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Snow in Miami 40 years ago today

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MIAMI – It was the day no South Floridian every believed they would see.

January 19, 1977... the day it snowed in Miami.

Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of what has, for now, been a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Four decades ago, a cold front swept across the state overnight, and when residents awoke, they found snowflakes falling from the sky.

The snow fell as far south as Homestead, but quickly dissipated as the sun rose over the area.

By 9:30 a.m., the South Florida winter wonderland was nothing but a memory.