That was the scene in some spots this morning in Oneonta! Also got a report of light frost on the hood of a car in Dogtown on Lookout Mountain. A viewer in Vigo, which is east of Piedmont also reported the first frost of the season with a low of 35°.
You can get frost to form even when the air temperature recorded is about freezing. Most weather stations are several feet off the ground and the air is actually a little warmer at that level than the temperature at the ground. So while it might be 35° at sensor level, it may be 31° right at the surface. If you have enough moisture at the surface and freezing temperatures then you'll get frost to form.
Our coolest weather watcher report as of 8:30AM was 33° in Oneonta!
So did we tie or break a new record low? The answer is no, but we sure came close in a few spots.
The high pressure system that allowed us to dip so low this morning slides eastward today and temperatures warm from here on out!
Hope you continue to enjoy the fall air!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist