Atlanta: First Christmas with snow accumulation since 1800′s

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 24, 2010 8:42 am

The clouds are aligning to make this Christmas in Atlanta the first with snow on the ground in nearly 130 years.

Forecasters were saying Friday morning that snowfall was “likely” and that there was also a good chance that it would fluff on the ground — until hordes of children scurry outside to pat it down.

The morning is expected to start with rain and with temperatures just above freezing. That should change as Arctic air from somewhere near the North Pole collides with warmer, water-laden air from the Gulf of Mexico, kneading snow from the clouds.

It would be the first snow to fall in Atlanta behind St. Nick since 1993, and the first accumulation since 1882, when nearly a third of an inch lay on the ground.

 

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