Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

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

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     NOVEMBER  
                                          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  78  50   64.0   +5   1.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  0.2 023  7 0262 0191  95  47  SU 1       PLEASANT
 2  79  51   65.0   +5   0.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  0.7 045 12 0251 0185  95  49  SU         PLEASANT
 3  80  52   66.0   +9   0.0   1.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  1.5 158 18 0231 0125  96  60  SU 1         
 4  80  60   70.0  +13   0.0   5.0    T 0.0    0 158  1.0 158 12 0156 0085  97  75  PC 18      -SHRA HUMID
 5  83  69   76.0  +20   0.0  11.0 0.04 0.0    0 158  2.0 158 18 0169 0086  97  69  PC 13      HUMID
 6  84  65   74.5  +19   0.0   9.5 0.31 0.0    0 180  3.9 023 18 0102 9950  97  67  PC 1       HUMID SHRA FROPA
 7  67  58   62.5   +9   2.5   0.0    T 0.0    0 360  5.2 023 18 0214 9973  97  78   C 1       -SHRA
 8  58  46   52.0   -2  13.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  7.8 360 25 0517 0214  82  46  PC         BREEZY COOL
 9  53  43   48.0   -7  17.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  7.3 023 20 0635 0517  74  55  PC         BREEZY COOL
10  58  44   51.0   -6  14.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  3.9 023 16 0543 0349  91  62  PC 8       BREEZY COOL FU
11  70  43   56.5   +2   8.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 203  2.8 203 17 0349 0077  97  56  PC 1
12  79  61   70.0  +19   0.0   5.0 0.00 0.0    0 203  5.6 203 22 0077 9741  78  50  PC         MILD PLEASANT
13  70  40   55.0   +5  10.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 203 11.2 248 40 0063 9636  80  23  PC         FROPA WINDY COLDER
14  52  33   42.5   -9  22.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 225  6.7 225 32 0151 0063  61  27  SU         COLDER
15  57  37   47.0   -6  18.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 225  1.7 225 16 0212 0097  85  34   C         COOL
16  62  45   53.5   +1  11.5   0.0    T 0.0    0 360  0.5 180 12 0240 0168  87  57   C 1       -SHRA FROPA
17  70  51   60.5   +8   4.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  1.9 360 16 0271 0148  94  56  PC 1         
18  69  52   60.5   +9   4.5   0.0 0.01 0.0    0 045  1.8 113 15 0276 0025  93  63  PC 1       SHRA
19  77  57   67.0  +16   0.0   2.0 1.60 0.0    0 180  7.7 158 34 0025 9500  98  64  PC 1       +SHRA FROPA
20  60  42   51.0   -2  14.0   0.0 0.09 0.0    0 293  4.6 360 26 0030 9668  97  48  SU         -RA BREEZY COOLER
21  73  38   55.5   +4   9.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 248  1.5 248 16 0086 9982  94  37  SU         PLEASANT
22  71  42   56.5   +6   8.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 243  0.7 023 12 0152 0040  94  49  SU         PLEASANT
23  69  46   57.5   +7   7.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  0.7 180 11 0201 0093 100  57  SU 1       PLEASANT 
24  72  46   59.0   +7   6.0   0.0 0.03 0.0    0 180  6.5 344 25 0093 9796 100  60  PC 1       SHRA FROPA
25  54  35   44.5   -5  20.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  6.7 360 27 0201 9928  89  56  PC         WINDY COLDER
26  58  34   46.0   -6  19.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  0.0 270 10 0219 0148  96  63  PC 1
27  62  41   51.5   -2  13.5   0.0    T 0.0    0 158  1.1 158 14 0253 0062  99  67  PC 12      -SHRA
28  76  45   60.5   +5   4.5   0.0 0.07 0.0    0 180  8.8 270 39 0062 9470 100  60  PC 1       SHRA FROPA
29  49  35   42.0   -8  23.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 270 12.2 270 36 0160 9660  74  38  SU         WINDY COLDER
30  61  32   46.5   -1  18.5   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 203  5.9 270 25 0713 0024  75  32  SU
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SM                     271.5  33.5 2.15 0.0  0.0                                   
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AV 67.7 46.4 57.1 +3.9             0.07          126  4.1        0212 0000  90  54
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
 CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 67.7   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   2.15"           1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP: +5.3   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -1.09" OR 66%    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 46.4   GRTST 24HR  1.69" ON 19-20TH           TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +2.4   GRTST DAILY 1.60" ON 19TH          3 = THUNDER                  
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 57.1   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +3.9   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY        ON              6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 84 ON      6   GRTST 24HR         ON              7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  32 ON     30   GRTST DEPTH:       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:   7 OR 23.33%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   2                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   1    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO. 271.5    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  10     16 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  17      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL       427.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  3      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.  59.0                                0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL 1541.5   HIGHEST SLP 30.635" ON THE  9TH               34.5%             
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.470" ON THE 28TH      
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.106"

[STATION RECORDS]

 4TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 80 [PREVIOUS 79 1982]
 5TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 83 [PREVIOUS 78 1990]
 5TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 69 [PREVIOUS 64 1977]
 6TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 84 [PREVIOUS 79 1994]
 6TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM TIED 65 [PREVIOUS 1977]
12TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 79 [PREVIOUS 75 1985]
12TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 61 [PREVIOUS 60 1985]
13TH - WIND - MAXIMUM GUST 40 MPH [PREVIOUS 30 MPH 1988]
14TH - WIND - MAXIMUM GUST 32 MPH [PREVIOUS 30 MPH 1999]
19TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 77 [PREVIOUS 75 1979]
19TH - WIND - MAXIMUM GUST 34 MPH [PREVIOUS 28 MPH 1995]
19TH - RAINFALL - 1.60" [PREVIOUS 0.82" 1984]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 69.9   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   59.72"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -1.2   DPTR FM NORMAL:  +14.45" OR 132%                         
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 53.4   GRTST 24HR  4.08" ON  9/17-18                  
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.6   GRTST DAILY 4.05" ON  9/18                               
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 61.6   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.4   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
         94 ON 8/15     GRTST DEPTH:  2.0 on 1/16, 1/17, 1/23
         94 ON 8/27
LOWEST:  15 ON 1/23
               1/24

[NO. OF DAYS WITH]      [PRECIP  - DAYS WITH MEASURABLE]                        
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   3    0.01 INCH OR MORE: 140  OR 41.92%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  23    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  90                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  37    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  39                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:  16                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2671.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  78    162 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 195      7 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 61     34 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   34 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   11 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1542.0                                7 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.635" ON THE  9TH OF NOVEMBER
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.150" ON THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER
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