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Wintry Mix Across Portions of North Georgia

 February 3, 2011


The low pressure system that brought wintry weather to much of the United States Wednesday into Thursday dragged a cold front into the Southeast on Thursday, stalling the front across the area. A second system developing in Texas allowed significant moisture to move into the Southeast, while a series of upper level disturbances moved across the area. The warm, moist air flowed over the surface cool air, allowing some of the precipitation to fall as a wintry mix across portions of North Georgia on Thursday. The surface cold layer was not quite cold enough to sustain prolonged freezing or frozen precipitation, but it was just enough that some minor accumulations of snow and sleet were reported, mainly north and west of the Metro area. A light glaze of freezing rain was reported generally in and south of the Metro area. Very few travel problems were noted, except for on a few bridges and overpasses. Total accumulations may be found on the image below or in the Public Information Statement.
Total Snow, Sleet and Ice Accumulation
[ Total Snow and Sleet Accumulation for North Georgia ]