Tornado Warning

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A
* Tornado Warning For…
Cherokee County In North Central Georgia Northern Cobb County In North Central Georgia North Central Fulton County In North Central Georgia Southeastern Bartow County In Northwest Georgia Paulding County In Northwest Georgia
* Until 130 Pm Est
* At 1241 Pm Est…National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A Severe Thunderstorm Capable Of Producing A Tornado 9 Miles Southwest Of Dallas…Moving Northeast At 65 Mph.
* Other Locations In The Warning Include But Are Not Limited To Hiram…Emerson…Acworth…Kennesaw…Woodstock…Mountain Park…
Holly Springs…Canton…Waleska…Buffington…Milton…Free Home And Ball Ground.

INSTRUCTION: When A Tornado Warning Is Issued Based On Doppler Radar…It Means That Strong Rotation Has Been Detected In The Storm. A Tornado May Already Be On The Ground…Or Is Expected To Develop Shortly. If You Are In The Path Of This Dangerous Storm…Move Indoors And To A Basement Or Interior Room On The Ground Floor. Stay Away From Windows. If Driving…Do Not Seek Shelter Under A Highway Overpass.
Heavy Rainfall May Obscure This Tornado. Take Cover Now! If You Wait To See Or Hear It Coming…It Will Be Too Late To Get To A Safe Place.
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.
A Tornado Watch Remains In Effect Until 400 Pm Est Wednesday Afternoon For Northern Georgia.

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Tornado Warning

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A

* Tornado Warning For…
Southwestern Cobb County In North Central Georgia Douglas County In North Central Georgia Southwestern Fulton County In North Central Georgia Southeastern Carroll County In Northwest Georgia Southeastern Paulding County In Northwest Georgia Northwestern Coweta County In West Central Georgia Northeastern Heard County In West Central Georgia

* Until 900 Am Est

* At 802 Am Est…National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A Severe Thunderstorm Capable Of Producing A Tornado 10 Miles Southwest Of Whitesburg…Moving Northeast At 55 Mph.

* Other Locations In The Warning Include But Are Not Limited To Douglasville…Lithia Springs…Hiram…Austell…Powder Springs And Smyrna.

INSTRUCTION: 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.

A Tornado Watch Remains In Effect Until 100 Pm Est Wednesday Afternoon For Northwestern Georgia.

Tornado Watch

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service Has Extended Tornado Watch 17 To Include The Following Areas Until 1 Pm Est This Afternoon

In Georgia This Watch Includes 9 Counties In Northwest Georgia Bartow                Carroll               Chattooga Floyd                 Gordon                Haralson Paulding              Polk In West Central Georgia Heard

This Includes The Cities Of…Bremen…Calhoun…Carrollton…
Cartersville…Cedartown…Dallas…Franklin…
Rome And Summerville.

Wind Advisory

DESCRIPTION: …Windy Conditions Expected Across The State Today And Tonight…With Damaging Winds Expected Across The Higher Elevations Of Northeast Georgia…
.A Strong Storm System Push Through Georgia Today And Tonight.

Strong Winds Will Develop This Morning Ahead Of The Front…And Then Increase Through The Afternoon Hours. Showers And Thunderstorms Will Accompany These Winds On Wednesday… But It Should Be Noted That Very Strong Winds Will Be Possible Outside Of Any Shower Or Thunderstorm Activity As Well. Recent Rains And The Additional Heavy Rainfall Anticipated From This System Will Allow For Trees To Be Uprooted With Greater Ease.

…Wind Advisory Now In Effect From 6 Am This Morning To Midnight Est Tonight…

* Locations…Most Of North And Central Georgia.

* Winds…Southwest 15 To 25 Mph With Gusts Up To 40 Mph.

* Timing…Early Wednesday Morning Through Wednesday Afternoon.

* Impacts…Winds This Strong Can Down Weakened Trees And Make Driving Difficult… Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution.

INSTRUCTION: A Wind Advisory Means That Sustained Wind Speeds Of At Least
20 Mph…Or Gusts To 35 Mph Or Stronger…Are Expected. Winds This Strong Can Make Driving Difficult…Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution.

Flood Watch

…Flood Watch In Effect From 9 Am Est This Morning Through This Evening…
The National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Expanded The

* Flood Watch To Include Portions Of North Central Georgia And Northwest Georgia.

* From 9 Am Est This Morning Through This Evening

* A Strong Cold Front Will Bring A Band Of Showers And Numerous Thunderstorms On Wednesday…With Heavy Downpours Expected. Much Of Of North Georgia Could See Widespread Rainfall Amounts Of
1.75 To 2 Inches…With Locally Higher Amounts Likely.

* These Rainfall Amounts Could Combine With The Saturated Ground To Produce Rapid Rises On Small Creeks And Streams…With Flooding Of Low Lying And Flood Prone Areas Possible.

INSTRUCTION: A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On Current Forecasts.

You Should Monitor Latest Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible Flood Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To Flooding Should Be Prepared To Take Action Should Flooding Develop.

Freezing Rain Advisory

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for portions of North Georgia including the Paulding County area. The advisory goes into effect at 6AM Friday morning and continues through 1PM.

Freezing rain is forecasted to begin in NorthWest Georgia around 7AM and continue through noon. Little accumulation is expected.

Instructions:
Periods of freezing rain that will later switch to all rain will cause some travel difficulties across the region. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution. Power outages may occur due to ice forming on power lines. Stay aware of changing weather conditions and monitor NOAA weather radio and local media outlets for further statements regarding the winter weather event.

Contact Information:
Det. Stephen Dooley
CSI Detective / Hazardous Weather Specialist
770-443-3010
sdooley@paulding.gov

 

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of North Georgia beginning today at 1pm and expiring Friday at 7AM.

Locations north of a line from Carrollton to Atlanta to Jefferson is forecasted to experience black ice and light snow accumulations up to one inch in elevated areas.

Rain will mix with and begin changing to snow in North West Georgia by early afternoon spreading across the rest of North Georgia through the early evening hours.

Winds are also expected to increase to 20MPH with gusts to 30MPH.

Instructions:

Snow and Ice will create nuisance driving conditions. Black Ice is likely across the area this evening and friday morning when temperatures fall below freezing. Motorists are reminded to decrease your speed and drive with extreme caution. Keep alert to additional statements and later warnings reference this weather situation.