Sarasota ties record high; coldest temps since March arrive next week

RECORD WATCH: Sarasota tied a record high Friday with 86, matching the mark originally set in 1990. It was also 86 in Fort Myers, but that was shy of the record for the date, 89 degrees set in 1990.

In South Florida, there were a few mid-80s in inland Collier County and an observer in Weston, Broward County, reported a high of 86 to the National Weather Service in Miami.

It was officially 85 in Naples, well off the record of 89 set in 1990.


Tuesday highs WCFL

(Image credit: NWS-TampaBay)

COLD FRONT UPDATE: The National Weather Service was ratcheting down projected lows for Tuesday morning following the passage of the strongest cold front of the season so far.

Miami, 55 (which would be the coldest temperature since March 6); West Palm Beach: 48 (would be the coldest since January 29); Orlando, 43 (would be coldest since March 7); Tampa, 45 (coldest since March 6); Jacksonville, 39 (a temperature matched as recently as Monday, November 26); and Tallahassee, 35 (the city reached 22 degrees on November 13).



(Image credit: NHC)

TEMPUS TERMINUS: The 2019 hurricane season officially ends today — although it’s not impossible to get a storm in December. The final numbers were 18 named storms, six hurricanes and three majors. There were also two depressions that didn’t earn named status.

For a more detailed analysis of the season, see Wednesday’s Florida Weather Watch post.

Author: jnelander

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