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Parts Of Georgia Coast Seeing Extremely Rare Snow Storm

As cold temperatures continue in metro Atlanta, parts of the Georgia coast are seeing two to three inches of snow Wednesday.
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Parts of the Georgia coast are seeing two to three inches of snow Wednesday.

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The storm has already grounded planes at the Savannah airport. And by the evening, forecasters warn driving may be impossible.

Now, ice storms aren’t so unheard of around Savannah. But ice mixed with a couple inches of snow?

“It’s very uncommon for Savannah to see the degree of snowfall that we’re expecting,” said Neil Dixon with the National Weather Service.

In fact, the National Weather Service has reported this kind of snowfall — more than two inches — only four times. That’s since the service started keeping records in the 1870s.

And the trouble likely won’t be over today.

The snow may melt tomorrow afternoon with warmer temperatures. But then all of that water will likely freeze overnight. And that means black ice on Friday morning.

So Dixon said it’s a good time to reevaluate plans for the rest of the week.