The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other north Georgia counties on Wednesday, January 25, due to thunderstorms, and we are also under a continuing wind advisory until midnight tonight.
The statement gives the following details:
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…
Showers and embedded thunderstorms will spread eastward across
the area from this morning into this afternoon. Strong to locally
damaging wind gusts are possible in this activity, particularly
across central Georgia. A Wind Advisory is also in effect across
the area through midnight tonight for possible wind gusts up to 45
mph outside of any showers or thunderstorms.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday…
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation is not requested but spotters are encouraged
to submit reports of severe weather through the web by going to
And here’s what the wind advisory states:
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
931 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2023
Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,
Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon,
Swainsboro, Columbus, Warner Robins, Dublin, Lumpkin, Americus,
Cordele, and Vidalia
931 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2023
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EST WEDNESDAY NIGHT…
* WHAT…South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central,
northeast, northwest, southeast and west central Georgia.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to midnight EST Wednesday night.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds could be locally stronger as heavy
showers and a few thunderstorms move across the area during this
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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 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.”