Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Are Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   AUGUST Year: 2003
Latitude: 36 48 04 N    Longitude: 76 19 40 W
Station Elevation: 20 FT 
Standard Time: EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     AUGUST  
                                          YEAR:      2003
                                          LATITUDE:   36 48 04 N                   
                                          LONGITUDE:  76 19 40 W                   
NOTE: DATA MAY EXTEND BEYOND RIGHT MARGIN
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|-----TEMPERATURE IN F:---------||RAIN---SNOW-||------WIND-----|BAROMETER||HUMID||SKY||---------------WEATHER-----------------|
                                                 AVG  AVG PK  PK  MAX  MIN MAX MIN DOM WX
DY MAX MIN   AVG   DEP   HDD   CDD WTR  SNW DPTH DIR  SPD DIR SPD BAR  BAR HUM HUM SKY TYPES / NOTES
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 1  91  74   82.5   +3   0.0  17.5 0.15 0.0    0 180  2.1 200 19 0112 0032 100  66  PC 18      HUMID SHRA       
 2  92  75   83.5   +4   0.0  18.5 0.01 0.0    0 180  2.5 157 15 0131 0059 100  62  PC 8       HUMID -SHRA
 3  87  76   81.5   +2   0.0  16.5    T 0.0    0 135  2.2 135 13 0121 0022 100  71  PC         BREEZY HUMID -SHRA
 4  85  73   79.0   -1   0.0  14.0 1.24 0.0    0 180  1.5 157 18 0035 9967 100  74  PC 13      HUMID SHRA
 5  87  73   80.0    0   0.0  15.0    T 0.0    0 180  2.3 360 20 9967 9892 100  68  PC 18      HUMID -SHRA DSTLTG
 6  84  70   77.0   -2   0.0  12.0 0.93 0.0    0 360  0.7 180 16 9946 9870 100  81  PC 183     HUMID SHRA
 7  81  72   76.5   -2   0.0  11.5 0.37 0.0    0 180  1.7 180 17 9909 9800 100  93  PC 18      HUMID SHRA
 8  82  72   77.0   -2   0.0  12.0 0.63 0.0    0 ---  0.0 270 10 9959 9877 100  83   C 18      HUMID SHRA
 9  79  73   76.0   -3   0.0  11.0 0.11 0.0    0 180  0.3 045  7 9998 9927 100  96   C 18      HUMID SHRA
10  82  74   78.0   -2   0.0  13.0    T 0.0    0 157  2.0 157 14 0054 9982 100  82   C 1       HUMID -SHRA
11  84  73   78.5   -1   0.0  13.5 0.64 0.0    0 180  1.2 180 13 0020 9926 100  78  PC 1       HUMID SHRA
12  89  73   81.0   +2   0.0  16.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  1.5 360 13 0248 0020 100  64  PC 8       HUMID 
13  89  74   81.5   +3   0.0  16.5 0.47 0.0    0 158  0.2 068 10 0339 0038 100  69  PC 81      HUMID SHRA
14  93  73   83.0   +4   0.0  18.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  0.7 045 13 0247 0266 100  57  SU 8       HUMID HOT
15  94  74   84.0   +6   0.0  19.0 0.00 0.0    0 245  1.7 245 13 0293 0089 100  47  SU 18      HUMID HOT
16  87  75   81.0   +2   0.0  16.0 0.12 0.0    0 180  2.1 180 17 0089 9863  97  73  PC 83      HUMID
17  82  70   76.0   -3   0.0  11.0 0.59 0.0    0 245  1.2 180 14 9933 9856 100  83  PC 183
18  81  69   75.0   -3   0.0  10.0 0.14 0.0    0 023  0.2 023 12 0120 9921 100  77   C 18      SHRA FROPA
19  82  72   77.0    0   0.0  12.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  0.7 023 13 0219 0108 100  67  PC
20  84  69   76.5    0   0.0  11.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  0.3 045 13 0210 0154 100  70  PC
21  88  70   79.0   +3   0.0  14.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  1.3 180 14 0173 0040  78  58  PC 18
22  90  74   82.0   +6   0.0  17.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  2.0 180 15 0050 9881 100  66  PC 18
23  84  71   77.5   +1   0.0  12.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.1 360 16 0030 9875  98  62  PC 18      DSTLTG FROPA
24  80  65   72.5   -4   0.0   7.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.2 023 15 0145 0024  86  44  PC
25  86  62   74.0   -2   0.0   9.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  2.0 180 19 0121 0019  95  58  PC
26  91  71   81.0   +4   0.0  16.0 0.00 0.0    0 270  1.4 270 17 0042 9957  97  56  PC 1       HOT HUMID DSTLTG
27  94  75   84.5   +7   0.0  19.5 0.00 0.0    0 158  1.9 023 14 0060 9925  95  49  PC 8       HOT HUMID
28  91  76   83.5   +5   0.0  18.5 0.01 0.0    0 023  1.5 023 13 0138 0055  97  64  PC 83      HOT HUMID 
29  91  76   83.5   +5   0.0  18.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.4 180 16 0157 0106  98  64  SU 8       HOT HUMID
30  92  76   84.0   +7   0.0  19.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  4.5 180 20 0211 0124  92  59  PC         HOT HUMID BREEZY DSTLTG
31  81  73   77.0    0   0.0  12.0 0.08 0.0    0 023  2.1 045 16 0284 0187  98  83   C 1       FROPA -SHRA 
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SM                       0.0 448.0 5.49 0.0  0.0
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AV 86.5 72.4 79.5 +1.3             0.18          132  1.6 
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

