Tropical Storm Watch

Last Updated: 22:54 PM. Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 EDT

Until 06:25 AM. Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

GAZ015-110630- /O.NEW.KFFC.TR.A.1011.170910T2225Z-000000T0000Z/ Lumpkin- 625 PM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017 ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT... A Tropical Storm Watch means Tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Dahlonega * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 55 mph - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-5 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - Family emergency plans: Federal Emergency Management Agency - http://ready.gov/hurricanes - Local weather conditions and forecasts: - http://weather.gov/atlanta $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Karen Minton