Thu., September 27, 2012 3:15pm
With the Atlantic storm season nearing its end, the National Weather Service is taking some of its coastal-area radars offline to give them upgrades. The switch to so-called dual-polorization doppler radars is part of a 50 million dollar national radar renovation aimed at boosting forecast accuracy and speeding weather alerts.
Mon., July 2, 2012 9:27am
A scorching heat wave has broken temperature records in at least four Georgia cities. The National Weather Service reported Sunday that temperatures reached 105 degrees in Atlanta, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1954. It was even hotter in Athens, where the thermometers reached 108 degrees, beating a record set in 1927 by five degrees.
Thu., June 28, 2012 4:50pm
Georgia is in for a dangerously hot weekend. Temperatures could climb above 100, with heat indices expected between 105 and 110. Fulton County seniors looking to beat the heat can find free shelter at one of several facilities that will serve as "cooling centers."
Tue., June 26, 2012 4:30pm
Extreme southeast Georgia is seeing five to eleven inches of rain from Tropical Storm Debby. And conditions will be ripe for a dangerously hot weekend.
Thu., February 23, 2012 4:48pm
Preliminary numbers from the National Weather Service show 95 tornadoes nationwide in January alone. Compare that to 16 last year, including twisters spawned by storms walloping north Georgia, and a three-year January average of just 12 storms. But meteorologists say lots of activity early in the year doesn’t mean much.
Mon., February 13, 2012 5:25pm
The national Weather Service was predicting snow in North Georgia late Monday night. There's a weather advisory for nine counties from midnight until ten A.M. tomorrow. Meteorologist Steven Nelson advises cautious driving.
Mon., February 13, 2012 4:34pm
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the northeastern portion of Georgia through Tuesday morning. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving, especially on bridges and overpasses.
Mon., January 23, 2012 7:17am
A tornado watch covered several counties in western and central Georgia as storms moved into the state from Alabama. Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright said there were about 750 customers with storm-related outages statewide early Monday, about 400 of them in northwest Georgia.
Tue., November 22, 2011 5:41pm
The National Weather Service says there's a chance of severe storms hitting north and central Georgia. A storm system was moving into the state on Tuesday. Severe thunderstorms could sweep through metro Atlanta Tuesday night as cooler air collides with the warm air mass that sent pre-Thanksgiving temperatures to record levels.
Tue., September 6, 2011 8:05am
Twisters and heavy rains were the result of slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that pushed through the northern portion of Georgia. State emergency officials say nearly 100 homes were damaged in north Georgia’s Cherokee County from severe weather that moved through Monday.