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Winter Heat in Miami Nearly Breaks Record

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Miami winter days are beginning to feel a whole lot more like summer. One of Miamiís long-standing heat records was almost broken recently as this years January was the fourth warmest in the history of the city. Only the 1937, 1964, and 1990 January bested this years.

While much of the rest of the country has shivered through snow and ice storms, South Florida is in the midst of an unusually warm winter.

For Miami, it was the fourth-warmest January on record, the National Weather Service said on Friday. The average temp of 73.2 was five degrees above normal, a figure elevated by 15 consecutive days when highs reached at least 80 degrees, a hot streak that tied an all-time record. Only 1937, 1964 and 1990 were warmer.

Fort Lauderdaleís average temperature of 73 degrees was four degrees above normal and the fifth warmest on record.

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