TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Orlando area will not see any snow on Wednesday, but you can enjoy it from afar as snow is falling in the Sunshine State.
Tallahassee police on Wednesday tweeted video of snow falling on a police cruiser.
"It’s snowing in Tallahassee! As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don’t expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear," police tweeted.
Officials said about 0.1 inch snow was reported on the roof of the weather service office in Tallahassee. It marks the first snowfall in 28 years in Tallahassee.
The snow brought a childlike joy and wonder and loud vocal whoops from longtime residents.
Sharon Rosenberg, a 35-year-old physical therapist who has lived in the state capital her entire life, said her family bundled up and went outside early in the morning hoping to catch a glimpse of the snow falling.
She said she didn't think it was going to happen, and then "literally two seconds later it started snowing."
She and her children caught snowflakes on their tongues and made small snowballs.
The snow was then headed east. In a tweet, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee said points to the east are getting "steady freezing rain, sleet and snow."
Snow and ice prompted Florida officials to close a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 10 from Tallahassee eastward.
Schools have closed in several northern Florida districts, while students across much of the area remain out on winter break.
In Jacksonville, the mayor told non-essential city employees to stay home on Wednesday.
Freeze warnings and watches are issued for Central Florida.
It’s snowing in Tallahassee! As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don’t expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear. #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere pic.twitter.com/QVnnCTWQ5E — Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) January 3, 2018
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