At 5:38 a.m.:
I think this is the coldest temperature I’ve seen in Miami. I know; it’s a lot worse up north. I’m not complaining about the cold personally; I’m from the Midwest and I grew up with subzero temperatures and piles of snow. It’s a reminder that Florida — even as far south as Miami — can get cold, and that technically we’re not in the tropics.
The cold does have an effect on agricultural interests, so a freeze up in the citrus belt or the vegetable belt will effect the price of your orange juice or at the salad bar. Plus, all the snowbirds who came down to escape the cold air will wonder why they paid all that money to shiver on the beach.
This is supposed to be the last morning of this current cold wave. The temperatures are expected to bounce back to normal later today.