PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
624 AM EST SUN MAR 3 2013

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL WERE OBSERVED
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING FEBRUARY 2013...

A GENERALLY WARM AND DRY FEBRUARY OCCURRED IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
WITH HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATING THE WEATHER OVER THE AREA MUCH OF THE
MONTH. NOTABLE RAINFALL OCCURRENCES WERE MAINLY LIMITED TO A HANDFUL
OF DAYS IN ASSOCIATION WITH FRONTAL PASSAGES. MONTHLY TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED FROM 1.5 TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. RAINFALL AVERAGED
HIGHEST ACROSS AREAS NEAR AND NORTH OF I-4...WITH 50 TO 75 PERCENT
OF NORMAL. FARTHER SOUTH AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY BELOW 50 PERCENT OF
NORMAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MARTIN COUNTY WHERE TOTALS WERE NEAR
NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL AS THE RESULT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THAT
OCCURRED ON THE 14TH.

.TEMPERATURES...
A FEW DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL OCCURRED AT THE START OF
FEBRUARY AND AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH DUE TO COOLER AIR
BEHIND COLD FRONTS...OTHERWISE MUCH OF THE MONTH HAD TEMPERATURES
THAT WERE NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL.

RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OCCURRED AT:

-DAYTONA BEACH WITH 87 DEGREES ON THE 23RD...FOLLOWED BY THE WARMEST
LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE 23RD...WITH 69 DEGREES.

-ORLANDO ON THE 13TH WITH A HIGH OF 89 DEGREES...AND 89 DEGREES ON
THE 23RD SETTING ANOTHER RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. RECORD WARM LOW
TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO SET AT ORLANDO ON THE 23RD WITH A LOW OF 69
DEGREES.

-MELBOURNE TIED A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 12TH WITH 85
DEGREES...SET A RECORD ON THE 13TH WITH 88 DEGREES...AND SET
ANOTHER HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD ON THE 25TH WITH 87 DEGREES.

-VERO BEACH HAD RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THE 13TH WITH 87
DEGREES...ALSO ON THE 25TH AND 26TH WITH 86 DEGREES BOTH DAYS.

THE OVERALL FEBRUARY MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR 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 62.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 65.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 65.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 65.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...
RAINFALL TOTALS AT MOST LOCATIONS WERE BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL
DURING FEBRUARY. THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE 13TH AND
14TH...AND AGAIN ON THE 25TH AND 26TH...IN ASSOCIATION WITH FRONTAL
PASSAGES. RECORD RAINFALL OCCURRED AT MELBOURNE AND VERO BEACH ON
THE 14TH...WITH 0.85 INCH AND 0.91 INCH RESPECTIVELY. THE STUART
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SITE WAS VERY CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...
MAINLY AS A RESULT OF 1.77 INCHES THAT FELL ON THE 14TH...WHICH
ACCOUNTED FOR OVER HALF OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL.

THE OVERALL 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 1.40 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH WAS 1.38
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 0.67 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH WAS 1.71 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 1.00 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH WAS 1.53 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 1.03 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH WAS 1.64 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH      1.40"         2.78"      -1.38"          50%
(DAB)
ORLANDO            0.67"         2.38"      -1.71"          28%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE          1.00"         2.53"      -1.53"          40%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH         1.03"         2.67"      -1.64"          39%
(VRB)
CLERMONT           0.90"         2.61"      -1.71"          34%
(CLRF1)
DELAND             1.76"         2.96"      -1.20"          59%
(DELF1)
SANFORD            1.23"         2.86"      -1.63"          43%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE         1.70"         2.83"      -1.13"          60%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE        1.06"         2.75"      -1.69"          39%
(FPR)
FORT PIERCE        1.15"         3.09"      -1.94"          37%
(FPCF1)
STUART             3.32"         3.34"      -0.02"          99%
(STRF1)

FOR MORE LOCAL CLIMATE 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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GLITTO

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