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    Welcome to the new North Georgia WX weather discussion site!

    This site is part of a family of websites and social media sites that will become an integrated source of weather information. I will eventually take the best from all my sites and bring them all together here. I'm still in the process of consolidating information as well as continuing to find better ways of communicating weather information.

    I make a post every morning in the "Daily Weather Post" section of the forums where I bring you the daily weather information, and look ahead at potential changes, as well as other interesting weather information. There are several pages of weather information including Area Forecast Discussions, and charts and maps under the menu item "Weather Data".

    I also post the Weather Prediction Center's "Extended Forecast Discussion" every morning in the Weather Discussion forum, and from there you'll gain additional insight into the weather over the next 3-7 days.

    There is a pinned post in the Weather Discussion forum for you to provide feedback to let me know what I'm doing right as well as what I'm doing wrong. When you sign up, you become part of the "Member" group which has certain elevated rights/restrictions that allow you to post images etc, but more importantly, you can selectively follow any forum or post and get automatic updates.

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    • These are the new wheel/tire weights.  While the entire combination of wheel/tire increased, the increases were relatively minor. The front wheels, despite being larger, were lighter than the original OEM wheels. The new rear wheels are much wider and larger diameter, but only 0.4 lbs heavier than OEM. The greatest part of the weight increase came from the tires, but I'll take that for what I've gotten in return. 
    • A slight change of plans. The wheels I had ordered were destroyed (long story), so I am getting these wheels instead... same size and offset. 
    • I plan on giving that a try. 🙂
    • Really great cars. I always go to the drag races that are held at Heavens Landing airstrip up here every year and there are always a few ATS-V and CTS-V. Probably one of the best stock performance cars America makes, and one of the only ones that doesn't make you sacrifice room and comfort in order to drive it lol. 
    • Such an odd company Gm is how they can build such a car as this and the vette both world beating then build such junk, truly strange. But know doubt this series is fantastic no matter the name on the trunk 
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    • Good morning! I'm not going to waste any time today, we have a lot to talk about. The confidence of the track of Zeta has increased overnight and it now appears that we may take a significant hit from Zeta right here in north Georgia. The current track for Zeta crosses north Georgia very late Wednesday night into Thursday. As Zeta approaches the coast, it will begin to accelerate to the NE. Because of the relatively fast forward speed, Zeta won't be scrubbing off as much wind as we have seen with our past storms, and instead bringing those winds to north Georgia. Zeta rapidly accelerates and rockets from lower Alabama to Virginia in 12 hours.    Right now NWS Atlanta isn't saying much about the winds in the forecast discussion, but they have mentioned them briefly in the Hazardous Weather Outlook   As the HWO mentions, we are currently under a Flash Flood Watch for Wednesday through Thursday.     Rainfall amounts through 8 am Friday morning from the WPC look like this. Some people could see much higher totals. This looks to have a serious upslope component to it and those east facing ridgelines in the mountains could see higher totals.   But back to the winds.  The next three images show accumulated maximum wind gust, so this is basically a snapshot of the wind gust over time and follows the track of Zeta. The are 10 meter readings or approximately 33 feet, or the recommended "standard" height for anemometer siting.  These winds are significant and you can see that the models are bringing some hurricane force wind gust.    The next three images depict the winds at 925mb or right about 2500 feet. I know that I'm pretty close to that level and many in the mountains are about it, so the next three images are significant for those people.  These    If these come to fruition, we are in for some serious wind damage across north Georgia. The soils are relatively wet and with the additional rain, there could be a significant impact on the trees, and I have a big concern about this. I can assure you that I will start securing all of our deck items today.  This storm could create more damage than Issac did a few years ago if things unfold like they are right now.  The ultimate track of Zeta will determine where those highest winds might pass. Right now I think it would be prudent to make preparations for a high wind event across the northern 1/3 of Georgia. As the day goes on we'll know more and more about Zeta, as we are in the timeframe where almost all computer models are in the range where they have very good accuracy since we're only about 48 hours away from those potential impacts. I'll make updates through the day so please check back. BTW, I got the little issues worked out here with images etc. when you come to this site now, it uses https instead of http, so everything is secure. Because of that fix, the app now allows you to login, or it should. Let me know if it doesn't.  EDIT: Just asked the NWS abut their current thoughts on the winds, this is what they are saying at the moment.  I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
    • NAM looks like this right now, but it's at the end of its run. 
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