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NOUS42 KMLB 051532  
PNSMLB  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
1132 AM EDT FRI AUG 5 2022  
   
..JULY 2022 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
 
 
 
THE PATTERN THIS SUMMER OF OVERALL HOT CONDITIONS CONTINUED ACROSS  
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA INTO JULY. HIGH TEMPERATURES LARGELY REMAINED  
NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE MONTH, AND WARM AND HUMID OVERNIGHT  
CONDITIONS OFTEN PREVAILED. JULY 2022 RANKED WITHIN THE TOP TEN  
WARMEST ON RECORD AT MOST OF THE PRIMARY CLIMATE STATIONS ACROSS THE  
AREA, WITH MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES FOR MANY SITES  
AROUND 0.5 TO 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, AND UP TO AROUND 2 DEGREES  
ABOVE NORMAL AT ORLANDO.  
 
DAILY COVERAGE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND STORMS WAS  
TYPICALLY NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE MONTH, WITH GREATEST  
RAINFALL TOTALS FOCUSED ACROSS THE INTERIOR, WEST OF I-95, AND  
TOWARD THE COAST OF NORTHERN BREVARD AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES WHERE SEA  
BREEZE BOUNDARY COLLISIONS MORE OFTEN OCCURRED. THE SCATTERED  
COVERAGE OF THIS ACTIVITY LED TO A WIDE RANGE IN RAINFALL AMOUNTS  
FROM ONE LOCATION TO THE NEXT, OVERALL PRECIPITATION TOTALS WERE  
GENERALLY NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL NEAR TO NORTH OF A LINE FROM THE  
ORLANDO METRO AREA TO THE CAPE AND DRIER THAN NORMAL TO THE SOUTH.  
 
   
..TEMPERATURES
 
 
 
HIGHS TYPICALLY RANGED FROM THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S ALONG THE COAST  
MOST DAYS IN JULY, AND IN THE LOW TO MID 90S ACROSS THE INTERIOR, AS  
THE EAST COAST SEA BREEZE WAS OFTEN ABLE TO MOVE INLAND EACH DAY  
KEEPING TEMPERATURES LOWER ALONG THE COAST. HOWEVER, PERIODS OF WEST  
TO SOUTHWEST WINDS DID DELAY OR PREVENT THE SEA BREEZE FROM MOVING  
INLAND, ESPECIALLY FROM THE 8TH THROUGH THE 12TH, WHICH LED TO  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE MID AND EVEN UPPER 90S AT TIMES NEAR TO  
EAST OF I-95. DAYTONA BEACH TIED THEIR RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES ON  
THE 9TH AND VERO BEACH SET A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES ON THE  
10TH. ACROSS THE INTERIOR, HIGHS ALSO PEAKED IN THE UPPER 90S ON  
OCCASION IN THE ORLANDO AREA, ESPECIALLY DURING THE FIRST HALF OF  
JULY. IN FACT, ORLANDO HAD TWO TIED DAILY RECORD HIGHS ON THE 7TH  
AND 13TH WHEN THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED 97 TO 98 DEGREES  
RESPECTIVELY. OVERNIGHT LOWS WERE ALSO WARMER THAN NORMAL, OFTEN IN  
THE MID TO UPPER 70S, WITH A HANDFUL OF WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE  
RECORDS SET OR TIED AT LEESBURG, MELBOURNE AND VERO BEACH WITH SOME  
LOWS NOT FALLING BELOW THE 80 DEGREE MARK.  
 
THIS OVERALL WARMER THAN NORMAL PATTERN, LED TO AVERAGE TEMPERATURES  
FOR THE MONTH THAT ENDED UP AROUND 0.5 TO 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL  
AT MOST OF THE PRIMARY CLIMATE STATIONS, RANKING JULY 2022 IN THE  
TOP TEN WARMEST ON RECORD FOR ALL SITES, EXCEPT FORT PIERCE.  
ORLANDO’S MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE WAS EVEN HIGHER, AT  
2.2 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL, WHICH WAS THE 3RD WARMEST JULY ON  
RECORD FOR THIS SITE.  
 
DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH:  
 
DAYTONA BEACH:  
- JULY 9TH: TIED RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2010.  
 
