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

 

GAZ020-021-030>032-202000-

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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