Florida's Hottest Spring Ever

Post date: Jun 4, 2015 6:31:07 AM

Florida's abnormally warm weather that occurred in March continued through April and into May. The weather pattern was magnified by a dominant high pressure ridge over the region. This pattern blocked stronger cool front passages and caused weaker cool fronts to stall over north Florida.

Daily average temperature values generally remained between 5° to 10° F. above normal throughout the month of April. This prolonged period of warmer than normal weather in April led to average monthly temperatures that were 6° to 7° F. above normal. These values not only broke records but shattered them by a degree or more at Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and Vero Beach. For Orlando it was the second warmest April on record, but Orlando also has a much longer period of record dating to 1892.

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