PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1005 PM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

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

NUMEROUS FRONTAL BOUNDARIES AND SURFACE TROUGHS MOVING INTO THE
SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES DURING JULY KEPT THE AXIS OF THE ATLANTIC
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SOUTH OF THE AREA FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH. THIS
COMBINED WITH A MOIST AIRMASS KEPT UNSETTLED WEATHER OVER EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING
ON AN ALMOST DAILY BASIS. THIS ACTIVITY PRODUCED NEAR TO ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL OVER THE REGION AND ALSO HELPED KEEP TEMPERATURES
NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

.TEMPERATURES...

CONSIDERABLE CLOUD COVER RESULTED FROM SCATTERED AFTERNOON
CONVECTION MOST DAYS AND KEPT HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR TO SLIGHTLY
COOLER THAN NORMAL. DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES ALONG THE COAST
GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE MID TO UPPER 80S WITH VALUES ACROSS THE
INTERIOR IN THE LOW 90S. LOWS ROUGHLY STAYED IN THE NEAR NORMAL
RANGE OF THE LOW TO MID 70S. MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES
RANGED FROM 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT MELBOURNE TO 1.6 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL AT VERO BEACH.

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

MELBOURNE:
-JULY 8: RECORD WARM LOW OF 80 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 77 SET
BACK IN 2005.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR JULY 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 81.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 80.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIES 1984 AND
1972 AS THE 5TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

.RAINFALL...

AXIS OF THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE STARTED OFF SOUTH OF THE
AREA IN EARLY JULY WITH ABOVE NORMAL COVERAGE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS
AND STORMS OVER EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. A BRIEF DRIER PERIOD FOLLOWED
FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH AS A FASTER INLAND MOVING EAST COAST
SEA BREEZE LED TO LOWER CONVECTIVE COVERAGE ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
COAST. HOWEVER THE PASSAGE OF AN INVERTED TROUGH ON THE 9TH AND
INCREASING MOISTURE FROM THE REMNANTS OF CHANTAL TOWARD THE MIDDLE
OF THE MONTH...HELPED MAINTAIN MORE NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS. DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH PERSISTENT FRONTAL
BOUNDARIES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST U.S. KEPT THE AXIS OF THE ATLANTIC
RIDGE SOUTH OF CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND
STORMS OVER THE REGION MOST DAYS.

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH:
-JULY 19: RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.38 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 1.37
INCHES SET IN 1960.

JULY 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 6.78 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.95 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 8.57 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 1.30
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 6.91 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.95 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 5.50 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.13 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

CO-OPERATIVE OBSERVER STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-FORT PIERCE HAD THEIR 7TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD WITH 10.98 INCHES
OF RAINFALL.

-STUART HAD THEIR 6TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD WITH 11.75 INCHES OF
RAINFALL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    6.78"          5.83"        +0.95"         116%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          8.57"          7.27"        +1.30"         118%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        6.91"          5.96"        +0.95"         116%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       5.50"          5.63"        -0.13"          98%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         6.08"          7.05"        -0.97"          86%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           9.16"          8.34"        +0.82"         110%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          7.37"          7.73"        -0.36"          95%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       5.67"          6.90"        -1.23"          82%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE     10.98"          6.04"        +4.94"         182%
(FPCF1)
STUART          11.75"          6.58"        +5.17"         179%
(STRF1)


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THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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