September 6, 2011 Rainfall from Lee
A cold front will become stationary near the Atlantic coastline today as deep moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continue to push up the eastern seaboard.
A prolonged period of rain will linger through much of the work week as Lee becomes an upper low stationed over the Ohio Valley.
The total rainfall today was 1.48 inches.
The cold front passed today around 0120 and the high temperature today was at midnight and was 76.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
This was the high temperature for the 24-hour period and was the coolest day since May 20, 2011 when it was also 76°.
September 7, 2011 Another Wet Day
Yesterday the cold front moved almost to the Virginia North Carolina border and it is coming back as a warm front.
The warm front is almost lined up parallel and a little west of I-95 now. We had a thunderstorm that started around 0330 that gave 0.86 inches rainfall this morning.
There was another thunderstorm around seven o'clock and followed by another around 1030. Currently at 1155 total rainfall for today is 1.88 inches.
The storm total since the storm started on September 5th is 3.39 inches.
This is already more rainfall than the 3.38 inches that we got from Hurricane Irene on August 27th and 28th. The total rainfall my midnight was 2.27 inches.
September 8, 2011 Another Wet Day
We had a thunderstorm that started around 1840 and the rain ended at 2140 that gave an added 0.92 inches rain for today.
The storm total since the storm started on September 5th is now 4.70 inches.
Hurricane Irene on August 27th and 28th gave 3.83 inches.
The total rainfall since August 27th gave West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen VA. 8.53 inches from Irene and remnants of Lee.
September 15, 2011 Strong Cold Front
The cold front passed the West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen station around 1500.
The cold front gave only two periods of sprinkles one hardly discernible around 1530 and another heavier sprinkle from 2100 to 2110.
The high wind gust today was 33 mph at 19:10 hours.
September 16, 2011 Large Temperature Change
A great temperature decrease of -19.3 °F since yesterday at 0700.
The minimum temperature last night was 46.5 °F the lowest minimum temperature since May 7, 2011 when the minimum temperature was 46 °F.
It has been 8 days since the last measurable precip. occurred in Glen Allen.
Today's barometer reading of 30.31 inches at 6:59 hours is the highest since April 15, 2011 when it was 30.45 inches.
September 17, 2011 Very Cool Day for September
At the Richmond International Airport the maximum temperature was 61 °F which was the LOWEST maximum temperature on record for the date.
The previous record was 62 in 1924 a 114 year record.
At Portsmouth, VA. the high temperature was 64 °F at 1:41 PM and established a new station LOW maximum temperature record for the date.
The previous record was 67° set in 1984. [ September database to 1976 ]
The maximum temperature at the West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen station was 62.7 was the coolest for any day in September except one day.
On September 25, 2008 the high temperature was only 61 °F which is the record LOW maximum temperature for the month of September. [ September database to 2008 ]
September 23, 2011 Another Wet Day
The total rainfall today was 1.31 inches & for Sep. 6.27 inches.
This makes 12.92 inches of precipitation in August and September.
This is the most precipitation in two consecutive months since November and December of 2009 when 19.18 inches was recorded.