Winter Storm Brings A Snow Day To Tallahassee

New York City under winter storm watch

One of the rarest snowfalls in the state's history came when flurries fell across South Florida - even at Miami Beach - on January 19, 1977, the first time that had happened in recorded history, according to the NWS. However, this recent storm put parts of Northern Florida under winter storm watch for the first time in four years.

While the frigid temperatures were expected to persist for a few more days, there was no more precipitation in the forecast for that time, so people in Florida might have to wait another 30 years to see snow in their yards again.

Most parts received less than one inch of snow by late Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

At 8:05 a.m. the National Weather Service in Tallahassee declared: "Snow has reached Tallahassee".

Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across parts of North Florida Wednesday morning closing roads, schools, universities and colleges in North Florida and South Georgia.

Forecasters expect freezing rain and sleet to end as snow in parts of northern Florida and southern Georgia by mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

The unusual weather is from the same storm that promises to wallop the NY region on Thursday with up to a foot or more of snow forecast in some parts.

Three Central Florida theme park attractions were also shut down due to the cold.




The temperature early Wednesday in Orlando was 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius) and it was raining.

It's snowing in Tallahassee! "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear", said the Tallahassee Police Department on Twitter along with the hashtags #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere.

Zoo visitors, however, shouldn't expect to see any lions, elephants or gorillas native to Africa on view.

Local news outlets report the zoo in Asheboro is offering the special discount rates through Saturday. And for humans wary of venturing outdoors in dangerously low temperatures, the zoo is promising heated habitat complexes and transportation to stay warm.

At least nine deaths have been attributed to cold weather in the US this winter.

This will result in extreme weather conditions, including freezing rain in SC; blizzard warnings with 50-70 miles per hour winds for multiple states, including Virginia and ME; and snow where snow hasn't fallen in decades, like Tallahassee.

Savannah saw measurable snowfall for the first time since February 2010.

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