2014 Text Summaries And Records By Month
Narrative Summaries for Other Years


THE YEAR 2014
    JANUARY 2014 SUMMARY
    
       January 2014 Glen Allen
              January was the coldest January on record with the monthly mean temperature of 33.2F, 
    a negative 4.3F departure and the coldest month since December 2010 when the mean was 32.7F.
      There were 6 days that the temperature was 32F or less; the previous record was 3 days.
     January had 25 days that the minimum temperature was 32F or lower. 
    The 6F on the 24th and 30th was the lowest temperature recorded here except for January 17th 2009 when it was 4F. 
    On January 7th the dew point fell to -12.9F which set the record of our lowest dew point at this station.
     January had five days with temperatures of 60F or more. 
     The highest temperature this month was 63F recorded on January 11th and 27th. 
    The maximum of 22F on the 7th was the lowest maximum ever recorded at this station for any month. 
    The 7th was also the coldest day at this station for any month with a daily mean of 14.5F; 
    the previous record was 16.5F on January 16th & 17th, 2009. 
    The 47F temperature range on the 6th was the largest temperature range ever recorded at this station for any month. 
         The precipitation for January of 3.07 inches was nearly the average but was short -0.08 inches.
         The snowfall for January was 7.2 inches which was 2.5 inches above the average
     and the most snow in January since 2010.
        The maximum wind for the month was 33 mph on the 3rd during a 0.91 inch barometric pressure rise
     in 24 hours from midnight to midnight. 
     On 7 days the pressure varied by more than 0.50 inches or more giving evidence to very changeable weather this month.
    
    
    The Richmond International Airport
             The Airport set five new daily records for January.  
    On Jan 22nd set a new record low maximum of 23 F; the old record was 25F in 1970. 
    Only 15 years of the past 117 years had a lower maximum temperature in January.  
    The daily mean temperature of 16F on January 7th was a record low daily mean for the date.
     It was also the coldest day since January 19, 1997 when the daily mean was also 16F.
      Jan 07th set a new record low minimum temperature of 10F; the old record was 12F in 1988.  
    Jan 06th set a new record high temperature range of 45F (from a high of 63 at 6:23 AM 
    to a low of 18 just before midnight); the previous record was 37F. 
     This 45 degree range represents the largest daily range in temperature 
    since a range of 46 degrees occurred on April 3rd 1981. 
    The largest daily range was 51 degrees on January 9, 1978. Also only 3 years in the past 117 years 
    had a daily temperature range greater than 45F in the month of January. 
    The 2.0 inches of snow on the 21st set a new record for the date; 
    the previous record amount for the date was 1.8 inches in 1918.
          Measurable snowfall at the Richmond International Airport this past January was 5.1 inches the most since 2010. 
    The January precipitation was just 0.24 inches above the average; 
    57 years in the past 127 years have been wetter than this January.
              The mean temperature at the Richmond International Airport was 33.7F, 
    21st coldest in the past 117 years and the coldest January since 2004 when it was 33.3F. 
     It was the coldest month since December 2010 when the mean was 33.3F.  
    Only 21 years have had a lower minimum temperature in January than the 4 F on the 30th. 
    Only 12 years in the past 117 years have had a lower average minimum monthly temperature of 22.8F.  
    The lowest was 12.7F in 1940 which was our coldest January and coldest year.
         
    
FEBRUARY
    FEBRUARY 2014 SUMMARY
    
    
          February in Glen Allen was cooler than average as the monthly mean temperature was 39.2 F, a -1.9 F departure.  
    February was the third coolest in the past five years. There were 21 days the minimum temperature dropped below freezing
     and 1 day that the maximum didnt climb above freezing.
     The 3.70 inches of rain for the month was the second wettest February with a + 1.43 inch departure when compared to the five year average. 
    The total frozen precipitation was 5.7 inches, a +1.0 inch departure. It was also the most snow in February since 2010. 
    The highest temperature for February was 70 F on the 21st and 23rd and four days in the 60s.  The lowest this month was 15 F recorded on the 28th. 
           The maximum wind gust of 45 mph from the SSW that occurred on Feb. 21st at 1131 was the second highest recorded in February. 
     The highest barometer recorded for the month was 30.49 inches on the 12th and the lowest was 29.29 inches on the 13th
     which was the lowest recorded at this station in February and the lowest pressure since January 31, 2013. 
     The pressure dropped 1.02 inches from noon on the 12th to noon on the 13th.
     This storm brought more than 20 inches of snow in the area around Blacksburg but only 5.7 inches here as much of the precipitation fell as rain and sleet.
     This was our first February here with two days giving more than one inch of precipitation and was slightly cloudier than any other February on record.
           The winter was colder and wetter than average with January being the coldest and December the wettest month of this past winter.
    
