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Tornado Watch Continues Until 1pm

Tornado Watch Continues Until 1pm

Short Term

We have storms delveoping all across the metro area this morning, as of 9:45 nothing is severe. As you can see down below there are more storms west of the metro area that will be moving in here soon. There is a lot of lightning with these storms. There are more storms to the north along the cold front that will be moving in later on this morning. The 3rd image below is what is called helicity. What that is is the amount of spin in the atmosphere and there is a lot of it just south of the front. The thing that is lacking this morning is instability, it is very limited. So as these storms continue to come in from the west and the north look for the main threat to be in the form of wind, hail, and heavy rain. There have been some unconfirmed reports of some wind damage in Carroll county.

Barrow County Skywarn Spotter Class

Barrow County Skywarn Spotter Class

Barrow County will be offering a Skywarn Storm Spotter Training class on Feb 2, 2012 in Winder GA.  SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The class is free and registration is required to ensure there is enough materials for everyone.

 

If interested please visit:  http://skywarn.barrowcountyweather.com/

FEMA encourages Chattahoochee-area residents to learn flood risks

FEMA encourages Chattahoochee-area residents to learn flood risks

ATLANTA -- As 2011 draws to a close, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all Americans to understand the risks that surround them -- and for residents of the Upper Chattahoochee River Region, those risks include the possibility of flooding.

FEMA worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to create maps of the 107-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River between the Buford Dam and Coweta County, which includes Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

These updated maps detail flood hazard and risk data with the ultimate goal of protecting homeowners from flooding.

Maps for those who live in the Chattahoochee flood region are available at www.georgiadfirm.com. Learn more about steps to prevent flood damage at www.ready.gov/floods.

City Leaders advise motorists to use caution on potentially icy roadways

City Leaders advise motorists to use caution on potentially icy roadways

ATLANTA – City officials are closely monitoring current weather forecasts, which predict a combination of precipitation and falling temperatures will bring light snow to north and west-central Georgia this evening and overnight. Although no accumulation is expected, the City of Atlanta is well prepared for inclement weather response. City of Atlanta officials are monitoring weather reports for conditions that cause ice, snow, sleet, or other elements that may cause slick or hazardous situations.

Visit our Weather Blog for LIVE Weather Updates

Visit our Weather Blog for LIVE Weather Updates

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Northwesten Cobb County and Paulding County until 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather and warnings are going off all over the greaert metro area.  Please visit 11alive.com for most up to date info and also visit our weather blog at WizArmy.11Alive.com 

Weekend Weather and Tropical Update

Tired of the wedge yet?  That east wind that brought in the clouds and cooler air yesterday is sticking with us for a big part of the weekend.  We will continue with weather today that will be very similar to what we had yesterday.  Expect a good coverage of clouds with only a few thin spots in the clouds at times to allow just a few peeks of sun here and there. 

That east wind brings in a shallow layer of cool air at the surface.  That will keep our temps in the lower 70s today.  Our high yesterday was 72.  The wedge will be slow to break.  I expect the clouds to hold with us Sunday.  We may have a few more breaks in the clouds Sunday which will help temperatures to get up to 75.

DOWNTOWN: Photographer captures time-lapse storm scenes

DOWNTOWN: Photographer captures time-lapse storm scenes

ATLANTA - As the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee moved across Georgia Labor Day, many people found themselves hunkered down in their homes to avoid the rain and severe weather.

But at least one adventuresome photography enthusiast took to the streets of Downtown Atlanta - determined to capture weather juxtaposed against the city's skyline.

Photographer Tom Wells posted a video on the popular video sharing website Vimeo. "We had some wicked clouds roll through the ATL tonight (9/6/11) along with a few Tornado warnings and accompanying sirens," he said in the video's caption. "While everyone was running for the basement I figured if it was my time to go then it was just my time. So I grabbed the camera and took to my neighborhood streets."

Wells captured some amazing scenes around town. Have a look at his video: