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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
743 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

       ...FEBRUARY 2015 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JACKSONVILLE...

                ....COLDER THAN AVERAGE FEBRUARY...

FEBRUARY CLOSED OUT THIS WINTER WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
THE MONTH AFTER DECEMBER AND JANUARY WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
HARD FREEZES OCCURRED ON THE 19TH AND 20TH WITH LOW TEMPERATURES IN
THE MID 20S...SETTING TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS.

AT JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...

TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 51.4 DEGREES
...5.0 DEGREES A BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 62.7
DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 40.0 DEGREES. THE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 79 DEGREES ON THE 22ND AND THE MINIMUM
FOR THE MONTH WAS 24 DEGREES ON THE 20TH. THERE WERE 6 DAYS WITH A
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 32 OR BELOW. TWO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN IN FEBRUARY. THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS SET ON
THE 19TH WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 42 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 47 SET IN 1928. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE WAS SET ON THE
20TH WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 24 DEGREES...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 28 DEGREES SET IN 1958.

RAINFALL...THERE WERE 8 DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN FEBRUARY AT
JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALED 3.32
INCHES...0.13 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS
1.29 INCHES ON THE 4TH TO 5TH. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET IN
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

WIND...THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR FEBRUARY WAS 7.9 MILES PER HOUR.
THE PEAK WIND GUST FOR THE MONTH WAS 37 MILES PER HOUR FROM THE
SOUTH ON THE 2ND.

FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION PURPOSES...THERE WERE 374 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS...WHICH IS 117 ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS...WHICH IS 18 BELOW NORMAL.

MARCH OUTLOOK...THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH CALLS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES OF ABOVE...BELOW...AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK SHOWS HEIGHTENED CHANCES TO SEE ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN MARCH. THE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS
61.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MAX TEMPERATURE IS 73.7 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE MIN TEMPERATURE IS 49.7 DEGREES. AVERAGE MARCH RAINFALL IS
3.95 INCHES.

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ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE AREA...

JACKSONVILLE VICINITY...              NORTHEAST FLORIDA...

JACKSONVILLE BEACH.....  3.49          FERNANDINA BEACH.....  6.87
JACKSONVILLE NAS.......  1.64          GAINESVILLE.........   2.02
MAYPORT NS.............  2.55          GLEN ST MARY.........  3.26
BIG TALBOT ISLAND......  3.14          FEDERAL POINT........  1.77
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND...  3.00          ST. AUGUSTINE LITEHS.  2.27
CRAIG FIELD............  1.95          ST. AUGUSTINE ARPT...  2.19
SOUTH PONTE VEDRA......  2.30          HASTINGS 4NE.........  1.76
GUANA RIVER ST PARK....  2.17          HIGH SPRINGS.........  1.64
BEAUCLERC..............  2.29          JASPER...............  5.61
WHITEHOUSE OLF.........                BELL 4NW.............  3.12
                                       ORANGE SPRINGS 2SSW..  2.08
                                       PALM COAST NE........  2.01
                                       OCALA................  1.83
                                       STARKE...............  2.64
                                       CRESCENT CITY........  2.09
                                       PALM COAST 6NE.......  2.01
                                       WHITE SPRINGS 7N.....  5.41
                                       LIVE OAK.............  3.70
                                       BUNNELL..............
                                       FLAGLER BEACH........  2.14
                                       PALM COAST...........  2.01
                                       MARINELAND...........
                                       LAKE CITY 2E.........  3.48
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...

BAXLEY 5NNW............  4.36          WOODBINE.............  4.33
BRUNSWICK..............  3.25          ST SIMONS ISLAND.....  2.69
HOMERVILLE 5N..........  4.40          ALMA.................  3.62
PRIDGEN................  5.32          PATTERSON............  3.93
MANOR..................  3.77          HAZLEHURST...........  4.56
NAHUNTA 6NE............  4.85          FARGO 17NE.............4.40

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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