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NWS Warns Atlanta of Upcoming Storm



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Looks like it’s going to get bad for the Atlanta area. Stay safe:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1041 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS INLAND
PORTIONS OF GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...

GAZ087-088-SCZ040-042>045-112345-
/O.CON.KCHS.IS.W.0002.140212T0500Z-140213T1500Z/
JENKINS-SCREVEN-ALLENDALE-HAMPTON-INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER-
INLAND BERKELEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MILLEN...SYLVANIA...ALLENDALE...
HAMPTON...WALTERBORO...ST. GEORGE...SUMMERVILLE...MONCKS CORNER
1041 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH.

* TIMING...RAIN IS FORECAST TO MIX OR CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN
  THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...THEN CONTINUE INTO AS
  LATE AS THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD CREATE DANGEROUS
  OR IMPOSSIBLE DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...
  OVERPASSES AND UNTREATED ROADS. DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER
  LINES ARE LIKELY AS WELL AS POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE OR WALK. ICE ACCUMULATION
WILL DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES. IF YOU ENCOUNTER DOWNED POWER
LINES...DO NOT TOUCH THE LINES BECAUSE YOU COULD BE ELECTROCUTED.
REPORT DOWNED POWER LINES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE POWER
COMPANY. PREPARE TO REMAIN IN A SAFE SHELTER WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
FOR MANY HOURS. OBTAIN VITAL SUPPLIES SUCH AS POTABLE WATER...NON-
PERISHABLE FOOD...MEDICINE...BATTERIES...FLASHLIGHTS AND A
BATTERY POWERED RADIO.


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