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Old 09-21-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Its kind of like asking; where has it never gotten to 90 degrees really.
Many more places than places than ones that haven't seen snow. The immediate Pacific coast from the far northern parts of California (highest record temperature is 87) northward and high elevation places (highest recorded temperature in Leaville, CO at 10000 ft is 86) are the best places.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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It's good to know there are places on the US mainland that have never seen snow.

It means that I don't have to move to the Caribbean to retire - lol.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Honolulu is probably the safest sizable city to remain snow free in the United States. Even other places that don't normally get snow seem to get it from time to time, even if those times will be years apart.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Key West is also another good option. I don't think the city has ever seen a snowflake and it's connected to the mainland US (i.e. you can drive there).
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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They had had a trace of snow in Miami once in the last 300 years (less than 0.1 inch)...I think metro Miami is pretty safe from snow - lol.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Even Imperial Beach, CA (southernmost settlement on the CA coast) has reported a trace. So the snowless cities on the mainland are really confined to a few stations in Florida. Interesting Melbourne has never seen snow even if it's north of Miami.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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An older thread I started: Places in the USA that have never seen snow...
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Tokyo (but will always be) Phoenix, Az
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Last time Phoenix had a snow day was 3 years ago. But that was in the suburbs, every year in the mountains surronding Phoenix get blanketed with snow. Yuma, I doubt sees snow, and I know San Diego or L.A will never see snow.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Last time Phoenix had a snow day was 3 years ago. But that was in the suburbs, every year in the mountains surronding Phoenix get blanketed with snow. Yuma, I doubt sees snow, and I know San Diego or L.A will never see snow.
When I did some research on this a few years ago I really learned two things:

1) Snow is the single most hyped weather element in the world (and always has been).

2) Statistical data, (like annual average snowfall, record snowfalls…etc) can be very, very, misleading.


Snow in the southern USA…. from California… east through the Gulf States… to the lower East Coast is very rare. Yes, with the exception of many parts of Florida...many areas above have had an occasions dusting of snow over the last 200 years or so. These rare snow events mostly occur on the coldest mornings when a rain shower changes to wet snow flakes briefly, and lasts for 60 or 90 minutes. However, the hype that surrounds these events creates such a misleading impression of the climate of these regions (even worse by people who don’t live in the USA)…that all sense of climatic reality can be lost. Snow in most of these locations is a 100 to 1 shot, and many younger people (less than 20 years old), likely have never seen snow in their life.

Over the last 150 years or so…these are the biggest snowstorms in the southern most cities. Keep in mind that every one of these cities gets zero snowfall annually – only the way numbers are spread over time produces a number (0.2 inches or whatever). This is a another example of how statistics can be misleading.


Greatest Snowstorms in Each City (1890 – 2010):


14.0 inches - Galveston, Texas - February, 1895. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.2 inches.

12.0 inches – Las Vegas, Nevada - December, 1909. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.9 inches.

8.2 inches – New Orleans, Louisiana – February, 1895. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.1 inches.

6.8 inches – Tucson, Arizona - December, 1971. Mean Annual Snowfall – 1.0 inch.

6.6 inches – Charleston, South Carolina - December, 1989. Mean Annual Snowfall – 1.0 inch.

6.0 inches – Brownsville, Texas – Febuary – 1895. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero).

5.0 inches – Corpus Christi, Texas – January, 1897. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.1 inches.

4.7 inches – Burbank/Los Angeles, CA - January, 1949. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero).

3.7 inches – San Francisco, CA – February, 1887. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero).

3.6 inches – Savannah, GA – December, 1989. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.4 inches.

2.0 inches – Palm Springs, CA – January, 1930. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0.1 inches.

1.9 inches – Jacksonville, FL – February, 1899. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero).

1.5 inches – Yuma, AZ – December, 1932. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero). 1.0 inch –

1.0 inch - Phoenix, AZ - January, 1937. Mean Annual Snowfall – 0 (zero).

The following cities have never reported a measurable snowfall…but have reported a trace (T) of snow (meaning it was so little a ruler would not produce a number).

San Diego, CA (T-1949, T-1967)
Santa Barbara, CA (T-1939))
Orlando, Florida (T-1977)
Ft. Meyers, FL (T -1899)
Miami, FL (T-1977)
West Palm Beach (T-1977)

The following cities have no history of ever reporting any snow in the last 150 - 200 years:


Everglades City, FL
Melbourne, FL
Key West, FL
Honolulu, HI
Hilo, HI

Many more areas in Florida have never reported snowfall in 200 - 300 years.

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Old 11-19-2010, 08:00 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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They had had a trace of snow in Miami once in the last 300 years (less than 0.1 inch)...I think metro Miami is pretty safe from snow - lol.
True. See the link:


The Weather Doctor Almanac 2002
www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/almanac/.../alm02jan.htm



And in my town every year we have a "SNOWFEST".
Manmade, yes, but kids who would never have an opportunity otherwise, get to experience the "cold stuff", without the hassle.


Snow Fest Naples, Florida 2010,
www.snowfestnaples.com/
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