Snow In Florida: Pictures And Videos Show Rare Weather In Tallahassee

Emmett Rice
January 6, 2018

There were concerns in Boston and elsewhere that if roads aren't properly cleared, they could freeze into cement-like icy messes by Friday, given the expected low temperatures. In the northeast, work crews loaded trucks with road salt in advance of the storm.

Feinstein says American also expects to reduce operations at Bradley International Airport in in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and to reduce flights of smaller American Eagle and shuttle flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Snow started falling on Tallahassee Wednesday around 8 a.m. EST, according to the National Weather Service. Police in Roseville, Michigan, said on Wednesday that a 96-year-old woman, recently diagnosed with dementia, was found dead in a playground, apparently having frozen to death after wandering outside in a robe and slippers.

With Chicago-area wind chills expected between -35 and -20 degrees, forecasters warned of frost bite and hypothermia risks and urged residents to take precautions, including dressing in layers, wearing a hat and gloves, covering exposed skin and bringing pets indoors.

Snow would fall quickly during the day, at a rate of several inches per hour, with the storm intensified by the "bombogenesis" effect, private forecaster Accuweather warned. "The pressures could rival a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane".

The brutal weather, fed by punishing cold air sweeping in from Canada, put much of the country in a deep freeze.

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Making the most of the South's bitter cold snap, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offered discounted tickets for those willing to courageous the cold to see polar bears frolic in their kind of weather, along with Arctic foxes and elk.

The National Weather Service predicted snow flurries across a swath of northern Florida, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, on Wednesday morning.

Other southern states, including North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and SC, are also preparing for snowfall.

Across the Georgia-South Carolina state line in the city of Charleston, there has been five inches of snow accumulation reported, the most snow recorded in the city since 1989. Boston could get as much as 14 inches.

"The streets will be slick", DeLoach told a news conference Tuesday.

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