"I was in eighth grade at Saint Anthony Catholic School in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We were sitting in the classroom when one of the students noticed that it was snowing outside and he proceeded to excitedly and loudly share that observation with the whole class. At first, the teacher did not believe him and got upset at the outburst, but eventually she saw the snow, calmed down, and let us go outside to enjoy the unique experience. It was truly an awesome day!" - John P. "Jack" Seiler, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale

"Who could forget? I was actually in Dunkin' Donuts, in Pompano Beach, to get breakfast with my uncle and my cousin. We walked out and there was snow falling!  It was so exciting!  But by the time it hit your hand it melted! Now, when ever we drive by that DD I tell my kids of the day it snowed in South Florida! They still don't believe me!" - Jennifer Black, Fort Lauderdale

"I was on my way to work from Miramar to downtown Hollywood.  I was stopped at the light at Pembroke Road and 441 when I realized that rain doesn't swirl around like that and it was snowing! Everyone rolled down their windows and stuck their hands out to touch it. We sat through two lights before anyone moved. We were all transfixed by the sight. Not one horn sounded. It was so cool. - Judy Salerno, Boca Raton

"On the day in question I was on duty as a firefighter in North Miami Beach. I remember listening to the weather reports on TV regarding the impending snowstorm. Suddenly one of my co-workers shouted out, 'Get your dress blue jackets on and come outside.' When we did that, we were certainly surprised to see the snow flakes landing on our dark blue jackets. They would last about a minute or two and then disappear as rapidly as they came. Nevertheless, we will always remember "The day it snowed in South Florida." - Larry Locke, Port St. Lucie

"I am a native Floridian who had never seen snow until that day. I was a junior at Msgr. Edward Pace High School and I vividly remember being in drama class when we learned it was snowing. We ran out and looked up in amazement at the flakes falling and just as quickly melting away." - Susan R. Miller
Pembroke Pines

"I was in sixthgrade attending St. Bartholomew Catholic school in Miramar.  I remember hearing weather reports that morning that snow flurries were a possibility. So, when I saw the snow flurries beginning outside my classroom window, I quickly made up some excuse to go to the school office which was located at the front of the school near the front doors. When I got to the office, I walked outside instead and let the snow flurries engulf me. I remember seeing a few school workers enjoying the moment as well.  It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event for a South Florida native. - Michael Suder, Hollywood

"The day it snowed I was 6 and I was with my mom in Miramar. I vividly remember my mom and I walking out to the car that morning as we headed to school and she started screaming and shouting out, 'It’s snowing, it’s snowing!' and she ran back into the house to tell my grandparents and anyone else who would listen. Everyone came running outside and we were all so excited as we tried to feel it. I was so young, and so assumed this was a common thing and 35 years later I’m still waiting for it to happen again." - Tracey Kettelhut, Deerfield Beach

"I was 13 years old and an eigth-grader at Plantation Middle School. I can remember being in class and a student ran in the class and shouted, 'It's snowing!' The entire class went crazy, the teacher lost control as everyone ran outside to see it snowing. I remember seeing a small amount of snow flakes falling from the sky, but being a Floridian and never experiencing this before, it was really cool." - Donald Kirby, Miami

"I was in second grade in 1977, and Ms. Brennan would not let us out of class to go play in the snow. It seemed like all the other students were out playing the snow flurries. Little did I know then how awful that was of her, for it could have helped me prepare for where I live now - Minneapolis. Today’s high is to be about 7 above with the low of minus 4 (wind chill even worse) with maybe an inch of snow. Enjoy the warmth today!" - Matthew Gallagher

 "Although the flakes quickly disappeared it was awesome seeing actual icicles hanging from the bushes! Coming from New York is was a pleasant surprise. It was ten days after my third child was born."  - Susan Madaffari, Margate

"I was in Davie, attending my school. I was in the ninthgrade. Our class field trip to Lion Country Safari was cancelled due to the snow." - Cindy Jacobson

"I went outside and there is was a very fine powder falling, but the first I had ever seen as a native born South Floridian. First thing that morning at school I had a driver’s education driving test and had to stand outside waiting for my turn. Damn it was cold!" - Mark Bonacquisti, Sunrise

"I was a student at Bennett Elementary, on a school bus coming back from a field trip.  The driver pulled the bus off the side of the road and the teacher told everybody to get off the bus. When we did, there were little white spots floating down.  They melted as soon as they touched anything, but it was great to finally see real snow." - Adam Glass, Fort Lauderdale

"I was in Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., during the month of January 1977. The day it snowed in Miami was the day I jumped out of my first airplane ... and it was the first time I had ever seen snow. Iit snowed in Georgia that day." - Bob Flanders, Miami

"I was in the fourth grade and the teacher let us outside to see it. I was at North Andrews Gardens Elementary." - Timothy Blanton, Fort Lauderdale

"I was 19 years old driving in my '69 Volkswagen convertible on Hallandale Beach Boulevard when suddenly I saw dust particles falling all over my windshield.  I was completely confused as I knew it couldn't be ashes from the Everglades, because it was too cold for there to be a fire, and that's when it dawned on me, it wasn't dust, it had to be some kind of snow, then I realized it was snow flurries! I slammed on my brakes in the middle of the road on Hallandale Beach Boulevard, and jumped out of my car.  I put my face to the sky, held out my arms, and whirled around in something completely foreign to me, a light snow. Then other people got out of their cars in amazement, and we looked at each other as if we were experiencing some kind of miracle.  Born and raised in Florida, I had never seen snow, and I will never forget that day as long as I live." - Fleda Silverberg, Plantation

"When it snowed in 1977, I was in 11th grade at South Broward High School in Hollywood and had moved down from the Detroit area the previous summer, so I knew what snow was all about. I went outside during lunch to see the snow and there was a bunch of native Floridian kids looking at the snow and asking what it was - they thought it might be ashes from a fire in the Everglades, except it kept melting! We were somewhat disappointed that it was melting to quickly to have a snowball fight." - Alex Gibson, Boca Raton

"I was 11 years old. I was in my first hour social studies class at Everglades Middle School in Fort Lauderdale. We were all let out into the courtyard so we could see the snow, trying to catch it on our tongues. It melted as soon as it hit the ground, but it was so very exciting!" - Denise Wilson-Rolls, Palm Springs, Calif.

"At that time I lived in unincorporated Melrose Park and I was attending BCC central campus in Davie. I had eight o’clock classes and because of the difficulty in getting parking, I would always leave my house around seven in the morning. I remember clearly that morning, it was very overcast, low dark clouds, moving quickly with the high winds, it was cold. As I parked and walked to the campus I noticed particles which reminded me of pollen being blown from the fields of tall weeds, it seemed strange. As I looked down I noticed the particles seemed to melt as they made contact with the ground and my clothing, I was confused. Because I had never seen snow before it took a moment for me to realize this was a snow flurry." - Michael Grande, Fort Lauderdale

"I remember it vividly. I was a junior at Cooper City High School taking an American History mid-term. An announcement was made over the PA system that is was snowing out and the teachers should allow the students out of class to see it. We left class and went to the football field. We all stood in amazement watching the snow, and of course, trying to catch it on our tongues! It was a great experience!" - Karen A. Goldberg, Parkland