW early becoming NNW late afternoon through period's end - peak gust NW 17mph around 11AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") October 3.36" (+0.53" or 119% of normal) annual 44.47" (+1.52" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 10/22/19 - WED 10/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): partly cloudy skies with weak high pressure giving way to swiftly moving (NEwd) across Srn VA ahead of a FROPA which arrived between 11PM and MIDNIGHT EDT; a SHRA accompanied the front; surface flow became breezy from the SSE in late afternoon; variable cloudiness with a lot of residual moisture behind the front late period to post-time | temperature range: 59° - 75° - 58° | the average temp this period was 66.5° or 6.8° ABOVE normal & 7.0° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSE to S to SSW pre-FROPA becoming WNW to NW thereafter - peak gust S 27mph at 3:14PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.04") October 3.36" (+0.62" or 123% of normal) annual 44.47" (+1.61" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 10/21/19 - TUE 10/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): skies remained cloudy behind departed cold front now at sea, light wind flow and low clouds on backside of front continued to flow S along the coastal plain; cooler but with ill-defined winds and weak high pressure over the area, humidity levels remained high (in the 90%+ range), patchy fog | temperature range: 58° - 61° - 59° | the average temp this period was 59.5° or NORMAL & 6.0° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly N to NNW through mid-afternoon, becoming ENE then SE until 11PM followed by shift to S, SSW, SW & W overnight - peak gust NNW 23mph around 8AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") October 3.35" (+0.63" or 123% of normal) annual 44.46" (+1.62" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 10/20/19 - MON 10/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure moved NE across the SErn/Mid Atl coastal plains bringing showers, rain, fog and gusty winds; rain tapered off in late afternoon with another brief shower late evening; A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established 10/20/19 when 1.55" of rain fell in the West Cradock area of Portsmouth. The previous record was 1.03" set in 1999; some minor nuisance flooding at times of high tide in areas prone to such | temperature range: 64° - 73° - 58° | the average temp this period was 65.5° or 5.5° ABOVE normal & 10.0° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSE to S through 4PM becoming NW & NNW thereafter - peak gust SSE 30mph at 1:04PM EDT | rainfall: period 1.25" (+1.13") October 3.34" (+0.69" or 126% of normal) annual 44.45" (+1.68" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 10/19/19 - SUN 10/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to hold over the Middle Atlantic early; sunny/clear skies early showed a gradual increase of high clouds ahead of remnants of post sub-tropical storm Nestor as it moved across eastern panhandle of FL into the SE; its showers and more general rains moved into SErn VA at 4:25AM EDT; coastal flood advisory for nuisance higher tides in areas prone to such flooding as onshore winds increase during the upcoming period | temperature range: 42° - 69° - 59° - 65° | the average temp this period was 55.5° or 8.8° BELOW normal & 3.0° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW, N, then NE; then S to SE and SSE through 2AM EDT; winds back into the ENE as effects of trop strm arrived late period - peak gust SE 15mph at 12:48PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.095") October 2.10" (-0.40" or 75% of normal) annual 42.90" (+0.32" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 10/18/19 - SAT 10/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build over the Mid-East bring another day of sunny/clear skies, cool temps and nice breezes early, diminishing overnight | temperature range: 42° - 62° - 42° | the average temp this period was 52.0° or 8.8° BELOW normal & 0.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: WNW through NNW entire period with peak gust NNW 26mph at 10:53AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.125") October 1.79" (-0.55" or 76% of normal) annual 42.90" (+0.44" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 10/17/19 - FRI 10/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure builds into the area behind departing low and FROPA last period; mostly sunny, clear skies with drier, cooler temps averaging below normal | temperature range: 47° - 63° - 42° | the average temp this period was 52.5° or 8.2° BELOW normal & 5.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW then W through NOON EDT; WNW to W afternoon till sunset; WSW to W then to WNW overnight - peak gust WNW 29 mph at 2:21PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.21") October 1.79" (-0.43" or 81% of normal) annual 42.90" (+0.56" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 10/16/19 - THU 10/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): fast moving fronts across the Mid-Atlantic this period; warm fropa up the coastal plain, period of increasing warmth and winds ahead of cold front sweeping through VA to the SErn VA coast by sunset; record (station) 1.29" of rain (sometimes heavy) for 10/16/19 surpassing the 0.63" in 1991; cloudy skies early with rain arriving mid-AM & ending with FROPA late afternoon; skies cleared in the evening and overnight; gusty winds through evening, diminishing late night; fog with heavier rain | temperature range: 64° - 69° - 47° | the average temp this period was 58° or 3° BELOW normal & 1° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSE through 3PM EDT shifting into the SSW before becoming WNW, NW, then WSW to W evening through the overnight - peak gust WNW 29mph at 10:11PM EDT | rainfall: period 1.29" (+1.13") October 1.79" (-0.14" or 93% of normal) annual 42.90" (+0.85" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 10/15/19 - WED 10/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure still over the lower Middle Atlantic; some early cloudiness then clearing to become mostly sunny/fair through the evening with increasing high clouds late period as cold front, warm front and low pressure moved across the SE heading towards Srn VA towards post-time; FROPA @ 9:30AM EDT | temperature range: 53° - 73° - 59° | the average temp this period was 63° or 1° ABOVE normal & 0° COOLER/WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S through mid-AM becoming NE to ENE remainder of period - peak gust NE 21mph at 9:53AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.07") October 0.50" (-1.37" or 27% of normal) annual 41.61" (-0.38" or 98% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 10/14/19 - TUE 10/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure built into the East with weak FROPA in the AM that brought some cloudiness in the early period followed by considerable sunshine/clear skies thereafter; generally light winds, pleasant temps; radiational cooling brought ground fog late period | temperature range: 67° - 73° - 53° | the average temp this period was 63° or �° BELOW normal & 7° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S to SW early becoming NNW through mid-afternoon; then ENE to SE in the evening; wind light S'ly overnight - peak gust NNW 17mph around 2pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.11") October 0.50" (-1.26" or 28% of normal) annual 41.61" (-0.27" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 10/13/19 - MON 10/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): partly cloudy skies early with increase of cloudiness in the afternoon; showers arrive evening through about 1AM EDT; activity moved offshore late night | temperature range: 60° - 80° - 66° | the average temp this period was 70° or 7° ABOVE normal & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: ENE briefly (FROPA) became SSE & S through early afternoon; then SW-WSW-SSE-SW remainder of the period - peak gust W 19mph at 5:10pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.24" (+0.12") October 0.50" (-1.18" or 28% of normal) annual 41.61" (-0.16" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 10/12/19 - SUN 10/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): continued great early fall weather as high pressure between Trop Strm well at sea and eastward moving cold front approaching the Appalachians; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY remained in effect for minor flooding in prone areas at times of high tides | temperature range: 50° - 78° - 60° | the average temp this period was 64° or 1° ABOVE normal & 4° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: near CALM early, becoming backing to the W then into the S through sunset; thereafter, light SSE to near CALM - peak gust S 16mph at 2:22pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") October 0.26" (-1.26" or 17% of normal) annual 41.37" (-0.27" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 10/11/19 - SAT 10/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): pleasant early fall weather with mostly sunny/clear skies and cooler temps; some patchy cloudiness late period toward post-time; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY remained in effect for minor flooding in prone areas at times of high tides | temperature range: 55° - 70° - 50° | the average temp this period was 60° or 3.5° BELOW normal & 2� COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NW-NNW through 4PM becoming NE to ENE and diminishing evening through the overnight - peak gust NNW 22mph at 10:13pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.08") October 0.26" (-1.24" or 17% of normal) annual 