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Total rainfall during the summer growing season (May 1-Oct 31) was 24.2 inches with monthly totals as follows: 0.55 inches in May; 7.48 inches in Jun; 4.62 inches in Jul; 2.62 inches in Aug; 5.33 inches in Sep; and 3.56 inches in Oct. Monthly average minimum air temperatures were 58°F in May, 69°F in Jun, 70°F in Jul, 66°F in Aug, 65°F in Sep, and 51°F in Oct. Monthly average maximum air temperatures were 83°F in May, 90°F in Jun, 90°F in Jul, 89°F Aug, 84°F in Sep, and 72°F in Oct. Data were recorded at a weather station located at the Tidewater Research Farm located on Hare Road in Suffolk, Virginia.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
April 19, 2016