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Record Breaking 10 Straight Days Below 60 Degrees

8:33 AM, Jan 12, 2010   |    comments
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Between 1890 and now Tampa has never experienced a streak of chilly days like the one we are currently in.

As of Monday January 11th we've had 10 consecutive days below 60 and it is likely that Tuesday will make it 11 days in a row. That shatters the old record set 54 years ago in 1956 when tampa saw 7 straight days below 60.

Not to be outdone St. Petersburg has also set a new record of 10 straight days below 60. The old record was 8 days set in 1995

Tampa

1) 10 Days ending 1/11/2010

2) 7 Days ending 1/14/1956

3) 6 Days ending 1/04/2001 and 6 Days ending 1/29/1940

St. Petersburg

1) 10 Days ending 1/11/2010

2) 8 Days ending 12/28/1995

3) 6 Days ending 1/04/2001 and 1/14/1956 and 1/29/1940

There have been several record low temperatures and a few record low-high temperatures broken around the Bay Area since Christmas day. Incredibly with all of this cold air we were unable to break the all-time record low temperatures for January set on January 21, 1985 with 21 degrees in Tampa and 27 in St. Petersburg.

Here is a list of a few new record breaking lows recorded on Monday morning:

Tampa 25, St. Petersburg 33, Bartow 27, Brooksville (Chin Hill) 24, Chiefland 15, Inverness 18, Lakeland 23, Plant City 24, Sarasota-Bradenton 28, Winterhaven 27.

On Tuesday we head into a warm-up and our cold snap will probably be over. If nothing else at least you can say you were here to witness the record cold of 2010.

(Statistics Courtesy NWS Ruskin)

Tammie Souza, Chief Meteorologist 10 Connects

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