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Snow and Ice Hit Northwest Georgia [Georgia Ice/Snow Storm]
Georgia Public Broadcasting ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010 | Edgar Treiguts & Rickey Bevington

Posted on 01/29/2010 7:21:43 PM PST by Star Traveler

Snow and Ice Hit Northwest Georgia

By Edgar Treiguts & Rickey Bevington
Fri., January 29, 2010 9:04am (EST)
Updated: 4 hours ago

ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Transportation crews are treating north Georgia roads and bridges in anticipation of accumulating snow and ice Saturday night.

Light snow could coat areas of north Georgia into Saturday. (photo-creative commons)

By early Friday evening, the DOT was warning drivers of passable but dangerous conditions along I-75 in Whitfield County.

The DOT advises people to travel in north Georgia only if necessary.

All of Georgia will be getting precipitation over the next 24 hour, with snow, ice and freezing rain in north Georgia and rain and thunderstorms in southern parts of the state.

Because of the forecast, several extreme north Georgia counties closed schools early Friday -- Fanin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns, and Union county schools.

The National Weather Service has a winter storm warning in place through early Saturday afternoon for northeast Georgia. In addition, a wide area of southeast Georgia is under a flood advisory.

Friday's night's forecast calls for a mix of rain, snow, and sleet will take hold in north Georgia. Southern portions of the state will get showers and thunderstorms. Lows to range from the 30's to 50's.

Ahead on Saturday, rain showers likely with freezing rain and sleet changing to light snow northeast. Highs from the 30's to 60's.


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: 2010icestorm; georgia; globalwarming
Here is the "Georgia thread" for keeping up-to-date for the 2010 major Winter Storm that has been traveling across the United States.

I'm in Oklahoma and started the information for Oklahomans to post weather info.

Here on this thread, Georgia FReepers can post what is going on in the state... :-)

1 posted on 01/29/2010 7:21:43 PM PST by Star Traveler
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Some FReeper articles on the current Oklahoma Ice Storm -- and some other states. This is the storm that is moving over to the East, through Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina...

Ice Storm Likely Across Oklahoma

Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma

Henry declares state of emergency in anticipation of storm [Oklahoma Governor]

Winter Storm Update [Tulsa, Oklahoma]

Tulsa activates Emergency Operations Center as winter storm intensifies [Oklahoma]

Many power lines remain down as Oklahoma deals with winter threats [OK Ice Storm]

Governor declares state of emergency in Arkansas as winter storm moves into the state

M-CC should expect up to 6 inches of snow Friday [Kentucky Snow Storm]

Snow and Ice in Clarksville, TN [Tennessee Ice/Snow Storm]

Missouri Travel Conditions at Midday [Missouri Ice/Snow Storm]

NWS issues winter storm warning for north Alabama [Alabama Ice/Snow Storm]

Governor McDonnell Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Potential Winter Storm [Virginia]

North Carolina's 2010 winter storm updates [North Carolina Winter Storm]

Snow's Coming; Several Inches Possible [South Carolina Ice/Snow Storm]

Snow and Ice Hit Northwest Georgia [Georgia Ice/Snow Storm]


2 posted on 01/29/2010 7:23:10 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Atlantan

Here’s your Georgia thread for the big snow storm moving across the United States... :-)


3 posted on 01/29/2010 7:24:26 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Winter Storm Warning remains in effect

Friday, January 29, 2010 4:12 PM EST

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Snow will continue to overspread the region this evening and become heavier. As much as three inches of new snow accumulation is expected across the mountains before midnight, and perhaps an inch or two will accumulate elsewhere, a statement from the National Weather Service shows.

As relative milder air arrives aloft overnight, snow will mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain mainly south and southwest of the French Broad Valley.

Accumulating precipitation will lessen from midday Saturday onward. Total snow accumulations could be as high as 12 to 14 across northwest North Carolina to as little as two to four inches across the southwest North Carolina mountain valleys and into the South Carolina and northeast Georgia mountains, where a damaging and/or hazardous accumulation of ice and sleet may occur on top of the snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Heavy wet snow and/or ice accumulations may result in toppled trees and/or power lines. Travel is expected to become very hazardous or impossible.

