Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Are Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   JULY 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:     JULY  
                                          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  82  73   77.5    0   0.0  12.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.1 270 17 0145 0067  88  72  PC 8       FROPA DST LTG
 2  75  70   72.5   -5   0.0   7.5 0.52 0.0    0 135  1.8 135 12 0067 9815 100  86   C 81      SHRA
 3  79  71   75.0   -4   0.0  10.0 0.01 0.0    0 180  4.1 180 19 9793 9922 100  79  PC 1       SHRA BREEZY DST LTG
 4  89  68   78.5   -1   0.0  13.5 0.00 0.0    0 270  3.0 270 18 0029 9922  99  62  PC 8       HUMID
 5  92  75   83.5    4   0.0  18.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  5.0 200 23 0032 9981  97  58  PC 8       HUMID BREEZY
 6  91  76   83.5    3   0.0  18.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  4.3 180 17 0027 9981  99  69  PC 8       HUMID
 7  90  78   84.0    4   0.0  19.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.9 270 24 0060 9994  93  64  PC 8       HUMID
 8  89  76   82.5    3   0.0  17.5 0.09 0.0    0 270  3.1 270 18 0097 9986  96  64  PC 81      HUMID SHRA
 9  93  72   82.5    1   0.0  17.5 1.61 0.0    0 180  2.1 135 23 0004 9898 100  65  PC 831     HUMID
10  86  70   78.0   -3   0.0  13.0 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.3 180 17 9968 9863 100  73  PC
11  88  72   80.0    0   0.0  15.0 0.10 0.0    0 180  5.4 180 25 9982 9833  98  66  PC 831
12  87  71   79.0   -1   0.0  14.0 0.03 0.0    0 180  3.9 180 21 0073 9954 100  50  PC 1       SHRA
13  84  71   77.5   -3   0.0  12.5 0.05 0.0    0 180  1.3 270 12 0186 0029  96  68  PC 1       SHRA
14  73  67   70.0  -11   0.0   5.0 3.09 0.0    0 023  0.2 200 10 0197 0122 100  92  PC 31      +SHRA FROPA
15  80  68   74.0   -6   0.0   9.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  1.0 023 12 0077 9999 100  78  PC 8
16  88  72   80.0   -1   0.0  15.0 0.01 0.0    0 180  2.8 180 18 0169 0075 100  70  PC 83      HUMID
17  83  73   78.0   -2   0.0  13.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  2.6 270 15 0147 0038  96  66  PC 8       HUMID
18  86  67   76.5   -4   0.0  11.5 0.61 0.0    0 180  2.4 180 15 0127 9989  99  61  PC 83      HUMID +SHRA
19  79  68   73.5   -8   0.0   8.5 1.26 0.0    0 360  2.2 360 33 0039 9952 100  83  PC 238     HUMID +SHRA FROPA
20  86  70   78.0   -3   0.0  13.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  1.2 023 10 0065 0008 100  63  PC 8       HUMID
21  91  72   81.5    0   0.0  16.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.3 180 16 0028 9886  98  59  PC 8       HOT HUMID
22  93  76   84.5   +3   0.0  19.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  5.1 200 24 9901 9822  98  60  PC 8       HOT HUMID BREEZY
23  82  70   76.0   -4   0.0  11.0 0.56 0.0    0 180  3.8 180 18 9970 9853 100  76  PC 813     HUMID SHRA
24  83  71   77.0   -2   0.0  12.0 0.05 0.0    0 180  3.0 180 14 0173 9964 100  74  PC 1       HUMID SHRA
25  85  67   76.0   -4   0.0  11.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  1.3 023 13 0318 0158 100  64  PC
26  90  67   78.5   -1   0.0  15.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  1.2 200 12 0325 0214 100  50  SU 8
27  92  73   82.5   +2   0.0  17.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.8 180 20 0214 0004  99  56  SU 8       HOT
28  92  76   84.0   +4   0.0  19.0    T 0.0    0 180  4.4 180 17 0004 9863  95  55  PC 8       HOT DST LTG -SHRA
29  79  72   75.5   -4   0.0  10.5 0.01 0.0    0 023  3.7 023 16 0044 9867 100  70  PC 8       COOLER SHRA FROPA
30  79  71   75.0   -4   0.0  10.0 0.36 0.0    0 045  2.3 045 13 0106 9994 100  89   C 1       HUMID SHRA
31  88  72   80.0    0   0.0  15.0 0.23 0.0    0 245  0.5 045 14 0193 0083 100  71  PC 13      HUMID SHRA
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SM                       0.0 419.5 8.59 0.0  0.0
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AV 85.6 71.5 78.5 -1.4             0.28          142  2.84
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 85.6   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   8.59"           1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -3.0   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +3.23" OR 160%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 71.5   GRTST 24HR  3.14" ON 13-14TH           TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP:  0.2   GRTST DAILY 3.09" ON 14TH          3 = THUNDER                  
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 78.5   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: -1.4   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY        ON              6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 93 ON  9,22    GRTST 24HR         ON              7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  67 ON 14,18    GRTST DEPTH:       ON                  VSBY  MILE OR LESS    
               25,26                                       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:  16 0R 51.61%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   9    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   9                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   6                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   3                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO.   0.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   2     13 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  27      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL         0.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  2      8 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    8 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO. 419.5                                0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
SEASONAL TOTAL 801.0    HIGHEST SLP 30.325" ON THE 26TH                         
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.793" ON THE  3RD                         
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.027"   
[STATION RECORDS]

2ND TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM 75 [PREVIOUSLY 78 1985]
3RD TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM 79 [PREVIOUSLY 82 1986]
7TH TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM MINIMUM 78 [PREVIOUSLY 77 1977]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 66.2   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   38.52
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -2.6   DPTR FM NORMAL:  +10.20" OR 136%                          
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 50.2   GRTST 24HR  3.14" ON  7/13-14                  
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.2   GRTST DAILY 3.09" ON  7/14                               
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 58.2   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -1.2   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
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:  98  OR 46.23%                      
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  12    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  63                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  36    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  25                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:  10                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2244.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  48    101 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 118      5 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 46     24 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   24 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   11 SNOW                         
TOTAL          801.0                                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