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Ice Storm Warning URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 430 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014 GAZ052>054-056-058>062-066>076-081>086-094>098-121200- /O.CAN.KFFC.WS.W.0002.140212T0000Z-140213T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KFFC.IS.W.0001.140212T0000Z-140213T1800Z/ HEARD-COWETA-FAYETTE-SPALDING-BUTTS-JASPER-PUTNAM-HANCOCK-WARREN- TROUP-MERIWETHER-PIKE-UPSON-LAMAR-MONROE-JONES-BALDWIN-WASHINGTON- GLASCOCK-JEFFERSON-CRAWFORD-BIBB-TWIGGS-WILKINSON-JOHNSON-EMANUEL- PEACH-HOUSTON-BLECKLEY-LAURENS-TREUTLEN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWNAN…PEACHTREE CITY…GRIFFIN… MILLEDGEVILLE…MACON…SWAINSBORO…WARNER ROBINS…DUBLIN 430 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014 …ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY… …WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED BUT HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH AN ICE STORM WARNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED AN ICE STORM WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY. AN ICE STORM WARNING HAS IMPACTS WHICH ARE AS GREAT OR GREATER THAN THE WINTER STORM WARNING. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE ICE STORM WARNING AREA WILL HAVE MORE ICE THAN SNOW WITH ITS IMPACTS FOR THIS EVENT. * LOCATIONS…ALONG AND EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM FRANKLIN TO NEWNAN AND PEACHTREE CITY TO WARRENTON. * HAZARD TYPES…MAINLY FREEZING RAIN WITH SOME SNOW AND SLEET. * TIMING…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT…GENERALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL GRADUALLY CHANGEOVER TO ALL FREEZING RAIN WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE ACTIVITY SHOULD END AS LIGHT SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS…THESE HIGH ICE ACCUMULATION AMOUNTS WILL MAKE TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. WIDESPREAD AND EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY AS ICE ACCUMULATES ON TREES AND POWERLINES AND BRINGS THEM DOWN. PLEASE PREPARE TO BE WITHOUT POWER IN SOME LOCATIONS FOR DAYS AND PERHAPS AS LONG AS A WEEK. ONCE THE ICE BEGINS TO MELT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…FALLING ICE FROM BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WILL CREATE AN ADDITIONAL HAZARD. * WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. THESE WIND SPEEDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ICE WILL EXACERBATE THE POTENTIAL FOR FALLING TREES. * TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S AND DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 20S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ICE MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS ICE ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS AND IMPOSSIBLE IN MOST CASES. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. WITH THE FORECAST ICE AMOUNTS…WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN THE WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIME PERIOD. A LAYER OF ICE…COMBINED WITH WINDY CONDITIONS…IS EXPECTED TO BREAK TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM THESE HAZARDS…AND PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES BY HAVING FLASHLIGHTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES READY.

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