    
                                Richmond International Airport
    
    The Richmond International Airport had one daily record tying the highest temperature range for the 23rd with 
    a 37 F range (max. of 71 F  and min. of 34 F ); the other two years that tied were 1942 and 1943.
          Their highest maximum temperature was 71 F on the 19th, 21st and 23rd ; the average is 1.5 = seventy F days.
     The winter seasonal departure was +0.8 F using the 30 year averages for the three months.
     It was the coldest winter since 2010-2011 when the average was 37.5 F.
     The Richmond departure was less than Glen Allens as recent winters have been warmer. 
    The Airport also had a 54 mph wind gust on the 21st.
    The Airport had 5.8 inches of snow in February a +2.4 inches departure for the month and a +1.5 inches surplus for the winter season.
     February was the 55th wettest in the last 127 years and the 57th coldest in the past 117 years thus closer to average than many thought.
    
    
    
    
    
    WINTER RECORDS-- DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY---
    
    	Glen Allen, Virginia - Winter Season Dec, Jan, Feb
    Winter	TEMP	5 Yr	TEMP	Precip.  5Yr	Precip.	SNOW    5 Yr 	SNOW
    Season	 F	AVE.	Dep.	Inches	 AVE.	Dep.	Inches	AVE.	Dep.
    DEC	43.3	41.4	1.9	5.80	4.75	1.05	0.1	4.2	-4.1
    JAN	33.4	37.6	-4.2	3.07	3.15	-0.08	7.2	4.7	2.5
    FEB	39.2	41.1	-1.9	3.70	2.27	1.43	5.7	4.7	1.0
    SUM	115.9	120.2	-4.3	12.57	10.17	2.40	13.0	13.6	-0.6
    AVE.	38.6	40.1	-1.4	4.19	3.39	0.80	4.33	4.53	-0.20
    
    
    
    	RICHMOND INT. AIRPORT  WINTER  SEASON    Dec,  Jan,  Feb
    Winter	Mean	30-YR	Temp.	Total	30-YR	Prec.	Total	30-YR	Snow
    Season	Temp.	 Ave.	Dep.	Prec.	 Ave.	Dep.	Snow	 Ave.	Dep.
    Months	 F	 F 	 F	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches
    DEC	43.8	41.0	2.8	6.11	3.26	2.85	T	2.1	2.1
    JAN	33.7	37.9	-4.2	3.28	3.04	0.24	5.1	3.9	1.2
    FEB	39.8	40.9	-1.2	3.03	2.76	0.27	5.8	3.4	2.4
    SUM	117.3	119.8	-2.5	12.42	9.06	3.36	10.9	9.4	1.5
    AVE	39.1	39.9	-0.8	4.14	3.02	1.12	3.6	3.1	0.5
    
    
MARCH
    MARCH 2014 SUMMARY
                                 Glen Allen Summary March 2014
    
    March was the second coolest and second driest on record at Glen Allen as the monthly mean temperature was
     43.5 F, a -5.7 F departure based on a 5 year average.
    Glen Allen had 17 days the minimum temperature was <=32 F. 
    The maximum temperature for March was 78 degrees F on the 11th and in 2012 Glen Allen had 6 days 
    that the maximum temperature was 80 F or more. 
    The minimum temperature for March 2014 was 7F on the 4th which tied the record minimum temperature for March set in 2009. 
    The temperature range for March on the 8th was 41F and new record high for March at this station.
     The average temperature range for March was 23F and tied the previous record set in 2010.
      The average ground temperature at one foot was 44F a -4.7F departure and a new record for March;
     the previous record was 44.4F in 2013.
    The 3.61 inches of precipitation for March was a -0.81 inch departure on the 5 year average. 
     The maximum rainfall recorded in a day was only 0.71 inches on the 2nd and 29th 
    the second lowest amount on record at this station. 
     The most precipitation in a 24 hour period was only 0.81 inches which was also the second lowest amount for March.
     The total snowfall was 4.2 inches for the month a departure of -0.1 inches for March.
    The maximum wind gust during March was 36 mph which occurred on the 12th at 1618 hours from the SSW. 
    The wind run for March was 2878.3 miles a new record for March and for all months. 
    The average relative humidity for March was 62.6 percent and was the lowest for the month since 2010 when it was 62.2 percent. 
    The lowest barometer was 29.13 inches on the 12th the lowest on record for March.
    
    
                              Richmond International Airport 
    
    The mean temperature for March was 45.0F and in 28 years March was colder since 1897.
    The mean temperature for March was -3.6 F below the thirty year mean temperature for March. 
    This March had 7 days that the high temperature was greater than or equal to 70 F but 2012 had 19 days. 
    This March had 16 days that the temperature was 32F or less and 2012 had only 3 days.
    The lowest overnight minimum for this month was 11F on the 4th; only one March day has had a lower temperature since 1897.
    The record minimum was also March 4th 2009 when 10F was recorded. The average daily mean for March 3rd was 22.5F;
    only three years (1960, 1980, and 2009) have had a colder March day. 
    The high temperature for March 17th was 33 F; only 12 years of the past 117 years have had a lower March maximum temperature.
    The 17th also had a low temperature range of only 3 F which was a new record for the date and
     only five March days have had a lower temperature range.
    March was drier than average with 3.24 inches of precipitation which was a deficit of 0.77 inches. 
     This made March the 35th driest March since 1887. 
          The total snow for March was 3.6 inches with 27 years having more snow in March 2014 since 1898.  
    
