The first significant Tallahassee snowfall in nearly three decades had Floridians reaching for something that wasn’t around the last time this many flakes were falling back in 1989 — their smartphones.
#SnowInFlorida created a social media bonanza that included tiny little snowmen, frozen fountains on the Florida State University campus, and many videos of the snowfall across north Florida.
The snow came to Tallahassee early Tuesday morning, with forecasters saying that Jacksonville could also see some snowfall in the afternoon.
First it was the Tallahassee Police Department.
And then, everyone else.
Meanwhile, the freezing temperatures that shut down Interstate 10 were creating other novel photo opportunities in Florida, such as this Snapchat shot of a fountain on the Florida State University Campus.
This guy’s frozen swimming pool in Pensacola.
These icicles hanging from the “Welcome to Hilliard” sign in Florida’s Nassau County.
This ice covered palm tree in Fort Walton Beach.
And these Manatees huddled up in the 70-degree water discharged from a power plant in Apollo Beach.
What’s going on with the weather? Forecasters are calling the front blasting much of the country a “bomb cyclone” or “winter hurricane.”