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Despite a few nights with single-digit low temperatures, Georgia experienced a near normal winter. CAES News
Average Winter
Despite some bone-chilling days with single digit lows, Georgia’s winter was about average in both temperature and precipitation.
This year's El Nino could cause a late frost this spring. Be ready with these tips from UGA Extension. CAES News
Late Frost
With the polar vortex sliding around unpredictably this winter and this spring’s weather projected to be unpredictable, at best, many Georgia gardeners may be weary of a late frost.
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Weather Radio and More
For decades families have relied on NOAA weather radios to alert them to hazardous weather conditions near their homes. Updates in technology now give the public options for staying abreast of weather conditions while on the go.
A late January 2014 winter storm brought an ice and snow storm to Georgia leaving three-fourths of the state a winter wonderland. A mailbox is covered in ice in Screven County in southeast Georgia. CAES News
Late Frost Predicted
A snowstorm, followed by a few beautiful sunny days and then another snow and ice storm – this is a summary of the weather conditions in Georgia since the last week of January. A University of Georgia climatologist says don’t be surprised if the polar vortex sends another snowstorm and a late frost before spring officially arrives.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
Enduring Insects
This winter’s unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering — or hoping — that Georgia’s insect populations will shrink this spring. That’s just wishful thinking.
Areas of north Georgia received between 1 to 3 inches of snow at the end of January 2014. CAES News
January 2014 Climate
With a record-setting cold snap and snow-snarled highways in north Georgia, January 2014 went into the record books as one bone-chilling month.
Ice covers plants outside the University of Georgia Extension office in Thomas County after the winter storm on Jan. 28, 2014. CAES News
Don't Prune Yet
A hard freeze sure can make landscapes look bad. The best advice for now is the “wait and see approach.” Give the plants time to recover, oh let’s say, until spring. No good will be done from pruning away what you think is dead; it may still be alive.
Since 1990, Georgia has experienced almost annual fluctuations between drier than normal and wetter than normal years. CAES News
2013 Weather Recap
With 65 inches of rain observed statewide, conditions in Georgia were much wetter than usual in 2013. The state as a whole received its third largest annual total precipitation since state records began in 1895.
Amicalola Falls inn Dawson County froze into a beautiful spectacal during the winter cold snap that blew through Georgia Jan. 6 and 7. This photo was taken the afternoon of Jan. 7. CAES News
Below freezing temps
Even the most thick-blooded Georgians donned winter coats, hats and gloves Jan. 6 and 7 as a cold front blew across the state, dropping temperatures -- down to single digits and negative degrees in some places -- from the mountains to the coast.
Some parts of Georgia saw record-breaking warm temperatures just days before Christmas due to a wave of warm air. CAES News
Warm December
December was warm and wet across most of Georgia, a change from the cold and dry conditions that dominated November. Warm daytime high temperatures and higher than normal nighttime lows broke records.