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First Freeze of the Season This Morning

We did it.  We hit 30 degrees this morning in Atlanta.  That is the first time we've been at 32 or below so far this season.  This also marks the coldest morning so far of the season.  Before today, the coldest day so far was November 13 when it was 35 degrees.  Many folks outside the city have already had freezing temperatures.  Folks in the suburbs woke up this morning to temperatures in the 20s.

This is a late "first freeze."  On average, we would typically have our first freeze in the first week of November.  The latest date of a "first freeze" in Atlanta was in 2009 when it didn't hit freezing until December 5th.  This has also been a long stretch of temperatures above freezing.  The last time it was at or below freezing in Atlanta was on February 13th.  That's 285 days above freezing.  Mike Seidel from the Weather Channel tweeted this morning that that is the second longest growing season ever in Atlanta!

See a chart below of first and last freeze dates in Atlanta.

We will warm up Monday back to the 60s.  Then some rain arrives early Tuesday.

        Last    First            Last    First            Last    First
           Spring    Fall           Spring    Fall           Spring    Fall
     Year  Freeze  Freeze     Year  Freeze  Freeze     Year  Freeze  Freeze
     1948   3/29    10/18     1949   3/19    11/18     1950   4/15    11/21
     1951   3/22    11/ 3     1952   3/16    10/29     1953   3/ 5    11/26
     1954   3/16    10/31     1955   3/29    11/20     1956   3/25    11/ 9
     1957   3/10    10/28     1958   3/22    11/29     1959   3/18    11/ 7
     1960   3/23    11/ 8     1961   2/26    11/ 9     1962   4/16    10/25
     1963   3/23    11/ 3     1964   3/31    11/21     1965   3/22    10/25
     1966   4/ 6    11/ 2     1967   3/19    11/ 5     1968   3/24    10/26
     1969   3/27    11/ 5     1970   4/ 3    11/16     1971   4/ 3    11/ 8
     1972   4/ 2    11/18     1973   4/11    11/10     1974   3/22    11/13
     1975   3/31    11/14     1976   3/18    10/29     1977   4/ 6    11/12
     1978   4/22    12/ 6     1979   3/26    11/15     1980   3/ 4    11/19
     1981   3/20    11/21     1982   4/ 7    11/ 5     1983   4/20    11/12
     1984   3/11    11/13     1985   2/16    12/ 2     1986   4/23    11/13
     1987   4/ 4    11/12     1988   3/17    11/29     1989   2/25    11/17
     1990   3/21    11/30     1991   3/ 5    11/ 4     1992   4/ 3    11/ 8
     1993   3/15    11/ 1     1994   3/11    12/11     1995   3/10    11/ 4
     1996   3/22    11/ 3     1997   3/16    11/16     1998   3/13    12/18
     1999   3/12    11/ 3     2000   4/ 9    11/15     2001   3/27    10/28
     2002   3/23    11/18     2003   3/31    11/14     2004   3/23    12/14
     2005   3/ 9    11/17     2006   3/26    11/21     2007   4/ 8    11/ 7
     2008   3/25    11/17     2009   3/ 4    12/ 5     2010   3/ 7    11/ 7
     2011   2/12    11/11     2012   2/13

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