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Severe Weather Potential for Thursday, April 23

According to the Carroll County EMA and the National Weather Service in Peachtree City there is the potential for severe weather in our area throughout the day on Thursday.

  • The main impacts are:
    • Tornadoes (Strong, Long Track Tornadoes are possible)
    • Damaging Winds (60-70 mph wind gusts possible)
    • Heavy Rain (localized flooding possible)
    • Hail (Greater than 1” diameter)

 

  • The higher risk area for this system is central Alabama and along and south of the I-20 corridor in Georgia.  Specifically the Cleburne and Randolph County Alabama area and areas along and south of the I-20 corridor in Georgia are within the “Enhanced Risk” (Level 3 out of 5).  This includes Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties in Georgia.   The area north of Haralson and Carroll counties are within the “Slight Risk” (Level 2 out of 5) for Severe Weather with this system.  Along and south of I-20 is the areas of greatest severe risk.  All of the counties in our area are included in the area designated to possibly have a “significant tornado event.”  A few strong long track tornadoes are possible in this area.  These same areas are also within the area to possibly receive strong straight line winds (60-70 mph) and hail greater than 1 inch in diameter.

 

  • Two rounds of thunderstorms are possible.
    • The first round of strong to severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce widespread damaging winds expected in the morning and early afternoon.
    • The second round of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, hail and damaging winds are expected in the late afternoon and Thursday night.

 

You can download additional geographical information here:  2020-04-22-Slides-for-Email

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