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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Begin Date 12/25/2010 16:30:00 EST-5
End Date 12/25/2010 22:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep closed upper low was rotating through the eastern and southeastern U.S. from the 25th through the 26th. Ample Gulf moisture was present across the region in advance of the upper trough to support widespread light to moderate rain. Sufficient residual cold air was present in advance of this system that rain quickly changed over to snow across north Georgia with dynamic cooling and additional cold air spreading southward as the attendant surface low moved from the eastern Gulf coastal region during the afternoon of the 25th to off the South Carolina/North Carolina coast by the morning of the 26th. This system later produced a major blizzard in the northeastern U.S. Snowfall of six to eight inches was common across many north Georgia counties, with snowfall of three to four inches common across the north Atlanta metropolitan counties and one to two inches across the south Atlanta metropolitan counties. Only a trace to one-half inch of snowfall was reported further south toward Columbus and Macon, where snow fell only briefly at the end of the precipitation event. Snow lingered in east central Georgia counties on the 26th as the surface deepened off the South Carolina/North Carolina coast. Snow showers and flurries lingered across much of north Georgia and even the northern parts of central Georgia on the 26th as temperatures struggled to even rise above freezing across north Georgia. For Atlanta, this was the first measurable snowfall on Christmas day since 1881. In addition, the 1.3 inches of snowfall that fell at the Atlanta airport before midnight on the 26th was just shy of the 1881 record of 1.6 inches of snowfall for Christmas day. The snowfall fell at a very busy travel time and combined with the subsequent blizzard in the northeastern U.S., caused significant disruptions to air travel at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for several days.

The following is a summary of the snowfall amounts received from counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area

Baldwin county - average of 1.0 inch, with only 0.5 inch in the southern part of the county;|Banks county - average of 4.0 inches;|Barrow county - average of 3.0 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 4.0 inches. 4.0 inches reported from both Statham and Winder;|Bartow county - average of 2.5 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 3.0 inches;|Bibb county - only trace amounts reported;|Butts county - average of 0.5 inch;|Carroll county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 3.0 inches;|Catoosa county - average of 5.0 inches, with up to 6.0 inches around Ringgold;|Chattooga county - average of 4.0 inches, except 2.5 inches or less in the Lyerly area;|Cherokee county - average of 2.5 inches, with a range of 2.0 inches in Canton to 3.5 inches in Woodstock;|Clarke county - average of 2.5 inches, with a range of less than 1.0 inch in Winterville to 3.0 inches in much of Athens;|Clayton county - average of 1.5 inches (just shy of the record snowfall amount for Christmas in Atlanta of 1.6 inches;|Cobb county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.0 inches in Mableton to 2.7 inches in the far northeast part of the county, northeast of Marietta;|Coweta county - average of 1.0 inch;|Dade county - up to 6.0 inches in the mountain areas;|Dawson county - average of 4.0 inches, with a range of 3.0 to 4.0 inches;|DeKalb county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.0 to 2.0 inches;|Douglas county - average of 1.5 inches, with up to 2.0 inches on the north side of Douglasville;|Fannin county - widespread 5.0 to 6.0 inches throughout the county;|Fayette county - average of 1.5 inches, with up to 2.0 inches in Fayetteville;|Floyd county - widespread 2.0 to 3.0 inches, with a range of 1.0 inch in Curryville to 3.0 inches in Rome;|Forsyth county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.5 to 3.0 inches;|Fulton county - average of 2.0 inches, with amounts as low as 1.0 inch in the west central part of the county;|Gilmer county - average of 5.0 inches, with a range of 4.0 inches in the lower elevations to 7.0 inches around Cherry Log;|Green county - average of 3.5 inches, with a range of 3.0 to 4.0 inches;|Glascock county - average of 0.5 inch;|Gwinnett county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.4 inches in Lawrenceviille to 2.1 inches just southeast of Dacula;|Gordon county - average of 3.0 inches;|Hall county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.0 to 3.0 inches;|Hancock county - average of 1.5 inch, with a range of 0.5 to 1.75 inches;|Haralson county - average of 2.0 inches;|Heard county - average of 1.0 inches, with a range of 0.5 to 1.0 inch;|Henry county - average of 1.0 inch;|Jackson county - average of 3.0 inches,with a range of 1.7 inches in Nicholson to 4.0 inches in Jefferson;|Johnson county - less than 0.5 inch of snow;|Jones county - average of 0.5 inch, with only trace amounts in the southern part of the county;|Jasper county - average of 0.5 inch;|Jefferson county - only trace amounts;|Lamar county - average of 0.5 inch;|Lumpkin county - average of 4.0 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 4.0 inches across the southern part of the county up to 6.0 inches at Camp Merrill in the northwest part of the county;|Madison county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 1.8 inches in the far southwest