2010-01-14 / Front Page

Deep freeze hits the South

Old Man Winter has had the South in a chokehold for the last two weeks, with temperatures dipping down into the teens several nights. “From January 1-11, we were below freezing 11 nights in a row; seven of these nights we made it into the teens,” according to Shane Butler, chief meteorologist at WRDW-TV. “The lowest temperature at Bush Field during the Arctic outbreak was 15 degrees on January 11. This is one of the coldest outbreaks we’ve had in 25 years.” As a result, a layer of ice has formed on many of the ponds and swimming pools in Lincoln County.

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