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JANUARY 2016 ON TRACK TO BE ONE OF

THE WETTEST JANUARIES ON RECORD


THIS MONTH HAS SEEN NEAR TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF
WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, WITH THE EXCEPTION BEING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE NATURE COAST. DURING THE FIRST 24 DAYS OF JANUARY 2016
WEVE HAD FIVE DIFFERENT RAIN EVENTS WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN LEE COUNTY
RECEIVING OVER 10 INCHES OF RAIN SO FAR THIS MONTH. FORT MYERS PAGE
FIELD HAS ALREADY SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE WETTEST JANUARY WITH A FEW
OTHER SITES IN THE TOP FIVE.

RAINFALL TOTAL FOR 1/1/2016 -1/24/2016 (IN)

LOOKING AHEAD IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE MAY SEE ANOTHER DECENT WIDESPREAD
RAIN EVENT DURING THIS LAST WEEK OF JANUARY AND THEREFORE MORE
OBSERVING SITES COULD END UP IN THE TOP FIVE WETTEST FOR JANUARY.

Contact: Paul Close, Paul.Close@noaa.gov

Date: 1/25/2016

BELOW ARE TABLES OF THE TOP FIVE WETTEST JANUARIES, THE 1981 TO 2010
NORMAL RAINFALL, AND THE RAINFALL TOTAL FOR THE FIRST 24 DAYS OF
JANUARY 2016, FOR SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS THE REGION.
CHIEFLAND 5 ESE
(RECORDS BEGAN JUNE 1956):

INVERNESS 3 SE
(RECORDS BEGAN JULY 1948):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1 14.50 IN 1964
2 10.59 IN 1979
3 9.53 IN 1994
4 9.39 IN 1991
5 7.65 IN 1987
RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 2.45
NORMAL JAN RAIN AT CHIF1 = 3.89

1
2
3
4
5

9.56
6.47
6.38
6.26
6.06

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1994
1963
1958
1988
1979

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 3.56


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT INVF1 = 3.09

-----------------------------------------------------------BUSHNELL 1 E
(RECORDS BEGAN JULY 1948):

BROOKSVILLE AREA
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1892):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1 11.00 IN 1996
2 7.43 IN 1994
3 6.46 IN 1964
4 6.32 IN 1973
5 6.00 IN 1979
RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = N/A
NORMAL JAN RAIN AT BSHF1 = 3.43

1
2
3
4
5

9.15
7.85
7.68
7.14
7.04

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1912
1994
1964
1959
1906

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 2.21


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT BKV = 3.22

-----------------------------------------------------------ST LEO
(RECORDS BEGAN APRIL 1895):

TARPON SPRINGS
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1892):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

8.71
7.61
7.55
7.37
7.15

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1899
1914
1912
1903
1941

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = N/A


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT STLF1 = 3.29

1
2
3
4
5

8.23
8.16
7.96
6.43
6.17

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

2011
1948
1986
1936
1958

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 2.07


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT TRPF1 = 2.99

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Date: 1/25/2016

TAMPA AREA
(RECORDS BEGAN APRIL 1890):

ST PETERSBURG
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1914):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

8.02
6.73
6.45
6.33
6.28

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1948
1904
1899
1903
2011

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 3.63


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT TPA = 2.23

1 10.39 IN 1948
2 7.45 IN 1964
3 6.71 IN 1915
4 6.37 IN 1996
5 6.30 IN 1925
RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 5.20
NORMAL JAN RAIN AT SPG = 2.57

-----------------------------------------------------------PLANT CITY
(RECORDS BEGAN SEPTEMBER 1892):

LAKELAND LINDER
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1915):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

9.03
6.70
6.39
6.33
6.12

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1948
1912
1964
1973
1993

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 3.65


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT PLCF1 = 2.72

1
2
3
4
5

8.74
8.66
7.21
5.98
5.91

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1948
1993
1979
1915
1925

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 4.07


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT LLDF1 = 2.64

-----------------------------------------------------------BARTOW
(RECORDS BEGAN JUNE 1892):

WINTER HAVEN AREA


(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1941):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

