Hazardous Weather Outlook

357 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.Day One…this afternoon and tonight…

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of Georgia this afternoon and evening. Storms will have the potential to become strong producing gusty
winds…frequent lightning strikes and locally heavy rainfall.
.Days Two through Seven…Sunday through Friday…

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected again on Sunday. A few storms may become strong. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through the remainder of the forecast period with mainly a diurnal pattern.

.Spotter Information Statement…

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Cobb County in north central Georgia southeastern Bartow County in northwest Georgia northeastern Paulding County in northwest Georgia

* until 415 PM EDT

* at 322 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter sized hail…and damaging winds up to 60 mph. This storm was located near Emerson…moving southeast at 15 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Acworth…Kennesaw…Powder Springs and Marietta.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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 or tweet US your report at nwsatlanta.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook…updated
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1032 AM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

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1032 AM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.Day one…this afternoon and tonight…

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms possible today and tonight.

Weather hazards expected…

The main threat from any thunderstorms will be gusty winds…locally heavy rain…small hail…and occasional to frequent lightning.

Discussion…
Instability will be sufficient across the area for a few strong storms this afternoon and evening…and an isolated severe storm cannot be rule out. Showers and thunderstorms will persist into tonight. Will have to closely monitor rainfall amounts for localized flooding given potential for training and multiple rounds of precipitation today.

.Days two through seven…Tuesday through Sunday…

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each day…mainly in the afternoons and evenings.

Weather hazards expected…

The main threat from any thunderstorms will be locally heavy rain…
occasional to frequent lightning and gusty winds.

Discussion…

Although weak upper-level ridging will inhibit thunderstorm development somewhat by wednesday into next weekend…isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible each day…mainly in the afternoon and evening. Instability is not expected to be sufficient for widespread severe weather at this time.

.Spotter information statement…

Spotters are encouraged to report strong to severe weather via the
web at weather.gov/atlanta.

Lightning Advisory

…Significant weather advisory for excessive lightning in Paulding and Cobb counties until 700 PM EDT…

At 631 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Hiram…moving east at 20 mph.

Lightning detection systems indicate numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes across Paulding and Cobb counties…including areas around Dallas…New Georgia…Brownsville…Hiram…Lost Mountain Park…Powder Springs…jim r Miller Park and Austell. Residents in this area should stay indoors. Electrical appliances and telephones should not be used unless in an emergency.

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Special Weather Statement

…Significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 45 mph winds in Paulding and Bartow counties until 145 PM EDT…

At 107 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Burnt Hickory ridge…moving northeast at 20 mph.

This storm has the potential to produce pea sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 45 mph as it moves across Paulding and Bartow counties through 145 PM EDT. Some locations in the path of this storm include Burnt Hickory ridge…Cross Roads and Emerson. Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways.

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