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Record Lows Set in Atlanta and Across Georgia

While temps across Georgia were expected to drop into the teens overnight Tuesday, warm air is on the way to the state beginning Wednesday.

Atlanta dipped to a frozen 6 degrees on Tuesday, Jan. 7, its coldest weather on this date in 44 years. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Atlanta dipped to a frozen 6 degrees on Tuesday, Jan. 7, its coldest weather on this date in 44 years. Credit: Hunt Archbold
It comes as little surprise to anyone who ventured outside into the extreme cold Tuesday morning that in Georgia and across the South and East, record temps were shattered like ice.

According to AccuWeather.com, Atlanta dipped to a frozen 6 degrees, its coldest weather on this date in 44 years. And it really felt like 11 below zero on Tuesday morning.

Other state lows set for this date in addition to Atlanta at 6 degrees (previous record low 10); were 7 in Athens; (12); 12 in Augusta (15); and 19 in Savannah (21).

Across portions of the central, eastern and southern USA, almost 50 daily record lows were set Tuesday. A Columbus man was among six nationally who has died during the record deep freeze that was extreme enough to close schools, prompt the opening of emergency shelters, and cause significant flight delays.

While temps across Georgia are expected to drop into the teens overnight Tuesday, warm air is on the way to the state. Wednesday could see temps top freezing by lunchtime and top out in the low 40s.

By Saturday and Sunday, highs will be in the low 60s with lows in the high 40s and maybe 50 degrees. But the chance of rain both weekend days is currently near 70 percent.

Courtesy of AccuWeather.com, here’s more highlights of record lows set on Tuesday:

4 F in New York City's Central Park
The old record for the date was 6 F which was set back in 1896. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature fell below 20 below zero F Tuesday morning.

4 F in Philadelphia
The old record for the date was 7 F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature reached as low as 25 below zero F Tuesday morning.

13 below zero F in Dubois, Pa.
The old record for the date was 5 below zero F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature plunged to 45 below zero F Tuesday morning.

8 below zero F in Zanesville, Ohio
The old record for the date was 3 below zero F which was set in 1968. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature hit as low as 36 below zero F Tuesday morning.

6 F in Dover, Del.
The old record for the date was 10 F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature dropped to 24 below zero F Tuesday morning.

3 F in Baltimore
The old record for the date was 8 F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature was as low as 20 below zero F Tuesday morning.

10 F in Richmond, Va.
The old record for the date was 12 F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature reached 12 below zero F Tuesday morning.

9 F in Raleigh, N.C.
The old record for the date was 15 F which was set in 1988. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature was as low as 10 below zero F Tuesday morning.

7 below zero F in Morgantown, W.Va.
The old record for the date was 4 below zero F which was set in 1970. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature dropped below 25 below zero F.

7 F in Charlotte, N.C.
The old record for the date was 12 F which was set back in 1884. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature was as low as 2 below zero F early Tuesday morning.

13 F in Columbia, S.C.
The old record for the date was 16 F which was set back in 1924. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature plummeted to 5 F Tuesday morning.

7 F in Birmingham, Ala.
The old record for the date was 11 F which was set back in 1970. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature hit as low as 4 below zero F Tuesday morning.


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