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Spring breakers greeted by record cold temperature in the First Coast

4:58 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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Jacksonville Beach, Fla. -- Hardly sunny and warm in Florida for spring breakers and families during Easter week; vacationing spring breakers are being met by record cold temperatures in the First Coast.

Morning temps that dropped into the 40s and barely reached into the 60s on Tuesday greeted visitors who experienced sunshine, but windy conditions that made the day feel cooler.

"We are dedicated to this trip. We are all in," said Aaron Asimakopoulos and his family who made the trip to Jacksonville Beach on whim from Washington, D.C.

"Having a good time. You left snow? We did, we did about one and a half inches I understand," said Asimakopoulos as he and his family did some window shopping on First Street.

The beach with blowing sand attracted a few people bundled in sweat shirts and jackets.

"I was hoping to be a lot warmer," said Meagan Reels who made the trip from Orange Park with classmates who are on spring break.

Beach motels are enjoying business that comes with people traveling to get away from work and school.

Sonny Bhikah owns three hotels in Jacksonville Beach and said the peak-time of the season has arrived with weather not being a huge factor.

"They (rooms) are full every day, week day, weekend all the time.  Demand is high," said Bhikah from the lobby of his ocean front motel.

The weather is expected to improve during the week with temperatures reaching the 70s by the weekend.    

First Coast News