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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
556 AM EDT FRI AUG 3 2012

...JULY 2012 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL OVER EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE SURFACE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SHIFTED NORTH AND SOUTH
OVER THE AREA DURING JULY BUT HAD A MEAN PLACEMENT OVER CENTRAL
FLORIDA. DESPITE A COUPLE PERIODS WHERE DEEPER MOISTURE MOVED INTO
THE REGION AND INCREASED AFTERNOON CONVECTION...SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE REMAINED BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH.
DAILY TEMPERATURES NEVER STRAYED TOO FAR FROM SEASONAL NORMS DURING
JULY WITH MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES REMAINING ROUGHLY WITHIN A
HALF DEGREE OF NORMAL.

.TEMPERATURES...

IT WAS A SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL START WITH HIGHS REACHING THE
LOW TO MID 90S OVER MANY LOCATIONS THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK AND A HALF
OF JULY. ORLANDO REACHED 96 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 8TH AND
9TH...WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT SITE DURING
THE MONTH. AN INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER AND CONVECTION INTO THE MIDDLE
OF JULY KEPT AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.
THEN A DEEP LAYER RIDGE BROUGHT A DRIER PATTERN INTO THE REST OF THE
MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES RETURNING TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL VALUES.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MOST DAYS STAYED WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF
NORMAL...LEADING TO NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR JULY 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 82.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 83.0 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

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

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...

AFTERNOON SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DURING JULY REMAINED
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AT BEST MOST DAYS WITH NO WIDESPREAD RAINFALL
EVENTS OBSERVED. THIS LED TO OVERALL DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. RAINFALL DEPARTURES AVERAGED AROUND 2 TO
4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL OR BETWEEN 25 TO 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

COOP STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-TITUSVILLE HAD 3.83 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN JULY...WHICH WAS THE 10TH
DRIEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-STUART HAD 2.19 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN JULY...WHICH WAS THE 6TH
DRIEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.


JULY 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 2.39 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
3.44 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 3.27 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 4.00
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD
FOR THIS SITE.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 3.53 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
2.43 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 1.97 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
3.66 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH DRIEST JULY ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    2.39"          5.83"        -3.44"          41%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          3.27"          7.27"        -4.00"          45%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        3.53"          5.96"        -2.43"          59%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       1.97"          5.63"        -3.66"          35%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         6.20"          7.05"        -0.85"          88%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           9.76"          8.34"        +1.42"         117%
(DELF1)
TITUSVILLE       3.83"          6.90"        -3.07"          56%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      4.58"          6.04"        -1.46"          76%
(FPCF1)
STUART           2.19"          6.58"        -4.39"          33%
(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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