Union Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 10:59 PM EDT del 31 Ottobre 2014

...Wind Advisory now in effect until 9 PM EDT Saturday... ...Freeze warning remains in effect from 2 am to 11 am EDT Saturday... ...Freeze watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning...

* locations...parts of north Georgia...along and north of a line from Summerville to Jasper to Cleveland.

* Timing...freeze warning late tonight through Saturday morning. Wind Advisory through Saturday. Freeze watch late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

* Temperatures...lows tonight in the lower to mid 30s. Highs Saturday in the mid to upper 40s...except lower 40s in the higher elevations. Lows Saturday night in the upper 20s

* winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Stronger winds will be possible in the highest elevations. These winds will result in wind chill values in the upper teens to lower 20s Saturday morning.

* Impacts...freezing temperatures tonight and Saturday night could damage or kill vegetation. Strong winds could cause driving difficulties and perhaps bring down a few trees... especially at the higher elevations. Loose or unsecured items may be blown around.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the warned area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 20 mph...or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

A freeze watch means conditions are favorable for a freeze event in and close to the watch area. Those with agricultural interests in the watch area should make preparations to protect sensitive vegetation and Young trees.

911 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to noon EDT Saturday...

* locations...portions of north Georgia...generally along and north of a line from Chatsworth to Jasper to Cleveland.

* Hazard types...snow.

* Accumulations...one half to 1 inch of snow for most of the advisory area. Around 2 inches of snow will be possible at the highest elevations of the northeast Georgia mountains... generally above 2500 ft.

* Timing...midnight tonight through noon Saturday.

* Impacts...light accumulations of snow may make driving difficult especially on bridges and overpasses.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. These winds will result in wind chill values in the upper teens to lower 20s Saturday morning.

* Temperatures...dropping into the lower 30s by Saturday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:40 PM EDT on October 31, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past hour for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments...cooperative observers...Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Atlanta

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement


...Gilmer County... 7 ENE Ellijay T 1020 PM 10/31 Emergency Mngr

...Union County... 8 N Blairsville T 1026 PM 10/31 public 8 NW Blairsville T 1008 PM 10/31 public

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