While the local area was spared from severe weather once again, other areas in the southeast weren’t as lucky.
In Georgia Hail was reported in many areas. The largest being 1 inch. Wind damage was also reported, but no estimated speed was given in reports. Locally [ Columbus GA ] there was a report of Pea Size Hail and No wind damage that I’m aware of in the area.
In Alabama like most areas reporting severe weather in the Southeast, Hail was the most reported. The largest Hail reported in Alabama was 1.75 inches. There were a few wind reports in Alabama downing trees, with the strongest being estimated at 67 MPH. Alabama also had reports of flash flooding in the north and a couple reports of Lightning damage.
Other areas in the southeast reported severe weather as well. South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee. All reported Hail and Wind, with a Funnel cloud reported in Louisiana and an unconfirmed report of a Tornado in the bootheel of Missouri and another Tornado being reported numerous times in Missouri as well.
Here’s a map of storm reports April 5 12Am thru April 6 3AM. Most reports were on April 5 2012.
Here’s another map showing Hail reports of 2 inches or larger and Winds 65KT [74.8 MPH] or stronger and Tornado reports April 5 2012.
You can see my posts leading up to this event :
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – Georgia / Alabama Potential Severe Storms Weds/Thurs April 4/5 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – Alabama / Georgia Severe potential LOW Thurs/Fri April 5/6 2012
3:30 AM Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Southeast Severe Potential Thursday April 5 2012
10:23 AM Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Southeast Severe Potential Thursday April 5 2012 – Updated Graphics