WINTER STORM JONAS FELT IN NORTH FLORIDA
As the northern states deal with massive snowfall of winter storm Jonas some flakes of snow have been observed in north Florida. Helen Lightcap (K4CTR) reported a few very small flakes in the city of Madison on Saturday, January 23, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 AM and 2:00 AM. During that time light cold rain was being experienced with floating flakes of snow mixed in. At 9:55 AM Gina McCulley (W4GNA) reported a snow flurry just west of Pinetta, Florida near the Georgia border. As she drove southeast at 11:05 AM she ran into another flurry just west of Lake City on U.S. Highway 90. These snow events do not create an accumulation of snow but do cause a little excitement because they do not happen very often in this area. Both Lightcap and McCulley are amateur radio operators and trained weather spotters for the National Weather Service out of Tallahassee. They are also part of the Skywarn group of Madison County. At 1:00 PM the temperature in the City of Madison was 38 degrees with an expected low of around 28 degrees on Sunday morning. The winds have made it seem colder and cold weather precautions should be continued.
Patrick Lightcap (K4NRD)