The Winter Weather Advisory went out for Walton County at 1:35 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, and within 24 hours the snow had come, and gone, but not before people had the opportunity to experience the first snow in the area in a couple of years.
According to a report on WSBTV, it was 1928 when snow had last been recorded in the Atlanta area as early as Dec. 8. So what does that mean for snow in the local area in the 2017/2018 winter season? According to Steve Brueck of North Georgia Weather, it really doesn’t meant anything at all.
“In all honesty, nothing,” Brueck said. “However, it appears that we will be in a cold pattern at least through the end of the month into the first week of January. There could be a very slight warm up before Christmas, but for the most part, below normal for a while. And because of that, it opens up other opportunities just like this one.”
Most people in the local area got to either go to sleep or wake up to a brief winter wonderland, but brief it was. By noon on Saturday, most of the snow had melted and we were left wondering whether it was just a dream. Fortunately, there were many photographs taken to prove that snow in Walton County on Dec. 8/9, 2017 was a reality.