Thursday, January 17, 2013
Snow, sleet and black ice are possible. Like others, GCPS officials are monitoring the situation.
Norcross and Gwinnett parents, be forewarned. It could be a last-minute decision early Friday before Gwinnett County school officials decide whether to cancel classes for that day. As of now, classes are still on for Friday, according to Gwinnett Schools' spokesperson Jorge Quintana. He added that the policy for the system, which has more than 160,000 students, is to wait as late as 6 a.m. on the given day before deciding whether to postpone classes. And given the nature of the current weather forecasts, it likely will be a last-minute decision. The National Weather service has talked of the possibility of snow and black ice late Thursday and into early Friday. Black ice is roadway ice from residual moisture, not from what falls during a …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the constant rain could cause flooding to areas with small streams, rivers and low lying areas in north Georgia by Wednesday morning, but on Thursday, that rain may turn to snow with the arrival of a deep cold air mass.
Updated, 3:50 p.m. In addition to the possible flooding in the area (see below), Norcross and Gwinnett County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. Norcross Police also sent out a winter weather statement through Nixle. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, residents could see some light accumulations of snow …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Two weather advisories issued for Saturday by the National Weather Service.
Two weather warnings have been issued for Saturday by the National Weather Service – a wind advisory and warnings of a surge of arctic air. These advisories are for all of north and central Georgia. Gwinnett County, including Norcross, is under a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. According to Weather.com, 20 to 25 mph northwest winds — with gusts of up to 40 mph — are expected to begin mid-morning. These could bring down weak trees and limbs causing isolated power outages. Motorists are advised to use extra caution, especially those in high profile vehicles, as these strong winds could make driving difficult. The second advisory warns of an artic cold front entering the state early Saturday morning, causing temperatures in …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Do you miss the January 2011 snowstorm? Check out our slideshow of last year's wintry weather. Then take our poll and let us know how you feel about the frozen stuff.
A year ago today, metro Atlantans were battling a bear of a snowstorm. The storm dumped a half a foot or more of snow on the ground, closing schools for a week, disrupting some government services and leaving many of us in hibernation until the frozen stuff finally thawed. We may have temps in the 60s this week, but Patch wanted to share some cool images from last year's storm, shot by our editors, correspondents and readers. Enjoy.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Up to an inch possible in Norcross.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Another round of snow is expected in Norcross tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow across much of North and Central Georgia. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until noon Thursday. A weak low pressure system is expected to move across the Gulf of Mexico tonight with an associated fast moving upper level disturbance. A stationary cold air mass will allow snow accumulations throughout the advisory area. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain may cause travel difficulties. Roads and bridges could become slick. Visibility could also be limited during periods of heavy snow. The National Weather Service advises motorists to use caution while …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Snow falls fast and sticks, starting around 10:15 p.m. Sun. night. Gwinnett County Public Schools closed Mon. and Tues.
Updated 4:11 p.m. Mon., Jan. 10. A beautiful blanket of white snow hit the ground around 10:15 p.m. in Norcross. It stuck immediately, creating a few inches of base after only 10 minutes. Gwinnett County Public Schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday and a winter weather advisory remains in effect. Gwinnett County government offices and Norcross City Hall are also closed. There will be no City Council meeting tonight. In addition, Air Tran has cancelled all flights Monday. Georgia Power said that at approximately 8 a.m., 4,000 people in Georgia lost power. Add your own snow photos to the gallery!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Citizens urged to stay off roads.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011
The latest forecast calls for wintry precipitation beginning Sunday night and continuing throughout the day Monday. At this time, the NWS expects snow to begin falling Sunday evening in the metro area and continue until Monday morning. Central Georgia will experience a mixture of rain and sleet. The snow is expected to switch over to freezing rain and sleet by Monday afternoon in the Atlanta metro area. Accumulations are expected to continue through early Tuesday morning. The snow, freezing rain and sleet mixture could create hazardous conditions on area roadways. North Georgia could see snowfall total from 5-7 inches. Ice accumulations of one-tenth to a quarter of an inch are also possible. The NWS warns the approaching weather system has…