Winter storm watch for Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties Monday

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
236 PM EST Sun Jan 27 2019


Counties include: 
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.

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Brrr! Wind chill will drop into teens on Thursday rain, snow and sleet predicted for Friday

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. —  The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook today at 5:23 a.m. for the following counties Dawson, White, Lumpkin, 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 and Wilkinson.

Colder air is filtering in today with a frontal passage. Winds will stay up through the night tonight resulting in wind chill values in the teens to low 20s Thursday AM. Bundle up!!

A Wind Advisory is in effect through tonight for strong, gusty winds across mainly the higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 MPH are possible.

Another storm system will bring a wintry mix of rain, snow and sleet to the north Georgia mountains Friday night and into the weekend. There is still much uncertainty with this system so please monitor updates.

 

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Schools closed, wind chill advisory in effect

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service has extended its wind chill advisory through 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Some north Georgia schools and universities will close today or change schedules due to the inclement weather.

Dawson County schools will be closed today and will treat the day as an online learning day. All staff should report at 9:30 a.m. if safe to do so.

Lumpkin County schools will be closed today. Staff should report at 9:30 a.m. if safe to do so.

White County schools will be closed.

Truett McConnell University will delay opening until 10 a.m. Thursday.

The University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus will resume normal operations today. All other UNG campuses will open at 11 a.m. The administration is evaluating the weather situation and will re-evaluate the weather and road conditions throughout Wednesday evening.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. today for the following counties: Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Spalding, Henry, Troup, Meriwether, Pike and Harris.

* 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 drop to between 5 above zero and 5 below zero overnight.

* WHERE — Portions of north central, northwest and west central  Georgia.

* WHEN — Until 10 a.m. EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS — Due to the snowfall that has occurred, roads will remain icy and treacherous as temperatures remain below freezing the remainder of today through Thursday morning. If you must drive, use extreme caution. The cold wind chills may 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.

 

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Snow leads to school closings across north Georgia

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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 by the National Weather Service 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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More snow and ice 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.

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Dawson, White, Lumpkin schools closed today

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. –- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter weather advisory that will go into effect from 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday.

* WHAT — Light freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch or less are expected.

* WHEN AND WHERE – The first advisory will go into effect for far northwest Georgia at 1 AM until 11 AM. The second advisory will go into effect for north-central Georgia at 5 AM until 12 AM. The third advisory will go into effect at 6 AM until 1 PM for northeast Georgia.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total ice accumulations of one-tenth of an inch or less are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS — Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Dawson County School Superintendent Dameon Gibbs has announced that Dawson County schools are closed today.

White County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson announced today that schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8, for students and staff due to the Winter Weather Advisory and threat of freezing rain. School will be closed for students and staff.

Lumpkin County schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8, due to the threat of icy conditions. However, 12-month employees should report if it is safe to do so.

Watch for FYN updates throughout the day.

 

 

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Wind chill advisory in effect in north Georgia

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service issued the following urgent winter weather message at 4:49 a.m. Friday.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. today in the following counties, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield Murray Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Bartow and Cherokee.

* WHAT — Very cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills to range   from 5 above zero to 5 below zero.

* WHERE — Portions of far north Georgia.

* WHEN — Until 9 AM EST this morning.

* 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

 

 

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Wind chill advisory remains in effect through Friday

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service issued the latest urgent winter weather message at 12:10 p.m. today.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect fro 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Friday in 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 near zero to 10 below zero.

* WHERE –Portions of north Georgia.

* WHEN –7 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. EST Friday.

* 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. Dress in warm layers and wear a hat and gloves. Make sure that pets have a warm place to shelter.

 

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

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