Glen Allen, VIRGINIA
NOVEMBER 01, 2009 Heavy rainfall
Today 1.88 inches of rain was observed the most rain in one day since the strong thunderstorm of June 3, 2009 when 2.13 inches was recorded.
NOVEMBER 04, 2009 Cold Fall Morning with a Light Frost
The minimum temperature last night was 34.8 °F the lowest minimum temperature since April 8, 2009 when the minimum temperature was 34.0 °F
NOVEMBER 07, 2009 Cold Fall Morning with a Moderate Frost
The minimum temperature last night was 32.9 °F the lowest minimum temperature since March 25, 2009 when the minimum temperature was 31 °F.
NOVEMBER 09, 2009 Strong High Pressure
Today's barometer 30.40 inches occurring at 7:29 hours was the highest since May 20, 2009.
NOVEMBER 11, 2009 Heavy rainfall
Today 2.03 inches of rain was recorded the most rain in one day since the strong thunderstorm of June 3, 2009 when 2.13 inches was recorded.
The two day rain fall total was 2.41 inches with much additional rainfall in the forecast.
NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Heavy rainfall
Today 3.01 inches of rain occurred which is the greatest calendar day precipitation at Glen Allen - Springfield Park on record at this station.
This also makes a three day total of 5.42 inches.
Also the high wind gust today was 35 mph at 14:38 hours.
The Richmond International Airport posted 3.51 inches which was a new record for the date.
This also set a record for the most precipitation to fall in ANY November day in the past 112 years.
The old record was 3.33 inches on the third of November in 1947.
NOVEMBER 13, 2009 Heavy rainfall
The total precipitation today is 0.24 inches & for the month of Nov. 7.54 inches.
The four day total is now 5.66 inches.
The high wind gust today was 35 mph at 0:34 hours.
It was also interesting that my 4 inch diameter clear gauge gave a 4 day total of 5.45 inches and
the 8 inch diameter weather service gauge gave a total of 5.66 inches.
NOVEMBER 28, 2009 Cold Fall Morning with a Very Light Frost
Cold start for today with a minimum temperature of 32.8.
The minimum was 0.1 °F lower than on 11/07/09 thus was the coldest morning since 3/25/09 when the minimum was 31 °F.
WED, NOV 11, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established today when 2.71" of rain fell in the West Cradock section (SE corner) Portsmouth.
The previous record was 1.93" set in 1984.
RAINFALL 9:00PM EST 11/10/09 TO 9AM EST 11/12/09: 5.03 inches
Wind Gust Maximum: 55mph at 7:45 AM EST 11/12/09
NEW RECORDS AND STORM UPDATE 11/12/09 11:50 PM EST:
THU, NOV 12, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
A NEW STATION DAILY WIND GUST record was set today with a gust of 57 mph here in West Cradock (SE corner) Portsmouth at 10:23 PM EST. The previous record of 52 mph was set in 1995.
A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established today when 5.31" of rain fell in the West Cradock section (SE corner) Portsmouth. The previous record was 2.34" set in 2006.
11:50 PM EST: STORM UPDATE - Total rain since 9PM 11/10/09 8.13" with a Maximum Wind Gust of 57 mph from 360° at 10:23 PM EST 11/12/09.
Actually, I believe KORF had 74 from the reports I heard.
Lost the vinyl faceboards on my upper deck front panel (about 12’ square area)… flag pole torn from its mooring … found pole, flag, and metal holder with screws about 10’ away!
Lots of rain blown up under shingles; thus some leaks.
Neighbor 4 houses to the east lost an oak tree, not so much from wind, but from saturated front lawn.
Rain was spread out, thank goodness, with an average hourly amount (for many hours!!) of .15-.20 inches per hour.
No downpours, just periodic moderate to heavy rains.
Lots of nearby flooding.
Center I manage just got power back 7AM this morning. Out THU at 7PM. Vantage Pro there went straight line as battery back-ups just didn’t last.
Couldn’t get there from home until yesterday afternoon. Wedding there this afternoon!!
Thank goodness power came back on for them.
A rarity here! Didn’t lose power here.
After Isabel had no power for 3 days and all other services not back after 13 days!!
SAT, NOV 14, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 11:59 PM EST
Total rain 11/10/09 to 11/14/09 9.05 inches PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
Rainfall by dates:
11 2.71” RECORD
12 5.31” RECORD
Maximum Wind Gust of 57mph [ RECORD ] from 360° at 10:23 PM EST 11/12/09
The building I manage in Ghent in Norfolk has a Davis Vantage Pro cabled and the sideways rain
apparently inundated the shed and soaked the sensor motherboard.
Last wind gust there was 61mph before sensors went straight-line suggesting that the motherboard
shorted or ruined; but the console working ok. Checked it all out and wiring still in tact to the MB.
So will wait and see if it dries out; otherwise, replacement time.
One of the very early 2002 type units unlike the one I have at home which has the MB enclosed
and watertight and separate from the sensors. Older unit has MB built into thermal shed.
Everyone here drained by this prolonged storm.
Even with Hurricane Isabel, here one day, gone the next, skies cleared.
But the sun is shining this AM and we just move on down the road of life.
Just happy the 50 old oak 10 foot from my den didn’t come crashing down.
Root system very sturdy and only one limb came down on the outside deck.