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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
830 AM EDT WED JUN 3 2015

...SPRING 2015 (MAR/APR/MAY) CLIMATE SUMMARIES FOR TAMPA...
LAKELAND...SARASOTA-BRADENTON AND FORT MYERS...

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        ...TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SPRING 2015...

     ...WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890...

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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/26/1975
 LOW               29   03/03/1980

SPRING 2015
HIGHEST            95   05/12/15     MM      MM       91  05/24/14
                                                          05/23/14
                                                          05/14/14
                                                          05/13/14
LOWEST             49   03/30/15     MM      MM       45  03/26/14
                                                          03/08/14

AVG. MAXIMUM     85.2              81.5     3.7     80.4
AVG. MINIMUM     69.1              63.7     5.4     63.8
MEAN             77.1R             72.6     4.5     72.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     15                 7       8        6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0       0        0


PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 MAXIMUM        25.67   1959
 MINIMUM         0.61   1898

SPRING 2015
TOTALS          12.59              7.16    5.43    14.38
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.08    0.06     0.16
DAYS >= .01        23                17       6       26
DAYS >= .10        15                11       4       14
DAYS >= .50         9                 5       4       10
DAYS >= 1.00        3                 2       1        7
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.54   05/26 TO 05/26              3.11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      12                68     -56       48
COOLING TOTAL    1154               764     390      719
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  0.6/257
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     26/080    DATE  05/24/15
                                 26/290          04/19/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     41/290    DATE  04/19/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)                 MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER                         0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR (0.0 TO 0.3)            27
NUMBER OF DAYS PARTLY CLOUDY (0.4 TO 0.7)   50
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY (0.8 TO 1.0)          15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             17     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               32     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     13
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REMARKS
THE SPRING 2015 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 77.1 DEGREES RANKS AS
THE WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST SPPING OCCURRED IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 76.6 DEGREES.

THE SPRING 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL OF 12.59 INCHES RANKS AS THE
16TH WETTEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.


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      ...LAKELAND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SPRING 2015...

     ...WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1915...

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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1915 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 HIGH             103   05/28/1989
 LOW               25   03/03/1980

SPRING 2015
HIGHEST            96   05/23/15     MM      MM       94  05/25/14
                        05/22/15                          05/24/14
                        05/21/15                          04/30/14
                        05/20/15
LOWEST             47   03/30/15     MM      MM       40  03/08/14

AVG. MAXIMUM     87.2              82.6     4.6     83.7
AVG. MINIMUM     65.5              60.8     4.7     60.7
MEAN             76.3R             71.7     4.6     72.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     31                26       5       24
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0       0        0


PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.87   1959
 MINIMUM         2.28   1945

SPRING 2015
TOTALS           5.91              9.92   -4.01    14.79
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.11   -0.05     0.16
DAYS >= .01        20                22      -2       20
DAYS >= .10        12                14      -2       19
DAYS >= .50         3                 7      -4       10
DAYS >= 1.00        2                 3      -1        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.15   04/13 TO 04/13              3.90

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      17                72     -55       44
COOLING TOTAL    1077               688     389      713
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  1.5/082
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     23/300    DATE  03/28/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     35/080    DATE  05/26/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)                 MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER                         0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR (0.0 TO 0.3)            44
NUMBER OF DAYS PARTLY CLOUDY (0.4 TO 0.7)   45
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY (0.8 TO 1.0)           3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             11     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               29     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      31     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      0
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REMARKS
THE SPRING 2015 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.3 DEGREES RANKS AS
THE WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1915. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST SPPING OCCURRED IN 1995 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 76.0 DEGREES.

THE SPRING 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL OF 5.91 INCHES RANKS AS THE
15TH DRIEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1915.


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  ...SARASOTA-BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SPRING 2015...

     ...WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911...

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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/28/1953
 LOW               30   03/03/1980

SPRING 2015
HIGHEST            93   05/23/15     MM      MM       92  05/14/14
LOWEST             46   03/30/15     MM      MM       44  03/08/14

AVG. MAXIMUM     84.3              80.8     3.5     81.1
AVG. MINIMUM     66.0              62.0     4.0     62.7
MEAN             75.2R             71.4     3.8     71.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      9                 7       2        6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0       0        0


PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 MAXIMUM        25.85   1957
 MINIMUM         1.39   1967

SPRING 2015
TOTALS           7.44              8.51   -1.07    14.76
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.10   -0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        23                17       6       23
DAYS >= .10        13                12       1       18
DAYS >= .50         7                 6       1        9
DAYS >= 1.00        2                 3      -1        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.48   05/17 TO 05/17              3.38

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      13                59     -46       37
COOLING TOTAL     971               647     324      696
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  0.1/276
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     32/280    DATE  04/20/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     45/120    DATE  05/25/15

SKY COVER (DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)                 MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER                         0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR (0.0 TO 0.3)            77
NUMBER OF DAYS PARTLY CLOUDY (0.4 TO 0.7)   13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY (0.8 TO 1.0)           2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             20     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      13
LIGHT RAIN               30     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      39     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      7
.................................................................

REMARKS
THE SPRING 2015 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75.2 DEGREES RANKS AS
THE WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST SPPING OCCURRED IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 75.1 DEGREES.

THE SPRING 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL OF 7.44 INCHES RANKS AS THE
52ND DRIEST/51ST WETTEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.
(THERE ARE 3 YEARS WITH INCOMPLETE DATA)


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      ...FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SPRING 2015...

      ...WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902...

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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/26/1989
                        05/26/1953
 LOW               33   03/03/1980
                        03/02/1920

SPRING 2015
HIGHEST            95   05/25/15     MM      MM       95  05/24/14
                        05/22/15
                        05/15/15
                        05/13/15
LOWEST             50   03/30/15     MM      MM       48  03/14/14

AVG. MAXIMUM     88.2              84.8     3.4     85.1
AVG. MINIMUM     67.6              63.7     3.9     64.3
MEAN             77.9R             74.3     3.6     74.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     39                17      22       27
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0       0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0       0        0


PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME SPRING RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.94   1970
 MINIMUM         1.89   1945

SPRING 2015
TOTALS           5.66              7.71   -2.05     7.90
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.09
DAYS >= .01        25                17       8       18
DAYS >= .10        12                11       1       14
DAYS >= .50         5                 5       0        7
DAYS >= 1.00        1                 2      -1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   03/27 TO 03/27              1.09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                28     -28        9
COOLING TOTAL    1206               880     326      930
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  1.1/107
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     37/250    DATE  05/10/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     54/260    DATE  05/10/15

SKY COVER (DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)                 MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER                         0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR (0.0 TO 0.3)            71
NUMBER OF DAYS PARTLY CLOUDY (0.4 TO 0.7)   19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY (0.8 TO 1.0)           2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             24     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               12     RAIN                      13
LIGHT RAIN               35     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      5
.................................................................

REMARKS
THE SPRING 2015 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 77.9 DEGREES RANKS AS
THE WARMEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST SPPING OCCURRED IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 77.0 DEGREES.

THE SPRING 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL OF 5.66 INCHES RANKS AS THE
32ND DRIEST SPRING SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.


-   INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R   INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM  INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T   INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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