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Posted on: January 10, 2023

SEVERE WEATHER INFO 1/12/2023

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THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

The Menu Below Contains the Order of Which Information is Found on this Page

* OUTLOOK (THIS IS UPDATED FOR EACH EVENT)
* AVAILABLE STORM SHELTERS (Open / Closed, Pet Friendly, Etc.)
* INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUB (A group of area churches who provide Response, Relief & Recovery during severe weather events.)
* NOAA RISK CATEGORIES
*ALERTS AND HOW TO SIGN UP FOR HYPER-REACH
* ROAD CONDITIONS
* DEPARTMENTAL DELAYS AND CLOSURES
* POWER OUTAGES (power outage map & how to report an outage)

OUTLOOK (will update as needed)

From the National Weather Service -

Update

* SPC has outlined north and central Georgia in a Day 1 Enhanced for Thursday to account for impacts expected from the line of storms on Thursday.

* A wind advisory has also been issued to account for higher wind gusts (30-40 mph) ahead of the line of storms.

Overview

A strong to severe line of storms associated with a strong cold front is expected to impact north and central Georgia Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. The line is expected to reach extreme northwest Georgia as early as noon today and then reach metro Atlanta by mid afternoon, and then central Georgia in the late afternoon/early evening time frame.  A wind advisory has also been issued from 11 AM - 11 PM EST to account for the elevated wind gusts (30-40 mph) ahead of the line that could bring down some trees and powerlines before the line makes it across Georgia. 

Main Points

  • A line of storms is expected to move through Thursday afternoon into the evening.
    1. This has led to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) outlining portions of north and central GA in an Enhanced Risk (3 on a scale of 0-5) and portions of southeast central GA in a Sight Risk (2 on a scale of 0-5) .
    2. Those in north and central Georgia should be alert as everyone is likely to see impacts no matter what risk you are under. 
  • There is high confidence that north and central Georgia will see impacts related to the line of storms. The primary impacts expected are: 
    1. Damaging wind gusts (up to 60 mph)  
      • potential to bring down trees and powerlines.
    2. Several, isolated tornadoes
    3. Frequent lightning
    4. Locally heavy rainfall 
      • potential to lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage
  • A Wind Advisory has been issued to account for high wind gusts, prior to the line of storms. 
    1. Wind gusts of 30-40 mphare expected before the storms arrive 
      • Higher wind gusts could bring down trees and powerlines

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Snow Potential Friday for Far North Georgia 

  • Light precipitation is possible following the front on Friday for portions of North Georgia which could lead to flurries or light snow showers over north Georgia. 
    • The primary focus for any wintry hazards will be the northeast Georgia mountain area.
    • Snow Accumulation up to 1" is possible in the higher elevations (>2500 ft).
    • A light dusting is possible in the lower elevations.



GRAPHICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Severe Weather Outlook Day 1 1.12.23Wind Potential 1.12.23
Tornado Outlook 1.12.23Wind Advisory 1.12.23
max wind gusts 1.12.23Model Solution Potential Timing 1.12.23
Snowfall 1.13.23

COUNTY STORM SHELTERS

Dade County Justice Building
75 Case Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752
Open 2
Dade County Administrative Building
71 Case Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752
Open 2
South Dade Storm Shelter
265 School Street, Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Open 2
Sports Complex Storm Shelter
9622 US-Hwy 11, Trenton, GA 30752
Open 2


HUB STORM SHELTERS (We will update these Shelters as we receive more information)The HUB

(The Dade County HUB is a group of 20 area churches, and citizens who will provide response, recovery and relief during Severe Weather Events.)
These Shelters are currently closed.  If weather worsens... please call 706-657-4111 for the shelter closest to you. 

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Current Road Conditions: (will be updated as needed)

To report road conditions or a non-emergency concern please call 706-657-4111
To report an EMERGENCY please call 911

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If this is a dangerous condition, including downed power lines, please call 1-888-891-0938 

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