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Dear Florida Climate Center Friends,

Welcome to the first edition of the monthly newsletter from the Florida Climate Center. Within each newsletter, you'll find our monthly climate summary and a list of upcoming events where you can meet our staff. We'll also include climate outlooks as they become available and other relevant information. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].



The Staff of the Florida Climate Center

Zierden PhotoO'Brien PhotoGriffin PhotoLeftwich Photo
David Zierden
State Climatologist
James O'Brien
Professor Emeritus
Melissa Griffin
Asst. State Climatologist
Preston Leftwich
Research Assistant
ClimateSummaryDecember Climate Summary

The Florida Climate Center's December 2010 Florida Climate Summary is now available.  The summary provides an analysis of temperature and precipitation trends across the state, along with data on hazardous weather, drought, the impacts of the weather and any records tied or broken for the month. During December, average temperatures were much below normal and rainfall totals were below normal. Past summaries are archived here.

Temperature Table
December average temperatures and departures from normal (� F) for selected cities.
Precipitation Table
December precipitation totals and departures from normal (inches) for selected cities.
Rainfall graphic
A graphical depiction of the monthly rainfall departure from normal (inches) for December (courtesy of NOAA, NWS).

EventsUpcoming Events
January 23-27, 2011:

91st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, WA


February 4, 2011:

Wiregrass Cotton Expo in Dothan, AL


February 9, 2011:

AgroClimate Workshop in Valdosta, GA


February 18, 2001:

Row Crop Working Group Meeting in Headland, AL


February 21-23, 2011:

Southeast Regional Climate Center TAC Meeting in Tallahassee, FL


February 26, 2011:

National High Magnetic Field Lab Open House in Tallahassee, FL


February 26, 2011:

National Weather Service WeatherFest in Jacksonville, FL


AboutUsAbout Us 

The Florida Climate Center is part of a three-tiered system of national, regional, and state climate offices, including NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and the Southeast Regional Climate Center. The Florida State Climatologist and other staff at the Florida Climate Center provide the following information and services to the people of Florida:


� Climate Data:

Historical weather observations for weather stations throughout the state of Florida. We are able to provide data for most stations from 1948-present.


� Climate Information:

Long-term historical averages for various stations, climate divisions, and the entire state.


� Extreme Event Records:

Information and analyses on extreme events such as freezes, droughts, floods and hurricanes.


� Special Analysis:

With their vast knowledge of El Ni�o, La Ni�a and climate variability, the State Climatologist and staff can offer expert insight into Florida's climate trends.


� Outreach:

Activities, presentations, and workshops that inform and educate the people of Florida about current and emerging climate issues. We also coordinate volunteers for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).


More About Us 

ServiceExampleAn Example of Our Services

Each month, we highlight here a recent example of one of the many public services provided by the Florida Climate Center:

Barometer photoEarlier this January, the Florida Climate Center was contacted by a student in Jacksonville, FL, who had constructed a homemade barometer as part of a school science project. The student was looking for official hourly barometric pressure readings from Jacksonville, FL, to validate the measurements he was taking with his instrument each morning and evening. The Florida Climate Center was able to provide this information to help the student calibrate his device and succeed with his project.


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