It's called snow, something residents of North Florida hadn't seen in almost three decades until wednesday, and it is part of a deep-freeze striking the entire US East Coast.
The US National Weather Service warned that a major winter storm would bring heavy snow and ice, from Florida in the southeast up to New England and the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday. New York City was under a winter storm watch, with between three and six inches (8-15 centimeters) of snow expected from Wednesday night through Thursday.
Snow pics being shared from Tallahassee.January 3, 2018
The storm has already led to the closure of roads in northern Florida and southeastern Georgia, where governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in the coastal area. Florida's governor Rick Scott urged people in the northern part of his state "to prepare for extreme cold weather conditions, including potential snow, sleet or ice accumulations."
It's been 28 years since there has been #FloridaSnow! #IHeartTally @MarkWilsonTV reports on Snow in Florida: Flakes fly in Tallahassee https://t.co/Tm6TW6g7c0 #FloridaFL #SnowInFlorida pic.twitter.com/jNIMz3Uh5C— Regency Inn of Tallahassee (@RegencyInnTally) January 4, 2018