Walton Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 3:54 PM EDT Aug. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for Walton... Rockdale... southern
Barrow... southeastern DeKalb... southeastern Gwinnett... northwestern
Oconee and Newton counties until 430 PM EDT...

At 354 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line
extending from near Grayson to Lithonia... and moving east at 35 mph.

Hazard... up to 40 mph wind... frequent cloud to ground lightning
           and heavy rain.

Impact... expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of
           light... unsecured objects. Heavy rain may cause temporary
           street flooding especially in poor drainage areas.

Some locations in the path of these storms include
Lawrenceville, Conyers, Winder, Monroe, Covington, Snellville,
Loganville, Auburn, Dacula, Social Circle, Grayson, Statham, Oxford,
Lithonia, Porterdale, Walnut Grove, Bogart, Bethlehem, between and
Good Hope.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear
thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists
should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to
hydroplaning.

Lat... Lon 3397 8354 3393 8351 3392 8346 3348 8382
      3362 8418 3364 8419 3365 8421 3402 8399
time... Mot... loc 1954z 268deg 32kt 3392 8396 3371 8411

Wind... 40mph