The Great Blizzard of 1899
This storm lasted more than four days and ripped across the southeast corner of the United States. Ocean-effect snow blanketed the Florida peninsula while North Carolina received a foot of snow and temperatures that hovered at 10 degrees. The port in New Orleans was completely iced over and cold temperatures destroyed citrus groves all across the region. When the storm hooked north it only intensified. Monterey, Virginia recorded a -29 degree day and the blizzard dropped 34 inches of snow in New Jersey and and 20.5 inches of snow in Washington, D.C. Amazingly, no one was killed in the storm.
This photo is of a snowball fight on the steps of the Florida capitol building.