iWitnessWeather user shaidet
A cold day, but an open beach on Jan. 9, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Here's something the "snowbirds" won't want to hear. It can, and has, snowed in South Florida. Fortunately, it is exceedingly rare.
In early January 2010, flurries and sleet were noted from West Palm Beach to the Miami suburb of Kendall.
That said, the signature Florida snow event in recent history was the January 1977 cold wave. West Palm Beach picked up its first snow on record on January 19. Flurries danced across the sky in Homestead, south of Miami! To this day, this remains the southernmost location in the U.S. to see snow of any kind.
Prior to that, a massive Arctic outbreak in February 1899 squeezed out some snow as far south as Ft. Myers.
Surely if I want to escape winter, I can go to "Paradise", right?