The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County on Wednesday, November 30, due to an organized line of showers moving southeastward through the state. According to the outlook, “some storms may become strong to severe,” with a danger of damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning.
The statement gives the following details:
“This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.
“.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
“An organized line of showers and thunderstorms along an advancing
frontal boundary will continue to move southeastward across
central Georgia through this afternoon.
“Some storms may become strong to severe. The primary hazards
associated with any storms that form will be gusty to
damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning.
“This line of storms should move south of the area by late afternoon with clear,
cool conditions expected tonight.
“.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday…
“More rain is expected by the weekend and into the beginning of
next week. but no hazardous weather is expected at this time.”
The following counties are included in the hazardous weather 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
The line of thunderstorms is expected to pass through our area by late afternoon.
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.”