Fri., March 30, 2012 10:02am
Experts say a warm winter and early spring will mean an abundance of ticks this summer in Georgia. Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology, says this is the earliest in the season that ticks have been seen.
Mon., March 12, 2012 2:59pm
The warm weather means an early arrival for many bugs. Chiggers, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks will all be coming out. Bug population will moderate by summer.
Thu., December 29, 2011 4:01pm
More than half of the state is in extreme drought. La Nina weather pattern is blamed. Conditions not expected to improve quickly.
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.
Thu., October 20, 2011 11:37am
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for large parts of north Georgia. The weather service said in a statement that the frost advisory will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Friday. The frost advisory covers the entire metro Atlanta area, as well as several Georgia cities. They include LaGrange, Gainesville, Rome and Dalton.
Thu., September 1, 2011 8:37am
Georgia's state climatologist says extreme drought conditions have now spread into north Georgia and cover most of the state south of the mountains. Climatologist David Stooksbury says all of Georgia's counties are now classified as being in moderate, severe or extreme drought.
Fri., August 26, 2011 9:07am
Hurricane Irene is churning up rough seas and dangerous riptides on Georgia's beaches as the storm passes the coast 240 miles offshore. Lifeguards on Tybee Island closed its waters to swimmers Friday after officials decided conditions were too dangerous. Surfers and others were still being allowed in the water at their own risk.
Wed., August 24, 2011 2:03pm
Hurricane Irene increased in size and is now exhibiting winds of 115 mph. Located about 285 miles southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas, Hurricane Irene is moving towards the northwest and is expected to make landfall within the U.S. on Saturday morning.
Mon., August 22, 2011 12:06pm
Emergency officials on the Georgia coast are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene and say residents should make sure they have plans in order if evacuations are necessary. National forecast officials say Irene could hit the U.S. anywhere from Florida to North Carolina by the end of the week.
Fri., August 5, 2011 8:47am
Authorities say heat has claimed the lives of 14 dogs at a Waycross animal shelter in the past three months, including a seven-month-old puppy that died Wednesday. Okefenokee Humane Society shelter manager Ben Hood says the 14 dogs died of heatstroke in the kennel, which has no fans because it lacks electricity.