Locals share snow photos 33 years after a white Christmas in Jacksonville

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Snow in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It has been 33 years since Jacksonville has seen snow.

On Dec. 23, 1989, those who lived in Duval County sled down the Dames Point Bridge, had snowball fights, and even made snowmen!

The historic event resulted when arctic air pushed temperatures below freezing through Florida with ice accumulating down to Miami.

Snow and flurries reached central Florida with one inch reported as far south as Sarasota.

By Christmas morning much of the snow began melting. Scroll down to see more photos from Dec. 23, 1989.

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December 1989 when it snowed in Jacksonville. I was 11, and my sister was 5. We were playing with the snow on our back patio.

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This is my brother (Matt Domin) and cousin (Andrea LaFrance) from the snow storm back in 1989

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News4JAX's Vic Micolucci (the little one on the right back then) shared this photo of the day it snowed in Jacksonville in 1989.

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.