    Richmond International Airport set 6 records for March
    
    March 3, 2014    22.5F new record low daily mean the old record was 23.0 F in 1943.
    March 11, 2014   66.5 F new record high daily mean the old record was 66.0 F in 1990
    March 17, 2014   31.5F new record low daily mean the old record was 32.0 F in 1900.
    March 17, 2014   33F new record low maximum the old record was 40 F in 1900.
    March 17, 2014   3F new record minimum temperature range the old record was 7 F in 2003 & 1946.
    March 27, 2014   21F tied the old record low minimum set in 1955
    
    

APRIL
    APRIL 2014 SUMMARY
    
                                        April 2014
                             West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen, VA 
    April was slightly cooler than average by -1.8F.
    The monthly mean temperature for April was 57.5F the second lowest for April. 
    April was much wetter than average with a total of 6.84 inches, a departure of +4.10 inches 
    based on the average of the past 5 years and was the wettest April on record. 
    It was also the most for any month since July 2013 when 7.03 inches was recorded. 
    The maximum rainfall recorded in a day this month was 1.76 inches on the 30th and was a record amount for any April day.
    This was also the most precipitation in a day since July 3, 2013 when 2.42 inches were recorded.
    Also 2.50 inches were recorded in a 24 hour period which was a new record for April.
    Measurable precipitation occurred on only 8 days but four days had greater than one inch which ties the record set in December of 2009. 
    The high temperature for April was only 83F on the 13th which was a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for the month of April; 
    previous record was 88F in 2011 & 2012.
    April also had only three 80 degree days; the previous 5 year record was 7 in 2012.
    The lowest minimum was 30F recorded on the 17th (the second lowest for April) giving a hard freeze and a heavy killing frost. 
    There were a total of 5 days with frost that tied the record set in 2012.
    The highest daily mean temperature of 70.5 F occurred on the 13th breaking the record low maximum by -5.5 degrees for April. 
    The average ground temperature of 55.4F at one foot depth was also the lowest on record for April and 
    with the late frost delayed spring plantings. 
    The maximum wind gust was 38 mph from the SSW that occurred on the 15th at 1252. 
    The highest barometer for the month was 30.62 inches on the 17th which was the maximum pressure recorded for April 
    and occurred with the killing frost and lowest temperature of the month. 
    
                                             Richmond International Airport
    The Airport had one record tied for the date on April 30th for the highest minimum temperature of 63F that also occurred in 1915 and 1991.  
    The lowest minimum temperature at the Airport was 33 F on the 16th and 17th. 
    The highest temperature in April was 85F occurring on the 4th which tied for the lowest since 2003. 
    The lowest temperature in 117 years is 80F in 2000. 
    The Richmond International Airports April mean temperature was 59.1 F which was a departure of +0.9 F 
    and was the 31th warmest April since 1897. 
    Their precipitation total was 4.05 inches which was a departure of +0.78 inches. Only 30 Aprils in the past 127 years have been wetter.
    It is interesting that the Airport had 2.33 inches less precipitation than Glen Allen during the last 3 days of the month.
    The Airport also reported only 7 days with measurable precipitation; only 13 years have had fewer days with measurable precipitation in April.
           
    
MAY
    MAY 2014 SUMMARY
    Mays mean temperature was 68.7F only + 0.2 F departure. 
    May was 0.58 inches above the average precipitation for Glen Allen when compared to the 5 year average. 
    The maximum temperature for May was 94F on the 13th and the minimum was 43 F on the 19th. 
    The 94F tied for the highest temperature ever observed at this station for May. 
    The maximum wind gust of 40 mph on May 22nd was a new wind speed record for May. 
    May averaged the clearest May on record which in part explains the highest temperature range ever recorded for May. 
    The 4.74 inches of precipitation for May was a +0.58 inch departure when compared to the average.
     May had 2.80 inches of rain in a local thunderstorm on May 16th and 17th in 15 hours which set a new 24 hour record for May. 
    This was the most rain to fall in 24 hours since Sept. 7th & 8th of 2011 when 3.19 inches was recorded a new 24 hour record for May.
     The link below is for data during the May 22th thunderstorm. 
    The hail storm of May 22, 2014 started with rain at 1637 and ended by 1710 hours and the storms total precipitation was 0.77 inches.
     The maximum wind gust was 40 mph from the NNE at 1641 hours just before the hail started.
     A very short but very intense period of hail occurred between 1643 and 1647 hours. 
    Hail size varied more than what I have observed from other storms. 
    The size ranged from 0.3 inches to 0.7 inches or pea to dime size but the average diameter was 0.4 inches. 
    The ground had enough hail on it that it was crunchy when walking on it and was enough to actually measure at 0.5 inches at least.
     If the grass was shorter the yard would have appeared white with the hail covering. The link to the pictures is
    http://www.glenallenweather.com/historylinks/2014/may/HailMay22,2014.pdf
     
