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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
250 PM EDT MON SEP 3 2012

...SUMMER 2012 HAD NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS EAST 
CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH TEMPERATURES WITHIN HALF A DEGREE OF NORMAL...

PERIODS OF DISTURBED WEATHER IN JUNE GAVE WAY TO THE INFLUENCE OF
THE ATLANTIC SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE IN JULY AND AUGUST.
TEMPERATURES REMAINED NEAR NORMAL THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE 
SUMMER...AND RAINFALL GENERALLY ENDED UP NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL AS 
LARGE SCALE DISTURBANCES HELPED BALANCE OUT AN OVERALL LACK OF
DAILY WET SEASON THUNDERSTORM ASSOCIATED RAINFALL.  

.TEMPERATURES...

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES DURING THE SUMMER OF 2012 WERE VERY CLOSE
TO NORMAL ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN JUNE 
WERE BELOW NORMAL WITH READINGS IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S...BEFORE 
RISING TO NEAR NORMAL VALUES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER WITH 
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S AND LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 
LOWER TO MID 70S. RECORDS WERE BROKEN MAINLY AROUND THE TIMES WHEN 
TROPICAL STORMS DEBBY AND ISAAC IMPACTED EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...WITH 
WARM LOWS AND COOL HIGHS OCCURRING AHEAD OF THE SYSTEMS...DUE TO
ENHANCED CLOUD COVER...AND COOL LOWS IN THE DRYER AIR IN THEIR WAKES.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MOST DAYS STAYED WITHIN ABOUT HALF A DEGREE OF
NORMAL...LEADING TO NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE SUMMER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR SUMMER 2012 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 SUMMER SEASON TEMPERATURE OF 
80.8 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE SUMMER SEASON TEMPERATURE OF 81.8 
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE SUMMER SEASON TEMPERATURE OF 80.9 
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE SUMMER SEASON TEMPERATURE OF 81.0 
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...

THE SUMMER BEGAN WITH WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS AS FRONTAL 
SYSTEMS AND TROPICAL STORM DEBBY AFFECTED EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
JULY SAW THE TRANSITION TO A DRIER THAN NORMAL PERIOD AS THE
ATLANTIC SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS POSITIONED ITSELF ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA...KEEPING RAINFALL AMOUNTS BELOW NORMAL AS DAILY
SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY RANGED FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED.
THE RIDGE AXIS REMAINED LOCATED SOUTH OF THE AREA FOR MUCH OF
AUGUST...LEADING TO HIGHER RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THE EAST COAST
NORTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL AS STORMS CONCENTRATED THERE BY MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LARGE AMOUNT
OF RAINFALL DURING THE END OF AUGUST...WITH AREAS ALONG THE TREASURE
COAST AND ACROSS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY RECEIVING UP TO 10 INCHES WITH
ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. OVERALL...MOST SITES PICKED UP NEAR TO 
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

COOP STATION RAINFALL RANKINGS:

-CLERMONT HAD 32.68 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE SUMMER...WHICH 
WAS THE 5TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-FORT PIERCE HAD 25.29 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE SUMMER...WHICH 
WAS THE 7TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.


SUMMER 2012 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 20.94 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SUMMER, 
WHICH WAS 2.88 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 19.24 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SUMMER, WHICH 
WAS 2.74 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 16.89 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SUMMER, WHICH 
WAS 3.46 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 17.48 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SUMMER, WHICH 
WAS 1.85 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR SUMMER
2012:

STATION        SUMMER 2012     30 YEAR      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
                RAINFALL       NORMAL      FROM NORMAL     NORMAL

DAYTONA BEACH    20.94"         18.06"        +2.88"         116%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          19.24"         21.98"        -2.74"          88%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        16.89"         20.35"        -3.46"          83%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       17.48"         19.33"        -1.85"          90%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         32.68"         23.08"        +9.60"         142%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           28.64"         24.30"        +4.34"         118%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          27.91"         23.33"        +4.58"         120%
(SFNF1) 
TITUSVILLE       23.67"         21.38"        +2.29"         111%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      25.29"         19.25"        +6.04"         131%
(FPCF1)
STUART           17.67"         22.41"        -4.74"          79%
(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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GUSEMAN

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