Title: 1973 climatological report for Monticello, Florida
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Title: 1973 climatological report for Monticello, Florida
Alternate Title: Nineteen seventy-three climatological report for Monticello, Florida
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Language: English
Creator: French, W. J. ( Dissertant )
Publisher: Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, IFAS, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Monticello, Fla.
Copyright Date: 1974
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3 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER MONTICELLO
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION IFAS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


Research Report BB 974"-3& May 15, 1974

1973 WObiMfAGE1T CAL REPORT FOR MONTICELLO, FLORIDA

by W. J. French1


This report summarizes the weather data collected at the Agricultural

Research Center, Monticello for the calendar year 1973.

The cooperative weather station is located three (3) miles West of

Monticello at an altitude of 148 feet.

Pages 2 through 7 list the daily temperature, rainfall and soil tem-

perature (at a 4 inch level) for a 24 hour period ending 8:00 a.m. along

S with averages and departures from normal on a monthly basis.

Page 8 gives the hours of chilling, first freezing date of 1973, last

freezing date of 1973, coldest date of 1973, warmest date of 1973, quarter-

ly rainfall totals, total rainfall for 1973, heaviest 24 hour period of rain-

fall in 1973, and number of thunderstorms by month.














Assistant Plant Pathologist

lAssistant Plant Pathologist


The daily records were taken by T. T. Alderman











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JANUARY 1973


DATE


FEBRUARY 1973


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL TEMPERATURE
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min. Max. Min. Mean
DATE


1 69 61 65.0 0.62 63
2 71 60 65.5 0.05 67
3 65 56 60.5 T 66
4 67 57 62.0 0.01 65
5 80 52 66.0 T 73
6 75 52 63.5 0.00 72
7 75 53 64.0 0.02 70
8 56 42 49.0 0.24 60
9 43 31 37.0 0.10 56
10 40 31 35.5 0.22 47
11 39 35 37.0 0.46 45
12 47 32 39.5 0.15 51
13 46 24 35.0 0.02 49
14 51 18 34.5 0.00 52
15 59 19 39.0 0.00 53
16 69 28 48.5 0.00 59
17 68 28 48.0 0.00 59
18 72 37 54.5 0.00 62
19 76 51 63.5 T 64
20 73 32 52.5 0.00 70
21 71 33 52.0 0.00 65
22 71 48 59.5 1.77 62
23 71 37 54.0 0.00 68
24 71 38 54.5 0.00 62
25 65 35 50.5 0.00 62
26 60 36 48.0 T 54
27 65 47 56.0 0.26 60
28 66 48 57.0 0.65 65
29 67 39 53.0 0.06 63
30 42 23 32.5 0.00 50
31 52 22 37.0 0.00 54


1 64
2 68
3 71
4 58
5 65
6 70
7 73
8 75
9 71
10 42
11 35
12 50
13 51
14 69
15 69
16 62
17 51
18 44
19 50
20 57
21 65
22 61
23 61
24 63
25 70
26 64
27 68
28 72


23 43.5
53 60.5
39 55.0
30 44.0
31 48.0
35 52.5
45 59.0
49 62.0
40 55.5
28 35.0
24 29.5
20 35.0
23 37.0
37 53.0
52 60.5
32 47.0
26 38.5
27 35.5
38 44.0
31 44.0
33 49.0
36 48.5
38 49.5
30 46.5
36 53.0
45 54.5
43 55.5
45 58.5


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


T
3.16
T
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.86
1.93
0.06
0.00
0.00
0.03
0.70
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.04
0.15
0.00
0.00


Total 4.63
Ave. 62.6 38.9 50.8
Ext. 80.0 18.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.19 above


Total
60.2 49.2 Ave.61.4 35.3 48.3
Ext.75.0 20.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 2.92 above


6.93


61.0 45.4


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MARCH 1973


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min.
DATE


TEMPERATURE

Max. Min. Mean


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


1 66 39
2 73 43
3 71 51
4 78 55
5 80 58
6 76 60
7 82 62
8 77 56
9 82 58
10 77 61
11 75 62
12 79 68
13 82 67
14 85 59
15 82 63
16 80 62
17 80 46
18 61 42
19 69 40
20 77 47
21 66 53
22 62 34
23 67 34
24 73 44
25 69 48
26 68 55
27 71 44
28 69 46
29 70 54
30 66 59
31 70 63


