Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for Cartersville.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Atlanta ranks No. 72 in the country on a list of "allergy capitals." With a score of 59.21 out of a possible 100, Atlanta inched up on the list of the top 100 allegery metros, from the No. 73 spot in 2012. Rankings are based on factors such as prevalence, seasonal pollen scores, and allergy medicines used and board-certified allergists per patient. Atlanta's 2013 pollen score is better than average, while the number of medications used by Atlanta patients is on par with the average 1.04 used per estimated patient. But Atlanta fares worse in the number of board-certified allergists, which on average is 1.05 per estimated 10,000 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Bartow County and the north Georgia area is expected to get about two inches of rain through Monday.
Don't get too comfortable with the sunny skies and mild temperatures in Cartersville and Bartow County. The weekend is slated to bring clouds and rain to finish out the rest of the week. A "shortwave" will move across Georgia over the weekend and "will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia for the weekend into the early work week," according to the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The service predicts the heaviest amount of rain could fall Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with total rainfall amounts reaching between two and two-and-a-half inches through Monday across north Georgia. Cartersville's forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday with a high of…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Veteran Mac McQuown captured this YouTube video of a reported rotating cloud Thursday afternoon near Highway 41 and MLK Jr. Drive.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The National Weather Service gives Cartersville and Bartow County a slight chance of precipitation as the low Thursday dips to 36.
High temps in the 60s won't last, as Wednesday ushers in a freeze watch covering north Georgia, including Cartersville and Bartow County. In effect late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning, it warns of lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s, which could damage vegetation, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday's high temp is expected to reach 61, but Thursday night holds a slight chance of rain and snow. NWS gives Cartersville and Bartow County a 30 percent chance of precipitation Thursday night, according to the forecast, which puts the low around 36. A chance for the wet stuff continues through the weekend, when the highs are expected to reach the mid 50s. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The temperature in Cartersville is expected to drop to 26, but Saturday's high could reach 73.
Updated Wednesday, 11 a.m. The freeze warning remains in effect from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to NWS. In Cartersville, the low is expected to dip to 26, according to the NWS forecast. Original Post Bartow is one of several counties included in a freeze warning covering parts of north and west central Georgia. In effect from 2 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, it warns of temperatures in the mid to upper 20s to low 30s. In Cartersville, the mercury is expected to dip to 27, according to the NWS forecast. But it won't be cold long. Heading into the weekend, Cartersville should warm up a lot. NWS forecast Saturday's high to reach 71. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Portions of north and central Georgia may see flurries, sleet or snow this weekend and freezing temps through Sunday night.
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Thursday, February 28
Updated 2:30 p.m. A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Bartow and other north Georgia counties from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday warns of light snow north of a line from Rome to Canton to Gainesville to Homer. Half inch to inch accumulations are possible, with more in higher elevations. Snow and slick roads could impact travel as temps drop below freezing. In Cartersville, less than a half inch of snow is possible, according to the NWS forecast, which predicts a 60 percent chance of rain Friday night and Saturday and lows of 31 and 27, respectively. Saturday's high is expected to reach 47. Updated 9 a.m. A freeze warning remains in effect for Bartow and other north and central Georgia counties from midnight Friday to 9 a.m. …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Severe thunderstorms, flooding and flash flooding are possible in Cartersville and Bartow County through Monday, so brush on driving tips from the Better Business Bureau.
Saturday, February 23
Flooding is possible in Cartersville and Bartow County on Saturday and again on Monday when another round of thunderstorms is expected to move across Georgia. Flash flooding also may happen Monday, according to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain were expected to fall Friday night on top of the 1 to 1.5 inches of rain measured during the morning hours. If you may drive where there's potential for flash flooding, brush up on these tips from the Better Business Bureau" Remember, a flash flood is not something that takes a long time to develop—it happens quickly. If you are driving and the road has water over it, you need to remember a simple saying: "Turn Around—Don't Drown," according to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Bartow County lies just outside a portion of central Georgia under a flood watch from Friday at noon to Saturday at 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on parts of north and central Georgia, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
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Wednesday, February 20
Most of Georgia, including Cartersville, is in for a deluge as two rounds of heavy rain likely start Thursday and continue through Tuesday, so get your rain boots and umbrellas ready. Two to 4 inches and 4 to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on north and central Georgia, respectively, since the beginning of February, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding, according to the National Weather Service's Hydrologic Outlook, which covers Bartow and a slew of other counties in north and central Georgia. Storms systems moving in and expected to bring moisture into the Gulf are to blame. Widespread rain is expected early Friday through Saturday along with periods of heavy rain again …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Severe storms and heavy rainfall are possible today as a strong storm system and cold front move across north and central Georgia.
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Tuesday, January 29
Updated Wednesday, 9 a.m. An updated wind advisory, which warns of gusts up to 40 mph, is in effect through midnight for most of north and central Georgia, including Cartersville and Bartow County. A tornado watch also is in effect until 4 p.m. A strong upper-level trough and its associated surface cold front will push through the state today," NWS' hazardous weather outlook says. "The squall line is expected to produce strong, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. Any tornadoes will likely be brief with little notice." The line of storms is expected to push into northwest Georgia in the morning, track through metro Atlanta by mid-afternoon and along an Athens-to-Macon-to-Americus line by early evening…