PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1042 AM EST Sun Feb 3 2013 /942 AM CST Sun Feb 3 2013/

...January 2013 was the 6th warmest and 8th driest on record for 
Tallahassee...

The average monthly temperature for January recorded at the 
Tallahassee Regional Airport was 59.6 degrees, or 8.4 degrees above 
normal. This places January 2013 as the 6th warmest January on 
record for Tallahassee. The highest temperature recorded during the 
month was 81 degrees on the 14th. The lowest temperature was 29 
degrees on the 23rd and was the only day with a temperature at or 
below the freezing mark. This was 10 fewer days at or below
freezing than what we normally experience in January. The low of
63 degrees on the 9th tied the record high minimum temperature for
that day and the low of 65 degrees on the 16th broke the previous
record high minimum of 61 degrees for that day.

The following are the top 10 warmest January's on record:

1  66.6 1974
2  65.4 1950
3  61.4 1949
4  59.9 1947
5  59.7 1952
6  59.6 2013
7  59.0 1972
8  58.4 1957
9  58.3 1989
10 58.0 1993
 
Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for January only 
measured 0.85 inches, or 3.49 inches below normal. This places 
January 2013 as the 8th driest January on record for Tallahassee. 
There were 6 days with measurable rainfall during the month which 
was 3 below normal. The greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 0.42 
inches on the 30th. There were no days with thunder at the airport 
which was 2 below normal. The peak wind for the month was 41 mph 
from the southwest on the 30th. 

The following are the top 10 driest January's on record:

1  0.21 1957
2  0.22 1927
3  0.28 1950
4  0.34 2003
5  0.40 1969
6  0.47 1989
7  0.79 1954
8  0.85 2013
9  1.03 1949
10 1.16 1940

Notice that including this year, 5 of the top 10 driest January's 
were also in the top 10 for being the warmest. 

The outlook for February from the Climate Prediction Center calls 
for an enhanced chance for above normal temperature and below normal 
rainfall. The average monthly temperature for February is 54.7 
degrees with normal monthly rainfall of 4.85 inches. 

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BARRY



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