41.37" (-0.25" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 10/10/19 - FRI 10/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): some drizzle and light rain early as backside of low pressure at sea to the NNE combined with high pressure to the W and N kept a moist flow across the area in the morning; by mid-day, skies began to clear slowly with sunshine returning mid-to-late afternoon; mostly clear in the evening and overnight; COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY in effect for minor flooding at times of high tides due to persistent onshore flow over the past few days | temperature range: 57° - 69° - 56° | the average temp this period was 62.5° or 2.5° BELOW normal & �° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW through 2PM becoming onshore ENE-NE and at times NNW remainder of the period - peak gust ENE 25mph at 2:19pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.03" (-0.08") event 0.26" October 0.26" (-1.10" or 19% of normal) annual 41.37" (-0.11" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 10/9/19 - THU 10/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): coastal low offshore to NNE and high pressure building in from N combined to reenforce an area of low clouds, occasional light rain and drizzle along the Virginia coast; damp with periodic fog; breeziness continued early period; winds died down and shifted from onshore to NNW late period | temperature range: 65° - 63° - 65° - 59° | the average temp this period was 62.0° or 0.9° ABOVE normal & 4° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore mostly NE backing at times to N and NW - peak period gust NNW 27mph around 3PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.11" (0.00") October 0.26" (-1.10" or 19% of normal) annual 41.37" (-0.11" or 99% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 10/8/19 - WED 10/9/19 (7AM-7AM ET): low pressure strengthens offshore and combined with high pressure to the N sent low clouds, some onshore showers and areas of drizzle SW and across the Middle Atlantic; increased breezes with frequent gust to the 20mph range; cooler and damp | temperature range: 68° - 69° - 63° | the average temp this period was 66.0° or 2° ABOVE normal & 7° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore mostly NE with peak gust NE 30mph at 7:09PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.10" (-0.18") October 0.12" (-1.03" or 10% of normal) annual 41.23" (-0.04" or 100% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 10/7/19 - TUE 10/8/19 (7AM-7AM ET): backside of high pressure along Eastern Seaboard now with cold front from New England SW to the Gulf of Mexico; slow increase in cloudiness from partly cloudy skies early period; temps continued to warm and humidity levels steadily rose; meanwhile, low pressure developed along trough offshore SE US over Gulf Stream and sent 0.02" worth of light showers across this station between 4 and 4:30 AM EDT close to post-time | temperature range: 62° - 84° - 71° | the average temp this period was 73.0° or 8° ABOVE normal & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly S through MIDNIGHT EDT becoming onshore variable NE to E to SE remainder of period - peak gust 160° 20mph at 3:07PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.02" (-0.27") October 0.02" (-1.14" or 2% of normal) annual 41.13" (-0.15" or 97% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 10/6/19 - MON 10/7/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure along Eastern Seaboard and in Western Atlantic slowly shifted seaward; temps warmed and were more humid as winds shifted in from the SSE | temperature range: 63° - 82° - 62° | the average temp this period was 72.0° or 6° ABOVE normal & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: becoming SSE with peak period gust SSE 24mph at 12:08PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.08") October 0.00" (-0.57" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.42" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 10/5/19 - SUN 10/6/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged further S along the Eastern seaboard; locally, variably cloudy skies, breezy onshore flow with gusts to near 25 mph; continued dry and noticeably cooler; winds diminish after midnight | temperature range: 62° - 70° - 63° | the average temp this period was 66.0° or at NORMAL & 3° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mainly NE through ENE - peak period gust NE 24mph around 4PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.05") October 0.00" (-0.51" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.48" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 10/4/19 - SAT 10/5/19 (7AM-7AM ET): still warm, humid, with some hazy first hour of period; but cold front came through from the N by 8AM EDT with variably cloudy skies which became mostly sunny/fair remainder of period; cooler, drier with temps dropping to the lower 60s by post-time; onshore flow developed with breezes gusting to the 20-30 mph range | temperature range: 73° - 77° - 61° | the average temp this period was 69.0° or a whopping 1.5° ABOVE normal & 13° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period; | winds: SSW as period began shifting into the NNW by 8AM then on to the NE-ENE balance of the period - peak gust NE 30mph at 11:47AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.18") October 0.00" (-0.48" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.51" or 101% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 10/3/19 - FRI 10/4/19 (7AM-7AM ET): warm, hazy high pressure covered the area early; then with onshore front moving S along the coastal plain and inland, temps cooled off dropping from 91° early afternoon to the upper 70s by sunset; overnight coastal front washes out with winds becoming SSW once again until post-time; sunny/fair skies for the most part; ground fog early period, then hazy; NEW RECORDS: the hi temp 10/3/19 of 91° at 1:26PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX HI TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was 90° set in 1986; the low temp 10/3/19 of 73° at 7:01AM EDT TIED THE STATION MAX LOW TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was set in 2012 | temperature range: 73° - 91° - 73° | the average temp this period was 82.0° or a whopping 15° ABOVE normal & 2° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; | winds: WSW-WNW-NW through mid-AM became ENE through SSE until early AM 10/4/19; then SSW to SW after 2AM EDT - peak gust NE 18mph at 1:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11") October 0.00" (-0.30" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.69" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 10/2/19 - THU 10/3/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the East stretching from east of New England SW to the Southern US continued the dry, unseasonable, record warm/hot temps locally; in fact, the hi temp 10/2/19 of 93° at 4:17PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX HI TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 87° set in 1986; some haze again as winds remained generally light | temperature range: 68° - 93° - 73° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or a whopping 13° ABOVE normal & 4.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period; | winds: SSW to SW - peak gust SW 16mph at 1:07PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.10") October 0.00" (-0.20" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.79" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 10/1/19 - WED 10/2/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the East, centered over VA, provided another pleasant period with slowly increasing temps, mostly sunny/clear skies, some haze early period; high reoriented offshore mid-ATL and SErn US overnight into early 10/2/19 | temperature range: 68° - 84° - 68° | the average temp this period was 76° or a whopping 11° ABOVE normal & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore NE through SE early became SSW in the afternoon; then a period of SSE winds evening through MIDNIGHT EDT; S & SW late period - peak gust SW 14mph at 5:23AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11") September 2.31" (-3.17" or 42% of normal) October 0.00" (-0.10" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.99" or 102% of normal) | web: http://genserva.com/wxr

