Yet, suprisingly, when you look at the statistics, the past two months in Key West are only six degrees colder than normal.
Take a look at this chart of Key West's typical weather, with the 2010 stats added for comparison (statistics provided by NOAA/NWS).
2010 is definitely off to a cold start.
January 2010 saw an average high temperature of 69.4, and an average low temperature of 59.1 - a departure from normal of -6.1 degrees.
February 2010, so far has had an average high temperature of 70.2 and an average low of 60.4 - a departure from normal of -5.3 degrees.
Funny that a few degrees can be so dramatic in Key West. Maybe it's due to Key West's steady daily climate: regardless of the time of year, Key West usually sees only a 10 degree difference between daily high and low temperatures. Six extra degrees is a 60% change - explaining why the locals are dressed like Himalayan sherpas.
Regardless, Key West remains the warm spot in the U.S. - a break from true northern cold where six degree differences are barely noticed.
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