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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
626 PM EDT MON NOV 1 2010

...HISTORIC DRY CONDITIONS AND SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOR OCTOBER 2010...

THE SECOND CLIMATOLOGICAL MONTH OF FALL SAW A HISTORIC DRY WEATHER
PATTERN WITH ORLANDO EXECUTIVE AND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AS WELL AS
MELBOURNE AIRPORT RECORDING NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH.
ALSO...ALL LOCATIONS REPORTED RAINFALL THAT WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

THE WARM PATTERN OF THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS CAME TO AN END WITH MOST
LOCATIONS LOGGING TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

.TEMPERATURES...

COOL FRONTS MOVING DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA DURING OCTOBER WERE
MEAGER IN TERMS OF PROVIDING MUCH IN THE WAY OF NEEDED RAINFALL.
HOWEVER...THE FRONTS DID HELP PROVIDE SOME RELIEF FROM THE ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OF THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS. DESPITE SOME
TEMPERATURES THAT WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL DURING THE FINAL WEEK OF
OCTOBER...SEVERAL DAYS OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE EARLY
AND MIDDLE PART OF THE MONTH RESULTED IN AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES RANGING ROUGHLY FROM 0.5 TO 1.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.


THE OVERALL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR THE FOUR MAIN
CLIMATE SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 72.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 1.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 74.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 74.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 75.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT WHICH WAS 1.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...

THE COLD FRONTS THAT PASSED THROUGH DURING OCTOBER PROVIDED
LITTLE...IF ANY MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL TO THE AREA. SOME OF THE
LOCALLY HEAVIER ONE DAY TOTALS SUCH AS 1.54 INCHES AT STUART (STRF1)
ON THE 25TH WERE MORE A RESULT OF CONVERGENT SHOWER BANDS MOVING
ONSHORE FROM THE ATLANTIC WATERS.

THE LACK OF RAINFALL AND NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT ANY
MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECORD SETTING FOR MANY LOCATIONS:

-ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD THE DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH
NO RAINFALL (0.00 INCHES) REPORTED. SO FAR SINCE THE END OF OCTOBER
THERE HAVE BEEN 33 STRAIGHT DAYS WHERE MEASURABLE RAINFALL HAS NOT
BEEN OBSERVED. THIS IS THE 4TH LONGEST RAIN-FREE PERIOD ON RECORD
FOR THIS SITE...WHICH TIES ANOTHER 33 DRY DAY PERIOD BACK IN 1990
THAT LASTED THROUGH JANUARY 25TH.

-MELBOURNE HAD THE DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH ONLY A TRACE OF
RAINFALL. AS OF THE END OF OCTOBER...MELBOURNE HAS TIED FOR THE 6TH
LONGEST STRING OF DAYS WITH NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL...CURRENTLY AT 32
DAYS. THE LAST 32 DRY DAY SPELL WAS SET IN 1956 WHICH LASTED THROUGH
DECEMBER 28TH.

-VERO BEACH ALSO HAD THE DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH 0.01 INCHES.
THIS 0.01 INCHES OCCURRED ON THE 14TH WHICH ENDED A 14 DAY RAIN-FREE
STREAK. HOWEVER SINCE THE 14TH...NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL HAS FALLEN
AT VERO BEACH. THIS HAS LEAD TO ANOTHER 17 DAYS WHERE RAINFALL HAS
NOT EXCEEDED TRACE AMOUNTS.

-DAYTONA BEACH HAD THE SECOND DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH ONLY
0.18 INCHES. THEIR 26 DAY RAIN-FREE STREAK ENDED ON THE 25TH WHEN
0.01 INCHES WAS OBSERVED.

TOP 5 DRIEST OCTOBER RANKINGS (IN INCHES):

   DAYTONA          ORLANDO       MELBOURNE     VERO BEACH
 1. 0.04  1940   1. 0.00  2010  1. TRACE 2010  1. 0.01  2010
 2. 0.18  2010   2. 0.35  1967  2. 0.39  1984  2. 0.48  2009
 3. 0.19  1967   3. 0.43  1979  3. 0.62  1976  3. 0.75  1962
 4. 0.93  2000   4. 0.46  1963  4. 0.67  1940  4. 0.77  2003
 5. 0.97  1960   5. 0.48  1974  5. 0.69  1979  5. 0.98  2006

TOP 6 LONGEST PERIODS WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL (NUMBER OF DAYS
AND PERIOD END DATE):

      DAYTONA                         ORLANDO
 1. 58  05/04/1967               1. 37  05/12/1971
 2. 47  12/02/1967               2. 36  05/18/1979
 3. 39  01/03/1934               3. 35  12/07/1967
 4. 36  12/31/1932               4. 33  10/31/2010, 01/25/1990
 5. 35  01/11/1929               5. 32  06/10/2000, 05/28/1965...
 6. 34  04/12/1978               6. 30  02/21/1989


     MELBOURNE                       VERO BEACH
 1. 46  01/03/1969               1. 41  05/24/1970
 2. 38  12/10/1967, 03/13/1961   2. 32  02/04/2003, 01/29/1960
 3. 37  05/12/1971               3. 31  12/09/1995
 4. 34  12/27/1961               4. 29  03/11/1951
 5. 33  05/07/1986, 03/15/1956   5. 28  12/06/1942
 6. 32  10/31/2010, 12/28/1956   6. 27  05/23/1967, 03/15/1962...

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR OCTOBER
2010:

STATION           OCT 2010      30 YEAR   DEPARTURE     PERCENT OF
                  RAINFALL      NORMAL    FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH      0.18"         4.37"      -4.19"           4%
(DAB)
ORLANDO            0.00"         2.66"      -2.66"           0%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE          TRACE         4.76"      -4.76"           0%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH         0.01"         5.04"      -5.03"         0.2%
(VRB)
CLERMONT           0.34"         2.40"      -2.06"          14%
(CLRF1)
DELAND             0.14"         4.09"      -3.95"           3%
(DELF1)
SANFORD            0.00"         3.56"      -3.56"           0%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE         0.17"         4.29"      -4.12"           4%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE        0.32"         5.82"      -5.50"           6%
(FPCF1)
STUART             1.87"         6.29"      -4.42"          30%
(STRF1)

FOR MORE LOCAL CLIMATE 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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