Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
557 PM EST MON APR 21 2014

...ONE OF THE COLDEST PERIODS ON RECORD AT NORFOLK FOR LATE APRIL...

DURING THE FIVE DAY PERIOD ENDING YESTERDAY APRIL 20TH...NORFOLK VA
REMAINED BELOW 57 DEGREES. THE FOUR DAYS ENDING ON APRIL 19TH SAW
TEMPERATURES GET NO HIGHER THAN 52 DEGREES. BOTH OF THESE WERE THE
COLDEST FOUR AND FIVE DAY PERIODS ON RECORD FOR THE SECOND HALF OF
APRIL.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL 16 TO 20 WAS 51.4 DEGREES...
THE COLDEST FIVE DAY PERIOD OF HIGH TEMPERATURES ON RECORD FOR THE
LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS FROM APRIL 17 TO
21 IN 1875 WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 51.8 DEGREES. SINCE
1900...THE PREVIOUS COLDEST FOR THIS PART OF APRIL WAS IN 1983 WHEN
READINGS AVERAGED 54.2 DEGREES FROM THE 17TH TO THE 21ST.

DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF RELATIVELY COLD WATER IN THE NEARBY OCEAN
AND BAY DURING THE SPRING...IT IS FAIRLY COMMON TO SEE HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S AND 50S FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME DURING
APRIL. IT IS UNUSUAL FOR SUCH TEMPERATURES TO LAST MORE THAN 3 DAYS
IN A ROW. NORFOLK AVERAGES 8 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW 60 IN
APRIL WITH ONE OF THOSE DAYS IN THE 40S.

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