Record cold in Florida

January 14th, 2010

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
Apalachicola 1/4/2010 26 2002
Apalachicola 1/5/2010 26 2002
Apalachicola 1/6/2010 25 1980
Fort Myers 1/6/2010 34 1956
Jacksonville 1/6/2010 21 1884
Miami 1/6/2010 40 1919
Naples 1/6/2010 35 1999
Tampa 1/6/2010 27 1999
West Palm Beach 1/6/2010 34 1967
Fort Myers 1/7/2010 38 1952, 1980, 2001
Gainesville 1/7/2010 21 1924
Sarasota 1/7/2010 30 1999
West Palm Beach 1/7/2010 37 1903
Apalachicola 1/10/2010 23 1978
Gainesville 1/10/2010 19 2001
Miami 1/10/2010 35 1970
Fort Myers 1/11/2010 31 1959
Gainesville 1/11/2010 17 1959
Miami 1/11/2010 36 1927
Sarasota 1/11/2010 28 1959
Tallahassee 1/11/2010 14 1982
Tampa 1/11/2010 25 1982
West Palm Beach 1/11/2010 33 1927
Gainesville 1/12/2010 22 1959

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

5 Responses to “Record cold in Florida”

  1. kreta reisen says:

    I went to Miami last year and it was great. I can recommend it to everybody.

  2. John P. Nelson says:

    Where is our global warming?

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