Thursday, April 11, 2013
The National Weather Forecast warns that damaging winds may be part of the storms.
Cartersville residents can expect showers and thunderstorms to come blowing through town today, mainly after 5 p.m. And some of them could be severe. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Some of the storms could be The south wind of 10 to 15 mph should continue, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent today, with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Confidence is high that isolated severe storms will accompany this system, either embedded within a squall line or from discrete thunderstorms developing ahead of the squall line. Although damaging winds will be the main threat, a few embedded tornadoes and large hail are also…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
While the interstate seems to have been cleared, local highways remain blocked by accidents and debris.
Accidents and debris blocked all northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 75, Ga. 306 and Ga. 3 in Bartow County for a time. While I-75 apparently has been cleared, according to the GDOT 511 website, the other two roads still are blocked and could stay that way until 3 p.m. Accidents had blocked lanes on I-75 and Ga. 3, while trees or branches blocked I-75 and are keeping Ga. blocked. Mile post 306 was the scene of an accident on I-75, while Ga. 3 was blocked in both directions at mile post 8.8. Ga. 140 was blocked at mile post 4.46. While tornado warnings may expire, severe thunderstorm watches or warnings are still in effect. Did your home, neighborhood or business receive damage from this storm? Send us photos or videos, or post …
Friday, March 2, 2012
As thunderstorms continue, a tornado watch including Cartersville and Bartow has been extended until 5 a.m. Saturday.
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Cartersville was hit hard with a line of thunderstorms that brought a lot of rain.
A line of thunderstorms rocked Cartersville early this morning, leaving in its wake downed lines and tree limbs. "Been up since [before] 3 a.m. too," Lindsay Howell said on our Facebook page. "That was some intense lightning!!! Scary... It was constant for almost two [hours]." On a rainy second day of school, the residents of thousands of Cartersville homes awoke to no power, according to Georgia Power officials. Of the company's 6,000 customers without power about 4:30 a.m., 2,900 were in Cartersville. By 6:30 a.m., about 1,700 Cartersville homes were in the dark. Repair crews dwindled that number to about 600 by 12:30 p.m. At the same time, crews were working to restore power to 1,800 residences statewide, including 200 in metro Atlanta …
Monday, February 28, 2011
No tornadoes touched down, but power outages, flooding and downed trees resulted from Monday's thunderstorms.
Update: As the storms rolled through Monday night, more than 2,000 homes in Cartersville were left without power, although most were expected to be corrected by 1 a.m. this morning. In addition to downed trees, flooding and hail, several funnel clouds were reported in Bartow County, including one that witnesses saw on Mission and Cassville roads. No tornadoes touched down, according to published reports. Here's a recap of the Monday forecast: Be prepared for severe weather this afternoon. A low pressure system is tracking through the Tennessee Valley and into the Ohio Valley as a cold front sweeps into the southeast, according to the National Weather Service. At 1:30 p.m., it issued a tornado watch for Bartow and 47 other Georgia counties…