"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. It happened on January 19, 1977. 1977 was the last time it snowed in Tampa Bay. Snow in Tampa, Jan 19, 1977, Dan and family with snow on dad's car Credit- YouTube A Shocking Event For South Florida And The Bahamas. It occurred following the passage of a strong cold front, in combination with a high-pressure area situated over the Mississippi River Valley. View of Hillsborough High School athletic field track and bleachers on snow day in Tampa, Jan. 19, 1977. The same system that dumped snow on … The 1977 snow is the last time locals remember anything as substantial as the snow they witnessed that morning. There were also a few flurries seen in 1989, but overall, snow in this part of Florida is pretty rare. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of the first time in recorded history that snow fell in South Florida. The cold wave of January 1977 produced the only known trace of snow in the greater Miami area of Florida ever reported, although the city itself did not report any snow (a trace of snow was documented in Lake Worth). A woman brushes snow off of her car in Tampa, Florida, on January 19, 1977. The cold front barreled south across the Sunshine State sometime overnight, according to CBS4 News partner the … This is the only incidence of significant snow in Florida. On this day in history, January 19, 1977 snow made landfall in the Sunshine State. On January 19, 1977, it snowed heavily in Southern Florida, an event which received considerable disbelief from Floridians and the rest of the United States. However the snow did not last long, and quickly melted away. Jan 19, 1977, the day it plummeted into the 30s across the Suncoast and dipped into single digits in the Panhandle. It was January 19th, 1977. SNOW DAY | Pictures from the day it snowed in Tampa 41 years ago On January 19, 1977, snow fell in Tampa, Fla. Our viewers have sent in some pictures over the years of the sight. As daylight began on Wednesday, January 19, 1977, many residents of South Florida witnessed something that was unprecedented. More snow photos from Tampa Natives fans on Facebook: Snow in Tampa, 3 consecutive photos, snow on car, guys throwing snowballs, snow on boat, Jan. 19, 1977. The Cold wave of January 1977 produced the only known trace of snow in the Miami area of Florida ever reported. It was also known as the "Cold Wave of January 1977," and this event brought the first and only known trace of snow in the Miami-area. That snow in Tampa Bay was 43 years ago. The snow fell … It was the only time in South Florida history that snow fell from the skies, swirling over palm trees, and dazzling school children.