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Good Tuesday morning!

It's a little cold out there this morning, so bundle up the kids for the bus stop! Here's a look at the temps and winds this morning.

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Two more days in the 40's and two more nights in the 20's, and then we start to warm up and get wet again. I just knew that would make your day. 😉  Tomorrow morning will be the coldest morning of the bunch with the low temperatures looking like this...

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... and those are about 13-20 degrees below normal for this time of the year.

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THE CURRENT FREEZE WARNING FOR THIS MORNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO RUN
IT'S COURSE. ANOTHER FREEZE WARNING WILL GO INTO EFFECT FOR TONIGHT
WITH LOW TEMPERATURES RANGING ABOUT 15 TO 30 DEGREES ACROSS THE AREA.

After Thursday, another cloudy, rainy weekend will be in store for north Georgia. Of course. if we weren't having rain, you'd think you were living in a strange land. 😜

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Good morning! We woke up to grim words again from the SPC for this weekend. Round 2 here we go. When can I expect a thread for that if at all? 

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No snow here this past week in the Windy City..

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
142 PM EST TUE MAR 5 2019


...UPDATE #2 FROM NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR THE MARCH 3 2019 SEVERE 
   WEATHER EVENT...

A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST 
STATES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3, PRODUCING WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER AND 
TORNADOES. IN MIDDLE GEORGIA, SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM SUSPECTED 
TORNADOES OCCURRED AND WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SURVEYED BY NWS 
METEOROLOGISTS. THIS REPORT WILL LIST INDIVIDUAL TORNADO EVENTS IN 
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REPORT WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY IN THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS AS MORE SURVEYS AND INFORMATION BECOME AVAILABLE. 


.CRAWFORD AND PEACH COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.7 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   420 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             315 PM EST
START LOCATION:         4.8 MILES NW OF FORT VALLEY
START LAT/LON:          32.5998 / -83.9492

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               322 PM EST
END LOCATION:           5.0 MILES SW OF BYRON
END LAT/LON:            33.6252 / -83.8389

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
A FAST-MOVING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A TORNADO IN EASTERN
CRAWFORD COUNTY WHICH BEGAN ALONG LEE POPE ROAD AS AN EF-0 TORNADO
WHERE LARGE PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD WITH A RELATIVELY NARROW WIDTH OF AROUND 90 YARDS 
UPON REACHING GREER ROAD, AT WHICH POINT WINDS INCREASED INTO THE 
LOW-END EF-2 RANGE. A MOBILE HOME ON GREER ROAD WAS FLIPPED AND 
DEMOLISHED, AND A VEHICLE WAS FLIPPED AND ROLLED. ONE WOMAN INSIDE 
THE MOBILE HOME SUSTAINED A BROKEN ANKLE WHEN THE HOME WAS DESTROYED. 
THE TORNADO BRIEFLY WEAKENED TO AN EF-1, DOWNING TREES AS IT CROSSED
WALTON ROAD, BEFORE REACHING LOW-END EF-2 INTENSITY FOR A SECOND TIME
ALONG WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD. A HOME AT THIS LOCATION HAD ITS ROOF 
COMPLETELY REMOVED AND SOME EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. A NEIGHBORING
HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE FROM THE LARGE AMOUNT OF FLYING DEBRIS. 
THE TORNADO AGAIN WEAKENED TO EF-1 INTENSITY AS IT CROSSED INTO PEACH 
COUNTY, DOWNING OR UPROOTING A NUMBER OF TREES ALONG TAYLORS MILL ROAD
WHERE ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS ACHIEVED. PECAN FARMING EQUIPMENT WAS 
OVERTURNED AND A FARMING SHED WAS DESTROYED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED 
VINSON ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED AFTER DOWNING PECAN TREES ALONG OAK WAY.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.TWIGGS COUNTY (HUBER) TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             342 PM EST
START LOCATION:         0.6 MILES SW OF HUBER
START LAT/LON:          32.7023 / -83.5584

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               344 PM EST
END LOCATION:           0.6 MILES SE OF HUBER
END LAT/LON:            32.7021 / -83.5387

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED THE EARLIER CRAWFORD AND PEACH COUNTY
TORNADO PRODUCED A SECOND TORNADO AFTER CROSSING INTO TWIGGS COUNTY
IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF HUBER. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN VERY NEAR THE
KAMIN FACTORY ON HUBER ROAD WHERE A NUMBER OF LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED
OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN PRODUCED FURTHER EF-1 DAMAGE BETWEEN
HUBER ROAD AND HUBER CLAY COUNTY ROAD WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF PINE TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A NUMBER OF OTHER TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
NEAR THE CHANCE HILL CHURCH ON COCHRAN SHORT ROUTE (US-23). A PINE TREE
WAS DOWNED ON A HOUSE NEAR THIS LOCATION AS WELL BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED
SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WILKINSON COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   630 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             418 PM EST
START LOCATION:         1.4 MILES S OF TOOMSBORO
START LAT/LON:          32.8071 / -83.0795
END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               420 PM EST
END LOCATION:           2.5 MILES ENE OF TOOMSBORO
END LAT/LON:            32.8331 / -83.0364

