Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

310 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2011

 

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310 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2011

 

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN IN POLK…PAULDING…BARTOW…CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT…

 

AT 305 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER EMERSON…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

 

LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS INDICATE NUMEROUS CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES ACROSS POLK…PAULDING…BARTOW…CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES…INCLUDING AREAS AROUND ACWORTH…KELLOGG CREEK…HOBGOOD PARK…EMERSON…GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER STATE PARK…RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…CARTERSVILLE…OAK GROVE…CROSS ROADS…BURNT HICKORY RIDGE AND NEW HOPE. RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND TELEPHONES SHOULD NOT BE USED UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR.

 

ALSO…RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA. DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS INTENSE RAINFALL WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES. PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS IS ALSO LIKELY.

 

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LAT…LON 3388 8476 3401 8498 3422 8480 3416 8455

TIME…MOT…LOC 1910Z 035DEG 7KT 3408 8475

 

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