PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
815 AM EST THU JAN 14 2010

...RECORD BREAKING COLD SPELL SLOWLY COMES TO AN END...

AS OF TODAY...THURSDAY JANUARY 14TH...THERE HAVE BEEN 13 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 32 DEGREES AT
ALMA GEORGIA AND GAINESVILLE FLORIDA AND 12 DAYS AT SAINT SIMONS
ISLAND GEORGIA WITH THE STREAKS STILL IN TACT.

THIS SETS NEW RECORDS AT GAINESVILLE FLORIDA AS WELL AS ST SIMONS
ISLAND AND ALMA GEORGIA FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING. THEY ARE NOW LISTED AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE PRODUCT.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA LAST FRIDAY ONLY
REACHED 34 DEGREES...ENDING THEIR STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT 32
OR BELOW AT 6. ALTHOUGH THE RECORD OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 32 OR
BELOW WAS NOT MET AT JACKSONVILLE...A NEW RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE
DAYS OF 34 DEGREES OR BELOW CONTINUES...AND NOW STANDS AT 13 DAYS
FROM JANUARY 2ND THROUGH THE 14TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 9
CONSECUTIVE DAYS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2001 AND JANUARY 1977.

THE MOST RECENT EVENT WITH SUCH LONG LASTING COLD TEMPERATURES WAS
IN THE WINTER OF 2000-2001 WHEN A WEEK LONG PERIOD OF SUB-FREEZING
TEMPERATURES WAS SEEN FROM LATE DECEMBER INTO EARLY JANUARY.

WITH THE ARCTIC AIRMASS MODIFYING OVER THE REGION...TONIGHT WILL SEE
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 30S TO MIDDLE 40S ACROSS MOST OF
THE REGION...ALTHOUGH A FEW COLDER LOCATIONS ACROSS INLAND SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA MAY FALL TO NEAR FREEZING.

THE RECORDS FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH 32 DEGREES OR LESS AT LOCAL
CLIMATE SITES ARE LISTED BELOW...

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA...8 DAYS...JANUARY 17-24, 1977

OLD...GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA...9 DAYS...DECEMBER 16-24, 1960
NEW...GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA...13 DAYS...JANUARY 2-14, 2010

OLD...ALMA, GEORGIA...11 DAYS...DECEMBER 16-26, 1960
NEW...ALMA, GEORGIA...13 DAYS...JANUARY 2-14, 2010

OLD...ST SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA...8 DAYS...DEC 29 TO JAN 5, 2001
NEW...ST SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA...12 DAYS...JAN 3-14, 2010

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