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About Us


AthensGaWeather was created on April 17, 2009 by Matt Daniel. The main goal behind AthensGaWeather is to provide accurate weather information from a local point of view. Most of our weather information comes from Atlanta since Athens does not have a local station that provides weather updates.  You can find AthensGaWeather everywhere online via twitter, facebook, Google +, and UStream. If severe weather strikes, AthensGaWeather keeps you alert no matter what time of the day.  If you lose power, you can access the UStream feed to watch live radar and analysis of severe weather as it moves into our area on your smartphone.

Meet the AthensGaWeather Team:

mattMatt Daniel

Matt is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in Geography and Atmospheric Sciences. At the University of Georgia, Matt also earned a certificate in the Music Business program. Matt has interned with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, ABC 33/40 with James Spann in Birmingham, Alabama, 13 WMAZ in Macon, GA with Ben Jones, and worked with WNEG-TV behind the scenes with Eric Elliot. Matt Daniel is currently the weekend meteorologist for the CBS station 13WMAZ in Macon, Georgia. He also works as a freelance Weather Producer at CNN. Matt writes weather/climate stories for the nationally acclaimed website, and also contributed to articles via MSN Weather. He participated and played trumpet for the Redcoat Marching Band, and was also a member of the Volleyball band in 2006-2008. Matt was the President of the local student chapter of the University of Georgia American Meteorological Society (AMS) during the 2013-2014 year. He was also the Vice President of the UGA AMS chapter for the 2012-2013 season, and is currently an active member of the national American Meteorological Society. Matt released his solo album (yes, he writes music too!) on August 18, 2015. You can listen and purchase his album here.


Coverage Area

athens wx coverage

Our page is for the Athens area, but we try to cover parts of eastern Georgia too. Tornado warnings across all of north Georgia are covered. However, severe thunderstorm warning coverage is limited to the counties in yellow.

Here’s the full list of counties we cover:

Hall, Banks, Franklin, Hart, Gwinnett, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Rockdale, Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, Taliaferro, Greene, Morgan, and Newton counties.

This includes the cities of Commerce, Greensboro, Watkinsville, Athens, Lexington, Monroe, Social Circle, Loganville, Conyers, Covington, Madison, Winder, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Duluth, Gainesville, Jefferson, Danielsville, and Washington.

Our main goal is to provide weather updates for Athens, and then focus outside of those areas.

Remember, if a tornado warning is issued for parts of North Georgia, we will also mention and update this information on our facebook and twitter feeds.