The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement warning of possible dense fog for Cobb County and other north Georgia counties on Thursday, March 23. The affected areas are expected to be primarily east of I-75.
The fog, where it occurs, is expected to lift by 10 a.m.
What is in the statement?
The statement gives the following details:
...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN NORTH
AND CENTRAL GEORGIA…
Some patchy dense fog will restrict visibilities to one mile or
less across parts of eastern north and central Georgia — areas
east of I75. Especially areas near and around Athens, GA where
trends are being monitored for a Dense Fog Advisory. The fog
should lift after 10 AM.
If driving this morning, slow down, use low-beam headlights and
leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
What counties are affected?
The following counties are included in the hazardous weather outlook:
Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, DeKalb, Rockdale, Walton, Newton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Clayton, Spalding, Henry, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, Pike, Upson, Lamar, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Washington, Glascock, Jefferson, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Johnson, Emanuel, Peach, Houston, Bleckley, Laurens, Treutlen, Pulaski, Wilcox, Dodge, Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Toombs
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.”