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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
652 AM EST WED MAR 3 2010

...MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WERE
OBSERVED DURING FEBRUARY 2010 ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

FEBRUARY 2010 WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR ITS VERY COLD TEMPERATURES.
ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH WERE
GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL. A VERY COLD PERIOD STARTED DURING THE SECOND
WEEK OF THE FEBRUARY AND MAINTAINED ITSELF FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.

A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED IN ON THE 9TH AND BROUGHT MUCH COOLER
TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL DAYS...AROUND 12 TO 17 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. IN FACT FROM THE 13TH TO THE
15TH DAYTONA BEACH...ORLANDO...MELBOURNE...AND VERO BEACH ALL
OBSERVED ONE OR MORE DAILY LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES ON RECORD.
THIS WAS ALSO THE 2ND COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD FOR
ORLANDO...MELBOURNE...AND VERO BEACH AND THE 6TH COLDEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD FOR DAYTONA BEACH. DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL INCLUDED -6.9
DEGREES AT DAYTONA BEACH...-7.9 DEGREES AT ORLANDO...-6.4 DEGREES AT
MELBOURNE...AND -7.3 DEGREES AT VERO BEACH.

TOP 10 COLDEST FEBRUARY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKINGS IN DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT AND YEAR SET:

    DAYTONA         ORLANDO       MELBOURNE     VERO BEACH
 1. 50.7  1958   1. 52.4  1958  1. 54.9  1958  1. 55.1  1958
 2. 52.1  1978   2. 54.7  2010  2. 55.5  2010  2. 56.6  2010
 3. 52.6  1941   3. 54.8  1968  3. 55.6  1978  3. 56.7  1978
 4. 52.8  1968   4. 55.8  1978  4. 55.7  1968  4. 57.6  1980
 5. 52.9  1947   5. 57.0  1980  5. 56.0  1947  5. 57.7  1968
 6. 53.1  2010   6. 57.1  1963  6. 56.2  1980  6. 58.3  1973
 7. 53.9  1942   7. 57.4  1977  7. 56.7  1941  7. 58.7  1969
 8. 54.7  1963   8. 57.8  1969  8. 57.5  1970  8. 59.1  1970
 9. 55.0  1980   9. 58.3  1979  9. 57.6  1977  9. 59.4  1963
10. 55.1  1969  10. 58.5  1964 10. 58.0  1973 10. 59.9  1977

THE COLD FRONTS THAT MOVED THROUGH CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING THE MONTH
OF FEBRUARY ALSO BROUGHT GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL TO THE
REGION. THE MAIN EXCEPTION WAS ALONG THE TREASURE COAST WHERE STUART
AND VERO BEACH REPORTED BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH.
MEANWHILE OTHER AREAS REPORTED SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE AVERAGE
RAINFALL...INCLUDING OKEECHOBEE AND TITUSVILLE WHERE RAINFALL WAS
GREATER THAN TWO TIMES THE NORMAL.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECTED SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR THE
MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2010:

STATION      FEBRUARY 2010    30 YEAR    DEPARTURE       PERCENT OF
               RAINFALL       NORMAL     FROM NORMAL      NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    3.92"         2.74"      1.18"            143%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          4.35"         2.35"      2.00"            185%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        2.57"         2.49"      0.08"            103%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       2.14"         2.45"     -0.31"             87%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         3.48"         2.58"      0.90"            135%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           4.26"         2.98"      1.28"            143%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          4.39"         2.96"      1.43"            148%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       5.98"         2.71"      3.27"            220%
(TITF1)
OKEECHOBEE       5.09"         2.15"      2.94"            237%
(OKEF1)
STUART           2.16"         3.27"     -1.11"             66%
(STRF1)

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