Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two to 8 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 Canton, 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 4 inches and 4 to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on north and central Georgia, respectively, 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 Cherokee and a slew of other counties 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…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A severe thunderstorm warning has taken its place and will expire at 2:15 p.m.
UPDATE (1:33 p.m.): The tornado warning for Cherokee County has been allowed to expire by the National Weather Service. In its place, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued. This warning will expire at 2:15 p.m. UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): The tornado watch for Cherokee County has been extended to 8 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Cherokee County is under a tornado warning until 1:30 today, says the National Weather Service. According to the warning, at 12:41 p.m. doppler radar picked up a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving at 65 mph that was nine miles southwest of Dallas. Canton is in the path of this storm. Cantonites are urged to move indoors and to the basement or an interior room without windows. Canton and Cherokee …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Severe storms and heavy rainfall are possible as a strong storm system and cold front move across north and central Georgia.
Strong winds are expected to develop as a storm system and cold front move into the Canton area Tuesday night and Wednesday. In effect 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, a wind advisory for north and central Georgia, including Cherokee County, warns of 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 35 mph, which make driving difficult. "Showers and a few thunderstorms will accompany these winds, but it should be noted that very strong winds will be possible outside of any shower or thunderstorm activity as well," the advisory says. "Recent rains and the additional heavy rainfall anticipated from this system will allow for trees to be uprooted with greater ease." A squall line capable of producing widespread damaging winds and isolated tornadoes is expected …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A cold front is expected to push across north and central Georgia this week, ushering in higher temps and possible thunderstorms by Wednesday.
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Monday, January 28
A cold front is expected to push across north and central Georgia this week, ushering in warmer weather and maybe some severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. "Instability and wind shear values appear sufficient to support the development of scattered to numerous thunderstorms on Wednesday, especially during the afternoon and evening," meteorologists say in a hazardous weather statement, which applies to Canton and Cherokee County. "Strong upper level support suggest a few storms could be severe across north and central Georgia." In Canton, fog may be a problem late Monday into early Tuesday, when the high is expected to reach 70, according to the NWS forecast. Wednesday holds a 100 percent chance of showers and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The frozen stuff could begin overnight Thursday, forecasts say.
The threat of severe weather for Canton and Cherokee County is looming again. According to the National Weather Service, there is a "chance" of freezing rain overnight Thursday (January 24) and "likely" for Friday (January 25) before 4 p.m. Also, winds could reach 15 mph. The low Thursday night is forecast to be about 28 degrees. An Arctic air mass and moisture moving into the area is blamed. The NWS hazardous weather outlook reads in part: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. ... THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BE MOVING INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY SETTING UP A COLD AIR WEDGE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. AT THE SAME TIME MOISTURE FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST IS …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A winter storm could switch widespread rain to snowflakes on Thursday, but little to no accumulations are expected in Canton, according The National Weather Service.
Winter storms are possible in Canton and across north Georgia on Thursday 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 Thursday afternoon or evening, but the heaviest snowfall would be in the north Georgia mountains. The winter storm watch—in effect for Cherokee and other counties from Thursday 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 …
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.
Weather forecasts for areas of north Georgia and Canton are calling for rain and snow, and possibly black ice accumulations on roadways as far south as Columbus beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Due to the expected inclement weather, the Georgia Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during this timeframe and check weather and road conditions before heading out. “We are continuously monitoring current weather conditions and forecasts as snow flurries and high winds are predicted for north Georgia," said Keith Golden, Georgia DOT Commissioner. "Weather forecasts indicate snow, black ice, fallen trees and damaged traffic signals are possible from Thursday evening through Friday morning…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Canton is set for a wet week of cooler temperatures as a cold front moves into Georgia. Freezing temperatures could arrive next week.
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Monday, January 14
Following a warm weekend in the 70s, Georgia is set for rain, cooler temps and maybe even a blast of cold air from the north. A rainy Monday and Tuesday accompany cooler weather and a cold front, as it moves from out west to the east by midweek, according to The Weather Channel. It's not yet clear how far south the cold air would reach as the jet stream dips. Forecasters give Canton a 100 percent chance of rain on Monday, when the high is expected to reach 58, and 80 percent chance on Tuesday with a high of 55, according to the National Weather Service. Showers are expected to taper off Wednesday and Thursday, as low temperatures dip to 38 and 35, respectively. Highs are forecast for the mid 50s. Current above-average temperatures give way…