• Winter Storm Watch

    GAZ006-007-013-014-022>025-027-034>038-047-081200- /O.EXA.KFFC.WS.A.0001.181209T0600Z-181210T0600Z/ Fannin-Gilmer-Pickens-Dawson-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison- Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Walton- Including the cities of Blue Ridge, Cohutta Wilderness, Colwell, Dial, Epworth, Hemp, Higdon, Black Gap Shelter, Cartecay, Cherry Log, East Ellijay, Ellijay, Marion, Mountaintown, Blaine, Hinton, Jasper, Lake Tamarack, Marblehill, Nelson, Sequoyah Lake, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville, Dougherty, Fausett Lake, Juno, Len Foote Hike Inn, Lumpkin, Brookwood, Chestatee, Coal Mountain, Cumming, Drew, Ducktown, Hightower, Gainesville, Alto, Banks Crossing, Five Points, Hollingsworth, Homer, Pinefield Crossroads, Apple Valley, Arcade, Bear Creek Reservoir, Braselton, Center, Commerce, Hoschton, Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Danielsville, Diamond Hill, Harrison, Hull, Lawrenceville, Auburn, Bethlehem, Carl, Chateau Elan, County Line, Fort Yargo State Park, Russell, Athens, Barnett Shoals, Bishop, Bogart, Eastville, Farmington, North High Shoals, Rose Hill, Arnoldsville, Crawford, Dunlap, Hutchings, Lexington, Maxeys, Philomath, Between, Bold Springs, Campton, Ebenezer, Good Hope, Gratis, and Herndonville 743 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Possible freezing rain up to 1/4 inch in a zone east and north of a line from Cumming to Norcross to Monroe to Lexington, mainly north of the I-20 corridor. Higher amounts in this area cannot be ruled out as well. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain for the northeast mountains mainly north and east of a line from Ellijay to Jasper to Dawsonville. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, with up to 5 inches possible on the highest ridges and possible ice accumulations of up to 1/4 inch. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph are expected as well across the watch area. * WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia. * WHEN...Saturday night through Sunday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Hazardous driving conditions expected as snow and ice accumulate, especially over bridges and overpasses. Increasing winds Saturday night into Sunday would bring down ice coated trees and powerlines. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. && $$

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