Winter Weather Advisory Continues

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon... 

* locations... generally along and north of a line from Franklin to
  Jackson to Warrenton.

* Hazards... black ice on roads and bridges.

* Timing... this morning.

* Temperatures... temperatures will remain below freezing this
  morning... however by afternoon most areas will see temperatures
  above freezing.

* Impacts... black ice on roads and bridges will create hazardous
  driving conditions.

* Winds... northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 40
  mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:45 am EST on January 22, 2016
The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/Atlanta

**********************24 hour rainfall**********************

Location              24 hour     time/date   comments                   
                     rainfall           of 
                     /inches/   measurement

Georgia

... Baldwin County... 
   1 WNW Milledgeville   0.42   640 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Banks County... 
   Alto                  1.63   925 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Bartow County... 
   1 N Cartersville      1.15   620 am  1/22  co-op observer          
   Allatoona dam         0.46   912 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Carroll County... 
   1 N Carrollton        1.51   600 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Chattooga County... 
   1 S Summerville       1.18  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Clarke County... 
   1 S Winterville       1.52  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Clayton County... 
   Jonesboro             1.84   826 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Coweta County... 
   4 NE Newnan           2.01   817 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... De Kalb County... 
   2 NNE Doraville       1.79  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Floyd County... 
   1 ESE Rome            1.15   625 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Hall County... 
   2 WSW Gainesville     1.21   656 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Henry County... 
   Warner Robins         0.32  1150 PM  1/21  co-op observer          

... Johnson County... 
   Kite                  0.50  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Madison County... 
   6 SW Danielsville     1.37   812 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Marion County... 
   1 S Buena Vista       1.38  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Meriwether County... 
   Woodbury              1.59  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Monroe County... 
   1 E Juliette          1.19   801 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Murray County... 
   1 SSE Chatsworth      1.00   801 PM  1/21  co-op observer          

... Muscogee County... 
   Columbus stn #2       1.52  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Oglethorpe County... 
   1 NW Lexington        1.20   707 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Paulding County... 
   7 NE Dallas           1.41   851 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Polk County... 
   3 NE Cedartown        1.17  1027 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Sumter County... 
   2 NE plains           1.17   852 am  1/22  co-op observer          
   3 SW Americus         0.86   645 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Warren County... 
   2 E Warrenton         0.61   513 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Washington County... 
   1 ESE Sandersville    0.27   801 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... White County... 
   1 S Cleveland         1.51   645 am  1/22  co-op observer          
   3 W saute             1.35   852 am  1/22  co-op observer          

... Wilkes County... 
   2 ESE Washington      0.80   826 am  1/22  co-op observer

Wind Advisory

… Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM EST this evening…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind
Advisory… which is in effect until 6 PM EST this evening.

* Locations… portions of north central Georgia.

* Winds… 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph.

* Timing… through this evening although there will be a lull by
mid afternoon.

* Shallow rooted trees may be downed more easily due to the very
saturated soils. Driving may become difficult… especially in
the higher terrain. Loose objects may also be blown around if
not secured.

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.

Winter Weather Advisory

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3 PM Friday to 7 PM EST
Saturday... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for accumulatling snow and ice... which is
in effect from 3 PM Friday to 7 PM EST Saturday.

* Locations... mainly north of a Carrollton to Jonesboro to
  Lexington line.

* Hazards... accumulating snow and ice.

* Timing... snow... sleet and freezing rain Friday afternoon will
  transition to snow Friday night and Saturday.

* Accumulations... 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet. Up to one-tenth
  of an inch of ice. 

* Impacts... snow and sleet will result in hazardous driving
  conditions. Snow on trees and windy conditions may down a few
  trees and power lines resulting in some power outages.

* Winds... southeast 10 to 20 mph Friday with gusts to 40 mph.

* Temperatures... will drop to near freezing Friday and remain at
  or below freezing through Saturday. With the cold air
  aloft... snow may occur with temperatures above freezing.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Saturday
morning... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of north Georgia... including the
  following counties... Wilkes... Barrow... Cherokee... Cobb... 
  Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas... Fannin... Forsyth... Gilmer... 
  Gwinnett... Hall... Lumpkin... north Fulton... Pickens... South
  Fulton... Union... Walton... banks... Clarke... Jackson... 
  Madison... Oconee... Oglethorpe... towns... white... Bartow... 
  Carroll... Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade... Floyd... Gordon... 
  Haralson... Murray... Paulding... Polk... Walker and Whitfield.

* From late tonight through Saturday morning

* soils remain excessively wet across north Georgia with average
  streamflows of creeks and rivers above normal. Widespread rain
  ... occasionally heavy at times... will develop over the watch
  area late tonight and continue to Friday evening. Storm total
  rainfall amounts around two inches can be expected generally
  north of Interstate 20 in Georgia. The rain will transition to
  freezing rain... sleet or snow Friday night as cold air begins to
  dominate the region.

* Flooding of streams... creeks and small rivers are possible with
  the expected rainfall. Also... temporary street flooding could
  occur due to poor drainage and clogged storm drains where any
  heavy rain occurs.

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.

Special Statement

An upper level storm system will move through the area early
Wednesday morning bringing the threat of wintry precipitation to
portions just north of the i20 corridor. Currently… we are
expecting mainly a cold rain event across this area which would
limit impacts significantly. However… temperatures will be
hovering at just above freezing… especially during the late morning
hours and it will not take much of a drop at all for the limited
impacts to become more significant.

Regardless of the actual temperatures… light snow or sleet could
mix in with the predominant rain at times. But should the
temperatures trend even slightly colder than forecast then we
could see slick spots develop on elevated surfaces such as bridges
and overpasses. There is still much uncertainty in the forecast based
on the borderline temperatures so residents are urged to monitor
for updates issued from this office or through local media
outlets.