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Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 3:10 AM EST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 9 am EST this
morning...
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon...

* what... occasional light snow and very cold wind chills expected.
Up to 1/2 inch additional accumulation is expected. Over parts
of west central Georgia, an additional 1 to 2 inches is
possible. Expect wind chills to range from 15 above zero to 5
below zero.

* Where... much of north and West Georgia.

* When... for the Winter Weather Advisory, until 9 am this morning.
For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 1 PM this afternoon.

* Additional details... roads will remain icy and treacherous as
temperatures remain below freezing all day. If you must drive,
use extreme caution. The cold wind chills may cause frostbite in
as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.





Special Statement
Issued: 4:08 AM EST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Light snow ending by this afternoon...
... Extremely hazardous driving conditions expected today and
tonight...

Most areas of north and West Georgia received up to an inch of
snow Tuesday afternoon and overnight. While many roads initially
remained wet, the bitterly cold temperatures and continued light
snow have caused most roadways north of a LaGrange to McDonough to
Commerce line to freeze. Another 1/2 to 1 inch of additional snow
this morning will cause roads in these areas to remain or become
extremely slick and hazardous. Further south and east, roads
could also become slick and hazardous. Temperatures will remain
well below freezing all day and through tonight.

Travel today and tonight is not advised. If you must travel,
please exercise extreme caution. Slow down and allow extra time to
reach your destination.



408 am EST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Light snow ending by this afternoon...
... Extremely hazardous driving conditions expected today and
tonight...

Most areas of north and West Georgia received up to an inch of
snow Tuesday afternoon and overnight. While many roads initially
remained wet, the bitterly cold temperatures and continued light
snow have caused most roadways north of a LaGrange to McDonough to
Commerce line to freeze. Another 1/2 to 1 inch of additional snow
this morning will cause roads in these areas to remain or become
extremely slick and hazardous. Further south and east, roads
could also become slick and hazardous. Temperatures will remain
well below freezing all day and through tonight.

Travel today and tonight is not advised. If you must travel,
please exercise extreme caution. Slow down and allow extra time to
reach your destination.