Heavy rains today, winter storm watch for tomorrow

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 3:21 PM
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A line of thunderstorms that came through the Augusta area overnight and into this morning dropped more than two inches of rainfall in some areas.

Meanwhile, a winter storm watch has now been issued for the area for Sunday night, with a prediction of some local areas receiving up to one inch of snowfall accumulation.

Pam Tucker, Columbia County's emergency services director, stated that as of Saturday morning the forecast was calling for a 70 percent chance of precipitation tomorrow.

The winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service states that rain will mix with snow by late Sunday afternoon and will change to all snow around midnight, with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s. Snow will then begin to stick to grassy areas, cars and house tops, and some slippery spots might develop on some secondary roads, according to the watch.

Mrs. Tucker said a conference call with the National Weather Service is set for tomorrow for the latest forecast.

"They should have a very good idea by then of what we can expect locally," Mrs. Tucker stated.

According to the watch "more moisture over the area may cause more snow, but the latest information suggests snow amounts of one inch or less."

Earlier today, it was rain that pelted the area. Mrs. Tucker stated in an e-mail that from 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. today the following Columbia County sites received the listed amount of rainfall: Walnut Hill - 1.71 inches; Ivy Falls - 1.4 inches; Clarks Hill -1.7 inches; Point Comfort - 1.6 inches; Reed Creek -1.4 inches; Little River - 2.1 inches; and Crawford creek - 1.8 inches.

Although no flooding has been reported in Richmond and Columbia counties, a flood warning has been issued for Stevens Creek at Modoc. It lasts until Sunday evening.

Heavy rain today caused the river to quickly rise. It is expected to crest to 19.4 feet this afternoon, which would be nearly a half foot over flood stage, affecting mostly farmland along Stevens Creek north of the U.S. Highway 23 bridge near Modoc.

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debby
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debby 02/28/09 - 04:35 pm
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Whenever the forecasters say

Whenever the forecasters say it will snow, it never does.

PeggyRuth382
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PeggyRuth382 02/28/09 - 05:01 pm
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So I guess Columbia County is

So I guess Columbia County is the only place that matters??? Its getting pathetic!!!

aaa
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aaa 02/28/09 - 05:37 pm
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Peggy: Columbia County is #1

Peggy: Columbia County is #1 no matter how you look at it. Better educated people, the most successful people in the CSRA, hardest working, honest, heaviest tax burden. CC ROCKS!
RC stinks.

PeggyRuth382
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PeggyRuth382 02/28/09 - 05:56 pm
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Standing Tall Again..You must

Standing Tall Again..You must be on some of that wacky weed Columbia County people are known to smoke. Or else you're living in a dream world. If you're succesful, you're success comes from a job in RC!!! If you're honest, you should start by being honest with yourself and realize everything you just posted is a lie. CC sucks!!!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/28/09 - 06:22 pm
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A LOT of the people in

A LOT of the people in Columbia County have their ROOTS in Augusta and have absolutely no reason to look down on anyone else. They fled Augusta decades ago for LOWER taxes. (among other reasons). Columbia County slowly caught up with taxes and passed Richmond County, that's how they are now carrying a heavier tax burden. I would like to know how Standing Tall Again defines success. I am quite sure Columbia County residents don't have a monopoly on TRUE success. Also, define hardest working. Some of the hardest working people may have the lowest wages. Some of the laziest people sometimes have the highest wages. There are very highly educated people in Richmond County. Many of them work in Richmond County. If it wasn't for Richmond County a lot of the people from Columbia County acting like snobs on here wouldn't have a job, never mind a high-paying one. A lot of them wouldn't have a higher education either. Standing Tall AGAIN needs to get off his high horse. Columbia County is no "better" than Richmond County.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/28/09 - 06:32 pm
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BTW, I would simply like to

BTW, I would simply like to ask people not to drive as if the weather is clear and the roads are dry. Slow down, use your turn signals, leave more room between you and the car in front of you, turn on your HEADLIGHTS! when it is raining, dusk, dawn, or even just overcast and slow down BEFORE you reach puddles in the road so you don't hydroplane into other people's cars. I'm sick and tired of paying for other people's mistakes.

TCB22
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TCB22 02/28/09 - 06:42 pm
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Peggy - Richmond County is

Peggy - Richmond County is not in the winter weather advisory area.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 02/28/09 - 06:51 pm
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Thanks Petals77. I hope

Thanks Petals77. I hope everyone has a safe travel weekend.

gnx
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gnx 02/28/09 - 07:22 pm
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Amen baroness - I live in CC,

Amen baroness - I live in CC, have for several decades and can say that it's no better over here than it is in RC. Different, yes, but not any better when you look at RC as a whole. And Peggy - not all of us who live in CC work in RC, and there are many of us who rarely venture over there. There are other counties in the area with both jobs and stores. And Standing - I'd dare say that there are probably a lot of folks over in Aiken and Edgefield counties who would be more than happy to challenge your statements about CC, especially those folks who live in Aiken. CC has nothing on that city and probably never will, especially with the way our tax dollars are being spent.

PeggyRuth382
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PeggyRuth382 02/28/09 - 08:03 pm
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LOL you people are

LOL you people are hilarious. What difference does it make if RC is in the winter weather advisory area or not?/ CC still sucks!!!!