    
    		2014	Spring in West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen,VA  		
    	5Yr.Ave.	2014	2014	5Yr.Ave.	2014	2014	5Yr.Ave.	2014	2014
    Summer 	Mean	Mean	Temp.	Precip.	Total	Precip.	Rel. Hum.	RH	RH
    Season	Temp.	Temp.	Depart. F	Ave.	Precip	Depart. 	Ave.	Ave.	Depart. 
    Mar.	49.18	43.53	-5.65	4.42	3.61	-0.81	64.7	62.6	-2.1
    Apr.	59.30	57.47	-1.84	2.74	6.84	4.10	62.4	62.5	0.1
    May	68.43	68.65	0.21	4.16	4.74	0.58	71.2	67.5	-3.7
    SUM	176.91	169.6	-7.27	11.31	15.19	3.88	198.4	192.6	-5.8
    AVE.	59.0	56.5	-2.42	3.77	5.06	1.29	66.1	64.2	-1.9
    
    
         	 
    Richmond International Airport
      2014	Spring	Richmond  International Airport
     	30Yr. Ave.	2014	2014	30Yr
    Ave.	2014	2014
    Summer 	Mean	Mean	Temp.	   Precip.	Total	Precip.
    Season	Temp.	Temp.	Depart. F	Average	Precip	Depart. 
    Mar.	48.6	44.97	-3.63	4.04	3.24	-0.80
    Apr.	58.2	59.13	0.93	3.27	4.05	0.78
    May	66.4	69.95	3.55	3.78	2.44	-1.34
    SUM	173.20	174.1	0.85	11.09	9.73	-1.36
    AVE.	57.7	58.0	0.28	3.70	3.24	-0.45
    
    
    
    The Airport maximum of 94F on May 13th tied the previous record set in 2000 and 1956.
    Only 8 years have a higher low maximum for May than this years low maximum of 68F.
    Only 4 years have a higher minimum for the month of May than the 47F on May 19th.
    Only 9 years had a higher mean for the month than Mays mean of 69.5F.
    The lowest daily mean temperature this month was 60.0F on May 5th.
    Only 4 years have had a higher low mean for May since 1897.
    
    

JUNE
    JUNE 2014 SUMMARY
    
     
                                 Glen Allen
    
    June was the second driest June on record at the Glen Allen station. 
    The 2.04 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of -1.62 inches. 
    The mean temperature of 75.8F was a -0.7F departure. 
    But as noted below the Richmond International Airport has had four of our 13 hottest Junes since 1897; 
    these have occurred since 2007. This is the reason for the high five year mean average at Glen Allen. 
    Glen Allen had only 8 days in June with   measurable precipitation and last year we had 16 days.
    The 8 days is tied for the least at this station. 
    The Airport had 1.25 inches more rain this month than Glen Allen and in May Glen Allen had 0.96 inches more than the Airport.
    Thunderstorms have caused varying rainfall amounts over the region.
    Thunder was heard on seven days during June but none of these storms were severe here.
    June also had little cloudiness and was the second clearest June on record.
    This fact helped give June the second highest temperature range on record at Glen Allen.   
    The highest temperature for the month was 96F on the 18th and the lowest temperature was 
    50F  on the 2nd which was a new record low minimum temperature for June. 
    The highest minimum temperature for the month was only 72F which occurred on the 10th, 
    18th and 25th which was a new record LOW high monthly minimum temperature for June. 
    The old record was 73F. The highest dew point temperature for June was 76.3 F 
    on the 11th which was the lowest on record for the month.
    The maximum wind for the month was 33 mph on the 11th from the south as a thunderstorm approached the station. 
    This was a new record high wind gust for June.
    
    
                      Richmond International Airport
    
    The Richmond International Airport had 3.39 inches of precipitation for June which was a -0.54 inch departure.
    The 3.39 inches of precipitation for June was the 56th driest June in the past 127 years. 
    The Richmond International Airport reported the mean temperature for June of 76.6 F.
    Only 12 years have been warmer since 1897. 
    It is also interesting that four of these 12 have occurred since 2008. 
    The Airport had one daily record for the month. 
    On June 18th the minimum temperature was 76F. 
    The previous record high minimum temperature for the date was 74F in 2004 and 1944. 
    Also only five Junes have had a higher monthly minimum temperature than 76 F in the past 117 years. 
    The record high minimum for June is 78 F that occurred in four different years going back to 1897. 
    The highest daily maximum temperature of 97F also occurred on the 18th.
    This made the daily mean for the 18th near a record for June of 86.5F. 
    Only twelve years in the past 117 years have had a hotter day in the month of June. 
    The lowest maximum temperature for June was 78F which occurred on June 1st. 
     In the past 117 years only two days in the month of June have had a HIGHER low maximum temperature for the month.
     They were 81F in 2008 and 80F in June of 2010.  
    
