JUNE 03, 2009 Severe electrical thunderstorm- Glen Allen
The max wind gust was 28 mph at 1839 hours.
Time the rain started today was at 1825 hours.
The rain ended today at 2130 hours but was very light (sprinkles) after 1930 with only 0.01 inches after 1930.
Total precipitation today was 2.13 inches observation from an 8 inch Weather Service gauge.
The 4 inch plastic gauge read only 1.98 inches. (Hail bounced out of this gauge)
The tripping bucket gauge was wrong due to lightning damage to the Davis transmitter.
Maximum one hour rainfall intensity was 2.12 inches between 1835 - 1930 hours.
Maximum five minute intensity was 0.48 inches ending at 1930 hours.
The maximum rainfall intensity today occurred at 1921 hours.
Most hail was dime to penny size and the largest near nickel size and fell in about two to three minute period around 1850 +/- 5 minutes
We have underground power lines and twice during the storm one of the four new arc electrical switches in the electrical box was tripped.
Two fire trucks were at the north end of the court where lightning hit in the back yard and ran in on the irrigation system and melted the control box to the wall.
Two other trees were reported to have been hit in the neighborhood and fell on a fence damaging it.
Also two large tree limbs fell on one neighbor's car near the end of the court and some hail damage to plants in family gardens.
JUNE 20, 2009 Hot Day - Glen Allen
Today was the warmest day since April 26, 2009 when it was also 93 °F.
PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA NWS STORM SPOTTER ID VPOR002
WED JUNE 3, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
The high temperature today in West Cradock, Portsmouth of 93° at 3:40 PM EDT TIED THE STATION MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date.
The previous record of was set in 1998. [The area record temperature for the date is 99° set in Norfolk in 1895.]
FRI, JUN 5, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
A NEW STATION DAILY RAINFALL RECORD was established today when 3.17" of rain fell in the West Cradock section (SE corner) Portsmouth. The previous record was 2.79" set in 1985.
Rainfall past 5 days-PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
6th (thru 1130Z) 0.01
SAT, JUN 20, 2009 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
The high temperature today in West Cradock, Portsmouth of 94° at 2:04 PM TIED THE STATION MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD for the date.
The previous record of was set in 1993.
[The area record temperature for the date is 99° set in Norfolk in 1881.]