Special Statement

1002 am EDT sun Aug 30 2015

... Significant weather advisory for DeKalb... Cobb... north Fulton... 
South Fulton... northwestern Newton... Gwinnett... Clayton... Rockdale... 
northeastern Haralson... western Walton... northwestern Henry... 
Paulding... northeastern Carroll and Douglas counties until 1100 am
EDT... 

At 1000 am EDT... a large area of showers and a few thunderstorms extended from 6
miles south of Villa Rica to near Snellville... and was moving northwest
at 25 mph. 

  Hazard... locally heavy rainfall and a few lightning strikes. Rainfall rates
           up to an inch an hour are likely. 

  Impact... localized flooding in low lying and poor 
           drainage areas is also likely. Motorists should slow down 
           and be prepared for possible loss of control due to 
           hydroplaning. When water covers the Road... remember to 
           turn around don't drown. 

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Lawrenceville... Decatur... 
Conyers... Covington... Dallas... Jonesboro... Buchanan... Sandy
Springs... Roswell... Johns Creek... Alpharetta... Smyrna... Dunwoody... 
East Point... Kennesaw... Duluth and Stockbridge.

Lat... Lon 3391 8505 3395 8505 3395 8498 3401 8495
      3408 8461 3407 8442 3410 8442 3413 8426
      3410 8425 3405 8410 3410 8411 3416 8405
      3413 8397 3357 8381 3351 8442 3355 8446
      3350 8461 3351 8485 3349 8488 3390 8523
time... Mot... loc 1400z 157deg 20kt 3363 8493 3380 8398

Significant Weather Advisory 

Atlanta, GA

Sun, Aug 23, 7:21 am EDT

… SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PAULDING COUNTY UNTIL 800 AM EDT…

AT 721 AM EDT… A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS 8 MILES SOUTH OF BRASWELL… OR 10 MILES WEST OF DALLAS… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD… WINDS UP TO 40 MPH… FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN.

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. LOCALIZED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS ALSO LIKELY. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE LOSS OF CONTROL DUE TO HYDROPLANING. WHEN WATER COVERS THE ROAD… REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.

SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE DALLAS… POWDER SPRINGS… HIRAM… BRASWELL… YORKVILLE… BURNT HICKORY RIDGE… BROWNSVILLE… NEW HOPE… CROSS ROADS AND NEW GEORGIA.

Significant Weather Advisory

... Significant weather advisory for southwestern Cobb... southeastern
Paulding and northern Douglas counties until 530 PM EDT... 

At 444 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was extending from 
near Dallas to near Douglasville... that were nearly stationary.

  Hazard... frequent lightning and heavy rain. 

  Impact... people outdoors should seek shelter immediately. 
           Electrical appliances should not be used unless in an 
           emergency. Localized flooding in low lying and poor 
           drainage areas is also likely. Motorists should slow down 
           and be prepared for possible loss of control due to 
           hydroplaning. When water covers the Road... remember to 
           turn around don't drown. 

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Dallas... Powder Springs... Austell... Hiram... New Hope and Brownsville.

Lat... Lon 3400 8472 3381 8465 3375 8482 3396 8489
time... Mot... loc 2044z 195deg 6kt 3393 8479 3380 8476

Potential for Severe Weather

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of North and Central Georgia due to a strong upper level disturbance approaching the area which is expected to produce strong thunderstorms with the potential for some of the storms to reach severe limits.

The main hazards will be damaging wind gusts of 60+ MPH, locally heavy rainfall and frequent lighting strikes.

The best chances for severe weather will be between 2PM and 10PM.

Please be especially alert this afternoon when schools will be letting kids out and buses rolling during the peak heating and favorable severe storm development phase of this disturbance.

Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for additional statements and later warnings.

Instructions:

Remain weather aware and keep updated with local media and/or NOAA Weather. Remove small and loose unsecured items from yards to prevent damage, have contingency and storm safety plans in place and be prepared for some power outages and road hazards this afternoon and evening.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Douglas County in north central Georgia... 
  southeastern Paulding County in northwestern Georgia... 
  southwestern Fulton County in north central Georgia... 
  southwestern Cobb County in north central Georgia... 

