TORNADO WATCH & WARNINGS
Friday, March 2, 2012 -- 8:10 pm EST
TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 11 P.M. FOR FLOYD COUNTY
-TORNADO WARNING FOR POLK COUNTY: until 8:15 p.m. Storm near Tallapoosa, moving east toward Cedartown area.
-WXIA: Debris from storm that is 10 miles from Esom Hill.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 40 MPH WINDS IN FLOYD COUNTY UNTIL 815 PM EST... AT 733 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM 12 MILES WEST OF COOSA TO 22 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CAVE SPRING...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH ARE LIKELY AS THESE STORMS MOVE ACROSS FLOYD COUNTY THROUGH 815 PM EST. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE COOSA...ARMUCHEE...CAVE SPRING...ROME...SENEY...LINDALE... SHANNON AND PINSON. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO...WEATHER.GOV OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS OR POSSIBLE WARNINGS ON THESE STORMS
'Moderate' risk of severe weather, tornadoes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -- 3:06 pm EST
There is a moderate risk of severe weather in Northwest Georgia tonight.
A large frontal system is moving across the Mississippi River Valley and it will push into North Georgia later this afternoon. Thunderstorms are likely from this cold front. The primary hazard will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
There is also a possibility for a strong tornado in the moderate risk area. Some storms may contain hail as well. With values this large, it is possible we may have a strong tornado or two, especially if the instability is sufficient.
The best chance of tornadoes appears to be from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m.
As the cold front pushes south into the state, the thunderstorms should evolve into more of a line. When this occurs, strong winds will be the greatest threat. As we saw last week, tornadoes can develop without warning.
You can listen to WRGA or our sister stations 102.3, 107.1, 93.5, and 104.9FM or WGJK 1360Am for updates should severe weather strike. You can also follow our stations via social media like twitter and facebook and websites. Hometownheadlines.com will also have updates should they warrant. Floyd County citizens can also sign up for the countywide CodeRed alert system by going to www.romefloyd.com.
With severe weather season upon us, it’s also a good time to make sure you have a NOAA weather radio, batteries and other supplies needed should power go out.
There is also a potential for strong storms on Friday.