• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ006>008-013>015-092130- Gilmer GA-Dawson GA-Union GA-Pickens GA-Lumpkin GA-Fannin GA- 441 PM EDT THU AUG 9 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR GILMER...DAWSON...WESTERN UNION...PICKENS...WESTERN LUMPKIN AND FANNIN COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT... At 441 PM EDT...a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from near Copperhill to near Jasper...and moving east at 25 mph. HAZARD...40 to 50 mph wind...frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light...unsecured objects. Heavy rain may cause temporary street flooding especially in poor drainage areas. Some locations in the path of these storms include Jasper, Dawsonville, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Nelson, East Ellijay, Morganton, Talking Rock, Suches, Dougherty, Amicalola Falls State Park, Jones Mill, Jones Creek, Fausett Lake, Pisgah, Mineral Bluff, Talmadge, Cherry Log, Tate and Stover Creek Shelter. 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 8397 3437 8405 3440 8458 3441 8458 3441 8462 3499 8456 TIME...MOT...LOC 2041Z 284DEG 20KT 3499 8443 3442 8445 WIND...50MPH $$

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