You wanted a cool, crisp, fall-like Halloween? Missed it by that much. Friday and Saturday are supposed to be blissfully cool and, dare we say, fall-like in Central Florida.
But not this Halloween. No, we had to go full summer and break a record that dates back to the Harding Administration. Orlando reached a high temperature Thursday of 91 degrees. That surpassed the previous record high of 90 degrees that was last set just before Walt Disney himself would have reached legal drinking age. Although technically that’s not even accurate, because Prohibition was in effect when the previous record was set in 1922. So let’s just say the last record was set about a year before the original Disney Brothers Studio opened.
But, to steal a phrase from Walt… “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long.” We have hints of fall to come… an approaching cold front will bring highs in the upper 70s (or maybe the very low 80s) and lows in the upper 60s for the next few nights. Which is just as well, because the Christmas decorations will be up in the parks any day now, and the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is just a week away.
441 SXUS72 KMLB 312147 RERMCO RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 548 PM EDT THU OCT 31 2019 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT ORLANDO ... A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES WAS SET AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 90 DEGREES LAST SET IN 1922. $$ SEDLOCK