Tornado in Troup County Georgia November 22 2011 ????

I’m not able to confirm a tornado in Troup or Heard county around 6:00 PM EST November 22 2011. I have looked at various reporting services and none of them have any reports of a tornado touching down.

There was a tornado warning issued:

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
607 PM EST TUE NOV 22 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN HEARD COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
NORTHERN TROUP COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA

* UNTIL 645 PM EST

* AT 604 PM EST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 12 MILES WEST OF
LAGRANGE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
HOGANSVILLE AND CORINTH.

I tweeted it, as well as posted it on my facebook page ‘Cataula GA Weather Alerts’:

Cataula GA Weather Alerts
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 50 MPH WINDS IN TROUP AND HEARD COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM EST #gawx
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Cataula GA Weather Alerts
TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN HEARD COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA NORTHERN TROUP COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA UNTIL 645 PM EST #gawx
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I also have a radar screenshot of the warned area from a friend:

And this report from a local media outlet wltz.com – TV38:

NWS: Tornado touches down in Troup County

Troup Co. GA- According to the National Weather Service a tornado has touched down in Troup County, Georgia near the Wares Cross Road.

The National Weather Service says that their Doppler radar indicates that the storm touched down at 6:27 PM and is moving northeast at 30 miles per hour.

Other locations included in the National Weather Service’s tornado warning for northern Troup County include, Hogansville, Hillcrest, Harrisonville and Corinth.

The tornado warning expired at 6:45 PM.

I’m guessing this was nothing more than a radar indicated tornado, as I have not found any reports of the tornado touching down or damage reports other than the one you see above form WLTZ TV 38. I’m also guessing that the person who wrote the above and the person who posted it dont know what the heck they’re talking about. I believe they misinterpreted the information.

If you have any information or are able to verify a tornado touching down in Troup county, please share in the comment section below or contact me [see top left sidebar].

See related: Isolated Strong to Severe Storms still on tack for Tuesday 11/22

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