Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… extreme north central Carroll County in northwest Georgia east central Haralson County in northwest Georgia southwestern Paulding County in northwest Georgia

* until 400 PM EDT

* at 334 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter sized hail…and damaging winds up to 60 mph. This storm was located near Draketown…moving northeast at 15 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Union.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

In addition to large hail and damaging winds…continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately! 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. You can also tweet your report using hashtag gawx.

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…Significant weather advisory for dime sized hail and 40 mph winds in Paulding…Carroll and Haralson counties until 400 PM EDT…

At 325 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Temple…moving east at 15 mph.

This storm has the potential to produce dime sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph as it moves across Paulding…Carroll and Haralson counties through 400 PM EDT. Some locations in the path of this storm include Bremen…Temple… Draketown…Union and Villa Rica. Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways.

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Special Weather Statement

…Significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 35 mph winds in Paulding and Cobb counties until 415 PM EDT…

At 331 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over due west…moving northwest at 5 mph.

This storm has the potential to produce pea sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 35 mph as it moves across Paulding and Cobb counties through 415 PM EDT. Some locations in the path of this storm include jim r Miller Park…Marietta…Kennesaw… due west…Lost Mountain Park…Acworth…Dallas…New Hope…Cross Roads and Burnt Hickory ridge. Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways.

These wind gusts may produce minor damage to tree limbs and blow light…unsecured objects around.

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302 PM EDT Mon Jun 23 2014

…Significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 35 mph winds in Paulding…Carroll…Coweta…Douglas…Haralson and Fulton counties until 345 PM EDT…

At 257 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar showed strong thunderstorms from Draketown to Fairplay and Roscoe…moving west at 10 mph.

These storms have the potential to produce pea sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 35 mph as they move across Paulding…Carroll…Coweta…Douglas…Haralson and Fulton counties through 345 PM EDT. Some locations in the path of these storms include Union…Chattahoochee hills…Bill Arp…Winston… Fairplay…Lake Val-Do-Mar…Villa Rica…Eubank Lake…Draketown… Roscoe…Dunaway Gardens…Temple…Hannah…Treasure Lake and Byers Crossroads. Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways.

These wind gusts may produce minor damage to tree limbs and blow light…unsecured objects around.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

.DAY ONE…TONIGHT…

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE INTO THIS EVENING ACROSS
NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. SOME STORMS MAY BE STRONG PRODUCING
GUSTY WINDS…FREQUENT LIGHTNING… AND LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY…

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED EACH DAY…MAINLY
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME STRONG STORMS AND POSSIBLY
A FEW SEVERE ARE POSSIBLE.
.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.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North and Central Georgia until 11PM. 

Isolated severe storms are expected this afternoon and evening across the area. 

The main threat will be damaging winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning and small hail. 

The threat of a tornado cannot be ruled out. 

Timing and intensity remains uncertain, subsequent forecasts will refine this throughout the day. 

Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for updates and later statements on this weather situation. 

Instructions:

Stay aware of rapidly changing weather conditions, especially those that have outdoor activities planned this afternoon and evening. Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for updates and later statements.

Severe Storms Expected

Currently a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of NorthWest Georgia including Paulding County until 10PM.

The storms have intensified through the evening and Severe Weather Warnings are active in Polk and Haralson Counties as of this time.

The storms are expected to continue into the Paulding County area.

Hazards expected include damaging straight line winds, frequent lightning and large hail.

Instructions:

Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for updates.

Special Weather Statement

…Significant weather advisory for 40 mph winds and heavy rainfall in Troup…Paulding…Meriwether…Carroll…Cobb… Coweta…Douglas…Fayette…Harris…Henry and Fulton counties until 1015 PM EDT…

At 927 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of strong thunderstorms that extended from near Yorkville to about 5 miles east of Baughs Crossroads…and moving northeast at 30 mph.

Rainfall amounts between 1 to 2 inches can be expected across parts of Troup…Paulding…Meriwether…Carroll…Cobb… Coweta… Douglas… Fayette…Harris…Henry and Fulton counties. Drivers should use caution as intense rainfall will reduce visibilities. Ponding of water on roadways is also likely.

Flash Flood Watch

…Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thursday morning…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has expanded the

* north Georgia and portions of central Georgia

* through Thursday morning

* a slow moving area of heavy rain will move across the watch area tonight into early Thursday.

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches can be expected with isolated higher amounts possible. There is potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms to train over the area allowing for heavy rainfall in a short period of time.

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.