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Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak Underway

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A widespread severe weather event is already underway today with numerous tornadoes already reported. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has already issued a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch for portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois with additional watches to be issued later. The SPC has outlined north Georgia in the Moderate Risk area and that area is right at the edge of Gwinnett County, I would go ahead and consider us to be in that area. 


Here's the latest NWS update from the Atlanta National Weather Service Office:

UPDATE... HAVE MADE MANY UPDATES TO FORECAST PRODUCTS TO REFLECT CHANGES IN ENVIRONMENT. CONVECTION AHEAD OF THE FRONT CURRENTLY ACROSS NORTHERN AL AND TN HAS DEVELOPED IN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT...ALLOWING FOR HAIL PRODUCING CELLS WITH ELEVATED ROTATION. THESE CELLS HAVE BEEN CONCERNING ENOUGH TO ISSUE A TORNADO WATCH FOR FAR NW GA THROUGH 4 PM TODAY. THIS ACTIVITY IS AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE OF CONVECTION EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT. WIND ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF NORTH GEORGIA THROUGH 7 AM SATURDAY MORNING. THIS IS DUE TO 10 TO 20 MPH SUSTAINED WINDS AND GUSTS TO 30 MPH PRODUCED FROM TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ASSOCIATED WITH PARENT LOW AND APPROACHING COLD FRONT. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR 10PM TO 7AM FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA. RECENT RAINFALL HAS LEFT SOILS MOIST IN THAT AREA...WITH FFG SUGGESTING THAT 1-2 INCHES IN A 1-3 HOUR PERIOD WOULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN MINOR FLASH FLOODING OR BANKFULL CONDITIONS. WITH 1-2 INCHES EXPECTED WITH THIS MAIN LINE OF CONVECTION...AND LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS TO 3-4 INCHES...HAVE OPTED TO GO WITH A FLASH FLOOD WATCH.


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GwinnettWeather March 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I'm getting very concerned with what I'm beginning to see to our west. There will be breaks in the clouds as we go through the afternoon and our temps could reach close to 80 degrees. My fear is that discreet supercells with tornadoes will form out in front of the cold front in the warm sector as they are starting to do in Alabama.
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 07:32 PM
New Tornado Watch to our west/
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Hall, Forsyth, and Jackson are now included in the Tornado Watch. As feared, discreet cells firing off out in front of what will be the main line.
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Storm Prediction Center: MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER EVENT IS UNDERWAY...WITH SEVERE/SUPERCELL STORMS INCREASING IN COVERAGE ACROSS THE RISK AREA. THE ONGOING FORECAST REMAINS ON TRACK...WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY -- INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGHER-END EVENTS CAPABLE OF SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. These storms will arrive during darkness which helps hide tornadoes. Please keep a weather radio handy and be prepared to seek shelter if a warning is issued. As of 3:30, NOAA's issued 115 severe t-storms warnings & 66 tornado warnings and we're just getting started.
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 09:10 PM
NWS has requested SkyWarn Storm Spotter activation at 6pm
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 09:24 PM
This is a current map of the southeast and it refreshes automatically http://www.daculaweather.com/4_spc_meso_analysis.php
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Tally of warnings for today as of Fri Mar 2 22:01:01 UTC 2012: Tornado Warnings: 122 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 170 Flash Flood Warnings: 4 Special Marine Warnings: 4
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 10:57 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 63 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA CLAYTON COBB DEKALB DOUGLAS FAYETTE FULTON GWINNETT
North Georgia Weather March 02, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Tally of warnings for today as of Fri Mar 2 22:31:01 UTC 2012: Tornado Warnings: 133 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 200 Flash Flood Warnings: 4 Special Marine Warnings: 4
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Tally of warnings for today as of Sat Mar 3 00:01:01 UTC 2012: Tornado Warnings: 206 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 253 Flash Flood Warnings: 8 Special Marine Warnings: 4
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Storms getting close now. Confirmed tornado on the ground just west of Cobb County.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 01:41 AM
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 840 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA COBB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHEASTERN PAULDING COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA * UNTIL 930 PM EST * AT 837 PM EST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR DALLAS...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED WITH THIS TORNADO INCLUDING POSSIBLE HOUSE COLLAPSE. * OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HIRAM...POWDER SPRINGS...ACWORTH...KENNESAW...MARIETTA...SMYRNA AND WOODSTOCK.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 01:52 AM
People in the northern part of Gwinnett need to be prepared to take cover. Folks around Sugar Hill, Buford, Suwanee, Duluth are in the potential path of this tornado.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 01:54 AM
NWS is relaying public report of tornado near Dallas, GA. Sig. damage, including a possible house collapse.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Debris ball visible on radar for tornado in Cobb County
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 02:12 AM
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 911 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHEASTERN COBB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA EXTREME NORTHWESTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN FORSYTH COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHEASTERN FULTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHERN GWINNETT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN HALL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA * UNTIL 1000 PM EST * AT 905 PM EST...A DEBRIS SIGNATURE INDICATED BY DOPPLER RADAR CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR MARIETTA...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. * OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WOODSTOCK...MOUNTAIN PARK...ROSWELL...ALPHARETTA...MILTON... BERKELEY LAKE...JOHNS CREEK...DULUTH...CUMMING...SUWANEE AND SUGAR HILL.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Tornado near Mall of Georgia at 9:52
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 11:19 AM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN GWINNETT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA * UNTIL 1000 AM EST * AT 405 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED OCCASIONAL HEAVY RAIN HAS CAUSED 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH GWINNETT COUNTY THIS MORNING. RAPID RISES ARE OCCURRING ON SWEETWATER CREEK...PEW CREEK AND NO BUSINESS CREEK. THESE AND OTHER CREEKS IN THE WARNED AREA MAY EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP ONE INCH CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE WARNED AREA THROUGH 700 AM EST. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO NORCROSS... LAWRENCEVILLE AND DACULA.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 11:54 AM
A preliminary count from this system shows 95 reports of tornadoes 228 wind reports (5 reports 65kts+) 417 reports of hail (41 reports 2"+)
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Here at DaculaWeather.com we had 2.82" of rain in the last 24 hours with 2.56" coming since midnight and we can expect another 0.5" - 1.00" before it's over.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 12:20 PM
There were more tornado reports yesterday than we average for the entire month of March.
North Georgia Weather March 03, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Tally of warnings for yesterday as of Sat Mar 3 03:01:01 UTC 2012: Tornado Warnings: 267 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 328 Flash Flood Warnings: 12 Special Marine Warnings: 4

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