... Wind Advisory now in effect until 9 PM EDT Saturday... ... Freeze watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning...
* locations... mainly along and north of a line from Columbus to Covington to Athens.
* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. These winds will also result in wind chill values in the lower 20s Saturday morning.
* Timing... Wind Advisory through Saturday. Freeze watch late Saturday night through Sunday morning.
* Impacts... strong winds could cause driving difficulties. Loose or unsecured items may be blown around. Freezing temperatures Saturday night could damage or kill vegetation.
* Temperatures... lows tonight in the mid to upper 30s. Highs Saturday in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Lows Saturday night in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 20 mph... or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
A freeze watch means conditions are favorable for a freeze event in and close to the watch area. Those with agricultural interests in the watch area should make preparations to protect sensitive vegetation and Young trees.
Statement as of 9:11 PM EDT on October 31, 2014
Rain and snow mix expected across parts of north Georgia early Saturday morning...
The combination of cold air spreading down from the north and moisture associated with an upper low pressure system pushing across the Tennessee Valley... will bring a chance for a mix of rain and snow across parts of north Georgia overnight and early on Saturday.
Light rain could change over to a mix of rain and snow after midnight... and should persist through Saturday morning. A brief period of flurries is possible during the late morning hours. No snow accumulations are expected outside of the Winter Weather Advisory across northeast Georgia.
Please see the latest atlwswffc for further details on the Winter Weather Advisory area.
341 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014
... Rain and snow mix expected across parts of north Georgia early Saturday morning...
The combination of cold air spreading down from the north and moisture associated with an upper low pressure system pushing across the Tennessee Valley... will bring a chance for a mix of rain and snow across parts of north Georgia late tonight and early on Saturday.
Light rain could change over to a mix of rain and snow between midnight and 4 am Saturday morning... and this mix could persist through mid to late Saturday morning. A complete change over to brief periods of mainly flurries is possible... however... little to no accumulations are expected for areas outside of the Winter Weather Advisory area that has been posted for parts of north central and northeast Georgia. Please see the latest wswffc for further details on the Winter Weather Advisory area.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:40 PM EDT on October 31, 2014
The following are unofficial observations taken during the past hour for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Atlanta
********************storm total snowfall********************
Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement
... Gilmer County... 7 ENE Ellijay T 1020 PM 10/31 Emergency Mngr
... Union County... 8 N Blairsville T 1026 PM 10/31 public 8 NW Blairsville T 1008 PM 10/31 public
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