Trivia Tuesday: No Cold Shoulder from Palm Beach

Snowman with red scarf next to small pine tree with caption Just Dreaming

Palm Beach has seen a month of record-setting high temperatures, the past four weeks bringing only 5 days under 90℉. The average high has been 92℉, with seven days of 95℉ +!

With that in mind, we are dreaming of ways to cool down and maybe jump ahead to our “winter”. Our average winter temperature is a comfortable 74℉ degrees; we wouldn’t dream of giving our visitors the cold shoulder! In fact, we have a snowball’s chance in Hades of seeing snow here in Palm Beach County. When was the last time that South Florida did see snowflakes fall?

  1.  1914
  2.  1977
  3.  2001
  4.  1946

If you guessed 1977, you would be right! The cold wave of January 1977 produced the only snow ever reported in South Florida, falling as far south as Homestead. Amazed people, many having never seen snow, came out of their homes and stopped their cars to witness the snow flurries. Here in Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach saw a record low temperature of 27℉ during that cold snap. Brrrr!

Photo courtesy Photofy


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