Wind advisory for Cobb and other counties in region begins a 10 a.m. this morning: Monday Feb 27

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The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Cobb County and other north Georgia counties for Monday, February 27.  The advisory begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST

MONDAY…

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* WHAT…Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph

  expected.

* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central,

  northeast, northwest and west central Georgia.

* WHEN…From 10 AM to 7 PM EST Monday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may

  result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high

profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

What counties are affected?

The following counties are included in the hazardous weather outlook:

Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Walton, Newton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Spalding, Henry, Butts, Troup, Meriwether, Pike,

Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome, Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, and Griffin

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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