AVG. MONTHLY MAX. 82.7 F AVG. MONTHLY MIN. 72.5 F
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL + 0.2 F DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -0.6 F
AVG. YEARLY TEMP. 77.6 F DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: -0.2 F
HIGHEST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP: 85.1 F MONTH: JULY
LOWEST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP.: 69.9 F MONTH: DECEMBER
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE...
LARGEST POSITIVE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: 1.9 F MONTH: MARCH
" NEGATIVE " " " : 1.8 F MONTH: OCTOBER
HIGHEST TEMP.: 93 F DATE: 7/23, 7/24 LOWEST TEMP.: 50 F DATE: 2/11
TOTAL: 34.91 INCHES DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: - 4.68 INCHES
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL: 4.61 INCHES DATE: OCTOBER 2/3
GREATEST MONTHLY RAINFALL: 8.84 INCHES MONTH: AUGUST
LEAST MONTHLY RAINFALL: 0.50 INCHES MONTH: JANUARY
LARGEST POSITIVE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: 3.81 INCHES MONTH: AUGUST
" NEGATIVE " " " : 2.27 INCHES MONTH: NOVEMBER
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...
RAINFALL > 0.01 INCHES: 94 (106 NORMAL)
RAINFALL > 0.10 INCHES: 53
RAINFALL > 0.50 INCHES: 22
RAINFALL > 1.00 INCHES: 11 ( 10 NORMAL)
THUNDERSTORMS: 70 (64 NORMAL)
FOG (VIS. < 6 MILES): 75
FOG REDUCING VIS. TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS: 7 (1.2 NORMAL)
MAX. TEMPS. > 90 F: 44 (40 NORMAL)
COLD FRONTAL PASSAGES: 19 (4 IN NOV., DEC.)
TROP. CYCLONES PASSING WITHIN A 50 MILE RADIUS OF EYW: 0
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE: 30.49 INCHES 01/15
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE: 29.73 INCHES 3/28
HEATING DEGREE DAYS: 45 DEPARTURE: -55
COOLING DEGREE DAYS: 4,758 DEPARTURE: -130
PEAK WIND/DIRECTION: 46 MPH/NW DATE: 4/8
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND/DIR: 39 MPH/NW DATE: 12/19
HIGHEST AVERAGE DAILY WIND SPEED: 20.4 MPH DATE: 11/21
FEBRUARY: 11TH; SET RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 50 F
MARCH: 16TH; TIED RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 F
28th; SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 1.10 INCHES
30th; TIED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 86 F
APRIL 8TH; SET DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.95 INCHES
28TH; SET RECORD LOW OF 61 F
MAY 26TH AND 27TH; TIED HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WITH 81 F EACH DAY
31st; TIED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 90 F
JULY 15TH; TIED HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 F
16th; SET HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 84 F
AUGUST: 6TH; SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 2.40 INCHES
27TH; TIED MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 F
SEPTEMBER: 11TH; TIED RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 83 F
22ND; SET HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WITH 83 F
23RD; SET HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WITH 83 F
OCTOBER: 3RD; SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 3.52 INCHES
18th; SET MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WITH 65 F
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS
APRIL: 8th; 1/4 inch diameter hail fell in Key West from a thunderstorm. This is only the 11th time on record that Key West has observed hail.
26th; The last cold front of the 99-00 dry season passed through the Keys.
JULY: 1ST ; A waterspout moved onshore on the south end of Big Pine Key as a tornado. $15,000 damage to a business but no injuries.
JULY: 27th; Lightning hit a boat just west of Key West, injuring 1 person.
AUGUST: 8th; Waterspout moved over the Bahia Honda Bridge but did cause any damage or injuries.
16th; Lightning struck a boat 1 mile south of Duck Key, causing no injuries.
26th; A 63 mph wind gust from a thunderstorm was observed by a storm spotter approximately 5 miles east of Marathon.
OCTOBER: 9th; The first cold front of the 00-01 dry season passed through the Keys.
WET SEASON: (May 29-October 9); 26.79 inches of rain fell during the wet season. This is 76.7% of the annual rainfall and normal is 70%
DRY SEASON: (January 1-May 28 and
October 10-Dec. 31) 8.12 inches or 23.3 %, of rain fell during the dry season. 30% is normal.