Hazardous weather outlook issued for Cobb and much of n. Georgia, including chance of “hail up to 1 inch in diameter”

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The National Weather Service, has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and much of the rest of north Georgia for the afternoon of Monday May 16 and overnight into Tuesday May 17.

What is in the hazardous weather outlook?

Here is an excerpt from the hazardous weather outlook:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

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A frontal system will push through the forecast area Today,

bringing a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms to portions

of north and central Georgia this afternoon. Hazards could

include strong wind gusts with sporadic damage, hail up to 1 inch

in diameter, periods of heavy rain, and occasional cloud to ground

lightning.

What time period does it cover?

The outlook extends through tonight. No hazardous weather is forecast at this time for Tuesday.

What counties are affected in the hazardous weather outlook?

The following counties are listed in the outlook:

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa,

Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,

Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel,

Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene,

Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson,

Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon,

Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray,

Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach,

Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton,

Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs,

Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren,

Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes,

Wilkinson

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.

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