PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
540 PM EDT THU AUG 4 2011

...JULY 2011 WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL OVER MUCH
OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS MEANDERED NORTH AND SOUTH
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA BUT HAD AN AVERAGE PLACEMENT OVER
CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING JULY. DAILY TEMPERATURES DID NOT DEVIATE TOO
FAR FROM NORMAL OVERALL...BUT DID END UP SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL
FOR THE MONTH AT MOST LOCATIONS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE
GENERALLY OBSERVED EACH AFTERNOON DURING THE FIRST HALF OF JULY WITH
A DRIER PERIOD FOLLOWING. WHILE HEAVIER RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED OVER
PORTIONS OF THE FAR INTERIOR...MUCH OF THE AREA SAW SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL RAINFALL FOR JULY.

.TEMPERATURES...

AFTERNOON HIGHS GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE LOW TO MID 90S DURING THE
MONTH. IN FACT HIGHS AT DAYTONA BEACH...ORLANDO...MELBOURNE...AND
VERO BEACH NEVER REACHED ABOVE 95 DEGREES. OVERNIGHT LOWS GENERALLY
REMAINED IN THE LOW TO MID 70S WITH A FEW INSTANCES WHERE MIN
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S BROKE OR TIED PREVIOUS RECORDS. JULY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS MOST SITES WERE AROUND 0.5 TO 1.0 DEGREE
ABOVE NORMAL AND ONLY RANKED IN THE TOP 10 WARMEST FOR MELBOURNE AND
VERO BEACH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR JULY AT THE FOUR MAIN CLIMATE
SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKINGS PROVIDED
IF IN THE TOP 10):

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 83.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 82.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
7TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 82.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
7TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.


.RAINFALL...

NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FELL OVER MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF JULY AS SCATTERED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY CONTINUED MOST AFTERNOONS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM OBSERVING
SITES OVER EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA GENERALLY RANGED FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES
THROUGH MID MONTH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 6 TO 7 INCHES.
AFTERNOON SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE THEN DECREASED INTO THE
REST OF JULY...LEADING TO MORE BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS. THE
EXCEPTION WAS OVER PORTIONS OF THE INTERIOR...MAINLY FROM OSCEOLA
COUNTY NORTHWARD TO INTERIOR VOLUSIA COUNTY...WHERE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL UP TO 3 TO 5 INCHES OCCURRED DURING THE LATTER HALF OF JULY.

END OF THE MONTH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR MOST
LOCATIONS WITH RAINFALL AROUND 50 TO 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE ONLY
EXCEPTION WAS FROM THE INTERSTATE 4 CORRIDOR WESTWARD TOWARD LAKE
COUNTY WHERE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL WAS GENERALLY OBSERVED.


JULY 2011 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 3.15 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 2.02 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 10.62 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
3.47 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 4.23 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.15 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 5.24 INCHES OF RAINFALL, WHICH WAS 1.29 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR JULY
2011:

STATION         JULY 2011      30 YEAR      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                RAINFALL       NORMAL      FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    3.15"          5.17"        -2.02"          61%
(DAB)
ORLANDO         10.62"          7.15"         3.47"         149%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        4.23"          5.38"        -1.15"          79%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       5.24"          6.53"        -1.29"          80%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         6.76"          6.78"        -0.02"         100%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           9.34"          7.88"         1.46"         119%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          6.80"          7.02"        -0.22"          97%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       7.43"          7.03"         0.40"         106%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      2.82"          5.79"        -2.97"          49%
(FPCF1)
STUART           4.79"          6.33"        -1.54"          76%
(STRF1)


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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WEITLICH

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