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20 degrees is lowest recorded temperature in Hernando County since January


20 degrees is Lowest reading since January

The coldest temperatures since January were recorded early Wednesday across Hernando County. A low of 20 was recorded about daybreak at the Hernando County Airport, south of Brooksville. It was the lowest temperature there since Jan. 12, when it was 18 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin. A reading of 20 was also recorded between 6 and 8 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Florida weather station near Nobleton, in the northeast part of the county. The National Weather Service lifted the freeze warning for Wednesday night and this morning in Hernando, but subfreezing temperatures are forecast again Monday night and Tuesday morning.


Tree decorating for children Friday

The annual Children's Christmas Tree Decorating event, sponsored by the city of Brooksville's Beautification Board and City Council, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., welcoming Linda Kelly's kindergarten class and their fourth-grade Book Buddies from Moton Elementary School. Handmade ornaments created by children will adorn the tree that will be on display outside City Hall. The children will be singing Christmas carols. For information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856.


Event lays wreaths to honor veterans

The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is hosting a Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave. This is a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation's veterans. Laying of wreaths at grave sites will begin at 10 a.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m., and wreath presentations will be at noon. There will be a flyover at the end of the ceremony. For information, call (352) 793-7740 or visit

Today's meetings

City of Brooksville Planning and Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Airport Office, 15800 Flight Path Road, south of Brooksville.

Today's picks

Brookridge Entertainment presents the Marlins: 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $15. (352) 610-4901.

Brooksville Elementary School Winter Festival: 5:30-8 p.m., 885 N Broad St. (352) 797-7014, ext. 225.

Christmas on Main Street: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Downtown Brooksville. (352) 540-3810.

Library to show 'Last Holiday': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Rated PG-13. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Springstead High School presents 'Annie': 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $10 for adults, $6 for students. (352) 476-9086 or

20 degrees is lowest recorded temperature in Hernando County since January 12/08/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:26pm]
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