Wind gusts of up to 35 mph expected through 8 p.m. for Cobb County and much of the region

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 much of north and central Georgia today, Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

The advisory is in effect until 8 p.m.

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:


* WHAT…Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* WHERE…Much of north and central Georgia.

* WHEN…Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* 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:

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Murray, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, White, Whitfield, Wilkes, Wilkinson, and Wilcox

Including the cities of:

Athens, Atlanta, Calhoun, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cleveland, Columbus, Conyers, Covington, Dahlonega, Decatur, Douglasville, East Point, Gainesville, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville, Newnan, Peachtree City, Rome, and 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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