part of the county to 3.1 inches in Danielsville;|Meriwether county - average of 1.0 inch;|Monroe county - average of less than 0.5 inch;|Morgan county - average of 2.5 inches, with up to 3.0 inches in some areas;|Murray county - average of 4.0 inches, with a range of 3.0 inches in the lower elevations to 7.0 inches of snow at Fort Mountain State Park;|Muscogee county - only trace amounts reported;|Newton county - average of 1.0 inch;|Oconee county - an average of 2.5 inches, with a range of 2.0 inches in Bishop to 3.0 inches in Bogart;|Oglethorpe county - an average of 3.0 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 4.0 inches; |Paulding county - average of 3.5 inches, with a range of 3.0 inches north of Dallas to 4.0 inches in Dallas;|Pickens county - average of 3.0 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 4.0 inches;|Pike county - average of 0.5 inch;|Polk county - average of 2.5 inches, with a range of 2.0 to 3.0 inches;|Putnam county - average of 0.5 inch;|Spalding county - average of 1.0 inch;|Talbot county - only trace amounts reported;|Taliaferro county - average of 3.5 inches, with a range of 3.0 to 4.0 inches;|Taylor county - only trace amounts reported;|Towns county - widespread 5.0 to 6.0 inches of snow across the county;|Union county - average of 6.0 inches, with a range of 4.5 inches east of Blairsville to 7.0 inches in Suches.|Treutlen county - less than 0.5 inch on grassy surfaces;|Troup county - average of 1.0 inch, with less than 1.0 inch in the southern part of the county;|Upson county - average of less than 0.5 inch, with 0.5 inch in the northern part of the county;|Walker county - average of 5.0 inches, except only 4.0 inches in the lower elevations;|Walton county - average of 1.6 inches;|Warren county - average of 2.0 inches, with a range of 0.5 in the far southeast to 4.0 inches in the extreme north;|Washington county - average of 0.5 inch, with a range of a trace in the south to near 1.0 inch in the north;|White county - average of 2.5 inches, with a range of 2.0 inches at Cleveland to 3.0 inches in Helen;|Whitfield county - average of 3.5 inches, with up to 4.0 inches of snow around Cohutta;|Wilkes county - average of 3.0 inches, with a range of 1.5 to 4.0 inches.
Event Narrative The Meriwether County 911 Center reported average snowfall of 1.0 inch across the county.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DADE (ZONE) DADE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 08:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTOOGA (ZONE) CHATTOOGA (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD (ZONE) WHITFIELD (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATOOSA (ZONE) CATOOSA (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNS (ZONE) TOWNS (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORDON (ZONE) GORDON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARTOW (ZONE) BARTOW (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 11:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 12:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 12:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 12:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANKS (ZONE) BANKS (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH (ZONE) FORSYTH (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAULDING (ZONE) PAULDING (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH FULTON (ZONE) NORTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARALSON (ZONE) HARALSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINNETT (ZONE) GWINNETT (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE KALB (ZONE) DE KALB (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB (ZONE) COBB (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARROW (ZONE) BARROW (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 15:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTON (ZONE) WALTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEARD (ZONE) HEARD (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COWETA (ZONE) COWETA (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIWETHER (ZONE) MERIWETHER (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 16:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIKE (ZONE) PIKE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPALDING (ZONE) SPALDING (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALIAFERRO (ZONE) TALIAFERRO (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 17:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCONEE (ZONE) OCONEE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTS (ZONE) BUTTS (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGLETHORPE (ZONE) OGLETHORPE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUP (ZONE) TROUP (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 18:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSON (ZONE) UPSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALBOT (ZONE) TALBOT (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCOGEE (ZONE) MUSCOGEE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN (ZONE) BALDWIN (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASCOCK (ZONE) GLASCOCK (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 19:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 20:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 20:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 20:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 21:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) GA 12/25/2010 22:00 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K