Monday, 27 December 2010
The weekend brought a white Christmas for at least a good half of the state—areas far north and in the mountains got 6-8 inches of snow on Christmas Day. In metro Atlanta, it was the region’s first significant snowfall on Christmas in more than 129 years.It may be rare merry, white Christmas season in the Southeast portion of the country with snowfall – thanks to a low pressure system moving along the Gulf coast - headed for the Southeast and likely headed for the Mid-Atlantic states as well.
Some airlines have canceled hundreds of flights and have urged travelers to rethink their flying plans.
The last time there was measurable snowfall on Christmas Day in Atlanta was in 1881, when 1.6 inches of snow fell on the city.