Severe thunderstorms possible today in north Georgia

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, has issued a service weather statement for parts of north Georgia, including Union County.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1244 PM EDT MON MAR 19 2018
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN GILMER…
NORTHWESTERN DAWSON…SOUTHWESTERN UNION…NORTHWESTERN LUMPKIN AND
SOUTHEASTERN FANNIN COUNTIES UNTIL 115 PM EDT…

At 1243 PM EDT…a strong thunderstorm was near Roy, or 11 miles east
of Ellijay…moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD…pea sized hail and occasional lightning.

IMPACT…Expect minor damage to exposed surfaces. Lightning is one
of nature’s leading killers. If you can hear
thunder…you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Some locations in the path of this storm include
Dahlonega, Suches, Amicalola Falls State Park, Camp Merrill, Springer
Mountain Shelter, Len Foote Hike Inn, Black Gap Shelter, Stover Creek
Shelter, Hawk Mountain Shelter, Nimblewill, Roy, Gaddistown and Gooch
Mountain Shelter.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. Electrical
appliances should not be used unless in an emergency.

LAT…LON 3459 8436 3469 8435 3473 8398 3451 8399
TIME…MOT…LOC 1643Z 271DEG 37KT 3464 8429

HAIL…0.25IN

NORMAN, Okla. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman, Oklahoma, is predicting a potential for strong thunderstorms for a wide swath of the southeastern U.S. as a storm system sweeps across the Mid-South and into the southern Appalachian region.

According to the NWS:

…THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER MIDDLE
TENNESSEE…CENTRAL/NORTHERN ALABAMA AND NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA…

…THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE
ENHANCED RISK AND EXTENDING ACROSS MUCH OF GEORGIA TO THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE…

…THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE
SLIGHT RISK…

…SUMMARY…
Tornadoes (some strong), very large hail, and damaging winds are
expected from eastern parts of the Mid-South across the Tennessee
Valley region toward the southwestern Appalachians.

As of 12:15 p.m. Monday, no watches or warnings have been issued for Union County, Georgia, by the NWS. The forecast for Monday afternoon and night is as follows:

This Afternoon:  Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tonight:  Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 49. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Please continue to follow FetchYourNews for updated coverage of this storm threat.

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

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