By: Mike Wiedey ESPN | December 23, 2017 10:05pmTALLAHASSEE, Fla.
— The winter is here, and it’s here in Florida, the Sunshine State.
The temperatures have been in the 60s this week, and in the low 20s, according to the National Weather Service.
That’s the coldest temperatures since the state’s weather agency started tracking the weather in 1880.
The snowpack is also in its lowest level in a century.
There are no ice storms expected, but this year the weather bureau is warning of a cold front that could hit the state by Thursday.
The cold front is forecast to come through the middle of December, and will likely be accompanied by winds of 20 mph.
The warm front will come through early January, and then it will shift to the south in February.
The last time Florida experienced this cold front was in 1912, when it had the highest temperature at a record low in January, the Weather Service said.
If the cold front does make its way to Florida, it will likely make its debut as a warm front.
The first cold front this winter was in January and February, when the snowpack fell below zero.