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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:05 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Cherokee... Dawson... Fannin... Forsyth...
Gilmer... Hall... Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast
Georgia... towns and white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow...
Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Murray... Polk...
Walker and Whitfield.

* Through Sunday morning

* soil conditions remain saturated and river levels remain high
across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall will
continue through tonight. Rainfall totals up to 1 inch, with
locally higher amounts possible in any stronger storms. This
amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and
flooding of creeks and rivers.

* Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. Take time ahead of the rain to clear leaves and
debris from drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated
soils, downed trees will be likely, even with sub severe
winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:42 PM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST
Sunday.

* Winds... southeast 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. By
Sunday morning, winds become west 15 to 25 mph with gusts 35 to
40 mph, especially over ridgetops.

* Locations... mainly the higher elevations, above 1500 feet, of
extreme north Georgia.

* Timing... tonight through Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Trees
will be more prone to being knocked down or uprooted due to the
saturated grounds. A few power outages may result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
20 mph... or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this
strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile
vehicles. Use extra caution.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:05 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Cherokee... Dawson... Fannin... Forsyth...
Gilmer... Hall... Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast
Georgia... towns and white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow...
Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Murray... Polk...
Walker and Whitfield.

* Through Sunday morning

* soil conditions remain saturated and river levels remain high
across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall will
continue through tonight. Rainfall totals up to 1 inch, with
locally higher amounts possible in any stronger storms. This
amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and
flooding of creeks and rivers.

* Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. Take time ahead of the rain to clear leaves and
debris from drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated
soils, downed trees will be likely, even with sub severe
winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.