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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
730 PM EDT THU JUN 2 2011

...MAY 2011 WAS WARMER AND MUCH DRIER THAN NORMAL OVER EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA...

SEVERAL FRONTAL BOUNDARIES TREKKED ACROSS FLORIDA DURING MAY 2011
BUT WERE MOSTLY WEAK AND BROUGHT LITTLE RAIN. AS A RESULT
TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS MUCH BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

.TEMPERATURES...
COOL FRONTS PASSED THROUGH CENTRAL FLORIDA ON THE 6TH AND 14TH,
DROPPING NIGHTLY LOW TEMPERATURES INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOW 60S
WHILE DAYTIME MAXIMUMS REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL IN THE MID AND UPPER
80S TO LOW 90S. WITH ONLY ONE WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY CROSSING THE
STATE DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH, TEMPERATURES DURING THE
LAST 10 TO 12 DAYS OF MAY CONTINUED TO RISE INTO THE MID TO UPPER 80S
ALONG THE COAST AND 90S TOWARDS THE INTERIOR ALMOST EVERY DAY. THERE
WAS LITTLE RELIEF AT NIGHT AS LOW TEMPERATURES ALSO AVERAGED
HIGHER THAN NORMAL. AS A RESULT, ALL OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ENDED
UP WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR MAY 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 75.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 78.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 77.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
10TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 76.9 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.


.RAINFALL...

FRONTAL BOUNDARY RAIN SHOWERS ON THE 4TH AND 6TH OF MAY BROUGHT
SMALL AMOUNTS OF RAIN TO AREAS OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. THE MAIN
RAIN EVENT OF THE MONTH WAS A FRONTAL PASSAGE ON THE 14TH WHICH
SPARKED SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA AND BROUGHT RAIN TO ALL OF
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. SEA BREEZE THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 27TH AND 28TH
DOUSED PORTIONS OF THE INTERIOR WITH AS MUCH AS 4 INCHES OF RAIN BUT
THE COVERAGE WAS SPARSE. SOME STORMS ON THE 14TH, 27TH, AND 28TH
EVEN PRODUCED HAIL. DUE TO THE MAINLY SPOTTY RAIN ACTIVITY DURING
MAY, THOUGH, RAINFALL TOTALS WERE BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH.

RAINFALL DEPARTURES ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA FOR MAY WERE BETWEEN 2
TO 4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL WITH RAIN AMOUNTS GENERALLY ONLY 15 TO 30
PERCENT OF NORMAL.

THE MAY 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 0.65 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 2.61 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 10TH DRIEST MAY ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 2.10 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 0.50 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 3.44 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 6TH DRIEST MAY ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 1.47 INCHES OF RAINFALL, WHICH WAS 2.33 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL RANKINGS FROM CO-OPERATIVE OBSERVER LOCATIONS...
-CLERMONT HAD THEIR 2ND DRIEST MAY ON RECORD
-SANFORD AND FORT PIERCE HAD THEIR 4TH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD
-DELAND HAD THEIR 5TH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    0.65"          3.26"        -2.61"          20%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          2.10"          3.74"        -1.64"          56%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        0.50"          3.94"        -3.44"          13%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       1.47"          3.80"        -2.33"          39%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         0.15"          3.67"        -3.52"           4%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           0.92"          4.27"        -3.35"          22%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          0.63"          3.53"        -2.90"          18%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       1.61"          3.66"        -2.05"          44%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      0.64"          4.38"        -3.74"          15%
(FPCF1)


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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