Here are some pictures I took of the snow that fell in my neighborhood. About 3 inches in total. The first two were taken Friday night as the snow was still falling. Unfortunately, the iPhone quality isn’t so good.
After the break, more pictures taken this morning with a better camera.
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The Atlanta area got its second snowfall of the season on Friday, as a winter storm moved across the south. The snow began falling around 1:30 PM with wet, heavy flakes that immediately began sticking to the grass, and eventually the roads. Overnight, the weather cleared and the temperatures dropped, providing residents with a beautiful winter morning typically seen on Christmas cards.
Snowfall totals in Georgia from the February 12th storm include 3.6 inches in Atlanta and 4.5 inches in Athens. The heaviest snow appeared to be in Henry County, with 6 inches. Other reports around Georgia include Savannah with .9 inches and Metter with 2 inches. Charleston, SC reported 3.3 inches of snow.
This morning, there is snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states, which may be an all time record, according to the AP. People in Hawaii are scouring the tops of mountains there, looking for traces of snow in the only state not reporting snow on the ground. Here is a map of snow cover as of
Friday Saturday afternoon:
With temperatures expected to reach over 40 degrees this afternoon, much of Atlanta’s winter wonderland will melt. But, there’s a possibility of yet more snow on Sunday or Monday. Enjoy the snow while you can.
The Washington, DC area is recovering from its second major snowstorm of the season. At Dulles Airport, the 32.4 inches of snow was the highest two-day total ever recorded. 17.8 inches of snow was measured at Reagan National Airport. That was the second highest total recorded at that location, and the fourth highest total snowfall recorded in Washington. (26 inches was the record DC snowfall, in 1922.)
While the Baltimore airport only recorded 24.8 inches of snow, just to the northwest, in Elkridge, they seem to have gotten more snow than anywhere else, with 34.8 inches.
The bad news for the Washington area is that they are again under a winter storm warning, with a prediction of an additional 10 to 20 inches between noon Tuesday and Wednesday evening. In Atlanta, the storm will only be rain, with the possibility of some snow in the Northeast Georgia mountains.
The real threat for Georgia is this weekend. when another in the series of storms comes barreling north. Some models are indicating several inches of snow, with the snowfall possibly extending into middle and south Georgia. There’s not a lot of confidence in the forecast yet, which is why the early forecast for the weekend doesn’t mention it. But, the models are best at the predictable, and this winter has certainly not been that. Keep your eyes on the forecast as it gets closer to Friday.
The weather news this weekend is the predicted record-breaking snow in the Baltimore-Washington area. Atlantans are famous for stocking up on bread and toilet paper whenever the white stuff is predicted to fall, but apparently it’s just as bad in DC, except there they are stocking up on bottled water and liquor.
And then there’s this forecast:
A three foot snowstorm is never a lot of fun – especially when last week’s snow is still on the ground. In 1077, I was living in Meadville, Pennsylvania, which is about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh. We got three feet of snow over a two day period, and I had to walk to work in it (or maybe it was wade to work in it). At the time, I was working as a newscaster on the local radio station. ABC radio news called from New York for a snow report. I think that was the only time I ever made an appearance on a national radio news broadcast.
As of 11 PM, it looks like snowfall between 4 and 18 inches has been reported in the Virginia/DC/Maryland/West Virginia area. The show is expected to last through Saturday night.