Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
826 PM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

GAZ001>004-011-012-019>025-027-030>039-041>060-066>068-070-211500-
Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Chattooga-Gordon-Floyd-Bartow-
Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-
North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-
Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-
Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-
Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Lamar-
826 PM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...Black Ice Possible Overnight...

Colder air will rush in behind the precipitation with temperatures
dropping below freezing shortly after midnight for the far
northern sections and the Atlanta metro sections a few hours
later. Winds will aid in drying roads but any residual water on
area roadways could result in black ice. With the abundant
rainfall over the last few weeks, there will be a higher than
normal chance of black ice conditions especially where water flows
through the higher elevations and across roadways. This will
create hazardous driving conditions where it does occur through
the rush hour Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to rise
above freezing after 9AM for most areas.

Finally, there are a few weather model solutions that suggest some
light snow is possible overnight in the Atlanta metro due to cold
air rushing over the warmer Lake Lanier. There is low chance of
this occurring and any accumulations if at all would be very
light.

$$

GAZ005>009-013>016-211500-
Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-
826 PM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...Snow Covered Roads and Black Ice Possible Overnight...

Colder air will rush in behind the precipitation with temperatures
dropping below freezing shortly after midnight. Some of the
higher elevations of Northeast Georgia saw some accumulating snow
that actually did stick to some roadways and will create hazardous
driving conditions overnight. For other areas where roadways are
just wet, winds will aid in drying roads but any residual water on
area roadways could result in black ice. With the abundant
rainfall over the last few weeks, there will be a higher than
normal chance of black ice conditions especially where water flows
through the higher elevations and across roadways. This will
create hazardous driving conditions where it does occur through
the rush hour Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to rise
above freezing after 10AM for most areas.

$$


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