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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:20 AM EDT on May 28, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 30, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Wednesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of northwest Georgia...
including the following areas... Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade...
Walker and Whitfield.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday morning

* subtropical storm Alberto will continue northward into eastern
Alabama through this evening bringing abundant moisture and
rainfall along and east of its track. This will allow for
increased rainfall potential across the area. Although average
rainfall totals will average 1 to 3 inches, some areas could see
as much as 4 inches through Tuesday night. Creek and river
levels are already above average and will not take much
additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.

* Several creeks and rivers will rise out of their banks closing
roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may
not recede until well after the rain has ended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Special Statement

Statement as of 5:08 AM EDT on May 28, 2018

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018


... Subtropical storm Alberto to impact the area...

Impacts:

Flooding rain:
the primary hazard associated with subtropical storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flash flooding and river flooding
associated with multiple rain bands moving across the area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible on top of already saturated soils. The
highest flooding potential exists over the northern and western
portions of the forecast area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect
for north and portions of central Georgia until 800 am Wednesday.

Wind:
the strongest sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35
mph will be possible over West Georgia with the strongest winds
over west central Georgia, later today through Tuesday. With
saturated soils, isolated power outages will be possible from
falling trees. A Wind Advisory is in effect for a portion of west
central Georgia along the Alabama border tonight.

Tornadoes:
isolated brief tornadoes will be possible across the area later
today and Tuesday associated with rain bands.



508 am EDT Mon may 28 2018

... Subtropical storm Alberto to impact the area...

Impacts:

Flooding rain:
the primary hazard associated with subtropical storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flash flooding and river flooding
associated with multiple rain bands moving across the area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible on top of already saturated soils. The
highest flooding potential exists over the northern and western
portions of the forecast area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect
for north and portions of central Georgia until 800 am Wednesday.

Wind:
the strongest sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35
mph will be possible over West Georgia with the strongest winds
over west central Georgia, later today through Tuesday. With
saturated soils, isolated power outages will be possible from
falling trees. A Wind Advisory is in effect for a portion of west
central Georgia along the Alabama border tonight.

Tornadoes:
isolated brief tornadoes will be possible across the area later
today and Tuesday associated with rain bands.


445 am EDT Mon may 28 2018

... Subtropical storm Alberto to impact the area...

Impacts:

Flooding rain:
the primary hazard associated with subtropical storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flash flooding and river flooding
associated with multiple rain bands moving across the area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible on top of already saturated soils. The
highest flooding potential exists over the northern and western
portions of the forecast area.

Wind:
the strongest sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35
mph will be possible over West Georgia with the strongest winds
over west central Georgia, later today through Tuesday. With
saturated soils, isolated power outages will be possible from
falling trees.

Tornadoes:
isolated brief tornadoes will be possible across the area later
today and Tuesday associated with rain bands.


158 am EDT Mon may 28 2018

... Subtropical storm Alberto to impact the area...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently located just south of the
Florida Panhandle and is expected to make landfall on Monday
afternoon. The storm will weaken after landfall as the center of
circulation moves northward through Alabama on Monday and Tuesday.
This system will continue to spread moisture into our area. Bands
of showers and thunderstorms are already impacting the area and
will continue to impact the area through at least Wednesday.

Storm total rainfall is expected to be on the order of 2 to 4
inches across north and central Georgia, with the exception of the
northeastern mountains, which are expected to receive between 4 to
6 inches. Locally higher amounts will be possible. Due to previous
rainfall and already saturated soils, there will be an increased
threat of flash flooding associated with this system.

Potential impacts:

Flooding rain:
the primary hazard associated with subtropical storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flooding associated with multiple rain
bands moving across the area. Additional rainfall amounts on top
of already saturated soils will lead to the possibility of flash
flooding throughout north and central Georgia. Highest flooding
potentials exist in west-central Georgia where the ground is
already highly saturated and also in the northeastern mountains
due to terrain influences coupled with the highest rainfall
amounts expected in this area. Minor flooding is possible along
rivers and tributaries. Moreover, residual moisture feeding into
the area from the Gulf of Mexico as the system moves northward
will keep our area in a wet pattern late in the week.

Wind:
sustained wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph
will be possible across western Georgia from Monday night until
Tuesday night. Strong, gusty winds could also be present in
thunderstorms embedded within rain bands. Already saturated soils
could cause trees to fall at lower wind speeds. Falling trees
could bring down power lines which could lead to power outages in
some locations.

Tornadoes:
there is a chance of isolated, strong thunderstorms embedded
within rain bands as they move across the area. These strong
storms could be capable of producing brief tornadoes on Monday and
Tuesday.


Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:20 AM EDT on May 28, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 30, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Wednesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of northwest Georgia...
including the following areas... Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade...
Walker and Whitfield.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday morning

* subtropical storm Alberto will continue northward into eastern
Alabama through this evening bringing abundant moisture and
rainfall along and east of its track. This will allow for
increased rainfall potential across the area. Although average
rainfall totals will average 1 to 3 inches, some areas could see
as much as 4 inches through Tuesday night. Creek and river
levels are already above average and will not take much
additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.

* Several creeks and rivers will rise out of their banks closing
roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may
not recede until well after the rain has ended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Tropical Storm Warning , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
Alaska - Special Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Connecticut - Record Report
Florida - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Tropical Storm Warning , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch, Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning
Illinois - Air Quality Alert , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Record Report
Louisiana -
Maryland - Areal Flood Warning
Michigan - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Minnesota - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Hurricane Statement
Missouri -
Montana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Nevada -
New Jersey - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning
New Mexico - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New York - Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Flash Flood Watch
Tennessee - Flash Flood Watch
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning
Wisconsin - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Record Report

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