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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
550 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

...Winter Storm Ice and Snowfall Accumulations...

Early Wednesday Morning, a combination of freezing rain and sleet
began across the Florida Big Bend and moved into South Central 
Georgia. The precipitation transitioned to all snow, generally 
along and north of a line from Crawfordville, FL to Madison, FL 
around 8 AM ET. South of this line, the precipitation remained 
generally freezing rain. All wintry precipitation ended around 11 
AM ET across our region. 

Significant ice and snow accumulations for this portion of the
country were reported across the region. This event also produced
the first measurable snowfall for Tallahassee since December 23, 
1989, a period of 28 years. Additionally, based on official 
records at Tallahassee, which date back to April 1885, this is the
first measurable snowfall in Tallahassee during the month of 
January. 

All totals below are preliminary and subject to revision based on
additional data. 

Here are some selected ice accretion totals across the Florida Big
Bend...

2 E Midway /Gadsden County/.........Trace
Perry /Taylor County/...............0.10 inches
Cross City /Dixie County/...........0.25-0.40 inches
Mayo /Lafayette County/.............0.25-0.40 inches
Madison /Madison County/............0.10-0.15 inches

Here are some selected snowfall accumulations across the region...

Tallahassee Airport /Leon County/...0.1 inches
Bradfordville /Leon County/.........0.2 inches
Crawfordville /Wakulla County/......Trace
Monticello /Jefferson County/.......0.25 inches
Thomasville /Thomas County/.........1 inch
Sand Hill /Brooks County/...........1 inch
Valdosta /Lowndes County/...........0.5-1 inch
Berlin /Colquitt County/............2 inches
Moultrie /Colquitt County/..........1.5 inches
Cecil /Cook County/.................2 inches
Lakeland /Lanier County/............1 inch
Tifton /Tift County/................0.25-0.5 inches
Nashville /Berrien County/..........1 inch
Ocilla /Irwin County/...............2 inches
Fitzgerald /Ben Hill County/........0.5 inches

A map of these preliminary totals can be found here: 

http://www.weather.gov/images/tae/Jan3snow.PNG

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee would like to thank
our emergency management partners and observers across the region
for their reports in this event. 

$$

Godsey

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