Just received this dispatch from Steve Zubrick, the science and operations officer from the National Weather Service forecast office in Sterling, who last week was shivering in Florida:
"Frank: From today's Miami Herald online-
"The National Weather Service reported 36 degrees at the Miami airport, beating an 82-year-old record of 37 degrees. It dipped to 42 degrees in Key West, one degree off the record and the second-coldest reading since 1873.
``I even had ice on my car this morning, which was an unbelievable sight for Miami,'' said Dan Gregoria, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
"It was 14 degrees Monday morning in Tallahassee, breaking the record of 15 set in 1982. Record-tying lows of 29 were observed in Orlando, and Tampa's 25-degree weather beat its old record of 27.
"South Florida is usually around 68 degrees this time of year."