Heat and Cold


What are some of the coldest temperatures measured in Florida?

The “Sunshine State” is not a complete stranger to wintry weather. For example, five inches (13 centimeters) of snow fell near what is now Jacksonville on January 11, 1800, and on February 13, 1899, the state had snowfall as far south as Ft. Meyers. Four inches (about 10 centimeters) of snow descended on Milton, Florida, on March 6, 1954. The farthest south that snow has been seen in Florida is in the city of Homestead, south of Miami, in January of 1977. There have been incidents of light snow flurries, sleet, and hail over the centuries, including recent snow flurries in the Panhandle area on February 3, 2007, and flurries in Daytona Beach on January 3, 2008.


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