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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
557 PM EDT TUE MAY 1 2012

...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA IN APRIL 2012...

SEVERAL FRONTAL BOUNDARIES MOVED THROUGH EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING
APRIL 2012...BALANCING OUT THE NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE MONTH WITH RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES TOWARDS THE END
OF THE MONTH. DESPITE THESE FRONTS...RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY
REMAINED BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION.

.TEMPERATURES...
RECORD WARMTH OCCURRED EARLY IN THE MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING
INTO THE LOW 90 DEGREES IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS. A COLD FRONT MOVING
THROUGH LATE ON THE 7TH BRIEFLY COOLED TEMPERATURES TO 5 TO 7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNING
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. THE STRONG COLD FRONT AND DEEP LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT MOVED ACROSS FLORIDA ON THE 19TH-21ST USHERED IN
A BRIEF RETURN TO WINTER WITH TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND SEVERAL RECORD LOW AND COOL HIGH TEMPERATURES. NEAR
NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURNED THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH AS DEEP
ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPED.

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES WERE ROUGHLY BETWEEN 1 AND 2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

-ORLANDO HAD A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 44 DEGREES ON THE 25TH.

-MELBOURNE RECORDED A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES ON THE
24TH AND A RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES WAS TIED ON THE
30TH.

-VERO BEACH HAD MINIMUM TEMPERATURES THAT TIED OR BROKE THE RECORD
LOW ON THE 24TH AND 25TH. A RECORD COOL HIGH OF 73 DEGREES WAS ALSO
REPORTED ON THE 24TH. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE REPORTED ON THE
4TH AND THE 6TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR APRIL 2012 AT THE FOUR MAIN
CLIMATE SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

NOTE: NONE OF THE SITES RANKED IN EITHER THE TOP 10 COLDEST OR
WARMEST APRILS

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 71.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.9 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...
APRIL IS TYPICALLY ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS ACROSS EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA AS THE REGION TRANSITIONS FROM THE COOL AND DRY SEASON INTO
THE WARM AND WET SEASON. COLD FRONTS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE REGION
ON THE 7TH...14TH...AND 21ST TRIGGERED SEVERAL ROUNDS OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAINFALL ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH WIDELY VARYING
RAINFALL AMOUNTS. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL FOR EACH EVENT WAS GENERALLY
ALONG THE SPACE AND TREASURE COASTS WHERE RECORD DAILY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS WHERE SET AT VERO BEACH AND MELBOURNE...PUTTING THEM ABOVE
THEIR MONTHLY AVERAGES. DESPITE SEVERAL RAIN EVENTS
HOWEVER...RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION GENERALLY REMAINED BELOW NORMAL
WITH MUCH OF THE AREA RECEIVING BETWEEN 60 AND 80 PERCENT OF THEIR
NORMAL RAINFALL.

APRIL 2012 RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE FOUR MAIN CLIMATE SITES ACROSS
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

-DAYTONA BEACH RECEIVED 1.33 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 0.85 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 1.67 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.01 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 2.45 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 0.32 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 4.14 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 1.42 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR APRIL
2012:

STATION        APRIL 2012      30 YEAR      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                RAINFALL       NORMAL      FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    1.33"          2.18"        -0.85"          61%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          1.67"          2.68"        -1.01"          62%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        2.45"          2.13"        +0.32"         115%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       4.14"          2.72"        +1.42"         152%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         1.67"          2.28"        -0.61"          73%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           2.13"          2.66"        -0.53"          80%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          2.44"          2.48"        -0.04"          98%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       1.74"          2.77"        -1.03"          63%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      2.71"          2.87"        -0.16"          94%
(FPCF1)
STUART           1.06"          3.40"        -2.34"          31%
(STRF1)
OKEECHOBEE       0.66"          2.24"        -1.58"          29%
(OKIF1)

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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