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In South Florida, we are enjoying what is likely our last cool breeze. That stated, it is possible to now look back on the Winter of 2019/2020. In this area, it has been exceedingly warm.

Using the Trewartha climate classification system, the designation Tropical (A) applies to climates in which all 12 months average  18 degrees C. or 64.4 F. This is the norm here but this year has exceedingly warm. Specifically, the following constitute the average temperatures for what constitutes our Winter. December/2019-72.41 F.; January/2020-70.56 F; February/2020-72.41 F. These temperatures were compiled at PBIA. The low temperature took place on January 22, 2020, when we had a high of 62 F with a low of 41 F. The low temperature at Mid-Town Beach was 45 F according to the lifeguard station. Ocean temperature has not dipped below 72 F.

What were your numbers this 2019/2020 Winter?

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Jeff985

I’m not sure about averages but minimum temperatures in the Houston area weren’t bad. Where I live, near Galveston bay our low this winter has been 33-34 depending on the weather station. There are four within a half mile of me and those were the temperatures they were showing on our coldest night. Most of Houston bottomed out between 30 and 32, while the northern and western suburbs were in the upper 20’s. 

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mdsonofthesouth

While our ultimate low was abnormally high, we have had our fair share of average temps on top of some solid slightly above average and bellow average streaks.

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NorCalKing

29F was our season low. Pretty avg.

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cm05

14F was my low, 8a winter in a 7b climate.

Dec - 45/30

Jan - 46/31

Feb - 46/32

December is usually the warmest winter month, not the coolest, it was close to average while January and February were noticeably warmer than average. First totally snowless February on record too.

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Jimbean

Lows for the entire winter season in Brevard County.

 

Mainland:

36F Micco

37F in Melbourne

37F Viera 

36F Rockledge

36F Cocoa

35F Port St. John

36F Titusville 

35F Mims 

 

Coastal:

40F Sebastian Inlet

39F Melbourne Beach

38F Satellite Beach

38F Patrick Air Force Base

39F Cocoa Beach

40F Cape Canaveral

37F Merritt Island

 

 

 

 

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Jimbean

Lows around the state:

33F Orlando

33F Tampa

36F Sarasota 

37F Vero Beach

38F Port St Lucie

39F West Palm Beach

39F Fort Lauderdale 

39F Miami 

35F Naples

41F Key Largo

51F Key West

35F Daytona Beach

36F Daytona Beach (beach side)

30F Ocala

32F Jacksonville (downtown) 

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bubba

USDA zones and low temperatures do not define climate. To know what “grows” you need the average temperatures during the winter months.
 

Eureka, Ca. likely qualifies as an 11 USDA but you do not see many coconuts (50/40). Corona,Ca and La Quinta,Ca have coconuts but I suspect an incredible micro-climate. 
 

Bottom-line it is your average during the colder months that generally determines what “grows” in your area. Extreme low temperatures also play a role but your heat is very important. Check out your location on Weather Underground under monthly History! Just a suggestion!

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Hombre de Palmas

December - 67.18°F

January - 65.89°F

February - 66.43°F

Those readings are approximately 3-4°F warmer than average, and are from the Treasure Coast International Airport (FPR) and that is typically a degree or so cooler than my location.

The low in my backyard was about 38°F (for about 1 hour)

I am always scoping the vegetation here looking for micro climates and micro, micro climates. Coconuts have survived 25+ years in speaking with homeowners who have very large specimens. Foxtails, Christmas Palms & Arecas do very well, mangos & avacados are everywhere. I noticed that the landscape and parkway Royal Palms in my area appear to be shorter than Palm Beach and south, though they are very robust. I don't know whether it is due to climate, or whether they didn't catch on here until relatively recently.

One thing I haven't noticed, except very occasionally, are iguanas. I think that speaks a bit about our climate here as well.

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Palmaceae

St. Pete, FL. Averages

December 2019 - 66.2 F

January 2020 - 63.9 F

February 2020 - 65.7 F

Lowest temp - 34.9 F

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James760

Wow! Weather Underground had me hitting a high of 84F in December!? That's crazy. I smell fake news lol :P This fits perfectly for the "global warming" agenda. Look back several years from now & whada you know! , we have on record a warming tend...  see all you na sayers, proof in the data :floor: 

Seriously though my winter temperatures are extremely exaggerated. I'll go as far as misleading. I bet no where in the Inland Empire of SoCal even possibly Coachella/ Palm Springs area reached 80's in December. Please correct me if I wrong? 

