In 1899, Georgia Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes Last Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

When people hear the term “arctic freeze” they often picture something prehistoric. However, in 1899, there was a freeze that swept across the entire country, affecting pretty much all of the United States. The Great Blizzard of 1899, also known as the Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899 was exceptionally severe for the east coast, including the state of Georgia. Some of the coldest temperatures and highest snowfalls recorded in state history happened during this storm, often in places where you would least expect it.

Did you hear about the Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899? Share with us your thoughts about this weather phenomenon in the comments section! Also, don’t worry, the winter weather predictions for Georgia this year aren’t anything like what happened in 1899.

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