Because Atlanta officials dismissed the storm's impacts before it arrived, crippled the city. Because of that, we are announcing the Atlanta Threat Index. This is a scale on 1 to 10 that will layout the impacts and how it will effect you. Some factors that will be into place are...
- timing of the day (overnight, middle of work day, weekend, ect.)
- amount of snow or ice
- length of time before a storm
- type of product put out by NWS Atlanta (Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning, ect.)
- type of traffic expected
A sample of what the graphic will look like is above. The numbers will be on the left. The higher the number, the higher the impact.
In the conference call we listened into last night, several on-camera meteorologist from around the country pointed out a big thing. People need to know not only the weather but also how the storm will impact them and their day. This will not be put out on a daily basis, only when a storm is threatening. We hope this will help people make their decisions on what to do in a incoming storm in North Georgia.