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    Snow in Florida

    Just thought I would let you guys in on a rare occurrence in the State of Florida.

    http://www.cfnews13.com/Weather/Default.aspx

    Slight chance of Snow Flurries/Sleet on Saturday. No accumulation (duh) but still close to unheard of!
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Orange juice is going to get expensive. :(
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    I guess so. California makes oranges too. Maybe you should look for the "Made in California" label on there and save some money
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    While growing up in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa it snowed one Feburary in the mid 70's. I think it ended up being about a half an inch on the ground but it was still fun for most of us.

    Rumor has it they had to deice some aircraft this morning at MCO due to ice buildup on the aircraft over night.

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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Everyone at my office told me about the last occurrence of snow in South Florida - Jan 19, 1977 - in which there were even snow flurries in the Bahamas and there was snow all the way down to Homestead. It's going to be an interesting weekend!
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    There were delays yesterday and today at TPA, MCO, DAB, and MLB as far as I know. I'm sure SFB and PIE had some issues too, but I didn't check on any G4 flights. The 6 AM DL MD-88 (as DL1954) from DAB to ATL was delayed nearly an hour and a half this morning. The 6:30 AM US departure from DAB-CLT was not affected. DL1878 from MLB-ATL took a two hour delay yesterday.
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    It also snowed sometime in the mid 80's though extremely light flurries. My parents were in Brandon at the house they had there at the time when it occured. I am glad I am not sticking with my plan to go this weekend to SRQ. I am suprised that they even had deice equipment at MCO to handle that situation. Maybe JAX I could see but not MCO. Now with the FAA hammering down on the whole no polished frost takeoffs the airlines must have been losing their heads today.
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by LGA777
    Rumor has it they had to deice some aircraft this morning at MCO due to ice buildup on the aircraft over night.
    I hear that MCO and airports south of there don't have any deicing equipment. Makes sense, but can anyone confirm?
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    I cannot say I have ever seen a single vehicle there. Maybe Servisair shippied a bunch in from points north but I never once saw any at MCO in any of the storage areas.
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Forecaster are calling for a slight chance of sleet/rain mix for 2 hours in the TPA/MCO area for Saturday Morning. Best chance of a snow event is looking like from Vero Beach up to the DAB area where therte is a window of possibility of a slight dusting on cars,lawns,roofs, and anything other than pavement due to a low that may form east of the penninsula and wrap some atlantic mositure over a shallow surface cold layer.

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    Re: Snow in Florida

    I can confirm that MCO has no deicing equipment. According to local news stations, the planes took delays so the Florida Sunshine would deice the wings.

    On another note:

    Jacksonville, FL had their first white Christmas in 1989.
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    PBI and FLL also do not have de-iceing equipment.
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Well, it is Saturday January 9, 2010 and I have thrown a few snowballs. Cars got a thin blanket this morning as did other objects.
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    Re: Snow in Florida

    Sleet in Tampa. 2 PM temp of 36 degrees

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    Re: Snow in Florida

    How are the roads? Alot of accidents yet with the locals? My parents said that people are acting like the world is coming to an end down in Sarasota. :lol: :lol:
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