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45 years ago: The day it snowed in Miami.
AccuWeather ^ | 1.19.2022 | Jessee Ferrell

Posted on 01/21/2022 6:14:00 AM PST by carriage_hill

The weather stole the headlines in Florida 45 years ago with a startling feat that has not been repeated to this day. On the morning of Jan. 19, 1977, something very unusual happened in South Florida: It snowed. Residents grabbed their film cameras to document the unusual event, and newspapers ran headlines in the biggest font they could muster. The Miami News even issued a special souvenir edition titled "The day that couldn’t happen: Snow in Miami!"

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TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: miami; snow
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I remember the day. I was living/working in Coral Gables, just outside of Miami, was packing-up to move back to NJ, and grabbed my film camera to record it. People were acting crazy, like the end of the world was neigh.
1 posted on 01/21/2022 6:14:00 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Doggone Global Warming!

It never snows in Miami anymore…… </s>


2 posted on 01/21/2022 6:18:02 AM PST by beancounter13 (A Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: carriage_hill

I was living in Hollywood Florida in 1985 give or take a year and we had snow flurries once. It didn’t actually accumulate.


3 posted on 01/21/2022 6:19:50 AM PST by jacknhoo ( Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: carriage_hill

I thought that it wasn’t snow, but kilos of coke dumped by some cartel owned plane!!


4 posted on 01/21/2022 6:20:10 AM PST by shadeaud (We have to discover the real truth and who did all the funding. This is American ....Defend it)
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To: carriage_hill

Well there was a lot of “snow” in Miami in the 80s.


5 posted on 01/21/2022 6:20:30 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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6 posted on 01/21/2022 6:22:05 AM PST by nesnah (Infringe - act so as to limit or undermine [something]; encroach on)
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To: carriage_hill

That was the vaunted ice age that predicted at the time.

It was short but real.


7 posted on 01/21/2022 6:25:50 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (If It Aint Woke Don't Fix It.)
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Wish it would happen again - for about 3 or 4 days straight. That’s about the only way we’ll rid ourselves of the pythons that are ruining FL.


8 posted on 01/21/2022 6:31:00 AM PST by FLNittany
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To: carriage_hill

When I was living in Texas, I asked an old man if he had ever seen it snow, he said, “no, bless your heart but I saw it rain once”.


9 posted on 01/21/2022 6:47:14 AM PST by Graybeard58 (The China virus doesn't scare me, Venezuelaism does.)
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To: carriage_hill

We arrived in southern California in March 1956, with my parents having decidedly moved their family on purpose there from wintry upstate New York. One year later, sometime in January or February we had snow, and my mom cursed.


10 posted on 01/21/2022 6:49:46 AM PST by Wuli
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To: nesnah

Well done.


11 posted on 01/21/2022 6:51:42 AM PST by glennaro (Do not live your life in irrational fear. Live unmasked, unvaxxed, untested; unbullied and unafraid.)
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To: FLNittany

Great idea.


12 posted on 01/21/2022 6:53:01 AM PST by rrrod (6)
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To: carriage_hill

That was proof of global cooling back then…

Yes - it was a thing!


13 posted on 01/21/2022 6:59:45 AM PST by Skywise
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To: Wuli

LOL.


14 posted on 01/21/2022 7:07:04 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

I drove home from the University in it.


15 posted on 01/21/2022 7:12:56 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: carriage_hill

That January of 1977 was a BRUTAL winter. I remember it well.
In Jan the entire Continental US had cloud cover. All states got snow. Blizzard snow hit our area. All roads were closed for several days.
I got Pneumonia.

It was used as proof we were entering THE NEW ICE AGE which was all the rage in the 1970s.


16 posted on 01/21/2022 7:47:56 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (BACK IN FACEBOOK JAIL, Another 30 days. On GAB now. Some real cranks there!)
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To: Graybeard58

Phoenix AZ prided itself on never having snow. When it did snow, they claimed it was just “Soft Sleet.”


17 posted on 01/21/2022 7:49:39 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (BACK IN FACEBOOK JAIL, Another 30 days. On GAB now. Some real cranks there!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Phoenix AZ prided itself on never having snow. When it did snow, they claimed it was just “Soft Sleet.”

I thought I read somewhere that Key West was the only place in Continental America that that never dropped below freezing.

18 posted on 01/21/2022 7:50:48 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Let's make crime illegal again!)
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To: carriage_hill
I was taking my high school senior mid-term exams that day. We all rushed outside to see the snow.

Being a transplant from New York, I had grown up with snow.

-PJ

19 posted on 01/21/2022 7:53:21 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ( * LAAP = Left-wing Activist Agitprop Press (formerly known as the MSM))
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To: carriage_hill

in before the heat miser reference...

and snow in summerville...


20 posted on 01/21/2022 8:01:07 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something )
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