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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
1110 AM EDT WED OCTOBER 1 2014

       ...SEPTEMBER 2014 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JACKSONVILLE...

    ...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...

SEPTEMBER IS THE PEAK OF HURRICANE SEASON AND THE WETTEST MONTH OF
THE YEAR FOR JACKSONVILLE. THIS YEAR THERE WERE NO TROPICAL SYSTEMS
AFFECTING NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...OTHER THAN SOME SWELLS
ALONG THE BEACHES FROM HURRICANE EDOUARD FAR OUT IN THE ATLANTIC. THIS
WAS ALSO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE DORA MAKING LANDFALL NEAR
ST AUGUSTINE.

SEPTEMBER WEATHER WAS MAINLY THE RESULT OF STALLED COLD FRONTS...OVERRIDING
MOISTURE...AND LOW PRESSURE.

THIS WAS THE WETTEST MONTH MEASURED AT JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SINCE JUNE 2012...IT RANK AS THE 30TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. SOME
AREAS HAD OVER 14 INCHES. FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES WERE REPORTED IN SUWANNEE
COUNTY AFTER 5 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN FELL OVER THE AREA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE
MONTH. LIKEWISE 5 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN NEAR THE OKEFENOKEE SWAMP LED TO MODERATE
FLOODING ON THE ST MARYS RIVER NEAR MACCLENNY FROM THE 9TH TO THE 14TH. FT WHITE
ON THE SANTA FE RIVER REACHED MINOR FLOOD STAGE DURING THIS SAME PERIOD.


AT JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...

TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 77.7 DEGREES
...0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 85.6 DEGREES AND
THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 69.8 DEGREES. THE MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH WAS 94
DEGREES ON THE 1ST...THE MINIMUM WAS 62 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. A RECORD LOW
MAXIMUM WAS SET ON THE 24TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED OUT AT 72 DEGREES.


RAINFALL...
SEPTEMBER RAINFALL TOTALED 9.80 INCHES... 1.61INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE
WERE 13 DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS
3.05 INCHES ON THE 29TH.

WIND...
THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 5.3 MILES PER HOUR. THE PEAK WIND
GUST FOR THE MONTH WAS 30 MILES PER HOUR FROM THE NORTHEAST ON THE 23RD.

FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION PURPOSES...
THERE WERE 0 HEATING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS NORMAL. THERE WERE 391
COOLING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS 5 BELOW NORMAL.

OUTLOOK...
THE OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER CALLS FOR A GREATER CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL RAINFALL. THE NORMAL MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER IS 70.4 DEGREES. THE NORMAL DAILY HIGH IS 80.4
DEGREES AND THE NORMAL DAILY LOW IS 60.5 DEGREES. NORMAL OCTOBER RAINFALL
IS 3.93 INCHES.

&&

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE AREA...

JACKSONVILLE VICINITY...              NORTHEAST FLORIDA...

JACKSONVILLE BEACH..... 11.66           FERNANDINA BEACH.....  8.74
JACKSONVILLE NAS.......  6.04           GAINESVILLE .........  7.27
MAYPORT NS.............  2.72           GLEN ST MARY......... 11.58
BIG TALBOT ISLAND......  6.14           FEDERAL POINT........  8.09
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND...  8.01           ST. AUGUSTINE LITEHS.  5.20
CRAIG FIELD............ 10.85           ST. AUGUSTINE ARPT...  2.72
SOUTH PONTE VEDRA......  6.60           HASTINGS 4NE......... 11.47
GUANA RIVER ST PARK....  3.83           HIGH SPRINGS......... 11.72
BEAUCLERC..............  8.39           JASPER............... 10.65
WHITEHOUSE OLF.........  6.52           BELL 4NW.............  9.47
                                        ORANGE SPRINGS 2SSW..  8.40                                       PALM COAST NE........
                                        OCALA................ 10.65
                                        STARKE...............  6.43
                                        CRESCENT CITY........  5.97
                                        PALM COAST 6NE....... 13.45
                                        WHITE SPRINGS 7N..... 14.15
                                        LIVE OAK.............
                                        BUNNELL..............  5.06
                                        FLAGLER BEACH........  8.01
                                        PALM COAST........... 21.07
                                        MARINELAND...........  8.33
                                        LAKE CITY 2E......... 13.73
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...

BAXLEY 5NNW............  4.99           WOODBINE............. 12.30
BRUNSWICK..............  8.28           ST SIMONS ISLAND.....  5.64
HOMERVILLE 5N.......... 12.33           ALMA.................  3.32
PRIDGEN................  3.16           PATTERSON............  5.52
MANOR..................  9.44           HAZLEHURST...........  7.03
NAHUNTA 6NE............  7.32
FARGO 17NE............. 14.36

RAINFALL REPORTS ARE PRELIMINARY. CO-OP SITES REPORT A 24 HOUR TOTAL
NOT BASED ON A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CALENDAR DAY.

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FOR ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS CHECK OUT COCORAHS...THE COMMUNITY
COLLABORATIVE RAIN...HAIL...AND SNOW NETWORK. THIS PUBLIC VOLUNTEER
RAIN GAUGE NETWORK IS OPEN TO ANYONE WILLING TO MEASURE AND REPORT
PRECIPITATION. GO TO THE COCORAHS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND
TO SIGN UP. HTTP://WWW.COCORAHS.ORG

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