To report snow, sleet or ice accumulations, call the National Weather Service's toll-free reporting line at 877-633-6772.

4 posted on 01/29/2010 7:27:11 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Okay, Georgia FReepers... send in those snow and ice reports and what’s going on in the state of Georgia as this big winter storm moves through... :-)


5 posted on 01/29/2010 7:28:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Nuttin but rain over by Winder.


6 posted on 01/29/2010 7:32:54 PM PST by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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Just light rain in the Forsyth/Fulton county area. Earlier we had some light sleet but the ground is too warm to amount to anything interesting.


7 posted on 01/29/2010 7:33:51 PM PST by ATLDiver
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Mountains could see up to half-foot of snow overnight

By Mike Morris and Christian Boone
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While residents in the North Georgia mountains brace for modest accumulations of snow and ice, metro Atlanta should expect nothing but rain -- and plenty of it.

Four to six inches of snow and 1/2-3/4 inches of ice predicted for the mountains, with as much as a foot possible along the North Carolina border.

School officials in Union and Rabun counties decided to send students home at 1 p.m. Friday. Towns County schools closed at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes before Gilmer County's schools, as officials braced for the onslaught of ice and snow.

Areas of the state along and north of a line from Chatsworth through Dawsonville and Gainesville to Danielsville remain under a winter storm warning from 4 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday. The Weather Service warns that icing "may result in downed tree branches and power lines. Prepare for power outages."

[ ... see link for the rest of the article... ]

8 posted on 01/29/2010 7:47:54 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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My son is on his final training exercises at Ft Benning Ga from last night through Wednesday
9 posted on 01/29/2010 8:02:35 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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I am in North Forsyth. Nothing but light rain so far. I would welcome a blanket of snow, but don’t want any ice. The line is so close that it’s hard to predict. Most of the roads are warm enough that ice on the roads is unlikely.


10 posted on 01/29/2010 8:04:34 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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You were saying ...

My son is on his final training exercises at Ft Benning Ga from last night through Wednesday

It doesn't look like it's going that far south in Georgia, so probably not a problem down that way... :-)

11 posted on 01/29/2010 8:13:02 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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You were saying ...

I am in North Forsyth. Nothing but light rain so far. I would welcome a blanket of snow, but don’t want any ice. The line is so close that it’s hard to predict. Most of the roads are warm enough that ice on the roads is unlikely.

If I understand the forecast right, and the areas involved, that sorta looks a bit too far south to make any difference. I don't think you'll see anything more than rain (if that... ).

But, if you had been in Oklahoma (over the last few days) then you would have seen about a quarter of a million people without power around here, because of that dreaded ice.

It sure does look nice and pretty -- but things break... :-)

12 posted on 01/29/2010 8:16:49 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Correct, we’re not to see anything more than rain. The Northern Atlanta burbs usually get a nasty, (at least in this part of the world,) ice storm this time of year.


13 posted on 01/29/2010 8:57:44 PM PST by ATLDiver
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Okay, Georgia FReepers... send in those snow and ice reports and what’s going on in the state of Georgia as this big winter storm moves through... :-)

Hell, man- I'm still trying to get the busted pipes the last freeze burst fixed, over at my late MIL's spread out in the country...

14 posted on 01/30/2010 2:25:49 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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And how is it doing for you Georgia FReepers today, over in Georgia-land? :-)

Anyone see that ice or snow there, in any parts of Georgia?


15 posted on 01/30/2010 8:24:42 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Just cold and wet out by Winder... news says roads are freezing?


16 posted on 01/30/2010 8:26:30 AM PST by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Star Traveler

So far, just a light cold rain.


17 posted on 01/30/2010 3:02:15 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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Just wet and cold...I’ve spent most of the day doing some indoor painting.


18 posted on 01/30/2010 3:12:18 PM PST by ATLDiver
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