Special Weather Statement

UPDATE: Reports of trees down on Dabbs Bridge Rd, Kelly Ct in New Hope.


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
817 PM EDT THU JUN 27 2013

GAZ020-021-030>032-280100-
817 PM EDT THU JUN 27 2013

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT LIGHTNING IN POLK...
PAULDING...BARTOW...CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM EDT...

AT 811 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM NEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD TO LAKE ALLATOONA...
STILESBORO AND TAYLORSVILLE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE PEA SIZED HAIL...FREQUENT
CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AS THEY MOVE
ACROSS POLK...PAULDING...BARTOW...CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES THROUGH
900 PM EDT. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE
ARAGON...LAKE ARROWHEAD...STILESBORO...EMERSON...RED TOP MOUNTAIN
STATE PARK...CARTERSVILLE...EUHARLEE...WHITE...TAYLORSVILLE...GEORGE
WASHINGTON CARVER STATE PARK...SUTALLEE...KELLOGG CREEK...LITTLE
RIVER LANDING...BRASWELL AND ACWORTH. HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL CAUSE
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

THESE WIND GUSTS MAY PRODUCE MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOW
LIGHT...UNSECURED OBJECTS AROUND.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Polk, Paulding, Floyd and Bartow Counties.

The storms are approaching Paulding County from the West and North.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means that severe weather is occurring now or expected soon. Severe thunderstorms occassionally produce tornadoes. Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions.

*A Tornado Warning is in effect for Cobb, Cherokee and Fulton County.

Instructions:

Stay updated with local media and/or NOAA Weather Radio.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of North and Central Georgia including Paulding County and the Metro Atlanta area.

The watch is to provide notice that storms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds in excess of 70mph and frequent lightning are possible within and close to the watch area.

Instructions:

Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions and monitor local media outlets and/or NOAA Weather Radio for later statements and warnings.

Latest SPC Guidance on Storm System

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1068
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0315 PM CDT THU JUN 13 2013

AREAS AFFECTED…N-CNTRL AL AND N-CNTRL GA

CONCERNING…SEVERE POTENTIAL…WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 132015Z – 132145Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE…40 PERCENT

 

SUMMARY…ISOLD STORMS MAY YIELD A LOCALIZED DAMAGING WIND THREAT.
A PERHAPS GREATER WIND DAMAGE THREAT COULD MATERIALIZE IF A CONVECTIVE LINE DEVELOPS OVER NRN AL/GA AND MOVES SEWD.

DISCUSSION…VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A CU FIELD PERCOLATING FROM NRN MS ENEWD INTO NRN AL/GA AHEAD OF A COLD FRONTAL ZONEĀ  OVER SRN MIDDLE TN WWD INTO WRN TN. A MID-LEVEL TROUGH SITUATED OVER THE CNTRL APPALACHIANS /PER WATER VAPOR IMAGERY/ WILL MOVE SEWD THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND CAROLINAS THIS EVENING AND AWAY FROM AL/GA…THEREBY LENDING LESS LARGE-SCALE SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZED STRONG-SEVERE STORMS.

SUBJECTIVE SURFACE MESOANALYSIS PLACES THE BACK EDGE OF THE CU FIELD CO-LOCATED WITH A WEAK PRE-FRONTAL WINDSHIFT AHEAD OF THE FRONT. THE DIFFUSE CHARACTER OF THE FRONT AND DISPLACEMENT OF THE WINDSHIFT FROM THE FRONT HAS LIMITED LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE AND MUCH IN THE WAY OF STORMS DEVELOPING FROM NEAR THE I-65 CORRIDOR AND LOCATIONS W. DESPITE THESE LIMITATIONS…SEVERAL MORE HOURS PRIOR TO THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING AND MODERATE 3 KM AGL WLY FLOW /30 KT AT KFFC AND KBMX VWPS/ WOULD AT LEAST LEND THE POSSIBILITY FOR A FEW ISOLD DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH THE MORE VIGOROUS STORMS.

Det. Stephen Michael Dooley, CEM
Crime Scene Investigator
POST General Instructor
SWAT Logistics Element Team Leader
Sheriff’s Emergency Management Representative

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office
247 Industrial Way N.
Dallas, GA 30132
(770) 443-3015 Ext. 339
E-mail: sdooley@paulding.gov

Severe Weather Advisory

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service and the NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that reports a cold front will move into the state this afternoon and produce widespread severe thunderstorms across the area.

Damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and brief heavy rain can be expected with these storms.

The current forecast reflects that the hours between 3pm and 9pm will be the greatest threat of severe weather.

Instructions:

Persons across North and Central Georgia should monitor local media outlets and/or NOAA Weather Radio for more information. Lightning can be deadly and should be taken seriously. Having to take shelter from a storm during an outdoor activity can seem like an inconvenience however it is the difference between life and death. A good rule of thumb is to stay indoors until 30 minutes have passed after the last clasp of thunder or flash of lightning observed.

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