Snowing In Florida For Third Time This Winter

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It has been seven years since the last time multiple snow and ice events were reported in the same winter in Florida

 

PENSACOLA, FL – A winter storm is bringing snow and freezing rain to the Florida Panhandle, the third time this winter season that snow and ice has hit the Sunshine State, according to the Weather Channel. It has been seven years since the last time multiple snow and ice events were reported in the same winter in Florida.

Snow was reported early Wednesday morning in Crestview and De Funiak Springs, and freezing rain was reported in Fort Walton Beach, the Weather Channel reported. Sleet accumulated on vehicles and grassy areas in Pensacola. The Bob Sikes Bridge was shut down Wednesday morning due to icy conditions.

School is canceled in school districts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties on Wednesday and is expected to resume Thursday. Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida also will closed on Wednesday. School is scheduled to resume Thursday.

 

by Don Johnson, Patch Staff – patch.com

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