Portsmouth Weather Records Service
 

Local Climatological Data
*Data Is Subject to Correction by PWRS

Station:  PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Month:   SEPTEMBER Year: 2005
Latitude: 36 48 04 N    Longitude: 76 19 37 W
Station Elevation: 20 FT 
Standard Time: EDT
 LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)

                                          STATION:   PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
                                          MONTH:     SEPTEMBER
                                          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
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 1  88  72   80.0   +4   0.0  15.0  0.00   0    0 023  2.5 320 22 9982 9808  92  56  SU 8       FROPA -HZ
 2  88  69   78.5   +2   0.0  13.5  0.00   0    0 270  2.0 023 18 0034 9949 100  52  SU 18      -BR HZ
 3  86  69   77.5    0   0.0  12.5  0.00   0    0 023  2.8 023 20 0096 9982  91  53  SU         FROPA
 4  81  64   72.5   -3   0.0   7.5  0.00   0    0 023  3.2 045 20 0222 0084 100  54  PC
 5  82  63   72.5   -2   0.0   7.5  0.00   0    0 045  6.7 023 27 0335 0210 100  60  PC         BREEZY
 6  82  69   75.5    0   0.0  10.5  0.00   0    0 045  8.2 045 29 0360 0284  83  58  PC         BREEZY 
 7  82  69   75.5    0   0.0  10.5  0.00   0    0 045  7.0 045 25 0293 0161  94  68  SU         BREEZY
 8  83  64   73.5   -1   0.0   8.5  0.00   0    0 045  2.3 023 18 0161 0048 100  62  SU          
 9  85  60   72.5   -2   0.0   7.5  0.00   0    0 045  1.8 023 16 0101 0033 100  40  SU 1       +BR
10  84  65   74.5   -1   0.0   9.5  0.00   0    0 045  4.8 046 26 0178 0094 100  45  SU 8       BREEZY -HZ
11  82  67   74.5   +1   0.0   9.5  0.00   0    0 045  6.6 045 29 0284 0174  84  55  PC         BREEZY
12  83  63   73.0    0   0.0   8.0  0.00   0    0 045  2.1 045 16 0246 0069  97  64  SU
13  83  71   77.0   +4   0.0  12.0  0.00   0    0 023  2.1 045 17 0069 9982 100  82  PC
14  84  74   79.0   +5   0.0  14.0  0.00   0    0 023  2.4 158 21 9982 9866 100  76  PC
15  84  77   80.5   +7   0.0  15.5     T   0    0 045  6.9 060 23 9970 9867  98  80  PC         BREEZY -SHRA
16  85  74   79.5   +6   0.0  14.5  0.02   0    0 023  7.3 045 25 9967 9902  97  75  PC         -SHRA
17  93  73   83.0  +10   0.0  18.0  0.00   0    0 270  1.8 270 20 9968 9897 100  53  SU         FU HZ
18  83  69   76.0   +4   0.0  11.0  0.97   0    0 040  2.3 203 17 0125 9941 100  71  PC 138     TSRA FROPA HZ
19  85  68   76.5   +4   0.0  11.5  0.00   0    0 158  1.5 045 14 0244 0125 100  61  SU 18      BR HZ FU
20  87  69   78.0   +6   0.0  13.0  0.71   0    0 180  2.9 023 30 0213 0037 100  69  PC 183     BR FU HZ BREEZY TSRA
21  80  68   74.0   +2   0.0   9.0  0.05   0    0 023  2.0 045 17 0172 0094 100  64  PC 1       BR SHRA FROPA
22  83  64   73.5   +2   0.0   8.5  0.00   0    0 158  1.9 158 16 0162 0048 100  61  SU 8       FROPA
23  88  67   77.5   +9   0.0  12.5  0.05   0    0 180  1.8 180 15 0081 9990 100  61  PC 8       HZ SHRA
24  77  69   73.0   +5   0.0   8.0  0.39   0    0 023  5.4 360 21 0264 0066 100  90   C 13      TSRA BR FROPA SHRA
25  80  69   74.5   +5   0.0   9.5  0.00   0    0 023  1.3 158 14 0284 0153  99  64  SU
26  84  66   75.0   +4   0.0  10.0  0.02   0    0 158  4.1 203 18 0153 9851  97  67  PC 8       HZ SHRA
27  79  65   72.0   +2   0.0   7.0  0.12   0    0 023  4.4 360 23 0082 9855 100  67  PC 1       SHRA BR FROPA
28  79  59   69.0   +1   0.0   4.0  0.00   0    0 023  1.4 045 15 0174 0079 100  55  SU
29  82  61   71.5   +5   0.0   6.5  0.03   0    0 158  3.5 023 21 0164 9871 100  67  PC         SHRA FROPA
30  74  60   67.0    0   0.0   2.0  0.00   0    0 045  5.5 045 22 0219 0039  89  56  PC         BREEZY
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SUM                      0.0 306.5  2.36   0    0                                        
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AV 83.2 67.2 75.2 +2.6   0.0       -2.39   0    0 073  3.5 104 21 0153 0019  97  63
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NOTES:
WINDS IN M.P.H.
                      
 CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS-TYPE FORM: F-6)  

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

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

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 83.2   TOTAL FOR MONTH:   2.36"           1 = FOG
AVERAGE MAX DEP: +2.4   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -2.39" OR  50%   2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 67.2   GRTST 24HR  0.97" ON 18TH              TO  MILE OR LESS
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +2.8   GRTST DAILY 0.97" ON 18TH          3 = THUNDER
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 75.2   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE           4 = ICE PELLETS              
AVERAGE MON DEP: +2.6   TOTAL MONTH:  0.00"                5 = HAIL
                        GRTST DAILY   0.00" ON --          6 = GLAZE OR RIME            
HIGHEST:  93 ON   17    GRTST 24HR    0.00" ON --          7 = BLOWING DUST OR SAND:    
LOWEST:   59 ON   28    GRTST DEPTH:  0.0"  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:   9 OR 30.00%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:   1    0.10 INCH OR MORE:   4                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:   0    0.50 INCH OR MORE:   2                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   0                                  

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL THIS MO.   0.0 
                        CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  12      9 FOG
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7)  17      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
SEASONAL         0.0    CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10)  1      3 THUNDERSTORMS
                                                    3 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                    0 SNOW                         
TOTAL THIS MO.  306.5                               0 FROST
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                       [AVERAGE SKY COVER]
SEASONAL TOTAL 1604.5   HIGHEST SLP 30.360" ON THE  6TH                 29.90% 
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.808" ON THE  1st 
                        AVERAGE SLP 30.086"                   [AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY]
                                                                        80.05%
[STATION RECORDS]

11TH - WIND GUST 29 MPH [PREVIOUS 28 MPH 1992]
15TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 77 [PREVIOUS 73 2002]
16TH - TEMPERATURE - MAXIMUM MINIMUM 74 [PREVIOUS 73 1991]
23RD - TEMPERATURE - TIE - MAXIMUM 88 [PREVIOUS 1988]
29TH - TEMPERATURE - TIE - MAXIMUM 82 [PREVIOUS 1986]

YEAR-TO-DATE

[TEMPERATURE DATA]      [PRECIPITATION DATA]

AVERAGE MAXIMUM: 71.0   TOTAL FOR YEAR:   33.28"
AVERAGE MAX DEP: -1.1   DPTR FM NORMAL:   -5.01" OR 87%
AVERAGE MINIMUM: 54.5   GRTST 24HR  2.40" ON  JULY 14TH-15TH
AVERAGE MIN DEP: +0.6   GRTST DAILY 2.38" ON  JULY 15TH                    
AVERAGE MONTHLY: 62.8   SNOW, ICE PELLETS, GLAZE
AVERAGE MON DEP: -0.2   TOTAL:           2.5"                                   
                        GRTST DAILY   0.8" ON  1/21           
HIGHEST: 100 ON  7/27   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:  90  OR 32.97%
MAX 90 OR ABOVE:  26    0.10 INCH OR MORE:  53                                  
MIN 32 OR BELOW:  35    0.50 INCH OR MORE:  22                                  
MIN  0 OR BELOW:   0    1.00 INCH OR MORE:   8

[HDD (BASE 65) ]                                   [# DAYS WITH]
TOTAL         2217.5    CLEAR  (SCALE 0-3)  72    120 FOG                          
                        PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 164      0 DENSE FOG    [VSBY  MILE OR LESS]
                        CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 37     24 THUNDERSTORMS              
                                                   26 # OF THUNDERSTORMS
[CDD (BASE 65) ]                                   14 SNOW                         
TOTAL         1604.5                               11 FROST                     
                        [PRESSURE DATA]                                         
                        HIGHEST SLP 30.789" ON JANUARY 28TH     
                        LOWEST  SLP 29.029" ON MARCH 8TH             
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