SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. - One Florida Keys family got a white Christmas, despite temperatures in the upper 70s.
Almost 20 tons of ice was crushed yesterday and spread over the grounds of Howard Livingston’s oceanfront home with a high-pressure hose.
Livingston won the Weather Channel’s “Guaranteed White Christmas’’ contest. He was chosen from hundreds of contestants who submitted videos explaining why their families deserved a white Christmas.
Livingston’s neighbors romped in the snow piled under palm trees. His 6-year-old grandson helped build a snowman and pitched snowballs.
There has never been a real recorded snowfall in the Florida island chain since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1870.