LEESBURG:  
- JULY 6TH: TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2005.  
- JULY 9TH: RECORD WARM LOW OF 80 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 79  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 1998.  
- JULY 22ND: RECORD WARM LOW OF 80 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 78  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 1979.  
- JULY 29TH: TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2016.  
 
SANFORD:  
- NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
ORLANDO:  
- JULY 7TH: TIED RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2000.  
- JULY 13TH: TIED RECORD HIGH OF 98 DEGREES LAST SET IN 1937.  
 
MELBOURNE:  
- JULY 9TH: RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 78  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 2016.  
- JULY 25TH: RECORD WARM LOW OF 81 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 80  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 2020.  
- JULY 30TH: TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 79 DEGREES LAST SET IN 1988.  
- JULY 31ST: RECORD WARM LOW OF 80 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 79  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 2010.  
 
VERO BEACH:  
- JULY 10TH: RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 96  
DEGREES LAST SET IN 1995.  
- JULY 25TH: TIED RECORD WARM LOW OF 78 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2017.  
 
FORT PIERCE:  
- NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR JULY 2022 AT THE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES  
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKINGS PROVIDED IF IN  
THE TOP 10):  
 
- DAYTONA BEACH HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 83.3 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES JULY 2010  
AS THE 4TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING  
BACK TO 1923.  
 
- LEESBURG HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.0 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES JULY 2005  
AS THE 5TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING  
BACK TO 1958.  
 
- SANFORD HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.1 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES JULY 2012  
AS THE 7TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING  
BACK TO 1948.  
 
- ORLANDO HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.8 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE  
3RD WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO  
1892.  
 
- MELBOURNE HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 83.5 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE  
8TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO  
1937.  
 
- VERO BEACH HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.9 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES JULY 1962  
AS THE 8TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING  
BACK TO 1942.  
 
- FORT PIERCE HAD A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.1 DEGREES  
FAHRENHEIT, WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  
 
   
..RAINFALL
 
 
 
THE LOCATION OF THE ATLANTIC SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AXIS LARGELY  
INFLUENCED SEA BREEZE DEVELOPMENT AND PRECIPITATION PATTERNS ACROSS  
THE AREA, WHICH IS TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE RIDGE AXIS WAS  
GENERALLY ACROSS TO SOUTH OF THE AREA DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE  
MONTH, STEERING SHOWERS AND STORMS ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA AND  
STRENGTHENING STORMS TOWARD THE COAST WHERE SEA BREEZE COLLISIONS  
OCCURRED, TYPICALLY NEAR TO NORTH OF THE CAPE. THE RIDGE AXIS THEN  
SHIFTED NEAR TO NORTH OF THE AREA IN THE LATTER HALF OF JULY, WHICH  
FOCUSED MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND STORMS WEST OF  
I-95 AND INTO WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA. COVERAGE OF THIS ACTIVITY  
THROUGH THE MONTH WAS TYPICALLY NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL, AND LOCALLY  
HEAVY RAINFALL FROM SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS LEAD TO A WIDE RANGE  
OF RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE REGION. THEN AT THE VERY END OF THE  
MONTH, A SIGNIFICANTLY DRIER AIRMASS, ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAHARAN  
AIR LAYER (SAL), MOVED INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA AND LARGELY SUPPRESSED  
SHOWERS AND STORMS FROM DEVELOPING DURING THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF  
JULY.  
 
DUE TO THE MORE SCATTERED COVERAGE OF SHOWER AND STORMS AND  
LOCALIZED HEAVIER DOWNPOURS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, RAINFALL WAS  
DEFINITELY HIT OR MISS ACROSS THE AREA. SOME OF THE HIGHEST RAINFALL  
TOTALS FOR JULY OCCURRED ACROSS NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY, WITH 12.33  
INCHES FALLING AT LEESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS WAS THE  
WETTEST JULY ON RECORD FOR THIS SITE, GOING BACK TO 1958 WHEN  
RECORDS BEGAN, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 11.96 INCHES SET IN  
JULY OF 1984. ON THE OTHER EXTREME, THE OFFICIAL OBSERVATION SITE IN  
FORT PIERCE, AT THE TREASURE COAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DIDN’T  
EVEN HAVE AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH. ONLY 0.86 INCHES  
OF RAIN FELL AT THIS SITE DURING JULY 2022, WHICH RANKED AS THE 3RD  
DRIEST JULY ON RECORD FOR FORT PIERCE.  
 
