Current Temperature Orlando
Update:The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for all of Central Florida for tonight and into Wednesday morning.
Clouds moved in early morning and that helped keep the temperatures a degree or two warmer than yesterday morning. However the cloud layer should break up and it will be mostly sunny today and with another shot of cold dry air mass rushing into Central Florida temperatures will struggle to get to 50° this afternoon. Expect winds to increase as the cloud layer moves out. Blustery conditions will make temperatures feel 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature. Tonight should be clear and windy with temperatures ranging from the low 20’s northwest of Sanford to the high 20’s southeast of the attractions. Orlando metro area will see a high temperature of 49°and a very cold overnight low of 28°. Wind Chill values could be in the teens early Wednesday morning. At this time there is no cloud cover in the area that would help keep our overnight temperatures a little warmer, so as the day goes we could see a hard freeze watch or warning for the Orlando metro area.SEE SLIDE SHOW
The National Weather Service(NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Central Florida and is in effect from 11am to 6pm EST today. A fire watch has also been issued for Wednesday morning. A freeze watch has been issued for the Central Florida area for late tonight and into early Wednesday morning. However, the NWS will most likely upgrade the freeze watch to a freeze warning or to a hard freeze watch or warning later today. Also we will see wind chill advisories and warnings issued later today as the northwest winds increase across the area and stay steady throughout the night.SEE SLIDE SHOW
Some good things you can do when cold weather comes our way. Please check on elderly neighbors a make sure they have a way to keep warm. Take in pets and if you see stray animals call your local animal control so they can try to rescue them before the overnight. Take in potted plants and protect sensitive plants. Make sure to use caution when using space heaters and fireplaces and please make sure your home is well ventilated. With a Red Flag warning in place for today, please use caution when using fire outdoors and when smoking. We will have more on this long cold snap later this afternoon.SEE SLIDE SHOW
Weather Almanac for Orlando
Average High: 72°
Average Low: 50°
Record High: 84° in 1993
Record Low: 29° in 2001
Today’s Sunrise: 7:19 AM
Today’s Sunset: 5:43 PM
Florida Weather History Also great information can be found here Weather History by Charlie Wilson
JAN 3 1994 – 1445 – Polk Co., Frostproof – A tornado touched down four times, damaging cars, buildings,signs, and citrus trees. Windows were blown out of vehicles and stores. A 12 year old boy was injuredby flying debris. Brief tornado touchdowns were also reported in Alachua, Bradford, Baker, and Duval Counties.
JAN 4 1934 – 1207 – Escambia Co., Pensacola – A tornado damaged about 20 small homes. A young boy waskilled and seven people were injured.
JAN 5 1962 – 1610 – Okaloosa Co., Crestview – Twin tornadoes, 100 yards apart, destroyed 10 homes and 10 house trailers and damaged 300 homes. A six-month old girl was killed and 65 people injured.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.
…EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT…
A FEW HOURS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS
MORNING ALONG WITH COLD WIND CHILL READINGS.
A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLDER AND DRIER AIR MOVING THROUGH THE AREA
WILL SET THE STAGE FOR A LONGER DURATION OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES
TONIGHT. 6 TO 8 HOURS BELOW FREEZING ARE POSSIBLE ROUGHLY FROM
ORLANDO AND CAPE CANAVERAL NORTHWARD…WITH SEVERAL HOURS BELOW 28
DEGREES EXPECTED NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 4. TO THE SOUTH OF
ORLANDO AND CAPE CANAVERAL…4 TO 6 HOURS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED…EXCEPT 2 TO 4 HOURS ALONG THE TREASURE COAST.
REMEMBER TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT SENSITIVE
VEGETATION. BRING PETS AND POTTED PLANTS INDOORS. CHECK ON YOUR
ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO MAKE SURE THEIR FURNACE IS WORKING.
HOUSE AND APARTMENT FIRES POSE A REAL DANGER DURING FLORIDA COLD
AIR OUTBREAKS. REMEMBER TO KEEP FLAMMABLE MATERIAL SUCH AS
CLOTHING OR NEWSPAPERS AWAY FROM PORTABLE HEATERS. MAKE SURE THAT
SMOKE DETECTORS ARE WORKING PROPERLY BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP.
…WIND AND SEA IMPACT…
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS WILL
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MARINE AREA
TODAY…AND OFFSHORE TONIGHT.
…FIRE WEATHER IMPACT…
A LONG DURATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. A RED FLAG WARNING IS
IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
COLD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH FREEZING
TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS. ANOTHER REINFORCING
COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH FRIDAY WILL BRING A THREAT OF FREEZING
TEMPERATURES AGAIN FOR THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND EXPECT ADDITIONAL COLD WEATHER
ADVISORIES…WATCHES AND WARNINGS TO BE POSTED DURING THIS COLD
LONG DURATIONS OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY AND
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BRING DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO
THE OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTH WINDS
ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE NEXT COLD FRONT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.
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