On this date in 1899: Coldest temperature ever recorded in Atlanta

How is this for a February Fun Fact?!

On this date in 1899, Atlanta experienced its COLDEST DAY EVER, starting off with a morning low of -9 degrees Fahrenheit! This marks the coldest temperature reading on record for the city of Atlanta.

The afternoon high was only 7 degrees, which is also the coldest high temperature ever for the city. When you average them together, the average temperature for the day is 1 degree below zero, which makes it the coldest day ever on record for the city of Atlanta.

Below is the archived weather map from February 13, 1899.

Below is a closer view of the weather conditions on February 13, 1899.

The caption below the weather map mentions the record low temperatures across the Southeast.

Thankfully, it won’t be nearly that cold this week! In fact, a spring-like warm up is in the forecast heading into Thursday. Afternoon highs will swell into the upper 60s to low 70s, and morning lows will climb into the 50s.

However, a cold front will push through the region early Friday morning, sending afternoon highs back into the 50s and overnight lows in the 20s and 30s.

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