Snow in Florida? Maybe We Can Thank Global Warming

Snow in Florida? Maybe We Can Thank Global Warming

On Wednesday morning, Jack Frost also visited Florida as the state's capital woke up to snow.

Although bomb cyclones are not necessarily uncommon, they can result in powerful storms under certain conditions, and forecasters have warned states lining the east coast that this bomb cyclone could be just as powerful as Hurricane Sandy.

Weather warnings forced some school districts in Florida's northern counties to close just as students were set to return after a winter break.

Tallahassee wasn't the only Florida community to be impacted by the winter storm.

Nick Dombek, a Tallahassee resident, posted a Twitter video showing his 5-year-old son frolicking in the snow.

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

State officials took safety precautions by closing roads and schools after icy roads caused a traffic accident.

"It nearly seems the town is deserted just like in the last hurricane", said Shaw, 65.

The last measurable snowfall in Tallahassee happened in 1989. Dump trucks spread sand on major streets ahead of the storm and police closed several bridges, overpasses and a major causeway because of ice.

The National Weather Service said a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected Wednesday mostly along the Southeast's Atlantic coast.

Parts of SC could see 5 to 6 inches of snow.

Up to two-tenths of an inch of ice was reported in Charleston County, South Carolina, before precipitation changed to snow on the afternoon of January 3.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, hardware stores reported brisk sales of ice-melting compounds, pipe insulation and sleds as an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow was forecast. Temperatures are running well below normal for this time of year, and the lows are expected to hover right around freezing.

Freeze warnings and watches are issued for Central Florida.

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.