Much of Florida saw record cold earlier this week and last week (as in 15-20 degrees colder than normal). Parts of Florida also saw record electricity consumption, this past Monday, due to this weather.1
The cold weather kept temperatures below 45 degrees for 12 days in a row in West Palm Beach. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach all saw 12 consecutive days of high temperatures below 50 degrees.2
Here are some other records from the past couple weeks:
|Location||Date of Record Low
||Record Low Temperature (°F)
||Last year it was this cold
|West Palm Beach||1/6/2010||34||1967|
|Fort Myers||1/7/2010||38||1952, 1980, 2001|
|West Palm Beach||1/7/2010||37||1903|
|West Palm Beach||1/11/2010||33||1927|
The above data is provided courtesy of the National Weather Service.
In addition to the record lows Miami’s high temperature on January 10, 2010 was only 48°F! That is quite cold for them. There were even some wind chill warnings in place for parts of Florida during these past couple weeks.
Thankfully the weather is warming up now and hopefully this blast of cold air did not destroy any of the Florida citrus crops.
If you know of any record low temperatures in your location or of any snowfall reports in Florida please pass them along.
1Courtesy of Reuters Article http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE60D0AQ20100114?type=marketsNews
2Courtesy of Sun Sentinal http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-more-cold-records-brf-20100113,0,7708004.story