2019 Text Summaries And Records By Month
Narrative Summaries for Other Years


THE YEAR 2019
    JANUARY 2019 SUMMARY
    
     					 
    				January 2019 Springfield Park, Glen Allen, Virginia
    
    
    January had only some minor extremes and a balance of these gave a near average month. 
    The departures are small for the month. January was the fourth cloudiest month recorded at this station in the past ten years.  
    January had 11 days with measurable precipitation which was a 1.7 day departure and had the 5th lowest precipitation amount in the past 10 years. 
    The average relative humidity for January was 72 percent, the highest departure for January, 
    at +6.7 percent for the month which was related to the higher than average cloud cover.
    The average minimum temperature was 29.0F a 1.9F departure for January. The highest minimum was 43.6F a -3.0 departure. 
    The highest maximum of 68.0 on the 1st was exactly average for January. 
    The average ground temperature at one foot for January was 43.6F a departure of 1.8F for the month.  
    Januarys monthly mean temp. was 38.4F, a +1.3F departure. 
    There were 2 days that the maximum temperature was 32F or less and 20 days the minimum temperature was below freezing during the month;
    the average is 21.4F or a -1.4 day departure.   
    The minimum of 10.7F on the 22nd was the lowest minimum for the month a 3.2F departure. 
    The 33.9F temperature range on the 20th was the largest temperature range for January and the 3.3F was the least on the 13th.  
    The highest barometric pressure was 30.77 inches on January 22nd which was the second highest pressure ever recorded at this station for January.
    The highest since February 13, 2018 when the pressure was 30.81 inches.
    The lowest barometer was 29.29 on the 20th which tied for the 3rd lowest in January in the past ten years.  
    The Springfield Park station broke 20 ten-year daily records which was also near average for January.
    The precipitation for January was 2.94 inches, a departure of -0.40 inches and the 5th driest January. 
    The month had 11 days with measurable precipitation which is near average for January.
    The snowfall for January was 3.0 inches which was a -2.5 inch departure. 
    The maximum wind for the month was 32 mph on the 31st which was a -3.4 mph departure.
    
    					    The Richmond International Airport
    
    The Airport had no new daily records for January an indication of no real extreme weather. 
    The 13F temperature on January 31st was the lowest temperature for January and the 68F on the 1st was the highest for January. 
    The 4F temperature range on the 13th was the lowest for the month; only 24 January months have had less. 
    The 34F range on the 20th & 23rd was the highest temp. range. 
    The mean temperature was 39.1F with a departure of 1.2F making it the 47th warmest mean in 122 years.
    The average minimum temperature was 29.9F which was a 1.6F departure. 
    The average maximum temp. was 48.3 a departure of 0.9F. 
    The maximum temperature was below freezing on only two days. The minimum temp. was below freezing on 19 days. 
    The 2.62 inches of precipitation was a departure of -0.42 inches making it the 51st driest January since 1887. 
    The 1.5 inches of snow was a -2.4F departure and the Airport had 11 days with measurable precipitation.
    
           
    


FEBRUARY
    FEBRUARY 2019 SUMMARY
    
      				   	February 2019 Springfield Park, Glen Allen, Virginia 
    
    Februarys mean temperature was 43.7F, a +2.4F departure. 
    The warmest day was on the 6th as the daily mean was 60.3F.  
    There were only 12 days below freezing a departure of -5.9 days; the average is 17.9 days. 
    The 3rd to 8th and 13th to 16th were warm then near average temperatures from the 16th to the 28th.  
    The 5.42 inches of precipitation makes this February the wettest on record with a departure of 2.71 inches. 
    The maximum 24-hour precipitation amount of 1.58 inches was the 2nd highest recorded for February. 
    February had 13 days with measurable precipitation which tied for 2nd place. 
    This month was also the 2nd cloudiest February on record; the record was set just last year. 
    The average relative humidity was 71.2% the 2nd highest for February. 
    The average temperature range was 20.2F which was only 1.3F from being the lowest on record for February.
    The maximum wind gust during February was only 28 mph 
    which was a new low reading for the month that occurred on February 13th, 24th, 25th. 
    The average high wind for the day was 16.1 mph which was also a new low for February. 
    The wind run for the month was 1848 miles the 4th lowest for February. 
    The highest barometer recorded for the month was 30.76 inches, on the 9th which was the 3rd highest for Feb.  
    The lowest was 29.54 inches on the 24th and was the 2nd highest minimum barometric pressure on record for February. 
    Glen Allen had only 1.4 inches of snow in February a -2.8 inch departure.
     
