PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
451 PM EDT FRI MAY 2 2014

...APRIL 2014 WAS WARMER AND GENERALLY WETTER THAN NORMAL ACROSS
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

A FEW COLD FRONTAL PASSAGES OCCURRED DURING APRIL USHERING IN ONLY
BRIEF PERIODS OF COOLER WEATHER. HOWEVER WHILE THESE FRONTS WERE
SMALL IN NUMBER THEY WERE ABLE TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL
AMOUNTS ACROSS THE REGION. IN ADDITION A MORE SUMMER LIKE PATTERN
WITH SEA BREEZE GENERATED SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS OCCURRED THE
LAST COUPLE DAYS OF THE MONTH. OVERALL THESE CONDITIONS LED TO ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER MUCH OF
THE REGION FOR THE MONTH.


.TEMPERATURES...
TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL FOR APRIL. THIS OCCURRED WITH
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHERLY FLOW SOMEWHAT PREVALENT ON THE BACK SIDE OF
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE AND LESS PRONOUNCED COOLING BEHIND COLD
FRONTS AS THE SUN ANGLE GOT HIGHER. AFTER A COOL START THE MORNING
OF THE 1ST, TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE 8TH BEFORE A
COLD FRONT BRIEFLY COOLED THINGS OFF...ESPECIALLY FOR THE OVERNIGHT
LOW TEMPERATURES. OTHER BRIEF PERIODS OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
OCCURRED ON THE 16TH-17TH AND AGAIN FOR THE 20TH THROUGH 22ND BEHIND
COLD FRONT PASSAGES.

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

MELBOURNE:
-APRIL 7: RECORD HIGH OF 91 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 90 SET
IN 1960 AND 1956.
-APRIL 14: RECORD WARM LOW OF 73 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 72
SET IN 2007.


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR APRIL 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 MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 70.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 73.6 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...
RAINFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN MANY LOCATIONS IN APRIL, WHICH WAS
UNUSUAL GIVEN IT IS TYPICALLY ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
THE MORE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL AMOUNTS OCCURRED WITH FRONTAL PASSAGES
ON THE 8TH AND 15TH. SOME OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS SAW
ADDITIONAL NOTABLE TOTALS ON THE 17TH AND 18TH AS THE OLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY LIFTED BACK NORTH. SOME HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE ALSO
TALLIED LATE IN THE MONTH ON THE 29TH AND 30TH WITH AN ALMOST
SUMMERTIME PATTERN SETTING UP WITH A WARM AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE
AND SEA BREEZE BOUNDARIES OVER THE REGION.  MINOR WIND DAMAGE WAS
ALSO REPORTED ON THE 29TH AND 30TH DUE TO COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS
ALOFT ENHANCING THUNDERSTORMS. A FEW SPOTS WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH, ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN COASTAL SECTIONS.


DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH:
-APRIL 29: RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.06 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 1.30
INCHES SET BACK IN 2013.

ORLANDO:
-APRIL 15: RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.38 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 1.20
INCHES SET BACK IN 1902.

MELBOURNE:
-APRIL 18: RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.23 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.96
INCHES SET BACK IN 1943.

APRIL 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 4.34 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
2.16 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 4.20 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 1.52
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 3.57 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.44 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 2.02 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.70 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    4.34"          2.18"        +2.16"         199%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          4.20"          2.68"        +1.52"         157%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        3.57"          2.13"        +1.44"         168%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       2.02"          2.72"        -0.70"          74%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         2.49"          2.28"        +0.21"         109%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           2.28"          2.66"        -0.38"          86%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          2.53"          2.48"        +0.05"         102%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       2.23"          2.77"        -0.54"          81%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      2.43"          2.66"        -0.23"          91%
(FPR)


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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