Monday, March 25, 2013
Tonight's freeze warning mixed with sprinkler systems turned on for Spring growth are a recipe for ice on city streets.
Monday, March 25
Turn off your sprinklers and watch out for black ice Tuesday morning is the advice of the city of Alpharetta. While no rain – or snow – is in the overnight forecast, many neighborhoods and commercial properties have turned their irrigation systems on. The combination of spray or pooling of water from those irrigation systems and the forecast overnight freezing temperatures may lead to black ice formation, the city warns. Many streets in Alpharetta and Milton have sections that rarely see sunshine and are notorious for taking longer to dry out and are the first places where wet roads ice over. Take extra caution in those places, just as you should on bridges where those signs always warn you about ice. Motorists are urged to exercise …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Friday morning commute may be the most hazardous time, as temperatures will be below freezing.
Watch out for black ice or other slippery road conditions expected when winter weather arrives in the area later today. Alpharetta issued its own weather and road conditions advisory this morning following a National Weather Service forecast that predicts a line of winter weather will enter the area between 3 and 4 p.m. today. Snow flurries are possible according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City in its forecast updated at 11:36 a.m. today, Jan. 17, though they should be minor and limited to grassy areas. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, though a winter weather advisory was issued. "The public is advised that, while this is a minor snow event, icy and /or slippery conditions may be present on bridges and in …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Alpharetta and Milton could get a first glimpse this winter of snow, but watch out for patches of black ice on bridges and overpasses late Thursday through mid-Friday morning.
Alpharetta-Milton and North Fulton County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia, including North Fulton. But the worst problem now is the continued possibility of flooding with the constant rainfall. A flood watch remains in effect for much of north Georgia through tonight. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wet roads from today's rain couples with freezing temperatures set the stage for a dangerous situation.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Driving may be hazardous tonight and Thursday morning in Alpharetta and Milton, with the possibility of black ice. The National Weather Service says that roads will be wet this evening from rainfall today. As temperatures drop below freezing, black ice will be possible especially along bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use extra caution especially Thursday morning. The temperature at 7 p.m. Wednesday might be close to 40 degrees, but the wind chill is making it feel below freezing already, more like 30 degrees. That will just get worse as the night progresses. If you are heading out to work at 6 a.m., give yourself a few more minutes to allow for cleaning the ice off your windshield as the temperature will be 29 degrees–and feel 7 …