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NOUS42 KFFC 102056

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
456 PM EDT Wed May 10 2017


Early day showers and storms produced a very short-lived tornado
over Fort Benning in western Chattahoochee county, Georgia. Emergency
management officials at Fort Benning coordinated an aerial survey
that confirmed the damage from the brief tornado. The coordination
took time, hence the delay in getting the official statement out. Here
are the specifics of this tornado from May 1, 2017.


Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.5 miles (approx)
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 01 2017
Start Time:             10:07 AM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.339973 / -84.928029

End Date:               May 01 2017
End Time:               10:08 AM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.345602 / -84.923941

Survey Summary: A brief tornado touched down over a small area of
Fort Benning during the late morning hours of May 1, 2017, between
Redwood Hill and Holiday Hill, in western Chattahoochee County,
Georgia. The tornado hit a very remote area of the base where only
trees existed. From the air, a narrow path around 1/2 mile in
length of trees were snapped or uprooted. The trees and debris
were lofted high enough to show up as a Tornado Debris Signature
(TDS) from the KMXX radar (Maxwell AFB). No further damage was
identified on either side of the start and end points.

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

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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