It’s been chilly in Northwest Florida the past few nights, with temperatures approaching and occasionally dipping below freezing. Fortunately, those cold nights have been clear nights.
Last year we weren’t so lucky. Escambia County Emergency Management Chief John Dosh was being a bit understated last year when he said "It's a little challenging because we're not really equipped to handle these icing and snow conditions". Of all the potential emergencies officials plan for in Northwest Florida, an ice storm is pretty close to the bottom of the list. That’s no longer the case.