Record-setting weather was possible in the Keys on Monday and other parts Florida. (Credit: NWS-Key West)
Temperature records were shattered across the Florida peninsula Sunday and more heat was on tap to start the week.
Here’s the Sunday snapshot:
- The temperature at Miami International Airport only dropped to 79, easily busting the old record warm minimum of 74 set 83 years ago in 1933.
- The low was 77 in Fort Lauderdale, beating the old mark of 75 set in 2006.
- It was 77 in West Palm Beach, destroying the previous warm record low of 73 set in 2006.
- In Central Florida, Daytona Beach hit 68 for a low, tying the record warm low set in 1961.
- Sunday’s low in both Melbourne and Orlando was 67, tying marks for the date last set in 1961.
- Tampa tied a record high on Sunday with 84, last set in 1933; Lakeland broke a record with 89, busting the previous record of 84 set last year on Dec. 18.
- Fort Myers set a record high with 88, shattering the previous mark of 85 set in 1967. A record warm low was also set with 71, beating the previous mark of 69 set in 2009.
- Jacksonville set a record high with 83, beating the 81-degree mark set in 2008; and Gainesville set a record high Sunday with 86, beating the 84-degree record set in 1967.
More record heat is forecast for the western peninsula on Monday. (Credit: NWS-Tampa)
Monday morning’s apparent low in West Palm Beach was 74 — the record warm low is 73 set in 1931. Other Monday morning apparent lows: 77 in Fort Lauderdale (75 in 2006) and 77 in Miami (75 in 1931);
A U.S. Climate Reference Network station near Everglades City southeast of Naples in Collier County reported a Sunday high of 90.
Record highs were expected in the Keys on Monday.