52.5 0.00
58.0 T
61.0 T
66.5 0.02
69.0 T
65.0 0.00
72.0 0.00
66.5 0.49
70.0 1.20
69.0 0.01
68.5 0.00
73.5 0.00
74.5 0.00
72.0 0.00
72.5 0.00
71.0 0.02
63.0 0.37
51.5 0.00
54.5 0.00
62.0 0.00
59.5 0.26
48.0 0.00
50.5 0.00
58.5 0.00
58.5 1.06
61.5 0.56
57.5 0.00
57.5 0.00
62.0 1.42
62.5 0.60
66.5 1.34


Ave. 73.6 52.7 63.1
Ext. 85.0 34.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.73 above


7.35


50 1
50 2
56 3
59 4
62 5
65 6
65 7
63 8
63 9
63 10
66 11
68 12
70 13
66 14
66 15
67 16
58 17
50 18
50 19
53 20
59 21
49 22
49 23
50 24
54 25
58 26
53 27
53 28
56 29
60 30
64


64 68.0
49 64.5
56 68.0
55 61.5
45 60.0
46 56.0
51 55.0
49 60.0
46 57.5
46 60.5
37 49.5
37 49.5
48 60.5
46 61.5
52 65.5
53 65.0
58 67.5
60 68.5
59 69.0
58 70.0
60 71.5
56 70.0
55 68.0
55 67.5
61 70.5
63 71.0
60 67.5
46 56.0
39 54.0
43 59.0


72.8 58.5 Ave.74.6 51.8 63.1
Ext.84.0 37.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 7.31 above


3.83
0.00
0.86
4.28
0.00
0.00
0.46
1.02
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.50
0.73
0.00
0.00
0.00


11.68


DATE


78.1 60.4


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APRIL 1973

















JUNE 1973


DATE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
* 13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min.
DATE


64.0
71.0
67.5
66.5
58.5
59.5
68.5
71.5
66.5
71.5
71.0
76.0
75.0
75.0
67.5
63.0
60.5
67.5
65.5
71.0
72.0
76.5
78.0
79.0
72.0
74.0
75.0
75.5
79.5
77.5
72.0


0.00 88
0.00 91
0.00 87
0.01 87
0.00 90
0.00 90
0.00 84
0.00 86
2.24 74
0.00 85
0.00 87
0.00 93
0.00 95
0.00 95
0.00 93
0.00 91
0.00 92
0.00 92
0.00 94
0.04 92
0.00 89
0.00 95
0.00 98
0.00 100
1.03 83
0.65 86
1.67 85
0.01 82
0.01 82
1.63 85
1.25 82


58 1
65 2
67 3
65 4
63 5
62 6
64 7
69 8
66 9
66 10
67 11
67 12
72 13
73 14
70 15
66 16
66 17
65 18
70 19
70 20
70 21
74 22
76 23
78 24
72 25
72 26
72 27
72 28
75 29
75 30
72


TEMPERATURE

Max. Min. Mean


65 76.0
64 75.5
66 77.5
67 77.5
66 77.5
69 79.0
64 75.0
64 75.0
70 76.5
71 79.0
70 79.0
72 79.0
65 73.5
66 76.5
68 79.0
69 80.0
70 80.5
69 79.5
70 80.0
69 80.0
66 77.0
69 79.0
68 78.0
65 75.5
63 75.5
63 76.0
63 75.0
65 77.5
69 79.0
63 77.0


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


0.00 90
0.02 87
0.00 93
0.00 96
0.00 96
0.00 103
0.50 91
0.00 86
0.03 84
0.01 92
0.00 94
0.70 87
0.25 82
0.00 89
0.00 94
0.00 100
0.00 104
0.13 103
0.00 102
0.18 98
1.60 93
0.85 93
0.06 89
0.00 91
0.00 93
0.47 99
T 92
0.00 98
0.55 99
0.00 96


Ave. 82.5 58.6 70.6
Ext. 92.0 42.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 4.84 above


8.54


88.8 69.0Ave. 88.1 66.9 77.5
Ext. 91.0 63.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 0.49 below


5.35


93.8 75.2


MAY 1973

















AUGUST 1973


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL TEMPERATURE
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min. Max. Min. Mean
DATE


