Another Winter day, another record-tying high temperature in Orlando. This time it’s an 89-degree high temperature on February 13. But unlike yesterday’s record-tying temp which dated back to 1939, you only have to look back a scant seven years to find a match. Here’s the Record Event Report from the National Weather Service:
RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 0635 PM EST THU FEB 13 2020 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE TIED AT ORLANDO TODAY ... THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 89 DEGREES, WHICH TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 89 LAST SET IN 2013. $$
It’s not surprising that worldwide, January was the hottest on record in modern history, or that Antarctica got so warm (65 degrees! IN ANT-FRIGGIN-ARCTICA) that an iceberg the size of Atlanta broke off a Glacier there. In the words of the poet laureate Smash Mouth, “my world’s on fire – how ’bout yours?”
But, much to the joy of the schmuck itching to see cooler temperatures so he can say “so much for global warming herpaderpaderp,” Florida temps will trend briefly and slightly downward, with Friday promising a high of “only” 77 and lows Friday night in the upper 50s.