Severe Thunderstorm Watch

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the majority of North Georgia including Paulding County until 11pm tonight.
 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 76
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
330 PM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017
 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 76 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
 

GAC011-013-015-047-055-057-059-063-067-083-085-089-097-105-111-
115-117-119-121-123-129-133-135-137-139-147-151-157-187-195-211-
213-217-219-221-223-227-233-241-247-257-265-281-291-295-297-311-
313-317-220300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0076.170321T1930Z-170322T0300Z/
 
GA
.    GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
 
BANKS                BARROW              BARTOW
CATOOSA              CHATTOOGA           CHEROKEE
CLARKE               CLAYTON             COBB
DADE                 DAWSON              DEKALB
DOUGLAS              ELBERT              FANNIN
FLOYD                FORSYTH             FRANKLIN
FULTON               GILMER              GORDON
GREENE               GWINNETT            HABERSHAM
HALL                 HART                HENRY
JACKSON              LUMPKIN             MADISON
MORGAN               MURRAY              NEWTON
OCONEE               OGLETHORPE          PAULDING
PICKENS              POLK                RABUN
ROCKDALE             STEPHENS            TALIAFERRO
TOWNS                UNION               WALKER
WALTON               WHITE               WHITFIELD
WILKES

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SUMMARY...Strong to severe Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the watch area this afternoon and spread southeastward through the early evening.  Large hail is the main threat, but an increasing risk of damaging winds will also develop by late afternoon.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles south southwest of Clarksville TN to 20 miles southeast of Anderson SC.

For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.

 

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