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Tallahassee 5-year-old sees first snow

Tallahassee 5-year-old sees first snow

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 most snow Florida's capital has ever seen was 2.8 inches (7.1 cm), which fell in 1958.

Kids in Florida who have never seen snow got a chance to play by building snowmen and making snow angels.

The National Weather Service predicted snow flurries across a swath of northern Florida, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, on Wednesday morning.

Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour were reported in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Snow fell in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning.

In North Carolina, locally a half foot or more of snow piled up in eastern sections of the state, including in New Bern. In Tallahassee, school officials announced that classes would remain closed Wednesday.

The unusual weather is from the same storm that promises to wallop the NY region on Thursday with up to a foot or more of snow forecast in some parts.

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It marks the first snowfall in 28 years in Tallahassee.

In central Florida, the states largest theme parks announced that water attractions such as Disneys Typhoon Lagoon, Universal Orlandos Volcano Bay and SeaWorlds Aquatica were closed Wednesday because of the cold snap.

Public schools in Leon, Gadsden and Jefferson counties along with Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College should reopen Thursday. Charleston, S.C. saw at least five inches of snow by Thursday morning.

Freeze warnings and watches are issued for Central Florida.

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. African elephants, lions and gorillas were sheltered out of public view.

In a tweet, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee said points to the east are getting "steady freezing rain, sleet and snow".

As the cold pushed farther northward, Jerry Gorans found himself stunned by the frigid temperatures as he walked along the waterfront City Dock of Annapolis, Maryland, where birds stood still on icy water.


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