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.
Wed., August 3, 2011 7:46am
The issue of physical activity in dangerously hot weather is back in the spotlight after the deaths of two Georgia high school football players. Locust Grove player Forrest Jones and Fitzgerald's DJ Searcy both died on Tuesday. The deaths come as teams statewide start practices in dangerously hot weather.
Tue., July 26, 2011 3:04pm
Lake Lanier has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since a two-year drought ended in 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported.
Wed., July 13, 2011 7:45am
Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat for much of the state Wednesday. In portions of southeast Georgia, the National Weather Service has a heat warning in-place into Wednesday evening. Elsewhere, a heat advisory is forecast for much of the state.
Tue., July 12, 2011 3:54pm
Most of central and North Georgia will be under a heat advisory until Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. While the extreme heat is a nuisance, the larger problem is the drought.
Tue., July 12, 2011 8:53am
Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat for much of Georgia today. The National Weather Service has put in-place a heat advisory that goes into effect from 11 Tuesday morning until 5am Wednesday. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 90s statewide on Tuesday, with some triple digit readings possible. The northeast Georgia mountains may stay in the upper 80s for highs. There is the chance of a stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Tue., May 24, 2011 1:48pm
As daily temperatures warm into the 90’s with triple digits not far behind, air conditioning expenses go up. But it's likely there will be little to no money available to help the state’s low income residents with their energy bills this summer.
Tue., May 17, 2011 1:17pm
Most of middle and south Georgia is rated as being in moderate to severe drought, and the state's climatologist isn't holding out hope for improvement soon.
Fri., May 6, 2011 1:42pm
While much of north Georgia enjoys average or above average rain fall, the lower two thirds of the state remain in a drought that began last year. State Climatologist David Stooksbury says that while Atlanta had heavier than normal rains, Macon received only half of its normal precipitation in the last month.
Wed., April 27, 2011 11:49pm
Experts say deadly storms that raked Georgia this week spawned at least 10 tornadoes, including a rare EF-4 tornado that pummeled Catoosa County with 175 mph winds. National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Sieux said Friday it's possible more tornadoes will be added to the list as survey teams continue investigating reports.