Wind advisory for Cobb County to remain in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

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The National Weather Service stated that the wind advisory for Cobb County and other north and central Georgia counties will remain in effect until Saturday, January 13, at 1 a.m.

  What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO

1 AM EST SATURDAY…

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* WHAT…South winds 15 to 20 mph with frequent gusts between 35

  mph and 40 mph expected.

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

  northeast, northwest, southeast and west central Georgia.

* WHEN…From 10 AM Friday to 1 AM EST Saturday.

* 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:

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Madison, Marion, Macon, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Upson, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilkinson, Wilcox, Wilkes

Including the cities of:

Americus, Athens, Atlanta, Carrollton, Columbus, Conyers, Cordele, Covington, Decatur, Douglasville, Dublin, East Point, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Lumpkin, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville, Newnan, Peachtree City, Swainsboro, Vidalia, Warner Robins

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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