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UPDATE: Winter Storm Inga incoming, early release for schools, county offices

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – UPDATE: The impending threat of a fast-moving winter storm has prompted Fannin County Schools to issue a three-hour early release of students at all schools within the system Tuesday, Jan. 16, according to the Fannin County Schools information hotline.

In addition, all Fannin County Government, Blue Ridge City Government, and McCaysville City Government offices will close at 3 p.m. this afternoon and will delay opening Wednesday, Jan. 17, until 10 a.m. due to expected snow.

The tail of an Alberta clipper is expected to impact parts of north Georgia and the surrounding region as early as tomorrow afternoon, bringing with it up to an inch of snow and bitter cold temperatures. The winter storm named Inga has prompted the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, to issue a winter weather advisory for north Georgia.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
2:25 PM EST Mon Jan 15 2018
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 7 AM
EST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected along with very cold wind chill values.
Total snow amounts of around 1 inch with isolated higher amounts
in the mountains. Wind chill values will drop the single digits
Tuesday evening, and to zero to 5 below after midnight Tuesday
night.

* WHERE…Much of north Georgia generally along and north of a
line from Cedartown to Jasper to Hiawassee.

* WHEN…From 10 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Light snow will develop across northwest
Georgia late Tuesday morning and spread across the rest of north
Georgia Tuesday afternoon. The snow is expected to end Tuesday
night, however strong northwest winds will be dropping wind
chill values to dangerous levels.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Also, cold wind chills as low as 5 below zero will cause
frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

 

In Fannin County Monday morning, road crews were anticipating for what could be another crippling winter weather threat. Zack Ratcliff, director of Public Works, stated the county has 300 tons of salt at the garage on Aska Road and all available trucks are mounted and ready to treat county roads.

“Everything is pretty much ready to go, and right now, we’re just watching the weather,” Ratcliff said Monday of his crews’ readiness for the weather event.

Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Robert Graham also shared similar confidence in the county emergency personnel’s readiness for a possible weather event and abilities of the county’s emergency vehicles and equipment.

Continue to follow FetchYourNews for up-to-date advisories, watches or warnings from the National Weather Service as well as school, office and business closings and delays announced throughout the county.

 

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Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Winter weather on the way tonight

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Today’s rain is predicted to turn to snow later evening as temperatures are expected to drop quickly with an approaching cold front. As a result, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, has issued a special weather statement for north Georgia and the surrounding region.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
3:56 AM EST Fri Jan 12 2018
…Slick Roadways Possible Friday Night Due to Light Wintry Mix
and Black Ice…

On the back side of a storm system that will bring showers and
thunderstorms to the area today, cold air will rush in during the
evening hours. Over portions of North Georgia, just enough
precipitation will hang on to allow for a brief transition to
light sleet and snow showers along and north of a Rome to
Blairsville line. Accumulations in this region will be light
averaging only a dusting to a couple tenths of an inch.
Elsewhere, over West Central GA and a good portion of the Atlanta
metro, only a brief period of snow flurries are anticipated with
no accumulations.

Of more concern for all areas under this special weather statement
will be the residual wet roadways that may freeze into the
overnight hours with the rapid temperature drop expected.
Elevated winds will help to dry out some roadways but wind
sheltered locations and normally prone elevated surfaces could
experience black ice making for hazardous travel conditions late
Friday evening through Saturday morning.

Please continue to follow FetchYourNews for updated coverage of this impending winter storm.

 

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Freezing rain possible in north Georgia Monday morning, delays and closings announced

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, issued a winter weather advisory Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. for Monday morning in parts of north Georgia.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO NOON EST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Light freezing rain is expected to develop very late tonight into Monday morning. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze to less than a tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of North and Central Georgia including the Atlanta metro.

* WHEN…From 5 AM to noon EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The freezing rain will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will be most susceptible to icing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Because of potential for winter weather, Fannin County government offices will delay opening until noon tomorrow. The Fannin County Health Department will open at 12p.m. All non-essential state will be closed Monday.

Blue Ridge City Hall will also delay opening until noon. Municipal court is still scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Department of Family and Children services of Fannin County will be closed due to unsafe weather conditions.

Fannin County Juvenile Court will be cancelled tomorrow, Jan. 8.

Family Connection announced that its Food Pantry will follow the schedule of Fannin County Courthouse offices, and will delay opening until noon.

Also, the Fannin County School System announced all Fannin County Schools will be closed Monday. All 12-month personnel, however, should report at noon.

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Winter weather advisory in effect

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Welcome to 2018. It’s snowing across many north Georgia counties.

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued an urgent winter weather message, which includes the following counties: Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Haralson, Carroll and Douglas.

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. and will resume at 7 p.m. and continue through 10 a.m. Tuesday.

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.  Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 5 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of north Georgia, generally along and north of a line from Carrollton to Canton to Cleveland.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS….Low temperatures will drop to 5 to 15 this morning and again Tuesday morning. Winds will be north 5 to 15  mph with a few higher gusts.

 

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