Severe Storms Muscogee,Harris County GA May 13 2011

The storms that passed through the area caused some damage along the way. Reports of trees and power lines being down were widespread through Muscogge and Harris county. It was around 7 PM EDT that the wind really surprised me here at the house in Cataula. Just before that, there was a power blink which was a tell of what was to come. Luckily this time there was no complete loss of power, and no damage around the homestead.

I watched the storms as they approached from the west, strengthening as they passed through Russell and Lee Co. Alabama. I wondered if the storms would go severe again. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for these Alabama counties.

Once the storms crossed the Alabama/Georgia line there was question is they again would go severe. There was a Weather Advisory issued for Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee and Stewart counties for Dime sizes hail and Winds of 45 MPH. Shortly after The storms did go severe, and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Harris County until 7:45 PM EDT. However, no warnings were issued for Muscogee County.

Here are the Local Storm Reports from NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N COLUMBUS            32.54N 84.97W
05/13/2011 MUSCOGEE GA 911 CALL CENTER

MUSCOGEE COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORTS OF SEVERAL DOWNED
TREES AND POWERLINES.

0658 PM TSTM WND DMG COLUMBUS 32.46N 84.99W
05/13/2011 MUSCOGEE GA PUBLIC

ONE LARGE TREE DOWN AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN THE BEN
HILL AREA OF COLUMBUS.

0700 PM TSTM WND DMG COLUMBUS 32.46N 84.99W
05/13/2011 MUSCOGEE GA PUBLIC

A LARGE OAK TREE WAS UPROOTED

0703 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 WSW CATAULA 32.65N 84.88W
05/13/2011 HARRIS GA 911 CALL CENTER

HARRIS COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORTS OF SEVERAL DOWNED TREES
IN AN AREA FROM THE HARRIS-MUSCOGEE COUNTY LINE TO
CATAULA.

This storm also had a history to our west in Lee county Alabama:

Local Storm Report NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW SMITHS STATION     32.56N 85.12W
05/13/2011 LEE AL EMERGENCY MNGR

DAMAGE TO LOCAL FLEA MARKET AT INTERSECTION OF US 280 AND
CR 379. TENTS BLOWN OVER AS WELL AS PIECES OF TIN ROOFING
THROWN DOWN STREAM.

Here are a couple radar snapshots as the storms moved through the area:

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