Sunday, May 12, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for Acworth.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Atlanta ranks No. 72 in the country on a list of "allergy capitals." With a score of 59.21 out of a possible 100, Atlanta inched up on the list of the top 100 allegery metros, from the No. 73 spot in 2012. Rankings are based on factors such as prevalence, seasonal pollen scores, and allergy medicines used and board-certified allergists per patient. Atlanta's 2013 pollen score is better than average, while the number of medications used by Atlanta patients is on par with the average 1.04 used per estimated patient. But Atlanta fares worse in the number of board-certified allergists, which on average is 1.05 per estimated 10,000 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A slow-moving weather system will move over Acworth and the metro Atlanta area.
A flood watch is in effect from Atlanta southward through Saturday afternoon due to the potential for flooding in creeks, streams and flood-prone areas. A slow-moving weather system will move over Atlanta through Saturday producing more than four inches of rain across central Georgia with up to an inch of rain possible in Atlanta. Showers moved in Thursday night and will continue today with a second round of scattered rain moving in Friday night through Saturday morning. Temperatures in Acworth are expected to reach the mid 40s Friday night. For Saturday, the chance of showers will be 80 percent and most likely before 11 a.m. On Sunday, skies will be sunny with temperatures reaching into the low 60s. But there's a chance that more rain …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two to eight inches of rain have already fallen on parts of north and central Georgia, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
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Wednesday, February 20
Most of Georgia, including Acworth, is in for a deluge as two rounds of heavy rain likely start Thursday and continue through Tuesday, so get your rain boots and umbrellas ready. Two to four inches have already fallen on north since the beginning of February, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service's Hydrologic Outlook, which covers Acworth and a slew of other cities in north and central Georgia. Storms systems moving in and expected to bring moisture into the Gulf are to blame. Widespread rain is expected early Friday through Saturday along with periods of heavy rain again Monday, which should end by Tuesday morning. Areas south of a line …
Friday, March 2, 2012
A twister that spun from eastern Alabama through Polk, Haralson, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties and kept moving east stayed south of Acworth, while another tornado petered out after staying north of the city.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
We remain under a National Weather Service tornado watch until 5 a.m., but at this point it looks like heavy rain Saturday is a much bigger threat than any more tornadoes, according to the experts on 11Alive and WSB. You read through the CoverItLive blog above to catch up on the details. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties, effective until 9:40 p.m. A collapsed house is being reported in Haralson County in the storm's trail, and 11Alive says people on the ground west of Dallas reported seeing a tornado. The Haralson County Sheriff's Office is reporting debris from tornado damage east of Felton, 11Alive says. Meanwhile, WSB-TV says the latest radar data indicate that the tornado…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 8.
1. Weather. Today is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 76 and calm wind around 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly cloudy skies are in for tonight, with a low around 57. 2. In case you missed it. Acworth Moms: Live Your Dream, Volunteer: What are you passionate about? Volunteering is one way to immerse ourselves in the things that we love while keeping our daytime jobs. 3. Happening. Acworth Business Association Alive After Five event will take place today from 5:30-7 p.m., hosted by Game On Sports at 3126 Cobb Pkwy in Kennesaw. Enjoy free food and networking opportunity with other local businesses in the area. 4. Ahead on Acworth Patch. Looking for great homes to tour this weekend? Don't miss this week's …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here are the five things you need to know before heading out on Sept. 6.
1. Weather. There is a 60 percent chance of rain today, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature will reach a high of 71 degrees, under mostly cloudy skies. There is a chance for some thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Tonight, there will be a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., with the low reaching 60 degrees. 2. In case you missed it. Severe weather was the story for most of north Georgia yesterday. Thankfully, Acworth did not suffer very much damage. Check out Acworth Patch's blow-by-blow coverage of yesterday's weather news. 3. Happening. Registration for Acworth Parks and Recreation youth basketball has opened. Registration fees for the co-ed 5 and 6-year-old divisions is $105, while all …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here's the things you need to know before starting the day on Aug. 31.
1. Weather. Prepare for another hot, muggy day, says The Weather Channel. The high today will be 91 degrees, under mostly sunny skies with a 10 percent chance of rain. Tonight, the temperature will fall to a low of 68 degrees under mostly clear skies. 2. In case you missed it. Cauble Park is being made ready for this weekend's Love the Lake Festival. See what the Acworth Business Association and the Acworth Parks and Recreation department said yesterday about their hopes for the event here. 2. Happening. The qualifying process for the November election for Aldermen in Posts 1, 2 and 3 ends today at 4:30 p.m. Read about the requirements to qualify and who has qualified here. 4. Ahead on Acworth Patch. Speaking of elections, look forward to …