If you were up early Saturday morning across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, you were treated to a rare sight. Snow!
Flurries and snow showers were reported in Savannah, Statesboro, Sylvania, Rincon, Pooler, Bluffton, and Beaufort. Even southern Georgia to as far south as northern Florida reported snow flurries, including Jacksonville and Gainesville.
Savannah officially received a “trace” of snow, which means we saw it in the sky, but it didn’t accumulate. The last time Savannah saw snow flurries fly was back on January 22nd, 2011…FIVE YEARS AGO!
So why did the snow occur? What was different? As a storm system exited the Southeast and went up the U.S. East Coast, it wrapped around both cold air and moisture. Both ingredients came together in perfect harmony Saturday morning and scattered flurries and snow showers developed and expanded across the area.
WSAV Meteorologist Matt Devitt