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Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   FEBRUARY Year: 2004
Latitude: 36 48 04 N    Longitude: 76 19 37 W
Station Elevation: 20 FT 
Standard Time: EST
 LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     FEBRUARY  
                                          YEAR:      2004
                                          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  36  22   29.0  -12  36.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  4.9 360 20 0440 0267  72  46  SU         COLD FROST (PM) 
 2  45  23   34.0   -9  31.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  2.5 045 15 0500 0286  87  55  PC         FROST (AM)
 3  54  35   44.5   +2  20.5   0.0 0.26 0.0    0 270  4.9 270 27 0286 9882  91  73  PC 1       SHRA FROPA
 4  49  31   40.0   -2  25.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  4.9 248 17 0504 0095  88  51  SU         COOLER
 5  46  29   37.5    0  27.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  4.4 045 17 0599 0349  88  63  PC
 6  72  43   57.5  +20   7.5   0.0 0.19 0.0    0 180  6.5 180 27 0372 9626 100  65  PC 18      SHRA WARM HUMID
 7  64  38   51.0  +13  14.0   0.0 0.17 0.0    0 270  7.4 270 27 0022 9568 100  49  PC 1       SHRA FROPA
 8  43  29   36.0   -2  29.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  5.6 315 25 0589 0022  67  33  SU         COLDER BREEZY
 9  53  27   40.0    0  25.0   0.0 0.07 0.0    0 203  2.0 180 18 0578 0234  93  46   C 1       SHRA
10  54  41   47.5   +7  17.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 270  3.5 270 16 0234 9976  95  58   C 1
11  51  37   44.0   +2  21.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 270  2.6 293 15 0260 0005  84  42  PC 1       FROPA
12  40  35   37.5   -2  27.5   0.0 0.28 0.0    0 158  0.5 158 12 0257 0140  96  72   C 1       -RA -WETSN
13  55  31   43.0   +5  22.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  2.0 270 16 0165 0090  99  49  PC 12      -FROST FROPA
14  54  36   45.0   +2  20.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 225  2.6 270 15 0098 9939  82  43  PC
15  45  30   37.5   -6  27.5   0.0 0.37 1.2  1.2 023  8.7 023 28 0165 9933  91  56  PC 14      FROPA RA SN
16  36  27   31.5  -12  33.5   0.0    T 0.0  1.2 360  9.5 023 27 0564 0134  84  61  PC         -SHSN FROPA BREEZY
17  38  30   34.0   -8  31.0   0.0 0.42 0.0  0.5 023  6.8 360 22 0551 0230  97  73   C 14      -SHSN RA COLD DAMP
18  46  33   39.5   -3  25.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  8.7 360 27 0227 0066  96  43  PC         BREEZY COOL FROPA
19  61  29   45.0   -1  20.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 270  3.5 270 21 0059 9932  71  34  PC
20  71  34   52.5   +6  12.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 203  5.8 180 26 9953 9660  81  26  SU         BREEZY MILDER
21  66  45   55.5   +8   9.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 270 10.5 293 38 9947 9603  75  25  PC         FROPA WINDY MILD
22  54  32   43.0   -5  22.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  3.2 360 19 0239 9947  82  37  SU         COLDER
23  51  28   39.5   -9  25.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  1.3 023 13 0297 0137  89  46  PC         FROST CHILLY
24  57  40   48.5   +2  16.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  3.0 360 28 0137 9882  82  52  PC         FROPA
25  47  33   40.0   -4  25.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  9.4 360 27 0241 9983  76  37  SU         COOL BREEZY
26  40  34   37.0   -6  28.0   0.0    T 0.0    0 023  9.2 023 23 0283 0126  80  53   C         BREEZY COLD -SHRA
27  46  33   39.5   -5  25.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023 10.4 023 28 0255 0106  75  42  PC         FROPA BREEZY COLD
28  54  30   42.0   -3  23.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  4.6 338 17 0379 0240  86  35  SU         
29  69  28   48.5   +7  16.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 225  5.6 270 20 0378 0275  79  22  -PC
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SM                     665.0   0.0 1.76 1.2             
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AV 51.6 32.5 42.1 -0.6             0.06          214 5.34 211 22 0296 0029  86  48 
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
 CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

                                          STATION:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:    FEBRUARY
                                          YEAR:     2004
                                          LATITUDE:   36 48 04 N                   
                                          LONGITUDE:  76 19 40 W                   

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 51.6   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   1.76"           1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -0.3   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -1.56" OR  53%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 32.5   GRTST 24HR  0.42" ON THE 17TH          TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: -1.0   GRTST DAILY 0.42" ON THE 17TH      3 = THUNDER
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 42.1   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.6   TOTAL MONTH:  1.2"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY   1.2" ON 15TH         6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 72 ON 6        GRTST 24HR    1.2" ON 15-16TH      7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  22 ON 1        GRTST DEPTH:  1.2" ON 15TH & 16TH      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:   7 OR 24.14%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   6                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  15    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   0                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   0                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO. 665.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   7     10 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  17      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL      2636.5    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  5      0 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    0 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    4 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.   0.0                                5 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL   4.5    HIGHEST SLP 30.599" ON THE  5TH               47.1%     
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.568" ON THE  7TH      
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.162"
[STATION RECORDS]

 6TH - TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM 72 [PREVIOUSLY 62 IN 1990]
 7TH - TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM 64 [PREVIOUSLY 62 IN 1990]
15TH - PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL 1.2" [PREVIOUSLY 0.5" 1986]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 48.9   TOTAL FOR YEAR:    3.49"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -1.2   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -3.76" OR  48%                         
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 30.8   GRTST 24HR  0.55" ON  JANUARY 25TH             
AVERAGE MIN DEP: -1.6   GRTST DAILY 0.59" ON  JANUARY 25-26TH                    
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 39.8   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -1.5   TOTAL:           6.5"                                   
                        GRTST DAILY   2.8" ON JANUARY 9TH
HIGHEST: 78 ON  1/4     GRTST 24HR    2.8" ON JANUARY 8-9TH
                        GRTST DEPTH:  2.8" ON JANUARY 9TH               
LOWEST:  17 ON  1/11

[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH MEASURABLE]                        
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   3    0.01 INCH OR MORE:  13  OR 21.67%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  10                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  39    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   0                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         1516.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  23     17 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  27      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 10      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    8 SNOW                         
TOTAL            4.5                                7 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.599" ON FEBRUARY 5TH        
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.345" ON THE 18TH OF JANUARY  
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