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Tampa, Florida, Jan 18 (Canadian-Media): A freeze warning was issued by The National Weather Service of United States for all of Tampa Bay, Florida (US) that today will be the coldest in eight years, media reports said.
Frigid cold temperature in South Florida
For the third time this winter, according to weather reports , snow hit Florida, US.
Thermometers dipped to 29 degrees in Tampa, Florida after record low frigid 25 degrees for Jan 18 in 1981.
the brisk northerly winds blowing at 10 to 15 mph further intensified the chill and it felt like it was in the low 20s in some areas.
The below-freezing temperatures reportedly turned water spill from a truck into traffic-halting black ice on the Veterans Expressway.
"Even though we’ve got full-on sunshine, it’s going to take a lot for our temperatures to start warming up," WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Grant Gilmore was reported to state.
It would be for another two days that these wind patterns and cool temperatures would reportedly last before things warm up and it would start to get normal by the weekend.
Gilmore added that even though the temperatures will be up to the low-to-mid 50s by this afternoon, even then, temperatures are about 15 to 17 degrees colder than they usually are this time of year, according to Gilmore.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)