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 03/11/2020 08:04 AM
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Central Floridave

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seems like the dry season has come early. I haven't seen any rain in awhile and none in the forecast.

Although, the weather is nice and mild I hate no rain. Rain buckets are dried up.
 03/11/2020 08:56 AM
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weldertom2

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3.28 inches for the year here at our 32951 hacienda.

Speaking of that, is anyone using Davis Weather systems online?

Mine ( "Avenue B" ) is at weatherlink.com:

https://www.weatherlink.com/map/a98ad543-801e-467c-9009-744d06a15de8
 03/11/2020 06:35 PM
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I've gotten decent rain this winter. But, April/May dry months seem to have hit in March. I don't have a weather station so don't know the numbers but go on available rain water trapped in buckets. They are bone dry now. I can only use rain water for the acid loving jaboticaba. Also, this is time of year they really need water to help fruit development.
 03/23/2020 07:40 AM
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Central Floridave

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Anybody got any rain dance that work?
 04/03/2020 01:48 PM
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Central Floridave

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fyi, some possible rain in the sunday afternoon forecast.
 04/05/2020 10:26 AM
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Central Floridave

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Getting some sprinkles this afternoon. Need more.
 04/05/2020 02:05 PM
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Central Floridave

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Dumpage this afternoon. A good 3 hours of solid rain. Needed it.
 04/06/2020 12:07 AM
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ww

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Half inch at Vero airport. Good.
 04/06/2020 06:12 AM
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garcia

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1.25 inches in the downtown Mel Bch and, even more important, spread over about 18 hrs. A steady, soft rainfall that soaked the ground with no runoff. Perfect.
 04/06/2020 07:31 AM
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Central Floridave

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Yes, yesterday was a perfect rain. I was getting tired of dragging the hose. Won't have to do that for a few days now!
 04/08/2020 08:20 AM
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Yes it was nice!

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 04/08/2020 12:07 PM
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Potential for more rain in the forecast for Fri, Sun and Tue - Thurs/Fri (50% on wx.com)
 04/09/2020 05:58 AM
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Fri...A late season cold front will move southward across the
area, as a broad upr trough swings across the SE to follow.
Forcing provided by a 100+kt jet, and suitable moisture will help
increase shower chcs to high range scattered coverage areawide,
along with a small chc of general thunder from around Brevard
county southward, where the airmass will become partially buoyant
ahead of the approaching front. Highs will only make into the
L-M70s across the north, and L80s southern sections. Showers
should diminish from W-E Fri night with post frontal lows on the
cool side in the L-M50s North and Central, to L60s Treasure Coast.
 04/15/2020 08:46 AM
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come on rain....

Melbourne Wx discussion:

...An Approaching Cool Front Will Bring Some Temporary Relief from
the Excessive April Heat Tomorrow...

See no reason to make any changes to the inherited forecast.
Deepening moisture overspreading the area as a cold front
gradually works its way southward will bring increasing coverage
of showers and storms beginning this afternoon, especially from
Orlando to Titusville northward. There could be a couple of strong
to severe storms capable of producing wind gusts of 50-60 mph as
forecast soundings are showing favorable DCAPE around 1000 J/kg
this afternoon. Some small hail will also be possible. Drier air
farther to the south should provide lesser coverage of showers and
storms, but still cannot rule out an isolated strong or severe
storm.
 04/24/2020 05:06 AM
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MEGA RAIN Friday 4/24 AND in the morning.

Well, we had a dry season, typically its April/May, but these late season cold fronts are bringing the rain lately.
 05/01/2020 11:17 AM
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Central Floridave

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Good chunk of rain on April 30th! Two heavy rains. Like it.
 05/03/2020 05:37 AM
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
217 PM EDT Sat May 2 2020

...April 2020 was Warmer Than Normal with Near to Above Normal
Rainfall Across East Central Florida...

After an extremely dry March, a more active weather pattern
developed across Florida into April. Several fronts moved through
the area, with multiple rounds of showers and strong storms crossing
east central Florida, especially during the second half of the
month. This increase in rainfall produced near to above normal
precipitation for April, helping ease drought conditions in place.
Any cold fronts that crossed the state, however, were weak, with
above normal temperatures continuing to dominate across the region.
Average temperatures for the month ranked within the top ten warmest
for April at most locations, with numerous high and warm minimum
temperature records set or tied through the month.


...Temperatures...

A frontal passage at the start of April led to a brief drop in
temperatures through the 3rd, with the coolest lows for the month,
in the upper 40s to mid 50s, occurring during this period.
Additional cold fronts crossed the area through the month, but any
reprieve from the prevailing warmer than normal temperatures was
limited. The ongoing trend this year of abundant warm temperature
records (both record highs and warm lows) being set or tied across
the region continued into April (see list below). In fact, on the
13th, the hottest day of the month, temperatures soared into the mid
to upper 90s that afternoon. This not only obliterated the records
for the day at all primary climate sites, but also set new record
highs for the month at Sanford and Vero Beach, where the max
temperatures reached 97 degrees at both sites. Well above normal
overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s also set monthly records
during the 12th and 13th at Leesburg, Orlando, Vero Beach and Fort
Pierce.

