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Region wakes to freezing temperatures, record lows

Inland Hard Freeze Warning, coastal Freeze Warning ended at 9 a.m.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thursday's morning low broke records across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, and News4Jax chief meteorologist John Gaughan said it might have been the coldest ever so late in the year.

"Contrast that with the warmest overall winter since the 1940s," Gaughan said. "Because of our warm winter, the current March cold streak made the last six afternoons highs the coldest six straight days this entire winter."

Officially, the low at Jacksonville International Airport was 28, which broke the previous record low of 30° in 1988 and made this morning the coldest morning so late into the year since March 22, 1960 -- 57 years ago. 

 "Wind kept temperatures above freezing from the Southside to the Beaches and along the coast," Gaughan said. "Winds there kept morning windchill temps in the 20s." 

LIVE: Low temps/feels-like temperatures

Record-breaking cold overnight lows

Gainesville's low temperature record is 32°, set in 1999, and the unofficial overnight low was 25°.

St. Simons Island is another location that will be close, the record is 33° from 1988 and the low appeared to reach 32°.  

Officially, the low at Jacksonville International Airport was 28, which broke the previous record low of 30° in 1988 and made this morning the coldest morning so late into the year since March 22, 1960 -- 57 years ago. 


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