Just a look at wind in Georgia 

Posted: 9:17 am Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

Not trying to cover Michael in detail here that’s been covered in dozens of other blog posts and Tweets for over a week now.

Just wanted to post the ECMWF hourly wind gusts charts for you to reference.

Remember, after it’s been raining for a while, once the amounts get moderate to heavy and the soils soften, it doesn’t take much for weak trees or branches to fall, it can happen with 30 mph winds, without soggy soils the benchmark is 50 mph.

As of now the worst of the wind and rain for flooding or power outages expected to be near and South of a line from Athens to La Grange but that could always change so stay tuned for updates.

As we’ve been saying all week just a slight change in strength or direction can change the local forecast.

I will note however that in my experience the model runs too high so hopefully that will be the case in this situation and the winds in reality will be lower than projected.

NOON TODAY:

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5PM TODAY:

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MIDNIGHT:

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5AM THURSDAY:

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NOON THURSDAY:

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4PM THURSDAY:

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