Temperatures plunge to 10 in some towns, 0 at Brasstown Bald

FOX 5 Storm Team
FOX 5 Storm Team

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures fell to 10 degrees before dawn in Marietta, Cartersville and Rome and 12 in Atlanta as an arctic blast of frigid weather brought the coldest temperatures in a year to Georgia.

It was even colder in the north Georgia mountains. A U.S. Forest Service weather station recorded an air temperature of 0 degrees shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday at Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak.

School districts were delaying start times and warming shelters were open across the state.

A wind-chill advisory Thursday morning included all of northern and central Georgia and parts of south Georgia, including Vidalia, Americus and Statesboro.

The wind chill - the combination of air temperature and wind - was 4 degrees below zero before dawn Thursday in the northwest Georgia town of Calhoun.

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