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Thursday, February 27, 2014

White Out!


February 27 is...declared White Out!

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
That is WHITE-Out, not wipe-out, as you would expect on the shores of sunny California! And, what about Florida, the Sunshine State? It is not being neglected a bit by Ol' Man Winter! No mercy. Even when it comes to the succulent orange groves, extra care must be taken to protect the fruit that produces the breakfast drink of all ages.  

In January, icicles clung to oranges in a small grove as temperatures in central Florida dipped into the 20s overnight. Farmers sprayed water on the crops that forms a protective layer of ice to help keep them around 32 degrees as protection from freeze damage. If January wasn't enough, February is trying to challenge those sub-zero temps with record breaking ones of its own. 

This is bone-chilling, teeth-chattering weather. While Alaskans were enjoying a reading of 39 degrees, Georgians were trying to cope with 20 degrees while wishing they were in Alaska! Winter ain't over yet, folks!

49 states hit temps below freezing

Temperatures plunge below zero in many areas as the country goes into a deep freeze. Ice jams continue to cover rivers across the nation as 49 states reach below the freezing mark. TODAY’s Al Roker reports

Some areas are 30 degrees below normal!

Timeline Photo

 Which state missed the sub-zero mark? Only one...the only one possible...

In this state, the month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 80°F throughout the month, exceeding 83°F or dropping below 76°F only one day in ten.

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