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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
900 PM EDT WED SEP 3 2014

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

   ...WARMEST AND 8TH DRIEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD
 HIGH             999   08/24/2014
 LOW               62   08/07/1982

AUGUST 2014
HIGHEST            97   08/30        MM      MM       94  08/21
LOWEST             73   08/31        MM      MM       72  08/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     93.5              90.0     3.5     91.1
AVG. MINIMUM     76.5              74.5     2.0     75.3
MEAN             85.0              82.2     2.8     83.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     30              16.1    13.9       26
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.42   1981
 MINIMUM         2.87   1997

AUGUST 2014
TOTALS           3.97              9.14   -5.17    11.32
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.29   -0.16     0.37
DAYS >= .01        14                MM      MM       20
DAYS >= .10         7                MM      MM       16
DAYS >= .50         4                MM      MM       10
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   08/30 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL     627               535      92      570
 SINCE 1/1       2546              2297     249     2500
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/120    DATE  08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    62/120    DATE  08/31

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           31
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             20     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3
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REMARKS
THE AUGUST 2014 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 85.0 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE WARMEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE
PREVIOUS WARMEST AUGUST HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.7
DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 1998.

THE AUGUST 2014 RAINFALL TOTAL OF 3.97 INCHES RANKS AS THE
8TH DRIEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE DRIEST
AUGUST HAD ONLY 2.51 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH OCCURRED IN 1938.


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

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