• Special Weather Statement

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    GAZ048-122245- Newton GA- 616 PM EDT THU JUL 12 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN NEWTON COUNTY UNTIL 645 PM EDT... At 615 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was over Rocky Plains, or 7 miles south of Covington...drifting southeast. HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind...frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light...unsecured objects. Heavy rain may cause temporary street flooding especially in poor drainage areas. Some locations in the path of this storm include Covington, Porterdale, Mansfield, Stewart, Oak Hill, Rocky Plains and Starrsville. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning. LAT...LON 3362 8395 3350 8371 3345 8377 3344 8382 3342 8383 3341 8385 3340 8384 3338 8386 3342 8391 3345 8392 3348 8395 3349 8398 3352 8403 TIME...MOT...LOC 2215Z 237DEG 8KT 3349 8388 WIND...40MPH $$

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