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE CRAWFORD/PEACH AND 
TWIGGS COUNTY TORNADOES PRODUCED A THIRD TORNADO IN EASTERN WILKINSON
COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF TOOMSBORO JUST WEST OF 
HIGHWAY 112 (NICKELSVILLE TOOMSBORO ROAD) AND QUICKLY REACHED EF-1 
STRENGTH, DOWNING AND SNAPPING TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 112. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD, REACHING ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH AS IT CROSSED 
HIGHWAY 57 (IRWINTON ROAD). NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
IN THIS AREA. FROM THIS POINT, THE TORNADO TRAVERSED A VERY RURAL WOODED
AREA AND REACHED THE DIXIE MINE, WHERE THE EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED, AND SOME ROOFING DAMAGE OCCURRED
TO BUILDINGS AT THE MINE SITE. THE TORNADO TRACK THEN ENDED IN A VERY
REMOTE AND INACCESSIBLE WOODLAND AREA NEAR THE OCONEE RIVER.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.NORTHERN HARRIS COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   900 YARDS (0.5 MILES) 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             419 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.5 MILES WSW OF PINE MOUNTAIN
START LAT/LON:          32.8360 / -84.9421

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               428 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1.8 MILES E OF PINE MOUNTAIN
END LAT/LON:            32.8665 / -84.8197

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED INTO NORTHERN HARRIS COUNTY AND 
PRODUCED A TORNADO WHICH BEGAN JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF 
HOPEWELL CHURCH RD AND HAMILTON PLEASANT GROVE RD. AS THE TORNADO 
TRAVELED EAST-NORTHEAST ALONG GA-18, THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED 
DOWNING HUNDREDS OF TREES, SEVERAL FALLING ON HOMES. AS THE TORNADO 
APPROACHED THE CITY OF PINE MOUNTAIN, THE WIDTH OF THE TORNADO 
INCREASED TO NEAR ONE-HALF MILE BUT FORTUNATELY ONLY INCREASED TO
A MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF 100 MPH AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTH PARTS 
OF THE CITY. A LARGE TREE FELL ONTO AN APARTMENT ON S. KING AVE 
DESTROYING ONE OF THE ROOMS ON THE SECOND FLOOR. THE TORNADO 
WEAKENED AS IT CONTINUED EAST BEFORE LIFTING JUST WEST OF THE 
INTERSECTION OF DAVIS LAKE RD AND COLD SPRINGS RD.

SURVEY TEAM: NELSON/ATWELL


.WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY (OCONEE) TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             424 PM EST
START LOCATION:         0.7 MILES SW OF OCONEE
START LAT/LON:          32.8477 / -82.9564

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               425 PM EST
END LOCATION:           0.6 MILES SE OF OCONEE
END LAT/LON:            32.8488 / -82.9471

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AFTER PRODUCING THE TORNADO IN EASTERN WILKINSON COUNTY NEAR TOOMSBORO, 
THE ONGOING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED ANOTHER BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO
IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF OCONEE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE TORNADO 
TRACKED ALONG KAOLIN ROAD, DOWNING AND SNAPPING A NUMBER OF TREES. 
SECTIONS OF SHINGLES WERE REMOVED FROM THE ROOF OF A HOME ON KAOLIN 
ROAD AND A BACKYARD SHED AT THE SAME HOME WAS FLIPPED AND HEAVILY 
DAMAGED. THE TORNADO DOWNED A LARGE TREE ON A HOME AT THE CORNER OF 
KAOLIN ROAD AND HIGHWAY 272 AND DOWNED A NUMBER OF OTHER TREES ALONGSIDE 
HIGHWAY 272 BEFORE ENDING JUST EAST OF THE HIGHWAY. 

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WASHINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   290 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             436 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.5 MILES SW OF TENNILLE
START LAT/LON:          32.8643 / -82.8495

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               438 PM EST
END LOCATION:           4.7 MILES SW OF TENNILLE
END LAT/LON:            32.8690 / -82.8259

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE ONGOING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT HAD INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCED 
TORNADOES ALONG ITS PATH PRODUCED ANOTHER BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO IN 
WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG GA-68 JUST SOUTH 
OF HAZARD RD WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEASTWARD ALONG OLD SAVANNAH ROAD,
SNAPPING AND DOWNING NUMEROUS TREES ALONG THE ROADWAY BEFORE LIFTING.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WASHINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #3...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   85 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             455 PM EST
START LOCATION:         3.1 MILES SSW OF DAVISBORO
START LAT/LON:          32.9334 / -82.6144

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               455 PM EST
END LOCATION:           3.0 MILES S OF DAVISBORO
END LAT/LON:            32.9345 / -82.6115

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE LONG-LIVED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED A OTHER TORNADOES 
ALONG ITS TRACK PRODUCED A FINAL VERY BRIEF TORNADO IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.
THE EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF HEARDS BRIDGE ROAD AND 
IMPACTED A FARM OUTBUILDING AND AN OLD REINFORCED CONCRETE SILO. 
THE SILO COLLAPSED, AND THE CONCRETE DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS A FIELD, 
IMPACTING AND DOWNING NEARBY POWER LINES. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY 
AFTER CAUSING THIS DAMAGE WITH NO OTHER DAMAGE FOUND DOWNSTREAM.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


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EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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5 hours ago, SuperCell said:

Good morning! We woke up to grim words again from the SPC for this weekend. Round 2 here we go. When can I expect a thread for that if at all? 