TCB22
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TCB22 02/28/09 - 08:13 pm
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There is no competition as

There is no competition as far as I know. Both are excellent counties.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 02/28/09 - 08:13 pm
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Peggy...go back to the

Peggy...go back to the kitchen and clean something, starting with your mouth! LOL! Good grief, people! Both counties have their problems and their benefits. I was raised and still work in Richmond County, but live in Columbia County. CC has redneck "women" just like PeggyRuth in it! Anyway, let's hope that it does snow Sunday! I just wish it was earlier so my kids could enjoy it. As it is, I'll be pulling out of the driveway at 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, possibly slipping and sliding! Sure hope I don't breakdown in front of PeggyRuth's trailer...she'll see my CC tag and won't let me in!

horsegirl
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horsegirl 02/28/09 - 08:54 pm
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Yall are soo funny! I have

Yall are soo funny! I have family in cc and I was raised in rc. As far as I'm concerned yall can have cc all to your self. Take all the trafic and enjoy!! I live close to Blythe out in the country,Nice big house no trailer, lots of land and no one so close i could spit on their house LOL! God Bless us all..

Ode to Augusta
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Ode to Augusta 02/28/09 - 09:27 pm
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The reporters have to talk to

The reporters have to talk to CC officials because they can't understand Fat Albert, Mushmouth, and the gang in RC when they axe them a question.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 02/28/09 - 09:36 pm
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Yous rights on target Mr.

Yous rights on target Mr. Ode. thems there people have somes problems with understanding all of us

gcap
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gcap 02/28/09 - 09:50 pm
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I am one of a family of eight

I am one of a family of eight people from Richmond County. Only two remain. They're at Westover. Face it, RC. Over the years your extreme lack of government effectiveness and a total collapse of your education system drove many out of the county. Most of us are in Columbia County now where crime happens but at a rate far, far less than Richmond County and far, far less violent. Where taxes are higher, but you get more nearly what you pay for. Where traffic is a little worse, but not bad at all. Where retail is expanding, even in this slow economy. I was the last of my RC family to leave. And yes, many of us travel to RC to work. But if CC didn't work at MCG, Ft. Gordon, the hospitals, factories, etc., those places would close.

KSL
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KSL 02/28/09 - 09:55 pm
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I do get rather tired of Pam

I do get rather tired of Pam Tucker injecting herself into every potential disaster event. It makes me wonder if we could survive weather events without her mouth. Well, heck, I know. We used to survive them without her.

sunshine827
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sunshine827 02/28/09 - 10:08 pm
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Sorry but I can't help but

Sorry but I can't help but laugh at all of you. A Winter Storm Watch?????? Try 4 feet in 12 hours and then tell me this is a Winter Storm Watch! But I guess being a "YANK" my opinion won't count anyway. LOL!

gcap
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gcap 02/28/09 - 10:19 pm
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Hey, sunshine, you seem very

Hey, sunshine, you seem very unhappy with those in the South. Admittedly, we don't know snow. But don't laugh at us. Join us as we laugh at people who have to deal with four feet of snow. Or maybe you'd just like to return to the north and not aggravate us with your smart a** remarks. Bundle up!!!

momof2
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momof2 02/28/09 - 10:38 pm
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I'm guessing Pam Tucker

I'm guessing Pam Tucker always has something to say because the Chronicle keeps asking her! She doesn't create the weather, but if she's teh CC emergency services director, of course they're going to want a quote from her.

KSL
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KSL 02/28/09 - 10:43 pm
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sun, 4 feet in 12 hours, when

sun, 4 feet in 12 hours, when you are used to it, is no big deal. Just how many snow plows do you think we have down here?

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BOBO 02/28/09 - 10:45 pm
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Pam is a storm chaser.. all

Pam is a storm chaser.. all she wants to do is be in the headlines..she has a ego problem.. she always beats the war drum about many things and likes to cry about the sky falling..PAM go back to RC. I see why they ran u off... Trust me we can do without you!

KSL
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KSL 02/28/09 - 10:45 pm
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Not just the AC, momof. She

Not just the AC, momof. She is an empire builder. You know the type. She wants to be quoted. She wants to be in the limelight.

KSL
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KSL 02/28/09 - 10:51 pm
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You are so right, OK. Aiken

You are so right, OK. Aiken County manages to survive catastrophes without a Pam Tucker type. The people hired to take care of those situations and not just be a mouthpiece, do their jobs quite well.

KSL
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KSL 02/28/09 - 10:56 pm
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I realize my mean streak is

I realize my mean streak is coming out. I've not lived in Richmond nor Columbia County. We have had our share of bad weather events and train wrecks. Didn't need anyone in that particular position to "save the day." Didn't have anyone who jumped in front of the spotlight just because a possible band of bad thunderstorms was headed out way. Is she a Democrat? Does she really think most of us are too stupid to come in out of a shower of rain?

easy breezy
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easy breezy 02/28/09 - 11:20 pm
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It came from the Columbia

It came from the Columbia County Emergency Director. Maybe if the Richmond County Emergency Director sent out these bulletins, Richmond County might matter! Do they even have one?

lew767
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lew767 02/28/09 - 11:43 pm
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I guess we need a little more

I guess we need a little more rain to make up for the deficit we have not received yet!
OK ? Is Clarks Hill still at the point we can not put a canoe in at any of the ramps?
Here I have had plenty maybe we can send a little to that Lake above Clarks Hill that should not have been built to begin with.
Bobby! I live at Clarks Hill.

spdermn78
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spdermn78 02/28/09 - 11:47 pm
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WINTER STORM WATCH?? It was

WINTER STORM WATCH?? It was 65 degree's today, possible snow tomorrow, then back into the 70's by the end of the week. You have got to be kidding. Forcasters project 1-2 INCHES. That is snow dust from where I'm from. People wake up..I bet there isnt a single resident in Richmond or Columbia County that has a snow blower. Wake me up when I have to dig my car out of the driveway!!!

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business owner again 03/01/09 - 12:27 am
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We should merge them into one

We should merge them into one big county call Richombia.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 03/01/09 - 12:30 am
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CC couldn't wipe their butts

CC couldn't wipe their butts without Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker, Pam Tucker and so on and so forth....

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