It's colder here than in Seattle WA! It's 48 degrees at 6 pm, and going down to freezing... pattern for the next 5-7 days no higher than mid 50's. It's really rare for middle Georgians to wear heavy costs. Most of the time we are in light jackets, windbreakers, sweaters, or just long sleeve shirts. The wind was so snappy cold today I was in a heavy coat, gloves and scarf wrapped over my ears and head then around my neck! 🌬🌫
We broke the State record of 1972 for 15 tornadoes 🌪 in the whole month of January. On January 21-22 2017 we had 25 at the latest count, and they have not finished the official survey count so it's not completed. But 18 of the 25 tornadoes were in a 4-6 county radius (150 miles appx) from Houston county (central Georgia counties). That is unheard of for here! It's not uncommon for the rain to split as it enters our area and go north and south of us. They stated the tornado that hit Albany GA stayed on the ground for 70 miles, and was 1 and 1/4 miles wide for a short period. That's also very unusual for GA. Storms typically peter out at the AL-GA line.
We've had such a rough drought for our state that we were catching up to CA. After last weekend's storms 🌪🌧 only the NW corner of GA is still in a severe drought; the rest of the state is either back in the green (ok) or only mild drought. I know many here have prayed for relief from all the various crazy weather extremes all over, me included. Today I remember my grandmother saying once, "be careful what you pay for." *sigh* 🤔