Category Archives: Weather

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 »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals from the Weekend. More to Come?

Southwest Georgia, North Florida and Southeast Alabama saw significant rainfall Friday and Saturday that led to flash flood warnings, flooded neighborhoods and even two reported deaths.  Here are the rainfall totals from the area airports and Decatur County Public Works: Tallahassee:  9.09″ Dothan:  8.48″ Albany:  6.07″ Decatur County Public Works: 5″ Here’s your detailed forecast for this week:… Read More »




WEATHER: Photos from Last Night’s Storm Damage

While we can’t confirm whether Decatur County saw an actual tornado last night, we definitely had some significant damage from the storm.  Here are a few photos from Butler Ferry Road where the National Weather Service in Tallahassee issued a tornado warning about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.  Despite the high winds, Decatur County Public Works (located at the… Read More »

Flash Flood Watch for SWGA

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a flash flood watch for southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama. Rainfall amounts could exceed 5″ in some areas. Coupled with last weekends rain, this could lead to flooding in some areas. FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 329 PM EDT THU MAR 31 2016 …HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe weather tomorrow?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting between 1-2 inches of rain in southwest Georgia tomorrow, with some forecasts showing as much as 3-4 inches in certain areas.  The possibility of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes exists as well.  Here’s your detailed forecast: Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am.… Read More »




WEATHER: Flood Warning for Southwest Georgia

The Ochlockonee River in Thomas County is currently in flood stage and predicted to continue rising for the next couple of days.  From the National Weather Service: Flood Warning FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 420 AM EDT TUE MAR 29 2016 …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia… Ochlockonee River near Thomasville (US… Read More »