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February 11, 2014

UPDATE: Wednesday winter weather closings

MILLEDGEVILLE — A winter ice storm warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday for Milledgeville and surrounding areas. Here is a list of school and business closings for Wednesday

•Georgia Military College Prep School

•Georgia Military College

•Baldwin County Schools

•John Milledge Academy

•Sinclair Christian Academy

•Putnam County Charter School System (closed Wednesday and Thursday). Also closed Friday and Monday for scheduled holidays.

•Communities in Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County

•Baldwin County Courthouse

•Milledgeville City Hall (re-opens noon Thursday)

•All Central Georgia Technical College campuses.

•River Edge Behaviorial Health Center outpatient and administrative sites (including Baldwin County)

• All Georgia College campuses (Milledgeville, Macon and Warner Robins). Only essential personnel will be required to report to work.

According to the National Weather Service, a quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice could accumulate with locally higher amounts. The higher amounts are expected to be across the eastern part of the state. Snowfall amounts of up to around an inch and a half are possible, mostly in the northern part of central Georgia.

Freezing rain will begin Tuesday night, generally after midnight and continue into Wednesday. Some of the southern areas may see a brief change over to rain. This will transition to snow late Wednesday night.

These high ice accumulation amounts will make travel impossible. This has the potential to be a catastrophic event. Widespread power outages are possible as ice accumulates on trees and powerlines and brings them down.

In Milledgeville, the forecast indicates a chance of rain and sleet before 2 p.m. Tuesday, then sleet between 2 and 5 p.m., then rain and sleet after 5 p.m. High near 36 degrees. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Rain, freezing rain and sleet before 8 p.m. Tuesday, then snow. Low around 26 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

On Wednesday, snow is likely, mainly before 8 a.m. With a high near 39 degrees, north wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast in the afternoon. Chance or precipitation is 70 percent. 

Milledgeville-Baldwin County can expect see sunny skies Thursday with a high near 43 degrees.

 

 

 

 

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