    
    
    
    
    


JULY
    JULY 2014 SUMMARY
    July was the driest July on record at the Glen Allen station. 
    The 1.95 inches monthly precipitation was a departure of -2.42 inches.  
    The mean temperature was -2.6F below average for the past six years but remember,
    three of these years were in the top five of the warmest in recorded history of the Richmond area. 
    July was our driest month since September of 2013 when 1.52 inches was recorded. 
    Only ten months have been drier at this station since records were started in August of 2008. 
    Glen Allen had only 8 days in July with measurable precipitation which sets a new record for July; 
    the previous record was 9 days.
    The maximum precipitation recorded in a day and for 24 hours was 0.73 inches on the 24th.  
    Both were in 2nd place; the record for the day is 0.63 inches in 2012 and the previous 24 hour period record is 0.65 in 2012. 
    Thunder was heard on only 6 days during July, the 2nd least on record for July and no storms had much lightning. 
    Julys mean temperature was 77.7 the second coolest July on record; only 2009 was cooler. 
    The coolest July day (lowest daily mean) was 68.5F which tied the six year lowest on record. 
    The minimum temperature during July was 54F on July 5th which occurred only 3 days 
    after the highest temperature for July on the 2nd of 98F which was the hottest day.
     This was the highest maximum temperature since July 27, 2012 when it was also 98F. 
    The highest dew point was 77.3 F on the 2nd; this maximum dew point for the month is the lowest on record for July in the past 6 years.  
    The total wind run for July was 1995.2 miles which was a new maximum record for July as were the daily average and daily maximum for the month.
    
    Richmond International Airport
    
    The Richmond International Airports greatest one day precipitation amount this month was on the 24th with 1.99 inches 
    which was a record for the 24th; the previous record was 1.60 in 1978.
     The Richmond International Airport reported the following average temperatures and departures from the 30 year average. 
    The average maximum was 89.8F dep. +0.1F. The average minimum was 69.3F with a dep. of +0.4F. 
     The mean temperature was 79.5F with a dep. of +0.2 F. 
    The other three records were: 
    July 2nd that tied the old record high minimum of 76F set in 1922 and 1903. 
    July 3rd that set a new record high minimum of 77F; the old record was 76F set in 1980, 1953, 1903 and 1898.
    July 2nd daily mean average was 87.5F that set a new record high daily mean temperature; 
    the previous record for the 2nd was 87.0 set in 1968.
         Julys mean temperature was 79.5F which made it the 30th warmest July in the past 117 years. 
    The high minimum temperature for July was 77F on the 3rd and 14th.
    Only 13 Julys since 1897 have had a higher minimum temperature. 
    The lowest maximum temperature during July was 81F on the 10th; only 6 years since 1897 have had a higher temperature. 
    The two hottest days in July were the 8th and 14th  both having a daily mean temperature of 88.0F; 
    only 14 years since 1897 have had higher daily mean temperatures in July.
         The 2.63 inches of rainfall made it the 25th driest July in the past 117 years.  
    July had 8 days of measurable rainfall, only 17 Julys in the past 117 years have had fewer days of measurable rainfall. 
    
    


AUGUST
    AUGUST 2014 SUMMARY
    
     Glen Allen 
    The monthly mean temperature for August was 74.9 F, a -2.8 F mean temperature departure based on a six-year average and
     the second lowest on record.
     The 3.65 inches of rain for August was a -1.27 inch departure based on a six-year average and the driest August on record.
     The most intense rainfall occurred on the 12th when 2.54 inches fell with, 1.87 inches in one hour and 0.35 inches in 5 minutes. 
     The 2.54 inches was 70% of the months total and the precipitation on the other 10 days was mostly light.
    	         The maximum temperature for August was only 94F on the 31st.  
    On only 4 days the maximum temperature was greater than or equal to 90 F; this tied for the lowest number on record for August.
      The lowest minimum was 56 F recorded on the 14th and tied for the record. 
    The maximum wind gust was only 19 mph on the 14th and 31st as there were no strong thunderstorms.
           Before drawing too many conclusions between these tables, note Glen Allen has a six-year average and
     the Richmond International Airport uses a 30-year average.
     This summer was cooler than five of the past six years some of which have been record breaking for heat like 2010 and 2011.
    It is interesting that Glen Allen broke 29 daily records for August mainly for low temperatures in the past 6 years but
     the Airport broke no daily records for the past 117 years.
     This indicated this August was cooler than average but not cool enough to break any long-term records.
    
