Local Meteorologist Explains How Two Inches Of Snow Shut Down AtlantaTravis Okulski1/31/14 9:00amFiled to: Winter DrivingSnow1922EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink A lot of people have been looking at Atlanta and the south in general and snarking about how barely any snow shut the town down. Those people are assholes. This is why. Atlanta meteorologist John Bachman explains how Atlanta, which never even averages a temperature near freezing, was so screwed by the snow. The topography, climate, and lack of preparedness were all factors. Advertisement Advertisement Basically, this was the perfect storm to screw Atlanta. And it did just that.