ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

 

The month of June was the 8th wettest on record. The 6.48 inches recorded at the airport was nearly 3 inches above normal. Julys rainfall was near normal, and the rainfall for August was about of an inch below normal. Rainfall for the summer period was 2.36 inches above normal, and the 14th wettest on record. The 11.72 inches of rainfall in September was a record, and made the June through September period the 3rd wettest since records began in 1948. The remnants of Francis brought 4.93 inches of rain September 7th and 8th, and Jeanne brought 5.09 inches on the 28th. Average temperatures were near normal for June and July, and a little cooler than normal in August. There are normally 25 days in the summer with high temperatures greater than or equal to 90 degrees, and the summer of 2004 had only 10. The hottest temperature of the summer was 91 degrees on August 19th and 20th. The coolest temperature was the record low of 53 degrees on August 8th. There were 19 days with thunderstorms through the summer, and 36 of the 92 days had measurable rainfall.

 

 

SUMMER 2004 DAILY EXTREMES

CATEGORY

VALUE

DATE

RECORD

DATE

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

91

08/20 !

105

08/21/1983

LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

71

08/14

55

06/01/1967

HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

72

08/30 @

78

07/07/1977

LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

53

08/08

39

06/08/1977

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

81

07/13 #

90.5

07/14/1954

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

64

08/14

52

06/01/1967

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

2.35

06/04

3.45

06/04/1992

! 2 occurrences

@ - 5 occurrences

# - 2 occurrences

 

NUMBER OF DAILY RECORDS SET
SUMMER 2004

HIGHEST MAXIMUM

0

LOWEST MAXIMUM

1

HIGHEST MINIMUM

5

LOWEST MINIMUM

1

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATOLOGY FOR OCTOBER-APRIL

 

Average First Frost: 10/08

 

Average First Freeze: 10/19

 

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (inches)

MONTH

NORMAL

MAXIMUM

YEAR

OCTOBER

0.0

1.0

1957

NOVEMBER

0.8

13.8

1968

DECEMBER

2.9

22.6

1966

JANUARY

6.1

41.2

1966

FEBRUARY

7.6

36.0

1987

MARCH

3.0

30.3

1960

APRIL

0.5

7.3

1971

SEASON

20.9

72.9

1986-87

 

 

White Christmas Occurrences (1948-2003)

 

Snowfall greater than a trace: 5 times

 

Snowfall equal to or greater than 1 inch: 4 times

 

Snow on the ground equal or greater than 1 inch: 9 times

 

 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA

 

The month of June was wetter than normal. The 5.27 inches recorded at the airport was nearly 1- inches above normal. Although Julys rainfall was 1- inches below normal, there were still 16 days in the month with measurable rainfall. The rainfall for August was slightly below normal, and overall the summer had a rainfall deficit of 0.67 inches. However, Septembers rainfall of 6.64 inches was the 17th wettest on record. Temperatures were near normal for June and July, and over 2 degrees cooler than normal for August. High temperatures through the summer were below normal. Lynchburg usually sees 25 days with high temperatures equal to or greater than 90 degrees in the summer, and this year only had 5 days of 90 degrees or more. The hottest temperature of the summer was 91 degrees on July 6th and 13th. The coolest temperature was 46 degrees on August 7th, which was a record. There were 18 days with thunderstorms through the summer, and 43 of the 92 days had measurable rainfall.

 

 

SUMMER 2004 DAILY EXTREMES

CATEGORY

VALUE

DATE

RECORD

DATE

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

91

07/13 !

