PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
152 PM EDT MON SEP 2 2013

...AUGUST 2013 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

AUGUST WAS GENERALLY A WARM AND DRY MONTH ACROSS EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA. AS IS TYPICAL FOR AUGUST...VERY FEW FRONTAL BOUNDARIES OR
SURFACE TROUGHS TRAVERSED THE AREA SO SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE MORE
LOCALLY FORCED DURING THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE PLACEMENT OF THE AXIS
OF HIGH PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS NORTH OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. THIS
PUT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA IN AN EASTERLY FLOW PATTERN WHICH HELPED TO
PUSH THE EAST COAST SEA BREEZE QUICKLY INLAND...FOCUSING MUCH OF THE
STORM ACTIVITY OVER THE WEST COAST WHERE THE SEA BREEZE COLLISION
OCCURRED.

.TEMPERATURES...

THE LACK OF THUNDERSTORMS AND ASSOCIATED CLOUDINESS OVER EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING AUGUST ALLOWED FOR EXTRA DAYTIME HEATING AND
HELPED KEEP AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL. THE SECOND WEEK IN AUGUST SAW A PARTICULARLY DRY AND
CLOUDLESS PERIOD DURING WHICH AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES SOARED
INTO THE MID TO UPPER 90S INLAND. IN ADDITION...DURING MUCH OF
AUGUST OVERNIGHT ONSHORE FLOW BROUGHT IN A CONTINUOUS STREAM OF WARM
MOIST AIR OFF THE ATLANTIC WHICH KEPT LOW TEMPERATURES ABOVE
NORMAL...PARTICULARLY AT COASTAL SITES. OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
WERE ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR THE MONTH OF
AUGUST.

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH:
-AUGUST 9: RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 78
SET IN 2007.

-AUGUST 19: RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WHICH WAS SET IN 2009.

-AUGUST 21: RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 78
SET IN 2007.

-AUGUST 22: RECORD WARM LOW OF 77 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WHICH WAS SET IN 2011.

MELBOURNE:
-AUGUST 9: RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET IN 2007.

-AUGUST 11: RECORD WARM LOW OF 80 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 78
LAST SET IN 2007.

-AUGUST 19: RECORD WARM LOW OF 81 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET IN 2007.

ORLANDO:
-AUGUST 21: RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET IN 1983.

-AUGUST 22: RECORD WARM LOW OF 77 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD LAST SET IN 1987.

VERO BEACH:
-AUGUST 3: RECORD COLD HIGH OF 82 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 83
SET LAST IN 2001.

-AUGUST 12: RECORD COLD LOW OF 69 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET IN 1983.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR AUGUST 2013 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 82.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 1977 AND
1941 FOR THE 6TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 83.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 82.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 8TH
WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.6 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...

EASTERLY FLOW THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST STEERED SHOWERS
AND STORMS TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE PENINSULA...LEAVING THE EAST SIDE
DRIER THAN USUAL. AN INCREASE IN WINDS AND MOISTURE OFF THE ATLANTIC
OCEAN PRODUCED A FEW COASTAL SHOWERS AROUND THE 20TH AND 21ST OF THE
MONTH BUT COASTAL AREAS WERE GENERALLY VERY DRY. AN UPTICK IN
MOISTURE DUE TO A SHIFT TO SOUTHERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW AROUND
THE 22ND THROUGH 24TH COUPLED WITH VERY LIGHT STEERING FLOW (SLOW
STORM MOVEMENT) HELPED STORMS TO DROP QUITE A BIT OF RAINFALL OVER
PARTS OF LAKE AND INLAND VOLUSIA COUNTIES BUT THOSE AREAS WERE AMONG
THE ONLY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA THAT ENDED AUGUST WITH ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE MONTH.

THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORD RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
AT THE FOUR PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

AUGUST 2013 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 6.21 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.19 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 6.05 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 1.08
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 2.21 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
5.47 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 7TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD
FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 1.47 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
5.56 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 2ND DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD
FOR THIS SITE.

CO-OPERATIVE OBSERVER STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-STUART HAD THEIR 7TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD WITH 2.57 INCHES OF
RAINFALL.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR AUGUST
2013:

STATION       AUGUST 2013      30 YEAR      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                RAINFALL        NORMAL     FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    6.21"          6.40"        -0.19"          97%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          6.05"          7.13"        -1.08"          85%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        2.21"          7.68"        -5.47"          29%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       1.47"          7.03"        -5.56"          21%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         9.40"          7.71"        +1.69"         122%
(CLRF1)
DELAND          10.01"          7.82"        +2.19"         128%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          5.06"          8.32"        -3.26"          61%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       6.32"          7.88"        -1.56"          80%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      5.06"          7.49"        -2.43"          68%
(FPCF1)
STUART           2.57"          8.69"        -6.12"          30%
(STRF1)


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THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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