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Cause Of The “Snow” at Miami Int’l Airport Revealed

by SharonKurheg

If you were at MIA this past Saturday, you may have seen something you rarely see in Florida, never mind Miami…and especially not less than a month until summer!

It snowed on the MIA parking lot. And it was caught by ONLY in DADE (county) on Twitter:

Well, it wasn’t real snow, of course…just foam.

It turns out that the fire suppression system at one of the airline hangars went haywire, and it started spewing foam everywhere. It wafted over to the parking lot due to the wind.

Workers were eventually able to turn the system off, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue got rid of the “snow” with water (Not shovels. Which would make sense because they don’t sell snow shovels in Miami. Ever.).

Oh, and yes, it HAS snowed in Miami. Once. On January 19, 1977 (it snowed in Orlando that day too, and reportedly stuck for a few hours. It didn’t stick in Miami.).

Feature Photo (cropped) / Soctech / Wikimedia / CC By 2.0

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Diana May 30, 2022 - 10:03 pm

The “Couple” here look fabulous!!! —–???!

Christian May 30, 2022 - 10:11 pm

The snow in 1977 was pretty wondrous. You could actually scrape a windshield with your hands and gather a snowball. That was something you only saw on tv.


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