No golf for most of us today; We're having a snow day
Earlier today, I got this amusing announcement from VisitFlorida.com: “Florida: The Only No-Snow Zone in the Union.” Yep, that’s right, of the 50 states, including Hawaii, Florida is the only state not have any snow on the ground today.
Hawaii has snow, which might sound surprising to many, until you realize that Mauna Kea, which rises some 14,000 feet above sea level, has seven inches on its peak. That’s really not uncommon this time of year, but rest-assured down at sea-level, Hawaii is still pretty balmy. Florida would have snow, too, if it had any mountains.
Aside from Hawaii, it’s darn cold everywhere, including Florida. We’re talking a high of 50 degrees in Tampa today, 45 in Pensacola and only 63 in Miami. It’s colder in Miami than it is in Phoenix and Tucson, which top out 65 and 67 degrees respectively. South Texas is pretty cold, too, with South Padre Island only reaching 58, but it’s far better than most of the country. Needless to say, North Texas, higher elevations in Arizona and all the Southern states except for Florida are getting the white stuff. The Midwest, Northwest and Northeast – it goes without saying. Brrr.
We’re in a deep freeze, folks, except for Hawaii, and they’re getting flooded with rain (perfect timing with the PGA Tour there).
According to the National Weather Service, there’s been snow in 49 states before, but it doesn’t happen often. Even when Florida gets snow on occasion (it happened last year), there are one or two states that don’t have it.
So relish the good days, golfers, they’ll be back soon. But for now, check out an indoor golf simulator at a place like PGA Tour Superstore or play EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game at home. Too bad you have to wait a couple of months for newest version. I hear they got finally got Augusta National.
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