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Snow and Ice Visit North Georgia - January 16 - 17, 2008
surface map at 7 am est January 16, 2008

Surface map at 7 am est
Jan 16, 2008

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The weather map on the morning of January 16, 2008 shows a low pressure system in the western Gulf of Mexico pushing rain toward a cold mass of air over Georgia. By the time this low reached South Georgia on January 17, the rain had changed to snow, sleet and freezing rain across much of northern Georgia. Shane Adams in Habersham County reported almost 4 inches of snow and sent in the pictures below. Three to four inches was a common amount reported from many of the northeast Georgia counties. Smaller amounts fell elsewhere.

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1231 PM EST THU JAN 17 2008

...MAXIMUM SNOW AMOUNTS ENDING AT 7AM JAN 17 2008...

LOCATION              COUNTY    SNOW AMOUNT   COMMENTS

5 SE YOUNG HARRIS     TOWNS     4.0           ELEVATION 2500 FT
SAUTEE                WHITE     4.0
CLEVELAND             WHITE     4.0
7 W BLAIRSVILLE       UNION     4.0           HIGHER ELEVATIONS
5 W WALESKA           CHEROKEE  3.5           ELEVATION 1680 FT
4 SE ROCKMART         POLK      3.0           
DAHLONEGA             LUMPKIN   3.0
MURRAYVILLE           HALL      3.0
2 W LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN  DADE      3.0
HIAWASSEE             TOWNS     2.0
BLUE RIDGE            FANNIN    2.0
DAWSONVILLE           DAWSON    2.0
BALL GROUND           CHEROKEE  1.5
GAINESVILLE           HALL      1.5
HOMER                 BANKS     1.5
ELLIJAY               GILMER    1.5
MATT                  FORSYTH   1.5
DACULA                GWINETT   1.0
COVINGTON             NEWTON    1.0
WATKINSVILLE          OCONEE    1.0
BUCHANAN              HARALSON  1.0
CUMMING               FORSYTH   1.0
ALPHARETTA            FULTON    0.8
DALLAS                PAULDING  0.8
JONESBORO             CLAYTON   0.5
LAFAYETTE             WALKER    0.5
CARTERSVILLE          BARTOW    0.5

 

 


Overnight temperatures and radar images. ( click images to enlarge )
[ temperatures overnight Jan 16 - 17 ] [ radar loop showing progress of precipitation ]

Snow in Habersham County - courtesy Shane Adams ( click images to enlarge )
[ measuring snow depth ] [ snow piled up on bush ] [ SUV covered in snow ]
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