Will Winter Storm Watch Affect Gwinnett Schools, Events? (Feb. 10-12)

The latest winter storm bearing down on  Gwinnett County and Atlanta in 2014 has the potential to affect some events and school activities in Gwinnett County. Sleet, snow and hazardous travel are in the forecast.

  • DULUTH: The City of Duluth has a City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 (6:30 p.m.). Also after that meeting, Mayor Nancy Harris is scheduled to give the annual State of the City Address.
  • DULUTH: Also in Duluth, 11Alive News from Atlanta is scheduled to broadcast from the Town Green on Tuesday (Feb. 11) from 5-6 p.m.
  • GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS: The state’s largest school system could be affected, because of the potential of hazardous travel. Their severe weather policy calls for classes to be cancelled before 6 a.m. on the day of classes.

The latest from the National Weather Service is that a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued, for Monday (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m. through Tuesday, 7 p.m. This advisory says:

RAIN MONDAY NIGHT WILL MIX WITH AND POSSIBLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW OR A SNOW SLEET MIX BY SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING. AS TEMPERATURES WARM THROUGH THE DAY…PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY CHANGE BACK OVER TO RAIN BEFORE TRANSITIONING AGAIN BACK TO A MIX OF RAIN SLEET AND SNOW TUESDAY EVENING. BY WEDNESDAY MORNING…EXPECT A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN…FINALLY TRANSITIONING BACK TO SNOW BY THURSDAY MORNING.

Also, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued, with dates now from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.

The latest winter weather situation comes less than two weeks after icy roads and inadequate response by some government officials caused freeway gridlock in some parts of metro Atlanta.

— Are you changing commuting and other plans because of the latest forecast of severe weather? Leave a comment below.

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About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
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