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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
925 PM EDT SAT SEP 1 2012

...AUGUST 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL OVER EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE SURFACE RIDGE AXIS WAS PLACED OVER SOUTH FLORIDA FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH OF AUGUST WHICH PUT CENTRAL FLORIDA IN SOUTHWEST FLOW. WITH
THIS FLOW REGIME, THE EAST COAST SEA BREEZE HAD TROUBLE PROGRESSING
INLAND MOST DAYS AND HELPED TO SPARK SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY CLOSER TO THE EAST COAST RATHER THAN OVER THE CENTRAL
PENINSULA. CLOUD COVER AND MOISTURE IN PLACE DURING MOST OF THE
MONTH KEPT TEMPERATURES WITHIN A HALF DEGREE OF NORMAL DESPITE THE
SOUTHWEST FLOW. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NEAR DAILY SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF AUGUST'S RAINFALL AT MANY
STATIONS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WHICH AFFECTED
CENTRAL FLORIDA FROM AUGUST 25-27.

.TEMPERATURES...

TEMPERATURES DURING AUGUST WERE NEAR NORMAL...IN THE UPPER 80S TO
LOW 90S DURING THE DAY AND MID 70S OVERNIGHT. DUE TO THE SOUTHWEST
FLOW WHICH DOMINATED MUCH OF THE MONTH...THE ONSET OF THE SEA BREEZE
WAS DELAYED MANY DAYS WHICH ALLOWED MELBOURNE TO REACH 96 DEGREES ON
AUGUST 21ST...A DAILY RECORD FOR THE SITE AND THE HOTTEST
TEMPERATURE REACHED DURING AUGUST AT ANY OF THE FOUR MAIN CLIMATE
SITES IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. DAYTONA BEACH, MELBOURNE, AND VERO
BEACH ALL SET WARM LOW AND/OR COOL HIGH TEMPERATURES TOWARDS THE END
OF THE MONTH DUE TO THE TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE USHERED IN BY TROPICAL
STORM ISAAC.

RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH:
-AUGUST 26TH: RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD
SET BACK IN 1951.

MELBOURNE:
-AUGUST 5TH: RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD
SET BACK IN 1985.
-AUGUST 21ST: RECORD HIGH OF 96 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
95 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1993 AND 1969.
-AUGUST 26TH: RECORD COOL HIGH OF 82 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 83 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1970.

VERO BEACH:
-AUGUST 23RD: RECORD LOW OF 70 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET
BACK IN 1999.
-AUGUST 27TH: RECORD COOL HIGH OF 83 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 85 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1997 AND 1949.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR AUGUST 2012 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 81.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 82.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 82.0 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.


.RAINFALL...

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DURING AUGUST WAS SCATTERED MOST
DAYS...WHICH IS NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. TROPICAL STORM ISAAC PROVIDED
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH FROM THE 25TH-27TH
WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE RAINFALL FOR MANY SITES FALLING ON THE
27TH. VERO BEACH TIED A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD ON AUGUST 26TH AND
BROKE A RAINFALL RECORD THE NEXT DAY ON THE 27TH DURING THE HEAVIEST
RAINFALL FROM ISAAC. ESPECIALLY DUE TO ISAAC...MOST SITES SAW ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH.

RECORD RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH:

VERO BEACH:
-AUGUST 26TH: RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.91 INCHES TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET BACK IN 1997.
-AUGUST 27TH: RECORD RAINFALL OF 6.48 INCHES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 6.45 INCHES SET BACK IN 1949. THIS ALSO BROKE THE RECORD
FOR RAINFALL OBSERVED ON ANY SINGLE DAY IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS THE SAME AS THE DAILY RECORD - 6.45 INCHES IN
1949.

COOP STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-THE FORT PIERCE WATER PLANT (FPCF1) HAD 14.87 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN
AUGUST...WHICH WAS THE 3RD WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

AUGUST 2012 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 9.65 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
3.25 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 6.33 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 0.80
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 5.20 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
2.48 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 11.46 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
4.43 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH WETTEST AUGUST ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    9.65"          6.40"        +3.25"         151%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          6.33"          7.13"        -0.80"          89%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        5.20"          7.68"        -2.48"          68%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH      11.46"          7.03"        +4.43"         163%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         9.53"          7.71"        +1.82"         124%
(CLRF1)
DELAND          10.73"          7.82"        +2.91"         137%
(DELF1)
TITUSVILLE      10.82"          7.88"        +2.94"         137%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE     14.87"          7.49"        +7.38"         199%
(FPCF1)
STUART           9.32"          8.69"        +0.63"         107%
(STRF1)


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THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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