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Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   NOVEMBER 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:     NOVEMBER
                                          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  74  55   64.5   +6   0.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 045  1.8 045 13 0166 9994  92  41  PC     
 2  82  59   70.5  +11   0.0   5.5  0.00 0.0    0 203  3.3 203 18 0152 9961  85  57  SU
 3  73  55   64.0   +7   1.0   0.0     T 0.0    0 045  6.2 045 27 0198 9939  88  45  PC         -SHRA FROPA
 4  67  55   61.0   +4   4.0   0.0  0.56 0.0    0 045  3.1 203 28 0167 9634  99  68   C 1       RA FROPA
 5  61  44   52.5   -3  12.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 270  3.7 293 23 0004 9688  84  42  SU
 6  64  40   52.0   -3  13.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 203  1.9 203 18 0089 9929  94  39  SU
 7  71  45   58.0   +4   7.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 203  1.8 158 16 9994 9888  80  40  SU
 8  59  46   52.5   -1  12.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 023  5.9 023 32 0332 9880  87  39  SU         FROPA WINDY
 9  52  40   46.0   -8  19.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 045  4.5 360 22 0527 0328  75  40  SU
10  54  34   44.0  -12  21.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 045  1.0 045 15 0616 0491  93  51  SU         -FROST
11  65  36   50.5   -3  14.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 203  1.0 203 19 0491 0216  98  35  PC
12  68  54   61.0  +10   4.0   0.0  1.38 0.0    0 045  1.0 158 15 0201 0008 100  74  PC 1       SHRA RA FROPA
13  56  44   50.0    0  15.0   0.0  0.08 0.0    0 360 10.6 360 33 0568 0008 100  54  PC 1       RA DZ WINDY
14  48  34   41.0   -9  24.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 023  6.0 023 27 0736 0568  86  47  SU         COLD
15  58  32   45.0   -7  20.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 360  1.5 360 18 0644 0468  94  36  SU         -FROST
16  62  37   49.5   -3  15.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 023  0.2 270 11 0463 0324  93  40  PC
17  61  35   48.0   -4  17.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 045  1.2 045 13 0354 0295  98  49  PC 1
18  64  39   51.5    0  13.5   0.0  0.03 0.0    0 180  0.5 180 13 0313 0173  96  54  PC 1       -SHRA
19  65  50   57.5   +6   7.5   0.0     T 0.0    0 203  0.0 248  6 0181 0102  91  71  PC 1       -SHRA
20  67  53   60.0   +7   5.0   0.0     T 0.0    0 180  0.4 270 17 0147 0076  95  67  PC 1       -SHRA
21  61  51   56.0   +5   9.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 045  2.7 023 18 0241 0114  97  80  PC 18      FROPA FU
22  63  49   56.0   +6   9.0   0.0  0.03 0.0    0 170  0.3 160 12 0225 0054 100  70  PC 12      -SHRA
23  60  55   57.5   +7   7.5   0.0  0.12 0.0    0 180  0.0 180  6 0056 9980 100  96   C 1       SHRA
24  70  58   64.0  +12   1.0   0.0  0.06 0.0    0 180  4.3 190 26 9980 9590 100  84  PC 13      SHRA TSRA
25  72  44   58.0   +8   7.0   0.0  0.02 0.0    0 203  8.5 225 49 9955 9410  96  48  PC         SHRA FROPA
26  48  34   41.0  -11  24.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 360  3.4 360 19 0327 9955  84  40  SU
27  61  32   46.5   -7  18.5   0.0  0.64 0.0    0 045  1.2 158 18 0334 9895 100  72  PC 1       RA
28  62  46   54.0   -1  11.0   0.0  0.37 0.0    0 360  3.8 315 21 0169 9739 100  63  PC 1       RA FROPA
29  52  39   45.5   -4  19.5   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 360  3.8 360 24 0329 0169  93  58  SU
30  57  37   47.0    0  18.0   0.0  0.00 0.0    0 158  0.2 180 15 0329 0095  99  50  PC
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SM                     351.0   5.5  3.29 0.0    0
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AV 62.6 44.4 53.5 +0.6             +0.08          160  2.79                         
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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:     2004
                                          LATITUDE:   36 48 04 N                   
                                          LONGITUDE:  76 19 40 W                   

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 62.6   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   3.29"           1 = FOG
AVERAGE MAX DEP: +0.4   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +0.08" OR 103%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 44.4   GRTST 24HR  1.38" ON 12TH              TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.7   GRTST DAILY 1.38" ON 12TH          3 = THUNDER
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 53.5   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +0.6   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY   0.0" ON --TH         6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 82 ON    2     GRTST 24HR    0.0" ON --TH         7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  32 ON  15,27   GRTST DEPTH:  0.0" ON --TH             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:  10 OR 33.33%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   5                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   2    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   3                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   1                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO. 351.0 
                        CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  11     13 FOG
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  17      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL       516.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  2      1 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    1 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.   5.5                                2 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL 1688.5   HIGHEST SLP 30.736" ON THE 14TH                40.17% 
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.410" ON THE 25TH
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.156"
[STATION RECORDS]

 2ND - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM 82 [PREVIOUSLY 81 IN 1991]
12TH - PRECIPITATION - 1.38" [PREVIOUSLY 0.95" IN 2002]
15TH - TEMPERATURE TIED - MINIMUM 32 [PREVIOUSLY IN 1984]
24TH - TEMPERATURE TIED - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 58 [PREVIOUSLY IN 2001]
25TH - WIND - MAXIMUM WIND GUST 49 MPH [PREVIOUSLY 45 MPH IN 1983]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 70.5   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   46.97"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -0.5   DPTR FM NORMAL:   + 1.75 OR 104%
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 53.6   GRTST 24HR  2.99" ON  8/14-15     
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.9   GRTST DAILY 2.95" ON  8/14                         
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 62.0   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: +0.1   TOTAL:           6.5"                                   
                        GRTST DAILY   2.8" ON JANUARY 9TH
HIGHEST: 93 ON  6/18    GRTST 24HR    2.8" ON JANUARY 8-9TH
                7/07    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: 112  OR 33.43%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  13    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  78                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  45    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  29                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:  12

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2678.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  86    161 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 182      3 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 67     35 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   38 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    8 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1688.5                                9 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.736" ON NOVEMBER 14TH    
                        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