• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ004>007-012-019-020-180230- Gilmer GA-Whitfield GA-Gordon GA-Bartow GA-Murray GA-Floyd GA- Fannin GA- 948 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN GILMER...WHITFIELD... GORDON...NORTHWESTERN BARTOW...MURRAY...SOUTHEASTERN FLOYD AND NORTHWESTERN FANNIN COUNTIES UNTIL 1030 PM EDT... At 946 PM EDT...a line of strong thunderstorms extended from Cohutta to Tilton and Coosa, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind, occasional cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light, unsecured objects. Heavy rain will cause temporary street flooding, especially in poor drainage areas. Some locations in the path of these storms include Rome, Dalton, Calhoun, Chatsworth, Adairsville, Varnell, Cave Spring, Eton, Cohutta, Kingston, Resaca, Plainville, Shannon, Ranger, Crandall, Pinson, Sumac, Jones Mill, Higdon and Redbud. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning. LAT...LON 3499 8441 3476 8445 3411 8506 3410 8538 3463 8498 3493 8500 3497 8500 3497 8498 3499 8498 TIME...MOT...LOC 0146Z 247DEG 25KT 3499 8486 3463 8494 3444 8516 3419 8540 WIND...40MPH $$

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