     
          				Springfield Park Winter Season December, January, February 2018-19
    Winter Season December, January, February 2019-2019 Glen Allen had 12.87 inches of precipitation the 3rd wettest winter in the past 10 winters, a surplus of 3.16 inches. This was the wettest winter since 2015-16 when 14.53 inches of precipitation was recorded. Average is 9.71 inches. Temperature wise this winter was 1F warmer than average. The warmest winter was 44.2F in 2016-17 and the coldest winter was 2009-10 when the average temperature was 35.9F. Richmond International Airport The Richmond Airport had 1 daily record for February. The lowest daily temperature range on the 23rd was 3F; the previous record was 4F in 1920, 1969, 1994. Since 1897 only 5 times has the temperature range been less than 3F in February. The Airports average maximum temperature of 54.2F was a 2.9F departure. The maximum temperature this month was 75F on the 5th. The minimum temperature this month was 18F on the 2nd. The average minimum temperature of 34.2F was a departure of 3.7F. Februarys mean temperature was 44.2F a departure of 3.3F. Only 13 times since 1897 has February been warmer and 20 times since 1880. The total precipitation for February was 3.69 inches making it the 43rd wettest February since 1887 with a 0.93 inch departure. February had a negative 3.3 inch snowfall departure. Richmond Winter Season Dec, Jan, Feb 2018-19
    Winter Season Dec, Jan, Feb 2017-18 Richmond had its 57rd warmest winter since 1880 and the 60th wettest winter in the past 146 winters. The Airport had 9.76 inches of precipitation this winter which was a 0.70 inch surplus for the winter season making this the wettest winter since 2015-16 when 13.59 inches of precipitation was recorded. It is interesting how much less precipitation the Airport received than Springfield Park Station with 12.87 inches.


MARCH
    MARCH 2019 SUMMARY
    
    					 Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    
    
    March was a little colder than average with near average precipitation. 
    The mean temperature for March was 46.7F which was a departure of -1.5F.   
    March had two cool periods (4th-10th & 17th-23rd) and two warm periods (13th -16th & 23rd-31st). 
    Springfield Park had 14 days that the minimum temperature was =32F. 
    The average is 11.4 days. The 78.0F on the 29th was the maximum for March. 
    The minimum temperature was 21.4F on the 7th. 
    This is the first March since 2014 that the maximum temperature never reached 80F.  
    March had only 6 days that the high temperature was =70F and the average is 7 days. 
    The maximum temperature range for March was 40.7F on the 24th which was the 2nd highest range on record for March. 
    The average ground temperature at one foot for the month was 48.1F which was a -0.2 departure. 
    The average relative humidity was 65.7% which was a +2.0% departure for March.
    The 3.54 inches of precipitation for March was a -0.02 inches departure on the 10-year average and the 6th wettest on record.  
    The most precipitation in a one day was 1.84 inches on the 21th which was a new record for March. 
    There were 13 days with measurable precipitation which was the 2nd greatest for March at Springfield Park.  
    The maximum wind gust during March was 36 mph which occurred on the 15th at 1159 hours from the SSE, 
    which ties for the 2nd lowest on record for March. 
    On March 15th a wind run of 214.1 miles was recorded the 3rd highest on record. 
    This was the highest reading since March 2, 2018 when 237.2 miles was recorded.
    The highest barometer was 30.51 inches on the 27th which is the 4th highest March barometric pressure for Glen Allen. 
    The lowest reading was only 29.62 inches on the 22nd which was the highest minimum reading for Springfield Park on record. 
    (Records for 10 years) 
    There wasnt even a trace of snow in March which was the first time on record for this station.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    					Richmond International Airport 
    
