How Does Mickey Mouse Say Freezing?


Cold in Orlando
Originally uploaded by Manny Hernandez

Right now we’re experiencing the coldest temperature I’ve seen in Orlando since I’ve moved here. It’s 31F, but due to the wind chill, it feels like 22… Mickey Mouse and friends must be freezing! I know I am! šŸ™‚

Here is the Freeze Warning from Weather.com: …HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THURSDAY…

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WITH LOWS REACHING THE MID TO UPPER 20S. A LONG DURATION OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED…WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING BELOW 32 DEGREES FOR UP TO 8 TO 10 HOURS…AND BELOW 28 DEGREES FOR UP TO 4 TO 6 HOURS…ESPECIALLY IN THE RURAL AREAS.

THE HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS TEMPERATURES BELOW 28 DEGREES ARE POSSIBLE FOR SEVERAL HOURS OR GREATER. THESE CONDITIONS CAN KILL SENSITIVE VEGETATION AS WELL AS HARM EXPOSED WATER PIPES AS WELL AS SMALL ANIMALS LEFT OUTDOORS WITHOUT SHELTER.

Crazy Storm Coming Through Orlando: Watch for Flying Grills!

Andreina just called me to tell me that the storm made our GRILL FLY! The photo above I took on 06/14 (the morning after the storm): it shows a tree across the street, by my office.

This is the wording from the Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 347 PM EDT WED JUN 13 2007

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… ORANGE COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 445 PM EDT

* AT 342 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES NORTH OF MAITLAND…OR ABOUT OVER LONGWOOD… AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE…BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO… LOCKHART…OCOEE…PINE HILLS… FAIRVIEW SHORES…ORLOVISTA… WINTER PARK…WINDERMERE…BAY HILL… UNIVERSAL STUDIOS…DOCTOR PHILLIPS…WET N WILD WATER PARK… ORLANDO…AZALEA PARK…OAK RIDGE… UNION PARK…CONWAY…PINE CASTLE… SEA WORLD…BELLE ISLE…PLEASURE ISLAND…BITHLO…ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND LAKE MARY JANE

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER… PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.