Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
Tempertures in Jonesboro were tumbling below the freezing point by 2:30 p.m. as a blanket of snow began to cover metro Atlanta Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
JONESBORO — The road that leads to Tara was more like an ice skating rink this week as Winter Storm Leon shutdown roadways and governments alike in Clayton County.
The storm simply wrought havoc on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Services’ website shows temperatures stayed in the 20’s throughout Tuesday, but quickly tumbled in the early morning hours of Wednesday. In Jonesboro, the free fall didn’t stop until temperatures hit 12 degrees at 8 a.m.
Although temperatures quickly got into the high 20s Wednesday, they tumbled again overnight and bottomed out at 14 degrees between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Officially, the National Weather Service’s website shows 0.23 inches of snow fell in the Jonesboro area. However, Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services officials announced on Twitter that they’d received as much as three inches at their headquarters in Riverdale by Tuesday night.