Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   SEPTEMBER 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:     SEPTEMBER  
                                          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  88  71   79.5   +3   0.0  14.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  2.3 180 15 0267 0155 100  65  PC 18      HUMID     
 2  89  74   81.5   +5   0.0  16.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.3 180 17 0198 0102  98  61  PC 18      HUMID
 3  88  72   80.0   +3   0.0  15.0 0.64 0.0    0 180  1.6 180 15 0130 0020 100  69  PC 183     HUMID
 4  88  72   80.0   +4   0.0  15.0 0.51 0.0    0 180  2.5 248 20 0031 9822 100  68  PC 32      BREEZY
 5  80  68   74.0   -1   0.0   9.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  4.0 360 18 0077 9890 100  59  PC         FROPA COOLER
 6  76  63   69.5   -5   0.0   4.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  1.8 360 13 0109 0051  96  62  PC         PLEASANT
 7  78  59   68.5   -7   0.0   3.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.3 023 15 0077 0037 100  65  PC         PLEASANT
 8  79  65   72.0   -2   0.0   7.0    T 0.0    0 023  3.9 023 19 0070 9991  88  66  PC         -SHRA
 9  77  68   72.5   -2   0.0   7.5 0.03 0.0    0 360  7.4 023 28 0188 0035  96  80   C         -SHRA VERY BREEZY
10  73  66   69.5   -6   0.0   4.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  6.5 023 24 0213 0129  90  63  PC         BREEZY PLEASANT
11  76  65   70.5   -3   0.0   5.5 0.00 0.0    0 023  5.8 023 23 0187 0104  86  66  PC         BREEZY PLEASANT
12  75  68   71.5   -2   0.0   6.5 2.42 0.0    0 023  4.3 360 24 0106 9894 100  86   C 13      BREEZY SHRA
13  74  70   72.0   -1   0.0   7.0 0.01 0.0    0 180  0.3 023 12 0149 9893 100  87  PC 1       -SHRA
14  80  64   72.0   -1   0.0   7.0    T 0.0    0 180  0.2 158 11 0196 0139 100  74  PC 1       -SHRA HUMID
15  77  69   73.0    0   0.0   8.0 1.12 0.0    0 360  1.2 360 13 0139 9996 100  86  PC 1       +SHRA HUMID
16  77  67   72.0    0   0.0   7.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  4.4 360 22 0151 0030 100  55  SU         FROPA BREEZY DRIER
17  78  65   71.5   -1   0.0   6.5 0.03 0.0    0 068  6.2 023 25 0172 0045  93  51  PC         BREEZY -SHRA
18  74  67   70.5   -2   0.0   5.5 4.05 0.0    0 360 13.3 068 70 0045 9150 100  93   C 1       HURRICANE ISABEL +SHRA
19  86  67   76.5   +4   0.0  11.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  6.9 180 31 0107 9524 100  52  SU 18      FU HZ
20  88  62   75.0   +3   0.0  10.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  0.0 360 12 0188 0107 100  54  SU 18      FU HZ
21  84  62   73.0   +1   0.0   8.0 0.00 0.0    0 045  0.5 045 17 0244 0167 100  46  SU 18      FU HZ FROPA
22  85  66   75.5   +4   0.0  10.5 0.00 0.0    0 180  3.6 180 23 0220 9970 100  61  PC 128     FU HZ
23  79  64   71.5   +3   0.0   6.5 0.32 0.0    0 248  4.0 220 17 0001 9860  98  58  PC 38      SHRA FROPA FU
24  80  60   70.0   +2   0.0   5.0 0.00 0.0    0 023  2.5 023 14 0134 0031  98  53  PC
25  83  61   72.0   +3   0.0   7.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  1.4 158 15 0081 9959  94  43  SU 1
26  84  62   73.0   +2   0.0   8.0 0.00 0.0    0 158  0.7 158 16 0026 9971  93  48  SU 18      FU HZ
27  86  68   77.0   +7   0.0  12.0 0.02 0.0    0 158  2.3 158 19 9971 9821  94  53  PC 18      -SHRA FU
28  79  62   70.5   +2   0.0   5.5 0.56 0.0    0 360  1.4 270 18 9836 9686  96  67  PC 1       SHRA FROPA
29  70  58   64.0   -3   1.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  2.8 360 21 0199 9841  90  44  PC         FROPA COOLER DRY
30  69  53   61.0   -6   4.0   0.0 0.00 0.0    0 360  1.8 360 17 0290 0183  81  35  SU         COOL DRY
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SM                       5.0 234.0 9.71 0.0  0.0
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AV 80.0 65.3 72.6 +0.1             0.32          118  3.31
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 80.0   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   9.71"           1 = FOG                      
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -0.8   DPTR FM NORMAL:   +4.89" OR 201%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY  
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 65.3   GRTST 24HR  4.08" ON 17-18             TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS      
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +1.0   GRTST DAILY 4.05" ON 18            3 = THUNDER                  
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 72.6   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +0.1   TOTAL MONTH:  0.0"                 5 = HAIL                     
                        GRTST DAILY        ON              6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST: 89 ON      2   GRTST 24HR         ON              7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:  53 ON     30   GRTST DEPTH:       ON                  VSBY  MILE OR LESS    
                                                           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:  11 OR 36.67%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   0    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   7                                  
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.   5.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)   7     17 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  20      1 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL         5.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  3      4 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                    4 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO. 227.0                                0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
SEASONAL TOTAL 1482.0   HIGHEST SLP 30.290" ON THE 30TH                         
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.150" ON THE 18TH                         
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.040"   
[STATION RECORDS]

10TH - TEMPERATURE MINIMUM MAXIMUM 73 [PREVIOUSLY 76 1982]
11TH - TEMPERATURE TIED MINIMUM MAXIMUM 76 [PREVIOUSLY 1995]
12TH - PRECIPITATION 2.42" [PREVIOUSLY 0.50" 1987]
18TH - PRECIPITATION 4.05" [PREVIOUSLY 0.33" 2000]
18TH - WIND GUST 70 MPH [PREVIOUSLY TBA]
28TH - PRECIPITATION 0.56" [PREVIOUSLY 0.43" 1997]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 70.0   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   53.72"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -2.1   DPTR FM NORMAL:  +15.30" OR 140%                          
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 54.3   GRTST 24HR  4.08" ON  9/17-18                  
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.5   GRTST DAILY 4.05" ON  9/18                               
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 62.2   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.8   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]                                   
                                                                                
MAX 32 OR BELOW:   2    0.01 INCH OR MORE: 123  OR 45.05%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  23    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  81                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  36    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  36                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:  14                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2248.0    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  58    134 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 161      6 DENSE FOG    [VSBY 1/4 MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 54     33 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   33 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   11 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1483.0                                7 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.493" ON THE 27TH OF JANUARY
                        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