Buresh Blog: Year (2019) in Review - Weatherwise!

Buresh Blog: Year (2019) in Review - Weatherwise!

2019 was drier & warmer than average. As of this posting (Dec. 26th), rainfall will end up a little more than half a foot below average while temps. averaged a littler more than 2.5 degrees above average. There were 25 daily record temps. (including 2 monthly records & only 1 record low) & 3 daily rainfall records. Month by month (avg. temp. departure / rainfall departure):

JANUARY (+1.8 degrees / +1.07″)

1st - 83 degrees - record high (81/1967)

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Only three (3) freezes through Jan. 31, the avg. is 13.

FEBRUARY (+8.1 degrees - 8th warmest Feb. on record / -1.36″)

7th - 82 - record high (81/2017)

8th - 85 - record high (84/1957)

12th - 84 - record high (83/1965)

18th - 86 - record high (85/1956)

21st - 86 - record high (85/1997)

22nd - 87 - record high (85/1962)

MARCH (+0.7 degrees / -1.91″)

14th - 17th - “The Players” moved back to March for the first time since 2006 - 80 / 86 / 70 / 58 degrees with light rain on Sunday, 17th.

APRIL (+2.2 degrees / -0.06″)

13th - record high low temp. - 71 (69/2015)

14th - record high low temp. - 70 (70/1947)

19th - EF-0 tornado in Camden Co., Ga. along with numerous t’storm wind damage reports.

(Christy Turner/Action News Jax)

MAY (+4.3 degrees - 5th warmest May on record / -0.74″)

3rd - Boeing 737 skids off runway into St. Johns River at NAS Jax.

(Action News Jax)

4th - First 90 degree day of the year

5th - 1″ of rain - daily record (0.95″/1907)

20th - Subtropical storm “Andrea” develops over the W. Atlantic & dissipates the next day

22nd - Jacksonville baby dies in daycare van.... wildfire (Yellow Bluff fire) ignites closing parts of I-95 near the Nassau/Duval Co. line on the 23rd

(Beth Rousseau)

27th - 100 degrees ties the May all-time hottest day (05/13/1967) + daily record high (98/1989)

29th - 99 degrees - record high (97/1969)..... 500+ U.S. tornadoes the last 30 days

(NOAA)

30th - 98 - record high (97/1945)

JUNE (+2.5 degrees - 11th hottest on record / -2.04″

May 6 - June 3 - 0.07″ of rain - driest such period on record

May 6 - Record high low temp. of 76 degrees

May 9 - Volusia Co. motorcyclist on I-95 killed by lightning strike

JULY (+0.02 degrees / -1.26″)

3rd - 99 degrees - tie record high (1970)

13th - Hurricane (Cat. 1) “Barry” landfall along the Central Louisiana coast

29th - at 89 degrees, 6th straight day below 90 degrees - most since July, 2013

30th - 68 degrees - tie record low (1894)..... rip current death in St. Augustine

AUGUST (+1.3 degrees / +3.07″)

10th - 99 degrees - tie the record high (1987)

11th - 98 degrees - tie the record high (2011)..... + daily rainfall record of 3.18″ (1.46″/1946)

13th - 5th straight day with a heat index of 110+ - an Aug. record & 2nd longest on record

14th - 97 degrees - tie the record high (1938)

24th - tropical depression #5 forms over the Central Atlantic & becomes tropical storm “Dorian”

SEPTEMBER (+3.1 degrees / -5.84″)

1st - Dorian goes Cat. 5 near Abaco Island, Bahamas maintaining Cat. 5 intensity through late morning on the 2nd

4th - Dorian’s closest approach to NE Fl. - 100 miles to the east as a Cat. 2. See Buresh Blog: “A True Tropical Beast

7th - 97 degrees - record high (96/1951)

8th - One of the hottest Jags games on record - 93 degrees, HI = 99... 4th quarter: 96 degrees with HI of 100 degrees

17th - 96 degrees - ties record high (1896)... tropical storm “Imelda” makes landfall near Freeport, Texas producing widespread flooding & kills a local (Ponte Vedra) man.

24th - 94 degrees - ties record high (1925)

25th - 96 degrees - record high (94/1925)

26th - 97 degrees - record high (96/1961)

28th - Hurricane “Lorenzo” becomes a Cat. 5 over the East Atlantic - farthest north & east for a Cat. 5 on record.

OCTOBER (+5.1 degrees - 6th warmest on record / -0.63″

7th - Coastal very heavy rain caused flooding in Jacksonville Beach & Mayport

30th - 88 degrees - record high (86/1951)

31st - 91 degrees - hottest Halloween on record (86/2016) & latest 90 degree day on record for Jax (90 degrees on Oct. 27, 2010)

NOVEMBER (-1.9 degrees [first month below avg. since July, 2018] / +1.58″)

15th - 3.16″ - daily record rainfall (1.50″/1916)

19th - Tropical storm Sebastien forms over the Central Atlantic with last advisory on the 24th over the East Atlantic - last named storm of the season

DECEMBER (+3.8 degrees / +2.22″)

1st - 84 degrees - tie record high (1991)

3rd - 31 degrees @ JIA - first official freeze of the season

10th - 85 degrees - record high (82/1961) & ties the all-time Dec. record (Dec. 5, 2016 & Dec. 28, 2005)

14th - EF-0 tornado near Elkton, Fl. (St. Johns Co.), EF-1 tornado near Flagler Beach, Fl.

(Brittney Donovan)

17th - 82 degrees - tie record high (2015)