The Massive Georgia Blizzard Of March 1993 Will Never Be Forgotten
Whether you choose to call it the “Storm of the Century” or the “Superstorm of 1993,” most Georgians will know exactly what you are referencing if you use either phrase. In 1993, a storm hit Georgia that was so powerful….so complex…that it baffled both meteorologists and residents of the state alike. Take a look at why the largest blizzard in Georgia that took place in March 1993 became a significant part of Georgia’s history.
Take a look at this flashback to news coverage surrounding the ’93 Blizzard by YouTuber WRCB Chattanooga.
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Largest Blizzard In Georgia
When was the biggest blizzard in Georgia?
The Georgia blizzard of 1993 was officially the biggest blizzard in Georgia history. While it may not have accumulated the largest snowfall ever recorded, it was some of the worst winter weather in Georgia to go down in history. Not only was the state of Georgia not expecting this type of storm, but they also didn’t have the necessary preparations in place which made it even more of a mess. What was expected to be a light snowfall ended up capping off at nearly 3-feet in parts of north Georgia. The reason why this storm was so unexpected is that just a few days before, the weather was in the low 80s.
What is the most snow ever recorded in Georgia?
Out of the biggest snowstorms in Georgia, the heaviest snowfall for Atlanta happened on January 23, 1940. Taking place during the second-coldest month on record, Atlanta officially received 8.3 inches of snow which buried the city in flakes. The second-heaviest snowfall for Atlanta happened in 1983 when a late-in-the-season storm ended up dumping 7.9 inches in March! While this snowfall may not seem like much, especially when the blizzard of 1993 dumped 3-feet just north, Atlanta doesn’t usually get too much snow during the winter season.
What is winter weather in Georgia typically like?
The answer to the type of winter weather in Georgia you’ll get will depend on where you are in the state. For the most part, winter in Georgia is usually considered mild, with very little snowfall throughout the state. There is always more potential for snow and ice if you head north, with less if you head south. Lately, the almanac has been predicting very warm and rainy winters throughout the state of Georgia.