• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ006-007-092115- Gilmer GA-Fannin GA- 444 PM EDT SUN SEP 9 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN GILMER AND NORTHWESTERN FANNIN COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT... At 444 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was near Mountaintown, or near Ellijay...moving northeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...Up to 40 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 this storm include Ellijay, Blue Ridge, East Ellijay, Morganton, Jones Mill, Cherry Log, Mountaintown, Higdon and Colwell. 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 3467 8443 3474 8459 3492 8455 3490 8423 TIME...MOT...LOC 2044Z 205DEG 11KT 3478 8449 WIND...40MPH $$

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