West Cradock - MON 9/30/19 - TUE 10/1/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure centered with axis NE to SW across the Middle Atlantic; despite a period of cloudiness late night through post-time, continued mostly sunny/fair skies and pleasant temps; ongoing haziness | temperature range: 72° - 78° - 68° | the average temp this period was 73° or a whopping 6.5° ABOVE normal & 1.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore NE-ENE-E - peak gust ENE 22 at 2:28PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.25") September 2.31" (-3.17" or 42% of normal) October 0.00" (-0.10" or 0% of normal) annual 41.11" (+0.99" or 102% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 9/29/19 - MON 9/30/19 (7AM-7AM ET): back-door/coastal front moved S across the Middle Atlantic bringing cooler, but still humid onshore flow; sunny/fair/hazy skies early with increasing onshore/maritime stratus cloudiness mid-afternoon through balance of the period; high pressure moved S into the area | temperature range: 71° - 84° - 72° | the average temp this period was 77.5° or a whopping 10° ABOVE normal & 1° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW early became onshore NE to ENE 11AM through balance of period (ET): - peak gust ENE 23mph at 2:53PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.11") September 2.31" (-2.80" or 45% of normal) annual 41.11" (+1.36" or 103% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 9/28/19 - SUN 9/29/19 (7AM-7AM ET): warm front pushing inland over the Carolinas' and Virginia coasts sent temps and relative humidity levels much higher under mostly sunny/fair/clear skies on the backside of high pressure at sea with expected back-door cool front progged for next period; extremely warm temps; in fact, the low temperature 9/28/19 of 73° at 6:29AM EDT in the West Cradock area of Portsmouth TIED THE STATION MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date. The previous record was set in 2015. | temperature range: 73° - 90° - 71° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or a whopping 20° ABOVE normal & 2.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: became S to SW with peak gust WSW 19mph at 1:43PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.08") September 2.31" (-2.69" or 46% of normal) annual 41.11" (+1.47" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 9/27/19 - SAT 9/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): FROPA settled S through VA into NC; high pressure builds into the Middle Atlantic with more sunshine, clear, fair skies; "cooler" temps compared with last period; scattered -SHRA near the area (N=>NNE) late period but nothing recorded here | temperature range: 73° - 83° - 73° | the average temp this period was 78° or 7° ABOVE normal & 1° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NE to ENE to SSE through 11PM EDT becoming SSE to S thereafter - peak gust ENE 23mph around 10AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.18") September 2.31" (-2.61" or 47% of normal) annual 41.11" (+1.55" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 9/26/19 - FRI 9/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): plenty of sunshine/fair/clear skies on either side of surface/"cold" front that moved through mid-evenAPWU caring; continued dry FROPA locally; lowering dew points/relative humidity and pleasant temps late period after a hot afternoon 9/26/19 | temperature range: 68° - 90° - 73° | the average temp this period was 79° or 8.5° ABOVE normal & 8.5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: S to SW early becoming NW then N then onshore mid-evening through post-time - peak gust ENE 23mph at 2:05AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.22") September 2.31" (-2.44" or 49% of normal) annual 41.11" (+1.72" or 104% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 9/25/19 - THU 9/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): continued good weather with high pressure in the Western Atlantic with onshore warm front moving WNW to bring warmer, more humid temps late period; some ground fog early on the 25th | temperature range: 58° - 82° - 67° | the average temp this period was 70° or �° BELOW normal & �° WARMER the average temp of the previous period | winds: VARIABLE early becoming mostly ENE then S through late afternoon followed by SSE to S surface flow remainder of period - peak gust SSE 18mph at 6:03PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.22") September 2.31" (-2.22" or 51% of normal) annual 41.11" (+1.94" or 105% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 9/24/19 - WED 9/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak surface front moved ESE across the locale switching winds into the NNW through NNE and bringing cooler temps; skies remained sunny/clear; nice AM through afternoon breezes diminished remainder of the period | temperature range: 71° - 82° - 59° | the average temp this period was 70.5° or 1° ABOVE normal & 5.5° COOLER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW early becoming NNW through ENE in the AM through about 4PM; then, diminishing winds NE through ENE remainder of period - peak gust 045° 21mph at 9:57AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.12") September 2.31" (-2.01" or 54% of normal) annual 41.11" (+2.15" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 9/23/19 - TUE 9/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): no change in the wxr; high pressure offshore entire Eastern US continued a SSW to SW flow with warm, dry (afternoon) temps and some nice breezes | temperature range: 65° - 87° - 71° | the average temp this period was 76.0° or 6° ABOVE normal & 1° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly SSW and SW - peak gust 220° 22mph at 11:30AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.17") September 2.31" (-1.89" or 55% of normal) annual 41.11" (+2.27" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 9/22/19 - MON 9/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): as high pressure centered in the Western Atlantic continued to shift to the east with S to SW breezes bringing warmer afternoon temps and increasing humidity; more bright sunny/fair/clear skies | temperature range: 63° - 87° - 65° | the average temp this period was 75.0° or 4° ABOVE normal & 6° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly S to SSW - peak gust 220° 21mph at 12:20PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.16") September 2.31" (-1.72" or 57% of normal) annual 41.11" (+2.44" or 106% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 9/21/19 - SUN 9/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): center of massive high pressure governing Eastern US the past 4-5 days shifted to offshore by post-time; no change in conditions... continued sunny/clear skies with below normal late summer/early fall-like temps; light winds | temperature range: 55° - 83° - 64° | the average temp this period was 69.0° or 3° BELOW normal & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: became S to SW - peak gust S 17mph at 4:27PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.22") September 2.31" (-1.57" or 60% of normal) annual 41.11" (+2.59" or 107% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 9/20/19 - SAT 9/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): huge high pressure continues over the Eastern half of the US; continued sunny/clear skies with below normal late summer/early fall-like temps; variable light winds with high pressure centered over the Middle Atlantic | temperature range: 51° - 77° - 55° | the average temp this period was 66.0° or 5.7° BELOW normal & 5° WARMER than the average temp of the previous period | winds: CALM early, then NE-N-NW becoming S mid-through-late afternoon; S to SSE winds during the evening diminishing near CALM again overnight - peak gust S 15mph at 3:01PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.16") September 2.31" (-1.36" or 63% of normal) annual 41.11" (+2.80" or 107% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 9/19/19 - FRI 9/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): expansive high pressure over the Eastern half of the US continued to dominate the weather; continued mostly sunny/fair/clear skies and pleasant temps with nice onshore breezes mainly during sunlight hours | temperature range: 65° - 71° - 51° | the average temp this period was 61.0° or 10.8° BELOW normal & 8° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore NE - peak gust NE 24mph as the period began and again around 1PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.13") September 2.31" annual 41.11"

=> West Cradock - WED 9/18/19 - THU 9/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): expansive high pressure over the Eastern half of the US continued to build S into and beyond SRN FL! Here, partly cloudy skies (attribute to onshore flow), nice breezes, lower humidity readings | temperature range: 69° - 74° - 64° | the average temp this period was 69.0° or 2.7° BELOW normal & 5° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore NE - peak gust NE 29mph at 10:50AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 September 2.31" annual 41.11"

=> West Cradock - TUE 9/17/19 - WED 9/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): ongoing southward movement of high pressure over the NE ridging SSW into central GA; FROPA just as the period began; few periods of cloudiness with a "bay effect" instability SHRA near NOON EDT; otw, lots of sunshine/fair/clear skies with pleasant onshore breezes which gusted to near 30mph | temperature range: 71° - 80° - 67° | the average temp this period was 74.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 2° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: mostly onshore NE-ENE with peak gust ENE 30mph at 4:12PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.08") September 2.31" (-0.96" or 71% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.20" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 9/16/19 - TUE 9/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to strengthen over the Middle Atlantic with a shot of cooler air moving S along the East Coast states almost to the area at post-time; mostly sunny/clear/fair skies during the period | temperature range: 69° - 84° - 69° | the average temp this period was 76.5° or 4° ABOVE normal & 1° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: NNW through 10AM becoming NE-N-NE and ENE in the afternoon until 6PM; thereafter, SSE light-to-near-CALM surface flow - peak gust NNW 16mph at 10:08AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00 (-0.20") September 2.31" (-0.88" or 72% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.28" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 9/15/19 - MON 9/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure pushed a "washed-out" surface front across the Middle Atlantic; partly sunny daylight hours with a brief light instability shower/sprinkle in the afternoon; then fair to clear skies overnight, generally light winds, diminishing to CALM overnight; early & late period ground fog, some haze | temperature range: 70° - 85° - 69° | the average temp this period was 