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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:42 PM EDT on September 01, 2015


         ... August 2015 climate summary for Jacksonville...

... Wetter than average for much of NE FL and coastal se GA...

Summer time pattern persisted through the month of August with
afternoon thunderstorms present nearly every day. Strong to severe
storms were not uncommon across the area with frequent reports of
downed trees and powerlines... lightning strikes... and localized
flooding. One-inch hail was even observed at the NWS office in
Jacksonville. August total rainfall amounts were 4 to 5 inches above
normal across much of northeastern Florida and coastal
Georgia... with a few spots reaching near 8 inches above normal in
the southern Suwannee Valley.

There were three named tropical cyclones during the month of August.
The first was Danny which became the first hurricane of the 2015
hurricane season. It became a hurricane on Thursday August 20th and
peaked as a category 3 hurricane with Max winds of 115 mph. Danny
degenerated into a weak tropical storm before reaching the Leeward
Islands. The second named storm in August was Tropical Storm Erika
which ended up weakening into a tropical depression once it passed
over Hispaniola on August 28th. The remnants of Erika moved into the
Gulf of Mexico and led to heavy rainfall over the local area as
tropical moisture streamed over the Florida Peninsula. This heavy
rain caused localized flooding and elevated river levels in parts of
northeast Florida. The third storm... Fred... developed at the very
end of the month on the 30th over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean
near the Cape Verde Islands.

At Jacksonville International Airport...

Temperatures... the average temperature for August was 81.2 degrees
which was 0.6 degrees below normal. The average daily high was 90.1
degrees and the average daily low was 72.4 degrees. The maximum
temperature for the month was 95 degrees on the 12th and the 25th.
The minimum for the month was 69 degrees on the 15th. There were 18
days in August with a Max temperature of 90 degrees or above. No
temperature records were set this month at Jacksonville.

Rainfall... there were 21 days of measurable rainfall in August at
Jacksonville International Airport. Monthly rainfall totaled 8.65
inches... 1.85 inches above normal. The greatest 24 hour total was
1.68 inches on the 22nd and 23rd. No precipitation records were set
in the month of August.

Wind... the average wind speed for August was 5.4 miles per hour. The
peak wind gust for the month was 46 miles per hour from the west on
the 23rd.

For energy consumption purposes... there were 0 heating degree
days... which is normal. There were 510 cooling degree days... which
is 11 below normal.

September outlook... the temperature outlook for the month of
September indicates heightened chances... above 50 percent... for
above normal temperatures. The precipitation outlook for September
indicates equal chances for above... near... or below normal
precipitation. The normal monthly average temperature for September
is 78.2 degrees. The average Max temperature is 86.9 degrees and the
average min temperature is 69.5 degrees. Average September rainfall
is 8.19 inches.

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Additional rainfall reports from around the area...

Jacksonville vicinity... northeast Florida...

Jacksonville Beach... ..8.58 Fernandina Beach... ..9.08
Jacksonville NAS... ... .5.68 Gainesville... ... ... 11.48
Mayport ns... ... ... ... .9.44 Glen St Mary... ... ... 7.48
big Talbot Island... ... 8.80 Federal Point... ... ..8.69
Little Talbot Island... 7.72 St. Augustine litehs.10.00
Craig Field... ... ... ... 8.60 St. Augustine Arpt... 7.85
south Ponte Vedra... ..14.94 Hastings 4ne... ... ... 8.91
guana river St park... .7.85 Beauclerc... ... ... ... 9.70
Jasper... ... ... ... ... ..8.42 Bell 4nm... ... ... ... 12.19
Whitehouse olf... ... ... Xxxx Palm coastal NE... ... 6.85
                                     Ocala... ... ... ... ... .9.58
                                   Starke... ... ... ... ..18.20
     cresent city... ... ..10.84
            Palm Coast 6ne... ... .5.37
    White Springs 7n... ..3.26
               Bunnell... ... ... ... ..9.06
   Flagler Beach... ... ..3.64
                                Marineland... ... ... ..5.78
      Lake City 2e... ... ... 9.86


southeast Georgia...

Baxley 5nnw... ... ... ... 9.41 Woodbine... ... ... ... 14.91
Brunswick... ... ... ... ..9.41 St Simons Island... ..6.76
Homerville 5n... ... ... .7.07 Alma... ... ... ... ... ..4.65
Pridgen... ... ... ... ... .4.44 Patterson... ... ... ... xxxx
Manor... ... ... ... ... ... 5.72 Hazlehurst... ... ... ..2.94
Nahunta 6ne... ... ... ... 9.07 Fargo 17ne... ... ... ..9.54


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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