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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1007 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016



GAZ005>009-013>016-021>025-027-034-035-141115-
/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
1007 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
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 SUNDAY NIGHT 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
  THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...SLOWLY TRANSITIONING TO ALL RAIN BY
  EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE SNOW AND ICE 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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