Category Archives: Weather

WEATHER: Bad Weather Coming Again This Week?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could be in for another bout of bad weather.  After a warm start to the week, thunderstorms will hit the area Wednesday, followed by a brief cool down. Detailed Forecast Today Sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with… Read More »




Possible Tornado Damage in Decatur County Tuesday Night (Photos)

A plantation in southwest Decatur County received significant damage during Tuesday night’s storm.  Due to the extensive nature of the damage, it seems possible that a tornadic event occurred on the farm. On the scene you can see multiple large pine trees on the ground as well as a clear path of damage.  Thankfully, the damage was limited… Read More »

WEATHER: Possible High Winds, Hail and Thunderstorms Tuesday Afternoon/Night

The National Weather Service has updated the chance of severe weather for southwest Georgia this afternoon and tonight. “The Storm Prediction Center has extended the slight risk area farther eastward into portions of southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.  The main threats continue to be damaging wind gusts and large hail with impacts to trees and power lines. … Read More »

WEATHER: Thunderstorms, High Winds This Week

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a high chance of rain and thunderstorms for the week.  However, as the rain moves out, the weekend should be perfect.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy,… Read More »




WEATHER: NWS Provides Tornado Details

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has compiled details and data on the deadly tornadoes that devastated southwest Georgia last weekend.  Initial estimates have totaled the damage to more than $100 million and the storms were responsible for 15 deaths in Georgia and 1 death in Florida.  According to the NWS, the storm systems spawned 7 tornadoes, 5… Read More »

WEATHER: Beautiful Week in Store for Southwest Georgia

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a beautiful weather week for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 72. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainy Thursday Morning Followed by a Cool Weekend

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tonight Rain likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South… Read More »




Flint River Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has extended the flood warning for the Flint River through Saturday.  With a predicted crest of 25.9 feet, the flood stage is considered minor.  Last January, the Flint River reached a height of 30.28 feet, reaching the 11th highest mark in recorded history.  The flood of 1994 reached a height of 37.20… Read More »

Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage This Week

Decatur County Emergency Management Agency P.O. Box 726 Bainbridge, GA 39818 229-248-3869        [email protected] Charlie McCann, Director Tonya Griffin, Deputy Director Monday, January 23, 2017 11:00 a.m.   The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County. The FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Bainbridge continues until further notice.  … Read More »




GDOT: List of Impassable State Routes

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia GDOT Responding to Trees, Debris on State Routes TIFTON – Local Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance employees have been responding as needed to felled trees and other debris blocking state routes. Reports began coming into the Transportation Management Center on Saturday night, but… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weekend Weather Update (Thurs 8:45 a.m)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update: Model guidance continues to show the potential for severe weather this weekend. Here is our updated forecast for the potential timing and threats of these storms. Timing: Several rounds of thunderstorms will be possible over the weekend.… Read More »

WEATHER: NWS: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

In a press release on Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and the Decatur County EMA predicted severe weather for southwest Georgia this weekend: Timing: A few rounds of thunderstorms are possible over the weekend. While there is the threat for a few severe storms Saturday and Saturday night, the greater threat of severe weather will be… Read More »




WEATHER: Lots of Rain On the Way for SWGA

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see bad weather in the next few days.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph. Tonight… Read More »

WEATHER: Updated Weekend Forecast (with “Wintry Mix” Prediction)

Here is a weekend weather update from the National Weather Service and the Decatur County Emergency Management: “A wintry mix remains possible across portions of southeast Alabama and southwestern Georgia early Saturday morning. The latest forecast guidance shows the potential for freezing rain decreasing, therefore, any wintry precipitation that falls will likely be sleet across the region. Overall, chances… Read More »

WEATHER: Weekend Weather Update – Higher Chance of “Wintry Mix”

From the National Weather Service and Decatur County Emergency Management: “As an Arctic air mass sweeps into the area late Friday night/early Saturday morning, there will be a small chance of sleet of freezing rain in our northwestern zones. Sleet and/or freezing rain will be possible. If freezing rain occurs, this could cause dangerous driving conditions. While the… Read More »




WEATHER: Cold Air and Moisture This Weekend. Any Chance of Snow?

According to multiple forecasts and models, Georgia will see cold weather and precipitation later this week.  In some areas, that will lead to a “wintry mix” of freezing rain and snow – most of which will be north of Macon.  Southwest Georgia will most likely see cold temperatures and wet weather, however the current forecast doesn’t show much… Read More »

More Storm Photos: Early County Damage

According to the National Weather Service, the line of storms that caused significant damage in Albany is likely the same strand that left four dead in Houston County, Alabama and caused significant damage in Early County, Georgia.  In these photos, you can see multiple irrigation pivots flipped and trees on homes in the Early County area. The Albany… Read More »

Rainfall Totals from Monday Night’s Storm

Although Monday night’s storm brought heavy winds and possible tornado activity to southwest Georgia, the rainfall totals were relatively low. According to Decatur County Public Works, Decatur County received 2.06″ of rain.  The regional airports reported the following amounts: Tallahassee:  2.84″ Albany: 1.10″ Dothan: 3.48″ Anyone with personal rain gauge amounts or photos from last night’s storm can… Read More »