Weather Alert: Wind Advisory, High Fire Danger, High Pollen

There are currently three weather alerts in the local area according on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 according to the National Weather Service – a Wind Advisory, a High Fire Danger Alert and, just because it is that time of the year, a High Pollen Alert is in force for much of north and central Georgia, including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties.

Wind Advisory

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 mph are expected. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and limbs could be blown down resulting in possible power outages. Use caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Be aware of weakened trees or limbs while working or driving in wooded areas.

High Fire Danger

This afternoon and early evening there is a high fire danger for the area due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Sustained northwest winds of 15 – 25 mph can be expected with gusts of up to 35 mph. Relative humidity will drop to 25 – 30 % this afternoon. With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can be expected. The local area is already under a burn ban so refer to local permitting regulations concerning burn permits.

High Pollen Alert

Pollen alert is high for tree pollen and moderate for grass pollen today. Grass pollen is expected to be high and then very high as we head to the weekend. Fortunately, ragweed is low and on the decline.

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