Flash Flood Warning 

Severe weather for Hiram, GA — via Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com/download/index.asp#ios).
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Flash Flood Warning
8:23 AM EST, 12/30,expires 2:15 PM EST, 12/30
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for… southern Gilmer County in north central Georgia… White County in northeastern Georgia… Cherokee County in north central Georgia… Forsyth County in north central Georgia… Dawson County in north central Georgia… southeastern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia… Cobb County in north central Georgia… Lumpkin County in north central Georgia… Hall County in north central Georgia… Banks County in northeastern Georgia… Pickens County in north central Georgia… Jackson County in northeastern Georgia… Paulding County in northwestern Georgia…
* until 215 PM EST * at 820 am EST… Doppler radar indicated a large area of thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen with another inch or two expected before noon. Flash flooding will be possible on streams and creeks during the day.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include… Marietta… Gainesville… Douglasville… Canton… Dallas… Jefferson… Commerce… Cumming… Dahlonega… Jasper… Cleveland… Dawsonville… Homer… Sandy Springs… Roswell… Smyrna… Kennesaw… Woodstock… Acworth and Sugar Hill.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
Turn around… dont drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
If you see significant flooding call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet US your warning at nwsatlanta.

Lat… Lon 3477 8363 3451 8367 3443 8361 3449 8354 3446 8340 3426 8334 3418 8338 3405 8371 3417 8406 3405 8412 3419 8433 3411 8442 3398 8438 3377 8454 3381 8504 3424 8464 3464 8465 3471 8425 3461 8419 3479 8381

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Areal Flood Watch Continues

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday 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... Baldwin... Bibb... Bleckley... Butts... Crawford...  
  crisp... Dooly... Houston... Jasper... Jones... Monroe... Peach...  
  Pulaski... Putnam... Twiggs and Wilkinson. In east central 
  Georgia... Glascock... Greene... Hancock... Jefferson...  
  Taliaferro... Warren... Washington 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... Chattahoochee... Coweta...  
  Harris... heard... Lamar... Macon... Marion... Meriwether...  
  Muscogee... Pike... Schley... Spalding... Stewart... Sumter...  
  Talbot... Taylor... Troup... Upson and Webster. 

* Through Friday evening

* soils remain very saturated across north and central Georgia.
  Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to
  redevelop across Georgia overnight and continue into Wednesday.
  An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible across the watch
  area. Rainfall should begin to taper off by Friday evening.

* Flooding continues along many creeks and rivers across Georgia.
  This additional rainfall will likely prolong flooding in many of
  these areas...  and likely cause new flooding. Also... temporary
  urban and street flooding could occur due to poor drainage and
  clogged storm drains where any heavy rain falls.

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.

Flood Warning 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flood Warning for the Sweetwater creek near Powder Springs. * From this morning until further notice. * At 6 am Friday the stage was 13.0 feet… and rising slowly. * Flood stage is 13 feet. * At 13 feet… flood stage is reached. Minor flooding will occur in The Woodlands… fields and pastures of the natural flood plain upstream and downstream from the gage at Brownsville Road.  

Lat… Lon 3375 8490 3381 8490 3385 8474 3385 8470 3379 8469
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Areal Flood Warning 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flood Warning for… Haralson County in northwestern Georgia… Polk County in northwestern Georgia… northwestern Carroll County in northwestern Georgia… Paulding County in northwestern Georgia… southwestern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia…
* until noon EST Thursday
* at 553 am EST… National Weather Service Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms with heavy rain over the area that rain will cause flooding. Up to two inches of rain has already fallen.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of floods. It is very difficult at night to tell how much water is on roads.
If you see significant flooding… wait until after 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.

Lat… Lon 3408 8532 3408 8526 3409 8526 3410 8519 3408 8512 3410 8512 3410 8505 3412 8505 3416 8474 3382 8474 3378 8489 3378 8490 3377 8490 3364 8534 3407 8541
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Severe Storms Expected

Showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity through the day today and into tonight. Rain may be locally heavy at times with some minor flooding possible. There is the possibility that a few thunderstorms may become strong to severe mainly this afternoon and tonight with an isolated tornado possible.

Later tonight through the morning hours Thursday we are expecting the severe storm threat to increase.

Damaging wind is the primary threat but isolated tornadoes and large hail remain a possibility.

Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions and monitor local media outlets and/or NOAA weather for later statements and warnings regarding this developing dangerous weather situation.

Instructions:

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible watches and warnings to be issued. Note that a Flood Watch remains in effect through Christmas Day. Persons living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Check current forecasts before departing for Holiday travel.

Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch now in effect from 1 PM EST this afternoon through
Friday evening... 

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* north and central Georgia.

* From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Friday evening

* multiple rounds of heavy rain... beginning today and continuing
  through Christmas eve will result in 3 to 5 inches of rainfall.
  Flooding of creeks... small streams and rivers are possible due
  to excessive runoff and already saturated grounds in some
  locations. Also... temporary urban and street flooding will occur
  due to poor drainage and clogged storm drains.

* This is a long-duration and complex heavy rain event. Some
  rivers and streams may take a couple of days to respond and
  flood even after the heavy rain ends... others may flood more
  quickly.

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.

Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday afternoon... 

The Flood Watch continues for 

* much of north Georgia...  generally along and north of a line
  from Carrollton... to Atlanta... to Gainesville.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* rainfall will become heavy over north Georgia tonight and on
  Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with isolated higher
  amounts are expected. Runoff from this rain could push rivers
  and creeks above flood stage. Also... temporary street flooding
  and Road ponding are possible due to poor drainage and clogged
  storm drains.

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.