Summerland Key, FL 33042
December 29, 2009
One Florida Keys family had a white Christmas, allthough the temperature was in the mid 70s.
Almost 20 tons of ice is was crushed Friday and sprayed over the property of Howard Livingston’s waterfront home with a high-pressure hose.
The Livingston family won The Weather Channel's "Guaranteed White Christmas" contest. They were chosen from over 600 entrants who submitted videos telling why their families should have a white Christmas.
Wearing shorts and flip-flops, the Livingston's neighbors are playing in the snow piled up beneath palm trees. Howard's 6-year-old grandson helped create a snowman and threw snowballs.
There has never been a real recorded snowfall in the Florida island chain, since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1870.
The Weather Channel "Guaranteed White Christmas" Summerland Key Florida