Florida capital sees first snowfall in nearly three decades

Florida capital sees first snowfall in nearly three decades

Snow, sleet and freezing rain may increase in eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia by Wednesday afternoon. The weather is believed to have been caused by the storm system known as the bomb cyclone, which is gearing up to hit cities across the entire east coast from today through the weekend. Rob Carolan, a meteorologist for Hometown Forecast Services Inc., says winter storm warnings have been issued along the east coast up past MA.

Tallahassee wasn't the only Florida community to be impacted by the winter storm.

Parts of Interstate 10, and Highways 90 and 27 were closed and outgoing flights from the Tallahassee airport were canceled.

The National Weather Service predicted snow flurries across a swath of northern Florida, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, on Wednesday morning.

The last time a wintery blast hit Tallahassee with any measurable snowfall was December 22-23, 1989, when an inch fell. The police in Tallahassee urged residents to use "extreme caution" on the roads and to bundle up if they were going to head outside in the snow and cold.

In Savannah, a coastal city that hasn't seen measurable snowfall since February 2010, up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and sleet were forecast.

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"It's just so nuts", Goldstein said. Dump trucks spread sand on major streets ahead of the storm and police closed several bridges, overpasses and a major causeway because of ice.

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

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. A massive front is bringing some of the coldest temperatures in years to parts of Florida. Temperatures are running well below normal for this time of year, and the lows are expected to hover right around freezing.

"It's snowing in Tallahassee!". Ten-year-old Ava Alarco enjoyed her day off of school.

Making the most of the Souths bitter cold snap, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offered discounted tickets for those willing to fearless the cold to see polar bears frolic in their kind of weather, along with Arctic foxes and elk.

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