GDOT is urging motorists to monitor weather conditions in advance with the possibility of light snow and icy roadways expected Thursday and Friday in areas of North Georgia.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for north Georgia, which warns of light snow and black ice from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.
Snow is expected across north Georgia this afternoon and tonight, according to the National Weather Service's winter weather advisory, which goes into effect at 1 p.m. and replaces the previous winter storm watch. A "cold polar air mass" is expected to spread into north Georgia as widespread rain shifts south. The result: Rain will mix with and change over to snow across portions of north Georgia, including Cobb County. The heaviest snowfall would be in the northeast Georgia mountains. The winter weather advisory, which lapses Friday morning at 7, warns of light snow and black ice north of a Carrollton-to-Atlanta-to-Jefferson line and south of a Rome-to-Hiawassee line. Less than 1 inch of the white stuff is expected to accumulate on grassy…
A winter storm could switch widespread rain to snowflakes, but little to no accumulations are expected in Cobb County, according the National Weather Service.
Winter storms are possible in Cobb County and across north Georgia today and into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter storm watch for the area. Meteorologists say widespread rain should switch over to the white stuff sometime this afternoon or evening, but the heaviest snowfall would be in the north Georgia mountains. The winter storm watch—in effect for Cobb and other counties from this afternoon through Friday morning—means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Locations north of a line from Carrollton to Atlanta to Jefferson could see an inch or less of snow, while accumulations in the northeast and northwest Georgia mountains could …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cobb could get its first glimpse this winter of the white stuff as rain across north Georgia may turn to snow with the arrival of a deep cold air mass.
Cobb County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia, including Cobb. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, residents could see some light accumulations of snow across parts of north Georgia by mid to late Thursday afternoon or evening, mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces. While folks as far south as a LaGrange-…
Friday, February 18, 2011
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The National Weather Service says the storm will likely move into Cobb on Wednesday night.
A statement from the National Weather Service warns that Cobb, Douglas and several other counties could see up to an inch of snow or ice Wednesday night and Thursday. A low pressure system is expected to track across the gulf and deal the North another wintry blow while giving the South some of the white stuff. But it's early in the game. "There is still plenty of uncertainty concerning the strength of the system which will have a significant impact on how much snow or mixed winter precipitation could occur," the statement said Tuesday morning. Counties in the far north part of the state could see between 1 and 2 inches, and South Georgia might get a mix of rain, sleet and snow, according to the weather service.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The white stuff is again in the forecast, but not a snowpocalypse.
The S-word is being thrown around again. But unless you're planning a trip from Acworth into the extreme North Georgia mountains, you probably won't see anything but a flurry or two. Next week could be a different story. We could see some rain then maybe light snow after midnight Thursday, said National Weather Service meterologist Mike Leary. "There's a slight chance of a flurry here, but nothing significant," he said, "nothing on the roads." Heading into the weekend, the weather will be downright pretty for this time of year. Friday will be sunny with highs in the lower 40s. Saturday and Sunday will also be sunny with highs in the upper 40s, even reaching 50 Sunday. On Monday, the forecast begins to change. There's a 50 percent chance of…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Cobb will have to make up one of the five school days lost this week.
(UPDATED Jan. 14, 3:54 p.m.) Cobb County schools are closed again today due to the continued hazardous icy road conditions. This means the schools will have to make up one of the five days lost this week since only four missed days are allowed in the school system. According to CCSD officials, no decision had been made as of Thursday night, but one possibility is to convert March 18, the only teacher workday scheduled before May, into a regular school day. The school system also has full weeks scheduled from Feb. 21 to 25 and April 4 to 8. The postponed Board of Education work session will proceed this morning, with public comment starting at 9:30 a.m. f0llowed by the regular meeting. Meanwhile, all Friday activities are canceled due to …
With roads not cleared out completely and some of us being stuck working at home, the Clean Air Campaign offers useful tips.
Dear Editor, As temperatures remain freezing across the state, many Georgians are experiencing cabin-fever on their third day working from home. Since the roads may be icy through the end of the week, The Clean Air Campaign has some telework tips for the stranded: 1. Start with a plan: Make a list of things to do throughout the day and include a timeline to help you stay focused. 2. Stay organized: Keep your work space free of the clutter that tends to build up at home, like mail, games, magazines, homework, etc. 3. Stay connected: Make sure that you are easily accessible by phone, e-mail and/or instant messaging. Touch base with your teammates and supervisor to inform them of your progress. 4. Check your email: Even if you don't have …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Roadways are slowly clearing out, but cancellations continue Wednesday and beyond.
Acworth is beginning to break the grip of the snowpocalypse that started Sunday night and has paralyzed metro Atlanta under the 4 to 5 inches of snow and ice that covered most of Cobb County by the end of Monday. Acworth government offices will reopen at 10 a.m. today, though Cobb public schools remain closed for a third consecutive day, and evening classes at Chattahoochee Tech are canceled. Although Cobb Department of Transportation crews have worked 24 hours a day, many secondary and subdivision streets remain hazardous. Initial snow-clearance efforts focused on areas around hospitals, fire stations and police precincts as well as major intersections and roadways. Cobb Community Transit (CCT) has canceled bus service for the third …