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Civil Emergency Message (for Atlanta as of Thursday AM 1/30/14)
NOAA / National Weather Service ^ | 408 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

Posted on 01/30/2014 4:50:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster

Civil Emergency Message

GAC057-063-067-089-097-113-121-135-151-247-301700-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IN ATLANTA GEORGIA RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 408 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS RELAYED A

* CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE AT THE REQUEST OF THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IN ATLANTA GEORGIA.

* A STATE OF EMERGENCY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF GEORGIA DUE TO IMPACTS FROM A WINTER STORM ON TUESDAY THROUGH THIS MORNING.

* THE CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY AND PRIMARILY PERTAINS TO THE ATLANTA METRO COUNTIES OF GEMA AREA 7. THOSE COUNTIES INCLUDE FULTON...DEKALB...CLAYTON ...COBB...GWINNETT...DOUGLAS...ROCKDALE...FAYETTE...HENRY AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES.

* SOLID SHEETS OF COMPACTED ICE AND SNOW CONTINUE ON MANY SECTIONS OF ROADWAYS IN THE ATLANTA METRO AREA. THIS CONTINUES TO CAUSE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS WITH SOME AREAS STILL IMPASSABLE. ROADS WILL BE EXTREMELY TREACHEROUS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING OR UNTIL THE ICE MELTS.

* THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY REQUESTS THAT TRAVEL BE LIMITED TO EMERGENCIES ONLY FOR YOUR SAFETY...AND FOR THE SAFETY OF EMERGENCY OFFICIALS AND GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES THAT CONTINUE TO RESPOND TO THE DANGEROUS IMPACTS OF THE WINTER STORM.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
500 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-311100- BALDWIN-BANKS-BARROW-BARTOW-BIBB-BLECKLEY-BUTTS-CARROLL-CATOOSA- CHATTAHOOCHEE-CHATTOOGA-CHEROKEE-CLARKE-CLAYTON-COBB-COWETA- CRAWFORD-CRISP-DADE-DAWSON-DEKALB-DODGE-DOOLY-DOUGLAS-EMANUEL- FANNIN-FAYETTE-FLOYD-FORSYTH-GILMER-GLASCOCK-GORDON-GREENE- GWINNETT-HALL-HANCOCK-HARALSON-HARRIS-HEARD-HENRY-HOUSTON-JACKSON- JASPER-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-JONES-LAMAR-LAURENS-LUMPKIN-MACON- MADISON-MARION-MERIWETHER-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-MORGAN-MURRAY- MUSCOGEE-NEWTON-NORTH FULTON-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-PAULDING-PEACH- PICKENS-PIKE-POLK-PULASKI-PUTNAM-ROCKDALE-SCHLEY-SOUTH FULTON- SPALDING-STEWART-SUMTER-TALBOT-TALIAFERRO-TAYLOR-TELFAIR-TOOMBS- TOWNS-TREUTLEN-TROUP-TWIGGS-UNION-UPSON-WALKER-WALTON-WARREN- WASHINGTON-WEBSTER-WHEELER-WHITE-WHITFIELD-WILCOX-WILKES- WILKINSON- 500 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

...BLACK ICE WILL MAKE DRIVING TREACHEROUS TODAY...

BLACK ICE WILL MAKE DRIVING TREACHEROUS THIS MORNING. AVOID DRIVING UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...USE EXTREME CAUTION...SLOW DOWN...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING BETWEEN 10 AM AND 200 PM ACROSS THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH SMALL CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS. STRONG SHEAR WILL LIKELY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT BUT CURRENT FORECAST INSTABILITY IS VERY WEAK. SHOULD THE INSTABILITY INCREASE THERE COULD BE A CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS. OTHERWISE NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
355 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-301700- DADE-WALKER-CATOOSA-WHITFIELD-MURRAY-FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS- CHATTOOGA-GORDON-PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-FLOYD-BARTOW- CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-POLK-PAULDING-COBB- NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-WILKES- HARALSON-CARROLL-DOUGLAS-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON- NEWTON-MORGAN-GREENE-TALIAFERRO-HEARD-COWETA-FAYETTE-CLAYTON- SPALDING-HENRY-BUTTS-JASPER-PUTNAM-HANCOCK-WARREN-TROUP- MERIWETHER-PIKE-UPSON-LAMAR-MONROE-JONES-BALDWIN-WASHINGTON- GLASCOCK-JEFFERSON-HARRIS-TALBOT-TAYLOR-CRAWFORD-BIBB-TWIGGS- WILKINSON-JOHNSON-EMANUEL-MUSCOGEE-CHATTAHOOCHEE-MARION-SCHLEY- MACON-PEACH-HOUSTON-BLECKLEY-LAURENS-TREUTLEN-STEWART-WEBSTER- SUMTER-DOOLY-CRISP-PULASKI-WILCOX-DODGE-TELFAIR-WHEELER- MONTGOMERY-TOOMBS- 355 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014

...BLACK ICE WILL MAKE DRIVING TREACHEROUS TODAY...

