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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
357 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2011

...APRIL 2011 WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL OVER EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA...

FRONTAL BOUNDARIES THAT CROSSED THE AREA DURING APRIL 2011 WERE
FAIRLY WEAK AND BROUGHT LITTLE IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION. THIS LED
TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS THAT WERE BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

.TEMPERATURES...

A LATE SEASON COLD FRONT CROSSED CENTRAL FLORIDA ON THE 5TH OF APRIL
AND PROVIDED A BRIEF COOL DOWN TO THE AREA INTO THE FOLLOWING DAY.
OTHERWISE FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...FRONTAL PASSAGES BROUGHT
LITTLE TO NO RELIEF TO THE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN PLACE OVER
THE REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES OVER THE INTERIOR FREQUENTLY REACHED
THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S. ALONG THE COAST THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEA
BREEZE PROVIDED SLIGHT RELIEF TO AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES BUT EVEN
THESE AREAS SAW OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THAT WERE GREATER THAN
NORMAL. MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES WERE AS HIGH AS 3 TO
4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...RANKING IN THE TOP 10 WARMEST APRILS ON
RECORD FOR ALL THE CLIMATE SITES IN THE AREA.

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

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 3.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED APRIL OF
1968 TO BE THE 10TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 75.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 4.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED APRIL OF
1945 TO BE THE 5TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 74.0 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 3.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED APRIL OF
1957 AND 2006 TO BE THE 6TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 74.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
4TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.


.RAINFALL...

A PREFRONTAL LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS PUSHED THROUGH THE AREA
ON THE 5TH OF APRIL AND PRODUCED WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND
A HALF AN INCH OVER EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. A FEW WEAKER FRONTS
CROSSED THE AREA THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH BUT PRODUCED LITTLE
IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION. THERE WERE SEVERAL DAYS DURING THE
MONTH WHERE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
WAS PRODUCED BY AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE BOUNDARIES. SOME OF THIS
ACTIVITY PRODUCED RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES AND EVEN HAIL
IN SOME SPOTS...HOWEVER THIS ACTIVITY WAS VERY LOCALIZED. OVERALL
DUE TO THE LACK OF MORE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL THROUGHOUT THE
MONTH...PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE BELOW NORMAL.

RAINFALL DEPARTURES ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA FOR APRIL WERE AROUND 1
TO 2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL WITH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS GENERALLY ONLY
AROUND 25-50% OF NORMAL.

THE APRIL 2011 RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE FOUR MAIN CLIMATE SITES
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKINGS PROVIDED IF IN
THE TOP 10):

-DAYTONA BEACH RECEIVED 0.46 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 2.08 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 10TH DRIEST APRIL ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 0.65 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
1.77 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 1.74 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
0.34 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 0.60 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH WAS 2.28 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 9TH DRIES APRIL ON RECORD FOR THIS
SITE.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR APRIL
2011:

STATION          APRIL 2011     30 YEAR    DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                  RAINFALL      NORMAL    FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH      0.46"         2.54"      -2.08"          18%
(DAB)
ORLANDO            0.65"         2.42"      -1.77"          27%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE          1.74"         2.08"      -0.34"          84%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH         0.60"         2.88"      -2.28"          21%
(VRB)
CLERMONT           0.52"         2.18"      -1.66"          24%
(CLRF1)
DELAND             0.70"         2.80"      -2.10"          25%
(DELF1)
SANFORD            0.81"         2.55"      -1.74"          32%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE         1.33"         2.79"      -1.46"          48%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE        1.45"         2.77"      -1.32"          52%
(FPCF1)


FOR MORE LOCAL CLIMATE 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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