..., but, the rest of the country is getting warmer. The heat from the west coast hasn't quite made it to the northeast yet.
Local Time: 7:40 AM AKST (GMT -09)
Lat/Lon: 58.8° N 137.0° W
Updated: 7:16 AM AKST on January 11, 2010
Temperature :: 30 °F
Conditions :: Overcast
Windchill :: 22 °F
Humidity :: 86%
Dew Point :: 27 °F
Wind :: 9 mph from the North
Pressure :: 29:15 inches (Rising)
Visibility :: 2.5 Miles
UV :: 0 out of 16
Clouds :: Scattered Clouds 1400 ft.
Mostly Cloudy 2000 ft.
Overcast 4400 ft.
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation :: 33 ft.
Posted on Monday, 01.11.10
BY DIANE C. LADE crline Sun Sentinel
The cold giveth, the cold taketh away.
Business is booming for stores selling space heaters and companies that repair HVAC systems, as South Florida temperatures remained low throughout the week.
But for South Floridians whose livelihoods depend on a tropical climate, the unseasonable cold snap has meant fewer tourists and damaged crops.
The extended frosty spell has been a double whammy for some businesses that finished the year with less profits due to the economy. Paul Roydhouse, who operates the Fishing Headquarters charter business in Fort Lauderdale, was counting on the tourists who flock to the beach in deep winter to help him rebound from a slow fall....
...Alerts, also called critical days, require natural gas shippers to adhere carefully to scheduled quantities. An overage alert signals that taking excess quantities offline would be harmful.
Florida Gas regularly issues shipper alerts as temperatures in the state vary extremely from normal, boosting gas and power demand as customers crank up heaters in the winter and air conditioners in warmer months.
Forecaster DTN Meteorlogix said temperatures in South Florida would range nearly 30 degrees below normal early this week, with highs topping out in the 50s Fahrenheit and lows dipping into the 30s F.
New York-based forecaster Weather 2000 Inc said South Florida weather broke an 83-year-old daily minimum temperature record as the freezing line entered the Everglades....