If you thought 2019 was a scorcher of a year, you’re right.
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville said the city set a new record in 2019 for the warmest year.
The average temperature recorded at the Jacksonville International Airport was 71.3 degrees, which is 2.8 degrees above normal.
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The average minimum temperature last year was 60.8 degrees, which is 3 degrees above normal.
The previous record was set in 1949 when the average was 71.5 degrees. Temperature records for Jacksonville date back to 1871, according to the National Weather Service.
Jacksonville also set 24 daily record high maximum temperatures and 19 daily record high minimum temperatures.
The new decade is also off to a hot start. The National Weather Service said Friday’s high of 85 degrees tied the all-time January high that was set back in 2015.