Anniversary of Snowfall in South Florida, Jan. 19

Snowfall in South Florida made headlines on January 19, 1977.  

It's the first recorded snowfall here and the only to date.  The snow melted before it hit the ground, but Robert Molleda with the National Weather Service in Miami says the freezing temperatures made their mark.

"It was a very, very cold morning the following morning and of course that destroyed lots of crops.  There's even reports that some roads in the metro area had ice on them from people running sprinklers," said Molleda.

He says a similar weather pattern of arctic air and rain almost caused it to snow in the tri-counties again, in January of 2010.

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