Tornado Watch Cancelled


The National Weather Service has cancelled Tornado Watch 513 for
the following areas

In Georgia this cancels 8 counties

In north central Georgia

Cherokee              Cobb                  Douglas              

In northwest Georgia

Bartow                Carroll               Haralson             
Paulding              

In west central Georgia

Heard                 

This includes the cities of... Bremen... Carrollton... 
Cartersville... Dallas... Douglasville... Franklin... 
Marietta and Woodstock.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cancelled; Tornado Watch Still In Effect

... The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Douglas and southeastern
Paulding counties is cancelled... 

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of
the warned area. Therefore... the warning has been cancelled.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EST for north central
Georgia.

Lat... Lon 3408 8452 3408 8450 3397 8434 3397 8435
      3380 8435 3372 8457 3374 8458 3375 8458
      3378 8461 3382 8463 3400 8464
time... Mot... loc 1838z 224deg 41kt 3402 8457 3390 8453 3374 8455 

Severe Weather Potential

While there has not been an official statement from the National Weather Service for our area, we are monitoring an approaching storm system which is expected to bring much needed rain to our area tonight through Thursday.  With it however is an increasing storm threat for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Occasional cloud to ground lightning, strong damaging winds and large hail are possible.  SPC guidance beginning to discuss probability of isolated tornado threat as well.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations, and be prepared for dangerous storms in your area. We will follow up with any official notices and spotter reports as they arrive.

Freeze Warning and Wind Advisory

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight EST tonight... 
... Freeze warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to
10 am EST Sunday... 

* locations... the freeze warning is in effect for much of north 
  and portions of central Georgia... generally along and north of 
  a line from LaGrange to Griffin to Washington. The Wind 
  Advisory is in effect for most of north and central Georgia.

* Temperatures... temperatures within the freeze warning area 
  will drop into the mid to upper 20s for the northeast 
  mountains and 30 to 35 for the rest of the area. Due to the 
  winds being slow to subside tonight... some areas of the 
  warning will come up just short of 32 degrees.

* Winds... northwest winds around 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 to
  40 mph.

* Impacts...  high winds could down trees and branches. High
  profile vehicles should also exercise caution while driving.
  Protect tender vegetation and animals when freezing conditions
  are expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 20 to 35 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles... and can down trees and branches.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are expected or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

Fire Weather Warning

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM EST this evening
for wind and low rh for north and central Georgia...  

... Red flag warning in effect from 9 am to 7 PM EST Sunday for
for wind and low rh for north and central Georgia... 

* affected area... north and central Georgia

* winds... 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph this evening and
  around 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph Sunday

* timing... red flag warning through 9 PM this evening and red
  flag warning 9 am to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* Relative humidity... 20 to 25 percent today and 15 percent 
  Sunday

* impacts... very low humidity and strong winds will allow fire 
  to spread rapidly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will occur within 24 hours.

Please refer to the local burn permitting authorities on whether
you may burn outdoors. If you do burn outside... use extreme
caution.

Special Statement

… Smoke continues to push southward across north and portions of

central Georgia due to ongoing wildfires in far north Georgia and
western North Carolina...

With a predominant northerly wind flow... areas of smoke emanating
from the north Georgia and North Carolina fires will continue to
drift southward to affect portions of north Georgia including much
of the Atlanta Metro... and even portions of central Georgia.
Expect some reductions to visibility and continued smoky
conditions through tonight and again Friday. As winds lessen
tonight... the smoke may subside across the Atlanta Metro but
continue for portions of far north Georgia. For areas where the
smoke continues overnight... the visibility will drop further. As
winds increase once again on Friday... the smoke affected areas
will once again increase to include the Metro.

Fire Weather Warning

… Red flag warning in effect from 10 am to 7 PM EDT Friday for

gusty north winds and low relative humidity for much of north and
central Georgia...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a red
flag warning for areas mainly along and north of a Columbus to
Macon to Washington line... which is in effect from 10 am to 7 PM
EDT Friday.

* Winds... 15 to 20 mph gusting 25 to 30 mph... with greater wind
speeds likely in the higher elevations of north Georgia.

* Timing... 10 am to 7 PM Friday.

* Relative humidity... 25 to 35 percent.

* Impacts... any ongoing wildfires or additional fires that might
develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning of any kind
is strongly discouraged and already banned in most locations.

* Additional information... fire danger conditions also exists
for areas south of the red flag warning area and outdoor burning
is not recommended there.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This warning includes the Chattahoochee and Oconee National
forests. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather
conditions will occur within 24 hours.

Please refer to the local burn permitting authorities on whether
you may burn outdoors. If you do burn outside... use extreme
caution.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the red flag warning for Friday.