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Snow in Florida!

Mar 6, 2012

While Florida is the place where many folks come to escape the winter up north, winter occasionally finds its way to Florida.   

That was the case on March 6th, 1954, when Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall.  Four inches fell -- and stuck on the ground -- at Milton.  Pensacola received two inches of snow.

Meteorologists say snow in Florida is unusual but it does happen.  The earliest record of snow falling in Florida was during the Great Arctic Outbreak of 1774.  

By the way, don't count on any snow today!  The forecast calls for sunny days and clear nights with highs around 80 in the Tampa Bay Area.  

- Here's today's forecast
- Florida Winters from FSU's Florida Climate Center