• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ048-057>059-070-071-172345- Butts GA-Lamar GA-Monroe GA-Jasper GA-Newton GA-Henry GA- 656 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BUTTS...NORTHEASTERN LAMAR... NORTHERN MONROE...SOUTHWESTERN JASPER...SOUTHERN NEWTON AND SOUTHEASTERN HENRY COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM EDT... At 655 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was over Jackson, moving northeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind, occasional cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light, unsecured objects. Heavy rain will cause temporary street flooding, especially in poor drainage areas. Some locations in the path of this storm include Jackson, Monticello, Flovilla, Jenkinsburg, Stewart, Turtle Cove, Worthville, McKibben, High Falls State Park, Blount, Eudora, North Alcovy, McElheneys Crossroads, Indian Springs State Park, Fincherville and Stark. 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 3349 8388 3338 8370 3319 8370 3317 8407 3327 8411 3329 8409 3330 8411 3330 8412 TIME...MOT...LOC 2255Z 246DEG 14KT 3328 8396 WIND...40MPH $$

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