Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
650 PM EDT Sun Apr 2 2017

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650 PM EDT Sun Apr 2 2017

...Widespread Severe Storms Likely Monday...

A potent weather system is expected move out of the lower
Mississippi River valley tonight and into the local area through
Monday. All of North and Central Georgia will be affected by this
system with damaging winds...tornadoes and large hail the primary
hazards.

Timing...Storms will move into portions of West Central and North
Georgia including the Atlanta metro between 11am and 2pm and last
for several hours. For areas from Columbus to Macon...we can
expect the activity between 1pm and 4pm and finally Abbeville to
Dublin between 3pm and 7pm. These time periods are subject to
change slightly based on later guidance.

Hazards...

Damaging winds...A line of severe storms will push through the
area with damaging winds of 60 to 80 mph the primary threat. This
will down trees and powerlines in the storms path and precautions
should be made now to secure any light outdoor objects like lawn
furniture.

Tornadoes...Ahead of the main line...individual storms are likely
to develop...especially over west central portions including the
Columbus area. There is a risk for long track tornadoes of EF2
intensity or greater with these storms.

Hail...Hail as large as an inch and a half will be possible with
these storms as well...especially south of the I20 corridor.

Please take this time ahead of the storms to review your severe
weather plan and make sure your NOAA weather radio is operational.

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