77° or 4° ABOVE normal & the same average as the average temp of the previous period | winds: SSE early, then NE-ENE-SSE through mid-evening diminishing to light to near-CALM from the E thereafter - peak gust SSE 17mph at 4:28PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.32") September 2.31" (-0.67" or 78% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.49" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 9/14/19 - SUN 9/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged down the coastal states from New England south to the Carolinas; mostly onshore flow steadily becoming ESE then SSE; few light instability type SHRA in the warm humid air during the afternoon (TRACE); skies becomine partly cloudy to fair late period; light breezes | temperature range: 70° - 86° - 70° | the average temp this period was 77° or 3° ABOVE normal & 0.5° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore mostly NE/ENE early, becoming SSE late afternoon through period's end - peak gust SSE 18mph around 3:50PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.12") September 2.31" (-0.35" or 87% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.81" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 9/13/19 - SAT 9/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): a few residual onshore showers after FROPA late last period; mostly cloudy skies with some peeks at the sun in the late afternoon; FROPA settled into the Carolinas with much cooler, still humid temps & refreshing onshore breezes as high pressure built over the Western Atlantic waters | temperature range: 73° - 76° - 68° | the average temp this period was 72° or 1° BELOW normal & 5° cooler than the average temp of the previous period | winds: onshore mostly ENE - peak gust was ENE 25mph around 1PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.13") September 2.31" (-0.24" or 91% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.92" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 9/12/19 - FRI 9/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure weakened over the lower Middle Atlantic with cold front heading S from New England late period; very warm with late season lower 90s in the afternoon; some haze then too; large area of TSRA developed in the evening moving S through SErn VA late period after midnight; rather high number of lightning strikes for nocturnal event here with the system leaving 0.63" and then moved S into NC; gusty winds with the TSRA | temperature range: 72° - 91° - 73° | the average temp this period was 81.5° or 8° ABOVE normal & 4.5° ABOVE the average temp of the previous period | winds: SW through late AM becoming VARIABLE then onshore in mid-to-late afternoon followed by shift into the NNE to ENE late night as FROPA moved through - peak gust was ENE 34mph at 1:32AM EDT establishing a NEW DAILY STATION WIND GUST RECORD surpassing the 32mph on 2018 | rainfall: period 0.63" (-0.12") September 2.31" (-0.23" or 91% of normal) annual 41.11" (+3.93" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 9/11/19 - THU 9/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged from New England S into the SE US early period that reorients WSW to NNE over the SE and Middle Atlantic; continued sunny/fair skies, humid & warm temps, some haze, light winds; some local early period patchy GF | temperature range: 66° - 88° - 72° | the average temp this period was 77.0° or 3° ABOVE normal & the 1° ABOVE the average temp of the previous period | winds: light SE to S early period becoming S-SSW-SW balance of the period - peak gust was S 17mph at 2:50PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.03") September 1.68" (-0.62" or 73% of normal) annual 40.48" (+3.54" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 9/10/19 - WED 9/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure ridged from New England coast S into the coastal plains of the SE US; mostly sunny/fair skies, mild-to-warm temps, humid, some ground fog | temperature range: 70° - 83° - 66° | the average temp this period was 76.0° or 1.5° ABOVE normal & the same average temp as in the previous period | winds: mostly onshore NE to ENE through 3PM EDT becoming mostly ESE remainder of the period - peak gust was ENE 20mph at 11:19AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.16") September 1.68" (-0.59" or 74% of normal) annual 40.48" (+3.57" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 9/9/19 - TUE 9/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): wavering stationary front across SErn VA slips further S into NErn NC by late period; SHRA and TSRA early period move across NErn NC and offshore early period staying just to the S; afternoon scattered SHRA and TSRA develop again but to the SW and S of West Cradock afternoon 9/9/19; overall, partly cloudy skies at worst, but mostly fair, warm, humid with light winds as high pressure ridges down the East Coast coastal plain from New England to NC; ongoing periods of haze with early period ground fog | temperature range: 73° - 82° - 70° | the average temp this period was 76.0° or 0.5° ABOVE normal & 2.5° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly onshore NE-ENE - peak gust was ENE 19mph at 11:19AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.21") September 1.68" (-0.44" or 79% of normal) annual 40.48" (+3.72" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 9/8/19 - MON 9/9/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure continued with stationary front across NC with areas of energy passing along the wavy front; thus, partly cloudy skies with scattered TSRA popping up to the E and S of station in SErn VA late afternoon and again late night; increased humidity, haze and ground fog, continued mild to warm temps | temperature range: 70° - 87° - 73° | the average temp this period was 78.5° or 4° ABOVE normal & 2° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: rather VARIABLE but mostly light onshore NE through ENE - peak gust was NE 19mph at 3:23PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.46") September 1.68" (-0.23" or 88% of normal) annual 40.48" (+3.93" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 9/7/19 - SUN 9/8/19 (7AM-7AM ET): In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, weak high pressure settled back over the Middle Atlantic; far more pleasant wxr - sunny skies (some clouds late period) temps ranging from the 60s to the mid-80s, generally light winds; ground fog early and again late period | temperature range: 64° - 85° - 68° | the average temp this period was 76.5° or 1° ABOVE normal & 5.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: NNW early backing to the WSW through 5PM; then, SSE winds through 11PM EDT followed by ESE - peak gust was SSE 16mph at 5:27PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.46") September 1.68" (+0.23" or 116% of normal) annual 40.48" (+4.39" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 9/6/19 - SAT 9/7/19 (7AM-7AM ET): Hurricane Dorian moved NE across Cape Hatteras and to well-E of SRN VA by early afternoon; tropical storm conditions continued at the station with SHRA, +SHRA in squalls and increasing winds early, gusting frequently and to a peak gust of NE 52mph at 9:46AM EDT; tornado watch early period, with flash flood watches, flood warnings, storm surge warnings, and coastal flood warnings; no flooding at the station as the 1.68" of storm total rain fell across quite a few hours between THU evening and early FRI afternoon; cloudy skies cleared late period with sunshine and ground fog at post time | temperature range: 74° - dropping to 69° - 64° | the average temp this period was 69° or 4° BELOW normal & 11.5° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: gusty NE through NOON EDT backing into the NNW then NW remainder of period - peak gust again was 52mph from the NE at 9:46AM EDT | rainfall: period 1.05" (+0.86") storm total 1.68" September 1.68" (+0.32") annual 40.48" (+4.48" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 9/5/19 - FRI 9/6/19 (7AM-7AM ET): as Hurricane Dorian moved offshore up the SE US coast, clouds here thickened and, with time, early light winds increased from the NE with several gusts into the 30 to 48 mph range by post-time; flash flood, tropical storm, storm surge, tornado watches and warnings were issued through the period; a few showers late afternoon and just before midnight with actual Dorian SHRA and squall rains arriving 2:30AM EDT | temperature range: 76° - 86° - 73° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or 5° ABOVE normal & 0.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: light early strengthening to gusty ENE in late afternoon and evening to tropical storm force winds late from the NE - peak gust NE 48mph just before post-time (6-7AM 9/6/19) | rainfall: period/storm 0.63" (+0.36") September 0.63" (+0.36") annual 38.85" (+3.05" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 9/4/19 - THU 9/5/19 (7AM-7AM ET): the calm before the storm with weak high pressure across the Middle Atlantic as Hurricane Dorian moved NE just offshore SE US and intensifying slightly late period off the SC coast; tropical storm related watches and warnings issued for the area; skies fair/partly cloudy early becoming variable cloudy overnight; temps rise to the upper 80s in the afternoon; continued generally light winds | temperature range: 71° - 89° - 75° | the average temp this period was 80.0° or 4° ABOVE normal & 1.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: CALM early becoming mostly S to SW through midnight, diminishing to light-to-near CALM and SSE - gust S 17mph at 10:49AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.31") September 0.00" (-0.79" or 0% of normal) annual 38.80" (+3.37" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 9/3/19 - WED 9/4/19 (7AM-7AM ET): reinforcing shot of slightly cooler air arrived during late AM/early afternoon; skies mostly sunny/clear/fair thru' the period with generally light winds which shifted to onshore | temperature range: 70° - 87° - 71° | the average temp this period was 78.