If you thought coronavirus was your only problem this week, you are sadly mistaken. Mother Nature has you in her sights too. There are no less than four weather alerts in force for the local area at the moment. These include a Wind Advisory and High Fire Danger for this afternoon and this evening, a Red Flag warning for fire danger tomorrow and, in case you hadn’t noticed, there is a particularly large amount of pollen in the air. The count today is 752. But brace yourself – it is expected to get up into the 4,000s by next week.
The Wind Advisory issued yesterday remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening.
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…NORTHWEST WINDS 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * WHERE…NORTH GEORGIA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A FRANKLIN TO JACKSON TO IRWINTON TO LOUISVILLE LINE. * WHEN…UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS. &&
Special Weather Statement for High Fire Danger
There is a Special Weather Statment for High Fire Danger this afternoon and into the evening due to strong winds.
HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO STRONG WINDS… SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG WITH GUSTS OF 30 MPH. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY STAY ABOVE 25 PERCENT. WITH DRY FUELS, HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL BURN PERMITTING AUTHORITIES WHETHER YOU MAY BURN OUTDOORS. IF YOU DO BURN OUTSIDE, USE EXTREME CAUTION.
Red Flag Warning
There is a Red Flag Warning for tomorrow, Friday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for low relative humidity and strong winds.
NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY. * AFFECTED AREA…NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. * TIMING…11 AM UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY. * WINDS…NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 TO 25 PERCENT. * TEMPERATURES…LOW 60S TO LOW 70S FOR MOST AREAS. UPPER 40S TO 50S FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE FAR NORTH. * IMPACTS…VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS WILL ALLOW FIRE TO SPREAD RAPIDLY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE CHATTAHOOCHEE AND OCONEE NATIONAL FORESTS. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING…OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN 24 HOURS. PLEASE REFER TO THE LOCAL BURN PERMITTING AUTHORITIES ON WHETHER YOU MAY BURN OUTDOORS. IF YOU DO BURN OUTSIDE…USE EXTREME CAUTION. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THE RED FLAG WARNING. &&
High Pollen Count