WEATHER: NWS Provides Tornado Details

By | January 30, 2017

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has compiled details and data on the deadly tornadoes that devastated southwest Georgia last weekend.  Initial estimates have totaled the damage to more than $100 million and the storms were responsible for 15 deaths in Georgia and 1 death in Florida.  According to the NWS, the storm systems spawned 7 tornadoes, 5 of which were in Georgia.

Dougherty-Worth-Turner-Wilcox Tornado

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    150 mph
Path Length /statute/:  70.73 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1.25 miles
Fatalities:             4
Injuries:               At least 40
Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             03:15 PM EST
Start Location:         4 WNW Red Store Crossroads/Dougherty Co/GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4373 / -84.3447

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               04:27 PM EST
End Location:           2 W Abbeville / Wilcox Co / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.9924 / -83.3474

Lowndes County Tornado

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.85 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             07:00 AM EST
Start Location:         2 WSW I-75 At Exit 22 / Lowndes County /
GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.8897 / -83.3891

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               07:04 AM EST
End Location:           3 NE I-75 At Exit 22 / Lowndes County /
GA
End Lat/Lon:            30.9158 / -83.3134

Brooks-Cook-Berrien Tornado

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    140 mph
Path Length /statute/:  24.88 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   700 yards
Fatalities:             11
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             03:29 AM EST
Start Location:         4 ENE Sand Hill / Brooks County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.9998 / -83.5841

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               03:58 AM EST
End Location:           2 N Allenville / Berrien County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.1557 / -83.2095

Henry County Tornado

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.53 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             02:02 PM EST
Start Location:         2 SW Grandberry Crossroads / Henry County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.3377 / -85.2515

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               02:14 PM EST
End Location:           3 SSW Haleburg / Henry County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.3706 / -85.1662

Clay-Calhoun-Randolph Tornado

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  12.07 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             02:38 PM EST
Start Location:         2 NNE Harrisons Mill / Clay County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.5704 / -84.8654

End Date:               01/25/2017
End Time:               02:52 PM EST
End Location:           1 S Goffs Mill / Randolph County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.6805 / -84.7076

Thomas and NW Brooks Tornado

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  18.74 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   700 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               3

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             02:56 AM EST
Start Location:         1 S Pasco / Thomas County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.8997 / -83.9821

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               03:18 AM EST
End Location:           3 WNW Sand Hill / Brooks County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.0016 / -83.6917

Franklin County Tornado

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.35 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             02:50 PM EST
Start Location:         1 W Creels / Franklin County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          29.8217 / -84.9188

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               02:54 PM EST
End Location:           2 NNE Creels / Franklin County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            29.8449 / -84.89

 

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