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It snowed in Florida on Wednesday and people lost their damn minds

For the first time in nearly 30 years, white stuff fell from the sky on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Needless to say, people were pretty excited about it.

Grayson, the winter storm that’s set to pummel the East Coast today, dropped snow in the northern part of the Sunshine State, according to Time Magazine. It stopped falling by the afternoon, but people had already taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the precipitation.

It is going to snow today


Or, depending on when you’re reading this, it’s already snowing.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Upper Valley today. We’re expected to get 5 to 8 inches, but some places could see up to 12.

If you’re lucky enough to have a snow day, enjoy it! If you have to work (someone has to put the paper out, after all), travel slowly, dress warm and stay safe.

Are you excited by the snow? Or would you rather it not fall from the sky? Tell us in the comments and share your snow pictures with us on Facebook!

Vermont officials: Get yer winter tires on before the snow flies

Vermont is urging residents to put winter tires on their vehicles, recommending the measure as one that will help to avoid accidents, according to The Associated Press.

State Commissioner of Public Safety Tom Anderson said Tuesday in Colchester he had to learn “the hard way” that Vermont residents need winter tires.

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The AP report goes on to say that Anderson and other state officials said “they would not endorse the idea of requiring winter tires through a legal mandate.”

It’s not that unusual a mandate — interestingly, our neighbors to the north, the Canadians, require all vehicles registered in the province of Quebec have snow tires. (The more you know.)

Do you put snow tires on your car?

Happy June! Wanna hit the slopes?

Ahh, June. It evokes images of plentiful sunshine and bright colors, maybe even the beach. With its arrival comes the comfort of knowing that summer is just around the corner.

UNLESS YOU LIVE IN VERMONT, WHERE THERE’S STILL SNOW BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE.

That’s right — snow is still kicking around the Green Mountain State, mostly because it gets cold AF at night. (And sometimes during the days, too. It’s been chilly in the Upper Valley the past couple of weeks!)

Anyway, if you’ve been slow to put your skis away for the season, you’re in luck: Killington Ski Resort is open today (June 1), and lift tickets are free. #wootwoot

Behold, the pile of snow that refuses to die.

No, not that Snow. Do you know nothing?

WCVB-TV reports that Killington has been stockpiling snow in anticipation of one last hurrah, and the time has come.

Judging from the Facebook comments and replies, Killington’s staff has been super enthusiastic about this, pledging T-shirts for the first couple hundred or so guests and promising to print up ski tickets that say June 1 (you know, as a momento. It’s not every day you get to ski in June, after all).