That National Weather Service issued a dangerous weather forecast for Cobb County and much of the rest of northern Georgia for Sunday, April 17 with an indication of heavy fog in the morning through 10am and scattered thunderstorms expected afternoon through evening.
Here is an excerpt from the dangerous weather forecast:
This dangerous weather outlook applies to parts of north and central Georgia.
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
A heavy fog warning applies to much of the north and center
Georgia until 10 a.m. Visibility will be a quarter mile or less
create dangerous driving conditions.
A few showers and thunderstorms are expected later
afternoon into the evening. A few strong storms and one isolated one
severe storms are possible, with damage being the main threat
gusts of wind and hail.
A second wave of scattered showers and thunderstorms is expected
overnight tonight with destructive gusts of wind and hail again
the main dangers. Local flash floods cannot be ruled out
should there be periods of heavy rain on already wet soil.
. DAYS TWO TO SEVEN…Monday to Saturday…
Occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected
Monday. An isolated strong to violent storm is possible.
The following districts are listed in the outlook:
Muscogee Newton North Fulton Oconee Oglethorpe Paulding Peach
Pickens Pike Polk Pulaski Putnam Rockdale Schley South Fulton
Cities Treutlen Troupe Twiggs Union Upson Walker Walton Warren
The dense fog advisory covers a broader area than the general dangerous weather outlook. Here are the districts and the text of the recommendation:
Dade Walker Catoosa Whitfield Murray Fannin Gilmer Union Towns
Chattooga Gordon Pickens Dawson Lumpkin White Floyd Bartow
North Fulton Gwinnett Barrow Clarke Oconee Oglethorpe Wilkes
Wilkinson Muscogee Chattahoochee Marion Schley Macon Peach
Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,
Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon,
Columbus, Warner Robins, Lumpkin, Americus and Cordele
338 pm EDT Sun Apr 17, 2022
…THICK FOG NOTICE VALID UNTIL 10AM EDT THIS MORNING…
* WHAT… Visibility a quarter mile or less in heavy fog.
* WHERE…parts of Central, East Central, North Central,
Northeast, Northwest, and West-Central Georgia.
* WHEN… By 10am EDT this morning.
* EFFECTS… Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility.
If you drive, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of them
distance in front of you.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is part of the National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA).
The NWS describes its role as follows:
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate forecasts and alerts for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and oceans to protect life and property and strengthen the national economy. These services include forecasts and observations, warnings, impact-based decision support services, and education in an effort to build a weather-ready nation. The ultimate goal is a society that is prepared for and responsive to weather, water and climate events.
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