Wind advisory in effect for Cobb & Douglas counties starting midnight

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

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a wind advisory for Cobb County and Douglas County beginning midnight Sunday and lasting until Monday morning. In addition, there is a chance that high fire danger conditions will unfold in the region this afternoon.

What is in the statement?

The statement from the NWS gives the following details:



* WHAT… Sustained southeasterly winds of 20 mph and wind gusts

  of 35 mph. Areas of higher terrain could see winds gusting to 40


* WHERE… Portions of north central, northwest, and northeast


* WHEN… From midnight to 2 PM EDT Monday.

* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree

  limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.


A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least

20 mph…or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this

strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile

vehicles. Use extra caution.

What counties are affected?

Cobb and Douglas are the only counties listed in the current advisory.

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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