WEST HENRICO CO. - Springfield Park, VA
Latitude: North 37.65537
Longitude: West 77.56873
Elevation: 273 feet
County: Henrico
Observational records were started August 1, 2008. Station moved from Barcroft Hills on June 10, 2008. The new location is approximately 1,200 feet southwest of the Springfield Park Elem. School and 103 miles south of the earlier location.

Location Limitations

Visibility Because the surrounding houses and the flat terrain the maximum distance one can see is approximately three-tens of one mile. This doesn't allow one to report fog visibility unless it is very dense.

QuadMap of Glen Allen Weather Station

Temperature- The weather station gets direct daily sunlight most of the day except for evening in summer when the sunsets to the north of west. The only deciduous trees are located about 100 feet to the northwest of the station and provide little late afternoon summer shade. The station is located on a flat area a very small slope to the southeast with a few degrees of slope. The instruments are housed in an instrument shelter and the thermometer sensor and relative humidity sensors are aspirated. On a hot calm sunny day an aspirated thermometer will read at least one degree lower than sounding stations that are not aspirated.

Wind - The weather station elevation is 273 ft. above sea level and is open to directions except the Northwest. Thus, wind speeds from most directions are accurately recorded. Deciduous trees to the NW of the anemometer decreases NW winds slightly even though they are located about 100 feet away from the anemometer. In winter even when the trees are bare of foliage probaly has little or no noticable affect on the winds speed. The anemometer is about 34 or 35 feet above the ground and no obstructions to the SE,E, NE and N. Winds from the south annd Southwest must pass across the roof but the anemomter is a little more than 4 feet above the roof.

Information on the Glen Allen Observer
Observer has had 64 years experience observing weather as of April 2020.

Observation Sites

1. Rockingham County, Virginia- 10 Years of observations by Lowell Koontz from 1958 to 1968 - 37 years of observations by Marye Koontz from 1969-2000 in Rockingham County, VA

2. Farifax County, Virginia- 29 Years of observations from 1979-2008 at 6327 Phyllis Lane, Alexandria, VA and 6515 Oakwood Drive, Falls Church,VA

3. Henrico County, Virginia- 12 Years of observations from 2008-2020 at Springfield Park in Henrico County, VA

Link to 64 Years of Weather Observing & 51 years of records.