Pat Shingleton: "Mid August Headliners..."
On August 14, 2004, the daytime high was 82, ten degrees under the average. An overnight low of 58 on August 15th, set a record. It was also the coolest ever from August 13th through August 18th. Our summer season has enjoyed three cool fronts: July 4th weekend, July 15th-16th, July 28th-29th. We also enjoyed a record low of 62 degrees in July as our first 90 degree high was three weeks delayed. We bopped the 95 degree mark just three times this season. Folks in Florida quickly forgot 2014 when four hurricanes hit the state within six weeks. On August 13, Hurricane Charley nailed Port Charlotte with 150 m.p.h. winds. Frances hit Orlando on September 5th and a storm we remember, Ivan, leveled Pensacola. Jeanne paid a visit on September 25th.