OVERALL, RAINFALL WAS NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR MANY LOCATIONS NEAR  
TO NORTH OF A LINE FROM THE ORLANDO METRO AREA TO THE CAPE WHERE  
TOTALS REACHED UP TO 7 TO 10 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS OF  
11 TO 15 INCHES IN NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY. HOWEVER, FARTHER SOUTH,  
TOTALS WERE CLOSER TO 2 TO 5 INCHES FOR MANY SPOTS, ESPECIALLY  
TOWARD THE COAST, WHICH WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL. MELBOURNE HAD THEIR  
7TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD, ONLY RECEIVING 1.97 INCHES OF RAIN FOR  
THE MONTH. IT WAS EVEN DRIER TOWARD THE BARRIER ISLANDS OF SOUTHERN  
BREVARD COUNTY, WHERE SOME REPORTING SITES, SIMILAR TO THE AIRPORT  
AT FORT PIERCE, HAD LESS THAN AN INCH OF RAINFALL.  
 
DAILY RECORD RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH:  
 
DAYTONA BEACH:  
- NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
LEESBURG:  
- JULY 3RD: RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.91 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 2.31  
INCHES SET IN 1959.  
- JULY 18TH: RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.09 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS  
1.05 INCHES SET IN 1991.  
 
SANFORD:  
- JULY 17TH: RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.59 INCHES. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS  
2.23 INCHES SET IN 1960.  
 
ORLANDO:  
- NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
MELBOURNE:  
- NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
VERO BEACH:  
- NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
FORT PIERCE:  
- NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS SET OR TIED.  
 
JULY 2022 RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES ACROSS EAST  
CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE AS FOLLOWS (RANKING PROVIDED IF IN THE TOP 10):  
 
- DAYTONA BEACH RECEIVED 5.42 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH  
WAS 0.59 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  
 
- LEESBURG RECEIVED 12.33 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS  
6.45 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE WETTEST JULY ON RECORD  
FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1958. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS  
11.96 INCHES SET IN JULY 1984.  
 
- SANFORD RECEIVED 5.64 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 1.65  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  
 
- ORLANDO RECEIVED 4.91 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 2.55  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  
 
- MELBOURNE RECEIVED 1.97 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS  
4.53 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 7TH DRIEST JULY ON  
RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1937.  
 
- VERO BEACH RECEIVED 3.46 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS  
2.22 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  
 
- FORT PIERCE RECEIVED 0.86 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH, WHICH WAS  
4.99 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 3RD DRIEST JULY ON  
RECORD FOR THIS SITE, WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1901.  
 
BELOW IS A LIST OF OBSERVED PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND RAINFALL  
STATISTICS FOR SELECT SITES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR JULY  
2022:  
 
STATION JULY 2022 NORMAL DEPARTURE PERCENT OF  
RAINFALL RAINFALL FROM NORMAL NORMAL  
 
DAYTONA BEACH 5.42" 6.01" -0.59" 90%  
(DAB)  
ORLANDO 4.91" 7.46" -2.55" 66%  
(MCO)  
MELBOURNE 1.97" 6.50" -4.53" 30%  
(MLB)  
VERO BEACH 3.46" 5.68" -2.22" 61%  
(VRB)  
CLERMONT* 5.27" 7.44" -2.17" 71%  
(CLRF1)  
LEESBURG 12.33" 5.88" +6.45" 210%  
(LEE)  
DELAND* 6.53" 8.70" -2.17" 75%  
(DELF1)  
SANFORD 5.64" 7.29" -1.65" 77%  
(SFB)  
TITUSVILLE* 9.03" 6.77" +2.26" 133%  
(TITF1)  
FORT PIERCE 0.86" 5.85" -4.99" 15%  
(FPR)  
STUART* 2.84" 6.08" -3.24" 47%  
 
*RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE MONTH END AROUND 7 AM ON THE 31ST.  
 
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