Tag Archives: National Weather Service

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NEWS: Tropical System Headed this Way, Missing Moultrie Woman, Two People Shot in Douglas and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, August 29, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – A second suspect has been arrested in relation to the cocaine bust that occurred at the… 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 »

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 »