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Panhandle FAWN Station Weather Summary

From January through July, the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Station in Marianna had recorded 34 inches of rain, which was exactly the same as the historic average for the first 7 months of the year.  The 14.35 inches of rain that fell in August set an all-time record for the month. In the 61 years of rainfall records the previous high, 14.28 came in August of 1996.  This record was set with only limited rainfall from tropical storms or hurricanes.  The cooler temperature trend also continued, as compared to the two previous years.

Certainly the rainfall varied widely across the Florida Panhandle.  The following chart shows the monthly totals that the 6 UF/IFAS FAWN stations located in North Florida recorded.  Live Oak received the highest total with two tropical storms.  Quincy had the lowest totals, missing most of the tropical moisture from multiple storms.

Doug Mayo

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/15/panhandle-fawn-station-weather-summary/