Special Statement

1002 am EDT sun Aug 30 2015

... Significant weather advisory for DeKalb... Cobb... north Fulton... 
South Fulton... northwestern Newton... Gwinnett... Clayton... Rockdale... 
northeastern Haralson... western Walton... northwestern Henry... 
Paulding... northeastern Carroll and Douglas counties until 1100 am
EDT... 

At 1000 am EDT... a large area of showers and a few thunderstorms extended from 6
miles south of Villa Rica to near Snellville... and was moving northwest
at 25 mph. 

  Hazard... locally heavy rainfall and a few lightning strikes. Rainfall rates
           up to an inch an hour are likely. 

  Impact... localized flooding in low lying and poor 
           drainage areas is also likely. Motorists should slow down 
           and be prepared for possible loss of control due to 
           hydroplaning. When water covers the Road... remember to 
           turn around don't drown. 

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Lawrenceville... Decatur... 
Conyers... Covington... Dallas... Jonesboro... Buchanan... Sandy
Springs... Roswell... Johns Creek... Alpharetta... Smyrna... Dunwoody... 
East Point... Kennesaw... Duluth and Stockbridge.

Lat... Lon 3391 8505 3395 8505 3395 8498 3401 8495
      3408 8461 3407 8442 3410 8442 3413 8426
      3410 8425 3405 8410 3410 8411 3416 8405
      3413 8397 3357 8381 3351 8442 3355 8446
      3350 8461 3351 8485 3349 8488 3390 8523
time... Mot... loc 1400z 157deg 20kt 3363 8493 3380 8398

Significant Weather Advisory 

Atlanta, GA

Sun, Aug 23, 7:21 am EDT

… SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PAULDING COUNTY UNTIL 800 AM EDT…

AT 721 AM EDT… A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS 8 MILES SOUTH OF BRASWELL… OR 10 MILES WEST OF DALLAS… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD… WINDS UP TO 40 MPH… FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN.

IMPACT… PEOPLE OUTDOORS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT… UNSECURED OBJECTS. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES SHOULD NOT BE USED UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS ALSO LIKELY. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE LOSS OF CONTROL DUE TO HYDROPLANING. WHEN WATER COVERS THE ROAD… REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.

SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE DALLAS… POWDER SPRINGS… HIRAM… BRASWELL… YORKVILLE… BURNT HICKORY RIDGE… BROWNSVILLE… NEW HOPE… CROSS ROADS AND NEW GEORGIA.

Significant Weather Advisory

... Significant weather advisory for southwestern Cobb... southeastern
Paulding and northern Douglas counties until 530 PM EDT... 

At 444 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was extending from 
near Dallas to near Douglasville... that were nearly stationary.

  Hazard... frequent lightning and heavy rain. 

  Impact... people outdoors should seek shelter immediately. 
           Electrical appliances should not be used unless in an 
           emergency. Localized flooding in low lying and poor 
           drainage areas is also likely. Motorists should slow down 
           and be prepared for possible loss of control due to 
           hydroplaning. When water covers the Road... remember to 
           turn around don't drown. 

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Dallas... Powder Springs... Austell... Hiram... New Hope and Brownsville.

Lat... Lon 3400 8472 3381 8465 3375 8482 3396 8489
time... Mot... loc 2044z 195deg 6kt 3393 8479 3380 8476

Potential for Severe Weather

Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of North and Central Georgia due to a strong upper level disturbance approaching the area which is expected to produce strong thunderstorms with the potential for some of the storms to reach severe limits.

The main hazards will be damaging wind gusts of 60+ MPH, locally heavy rainfall and frequent lighting strikes.

The best chances for severe weather will be between 2PM and 10PM.

Please be especially alert this afternoon when schools will be letting kids out and buses rolling during the peak heating and favorable severe storm development phase of this disturbance.

Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for additional statements and later warnings.

Instructions:

Remain weather aware and keep updated with local media and/or NOAA Weather. Remove small and loose unsecured items from yards to prevent damage, have contingency and storm safety plans in place and be prepared for some power outages and road hazards this afternoon and evening.