Weather Alerts for Gilmer

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
GILMER

Areas Affected:
Bartow - Carroll - Catoosa - Chattooga - Cherokee - Clayton - Cobb - Coweta - Dade - Dawson - De Kalb - Douglas - Fannin - Fayette - Floyd - Forsyth - Gilmer - Gordon - Gwinnett - Hall - Haralson - Harris - Heard - Henry - Lumpkin - Meriwether - Murray - North Fulton - Paulding - Pickens - Pike - Polk - Rockdale - South Fulton - Spalding - Towns - Troup - Union - Walker - White - Whitfield
Effective: Wed, 1/17 10:42am Updated: Wed, 1/17 8:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/18 10:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY AND
TONIGHT...
Bitterly cold temperatures have allowed snow to compact into ice
across many roadways in the area. Despite ample sunshine through
the day, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing.
Snow and ice will continue to be a problem on roadways today and
tonight. Roads in direct sunlight today may experience some
melting, however expect this to refreeze fairly quickly after
sunset tonight. Widespread melting is not expected until Thursday
afternoon.
Travel today and tonight is not advised. If you must travel,
please exercise extreme caution. Slow down and allow extra time to
reach your destination.

Wind Chill Advisory  WIND CHILL ADVISORY   Wind Chill Advisory
GILMER

Areas Affected:
Dawson - Fannin - Gilmer - Lumpkin - Pickens - Towns - Union - White
Effective: Wed, 1/17 12:40pm Updated: Wed, 1/17 8:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/18 10:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...
* 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 10 above zero to around zero through the
afternoon, dropping to between 5 above zero and 5 below zero
overnight.
* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Georgia.
* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Due to the snowfall that has occurred, roads
will remain icy and treacherous as temperatures remain below
freezing the remainder of today through Thursday morning. If you
must drive, use extreme caution. The cold wind chills may cause
frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine
to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.