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Driest January on Record
      #92440 - Tue Jan 31 2012 08:20 PM

The central Florida area, especially along the coast, has experienced the driest January in its recorded history. From the Melbourne National Weather Service Office:

.CLIMATE...
RECORD DRIEST JANUARY ON TAP FOR DAYTONA BEACH...MELBOURNE AND VERO
BEACH. ORLANDO WILL BE THE THIRD DRIEST ON RECORD.

TOP 5 DRIEST JANUARY RANKINGS WITH RAINFALL IN INCHES AND THE
YEAR(S) IT OCCURRED:

DAYTONA .... ORLANDO ... MELBOURNE ... VERO BEACH
1. 0.07" 2012 1. 0.02" 1907 1. TRACE 2012 1. TRACE 2012
2. 0.15" 1950 2. 0.11" 1927 2. 0.09" 1974 2. 0.17" 1981
3. 0.24" 2006 3. 0.13" 2012 3. 0.13" 1971 3. 0.21" 1975/1960
4. 0.30" 1974 4. 0.15" 1950 4. 0.24" 1951 4. 0.26" 1943
5. 0.32" 1981 5. 0.18" 1974 5. 0.30" 1981 5. 0.32" 1965/1950

Here at the house the precipitation total for January was 0.04" - also the driest month ever recorded here since I started to keep records in the mid 90s. Normal January rainfall in Melbourne is 2.19".
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