"It's snow folks!"

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Real Estate Agent 0225218019

It's snow folks! 

 

Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville had about an inch of snow in December of 1989.  My son who was 14 at the time made a video of the neighborhood and of kids playing in the snow.  During the video, Matt often stated: "It's snow folks!"

 

 

Since we had snow flurries here today (January 8, 2015) I thought I'd share a few statistics about snow in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

  • The last trace of snow was on December 26, 2010.
  • The last measurable snowfall was December 22, 1989.
  • The most measurable snow on record (1.9 inches) was on February 13, 1899. 
  • Snow usually occurs here about every 6 years.

 

Click here to read about the White Christmas in Jacksonville.

 

Posted by

Sybil Campbell, REALTOR®, ABR, SFR, SRES

Long and Foster, REALTORS®

(757) 876-0140

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Comments (29)

Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Sybil, when we aren't use to snow flurries it bring the kid out in us. I use to live in Jacksonville Florida in 87/89 and we had snow one year. 

Jan 08, 2015 07:44 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

William that is something you will probably always remember.

Jan 08, 2015 09:49 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Endre, I lived in Rome Georgia those two years but that is in the far northwest corner.

Jan 08, 2015 09:51 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Praful, I'll be moving up to Williamsburg Va within a month so I will see snow a lot more often than here.

Jan 08, 2015 09:51 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Laura, It's such a rare occurence in north Florida that it's understandable that people get excited. 

Jan 08, 2015 09:56 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Ranee, I hope you get to see some snow today too!

Michael Thornton, Tampa used to be south of what we called the "frost line".  I'm not sure if that is still true.

Jan 08, 2015 09:57 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Wayne Martin, I'm only going to live here a few more weeks.

Jan 08, 2015 09:59 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Bob Ratliff,  Were here for the white Christmas in 1989?  That was really big news around here.

Jan 08, 2015 10:03 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Nicole. Snow will come to you more often now, but this is neat.

Jan 08, 2015 10:07 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The weather this winter is very strange and it will not get better any time soon.  Once we get south of Virginia, snow and cold weather becomes a calamity as if the gods are in a vengeance mode

Jan 08, 2015 10:46 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Sheila, I'm know. I lived there for nine years.

Jan 08, 2015 10:54 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Ed, I know what you mean, the public is not prepared for snow and ice in the south.

Jan 08, 2015 10:55 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sybil, count your blessings!  Our last little snow fall just won't melt - it's really, really cold outside, so I'm warming up reading blogs from Florida and California today.

Jan 08, 2015 11:08 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Snow in FL rarely happens. Make sure to keep yourself warm.

Jan 09, 2015 12:07 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Patricia Kennedy I'll be up there close to you within a month so I'll shiver along with you.

Jan 09, 2015 12:30 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Nestor & Katerina, I'm staying as warm as I can.  It's not quite as cold today.

Jan 09, 2015 12:31 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Sybil, I can image what this seems like to a child who has never seen real snow before. Enjoy it will you can, and keep warm to avoid the flu.

Jan 09, 2015 01:03 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Jerry, I've had my flu shot and was around my daughter when she got a mild case of it.  I didn't get it but I've had bronchitis and a sinus infection.  Hopefully I'm going to be well for a while!

Jan 09, 2015 01:10 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I actually heard about this event in Jacksonville on my local weather report. Unusual that it happens so infrequently. Cool change of pace.

Jan 10, 2015 12:17 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Gary, that would be more like a cold change of pace, don't you think?

Jan 11, 2015 02:03 AM