by Robin Kemp
Clayton County is under a flash flood warning until 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain had fallen before the warning was issued and the National Weather Service predicts another two to three inches of rain. Expect creeks, rivers, low-lying areas, streets, and underpasses to flood and stay off the streets if at all possible.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 249 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020 The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Butts County in central Georgia... Clayton County in north central Georgia... Fayette County in north central Georgia... Southwestern Fulton County in north central Georgia... Henry County in north central Georgia... Coweta County in west central Georgia... Spalding County in west central Georgia... * Until 845 AM EDT. * At 249 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain in the warned area. Between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by heavy rain. SOURCE...Doppler radar. IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Atlanta, Newnan, Griffin, McDonough, Fayetteville, Jackson, Jonesboro, Peachtree City, East Point, Stockbridge, Union City, Forest Park, Riverdale, College Park, Fairburn, Hampton, Tyrone, Morrow, Lovejoy and Hapeville. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area. LAT...LON 3343 8501 3345 8497 3344 8494 3352 8482 3360 8480 3366 8466 3377 8454 3377 8435 3365 8435 3365 8425 3363 8424 3365 8418 3356 8413 3344 8392 3333 8384 3325 8381 3321 8383 3319 8381 3322 8494 FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED EXPECTED RAINFALL...2-3 INCHES IN 6 HOURS $$
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 821 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 GAZ014>016-021>025-027-031>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-089>098- 102>113-171000- /O.CON.KFFC.WI.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-200917T1500Z/ Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison- Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee- Oglethorpe-Wilkes-Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb- Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta- Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren- Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington- Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs- Wilkinson-Johnson-Emanuel-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley- Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Laurens-Treutlen-Stewart-Webster- Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-Wilcox-Dodge-Telfair-Wheeler- Montgomery-Toombs- Including the cities of Dahlonega, Cleveland, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers, Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon, Swainsboro, Columbus, Warner Robins, Dublin, Lumpkin, Americus, Cordele, and Vidalia 821 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THURSDAY... * WHAT...East winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest, southeast and west central Georgia. * WHEN...Until 11 AM EDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Downed trees and powerlines due to high winds and saturated soils. Power outages possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects. && $$
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 813 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-171000- Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa- Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta- Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel- Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene- Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson- Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon- Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray- Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach- Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton- Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs- Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren- Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes- Wilkinson- 813 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia. .DAY ONE...Rest of Tonight... Very heavy rainfall and flooding from the the remnants of Tropical Storm Sally are expected tonight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of north and central Georgia through Friday morning. Runoff associated with the heavy rains will likely produce some flash flooding and extensive river flooding. In addition to heavy rainfall, some stronger winds will be capable of producing downed trees and powerlines, especially with wet soils. A Wind Advisory is in effect for much of the area through Thursday morning. A couple of brief weak tornadoes also cannot be ruled out over parts of middle Georgia tonight, mainly south of a Columbus to Macon to Jefferson line. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday... The Flash Flood Watch will continue through early Friday morning as the remnants of Sally move across Georgia. Within the stronger rainbands, damaging wind gusts and weak brief tornadoes will continue to be possible. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph may continue into Thursday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be required tonight and Thursday. Spotters should exercise extreme caution and avoid any high water or flooded roads. Please continue to follow all local, state, and CDC guidelines in regards to travel. $$
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 522 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 GAZ006>009-012>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>085- 089>097-102>107-171000- /O.CON.KFFC.FF.A.0011.000000T0000Z-200918T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-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-Hancock-Warren-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar- Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot- Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-Wilkinson-Johnson-Muscogee-Chattahoochee- Marion-Schley-Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Laurens-Stewart-Webster- Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski- Including the cities of , Griffin, Lumpkin, Cordele, Conyers, Cartersville, Gainesville, Calhoun, Covington, Americus, Columbus, Newnan, Marietta, Carrollton, Atlanta, Decatur, Peachtree City, Dublin, Athens, Rome, Macon, Warner Robins, Lawrenceville, Dahlonega, East Point, Douglasville, Cleveland, and Milledgeville 522 PM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central Georgia...east central Georgia...north central Georgia...northeast Georgia...northwest Georgia and west central Georgia, including the following areas, in central Georgia, Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson. In east central Georgia, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes. In north central Georgia, Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Lumpkin, Morgan, Newton, North Fulton, Pickens, Rockdale, South Fulton, Union and Walton. In northeast Georgia, Banks, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Towns and White. In northwest Georgia, Bartow, Carroll, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding and Polk. In west central Georgia, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster. * Through Friday morning * Very heavy rainfall is expected through Thursday as the remnants of slow-moving Hurricane Sally track across Georgia through early Friday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with local amounts up to 8 inches possible. The highest amounts will likely occur along a 150 mile wide swath from Columbus to Griffin to Athens. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. && $$ SK