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Winter Storm System To Bring Widespread Impacts Across the Eastern Half of the U.S. Through Midweek

A developing winter storm system will bring a swath of heavy snow and ice from Oklahoma into the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic, and the Northeast U.S. Tuesday through Wednesday. Areas of dangerous travel are likely. Further South, several inches of heavy rain will lead to the potential for flooding in the lower Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys. Read More >

West Central and Southwest Florida Climate Summary
for Summer 2018

Summer 2018 (June/July/August) across West Central and Southwest Florida was generally warm with temperatures averaging in the lower 80s, about 1 degree below normal to almost 3 degrees above normal. Rainfall on the other hand was highly variable across the region with many areas near the coast from Tampa Bay southward seeing well below normal rainfall for much of the Summer thanks to numerous days with southwest to west flow. However, during the last two weeks of August we saw our more classic summertime east to southeast flow setup and this brought many locations near the coast back closer to normal.
 
Summer 2018 Temperature (°F)    Summer 2018 Rainfall (inches)
Site Average Normal DFN Ranking   Site Total Normal DFN Ranking
Arcadia 81.5 81.2 +0.3 Tied 26th Warmest / 72nd Coolest   Arcadia 24.27 24.80 -0.53 54th Wettest / 53rd Driest
Archbold 81.6 80.3 +1.3 Tied 7th Warmest   Archbold 25.33 24.71 +0.62 19th Wettest
Bartow 82.4 82.6 -0.2 Tied 28th Warmest / 88th Coolest   Bartow 26.97 24.24 +2.73 19th Wettest
Brooksville 81.5 80.6 +0.9 Tied 22nd Warmest   Brooksville 24.46 23.41 +1.05 65th Wettest / 60th Driest
Chiefland 5 ESE 82.0 79.7 +2.3 4th Warmest   Chiefland 5 ESE 34.90 25.75 +9.15 4th Wettest
Fort Myers *83.0 83.0 0.0 Tied 26th Warmest   Fort Myers 26.59 29.27 -2.68 59th Wettest / 56th Driest
Inverness 3 SE 80.1 81.1 -1.0 6th Coolest   Inverness 3 SE 24.07 23.59 +0.48 28th Wettest / 38th Driest
Lakeland 83.3 81.7 +1.6 Tied 10th Warmest   Lakeland 30.85 24.01 +6.84 12th Wettest
Myakka Rvr St Pk 83.2 81.8 +1.4 Tied 6th Warmest   Myakka Rvr St Pk 33.33 28.96 +4.37 19th Wettest
Plant City 84.1 81.4 +2.7 2nd Warmest   Plant City 30.56 24.54 +6.02 25th Wettest
Punta Gorda 84.0 82.5 +1.5 Warmest   Punta Gorda 28.42 25.03 +3.39 22nd Wettest
Sarasota-Bradenton 82.6 81.8 +0.8 12th Warmest   Sarasota-Bradenton 16.86 24.63 -7.77 21st Driest
St. Leo 81.1 82.3 -1.2 Tied 66th Warmest / 52nd Coolest   St. Leo 28.98 23.52 +5.46 28th Wettest / 97th Driest
St. Petersburg 84.0 83.5 +0.5 Tied 16th Warmest   St. Petersburg 20.33 22.10 -1.77 61st Wettest / 43rd Driest
Tampa 83.9 82.8 +1.1 Tied 4th Warmest   Tampa 23.59 21.52 +2.07 46th Wettest / 84th Driest
Tarpon Springs 83.5 81.7 +1.8 Tied 9th Warmest   Tarpon Springs 25.28 23.10 +2.18 43rd Wettest / 83rd Driest
Venice 83.2 82.0 +1.2 9th Warmest   Venice 15.19 22.60 -7.41 17th Driest
Wauchula 2 N 82.0 83.0 -1.0 Tied 20th Warmest   Wauchula 2 N 16.30 23.81 -7.51 9th Driest
Winter Haven 83.3 82.7 +0.6 Tied 5th Warmest   Winter Haven 24.48 23.07 +1.41 19th Wettest
                     

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June Rainfall (in.)   June Pct of Normal (%)     July Rainfall (in.)   July Pct of Normal (%)  


 
 
August Rainfall (in.)   August Pct of Normal (%)     Summer Rainfall (in.)   Summer Pct of Normal (%)  

 


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