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National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
951 AM EST Tue Jan 17 2017 /851 AM CST Tue Jan 17 2017/


...NWS Damage Survey For 1/2/2017 Severe Weather Event Update
#3...

...Updated for Calhoun County/Leary Tornado...

.Overview...
A power storm system swept across the Deep South on the evening
of January 2, 2017. A line of severe thunderstorms with embedded
tornadoes moved from southeast Alabama into southwest and south
central Georgia causing extensive damage.

Note...This product will be updated with new information as storm
survey teams complete their data collection and analysis. Several
surveys are still ongoing.


.Miller-Baker Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.97 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1000 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             09:41 PM EST
Start Location:         2 SSW Cooktown / Miller County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.1844 / -84.5714

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               09:53 PM EST
End Location:           1 NNE Hawkinstown / Baker County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.2745 / -84.4412

Summary: EF-1 tornado touched down near Albany Highway and
Kimbrel Road in eastern Miller County. The tornado traveled
northeast, doing heavy damage to trees in along the path. A home
and outbuildings were damaged near Highway 200 in Baker County
before the tornado lifted.

.Albany-Dougherty Thunderstorm Wind Event...

Peak Wind /E/:          85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   4 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             10:14 pm EST
Start Location:         5 W Albany / Dougherty County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.571 / -84.258

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               10:30 pm EST
End Location:           4 ENE Albany / Dougherty County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.595 / -84.105

Survey Summary:
A severe thunderstorm produced a 3 to 4 mile swath of 80 to 85 mph
winds across the northern half of Albany proper, causing
widespread damage across the city. The NWS damage survey team
found hundreds of snapped and/or uprooted trees, minor to moderate
roof damage to structures and buildings, and occasional instances
of extensive damage to wide-span metal roofs in areas throughout
the city. Much of the severe structural damage surveyed was a
result of trees falling onto structures and powerlines, especially
in the Rawson Circle area, where the roads are canopied by old oak
trees. The downed trees across the city were oriented in the same
direction. This, along with examination of radar data from the
event suggests that the damage was caused by straight line winds.


.Dougherty-Worth County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             10:32 PM EST
Start Location:         5 E Stocks / Dougherty County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6417 / -84.0093

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               10:42 PM EST
End Location:           2 SE Doles / Worth County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.6783 / -83.8633

Summary:
EF-1 Tornado touched down just inside the Dougherty County line
along Cordele Road before moving east northeast into Worth County.
The tornado lifted just east of Highway 313. A strongly convergent
signature was noted in the tree damage which supports the
designation as a tornado.


.Early County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.45 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             09:12 PM EST
Start Location:         1 E Sawhatchee / Early County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.2767 / -85.0086

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               09:19 PM EST
End Location:           3 WNW Centerville / Early County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.3053 / -84.9432

Survey Summary:
The tornado touched down on Damascus Hilton Road just east of
Zion Road and moved NE toward Cedar Springs Road. At the
intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Hightower Road, two
residences were significantly damaged, with a portion of the roof
deck removed. Additionally several farm buildings were damaged or
destroyed in the area. The tornado then turned more to the east
and eventually lifted when reaching Old Lucile Road. Damage
further east on Rock Bluff Road near the intersection of Highway
39 was consistent with straight line wind damage with winds near
80 to 90 mph.


.Early County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  11.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1000 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             09:18 PM EST
Start Location:         1 SSW Centerville / Early County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.2567 / -84.9037

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               09:33 PM EST
End Location:           1 NNW Old Damascus / Early County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.328 / -84.7396

Summary:
The tornado initially touched down on the Early County side of
the Early-Miller County line near Three Notch Road. Damage in this
area was mainly limited to trees and a few farm buildings that
were destroyed. Damage in this area was generally consistent with
EF1 damage. The tornado moved NE toward US-27 near the
intersection with Bates Road. A mobile home suffered roof damage
and numerous pines were snapped or uprooted on the west side of
US-27. The tornado continued northeast and intensified before
reaching Middleton Road. Many trees were snapped, with a few
debarked in this area. One farm building was completely destroyed
in this area. The tornado continued moving to the east-northeast
and ultimately lifted near Old Damascus Road where a few trees
were snapped and a pivot irrigation system was overturned.


.Early County Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.57 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             09:34 PM EST
Start Location:         1 SSW Rowena / Early County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.369 / -84.7196

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               09:41 PM EST
End Location:           1 NE Nicholasville / Early County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.4099 / -84.6618

Summary: EF-2 tornado touched down just west of Highway 45 north
of Billly Newberry Road. The tornado lifted just north of Newton
Road. The was significant tree damage along with some structural
damage along the periphery of the path.


