Tornado warning for Lumpkin County

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Tornado Warning
Tornado Warning issued April 13 at 1:07AM EDT until April 13 at 1:30AM EDT by NWS Peachtree City GA
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Lumpkin County

Southern Gilmer County in north central Georgia…
Northwestern Dawson County in north central Georgia…
East central Gordon County in northwestern Georgia…
Northern Pickens County in north central Georgia…

* Until 130 AM EDT.

* At 107 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Ranger, or 13 miles east of Calhoun, moving east
at 60 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include…
Jasper, Ellijay, East Ellijay, Talking Rock, Fairmount, Ranger,
Sequoyah Lake, Talona, Fausett Lake, Cartecay, Blaine, Oakman, Roy,
Hinton and Roundtop.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

If you see wind damage…hail or flooding…wait until the storm has
passed…and then call the National Weather Service toll free
at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for north and central Georgia

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service at Peachtree City issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for north and central Georgia at 5 a.m. Sunday (April 12).

There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, across much of north and central Georgia this afternoon through early Monday morning, with a moderate risk for parts of northwest Georgia. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are also likely. Flash flooding will also be possible over parts of far north Georgia this afternoon and overnight. River levels may remain high through early next week.

The forecast includes Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties as well as Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa-Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta-Crawford-Crisp-Dade-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel-Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene-Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson-Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Macon-Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray-Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach-Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton-Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs-Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren-Washington-Webster-Wheeler-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-Wilkinson.

 

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lumpkin, White, Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, Fannin and Gilmer counties. Damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour can be experienced along with large hail of up to 2 inches and isolated tornado.

At 4:25 a.m., White County Public Safety issued a warning that several roads were close due to fallen trees.  The roads are Hwy. 115 East in the area of Black Road; Hwy. 17 at Little Hawk Road and Hwy. 255 North between Old Rabun Lane and Sautee Woods.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Lumpkin County

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The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a flash flood watch until 1 p.m. today (Thurs., Feb.13)for the following counties: Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee-Polk-including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome, and Cartersville. The Flash 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…Gilmer… Lumpkin…Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia…Towns and  White. In northwest Georgia…Bartow…Catoosa…Chattooga… Dade…Floyd…Gordon…Murray..Polk…Walker and Whitfield.

 

* A cold front will move southeast across the forecast area today.  This front will bring another round of locally heavy rainfall to   much of north Georgia. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches  will be possible, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils   remain saturated and several rivers, creeks and streams remain   near or in flood, so any additional rainfall will only create  run off and exacerbate ongoing flooding conditions.

 

* Flash flooding and minor to moderate flooding of larger creek  and rivers is expected. This will close some roads and could  flood homes and businesses in flood-prone areas. Along larger  creeks and rivers, flooding could last for several days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Tornado watch in effect until 9 p.m.

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The National Weather Service at Peachtree Corners has issued a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. for much of north Georgia and the metro Atlanta area, including the counties of Dawson; Lumpkin; White; Bartow; Carroll; Catoosa; Chattahoochee; Chattooga; Cherokee; Clayton; Cobb; Coweta; Dade; Dawson; DeKalb; Douglas; Fannin; Fayette; Floyd; Forsyth; Fulton; Gilmer; Gordon; Gwinnett; Hall; Haralson; Harris; Heard; Lumpkin; Marion; Meriwether; Murray; Muscogee; Paulding; Pickens; Polk; Stewart; Talbot; Towns; Troup; Union; Walker; Webster; White; Whitfield

Freeze warning in effect for north Georgia tonight

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The National Weather Service in Peachtree Corners has issued a freeze warning beginning at 11 p.m. today and lasting until 10 a.m. Friday for north central, northeast, northwest and west central Georgia for the following counties, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton, DeKalb, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Troup and Meriwether. The warning also includes the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome, Cartersville, Gainesvile, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Newnan and Peachtree City.

Sub-freezing temperatures in the lower 30s are expected with temperatures falling as low as the 20 in higher elevations.

Flood watch in effect in north central and northeast Georgia

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Towns County weather

A flood watch was issued by the National Weather Service in Peachtree Corners at 4:06 a.m. today through 8 p.m for north central and northeast Georgia, including the counties of Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties as well as Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chatooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Barrow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton and DeKalb. Includes the cities of Cleveland, Dahlonega, Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, and Decatur.

