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Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   FEBRUARY Year: 2005
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:      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
=================================================================================================================================
 1  43  33   38.0   -3  27.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 023  6.7 030 21 0377 0086  87  71  PC        BREEZY -FROST
 2  44  30   37.0   -5  28.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 023  6.4 023 21 0508 0379  90  62  PC        -FROST
 3  37  33   35.0   -7  30.0   0.0  0.69 0.5  0.5 023  5.0 360 15 0379 0169  99  90   C 14     RA WETSNOW
 4  44  34   39.0   -3  26.0   0.0  0.01 0.0    T 360  8.1 023 29 0220 0139  99  68   C 1      FROPA -SHRA
 5  50  38   44.0   +6  21.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 023  8.3 023 29 0423 0205  68  44  SU
 6  54  37   45.5   +7  19.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 023  6.1 023 22 0522 0423  83  43  SU
 7  51  34   42.5   +4  22.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 045  3.8 045 14 0455 0214  97  62  PC 1
 8  69  33   51.0  +12  14.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 157  3.5 225 18 0214 0029  98  34  PC 1
 9  63  46   54.5  +14  10.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 225  3.9 225 21 0045 9741  87  65   C
10  58  36   47.0   +6  18.0   0.0  0.04 0.0  0.0 360  7.4 340 27 9835 9648  96  46  PC        SHRA FROPA VIRGA
11  48  30   39.0   -3  26.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 315  7.1 360 24 9949 9835  58  25  SU
12  57  27   42.0   +2  23.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 270  6.2 270 27 0009 9949  70  34  SU
13  55  31   43.0   +4  22.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 045  3.4 045 15 0338 0005  86  34  PC        -FROST
14  58  42   50.0   +6  15.0   0.0  0.50 0.0  0.0 113  5.8 158 22 0338 0013 100  71   C 1      SHRA
15  67  49   58.0  +14   7.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 158  4.8 158 17 0204 0047  94  78  SU 1
16  68  46   57.0  +13   8.0   0.0  0.30 0.0  0.0 225  7.3 360 30 0056 9714  95  66  PC        SHRA FROPA
17  50  36   43.0   +1  22.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 270  6.2 270 25 0030 9876  71  40  PC        FROPA
18  42  29   35.5   -6  29.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 315  4.4 315 23 0283 0020  77  31  PC        BREEZY
19  45  22   33.5  -12  31.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 023  3.3 045 16 0445 0277  83  35  SU        -FROST
20  46  30   38.0   -8  27.0   0.0  0.06 0.0  0.0 045  2.6 045 15 0490 0171  93  45  PC        -FROST -SHRA
21  63  40   51.5   +4  13.5   0.0  0.01 0.0  0.0 225  7.4 270 27 0171 9854  94  73   C 1      -SHRA WARMFROPA
22  58  38   48.0    0  17.0   0.0     T 0.0  0.0 023  5.0 023 21 0161 9900  98  70  PC 1      DZ FROPA
23  50  38   44.0   -4  21.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 045  4.2 045 24 0236 0088  97  50  PC 1      FROPA
24  42  36   39.0   -7  26.0   0.0  0.35 0.0  0.0 045  9.6 045 28 0208 9877  97  72   C 1      RA DZ WINDY FROPA
25  36  31   33.5  -10  31.5   0.0     T   T  0.0 360  6.0 360 22 0186 9961  97  74   C 1      -SHSN
26  51  25   38.0   -5  27.0   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 270  2.1 270 14 0281 0192  97  45  PC        +FROST
27  43  32   37.5   -7  27.5   0.0  0.00 0.0  0.0 045  5.9 045 18 0354 0010  92  44  PC        FROPA
28  44  36   40.0   -5  25.0   0.0  0.80 0.0  0.0 045 10.5 045 34 0010 9451  99  79   C 1      RA DZ WINDY FROPA
=============================================================================================================================
SM                     616.0   0.0  2.76 0.5               
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AV 51.3 34.7 43.0 +0.3             -0.54          134  5.69 
===============================================================================================================================
NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
  CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 51.3   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   2.76"           1 = FOG
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -0.5   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -0.54" OR  84%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 34.7   GRTST 24HR  0.80" ON 28TH              TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +1.1   GRTST DAILY 0.80" ON 28TH          3 = THUNDER
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 43.0   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +0.3   TOTAL MONTH:   0.5"                5 = HAIL
                        GRTST DAILY    0.5" ON 3RD         6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 69 ON    8     GRTST 24HR     0.5" ON 3RD         7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  22 ON   19     GRTST DEPTH:   0.5" ON 3RD             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:   9 OR 32.14%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   5                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  10    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   3                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   0                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO. 616.0 
                        CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   6     12 FOG
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  14      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL      2465.5    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  8      0 THUNDERSTORMS
                                                    0 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    2 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.   0.0                                6 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL   3.0    HIGHEST SLP 30.522" ON THE  6TH                 53.75% 
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.451" ON THE 28TH 
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.125"                   [AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY]
[STATION RECORDS]                                                       71.77%

 3RD DAILY PRECIPITATION 0.69" [PREVIOUSLY 0.58" 1988]
 8TH DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 69 [PREVIOUSLY 66 1994]
28TH DAILY PRECIPITATION 0.80" [PREVIOUSLY 0.49" 1997]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 51.2   TOTAL FOR YEAR:    5.54"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: +1.2   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -1.65 OR 77%
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 34.5   GRTST 24HR  1.52" ON  JANUARY 14TH
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +1.9   GRTST DAILY 1.52" ON  JANUARY 14TH                 
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 42.8   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: +1.5   TOTAL:           1.8"                                   
                        GRTST DAILY   0.8" ON  1/21           
HIGHEST: 75 ON  1/13    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:  17  OR 28.81%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   8                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  24    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   5                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   1

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         1311.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   9     27 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  39      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 11      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    8 SNOW                         
TOTAL            3.0                                8 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.789" ON JANUARY 28TH     
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.451" ON FEBRAURY 28TH         
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