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Snow in Jacksonville?Cold Front Brings Flurries; National Weather Service Says to Watch for Freezes, Precipitation

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Snow in Jacksonville?Cold Front Brings Flurries; National Weather Service Says to Watch for Freezes, Precipitation

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Byline: Rhema Thompson

A cold front that pushed through the area brought snow flurries Thursday in parts of Northeast Florida and South Georgia.

On Thursday afternoon, reports of snow came in from St. Marys, Ga., to southern St. Johns County, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather Service meteorologist Kate Guillet said the light snow is the result of a cold front that passed through Jacksonville overnight Wednesday and moisture moving in from the northeast.

"With the moisture and the cold air in place, we have all the ingredients for frozen precipitation," she said.

Guillet said it isn't unusual to get snow once or twice at this time of year, when temperatures are typically at their coldest. "We usually get one event or so," she said.

According to Guillet, the last time the Weather Service received reports of snow in Jacksonville was Dec. 26, 2010.

As of late Thursday, the weather wasn't expected to affect road conditions. …

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