Winter Ready

 

Get Ready for Winter Advisories & Ice Storms

A winter storm in January 2000 affected almost every North Georgia county as thousands of fans were arriving in Atlanta for Super Bowl Sunday.

While the danger from winter weather varies across the state, most Georgians are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. That could mean snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rain storms. Winter storms, which often affect North Georgia, result in extreme cold, downed power lines and blocked roads and highways.

Prepare for Winter Weather

  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify winter weather.
  • Include adequate clothing and blankets in your Ready kit to keep you warm.
  • Allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  • Fully winterize your vehicle and keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.

Make a Plan

  • Plan to stay inside and make it on your own, at least for a period of time.
  • If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat.

Stay Informed

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed of winter weather watches and warnings.
  • Also monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet.
  • Keep in mind that during a severe winter storm it could be hours, or even days, before emergency personnel are able to reach you.

Local Weather Alerts

Check for any weather alerts here Flood Warning

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Abbeville Affecting Dodge...telfair And Wilcox Counties Oconee River Near Mount Vernon Affecting Montgomery...treutlen And Wheeler Counties The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 4:44pmExpires: December 19, 2018 at 6:44amTarget Area: Dodge; Telfair; Wilcox

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Abbeville Affecting Dodge...telfair And Wilcox Counties Oconee River Near Mount Vernon Affecting Montgomery...treutlen And Wheeler Counties The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 4:44pmExpires: December 19, 2018 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Montgomery; Treutlen; Wheeler

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 15.4 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 15.7 Feet By Wednesday ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River At Burtons Ferry. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 17.2 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 17.3 Feet By ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ohoopee River Near Reidsville. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 11.9 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue To Fall. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Tattnall; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:58amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 7:00amTarget Area: Grady; Thomas

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:58amExpires: December 20, 2018 at 10:36amTarget Area: Brooks; Lowndes

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 19, 2018 at 7:00amExpires: December 22, 2018 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Brooks; Lowndes

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Alapaha River At Statenville Affecting Echols County ...flood Warning Extended Until Thursday Morning...the Flood Warning Continues For The Alapaha River At Statenville. * Until Thursday Morning...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:41amExpires: December 20, 2018 at 10:00amTarget Area: Echols

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Florida... Georgia... St Mary`s River At Macclenny Affecting Baker...nassau And Charlton Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Further Notice...the Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:36amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 9:35amTarget Area: Charlton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Satilla River At Atkinson Affecting Brantley County The Flood Warning Continues For The Satilla River At Atkinson. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 7:45 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 15.1 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:39amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:39amTarget Area: Brantley

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:38amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Appling; Tattnall; Toombs; Wayne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:38amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Jeff Davis; Montgomery; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 20, 2018 at 7:00pmExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Long; Wayne

Waycross Ware Co. GA
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humidity: 89%
wind: 2mph NE
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