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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:00 PM EDT on September 1, 2014

...August 2014 climate summary for Jacksonville...

...near normal temperatures and below normal rainfall...

The month of August was characterized by summerlike conditions consisting of humid...warm weather with afternoon thunderstorms for a majority of the month. There was however an unusual period of dry...clear weather which saw extreme Max temperatures on the 21st through 23rd. This brief period saw above normal temperatures in the upper 90s and even low 100s that permitted heat advisories across the entire area. This short heat wave was followed by much below normal low temperatures in the low to mid 60s on the 27th through 29th.

Two tropical cyclones were named this month...the first was Bertha which reached category one hurricane status with minor impacts as it curved and moved offshore up the Atlantic coast. The second was Cristobal which also achieved category one wind speeds and had minimal impacts...never making landfall in the US as it moved up the Atlantic Seaboard.

At Jacksonville International Airport...

Temperatures... the average temperature for August was 82.2 degrees...which is 0.4 degrees above normal. The average daily high was 91.8 degrees. The average daily low was 72.5 degrees. The highest temperature for the month was 99 degrees on the 22nd. The lowest temperature was 64 degrees on the 28th. A record daily high was reached on August 23rd with 98 degrees that the previous record set in 1966. A record daily low was set on the 28th with 64 degrees...breaking the previous record of 65 set in 1984. There were 23 days with a maximum temperature of 90 degrees or above.

Rainfall... August rainfall totaled 3.03 inches...3.77 inches below normal. There were 11 days of measurable rainfall. The greatest 24 hour total was 1.29 inches on the 2nd to 3rd.

Wind... the average wind speed for July was 6.3 miles per hour. The peak wind gust for the month was 48 miles per hour from the south southeast on the 19th.

For energy consumption purposes... there were 0 heating degree days...which is normal. There were 536 cooling degree days...which is 15 above normal.

Outlook... the outlook for September calls for heightened chances...above 50 percent...of seeing above normal temperatures and equal chances of above...normal...or below normal rainfall. The normal monthly average temperature for September is 78.2 degrees. The normal daily high is 86.9 degrees and the normal daily low is 69.5 degrees. Normal September rainfall is 8.19 inches.

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Additional rainfall reports from around the area...

Jacksonville vicinity... northeast Florida...

Jacksonville Beach..... 4.60 Fernandina Beach..... 6.41 Jacksonville NAS....... 2.16 Gainesville ......... 5.21 Mayport ns............. 7.63 Glen St Mary......... 2.76 big Talbot Island...... Federal Point........ 5.03 Little Talbot Island... St. Augustine litehs. 8.07 Craig Field............ 6.00 St. Augustine Arpt... 4.75 south Ponte Vedra...... Hastings 4ne......... 5.73 guana river St park.... High Springs......... 5.91 Beauclerc.............. 6.27 Jasper............... 4.98 Whitehouse olf......... Bell 4nw............. 4.76 Orange Springs 2ssw.. 6.59 Palm Coast NE........ Ocala................ 6.01 Starke............... 4.15 Crescent City........ 3.52 Palm Coast 6ne....... 5.11 White Springs 7n..... 3.67 Live Oak............. 2.46 Bunnell.............. Flagler Beach........ Palm Coast........... 5.11 Marineland........... Lake City 2e......... 2.96 southeast Georgia...

Baxley 5nnw............ 2.09 Woodbine............. 3.85 Brunswick.............. 9.87 St Simons Island..... 4.80 Homerville 5n.......... 1.65 Alma................. 6.63 Pridgen................ 6.22 Patterson............ 4.56 Waycross 4ne........... Manor................ 2.15 Nahunta 6ne............ 6.10 Hazlehurst........... 2.07 Fargo 17ne............. 4.02

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

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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