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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
553 PM EDT Wed Aug 5 2020


...SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE AFFECTS PARTS OF LAKE LANIER, MONDAY
AUGUST 3rd...

During the afternoon of Monday, August 3rd, severe thunderstorms
produced widespread damage around parts of Lake Lanier in
northeast Georgia, particularly between the Holiday Marina and
Aqualand Marina, and up toward the Two Mile Creek area in Forsyth
county. Based on radar, along with mapping of all the damage
locations from coordination with Forsyth and Hall county Emergency
Management agencies, it has been determined by NWS Peachtree City
that very strong thunderstorm (straight-line) winds, likely
between 60-70 mph, caused the damage.

Due to the persistent nature of the severe winds, lasting nearly
10 minutes in spots, damage occurred to a number of boats, docks
and metal coverings. Radar features along with the actual lake
itself (lower friction) likely enhanced the severe winds.


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