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 1° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: WSW then NNW through noon becoming onshore mostly ENE-SSE through the evening becoming onshore due E after midnight - gust ENE 20mph at 1:51PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.34") September 0.00" (-0.49" or 0% of normal) annual 38.80" (+3.67" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 9/2/19 - TUE 9/3/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still over the Middle Atlantic with reinforcing shot of slightly cooler air and a wind shift approaching post-time 9/3/19 (7AM ET):; warm temps through the period, generally light winds; humid start and end to period but with afternoon readings more tolerable | temperature range: 74° - 89° - 70° | the average temp this period was 79.5° or 3° ABOVE normal & 0.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly onshore ENE through SE & SSE until midnight followed by light SW winds overnight - gust SSE 21mph at 6:02AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.09") September 0.00" (-0.33" or 0% of normal) annual 38.80" (+3.83" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 9/1/19 - MON 9/2/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure held over the Middle Atlantic with center moving across the NE to the coast; mostly onshore flow held temps down a bit (mid-80s); continued humid early and late nite during period; drier in the afternoon; some nice breezes mainly during sunlit hours | temperature range: 73° - 85° - 74° | the average temp this period was 79.0° or 1° ABOVE normal & 2.0° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly onshore and mostly ENE through SSE - gust NE 21mph at 9:06AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") September 0.00" (-0.25" or 0% of normal) annual 38.80" (+3.91" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 8/31/19 - SUN 9/1/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the Middle Atlantic got some reinforcement from high pressure building E from the OH Valley and New England; actual surface front settles through the area in mid-afternoon and evening with winds becoming onshore E then SE then SE to S through the overnight becoming NNE late period; ongoing sunny/mostly clear skies; despite onshore flow, temps climb to 90° but drop back in the late afternoon; some AM ground fog early period | temperature range: 64° - 90° - 69° | the average temp this period was 77.0° or NORMAL & 1.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period; the average temperature for AUGUST 2019 was 79.1° or 0.7° ABOVE normal | winds: mostly SSW through about NOON EDT becoming E then SE then SSE remainder of the period as surface front settled S into SRN VA - gust SSE 19mph at 6:03PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.20") August 6.65" (+1.11" or 120% of normal) September 0.00" (-0.26"" or 0% of normal) annual 38.80" (+4.16" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 8/30/19 - SAT 8/31/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure holds over the Middle Atlantic with sunny/clear skies, generally light winds, mild to warm temps and lowering humidity readings in the afternoon; some morning ground fog | temperature range: 64° - 87° - 64° | the average temp this period was 75.5° or 2° BELOW normal & 2° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: WSW-SW-SSW 7PM becoming SSE until 10PM EDT, then light to near CALM SSW overnight - gust WSW 16mph at 1:17PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.14") August 6.65" (+1.26" or 123% of normal) annual 38.80" (+4.31" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 8/29/19 - FRI 8/30/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure builds over the area bringing pleasant weather: sunny/clear skies, mild/warm temps, lower humidity levels in the afternoon, nice breezes through late afternoon | temperature range: 71° - 83° - 64° | the average temp this period was 73.5° or 4.8° BELOW normal & 3.5° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: NNW & N through late afternoon becoming and diminishing to E & SE through the evening & overnight - gust NNW 23mph at 10:27AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") August 6.65" (+1.39" or 126% of normal) annual 38.80" (+4.44" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 8/28/19 - THU 8/29/19 (7AM-7AM ET): early period low clouds with a short period of -SHRA & DZ (with fog) on Tropical Storm Erin's NW edge as it gradually begins to pull seaward out to the NE; skies begin to clear to partly to variably cloudy in the afternoon as the sun makes another appearance; warmer temps with the sunshine and NNW surface flow | temperature range: 74° - 83° - 71° | the average temp this period was 77.0° or 0.4° BELOW normal & 1° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: onshore mostly NNW (but a period of onshore winds 2 to 4PM EDT; winds subside gradually through the evening & overnight - gust ENE 19mph at 7:12AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.19") August 6.65" (+1.55" or 130% of normal) annual 38.80" (+4.60" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 8/27/19 - WED 8/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): onshore flow persists with mostly cloudy skies (altho's several short periods of some sunshine), occasional light showers and drizzle; damp but pleasant breezes and temps; keeping eyes on low well-offshore SE states as it increased in intensity overnight, taking on tropical storm (ERIN) characteristics; storm expected to remain at sea and be pushed NE at sea by incoming cold front; | temperature range: 71° - 79° - 73° | the average temp this period was 76.0° or 2.4° BELOW normal & 3° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: onshore NE to ENE - gust NE 19mph around 1PM EDT & NE 19mph around 5PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.10" (-0.17") August 6.64" (+1.63" or 133% of normal) annual 38.80" (+4.68" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 8/26/19 - TUE 8/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): onshore flow continued to increase as pressure gradient tightened between high pressure to the N and low pressure well-to-the-east of coastal SE US; a few spotty showers & drizzle; some morning sun but mostly cloudy skies persisted; refreshing, cooler onshore breezes | temperature range: 71° - 76° - 70° | the average temp this period was 73.0° or 4.3° BELOW normal & 0.5° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: onshore NE - gust to NE 36mph at 10:58AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (-0.17") August 6.54" (+1.96" or 143% of normal) annual 38.69" (+5.01" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 8/25/19 - MON 8/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): still under influence of marine flow with occasional -SHRA and patchy DZ coming onshore in that flow; mostly cloudy - period of clearing skies evening through early late night. Generous breezes gusting frequently into the 20mph range; high pressure to the N, low pressure to the SSE | temperature range: 72° - 78° - 69° | the average temp this period was 73.5° or 3.5° BELOW normal & 1.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: onshore NE - gust to NE 29mph at 6:31PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.07") August 6.53" (+1.99" or 144% of normal) annual 38.68" (+5.04" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 8/24/19 - SUN 8/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the Great Lakes continued to spread S into vcnty Srn GA/N FL while low pressure remained disorganized over Ern FL; onshore flow with generous breezes and gusts to near 25 mph through the period; a few spotty -SHRA | temperature range: 72° - 75° - 72° | the average temp this period was 73.5° or 2.8° BELOW normal & 7° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: onshore NE - gust to NE 25mph at 6:54PM EDT & again NE 25mph at MIDNIGHT EDT | rainfall: period 0.01" (+0.13") 5-day total 2.96" August 6.53" (+2.10" or 147% of normal) annual 38.68" (+5.15" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 8/23/19 - SAT 8/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): partly cloudy, hot, humid conditions with steady breezes on mainly SW winds; cold front pressed NW to SE across VA bringing another round of heavy TSRA & SHRA late afternoon through the evening; gusty winds, downpours, and vivid CG LTG prompting SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, FLASH FLOOD WATCHES & ADVISORIES into early evening; FROPA moved through between 5:30 & 6:30PM EDT; late night was cloudy with a brief sprinkle or two; NEW RECORD RAINFALL 1.34" for 8/23/19 surpassing the previous record for the date of 0.93" set here in 2005 | temperature range: 73° - 91° - 70° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or 4.5° ABOVE normal & 2.5° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mainly SW before FROPA shifting into the NNW through NE remainder of the period - gust NNW 30mph at 6:55PM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.34" (+1.24") 4-day total 2.95" August 6.52" (+2.23" or 152% of normal) annual 38.67" (+5.28" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 8/22/19 - FRI 8/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): trough over Virginia in upper flow combined with abundant sunshine, rising air and considerable moisture to produce a line of TSRA which moved through early evening with gusty winds, vivid lightning, and heavy rains; mixed with sunshine, generally partly cloudy, hot, humid; post-evening storm, variably cloudy skies | temperature range: 74° - 95° - 73° | the average temp this period was 84.0° or 4° ABOVE normal & 2.