Memorable summer

By: jmrp46, 11:13 AM GMT on August 19, 2013

An overall more-than-adequately moist spring, with mild temperatures, in June turned to VERY wet--2x or 3x normal rainfall for the month. The wet spell broke in early July.

Aside from a hotter than average week in early July, the summer to date has been COOL (particularly in contrast to summer 2012), with temps at or below normal, with a few nights even dropping below 10C.

Long period of extreme cloudiness

By: jmrp46, 10:51 PM GMT on January 20, 2013

Looks like a many-weeks-long period of extreme cloudiness (with not much rain) has finally cleared out. Could it have been some sort of record? Kinda like living in Ohio near the Lake.


Superstorm Sandy

By: jmrp46, 8:53 PM GMT on October 30, 2012

The very destructive "hybrid" "Frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy passed north of our area last night and today. It was only a Category One storm but combined with a cold frontal low to deliver a destructive storm surge, high winds and flooding rains over much of the coastal mid-Atlantic and Northeast.There was little damage at our location (south of the brunt of the storm) from the only-moderate-strength local winds and perhaps 7 cm of rain that fell. There were electri...


Updated: 8:59 PM GMT on October 30, 2012

Blasting heatwave

By: jmrp46, 1:36 AM GMT on July 08, 2012

The vicious record-breaking Midwest heat wave has extended into Virginia--we've suffered many days recently with highs hitting 38C or more measured temperature, and heat indices as high as 48C.

June 30 Derecho

By: jmrp46, 12:53 PM GMT on July 02, 2012

Late evening June 30 a very violent storm ("derecho") passed through Virginia. Local effects were relatively minor--16 hour electrical outage, roads blocked overnight by fallen trees, some very large trees uprooted, others snapped in half. At the arrival of this storm the wind blew very forcefully for some minutes, seemingly without gusting. After that arrival event, the storm changed to a quality similar to a routine thunderstorm.

Violent Storm

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