Thursday, February 28, 2013
Portions of north and central Georgia may see flurries, sleet or snow this weekend and freezing temps through Sunday night.
Portions of north and central Georgia could see some snow flurries or a wintry mix as temps drop headed into the weekend. Overnight freezing temps are expected through Sunday night, and Friday night and Saturday hold slight chances of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a freeze warning that includes Tucker and DeKalb County. It's effective through 9 a.m. Friday. "A fast-moving but potent upper low sweeping across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians [on] Saturday will bring a chance for at least light wintry precipitation to north Georgia," according to NWS' Hazardous Weather Outlook. "Any accumulations are expected to remain light at this time. Generally a half inch or less mainly across far …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The week long rainy weather is expected to end tonight, but could turn to snow according to the National Weather Service.
So Tucker, there is good news and bad news to report on the weather. The National Weather Service is reporting that the rain that's been around all week is about to end tonight, but due to dropping temperatures, we could get a bit of snow this evening. The forecast calls for 100 percent chance of rain. There could be as much as an inch of rain today. Patchy fog is also likely before 10 a.m. and temperatures are expected to reach 51. Winds are expected to pick up with gusts as high as 15 m.p.h. For tonight the weather service predicts: Friday is expect to be sunny, with a high of 51 degrees. More on the weather, including a seven-day forecast is available here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Tucker 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.
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Tuesday, January 15
Tucker 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. 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. The best chance for accumulations would be generally north …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Two weather advisories issued for Saturday by the National Weather Service.
Two weather warnings have been issued for Saturday by the National Weather Service – a wind advisory and warnings of a surge of artic air. These advisories are for all of north and central Georgia. DeKalb County, including Tucker, is under a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. According to Weather.com, 20 to 25 mph northwest winds — with gusts of up to 40 mph — are expected to begin mid-morning. These could bring down weak trees and limbs causing isolated power outages. Motorists are advised to use extra caution, especially those in high profile vehicles, as these strong winds could make driving difficult. The second advisory warns of an artic cold front entering the state early Saturday morning, causing temperatures in local …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Do you miss the January 2011 snowstorm? Check out our slideshow of last year's wintry weather. Then take our poll and let us know how you feel about the frozen stuff.
A year ago today, metro Atlantans were battling a bear of a snowstorm. The storm dumped a half a foot or more of snow on the ground, closing schools for a week, disrupting some government services and leaving many of us in hibernation until the frozen stuff finally thawed. We may have temps in the 60s this week, but Patch wanted to share some cool images from last year's storm, shot by our editors, correspondents and readers. Enjoy.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Adventures in parenting while housebound
I have friends who grew up in Wisconsin, New York, and Massachusetts. They never had snow days. They never knew the joy of watching the 11 o’clock news hoping, praying, and wishing school would be closed the next day. They never sledded on flattened cardboard boxes, because what kid in Georgia owns a real sled? They never made a snowball and saved it in the freezer, because there might not be another snow for the rest of the year. I love snow days, and I am not worried that my prayer for a full week of snow days was answered 20 years too late. I don’t want to hear how it’s "done" up North. If I wanted to live up North, I would. I don’t want to hear any more complaints about snowplows or lack thereof. I live in the South. I like my …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Locals speak about these past few snowy days
The unexpected snowfall on Sunday, January 9, brought some unexpected consequences. Children rejoiced at the school closures and the rare chance to sled and make snowmen. Many, either happily or unwillingly, had to stay home from their jobs. Newscasters from Cobb County interviewed locals who had to walk two miles to the nearest grocery store to buy basic necessities. I even saw some beautiful footage on NBC of a lone ice skater, at 10 at night, gliding up and down Peachtree Street in a deserted downtown Atlanta. Yes – Metro Atlanta does not fare well under any sort of winter weather, and this year was no exception. I was actually stranded in Newton County, when blocked-off interstates made a Sunday afternoon visit to relatives turn into a…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A bit of sunshine predicted near the end of the week
The mercury isn't bound to surpass the 32-degree mark until Friday. The National Weather Service reports that tonight's low will be about 14 degrees — low enough to freeze the water or slush left on roadways. The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that as of Tuesday evening, all interstates in the Atlanta metro area are open and passable for motorists, but warned that some icy conditions persist. GDOT officials added that with overnight weather conditions anticipated to re-ice roadways, drivers should continue using safe driving measures. GDOT encourages travelers to call 511 for updated information about the winter weather and other maintenance operations and construction projects on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Useful tips from local authorities
Now that a major winter storm has struck the area, our neighbors at Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services are encouraging citizens to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Snow began to accumulate on Sunday night and is continuing Monday. The wintry mix is making travel on bridges, overpasses and secondary streets treacherous. “If you don’t have to go out, stay indoors and off the streets,” said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge. Freezing temperatures and hazardous weather conditions can present a variety of dangerous situations for citizens, Rutledge said. To prepare for potential winter emergencies, Gwinnett firefighters urge citizens to take the following steps: With the onset of cold …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Snowdays could be in store for Sunday and Monday if predictions are on target
No need to panic, but you might want to go grab that gallon of milk ... The area is bracing for a wintery mix of sleet and snow with possibly 3 to 5 inches starting Sunday and continuing into Monday. The National Weather Service issued a special weather alert Friday calling for snow and sleet Sunday afternoon through Tuesday for North Georgia. Forecasters for the Peachtree City, Ga.-based weather service said a 30 percent chance of snow is expected after 1 p.m. on Sunday, with a high of 37 degrees. The chance of snow increases to 80 percent Sunday night, on into Monday. So you might want to prepare for a possible snow day, if the weather forecast turns out to be on target. View the Special Weather Statement, which includes the Wind …