I think with all our mountains & interference it's hard to get accurate temperatures in California without having a personal weather station at your house. I noticed The Weather Channel app has been off several degrees ( 6+F) all winter long for my area.

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James760

Forgive me for the misspellings :blush: 

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RedRabbit

Here were my numbers for January:

Westchase- Avg: 62.3f Low: 34.3f

Venice- Avg: ~65.2 Low: ~37f

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gilles06

Unsual warm winter in Europe also,

For me lawest was 39F...

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Eric in Orlando

So far only 2 nights below 40f here in metro Orlando/Leu Gardens, both in January. Lowest was 35f.

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bubba

James,

I see you are in the High Desert in Hesperia,Ca. Weather Underground directs to San Bernandino which is 2,000 feet lower and that cannot be accurate for you.

Checked Palm Springs and February 2020-62.95; January 2020-59.93 and December 2019-56.56. Highest temperature was 74 F in December.

Eric in Orlando had these numbers at the airport: February 2020-66.34; January 2020-64.6; December 2019-66.76. That is Tropical!

Trust me this has nothing to do with any warming event. I find Weather Underground data to be reliable in large degree but understand the Ca. microclimates make it risky.

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James760
3 hours ago, bubba said:

James,

I see you are in the High Desert in Hesperia,Ca. Weather Underground directs to San Bernandino which is 2,000 feet lower and that cannot be accurate for you.

Checked Palm Springs and February 2020-62.95; January 2020-59.93 and December 2019-56.56. Highest temperature was 74 F in December.

Eric in Orlando had these numbers at the airport: February 2020-66.34; January 2020-64.6; December 2019-66.76. That is Tropical!

Trust me this has nothing to do with any warming event. I find Weather Underground data to be reliable in large degree but understand the Ca. microclimates make it risky.

That makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification :greenthumb:

I didn't mean to discourage anyone just pointing out the inaccuracies for my area, as we know out west is more complex. I did find that The Weather Channel was closer to my actual temperature looking back from December 2019 to today. 

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AZPalms

Out on the west side of Phoenix February had the lows 33, 32, 33, 36 according to the NWS

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Xenon

Houston Area and South Texas


Houston (Conroe): 27F
Houston (Katy): 29F
Houston (Sugarland): 28F
Houston IAH: 30F
Houston (Downtown): 32F
Houston (TMC/Museum District): 33F
Houston (Kemah): 33F
Houston (Hobby): 32F
Galveston: 35F

Port Aransas: 35F
Laredo: 30F
Corpus Christi Intl: 29F
Corpus Christi (Downtown): 35F
McAllen: 37F
Brownsville: 37F
South Padre Island: 37F

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Xenon

Looks like Brownsville and McAllen also met the tropical standard this winter

McAllen
Dec: 65.1F
Jan: 67.9F
Feb: 65.4F

Brownsville
Dec: 65.2F
Jan: 67.2F
Feb: 64.8F
 

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Jimbean

For averages in Melbourne:

December:  69.0F

January:  66.7F

February:  70.7F

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bubba

Warm winter in many places. Orlando, Brownsville/Harligen (RGV) tropical I suspect Melbourne is close every year. I am not certain where the John Wayne Airport is in So Cal but they had interesting temperatures not tropical but warmer than other parts of So Cal. Specifically, Feb. 2020-60.98 F; Jan. 2020-59.11 F. and Dec 2019-58.52.

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Jimbean
5 hours ago, bubba said:

... I suspect Melbourne is close every year.

Let's see

 

01/2020  66.7  37

02/2020  70.7

 

01/2019  62.3   37.4

02/2019  69.4

12/2019  68

 

01/2018  61.4  30.1

02/2018  72.9

12/2018  65.9

 

01/2017  65.5

02/2017  68.6

12/2017  66.7  39

 

01/2016  61.9  35.5

02/2016  63.5

12/2016  70.8

 

01/2015  62.8  

02/2015  61.2  35.7

12/2015  73.9

 

01/2014  60.3  36

02/2014  65.9 

12/2014  64.8

 

01/2013  66.9

02/2013  66  39.6

12/2013  67.9

 

01/2012  63.3

02/2012  62.2 35.1

12/2012  67.1

 

01/2011  60.8  33.7

02/2011  66.1

12/2011  69

 

01/2010  55.5  27.2

02/2010  56

12/2010  53.7  29.1 (worth noting; it was worst year since 1989)

 

01/2009  ?

02/2009  ?

12/2009  65.1  38.8 

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