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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 1051 AM EST WED JAN 7 2009  GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-080000- /O.EXT.KFFC.WI.Y.0001.090107T1600Z-090108T0000Z/ DADE-WALKER-CATOOSA-WHITFIELD-MURRAY-FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS- CHATTOOGA-GORDON-PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-FLOYD-BARTOW- CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-POLK-PAULDING-COBB- NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-WILKES- HARALSON-CARROLL-DOUGLAS-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON- NEWTON-MORGAN-GREENE-TALIAFERRO-HEARD-COWETA-FAYETTE-CLAYTON- SPALDING-HENRY-BUTTS-JASPER-PUTNAM-HANCOCK-WARREN-TROUP- MERIWETHER-PIKE-UPSON-LAMAR-MONROE-JONES-BALDWIN-WASHINGTON- GLASCOCK-JEFFERSON-HARRIS-TALBOT-TAYLOR-CRAWFORD-BIBB-TWIGGS- WILKINSON-JOHNSON-EMANUEL-MUSCOGEE-CHATTAHOOCHEE-MARION-SCHLEY- MACON-PEACH-HOUSTON-BLECKLEY-LAURENS-TREUTLEN-STEWART-WEBSTER- SUMTER-DOOLY-CRISP-PULASKI-WILCOX-DODGE-TELFAIR-WHEELER- MONTGOMERY-TOOMBS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CALHOUN...DAHLONEGA...CLEVELAND... ROME...CARTERSVILLE...GAINESVILLE...MARIETTA...ATLANTA... LAWRENCEVILLE...ATHENS...CARROLLTON...DOUGLASVILLE...EAST POINT... DECATUR...CONYERS...COVINGTON...NEWNAN...PEACHTREE CITY... GRIFFIN...MILLEDGEVILLE...MACON...SWAINSBORO...COLUMBUS... WARNER ROBINS...DUBLIN...LUMPKIN...AMERICUS...CORDELE...VIDALIA 1051 AM EST WED JAN 7 2009  ...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA...  THE WIND ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EST THIS MORNING UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.  A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED INTO SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THIS MORNING. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... AND IS NOW CREATING STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS IN ITS WAKE. THEREFORE...THE BEGINNING TIME OF THIS ADVISORY HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO BEGIN AT 11 AM EST THIS MORNING. WINDS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA ARE BEGINNING TO GUST TO AROUND 25 MPH... AND THE SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO AROUND 22 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST NEAR 35 MPH BY THIS AFTERNOON. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.  REMEMBER...A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH OR WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION