Friday, March 29, 2013
The mascot makes an Opening Day promise to fans.
Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves' costumed mascot, may be trying to make Opening Day his personal Groundhog Day. With all the unseasonably cool spring weather in 2013, Chopper has made a promise to fans. If the temperature dips below 50 degrees on April 4 (before the third inning), free ticket vouchers will be distributed to fans in attendance at Coolray Field. The vouchers will be good for another 2013 home game. The G-Braves will open their fifth season at Coolray Field on April 4, vs. the Charlotte Knights. “Opening Day will be the real start of spring weather. It will be warm and sunny and temperatures will not dip below 50 degrees,” Chopper said in a Gwinnett Braves statement. The mascot claims to be a "distant cousin" of Gen. Beau Lee, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
UPDATE: Flurries are seen in Suwanee, and elsewhere in Atlanta. Also, there's a warning of fire conditions.
Updated 8:21 a.m., March 26 Snow flurries have been reported Tuesday in Suwanee and elsewhere in metro Atlanta. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of light snow before 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 26). Also, WSB TV has video of snow in Stone Mountain, and said there are Twitter reports of snow in Peachtree Corners and Alpharetta. Adding another twist the unusual 2013 spring weather -- warning of "high fire weather conditions." The NWS advisory reads in part: ...LIGHT SNOW AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WITH HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON... .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT... WITH A COLD AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...WRAP AROUND MOISTURE FROM THE EXITING LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS BRINGING …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Spring is off to a slow start in 2013.
Attention, Suwanee. It may be spring, but there still is winter in the air. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has a freeze warning AND a wind advisory in effect for Monday, March 25. The freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 26). And the wind advisory is good until 6 p.m. Monday evening. Motorists and boaters are warned to be cautious. The advisories read in part: FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL IMPACT EARLY BUDDING AND FLOWERING VEGETATION. STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. ROUGH CHOP COULD OCCUR ON AREA LAKES...BOATERS SHOULD ALSO USE EXTRA CAUTION. THESE WINDS COULD KNOCK MEDIUM TO LARGE LIMBS FROM TREES AND EVEN BLOW DOWN WEAK OR DROUGHT STRESSED TREES. -- Patch will have updates on severe weather.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It was just a day or so ago that the area was stormed under. Here's one reader's pic -- add yours.
Even as spring begins Wednesday, there are still memories and perhaps some damage in the Suwanee area from Monday's tornado warning, hail storm and heavy rain. Here's one photo. This was posted by a reader to the Suwanee Patch Facebook page. Did you have hail or any other type of damage at your residence? Upload your pic here. You never know -- it may wind up as our Facebook page cover photo! -- And a reminder: You also can upload pics and video to our gallery on the homepage.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013
The National Weather Service alert extends until 6:45 p.m. Monday.
Monday, March 18
Updated 7:01 p.m. A tornado warning Monday evening gave way to a severe thunderstorm watch in Suwanee. Hail and heavy rain fell on the area. According to the National Weather Service: LOW PRESSURE IS DEVELOPING OVER WESTERN TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY AS A COLD FRONT DEVELOPS OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND LOWER GULF COAST. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO MOVE INTO NW GEORGIA. STORMS WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA WITH THE THREAT FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND A RISK OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO. -- Patch will have updates on the weather situation.
Hazardous weather is forecast for the area Monday.
All that lovely spring weather over the weekend in Suwanee soon will be a distant memory. Forecasts are for hazardous weather for the area Monday evening (March 18). The National Weather Service says in a statement that storms will move into the Gwinnett area in the afternoon. The alert says "strong to severe storms with large hail" are possible, with the "risk of an isolated tornado." New rainfall amounts from one-fourth to one-half an an inch are possible. The NWS alert says in part: STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY INTO TONIGHT ... AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS ALABAMA AND INTO WEST GEORGIA LATER THIS MORNING. STORMS WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON AND SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
An advisory extends to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with warnings for drivers.
Another dose of severe weather is expected in Suwanee on Wednesday, after the thunderstorm watch of Tuesday evening. Watch out for wind. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a wind advisory for Suwanee and Gwinnett, extending to 7 p.m. on March 6. Gusts up to 40 mph are possible, the alert said. The advisory reads in part: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH...OR GUSTS TO 35 MPH OR STRONGER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN TOPPLE TREES OR BRING DOWN LARGE BRANCHES AND WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. Wednesday's high temp is forecast at 46. -- Patch will have updates on severe weather.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Colder temps in the forecast for Wednesday.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service is teaming with the county to inform and recruit severe weather observers.
Attention, storm chasers and severe weather aficionados. Gwinnett County and the National Weather Service want you. The county and the National Weather Service are teaming to offer a free "storm spotter" class on Monday, March 4. The class will be at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, according to a county newsletter. The class is free. The class will be taught by Barry Gooden, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "This informative class will focus on how to spot dangerous weather, particularly tornadoes and severe thunderstorm conditions," Greg Swanson, Gwinnett Emergency Management director, said in the announcement. "Participants will learn what a severe storm is, the structure of a …