Climate Change Brings Snow To Florida And 'Bomb Cyclone' To East Coast

Climate Change Brings Snow To Florida And 'Bomb Cyclone' To East Coast

Before Wednesday, she had only seen snow once in her life, while on vacation in Chicago. The weather is believed to have been caused by the storm system known as the bomb cyclone, which is gearing up to hit cities across the entire east coast from today through the weekend.

Public schools in Leon, Gadsden and Jefferson counties along with Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College should reopen Thursday. The last time there was significant snow in the capital city was 1989, FOX13 Tampa reported.

The last time a wintery blast hit Tallahassee with any measurable snowfall was December 22-23, 1989, when an inch fell. State highway officials also closed parts of Interstate 10, between Capital Circle Southwest to Live Oak in Suwanee County, because of ice on the roadway. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the first time in almost four years. Streets remained icy as police and transportation officials closed roads and urged caution.

"It's just so nuts", Goldstein said.

The last measurable snowfall in Tallahassee happened in 1989. Police even had to close the bridges and overpasses in the city out of concern for drivers.

Up to two-tenths of an inch of ice was reported in Charleston County, South Carolina, before precipitation changed to snow on the afternoon of January 3.

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The National Weather Service said snow and freezing rain was expected to spread up the coast and warned that icy roads and low visibility could make driving treacherous.

Forecasters predict one to four inches of snow are in Georgia, while parts of eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia may see locally higher amounts that top 6 inches.

It is expected to be even colder in Central Florida on Thursday. As the storm moved north, parts of Georgia and the Carolinas could get some snow, as well.

"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.

Parts of Florida got a dose of winter weather on Wednesday morning when Mother Nature brought snow and ice to the Sunshine State.