View Full Version : Fort Lauderdale breaks cold record for Dec. 7 (169 Year Old Record)

12-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Fort Lauderdale breaks cold record for Dec. 7

Sun Sentinel
2:53 p.m. EST, December 7, 2010

South Floridians woke up Tuesday morning to temperatures hovering around the very low 40s that sometimes felt like the mid-30s because of the wind chill factor.

In Fort Lauderdale, a low temperature record of 42 degrees for Dec. 7 that had been in place for 169 years was broken, said Dan Gregoria, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.

"It was at 7:24 a.m. when the temperature reached 40 degrees," Gregoria said.
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Clutching a steaming cup of coffee and rushing to her job at a downtown bank, Roxanne Moss, 48, said, "It's nice, it's a change, but I hope it doesn't last long."

Raul Urbina, 43, spends much of his workday outdoors, tending to the landscaping and maintenance of some Fort Lauderdale businesses, and finds exceedingly cold temperatures bothersome.

"I work outside every day," he said. "It makes everything more difficult."

Broward County officials declared a state of emergency because of the cold weather early Monday afternoon, while Palm Beach County activated its cold weather emergency shelter plan. Both actions prompted homeless shelters to open early to crowds seeking a warm place to sleep.

A total of 197 people spent Monday night at the three shelters opened by the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership and the Salvation Army of Broward County, officials said.


Early Tuesday, most agents with the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service went into the fields to check on crops in the Glades and along the coast, according to agency Director Audrey Norman.

Freezing temperatures also endanger millions of dollars of agricultural crops.

Palm Beach County farmers woke up early Tuesday to find rows of green beans, corn and lettuce blackened by frost.

Sun Sentinel (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-cold-outside-update-20101206,0,6900801.story)

12-08-2010, 12:05 PM
We broke our record december temp by 8 degrees this week. Used to be -2F and to days in a row we got to -10F.

12-08-2010, 12:15 PM
We broke our record december temp by 8 degrees this week. Used to be -2F and to days in a row we got to -10F.


12-08-2010, 03:05 PM
I have got a feeling it is going to be another cold winter like last year. Bring on that global warming; I am ready for it.

Teddy Kennedy
12-08-2010, 03:08 PM
What's Al Gores position on this?

12-09-2010, 03:07 AM
Yeah... I had FUN at work tonight.