Freezing temperatures, high winds to blow into Georgia

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 1:48 AM
Last updated 6:25 AM
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Temperatures plummeted to the teens across north Georgia and the 20s in the Augusta area on Monday night as extremely cold air pushed into the state, and will stay that way until Thursday.

It is expected to remain cold today in Augusta. With a high in the low 40s and a northwest wind at 20-25 mph, it will feel more like 30 degrees, according to Shawn Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in West Columbia, S.C.

That is about 17 degrees colder than the normal high of 57 for this time of year. Tonight and early Wednesday will see temperatures drop to the teens, well below the normal of 33 degrees. Smith said winds will diminish after tonight.

Pam Tucker, the director of the Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division sent out a reminder to turn off all automatic timers on sprinkler systems and follow the necessary steps to protect pipes from freezing, including draining them.

She also reminded people to bring their pets inside.

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 01/03/12 - 08:58 am
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It was so cold this morning,

It was so cold this morning, that my cat was standing around a fire barrel with a rat at his side. They were both asking for marshmallows.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/03/12 - 09:12 am
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LOL...That is funny rmwardsr

LOL...That is funny rmwardsr

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 01/03/12 - 09:41 am
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It was so cold this
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It was so cold this morning.....I actually wanted Obama to show up and give a speech for some of his hot air.

raul
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raul 01/03/12 - 10:40 am
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did they have the little

did they have the little fingerless gloves on?

sid2279
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sid2279 01/03/12 - 12:13 pm
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Hooray! It's been way too

Hooray! It's been way too warm lately.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/04/12 - 04:41 am
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I can take the cold better

I can take the cold better when it's in the teens than when it's in the thirties and the wind is blowing.
That wind chill makes me absolutely miserable!

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