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ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY DODGES WEATHER BULLET (FOR THE MOST PART), OTHER COMMUNITIES NOT SO FORTUNATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Though it appears that Rome and Floyd County dodged a bullet where the weather was concerned yesterday, other communities in Northwest Georgia were not as fortunate.  A tornado ravaged Adairsville along Highway 140 and I-75 yesterday, leading to one fatality and several injuries.  An estimated 100 cars were picked up by the tornado and strewn along I-75 near Exit 306 at Highway 140.

Tornadic activity was reported in a number of other areas around the region, including Lindale and Calhoun.  Gordon County Schools will be closed today.

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for Bartow and Gordon Counties.

The National Weather Service reported 2.29 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field yesterday.  Colder temperatures returned to the area overnight, and the sunshine is expected to return today.  Highs will be around 49 today.  Overnight lows will dip into the upper 20s, and partly cloudy skies have been predicted for tonight.  A Wind Advisory posted by the NWS remains in effect through 4 pm this afternoon.  Winds are expected to move west at 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour.

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