Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   AUGUST Year: 2005
Latitude: 36 48 04 N    Longitude: 76 19 37 W
Station Elevation: 20 FT 
Standard Time: EDT
 LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     AUGUST
                                          YEAR:      2005
                                          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  83  71   77.0   -2   0.0  12.0  0.00   0    0 023  3.3 023 21 0138 0086 100  65  PC                       
 2  88  68   78.0   -1   0.0  13.0  0.00   0    0 158  1.7 270 13 0101 9988 100  54  SU 1
 3  92  71   81.5   +2   0.0  16.5  0.00   0    0 023  2.3 023 17 0022 9959 100  54  SU 18      HZ
 4  90  73   81.5   +1   0.0  16.5  0.00   0    0 158  1.0 045 15 0112 0013 100  61  PC 18      HZ
 5  90  72   81.0   +1   0.0  16.0  0.00   0    0 158  2.3 158 17 0147 0055 100  62  SU 18      HZ
 6  90  74   82.0   +3   0.0  17.0  0.00   0    0 180  2.3 158 16 0149 0077  99  63  SU 18      HZ
 7  88  73   80.5   +2   0.0  15.5     T   0    0 158  1.0 158 20 0190 0122 100  58  PC 8       HZ -SHRA
 8  85  73   79.0    0   0.0  14.0  0.01   0    0 158  1.5 158 20 0180 0111  99  67  PC 38      -SHRA -TSRA
 9  85  73   79.0    0   0.0  14.0  1.81   0    0 158  1.1 158 18 0141 0028 100  76  PC 13      SHRA +TSRA
10  86  72   79.0    0   0.0  14.0  0.00   0    0 270  1.2 270 13 0038 9958 100  73  PC 18      -HZ
11  90  74   82.0   +2   0.0  17.0  0.00   0    0 270  1.4 158 16 0032 9973 100  63  SU 18      HZ
12  91  76   83.5   +5   0.0  18.5     T   0    0 158  2.2 158 18 0055 9987 100  64  PC 18      HZ DSTLTG -SHRA
13  91  76   83.5   +5   0.0  18.5  0.00   0    0 158  2.5 158 19 0017 9925 100  66  SU 8       HZ
14  92  76   84.0   +5   0.0  19.0  0.00   0    0 158  1.5 158 16 0000 9940 100  65  SU 8       HZ
15  93  77   85.0   +7   0.0  20.0  0.00   0    0 023  2.2 045 16 0088 9973 100  60  SU 18      HZ FROPA
16  89  74   81.5   +3   0.0  16.5  0.16   0    0 045  1.9 158 22 0082 9950 100  72  PC 138     HZ TSRA(2) BR
17  82  71   76.5   -2   0.0  11.5  0.01   0    0 023  3.3 023 20 0040 9949 100  66  PC 1       -SHRA FROPA
18  85  66   75.5   -3   0.0  10.5  0.00   0    0 023  1.5 023 16 0068 0030 100  54  PC 1
19  83  74   78.5   +1   0.0  13.5  0.25   0    0 158  0.9 158 14 0059 9978 100  77  PC 1       SHRA
20  91  75   83.0   +6   0.0  18.0  0.00   0    0 045  1.5 360 15 0043 9963 100  68  SU 18      HZ
21  93  75   84.0   +8   0.0  19.0  0.10   0    0 090  2.2 045 17 9980 9854 100  60  PC 138     HZ TSRA
22  89  74   81.5   +6   0.0  16.5  0.00   0    0 045  1.8 360 13 9921 9850 100  55  SU 1
23  76  70   73.0   -3   0.0   8.0  0.93   0    0 023  0.5 270 14 0005 9913 100  79   C 1       SHRA
24  82  70   76.0    0   0.0  11.0  0.00   0    0 023  3.3 045 18 0173 9981 100  67  PC 1       FROPA
25  81  64   72.5   -3   0.0   7.5  0.00   0    0 045  3.2 023 19 0247 0173 100  50  SU
26  80  62   71.0   -6   0.0   6.0  0.00   0    0 045  1.6 045 15 0191 0032 100  55  PC
27  80  69   74.5   -3   0.0   9.5     T   0    0 158  0.5 158 19 0032 9956  98  77   C         -SHRA
28  87  70   78.5    0   0.0  13.5  0.71   0    0 045  1.6 045 17 9976 9911 100  57  PC         +SHRA
29  86  73   79.5   +1   0.0  14.5  0.00   0    0 045  1.8 045 14 9983 9948 100  70  PC
30  87  76   81.5   +5   0.0  16.5     T   0    0 158  2.8 158 19 9938 9776 100  78  PC         -SHRA
31  90  79   84.5   +8   0.0  19.5  0.00   0    0 203  6.5 270 26 9808 9643  96  62  PC         BREEZY
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SUM                      0.0 453.0  3.98   0    0          
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AV 86.9 72.3 79.6 +1.5             -1.42          110  2.01       0063 9971 100  65
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
 CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)  

