PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
340 PM EDT THU OCT 3 2013

...SEPTEMBER 2013 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

A FEW FRONTAL BOUNDARIES PUSHED INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES
DURING SEPTEMBER BUT MOST OF THESE WEAKENED BEFORE REACHING CENTRAL
FLORIDA. THEREFORE NO SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL
WERE OBSERVED. INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD OF THESE BOUNDARIES LED TO
GREATER RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THE AREA. OTHERWISE DAILY SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY COVERAGE WAS ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AT BEST.

.TEMPERATURES...

DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES TYPICALLY RANGED WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF
NORMAL FOR MANY SITES. HIGHS GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE UPPER 80S TO
LOW 90S THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...TRANSITIONING TO THE MID TO
UPPER 80S LATER IN SEPTEMBER. LOWS REMAINED FAIRLY CONSISTENT IN THE
LOW TO MID 70S MOST NIGHTS. THERE WERE A FEW TIMES WHEN TEMPERATURES
DROPPED INTO THE UPPER 60S...WHICH FOR SOME LOCATIONS WAS THE FIRST
TIME THIS HAD OCCURRED SINCE THIS PAST MAY.

OVERALL...AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR MOST SITES IN SEPTEMBER
WERE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. ONE EXCEPTION WAS VERO BEACH
WHICH WAS ALMOST A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO
SEVERAL NIGHTS WITH COOLER OVERNIGHT LOWS AS THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THIS SITE WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL.

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:

MELBOURNE:
-SEPTEMBER 26: RECORD HIGH OF 93 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 92 SET
BACK IN 2000 AND 1995.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR SEPTEMBER 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 80.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.2 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 81.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 1998 AND
1941 AS THE 8TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 79.7 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIES 1969 AS
THE 8TH COOLEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

.RAINFALL...

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS THE
AREA MOST AFTERNOONS WITH A FEW DAYS SEEING MORE WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL. THE MOST NOTABLE OF THESE EVENTS WAS ON THE 23RD WHEN DEEP
MOISTURE MOVED IN AHEAD OF A STALLED FRONT OVER NORTH FLORIDA. THIS
PRODUCED UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS MANY OBSERVING LOCATIONS.
OTHERWISE ANY HEAVIER RAINFALL AMOUNTS REMAINED FAIRLY LOCALIZED
DURING THE MONTH. THIS COMBINED WITH A LACK OF ANY TROPICAL ACTIVITY
ACROSS THE REGION LED TO BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR MUCH OF EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA. A COUPLE AREAS WHERE THIS WAS NOT THE CASE INCLUDED
SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY AND PORTIONS OF THE TREASURE COAST WHERE NEAR
TO ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED.

SEPTEMBER 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 5.77 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
1.19 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 5.78 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 0.28
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 4.54 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
3.10 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 6.62 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.17 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    5.77"          6.96"        -1.19"          83%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          5.78"          6.06"        -0.28"          95%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        4.54"          7.64"        -3.10"          59%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       6.62"          6.79"        -0.17"          97%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         6.94"          5.09"        +1.85"         136%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           5.60"          7.60"        -2.00"          74%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          5.48"          5.64"        -0.16"          97%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       3.29"          7.07"        -3.78"          47%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      4.82"          7.69"        -2.87"          63%
(FPCF1)
STUART           8.99"          8.91"        +0.08"         101%
(STRF1)


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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