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White County EOC
Tuesday January 5th, 2010 :: 03:52 p.m. EST

Advisory

WINTRY PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc for more

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
149 PM EST TUE JAN 5 2010

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149 PM EST TUE JAN 5 2010

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL APPROACH GEORGIA ON THURSDAY USHERING
ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR INTO GEORGIA. A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE
IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF
MEXICO...AND MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF COAST STATES. MOISTURE
FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL SPREAD ACROSS GEORGIA ALONG AND AHEAD
OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. WITH COLD AIR REMAINING IN PLACE...
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW...SLEET...
AND FREEZING RAIN. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY
THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA...IN
THE FORM OF LIGHT SNOW. PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. THE ATMOSPHERE SHOULD BE COLD
ENOUGH TO SUPPORT ALL SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM LA GRANGE TO
FORSYTH TO WARRENTON. SOUTH OF THIS LINE A MIXTURE OF
SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE PRECIPITATION
SHOULD FALL PRIMARILY IN THE FORM OF RAIN SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
COLUMBUS TO MACON TO LOUISVILLE.

ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF A LA GRANGE
TO FORSYTH TO WARRENTON LINE. PRELIMINARY INDICATIONS ARE THAT
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF A HALF INCH TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE NORTH
OF THIS LINE...WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE
MOUNTAINS. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...ANY WINTRY PRECIPITATION THAT
FALLS IS NOT EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE SIGNIFICANTLY. THE EXACT PATH
OF THE SURFACE LOW THAT DEVELOPS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO...AND THE
AMOUNT OF MOISTURE RETURN ACROSS GEORGIA WILL AFFECT THE EXPECTED
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. IF THE LOW REMAINS NEAR THE GULF COAST...LIGHTER
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED. IF THE LOW TRACKS INLAND ACROSS
SOUTHERN GEORGIA... HEAVIER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE. THE
MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD COME TO AND END ACROSS NORTH
AND CENTRAL GEORGIA BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...ALTHOUGH FLURRIES OR
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS MAY LINGER IN THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

RESIDENTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THE
DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IF A WINTER STORM WATCH OR WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS ISSUED.

Address/Location
White County EOC
1241 Helen Hwy
Cleveland, GA 30528

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-865-9500

White County Emergency Operations
Operations
ema@whitecounty.net
706-865-0911

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