Let's wait a day or two. Reading the Day 4-7 Outlook, I see this:

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   Beyond Day 5, the faster GFS outpaces the slower ECMWF, to the
   degree that confidence in the potential for accuracy in a convective
   forecast beyond Day 5 is too low to warrant any areal inclusions.

 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
452 PM EST TUE MAR 5 2019


...UPDATE #3 FROM NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS INCLUDING THE LONG-TRACK TORNADO
WHICH TRAVERSED FROM MACON AND LEE COUNTIES IN ALABAMA THROUGH 
MUSCOGEE, HARRIS AND TALBOTTON COUNTIES IN GEORGIA...


SYNOPSIS:

A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST 
STATES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3, PRODUCING WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER AND 
TORNADOES. IN MIDDLE GEORGIA, SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM SUSPECTED 
TORNADOES OCCURRED AND WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SURVEYED BY NWS 
METEOROLOGISTS. THIS REPORT WILL LIST INDIVIDUAL TORNADO EVENTS IN 
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REPORT WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY IN THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS AS MORE SURVEYS AND INFORMATION BECOME AVAILABLE. 


.NOTE...THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY SUMMARY IS A JOINT 
STATEMENT FROM WFO BIRMINGHAM AND WFO PEACHTREE CITY COVERING THE 
SURVEYS OF THE LONG-TRACK TORNADO WHICH WAS ON THE GROUND FROM 
BEAUREGARD, AL TO TALBOTTON, GA.

.BEAUREGARD/SMITH'S STATION/ELLERSLIE/TALBOTTON TORNADO (COMPLETE 
TORNADO PATH)...

RATING:                 EF-4 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    170 MPH 
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE):  68.8 MILES 
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM):   1600 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             23 
INJURIES:               97

START DATE:             03/03/2019 
START TIME:             2:00 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3.0 MILES NW OF SOCIETY HILL, AL
START LAT/LON:          32.4472 / -85.4818

END DATE:               03/03/2019
END TIME:               4:16 PM EST
END LOCATION:           10.5 MILES ENE OF TALBOTTON, GA
END LAT/LON:            32.7452 / -84.3697


.BEAUREGARD TO SMITH'S STATION TORNADO (MACON & LEE COUNTIES IN 
ALABAMA)...

RATING:                 EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    170 MPH
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE):  26.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM):   1600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             23
INJURIES:               90

START DATE:             03/03/2019 
START TIME:             2:00 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3.0 MILES NW OF SOCIETY HILL, AL
START LAT/LON:          32.4472 / -85.4818

END DATE:               03/03/2019
END TIME:               2:29 PM CST
END LOCATION:           3.0 MILES NE OF SMITH'S STATION, AL
END LAT/LON:            32.5750 / -85.0570


.ELLERSLIE TO TALBOTTON TORNADO (MUSCOGEE, HARRIS, & TALBOT 
COUNTIES IN GEORGIA)...

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140 MPH
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE):  42.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM):   750 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               7

START DATE:             03/03/2019 
START TIME:             3:29 PM EST
START LOCATION:         3 MILES NE OF SMITH'S STATION, AL
START LAT/LON:          32.5750 / -85.0570

END DATE:               03/03/2019
END TIME:               4:16 PM EST
END LOCATION:           10.5 MILES ENE OF TALBOTTON, GA
END LAT/LON:            32.7452 / -84.3697


SURVEY SUMMARY: 

.NWS BIRMINGHAM...

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF ROGERS 
ROAD AND JUST NORTHEAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80 IN NORTHEAST MACON 
COUNTY. INITIALLY SOME SMALL LIMBS WERE BROKEN OFF OF TREES ALONG 
WITH SOME PINE TREES UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST ACROSS 
CALLOWAY BAKER ROAD AND ACROSS GLASSY MILL ROAD WHERE MORE PINE 
TREES WERE UPROOTED.

THE TORNADO BEGAN TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVED FURTHER EAST CROSSING 
MACON COUNTY HIGHWAY 43 AS IT DOWNED ADDITIONAL PINE TREES THEN 
CROSSED THE COUNTY LINE INTO SOUTHWEST LEE COUNTY. THE TORNADO 
CROSSED LEE COUNTY ROAD 29 WHERE THE TORNADO REMOVED THE ROOF AND 
NEARLY COLLAPSED A QUARTER OF THE CINDER BLOCK WALLS OF A CHURCH 
ALONG WITH UPROOTING SEVERAL TREES.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO INTENSIFY AS IT MOVED NORTH OF DUE EAST
CROSSING LEE COUNTY ROAD 11 WHERE IT PEELED BACK SHEET METAL OFF
OF THE PORCH OF A HOME AND RIPPED SOME SHEET METAL OFF OF TWO 
OUTDOOR STORAGE SHEDS AND CONTINUED TO UPROOT PINE TREES. DEBRIS
FROM STRUCTURES AND THEIR CONTENTS WERE STREWN ALONG A TREE LINE
TO THE EAST OF THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION AND SOME EVIDENCE OF WEAK
GROUND ROWING WAS OBSERVED ALONG THE SURFACE TORNADO PATH.

