UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cancelled for Walton and Gwinnett
Severe Thunderstorm warning cancelled for Walton and Gwinnett - significant weather advisory issued for Walton County and Flash Flood Watch issued for Gwinnett and Walton.
UPDATE: The severe thunderstorm warning for Walton and Gwinnett counties has been cancelled and replaced by a significant weather advisory for Walton County until 7:45 a.m. and a Flash Flood Watch for Gwinnett and Walton now until 8 p.m.
... SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 40 MPH WINDS IN WALTON... NEWTON... MORGAN AND JASPER COUNTIES UNTIL 745 AM EDT...
AT 652 AM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM PANNELL TO BRICK STORE... MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.
THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE PEA SIZED HAIL... FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AS THEY MOVE ACROSS WALTON... NEWTON... MORGAN AND JASPER COUNTIES THROUGH 745 AM EDT. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE HERNDONVILLE... SOCIAL CIRCLE... PANNELL... BRICK STORE... EBENEZER... BOSTWICK... RUTLEDGE... HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK... NEWBORN... REESE AND FARRAR. HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.
THESE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO REACH SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CRITERIA... WHICH IS HAIL THE SIZE OF QUARTERS OR LARGER OR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR HIGHER.
At 6:06 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties, including Walton and Gwinnett counties. According to Walton County 9-1-1, authorities are working several weather related incidents in the western part of the country, around the Loganville area.
The weather warning is as follows:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN BARROW COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA EASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA SOUTHERN GWINNETT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHERN NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN OCONEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA
* UNTIL 700 AM EDT
* AT 601 AM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZED HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WINDER TO LOGANVILLE TO LILBURN... MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BETHLEHEM... STONE MOUNTAIN... BETWEEN... WALNUT GROVE... LAKEVIEW ESTATES... GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK... LITHONIA... CONYERS... JERSEY... MONROE... PORTERDALE... OXFORD... COVINGTON... SOCIAL CIRCLE AND GOOD HOPE.
IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE... HAIL OR FLOODING... WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED... AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6. YOU CAN ALSO TWEET YOUR REPORT USING HASHTAG GAWX.