Further UPDATEs will be added to This POST.
As soon as the Rain/Sleet changes to SNOW, I will post Pictures and Video.
Yes, it is a BIG DEAL when it snows this far South.
Bummer.....In my area we 'Did NOT' get any Snow. We Didn't even get any Flurries. All we got was a little Sleet and Not very much of that, So I have No pictures of snow for my area. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the Winter season holds for my area as we usually have our Snow in Late February through Mid March.
Final UPDATE: Snowfall Amounts- January 19, 2008
On January 19, 2008 A low pressure system over the northwest Gulf of Mexico spread abundant moisture over a cold airmass to produce widespread snow across northern Georgia. The precipitation began in the form of rain in the hours around daybreak...but quickly changed to mostly snow between midmorning and the noon hour. Since the ground was relatively warm...and temperatures during the event were generally slightly above freezing...some of the snow that fell melted. This resulted in snowfall accumulations that were fairly light.
Reports from individual counties...
LOCATION COUNTY AMOUNT COMMENTS
5 S. CUMMING FORSYTH 2.00
ALPHARETTA N. FULTON 1.75
MATT FORSYTH 1.50
WOODSTOCK S. CHEROKEE 1.50
STOCKBRIDGE HENRY 1.25
DOUGLASVILLE DOUGLAS 1.25
PINE MOUNTAIN HARRIS 1.00
SANDY SPRINGS N. FULTON 1.00
MIDTOWN FULTON 1.00
DALLAS PAULDING 1.00
DECATUR DEKALB 1.00
VININGS COBB 1.00
LA GRANGE TROUP 1.00 SPOTTER REPORTS 0.5-1.0 ACRS CNTY
PALMETTO COWETA 1.00
CARROLLTON CARROLL 1.00
ZEBULON PIKE 1.00
GRIFFIN SPALDING 1.00
CONYERS ROCKDALE 1.00
GREENVILLE MERIWETHER 1.00
6 NNE DALLAS PAULDING 0.80
SUCHES UNION 0.80 EMA REPORTS 0.5-1.0 ACRS CNTY
ATL AIRPORT CLAYTON 0.80 HARTSFIELD-JACKSON OFFICIAL OBS
SENOIA COWETA 0.50
DAHLONEGA LUMPKIN 0.50
PEACHTREE CITY FAYETTE 0.50
CEDARTOWN POLK 0.50
GAINESVILLE HALL 0.50
LAWRENCEVILLE GWINNETT 0.50
FRANKLIN HEARD 0.50
COVINGTON NEWTON 0.50
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Peachtree City, Georgia
Heavy Snow Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
406 AM EST SAT JAN 19 2008
...ACCUMULATING SNOW HEADED FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
The NWS has canceled the 'Heavy Snow Warning' for my area, but still say we are to get 2"- 4" of Snow. It hasn't made it to my area yet but it's coming.
In the meantime , here are some images of Snow in the Atlanta area pulled from the Department of Transportation Cameras.
The cameras can be found on this site, http://www.georgia-navigator.com/