THE TORNADO REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY JUST SOUTH OF THE 
INTERSECTION OF LEE COUNTY ROAD 36 AND LEE COUNTY ROAD 39 WHERE
IT ROLLED A MANUFACTURED HOME AND EMPTIED ITS CONTENTS NEARBY ON THE
NORTHERN SIDE OF THE TRACK WHILE ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TOWARD THE 
SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE TRACK INCLUDED THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF
A HOUSE WITH ALL DEBRIS TOSSED A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE FOUNDATION.
THE TORNADO BENT THE FRAME OF A CAR AROUND THE REMNANT OF A LARGE 
TREE WHOSE UPPER PORTION HAD BROKEN OFF AND TOTALED THREE VEHICLES 
BY SEVERE IMPACTS INTO THE BASES OF TWO REMAINING TREE STUBS. FURTHER
EAST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SMALL LAKE, A WELL-ANCHORED AND 
CONSTRUCTED HOME WAS LEVELED WITH DEBRIS REMOVED FROM THE FOUNDATION
AND ANCHORED BOLT SCREWS REMAINING INTACT. TOWARD THE NORTHERN EDGE
OF THE TORNADO, THE DESTRUCTION OF TWO DOUBLE-WIDE AND A SINGLE-WIDE
MANUFACTURED HOME WAS SURVEYED. THIS WAS THE PEAK INTENSITY OF THE
TORNADO DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF DAMAGE TO THE TWO HOUSES ALONG WITH
EXTENSIVE SEVERE TREE DAMAGE INCLUDING TREES SNAPPED AT THEIR BASES 
AND LARGE TREES WITH EXPANSIVE ROOT SYSTEMS FALLEN ALONG WITH SOME 
SPORADIC EVIDENCE OF GROUND ROWING.

THE TORNADO BEGAN TO DECREASE IN INTENSITY AS IT CONTINUED EAST ROUGHLY
PARALLELING LEE COUNTY ROAD 39 WHERE TWO MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE DESTROYED
WITH MOST DEBRIS DEPOSITED AWAY FROM THE ORIGINAL LOCATION AND BOTH OF 
THE METAL FRAMES OF THE MOBILE HOMES COULD NOT BE LOCATED. ANOTHER 
MANUFACTURED HOME WAS DESTROYED WITH ITS CONTENTS DEPOSITED IN A SWATH
FROM THE SITE INTO THE REMAINS OF A NEARBY TREE LINE. A CAR WAS FOUND 
IN AN OVERTURNED POSITION AGAINST A HARDY TREE STRIPPED OF MOST LIMBS 
WITH A MATTRESS FROM A BED WRAPPED AROUND THE MID PORTION OF THE TREE. 
A BADLY MANGLED METAL FRAME OF A MANUFACTURED HOME AND DEBRIS DISPLACED
NEARBY WAS ALL THAT REMAINED OF ONE RESIDENCE. NEARBY A TRACTOR TRAILER 
RIG WAS ON ITS SIDE AND SHOVED AROUND A STURDY TREE WHILE A NEARBY 
SITE-BUILT HOME LOST NEARLY ALL OF ITS EXTERIOR WALLS WITH DEBRIS 
REMAINING ON OR NEAR THE HOME SITE. SEVERE TREE DESTRUCTION CONTINUED 
INTO THIS AREA WITH TREES SNAPPED AT THEIR BASES AND UPROOTED. TO THE 
NORTH OF LEE COUNTY ROAD 39 SIGNIFICANT DEBRIS WERE DEPOSITED IN THE
WOODED AREA WHERE THE TORNADO PERFORMED SIGNIFICANT TIMBER DAMAGE AND
TOPPLED AT LEAST ONE HIGH-TENSION POWER LINE TOWER VISIBLE IN THE 
NEAR DISTANCE.

AFTER DEMOLISHING TWO DOUBLE-WIDE AND A SINGLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME
THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED LEE COUNTY ROAD 51 JUST NORTH 
OF THE INTERSECTION WITH LEE COUNTY ROAD 39 WHERE DOUBLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED
HOME WAS MOVED OFF OF ITS BASE AND THE EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED ON A 
FAMILY RESIDENCE WHILE TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED WITH SNAPS AT THE BASES 
OF TREES. SOME WEAKENING OCCURRED FURTHER EAST AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
LEE COUNTY ROAD 38 WHERE IT DEPOSITED A LARGE AMOUNT OF DEBRIS INTO A 
RAGGED FORESTED AREA. THE TORNADO MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTH OF DUE EAST, 
CROSSING LEE COUNTY ROAD 100 AND LEE COUNTY ROAD 166 WHERE IT CAUSED
DAMAGE TO TREES WITH SOME TRUNKS SNAPPED AND SOME TREES UPROOTED.

TORNADO DAMAGE CONTINUED FURTHER EAST ALONG LEE COUNTY ROAD 165 AND 
ALONG PORTIONS OF LEE COUNTY ROAD 40 AND LEE COUNTY ROAD 2049 WHERE 
IT COLLAPSED EXTERIOR WALLS OF A FAMILY RESIDENCE REMOVED MOST OF THE 
ROOF OF ANOTHER HOUSE AND CAUSED SOME LOSS OF ROOFING MATERIAL FROM A
HOUSE AND A MANUFACTURED HOME THEN THE TORNADO FLIPPED A MANUFACTURED 
HOME AND DEPOSITED ITS CONTENTS NEARBY ALONG WITH DESTROYING THE ROOF 
AND WALLS OF A SINGLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME AND CAUSED CONTINUED TREE
DAMAGE.

