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Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Warm spell upsetting normal life cycle of plants

It may be January for you, but the plants feel spring in the air. The warm temperatures have thrown off the normal life cycle of flora in the Augusta area and around the world.
By Sandy Hodson

Cooler, drier days ahead

Weather experts said the first week of January might actually be a good time to trade in those shorts for more traditional winter wear.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Athens area flooding traps postal vehicle

LEXINGTON, Ga. -- An Oglethorpe County mail carrier's vehicle was swept away by a flooding creek during this week's torrential rains, but the man was rescued by volunteers and public safety workers.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Rising water closes Riverwalk, Greeneway in Augusta area

Areas near the river could see flooding levels rivaling July 2013, Augusta-Richmond County EMA said in a news release.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Valerie Rowell

Floods prompt state of emergency in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is declaring a state of emergency in five more Georgia counties hard-hit by flooding in recent days.

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Flood watch issued for area

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch advisory for the Augusta area, as more rain was predicted to drench counties in Georgia and South Carolina overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Lakes near record highs

ATLANTA - More rain is headed to Georgia, soaking already saturated soil and prompting the closure of several parks and boat ramps around Lake Lanier, authorities said.

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Man swept to death in Ga. flood

ATLANTA - Divers recovered the body of a man whose car was swept away by flood waters in Gordon County, where roads were inundated from recent storms, authorities said.

Georgia storms on the way

ATLANTA - Forecasters say heavy rain -- along with a risk of severe storms -- is possible this afternoon and evening across much of Georgia.

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Augusta hits 80 degrees on Christmas, sets record

According to the National Weather Service, the record was set around 3 p.m. Friday at Augusta Regional Airport.
By Doug Stutsman

Tornado leaves behind damage in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Fri­day as a tornado touched down in north-central Ala­ba­ma, including part of Bir­ming­ham, the state's ...
By Phillip Lucas and Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

High water causing boat ramp closure

The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency announced the closure of Baurle boat ramp in a news release today.

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Rain expected to continue Wednesday

After steady rainfall Tuesday, the National Weather Service is predicting more of the same tomorrow.
By Doug Stutsman

Winter heat wave to bring threat of tornadoes to South

ATLANTA - A heat wave that could deliver the warmest Christmas ever recorded to cities across the South may also fuel tornadoes and storms featuring golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds of up ...
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Temperatures to continue to fluctuate

December has been even warmer, with the average temperature being 8.8 degrees above the norm.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Winter forecast? Cold, wet

The Pacific El Niño weather pattern is now officially the strongest on record, boosting meteorologists' expectations that winter in this part of the world is likely to be cold and wet.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Tornado suspected in metro Atlanta; other warnings issued

Meteorologist Ryan Willis says National Weather Service officials are "quite certain" that a tornado hit northern Coweta County and the communities of Fairburn and Palmetto.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Recent rains causing problems for farmers

As of last week, only 42 percent of Georgia's cotton crop had been harvested compared to 72 percent last year, and only 78 percent of the peanuts have been harvested compared to 86 percent last year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Thurmond water release felt near Augusta

A rainy, record-breaking month has prompted increased water releases from Thurmond Lake this week, causing Savannah River levels to rise and boat ramps near Augusta to close, the U.S. Army Corps ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Charleston nears rain record

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Officials say Charleston is on track to have the wettest year in history.
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