                                          STATION:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:    AUGUST
                                          YEAR:     2005
                                          LATITUDE:   36 48 04 N                   
                                          LONGITUDE:  76 19 40 W                   

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 86.9   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   3.98"           1 = FOG
AVERAGE MAX DEP: +0.4   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -1.42" OR  74%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 72.3   GRTST 24HR  1.82" ON  8-9              TO  MILE OR LESS
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +2.5   GRTST DAILY 1.81" ON    9          3 = THUNDER
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 79.6   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +1.5   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL
                        GRTST DAILY   0.0"  ON ---         6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST:  93 ON 15,21   GRTST 24HR    0.0"  ON ---         7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:   62 ON   26    GRTST DEPTH:  0.0"  ON ---             VSBY  MILE OR LESS    
                                                           8 = SMOKE OR HAZE            
[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH MEASURABLE]   9 = BLOWING SNOW             
                                                           X = TORNADO                  
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.01 INCH OR MORE:   8 OR 25.81%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  12    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   6                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   3                                  
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)  11     19 FOG
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  18      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL      3449.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  2      4 THUNDERSTORMS
                                                    5 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.  453.0                               0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL 1279.0   HIGHEST SLP 30.247" ON THE 25TH                 33.87% 
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.643" ON THE 31st 
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.017"                   [AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY]
                                                                        82.26%
[STATION RECORDS]

 9TH - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 1.81" [PREVIOUSLY 1.77" 1992]
15TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 77 [PREVIOUSLY 1988]
20TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 2002]
21ST - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM - 93 [PREVIOUSLY 92 1989]
21ST - TEMPARATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 2002]
22ND - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74 [PREVIOUSLY 2003]
23RD - PRECIPITATION - DAILY - 0.93" [PREVIOUSLY 0.91" 1983]
27TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MINIMUM MAXIMUM 80 [PREVIOUSLY 2002]
30TH - TEMPERATURE - TIED MAXIMUM MINIMUM 76 [PREVIOUSLY 1989]
31ST - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 79 [PREVIOUSLY 1993]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 69.5   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   30.92"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -1.5   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -2.62" OR 92%
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 52.9   GRTST 24HR  2.40" ON  JULY 14TH-15TH
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.3   GRTST DAILY 2.38" ON  JULY 15TH                    
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 61.2   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.6   TOTAL:           2.5"                                   
                        GRTST DAILY   0.8" ON  1/21           
HIGHEST: 100 ON  7/27   GRTST 24HR    0.8" ON  1/21 
                        GRTST DEPTH:  0.8" ON  1/21            
LOWEST:   16 ON  1/19 

[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH MEASURABLE]                        
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   3    0.01 INCH OR MORE:  81  OR 33.33%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  25    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  49                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  35    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  20                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   8

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2220.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  59    112 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 148      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 36     21 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   23 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   14 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1298.0                               11 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.789" ON JANUARY 28TH     
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.029" ON MARCH 8TH             
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