What do Buffalo New York and Newnan Georgia have in common this morning? Why, the temperature of course!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty


Freezing weather is common in Newnan Georgia!I was talking to a business associate in Buffalo yesterday afternoon and she mentioned that they had just received their first big snowfall of the year and she was hoping to get out of the office on time..

I responded that since she lived in Buffalo, she should be used to it. She quipped: “We are, but this is the first big snow of the year!”

Perception is a funny thing. And everything is relative. Many people believe that here in middle Georgia we don’t have to deal with the cold.

And while it is true that we don’t have to deal with as MUCH cold, we still experience a significant freezing weather that requires vacant homes without utilities to be winterized to prevent frozen pipes from bursting!

I checked the weather channel this morning. We don’t have snow on the ground here in Newnan, but the temperature is identical to that in Buffalo New York ,,, 27 degrees.

Brrr … I think I’ll have third cup before getting out in the cold!



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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Hi Richard,

That is so true.  I grew up in Michigan and now live in Tennessee.  Whenever it is cold out, people say to me, "you must be use to it being from up north."  NO, not only have I lived down here for 16 years, but our temporatures are very similar to yours!  I just wish we had the pretty white stuff!

Dec 03, 2010 12:05 AM #1
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Even here in central Florida we were 39 this morning...way too cold for me!

Dec 03, 2010 12:06 AM #2
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


That is a beautiful part of Tennessee, that's for sure. But I agree, you NEVER get used to the cold! Thanks.


Wow ...that is cold for your neck of the woods. Thanks.

Dec 03, 2010 12:16 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Richard.....you're area is colder than we are this morning....we're at 32 degrees but we'll be into the mid 40's by noon.....I thought I'd do some Christmas shopping today but I'll wait until this afternoon!!

Dec 03, 2010 12:18 AM #4
Deanne Olivas
eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Your Home Matters

We just got past 2 COLD (at least for us) days here in Gilbert AZ. Today we will be back in the 70s though. I enjoy reading about the weather in different areas here on Active Rain. Makes me appreciate mine.

Dec 03, 2010 12:20 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

We've got our first accumulating snowfall in the forecast for tomorrow.  Two whopping inches...CHAOS will ensue!

Dec 03, 2010 12:51 AM #6
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

It definitely was cold here in the Southeast this morning. Only about 100 days until Spring though! Think warm thoughts!

Dec 03, 2010 01:15 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Richard, I had no clue it got cold enough to winterize in your area, and this is just the beginning of winter. Hey don't you just love Global Warming.

Dec 03, 2010 01:19 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Richard,

Wow that is cold! I talked to my sister in Pittsburgh yesterday and it was 27 and snowing there! It's 52 here in Austin with a high of 75 today and 80 tomorrow. Sunday it will be 60..we will suffer through our weather don't worry about us!

Dec 03, 2010 01:22 AM #9
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton Mass


The first time I went to visit a friend in California I LMAO when I saw an oil truck delivering to his house

Enjoy the day

Dec 03, 2010 01:40 AM #10
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

HEAT WAVE!!!   5 below here this morning.  I would have to take off my sweater if I visited you otherwise I would sweat to death!  Winter...Invigorating!

Dec 03, 2010 06:16 AM #11
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

It does feel what you are use to .. here in Texas we get to have surprises .. right now we are the perfect low 70s but it is going to have a big drop and tomorrow the temps climb down, down to the low 30s.  Keeps us wardrobe guessing.  Yes, it will feel very cold and time to break out the hot chocolate and coat, then off again to shorts the next day. 

Dec 03, 2010 08:03 AM #12
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


I was one of those people living under the illusion that Georgia does not get cold. ...Surprising.  We also have a low of 27 today.


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