Snow rarely falls, let along “sticks,” on the Florida peninsula …

But it did cover 70 percent of the continental Lower 48 earlier in January, as reported by Daryl Ritchison in his StormTracker blog.

A blanket of snow covered Charlotte earlier in January

Above is is a photo of snow on the ground in the vicinity of Charlotte, North Carolina during that “70 percent” event. Below is an animated map of this winter’s snow fall to date, courtesy of NOAA.

I didn’t have the chance to walk through that snow since I never left the terminal: a connector flight took me to Myrtle Beach where the white stuff was already gone.

But there was plenty of ice.

Water in its solid state as seen in Myrtle Beach.
Hint: Naples may be a better beach to visit in the winter!


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