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Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 8:31 PM EST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST
Thursday...

* what... very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will
cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
Expect wind chills to drop to between zero and 10 below zero
overnight.

* Where... portions of north Georgia.

* When... until 10 am EST Thursday.

* Additional details... due to the snowfall that has occurred,
roads will remain icy and treacherous as temperatures remain
below freezing the remainder of today through Thursday
morning. 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 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: 10:42 AM EST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Extremely hazardous driving conditions expected today and
tonight...

Bitterly cold temperatures have allowed snow to compact into ice
across many roadways in the area. Despite ample sunshine through
the day, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing.
Snow and ice will continue to be a problem on roadways today and
tonight. Roads in direct sunlight today may experience some
melting, however expect this to refreeze fairly quickly after
sunset tonight. Widespread melting is not expected until Thursday
afternoon.

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.


1042 am EST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Extremely hazardous driving conditions expected today and
tonight...

Bitterly cold temperatures have allowed snow to compact into ice
across many roadways in the area. Despite ample sunshine through
the day, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing.
Snow and ice will continue to be a problem on roadways today and
tonight. Roads in direct sunlight today may experience some
melting, however expect this to refreeze fairly quickly after
sunset tonight. Widespread melting is not expected until Thursday
afternoon.

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.