Friday, March 24, 2006

Late Freeze???



This weekend we could see freezing temperatures around the metro area!! It may come as a surprise to you, but it should not because a late March freeze is not uncommon.
We probably got spoiled by the warm weather of last week, however... looking back in history Atlanta's last freeze is usually during the last week of March. The latest freeze ever for Atlanta is April 25. That occurred back in 1910. So, be careful what you plant or you might get burned!

Although the snow fizzled before it got started last night... we were pretty close to getting an inch or two in the mountains. How rare is a March snow? Fairly rare, but not unheard of. Remember the superstorm of 1993? That was on March 12-13. In March of '86 we got 1.2" of snow and in '96 we got .20" of the white stuff.

From what I can tell by digging in the record books I was unable to find an April snow for Atlanta. Soooo, if we can make it past next weekend we are probably in the clear as far as snow.

Right now the forecast looks pretty good for the last week of March. Things should begin to warm up and we will push 70 by the middle part of next week!

Have a great weekend!


--Chris

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