    The average maximum temperature was 58F which was -2.0F lower than average. 
    The average minimum was 36.2F which was -0.8F lower than average. The mean temperature for March was 47.2F 
    which was -1.4F below the thirty-year mean temperature. 
    This was the 50th coldest March on record since 1897. March had only 6 days that the high temperature was greater than or equal to 70F. 
    The highest temperature was 77 F on the 14th, 29th, 30th and the lowest temperature of 21 was on the 7th.  
    This March had 12 days that the minimum temperature was =32F. 
    The total precipitation for March was 3.86 inches which is a departure of -0.18 inches making it the 49th wettest March since 1887. 
    March had 13 days with measurable precipitation and was the wettest since 2013 when 5.57 inches was recorded.    
    The Richmond International Airport had one daily record this March. 
    The 63F minimum temperature on 15th was a new high minimum record for the date in March; the previous record was 60F in 1913 and 1946. 
    Only 9 times since 1897 has March had such a warm night; the record high minimum for the month of March is 68F in 1913. 
    The highest daily temperature range for March was 43F on the 24th which was the greatest recorded in March since 1994 when another 43F range occurred. 
    Only 8 years has March seen a higher daily temperature range since 1897.
    There wasnt even a trace of snow in March which was the first time since 2007.
    
    
    
    


APRIL
    APRIL 2019 SUMMARY
    
      					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    It was surprising that April was the second warmest on record with a mean temperature of 61.6F a 2.5F departure from the April mean. 
    The warmest April was 2017 with a mean temperature of 64.6F. 
    The average maximum of 73.2F was the 3rd highest for April and the average minimum temperature of 49.9F was the second highest for April. 
    The maximum temperature of 45.6F on the 2nd was the lowest maximum temperature on record for April at the Springfield Park station.
    April was the second wettest at Glen Allen with a total of 3.63 inches, a departure of only 0.33 inches based on the average of the past 10-years. 
    Measurable precipitation occurred on 12 days. 1.73 inches of precipitation fell on the 4 Fridays of the month or 48% of Aprils total. 
    The cloud cover was above average and tied for the cloudiest April. 
    The average relative humidity was 70.1% and was 6.6% above the average making it the highest average relative humid on record for April. 
    The temperature range for April was 23.4F. 
    The maximum range of 41F on April 3rd that was also the second highest range on record for April at the Springfield Park station. 
    The minimum range of 6.9F on April 13th was near the record low of 5F recorded in 2018.
    The lowest minimum temperature was 26.5F recorded on the 1st.  Freezing temperatures were recorded on the first 3 days of the month. 
    The 26.5F reading was the third lowest temperature ever record at the Springfield Station in April. 
    The maximum wind gust was 35 mph from the south that occurred on April 15th at 1:55 AM during a thunderstorm. 
    
    					Richmond International Airport
    April was the fourth warmest April since 1880 with a mean temperature of 62.2F and was a departure of 4.0F above the average. 
    The previous 3 records were 64.22 in 2017, 63.15 recorded in 1994 and 62.23F in 2010. Note the years are all rather recent. 
    The average maxmum temperature of 73.6F was a departure of 3.3F. 
    The average minimum temperature of 50.8F was the second highest since 1880 with a departure of 4.7F. 
    The record high minimum average for April is 53.2F set in 2017. 
    
    The Airport had 3 daily records or ties for April.
    April 2nd tied the low maximum of 46F on the 2nd with 1907.
    April 5th tied the record low temperature range of 7F with 1993.
    April 19th the new record high minimum was 65F; the previous record was 63 in 2013, 1985.
    The April precipitation total was 3.08 inches, a departure of -0.19 inches. This was still the 62nd wettest April since 1887.
       
