Dense Fog Advisory

… DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING…

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

* VISIBILITIES… A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.

* TIMING… WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH 10 AM.

* IMPACTS… AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS DUE TO RAPID DROPS IN VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE. IF DRIVING… SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR LOW-BEAM HEADLIGHTS… AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

Significant Weather Advisory

UPDATE: Pea sized hail spotted on Marietta Hwy near the Dallas Wal-Mart at 6:40pm

… SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 45 MPH WINDS IN POLK… PAULDING… CARROLL… DOUGLAS AND HARALSON COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM EST…

AT 655 PM EST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM ESOM HILL THROUGH WEST OF TALLAPOOSA… MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE PEA SIZED HAIL… OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH AS THEY MOVE ACROSS POLK… PAULDING… CARROLL… DOUGLAS AND HARALSON COUNTIES THROUGH 800 PM EST. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE ESOM HILL… TALLAPOOSA… FELTON… BUCHANAN… ANTIOCH… BREMEN… WACO… BOWDON JUNCTION… EUBANK LAKE… DRAKETOWN… YORKVILLE… TEMPLE… ABILENE… UNION AND VILLA RICA. HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

THESE WIND GUSTS MAY PRODUCE MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOW LIGHT… UNSECURED OBJECTS AROUND.

Wind Advisory

… WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY…

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* WINDS… NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING… THIS AFTERNOON… THEN DIMINISHING TONIGHT.

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.

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Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 11 PM for portions of North and Central Georgia including Paulding County.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

Special Weather Statement

…SNOW AND RAIN TO MOVE INTO THE AREA EARLY TUESDAY…

*  LOCATIONS…MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTH OF A
COLUMBUS TO WASHINGTON LINE.

*  HAZARDS…RAIN AND SNOW.

*  TIMING…LATE TONIGHT TOWARD DAYBREAK TUESDAY AND PERSISTING
THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

*  ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY EXPECTING LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION
ACROSS THE AREA DUE TO WARM SURFACE AND GROUND TEMPERATURES.
WHERE BRIEF BURSTS OF HIGHER INTENSITY SNOWFALL ARE PRESENT…A
TEMPORARY DUSTING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA.

*  IMPACTS…GROUND TEMPERATURES REMAIN RELATIVELY WARM THIS EARLY
IN THE SEASON…SO MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL MELT UPON IMPACT
LIMITING TRAVEL IMPACTS.

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Severe Weather This Evening

Alert Message has been issued by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday November 22, 2011 5:06 PM EST

Severe Weather this evening

Severe storms are expected this evening and tonight until 4AM Wednesday. The storms are associated with an approaching cold front.

Primary hazards include the risk of a isolated tornado, damaging winds, and large hail.

Pay close attention to rapidly changing weather conditions and monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather Radio for later statements.

Those with outdoor plans should plan to take cover immediately if thunder and/or lighting is observed.

Tornado Warning

UPDATE: Possible funnel cloud spotted over 278/61. Via paulding.com

 

TORNADO WARNING

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/O.NEW.KFFC.TO.W.0093.111116T1746Z-111116T1815Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

TORNADO WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

1246 PM EST WED NOV 16 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…

NORTHWESTERN COBB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

PAULDING COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA

* UNTIL 115 PM EST

* AT 1241 PM EST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DALLAS…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HIRAM…ACWORTH…KENNESAW AND MARIETTA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR…IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND…OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM…MOVE INDOORS AND TO A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM

WINDOWS. IF DRIVING…DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE…LARGE HAIL OR 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.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN GEORGIA.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook – Tropical Storm Lee

1045 AM EDT SUN SEP 4 2011

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH AND WEST
CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.SYNOPSIS...
TROPICAL STORM LEE IS EXPECTED TO MEANDER OVER SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
THIS AFTERNOON...AND THEN BEGIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD BY THIS EVENING
THIS NORTHEAST MOVEMENT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.
ADDITIONALLY... A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH NORTH GEORGIA LATE
TONIGHT.

.PRIMARY HAZARDS...
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER MAINLY WEST
CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST GEORGIA DURING THE AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT
HOURS. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT AS HEAVIER RAINBANDS SPREAD UP FROM THE SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE GREATER ISOLATED TORNADO
THREAT WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT.
OTHERWISE... THE BEST CHANCES FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL BE GENERALLY NORTH
OF A LINE FROM LAGRANGE TO WASHINGTON AND MAINLY OVERNIGHT.

.DISCUSSION...
THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL STORM LEE WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD NORTHEAST
ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH GEORGIA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THE INCREASING TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL ALLOW
RAINFALL TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY UNDER STRONGER
RAINBANDS. WITH THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER EXPERIENCED
ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS SUMMER MOST OF THE INITIAL
RAINFALL WILL BE ABSORBED BY THE DRY GROUND...SO WIDESPREAD FLOOD
PROBLEMS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED THROUGH TONIGHT. WEAK INSTABILITIES
WILL HELP HOLD ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BELOW SEVERE LIMITS THROUGH
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED AND ISOLATED TORNADOES REMAIN POSSIBLE MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY. OTHERWISE THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EACH
DAY WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ACTIVATION IS NOT REQUESTED BUT SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
SUBMIT REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER THROUGH THE WEB BY GOING TO
WEATHER.GOV/ATLANTA.

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

310 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2011

 

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310 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2011

 

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN IN POLK…PAULDING…BARTOW…CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT…

 

AT 305 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER EMERSON…MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

 

LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS INDICATE NUMEROUS CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES ACROSS POLK…PAULDING…BARTOW…CHEROKEE AND COBB COUNTIES…INCLUDING AREAS AROUND ACWORTH…KELLOGG CREEK…HOBGOOD PARK…EMERSON…GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER STATE PARK…RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…CARTERSVILLE…OAK GROVE…CROSS ROADS…BURNT HICKORY RIDGE AND NEW HOPE. RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND TELEPHONES SHOULD NOT BE USED UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR.

 

ALSO…RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA. DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS INTENSE RAINFALL WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES. PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS IS ALSO LIKELY.

 

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LAT…LON 3388 8476 3401 8498 3422 8480 3416 8455

TIME…MOT…LOC 1910Z 035DEG 7KT 3408 8475

 

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