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Tornado Watch Issued

SPC has issued a Tornado Watch until 8pm

TORNADO WATCH 658 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EASTERN TIME FOR THE

FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

BALDWIN BARROW BARTOW
BIBB BLECKLEY BUTTS
CARROLL CATOOSA CHATTAHOOCHEE
CHATTOOGA CHEROKEE CLARKE
CLAYTON COBB COWETA
CRAWFORD CRISP DADE
DAWSON DEKALB DODGE
DOOLY DOUGLAS FANNIN
FAYETTE FLOYD FORSYTH
FULTON GILMER GORDON
GWINNETT HALL HARALSON
HARRIS HEARD HENRY
HOUSTON JACKSON JASPER
JONES LAMAR LUMPKIN
MACON MARION MERIWETHER
MONROE MORGAN MURRAY
MUSCOGEE NEWTON OCONEE
PAULDING PEACH PICKENS
PIKE POLK PULASKI
PUTNAM ROCKDALE SCHLEY
SPALDING STEWART SUMTER
TALBOT TAYLOR TROUP
TWIGGS UPSON WALKER
WALTON WEBSTER WHITFIELD
WILCOX WILKINSON

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North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Sorry, yes, that was 8pm CDT. I should have been more clear.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY RAIN IN WALTON... SPALDING...ROCKDALE...PIKE...NEWTON...LAMAR...UPSON...BUTTS... DEKALB...GWINNETT AND HENRY COUNTIES UNTIL 345 PM EDT... AT 253 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF HEAVY RAINFALL FROM ROSEBUD TO HANNAHS MILL...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS WALTON...SPALDING...ROCKDALE...PIKE...NEWTON...LAMAR...UPSON...BUTTS. ..DEKALB...GWINNETT AND HENRY COUNTIES...INCLUDING AREAS AROUND CENTERVILLE...KLONDIKE...HANNAHS MILL...MEANSVILLE...WILLIAMSON...ZEBULON...EXPERIMENT...HIGHLAND MILLS...TOWALAGA...ROVER...SUNNY SIDE...GRIFFIN...PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...RICHARDSON PARK AND LAKEVIEW ESTATES. DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS INTENSE RAINFALL WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES. PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS IS ALSO LIKELY.
Tommy Hunter October 01, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I think the tornado bit is overkill.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I think you are probably right. Really heavy rain falling right nowq though.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 08:24 PM
My laptopdied and I hate typing on this tablet. Its been raining at 3-4" hour for the last 15 minutes
Kristi Reed (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I just came inside from checking my rain gauge. I already have over 5 inches (see photo).
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Awesome! I'm sitting on 4.04" in the last 24 hours, 3.11" since midnight, and 1.63" the last hour... and it's still raining pretty good. My Davis weather station console just told me "It's raining cats and dogs." Someone had a sense of humor! :-) I submitted a heavy rain storm report to the NWS just a few minutes ago. That kind of rain is worthy of a report!
Kristi Reed (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 08:52 PM
We just had a torrential downpour here. My gauge is showing above 6 inches now best I can tell. I'm heading out to take a photo and will upload it in just a few.
Kristi Reed (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I've had 6.75 inches of rain in the past 24 hours according to my gauge.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 08:58 PM
STARTING OUT WITH AN ACTIVE AFTERNOON WITH A TORNADO WATCH FOR MUCH OF THE CWA AND THIS IS THE MAIN STORY FOR THE SHORT TERM. WARM FRONT HAS LIFTED INTO NORTH GEORGIA...NORTH OF THE ATL TO AHN LINE. WEDGE IS WORKING AGAINST THE WARM FRONT TO KEEP IT FROM PUSHING INTO NORTHEST GA AT LEAST FOR NOW. THE MAJORITY OF THE CWA IS IN THE WARM SECTOR WITH DEW POINTS IN THE LOW 70S. IN ADDITION...1500 TO 2000 J/KG OF SB CAPE HAS PUSHED INTO THE ATL AREA WITH AROUND 30KTS OF LOW LEVEL SHEAR ACROSS MUCH OF THE CWA. THIS CONTINUES TO BE AN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTIVE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WIND HOWEVER ITS BEEN SLOW TO DEVELOP TODAY DUE TO THE DEEP MOISTURE THROUGH THE MID LEVELS. ALTHOUGH ISOLATED SVR STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE AREA OF SHOWERS CURRENTLY ACROSS THE CWA...ANOTHER AREA OF CONCERN IS DEVELOPMENT OF STORMS WEST OF THIS LINE.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 09:24 PM
You're doing pretty good over there!
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 09:37 PM
More rain headed our way. The low hasn't moved much further east and the band that brought us the heavy rain is still with us, bringing additional showers and thundershowers our way this evening. Looks like you'd better empty your gauge Kristi! Looks like the next round will put you over the limit!
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Here were some 1 hour rainfall totals when the first heavy batch came through: http://www.daculaweather.com/images/2012_10/rain.png
Dave Ballard October 01, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I'm thinking of a word... starts with the letter "T"... rhymes with the word "rain".... =D
Kristi Reed (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Just did. We'll see. Hey - when does the global warming discussion start?
Chris October 01, 2012 at 10:44 PM
"Hey - when does the global warming discussion start?" It starts with the words VOLCANO and SUN. Don't blame your Grandmother and her Dodge Dart. She and the Dart has nothing to do with Climate Change or whatever it's being scammed as today. The Dodge nor Granny were around thousands of years ago. Perhaps the carbon footprint originated from dinosaur farts. What a SCAM to further the destruction of America. Let's give up our freedom and wealth so Owl Gore can make Millions while the rest of the world utilizes Capitalism. Why not Kim Il Sung 2012?
Dave Ballard October 01, 2012 at 10:45 PM
BAD! Bad, Kristi! Now look what you've done! =D
Dave Ballard October 01, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Guess all this water has to go somewhere...Flood Warning in effect for Forsyth County: 622 PM EDT MON OCT 1 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BIG CREEK NEAR CUMMING * FROM THIS EVENING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 6 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.56 FEET...AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET. * AT 6.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. MINOR FLOODING WILL EXPAND INTO THE NATURAL FLOOD PLAIN OF THE CREEK UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE GAGE AT ATLANTA HIGHWAY OR GEORGIA HIGHWAY 9. LARGE PORTIONS OF THE SIDEWALK AND BOARDWALK OF THE BIG CREEK GREENWAY WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. THE AREAS UNDER THE GEORGIA 400 HIGHWAY AND MCFARLAND ROAD WILL BE COVERED WITH AROUND ONE FOOT OF WATER. A PORTION OF THE SIDEWALK UNDER MAJORS ROAD WILL BE COVERED WITH AROUND TWO FEET OF WATER. * THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 6.1 FEET ON APR 5 2011.
Tommy Hunter October 01, 2012 at 11:04 PM
4.5 inches here so far, just north of Kristi off Spout Springs Rd.
North Georgia Weather October 01, 2012 at 11:37 PM
The latest from the Storm Prediction Center for us: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md2017.html Best rain we've had in a while. The other day I was going to post something about the rain coming but I remembered what Tommy said about jinxing things so I refrained. Thanks Tommy! :-)
Tommy Hunter October 01, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Told ya. LOL
M.K. OSBORNE October 01, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I'm sure it was the dead snake i hung on the tree limb .

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