Tornadoes in Georgia on September 5 2011

Numerous reports of Tornadoes, Funnel Clouds, Wind Damage and Flooding in Georgia due to Tropical Storm Lee and it’s interaction with a Cold Front that moved toward the area from the northwest. Combined, these two features probably caused more severe weather than TSLee would have alone.

While the local area was spared from most of the severe weather [more on this below], others were not. Here area confirmed as well as unconfirmed reports on tornadoes in Georgia as of 9/06/11 :

Confirmed

0311 PM TORNADO 3 WSW WOODSTOCK 34.08N 84.57W
09/05/2011 F1 CHEROKEE GA NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 1 INJ *** MAX WIND SPEED 90 MPH...PATH LENGTH 24
MILES SEMI-CONTINUOUS...MAX PATH WIDTH 1/4 MILE. INITIAL
TOUCH DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DIXIE SPEEDWAY NEAR WOODSTOCK IN
SOUTH CENTRAL CHEROKEE COUNTY...MOVED NORTH TO NORTHEAST
THEN LIFTED COMPLETELY NEAR NELSON IN NORTH CENTRAL
CHEROKEE COUNTY. BROOKSHIRE AND TOWNE LAKE HILLS SOUTH
SUBDIVISIONS HARDEST HIT WITH 400 HOMES DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED. 1 CONFIRMED INJURY.

Unconfirmed

0235 PM TORNADO WINSTON 33.73N 84.83W
09/05/2011 DOUGLAS GA TRAINED SPOTTER

AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED A REPORT FROM A TRAINED SPOTTER OF
A TORNADO NEAR WINSTON.

0245 PM TORNADO POWDER SPRINGS 33.86N 84.68W
09/05/2011 COBB GA TRAINED SPOTTER

AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED TRAINED SPOTTER REPORT OF TORNADO
IN THE MACKLIN WOODS AREA OF POWDER SPRINGS.

0313 PM TORNADO 1 W WOODSTOCK 34.10N 84.54W
09/05/2011 CHEROKEE GA EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 1 INJ *** CHEROKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
RELAYED REPORTS DAMAGE ALONG A LINE FROM THE
COBB-CHEROKEE LINE WEST OF WOODSTOCK NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
ENTIRE COUNTY ENTERING PICKENS COUNTY. 1 CONFIRMED INJURY
AND DAMAGE TO MULTIPLE STRUCTURES ALONG ITS PATH. SEVERAL
ROADS ARE STILL CLOSED DUE TO DEBRIS BLOCKAGE.

0313 PM TORNADO 1 W WOODSTOCK 34.10N 84.54W
09/05/2011 CHEROKEE GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

CHEROKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELAYED A LAW

ENFORCEMENT REPORT OF A TORNADO 1 MILE WEST OF WOODSTOCK.

0315 PM TORNADO WOODSTOCK 34.10N 84.52W
09/05/2011 CHEROKEE GA PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORTS TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN WOODSTOCK. TREES WERE
DOWNED ONTO 2 HOUSES...SHINGLES TAKEN OFF ROOFS...AND
TOWNLAKE PARKWAY WAS BLOCKED BY NUMEROUS TREES.

As mentioned, the local area was spared from Tornado Damage. I do not know of any Tornadoes touching down, or being reported in the local area at this time. This may change as the National Weather Service continues to survey storm damage in Georgia caused by possible tornadoes and high winds. High winds at this time are believed to be the cause of damage reported in Columbus and Mulberry Grove in Harris County.

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Here is my account of the Storm that may have caused the damage in Columbus and Mulberry Grove in Harris County, as Tweeted and posted on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110767244526616576
Watching a cell in Barbour Co. Alabama for development heading into Russel Co. , About an hour away from Columbus #gawx #cataulagawx #alwx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110773665045561344
Not liking the looks of cell in central Russell County Alabama #gawx #alwx #cataulagawx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110774681082142720
NWS has issued a Tornado Warning for Lee & Russell Counties until 01:30 PM CDT #alwx #gawx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110777184309886976
Tornado Warning for Lee And Russell County Alabama until 2:30 EDT. This storm is moving in the direction of North… http://fb.me/U6fnadve
And the post the link above goes to on Facebook
Tornado Warning for Lee And Russell County Alabama until 2:30 EDT. This storm is moving in the direction of North West Columbus and Harris County. Muscogee and Harris counties are not under a warning. Just a heads up.
Which included this image
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1363364&l=2256890dc2&id=220151324667478

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110777892195151872
This Storm has the possibility of impacting Muscogee and Harris County http://goo.gl/nA2wc #gawx #alwx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110779494490570752
TORNADO WARNING FOR CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN MUSCOGEE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA UNTIL 300 PM EDT

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110783128146165760
Heres an Idea of where the possible Tornado will pass in Muscogee and Harris counties GA http://goo.gl/BBGMh #gawx
And the post the link above goes to on Facebook which included this image
https://www.facebook.com/CataulaGaWeatherAlerts/posts/187090364698053

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110785142271909889
THE TORNADO WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN MUSCOGEE COUNTY IS CANCELLED #gawx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110785577418375168
THE TORNADO WARNING FOR Western and Central Harris County GA still active until 3:00 PM EDT #gawx

https://twitter.com/#!/CataulaGaWX/status/110789247069466624
TORNADO WARNING FOR NORTH CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTY SOUTHERN MERIWETHER SOUTHEASTERN TROUP IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA UNTIL 345 PM EDT #gawx

Here area a couple of images showing velocity data taken during the same time period as the images above.

Here are Georgia Tornado Warnings that were issued on September 5 2011 from 6 AM thru 10 PM EDT

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