Business

Snow falls in Florida

Snow falls in Floridaā€¯

History was made when Floridians woke up to a fresh coat of snow Wednesday morning.

The storm, which is being called a "bomb cyclone" or "bombogenesis" - a term used to describe powerful low-pressure systems that intensify rapidly, according to weather.com, is traveling north along the East Coast, bringing heavy snow and strong winds with it.

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.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across parts of North Florida Wednesday morning closing roads, schools, universities and colleges in North Florida and South Georgia.

Tallahassee wasn't the only Florida community to be impacted by the winter storm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the first time in almost four years. The police in Tallahassee urged residents to use "extreme caution" on the roads and to bundle up if they were going to head outside in the snow and cold.

Officials in Tallahassee have reported seeing white snowflakes falling in the panhandle of Florida.

"It nearly seems the town is deserted just like in the last hurricane", said Shaw, 65.

The last time locals saw that much snow was in December 1989. Police even had to close the bridges and overpasses in the city out of concern for drivers. But Florida, especially its northern reaches, can certainly see temperatures drop when cold air invades from the north, as it has over the last few days.

Much of the United States is experiencing freezing temperatures, including the sunshine state.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, hardware stores reported brisk sales of ice-melting compounds, pipe insulation and sleds as an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow was forecast.

"Its like a camping trip that I didnt sign up for", said Broussard, whos been huddling with her 8-year-old daughter, newborn baby and boyfriend in a bedroom warmed by space heaters.

But with this low-pressure system developing off the Atlantic coast of Florida, moisture was pulled far enough westward to provide the fuel for snow and the area - like the rest of the eastern half of the country - has "had an unusually long stretch of cold weather", he said.



Like this

Latest


12 January 2018
Israel approves more than 1100 new West Bank settlement homes, says NGO
But for Palestinians, such payments are a key source of income for families who have in many cases lost their main breadwinner. The Palestinians want these areas - along with the Gaza Strip - for the establishment of a future Palestinian state.

12 January 2018
Trump says 'We need the wall'
The president made the comments during a joint White House press conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway. A lot of people looked upon that as being a very serious breach and it really was.

12 January 2018
Google Inc (GOOG) looks to have acquired United Kingdom startup Redux
It could also improve waterproofing for future phones since it eliminates the need for speaker holes. The startup is developing technology, and it will be able to turn certain surfaces into speakers.

10 January 2018
The new anti-Trump book is really popular
Donald Trump commented that when he fired Bannon , he lost not only his work, but his wits, he added. Wolff, however, asserted that he had spoken with the President while working on the book .

09 January 2018
'Google Pay' is Here to Rebrand Company's Payment Solutions
After years of brainstorming - Google finally has had the genius idea of unifying both these platforms under a single brand. Google has announced it's creating a more unified way of paying for things online and in-store.

08 January 2018
LaVar Ball stirs controversy with Walton comments
With a 14-point loss at home, the Lakers have now lost nine games in a row, and 17 of their last 20. Walton said Friday that he didn't think his job was in jeopardy .

03 January 2018
Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders
An NFL .com report also suggested one of Gruden's former quarterbacks with the Raiders, Rich Gannon , as a potential assistant. Del Rio became head coach in January 2015 and won 25 games and lost 23 in three seasons, including a 6-10 season this year.

02 January 2018
Turkish factory activity grows for 10th straight month in December
The manufacturing sector employed less people as the sub-index of employment dropped 0.3 percentage points month on month to 48.5 in December.

02 January 2018
IMA's countrywide protest: Medicos stage demo in Odisha capital
The bill also allows private colleges to decide fee for 60 per cent of the seats; it is 15 per cent now . However, only the emergency services in the hospitals will continue to function.

02 January 2018
South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics
Besides those tests, North Korea also detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device and fired more than a dozen rockets. Despite those declarations, Kim then called for accelerated production of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.



Recommended