Friday, January 8, 2010

Florida: Fail!

UPDATE January 9, 2010: Snow was indeed reported overnight across central Florida. Check out the story here. And below you will see the current (9:45 a.m. EST, Saturday, January 9, 2010) radar image showing continued snowfall across the central Florida peninsula.

Original Post: A number of things go wrong when it gets really cold in Florida. Mickey goes in hibernation. Tourists abandon their beach blankets. Citrus crops get damaged. Hurricanes don't form in the beautiful gulf waters. Spaceships explode. And sadly enough, sea turtles wash ashore and iguanas fall out of trees, simply because they lose their grip in the arctic chill.

This past week has been the coldest it has been in Florida since the mid 1980's. But wait, it gets better (or worse)... snow is expected this weekend in the north-central Florida
peninsula! This is after snow already made an appearance this morning in the Florida panhandle. What is going on here!?!?!

Meteorologists say popular cities like Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, Jacksonville and Cape Canaveral are most likely to be offered the best chance of snow in years, if not decades. Timing of this winter weather event would be Friday night into Saturday.

Are you kidding me!? This totally gets a 5 on the notional weather excitement index! In conclusion, Florida: Fail!