Several counties in north and central Georgia are under wind advisories from 6 p.m. Thursday until 7 p.m. Friday
Thursday, December 20, 2012
According to Weather.com, the National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a Wind Advisory for much of north and central Georgia, including Walton and Gwinnett counties, from 6 p.m. this evening, Dec. 20, 2012, until 7 p.m. Friday. Winds west from 15 to 25 mph are expected with gusts of up to 35 mph. The greatest intensity is expected from midnight Thursday through to 7 p.m. on Friday. The impact of this could be: A wind advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 20 mph, or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Drivers are advised to use extra caution.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the North Georgia Mountains; a Wind Advisory issued for Metro Atlanta.
Hurricane Sandy may be making landfall on the Jersey Shore, but the affects of the massive storm are being felt hundreds of miles away, even here in Gwinnett County. With the storm moving inland, and coupled with high pressure building from the north, the National Weather Service has issued wind warnings into Tuesday evening for metro Atlanta and north Georgia. A high wind warning, with sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts up to 55, is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for the north Georgia mountains. A wind advisory, with gusts up to 40 mph, is in effect for the rest of central and northern Georgia, including Gwinnett County, also until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The wind could make driving hazardous, result in power outages and create hazardous …