Category Archives: Weather

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 »

Tuesday Morning Storm Damage Photos (9:15 a.m.)

Monday night’s storm caused significant property damage in Decatur County.  As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, crews could be seen on Butler Ferry Road in West Bainbridge assessing damage and clearing debris. Back in April, the same area of Decatur County saw a possible tornado that caused damage to homes and property. In these photos, you can see… Read More »

Photos from Monday Night’s Storm Damage

A damaging storm swept through West Bainbridge late Monday night leaving local businesses damaged and hundreds without power. According to reports, a little after 10:00 p.m. Monday night, a possible tornado touched down in the West Bainbridge area, near Dothan Road.  Based on photos, the wind damage from the storm was significant.  Metal siding was ripped, windshields busted on… Read More »

WEATHER: Warm Temps Give Way to Short Cool Spell

Southwest Georgia will see a week of wet weather, followed by a brief cool snap before the weekend.  Here’s the detailed forecast from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: Detailed Forecast Today Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly… Read More »

3 Day Rain Totals (Hint: It’s a lot) and Detailed Forecast

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, here are the rainfall totals from area airports from the last three days: Tallahassee, FL:  3.92″ Dothan, AL: 4.86″ Albany, GA: 11.39″ Valdosta, GA: 1.14″ According to reports from around our area, Early County received 12.5″ and the Decatur County Public Works Department reported 9.92″. Here is the detailed forecast… Read More »

WEATHER: Heavy Rain and Severe Weather Possible Monday Night and Tuesday Morning

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama and North Florida could see heavy rain and severe weather tonight and tomorrow.  From the release: Hazards: Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds, Isolated tornadoes Timing of Heavy Rain: Sunday night through Tuesday Timing of Wind/Tornado Threat: Monday night through Tuesday Location of Heavy Rain: Widespread totals of… Read More »

WEATHER: Wednesday’s Weather Could Be Severe PLUS How Much Rain Should We Expect?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see severe weather on Wednesday: Strong to severe thunderstorms remains a possibility for Wednesday across the entire region as a squall line will sweep across the region ahead of a cold front. * Timing: The prime time for strong to severe thunderstorms will be Wednesday morning through… Read More »

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 »