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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
648 PM EST Thu Feb 8 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/07/18 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
In coordination with local emergency managers, National Weather
Service meteorologists deployed to survey damage resulting from
severe thunderstorms on the morning of Wednesday, February 7,
2018 in portions of north and central Georgia. Three tornadoes
were found to have occurred. The details of each individual
tornado are chronicled below.


.Haralson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.25 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Feb 07 2018
Start Time:             7:43 AM EST
Start Location:         0.6 miles W of Bremen
Start Lat/Lon:          33.7178 / -85.1590

End Date:               Feb 07 2018
End Time:               7:45 AM EST
End Location:           0.6 miles NE of Bremen
End Lat/Lon:            33.7259 / -85.1396

Survey Summary: At 7:43 AM, a tornado touched down on the west side of
Bremen, GA, just north of the intersection of Tallapoosa St and
Sewell Rd. The tornado then moved northeast towards Kaiser St
where multiple large trees were snapped near the base or uprooted,
including one that fell onto a duplex causing substantial damage
to the roof, walls, and carport, as well as 2 nearby vehicles. At
this location is where the highest estimated wind speeds were
recorded at 85 mph, a high end EF-0 tornado, and it`s widest point
was recorded at 250 yards. The tornado continued northeast,
snapping and uprooting several more trees between Church St and
Gordon St. The tornado then dissipated at 7:45 PM at the
intersection of Pine St and Bryan St Bypass, traversing 1.25
miles.


.Heard County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.0 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Feb 07 2018
Start Time:             9:03 AM EST
Start Location:         2.8 miles N of Glenn
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1916 / -85.2025

End Date:               Feb 07 2018
End Time:               9:08 AM EST
End Location:           5.1 miles SSW of Franklin
End Lat/Lon:            33.2074 / -85.1129

Survey Summary: At 9:03 AM, a tornado touched down along Butler Rd,
2.8 miles north of Glenn, GA. The tornado then moved just north
of east, crossing Victory Rd around 9:04 AM, causing widespread
damage to over a dozen trees, either uprooting them or snapping
them near their base. At this point the damage path was at its
widest at 250 yards. The tornado then continued moving
approximately ENE crossing just north of the intersection of GA
Hwy 219 and Victory Rd. The tornado next crossed Boggus Rd, just
north of Noles Rd, where over a dozen trees were snapped and
uprooting in a continuous swath. The highest estimated wind speeds
of the tornado were found here at 95 mph, a low end EF-1 tornado.
The tornado then moved eastward, ending just north of Bevis Rd
and Brush Creek Rd, approximately 5.1 miles SSW of Franklin, GA ,
at 9:08 AM, traversing 5 miles.


.Talbot County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Feb 07 2018
Start Time:             11:10 AM EST
Start Location:         3.0 miles W of Junction City
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6038 / -84.5151

End Date:               Feb 07 2018
End Time:               11:14 AM EST
End Location:           1.0 mile SE of Junction City
End Lat/Lon:            32.5999 / -84.4538

Survey Summary: A weak tornado touched down near the intersection
of Carlyle Road and Taylor Road west of Junction City where a few
small softwood trees were snapped or uprooted. As the tornado
continued eastward, about 15-20 small softwood trees were snapped
just west of the intersection of Georgia Highway 96 and Georgia
Highway 90. As the tornado entered Junction City, some siding was
removed from a small pole barn on Rock Church Road, and additional
small trees were snapped. The tornado then lifted after snapping
15-20 more small-to-medium trees along Broadwood Circle.

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 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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