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Winter Weather Advisory for December 9, 10, 11!

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editor
Fri Jan 07 2011, 09:15PM

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From the National Weather Service:
"For Sunday night through Tuesday... A low pressure system is expected to develop over the northern gulf on Sunday, then track across south Georgia and off the Georgia coast through late Monday. This system will begin spreading moisture into the state Sunday afternoon and continue through at least early Tuesday. At this time, it appears temperature profiles would support the precipitation falling mostly as snow across north and parts of central Georgia from Sunday evening through Monday night or early Tuesday. Widespread accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible for areas generally along and north of a La Grange to Monticello to Washington line, with greater amounts of 2 to 4 inches possible in the higher elevations of north Georgia."

ED: Stock up on food as soon as possible and try to stay off the roads. Roswell applies sand only to the main roads of Mountain Park, West Lake and Lakeshore -- with no guarantees to cover all. Roswell does not sand the city's side streets. Roads could be hazardous for a while.

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editor
Fri Jan 07 2011, 09:30PM

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From WSB TV, Friday, December 7, 4 PM update:
At this time, precipitation will begin as all snow Sunday evening and remain predominantly snow through early Monday morning. Initially, areas form carrollton to metro atlanta and Washington will mix with or change over to sleet, limiting accumulations to 3 to 5 inches of snow and sleet. North of this area, accumulations will be higher with 5 to 7 inches expected with the higher elevations remaining all snow, resulting in locally higher accumulation amounts.

From midday Monday through late Monday night, the sleet and snow will transition to freezing rain and drizzle, creating a dangerous situation for area roadways. The system should pull out monday night into Tuesday, but accumulating snow is likely to continue for the higher elevations of north Georgia.

It should be emphasized that this event remains 24 to 36 hours out and that minor deviations in the storm track or temperature profiles could result in more or less winter impacts across the area. Please pay close attention to the latest updates from this office and local media outlets through the weekend on this developing winter storm.
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editor
Sat Jan 08 2011, 01:52AM

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Inclement Weather Update for Cobb EMC:
The national weather service has indicated the possibility of
freezing rain and/or snow for Sunday, January 9. Cobb EMC is
watching these predictions closely and has made preparations
in the event of conditions that may cause outages. If you
experience an outage, please call 770 429-2100.
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editor
Mon Jan 10 2011, 08:57PM

Joined: Tue Jul 12 2005, 10:03PM
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From WSB Weather Email Alert Monday, January 10:
Freezing rain advisory in effect until 1 am est Tuesday for much of north and central Georgia, winter storm warning is cancelled for north and much of central georgia,
The NWS in peachtree city has issued a freezing rain advisory, which is in effect until 1 am est Tuesday for much of north and central Georgia, generally south of a line from summerville through jasper to homer. The winter storm warning has been cancelled.
Areas of freezing rain or drizzle continue this afternoon over most of north Georgia and portions of central Georgia. The precipitation was moving to the northeast at 25 mph. The winter precipitation will end this evening. Very little if any additional ice accumulation is expected.
This major winter storm storm has made travel difficult or impossible across much of north and portions of central Georgia. Travel difficulties may linger through Tuesday morning as temperatures are generally expected to remain near or below freezing. Stay tuned to local media for any information on roadways and closings. In addition, ice accumulation on trees and power lines may cause power outages.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A freezing rain advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.
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