Follow Up: Georgia / Alabama Tornadoes December 22 2011

In my earlier post [ 3 Confirmed Tornadoes in Georgia on December 22 2011, and the bad news is.. ] I provided what information was available at the time. I was aware of tornadoes in Alabama on December 22 2011, but no information was yet available. Below find information on the tornadoes in Alabama December 22 2011, as well as updated information on the tornadoes in Georgia on December 22 2011.

Tornadoes in Georgia Updated to add graphics and pictures.

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EF-3 TORNADO IN GORDON COUNTY Remains of a house near Calhoun, GA
EF-2 TORNADO IN FLOYD COUNTY Aerial View of Damage in Floyd Co, GA
EF-1 TORNADO IN COWETA COUNTY Damage to House, Trees Down in Coweta Co, GA

You can read the event summary and view more damage pictures at the Peachtree City National Weather Service page Here

Tornadoes in Alabama December 22 2011

Centreville (Bibb) EF-0 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Bibb County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down 2 miles south of Centreville. Several large pines were uprooted at this location. No other damage was noted in either direction, which indicates just a brief touchdown along County Road 219. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

Lawley (Bibb) EF-0 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Bibb County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down between Lawley and Randolph in southeast Bibb County. Damage along the beginning of the path was only 50 yards wide. This was along Hwy 82, where only large limbs were broken. The tornado then lifted just east of County Road 36. Here, the damage was 150 yards wide with numerous trees uprooted and snapped. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

Dallas County EF-0 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Dallas County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles east of Selma along County Road 306 where minor tree damage occurred, along with roof damage to two mobile homes. The tornado then traveled further to the northeast, to Garner and Harville Roads where several soft and hardwood trees were damage or snapped. There was also some structure damage, with one outbuilding destroyed and one mobile home that was shifted off its foundation blocks. The tornado lifted shortly after, near River Road, with evidence of some additional tree damage. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

Columbiana (Shelby) EF-0 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Shelby County and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 to 80 mph briefly touched down in Columbiana along County Road 47 and moved northeast for 1.9 miles and lifted along County Road 25. Along its path, 2 homes were damaged due to falling trees and approximately 50 trees were either snapped or uprooted. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

Autauga and Elmore County EF-0 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Autauga and Elmore Counties and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. The tornado touched down along County Road 57, about 3 miles northwest of Boones Chapel, where significant roof damage occurred to a mobile home. The same mobile home also sustained decking material damage and damage caused by a fallen tree. The tornado continued northeast, crossing Interstate 65 and Highway 31, where additional tree damage occurred. Significant damage also occurred further northeast along County Road 68 and Highway 143 in the Wadsworth community, where several outdoor buildings sustained structural damage, along with damage to several hard and softwood trees. The tornado began to lift just across the Elmore County line on Tram road where additional outbuilding roof and tree damage occurred. The parent supercell produced another tornado that moved through Coosa and into Tallapoosa County [ See Information Below – Elmore/Coosa/Tallapoosa County EF-1 Tornado ]. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

Elmore/Coosa/Tallapoosa County EF-1 Tornado December 22nd, 2011
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in Elmore, Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties and assessed damage that was consistent with a tornado. A non-continuous tornado track with maximum EF-1 winds of 90 to 100 mph moved across portions and northern Elmore, eastern Coosa and lifted just east of the Tallapoosa County line. The tornado first touched down on Grey Ferry Road resulting in 50 snapped trees. Sporadic damage occurred along the path with two distinct areas reaching EF-1 strength. The first area of EF-1 damage occurred on County Road 14 just east of Hwy 231 in Coosa County. Here, hundreds of trees were snapped with a damage width of 200 yards. The tornado then continued northeast, crossing Hwy 231 and County Road 22. This is where the tornado reached its maximum width of 300 yards near Hissop in Coosa County. The tornado continued northeast and regained its EF-1 strength on County Road 89 near Hwy 280 in Kellyton. Here, a large metal building was destroyed and a large 100 year-old oak was uprooted. The tornado lifted just northeast of Hwy 280 on Hix Road in Tallapoosa County. Along its path, 1 building was destroyed and 1 home was damaged. In total, approximately 400 to 500 trees were snapped or uprooted. MORE [link opens in new window/tab]

See also: Tornadoes on December 22nd, 2011 – Event Summary for Central Alabama via National Weather Service Birmingham, AL

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