BLACK ICE WILL MAKE DRIVING TREACHEROUS THIS MORNING. AVOID DRIVING UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...USE EXTREME CAUTION...SLOW DOWN...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING BETWEEN 10 AM AND 200 PM ACROSS THE AREA.

$$


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; snocopolypse
Emphasis mine.

Stay off the roads again today if you can, Thursday, people. While a lot of roads are in good shape, there's still a lot of ice out there. Nasty, smoothed over, black ice, as a result of yesterday's melting and then refreezing.

Be careful out there if you must go out.

1 posted on 01/30/2014 4:50:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster

RAYCIZM.

Why it gotta be BLACK ice, yo!


2 posted on 01/30/2014 4:52:34 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; epow; ...

GA Ping list ping.

Also, from Pan_Yan, from the thread
Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3116942/posts?page=210#210

DOT sign over the interstate this morning:

TRAVEL INTO ATLANTA NOT RECOMMENDED
EXTREME DELAYS AHEAD

There were more cars than I expected and too many of them were over confident. Police were directing traffic around three of them that spun out this morning at the south end of the connector.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 4:53:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
Stay off the roads again today if you can, Thursday, people. While a lot of roads are in good shape, there's still a lot of ice out there. Nasty, smoothed over, black ice, as a result of yesterday's melting and then refreezing.

Glad to see those salt spreaders we bought are being put to good use! Delighted to see the union personnel who are called on once every 3 years for a day are right on it!

Government gets 'er done EVERY time!

4 posted on 01/30/2014 4:54:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Nice.

I’m LOL here, really.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 4:54:46 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Black ice is nasty stuff.
A few time while walking I ended up staring at up the sky and hoping I didn’t break anything important.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 4:55:21 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey, we still need to have lunch. I have news I want to share that has more or less direct bearing on that.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 4:55:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lazamataz

here in gwy-net couty, our neighborhood roads are dry and clear. just sayin’


8 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:19 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: FreedomPoster

I heard they let everyone go to work then made no attempt to treat the roads as they turned to skating ice surfaces.

Some were 14 hours in their cars on highway. OWCH!


9 posted on 01/30/2014 4:57:31 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: FreedomPoster

And here’s a post I made in the GA forum that I’ll repeat here:


Another minor rant - there are a lot of people driving higher-end cars that have performance / Summer tires. Many people don’t know the difference between Summer tires, all-season tires, and snow tires. Snow tires are hard to justify here in ATL, but if you have Summer tires, DO NOT DRIVE when the temperatures are low and there is any precipitation on the road. Summer tires have all the grip of a hockey puck on an ice rink in those conditions.

If you must have performance tires, you need a 2nd set of wheels/tires for Winter. My Summers are stacked in my garage, my Winter wheels are on my car with all-season tires.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 4:58:04 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hows a 3-way sound?

Er... let me rephrase that.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 4:58:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FreedomPoster

hey - I owe Laz a call as well to set a lunch meet. I am up in Suwanee. We need to get the GA chapter better connected. “they” know who we are anyways. might as well enjoy ourselves.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 4:59:55 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Yorlik803

I saw some cops putting on some cool crampon cables yesterday. I was out and about picking up stranded friends from the building where they had spent Tuesday night, and one works next to the local PD’s building. I’m tempted to buy a set off of Amazon, but then it’s hard to justify for once every 5-10 years.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 5:01:23 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lazamataz
Government gets 'er done EVERY time!

I was heading home down the South Fulton Parkway Tuesday night. There were only two other vehicles in sight until I came upon a long line of cars just stopped. After waiting a few minutes I and another pickup eased into the median and started passing the stalled traffic. A mile up the road we found a stop light and on the other side a police car and some road barriers. The people had the option of turning right (two miles to the next main road and gas stations, etc), turning around (5 empty miles back to the interstate) or going left (1 mile to the next main road).

