Want to get away from the chilly weather? There’s only one state in the entire country that hasn’t seen temperatures drop below freezing, and it’s not Hawaii.
According to observation sites and National Weather Service offices, the state of Florida has escaped the wrath of Old Man Winter.
Meteorologists say the cold shots of air brought in by the fronts have not been potent to see long-lasting cold spells.
But if you are planning a warm getaway to the Sunshine State, their luck may be running out soon.
A cold front that will pass through northern Florida during the beginning of the week could deliver freezing temperatures, if the right ingredients come together.
It all comes down to elevation as why Florida has not seen temperatures drop below freezing.
Unlike the Sunshine State, Hawaii has several mountains, including the dormant volcano known as Mauna Kea.
At more than 13,000 feet, the mountainous peak sees its share of veritable weather conditions year-round, including rain, snow, sleet and ice.
While most of the beach-filled islands see high temperatures in the 70s and 80s year-round, it’s normal for temperatures at Mauna Kea only to make it into the 30s and 40s during the day and drop below freezing during the night hours.