Record Cold in Florida

Not where I am (we were a couple of degrees short… maybe tomorrow) but in South Florida:

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A cold snap set new record low temperature Sunday morning in Miami.

The thermometer at Miami International Airport tumbled to 52 degrees breaking the date’s previous record of 54 degrees set in 1993.
What South Florida considers a “normal” or average low for this time of year is 70 degrees, this morning the area woke up to a twenty degree dip from the norm.

Yes, you read that right. Average is 70 degrees. That drop was dramatic as the northern cold ran over my head, headed for Miami. They were cold near me in Orlando, too: (From Wunderground).

Wunderground report for Orlando 2 Nov 2014

Wunderground report for Orlando 2 Nov 2014

Didn’t check around for any particular stations, just took the one that popped up on its own for Orlando. Note that the ‘record’ low is in 2014…

Some communities across interior sections of western Broward and Miami-Dade counties dropped into the 40’s.

In West Palm Beach, the temperature dipped to 49 degrees, below the previous record of 51 degrees in 1993.

The low temperature in Key West fell to 61 degrees, breaking the previous record of 62 degrees set in 1957.

Temperatures only reached a high of 71 degrees in Miami, breaking a record set at 73 degrees in 1949.

In West Palm Beach, temperatures peaked at 69 degrees, breaking the 1964 record of 72.

It only reached 71 degrees in Naples, breaking the 1962 record of 75 degrees.

I know, I know… all you folks up to your armpits in snow and ice will give me no sympathy for it NOT being in the ’70s and being all the way down into the 40s (F). But you have that new Global Warming Warm Snow (TM), don’t you? /sarc;

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13 Responses to Record Cold in Florida

  1. philjourdan says:

    No snow and ice for me, just frost. Earliest frost for me since I have been here. And yea, it is cold enough.

  2. Wyguy says:

    Yep, we got snow. Started last night and continued most of today so far. Just warm enough to keep the paved areas clear of snow. My kind of weather.

  3. Ian W says:

    I am just up the I-4 from you, well 3 miles south of the end of the I-4 near Daytona Beach, It was very cold last night not helped by quite a strong wind.. These are the kind of temperatures that we normally see at the end of January.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    I really feel for you man, but you are a little to far away! Nice warm sunny day here above Chico. Wish you were here 8-) pg

  5. R. Shearer says:

    John Kerry says the signs of warming are all around us. Brrr….

  6. omanuel says:

    Five years after Climategate emails surfaced in Nov 2009, I am convinced modern society can only be restored to sanity (reality) now by a miracle like that David requested in Psalms 57 when overwhelmed by forces of evil:

    “Show your greatness in the sky O God, and your glory over all the earth.”

    The best available experimental data from the nuclear and space ages show that is a realistic prayer, since the core of the Sun is a pulsar [1] that:

    1. Made our chemical elements
    2. Birthed the solar system five billion years (5 Ga) ago
    3. Sustained the origin and evolution of life on Earth after 3.5 Ga ago
    4. Maintains dominant control over every atom, life and world in the solar system today, a volume of space greater than the combined volumes of ten billion, billion Earths, i.e., >10,000,000,000,000,000,000 Earths.

    1. “Solar energy,” Advances in Astronomy (submitted 1 Sept 2014)

    Click to access Solar_Energy.pdf

  7. gallopingcamel says:

    It is getting a bit nippy down here in Orlando.

    Clearly “Global Warming” has kicked in and WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!

  8. cdquarles says:

    It was not a record early frost for me (that would have needed to happen two to three weeks ago) but it was an earlier than average frost (mid November, here). Our average early November highs are low 70s, falling through the 60s to the upper 50s by December. Average lows are in the mid 40s, falling to the mid 30s by December.

  9. punmaster52 says:

    High 30s Sat and Sun night in NW FL, and the heat quit. My wife was sure the world was ending.
    She wore short sleeves to work this afternoon, and thinks she may survive.

  10. p.g.sharrow says:

    All you guys talking about the cold are scaring me! Maybe I should drop other projects for now and get in a bunch of fire wood. The house is getting cool, the cats are complaining and the dog is camping next to the little electric heater. The little woman is getting very friendly or at least wants to be close to warm up ;-). Guess I have put the wood cutting chore off as long as I can. The rest of the week is supposed to be dry and not too warm, good wood cutting weather as the woods are no longer tinder dry. pg

  11. E.M.Smith says:


    My read on things is that we’re having a bit of a re-do of the mid ’70s at the moment. That means a high pressure cell off the coast of California with a lot of dry and modest cold. IFF true, you end up with cold, but not a lot of snow, so ought to have an OK time cutting wood through the season. Dry and cold is decent wood cutting weather… wet and raining not so much ;-)

  12. punmaster52 says:

    Heater repaired today. As ready for winter as we will get. My S10 pickup is good to -40. :-)

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