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We won’t see a White Christmas in Augusta, but will definitely get a winter blast of frigid temperatures around Augusta this weekend. The good news is that the rain should be done and we should stay dry Christmas Eve and Day.

Temperatures will begin to drop below freezing late Thursday and into Friday morning.  The National Weather Service in Atlanta has already issued a Wind Chill Watch for area west of Augusta.

According to our news partner WJBF, we can expect below freezing temperatures overnight this weekend with heavy wind gusts. You can stay updated here.

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Do you remember the snow in South Carolina and Georgia in 1973? According the National Weather Service in Columbia, “The snow storm that crossed the Southeastern US from February 9th to February 11th, 1973, brought a record breaking snowfall to South Carolina. Snow fell for approximately 24 hours.

The heaviest snowfall was 24 inches measured in Rimini. About 30,000 tourists were stranded on the state’s highways. 8 fatalities resulted. The snow was accompanied by strong winds and followed by severe cold. Drifts up to 8 feet were found in some locations.

At least 200 buildings collapsed, as did thousands of awnings and carports. The property damage and road damage plus cost of snow removal and rescue operations were estimated at close to $30 million.”

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