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It's snowing in Tallahassee for the first time in three decades

It's snowing in Tallahassee for the first time in three decades

There was also a light glaze of ice forming on surfaces in downtown Tallahassee, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulations were not expected.

On its Twitter account, the Tallahassee Police Department shared video of snow falling next to a police cruiser Wednesday morning.

"The last time we had measurable snow was 1989", Humphreys said.

Up to one-quarter inch of ice accumulated in Lake City, Florida, between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Weather experts are calling the approaching storm a "snow bomb" - a phenomenon that occurs when a system's central pressure drops at lightning speeds (24 millibars or more within 24 hours). Also in the Orlando area, theme parks closed water attractions due to cold weather.

The most snow Florida's capital has ever seen was 2.8 inches (7.1 cm), which fell in 1958.

The National Weather Service reported snow fell in the city Wednesday morning.

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

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

Snow coats North Florida, first time in nearly three decades

In Jacksonville, the mayor told non-essential city employees to stay home on Wednesday.

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

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", police tweeted.

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. African elephants, lions and gorillas were sheltered out of public view.

Besides polar bears, Arctic foxes, elk and other cold-tolerant animals will be on display. Here's what it looks like at the Emergency Operations Center.

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

As much of the nation is gripped by cold weather, there are several places in the south east getting snow.

The last time locals saw that much snow was in December 1989.


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