August 11, 2022

Are living Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued Across N. Ga

Are living Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued Across N. Ga

ATLANTA — The 11Alive Storm Trackers are closely monitoring a severe weather outbreak across the South and Southeast that will push dangerous storms across the region on Sunday and Sunday night.

This is a storm system that could bring strong tornadoes, widespread damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and vivid lightning throughout the region.

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Falling trees and downed power lines are likely over many parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta as a result of this storm system.

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Some of the strongest storms expected with this storm system may come in the late evening or overnight hours, which has the potential to bring an added danger to this storm system.

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Severe storms and tornadoes that occur during the overnight hours are twice as likely to bring death and injury than during the daylight hours, dubecauseany people do not hear warnings until it is too late — if at all.

Sunday, April 12

12:55 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding a, and Polk counties until 2:15 a.m.

12:46 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been continued for Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding a, and Polk counties until 1 a.m.

12:43 am | The Tornado Watch for Catoosa, Chattooga a, and Walker counties hahaveeen canceled.

12:37 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding a, and Polk until 1 a.m. The warning is canceled for Chattooga County.

12:30 am | Brittney Duncan sent this photo of the Atlanta Skyline to 11Alive. The most severe part of the storm hasn’t yet moved through the city, but her photo shows the clcloud covereflecting city light.

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12:34 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Chattooga, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 1:15 a.m. The warning is canceled for Catoosa County.

12:24 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Catoosa, Chattooga, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 1:15 a.m.

12:15 am | The Tornado Warning for Chattooga County has expired.

12:08 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Catoosa, Chattooga, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 1:15 a.m.

12:07 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding a, and Polk counties until 1 a.m.

12:04 am | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding a, and Polk counties until 1 a.m.

11:55 pm | Tornado warning canceled for Floyd County but continues until 12:15 p.m. for Chattooga County.

11:50 pm | A Tornado Watch has been issued for numerous counties across north Georgia until 7 a.m. Counties in the Tornado Watch include Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, Whitfield Baldwin, Bib, Butts, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Barrow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall Henry, Lumpkin, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Union, Walton, Banks, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Towns, White, Carroll, Haralson, Paulding, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster counties.

11:40 pm | A tornado warning has been issued for Chattooga and Floyd counties until 12:15 a.m.

11:27 pm | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 12:15 a.m.

11:20 pm | Tornado Warning issued for Catoosa County until 11:30 p.m.

10:31 pm | The Tornado Watch for Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties has been extended until 1 a.m.

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10:07 pm | Tornado warning canceled for Murray County.

10:02 pm | The Tornado Watch for Whitfield County has been canceled but continues for Murray County until 10:30 p.m.

9:59 pm | A Tornado Watch for Murray and Whitfield counties has been continued until 10:30 p.m.

9:55 pm | Georgia Power reports more than 6,100 customers without power in the state. The majority of those cases are in northwest Georgia. The Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative also reports more than 9,500 customers without power. The majority of those are in north Georgia.

9:51 pm | Even as much of the weather hits northwestern Georgia, the impact is being felt in Atlanta as well with are down at 1661 Brewer Blvd. SW The tree has taken lines down. There are no reports of injuries. Georgia Power has been notified. There is also a report of a tree blocking the road at the intersection of Hosea L. Williams Drive and Carter Avenue. No injuries were ported.

9:48 pm | Severe Thunderstorm Warning canceled for Murray but continues for Whitfield County until 10:15 p.m.

9:40 pm | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Murray and Whitfield counties until 10:15 p.m.

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9:26 pm | A Flash Flood warning has been issued for Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 3:30 a.m. Rainfall totals are expected to range from three to six inches.

9:23 pm | Severe Thunderstorm warning expired for Chattooga County.

9:15 pm | Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chattooga, Murray, Walker a, and Whitfield counties until 10 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Chattooga, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield until 10 p.m.

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8:59 pm | A Tornado Watch has been issued for Rabun County until 2 a.m.

8:49 pm | The Tornado Warning has been dropped for Chattooga County but continues for Murray and Whitfield until 9:15 p.m.

8:29 p.m. |  Amateur radio reports a tornado. Several reports of trees down and possible structural damage along Highway 151 south of LaFayette in southern Walker County. A tornadic debris signature was seen on the Adar in this location.

7:48 pm | Tornado warning issued for Chattooga, Floyd a, and Walker counties until 8:30 p.m.

7:47 pm | A Severe Thunderstorm  Warning has been issued for northeastern Floyd County, southeastern Walker County, and Chattooga County until 8:30 p.m.

The national weather service spotted a severe thunderstorm near Sand Rock – about seven miles southwest of Little River Canyon National Preserve, moving northeast at 45 mph.

Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

7:18 pm | Tornado Watch has been issued for several north Georgia and metro Atlanta counties until 11 p.m. Counties under the watch include Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield according to the National Weather Service.

5:48 pm | The Tornado Watch issued for parts of Alabama, including Cleburne County, Ala., has been upgraded to a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch — and extended until midnight Central Time (1 am Eastern Time).

Threats for the upgraded watch include numerous tornadoes with a few intense tornadoes likely; Widespread large hail and very large hail events to 3 inches in diameter likely; Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely.

Stay with the 11Alive Storm Trackers and 11Alive.com all evening for the latest information as it becomes available.

5:35 pm | Pickens County officials said they will be practicing social distancing in their shelter during tonight’s severe weather by setting up separate areas for each family.

“We will also have hand sanitizer and sanitizer spray,” said Phillip Dean, Pickens County EMA Director.

The Pickens County shelter is in the basement of the Pickens County Administration Building, 1266 East Church Street in Jasper.

5:25 pm | Dawson County Fire and Emergency officials said they are opening emergency shelters at Rock Creek Park at 8 pm.

Anyone seeking refuge will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of separation. Disinfectants will also be provided to keep citizens and the facility safe.

Anyone who has exhibited COVID-19 symptoms within the past 72 hours or who has been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 will be provided with alternate accommodations in the Rock Creek Park Recreation Center, officials said.

4:30 pm | A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of northern Alabama, including Cleburne County, Ala., until 10 pm, Central Time.

Primary threats include several tornadoes with some intense tornadoes likely. Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant wind gusts to 80 mph are likely; Isolated very large hail events up to 2 inches in diameter are possible.

Stay with the 11Alive Storm Trackers and 11Alive.com all evening for the latest information as it becomes available.

10:54 am | A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the far northern counties of Georgia, primarily north of a Rome-to-Dawsonville-to-Cleveland line, from 5 pm Sunday to 8 am Monday.

This includes Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, and Floyd counties.

According to Wes, this is in advance of the expected heavy rainfall from tonight’s storms.

10:22 am | A Wind Advisory has been issued for the entire metro Atlanta area and much of north Georgia for Sunday night through Monday mor6 am for non-thunderstorm winds gusting up to 35-to-40 mph.

Remember to disable “Do Not Disturb” mode on your phone so wireless weather alerts can wake you up in case a warning is issued for your area.

If you have not done so yet, download the 11Alive app for your smartphone for your Apple or Android device and make sure alerts are enabled.

NOAA Weather Radio will also provide weather alerts for your area.

Please continue to check for forecast updates regularly on 11Alive and 11alive.com.

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