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


92 66 79.0 0.00 100
93 67 80.0 0.00 103
92 68 80.0 0.39 104
91 68 79.5 0.00 95
92 71 81.5 0.00 103
91 71 81.0 0.00 101
88 68 78.0 0.00 96
90 70 80.0 0.00 100
91 69 80.0 0.46 104
89 69 79.0 0.16 95
91 69 80.0 0.00 99
92 68 80.0 0.23 102
93 69 81.0 0.52 99
89 70 79.5 0.08 91
88 70 79.0 0.05 89
89 70 79.5 0.01 93
92 68 80.0 0.00 102
93 68 80.5 0.00 105
93 70 81.5 0.82 104
89 67 78.0 0.01 90
90 68 79.0 0.00 97
90 68 79.0 T 100
92 68 80.0 0.44 102
89 68 78.5 0.36 91
91 68 79.5 0.00 93
91 68 79.5 0.00 100
90 69 79.5 0.09 101
87 70 78.5 1.32 90
85 69 77.0 0.27 87
92 69 80.5 0.00 93
93 69 81.0 0.00 98


5.21
Ave. 90.5 68.7 79.6
Ext. 93.0 66.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.88 below


1 92
2 90
3 86
4 87
5 89
6 90
7 88
8 91
9 89
10 90
11 92
12 88
13 90
14 91
15 88
16 88
17 84
18 92
19 91
20 91
21 90
22 90
23 83
24 86
25 89
26 89
27 91
28 90
29 89
30 91
31 91


81.0
80.0
78.5
78.0
77.5
78.5
78.0
79.5
77.0
78.0
80.0
78.0
78.0
79.5
77.5
77.5
76.0
80.0
79.5
79.0
77.5
76.0
71.0
73.5
76.0
77.5
79.5
78.0
77.5
79.0
80.0


0.02
0.16
0.29
0.71
0.40
0.00
0.28
1.74
0.00
0.00
0.00
T
0.00
T
0.00
1.02
0.26
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
T
0.32
0.01
T

5.21


97.6 78.3 Ave.89.2 66.7 77.9
Ext.92.0 59.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.24 below


100
91
88
90
91
93
89
92
91
92
97
94
102
102
92
94
82
93
96
99
100
100
96
99
99
97
100
99
93
93
93


94.7 77.3


DATE


JULY 1973

















SEPTEMBER 1973


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min.
DATE


TEMPERATURE

Max. Min. Mean


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


78.0 1.17 93
78.5 0.55 89
77.5 0.04 87
78.0 0.00 88
78.5 0.01 93
78.0 0.03 89
78.0 0.01 94
79.0 0.00 99
81.0 0.00 100
80.0 0.00 97
78.0 0.68 86
78.0 2.20 90
79.5 T 89
79.5 0.60 87
78.0 0.10 86
77.5 T 88
76.5 0.00 89
76.0 0.00 91
75.5 0.00 96
73.5 0.00 96
74.5 0.00 97
77.5 0.00 100
77.0 0.00 99
74.5 0.00 99
75.0 0.00 96
73.0 0.03 96
75.5 1.32 82
79.5 1.07 90
76.0 0.00 90
76.5 0.00 90


1 88
2 86
3 88
4 87
5 87
6 88
7 88
8 84
9 85
10 86
11 85
12 85
13 83
14 84
15 84
16 84
17 84
18 73
19 77
20 80
21 80
22 80
23 80
24 79
25 78
26 79
27 84
28 83
29 77
30 62
31 67


64 76.0
65 75.5
64 76.0
63 75.0
61 74.0
59 73.5
60 74.0
63 73.5
63 74.0
61 73.5
59 72.0
60 72.5
61 72.0
55 69.5
56 70.0
59 71.5
59 71.5
39 56.0
40 58.5
41 60.5
51 65.5
56 68.0
55 67.5
45 62.0
43 60.5
42 60.5
43 63.5
51 67.0
45 61.0
32 47.0
37 52.0


0.00 90
0.39 87
0.15 88
0.00 88
0.00 89
0.00 90
0.00 92
0.00 89
0.00 94
0.00 93
0.01 92
T 91
0.00 '91
0.00 92
0.00 91
0.00 90
0.16 89
0.00 78
0.00 82
0.00 83
0.00 85
0.00 82
0.00 82
0.00 86
0.00 83
0.00 85
0.00 84
0.00 84
0.00 79
0.00 76
0.00 75


Ave. 87.7 66.8 77.2
Ext. 92.0 60.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.93 above


7.81


92.2 76.3 Ave.81.8 53.3 67.5
Ext.88.0 32.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.85 below


0.71


DATE


86.5 66.5


OCTOBER 1973














NOVEMBER 1973


TEMPERATURE RAIN- 4" SOIL TEMPERATURE
FALL TEMPERATURE
Max. Min. Mean Inches Max. Min. DATE Max. Min. Mean


DATE


RAIN- 4" SOIL
FALL TEMPERATURE
Inches Max. Min.