    The greatest daily precipitation was 0.83 inches on the 26th.
    The Airport reported no snow in April. The last measurable snow for Richmond in April was one inch on April 7, 2007. 
    The latest measurable snow for Richmond is 0.2 inches recorded on April 21, 1953. 
    The 2.5 inches of snow in the Richmond records on April 28, 1898 is wrong as the snow melted as it fell. 
    The melted precipitation was 0.25 inches and using the 10 to 1 ratio of snow to liquid they recorded 2.5 inches; it should have been recorded as a trace of snow. 
    It is the latest known trace of snow recorded in Richmond.
    
    
    
    					
       
    


MAY
    MAY 2019 SUMMARY
    
    					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    Glen Allen Springfield Park, Virginia May 2019
    
    Mays mean temperature was 72.6F a +4.0F departure and the 2nd warmest May on record for Glen Allen; 2018 was the warmest. 
    It was the first time Springfield Park had seven 90F days in May; the previous 10-year record was only four. 
    The average maximum was 83.5F a +4.5F departure and the average minimum was 61.7F a +3.4F departure. 
    The maximum temperature for May was 94.2F on the 29th which tied for the highest temperature recorded at this station in May. 
    The months lowest minimum was 41.8F on the 15th. 
    Note that on the graph for the month both the maximum and minimum were above the average for 
    most days of May and the 13th-16th were the only really cool days. 
    May was not only warm but humid on many days. 
    The average relative humidity was 74.6 percent which tied for the third highest for May. 
    The average ground temp. at 1 ft. was 69.9F the highest on record for May.
    May, with 3.77 inches of precipitation, was the 4th driest May on record and had much less than the Airport 
    with 5.83 inches giving them a 2.05 inch surplus.  
    The 1.31 inches of rain on the 31st at Springfield Park was 53% of our total May precipitation.  
    The total wind run of 2198.1 miles which was the second greatest for May. 
    The average daily wind run was 70.9 miles which was also the second greatest on record for May. 
    The maximum wind for the month was only 24 mph on the 23rd and only May 2015 had a lower maximum wind for May. 
    May had only 4 days with thunder which tied for the second least on record for May. 
    May was the third clearest on record with only 10 days with measurable rainfall. 
     	  
    
    

    Springfield Park Spring Season March, April, May, 2019
    Spring Season March, April, May, 2019

    Richmond International Airport May was the 3rd warmest since 1880 and the warmest was 2018. The mean temperature for May was 72.7F a +6.3F departure which made it the 3rd warmest May on record since 1880. Since 1880 the warmest May mean temperature was 73.4F in 2018 and the second warmest was 73.1F in May 2004. The average maximum for May was 83.5F a +5.6F departure and the 4th warmest since 1897. The average minimum was 61.9F a +6.9F departure and the 3rd warmest on record since 1897. The maximum temperature for May was 95F on the 29th. Only 6 Mays have had a higher May temperature since 1897. The lowest recorded temperature in May was 44F recorded on the 15th. The average temperature range for May was 21.6F which was the 35th lowest temperature range for the month. The highest temperature range during May was 29F on May 15th and May 23rd. Only the year 2011 equaled this low temperature range. The 83.0F daily mean temperature on the 29th was the 4th highest on record for May The Richmond International Airport had 5.83 inches of rain which actually made this May the 15th wettest since 1887. Thunderstorms cause great variability in precipitation amounts. The 1.77 inches of rain that fell on the 31st was the 15th greatest daily rain in May since 1887. The Richmond International Airport had 6 daily records that either tied or were broken. Record High Minimums May 04th 68F new record - the old record 66F in 1942 May 26th 70F tied the record set in 2006, 2011. May 29th 71F new record - the old record 70F in 1908, 1959, 2012, Record High Means May 04th 77.5F new record - the old record 76.5F in 1942, 1958 May 26th 81.5F tied the record set in 2011. May 29th 83.0F new record - the old record 82.5F in 1991

    Richmond Spring Season March, April, May, 2019
    Spring Season March, April, May, 2019



