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Atlanta experiences record rainfall

Atlanta experiences record rainfall

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City recorded a record rainfall of 2.66 inches in Atlanta Wednesday.

The new number shatters the old record of 1.57 inches, which was set in 1924.

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The announcement comes a day after severe weather hit several areas of north Georgia, including Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Gilmer and Pickens counties. Metro Atlanta was under a flash flood watch for most of the day.

The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

This is a pretty wild event that is going to be happening soon, but not to worry it will not affect us Earthlings!


Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip.

“It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”

The sun’s magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years. It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the sun’s inner magnetic dynamo re-organizes itself. The coming reversal will mark the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24. Half of ‘Solar Max’ will be behind us, with half yet to come.

Flash Flood Watch expanded to all of Metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch southward through Metro Atlanta, and running until Thursday morning.

In addition to the north Georgia counties covered, the watch area now includes Barrow, Butts, Carroll, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Polk, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Taliaferro, Troup, Walton and Wilkes counties. This includes the city of Atlanta and the entire Metro area.

Multiple waves of heavy rains of up to 8 inches have fallen through Wednesday morning, with more rains expected Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Atlanta Weather | Wednesday Forecast

I am watching an area of storms that are developing in South TN that are caught up in that NW flow that are going to try to make it down into this area later today. Right now they are moving into an area that has less stability than the area that the storms are in right now so they will most likely calm down in intensity as they move towards the metro area. However, the HRRR and the 4kn WRF models have this area re-strengthen as they approach the metro after the sun goes down. Sometimes this can happen as the low level winds around 3500 feet strengthen just a bit. I will be monitoring this area and will keep you updated.

Short Term Forecast for More Heavy Rain and Storms

Short Term Forecast for More Heavy Rain and Storms

The image you see above is the 4pm radar, I want you to notice how the line extends into AL and parts of NW GA. Now take a look below at the 5pm RPM run, notice how that line doesn't even exist? The last few days the models have been out to lunch on these small impulses coming in from the NW and that is the case tonight. I think this impulse coming in from the NW will move into the area later this evening around 6-7 and give us another round of thunderstorms, not as strong as what we saw this morning, but I do think we will see some localized area of heavy rain later tonight. Look below at the precipitable water table, central N Georgia has the highest water content in the area, especially over the areas that had the heaviest rain this morning. Plus there is a thermal gradient that runs from the NW to the SE right over the metro area. 

Atlanta Weather | Flash Flood Warning


A flash flood watch will continue through tomorrow morning for all of the metro Atlanta area as parts of the area saw 6+ inches of rain this morning. We are watching another wave of heavy rain in parts of southern Tennessee this afternoon that will be moving into a very moisture laden Georgia and we are expecting that one to aslo bring in more rain overnight. Parts of the metro area could see an additional 2-4 inches!

Remember if you see water covering the roadways, turn around ... Don't drown! 18 inches of water can float your car away!

Atlanta Weather | Heavy Morning Rain

Atlanta Weather | Heavy Morning Rain

Flooding is the issue this morning as heavy rain continues to fall in part of North GA. Especially for Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, and Gilmer Counties. As much as 5 and 6 inches of Doppler estimated rainfall is being reported this morning.
Flash Flood Warnings for the afore mention counties will last through 11am, but a Flood Watch will continue for the same areas and all of north GA until Thursday AM. There are several reports of closed roads and more rain in expected later today.