Hazardous Weather Outlook – Updated

1154 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

This HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK is for portions of north and central Georgia.

.Day one…this afternoon and tonight…

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop through the
afternoon and continue through at least sunset this evening…
especially along and north of the I-85 and I-20 corridor. Aside
from heavy rain which could result in rapid ponding of water in
low lying and poor drainage areas…a few storms could become
strong with brief gusty winds up to 45 mph.

.Days two through seven…Friday through Wednesday…

The chance for thunderstorms will exist each day through the
middle of next week…especially during the afternoon and evening
hours. The primary threats will continue to be gusty winds…
frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall.

.Spotter information statement…
Spotter activation is not requested but spotters are encouraged
to submit reports of impact weather or damage.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1034 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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1034 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central Georgia.

.Day one…this afternoon and tonight…
isolated strong thunderstorms expected this afternoon and
tonight.

Weather hazards expected…
frequent lightning…strong gusty winds…and heavy
rain…possibly resulting in localized flooding.

Discussion…
An upper level disturbance will combine with ample moisture and
daytime heating to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms
across north and central Georgia this afternoon and evening. The
best chances will be north of a line from Columbus to Macon to
Augusta…and generally between 3 and 10 pm. This activity will
diminish into the overnight hours.

.Days two through seven…Wednesday through Monday…

Chances of thunderstorms will continue through Monday. Frequent
lightning…gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall will be the
primary threats with any strong thunderstorms.

.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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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.