JUNE
    JUNE 2019 SUMMARY
    
     						Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    June had a great dichotomy in precipitation. 
    Between June 5th and June 13th Springfield Park had 8.04 inches of precipitation or 95% of the months rainfall. 
    On the 7th and 8th Springfield Park had 4.32 inches in 24 hours. 
    This was the second greatest on record in the past ten years. 
    The record is 6.10 inches in 24 hours on May 17th and 18th 2018. 
    Junes precipitation departure was 3.86 inches. 
    It seems incredible that lawns and garden were suffering my the months end from drought conditions. 
    But this period of access was followed by 17 day with only 0.04 inches of additional rainfall. 
    Also, the deficit period had 9 days with temperatures = 90F.  
    Thunder was heard on only 3 days during June which tied for the least on record for June and 
    none of the 3 thunderstorms were severe. 
    The 3.81 inches on the 7th was the greatest rainfall on record for a calendar day in June. 
     The 8.44 inches total for the month was also the greatest total on record for June. 
    The 2.40 inches in one hour on the 7th was the second greatest hourly maximum rainfall for Springfield Park
     for June and the third greatest for all months. 
    June had 3 days with an inch or more rain for the day only June 2015 had more with 4 days.
    The mean temperature for June was 75.2F with a - 0.9F departure which was the third coolest June on record. 
    The highest temperature for the month was 95.7F on the 29th. 
    There were 8 days the minimum temperature was = 70F and the average is 9 days. 
    The maximum average temperature for June was 85.4F a -0.9F departure.
    The average minimum temperature for June was 65.0F a -0.7F departure. 
    The lowest temperature was 49.4F on the 4th which is the lowest on record for this station.  
    Springfield Park had 25 new daily records for the 10 years of records. 
    The highest daily temperature range in June was 32F which tied for second place for June.  
    June was a windy month with a total wind run of 2018.1 miles for the month a new record. 
    The average wind run for the day, the maximum wind run for the day, 
    and the highest minimum wind run for the day were all new records. 
    The relative humidity average for June was 74.1% which was the 4th highest in the past 10 Junes.
    The maximum wind for June at this station was 31 mph on the 5th at 1602 preceding a thunderstorm and 
    tied for third lowest maximum wind speed for June as there wasnt any strong thunderstorms
    
    
    						Richmond International Airport 
    The Richmond International Airport had 5.14 inches of precipitation for June which was a +1.21-inch departure, 
    making it the 42nd wettest June on record since 1897.  
    There were only 11 days with precipitation and 2 days had more than one inch of rain on the 7th and 10th.  
    The most rain in a day was 1.69 inches on June 7th.
            The Airports maximum temperature average for June was 85.9F a -0.2F departure. 
    The Airports highest maximum temperature for June was 97F on the 29th and lowest maximum temperature 
    for June was 75F on the 7th. 
    The Airport had 9 days the maximum temperature was = 90F.  
    The Airports minimum temperature average for June was 65.8F a +1.3F. 
    The Airports lowest minimum temperature for June was 52F on the 4th and highest minimum temperature 
    for June was 75F on the 25th. 
     The Airport had 10 days the minimum temperature was = 70F.
    The Airports mean temperature for June of 75.8F was a +0.5F departure and the 27th warmest since 1897.  
    The daily high mean temperature (hottest day) for June was 84.0F on the 30th.  
    The daily lowest mean temperature (coolest day) for June was 65.5F on the 4th.  
    The max temperature range for June was 28F on the 15th, 24th and 29th only 11 years have had a lower 
    monthly maximum temperature range for June. 
    The average daily temperature range was 20.1 F, a -1.3F departure and the lowest temperature range was 6F on June 4th.
    The Airport did not set any new daily records in June.
    
