PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED FOR COOP RAINFALL AMOUNTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
533 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2011

...NOVEMBER 2011 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL ACROSS EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE FIRST FULL MONTH OF THE DRY SEASON WAS MILD WITH VERY
LITTLE RAIN AND WARMER-THAN-NORMAL TEMPERATURES DESPITE ALMOST
WEEKLY FRONTAL PASSAGES.


.TEMPERATURES...

COLD FRONTS PASSED THROUGH EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ON THE 4TH, 10TH,
17TH, 23RD, AND 28TH OF NOVEMBER. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE
DROPS HAPPENED FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGES ON THE 10TH AND 28TH
WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLING TO REACH 70 DEGREES AND LOWS
DROPPING INTO THE 40S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. OVERALL FOR THE MONTH
OF NOVEMBER HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE 70S AND 80S WITH
LOWS IN THE 50S AND 60S. MANY COASTAL SITES SAW MULTIPLE NIGHTS WITH
LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S DUE TO STRONG FLOW OFF THE ATLANTIC
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THESE WARM NIGHTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE
OVERALL WARMER-THAN-NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH SEEN
AT THE COASTAL CLIMATE SITES AND EXPLAIN WHY THE DEPARTURES FROM
NORMAL OVER THE INTERIOR AREN'T AS SIGNIFICANT.

MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM NEAR NORMAL TO ABOUT 2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. ONLY VERO BEACH RANKED IN THE
TOP TEN WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR NOVEMBER 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 67.9 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 68.6 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 70.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
10TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.


.RAINFALL...

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL WAS SCARCE DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER ACROSS
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA AS RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH NUMEROUS COLD FRONTS
MOSTLY DISSIPATED BEFORE REACHING THE AREA. ONSHORE FLOW PRESENT
DURING MUCH OF THE MONTH PRODUCED COASTAL SHOWERS WHICH PROVIDED MUCH
OF THE RAINFALL AT COASTAL SITES, BUT RAIN FROM THESE SHOWERS RARELY
REACHED ANY INLAND SITES. ALL OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA WAS DRIER THAN
NORMAL DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.

NOVEMBER 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 0.10 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 2.59 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 4TH DRIEST NOVEMBER
ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 0.13 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
2.04 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 5TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 1.24 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 1.33 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 1.95 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    0.10"          2.69"        -2.59"           4%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          0.13"          2.17"        -2.04"           6%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        1.24"          2.88"        -1.64"          43%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       1.33"          3.28"        -1.95"          41%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         0.78"          2.10"        -1.32"          37% 
(CLRF1)
DELAND           0.42"          2.72"        -2.30"          15% 
(DELF1)
SANFORD          0.18"          2.39"        -2.21"           8% 
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       0.69"          2.90"        -2.21"          24% 
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      1.49"          3.55"        -2.06"          42% 
(FPCF1)


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THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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