Special Weather Statement

... Significant weather advisory for dime sized hail and 35 mph winds
in Paulding County until 245 PM EDT... 

At 230 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
strong thunderstorm near Dallas... moving northeast at 45 mph.

These storms have the potential to produce dime sized sized hail... 
frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 35 mph as they
move across Paulding County through 245 PM EDT.

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Dallas... Hiram and New Hope. 

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 800 PM EDT for northwestern
Georgia.

Lat... Lon 3401 8474 3382 8473 3380 8484 3388 8495
time... Mot... loc 1830z 239deg 38kt 3386 8485

Tornado Watch

Tornado Watch 88 remains in effect until 800 PM EDT for the 
following locations


GA 
.    Georgia counties included are

Banks                Barrow              Clarke              
Clayton              Cobb                Coweta              
DeKalb               Douglas             Elbert              
Fayette              Forsyth             Franklin            
Fulton               Gwinnett            Habersham           
Hall                 Hart                Henry               
Jackson              Madison             Newton              
Oconee               Oglethorpe          Paulding            
Rabun                Rockdale            Stephens            
Walton

Flash Flood Watch

… Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for north and central Georgia.

* Through late tonight

* several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will lead to
widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches. When combined with
recently saturated grounds… flooding will be likely for already
swollen rivers across the area. In addition to the river
flooding… isolated flash flooding will be possible as well heavy
rainfall over already saturated grounds.

* Flooding of low lying… poor drainage areas is likely… along
with the potential flash flooding of several flood prone rivers
and streams.

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.

Special Statement – Pea Sized Hail

... Significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 40 mph winds
in De Kalb... Cobb... Paulding... Douglas and north Fulton counties
until 600 PM EDT... 

At 528 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
line of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Smyrna
to near Villa Rica... and moving east at 35 mph.

These storms have the potential to produce pea sized sized hail...  
dangerous cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph as they 
move across De Kalb... Cobb... Paulding... Douglas and north Fulton 
counties through 600 PM EDT.

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Sandy Springs... Smyrna... Villa
Rica... Powder Springs... Chamblee... Doraville... Austell... North 
Atlanta... Lithia Springs... Fair Oaks... Sweetwater Creek State Park 
and Vinings..

Lat... Lon 3394 8448 3390 8423 3374 8457 3375 8457
      3373 8458 3369 8468 3374 8490 3378 8490
      3378 8491
time... Mot... loc 2128z 266deg 31kt 3392 8448 3378 8489 


529 PM EDT Fri Apr 10 2015

... Significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 40 mph winds
in De Kalb... Cobb... Paulding... Douglas and north Fulton counties
until 600 PM EDT... 

At 528 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
line of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Smyrna
to near Villa Rica... and moving east at 35 mph.

These storms have the potential to produce pea sized sized hail...  
dangerous cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph as they 
move across De Kalb... Cobb... Paulding... Douglas and north Fulton 
counties through 600 PM EDT.

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Sandy Springs... Smyrna... Villa
Rica... Powder Springs... Chamblee... Doraville... Austell... North 
Atlanta... Lithia Springs... Fair Oaks... Sweetwater Creek State Park 
and Vinings..

Lat... Lon 3394 8448 3390 8423 3374 8457 3375 8457
      3373 8458 3369 8468 3374 8490 3378 8490
      3378 8491
time... Mot... loc 2128z 266deg 31kt 3392 8448 3378 8489 

Special Statement – Black Ice

... Patchy black ice likely across north and much of central
Georgia tonight... 

As a very cold air mass continues to spread in over the state
this evening and overnight...  temperatures will fall at or below
freezing for most areas. This coupled with wet grounds from
widespread rains will result in patches of black ice...  resulting
in slick spots on area roads and bridges. The main black ice
threat tonight will be generally along and north of a Columbus to
Macon to Warrenton line...  and through Friday morning.  

