Wind advisory for Cobb County continues until 2 p.m. tomorrow

The big bad wolf blowing down one of the three little pigs straw houses

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Cobb County and a handful of other counties in Georgia on Monday, March 25, 2024. Gusts of up to 45 mph are possible.

The advisory is in effect now and will continue until Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:


* WHAT…Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph

  expected. Locally stronger gusts in mountainous terrain may be


* WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and northwest


* WHEN…Until 2 PM EDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

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



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:

Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker, Whitfield

Including the cities of:

Calhoun, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Douglasville, Marietta, Rome

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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