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Old 11-13-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm guessing they can be counted on a hand. I haven't looked up all the stats, I know Imperial Beach, California (probably the place with the mildest winters) near San Diego, is one of them. Key West, and probably much of Dade County (Miami itself has, and West Palm Beach, but maybe not some of its suburbs). A few other stations in the extreme south of Florida. I read that snow has fallen as far south as Tampico, Mexico, and given extremely cold fronts have come down the Great Plains I'd wager flakes have fallen in the main street of Brownsville, Texas, at least a few times. Of course Hawaii is the exception (except the higher peaks). Anywhere in LA or Orange County that has never had so much of a trace? Perhaps Avalon? I know it has snowed about a eight times in LA since 1949 (only settling a couple), while Long Beach has at least reported a trace. Practically speaking, though, you could say it has never snowed in Long Beach since records began.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Oh, I can name one: Death Valley, California.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Oh, I can name one: Death Valley, California.
I actually wondered the same myself. I think Death Valley has reported a trace in it's history.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I remember snow in February in New Orleans . . . 1956 ish?
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA. (Metro Atlanta)
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I remember snow in February in New Orleans . . . 1956 ish?
It snowed last year in New Orleans
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA. (Metro Atlanta)
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Also, in January 1977 (the same day it snowed in Miami) it snowed in (I believe was Nassau) the Bahamas. Nothing accumulated of course.

The Bahamas obviously aren't part of the U.S. though so I guess that doesn't count. Its a cool thought though.

FYI: The day it snowed in Miami, it reached as far south as Florida City in South Miami-Dade County....about as far south as you can go on the mainland before the Florida Keys.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Has there ever been snow in the U.S.V.I.? How about Puerto Rico or Guam? OR are we just talking about states and not including territories?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Another place where I think it probably hasn't snowed either are the Channel Islands of Southern California. I know most places along the California coast have received snow at one point or another during their history but I think since the Channel Islands are out in the ocean a bit, they may have escaped it.
Also, it would be interesting to see where the average snow line lies in the US during winter. By this I mean the place where on average every winter, you have a snowfall that lies on the ground for at least a day or so. Anyone have an idea where such a map exists?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Another place where I think it probably hasn't snowed either are the Channel Islands of Southern California. I know most places along the California coast have received snow at one point or another during their history but I think since the Channel Islands are out in the ocean a bit, they may have escaped it.
Also, it would be interesting to see where the average snow line lies in the US during winter. By this I mean the place where on average every winter, you have a snowfall that lies on the ground for at least a day or so. Anyone have an idea where such a map exists?
There would obviously be a big difference between the east and west coasts, as to how far the average snow-line gets to as well.
How far the snow gets on a once every 10 year basis, would be an interesting concept as well.
Snow is rare here, and even in the coldest city - Canberra - it is only a once in every 10 year event.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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A lot of Florida hasn't seen snow before. I know some parts of the state have, but if I recall correctly, it was a very low amount and it was a long time ago.
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