This report describes the historical weather record at the Space Coast Regional Airport (Titusville, Florida, United States) during the last 12 months. This station has records back to April 1973.
Titusville, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), oceans and seas (24%), lakes and rivers (14%), forests (11%), and grasslands (10%)
Daylight saving time (DST) was observed at Titusville, Florida during the last 12 months. There were two time changes during the last 12 months:
2017 is not a leap year, so it has 365 days and no February 29th. The first leap year before 2017 was 2016 and the first after will be 2020.
The summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes mark the passing of the seasons. They fall on nearly the same day each year, with differences of a day or two depending on the year. In 2017 they occurred on:
|Spring Equinox||Monday, 20 March 2017.|
|Summer Solstice||Wednesday, 21 June 2017.|
|Fall Equinox||Friday, 22 September 2017.|
|Winter Solstice||Thursday, 21 December 2017.|
The hottest day of the last 12 months was July 7, with a high temperature of 95Â°F. For reference, on that day the average high temperature is 87Â°F and the high temperature exceeds 89Â°F only one day in ten. The hottest month of the last 12 months was July with an average daily high temperature of 90Â°F.
Relative to the average, the hottest day was December 18. The high temperature that day was 86Â°F, compared to the average of 70Â°F, a difference of 16Â°F. In relative terms the warmest month was December, with an average high temperature of 76Â°F, compared to an typical value of 69Â°F.
The longest warm spell was from February 11 to March 14, constituting 32 consecutive days with warmer than average high temperatures. The month of February had the largest fraction of warmer than average days with 96% days with higher than average high temperatures.
The coldest day of the last 12 months was January 31, with a low temperature of 34Â°F. For reference, on that day the average low temperature is 56Â°F and the low temperature drops below 46Â°F only one day in ten. The coldest month of the last 12 months was February with an average daily low temperature of 49Â°F.
Relative to the average, the coldest day was January 31. The low temperature that day was 34Â°F, compared to the average of 56Â°F, a difference of 22Â°F. In relative terms the coldest month was February, with an average low temperature of 49Â°F, compared to an typical value of 55Â°F.
The longest cold spell was from January 27 to February 5, constituting 10 consecutive days with cooler than average low temperatures. The month of November had the largest fraction of cooler than average days with 50% days with lower than average low temperatures.
The clearest month of the last 12 months was February, with 21% of days being more clear than cloudy. The longest spell of clear weather was from May 6 to May 10, constituting 5 consecutive days that were clearer than they were cloudy.
The cloudiest month of the last 12 months was June, with 17% of days being more cloudy than clear.
This station provides hourly reports of significant weather events at and around the station, but does not report the quantity of precipitation at the station itself. This is common for weather stations located outside of the United States, and for a small subset of stations in the United States that are located at lesser used and smaller airports.
This station reports when significant weather events (including precipitation) are visually observed at or near the station. Such events do not always correspond to measured quantities of liquid equivalent precipitation, such as when the event is near by not at the station, or in the case of solid precipitation that does not melt in the collection basin.
The day in the last 12 months with the most precipitation observations was February 22. There were 6 hourly weather reports that day (out of a maximum of 24) in which some form of precipitation was observated at or near the station. The month with the most precipitation observations was September, with 18 hourly present weather reports involving some form of precipitation.
As determined by the present weather reports, the longest dry spell was from October 14 to December 18, constituting 66 consecutive days with no observed precipitation. The month of November was completely without observed precipitation.
The month with the largest fraction of days with at least some observed precipitation was September, with 33% of days reporting some observed precipitation.
Either snow is exceptionally rare at this location or this station did not reliably report it during the last 12 months.
Humidity is an important factor in determining how weather conditions feel to a person experiencing them. Hot and humid days feel even hotter than hot and dry days because the high level of water content in humid air discourages the evaporation of sweat from a person's skin.
When reading the graph below, keep in mind that the hottest part of the day tends to be the least humid, so the daily low (brown) traces are more relevant for understanding daytime comfort than the daily high (blue) traces, which typically occur during the night. Applying that observation, the least humid month of the last 12 months was March with an average daily low humidity of 40%, and the most humid month was August with an average daily low humidity of 85%.
But it is important to keep in mind that humidity does not tell the whole picture and the dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find a given set of weather conditions. Please see the next section for continued discussion of this point.
Dew point is the temperature below which water vapor will condense into liquid water. It is therefore also related to the rate of evaporation of liquid water. Since the evaporation of sweat is an important cooling mechanism for the human body, the dew point is an important measurement for understanding how dry, comfortable, or humid a given set of weather conditions will feel.
Generally speaking, dew points below 50Â°F will feel a bit dry to some people, but comfortable to people accustomed to dry conditions; dew points from 50Â°F to 68Â°F are fairly comfortable to most people, and dew points above 68Â°F are increasingly uncomfortable, becoming oppressive around 77Â°F.
To take some examples, and basing our categorization on the daily high dew point in the last 12 months, April had no dry days, 2 comfortable days, and 3 humid days; July had no dry days, no comfortable days, and 6 humid days; October had no dry days, 4 comfortable days, and 4 humid days; and January had 6 dry days, 14 comfortable days, and 11 humid days.
The highest sustained wind speed was 124 mph, occurring on January 24; the highest daily mean wind speed was 26 mph (January 24); and the highest wind gust speed was 45 mph (October 14).
The windiest month was April, with an average wind speed of 13 mph. The least windy month was February, with an average wind speed of 8 mph.
Visibility is the maximum distance at which a given reference object or light can be clearly discerned. In the United States, visibilities that are greater than or equal to 10 miles are typically reported as 10 miles.
The day of the last 12 months with the lowest average visibility was March 14, with an average visibility of 4.2 mi. The month with the lowest average visibility was February, with an average visibility of 6.5 mi. With an average visibility of 7.0 mi, the month of July had the highest average visibility.
The cloud ceiling is the altitude of the lowest layer of clouds that are at categorized as broken (mostly cloudy) or overcast (cloudy). If no such cloud layer exists then the ceiling is unlimited and no value is reported.
The day of the last 12 months with the lowest average cloud ceiling was February 20, with an average cloud ceiling of 100'. The month with the lowest average cloud ceiling was February, with an average cloud ceiling of 2717'. The month of June has the highest average cloud ceiling, with an average cloud ceiling of 6026'.