Category Archives: Weather

WEATHER: SWGA Could See Severe Thunderstorms

From the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: An approaching cold front will increase rain chances across the tri-state area over the next couple of days, with a few strong to severe storms possible. * Timing: While rain chances will increase late tonight into Tuesday (especially in SE Alabama), the highest risk for isolated strong to severe storms will… Read More »

Hurricane Matthew Update (Thursday 8:45 a.m.)

The National Weather Service is predicting that parts of south Georgia will feel the effects of Hurricane Matthew, but at this time, it is expected to be limited to the eastern portion of the state.  From the NWS: “-The overall track has not changed since last evening. There remains a 30-40% chance of tropical storm force winds east of… Read More »

WEATHER: Wet Week Ahead for Southwest Georgia. Just How Much Rain Should We Expect?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a week of wet, muggy weather. Detailed Forecast Today A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall… Read More »

Area Schools Closed Tomorrow (Fri, Sept 2)

Below is a list of school systems that we know are closed due to tomorrow’s storm: Decatur County Schools Grace Christian Academy Pelham City Schools Early County Schools Seminole County Schools Miller County Schools Mitchell County Schools and Baconton Community Charter School (Faculty and Staff will report tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. School will resume for Faculty/Staff on Tuesday,… Read More »

WEATHER: Governor Deal Issues State of Emergency for Decatur County

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for many counties in south Georgia, including Decatur, Miller, Seminole, Early, Mitchell, Grady, Thomas and more.  Also, the Decatur County Emergency Management Agency released the following at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday: PRESS RELEASE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVISES: TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO WILL SLOWLY… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Hermine Expected to Reach Hurricane Status, Hit SWGA Directly (Thurs 9:15 a.m.)

Tropical Storm Hermine is projected to make landfall today and may reach hurricane status before it reaches the Florida panhandle.  The current path brings the storm directly into southwest Georgia.  High winds and rainfall totals are expected.  Please plan accordingly.

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Shifting More West, Could Significantly Impact SWGA (Wed 8:15 a.m.)

New Information:  Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued where Tropical Storm Watches were previously in effect across the Florida Big Bend, including Tallahassee, and coastal Panhandle regions. Hurricane Watches remain in effect across coastal Big Bend locations. The latest forecast track has shifted slightly to the west Key Points: TD 9 has become better organized in the southern… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Update (Tuesday 3:15 p.m.)

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have started making more concrete predictions about the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  At this time, they are predicting high winds and rain for southwest Georgia, but little chance of tornadoes.  The bulk of the rain should hit from the Big Bend in Florida, south to the center… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Update (Tues 10:00 a.m.)

Notable Changes: While the storm current remains a tropical depression, it will likely be upgraded to a Tropical Storm later today. According to the most recent NHC discussion, “Tropical Storm watches may be needed for a portion of the Florida coast today”. Key Points: TD 9 continues to slowly move west-northwest in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. The… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Could Become Hurricane, Hit Florida Coast on Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 is moving slowly west into the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The general track is expected to be westward for the next day or two before turning north and northeast by the middle of the week. This system will approach the Big Bend or Panhandle coast sometime on Thursday. Tropical Depression 9… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Formed and Heading for the Gulf Coast

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. “Tropical Depression 9 (TD9) has formed in the Florida Straits. The initial forecast track has TD9 approaching the Big Bend or Panhandle coast Thursday or Friday. Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 has developed. The general track… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm System in Atlantic Getting Stronger

According to the National Hurricane Center, the chances of the tropical system near the Bahamas forming is growing daily and could target Florida and Georgia in a few days. PRESS RELEASE Tropical cyclone development is likely later this week as a disturbance moves through the Bahamas and approaches south Florida later this weekend.  The NHC has upgraded the… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical System Developing in Atlantic – Could Target SWGA

In a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, officials were notified of a possible tropical development in the Atlantic Ocean that could target Georgia and Florida: “Tropical cyclone development is possible later this week as a system approaches the Bahamas. This system may approach Florida late in the weekend, but it is too early to… Read More »

Press Release: NOAA Predicting Strong Ending to 2016 Hurricane Season

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2016 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most… Read More »

WEATHER: Updated Rainfall Estimates (Wednesday morning)

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting slightly less rain for the remainder of the week, but southwest Georgia will still see it’s fair share.  The most significant rainfall has been seen in the Florida panhandle: “A flood watch is now in effect for the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle through Wednesday Evening • Significant heavy rainfall… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals Updated for the Week – Flood Watch Area Expanded (Photos)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, the storm system that is hovering over the panhandle of Florida has dropped a significant amount of rain, flooding several Big Bend counties.  From the release, “8 to 10 inches of rain has already fallen across much of Dixie, Taylor and Lafayette Counties as of Monday afternoon, with a few… Read More »

WEATHER: Several Inches of Rain Predicted this Week

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a week of heavy rain with a possible tropical development out of the Gulf this week. In a news release Sunday night, The National Weather Service stated that some areas in the panhandle of Florida could receive up to 6 inches of rain by Monday night.  By Friday, areas of… Read More »