Fun Climate Facts for Norfolk

We’re often asked questions such as "When was the last time?" or "Was that a record, or the highest or lowest?"  Here are some interesting weather statisics for Norfolk.  Records date back to 1888 and temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Temperatures

 

Hottest                        113   July 19, 1934

Coldest                       -39    January 12, 1912

Highest Minimum          83    August 18, 1936

Coldest Maximum        -22    February 9, 1899

Warmest Month           86.5  July 1936

Coldest Month             2.6    February 1936

(December 1983 was the 4th coldest at 6.9)

 

Consecutive days with the maximum temperature 32 degrees or colder   47   December 29, 1978 through February 13, 1979

 

Consecutive days of minimum temperatures of 0 or colder  19  January 16 through February 3, 1966

 

Consecutive hours 0 or colder   163  from 4 pm 12/18/1983 through 11am 12/25/1983

 

Earliest first freeze   September 9, 1943

 

Latest first freeze     October 29, 1973     (Average October 4)

 

Earliest last freeze     April 6, 1977

 

Latest last freeze       May 29, 1947             (Average May 3)

 

Latest high of 100 in a season      September 10, 1938

 

Earliest high of 100 in a season    April 28, 1910  (102)

 

Earliest low of 0 or colder in a season   November 3, 1991

Latest low of 0 or colder in a season     January 26, 1955

 

 

Precipitation  (amounts in inches)

Heaviest 24 hour rainfall   7.78   June 4, 1940

Most rain in a month  12.28   June 1924

Driest month     Trace    held by numerous fall/winter months

Drought related...The longest period during the growing season with total precipitation under a tenth of an inch  43 days from June 11 through July 24, 1972 (0.09)

Wettest year    37.68     1905           (normal is 26.66)

Driest year       12.0      1894

(Totals include rain and liquid equivalent or melted snow/sleet/freezing rain)

Snowiest season (Jul through Jun)   86.1    1983-84   (normal is 29.8)

Least snowiest season     6.5     1894-95

Snowiest Month   23.0   February 1936

Heaviest snow in 24 hours 22.5  February 17-18, 1984 (monthly total 22.8)

Miscellaneous

Most consecutive days with a snow depth of 1 inch or more    112   November 26, 1978 through March 17, 1979.



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