                                          STATION:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:    AUGUST
                                          YEAR:     2003
                                          LATITUDE:   36 48 04 N                   
                                          LONGITUDE:  76 19 40 W                   

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]               SYMBOLS USED IN WX TYPES COLUMN

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 86.5   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   5.49"           1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP:  0.0   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +0.21" OR 104%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 72.4   GRTST 24HR  1.24" ON  4                TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +2.6   GRTST DAILY 1.24" ON  4            3 = THUNDER                  
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 79.5   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +1.3   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY        ON              6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 94 ON  15,27   GRTST 24HR         ON              7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  62 ON     25   GRTST DEPTH:       ON                  VSBY  MILE OR LESS    
                                                           8 = SMOKE OR HAZE            
[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH]              9 = BLOWING SNOW             
                                                           X = TORNADO                  
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.01 INCH OR MORE:  14 0R 45.16%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  10    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  11                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   5                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO.   0.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   3     17 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  23      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL         0.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  5      5 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    5 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO. 448.0                                0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
SEASONAL TOTAL 1249.0   HIGHEST SLP 30.347" ON THE 14TH                         
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.800" ON THE  7TH                         
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.057"   
[STATION RECORDS]

3RD  - TEMPERATURE TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 76 [PREVIOUSLY 1977]
4TH  - PRECIPITATION 1.24" [PREVIOUSLY 0.72" 1978]
22ND - TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74 [PREVIOUSLY 72 1987]
27TH - TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM MINIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 74 1988]
28TH - TEMPERATURE TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 76 [PREVIOUSLY 1988]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 68.8   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   44.01
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -2.3   DPTR FM NORMAL:  +10.41" OR 131%                          
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 53.0   GRTST 24HR  3.14" ON  7/13-14                  
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.5   GRTST DAILY 3.09" ON  7/14                               
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 60.9   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.9   TOTAL:          5.3                                     
                        GRTST DAILY   2.0 ON 1/16, 1/23
HIGHEST: 94 ON 6/25     GRTST 24HR    2.0 ON 1/16, 1/23
         94 ON 8/15     GRTST DEPTH:  2.0 on 1/16, 1/17, 1/23
         94 ON 8/27
LOWEST:  15 ON 1/23
               1/24

[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH]                                   
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   2    0.01 INCH OR MORE: 112  OR 46.09%                      
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  23    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  74                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  36    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  30                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:  11                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2244.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  51    117 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 141      5 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 51     29 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   29 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   11 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1249.0                                7 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.493" ON THE 27TH OF JANUARY
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.212" ON THE 23RD OF FEBRUARY
PWRS DENOTATIONS: SU/CL = Clear sky; PC = Partly cloudy sky; C = cloudy sky; NA, not available; NR, not recorded; TEMP, temperature; MAX, maximum; MIN, minimum; T, trace of precipitation; INOP, inoper- ative equipment; MPH, miles per hour; DN, departure from normal; DEP, departure; YR, year; NORM, normal; DST LTG, distant lightning; FROP or FROPA, frontal passage; AM morning; AFT afternoon hours; EVE evening hours; PM evening hours; E estimated; VBL, variable wind directions; TS, tropical storm

METAR DENOTATIONS


BC   Patches
BL   Blowing 
BR   Fog with visibilites > 1/4 but <=6 statute miles and
below to 1/4 mile
DU   Dust (widespread)
DS   Duststorm
DZ   Drizzle
FC   Funnel Cloud
FC+  Tornado/waterspout
FG   Fog with visibility <= 1/4 statute miles
FU   Smoke
FZDZ Freezing drizzle
FZRA Freezing rain
FZFG Freezing fog
GR   Hail
GS   Small hail
HZ   Haze
IC   Ice crystals
PL   Ice pellets
PY   Spray
RA   Rain
SA   Sand
SS   Sandstorm
PO   Sand or dust whirls
SG   Snow granules
SH   Shower 
SHRA Shower of rain
SHSN Shower of snow
SHPE Shower of ice pellets
SHGR Shower with hail
SHGS Shower with small hail
SM   Statute miles
SN   Snow
SQ   Squalls
TS   Thunderstorm
TSGR Thunderstorm with hail
TSGS Thunderstorm with small hail
TSPE Thunderstorm with ice pellets
TSRA Thunderstorm with rain
TSSN Thunderstorm with snow
UP   Unknown precipitation
VA   Volcanic ash
VC   Vicinity
V V   Used for obscurred sky

METAR Qualifiers: (now placed in FRONT of code)

-  Light     + Heavy      DR Low drifting    M  Below ( -x.x degrees)
                                       MI Shallow     PR Partial