Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We got lucky with Storm Nate — 2 inches of rain, 2,000 power outages. More rain today?

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We got lucky with Storm Nate — 2 inches of rain, 2,000 power outages. More rain today?

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OUTLOOK

More than two inches of rain, more than 2,000 people without power and gusts as high as 31 mph — that’s the quick summary of what Tropical Storm Nate left in his quick path through Northwest Georgia on Sunday. We got lucky once again. Official rainfall totals for 24 hours ending at 12:06 a.m. Monday are as follows from the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office:

  • Calhoun 3.24 inches
  • Lake Arrowhead 2.76 inches
  • Dalton 2.72 inches
  • Calhoun 2.65 inches (different reporting station)
  • Cave Spring 2.62 inches
  • Armuchee 2.40 inches
  • Armuchee 2.23 inches (second spot)

Oostanaula River at Rome

And more rain is falling. We’ve now had 2.66 inches of rain in Rome since 12:01 a.m. Sunday, including more than a half inch this morning. “Isolated to scattered thunderstorm development should continue today as a moist and marginally unstable environment remains in the wake of Nate. Locally heavy rainfall and occasional lightning will be the main threats.”

The remnants of Nate are now over Ohio and Michigan — but the National Hurricane Center already is focused on a new depression way out in the Atlantic.  NHC

Power outages: At one time, we saw nearly 2,100 outages — mostly in Polk County. Today at 5:30 a.m., around 60 customers are without service in Floyd and Polk counties with the largest group in the Silver Creek area.

FORECAST

Columbus Day: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

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