Lake County Florida (one county west of the Attractions) is under a freeze warning. Wind Chill Advisories are out for Orange County (home of the big three theme park complexes), Brevard County (home of Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center), and Polk County (home of Legoland). And yet somehow, Miami finds a way to outdo us all.
All of a sudden, our problems with cold weather seem kind of insignificant. I’ve had to deal with a lot of things in Central Florida… but never iguanicicles. So while the folks at the National Weather Service in Miami are warning of a quasi-biblical onset of reptilian lawn darts, we’ll be here thinking that… despite temperatures near 31 degrees, winds up to 25 MPH, and feels-like temperatures as low as 21 degrees… maybe it’s not so bad after all.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Melbourne FL 318 PM EST Tue Jan 21 2020 FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-144-147-221400- /O.EXT.KMLB.WC.Y.0001.200122T0300Z-200122T1400Z/ Inland Volusia-Northern Lake-Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard- Osceola-Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia- Southern Lake-Northern Brevard- Including the cities of Debary, Deland, Deltona, Eustis, Mount Dora, Leesburg, Tavares, Apopka, Maitland, Orlando, Winter Park, Union Park, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Celebration, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Basinger, Fort Drum, Okeechobee, Port Saint Lucie, Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno, Stuart, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Clermont, Mascotte, Groveland, Cocoa, and Titusville 318 PM EST Tue Jan 21 2020 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Cold wind chills expected due to a combination of cold temperatures and gusty north to northwest winds around 10 to 15 mph over inland areas and 15 to 20 mph along the coast. Expect wind chills to range from the 20s over the interior and low 30s along the coast. * WHERE...Inland Volusia, Northern Lake, Orange, Seminole, Southern Brevard, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Coastal Volusia, Southern Lake and Northern Brevard County. * WHEN...10 PM this evening to 9 AM Wednesday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Make sure you dress appropriately for the cold weather, including a coat, a hat and gloves. $$