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Rabun County Sheriffs Office
Thursday April 11th, 2013 :: 01:30 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect for the Rabun County area thru Friday morning.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST GEORGIA.

TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS MORNING TO THE BASE OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS BY LATE DAY. SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM IN THE WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS WELL AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING FRONT THIS
AFTERNOON WITH COVERAGE EXPANDING RAPIDLY FROM THE SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE DAY. THE EARLIEST ROUND OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD IMPACT MAINLY LOCATIONS NEAR AND SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSTATE 85 CORRIDOR. DAMAGING WINDS LARGE HAIL AND
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

A MORE SOLID LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO ACCOMPANY THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD FRONT TONIGHT. THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD PUSH THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS DURING THE EVENING THEN RACE EAST ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FRIDAY.
DAMAGING WINDS LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL ONCE AGAIN BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THIS LINE. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AS WELL.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO WATCHES WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED AT SOME POINT LATER TODAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA. THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WILL KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST WATCH OR WARNING STATEMENTS. MUCH OF THE PIEDMONT WILL LIKELY REMAIN UNDER
THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WELL INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FRIDAY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE AN ALERTING NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR MOBILE PHONE APP TO AWAKEN YOU IF NECESSARY. ALSO PLAN AHEAD ABOUT
WHERE YOU WILL SHELTER IF SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS YOUR LOCATION. REMEMBER THAT MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT PROTECTION AGAINST SEVERE WIND GUSTS OR TORNADOES. MAKE ARRANGEMENTS NOW TO SHELTER IN
A STURDIER STRUCTURE IF SEVERE WEATHER BECOMES IMMINENT.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT:

SKYWARN SPOTTERS ARE REQUESTED TO FORWARD ANY REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS, TORNADOES OR FLASH FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Address/Location
Rabun County Sheriffs Office
25 Courthouse Square
Clayton, GA 30525

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-782-3612

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