Monthly average temperatures were around 3 to 4 degrees above
normal, with all primary climate sites, except Daytona Beach,
within their respective top ten warmest April rankings on record.
This well above normal warmth that has persisted since January
actually ranks as the warmest start to a year on record for much of
the area, including at Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Sanford, Orlando and
Vero Beach!


Daily Record Temperatures for the Month:

Daytona Beach:
- April 9th: Tied record high of 91 degrees last set in 1999. Also,
set record warm low of 71 degrees. Previous record was 68 last set
in 1994.
- April 13th: Record high of 94 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 1978.
- April 18th: Tied record warm low of 70 degrees last set in 1969.

Leesburg:
- April 9th: Record warm low of 74 degrees. Previous record was 70
degrees last set in 1991.
- April 12th: Tied record warm low of 73 degrees last set in 2013.
- April 13th: Record high of 92 degrees. Previous record was 91
degrees last set in 2001. Also, set record warm low of 79 degrees.
Previous record was 72 degrees last set in 2019. This also broke the
warmest minimum temperature on record in April at this site of 76
degrees, last set on April 26th, 2015.
- April 14th: Record high of 92 degrees. Previous record was 91
degrees set in 1972. Also, set record warm low of 75 degrees.
Previous record was 70 degrees last set in 2015.
- April 18th: Tied record warm low of 72 degrees last set in 2015.
- April 19th: Tied record high of 92 degrees last set in 2013. Also,
tied record warm low of 72 degrees last set in 2013.

Sanford:
- April 9th: Tied record high of 91 degrees last set in 1999. Also,
set record warm low of 73 degrees. Previous record was 70 degrees
last set in 2019.
- April 13th: Record high of 97 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 1974. This also broke the warmest maximum
temperature on record in April at this site of 96 degrees, last set
on April 28th, 2017. Also, set record warm low of 74 degrees.
Previous record was 72 degrees last set in 2019.
- April 14th: Tied record high of 92 degrees last set in 1974.
- April 19th: Record high of 94 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 2015.

Orlando:
- April 9th: Record warm low of 73 degrees. Previous record was 70
degrees last set in 1908.
- April 12th: Tied record high of 94 degrees last set in 1922.
- April 13th: Record high of 97 degrees. Previous record was 95
degrees last set in 1922. Also, set record warm low of 76 degrees.
Previous record was 75 degrees last set in 1902. This also tied the
warmest minimum temperature on record in April at this site, last
set on April 26th, 2015.
- April 14th: Record warm low of 74 degrees. Previous record was 71
degrees last set in 2019.
- April 15th: Record warm low of 72 degrees. Previous record was 71
degrees last set in 2015.

Melbourne:
- April 12th: Tied record warm low of 75 degrees last set in 2013.
- April 13th: Record high of 96 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 1978. Also, set record warm low of 77 degrees.
Previous record was 73 degrees last set in 2019.

Vero Beach:
- April 9th: Record high of 93 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 2018.
- April 12th: Record warm low of 76 degrees. Previous record was 75
degrees last set in 2013.
- April 13th: Record high of 97 degrees. Previous record was 89
degrees last set in 1965. This also broke the warmest maximum
temperature on record in April at this site of 95 degrees, last set
on April 26th, 2015. Also, set record warm low of 77 degrees.
Previous record was 75 degrees last set in 2019. This also tied the
warmest minimum temperature on record in April at this site, last
set on April 29th, 1991.
- April 14th: Record high of 93 degrees. Previous record was 92
degrees last set in 2001.
- April 15th: Record high of 94 degrees. Previous record was 93
degrees last set in 1999.
- April 20th: Tied record warm low of 73 degrees last set in 1957.

Fort Pierce:
- April 8th: Tied record high of 91 degrees last set in 1939.
- April 9th: Record high of 92 degrees. Previous record was 91
degrees last set in 2018.
- April 10th: Tied record high of 90 degrees last set in 1975.
- April 12th: Record warm low of 77 degrees. Previous record was 75
degrees last set in 2013. This also tied the warmest minimum
temperature on record in April at this site, last set on April 30th,
2017.
- April 13th: Record high of 96 degrees. Previous record was 90
degrees last set in 1946. Also, set record warm low of 75 degrees.
Previous record was 74 degrees last set in 2019.
- April 14th: Tied record high of 92 degrees last set in 2001. Also,
tied record warm low of 74 degrees last set in 2019.
- April 15th: Record high of 95 degrees. Previous record was 94
degrees last set in 1999. Also, tied record warm low of 73 degrees
last set in 1982.


Average temperatures for April 2020 at the primary climates across
east central Florida are as follows (rankings provided if in the top
10):

- Daytona Beach had a monthly average temperature of 72.1 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 3.2 degrees above normal.

- Leesburg had a monthly average temperature of 75.2 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 4.3 degrees above normal. This ranks as the
4th warmest average temperature for April on record at this site,
with records extending back to 1958.

