49 States Have Some Snow, Florida Only One With No Snow...

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by MonacoMike, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    "Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states — only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    (This doesn't mean that those 49 states are snow-covered, of course, only that some part of each state has snow.)

    Although this map doesn't show it, there is snow in Hawaii, where webcams are showing snow on the high peaks of the mountain volcanoes of Mauna Loa.

    The map also doesn't include Alaska, but it's a given that most of that state is snow-covered this time of year. A quick check with the National Weather Service forecast office in Fairbanks found 19 inches of snow on the ground there.


  2. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    Yep. I made the right decision.
  3. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Our Floating docks have been damaged from the snowstorm. The roofs are sagging and the walkways are under water. Got an email with some pictures last night taken by another CSR member. My boat is still floating but listing to port. Fortunately the roofs have not collapsed. Will try and get it checked out today as the snow should melt quite a bit.
  4. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    My mother in laws boat house collapsed on Lake Norman yesterday. With their boat in it. Fairly new Hurricane deck boat
  5. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    did you give any consideration to moving the boats out of the dock area? After I saw what happened to Frisco Boater I would try to avoid the marina in heavy snow or ice.
  6. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Mid to upper 70's all week and pure sunshine! :huh: Just saying.......
  7. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Getting to the boat is as big a problem as trying to move it. Snow and Ice make it difficult to get around on the roads since most of them are not plowed or salted. And I don't have my AWD Explorer any longer. Instead I have a newer FWD car with (the new standard) crappy all-season low rolling resistance tires that are just terrible in snow. On top of that my 40 year old snow shovel that I brought down from Ohio broke as I was trying to clear my drive this AM.:smt043:smt043

    Maybe I can get out this afternoon...things are starting to melt.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    14" here in Southern WV!
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    59* here yesterday. Snow's been gone for two days. Gotta love a nice warm Chinook wind!
  10. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    My feet don't touch the ground when I walk in the snow...starting to get deep. It's getting hard for the deer to move around and browse, they are just laying around now waiting for spring. They will expend more energy trying to eat than they'll get, so they conserve...if it gets bad enough a doe will even absorb her fetus to survive...kind of neat what mother nature can do.
  11. Brian 59

    Brian 59 Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Lockport New York
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 MPI w/ alpha drives
    That is just wrong :smt089
  12. FLSunfish

    FLSunfish New Member

    Mar 31, 2013
    1989 Sedan Bridge 300db
    5.7 Mercruiser Twins
    The Florida Panhandle got to share in the icy fun last week. :wow:
    We were at 63 today and heading to the 70s. Now if we could just get a little more water under the boat in low tide (REALLY low this winter), we'd be off. May be looking at another marina where not such an issue . . .
  13. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    This was taken at noon today………………not much I can add other than the news report was correct. We have no snow, but we did have a beautiful day on the water.

  14. Tonysca6

    Tonysca6 New Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    White Oak, PA/Lake Murray, SC
    Interim - Toon
    50 HP Mercury Outboard
    What a tease!!!!
  15. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    Frank that's me in a few more days. Going cruising all next week and tuna fishing out of Venice La the week after.

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