Thursday, January 31, 2013
Strong storms lost their punch before arriving here.
The Wednesday storm system that resulted in deadly weather in Northwest Georgia lost most of its punch by the time it reached Gwinnett County. Despite three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued in the county Wednesday afternoon, residents were spared the dangerous conditions seen elsewhere. The aftermath left windy and cool conditions, and a forecast that calls for highs only in the 40s for Thursday. By the time the heaviest weather moved through after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett saw some heavy rain, a few tree limbs knocked down and some power outages. According to WeatherBug data, as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, many places in Gwinnett saw between 1 and 2 inches of rain. "We were fortunate that Gwinnett County was able to escape the brunt of today…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The National Weather Service advised that the metro area, including Peachtree Corners, should expect strong winds, rain, lightning and the possibility of isolated tornadoes throughout much of Wednesday.
With the possibility of tornadoes, the National Weather Service said to "stay aware today" as its prediction calls for the possibility of tornadoes forming. The NWS said showers and thunderstorms are expected for the metro area throughout Wednesday afternoon with wind gusts up to 35 mph. According to the National Weather Service, the storms could be severe. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 67 with up to an inch of rainfall expected today. The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for north and central Georgia: TODAY AND TONIGHT... ...SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT... A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH AND ITS ASSOCIATED SURFACE COLD …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The National Weather Service reports that thunderstorms, gusty winds up to 65 m.p.h. could be moving into north Georgia including Peachtree Corners.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The National Weather Service has issues a tornado watch for the area effective until 8 p.m. Monday. The warnings include portions of Alabama, Tennessee and north Georgia. According to the weather service, "Tornadoes, hail to 1 inch in diameter, thunderstorms with wind gusts to 65 m.p.h., and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas." A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop. The National Weather Service warns that people in the area of a tornado watch "should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings." Patch will continue to monitor the National Weather Service website and update this report as needed. Keep up with Peachtree Corners …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Heavy rains, flooding and possible tornadoes predicted Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and entire metro area.
The National Weather Service's latest update reports that isolated tornados are a possibility by Monday afternoon and continuing into the evening along with heavy rains as Tropical Depression Lee moves from the Mississippi Valley into Georgia. The service reports that rainfall could be heavy at times and with the extended period of dry weather the area has experienced this year, flooding could occur. "Any prolonged period of heavy rain will result in increased runoff and possible flooding on creeks and streams," reported the weather service. There is also a continued chance of rain as thunderstorms are predicted Tuesday through Sunday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The National Weather Service Forecast Center in Peachtree City says tornadoes are likely in today’s “major severe weather event.”
Updated: 11:00 a.m. The tornado watch that had been issued until noon for north Georgia, including Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake, has been canceled, but the worst of the severe weather may come later today, according to weather forecasts. A fast-moving squall line of storms, which have prompted tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings across north Alabama this morning, is expected to hit the area by noon, according to weather.com. However, that’s expected to be only the first round of today’s severe weather. Weather.com calls today’s threat as “significant and life-threatening.” The threat increases later today with the approach of a very strong cold front. The National Weather Service Forecast Center in Peachtree City says tornadoes…