It's hard to exaggerate how cold it is in Atlanta today: a freeze warning gripped the metro area Thursday night and this morning, as temperatures dipped into the mid-20s: "Those temperatures were about 20 degrees below normal and colder than in some parts of Alaska, where it was 28 in Anchorage," wrote the AJC's Mike Morris.
Today's temperatures were the lowest since February, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller -- and February was the last time a serious winter storm hit Atlanta, just weeks after a January storm paralyzed the metro area's roadways and stranded many of its citizens.
The city awoke unhappy.
It's disrespectfully cold in Atlanta today.— TheUnexpectedMogul (@HollyTheCEO) November 14, 2014
Atlanta I am hating on u right now not used to this cold— Madeleine Hickey (@Maddy_Hickey) November 14, 2014
I'm really offended by how cold Atlanta is right now— The One and Only MJ (@thegodmj) November 14, 2014
On the other hand:
I wasn't a fan of the constant cold in Boston but it's cute in Atlanta lol— Jude (@DREiOx) November 14, 2014
Temperatures will slowly rise through the beginning of next week, with Monday lows in the mid-40s, before plunging Tuesday night -- possibly into the teens. Be sure to review our cold weathet tips on plants, pets and people. Tip No. 1: Stay indoors.
The good news is: Georgia's coldest day on record was much worse, at -17 degrees, in Floyd County, in 1940.
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