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: generally SW with ongoing hourly breezes 15 to 20mph; TSRA gust WNW 37mph at 7:21PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.67" (+0.60") August 5.18" (+1.02" or 124% of normal) annual 37.33" (+4.07" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 8/21/19 - THU 8/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): continued weak high pressure over VA and a weak upper trough positioned over center of state NE to SW; trough did trigger a 2nd day of TSRA development early afternoon; much needed 0.91" of rain fell in 75 mins; partly cloudy skies | temperature range: 75° - 89° - 74° | the average temp this period was 81.5° or 4° ABOVE normal & 2.5° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly SW to SSW - gust S 29mph at 1:44PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.91" (+0.84") August 4.51" (+0.43" or 111% of normal) annual 36.66" (+3.48" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 8/20/19 - WED 8/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): little change in the weather with weak high pressure covering the Middle Atlantic and a weak upper trough positioned over central Virgina; trough did trigger scattered local SHRA & TSRA development late afternoon into mid-evening; plenty of cloudy to cloud LTG noted with heavy rolling boomers (thunder) noted after sunset; light TSRAs here; increased breeziness during the sunlight hours under partly cloudy skies; increase of humidity evening and overnight | temperature range: 73° - 95° - 74° | the average temp this period was 84.0° or 6° ABOVE normal & 0.5° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly SSW to SW - gust S 19mph at 2:43PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.03" (-0.07") August 3.60" (-0.32" or 92% of normal) annual 35.75" (+2.73" or 108% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 8/19/19 - TUE 8/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over the Middle Atlantic and SErn US while trough extends through central VA; the latter triggered widely scattered TSRA, one of which popped up about 3 miles NE of this station; sunny/fair skies, hot, humid temps | temperature range: 76° - 96° - 73° | the average temp this period was 84.5° or 7° ABOVE normal & 4° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period; the high temp of 96° on 8/19/19 TIED THE STATION MAX TEMP RECORD set previously in 2002 | winds: mostly S to SW with gust S 19mph at 1:49PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") August 3.57" (-0.24" or 94% of normal) annual 35.72" (+2.81" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 8/18/19 - MON 8/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): coastal low pulls NE off the Mid-Atlantic and SE US; lots of rain with this system that remained SE of the station altho' extreme SErn VAB did get some measureable showers; weak high pressure strenthens in wake of low but warm, humid conditions persist as surface flow backs from early onshore & variable winds into the becomes SE through SW late period again late period; partly cloudy skies | temperature range: 73° - 88° - 74° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 1° less warm than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: VARIABLE but mostly onshore NE-SE through early evening; then, SE through S overnight - peak gust NNW 14mph at 1:56PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.25") August 3.57" (-0.08" or 98% of normal) annual 35.72" (+2.97" or 109% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 8/17/19 - SUN 8/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over VA while moisture from small low advances to the NNE along the Carolinas' coasts; partly cloudy skies with sprinkle late afternoon as SHRA develops overn Nrn Portsmouth and SWrn Norfolk; light winds, higher humidity | temperature range: 75° - 89° - 73° | the average temp this period was 81° or 1.5° ABOVE normal & 0.5° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: VARIABLE through 2PM becoming mainly S to SSW balance of the period - peak gust SSW 17mph at 4:53PM EDT | rainfall: period TRACE (-0.21") August 3.57" (+0.17" or 105% of normal) annual 35.72" (+3.22" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 8/16/19 - SAT 8/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): stationary front wavered across SErn VA & NErn NC; a few spotty SHRA and TSRA across the area but no precip recorded here; continued quite humid with light winds | temperature range: 73° - 89° - 74° | the average temp this period was 81.5° or 2.7° ABOVE normal & 2° warmer than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: variable early becoming mostly SSE to S through late period, then NNW between 6AM EDT & post-time - peak gust S 21mph at 5:00PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.13") August 3.57" (+0.33" or 110% of normal) annual 35.72" (+3.38" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 8/15/19 - FRI 8/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): with wavering front across SErn VA/NErn NC showers early period with variably cloudy skies to follow and a few showers and thunderstorms again late afternoon; warmer and more humid with some fog, especially late night | temperature range: 75° - 85° - 73° | the average temp this period was 79.5° or 1° ABOVE normal & 3° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: mostly onshore NE through E and SSE becoming NNW late period - peak gust ENE 21mph at 3:21PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.21" (-0.03") August 3.57" (+0.43" or 114% of normal) annual 35.72" (+3.48" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 8/14/19 - THU 8/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): couple of energy fields coming through the hot, humid Middle Atlantic brought a mix of clouds and sunshine with develop SHRA and TSRA at times with heaviest activity remaining to the N and S of this station; however, did record a light SHRA with thunder jus to the NE in the early evening with another heavier SHRA mid-evening (0.37"); some fog with rain and some haze in the afternoon; hot temps reached the lower 90s; special wxr statement issued for said storms in the evening which expired by late evening; variably cloudy overnight | temperature range: 74° - 92° - 74° | the average temp this period was 83.0° or 4.8° ABOVE normal & 1° cooler than the average temperature of the previous period | winds: most S & SW through 7PM when SHRA/TSRA activity brought VARIABLE winds overnight - peak gust ENE 17mph at 8:56PM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 0.37" (+0.05") August 3.36" (+0.58" or 121% of normal) annual 35.51" (+3.62" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 8/13/19 - WED 8/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weakening high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic; advancing front from the NW provided energy with lift and increased humidity over VA, all leading to development of SHRA and TSRA along a front moving from central/ERN VA southwest into Central NC; diminished activity as the front moved through the station locale with only a trace of rain noted here in early evening while +TSRA moved through to the N and to the SSW; some haze; increased breezes late AM through the evening | temperature range: 73° - 91° - 73° | the average temp this period was 82.0° or 3.5° ABOVE normal & 4° ABOVE the average temperature of the previous period | winds: most S & SW - peak gust S 25mph at 4:20PM EDT | rainfall: TRACE (-0.27") August 2.99" (+0.48" or 119% of normal) annual 35.14" (+3.53" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 8/12/19 - TUE 8/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure still covered New England S along the East Coast to SErn US; some haze; warm temps reaching 90° once again with high humidity early and late period | temperature range: 66° - 90° - 72° | the average temp this period was 78.0° or 1° BELOW normal & the same as the previous period's average temp | winds: SE to SSE then S - peak gust SSE 21mph at 5:53PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" (-0.28") August 2.99" (+0.69" or 130% of normal) annual 35.14" (+3.74" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 8/11/19 - MON 8/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued cover the Middle Atlantic; sunny/clear/fair skies prevailed with warm temps (altho' the avg. was 2° BELOW normal) | temperature range: 70° - 87° - 67° | the average temp this period was 77.0° or 2° BELOW normal & 0.5° less warm than the previous period's average temp | winds: VARIABLE mostly onshore NE thru' 5PM EDT becoming SSE to SE thereafter - peak gust NNW 15mph at 1:15PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" (-0.28") August 2.99" (+1.00" or 150% of normal) annual 35.14" (+4.05" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 8/10/19 - SUN 8/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued to build-down the Middle Atlantic coastal plain during the period bringing "cooler" temps and less humidity especially in the afternoon; NNW to N to onshore surface flow; some haze some high clouds late afternoon into the overnight | temperature range: 73° - 86° - 69° | the average temp this period was 77.5° or 2.5° BELOW normal & 4° less warm than the previous period's average temp | winds: NW, WNW & W through late afternoon becoming onshore ENE-E-ESE-SE thereafter - peak gust NNW 20mph at 10:02AM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" (-0.14") August 2.99" (+1.33" or 180% of normal) annual 35.14" (+4.38" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 8/9/19 - SAT 8/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak surface front moved SSE across Srn VA late FRI triggering scattered SHRA and TSRA just S of this station and still in VA; that activity moved SSE; only a few drops of rain here with thunder heard to the SSE; mostly sunny skies, hot temps but with fairly low afternoon humidity, and generally light winds and some haze; some high clouds overnight | temperature range: 71° - 92° - 72° | the average temp this period was 81.