106

07/10/1936

LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

67

08/14

56

06/05/1926

HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

71

08/02 @

85

08/18/1950

LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

46

08/07 #

40

06/05/1997

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

81

06/17

93

07/14/1954

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

62

08/14

53

06/06/1997

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

1.23

06/04

7.52

08/11/1928

! 2 occurrences

@ - 4 occurrences

# - 2 occurrences

 

NUMBER OF DAILY RECORDS SET
SUMMER 2004

HIGHEST MAXIMUM

0

LOWEST MAXIMUM

0

HIGHEST MINIMUM

0

LOWEST MINIMUM

5

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATOLOGY FOR OCTOBER-APRIL

 

Average First Frost: 10/13

 

Average First Freeze: 10/25

 

 

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (inches)

MONTH

NORMAL

MAXIMUM

YEAR

OCTOBER

0.1

2.4

1979

NOVEMBER

0.5

11.6

1968

DECEMBER

2.3

19.4

1966

JANUARY

5.6

31.8

1966

FEBRUARY

6.9

26.8

1987

MARCH

2.8

24.9

1960

APRIL

0.4

4.8

1971

SEASON

18.6

56.8

1995-96

 

 

White Christmas Occurrences (1893-2003)

 

Snowfall greater than a trace: 8 times

 

Snowfall equal to or greater than 1 inch: 7 times

 

Snow on the ground equal or greater than 1 inch: 17 times

 

 

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA

 

The 4.45 inches of rain in June was nearly an inch above normal, while Julys 4.62 inches was only slightly above normal. However, 5.96 inches of rain was recorded in August, which is nearly 2 inches above normal, and 6.67 inches of rain fell in September, which was also about 2 inches above normal. In total, rainfall was about 3 inches above normal for the summer, and over 6 inches above normal for the 4-month period of June through September. The summer was the 11th wettest on record, and the 4-month period of June through September was the 8th wettest. Temperatures were below normal through the summer months, with August over 4 degrees below normal. This was mainly due to high temperatures that were well below normal. Danville usually sees 43 days with high temperatures equal to or greater than 90 degrees in the summer, and this year only had 14 days of 90 degrees or more. The hottest temperature of the summer was 92 degrees on July 9th, 10th, and 14th. The coolest temperature was 49 degrees on August 7th, which was a record. There were 35 days with thunderstorms through the summer, and 39 of the 92 days had measurable rainfall.

 

 

SUMMER 2004 DAILY EXTREMES

CATEGORY

VALUE

DATE

RECORD

DATE

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

92

07/14 !

105

07/10/1990

LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

68

08/15

58

06/07/1997

HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

73

06/16

77

08/18/1997

LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

49

08/07

40

06/11/1977

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

82

06/17

91

07/14/1954

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

64

08/15 @

55

06/07/1997

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

2.01

08/11

4.52

08/31/1964

! 3 occurrences

@ - 2 occurrences

 

NUMBER OF DAILY RECORDS SET
SUMMER 2004

HIGHEST MAXIMUM

0

LOWEST MAXIMUM

4

HIGHEST MINIMUM

1

LOWEST MINIMUM

1

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATOLOGY FOR OCTOBER-APRIL

 

Average First Frost: 10/18

 

Average First Freeze: 10/27

 

 

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (inches)

MONTH

NORMAL

MAXIMUM

YEAR

OCTOBER

0.0

Trace

1980

NOVEMBER

0.1

2

1972

DECEMBER

1.3

13

1967

JANUARY

4.4

27

1966

FEBRUARY

2.6

17

1964

MARCH

1.8

14.3

1960

APRIL

0.1

1.0

1992

SEASON

10.3

31.3

1959-60

 

 

White Christmas Occurrences (1948-2003)

 

Snowfall greater than a trace: 5 times

 

Snowfall equal to or greater than 1 inch: 0 times

 

Snow on the ground equal or greater than 1 inch: 0 times

 

 

 

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA

 

The 3.96 inches of rainfall in June was near normal. The average temperature for the month was nearly a degree above normal, but this was due to warm overnight lows, as high temperatures were 2 degrees cooler than normal. The warmest day had a high of 85 degrees, and there is normally at least 1 day with a high temperature of 90 or more. Julys rainfall of 3.37 inches was nearly an inch below normal. The average temperature for the month was near normal, but with high temperatures nearly 2 degrees below normal balanced out by overnight lows 2 degrees above normal. August was a cool month, with an average temperature nearly 2 degrees below normal. Despite this, the warmest days of the summer were 87 degrees on both the 1st and 28th of August. Overall, the summer of 2004 had a rainfall deficit near an inch, and the average temperature was near normal. The 9.39 inches of rainfall recorded in September was the 2nd wettest on record, and made the June through September period the 5th wettest since records began in 1952. The coolest temperature of the summer was 46 degrees on August 7th. There were 12 days with thunderstorms through the summer, and 36 of the 92 days had measurable rainfall.

