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Our neighbors to the north are settling in for a long winter. Have you ever wondered about snow in South Florida? It can indeed snow in Miami, but it's highly unlikely. In fact, it's only happened twice in recorded history.

On January 19, 1977, Miami received its first recorded snowfall. It only consisted of extremely light flurries, but this Blizzard of 1977 is one of only two times that it's ever snowed in our fair city. The second was on January 9, 2010 when flurries were spotted by trained observers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Read more about snow in Miami in our Miami Weather and Climate FAQ

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January 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm
(1) C B Clifton says:

I was told just this morning that Miami has in fact had one other snowfall. He was in the Navy in 1943 and had to have surgery in Miami. While recuperating in the hotel by the hospital, it began snowing.

Perhaps records were not kept in 1943.

January 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm
(2) Z says:

What about Xmas eve 1989?

January 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm
(3) Me says:

Lived in Miami for 37 years and the only one I know of was the one 1977.

January 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm
(4) Chuck says:

Funny… I saw it snow once in Miami when I was home with the Chicken Pox as a kid (I think it would have been around 34 to 36 years ago).

Just got a call from my Mom, she still lives there and I am in Buffalo, NY, it is currently snowing in Kendall, FL.

January 10, 2010 at 3:08 am
(5) Chuck says:

“Snow Flurries” in South Florida!

Posted by Vivian Gonzalez

You read that correctly… “Snow Flurries” in South Florida!

The last time we had snow flurries in Miami-Dade and Broward County was on January 19, 1977. Over 30 years later, today snow flurries were reported across South Florida.


- Broward County: Snow flurries mixed with rain near Oakland Park

- Miami-Dade county: ice pellets and flurries near town and country mall in Kendall.

- West Palm Beach: rain and light snow flurries reported in Western Boynton Beach along Knuth and Woolbright Road.

*Reports in Homestead of snow flurries were called in by Channel 7 viewers, but those reports have not been officially confirmed.

Expect the light cold rain and clouds to move out of the area after midnight and the temperatures will take an even more drastic tumble. Overnight lows will reach the lower 30s along the beaches and maybe possible upper 20s inland. The Florida Keys will dip down into the upper 40s. However, there is a wind chill warning and freeze warning in effect until tomorrow morning.

Bundle up South Florida and for the latest Winter weather updates stay tuned to Channel 7 News.

Vivian Gonzalez

Weather Anchor

WSVN Channel 7

January 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm
(6) Betty says:

This is the January average temparatury for Miami
Average High Temperature: 75.6 degrees Farenheit
Average Low Temperature: 59.5 degrees Farenheit
Average Rainfall: 1.90 inches
Global warming?? or global frizzing?

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March 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm
(7) JJ says:

On every website I have been too about Miami it clearly states, that only twice in a lifetime did Miami get snow. One of the websites I have been too are wikipedia. On wikipedia it also states the dates. I am not sure it is true because on wikipedia your aloud to change things.

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