As recorded at Norfolk’s National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Observer Station, Norfolk 2SW, by the Great Mountain Forest Corporation.
Norfolk 2SW has recorded weather observations since January 1, 1932.
High Temperature: 73° F on the 20th
Low temperature: 26° F on the 5th and 9th
Average Temperature: 46.0° F (3.4° F above normal)
Total Precipitation: 5.48” (1.04” above normal)
Total Snowfall: 1.7” (5.4” below normal)
- The rain, then snow, that fell on the 3rd and 4th and then the rain that fell over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd provided a vast majority of the month’s total precipitation.
- For the months of January through April 2006 we are only 0.11” below normal for total precipitation, but we are 20.2” below normal for snowfall.
- For the Winter Season of 2005-2006 (October 2005 through April 2006) our snowfall total is now 80.3”, which is 15.3” below normal.
- Even though the monthly precipitation total was a little above average, the state was under a Red Flag Warning for a number of days during the month.
- Red Flag, as defined by the NWS, is a term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25% and
3) a temperature of greater than 75° F.