Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning, and Freeze Watch

… Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening…
… Freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
EDT Wednesday…
… Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through
Thursday morning…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
freeze watch… which is in effect from late Wednesday night
through Thursday morning.

* Locations… north and central Georgia

* winds… northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures… in the lower 40s.

* Timing… winds will decrease after 8 PM this evening. Freezing
temperatures will occur between midnight tonight and 9 am
Wednesday morning… and again between 4 am and 9 am Thursday
morning.

* Impacts… strong gusty winds will cause small to moderate-
sized branches to fall… as well as a few trees that have been
weakened by the winter storms this past winter. High profile
vehicles are also affected by these gusty winds. The freezing
temperatures may damage or kill tender or budding vegetation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
20 mph… or gusts to 35 mph or greater are expected. Winds this
strong can make driving difficult… especially for high profile
vehicles. Use extra caution.

A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to
threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the
warned area are advised to protect tender vegetation.

A freeze watch means conditions are favorable for a freeze event
in and close to the watch area. Those with
agricultural interests in the watch area should make
preparations to protect sensitive vegetation and young trees.

Wind Advisory and Freeze Warning

… Wind Advisory remains in effect until 2 am EDT Thursday…
… Freeze warning in effect from 1 am to 10 am EDT Thursday…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
freeze warning… which is in effect from 1 am to 10 am EDT
Thursday. The freeze watch is no longer in effect.

* Temperatures… in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

* Locations… portions of north and central Georgia.

* Winds… northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing… strong gusty winds will accompany a cold front that
pushes across the area today. The strongest winds are expected
behind the cold front… with winds increasing from the
northwest this afternoon and remaining strong through early
Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop below freezing
between 1 am and 10 am Thursday morning.

* Impacts… strong winds could down weakened trees and limbs
from recent winter weather… move around unsecured objects…
and make driving difficult for high profile vehicles. Freezing
temperatures may damage or kill tender early Spring
vegetation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to
threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests
in the warned area are advised to harvest or protect tender
vegetation.

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.

Freeze Warning

… Freeze warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EST
Tuesday for north and parts of central Georgia…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
freeze warning… which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to
10 am EST Tuesday. The freeze watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations… north and much of central Georgia… mainly along
and north of a Hamilton to Macon to Louisville line.

* Temperatures… in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

* Timing… from around 10 to 11 PM this evening across north
Georgia and shortly after midnight for central Georgia…
through about 10 am Tuesday morning for both north and central
Georgia.

* Impacts… freezing temperatures may damage or kill tender early
Spring vegetation

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to
threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests
in the warned area are advised to harvest or protect tender
vegetation.