Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:18AM||Sunset 6:27PM||Wednesday February 19, 2020 6:03 AM EST (11:03 UTC)||Moonrise 4:46AM||Moonset 2:50PM||Illumination 19%|
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Area Discussion for - Peachtree City, GA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KFFC 190918 AFDFFC
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 418 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020
SHORT TERM /Today through Thursday/.
Unsettled weather will persist through the short term forecast period. A cold front slowly sagging southward through the area brought heavy rainfall to much of the area Tuesday evening, leading to localized flooding issues. These earlier heavy rainfall rates have gradually diminished through the morning hours with generally only light lingering post-frontal showers at this hour. Though some remaining light rain showers can be expected through today, there will be a break from the heavier rainfall as the front slowly pushes south of the area. Given the much lighter additional QPF today, the Flash Flood Watch has been cancelled, though ongoing rises on a number of local waterways can be expected through today.
As the front stalls to the south, a southern stream shortwave will bring another wave of rainfall to the area beginning overnight and into the day Thursday. Current forecast additional rainfall totals tonight into Thursday will be heaviest across the southern half of the area where an additional 1"+ is expected. While these totals would not lead to widespread flash flooding concerns, wet soils will lead to additional runoff that would contribute to ongoing rises on creeks/streams. At this time, will not be issuing an additional Flood Watch for tonight into Thursday, though localized flooding concerns cannot be ruled out.
The other forecast note of interest on Thursday will be wintry precipitation potential in parts of far north Georgia. Precipitation will be ongoing as an upper shortwave trough sweeps southward toward the Tennessee Valley and Appalachians. With cold air advection, temperature profiles would support a rain/snow mix or transition to light snow across primarily the higher elevations of far north Georgia by midday Thursday into Thursday afternoon. While some valley locations could see a mix or brief transition to snow, surface temperatures appear marginal for much/any accumulation outside of the higher elevations where an inch or perhaps as high as the 2" range would be possible before precipitation comes to a quick end Thursday evening.
Temperatures will fall rapidly Thursday night after the precipitation ends with Friday morning lows ranging through the 20s across north Georgia. Any lingering wet roadways could thus experience patchy black ice concerns across north Georgia, particularly on sheltered or lesser-traveled routes that do not experience drying.
LONG TERM /Thursday Night through Tuesday/.
Starting on Friday, we'll finally get relief from the ongoing deluge plaguing the southeast. High pressure will move into the area and highs will climb from the mid-40s on Friday to the mid-50s on Saturday as the heavens open and mostly clear skies make their way in. It will be short lived, as by Sunday a warm, moist conveyer belt of moisture moves over the region once again brings precip back to the area by late Sunday night.
Model guidance gets a bit messy with the evolution of this system. Some long range models have heavier convection coming through on Monday and some have lighter showers. It is likely that a cold frontal passage will occur early Tuesday with a slight break from the rains in the morning, but there are big discrepancies on whether the frontal system will stall and be the axis of heavier convection from a developing system over the Midwest or if it pushes through and drys the area out for a few days. More will be known as we get towards the weekend.
AVIATION. 06Z Update . Largely IFR to LIFR cigs are expected to persist through around 12-14z, though a few breaks will be possible. More significant improvement to MVFR is more likely by 14-16z. At least patchy IFR vsbys remain possible through 12z as well. Widespread -shra will persist through 12-14z with coverage lessening through the afternoon. Winds will remain largely NW at 3-7kts before shifting to NE after by 18-20z at ATL sites.
//ATL Confidence . 06Z Update . Medium confidence.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Athens 56 39 41 30 / 60 60 90 40 Atlanta 56 40 42 30 / 50 70 90 20 Blairsville 53 36 38 23 / 40 40 80 20 Cartersville 53 40 43 27 / 40 60 90 10 Columbus 62 46 48 35 / 50 80 90 40 Gainesville 54 38 40 28 / 50 50 80 20 Macon 64 43 45 34 / 60 70 90 50 Rome 52 41 43 27 / 40 60 90 10 Peachtree City 58 41 44 31 / 60 70 90 30 Vidalia 67 44 46 36 / 40 70 90 80
FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.
SHORT TERM . RW LONG TERM . Thiem AVIATION . RW
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|Cartersville Airport, GA||6 mi||71 min||Var 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||50°F||46°F||86%||1021.5 hPa|
|Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field, GA||16 mi||74 min||WNW 5||10.00 mi||Light Rain||49°F||48°F||97%||992.7 hPa|
|Dallas Paulding County Regional Airport, GA||21 mi||69 min||NW 9||10.00 mi||Light Rain||48°F||48°F||100%||1020.7 hPa|
|Marietta / Dobbins Air Force Base, GA||23 mi||68 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Light Rain||51°F||50°F||100%||1020.4 hPa|
|Rome, R. B. Russell Airport, GA||23 mi||71 min||NNW 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||50°F||45°F||83%||1021.9 hPa|
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