    Richmond International Airport
    The Richmond International Airport (KRIC) had 3.61 inches of rain for August and was the 51st driest August in the past 127 years. 
           The Richmond International Airport had an August mean temperature of 76.4 F and 59 Augusts have been warmer. 
    The Richmond International Airport had no daily records. The lowest maximum temperature for the month was 76 F on the 1st.  
    The August highest maximum was 94 F on the 31st. 
    
    
    
    SUMMER RECORDS-- JUNE, JULY, AUGUST---
    
    
     	 	2014	Summer in West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen, VA  	
    
     
     	6Yr.Ave	2014	2014	6Yr.Ave	2014	2014	6Yr.Ave	2014	2014
    Summer 	Mean	Mean	Temp.	Precip.	Total	Precip.	Rel.Hum.RH	RH
    Season	Temp.	Temp.	Dep. F	Ave.	Precip	Dep. 	Ave.	Ave.	Dep. 
    June	76.42	75.77	-0.66	3.66	2.04	-1.62	69.4	70.9	1.5
    July	80.30	77.71	-2.59	4.37	1.95	-2.42	68.4	68.9	0.5
    Aug.	77.69	74.94	-2.75	4.92	3.65	-1.27	71.5	73.8	2.3
    SUM	234.41	228.4	-6.00	12.95	7.64	-5.31	209.4	213.7	4.3
    AVE.	78.1	76.1	-2.00	4.32	2.55	-1.77	69.8	71.2	1.4
    
    
    
    	2014	Richmond International Airport
    
    
     	30Yr. 	2014	2014	30Yr. 	2014	2014
    	Ave.			Ave.
    Summer 	Mean	Mean	Temp.	Prec.	Total	Prec.
    Season	Temp.	Temp.	Dep.F	Ave.	Prec.	Dep. 
    June	75.3	76.57	1.27	3.93	3.39	-0.54
    July	79.3	79.55	0.25	4.51	2.63	-1.88
    Aug.	77.5	76.37	-1.13	4.66	3.61	-1.05
    SUM	232.1	232.5	0.39	13.1	9.63	-3.47
    AVE.	77.4	77.5	0.13	4.37	3.21	-1.16
    
    
    
SEPTEMBER
    SEPTEMBER 2014 SUMMARY
    
    				September 2014
    				Glen Allen
    
          September started out as the hottest September on record with a 95F maximum and a 76F minimum.
     The 76F minimum is not only a new record high minimum for the date but also the month. 
     The daily mean temperature on the first was 85.5F a new daily high mean not just for the day but also for the month of September. 
     The first day also had the highest dew point and highest heat index of 104.8F ever recorded at this station for September.
     The 2nd day had a record 98F maximum and a minimum of 72F.
     The 98F maximum was new record high maximum temperature for September and also equaled the hottest day of the summer.
          The monthly mean temperature was 71.2F, a +0.2 F departure based on the six year average.
     The lowest minimum was 50F recorded on the 23rd and 27th that was the 3rd highest minimum temperature for Sep. 
    (records since 2008).  
     The average temperature range for the month was 18.0 F the second lowest for September.
     This was at least in part due to the fact September was the 2nd cloudiest September recorded at Glen Allen. 
          This was the third driest September on record at Glen Allen with only 2.33 inches of precipitation
     and the third consecutive month with below average rainfall.
     There were 11 days with measurable precipitation but 7 of these were 0.10 inches or less. 
           There were no strong storms and the lowest barometric pressure was only 29.69 inches on the 21st. 
    Only September 2013 recorded higher minimum pressure for the month. 
    The maximum barometric reading this September was 30.40 inches which ties with 2008 record.  
          The maximum wind gust for the month was only 23 mph from the SSW on the 11th at 0950 
    which was the 2nd least on record at Glen Allen for September.
     
    			Richmond International Airport
    
    The 101F on the 2nd was not only a new daily record but only 2 years 1953 and 1954 have had a higher maximum temperature in September.
    The 101F was also the hottest day of the summer. 
    The 75F minimum on the 1st was not only a new daily record but only 5 Septembers since 1897 have had a higher minimum temperature.
     The daily mean on the 2nd was 87.0F ties with five other Septembers for the warmest day in September since 1897. 
    Also the 74F minimum recorded on the 6th tied the daily record with 1979 and 1910. 
    The mean temperature for the month was 72.7 F which was the 21st warmest September since 1897. 
    The minimum monthly average was 63.5F and only 9 Septembers in the past 117 years have had a higher minimum monthly average. 
    The Airport had an average daily temperature range of 18.3F. 
    Only 25 Septembers in the past 117 years have had a lower daily temperature range. 
            The Airport had only 1.35 inches of precipitation making it the driest September since 2007 when 1.11 inches was recorded.
     Only 22 Septembers have been drier in the past 117 years. 
    
