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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:14 am EDT on October 1, 2014

1110 am EDT Wed October 1 2014

...September 2014 climate summary for Jacksonville...

...near normal temperatures and above normal rainfall...

September is the peak of hurricane season and the wettest month of the year for Jacksonville. This year there were no tropical systems affecting northeast Florida/southeast Georgia...other than some swells along the beaches from Hurricane Edouard far out in the Atlantic. This was also the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Dora making landfall near St Augustine.

September weather was mainly the result of stalled cold fronts...overriding moisture...and low pressure.

This was the wettest month measured at Jacksonville International Airport since June 2012...it rank as the 30th wettest September on record. Some areas had over 14 inches. Flooding and Road closures were reported in Suwannee County after 5 to 6 inches of rain fell over the area in the first week of the month. Likewise 5 to 6 inches of rain near the Okefenokee Swamp led to moderate flooding on the St Marys River near Macclenny from the 9th to the 14th. Ft white on the Santa Fe River reached minor flood stage during this same period.

At Jacksonville International Airport...

Temperatures...the average monthly temperature for September was 77.7 degrees ...0.5 degrees below normal. The average daily high was 85.6 degrees and the average daily low was 69.8 degrees. The maximum for the month was 94 degrees on the 1st...the minimum was 62 degrees on the 22nd. A record low maximum was set on the 24th when the temperature topped out at 72 degrees.

Rainfall... September rainfall totaled 9.80 inches... 1.61inches above normal. There were 13 days of measurable rainfall. The greatest 24 hour total was 3.05 inches on the 29th.

Wind... the average wind speed for September was 5.3 miles per hour. The peak wind gust for the month was 30 miles per hour from the northeast on the 23rd.

For energy consumption purposes... there were 0 heating degree days...which is normal. There were 391 cooling degree days...which is 5 below normal.

Outlook... the outlook for October calls for a greater chance of above normal temperatures and equal chances of normal rainfall. The normal monthly temperature for October is 70.4 degrees. The normal daily high is 80.4 degrees and the normal daily low is 60.5 degrees. Normal October rainfall is 3.93 inches.

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Additional rainfall reports from around the area...

Jacksonville vicinity... northeast Florida...

Jacksonville Beach..... 11.66 Fernandina Beach..... 8.74 Jacksonville NAS....... 6.04 Gainesville ......... 7.27 Mayport ns............. 2.72 Glen St Mary......... 11.58 big Talbot Island...... 6.14 Federal Point........ 8.09 Little Talbot Island... 8.01 St. Augustine litehs. 5.20 Craig Field............ 10.85 St. Augustine Arpt... 2.72 south Ponte Vedra...... 6.60 Hastings 4ne......... 11.47 guana river St park.... 3.83 High Springs......... 11.72 Beauclerc.............. 8.39 Jasper............... 10.65 Whitehouse olf......... 6.52 Bell 4nw............. 9.47 Orange Springs 2ssw.. 8.40 Palm Coast NE........ Ocala................ 10.65 Starke............... 6.43 Crescent City........ 5.97 Palm Coast 6ne....... 13.45 White Springs 7n..... 14.15 Live Oak............. Bunnell.............. 5.06 Flagler Beach........ 8.01 Palm Coast........... 21.07 Marineland........... 8.33 Lake City 2e......... 13.73 southeast Georgia...

Baxley 5nnw............ 4.99 Woodbine............. 12.30 Brunswick.............. 8.28 St Simons Island..... 5.64 Homerville 5n.......... 12.33 Alma................. 3.32 Pridgen................ 3.16 Patterson............ 5.52 Manor.................. 9.44 Hazlehurst........... 7.03 Nahunta 6ne............ 7.32 Fargo 17ne............. 14.36

Rainfall reports are preliminary. Co-op sites report a 24 hour total not based on a midnight to midnight calendar day.

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For additional rainfall reports check out cocorahs...the community collaborative rain...hail...and snow network. This public volunteer rain gauge network is open to anyone willing to measure and report precipitation. Go to the cocorahs website for more information and to sign up. Http://www.Cocorahs.Org

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