Atlanta – Arctic air hits United States, bringing rare snowstorm to South – NY Daily News: the NOAA ‘climatologists’ (sic) confidently predicted last October that the entire US would have a very, very warm winter. Meanwhile, I was frantically churning out a mountain of firewood because I knew we were doomed to a very cold, long winter. As I feared, before Thanksgiving it went below zero here which is most unusual. We have had repeated pulses of below zero weather since then. The latest one being the coldest so far. It is so cold, the entire nation outside one small sliver out west was below freezing with snow in Dixie.