Paulding County Names New Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Coordinator

Stephen Dooley, a founding member of Paulding County Weather, has been named the new Emergency Management Agency Coordinator for Paulding County. We are extremely proud of Stephen and we know he will continue to serve Paulding County in his new role with the same dedication and experience he has shown throughout his public service career. Way to go Stephen!

Full story via the Dallas-Hiram Patch:

http://patch.com/georgia/bdallas-hiram/paulding-county-names-new-emergency-management-agency-ema-coordinator

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
222 PM EDT SUN JUL 31 2016

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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

...ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE...
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
SOME OF THE STORMS WILL BE STRONG WITH ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE...
MAINLY IN CENTRAL GEORGIA.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED...
GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 60 MPH...LARGE HAIL...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...
THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY...MAINLY DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. A FEW STORMS COULD BE STRONG WITH
GUSTY WINDS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT REQUESTED BUT SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO SUBMIT REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER THROUGH THE WEB BY GOING TO
WEATHER.GOV/ATLANTA.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  northeastern Paulding County in Georgia... 
  Cherokee County in Georgia... 
  western Forsyth County in Georgia... 
  northeastern Fulton County in Georgia... 
  northern Cobb County in Georgia... 
  southeastern Bartow County in Georgia... 

* until 700 PM EDT

* at 612 PM EDT... severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from 7 miles southwest of Emerson to near Kennesaw to
  near Roswell... moving northeast at 20 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 
           to roofs... siding... and trees. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Marietta... Canton... Cartersville... Cumming... Sandy Springs... Roswell... 
  Johns Creek... Alpharetta... Dunwoody... Milton... Kennesaw... Woodstock... 
  Acworth... Holly Springs... Berkeley Lake... Emerson... white... Waleska... 
  Braswell and Buffington.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember... if you can
hear thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

If you see wind damage... hail or flooding... wait until the storm has
passed... and then call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8
6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet US your report at nwsatlanta.


Lat... Lon 3431 8473 3432 8415 3416 8408 3407 8412
      3405 8410 3403 8412 3403 8417 3399 8419
      3399 8420 3400 8422 3400 8424 3399 8426
      3397 8426 3395 8428 3397 8434 3393 8435
      3389 8445 3398 8460 3398 8496
time... Mot... loc 2212z 222deg 19kt 3406 8485 3405 8456 3399 8444 

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 60mph

Special Weather Statement

... Significant weather advisory for Cobb... north Fulton... 
southeastern Paulding... northeastern Douglas and southern Cherokee
counties until 715 PM EDT... 

At 626 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line
extending from near Holly Springs to near Kennesaw to near Villa
Rica... and moving east at 30 mph.

  Hazard... up to 40 mph wind... pea sized hail and frequent cloud to 
           ground lightning. 

  Impact... people outdoors should seek shelter immediately. Expect 
           minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of 
           light... unsecured objects. Electrical appliances should 
           not be used unless in an emergency. 

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Canton... Dallas... Sandy
Springs... 
Roswell... Alpharetta... Smyrna... Milton... Kennesaw... Woodstock... acwor
th...  Powder Springs... Holly Springs... Austell... Hiram... Free
Home... Fair Oaks and Lithia Springs.

Lat... Lon 3402 8466 3418 8461 3426 8426 3411 8426
      3410 8423 3410 8422 3406 8422 3397 8432
      3397 8435 3394 8435 3374 8456 3380 8493
time... Mot... loc 2226z 263deg 27kt 3415 8457 3402 8458 3380 8490 

Air Quality Alert

2:05 PM EDT, 5/31,expires 6:15 PM EDT, 5/31
… Code Orange air quality alert is in effect for Atlanta for Wednesday June 1…
The Georgia department of natural resources… environmental protection division has issued a code Orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups) air quality alert for Atlanta for Wednesday June 1.
Under code Orange conditions… the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children… people who are sensitive to ozone… and people with heart or lung disease should limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.
For additional information on the air quality index please visit georgiaair.Org/smogforecast.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  northern Haralson County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Polk County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Paulding County in northwestern Georgia... 
  southeastern Floyd County in northwestern Georgia... 
  southwestern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia... 

* until 1000 PM EDT

* at 915 PM EDT... a severe thunderstorm was located over Cedartown... 
  moving east at 40 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 
           to roofs... siding... and trees. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Cartersville... Dallas... Cedartown... Buchanan... Rockmart... Euharlee... 
  Hiram... Tallapoosa... Aragon... Cave Spring... Braswell... Taylorsville... 
  Yorkville... New Hope... Van Wert... Eubank Lake... Seney... New Georgia... 
  Fish Creek and Draketown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

If you see wind damage... hail or flooding... wait until the storm has
passed... and then call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8
6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet US your report at nwsatlanta.


Lat... Lon 3408 8538 3424 8483 3379 8473 3378 8484
      3379 8492 3381 8503 3381 8505 3380 8505
      3384 8538
time... Mot... loc 0115z 256deg 35kt 3398 8526 

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 60mph

Severe Weather Potential

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service has issued and updated a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of North and Central Georgia.

A strong weather system will impact the area tonight through Friday. This system will have the potential to produce widespread heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are expected to move into Georgia late this evening sometime between 9PM and midnight and will spread East overnight. Some of these storms will be severe. Storm Hazards include: Damaging Winds up to 65 MPH, Large Hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter and possibly an Isolated Tornado. Remain alert to rapidly changing weather conditions this evening and tonight. Monitor Local Media and/or NOAA Weather for later statements.

Wind Advisory

... Wind Advisory in effect from 1 am Wednesday to 1 am EST
Thursday... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 1 am Wednesday to 1 am EST
Thursday.

* Locations... north and central Georgia.

* Winds... southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... 1 am Wednesday until 1 am Thursday... possibly longer
  for the higher elevations of north Georgia.

* Impacts... numerous trees may be downed due to the wet soils.
  Driving may become difficult and loose objects may also be
  blown around if not secured.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
20 mph... or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... 
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch
3:21 AM EST, 2/23,expires 6:00 PM EST, 2/24
… Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Wednesday afternoon…
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for north and west central Georgia.
* From 6 PM today through 6 PM Wednesday
* rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible through Wednesday… and locally higher amounts can be expected… particularly across the Atlanta Metro area and northeast Georgia mountains.
* Periods of heavy rain will combine with the already saturated conditions to allow large amounts of run off into nearby streams… creeks and rivers… and minor flooding is possible. Isolated flash flooding will also be possible if heavy rain repeatedly moves over the same area. Storm drains and ditches may become quickly clogged with debris and cause extensive street flooding and Road ponding.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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Special Weather Statement Updated 

Periods of light snow or flurries expected today across portions of West-Central Georgia.
Areas of light snow or flurries will increase across West-Central Georgia this morning including the Metro Atlanta areas.
For areas North of I-20 and I-85 a quick dusting to 1/2 inch of snow is possible. Especially over grassy and metal surfaces. In additions where the snow is more persistent and heavier secondary roads, bridges and overpasses could briefly become snow covered which may create a few slick spots throught the morning. 

Heavier snow accumulations are expected across North Georgia, north of a Rome to Canton line and in the mountains. 

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for updates on this evolving Winter Weather Situation across North Georgia. 

Motorists and/or anyone with travel plans Tuesday should monitor forecasts closely and use extreme caution while driving. Reduce speeds, be aware of Black Ice forming on the roadway and allow yourself extra time to arrive at destinations. 
Instructions:

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for updates and use extreme caution while driving on Tuesday.