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  • Hydrologic Outlook for Sumter County, Georgia
  • Hydrologic Outlook issued April 14 at 3:27PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:27 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 3:30 a.m.
  • ...OCCASIONAL HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
    GEORGIA THROUGH MUCH OF THIS WEEK WITH POSSIBLE FLOODING...
    .RAINFALL EXPECTED...
    TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1.5 TO 3.5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS
    OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. LOCALLY HIGHER
    AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL RESULT IN
    SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS WHICH WILL INCREASE THE FLOOD THREAT
    THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.
    .SYNOPSIS...
    A MOIST AND UNSETTLED PATTERN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA
    THIS WEEK. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL PRODUCE
    PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL
    GEORGIA THROUGH THURSDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD BE ENHANCED ALONG
    A FRONT ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA WEDNESDAY.
    .ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS...
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES HAVE OCCURRED OVER PARTS OF NORTH
    AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DURING THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. ABNORMALLY MOIST
    SOIL CONDITIONS CONTINUE FOR MOST AREAS AND ANY HEAVY RAIN WILL
    QUICKLY RUN OFF INTO NEARBY STREAMS...CREEKS AND RIVERS...RESULTING
    IN ABOVE NORMAL STREAM FLOWS.
    .IMPACTS...
    ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE IF THE HEAVY RAIN REPEATEDLY
    MOVES OVER ANY ONE AREA. ALSO...STORM DRAINS AND DITCHES MAY BECOME
    QUICKLY CLOGGED WITH DEBRIS AND CAUSE EXTENSIVE STREET FLOODING AND
    ROAD PONDING.
    MINOR FLOODING OF SOME OF THE LARGER CREEKS OR RIVERS IS MORE LIKELY
    WITH THE EXPECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN NORTH GEORGIA AND
    SHOULD BE MONITORED CLOSELY.
    STAY ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WATCHES AND FUTURE WARNINGS. KNOW WHAT
    TO DO IF A WARNING IS ISSUED AND YOU LIVE NEAR A CREEK OR RIVER.
    FOR ADDITIONAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
    WEATHER.GOV/ATLANTA. CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES TAB UNDER CURRENT
    WEATHER TO ACCESS THE LATEST RIVER STAGE AND PRECIPITATION
    INFORMATION.