The intersection was clear. They chose to sit. The other truck turned right and took off. I turned left, wove through about 7 vehicles on a small hill and was home 30 minutes later.

Even in a conservative state like Georgia we have conditioned people to be sheep. They just quit; waiting for the government to solve the problem or tell them what to do. For the record I drive a one wheel drive pickup with less than fantastic tread on the tires. Any front wheel drive car with a decent driver could have gone where I went.

14 posted on 01/30/2014 5:08:00 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: FreedomPoster

This is what you do. Wait til summer and the cops will more than likely forget they have them. Wasteful as they are they might throw them out.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 5:17:14 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: FreedomPoster
This is why the NFL never awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta again. Remember back in 2000, when an ice storm paralyzed the city Super Bowl week? Imagine we had the Super Bowl in Atlanta this week--it would have turned into a major disaster.

I do think when Minneapolis gets the Super Bowl once the new Vikings Stadium (provisional name) opens, we won't have this type of disaster--the citizens of Minneapolis are used to and will prepare for such extremely bad winters, and will likely cluster all events near Vikings Stadium like they did at Indianapolis.

16 posted on 01/30/2014 5:32:15 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: FreedomPoster

Video – Thousands still stranded on Atlanta highways
http://iceagenow.info/2014/01/thousands-stranded-atlanta-highways/


17 posted on 01/30/2014 5:44:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: FreedomPoster
Nasty, smoothed over, black ice, as a result of yesterday's melting and then refreezing.

Was on Route 64 in Virginia going 65 when all of the sudden the car started fishtailing. No warning, no curve - nothing. Soon I was spinning around praying hard every second. The Lord must have had mercy on me because I spun off into some snow on the side of the road. Didn't even hit the guard rail.

This kind of ice is no fun folks no matter where you are from.

Folks like to ridicule folks here in the south, but this kind of ice is dangerous anywhere you live.

18 posted on 01/30/2014 5:55:42 AM PST by sr4402
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To: FreedomPoster

Here in Lake Park, GA, we had rain all day. Valdosta got snow flurries when we were in there for appointments yesterday, but when driving back home, it was just rain here. Not raining here now, but it looks like it could. Weather map says no rain today, just cloudy. It is still cold, though! It’s supposed to be as high as 81 on Tuesday! We’ll see!

Did all the kids get home from the various schools?


19 posted on 01/30/2014 6:13:27 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

I haven’t tracked that closely, but I think pretty much so.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 6:37:51 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
  Highway 285 can be treacherous even without the ice - probably best just to avoid driving with ice on it. Lewis Grizzard once referred to Atlanta's highway 285 as the evil circle of hell.
21 posted on 01/30/2014 6:42:48 AM PST by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: FreedomPoster

All roads in our area were clear and dry yesterday afternoon. Mr. GG2 and I ventured out to the PO and grocery store. Snow still on the yards but nothing on the roads.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 7:53:47 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

There was still ice in shady spots yesterday afternoon here. OTP, but close-in OTP, on the Northside.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 7:55:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
BUY SOME PLOW/SALT TRUCKS! Geez, even a regular single axle dump truck can be converted to snow and ice work with a simple tail gate spreader, look them up you southern Gomers. http://madisontruckequipment.com/snow-ice-control/
24 posted on 01/30/2014 9:32:12 AM PST by nomad
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To: Yorlik803
Black ice is nasty stuff.

Caucasian ice is no joke either. Just sayin' . . .

25 posted on 01/30/2014 10:21:45 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: sr4402
Was on Route 64 in Virginia going 65 when all of the sudden . . .

Do you mean I-64? As for the ice, the same thing happened to me on I-85 south of Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. Doing about 60 mph when the car spun out. Fortunately, no one hit us. And yes, it's a God thing.

26 posted on 01/30/2014 10:24:55 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: nomad

Apparently you Northern greasers are unable to do a basic cost:benefit analysis. Making that investment for a once-a-decade event doesn’t make the cut.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 11:08:58 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Then wreck your pick`em up truck, Gomer!


28 posted on 01/30/2014 5:30:19 PM PST by nomad
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To: FreedomPoster

Enjoy your drive, Festus!


29 posted on 01/30/2014 5:35:40 PM PST by nomad
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To: nomad

Enjoy your feelings of superiority from the Rustbelt.

At least you’ve got that.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 6:34:03 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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