Snow On The Ground In 49 States

There was now snow on the ground in every single one of the 50 states --- including Hawaii, which had snowfall on one of its volcanoes --- except for Florida.

With the latest snowstorm making its way up the East Coast, an interesting milestone was reached yesterday:

With the arrival of snow in New York and the unusually severe storm in the South — which dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas — the National Weather Service said an unusual nationwide occurrence had taken place. There was now snow on the ground in every single one of the 50 states — including Hawaii, which had snowfall on one of its volcanoes — except for Florida.

What’s up, you Floridian slackers?

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Comments

  1. Alex Knapp says:

    Snarky comment about global warming in 3…. 2…..

  2. Michael says:

    I drove the kids up to Tennessee from Florida last week so they could see snow. Also, we drive badly enough already, if we actually had ice or snow on the roads, it’d probably reduce the state’s population by 20%.

  3. Stan25 says:

    I have a Yahoo bud that told me that there were snow flurries in the Jacksonville Fla area, yesterday. He expects some to stick in the next storm.

  4. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Geez, eight more states and the entire US would be covered.

  5. Alex Knapp says:

    @Patrick –

    Geez, eight more states and the entire US would be covered.

    There are 57 Democratic Primaries, as the Democratic Party runs primaries in U.S. territories as well as states.

  6. JKB says:

    Al Gore is mad at Florida and won’t go back there. If only we could cause him to go into self-imposed exile in say California.

    @Alex Knapp – what has that got to do with anything. Mr. Obama said 57 states.

  7. matt says:

    What I find amusing is how people believe that if they were in Obama’s shoes during a grueling primary season they would never EVER make a verbal mistake. Personally I find it sort of amazing that there aren’t more verbal gaffes on both sides.

    Then again I’m not a rabid partisan looking for anything to slime the “enemy” with…