THE TORNADO MOVED EAST ACROSS LEE COUNTY ROAD 170 THEN TURNED MORE TO
THE NORTHEAST WHERE IT CROSSED LEE COUNTY ROAD 401 NEAR THE INTERSECTION
WITH LEE COUNTY ROAD 175 AND CONTINUED HOME AND TIMBER DAMAGE ALL THE WAY 
TO LEE COUNTY ROAD 241.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING LEE COUNTY ROAD 245 AND LEE 
COUNTY ROAD 179 WITH DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF A HOUSE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 
239 ALONG WITH CONTINUED TIMBER DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN BEGAN TO TURN
MORE TO THE EAST AS IT APPROACHED PHENIX CITY FROM THE WEST, CROSSING 
LEE COUNTY ROAD 239 AND PORTIONS OF LEE COUNTY ROAD 246 THEN AFFECTING 
PORTIONS OF LEE COUNTY ROADS 289, 292, 290 WITH DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF
A HOUSE AND TIMBER DAMAGE.

THE TORNADO CROSSED NEAR FULLERS LAKE AREA WHERE IT ROLLED A MANUFACTURED
HOME OVER AND CAUSED SOME LOSS OF ROOFING MATERIAL TO A HOUSE. ADDITIONAL 
DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG LEE COUNTY ROAD 294 AND LEE COUNTY ROAD 298 WHERE A
PROFESSIONAL BUILDING LOST SOME OF ITS ROOF MATERIALS AND DAMAGE TO SIDING
AND ROOFING OCCURRED TO SEVERAL SMALL HOMES THAT WERE NOT WELL CONSTRUCTED.
AS THE TORNADO CROSSED U.S. HIGHWAY 280 IT CAUSED SOME ROOF DAMAGE 
TO A RESTAURANT, DAMAGED A BILLBOARD AND COLLAPSED A CELLULAR 
SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER.

TIMBER DAMAGE OCCURRED NORTHEAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 280 ALONG LEE COUNTY ROAD 298.
THE TORNADO MOVED MORE TO THE RIGHT AND AFFECTED AREAS ALONG LEE COUNTY ROAD 
318 AND 319 WHERE SOME ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES OCCURRED AND MUCH IN THE WAY OF
TIMBER DAMAGE RESULTED. A TREE FELL AND CRUSHED AN OUTBUILDING AND A SINGLE-WIDE
MANUFACTURED HOME LOST PORTIONS OF ITS ROOF. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST FROM 
THIS POINT TOWARD THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER WHERE IT CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO SOME 
HOUSES NEAR THE RIVER AND DOWNED A METAL HIGH-TENSION POWER LINE TOWER. THE 
TORNADO CROSSED THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AND CONTINUED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN 
GEORGIA. THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH WAS 26.73 MILES LONG AND WAS 1600 YARDS WIDE 
AT ITS WIDEST POINT.

.NWS ATLANTA...

29 MINUTES AFTER TORNADOGENESIS, AND AFTER A DEADLY AND DESTRUCTIVE 
PATH THROUGH MACON COUNTY AND LEE COUNTY IN ALABAMA, THE TORNADO 
CROSSED THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER INTO GEORGIA AT 3:29 PM EST NEAR 
WINDING RIDGE RD IN MUSCOGEE COUNTY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ENE ALONG 
WINDING RIDGE RD, OLD RIVER RD, AND BIGGERS RD CAUSING EXTENSIVE 
DAMAGE TO FORESTED AREAS. LARGE SWATHS OF SOFTWOOD TREES WERE 
UPROOTED OR SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE OF THE GROUND. UPON CROSSING 
WHITESVILLE RD IN NW MUSCOGEE COUNTY, EF-1 DAMAGE WAS RECORDED OVER 
A 750 YARD PATH PERPENDICULAR TO THE TORNADO'S PATH. THE TORNADO 
THEN CONTINUED AND CROSSED THE I-185 INTERSTATE AROUND 3:37 PM EST 
JUST 1.5 MILES SW OF FORTSON.

AT 3:39 PM EST, THE TORNADO CROSSED U.S. HWY 27, ALSO KNOWN AS 
VETERANS PARKWAY, BETWEEN WOODRIDGE RD AND ALMOND RD, AND TOPPLED 
AND MANGLED A LARGE CELLULAR TOWER ALONG WITH A SWATH OF PINE TREES 
WITH WIND SPEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY 140 MPH. CONFIDENCE IN THIS EF-3 
WIND SPEED WAS INCREASED WHEN NEARLY A DOZEN METAL GUIDEWIRES 
ATTACHED TO THE TOWER MEASURING OVER ONE INCH IN DIAMETER WERE 
SNAPPED.

