Thursday, April 11, 2013
The pollen count for Wednesday was 4,151, but that number is expected to drop with rain in the forecast.
Allergy sufferers, relief is on its way! For the past week, the pollen count in metro Atlanta has climbed higher and higher. Last Friday the count was low at just 5. On Wednesday, that number reached 4,151. Although that number is high, it is still less than half the pollen count recorded just last year. In March 2012, Northeast Georgia hit a record high of 9,369. The major allergy culprits right now are oak, birch, sweetgum and mulberry. Rain coming at the end of the week will wash away much of the pollen causing the itching, coughing and sneezing in allergy sufferers. According to the National Weather Service forecast, Norcross and Gwinnett can expect to see a 90 percent chance of rain Thursday with a chance for severe weather. If you …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The count is measured at over 2,000. Are you suffering?
It's spring 2013, and that means pollen. The Atlanta Asthma & Allergy Clinic has measured the local pollen count at 2,093 particles per cubic meter of air on Monday (April 8). That follows a reading of 1,691 on Sunday. Weather.com reports that high pollen levels affect most people who suffer from seasonal allergies (which is probably no surprise.) Of course, symptoms may intensify on high-pollen days. In March 2012, the count in Atlanta was in the thousands for 15 days, capped by the record of 9,367 on March 20, 2012, according to ajc.com. -- Have you been affected by pollen and/or allergies? How do you cope? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The National Weather Service says winter is hanging on in Norcross and Gwinnett.
Old Man Winter needs to go, right? But according to the National Weater Service in Peachtree City, he's not going anywhere — at least not this week. Monday's cold, windy conditions — a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. was issued, with gusts as high as 40 mph — will be followed by a Freeze Warning overnight. The weather service said freezing temperatures will be in place from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26. Here's part of the weather statement: FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL IMPACT EARLY BUDDING AND FLOWERING VEGETATION. STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. ROUGH CHOP WILL OCCUR ON AREA LAKES...BOATERS SHOULD ALSO USE EXTRA CAUTION. THESE WINDS COULD KNOCK MEDIUM TO LARGE LIMBS FROM TREES AND EVEN BLOW DOWN WEAK OR DROUGHT STRESSED TREES…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Red Flag warning for fire for the local area expired at 8 p.m. Thursday, but it was replaced by a Freeze Warning until 10 a.m. Friday.
The local area, including Norcross and Gwinnett, is under a Freeze Warning until 10 a.m. Friday, March 22. Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Colder temperatures will replace stormy weather once a strong cold front moves through the area. A tornado watch still remains in effect until 10 p.m.
Update 6:40 p.m. Monday March 18 The Tornado Warning for parts of Gwinnett has been called off, but severe storms are still possible. A tornado watch still remains in effect until 10 p.m. ----- Update 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 18 The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for parts of northern metro Atlanta, including northwest Gwinnett County. The warning is until 6:45 p.m. Norcross, Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake are listed in the warning. Here's the weather services' latest statement: HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE. IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE...HAIL OR FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED...AND THEN CALL THE …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Portions of north and central Georgia may see flurries, sleet or snow this weekend and freezing temps through Sunday night.
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Friday, March 1
Portions of north and central Georgia could see some snow flurries or a wintry mix as temps drop headed into the weekend. Overnight freezing temps are expected through Sunday night, and Friday night and Saturday hold slight chances of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a freeze warning that includes Norcross and Gwinnett County. It's effective through 9 a.m. Friday. "A fast-moving but potent upper low sweeping across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians [on] Saturday will bring a chance for at least light wintry precipitation to north Georgia," according to NWS' Hazardous Weather Outlook. "Any accumulations are expected to remain light at this time. Generally a half inch or less mainly across …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A flood watch has been issued for the Norcross and metro area, so here are some tips on what to do in case you find yourself driving in a flash flood.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the metro area, including Norcross. The forecast calls for periods of heavy rain Friday through Saturday with rainfall amounts as much as two inches. A second round of potentially heavy rain may add another 1 to 2 inches over the watch area Sunday night into Monday. If you have to drive where there is a potential for flash flooding, please keep the following in mind: • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. • A foot of water will float many vehicles. • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups. • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The latest alert is set to begin Friday. More heavy rain is expected Sunday.
Thursday, February 21
Tired of the rain? Well, get used to more. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood watch to begin Friday afternoon (February 22) and continuing into Saturday. The bulletin reads in part: PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR EARLY FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA AND ALL OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA TO AROUND 4 INCHES OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA. THE WATCH TIME PERIOD IS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND. A SECOND ROUND OF POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY ADD ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE WATCH AREA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS MAY REQUIRE AN EXTENSION OR ANOTHER WATCH ISSUANCE. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on parts of north and central Georgia, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
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Wednesday, February 20
Most of Georgia, including Norcross, is in for a deluge as two rounds of heavy rain likely start Thursday and continue through Tuesday, so get your rain boots and umbrellas ready. Two to 4 inches and 4 to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on north and central Georgia, respectively, since the beginning of February, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service's Hydrologic Outlook, which covers Bartow and a slew of other counties in north and central Georgia. Storms systems moving in and expected to bring moisture into the Gulf are to blame. Widespread rain is expected early Friday through Saturday along with periods of heavy rain again Monday…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The National Weather Service warns of heavy rainfall. Watch begins at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Be careful, Norcross and Gwinnett. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area. The alert begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday (February 10) and lasts until Monday at 1 p.m. According to the alert, it means "conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding." Rain is expected to begin Sunday about 3 p.m. and intensify into the evening. The statement reads in part: "RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA BY MONDAY MORNING. RECENT RAINFALL HAS MADE THE SOIL VERY MOIST ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA. AS THE RAIN IS LIKELY FALL QUICKLY TONIGHT...FLASH FLOODING COULD DEVELOP ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ALONG LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…