Flash flood watch in Lumpkin, White counties

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday evening for northeast Georgia, including White and Lumpkin counties.

Multiple rounds of sustained moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall will affect the area through Thursday evening. Storm total rainfall amounts of two to four inches will result in an increased threat of river flooding. There is also the chance for some isolated flash flooding, especially Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

With area rivers and streams already running high combined with the saturated soils, it will not take much rain for area and river flooding of low lying areas and some roadways to occur. Do not drive through water that is covering a road.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

 

 

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Winter storm watch in effect tonight and Tuesday

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA

Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-
Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-
Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton-Gwinnett-
Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-
Clayton-
Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Newnan,
and Peachtree City
236 PM EST Sun Jan 27 2019

…Winter storm watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

* WHAT…Snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 2
inches, with locally higher amounts possible in the higher
terrain of northern Georgia.

* WHERE…Mainly along and north of a line from Franklin to
Jonesboro to Gainesville.

* WHEN…From late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

 

 

 

More snow and ice is on the way to north Georgia

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement Monday morning for Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton and Troup counties.

Light snow is possible over north and west Georgia Tuesday afternoon and overnight. Wind chill values could be near zero Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

* WHAT…Light snow up to 1 inch, very cold temperatures and wind chills possible.

* WHERE…Much of north and west Georgia north of a line from LaGrange to Conyers to Commerce.

* WHEN…Areas of light snow could begin as soon as 12 PM on Tuesday in far northwest Georgia and spread into west central and northeast Georgia, including the Atlanta metro area by Tuesday evening. Single digit wind chills after 9 PM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Although forecast amounts will mainly be less than 1 inch, temperatures will be well below freezing Tuesday night. Any snow that falls, no matter how light will likely remain on the roads and ground through Thursday morning. Low temperatures Wednesday morning will range from 12 to 20 degrees with wind chill readings from 10 above to near zero.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

This forecast will likely change. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts and be ready for possible watches, advisories or warnings.

Fetch Your News will update weather warnings as they become available.

Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at FetchYourNews.com

 

 

Tornado watch in effect for most of north Georgia today

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Tornado Watch

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 59
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER
725 AM EDT SUN APR 14 2019

TORNADO WATCH 59 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM EDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

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079-081-083-085-089-093-097-111-113-115-117-121-123-129-135-139-
143-145-149-151-153-157-159-169-171-187-193-197-199-207-211-213-
215-217-219-223-225-227-231-233-235-237-247-249-255-259-261-263-
269-281-285-289-291-293-295-297-307-311-313-315-141800-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0059.190414T1125Z-190414T1800Z/

GA
.    GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BANKS                BARROW              BARTOW
BIBB                 BLECKLEY            BUTTS
CARROLL              CATOOSA             CHATTAHOOCHEE
CHATTOOGA            CHEROKEE            CLARKE
CLAYTON              COBB                COWETA
CRAWFORD             CRISP               DADE
DAWSON               DEKALB              DOOLY
DOUGLAS              FANNIN              FAYETTE
FLOYD                FORSYTH             FULTON
GILMER               GORDON              GWINNETT
HALL                 HARALSON            HARRIS
HEARD                HENRY               HOUSTON
JACKSON              JASPER              JONES
LAMAR                LUMPKIN             MACON
MARION               MERIWETHER          MONROE
MORGAN               MURRAY              MUSCOGEE
NEWTON               OCONEE              PAULDING
PEACH                PICKENS             PIKE
POLK                 PULASKI             PUTNAM
ROCKDALE             SCHLEY              SPALDING
STEWART              SUMTER              TALBOT
TAYLOR               TOWNS               TROUP
TWIGGS               UNION               UPSON
WALKER               WALTON              WEBSTER
WHITE                WHITFIELD           WILCOX
$$


ATTN...WFO...FFC...





 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
358 AM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019

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089>098-102>113-150800-
Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa-
Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta-
Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel-
Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene-
Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson-
Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon-
Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray-
Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach-
Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton-
Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs-
Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren-
Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-
Wilkinson-
358 AM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

Scattered severe storms are expected today as a strong storm
system moves across the state. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes
can be expected. The threat for severe weather will end this
evening.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday...

