Friday, April 26, 2013
Cherokee County and the north Georgia area is expected to get about two inches of rain through Monday.
Don't get too comfortable with those sunny skies and mild temperatures, Woodstock. The weekend is slated to bring clouds and rain to finish out the rest of the week. A "shortwave" will move across Georgia over the weekend and "will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia for the weekend into the early work week," according to the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The service predicts the heaviest amount of rain could fall Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with total rainfall amounts reaching between two and two-and-a-half inches through Monday across north Georgia. Woodstock's forecast for the weekend calls for Friday to remain sunny and highs will reach 75. Tonight …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
High winds, lightning and a chance of an isolated tornado are expected to move into the area Thursday afternoon.
Woodstock and Towne Lake residents will be greeted with a chance of severe storms in the midst of rush hour traffic on Thursday. Heavy rains, high winds and a chance of tornadoes will move into Woodstock, Cherokee County and northern Georgia Thursday afternoon, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. "A cold front will approach the state on Thursday (and) then move across the state Thursday night," NWS states. "Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of the front, and confidence continues to increase that isolated severe storms will accompany this frontal system." The main threat from the storms will be high winds, but meteorologists can not rule out the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur within 24 hours, according to the NWS.
Cherokee County is among 37 counties are under a Red Flag Warning through 8 p.m. issued by the National Weather Service out of Peachtree City. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur within 24 hours, according to the NWS. The affected area for the Red Flag Warning is for much of north and east Georgia. The NWS reports, low relative humidity and strong winds will lead to dangerous fire conditions. The weather forecast for the remainder of the day is calling for mostly sunny skies with winds from the west around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight will bring a 30 percent chance of snow and sleet after 5 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 34 and winds…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The National Weather Service gives Woodstock and Cherokee County a slight chance of precipitation as the low Thursday dips to 35.
High temps in the 60s won't last, as Wednesday ushers in a freeze watch covering north Georgia, including Woodstock and Cherokee County. In effect late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning, it warns of lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s, which could damage vegetation, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday's high temp is expected to reach 61, but Thursday night holds a slight chance of rain and snow. NWS gives Woodstock and Cherokee County a 30 percent chance of precipitation Thursday night, according to the forecast, which puts the low around 35. NWS predicts a slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 4 a.m., a chance of snow and sleet between 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. and 5 a.m. and then a slight chance of snow after 5 a.…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Cherokee County will see strong, possibly severe thunderstorms today and will last into tonight.
Don't get too comfortable with the sunny skies and warm temperatures that graced Woodstock with their presence over the weekend. Woodstock and Towne Lake residents will see another batch of storms and cooler temperatures throughout the week. The storms, some of which could turn severe, will move into the area mid-morning on Monday and will stick around into Monday night. "Low pressure is expected to develop over western Tennessee and Kentucky later this morning as a cold front develops over the southern plains and lower gulf coast," according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service's Hazard Weather Outlook. "Ahead of this front, an area of showers and embedded thunderstorms will move across Alabama and into west Georgia …
Monday, March 4, 2013
After a chilly weekend, Woodstock and Cherokee County will soon see rain and warmer temperatures.
Woodstock residents will soon see rain — and mild temperatures — return this week. After a cold weekend, a chance of rain will linger tonight and into Tuesday night. However, sunny skies will return on Wednesday and a warm-up will move into the city on Thursday, and will remain in the area through Sunday. "A low pressure system will impact north and central Georgia Monday night into Wednesday," according to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook. "Minimal instability Tuesday will allow for a slight chance of thunderstorms ahead of the associated cold front." While the precipitation will mostly be rain, there's a slight chance that rain could turn into snow showers across portions of extreme north Georgia Tuesday night and…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday's sunshine and mild temperatures will be short-lived as rain is expected to return to the area tomorrow.
Don't get too comfortable with Sunday's sunshine and mild temperatures. Heavy rain is expected to return to Woodstock on Monday and last through Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is expected to arrive in Woodstock on Monday, as a strong storm system will arrive in the area, bringing showers starting mostly after 3 p.m, according to Woodstock's seven-day forecast. Monday's high temperature will hover around 47 degrees, with lows dipping to 43 degrees. New rainfall totals could possibly bring between a quarter and a half of an inch of precipitation. Showers and possible thunderstorms will continue Monday night, with wind speeds varying between 5 and 15 miles per hour. Gusts could reach 30 miles per hour…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Nearly 500 homes and commercial properties in Bartow County were damaged as a result of the EF-3 that ripped through Adairsville and continued to Gordon County.
Sunday, February 3
Tornadoes that struck Georgia on Wednesday caused an estimated $75 million in insured losses, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. "That figure will rise as new claims are reported," Hudgens said in a release. "Damage to the Daiki Corporation manufacturing plant in Adarisville was quite extensive." A final count late Thursday indicated 442 residential structures and 30 commercial properties—not individual businesses—in Bartow County were damaged, The Daily Tribune News reports. Twenty-two homes and six commercial properties were completely destroyed. Cherokee County was spared damage from Wednesday's tornadoes, but heavy rains did cause the temporary closures of several roads throughout the county.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
However, central Cherokee County, including Canton, bore the brunt of the storms, including flooding.
Aside from some localized flooding, Cherokee County walked away unscathed as a slew of storms barrelled through the metro Atlanta area on Wednesday. The county has suffered no damage from severe storms, said Robby Westbrook, director of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security-Emergency Management. "We did have several streets that were flooded," he added. The county was hit with both severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings throughout the day. While no tornado touched down, some reports indicated some rotation occurred in the BridgeMill area near Canton. The county was also hit with some minor flooding, mostly in the Canton area. Flooding occurred along Bells Ferry Road between Butterworth Road and Marietta Highway in Canton; …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The frozen stuff could start overnight Thursday, forecasts say.
The threat of winter weather for Woodstock is looming again. According to the National Weather Service, there is a "chance" of freezing rain overnight Thursday and "likely" for Friday before 2 p.m. Also, winds could reach 15 mph. The low Thursday night is forecast to be around 29 degrees. An Arctic air mass and moisture moving into the area is blamed. The NWS hazardous weather outlook reads in part: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. ... THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BE MOVING INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY SETTING UP A COLD AIR WEDGE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. AT THE SAME TIME MOISTURE FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO RISE UP AND OVER THE COLD AIR …