A line of storms moving northeast from Marianna, Fla., into Southwest Georgia caused several weather warnings Monday afternoon and most of the region was under a tornado watch through 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
At about 12 p.m. Eastern Time, a tornado warning was issued in Jackson County, Fla., and forecasters said the storm was moving north toward Seminole County, Georgia.
The next weather alert was broadcast shortly after 1 p.m., when a tornado warning was issued for parts of Early and Miller counties, including the towns of Damascus and Colquitt. The National Weather Service said a possible tornado had been seen on radar near Donalsonville, GA, moving northeast at 40 miles per hour. The alert said the storm was capable of producing hail and damaging winds.
Tornado Warning including Colquitt GA, Damascus GA, Harmony Church Rd/Hwy 45 GA until 1:45 PM EST pic.twitter.com/4LJhgH2i8u
— NWS Tornado Warnings (@NWStornado) November 2, 2015
The storm reached Colquitt, where a Georgia State Patrol post is located, by about 1:25 p.m. A citizen’s unofficial weather report on Twitter said there was a possible tornado touchdown on Cooktown Road in Miller County.
— Cynthia C. (@ALGANCTNwx) November 2, 2015
A separate tornado warning was issued for Dougherty, Terrell and Calhoun counties at 1 p.m., followed by another warning in Lee County. The National Weather Service said there was a possible tornado located between Smithville and Leesburg, headed northeast at 25 miles per hour.
Also around 1:15 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch, which means conditions were favorable for the formation of tornadoes, through 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
Current Weather Alerts
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 530 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 115 PM EST MON NOV 2 2015 TORNADO WATCH 530 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ATKINSON BAKER BEN HILL BERRIEN BIBB BLECKLEY CALHOUN COFFEE COLQUITT COOK CRISP DECATUR DODGE DOOLY DOUGHERTY EARLY EMANUEL GRADY HOUSTON IRWIN JEFFERSON JEFF DAVIS JOHNSON LAURENS LEE MACON MILLER MITCHELL MONTGOMERY PEACH PULASKI SEMINOLE SUMTER TELFAIR TERRELL THOMAS TIFT TOOMBS TREUTLEN TURNER TWIGGS WASHINGTON WHEELER WILCOX WILKINSON WORTH