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Despite a rainy spring season, Rome is about two inches below normal rainfall for the year.

Despite a rainy spring season, Rome is about two inches below normal rainfall for the year.

Given all the rain we’ve had this spring, one would think Rome would be ahead in total rainfall for the year. But according to the National Weather Service, Rome is about 2-inches below average rainfall total so far in 2018. The NWS rainfall station at the Rome Airport has recorded 23.25 inches of rainfall from… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 20% chance of rain, thunderstorms today, high of 91. Heat index will feel like 100.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 20% chance of rain, thunderstorms today, high of 91. Heat index will feel like 100.

  OUTLOOK A 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms today with high near 91. Heat index value near 100. There is a chance of thunderstorms every day for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe thunderstorm watch canceled, but rain and storm still likely this afternoon and evening.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe thunderstorm watch canceled, but rain and storm still likely this afternoon and evening.

OUTLOOK 3:15 p.m. update: NWS has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Chattooga. However, rain and storms are still likely this afternoon and evening. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia this afternoon into tonight. Some storms will be severe, mainly across north and portions of central Georgia.… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, high of 88. Hotter on Sunday with heat index near 101.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, high of 88. Hotter on Sunday with heat index near 101.

  OUTLOOK There is a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon and evening. High near 88. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia this afternoon into tonight. Some storms will be severe, mainly across north and portions of central Georgia. The main hazards will be damaging winds, frequent lightning,… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe Thunderstorm Warning canceled for Floyd and Bartow as storms weaken.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe Thunderstorm Warning canceled for Floyd and Bartow as storms weaken.

10:15 p.m. update: Thunderstorm has weakened. NWS cancels severe thunderstorm warning for Floyd, Bartow. THE LATEST Keep an eye for storms moving throughout the area overnight. OUTLOOK Our break from the low 90s and accompanying heat index readings of 100 or better is about over. We’ll by in the low 90s again by Sunday afternoon.… Read more

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5:30 p.m.: Over 900 customers without power in East Rome following afternoon storms. Traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle Mountain out.

5:30 p.m.: Over 900 customers without power in East Rome following afternoon storms. Traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle Mountain out.

Approximately 946 Georgia Power customers in East Rome area are in the dark this afternoon. According to the GA Power outage map, a tree has fallen on power lines in the area. Georgia Power is assessing the situation and no estimated time for restoration is yet available. The traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: First day of summer — the longest ‘day’ of the year — will be a wet one.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: First day of summer — the longest ‘day’ of the year — will be a wet one.

OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today, particularly over north Georgia. A few storms could be strong to severe. Enhanced moisture over the area will increase the threat of heavy rain. Main threats in strong storms will be strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rainfall. FORECAST Thursday: Showers and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Smog alert today: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Wednesday June 20. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone, and people… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

  OUTLOOK Another heat index of 99 or higher due today. Also, there is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain possible. Monday’s numbers:… Read more

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Clean up continues in Chattooga County following severe storm Sunday afternoon; at least 50 trees toppled.

Clean up continues in Chattooga County following severe storm Sunday afternoon; at least 50 trees toppled.

Just a handful of customers were without power in the Summerville area Monday morning following a severe storm that swept the county. The National Weather Service has received reports of as many as 50 trees toppled by the afternoon storm. More than 1,600 people were without power service late Sunday evening, according to Georgia Power’s… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sticky season is here with another heat index of 100 degrees or more expected. All 90s through next weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sticky season is here with another heat index of 100 degrees or more expected. All 90s through next weekend.

  OUTLOOK Triple-digit heat index: Beware a third consecutive day of the heat index hitting 100 degrees or hotter; it happened Saturday and Sunday and likely will again today. Overall: There is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Update: Rough stuff just about out of our area after strong gusts, heavy rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Update: Rough stuff just about out of our area after strong gusts, heavy rain.

THE LATEST Some amazing gusts being recorded at Richard B. Russell Airport this afternoon:   4:53 p.m.: 39 mph. 5 p.m. : 44 mph with sustained winds of 30 mph. 5:13 p.m.: 33 mph.   Rainfall in the last hour: 0.39 of an inch. The rain did take care of that 101-degree heat index from… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 30% chance of showers, thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 30% chance of showers, thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today.

  OUTLOOK There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today. Looking ahead, there is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Advisory for strong thunderstorms in Polk until 7:15 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Advisory for strong thunderstorms in Polk until 7:15 p.m.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY UNTIL 715 PM EDT…   At 643 PM EDT…a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from Etna to near Esom Hill to near Cedartown…and moving southwest at 10 mph.   HAZARD…40 to 50 mph wind…pea sized hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning.   IMPACT…Expect minor damage… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 99 possible today; weekend highs of 91.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 99 possible today; weekend highs of 91.

  OUTLOOK There is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River… Read more

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