Flood Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for Haralson, Polk and Paulding Counties until 945 AM Thursday. 

 At 340 PM National Weather Service Doppler Radar and Automated Rain Gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the warned area.  The runoff from the heavy rain may cause flooding on numerous streams and small creeks by this evening.  Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. 

 Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area before ending by 1000 PM.  The creeks and rivers in the warned area will continue to rise throughout the night. 

 Do not attempt to cross water or unknown depth, on foot or in an automobile.  Do not drive around barricades.  Most flood deaths occur in automobiles.  Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.

 Monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather.

Significant Weather Advisory

Statement as of 2:48 PM EST on November 18, 2015
... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Cobb... Paulding... 
northwestern Carroll... Haralson and southeastern Polk counties until
330 PM EST... 

At 247 PM EST... a line of showers and isolated thunderstorms was
extending from near Aragon to 6 miles south of Rockmart to near
Buchanan to 6 miles northwest of Bowdon... and moving northeast at 35
mph.

  Hazard... 40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. 

  Impact... people outdoors should seek shelter immediately. Expect 
           minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of 
           light... unsecured objects. 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... Buchanan... Acworth... Bremen... Temple... Rockmart... Hiram... 
Tallapoosa... Mount Zion... Aragon... Waco... Braswell... Yorkville... New
Hope... Bowdon Junction... Van Wert... New Georgia... Eubank Lake... Burnt
Hickory ridge and Fish Creek.

Lat... Lon 3376 8526 3390 8521 3402 8524 3408 8472
      3403 8468 3390 8477 3366 8506 3358 8532
      3366 8534
time... Mot... loc 1947z 244deg 29kt 3410 8509 3391 8506 3377 8515 3362
8530


Djn

248 PM EST Wed Nov 18 2015

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Cobb... Paulding... 
northwestern Carroll... Haralson and southeastern Polk counties until
330 PM EST... 

At 247 PM EST... a line of showers and isolated thunderstorms was
extending from near Aragon to 6 miles south of Rockmart to near
Buchanan to 6 miles northwest of Bowdon... and moving northeast at 35
mph.

  Hazard... 40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. 

  Impact... people outdoors should seek shelter immediately. Expect 
           minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of 
           light... unsecured objects. 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... Buchanan... Acworth... Bremen... Temple... Rockmart... Hiram... 
Tallapoosa... Mount Zion... Aragon... Waco... Braswell... Yorkville... New
Hope... Bowdon Junction... Van Wert... New Georgia... Eubank Lake... Burnt
Hickory ridge and Fish Creek.

Lat... Lon 3376 8526 3390 8521 3402 8524 3408 8472
      3403 8468 3390 8477 3366 8506 3358 8532
      3366 8534
time... Mot... loc 1947z 244deg 29kt 3410 8509 3391 8506 3377 8515 3362
8530


Djn

Wind Advisory

… Wind Advisory now in effect until 7 PM EST this evening…

* locations… areas along and north of a Franklin to Jonesboro
to Homer.

* Winds… southeast winds around 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Timing… through Wednesday evening.

* Impacts… driving may be difficult… especially in higher
elevations. Small objects may also be blown around if not
secured. Some trees will be downed due to the wet soils in
combination with the strong winds. Small limbs and branches
may also break in these type of winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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.

Areal Flood Watch

… Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning…

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Georgia… north central Georgia…
northeast Georgia… northwest Georgia and west central
Georgia… including the following in east … central Georgia…
Greene… Taliaferro and Wilkes. In north central Georgia…
Barrow… Cherokee… Clayton… Cobb… Dawson… DeKalb…
Douglas… Fannin… Fayette… Forsyth… Gilmer… Gwinnett…
Hall… Henry… Lumpkin… Morgan… Newton… north Fulton…
Pickens… Rockdale… South Fulton… Union and Walton. In
northeast Georgia… banks… Clarke… Jackson… Madison…
Oconee… Oglethorpe… towns and white. In northwest Georgia…
Bartow… Carroll… Catoosa… Chattooga… Dade… Floyd…
Gordon… Haralson… Murray… Paulding… Polk… Walker and
Whitfield. In west central Georgia… Coweta and heard.

* Through Thursday morning

* the Flood Watch area is generally north of a line from
Franklin to Covington to Washington. Rainfall amounts of 2 to
3 inches can be expected over north Georgia with isolated
higher amounts in the north central and northeast mountains.
Soils remain very moist from the well above average rainfall
during the first 10 days of November.

* Expect drainage issues this time of year due to Leaf debris
and clogged drains to enhance localized street flooding.
Several creeks and rivers are projected to go a foot or two
above flood stage based on the forecast rainfall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Frost Advisory 

Severe weather for Hiram, GA — via Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com/download/index.asp#ios).
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Frost Advisory
10:30 PM EST, 11/13,expires 9:00 AM EST, 11/14
… Frost advisory remains in effect until 9 am EST Saturday…
* locations… parts of north and central Georgia… mainly south of a line from Rome to Canton to Cleveland… and north of a line from LaGrange to Monticello to Washington.
* Temperatures… dropping into the mid 30s after midnight.
* Timing… from midnight to 9 am Saturday.
* Impacts… sensitive vegetation left outdoors or unprotected could suffer damage or be killed.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A frost advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.
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Areal Flood Watch

Severe weather for Hiram, GA — via Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com/download/index.asp#ios).
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Areal Flood Watch
12:00 PM EST, 11/08,expires 4:00 PM EST, 11/09
… Flood Watch in effect from 4 PM EST this afternoon through Monday afternoon…
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flood Watch for much of north and central Georgia.
* From 4 PM EST this afternoon through Monday afternoon
* persistent rain has already led to excessive rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches in many locations since Friday. An approaching low pressure system will interact with abundant moisture to produce additional rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches within the watch area through Monday evening. 
* Saturated soils will cause additional rainfall to runoff into area creeks and streams which will react to rainfall more quickly than normal due to the saturated ground. Storm drains impeded by fallen leaves may contribute to localized flooding issues. Higher rainfall rates overnight could also lead to isolated areas of flash flooding.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and possible flood warnings… and be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening... 

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Georgia... east central Georgia... north 
  central Georgia... northeast Georgia... northwest Georgia and 
  west central Georgia... including the following in central ... 
  Georgia... Butts... Jasper... Monroe and Putnam. In east central 
  Georgia... Greene... Taliaferro and Wilkes. In north central 
  Georgia... Barrow... Cherokee... Clayton... Cobb... Dawson...  
  DeKalb... Douglas... Fayette... Forsyth... Gwinnett... Hall...  
  Henry... Lumpkin... Morgan... Newton... north Fulton... Pickens...  
  Rockdale... South Fulton and Walton. In northeast Georgia...  
  banks... Clarke... Jackson... Madison... Oconee... Oglethorpe and 
  white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow... Carroll... Haralson...  
  Paulding and Polk. In west central Georgia... Coweta... Harris... 
   heard... Lamar... Meriwether... Muscogee... Pike... Spalding...  
  Talbot... Troup and Upson. 

* Through this evening

* an unusually moist airmass will continue to feed into north and
  central Georgia. Additional rainfall amounts between 2 to 4
  inches are possible.

* Some trees and power lines could be downed by any 
  thunderstorms due to wet soils. 

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. There is some uncertainty in the amount of
rain forecast in this situation. An increase in thunderstorm
activity in the Gulf of Mexico tonight could diminish the amount
of rain and flooding seen in Georgia. Correspondingly... a
decrease in Gulf thunderstorms could enhance rainfall.

Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and possible warnings
and be prepared to take action should flooding develop.