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RECORD EVENT REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST, FL
140 AM EDT SUN MAR 17 2019

...DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT MARATHON YESTERDAY...
...MONTHLY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT MARATHON YESTERDAY...
...EARLIEST 90-DEGREE DAY ON RECORD FOR THE MARATHON AREA...
...DAILY RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT MARATHON YESTERDAY...

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH WAS 90 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THIS SETS
A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 16TH, PREVIOUSLY 88 DEGREES
IN 2008.

THIS HIGH TEMPERATURE ALSO SETS A NEW MONTHLY RECORD, PREVIOUSLY 89
DEGREES IN 2015, 2008, 1988, AND 1986.

ADDITIONALLY, TODAYS HIGH TEMPERATURE IS THE EARLIEST 90-DEGREE
READING ON RECORD FOR THE MARATHON AREA. PRIOR TO TODAY, THE
EARLIEST 90-DEGREE DAY WAS APRIL 6TH 2009. THE AVERAGE FIRST DATE
THE MARATHON AREA REACHES 90 DEGREES IS MAY 15TH.

ALSO, THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT THE FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH, WAS 78 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THIS
BREAKS THE PREVIOUS WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR MARCH 16TH
OF 76 DEGREES, SET IN 2001.

TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT MARATHON DATE BACK TO 1950.

THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY
CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
/NCEI/. THEREFORE...THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND
CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCEI.NOAA.GOV

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