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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:04pm

Spring 2011 Outlook and Average Dates for Last Spring Freeze

The Climate Prediction Center has released the temperature and precipitation outlooks for the next three months.

From April to June, the Climate Prediction Center anticipates temperatures to be above average throughout the state of Georgia. An average amount of precipitation is expected through the end of the season.

Although temperatures are forecasted to be above normal, freezing temperatures overnight are still possible.

In northern cities such as Rome, Athens, and Atlanta, the average date for the last spring freeze spans from March 30th through April 10th. For mountain towns such as Blairsville, Hiawasee, and Blue Ridge, the average date for the last spring freeze is April 20th. Atlanta holds the official record for experiencing the latest spring freeze; the city experienced a temperature of 32 degrees on April 25, 1910.

The Climate Prediction Center is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.