Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Douglas County in north central Georgia... 
  western Gwinnett County in north central Georgia... 
  northeastern Haralson County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Bartow County in northwestern Georgia... 
  northeastern Carroll County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Paulding County in northwestern Georgia... 
  DeKalb County in north central Georgia... 
  southwestern Forsyth County in north central Georgia... 
  Cherokee County in north central Georgia... 
  eastern Polk County in northwestern Georgia... 
  Fulton County in north central Georgia... 
  Cobb County in north central Georgia... 

* until 930 PM EDT

* at 843 PM EDT... severe thunderstorms were located extending from 
  near Waleska to Woodstock to southwest of Kennesaw to near Dallas 
  to Aragon... moving southeast at 55 mph.

  Hazard... 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable 
           tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to Mobile 
           homes... roofs and outbuildings. 

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
  Atlanta... Marietta... Douglasville... Lawrenceville... Canton... 
  Cartersville... Decatur... Dallas... Buchanan... Sandy Springs... 
  Roswell... Johns Creek... Alpharetta... Smyrna... Dunwoody... East
  Point... Milton... Kennesaw... Duluth and Woodstock.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside
should move to a shelter... inside a strong building and away from
windows.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of natures leading killers. Remember... if you can
hear thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

If you see wind damage... hail or flooding... wait until 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 8515 3410 8505 3421 8505 3421 8502
      3426 8501 3441 8463 3402 8400 3377 8400
      3372 8406 3362 8411 3364 8416 3365 8446
      3356 8446 3372 8508 3380 8517 3410 8518
time... Mot... loc 0043z 311deg 47kt 3430 8449 3411 8450 3396 8470 3392
8489 3405 8503

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 70mph

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