7.79
7.18
6.98
6.65
6.64

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1948
1926
1915
1958
1903

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 4.78


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT BARF1 = 2.37

1
2
3
4
5

7.46
6.57
5.91
5.78
5.62
5.62

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1948
1979
1966
1996
1993
1964

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 3.22


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT GIF = 2.48

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Contact: Paul Close, Paul.Close@noaa.gov

Date: 1/25/2016

SARASOTA-BRADENTON AREA
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1911):

VENICE
(RECORDS BEGAN APRIL 1955):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1 10.26 IN 1998
2 9.03 IN 1993
3 7.84 IN 1948
4 7.52 IN 1958
5 7.42 IN 1915
RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 2.91
NORMAL JAN RAIN AT SRQ = 2.49

1
2
3
4
5

9.32
7.00
6.62
6.39
6.28

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1958
1973
1966
1993
1979

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 5.68


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT VNCF1 = 2.44

-----------------------------------------------------------MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK


(RECORDS BEGAN SEPTEMBER 1943)

WAUCHULA 2 N
(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1933):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

9.30
8.25
7.38
6.82
5.64

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1993
1973
1979
1958
1999

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = N/A


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT MKCF1 = 2.73

1
2
3
4
5

7.84
7.26
7.20
6.49
6.09

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1979
1973
1958
1966
1998

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 5.97


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT WAUF1 = 2.04

-----------------------------------------------------------ARCADIA
(RECORDS BEGAN DECEMBER 1899):

ARCHBOLD BIO STN


(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1969):

WETTEST JANUARIES

WETTEST JANUARIES

1
2
3
4
5

7.93
6.80
6.25
6.08
5.96

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1958
1988
1973
1979
1915

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = N/A


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT ARCF1 = 1.82

1
2
3
4
5

7.91
5.65
5.17
5.12
5.11

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1979
1998
1991
1993
1973

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 5.24


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT ACHF1 = 1.92

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Contact: Paul Close, Paul.Close@noaa.gov

Date: 1/25/2016

PUNTA GORDA 4 ESE


(RECORDS BEGAN JULY 1914):

FORT MYERS AREA


(RECORDS BEGAN JANUARY 1902):

WETTEST JANUARIES
1
2
3
4
5

7.07
6.95
6.29
5.89
5.84

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

WETTEST JANUARIES

1979
1958
1973
1926
1991

1
2
3
4
5

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 5.27


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT PNTF1 = 1.80

7.95
7.45
6.04
5.36
4.76

IN
IN
IN
IN
IN

1991
1979
1958
1993
1903

RAIN THRU JAN 24 2016 = 8.41


NORMAL JAN RAIN AT FMY = 1.94

BELOW IS THE LIST OF RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALLS THAT HAVE BEEN SET
FOR JANUARY 1 TO 24, 2016 AT THE AVAILABLE SITES.

RECORD DAILY RAINFALL BY LOCATION:


-ST PETERSBURG (RECORDS BEGAIN IN 1914):
DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

2.32

1.40 IN 1955

-LAKELAND LINDER (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1948):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

1.53

1.10 IN 2010

-BARTOW (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1892):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

2.18

1.05 IN 1899

-WINTER HAVEN AREA (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1941):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/15

1.09

1.03 IN 1991

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Date: 1/25/2016

-MOUNTAIN LAKE (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1935):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/10
01/17

1.70
2.00

1.11 IN 1986
1.20 IN 2011

-SARASOTA/BRADENTON AREA (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

0.85

0.82 IN 1919

-VENICE (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1955):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

1.30

0.29 IN 1964

-WAUCHULA 2 N (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1933):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

1.90

0.62 IN 1941

-ARCHBOLD BIO STN (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1969):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/17

1.04

0.17 IN 2008

-PUNTA GORDA 4 ESE (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1914):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/15

2.00

1.58 IN 1970

-FORT MYERS AREA (RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902):


DATE

NEW
RECORD

OLD
RECORD

01/15
01/22

2.59
1.94

2.58 IN 1991
1.40 IN 1906

Contact: Paul Close, Paul.Close@noaa.gov

Date: 1/25/2016