THE TORNADO THEN IMMEDIATELY CROSSED INTO HARRIS COUNTY, AND 
CONTINUED TO CAUSE MOSTLY EF-1 DAMAGE ALONG GRAY ROCK RD AND THE 
WINDING RIP SMITH RD SNAPPING HUNDREDS OF TREES ALONG THE WAY. THE 
TORNADO THEN REACHED THE SOUTH SIDE OF ELLERSLIE AROUND 3:47 PM EST, 
CONTINUING TO PARALLEL HIGHWAY 315 WHERE HUNDREDS OF SOFTWOOD AND 
SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED.  MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO 
SEVERAL HOMES WITH SHINGLES PULLED OFF, AS WELL AS ONE HOME WITH 
DAMAGE TO THE ATTIC AND TOP FLOOR.  FURTHER EAST AND JUST NORTH OF 
HIGHWAY 315, ALONG MOUNT AIRY ROAD, JUST NORTH OF APACHEE TRAIL 
THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF SOFTWOOD TREES DOWN, AS WELL AS A HOME WITH 
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE TOP FLOOR.  ACROSS THE STREET, WERE 
SEVERAL HOMES WITH MISSING SHINGLES AND A CARPORT THAT WAS 
DESTROYED. DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF2 120 MPH 
WINDS. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ENE TO RIDGEWAY RD, JUST NORTH OF 
HWY 315, WHERE EF2 DAMAGE CONTINUED TO BE RECORDED WITH SEVERAL 
DOZEN SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED NEAR THEIR BASES. AS HWY 315 THEN BEGAN 
TO TURN NORTHEASTWARD THE TORNADO BEGAN TO RUN ALONGSIDE THE HIGHWAY 
AND EVENTUALLY INTERCEPTED IT. ALONG THIS ROUTE, DOZENS OF 
ADDITIONAL TREES WERE FOUND BLOWN NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY.

AT APPROXIMATELY 3:54 PM EST, THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO TALBOT 
COUNTY, QUICKLY DESTROYING A SMALL CHURCH, A MOBILE TRAILER HOME, 
DOZENS OF TREES AND CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A TWO-STORY HOME. 
THE HUMBLE ZION CHURCH, WHICH WAS COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED WITH NO 
WALLS LEFT STANDING, WAS MADE OF HEAVY-DUTY CINDER BLOCKS AND 
MORTAR, WITH SEVERAL STRUCTURES WITHIN THE CHURCH BLOWN TO 
SURROUNDING AREAS RESULTING IN AN APPROXIMATION OF WIND SPEEDS OF 
140 MPH. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ENE CROSSING A NORTHEASTWARD ORIENTED 
HWY 315, AND WEAKENED SIGNIFICANTLY. EF-1 WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND 
CONSISTENTLY THROUGH FORESTED AREAS IN AND AROUND HWY 315, ALONG 
CALLIER RD, O'NEAL RD, AND MITCHELL RD.

BETWEEN 4:03 AND 4:06 PM EST, THE TORNADO MOVED INTO NORTHERN 
TALBOTTON, CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO TREES AND COMPLETELY 
DESTROYING NUMEROUS HOMES. HIGH END EF-1 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG 
ADAMS RD, IN THE NORTHWEST OF TOWN AS WIDE SWATHS OF TREES WERE 
OBSERVED TO BE SNAPPED GOING INTO TOWN. THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED 
AGAIN AS IT INTERSECTED WASHINGTON AVE, THE MAIN NORTH-SOUTH ROAD 
THROUGH TOWN CAUSING MOSTLY HIGH-END EF-2 DAMAGE. A FEW DOUBLE-WIDE 
AND SINGLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE COMPLETELY TURNED OVER, 
TWISTED, AND DESTROYED. IT WAS NEARLY UNRECOGNIZABLE WHERE THESE 
MANUFACTURED HOMES ORIGINALLY SAT. CONTENTS OF THE HOMES WERE BLOWN 
OVER A QUARTER MILE INTO THE WOODS BEHIND THEM. ONE SINGLE FAMILY 
HOME WAS TWISTED AT LEAST 10 FEET OFF OF IT'S FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER 
HAD ITS SECOND STORY COMPLETELY REMOVED. TWO BRICK-AND-MORTAR 
APARTMENTS WERE COMPLETELY BLOWN DOWN BY APPROXIMATELY 140 MPH WINDS 
WITH MOST OF THE SLABS BEING LAID BARE IN THE TORNADOS WAKE. AT 
LEAST A DOZENS OF CARS WERE ALSO DESTROYED, BEING PEPPERED WITH 
ROCKS AND DEBRIS, WITH WINDOWS BLOWN OUT, AND SEVERAL WHICH WERE 
BLOWN LATERALLY BY SEVERAL FEET AND ONE SEDAN WHICH HAD ROLLED UP ON 
TOP OF A SMALL PICK-UP TRUCK AND THEN FELL BACK TO ITS SIDE. SEVERAL 
OTHER MANUFACTURED HOMES LOST THEIR ROOFING AND SOME LOST WHOLE 
ROOMS TO THE WINDS. REMARKABLY, NO FATALITIES OCCURRED BUT SEVEN 
INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN TOWN.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ENE ALONG U.S. HWY 80 AS IT EXITED TOWN, 
CONTINUING TO SNAP AND UPROOT HUNDREDS OF TREES IN ITS WAKE. 
ANOTHER MANUFACTURED HOME WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN ROLLED AND TORN 
APART, WITH ANOTHER HAVING THE REAR HALF COLLAPSED FROM WINDS AND 
FALLING TREES. THE STORM CONTINUED ENE GOING BETWEEN U.S. HWY 80 AND 
BOOT KELLY RD & POBIDDY RD. CROSS-ROADS WERE SPARSE, BUT WHEN 
AVAILABLE SHOWED DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF-1 WIND SPEEDS. ON POPLAR 
CROSS RD, BETWEEN POBIDDY AND U.S. HWY 80 EF-2 DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN A 
SMALL VALLEY WITH HUNDREDS OF SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED NEAR THEIR 
BASES. THE LAST RECORDED DAMAGE POINT OCCURRED EAST OF THE 
INTERSECTION OF GEORGE SMITH RD AND CARL MATHIS RD WITH A FEW FINAL 
TREES SNAPPED OFF.

