This lack of winter weather infrastructure may make a state like Florida vulnerable to even the slightest frost, but it's allowed them to put their money and mind power on more pressing problems. The state capital of Tallahassee, which issued warnings to drivers after just 0.1 inches of snow fell, doesn't even flinch when hurricane winds inevitably blow through the panhandle each fall. In other words, what the sunshine state lacks in snow plows, it more than makes up for in storm shutters. "It's really the equipment differences… that really separate the folks from down there from here," Branch says. "You can't really plan for something that's only every two or three years. If the folks down there see this more frequently, then things will change."