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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1147 PM EDT THU SEP 4 2014

...SUMMER 2014 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE ATLANTIC SUBTROPICAL RIDGE WAS THE PREDOMINANT WEATHER FEATURE
INFLUENCING TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION PATTERNS OVER THE
REGION...WHICH IS TYPICAL FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS. A FEW FRONTS WERE
ABLE TO MOVE INTO THE REGION THIS PAST SEASON BUT THEY HAD A MUCH
GREATER IMPACT ON RAINFALL THAN WITH TEMPERATURE CHANGES OVER THE
AREA. OVERALL...NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OCCURRED FOR MUCH
OF THE SUMMER WITH MAJORITY OF AREAS RECEIVING LOWER THAN NORMAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE SEASON.

.TEMPERATURES...

TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT AND INLAND PROGRESSION OF THE EAST COAST SEA
BREEZE IN JUNE LED TO AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH THAT WERE
GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL. HOWEVER IN JULY AN INCREASE IN RAINFALL AND A
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND PATTERN THAT OFTEN DELAYED THE SEA BREEZE
NORTH OF THE TREASURE COAST RESULTED IN A GREATER RANGE IN MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION. MELBOURNE WAS NEARLY A
DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL AND TIED FOR THE 8TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD...
WHILE JUST SOUTH VERO BEACH WAS AROUND A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL AND
TIED AS THE 7TH COOLEST JULY. A LONGER DURATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES
LED TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR AUGUST. DURING THIS HEAT WAVE
DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH...DAYTONA BEACH AND ORLANDO BOTH
REACHED THE UPPER 90S FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2011.

MOST SITES WERE WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR THE SUMMER...WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF VERO BEACH WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS
MAINLY DUE TO OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE SEASON THAT WERE
GENERALLY COOLER THAN NORMAL. AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT VERO
BEACH WERE NEAR 1 TO 2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL EACH MONTH.


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR SUMMER 2014 AT THE FOUR PRIMARY
CLIMATE SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKINGS
PROVIDED IF IN THE TOP 10):

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 81.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 82.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 1990...
1989...1962 AND 1916 AS THE 9TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS
SITE.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 82.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 2009 AS
THE 5TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 80.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
10TH COOLEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

.RAINFALL...

SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AXIS ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA IN JUNE RESULTED IN
GREATER CONVECTIVE COVERAGE FAR INLAND AND TOWARDS LAKE OKEECHOBEE
WHERE SEA AND LAKE BREEZE COLLISIONS WERE FAVORED. TROPICAL STORM
ARTHUR JUST OFFSHORE IN EARLY JULY DID NOT GENERATE ANY SIGNIFICANT
RAINFALL FOR THE REGION. HOWEVER AS IT MOVED NORTH AND AWAY FROM THE
AREA HIGH PRESSURE BUILT BACK WEST WITH ITS AXIS GENERALLY STAYING
SOUTH OF THE REGION. THIS STEERED A GREATER NUMBER OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA AND A FRONT THAT PUSHED
INTO THE AREA LATE IN JULY ACTED AS AN ADDITIONAL FOCUS FOR
CONVECTION. MOST SITES RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE
MONTH...ESPECIALLY TITUSVILLE WHICH HAD ITS WETTEST JULY ON RECORD
WITH A TOTAL OF 18.18 INCHES. THE WENT JUST ABOVE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 18.08 INCHES SET IN 1926...WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO
1901. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS TYPICALLY DEVELOPED EACH DAY
ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE FIRST HALF OF AUGUST. HOWEVER THE
ATLANTIC RIDGE THEN MIGRATED NORTH AND SUPPRESSED CONVECTIVE
ACTIVITY FOR MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.

DESPITE A WET JULY...DRIER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE AREA IN JUNE
AND AUGUST RESULTED IN LOWER THAN NORMAL RAINFALL TOTALS FOR MANY
SITES THIS SUMMER. HOWEVER IN SPITE OF THIS PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
WERE STILL WITHIN 10 TO 20 PERCENT OF NORMAL.


SUMMER 2014 RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE FOUR PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKINGS PROVIDED IF IN
THE TOP 10):

-DAYTONA BEACH RECEIVED 13.42 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH
WAS 4.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 20.44 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
1.54 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 21.61 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
1.26 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 20.13 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
0.80 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

CO-OPERATIVE OBSERVER STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-TITUSVILLE HAD THEIR 9TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD WITH A TOTAL OF
30.91 INCHES OF RAINFALL.

-CLERMONT HAD THEIR 10TH DRIEST SUMMER ON RECORD WITH A TOTAL OF
19.04 INCHES OF RAINFALL.


BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR SUMMER
2014:

STATION        SUMMER 2014     30 YEAR      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                RAINFALL       NORMAL      FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    13.42"         18.06"       -4.64"          74%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          20.44"         21.98"       -1.54"          93%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        21.61"         20.35"       +1.26"         106%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       20.13"         19.33"       +0.80"         104%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         19.04"         23.08"       -4.04"          82%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           19.31"         24.30"       -4.99"          79%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          22.20"         23.33"       -1.13"          95%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       30.91"         21.38"       +9.53"         145%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      18.97"         20.74"       -1.77"          91%
(KFPR)
STUART           18.04"         22.41"       -4.37"          80%
(STRF1)


FOR MORE LOCAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MELBOURNE AND CLICK ON THE "LOCAL" LINK UNDER
THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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WEITLICH




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