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Old 10-12-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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We had flurries in December of 1989 in the Sarasota area.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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1989, pretty big snow. Closed the bridges and was on the ground for a few days. This was in Jax and surrounding areas.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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I lived in Tallahassee over 25 years. I have seen snow flurries 3-5 times there. There was enough on the ground to make a few snowballs one year but not enough for a snowman. Does not stay on the ground for long. ❄️❄️☃️
I think what we got back in January in Jax probably wasn't considered a flurry, it was just a few small flakes. Couldn't even see it once it hit the ground. I've heard from those who lived here for a while, there's been multiple flurries though. Not sure if Tallahassee got that this year. I liked your use of snowflake and snowman emoji's though!

I still visit Jersey annually in the winter, so there's usually at least some snow in the ground in spots. I usually see it every year.
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I think it was the winter of 2010 or 2011 that there was snow in all 50 states at the same time. Yes, Hawaii gets snow.

It was one particularly brutal winter.
I remember that winter, but I thought at the time that Florida was the only state without snow? I thought it was every state (including Hawaii) but Florida? I was living either in New Jersey or California then. I moved to California in September of 2010, I forgot if that was January-March of 2010 or January-March of 2011. I think Hawaii gets snow at the tops of some really high mountains there. On the peaks at some points.

Seems like a lot of people here who resided in Florida at the time, remember the 1989 snow. I only have read about it and heard of it from some neighbors and people I know who have been here for years. Now that I think about it, I think it might have been 2010. My best friend had bought his house where he lives in Delray Beach the fall prior to that. Just in September or so of 09. I remember him saying that it froze more nights than usual that year, and a palm tree that was probably as old as the house (1963) that was in his backyard died that year. Because it was really cold that winter and froze a lot more than usual. It didn't snow that year, at least not in South Florida and I don't think it ever has. But he was saying that it was very cold and I remember it being in the news. I went to visit him around that time and my grandparents in Naples, and it was very cold for that time of year. Even by Florida's standards.

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First white Christmas in Florida? That was the year power was out in Orlando over Christmas because of so many having to heat their houses. We had brown outs here on the coast that lasted a couple hours at a time but were not out for days like over by Orlando.
That sounds pretty brutal!
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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Reading the posts, it must have been in 1989 that I remember but I am not sure of the year. We used to visit my grandparents every Christmas and I have a picture of the "Welcome to Florida" sign with snow on it. All I remember is that it took us 23 hours to go less than 500 miles because of the snow and at one point, we were routed off 95 and over to Rt. 1.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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Reading the posts, it must have been in 1989 that I remember but I am not sure of the year. We used to visit my grandparents every Christmas and I have a picture of the "Welcome to Florida" sign with snow on it. All I remember is that it took us 23 hours to go less than 500 miles because of the snow and at one point, we were routed off 95 and over to Rt. 1.
89 was nothing compared to 1977. Never got any snow in 89 in my area.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:10 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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1989, pretty big snow. Closed the bridges and was on the ground for a few days. This was in Jax and surrounding areas.
I remember that storm. I was trying to take my boat from St. Augustine to Palm Beach and the grease on the bridges were either frozen or so cold it took like ten minutes to open.

And in some places the water was so warm that the steam hitting the cold air made a pea soup fog about 20 feet high. At deck level you couldn't see 25 feet, but you could look up and see blue sky and if you climbed the mast it was perfectly clear. We navigated by radar and someone up the mast with a radio. Really strange day.

And all the tropical plants died clear down to about Lauderdale.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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In has snowed in central Florida in my life time. But not enough to stick. Just a few flurries. I didn't like them.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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It snowed in the western panhandle just a couple of years ago. It even stuck overnight and into the next day.

Even More NorthEscambia.com Reader Submitted Snow Photos : NorthEscambia.com
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:54 AM
 
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So it generally doesn't snow or flurry huh...interesting.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:33 AM
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Location: Metro Atlanta
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I was a young kid in the early 1970's in Tallahassee - I don't remember it, but I have pictures with light snow on the ground. I do remember another dusting in the late 1970's as others have mentioned. I was also in Tally when it snowed/iced in December 1989 - it began during the evening and stayed on the ground through most of the following morning.

Maybe once a decade you will get flurries, but that's it.
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