.Donalsonville Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.74 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             09:14 PM EST
Start Location:         1 N Riverturn / Seminole County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.9973 / -84.945

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               09:18 PM EST
End Location:           1 WSW Davis Park / Seminole County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.0257 / -84.8915

Summary: EF-1 tornado touched down on Grant Graham road causing
damage to pecan groves, two mobile homes, and one single family
home. The tornado tracked northeast for approximately 3.75 miles
along Highway 91 before lifting just south of Donalsonville.


.Houston County McCallister Road Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.58 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             07:46 PM CST
Start Location:         1 WNW Ardilla / Houston County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.1818 / -85.37

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               07:51 PM CST
End Location:           2 SW Cowarts / Houston County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.184 / -85.3274

Summary: Tornado touched down along E. Cottonwood Road SE of
Dothan, AL. The tornado traveled east for approx. 2.5 miles
along McCallister Road before lifting near Rosewood Dr. One home
had its roof removed. Others had significant shingle damage which
supported the EF-1 rating..


.Geneva-Houston County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.59 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             07:35 PM CST
Start Location:         2 SSE Malvern / Geneva County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.1104 / -85.5078

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               07:44 PM CST
End Location:           1 NW Memphis / Houston County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.1449 / -85.3863

Survey Summary:
Tornado touched down in Geneva County near the Houston
County border along Rehobeth Road before lifting after crossing US
231 just east of the National Peanut Festival Grounds. In Geneva
County, the tornado debarked and denuded several large trees and
removed the roof from a home under construction. In addition,
numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. In Houston County, the
most significant damage occurred at the National Peanut Festival
grounds. Multiple buildings were damaged or destroyed and several
utility poles were snapped.


.Mitchell County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.99 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             10:08 PM EST
Start Location:         2 N Baconton / Mitchell County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4107 / -84.164

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               10:16 PM EST
End Location:           3 SSE Putney / Mitchell County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.4337 / -84.1023

Survey Summary:
EF-1 tornado touched down near Flint River just west of
US 19 and north of Baconton in Mitchell County. Numerous pecan
trees were uprooted and pine trees snapped. There was roof damage
to several mobile homes off Stage Coach Road. Tornado may have
touched down a bit further west and lifted a bit further east.
However, these areas were inaccessible to the survey team.


.Rehobeth Thunderstorm Wind Event...

Peak Wind /E/:          85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1300 yards
Fatalities:             4
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             7:35 pm CST
Start Location:         5 SSW Taylor / Geneva County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.1067 / -85.5030

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               7:46 pm CST
End Location:           5 SE Dothan / Houston County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.1514 / -85.3671

Survey Summary:
NWS Survey Team determined that some damage in the Rehobeth area
was caused by strong straight line winds on the southern flank of
a tornado just to the north. Damage consisted of numerous large
trees snapped or uprooted. One mobile home was
split by a large tree, resulting in four fatalities. The damage
pattern along this path was not convergent and was noticeably south
of the path of the tornado vortex.


.Turner County Thunderstorm Wind Event...

Peak Wind /E/:          80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   8000 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/02/2017
Start Time:             10:49 pm EST
Start Location:         6 WNW Ashburn / Turner County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.734 / -83.7417

End Date:               01/02/2017
End Time:               10:56 pm EST
End Location:           5 N Ashburn / Turner County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.7877 / -83.6514

Survey Summary:
NWS Survey Team determined that straight line winds of 80 mph moved
across Turner County. The severe winds downed hundreds of trees,
knocked over a church steeple, and removed shingles and metal
roofing from mobile homes and well-constructed outbuildings. In
addition, a few mobile homes were damaged by falling trees and one
outbuilding was destroyed when the wind shifted it off the blocks
on which it was located. This resulted in one fatality. The damage
was confined to roughly a 6.5 mile by 4 mile box.

.Calhoun County - Leary Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.66 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/01/2017
Start Time:             09:52 PM EST
Start Location:         Leary / Calhoun County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4846 / -84.5174

End Date:               01/01/2017
End Time:               09:54 PM EST
End Location:           1 N Leary / Calhoun County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.4928 / -84.5117

Summary: EF-0 touched down along Mercer Ave. and lifting near
Bray St. Damage consisted of numerous uprooted trees and minor
damage to several roofs. Several outbuildings were also damaged.

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 TO165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 TO 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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

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