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Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
936 PM EST TUE FEB 24 2015

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>038-041>049-052>055-057-251045-
/O.CON.KFFC.WS.W.0004.150225T1500Z-150226T1500Z/
DADE-WALKER-CATOOSA-WHITFIELD-MURRAY-FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS-
CHATTOOGA-GORDON-PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-FLOYD-BARTOW-
CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-POLK-PAULDING-COBB-
NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-HARALSON-
CARROLL-DOUGLAS-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON-NEWTON-MORGAN-
HEARD-COWETA-FAYETTE-CLAYTON-HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CALHOUN...DAHLONEGA...CLEVELAND...
ROME...CARTERSVILLE...GAINESVILLE...MARIETTA...ATLANTA...
LAWRENCEVILLE...ATHENS...CARROLLTON...DOUGLASVILLE...EAST POINT...
DECATUR...CONYERS...COVINGTON...NEWNAN...PEACHTREE CITY
936 PM EST TUE FEB 24 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM NEWNAN TO COVINGTON
  TO ATHENS.

* HAZARD TYPES...RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX BEGINNING WEDNESDAY
  MORNING...THEN BECOMING ALL SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ALTHOUGH THE SNOW WILL END
  FROM THE WEST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...BLACK ICE WILL CAUSE SLICK
  ROADS INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES WITH UP TO 6 INCHES IN A BAND FROM
  NEAR CEDARTOWN AND ROME...NORTHEAST TO THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
  AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA. LOWER AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ATLANTA METRO AREA AND ALONG
  THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF THE WARNING AREA.

* TIMING...10 AM WEDNESDAY THROUGH 10 AM THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ALONG WITH NEAR OR BELOW
  FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN SLICK ROADWAYS AND MAKE
  TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

* VISIBILITIES...VISIBILITIES WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED DURING
  SOME OF THE EXPECTED HEAVIER SNOW RATES DURING THE AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN STEADY OR
  FALL THROUGH THE DAY TO NEAR FREEZING AS SNOWFALL RATES
  INCREASE. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN STEADY NEAR OR
  BELOW FREEZING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS INTO THURSDAY
  MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

HEAVY...WET SNOW CAN BREAK TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER LINES...
PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA IMPACTED BY LAST WEEKS ICE STORM. STAY
INDOORS AWAY FROM THESE HAZARDS...AND PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES
BY HAVING FLASHLIGHTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES READY.

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