PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
100 PM EST SAT MAR 5 2011

...WINTER 2010-2011 WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE...

...FEBRUARY WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR TALLAHASSEE...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY IN TALLAHASSEE WAS 55.6
DEGREES...0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING
THE MONTH WAS 83 DEGREES ON THE 25TH AND THE LOWEST WAS 25 DEGREES
ON THE 12TH AND 13TH. THE TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES ON THE 22ND TIED
A RECORD HIGH FOR THAT DAY. THERE WERE 5 DAYS WITH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW THE FREEZING MARK WHICH WAS 3 BELOW NORMAL.

FOR CLIMATOLOGICAL PURPOSES...WINTER IS DEFINED AS THE 3-MONTH
PERIOD FROM DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
THESE 3 MONTHS WAS 48.9 DEGREES...4.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WHICH
MAKES THE WINTER OF 2010-2011 THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE TOP 10
COLDEST WINTERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WINTER OF 1977-1978 47.0 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1976-1977 47.7 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1963-1964 47.9 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1969-1970 48.4 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1957-1958 48.7 DEGREES
WINTER OF 2010-2011 48.9 DEGREES
WINTER OF 2009-2010 49.1 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1980-1981 49.6 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1962-1963 49.7 DEGREES
WINTER OF 1978-1979 49.9 DEGREES

RAINFALL AT THE TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR FEBRUARY MEASURED
2.61 INCHES...2.02 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 8 DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 BELOW NORMAL. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.22 INCHES ON THE 9TH -
10TH. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS AT THE AIRPORT WHICH WAS
1 ABOVE NORMAL. THE PEAK WIND GUST WAS 35 MPH FROM THE SOUTH ON THE
28TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR
AN ENHANCED CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND AN ENHANCED
CHANCE FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
FOR MARCH IS 61.1 DEGREES AND NORMAL RAINFALL IS 6.47 INCHES.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER THERE IS A 39% CHANCE FOR
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE 3-MONTH PERIOD FROM MARCH THROUGH
MAY WILL BE HIGHER THAN 67.7 DEGREES...A 34% CHANCE FOR THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE TO BE BETWEEN 66.3 AND 67.7 AND A 27% CHANCE TO BE LOWER
THAN 66.3 DEGREES. THERE ARE NO 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOKS FOR
SPECIFIC POINT LOCATIONS AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THE GENERALIZED
OUTLOOK FOR THE TALLAHASSEE AREA CALLS FOR AN ENHANCED CHANCE FOR
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE NORMAL 3-MONTH RAINFALL FOR TALLAHASSEE
IS 15.01 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE CAN BE ACCESSED TO RECEIVE 3-MONTH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE LOCAL
TRI-STATE REGION:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/CALENDAR_OUTLOOK.PHP?WFO=TAE

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BARRY

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