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Talking Up A Storm

Welcome to Winter Weather Awareness Week!

December 4, 2011 7:18pm (EST)

Welcome to Winter Weather Awareness Week! The National Weather Service and I have partnered together to bring to you a series of videos to help you prepare for the winter season here in Georgia.

Today is Day 1 of Winter Weather Awareness Week. What better way to kick off the week than to talk about the various types of winter storms and frozen precipitation that affect the state of Georgia! Joining me today is Barry Gooden, who is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Here, Barry describes the different types of winter storms that affect the state throughout the winter season.

Barry also cleared up the confusion between the different forms of frozen precipitation, and he explained the danger of black ice.

As I was chatting with Barry, I recalled memories of the Blizzard of '93, during which my mom skied down the neighborhood hill and I created "snow forts" in the front yard. More recently, I remember forgoing my car and walking to the grocery store after last January's epic snow storm! What are your fondest winter weather memories?

You can find information about the latest winter weather watches and warnings at and also at In addition, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City is a great source for information about Winter Weather in Georgia, including climatology information and historical events.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe winter! Happy storm spotting!

Producer: Chrissy Warrilow
Director of Photography: Chris Pinder
Graphic Designs and Animations: Chris Ballard
Production Assistant: Kendra Holloway
Acknowledgements: Vaughn Smith, Laura Belanger, Barry Gooden, and all of the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Related Posts You May Like:
Winter Weather Awareness Week Day 2: Types of Winter Weather Alerts
Winter Weather Awareness Week Day 3: Preparedness Before And During The Storm
Winter Weather Awareness Week Day 4: Safety Tips

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