Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Are Subject to Correction by PWRS

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

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     FEBRUARY
                                          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  42  36   39.0   -3  26.0    0    T 0.0    0 270  4.8 295 21 9957 9751 100  90   C 1       -DZ DAMP
 2  52  32   42.0   -1  23.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 270  4.0 245 27 9923 9842  98  56  PC         WARMFROPA
 3  58  35   46.5   +5  18.5    0 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.3 200 18 9994 9735  97  67  PC
 4  64  40   52.0  +10  13.0    0 0.13 0.0    0 200  9.4 270 37 9873 9479 100  37  PC         SHRA FROPA GUSTY
 5  47  33   40.0   +2  25.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.9 360 16 0297 9881  81  46  SU         COLDER
 6  44  31   37.5    0  27.5    0 0.15 0.0    0 023  3.5 023 16 0458 0061  92  55   C         RA
 7  38  33   35.5   -2  29.5    0 0.83 0.0    0 295  4.3 360 26 0061 9815  98  87   C 1       RA FROPA
 8  41  27   34.0   -4  31.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 360  3.4 295 17 0282 0049  94  48  PC         FROPA
 9  48  26   37.0   -3  28.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 250  2.1 250 20 0231 0098  79  28  PC
10  41  34   37.5   -3  27.5    0 0.54 0.0    0 250  4.7 250 26 0098 9611  94  62  PC 1       RA FROPA
11  50  30   40.0   -2  25.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 200  5.5 270 22 0059 9887  80  36  SU
12  55  35   45.0   +5  20.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 270  9.0 270 37 0067 9869  65  15  SU         WINDY FROPA
13  49  26   37.5   -1  27.5    0 0.00 0.0    0 250  6.3 250 31 0185 0039  54  17  SU         WINDY DRY
14  53  31   42.0   -1  23.0    0 0.01 0.0    0 360  1.5 250 20 0261 0143  92  34   C         -FROST -RA
15  48  34   41.0   -3  24.0    0 0.84 0.0    0 023  5.4 023 29 0331 0021 100  89   C 1       RA FROPA
16  42  32   37.0   -7  28.0    0 1.40   T    T 023  9.6 360 29 0374 9928 100  99   C 146     RA PL FZRA
17  42  30   36.0   -6  29.0    0 0.09   T    T 360  5.9 023 25 0022 9842 100  99   C 16      -RA DZ FZDZ 
18  38  29   33.5   -9  31.5    0 0.01   T    T 295  4.2 245 20 0322 0006 100  86   C 16      -FZDZ DAMP
19  53  31   42.0   -4  23.0    0 0.00 0.0    0 200  1.3 200 13 0369 0234 100  77  PC 1       -FROST
20  49  41   45.0   -1  20.0    0    T 0.0    0 023  1.8 023 19 0374 0213  98  77  PC 1       -SHRA FROPA
21  59  40   49.5   +2  15.5    0 0.01 0.0    0 023  2.2 023 13 0256 9899  93  62  PC 1       -SHRA
22  75  44   59.5  +11   5.5    0 0.67 0.0    0 180  4.6 180 32 9899 9362 100  71  PC 123     SHRA WARMFROPA RA
23  64  39   51.5   +3  13.5    0 0.07 0.0    0 270 11.8 245 47 0124 9212  92  34  PC         SHRA FROPA WINDY 
24  66  31   48.5   +2  16.5    0 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.7 200 28 0240 0070  81  28  SU         -FROST BREEZY FROPA
25  49  36   42.5   -2  22.5    0    T   T    0 360  7.3 360 24 0408 0177  65  40  PC         COLDER BREEZY -SHSN
26  39  31   35.0   -9  30.0    0 0.17 0.1  0.1 023  5.3 015 17 0359 0172 100  72   C 14      -SHSN-SN PL RA DZ 
27  41  36   38.5   -6  26.5    0 0.60 0.0    0 360  6.5 023 25 0172 9892 100  99   C 1       DAMP RA
28  39  36   37.5   -8  27.5    0 0.07 0.0    0 360  4.9 360 24 0288 9888 100  96   C 1       DAMP -RA (AM)
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SM                     657.5    0 5.59 0.1  0.1
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AV 49.5 33.5 41.5 -1.2            0.20          195  4.9 212 25 0189 9899  91  61                                        
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 49.5   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   5.59            1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -2.3   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +2.22 or 166%    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 33.5   GRTST 24HR  1.40 ON 16                 TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: -0.1   GRTST DAILY 1.40 ON 16             3 = THUNDER                  
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 41.5   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL            4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: -1.2   TOTAL MONTH:  0.1"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY   0.1  ON 26           6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST:    75 ON  22   GRTST 24HR    0.1" ON 26           7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:     26 ON 9,13  GRTST DEPTH:  0.1" ON 26               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:  15 0R 53.57%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   9                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  13    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   6                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO. 657.5    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   5     13 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  12      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL      2782.5    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 11      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    2 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.     0                                3 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
SEASONAL TOTAL     0    HIGHEST SLP 30.458" ON THE  6TH                         
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.212" ON THE  23RD                        
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.044"
[STATION RECORDS]

15th - PRECIPITATION - 0.84" [PREVIOUSLY 0.81" IN 1995]
22nd - TEMPERATURE - 75 [PREVIOUSLY 73 in 1985]
24th - WIND - 47 MPH [PREVIOUSLY 43 MPH in 1984]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]                                                

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 46.4   TOTAL FOR YEAR:    8.29
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -3.7   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +0.91 OR 112%                          
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 31.4   GRTST 24HR  1.40 ON  2/16                      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: -1.1   GRTST DAILY 1.40 ON  2/16                               
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 38.9   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL                                 
AVERAGE MON DEP: -2.4   TOTAL:          5.3                                     
                        GRTST DAILY   2.0 ON 1/16, 1/23
HIGHEST:    75 ON 2/22  GRTST 24HR    2.0 ON 1/16, 1/23
LOWEST:     15 ON 1/23  GRTST DEPTH:  2.0 on 1/16, 1/17, 1/23                
                  1/24

[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH]                                   
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   2    0.01 INCH OR MORE:  25  OR 42.37%                      
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  15                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  33    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   7                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   2                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         1541.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  17     21 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  24      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL      2782.5    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 18      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   11 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.     0                                5 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
SEASONAL TOTAL     0    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 > 5/8 but <=6 statute miles and
below to 5/8 mile
DU   Dust (widespread)
DS   Duststorm
DZ   Drizzle
FC   Funnel Cloud
FC+  Tornado/waterspout
FG   Fog with visibility <= 5/8 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