Another front will move across the state Thursday and Friday
bringing another chance of thunderstorms to the area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is requested for today and tonight across
north and central Georgia.


$$


 

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
330 AM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019



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089>098-102>113-141530-
/O.CON.KFFC.WI.Y.0006.190414T0800Z-190415T0200Z/
Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-
Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-
Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-
North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-
Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-
Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-
Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Troup-
Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-
Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-
Wilkinson-Johnson-Emanuel-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-
Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Laurens-Treutlen-Stewart-Webster-
Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-Wilcox-Dodge-Telfair-Wheeler-
Montgomery-Toombs-
Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,
Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon,
Swainsboro, Columbus, Warner Robins, Dublin, Lumpkin, Americus,
Cordele, and Vidalia
330 AM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* TIMING...4 AM to 10 PM Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. If
  grounds are more saturated from rain, then trees will be more
  prone to being knocked down or uprooted. 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.

Schools closing across north Georgia today

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Schools in Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties are closed today (Wednesday, Jan. 17). Lumpkin County 12-month staff is asked to report at 10 a.m. or when it is safe to do so.

The closings follow a winter weather advisory issued today that remains in effect until 4 p.m. in the following counties: Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Walton, Newton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, Upson, Lamar, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Washington, Glascock, Jefferson, Talbot, Taylor, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Johnson, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Marion, Schley, Macon, Peach, Houston, Bleckley, Laurens, Stewart, Webster, Sumter, Dooly, Crisp, Pulaski, Wilcox, and Dodge.

* WHAT — Occasional light snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch are expected.

* WHERE — Much of middle and east central Georgia.

* WHEN — Until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Roads will likely become hazardous later today as temperatures continue to fall below freezing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

 

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Wind chill could drop to 10 below zero tonight

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service issued the latest urgent winter weather message at 11:32 a.m. Thursday.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect from 9 p.m. until noon Thursday  for the following counties: Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon and Pickens.

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills   to range from 5 below zero to 10 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and northwest  Georgia.

* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to noon EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills will cause frostbite   in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

 

Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at FetchYourNews.com

 

 

 

Winter weather advisory in effect

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Welcome to 2018. It’s snowing across many north Georgia counties.

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued an urgent winter weather message, which includes the following counties: Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Haralson, Carroll and Douglas.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. and will resume at 7 p.m. and continue through 10 a.m. Tuesday.

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.  Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 5 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of north Georgia, generally along and north of a line from Carrollton to Canton to Cleveland.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS….Low temperatures will drop to 5 to 15 this morning and again Tuesday morning. Winds will be north 5 to 15  mph with a few higher gusts.

 

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Winter storm warning in effect in White, Lumpkin and Dawson counties through Saturday morning

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – At 9:39 a.m., the National Weather Service issued the following Winter Storm Warning for Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties as well as Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Polk (Tennessee), Paulding, Cobb and Haralson as well as the cities of Cleveland and Dahlonega. The warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Heavy snow is occurring in those locations and total accumulation of two to four inches can be expected in elevations above 2,500 ft.

Slick and dangerous road conditions are possible, especially on elevated bridges and overpasses. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate through the day and into the evening. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.

Schools in White and Lumpkin counties were closed Friday.

 

 

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Schools Close at Noon Today as Storm Approaches

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ATLANTA — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a storm warning just after midnight as schools, road crews and public safety officials in Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties prepared for the first winter storm of 2017.

Schools in White and Lumpkin counties announced they will close at noon today and some schools have altered their athletic contests scheduled for today.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to declare a state of emergency for 79 counties – including Dawson, Lumpkin and White.

The NWS said that some areas could get up to four inches of snow. Lumpkin County Emergency Services Director David Wimpy said one official told him the higher elevations of Lumpkin could get up to eight inches.

The winter weather is expected to begin early Friday evening as rain, snow or a mixture of both, becoming all snow overnight tonight. Officials say snow should end Saturday morning. Temperatures Friday evening will be in the low to mid 30s, making roads slick and travel hazardous.

White County is expecting snowfall of between four and five inches. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy advises the county Emergency Operation Center will activate at 7 PM Friday and will remain on partial activation until the weather threat has ended.

All fire stations will be manned beginning Friday evening and until such time the response phase of this event is completed. According to Murphy, all Public Works crews are prepared and ready to respond and pre-treat if necessary, they will begin shift operations Friday as well.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin pre-treatments for our area and region at 7 a.m., Friday morning. First focus will be on interstate highways, and main state routes such as US Hwy 129. The DOT will work 12 hours shifts beginning Friday morning for 24 hours operations.

Fetchyournews.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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