Skip to comments.Key West Smashes Record Low By Six Degrees
Posted on 01/11/2010 3:20:54 AM PST by jsh3180
.CLIMATE... THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT KEY WEST AIRPORT HAS ALREADY DROPPED TO 42 DEGREES AS OF 5 AM. THIS SMASHES THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 48 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1970. ONLY TWO LOWER TEMPERATURES HAVE EVER BEEN RECORDED IN KEY WEST...WHICH ARE THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOWS OF 41 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13 1981 AND JANUARY 12 1886. TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST DATE BACK TO 1873. WITH A COUPLE OF HOURS YET TO GO BEFORE SUNRISE...THERE IS STILL A WINDOW FOR FURTHER COOLING TO OCCUR...AND WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR TEMPS VERY CLOSELY.
ALSO OF NOTE IS THAT KEY WEST HAS NOW SEEN FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES BELOW 50 DEGREES (JANUARY 7TH-11TH). THIS IS THE SECOND LONGEST SUCH STREAK RECORDED IN KEY WEST. THE LONGEST STREAK OF DAYS WITH LOW TEMPS BELOW 50 DEGREES OCCURRED DECEMBER 1-6 1876. WE WILL HAVE A DECENT CHANCE TO TIE THAT RECORD STREAK EARLY ON TUESDAY MORNING...WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE IN KEY WEST COULD DROP SLIGHTLY BELOW 50 DEGREES.
ONE MORE CLIMATE NOTE...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES OBSERVED AT KEY WEST ON JANUARY 10TH WAS THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED HERE IN ALMOST 70 YEARS...SINCE JANUARY 28 1940...WHEN THE HIGH TEMP WAS ALSO JUST 52 DEGREES. ONLY TWO COLDER HIGH TEMPERATURES HAVE EVER BEEN RECORDED IN KEY WEST...51 DEGREES ON JANUARY 26 1905...AND THE ALL-TIME COLDEST HIGH TEMP OF 48 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 29 1894.
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Forty Two Freaking Degrees.....
Go start your SUV, that might help.
It’s 18 degrees here in South Jersey. We will be getting a high of 35 later today.
20f out here West of St. Augustine at 6:30 AM and still likely to drop some more.
Could Gore possibly look more like a fool?
Here’s a catchy little tune about global warming.....
You people dont realise it, but the cold is caused by the heat.
Wow! Hopes it warms up for you today. We were on vacation in Key West in Nov. and had a great time. It’s 13 where I am in PA right now.
They had a good snow Saturday in Ocala. I can’t remember when it’s been above 10 degrees at night in Nort Carolina.
THAT is hilarious!!! Thanks!
The wood-burning stove in the RV was a nice touch...
22 deg. at my house east of Tampa at 6:15 this morning. We haven’t been above 60 deg. in almost a week.
7:30 am western pa. 10 degrees with windchill 5 degrees
Wow ... I couldn’t picture the Lower Keys that cold. I’d figure I could get some dirt cheap land down there from some liberal afraid of the eventual flooding and destruction of the area, but they still won’t budge.
Just curious ... any freepers know of anything I can check out regarding land for sale from Big Pine on down? I’d love to get something I can build on eventually.
Just dropped to 39 degrees officially!
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