NWS Warns Atlanta of Upcoming Storm

by Greg Pollowitz

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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