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Mr Bill

USA
1390 Posts
Local Business Leader

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  01:20:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What started as light snow flurries with minor "sticking" turned into snow showers across the county, prompting school officials to close the schools, delaying what would otherwise have been the students' first day back to school after the holiday break. Actual accumulation is expected to be light, however.

The temperature is currently reported as 22 degrees F at the airport. The temperature is expected to steadily drop to a low of about 17 degrees F between 7:00 and 8:00 am Wednesday morning, when the sun will begin to warm things back up again.

The three NOAA weather advisories follow:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
STRONG...GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT. DANGEROUS WIND
CHILL VALUES EXPECTED NORTHEAST GEORGIA LATE TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN
THE MOUNTAINS.

.SYNOPSIS...
A LARGE AND STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE GREAT
PLAINS STATES IS BUILDING EASTWARD. A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
BE EXITING NEW ENGLAND. THESE TWO FEATURES ARE PRODUCING STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS GEORGIA AND MUCH OF THE EASTERN PART OF THE
COUNTRY.

.PRIMARY HAZARD...
THE PRIMARY HAZARD THROUGH TONIGHT WILL BE GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS.
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED AND GUSTS MAY REACH
AS HIGH AS 35 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT. IN
ADDITION...AS TEMPERATURES FALL THROUGH THE NIGHT...THE STRONG WINDS
WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS OF ZERO TO TEN BELOW
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS.

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG GUSTY WINDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON MAY SUBSIDE SOMEWHAT FOR A
WHILE EARLY TONIGHT. HOWEVER...SECONDARY SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR WILL
ARRIVE DURING THE NIGHT WHICH SHOULD KICK WIND SPEEDS BACK UP.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE DROPPING EVERYWHERE THROUGH THE NIGHT...BUT THE
PART OF THE STATE WHERE WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DIP DANGEROUSLY LOW
WILL BE IN THE NORTHEAST...GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM
RINGGOLD TO JASPER TO CLEVELAND. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS WILL BE
IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

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...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST WEDNESDAY...GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM
RINGGOLD TO JASPER TO CLEVELAND.

AS STRONG ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA TODAY
AND TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEAR 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH. THE STRONG WINDS...COMBINED WITH OVERNIGHT
TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS...WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL
VALUES OF ZERO TO TEN BELOW ZERO.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE WIND CHILLS NEAR OR BELOW ZERO. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE ALL
EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED.

=====================================================
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY
GENERALLY NORTH OF A FORT BENNING TO PERRY TO GIBSON LINE.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA TODAY.
THIS FRONT WILL BRING STRONG ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE INTO THE REGION.
NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON...CONTINUING TONIGHT THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY.
WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH OR
WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
USE EXTRA CAUTION.

mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  05:39:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What good news for the kids not wanting to go back today! I was giving my hubby some grief about not getting them to school today. He wanted to take them to the Coke Musuem and around ATL today. Guess they can without any hassle from Mommy Dearest!! LOL

Y'all be safe out there. Since I'm not there, how much snow did y'all get??

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Cherry Blossom

USA
18932 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  06:21:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yikes, that's what I thought.

Cherry Blossom

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Mr Bill

USA
1390 Posts
Local Business Leader

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  09:10:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Numerous reports of cars sliding off the road or being involved in accidents on secondary roads have been coming in and continue to come in across the scanner. Because of the low temperatures, roads previously de-iced with road salt are freezing back up and forming solid sheets of ice. DOT is working to improve road conditions.

Please use caution navigating secondary roads, allow extra time to get to your destination, and dress warmly in case you have to abandon your vehicle.

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Butterfly

USA
704 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  09:17:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just checked our outside thermometer and it is showing a reading of 17.2 degrees!!! Yikes that is cold! I have one friend that has already ended up in the ditch - said the road was solid ice out 325, so everyone PLEASE be careful and have a great day!

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nativelady

USA
11125 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  09:29:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Builders First sent Hubby and them home! We go in at 1 if conditions are well enough. However; I live on a secondary road. SO who knows. Also there is a Jeep near Hayfield road on the 4 lane that hit the guard rail and has turned over. PLEASE be careful! No job is worth your life.

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Lavender

USA
2797 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  09:42:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That wind is brutal! If you have to go out please be careful!!

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nativelady

USA
11125 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  11:04:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lavender, Thankfully the wind has died down quite a bit. But still terribly cold. My oldest son builds houses and he is working out in this today ;( I called him to check on him (motherly love) and he said "We're fine Mom..got a fire going and ..." If it has tires, he can get it there! He amazes me sometimes...Anyways...I am still waiting to go work half a day. I wonder how many patients will show?

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puddin pop

USA
4628 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  11:14:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband left at 4:30 am driving 70 miles to work, he said Loving Rd was really slick and the worst part of the drive. Once he got to Gilmer county the roads were good.

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Cherry Blossom

USA
18932 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  12:50:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally got my car out of the middle of my front yard where it finally got stuck. Then I tried hubby's car, it got stuck by Phillips 66. Finally did a dangerous turn around on the 129 and went very slowly skating home.

Got his parked at the tip of the driveway for easy exiting, but now it won't back up, it keeps slipping forward when I try, so it's stuck there.

I got mine up on the road, after waiting and working on it all day and I'm just seeing if I don't die tomorrow trying to get to work.

What a mess! I HATE snow!

Cherry Blossom

S,,M,,I,,L,,E


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Altitude Adjustment


22 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2008 :  1:57:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I slipped around a little bit on John Smith this morning on the way into the office before putting it into four wheel drive, but other then that it was a fun drive. I definitely love my Jeep on days like this.

Some very beautiful scenes this morning on the way to work as well. Everyone be careful out there.

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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2008 :  10:08:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let me tell y'all that I REALLY was thinking about y'all in this mess while I was sucking through a straw on a Planter's Punch on the beaches of Negril Jamaica at 85 degrees!


"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."
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Butterfly

USA
704 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2008 :  2:04:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha ha ha, I bet you were Maddy!!! For all of one second probably then it was back to enjoying the beach without a second thought! LOL! You definitely left town at the right time! Hope you had a great time.

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