THE TORNADO THE DISSIPATED AT APPROXIMATELY 4:16 PM EST ABOUT 10.5 
MILES ENE OF TALBOTTON, GEORGIA IN EASTERN TALBOT COUNTY. IN TOTAL, 
THE TORNADO TRACKED 68.8 MILES OVER 76 MINUTES, WITH 42.0 MILES AND 
47 MINUTES OF THE TRACK ON THE GEORGIA SIDE OF THE BORDER. 
REMARKABLY, NO FATALITIES OCCURRED IN GEORGIA BUT SEVEN INJURIES WERE 
REPORTED IN AND AROUND TALBOTTON.

SURVEY TEAM: NELSON/ATWELL/THIEM/STELLMAN/BLACK


.CRAWFORD AND PEACH COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.7 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   420 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             315 PM EST
START LOCATION:         4.8 MILES NW OF FORT VALLEY
START LAT/LON:          32.5998 / -83.9492

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               322 PM EST
END LOCATION:           5.0 MILES SW OF BYRON
END LAT/LON:            32.6252 / -83.8389

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
A FAST-MOVING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A TORNADO IN EASTERN
CRAWFORD COUNTY WHICH BEGAN ALONG LEE POPE ROAD AS AN EF-0 TORNADO
WHERE LARGE PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD WITH A RELATIVELY NARROW WIDTH OF AROUND 90 YARDS 
UPON REACHING GREER ROAD, AT WHICH POINT WINDS INCREASED INTO THE 
LOW-END EF-2 RANGE. A MOBILE HOME ON GREER ROAD WAS FLIPPED AND 
DEMOLISHED, AND A VEHICLE WAS FLIPPED AND ROLLED. ONE WOMAN INSIDE 
THE MOBILE HOME SUSTAINED A BROKEN ANKLE WHEN THE HOME WAS DESTROYED. 
THE TORNADO BRIEFLY WEAKENED TO AN EF-1, DOWNING TREES AS IT CROSSED
WALTON ROAD, BEFORE REACHING LOW-END EF-2 INTENSITY FOR A SECOND TIME
ALONG WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD. A HOME AT THIS LOCATION HAD ITS ROOF 
COMPLETELY REMOVED AND SOME EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. A NEIGHBORING
HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE FROM THE LARGE AMOUNT OF FLYING DEBRIS. 
THE TORNADO AGAIN WEAKENED TO EF-1 INTENSITY AS IT CROSSED INTO PEACH 
COUNTY, DOWNING OR UPROOTING A NUMBER OF TREES ALONG TAYLORS MILL ROAD
WHERE ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS ACHIEVED. PECAN FARMING EQUIPMENT WAS 
OVERTURNED AND A FARMING SHED WAS DESTROYED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED 
VINSON ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED AFTER DOWNING PECAN TREES ALONG OAK WAY.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.TWIGGS COUNTY (HUBER) TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             342 PM EST
START LOCATION:         0.6 MILES SW OF HUBER
START LAT/LON:          32.7023 / -83.5584

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               344 PM EST
END LOCATION:           0.6 MILES SE OF HUBER
END LAT/LON:            32.7021 / -83.5387

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED THE EARLIER CRAWFORD AND PEACH COUNTY
TORNADO PRODUCED A SECOND TORNADO AFTER CROSSING INTO TWIGGS COUNTY
IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF HUBER. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN VERY NEAR THE
KAMIN FACTORY ON HUBER ROAD WHERE A NUMBER OF LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED
OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN PRODUCED FURTHER EF-1 DAMAGE BETWEEN
HUBER ROAD AND HUBER CLAY COUNTY ROAD WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF PINE TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A NUMBER OF OTHER TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
NEAR THE CHANCE HILL CHURCH ON COCHRAN SHORT ROUTE (US-23). A PINE TREE
WAS DOWNED ON A HOUSE NEAR THIS LOCATION AS WELL BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED
SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WILKINSON COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   630 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             418 PM EST
START LOCATION:         1.4 MILES S OF TOOMSBORO
START LAT/LON:          32.8071 / -83.0795
END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               420 PM EST
END LOCATION:           2.5 MILES ENE OF TOOMSBORO
END LAT/LON:            32.8331 / -83.0364