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


58.0 0.75 70
54.5 0.00 74
61.5 0.00 75
67.5 0.00 78
68.5 0.01 79
64.0 0.00 80
58.5 0.00 77
62.5 0.00 76
70.5 T 79
60.0 T 79
45.0 0.00 71
49.5 0.00 70
55.5 0.00 71
59.0 0.00 79
62.0 0.00 79
63.5 0.02 78
55.0 0.00 81
55.5 0.00 76,
61.0 0.01 70
64.5 0.00 78
69.5 T 72
68.5 0.92 76
66.5 T 76
63.5 0.00 73
66.0 0.00 75
70.5 0.01 73
73.5 T 77
73.0 1.03 77
54.0 0.53 72
43.0 0.00 62


Ave. 75.3 47.7 61.5
Ext. 82.0 28.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 1.00 above


3.28


1 66
2 72
3 75
4 75
5 78
6 71
7 60
8 58
9 54
10 58
11 58
12 51
13 63
14 70
15 67
16 72
17 44
18 42
19 52
20 66
21 64
22 42
23 51
24 62
25 73
26 74
27 71
28 65
29 65
30 72
31 73


30 48.0
33 52.5
46 60.5
46 60.5
57 67.5
35 53.0
32 46.0
34 46.0
29 41.5
31 44.5
27 42.5
23 37.0
24 43.5
39 54.5
41 54.0
44 58.0
29 36.5
23 32.5
24 38.0
36 51.0
31 47.5
20 31.0
17 34.0
22 42.0
38 55.5
54 64.0
54 62.5
31 48.0
32 48.5
48 60.0
58 65.5


75.1 58.5 Ave.63.4 35.1 49.3
Ext.78.0 17.0
Departure from normal
rainfall 3.99 above


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.62
0.00
0.02
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.02
0.16
2.64
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.03
0.46
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
T
3.17
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00

7.14


61.3 45.8


DECEMBER 1973







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HOURS OF 45 DEGREES OR BELOW

1972-1973 SEASON


Bi-Monthly Cumulative


0
0
27
133
167
308


1973

Jan.
Jan.
Feb.
Feb.
Mar.
Mar.'


Bi-Monthly Cumulative


1-15
16-31
1-15
16-28
1-15
16-31


Bi-Monthly Cumulative


1972

Oct.
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.

1973

Oct.
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.


1973 Precipitation,


Rainfall, and Temperature Data


First Fall freezing date Oct. 30 32.00
Last Spring freezing date Feb. 24 30.00
Coldest day Dec. 23 17.00
Warmest day July 2, 13, 18, 19, 31 93.0
Heaviest 24 hr. period of rainfall April 4 4.28 in.
Total yearly rainfall 73.84 in.
Normal yearly rainfall 54.39 in.
Above normal rainfall 19.45 in.
Yearly Mean temp. 65.20
Quarterly rainfall totals Jan. March 18.91
Apr. June 25.57


Thunderstorms observed 70
Number of thunderstorms by month:
Jan. 1 July 8
Feb. 3 Aug. 9
March 7 Sept. 8
April 11 Oct. 2
May 8 Nov. 2
June 7 Dec. 4


Prevailing surface wind
Prevailing surface wind
Jan. March South
April June West


July Sept. 18.23
Oct. Dec. 11.13


Quarterly thunderstorm totals:
Jan. March 11 July Sept.
Apr. June 26 Oct. Dec.


- 25
S 8


- 1973 East
quarterly:
July Sept. East
Oct. Dec. South


1-15
16-31
1-15
16-30
1-15
16-31


39
99
133
238
396


157
108
118
112
7
27


1-15
16-31
1-15
16-30
1-15
16-31




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