It Was So Cold In Florida In 1894, Temperatures Reached Below Freezing
It probably isn’t a common occurrence for you to hear the words “freezing” and “Florida” in the same sentence. However, there have been quite a few instances throughout Florida’s history where temperatures reached below freezing. Does anyone else remember when Tampa froze over on December 13, 1962, when the temperature fell to 18 degrees?! What about on January 19, 1977, when snow fell in South Florida for the very first time? Well, if you thought those winter weather events in Florida couldn’t be beaten, think again. Back in December 1894, some of the coldest temperatures were ever recorded throughout the state.
Did you know about these winter weather events in Florida? Do you remember another winter that was particularly cold in the Sunshine State? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Or, if you want to know more about the winter weather forecast in Florida, make sure you check the most reliable source, the Farmer’s Almanac!
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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.