Storm on October 13 2011 – Harris County Georgia

I was at the doctors office in Northern Harris county off of HWY 219 [River RD] near Lick Skillet RD. when the storm blew through about 1:35 pm. I called this storm in to the Harris Co. 911 call center.

My observations: I watched the sky darken from inside the doctors office. I knew something was coming. I stepped outside and saw this particular large cloud which was rotating in upper and lower levels. As it moved through I spotted a wall cloud. From my point of view, I couldn’t see the defining area of the shelf cloud, or enough of it to verify what I was seeing, viewed in the images below. Moments later I heard the roar of the outflow winds coming from the storm which I have experienced a couple times before [Amazing Sound], which brought trees down at the homestead back in April of this year. I estimated the winds to be in excess of 50 mph. This caused the power to go out at the doctors office. I didn’t notice any hail as it was raining so hard, and the wind was so strong I retreated back inside the doctors office. Which I might add is a double wide trailer, not the safest place but I had no alternative.

On my way back home I counted 5 trees down, 3 of which partially blocked 1 lane on these two lane roads I traveled. 1 across the power lines and numerous branches from large to small scattered about the roads. The route I took – River Road [ HWY 219 ] north [Tree across power lines], to Mountain Hill School Rd [Tree blocking lane in two areas], to Hwy 315 to the fork of 315 and Fortson RD [tree blocking one lane] and continuing on to West Bon Acre.
There were reports of downed tress and power lines in the Mulberry Grove area, across roads and on houses. I wasn’t able to see the trees on houses or the downed power lines. Honestly I didn’t look for them, I was trying to get home and see if there was any damage there and check on family members [especially MOM]. No damage at the homestead this time. I had just over a half inch of rain here at the homestead from this storm. 0.51 inches.

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Image credit: Andy Mason
Image credit: Angie Wright Russell
Image credit: bcorrell via WTVM
Image credit: Brandon Thomas
Image credit: Carla Horne Creamer
Image credit: Kevin Holden
Image credit: Matthew Cook
Image credit: Phil Scoggins via WRBL
Image credit: WTVM
Image credit: WTVM
Image credit: Kevin Roble WRBL
Map of roads I traveled

Storm Damage Reports from around the area.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
956 PM EDT THU OCT 13 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0146 PM TSTM WND DMG MULBERRY GROVE 32.66N 84.96W
10/13/2011 HARRIS GA 911 CALL CENTER

HARRIS COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORTS OF SEVERAL DOWNED TREES
AND POWER LINES IN SOUTHERN HARRIS COUNTY. SEVERAL ROADS
AND 2 HOMES HAD TREES DOWNED ONTO THEM.

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0154 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 SW FLAT ROCK 32.53N 84.88W
10/13/2011 MUSCOGEE GA 911 CALL CENTER

MUSCOGEE COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORT OF A DOWNED TREE IN
THE GATEWAY ROAD AREA OF COLUMBUS.

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0201 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S HAMILTON 32.73N 84.88W
10/13/2011 HARRIS GA 911 CALL CENTER

HARRIS COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORTS OF 6-10 DOWNED TREES
ALONG THE AREAS OF HWY 219 AND HWY 103.

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0207 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 NE WAVERLY HALL 32.72N 84.71W
10/13/2011 HARRIS GA 911 CALL CENTER

HARRIS COUNTY 911 RELAYED A REPORT OF A DOWNED TREE ON
ALABAMA ROAD.

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0230 PM HAIL 2 S TALBOTTON 32.65N 84.54W
10/13/2011 E0.50 INCH TALBOT GA 911 CALL CENTER

TALBOT COUNTY 911 REPORTED SMALL HAIL...JUST SMALLER THAN
A DIME...AT THE 911 CENTER SOUTH OF TALBOTTON.
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