On March 2, 2012 a strong "April-like" storm system moved across the southeast United States. A strong cold front moved into north Georgia Friday evening, March 2, and continued into central Georgia early Saturday morning, March 3. Very warm and moist air ahead of the cold front provided for sufficient instability to produce widespread strong to severe thunderstorms across the region which produced large hail, flooding and damaging winds.Large hail fell across Cobb and Floyd counties where up to golf ball sized hail fell.
A possible tornado caused significant damage in Haralson, Paulding and Cobb counties. A National Weather Service Survey Team will be investigating the damage in these counties this morning.