Hard freeze warning for all of SE Georgia and well into Florida

Wind chill values of 15-20 degrees F (-9.4 to -6.7C) – Worst winter reader can remember


Hard freeze warning for all of southeast Georgia, northeast and north central Florida overnight through mid-morning on Thursday. Lows in the 20s all areas except near 30 at the northeast Florida beaches.

• Wind Chill Advisory in effect for all of southeast Georgia, northeast and north central Florida from the late evening hours through the mid-morning hours on Thursday. Wind chill values of 15-20 degrees
expected by the predawn hours on Thursday.

• Another widespread hard freeze expected on Thursday night and Friday morning with lighter winds.

Hi Robert,

Just wanted to share this email from the NWS,  I am curious on just how cold it will get tonight here in Folkston usually the NWS gets it wrong by about 4-8 degrees. They are calling for 21 tonight. This is by far the worse winter I can remember , And I am 52 years old.

We’ve had since Thanksgiving 5 days of snow/mixed with rain. This includes the Ice storm on January 3, 2018.  In a Normal winter we may have 3-4 nights of 27 to 28 degrees temps.  And the Last Ice storm was in 1988 and Last Snow was in 1999   This year along we’ve had the following.

January 2nd  29 Degrees<
January 3rd   29 Degrees  and a High of 29 degrees Ice Storm

January 4th   20 Degrees
January 5th   19 Degrees
January 6th   23 Degrees
January 7th   22 Degrees
January 8th   31 Degrees
January 13th  29 Degrees
January 14th 26 Degrees
January 15th 26 Degrees
January 16th 26 Degrees

This January will go down as one of the coldest on record for our area. If you’re wondering Folkston is about 40 miles North of Jacksonville FL

David C.
Folkston, GA

See entire warning at NWS Email Link

5 thoughts on “Hard freeze warning for all of SE Georgia and well into Florida”

  1. Wow that sure is a cold winter in Florida and the SE!

    We already had 6 teens this winter here in Summerville – just west of Charleston,SC. Possibly tonight we should drop into the teens again as winds diminish (of course) due to arctic high pressure moving close to the SE states. When high pressure settles directly overhead, you can expect the coldest temperatures at night with radiational cooling and clear skies. This morning I have 24F here with Northerly winds about 10mph. My water can is frozen outside my porch for the 9th time this winter! Started January 2nd.

    Next we will see another winters storm move across the central and northern Plain states and northern US by Sunday with an associated coldfront move thru the SE by Tuesday. Some moderation in temps will occur starting Saturday in the East and ahead of this front thru Tuesday as thicknesses rise to 558DM over SC as the current arctic air mass moves offshore and moderates.

  2. Baton Rouge, New Orleans shatter record low temperatures Wednesday morning

    “In New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees shortly before 6 a.m. at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the record low of 23 degrees on Jan. 17 previously set in 1977.

    The frigid temperatures in Baton Rouge also broke records. Shortly before 7 a.m., the Baton Rouge Metro Airport recorded a temperature of 14 degrees, which beats the record low of 18 degrees set in 1977. It’s also the coldest temperature recorded in Baton Rouge since Dec. 24, 1989.”


  3. Ah…hello? You’re obviously imaging snow and cold, ’cause, like…like, it’s the warmest year ever…again.

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