Blizzard of ’14

We finally had our two days of winter. It actually snowed in Florida this week!

Saying it snowed is a little misleading. There was an accumulation of white stuff on the ground, but it more closely resembled hail or sleet. Whatever it was, it was crunchy and not the lovely, fluffy snowball making stuff. Temps stayed well below freezing for three nights, so whatever melting occurred during the day, re-froze over night resulting in closed roads and bridges that iced over.

By day four of the Florida Blizzard of ’14, it warmed up so much that the ice was melting off the roof in sheets. I thought it was raining. It was back to long sleeves and no coat.

I do have photos to prove we had real winter weather, at least for a few days.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

18 thoughts on “Blizzard of ’14

  1. All I can say is that if we had known schools would close for three days, we would have left the Friday before, been far South before the weather hit, and spent the entire week in Ft. Myers getting my beach fix. Jesus I have cabin fucking fever.


  2. Your blizzard seems like our blizzard in New Orleans. Same wintry mix, not really snow. Today, I am running the air conditioner a bit as the weather returns to normal here.


  3. This winter has been really interesting here too. Our winter began 11.1. said somebody in the bus…before that there was only a little bit snow, now it looks white outside.
    Last summer was long and warm here, not normal. Let’s see how it’s going to be this year…….


      1. Hope your shrubs come back from the freeze. Our trees and shrubs are suffering from a very long-standing drought even though we water them. Don’t know how long we’ll be able to continue that – water levels here in Western OK are going down, down, down and watering regs. are in effect. Good luck with yours! Our two friends are both suffering from flu now, but had to push on from a wilderness area, while suffering through the fever and chills yesterday, to get to a civilized area.


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