Heavy snowfall thru Sat: heat, food & medical needed for 3-4 days

Advisory: Heavy snowfall amounts are possible thru Saturday. Be prepared with heat, food, and medical needs for 3-4 days.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS…EXTREME NORTH GEORGIA…GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM ROME TO ELLIJAY TO HIAWASSEE

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES WITH UP TO 4 INCHES IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING. THE SNOW WILL END FROM WEST LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL BECOME SLICK MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

* TEMPERATURES…FRIDAY AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 30S. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE 20S FRIDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CATOOSA … CHATTOOGA … DADE … FANNIN … FLOYD … GILMER … GORDON … MURRAY … TOWNS … UNION … WALKER … WHITFIELD

Instructions:

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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