Peachtree City Sees Snow for First Time in Four Years


Chloe Torrechilla and Morgan Green

Pictured on the left is an image of what snowfall looked lin on Jan. 17. Picutred on the right is an image of the aftermath of high wind aptitudes in the courtyard.

When it comes to Georgia weather, there is no doubt that it can range from mid 70s Monday and drop to 50 degrees by Friday. Although Georgia faces very cold temperatures, Georgians still become quite optimistic over the idea of snowfall. It’s not often we see snow in Georgia but when we do, we definitely make an effort to capture the moment.
Many Georgians experienced light snowfall over the long weekend. Although it was too warm to stick here in Peachtree City, it was still a decent amount to stick on to rooftops, patios and windows. The snow also made for photo opportunities for local residents since Georgia rarely gets snowfall.
According to the US National Weather Service, located in Peachtree City. Georgia hasn’t received snowfall in “1454 days,” with the last date of recorded snowfall on Jan. 18, 2018, which makes four years ago today.
Not only did Georgians experience snowfall; heavy winds affected our area over the holiday weekend. Over the weekend, “[s]trong winds were observed and high winds continued across north Georgia, expanding southeastward to include all of central Georgia,” according to the U.S. National Weather Service. Wind reached between 15-30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
The expected but unexpected snowfall left students with conflicting opinions.
“It hasn’t snowed in a while but it was really pretty. I just wish it stuck to the ground,” said senior Abbey Terry.
Although our area received snow this weekend Peachtree City has received much more in the past. In 2017, Georgia received up to 1.5 inches and 2.3 inches the following year. “The snow was underwhelming because I expected more,” senior Maria Tsutsieva said,
Snow is expected to return to Georgia as soon as this Friday. There is a 50% chance of snow and an expected low of 26 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. The National Weather Service suggests residents take precautions when driving as there has been black ice s as a result of the cold weather.