PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1059 AM EDT MON OCT 3 2011

...SEPTEMBER 2011 WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL AND GENERALLY
DRIER THAN NORMAL ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

THE FIRST MONTH OF CLIMATOLOGICAL FALL SAW A FEW WEAK FRONTAL
BOUNDARIES MOVE INTO THE AREA WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING NEAR TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL MOST DAYS. AFTERNOON SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY GENERALLY CONTINUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER...HOWEVER OVERALL
RAINFALL TOTALS WERE BELOW NORMAL.

.TEMPERATURES...

WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARIES PUSHED INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA ON THE 6TH, 16TH
AND 29TH OF THE MONTH. HOWEVER NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE
WERE EXPERIENCED WITH THESE SYSTEMS AS EACH ONE GRADUALLY WEAKENED
OVER THE AREA. DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES GENERALLY REMAINED WITHIN
A FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL VALUES...WITH MOST DAYS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN
NORMAL. HIGHS ROUGHLY RANGED FROM THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S WITH LOWS
IN THE LOW TO MID 70S. HOWEVER ON THE 15TH OF THE MONTH SEVERAL
LOCATIONS HAD MINIMUM TEMPERATURES DROP JUST BELOW 70 DEGREES INTO
THE UPPER 60S FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE EARLY TO MID JUNE.

IN THE END...MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 0.2 TO 0.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL DURING SEPTEMBER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 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 80.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.4 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES SEPTEMBER
OF 1944 AS THE 7TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 80.8 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.


.RAINFALL...

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUED INTO
THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER MOST DAYS. PRECIPITATION COVERAGE WAS A
LITTLER GREATER THAN NORMAL FROM THE 5TH TO THE 10TH OF THE MONTH
DUE TO A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT MOVED INTO THE AREA AND
PERSISTED FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE RAINFALL DURING THIS PERIOD HELPED
FINALLY PUT AN END TO ANY LINGERING DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA...THAT HAD BEEN SLOWLY DIMINISHING SINCE THE WET
SEASON BEGAN IN LATE JUNE. DESPITE MORE NORMAL RAINFALL IN THE FIRST
HALF OF THE MONTH...BELOW NORMAL CONVECTIVE COVERAGE OCCURRED INTO
MUCH OF THE REST OF THE SEPTEMBER. THIS ALLOWED END OF THE MONTH
RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO BE DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR MANY LOCATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 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 6.23 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 0.73 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 5.85 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.21 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 2.43 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
5.21 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 4TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 8.21 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH, WHICH
WAS 1.42 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    6.23"          6.96"        -0.73"          90%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          5.85"          6.06"        -0.21"          97%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        2.43"          7.64"        -5.21"          32%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       8.21"          6.79"         1.42"         121%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         4.54"          5.09"        -0.55"          89%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           2.89"          7.60"        -4.71"          38%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          5.04"          5.64"        -0.60"          89%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       5.30"          7.07"        -1.77"          75%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      6.66"          7.69"        -1.03"          87%
(FPCF1)
STUART           6.05"          8.91"        -2.86"          68%
(STRF1)


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THE CLIMATE SUBSECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

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