Florida Forecast: Cold and a chance of falling iguanas

Written by on January 22, 2020 in Critter MIA, Rare Critters - No comments

Weather forecasters in Florida are having a particularly peak Florida field day.

It began Tuesday when the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida warned of falling iguanas by evening.

“This isn’t something we usually forecast,” the national weather service noted, “but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s.”

In Celsius, that’s around zero, and by Florida standards, definitely cold.

Brrrr, indeed.

And then it happened.

Reports starting coming in a falling iguanas.

Critters shocked by the winter chill.

Repeatedly.

And nope, that one wasn’t dead. Just waking up.

Maria Bilbao spotted the strange weather phenomenon, too.

So did Eric Blake in Virginia Key.

And so, the National Weather Service was right.

But it hasn’t been a record-breaking cold snap.

But it shouldn’t last long, which is good news for the iguanas.

“Iguana ‘rain’ chances drop to zero by this afternoon,” weather forecasters reported Wednesday morning.

So, Peak Florida?

Though we all know, Florida has no peak.

Main photo Maria M. Bilbao/Twitter

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