The North Georgia area, as well as a large portion of the country, welcomed in the New Year with new weather as two major weather events have rolled through Dade County in only the first three days of 2022.

New Year’s Day Eve was met with severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in the area. While the weather was quite a scare for large portions of Dade and surrounding counties; most of it moved right through Northwest Georgia without a lot of harm done, save a few road closures due to downed trees and flooding.

Record-breaking temperatures for the Chattanooga-area of 78-degrees in January preceded a drastic string toward sever winter weather early Monday morning as a cold front turned rain into snow for parts of Dade, Marion, and Dekalb counties, with Jackson County falling under a Winter Storm warning.

The wind in the winter storm spelled disaster for Georgia Power, causing power-outages all across the state. According to the Dade County Emergency Management Facebook page, at one point nearly 2,700 Dade County residents were without power as temperatures plummeted. As of noon on Monday, that number had shrank to 833.

Below are pictures that were posted to the Dade County, GA and Dade County Sheriff Department Facebook pages:

Davis Area

View of the Valley

HWY 11

Bryant, AL

New Salem

As this story was updated, there was another winter weather advisory stating to be on the lookout for black ice on roadways Tuesday morning, Jan 4th.

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core updates the weather twice an our on News Talk and Sports Radio WKWN 101.3FM & 1420AM.

by Orey Yates