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It Snowed Here 40 Years Ago – Today Is A Nice Sunny Thursday

Sunny Thursday
(Picture of Miami News front page courtesy of Charles Trainor/ Miami Herald)

Sunny ThursdaySouth Florida will be nice and sunny Thursday, but changes are coming early next week. In the meantime, Thursday features lots of sun, a few clouds a warm southerly breeze, and highs in the low 80s.



Sunny ThursdayFriday will bring good sun, a few clouds on the warm breeze, and highs in the low 80s.

Look for a nice mix of sun and clouds on Saturday, along with highs in the low 80s.

Sunday will feature sun, clouds on the breeze, a few showers in spots, and highs in the low 80s. Then a front sweeps Sunday night, not just dropping our temperatures but bringing storms, some of which could be strong, with gusty winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning.

Monday will see early showers and storms, followed by gradual clearing and highs only reaching the mid 70s.

From the NWS this morning:

No, we’re not forecasting snow in South Florida! However, 40 years ago this week, snow did fall across normally mild and sunny South Florida. On the morning of January 19th, 1977, rain changed over to snow over most of the area on the heels of an Arctic cold front. This was the first reported snow on record this far south in the Florida peninsula. Although the snow did not accumulate, it was certainly a noteworthy event.

A detailed summary of the event is here:http://www.weather.gov/media/mfl/news/SnowArticleSouthFlorida40th.pdf

(Picture of Miami News front page courtesy of Charles Trainor/ Miami Herald)

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.