 

 

SUMMER 2004 DAILY EXTREMES

CATEGORY

VALUE

DATE

RECORD

DATE

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

87

08/28 !

99

08/23/1953

LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

63

06/04

51

06/02/1967

HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

67

08/02 @

72

07/15/1954

LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

46

08/07

30

06/11/1972

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

76

08/28 #

86

07/15/1954

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

59

08/06

48

06/02/1967

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

1.93

06/04

3.80

06/17/1976

! 2 occurrences

@ - 2 occurrences

# - 3 occurrences

 

NUMBER OF DAILY RECORDS SET
SUMMER 2004

HIGHEST MAXIMUM

0

LOWEST MAXIMUM

2

HIGHEST MINIMUM

4

LOWEST MINIMUM

0

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATOLOGY FOR OCTOBER-APRIL

 

Average First Frost: 09/27

 

Average First Freeze: 10/06

 

 

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (inches)

MONTH

NORMAL

MAXIMUM

YEAR

OCTOBER

Trace

1.5

1962

NOVEMBER

0.8

15

1968

DECEMBER

3.6

16.4

1997

JANUARY

7.1

39.2

1996

FEBRUARY

6.3

21.5

1996

MARCH

3.6

33.8

1960

APRIL

1.2

10

1971

SEASON

22.6

75.4

1995-96

 

 

White Christmas Occurrences (1952-2003)

 

Snowfall greater than a trace: 8 times

 

Snowfall equal to or greater than 1 inch: 1 time

 

Snow on the ground equal or greater than 1 inch: 15 times

 

 

 

 

 

BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

 

 

June was the second wettest on record, with a total of 7.76 inches of rain, and had 19 days with measurable rain. July followed up as the eighth wettest, with a total of 5.52 inches and had 14 days with measurable rain. Even with the 2.32 inches of rain in August being nearly an inch below normal, the 3-month summer period of June through August was still the 4th wettest on record with over 11 inches of rain above normal. The 2-month period of June and July was the wettest on record. Add in September, where the Bluefield airport recorded a record 8.56 inches of rain, and the 4-month period from June through September was also the wettest ever. Temperatures were near normal in June and July, slightly cooler than normal in August, and slightly warmer than normal in September. The hottest temperature of the summer was 87 degrees on August 28th, and the coolest was 49 degrees on August 7th, which was a record. There were 21 days with thunderstorms through the summer, and 41 of the 92 days had measurable rainfall.

 

 

SUMMER 2004 DAILY EXTREMES

CATEGORY

VALUE

DATE

RECORD

DATE

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

87

08/28

97

07/31/1999

LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

61

06/05

44

08/24/1960

HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

70

07/13

79

07/20/1995

LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

49

08/07

20

08/24/1960

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

78

08/28

83

07/16/1988

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

57

06/05 !

32

08/24/1960

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

2.95

06/12

3/61

06/07/1994

! 2 occurrences

 

NUMBER OF DAILY RECORDS SET
SUMMER 2004

HIGHEST MAXIMUM

2

LOWEST MAXIMUM

2

HIGHEST MINIMUM

10

LOWEST MINIMUM

1

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATOLOGY FOR OCTOBER-APRIL

 

Average First Frost: 10/06

 

Average First Freeze: 10/19

 

 

 

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (inches)

MONTH

NORMAL

MAXIMUM

YEAR

OCTOBER

0.2

3.2

1993

NOVEMBER

1.7

12.3

1968

DECEMBER

5.3

17

1966

JANUARY

8.4

37.9

1987

FEBRUARY

8.2

31

1960

MARCH

4.2

25.6

1993

APRIL

1.8

14

1971

SEASON

29.8

77.8

1995-96

 

 

White Christmas Occurrences (1959-2003)

 

Snowfall greater than a trace: 21 times

 

Snowfall equal to or greater than 1 inch: 4 times

 

Snow on the ground equal or greater than 1 inch: 21 times