    


OCTOBER
    OCTOBER 2014 SUMMARY
    
    				 Glen Allen
    
             October at Glen Allen was warmer and a bit drier than average when compared to the six year average.
    The monthly mean temperature was 61.0F a +1.6F departure when compared to the six year average and
     0.2F above the previous record set in 2010.  
    October didnt have a killing frost.  The lowest minimum temperature was 36 F on the 27th and
     was only 1F below the record highest minimum temperature for October. 
    The months maximum temperature of 83F  on October 28th was below the six year average of 86F. 
    The 3 F daily temperature range on the 11th tied the record low temperature range for October.  
    The 37F daily temperature range on the 27th tied the record highest temperature range for October.  
    The 3.24 inches of precipitation for October at Glen Allen was only a -0.03 inch departure 
    with 11 days of measurable precipitation. 
    Eleven is the second largest number of measurable precipitation days for October on record and
     yet it was the second clearest October in the past six years. 
    The maximum wind gust was 29 mph on the 7th and 14th which tied for the six year lowest maximum October wind speed.  
    The 21 percent relative humidity recorded on the 26th is the lowest on record for the month of October.
    
    			Richmond International Airport
    
          The Richmond Airport had two daily records this month.  
    The 67F minimum on the 14th was the highest minimum temperature for the date; 
    the previous record was 66F in 1954. 
    The maximum on the 14th was 84F which gave a daily mean temperature of 75.5 which
     tied for the record for the day set in 1970. 
    The average maximum temperature was 73.7F. Only 13 years have had a 
    higher average maximum temperature since 1897.  
    The October mean temperature was 62.3F which was the 14th warmest October since 1897. 
    The highest temperature this month was 85F recorded on October 28th.  
    The lowest minimum temperature was only 38F and only ten years 
    have had a higher minimum temperature since 1897. 
    The lowest daily mean temperature was 53.0F on the 31st.  
    Only 3 years 1984, 1971, 1919 were higher than this in the past 117 years. 
    The Richmond International Airport recorded 2.98 inches of rain for Octobe
    r making it the 65th driest since 1887.  
    The 30 year average for the month is 2.98 inches thus their departure is a negative 0.35 inches.
    
    


NOVEMBER
    NOVEMBER 2014 SUMMARY
    
     Glen Allen November 2014
    
    This November tied for the second coldest on record (records since 2008) as the monthly mean temperature was 
    45.4 F, a -3.5 F mean temperature departure when compared with Glen Allens six year average.
    Precipitation in Nov. occurred on 11 days which was the 2nd greatest on record for November 
    but the total was only 2.96 inches which was a departure of -1.17 inches.
    This was the 6th consecutive month with below average precipitation. 
    The maximum temperature for November was 74F on the 4th and 24th. 
    The lowest minimum was 15 F recorded on the 19th which was the lowest temperature ever recorded in November. 
    The daily mean temperature for the 19th was 27.5F which made it the coldest November day on record at Glen Allen. 
    There were 13 days that the minimum temperature was less than or equal to 32 F which was the 2nd greatest on record. 
    There were also 4 days the minimum was 20F or less.
    The maximum barometer reading for the month was the 2nd highest on record for November at 30.56 inches 
    occurring on the 21st and 22nd.
    The lowest dew point for the month was 5.3 F on the 18th which was the second lowest dew point recorded in November. 
    Glen Allen recorded a new maximum daily wind run for November on the 24th of 209.9 miles the most since Jan. 30, 2013
    when 225.6 miles was recorded.
    The maximum wind gust was 35 mph on the 24th tying the November record and the month also had the highest daily average wind gust.
    A trace of snow occurred on the 13th and 26th.
    
    FALL SEASON RECORDS-- SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER---
    
    2014  AUTUMN   SEASON    SEP,  OCT,  NOV
    
    Fall	Mean	6 -YR	Temp.	Total	6 -YR	Prec.	Total	6 -YR	Snow
    Season	Temp.	 Ave.	Dep.	Prec.	 Ave.	Dep.	Snow	 Ave.	Dep.
    Months	 F	 F 	 F	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches
    SEP.	71.18	70.99	0.20	2.36	3.80	-1.44	0.0	0.0	0.0
    OCT.	60.95	59.31	1.64	3.24	3.27	-0.03	0.0	0.0	0.0
    NOV.	45.43	48.93	-3.49	2.96	4.13	-1.17	T	0.0	T
    SUM	177.57	179.22	-1.65	8.56	11.20	-2.64	T	0.0	T
    AVE.	59.19	59.74	-0.55	2.85	3.73	-0.88	0.0	0.0	0.0
        West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen fall season was -1.7 F cooler than normal based on a 6 yr. average.
        The precipitation deficit for the fall season was -2.64 inches based on a 6 year average.
    
