Category Archives: Weather




WEATHER: Just How Hot Will SWGA Get in the Next Few Days?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is going to see some extreme temperatures in the next few days. Heat Index Chart from the National Weather Service: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. West… Read More »




WEATHER: Scorching Heat and Sky Rocketing Heat Index Monday and Tuesday; Wed, Thur, Fri will be Cooler

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a hot and humid start to the week in southwest Georgia.  According to the detailed forecast, expect the heat index to hit 106 degrees on Tuesday.  However, after the chance of rain decreases, Wednesday through Saturday will be cooler (but still hot). Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals from TS Colin (several inches) and Detailed Forecast for the Week

Tropical Storm Colin dumped several inches of rain over the Big Bend of Florida and into southwest Georgia on Monday.  Here are the rainfall totals recorded by the National Weather Service: Dothan Airport: 2.43″ Albany Airport: 6.76″ Tallahassee Airport: 9.41″ The Decatur County Public Works reported 4.3″ of rain yesterday. Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high… Read More »

Massive Tree Falls in Bainbridge (Photos)

  A massive tree fell on Evans Street in Bainbridge during the first bands of Tropical Storm Colin Monday.  The large Oak tree fell sometime Monday morning causing minor damage to a neighbor’s house and destroying a fence between the properties. According to Kenny Hill, of Hill’s Tree Service, “This is a huge Oak that would have crushed… Read More »




WEATHER: Storm Update (Sunday Afternoon)

The National Weather Service and the Decatur County EMS released the following information regarding the Tropical Depression that has now formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is threatening southwest Georgia Monday and Tuesday: “Tropical Depression #3 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The depression is forecast to become Tropical Storm Colin later today or tonight.… Read More »

WEATHER: Major Storm Brewing in Gulf?

UPDATED WITH INFORMATION FROM DECATUR COUNTY EMS AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: Friday, 10:00 a.m.: Click here to view the report from the National Weather Service According to Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel, the Gulf of Mexico could be cooking up a tropical storm or worse in the next few days.  Below are screen shots from Cantore’s… Read More »




WEATHER: Severe Weather Alert for Southwest Georgia Friday Morning

Severe Thunderstorm Watch WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 185 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 745 AM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016 FLC037-039-073-077-129-GAC061-087-099-201-253-201300- /O.CON.KTAE.SV.A.0185.000000T0000Z-160520T1300Z/ SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 185 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN FLORIDA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES IN BIG BEND FLORIDA FRANKLIN GADSDEN LEON LIBERTY WAKULLA IN GEORGIA THIS… Read More »

WEATHER: Lots of Rain Expected This Week

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting several days of rain this week.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Rain likely, then showers and thunderstorms after noon. High near 81. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.… Read More »




WEATHER: When Will the Rain Return?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a week of high temperatures with little chance of rain until Thursday.  Here’s the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south southeast wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Southwest Georgia (Tuesday)

From the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: Severe Thunderstorm Watch SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 141 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 405 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 141 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE APPLING ATKINSON BACON BAKER BEN HILL BERRIEN BIBB… Read More »

WEATHER: Rain, Wind and Hail Possible Tonight

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a chance of a significant storm in southwest Georgia Tuesday night. Detailed Forecast Today Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. High near 82. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New… Read More »




Flint River Basin Most Endangered

Washington — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in Alabama, Florida and Georgia the Most Endangered in the country. Outdated water management and rising demand have put the basin at a breaking point. The water conflict that has gripped the region for almost three decades has come… Read More »