PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
149 PM EDT MON SEP 2 2013

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

GREATER COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS ACROSS THE AREA IN JUNE AND
JULY WERE MODERATED BY DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS IN AUGUST.
STILL...THE MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN OBSERVED FOR MUCH OF THE
SEASON LED TO SUMMER RAINFALL AMOUNTS THAT WERE NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION. TEMPERATURES GENERALLY REMAINED NEAR TO
ABOVE NORMAL DURING A LARGE PORTION OF THE SEASON.

.TEMPERATURES...

THIS SUMMER GOT OFF TO A WARM START WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR
JUNE GENERALLY NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL. MOST OF THE PRIMARY CLIMATE
SITES RANKED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TOP 10 WARMEST JUNE'S ON RECORD.
CONVECTION PRODUCED LONGER PERIODS OF CONSIDERABLE CLOUD COVER OVER
THE REGION IN JULY AND LED TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
THE MONTH. OF NOTE...VERO BEACH RECORDED ITS 5TH COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD. WARMER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS THEN RETURNED IN AUGUST DUE TO
LOWER COVERAGE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND STORMS OVER EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES FOR THE SUMMER RANGED FROM NEAR
NORMAL TO AROUND A HALF A DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL AT THE PRIMARY CLIMATE
SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUES FOR SUMMER 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 SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 81.5 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 1993...
1992...1990 AND 1932 AS THE 10TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS
SITE.

-ORLANDO HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 82.3 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS EXACTLY NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 82.0 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
6TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

-VERO BEACH HAD AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 81.1 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

.RAINFALL...

TROPICAL STORM ANDREA MOVED ONSHORE ALONG THE BIG BEND OF FLORIDA
EARLY IN JUNE BRINGING WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL TO MUCH OF THE
AREA. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE THEN PRESENT ALMOST EVERY
AFTERNOON INTO THE REST OF THE MONTH. THIS ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN
CONTINUED INTO JULY...CONTINUING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER
THE REGION. DRIER CONDITIONS THEN DEVELOPED TOWARD THE END OF THE
SEASON AS THE AVERAGE PLACEMENT OF THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AXIS
REMAINED NORTH OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. THIS PROVIDED LONGER PERIODS OF
ONSHORE FLOW IN AUGUST THAT CONCENTRATED MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON
CONVECTION TOWARD THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA.

END OF SUMMER RAINFALL TOTALS WERE GENERALLY NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
FOR MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. THE ONE EXCEPTION WAS TOWARD
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY AND PORTIONS OF THE TREASURE COAST WHERE
SIGNIFICANTLY DRIER CONDITIONS IN AUGUST LED TO OVERALL BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE SEASON.

SUMMER 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 20.39 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH
WAS 2.33 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-ORLANDO RECEIVED 24.72 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
2.74 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

-MELBOURNE RECEIVED 15.86 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
4.49 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

-VERO BEACH RECEIVED 12.46 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE SEASON, WHICH WAS
6.87 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 10TH DRIEST SUMMER ON
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.

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

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

DAYTONA BEACH    20.39"         18.06"       +2.33"         113%
(DAB)
ORLANDO          24.72"         21.98"       +2.74"         112%
(MCO)
MELBOURNE        15.86"         20.35"       -4.49"          78%
(MLB)
VERO BEACH       12.46"         19.33"       -6.87"          64%
(VRB)
CLERMONT         26.03"         23.08"       +2.95"         113%
(CLRF1)
DELAND           31.13"         24.30"       +6.83"         128%
(DELF1)
SANFORD          25.11"         23.33"       +1.78"         108%
(SFNF1)
TITUSVILLE       23.33"         21.38"       +1.95"         109%
(TITF1)
FORT PIERCE      17.36"         20.74"       -3.38"          84%
(KFPR)
FORT PIERCE      20.70"         19.25"       +1.45"         108%
(FPCF1)
STUART           20.92"         22.41"       -1.49"          93%
(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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