    
     
    Richmond International Airport
    
    November had a total of 11 days with measurable precipitation but 6 of these were less than 0.10 inches.
    The 2.95 inches of precipitation recorded this month was the 55th wettest Nov. of the past 127 years.
    The Airports mean temperature for Nov. was 47.1 F which was the 31st coolest Nov. since 1897. 
    Only 14 years have had a lower November temperature than the 18F recorded on the 19th. 
    The record low for the month of November is 10F in 1930 and 1933. Two daily records were set for Richmond during November.
    The 18F low minimum on the 19th tied the 1936 and 1891 record for the date.
    The 61F high minimum on the 24th tied the 1979 record for the date. 
    The Nov. mean temperature was 48.7F and the records show 66 years that were warmer in the past 117 years.
     
    
    Richmond Airport  2014 AUTUMN   SEASON    SEP,  OCT,  NOV
    
    
    Fall	Mean	30 - YR	Temp.	Total	30 - YR	Prec.	Total	30 - YR	Snow
    Season	Temp.	 Ave.	Dep.	Prec.	 Ave.	Dep.	Snow	 Ave.	Dep.
    Months	 F	 F 	 F	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches	Inches
    SEP.	72.67	70.6	2.1	1.35	4.13	-2.78	0.0	0	0
    OCT.	62.31	59.7	2.6	2.63	2.98	-0.35	0.0	0	0.0
    NOV.	47.05	50.4	-3.4	2.95	3.24	-0.29	Trace	0.2	0.2
    SUM	182.02	180.7	1.3	6.93	10.35	-3.42	T	0.2	0.2
    AVE.	60.7	60.23	0.4	2.31	3.45	-1.14	 	 	 
    
         The Richmond International Airport fall season was 1.3 F warmer than normal based on a 30yr. average.                          
    	The precipitation deficit for the fall season was -3.42 inches based on a 30 year average.
         The two tables are different as Glen Allen has a 6 year average and the Airport has a 30 year average.
    
    




DECEMBER
  • DECEMBER 2014 SUMMARY
    
    			Glen Allen Summary
    December was  a dry and warm month as the monthly mean temperature was 42.2F, a +0.8 F departure and 
    the precipitation had a -1.68 inch departure from the six year Glen Allen average.  
    The warmest December day was 76F a new December record maximum temperature at Glen Allen on December 1st; 
    the previous record was 75F in 2012. 
    The lowest temperature was 22F occurring on the 31st. 
    Only Dec. 2011 had a higher monthly minimum temperature of 25F. 
    This December had the lowest average temperature range of 18.3F of any other Decembers by a small margin.
    The 2F daily range on the on the 22nd tied the record for the month. 
    December had only a trace of frozen precipitation as snow pellets on the 30th. 
    The only other years without measurable snowfall at Glen Allen were in 2011 and 2012.
    The average is 4.2 inches for the 6 year period.
    The precipitation total was 3.07 inches making it the second driest December and 
    the 3rd driest year at Glen Allen with a 41.23 inch total.
    There were 15 days with measurable precipitation which is the most ever recorded at Glen Allen in December but 
    seven of these were less than 0.05 inches.
    There were 8 days of measurable precipitation in the first ten days of the month.  
    Glen Allen also had 7 cloudy days in the first ten days of the month but December was 
    the 3rd clearest on record because of sunny days in the last 2/3 of December.
    The maximum precipitation for the calendar day, for 24 hours, and for a one hour period were all new record low readings. 
    The average barometric pressure for December was the second highest on record in the past six years.
    The wind run for December 7th was a new record for December of 204.7 miles.
    Other than the 209.9 miles set on November 24 it was the windiest day since January 30th, 2013 when 225.6 miles was recorded.
    December had 14 days with a temperature of 32 or less; only 2012 had less with 13.
    
    
    		The Richmond International Airport
    The mean temperature for the Richmond International Airport was 43.9F which made December the 18th warmest in the past 117 years. 
    There were two daily temperature range records set this month. 
    December 22 had only a 4F daily temperature range which tied with 1952 and 1929 for the lowest on record for the date. 
    Only 15 Decembers have had a lower than 4F temperature range in December. 
    December 27th tied with 1954 for the highest temperature range of 35F for the date. 
    The highest temperature for the month was 76F on the 1st and only ten Decembers 
    in the past 117 years have had a higher monthly maximum temperature but the record is 81F in 1998. 
    Richmonds December minimum temperature was 23F on the 31st; only in 2 Decembers (1994, 2011) 
    in the past 117 years has this been higher with 25F. 
    The last two days of the month were the coldest both with a 33.5F daily mean average. 
    Only two Decembers have had a higher mean temperature for the coldest day of the month. 
    December had no measurable snow; the 30-year average snowfall for December is 2.1 inches.  
    The 3.14 inches of precipitation for December was -0.12 inch departure making it the 76th driest December of the past 127 years. 
    The Airport had 13 days with measurable precipitation and of the past 127 years only 14 Decembers have had more days
     with measurable precipitation but 7 of these were less than 0.05 inches.