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE CRAWFORD/PEACH AND 
TWIGGS COUNTY TORNADOES PRODUCED A THIRD TORNADO IN EASTERN WILKINSON
COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF TOOMSBORO JUST WEST OF 
HIGHWAY 112 (NICKELSVILLE TOOMSBORO ROAD) AND QUICKLY REACHED EF-1 
STRENGTH, DOWNING AND SNAPPING TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 112. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD, REACHING ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH AS IT CROSSED 
HIGHWAY 57 (IRWINTON ROAD). NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
IN THIS AREA. FROM THIS POINT, THE TORNADO TRAVERSED A VERY RURAL WOODED
AREA AND REACHED THE DIXIE MINE, WHERE THE EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED, AND SOME ROOFING DAMAGE OCCURRED
TO BUILDINGS AT THE MINE SITE. THE TORNADO TRACK THEN ENDED IN A VERY
REMOTE AND INACCESSIBLE WOODLAND AREA NEAR THE OCONEE RIVER.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.NORTHERN HARRIS COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   900 YARDS (0.5 MILES) 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             419 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.5 MILES WSW OF PINE MOUNTAIN
START LAT/LON:          32.8360 / -84.9421

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               428 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1.8 MILES E OF PINE MOUNTAIN
END LAT/LON:            32.8665 / -84.8197

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED INTO NORTHERN HARRIS COUNTY AND 
PRODUCED A TORNADO WHICH BEGAN JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF 
HOPEWELL CHURCH RD AND HAMILTON PLEASANT GROVE RD. AS THE TORNADO 
TRAVELED EAST-NORTHEAST ALONG GA-18, THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED 
DOWNING HUNDREDS OF TREES, SEVERAL FALLING ON HOMES. AS THE TORNADO 
APPROACHED THE CITY OF PINE MOUNTAIN, THE WIDTH OF THE TORNADO 
INCREASED TO NEAR ONE-HALF MILE BUT FORTUNATELY ONLY INCREASED TO
A MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF 100 MPH AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTH PARTS 
OF THE CITY. A LARGE TREE FELL ONTO AN APARTMENT ON S. KING AVE 
DESTROYING ONE OF THE ROOMS ON THE SECOND FLOOR. THE TORNADO 
WEAKENED AS IT CONTINUED EAST BEFORE LIFTING JUST WEST OF THE 
INTERSECTION OF DAVIS LAKE RD AND COLD SPRINGS RD.

SURVEY TEAM: NELSON/ATWELL


.WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY (OCONEE) TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             424 PM EST
START LOCATION:         0.7 MILES SW OF OCONEE
START LAT/LON:          32.8477 / -82.9564

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               425 PM EST
END LOCATION:           0.6 MILES SE OF OCONEE
END LAT/LON:            32.8488 / -82.9471

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AFTER PRODUCING THE TORNADO IN EASTERN WILKINSON COUNTY NEAR TOOMSBORO, 
THE ONGOING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED ANOTHER BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO
IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF OCONEE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE TORNADO 
TRACKED ALONG KAOLIN ROAD, DOWNING AND SNAPPING A NUMBER OF TREES. 
SECTIONS OF SHINGLES WERE REMOVED FROM THE ROOF OF A HOME ON KAOLIN 
ROAD AND A BACKYARD SHED AT THE SAME HOME WAS FLIPPED AND HEAVILY 
DAMAGED. THE TORNADO DOWNED A LARGE TREE ON A HOME AT THE CORNER OF 
KAOLIN ROAD AND HIGHWAY 272 AND DOWNED A NUMBER OF OTHER TREES ALONGSIDE 
HIGHWAY 272 BEFORE ENDING JUST EAST OF THE HIGHWAY. 

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WASHINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   290 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             436 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.5 MILES SW OF TENNILLE
START LAT/LON:          32.8643 / -82.8495

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               438 PM EST
END LOCATION:           4.7 MILES SW OF TENNILLE
END LAT/LON:            32.8690 / -82.8259

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE ONGOING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT HAD INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCED 
TORNADOES ALONG ITS PATH PRODUCED ANOTHER BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO IN 
WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG GA-68 JUST SOUTH 
OF HAZARD RD WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEASTWARD ALONG OLD SAVANNAH ROAD,
SNAPPING AND DOWNING NUMEROUS TREES ALONG THE ROADWAY BEFORE LIFTING.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


.WASHINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #3...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   85 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 3 2019
START TIME:             455 PM EST
START LOCATION:         3.1 MILES SSW OF DAVISBORO
START LAT/LON:          32.9334 / -82.6144

END DATE:               MAR 3 2019
END TIME:               455 PM EST
END LOCATION:           3.0 MILES S OF DAVISBORO
END LAT/LON:            32.9345 / -82.6115

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THE LONG-LIVED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED A OTHER TORNADOES 
ALONG ITS TRACK PRODUCED A FINAL VERY BRIEF TORNADO IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.
THE EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF HEARDS BRIDGE ROAD AND 
IMPACTED A FARM OUTBUILDING AND AN OLD REINFORCED CONCRETE SILO. 
THE SILO COLLAPSED, AND THE CONCRETE DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS A FIELD, 
IMPACTING AND DOWNING NEARBY POWER LINES. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY 
AFTER CAUSING THIS DAMAGE WITH NO OTHER DAMAGE FOUND DOWNSTREAM.

SURVEY TEAM: DEESE/WILLIS


----------------

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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