PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1033 PM EST SUN DEC 1 2013

...NOVEMBER 2013 WAS MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA...

NOVEMBER SAW SEVERAL COLD FRONTS PASS THROUGH EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA BUT THEIR COOLING EFFECTS WERE LIMITED BY QUICK RETURNS TO
WARM AND MOIST ONSHORE FLOW. THIS LED TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE REGION AND NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL.

.TEMPERATURES...

THE FIRST WEEK IN NOVEMBER SAW ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES UNTIL A
COLD FRONT SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA ON THE 8TH AND BRIEFLY COOLED
TEMPERATURES TO NEAR NORMAL. THE REST OF NOVEMBER WAS SIMILAR WITH
WARM TEMPERATURES FOR A FEW DAYS AND THEN A COLD FRONT WHICH WOULD
BRIEFLY USHER IN NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA'S FIRST TASTE OF WINTER AND TEMPERATURES WELL
BELOW NORMAL CAME WITH A STRONGER COLD FRONT WHICH MOVED THROUGH THE
AREA ON THE 27TH AND USHERED IN A BRIEF BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR.
TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR THE 27TH AND 28TH BEFORE
RETURNING TO NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TO CLOSE OUT THE MONTH.
THIS LAST COLD FRONT BROUGHT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ITS FIRST SUB-50
DEGREE TEMPERATURES SINCE LATE MARCH OF 2013, OR ABOUT 8 MONTHS
PRIOR. A FEW SITES EVEN SAW TEMPERATURES DIP BELOW THE 40 DEGREE
MARK BUT NO FREEZING TEMPERATURES OCCURRED.

OVERALL, MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL,
RANGING FROM 2 TO 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT SITES ACROSS EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA.

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH:
-NOVEMBER 1: RECORD HIGH OF 89 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 87 SET
IN 1951. THIS ALSO TIED THE ALL-TIME HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
NOVEMBER AT THIS SITE. THE ALL-TIME HIGH RECORD WAS PREVIOUSLY SET
ON NOVEMBER 28, 1948.

-NOVEMBER 22: TIED WARM LOW RECORD OF 70 DEGREES, LAST SET IN 1992.

MELBOURNE:
-NOVEMBER 1: RECORD HIGH OF 90 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 88 SET
IN 1941.

-NOVEMBER 18: RECORD HIGH OF 88 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 87 SET
IN 1974.

-NOVEMBER 22: RECORD WARM LOW OF 74 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 73
SET IN 1992.

VERO BEACH:
-NOVEMBER 1: RECORD HIGH OF 91 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 89 SET
IN 2006 AND 1997.

-NOVEMBER 18: RECORD HIGH OF 88 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 87 SET
IN 1986.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR NOVEMBER 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 69.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 3.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 70.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED 2003, 1982
AND 1929 FOR THE 10TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 73.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 4.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 4TH
WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 73.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 3.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 6TH
WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

.RAINFALL...

MULTIPLE COLD FRONTS BROUGHT RAIN THROUGH EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
DURING NOVEMBER, BUT THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE OBSERVED
ALONG THE COAST DUE TO MOIST ONSHORE FLOW. THE FIRST FRONT OF THE
MONTH PASSED THROUGH ON THE 2ND AND BROUGHT WIDESPREAD RAIN TO AREAS
FROM AROUND ORLANDO NORTHWARD BUT THE SHOWERS FIZZLED OUT BEFORE
REACHING FARTHER SOUTH. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE
MONTH CAME AS A WEAK COLD FRONT MOVED INTO THE AREA ON THE 19TH AND
STALLED ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA, PROVIDING A FOCUS FOR HEAVY RAINFALL
ON THE 20TH AND 21ST. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE RAINFALL FOR MOST
COASTAL SITES DURING THE MONTH FELL DURING THIS PERIOD. ANOTHER
COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH ON THE 27TH AND PRODUCED RAIN AT MOST SITES
BUT RAINFALL TOTALS WERE GENERALLY LOW. THERE WERE SOME LIGHT TO
MODERATE SHOWERS DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH WHICH MOVED
ONSHORE FROM THE ATLANTIC AND PRODUCED GENERALLY LOW RAINFALL
AMOUNTS ACROSS THE AREA. THE EXCEPTION WAS STUART, WHICH RECEIVED A
LARGE PORTION OF ITS RAINFALL DURING THIS PERIOD DUE TO HEAVIER
SHOWERS WHICH MOVED OVER THE AREA.

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH:

DAYTONA BEACH
-NOVEMBER 27: TIED RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.46 INCHES, PREVIOUSLY SET IN
1980.

MELBOURNE
-NOVEMBER 20: RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.05 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
0.60 IN 1952.

NOVEMBER 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 3.11 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.42 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 0.92 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 1.25
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 4.69 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.81 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 7.38 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
4.10 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 3RD WETTEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE. THE RECORD MONTHLY MAXIMUM RAINFALL OCCURRED
IN 1984 WHEN 11.76 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    3.11"          2.69"        +0.42"         116%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          0.92"          2.17"        -1.25"          42%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        4.69"          2.88"        +1.81"         163%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       7.38"          3.28"        +4.10"         225%
(VRB)
LEESBURG         2.39"          1.88"        +0.51"         127%
(LEE)
CLERMONT         1.85"          2.14"        -0.29"          86%
(CLRF1)
SANFORD          1.33"          2.38"        -1.05"          56%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       1.87"          2.94"        -1.07"          64%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      6.05"          3.10"        +2.95"         195%
(KFPR)
FORT PIERCE      2.83"          3.58"        -0.75"          79%
(FPCF1)
STUART           2.90"          4.14"        -1.24"          70%
(STRF1)


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