    
    


JULY
    JULY 2019 SUMMARY
     
    					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, Virginia
    
    
    July was the 3rd hottest, 3rd lowest precipitation and the 3rd clearest skies of the past 11 years.
    The mean temperature of 81.8F which was 1.9F departure from the 11-year average and 
    the 3rd hottest July on record. 
    The highest mean temperature for July was 82.7F in 2012. 
    This July had 24 days with temperatures of =90F which was a new record number of days for July; 
    the July average is 16.7 days. 
    Springfield Park had 13 consecutive days of =90F from July 10th to July 22nd. 
    The max. temperature was 102.3F on the 21st and the 3rd highest on record for July. 
    The average maximum temperature for July is 98.7F at Springfield Park. 
    The lowest minimum temperature was 62.5F on the 25th which was the 3rd highest on record for July. 
    The high temperature range for July was 29.9F on the 2nd and 
    the lowest monthly daily temperature range was 13F on the 23rd. 
    The average temperature range for July was 22.0F which was the 3rd highest in the past 11 years. 
    The higher temperature range was caused by the drier conditions and lower relative humidity at Springfield Park. 
    The Richmond International Airport had 3.54 inches more rain than Springfield Park. 
    The drier conditions at Springfield Park resulted in higher daytime temperatures than at the Airport.
    Springfield Park had only 2.68 inches of precipitation a departure of -1.71 inches and 
    the Richmond International Airport had 6.22 inches a departure of +1.71 inches. (Unusual coincidence) 
    Rainfall from thunderstorms was quite variable for July over the area.   
    Springfields 2.68 inches monthly precipitation was the 3rd driest for July in the past 11 years 
    with only 8 days of measurable precipitation. 
    The maximum precipitation recorded in a calendar day was 1.05 inches which was the 3rd lowest on record. 
    Twenty of the July mornings were clear which tied with 2011 for the 11-year record for July.
    The highest wind gust was 30 mph from the NNW on the 11th at 1900 hours the 4th highest on record for July. 
    The average relative humidity of 72.4 percent was 4.4% lower than 2018. 
    The highest barometer of 30.31 inches on the 27th tied for the 3rd highest on record for July.  
    
    
    					    Richmond International Airport
    
    The Richmond International Airports average mean temperature was 81.5F which was a departure of 2.2F and 
    was the 6th warmest since 1897 and the 7th warmest since 1880.  
    The average maximum temperature was 92.3F, a 2.6F departure and is the 7th warmest since 1897.  
    The average minimum was 70.8F which was a 1.9F departure and is the 15th warmest since 1897. 
    July had 22 days with temperatures of =90F. The Airport had 12 consecutive days of =90F from the 11th to the 22nd.  
    July also had 20 nights the low temperature was 70F or higher; the average is 14.4 for the 123-year period. 
    The maximum daily temperature range for the month was 29F on the 2nd and the minimum range was 10F on the 23rd. 
    The highest monthly temperature was 100F on the 21st. 
    The lowest maximum temperature was only 76F on July 23rd which was a record low maximum temperature for the date.  
    The Airport had 6.22 inches of precipitation which was a departure of +1.71 inches and made July the 36 wettest July since 1887. 
    The Airport had 11 days of measurable precipitation. 
             
    	       The Richmond International Airport had 2 daily records set in July.
    July 4th the 2.05 inches of rain set a new daily record; the previous record was 1.57 inches  in 1981.
    July 23rd the record low maximum temperature of 76F for the date: the previous record was 77F in 1973 and 1947
    
    


AUGUST
    AUGUST 2019 SUMMARY
    
    					 Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA 
    
    

    Springfield Park Summer Season June, July, August, 2019
    Summer Season June, July, August, 2019

    Richmond International Airport

    Richmond International Airport Summer Season June, July, August, 2019
    Summer Season June, July, August, 2019



SEPTEMBER
    SEPTEMBER 2019 SUMMARY
    
     					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    
    
    
    
    					Richmond International Airport 
    


OCTOBER
    OCTOBER 2019 SUMMARY
    
     					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    
    
    
    
    					Richmond International Airport  
    


NOVEMBER
    NOVEMBER 2019 SUMMARY
    
    					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    
    

    Springfield Park Autumn Season Sep., Oct., Nov., 2019
    Autumn Season Sep., Oct., Nov., 2019

    The Richmond International Airport Autumn Season Sep., Oct., Nov., 2019
    Autumn Season Sep., Oct., Nov., 2019



DECEMBER
  • DECEMBER 2019 SUMMARY
    
     					Springfield Park, Glen Allen, VA
    
    
    
    
    					Richmond International Airport