People traveling across north and much of central Georgia
tonight and Friday morning should use extra caution and be
prepared for slick spots on roads.

Winter Weather Advisory

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 am EST this
morning... 
... Winter Storm Warning is cancelled... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for black ice and light accumulations of
snow on some roadways... which is in effect until 10 am EST this
morning. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.

* Locations... generally along a line from Carrollton to Atlanta
  to Athens.

* Hazard types... black ice on area roadways... especially elevated
  surfaces.

* Timing... through 10 am this morning.

* Impacts... hazardous travel conditions due to black ice on
  roadways. Drivers are urged to avoid travel or use extreme
  caution.

* Temperatures... 28 to 32 degrees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Weather Advisory for black ice means residual moisture on
roadways will freeze this morning making for hazardous driving
conditions.

Freezing Fog Advisory

... Freezing fog advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
freezing fog advisory... which is in effect until 9 am EST this
morning.

* Locations... along and north of a line from Newnan to Covington
  to Greensboro.

* Visibilities... less than a mile with isolated locations as low
  as a quarter of a mile.

* Timing... now through 9am.

* Impacts... with temperatures at or below freezing... fog will
  freeze on contact. This is especially true for elevated
  surfaces.

* Temperatures... at or just below freezing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A freezing fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If
driving... slow down... use your headlights... and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you. Also... be alert for
slick spots on elevated surfaces causing slippery roads.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect.

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning now in effect from 10 am Wednesday through 10 am Thursday.

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 am Wednesday to 10 am EST Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Winter Storm Warning which is in effect from 10 am Wednesday to 10 am EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

  • Locations: along and north of a line from Newnan to Covington to Athens.
  • Hazard types: snow possibly mixing with Rain at times.
  • Accumulations: 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches in the mountains of North and Northeast Georgia. Lower amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible on the south side of the Atlanta metro area and along the southern fringe of the warning area.
  • Timing: 10 am Wednesday through 10 am Thursday.
  • Impacts: accumulations of snow along with near or below freezing temperatures will result in slick roadways and make travel hazardous.
  • Visibilities: visibilities will be greatly reduced during some of the expected heavier snow rates during the afternoon and evening.
  • Temperatures: temperatures are expected to remain steady or fall through the day to near freezing as snowfall rates increase. Temperatures are expected to remain steady near or below freezing through the overnight hours into Thursday morning.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.

Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Heavy, wet snow can break tree limbs and down power lines. Particularly in the area impacted by last weeks ice storm. Stay Indoors away from these hazards, and prepare for Power Outages By having flashlights and emergency supplies ready.

Winter Storm Watch

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon... 
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday morning... 

* locations... for the advisory today... along and north of a line 
  from Carrollton to Atlanta to Athens to Lexington. For the 
  watch Wednesday into Thursday... along and north of a line from 
  Newnan to Covington to Athens.

* Hazard types... for the advisory today... the wintry precipitation
  has been ending this morning... but hazardous Road conditions
  will continue until the air temperature rises above freezing.
  For the watch Wednesday into Thursday... rain changing to snow.

* Accumulations... for the advisory today... snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to 1 inch have occurred. For the watch
  Wednesday into Thursday... 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches in
  the mountains. Lower amounts possible on the south side of the
  Atlanta Metro area.

* Timing... for the advisory... through 1 PM this afternoon. For
  the watch Wednesday into Thursday... 10 am Wednesday through 7 am
  Thursday.

* Impacts... for the advisory today... light accumulations of snow 
  may result in slick roadways and travel difficulties. For the 
  watch Wednesday into Thursday... accumulations of snow along 
  with freezing temperatures will result in slick roadways and 
  make travel hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Now is the time to prepare for this winter storm. Be sure to buy
non-perishable foods. Make contingency plans if you plan on
traveling during this period. If you can change your travel
plans... do so before the event starts. Now is the time to plan.
Do not wait for the warning!