This report describes the historical weather record at the Felker Army Airfield (Fort Eustis, Virginia, United States) during 1971. This station has records back to November 1960.
Fort Eustis, Virginia has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (55%), oceans and seas (23%), croplands (11%), lakes and rivers (6%), and built-up areas (5%)
Daylight saving time (DST) was observed at Fort Eustis, Virginia during 1971. There were two time changes during 1971:
1971 was not a leap year, so it has 365 days and no February 29th. The first leap year before 1971 was 1968 and the first after was 1972.
The summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes mark the passing of the seasons. They fall on nearly the same day each year, with differences of a day or two depending on the year. In 1971 they occurred on:
|Spring Equinox||Sunday, 21 March 1971.|
|Summer Solstice||Tuesday, 22 June 1971.|
|Fall Equinox||Thursday, 23 September 1971.|
|Winter Solstice||Wednesday, 22 December 1971.|
This station did not reliably report air temperature during1971.
This station did not reliably report the cloud coverage during1971.
Either snow is exceptionally rare at this location or this station did not reliably report it during 1971.
Humidity is an important factor in determining how weather conditions feel to a person experiencing them. Hot and humid days feel even hotter than hot and dry days because the high level of water content in humid air discourages the evaporation of sweat from a person's skin.
When reading the graph below, keep in mind that the hottest part of the day tends to be the least humid, so the daily low (brown) traces are more relevant for understanding daytime comfort than the daily high (blue) traces, which typically occur during the night. Applying that observation, the least humid month of 1971 was January with an average daily low humidity of 100%, and the most humid month was January with an average daily low humidity of 100%.
But it is important to keep in mind that humidity does not tell the whole picture and the dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find a given set of weather conditions. Please see the next section for continued discussion of this point.
This station did not reliably report the dew point during 1971.
This station did not reliably report the wind speed or direction during 1971.
This station did not reliably report the visibility during 1971.
This station did not reliably report the cloud ceiling during 1971.