Florida Snow: Rare, But No Reason Not to Upgrade Dunedin, FL Roofing

(Article Excerpt and Image from Remember the day it snowed in South Florida?, Sun Sentinel)

Florida gets more rain than snow around this time of the year. In fact, it hardly receives a snowflake due to its location in the warm south. Americans who hate snow more than their grouchy neighbor go south like flocks of birds to get away from the cold.

Snow in Florida seems like a silly forecast, but one day in 1977 flakes of ice fell from the sky. An article written by Ken Kaye for the Sun Sentinel recounts the rare occurrence:

It was the only time in South Florida history that snow fell from the skies, swirling over palm trees, dazzling school children and surprising the region’s normally sun-baked residents.

That was on Jan. 19, 1977—35 years ago Thursday.

Officially, the National Weather Service recorded it as only a trace of snow. The moment it hit the ground, it quickly dissipated. Yet many people vividly remember that day. To them, it was akin to a raging blizzard.

It wasn’t just 1977. Snowfall in the Sunshine State—irony intended—had been recorded as early as the closing years of the 19th century. It wasn’t as heavy as snowfall up north, but the fact that snow fell on a state that has the equator as its hot neighbor was enough to make headlines.

Not Consistent, But Be Ready
The snow that fell on 1977 was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people. There may never be a second helping in the coming years; just tons of rain.

Although it could snow again in South Florida someday, that’s probably not going to happen this winter, which is predicted to be warmer and drier than normal.

Indeed, for this Thursday, exactly 35 years later, the forecast calls for a weak cold front to drop temperatures into the mid 70s. No snow is expected, said meteorologist Andrew Kennedy.

Snow may not come to Florida for a while, but it doesn’t hurt to be ready. If roofing in Dunedin, FL is tough enough to survive a full-blown hurricane, make it survive every natural disaster that comes its way.

Consult professional Dunedin, FL roofers like Arry’s Roofing Services about reinforcing your roofing’s framework to allow it to handle more weight. In case the events of 1977 happen again, only this time much heavier, the erratic weather damaging your roof will be the least of your worries.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Remember the day it snowed in South Florida?, Sun Sentinel)