3 Confirmed Tornadoes in Georgia on December 22 2011, and the bad news is..

Only 1 of theses Tornadoes was in a Tornado warned area. The other 2 Tornadoes spawned in areas that had Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

This should be a LESSON TO US ALL. Please take Severe Thunderstorm warnings seriously. Tornadoes often spawn in these Severe Thunderstorms warned areas before any Tornado warning is issued. Some Tornadoes are so quick that by the time a tornado warning is issued, the tornado has dissipated.

I created the below map using data from the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA and Iowa Environmental Mesonet. To the best of my knowledge all data used is correct at the time of making the map.
The watch area data, both Tornado Warning [red shaded area] and Severe Thunderstorm Warning [yellow shaded areas] were collected from Iowa Environmental Mesonet and imported into the map via KML file.
The Blue Place Markers indicate the beginning and end of each individual tornado path and was entered from data supplied from NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT issued 526 PM EST FRI DEC 23 2011 [Below].

You can click the link at the bottom of the map for a larger version and associated TEXT [also below]information, or This Link, it goes to the same map.

Once the National Weather Service in Peachtree City updates their site with information, I will post in to the blog. For now, here is the text of the statement they have released…

594 
NOUS42 KFFC 232226
PNSFFC

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
526 PM EST FRI DEC 23 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...EF-3 TORNADO IN GORDON COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: DECEMBER 22 2011
ESTIMATED START TIME: 525 PM EST
EVENT TYPE: EF-3 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 150
EVENT START LOCATION: 34.37N/-85.10W
EVENT END LOCATION: 34.48N/-84.86W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 15
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 1/4 TO 1/2 MILE WIDE
INJURIES: NONE.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE: 1 HOME DESTROYED, SEVERAL DAMAGED.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSESSMENT TEAM DISPATCHED TO FLOYD AND
GORDAN COUNTIES INVESTIGATED DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS
THAT MOVED ACROSS FLOYD INTO GORDON COUNTY THE EVENING OF DECEMBER
22. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT EF0 DAMAGE BEGAN IN FAR NORTHEAST FLOYD
COUNTY NEAR HIGHWAY 140 ABOUT 2.75 MILES NORTH OF SHANNON AND
STRENGTHENED TO AN EF1 ALONG EMILY LANE JUST EAST OF PLAINVILLE IN
SOUTHWEST GORDAN COUNTY WHERE SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED FROM
FALLING TREES. THE TORNADO THEN STRENGTHENED TO EF3 AT THE CORNER OF
BOONE FORD ROAD AND BEASON ROAD NEAR CALHOUN GEORGIA WHERE A HOME
WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. SHORTLY AFTER THIS...THE TORNADO WEAKENED
TO AN EF0 AND DISSIPATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF CALHOUN, GEORGIA.
PRELIMINARY DAMAGE REPORTS ESTIMATE THAT SEVERAL HOMES WERE
DAMAGED...ONE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED.

$$

DARBE


284
NOUS42 KFFC 232053
PNSFFC

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
300 PM EST FRI DEC 23 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...EF-2 TORNADO IN FLOYD COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: DECEMBER 22 2011
ESTIMATED START TIME: 455 PM EST
EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 125
EVENT START LOCATION: 34.246338N/-85.242012W
EVENT END LOCATION: 34.3252N/-85.1413W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 8
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200
INJURIES: 3 MINOR.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE: 20 HOMES.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSESSMENT TEAM WAS DISPATCHED TO FLOYD
COUNTY NEAR ROME TO INVESTIGATE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS
THAT MOVED THROUGH THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 22. IT WAS DETERMINED
THAT EF1 DAMAGE BEGAN WEST OF ROME AND STRENGTHENED TO EF2 AS THE
STORM PROGRESSED NORTHEAST TOWARD THE COMMUNITY OF WALTON CREEK. THE
EF2 DAMAGE CONTINUED FOR APPROXIMATELY A MILE AND A HALF AS IT
CROSSED HIGHWAY 20. THE TORNADO EVENTUALLY LIFTED AND DISSIPATED
JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 53 AND NORTH OF JONES BEND ROAD. PRELIMINARY
ESTIMATES FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ARE OF 20 HOMES WITH SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE BUT THESE WILL LIKELY BE REVISED AS MORE DETAILS COME
FORWARD. THE SURVEY TEAM IS INVESTIGATING OTHER STORM DAMAGE AND
UPON THEIR RETURN WILL LIKELY ADD DETAILS TO THIS REPORT.

$$

DEESE


692
NOUS42 KFFC 231954
PNSFFC

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
300 PM EST FRI DEC 23 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...EF-1 TORNADO IN COWETA COUNTY...

EVENT DATE: DECEMBER 22 2011
ESTIMATED START TIME: 644 PM EST
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 90
EVENT START LOCATION: 33.2664N/-84.7997W
EVENT END LOCATION: 33.2735N/-84.7833W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 100
INJURIES: NONE.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSESSMENT TEAM WAS DISPATCHED TO
SOUTHERN COWETA COUNTY TO INVESTIGATE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 22. IT WAS
DETERMINED THAT STRONG STRAIGHT LINED WINDS WERE INITIALLY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ISOLATED TREES AND POWERLINE DAMAGE JUST NORTH OF
GRANTVILLE. AS THE STORM PROGRESSED NORTHEAST...A CIRCULATION
DEVELOPED AND TIGHTENED BETWEEN GRANTVILLE AND MORELAND RESULTING IN
SHORT LIVED TORNADO DAMAGE. A DAMAGE PATH OF JUST OVER A MILE WAS
FOUND WITH EF1 DAMAGE BEGINNING AT TORNADO TOUCHDOWN NEAR POLK ROAD
AND SNAPPING DOZENS OF TREES AS IT MOVED TOWARD DINGLER ROAD. ONE
HOME ON POLK ROAD HAD MOST OF ITS ROOF REMOVED AND SEVERAL TREES ON
THE PROPERTY WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

$$

DEESE
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s