* until 400 PM EDT

* at 312 PM EDT... severe thunderstorms were located extending from
  near Lithia Springs to near Douglasville to near Villa Rica... 
  moving southeast at 25 mph.

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

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... expect damage to roofs... siding and trees. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Atlanta... Douglasville... Smyrna... East Point... Union City... Villa
  Rica... College Park... Powder Springs... Fairburn... Austell...  
  Palmetto... Hiram... Chattahoochee hills... Lithia Springs...  
  Sweetwater Creek State Park... Turner Field... New Georgia...  
  Campbellton... Lake Val-Do-Mar and Hannah.

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 natures 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 3393 8469 3374 8438 3365 8446 3353 8454
      3351 8460 3351 8484 3352 8483 3352 8482
      3355 8483 3357 8481 3358 8491 3372 8490
      3373 8491 3373 8490 3378 8490 3379 8493
time... Mot... loc 1912z 315deg 22kt 3382 8470 3372 8478 3367 8492 

Hail... 0.75in
wind... 60mph

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  southeastern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia... 
  northeastern Paulding County in northwestern Georgia... 
  southwestern Cherokee County in north central Georgia... 
  northwestern Cobb County in north central Georgia... 

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 745 PM EDT... a severe thunderstorm was located over Emerson... or
  over Cartersville... moving south at 15 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... expect damage to roofs... siding and trees. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Cartersville... Kennesaw... Acworth... Emerson... Kellogg Creek... Red
  Top Mountain State Park... George Washington Carver St pk... Oak
  Grove and Sutallee.

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 3420 8488 3422 8460 3402 8459 3405 8485
time... Mot... loc 2345z 337deg 13kt 3415 8476 

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Douglas County in north central Georgia... 
  western Gwinnett County in north central Georgia... 
  northeastern Haralson County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Bartow County in northwestern Georgia... 
  northeastern Carroll County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Paulding County in northwestern Georgia... 
  DeKalb County in north central Georgia... 
  southwestern Forsyth County in north central Georgia... 
  Cherokee County in north central Georgia... 
  eastern Polk County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Fulton County in north central Georgia... 
  Cobb County in north central Georgia... 

* until 930 PM EDT

* at 843 PM EDT... severe thunderstorms were located extending from 
  near Waleska to Woodstock to southwest of Kennesaw to near Dallas 
  to Aragon... moving southeast at 55 mph.

  Hazard... 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable 
           tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to Mobile 
           homes... roofs and outbuildings. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Lawrenceville... Canton... 
  Cartersville... Decatur... Dallas... Buchanan... Sandy Springs... 
  Roswell... Johns Creek... Alpharetta... Smyrna... Dunwoody... East
  Point... Milton... Kennesaw... Duluth and Woodstock.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside
should move to a shelter... inside a strong building and away from
windows.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of natures 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 3408 8515 3410 8505 3421 8505 3421 8502
      3426 8501 3441 8463 3402 8400 3377 8400
      3372 8406 3362 8411 3364 8416 3365 8446
      3356 8446 3372 8508 3380 8517 3410 8518
time... Mot... loc 0043z 311deg 47kt 3430 8449 3411 8450 3396 8470 3392
8489 3405 8503

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 70mph

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

the NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
northern Alabama
northern Georgia
northern Mississippi
southwest North Carolina
western South Carolina

* effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 500 PM until
1100 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

Summary…line of thunderstorms over TN and eastern AR will sag
southward across the watch area…posing a threat of damaging winds
and hail through the late afternoon and early evening.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west of
Oxford Mississippi to 5 miles southeast of Anderson South
Carolina.  For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Remember…a severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.

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Flash Flood Watch

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday morning... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for north and portions of central Georgia.

* Through Sunday morning

* periods of heavy rain will move across north and central Georgia
  through Sunday morning with an additional 2 to 4 inches of
  rainfall. Isolated higher amounts will be possible.

* Saturated soils from rainfall over the past few days along with
  the additional rainfall expected may cause flash flooding of
  roadways and especially around creeks... small streams... low
  lying and urban areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Turn around don't drown!

You should monitor future forecasts and be prepared to take
action should flash flood warnings be issued.