Heavy winds and rain hit the area multiple times Wednesday night causing several downed trees and a fire.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A series of severe thunderstorms blew through Snellville Wednesday, bringing high winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning, and keeping emergency personnel on their toes. The storms, some of which packed winds up to 45 mph and dime-sized hail, according to the National Weather Service, moved through Gwinnett County just before 7 p.m. At least two more lines of rainstorms moved through by midnight. The worst part seemed to be the first wave, which kept county firefighters on the go, according to Capt. Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services. Rutledge said between 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. that fire crews responded to 124 incidents including vehicle injury accidents, live wires down, fires (possibly from lightning …
Snellville is under a severe thunderstorm watch, and weather officials say to expect hail.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Updated 8:20 p.m., June 15: A severe thunderstorm watch has been extended for 32 Georgia counties, including Gwinnett, by the National Weather Service in Atlanta. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. A watch means severe storms, including hail, damaging winds and lightning are possible in and around the area. Gwinnett is located in the southern part of the watch area. At 7:45 p.m., the National Weather Service issued another special statement about the metro-Atlanta storms. Doppler radar continues to indicate "a severe thunderstorm capable of producing large, damaging hail up to golf ball sized." That storm was located near Mountain Park, which is the Lilburn area. It was moving east at 45 mph. Earlier weather officials issued a special …