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.

July 2006

High Temperature: 89° F on the 17th and 18th

Low temperature: 54° F on the 1st and 7th

Average Temperature: 71.7° F (3.9° F above normal)

Total Precipitation: 1.98” (2.13” below normal)

Worth Noting:

  • For this weather station this month was the 2nd warmest July since 1932. It was actually tied with 1935 for the 2nd warmest July. The warmest July on record was in 1955 with an average temperature of 72.1°. July 17th’s high temperature of 89° tied the record high temperature for that date for this station. July 17, 1968 also recorded 89° as a high. In June we were wishing for warm summer-like weather and in July we got it.
  • Precipitation for the month was below normal, but we are still 3.24” above normal for total precipitation for the year. There were three thunderstorms recorded on the 3rd, 12th and 28th.
  • Thunderstorms and the threat of storms played havoc with some local Independence Day fireworks shows. Luckily we had only a quick passing shower in the early evening of the 29th, resulting in a wonderful night for Norfolk’s terrific fireworks display provided by Yale University’s Summer School of Music for their 100th Anniversary celebration.