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'Very Abnormal' December Snowfall in the South

Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas. Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

December 09, 2017 10:27 AM

ATLANTA (AP) - The winter storm that smothered much of the South with unusually heavy snowfall for December has passed, though forecasters say some of the melting slush could freeze again overnight.

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National Weather Service meteorologist Sid King said Saturday that Southern states saw "very, very abnormal" snowfall for December.

Preliminary reports to the weather service show 7 to 8 inches in portions of metro Atlanta. At least 10 inches of snow was reported in Paulding County in northwest Georgia.

In Alabama, at least 3.5 inches fell in Birmingham while 10 inches of snow was reported in Anniston. Snowfall of 7 inches was reported in Bay Springs, Mississippi, while 5 inches were reported in Jonesville, Louisiana.


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