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 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Strong storms lost their punch before arriving here.
The Wednesday storm system that resulted in deadly weather in Northwest Georgia lost most of its punch by the time it reached Gwinnett County. Despite three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued in the county Wednesday afternoon, residents were spared the dangerous conditions seen elsewhere. The aftermath left windy and cool conditions, and a forecast that calls for highs only in the 40s for Thursday. By the time the heaviest weather moved through after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett saw some heavy rain, a few tree limbs knocked down and some power outages. According to WeatherBug data, as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, many places in Gwinnett saw between 1 and 2 inches of rain. "We were fortunate that Gwinnett County was able to escape the brunt of today…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The National Weather Service says the rough weather is possible Wednesday morning into the afternoon. A tornado watch is in effect for metro Atlanta until 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30
Updated 12:40 p.m.: Check out this report and raw video of a funnel cloud in the Adairsville area from ajc.com. ---------- Updated 12:15 p.m.: Join the discussion on the oncoming storm on our North Georgia Weather blog. ---------- Updated 12 p.m.: Reports from multiple sources indicate significant damage in the Rome/Adairsville area in NW Georgia. At least one tornado confirmed. That same storm system is headed this way, and is within a couple hours away from Gwinnett. ---------- Updated 11:10 a.m.: A tornado watch is in effect for much of central and north Georgia until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado watch area includes Gwinnett County. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable of …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Severe weather expected; watch issued until 5 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch tonight for most of metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County. The watch runs until 5 a.m Saturday. Severe storms, with hail and tornadoes, are possible as a strong cold front appoaches from the West. This is the same storm system that has spawned a tornado outbreak today in the Ohio Valley.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
For Severe Weather Awareness Week, GEMA’s Ready Georgia gives a how-to guide on what to do when bad weather hits.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
According to a press release by Ready Georgia of Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, the U.S. experienced the largest tornado outbreak on record last year. Georgia was pummeled by 15 tornadoes April 27-28, 2011, which killed 15 people and injured 143 across the state. The most powerful twister to hit Georgia was an EF-4 storm that roared through Catoosa County, killing eight and injuring at least 30. That storm, with winds in excess of 175 mph, was one-third of a mile wide and was on the ground for 13 miles before finally dissipating in Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes are the No. 1 severe weather-related killer in Georgia. With tornado season fast approaching, Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia…
Monday, September 5, 2011
Heavy rains, flooding and possible tornadoes predicted in Norcross.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The National Weather Service's latest update reports that isolated tornados are a possibility by Monday afternoon and continuing into the evening along with heavy rains as Tropical Depression Lee moves from the Mississippi Valley into Georgia. A Tornado Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Watch are in effect until 11 p.m. The service reports that rainfall could be heavy at times and with the extended period of dry weather the area has experienced this year, flooding could occur. "Any prolonged period of heavy rain will result in increased runoff and possible flooding on creeks and streams," reported the weather service.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Gwinnett Fire is monitoring the weather and will be ready, if needed.
UPDATED 6 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of Georgia, including all of Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will be ready if there is an outbreak of severe weather this evening. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge said Monday afternoon that the department is monitoring weather conditions and “we have the resources available, if needed." The department will monitor the weather from its Fire Operations Command Center or “War Room” at Fire Headquarters. As of 3 p.m., a strong weather system was prompting severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from northern Mississippi into southern Ohio, according to the Weather Channel. The system is expected to reach …