Bouncing temperature pattern goes on 

Posted: 5:40 pm Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

I don’t have a vegetable garden but I will hold off planting any new sensitive bushes or flowers until around or after April 20th just to be safe given the topsy-turvy pattern that looks to continue.

If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Twitter you know this is just what I was worried would happen since mid-January, unfortunately that fear has been borne out.

Cold snaps and warm spells look to continue to trade back and forth.

At least one more and possibly two more nights with lows in the 30s before this month is done, especially away from the “urban heat island” in and around I-285.


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So again, the next couple weeks it’s back and forth, but not every day or every week will be solid cold or solid warm.

But then as often happens the rubber band snaps and suddenly there’s a big warm-up and winter is firmly in the rear-view mirror and much of the country lunges toward summer by May and June as the jet stream migrates or leaps north and upper level ridge takes hold in the south-land.

The average date of the last FROST for Atlanta is April 10th and for Blairsville, GA May 21st. Frost can form with temperatures in the upper 30s under the right conditions.

Average dates of last 32F or colder reading:

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The back and forth means an active storm track continues next couple weeks with precipitation every two or three days averaging out above-normal, and we have to watch for any return of severe weather:

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