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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Extreme North Georgia

7:04 AM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 15 counties in extreme north Georgia.  The advisory is mainly in effect for the mountain areas above 1500 feet.  A fast moving system will move in Wednesday morning with a limited amount of moisture.  We think that there will be just enough moisture mixing with the cold air to cause some snow flurries.

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Elevations in the mountains above 1500 feet could see up to an inch of snow accumulating.  Areas in the advisory that are below 1500 feet could see a dusting up to a half inch.  

The moisture is expect to arrive in northwest Georgia around 6am, then move to the east into the mountains of northeast Georgia around 8 a.m.

Chattooga County Schools are delayed two hours Wednesday morning. No other closings or cancellations were reported.

Here is the advisory from the NWS:

 

 

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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A WINTRY MIX WITH POSSIBLE LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 1
PM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...AREAS OF NORTH GEORGIA WITH EMPHASIS ON AREAS ABOVE
  1500 FT.

* HAZARD TYPES...LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW CHANGING TO ALL LIGHT SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 INCH OF SNOW AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.
  A DUSTING TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH ELSEWHERE.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ONLY THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE
  ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL BUT HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD BE
  EXPERIENCED AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE LOW TO MID 30S.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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