Forecasts on Tuesday indicated Atlanta could see maybe an inch of snow overnight, and in the early morning hours, the city was hit with bitterly cold temperatures and accumulations of winter precipitation—more than expected intown.
As the reality of the situation settled in, schools and offices across the city announced closures, as GDOT and the City of Atlanta urged drivers to stay off the roads.
Interstates in the heart of town were passable by early morning, but a walk through Midtown highlighted just how little preparation was done to the roads.
Today’s snow—the second legitimate accumulation of white stuff this season!—marks the latest winter weather event in an unusually arctic season for Atlanta.
The bitterly cold temperatures, hovering in the low teens this morning, and strong winds make the conditions feel sub-zero outside. Just a few minutes into taking pictures, our camera froze up.
Clearly, it’s best to stay inside today!
- Photos: Midtown Atlanta in white with season’s first snow [Curbed Atlanta]