20-Degree Temps Coming To Central Fla.
Ocala Could See Low Temperature Hit 19 Degrees
The coldest air of the season is pushing through Central Florida.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The coldest air of the season will blast Central Florida by late Monday night and record-low temperatures in the high teens to mid-20s are expected across the region.
Hard-freeze warnings — temperatures below 28 degrees for at least three hours — have been issued for Orlando and all of Central Florida.
The record-low temperature of 28 degrees for Dec. 14 was set in 1962 in Orlando. Record lows in Daytona Beach and Melbourne for the same date are 26 degrees, both of which were also set in 1962. All three records could be broken early Tuesday morning.
Ocala, which is located about 75 miles northwest of Orlando, is forecast to have a low of 19 degrees early Tuesday morning.
OK, ’62 was back during the LAST cold phase of the PDO, but now we’ve got the AO and AMO chiming in too, I think? At any rate, it’s record breaking time. Hope you like frozen orange juice…
Unlike January’s freeze, when snow and sleet fell in the Orlando area , no precipitation is forecast for the rest of this week in Central Florida.
In Volusia County, the cold has already affected many local businesses. Empty restaurant tables have become a common sight as temperatures drop along the coast. The beaches were virtually empty through the weekend, although some people braved the colder temperatures.
Well, that’s a relief /sarcoff
I mean, really, can folks continue to claim it’s “Global Warming” when Florida is an Orange Popsicle? If it was warming, we’d not be talking about Snow in Orlando… and 19 degrees F? We’re talking “break the pipes” cold in a place that is completely unprepared for that kind of thing. They’ve never HAD to be prepared for it.
Well, at least it will knock down some of the invasive species. Last year it was “Raining Iguanas” as they went into a torpor and fell from their tree perches.