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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
459 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

GAZ005>009-013>016-021>025-027-034-035-142100-
/O.CON.KFFC.WS.A.0002.160215T0600Z-160216T0000Z/
MURRAY-FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS-PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-
CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-GWINNETT-BARROW-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DAHLONEGA...CLEVELAND...GAINESVILLE...
LAWRENCEVILLE
459 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST AND NORTHCENTRAL GEORGIA...MAINLY EAST
  AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHATSWORTH...TO CANTON...TO
  LAWRENCEVILLE...TO DANIELSVILLE.

* HAZARD TYPES...A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW...MAINLY IN THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS. UP TO 0.25 INCH OF ICE WITH ISOLATED AREAS
  RECEIVING AS MUCH AS A THIRD OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE
  TONIGHT ACROSS NORTHEAST GEORGIA. THIS MIX WILL TRANSITION TO A
  MIX OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN BY LATE MORNING ON MONDAY. THE MIX
  OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
  FOR FARTHER NORTHEAST AS TEMPS SLOWLY RISE...THEN TRANSITIONING
  TO ALL RAIN BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ROADS WILL
  BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. THE WEIGHT OF ICE ON TREES WILL
  BRING DOWN BRANCHES AND SOME WEAKER TREES. POWER LINES COULD
  ALSO COME DOWN DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE.

* TEMPERATURES...WILL FALL INTO THE MID 20S TO THE LOWER 30S
  ACROSS NORTHEAST GEORGIA SUNDAY NIGHT...RISING INTO THE MID
  20S TO LOW TO MID 30S BY NOON ON MONDAY...AND RISING INTO THE
  MID 30S BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THIS WINTER STORM. BE SURE TO BUY
NON-PERISHABLE FOODS. MAKE CONTINGENCY PLANS IF YOU PLAN ON
TRAVELING DURING THIS PERIOD. IF YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR TRAVEL
PLANS...DO SO BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN.
DO NOT WAIT FOR THE WARNING!

&&

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