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1971-2000 Climate Normals

Station: 441121 - Buchanan
Station type: COOP - TP what is this?
City, State: Buchanan, VA       County: Botetourt County
Latitude: 37.527° N      Longitude: 79.678° W
Elevation: 865 feet above sea level
Climate division: VA05 - Central Mountain
River basin: Upper James
Supported by: NOAA National Weather Service

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Monthly Normals
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Ann.
What is This? Normal Monthly Maximum Temperature44.9 °F 50.4 °F 59.9 °F 70.8 °F 78.8 °F 85.6 °F 89.6 °F 88.3 °F 81.4 °F 71 °F 59.1 °F 48.8 °F 69.1 °F
What is This? Normal Monthly Minimum Temperature23.9 °F 25.3 °F 32.4 °F 40.2 °F 50.9 °F 59.4 °F 64 °F 62.3 °F 55.8 °F 43.5 °F 33.8 °F 27 °F 43.2 °F
What is This? Normal Monthly Mean Temperatures34.4 °F 37.9 °F 46.2 °F 55.5 °F 64.9 °F 72.5 °F 76.8 °F 75.3 °F 68.6 °F 57.3 °F 46.5 °F 37.9 °F 56.2 °F
What is This? Normal Monthly Precipitation3.47 in. 3.05 in. 3.77 in. 3.35 in. 4.11 in. 3.48 in. 4.56 in. 3.46 in. 3.77 in. 3.29 in. 3.2 in. 2.84 in. 42.3 in.
What is This? Normal Cooling Degree Days0 0 0 4 93 229 367 320 136 23 0 0 1172
What is This? Normal Heating Degree Days950 760 585 290 98 5 0 0 28 262 557 841 4376
What is This? Highest Mean Temperature44.7 °F 45.4 °F 52 °F 59.9 °F 71.2 °F 75.1 °F 79.5 °F 78 °F 72.9 °F 65.3 °F 54.7 °F 46.3 °F 79.5 °F
What is This? Median Monthly Mean Temperature34.6 °F 37.5 °F 45.9 °F 55.2 °F 64.7 °F 72.7 °F 76.8 °F 75.4 °F 68.6 °F 57.2 °F 45.8 °F 37.7 °F 55.8 °F
What is This? Lowest Mean Temperature22.9 °F 28.2 °F 39.7 °F 51.5 °F 60.2 °F 68.9 °F 74.3 °F 72.3 °F 65.9 °F 51.5 °F 39.8 °F 27.7 °F 22.9 °F
What is This? Year of Highest Mean Temperature1974 1976 2000 1994 1991 1989 1986 1995 1998 1984 1985 1984 1986
What is This? Year of Lowest Mean Temperature1977 1978 1996 1982 1994 1972 1984 1981 1994 1988 1976 1989 1977



Official daily normals are calculated by the National Climatic Data Center using a linear interpolation of the monthly normals. Since the daily normals do not account for daily climate variability, the State Climate Office of North Carolina provides a daily normal 'range' that incorporates the historical variations in climate for any given day. More details on this technique are available in:

Holder, C., R. Boyles, P. Robinson, S. Raman, and G. Fishel (2006). Calculating a Daily Normal Temperature Range that Reflects Daily Temperature Variability. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 87, pp 769-774.

Normal Daily Maximum Temperature
The 30-year normal value for maximum temperatures each day.
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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Normal Daily Minimum Temperature
The 30-year normal value for minimum temperatures each day.
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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Normal Daily Mean Temperature
The 30-year normal value for mean temperatures for each day.
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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Normal Precipitation by Day

441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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Normal Cooling Degree Days (CDD) by Day
The 30-year normal value for cooling degree days for each day. Base 65 F
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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Normal Heating Degree Days (HDD) by Day
The 30-year normal value for heating degree days for each day. Base 65 F
441121 - Buchanan (COOP)
Buchanan, VA       Botetourt County
37.527N    -79.678W

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