- Sanford had a monthly average temperature of 74.5 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 3.1 degrees above normal. This ranks as the
5th warmest average temperature for April on record at this site,
with records extending back to 1948.

- Orlando had a monthly average temperature of 75.6 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 4.4 degrees above normal. This ranks as the
7th warmest average temperature for April on record at this site,
with records extending back to 1892.

- Melbourne had a monthly average temperature of 74.1 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 3.7 degrees above normal. This ties as the 7th
warmest average temperature for April on record at this site, also
set during April of 1945, with records extending back to 1937.

- Vero Beach had a monthly average temperature of 75.3 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 4.4 degrees above normal. This ties as the 3rd
warmest average temperature for April on record at this site, also
set during April of 1991, with records extending back to 1942.

- Fort Pierce had a monthly average temperature of 75.0 degrees
Fahrenheit, which was 3.9 degrees above normal. This ties as the 9th
warmest average temperature for April on record at this site, also
set during April of 1922, with records extending back to 1901.



...Rainfall...

A few fronts produced some showers and isolated storms across the
area into early April, but for the most part drier than normal
conditions prevailed during the first half of the month. This
combined with the extreme lack of rainfall in March, led to moderate
to severe drought conditions developing across east central Florida.
However, from mid-month onward, several bands of showers and strong
to at times severe thunderstorms crossed the area ahead of
approaching cold fronts. The most notable of these storm systems
moved through the region on the 20th, with straight line wind damage
occurring in DeLand and around Palm City and Stuart, as well as an
EF-0 tornado, with estimated winds of 60-65 mph, forming in the Lake
Jesup area, south of Sanford.

Rainfall totals for the month ranged from around 2 to 4 inches for
much of the area, with higher amounts up to 5 to 9 inches occurring
across portions of Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin counties. For
Stuart, which had 8.70 inches of rainfall, it was the 2nd wettest
April on record. Elsewhere across the region, this near to above
normal rainfall didn`t rank within the top ten wettest for the
month, but was sufficient to help improve drought conditions into
the end of April.


Daily Record Rainfall for the Month:

Melbourne:
-April 24th: Record daily rainfall of 1.74 inches. Previous record
was 0.95 inches set in 1944.


April 2020 rainfall totals for the primary climate sites across
east central Florida are as follows (ranking provided if in the top
10):

- Daytona Beach received 3.32 inches of rain for the month, which
was 1.14 inches above normal.

- Leesburg received 2.92 inches of rain for the month, which was
0.41 inches above normal.

- Sanford received 1.88 inches of rain for the month, which was 0.57
inches below normal.

- Orlando received 2.20 inches of rain for the month, which was 0.48
inches below normal.

- Melbourne received 3.96 inches of rain for the month, which was
1.83 inches above normal.

- Vero Beach received 3.22 inches of rain for the month, which was
0.50 inches above normal.

- Fort Pierce received 3.34 inches of rain for the month, which was
0.68 inches above normal.


Cooperative Observer Station Rainfall Rankings (Note: These totals
for April end around 7 AM on the 30th):

- Stuart received 8.70 inches of rain for the month, which ranks as
the 2nd highest rainfall total for April on record at this site,
with records going back to 1935.


Below is a list of observed precipitation totals and rainfall
statistics for select sites across east central Florida for
April 2020:

Station April 2020 Normal Departure Percent of
Rainfall Rainfall From Normal Normal

Daytona Beach 3.32" 2.18" +1.14" 152%
(DAB)
Orlando 2.20" 2.68" -0.48" 82%
(MCO)
Melbourne 3.96" 2.13" +1.83" 186%
(MLB)
Vero Beach 3.22" 2.72" +0.50" 118%
(VRB)
Leesburg 2.92" 2.51" +0.41" 116%
(LEE)
DeLand* 4.56" 2.66" +1.90" 171%
(DELF1)
Sanford 1.88" 2.45" -0.57" 77%
(SFB)
Titusville* 2.69" 2.77" -0.08" 97%
(TITF1)
Fort Pierce 3.34" 2.66" +0.68" 126%
(FPR)
Stuart* 8.70" 3.40" +5.30" 256%
(STRF1)

*Rainfall totals for the month end around 7 AM on the 30th.

For more local climate information, please visit our web page at
http://weather.gov/mlb and click on the "Climate" icon toward the
bottom of the page.

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 05/07/2020 10:45 AM
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SurferMic

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I think the lack of rain really helped the mango production this year, we didn't have a "cold' winter but it was dry and stayed dry through April...trees have responded by actually doing well this year...just a guess
 05/10/2020 05:18 AM
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Central Floridave

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Yup. Mango like it dry while holding fruit. Many people make the mistake of watering them thru the winter. They like dormancy pre flower and during flowering. & while holding the fruit.

Currently looking like an all day rain event. Mother's day Sunday (may 10). Also, Wx forecast is saying more rain later on in the week.

May doesn't seem like it is going to be a typical dry May.
 05/27/2020 05:29 AM
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Central Floridave

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Flooding rain in May! I've had so much rain I stopped watching and counting. May is suppose to be the driest month of the year.

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