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 2° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: a period of NW & W winds early, then mostly SW & S - peak gust SW 21mph at 5:31PM EDT | rainfall: TRACE (-0.18") August 2.99" (+1.47" or 196% of normal) annual 35.14" (+4.52" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 8/8/19 - FRI 8/9/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure, weak trough over SErn VA/NErn NC; in wake of previous period's storms, the air stabilized a bit and there was no local activity in the afternoon this period despite high humidity and abundant sun; did, however, get some towering clouds in late afternoon; mostly fair skies overnight; some period haze | temperature range: 70° - 90° - 71° | the average temp this period was 79.5° or NORMAL & 1° "cooler" than the previous period's average temp | winds: WNW-WSW-SW with gust to WSW 19mph at 3:09PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" (-0.14") August 2.99" (+1.64" or 221% of normal) annual 35.14" (+4.69" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 8/7/19 - THU 8/8/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over the area with embedded trough moving across VA that triggered record rainfall from +TSRA in late afternoon, diminishing to SHRA in the evening; considerable CG LTG; SEVERE TS WATCH AND WARNINGS ISSUED ALONG WITH FLOOD WARNINGS FOR AREA; only minor street flooding here at station; 1.57" of record rain came in 40mins between 4:20 & 5PM EDT; some groundfog at sunrise & fog with heavy rains in afternoon storm; showers tapered off through the evening; partly cloudy skies for the period, quite humid with hot temps right before the storm; NEW DAILY RECORD RAINFALL 8/7/19 1.88" surpassing the 1.74" same date 1991 | temperature range: 69° - 92° - 69° | the average temp this period was 80.5° or 2° ABOVE normal & 1.5° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly S & SW - peak gust ENE 28mph at 4:23PM EDT | rainfall: period/storm 1.88" (+1.73") August 2.99" (+1.78" or 246% of normal) annual 35.14" (+4.83" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 8/6/19 - WED 8/7/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure over the area with abundant sunshine and clear/fair skies; humidity high (residual SHRA moisture) early & late period, lower in the afternoon and early evening | temperature range: 69° - 89° - 74° | the average temp this period was 79° or NORMAL & 2.5° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: NNW early becoming S & SW for most of the period with some occasional partially onshore SSE breezes late afternoon and evening - peak gust SW 16mph at 3:01PM EDT | rainfall: 0.00" (-0.00") August 1.11" (+0.09" or 108% of normal) annual 33.26" (+3.14" or 110% of normal)

- West Cradock - MON 8/5/19 - TUE 8/6/19 (7AM-7AM ET): surface front became mostly stationary across VA/NC border vicinity; partly cloudy skies with periods of light rain and fog (AM and evening); very humid with ill-defined, light winds; not as warm | temperature range: 71° - 83° - 70° | the average temp this period was 76.5° or 4° BELOW normal & 5° cooler than the previous period's average temp | winds: ill-defined; VARIABLE through 2PM EDT becoming mostly E through the SSE until mid-evening; then mostly SW through midnight becoming ESE shifting into the NW late period closer to post-time - peak gust SE 14mph at 6:01PM EDT | rainfall: 0.15" (-0.08") August 1.11" (+0.31" or 139% of normal) annual 33.26" (+3.36" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 8/4/19 - MON 8/5/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure with trough moving through and significant lift from surface S winds in the afternoon led to partly cloudy skies, late afternoon TSRA & SHRA tapering off in the evening; NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST RECORD 8/4/19 with TS gust S 39mph at 4:50PM EDT | temperature range: 71° - 93° - 70° | the average temp this period was 81.5° or 1° ABOVE normal & 2.0° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: VARIABLE early becoming SSE then WNW-WSW till early afternoon; SSE-S late afternoon, becoming SSW-S-SSE late period - peak gust (record 8/4/19) S 39mph at 4:50PM EDT | rainfall: period/storm/event 0.93" (+0.83") August 0.96" (+0.39" or 168% of normal) annual 33.11" (+3.44" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 7/27/19 - SUN 7/28/19 (7AM-7AM ET): no change: high pressure continued the pleasant mid-summer conditions with sunny/clear/fair skies, warm temps, lower humidity in the afternoons with light breezes; some light haze | temperature range: 65° - 87° - 65° | the average temp this period was 76° or 4.5° BELOW NORMAL & 1° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: ESE early becoming ENE in the afternoon and SE to SSE in the evening - peak gust ENE 18mph at 11:22AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.21") July 5.99" (+1.13" or 123% of normal) annual 31.84" (+3.59" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 7/26/19 - SAT 7/27/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure continued the pleasant mid-summer conditions with sunny/clear/fair skies, warm temps, lower humidity in the afternoons with light breezes; some light fog early and light haze | temperature range: 67° - 86° - 64° | the average temp this period was 75.0° or 5° BELOW NORMAL & 1.5° lower than the previous period's average temp | winds: NE-ENE through 3PM EDT, then SSE to S through mid evening becoming onshore E'ly thereafter - peak gust ENE 20mph at 11:53AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.15") July 5.99" (+1.30" or 128% of normal) annual 31.84" (+3.76" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 7/25/19 - FRI 7/26/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure covered the entire Ern US with sunny/clear/fair skies locally, more pleasant temps, lower humidity | temperature range: 69° - 85° - 66° | the average temp this period was 76.5° or 3° BELOW NORMAL & 2.5° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: NNW-N-mostly NE to ENE - peak gust NE 19mph at 10:28AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") July 5.99" (+1.42" or 131% of normal) annual 31.84" (+3.88" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 7/24/19 - THU 7/25/19 (7AM-7AM ET): cloudy skies - post-frontal - worked S and skies cleared through the afternoon with fair skies overnight; gradually, cooler, drier temps arrived; some lingering fog early period after downpours in the previous period | temperature range: 69° - 80° - 68° | the average temp this period was 74.0° or 6° BELOW NORMAL & 0.5° warmer than the previous period's average temp | winds: WNW-NW through about 11AM EDT; then Ne to ENE through midnight, backing to the N-NNWS late period - peak gust NE 22mph at 11:42AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.35") July 5.99" (+1.59" or 136% of normal) annual 31.84" (+4.05" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 7/23/19 - WED 7/24/19 (7AM-7AM ET): Day of transition from the hot (with record heat), humid, hazy, height-of-summer conditions to a cold front heralding heavy SHRA & TSRA, cooler, temps, some rain induced fog ahead of expected high pressure building S from New England; FLASH FLOOD watch early period through late afternoon | temperature range: 74° - 79° - 68° | the average temp this period was 73.5° or 7° BELOW NORMAL & 13° lower than the previous period's average temp | winds: SW-then W-then WNW through NOON EDT becoming N to NE through early evening, then NW overnight - peak gust NW 21mph at around MIDNIGHT EDT | rainfall: period 1.68" (+1.32") storm 2.29" July 5.99" (+2.10" or 154% of normal) annual 31.84" (+4.56" or 117% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 7/22/19 - TUE 7/23/19 (7AM-7AM ET): HEAT ADVISORY for the daylight hours; another sunny, warm, humid sunrise but the day promised - and came through! - breezy conditions with a gust around 1PM to 32 mph from the SW; scattered TSRA developed over the area in the evening with distant LTG and only a SHRA here; another area of SHRA and TSRA moved through around 5AM with some strong lightning, little wind, and another 0.60" of rain | temperature range: 79° - 99° - 74° | the average temp this period was 86.5° or 5° ABOVE NORMAL & 2.5° lower than the previous period's average temp | winds: SW-SSW continued with peak breeze gust SW 32mph at 1:07PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.61" (+0.36") July 4.31" (+0.46" or 112% of normal) annual 29.55" (+2.92" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 7/21/19 - MON 7/22/19 (7AM-7AM ET): EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continued but was changed to a HEAT ADVISORY overnight, late period; sunny/clear/fair with record heat, high humidity, haze, heat indices in excess of 110°, haze | temperature range: 79° - 100° - 79° | the average temp this period was 89.0° or 8° ABOVE NORMAL & 0° WARMER/COOLER than the previous period's average temp; the high temp 7/21/19 of 100° at 5:01PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 99° set in 1977; the low temp 7/21/19 of 78° at 6:18AM EDT TIED THE STATION MAX LOW TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was set in 1983 | winds: SW-SSW continued with peak gust SW 22mph around NOON EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.20") July 3.70" (+0.21" or 106% of normal) annual 29.55" (+2.67" or 110% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 7/20/19 - SUN 7/21/19 (7AM-7AM ET): EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continued; sunny/clear/fair with record heat, high humidity and heat indices, haze | temperature range: 78° - 100° - 78° | the average temp this period was 89.0° or 8° ABOVE NORMAL & 2° WARMER than the previous period's average temp; the high temp 7/20/19 of 100° at 4:12PM EDT established a NEW STATION MAX TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was 98° set in 1977; the low temp 7/20/19 of 78° at 6:28AM EDT TIED THE STATION MAX LOW TEMP RECORD for the date. The previous record was set in 1998 | winds: SW-SSW with peak gust SW 21mph at 4:28PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") July 3.70" (+0.45" or 114% of normal) annual 29.55" (+2.91" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 7/19/19 - SAT 7/20/19 (7AM-7AM ET): little change in the weather... EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING remained in effect; hot, humid, hazy, light winds under sunny/clear/fair skies | temperature range: 74° - 96° - 78° | the average temp this period was 87.0° or 6° ABOVE NORMAL & 1.