Donna Yates, Move 2 North Georgia.net: Thawing Out in North Georgia's Mountains

Thawing Out in North Georgia's Mountains

North Georgia Mountains, Snow and Ice, Weather, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, School Closings, Driving Tips

 

After last week's huge snow and unseasonably cold temperatures, North Georgia is

Thawing Out!

Many parts of North Georgia, (particularly Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Blairsville) temps were above freezing only three times since New Year's.  This week's warm up breaks a string of nights that were in the low teens or even single digit, as low as 3 degrees.  Even I have to admit, that's just too darn cold !

This is the fifth snow by my calculation, at least for the Blue Ridge area so far this fall/winter season.  We've had what I would consider two dustings but enough to cause problems on secondary roads and school closings.  Then snow around Thanksgiving delivered around 2 inches on the ground, a beautiful snow starting on Christmas day and snowing almost non-stop throughout the day after Christmas delivering 6 to 7 inches of snow or more in higher elevations.  And this last snow event began on Sunday night, January 9th, bringing in 7 to 12 inches of snow, with snow (and ice) still on the ground 9 days later.  

Finally, temps are above freezing and the "big thaw" is on.  Even so, Fannin county schools are operating on an abbreviated bus schedule since ice still remains on some secondary roads.  Even in my own driveway, I still need 4 wheel drive to navigate.  With rain in the forecast, we should see an end to this beautiful snow sooner now, rather than later.  But we have had two really beautiful snow events so far this year leaving us to enjoy a gorgeous winter wonderland!  This is one of many reasons why I love living in the North Georgia Mountains.  You get to experience four distinct seasons here and I found I missed the season changes the most when I lived much further south for a short time.

 

 Driving tips in snow and ice.  

 

We have had several snow events in North Georgia recently.  More snow that we normally get and with the cold temps, snow and ice, here are a few basic steps for winter driving:

 Winter Driving in North Georgia

 

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    Comment balloon 5 commentsDonna Yates • January 18 2011 09:46AM

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    Thanks Donna, we have an "ice event" in Northern Va today. We awoke to a coating of ice on everything. I remember several ice storms while I was stationed at the Ranger camp outside Dahlonega. They were quite unpleasant for the instructors and the Ranger students. 

    Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 8 years ago

    Donna,

    Glad you're thawing out. What I know about driving on snow and ice is driving slow, meaning driving VERY SLOW.

    Best,

    Steve

    Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) almost 8 years ago

    It is an inconvenience - but you have to admit: it is beautiful!

    Snow at the Lilly pad, Blue Ridge, GA

    Posted by Geza Csuros (Geza Design) almost 8 years ago

    Michael:  Ice is not fun at all.  We've had a few ice storms in the past that resulted in paralyzing many areas.  

    Steve: At least we got a break from the really low temps (3 degrees one morning). Brrrrrr

    Geza: No doubt about it, our mountains become a beautiful winter wonderland and I really don't even mind the inconvenience as long as I have food and power, I'm a happy camper!

    Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 8 years ago

    reminds me of the history channel mountain men.

    Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

    Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 6 years ago

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