Wind advisory issued for Cobb and other north Georgia counties until 9 p.m.

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The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Cobb County and other north Georgia counties on Friday, February 17, 2023, in effect until 9 p.m.

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

Event:Wind Advisory
Alert:…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING…  * WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.  * WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Georgia.  * WHEN…Until 9 PM EST this evening.  * IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Instructions:Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
Target Area:
Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Pickens, Rockdale, South Fulton, Towns, Union, Walton, White counties

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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