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: S-SW-W-WNW through about 3PM EDT; then mainly S & SW - peak gust S 17mph at 4:16PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.26") July 3.70" (+0.53" or 117% of normal) annual 29.55" (+2.99" or 111% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 7/18/19 - FRI 7/19/19 (7AM-7AM ET): little change in the weather... HEAT ADVISORY remained in effect until upgraded to a EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING late period; hot, humid, breezy sunlight hour conditions with partly cloudy skies; distant lightning late evening with SHRA from 11:30PM until 12 MIDNIGHT; another light SHRA around 2:30AM EDT 7/19/19; NEW RECORD TEMP - MAX LOW 78° for 7/18/19 - previously 1986 | temperature range: 80° - 97° - 74° | the average temp this period was 85.5° or 5° ABOVE NORMAL & 3.0° COOLER than the previous period's average temp | winds: S-SSW-SW - peak gust SSW 26mph at 12:46PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.27" (+0.05") July 3.70" (+0.79" or 127% of normal) annual 29.55" (+3.25" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 7/17/19 - THU 7/18/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure over the SErn US continued to pump hot, humid, sometimes haze conditions across the area with abundant sun and patch cloudiness; very localized pop-up TSRA nearby in the afternoon and overnight with thunder heard to the NE and SSE; but no activity here at this station; heat advisory posted for high heat indices (110-120°) 11AM till sunset; generally light winds; NEW RECORD HI (TIED) 98° for 7/17/19 - previously 1988 | temperature range: 78° - 98° - 77° | the average temp this period was 88.5° or 8° ABOVE NORMAL & 2.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: S TO SW entire period - peak gust S 21mph at 6:26PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.11") July 3.43" (+0.75" or 128% of normal) annual 29.28" (+3.21" or 112% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 7/16/19 - WED 7/17/19 (7AM-7AM ET): coastal boundary front moved back to sea allowing for high pressure to settle in from the west bringing hotter temps, increased humidity and some haze under abundant sunshine, partly cloudy skies in the afternoon; generally light winds; two TSRA developed just to the W and NW during early afternoon and moved across the Hampton Roads cities in mid-afternoon with 0.08" here but with far greater amounts across the area; heat indices exceeded 110° | temperature range: 77° - 95° - 77° | the average temp this period was 85.5° or 5° ABOVE NORMAL & 0.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: quite VARIABLE but mostly SE-SSE-S-SSW through 2PM becoming steady SSW remainder of period - peak gust in TSRA was SW 24mph AROUND 2pm EDT | rainfall: period 0.08" (-0.07") July 3.43" (+0.86" or 134% of normal) annual 29.28" (+3.32" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - MON 7/15/19 - TUE 7/16/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure remained over the area along with a weak boundary zone (FROPA as period began) with high pressure to the NE ridging down the East Coast to SErn VA; continued sunny/fair skies with haze, light winds, increasing humidity; heat indices rising in the afternoons to between 100 & 110°; interaction of the NE & SE US systems at the boundary zone may help produce local SHRA and TSRA mainly in the afternoons 7/16 & 7/17 | temperature range: 81° - 92° - 76° | the average temp this period was 85.0° or 5° ABOVE NORMAL & 1.5° COOLER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly VARIABLE early NW-N-NE-ENE-N becoming SSE late evening through post-time - peak gust NE 19mph at 9:31AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.17") July 3.35" (+0.93" or 138% of normal) annual 29.20" (+3.39" or 113% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SUN 7/14/19 - MON 7/15/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure remained over; back in the heat on SUN with increased humidity, light winds, some haze; by period's end, coastal surface front moved into the area switching winds into the N and NE with expected slightly cooler temps to follow for 7/15/19 | temperature range: 75° - 95° - 76° | the average temp this period was 85.5° or 5° ABOVE NORMAL & 2.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly SW-WSW-WNW-NW-NNW through 7PM EDT; SE-S-SW evening through the overnight hours - peak gust WNW 17mph at 3:35PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.19") July 3.35" (+1.12" or 150% of normal) annual 29.20" (+3.58" or 114% of normal)

=> West Cradock - SAT 7/13/19 - SUN 7/14/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weak high pressure remained over; WSW to ENE boundary front across Srn VA with weak impulse aloft that created only some patchy cloudiness early afternoon; no local SHRA/TSRA activity except SSE near Elizabeth City; light winds, drier in the afternoono; hot temps reaching 90° despite dominant onshore flow in the afternoon (which did help keep temps from going even higher) | temperature range: 78° - 90° - 74° | the average temp this period was 82.0° or 2.5° ABOVE NORMAL & 1.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly W & WNW early becoming onshore NE-E-SE-SSE through the 1AM EDT followed by S to SW late period - peak gust NE 17mph at 12:15PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.25") July 3.35" (+1.73" or 174% of normal) annual 29.20" (+3.89" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - FRI 7/12/19 - SAT 7/13/19 (7AM-7AM ET): little change in the weather; weak high pressure in wake of SHRA and TSRA late previous period (THU-FRI AM); partly cloudy early, then abundant sunshine, only light wind, quite humid with heat indicies 100°+ in the afternoon through early evening; TSRA passed N to E some 20 miles N to NE of the station late evening | temperature range: 74° - 91° - 77° | the average temp this period was 83.0° or 4° ABOVE NORMAL & 0.5° COOLER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly SW-W-WSW through the period - peak gust SSW 23 mph at 9:00AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (+0.15") July 3.35" (+1.61" or 191% of normal) annual 29.20" (+4.06" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - THU 7/11/19 - FRI 7/12/19 (7AM-7AM ET): weakened high pressure over the lower Mid-Atlantic with SW flow moving across the area with WARMFROPA; partly cloudy skies, hot, more humid but with increased breezes; TSRA and SHRA move across SErn VA mid-evening to just after MIDNIGHT; TSRA wind gust NNW 33mph set a NEW DAILY WIND GUST RECORD for 7/11/19 surpassing the 29mph recorded in 1990; showers end overnight with variably cloudy skies to follow to post-time | temperature range: 77° - 93° - 73° | the average temp this period was 83.0° or 0.5° 4° ABOVE NORMAL & 0.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly SSW-SW-S-SSE through the period - peak gust NNW 33mph at 9:19PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.70" (+0.45") July 3.35" (+1.60" or 191% of normal) annual 29.20" (+4.06" or 116% of normal)

=> West Cradock - WED 7/10/19 - THU 7/11/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure moved off the SE US coast with return-side warm frontal passage overnight; skies mostly sunny/clear; "coolish" temps early period with highs reaching 90° in the afternoon; humidity levels gradually increase with WRMFROPA not long after midnight | temperature range: 67° - 90° - 77° | the average temp this period was 83.0° or 2.5° ABOVE NORMAL & 9.5° WARMER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly NE-ESE-SSE-S-SW through the period - peak gust SSE 16mph at 11:43AM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.18") July 2.65" (+1.28" or 194% of normal) annual 28.50" (+3.74" or 115% of normal)

=> West Cradock - TUE 7/9/19 - WED 7/10/19 (7AM-7AM ET): high pressure with cooler air from SErn Canada and New England continued to push S along the Middle Atlantic coastal states southward into the Carolinas; with this system, drier, "cooler" air and sunny/clear skies covered the area; onshore surface flow | temperature range: 75° - 83° - 64° | the average temp this period was 73.5° or 7° BELOW NORMAL & 6.5° COOLER than the previous period's average temp | winds: mostly NE to ENE - peak gust ENE 21mph at 3:35PM EDT | rainfall: period 0.00" (-0.20") July 2.65" (+1.46" or 223% of normal) annual 28.50" (+3.92" or 116% of normal
=> PRELIM West Cradock - SAT 5/30/20 - SUN 5/31/20 (7AM-7AM ET): 05/30/20 & 05/31/20