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Current Weather Conditions
Weather Service Definitions
Snow Measurement Guidelines
For Georgia - Winter Storm Watch – Issued when the potential exists for 2 inches or more of snow in 12 hours, or 4 inches or more of snow in 24 hours. Also issued for potential of a quarter inch or more of freezing rain, or half an inch of sleet. Winter Storm Warning – Issued when a combination of snow, blowing snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is likely to exceed warning criteria. Warning criteria are those detailed in the Winter Storm Watch. Winter Weather Advisory – Issued when a combination of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is likely to have an impact, but is not expected to reach warning criteria.
Preparing for Extreme Weather Conditions
Hurricanes - General and current info.
Hurricanes + other Weather Data - Historical
Hurricanes in History
Summaries of 36 major hurricanes, from 1900 to 2008. From NOAA.
Most Extreme Tropical Cyclones
1851-2010. From NOAA. Also links to Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996.
Quick Links - NOAA's NCEI
U.S. Local Climatological Data (day--by-day); Storm Data, U.S. Annual Climatological Summary - and more. From National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
"U.S. Records", "U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters", and more. From NOAA.
Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean, 1851-2006
Book (250 pages) from NOAA. 6th revision, 2009.
Historical Hurricane Tracks
Enter the name of the hurricane, and see the track (plus density, details, and storm report). From NOAA.