Wind Advisory posted as strong gusts linger in Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comOctober 30, 2012 

Breezy conditions linger in Middle Georgia prompting a wind advisory through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A wind gust of 43 miles per hour hit the Middle Georgia Regional Airport shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, and remnants of Hurricane Sandy are still kicking up strong winds.

A high wind warning is posted for the northeast Georgia mountains which could see a bit of snow if some of the tropical moisture hits the colder air Tuesday night.

Georgia Power expects to restore service Tuesday morning for some 500 metro Atlanta customers who lost electricity due to downed trees.

Ten trees toppled in Helen at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to a preliminary storm report from White County.

Sustained winds of 25 miles per hour are expected Tuesday with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

The advisory covers the following counties: Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett,Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Douglas, South Fulton,

Dekalb, Rockdale, Walton, Newton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, 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 and Toombs

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