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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1215 PM EDT Tue Jun 8 2021

...NWS Damage Survey for Oconee and Clarke County Severe Thunderstorm
Event from Sunday evening /June 6th 2021/...

An isolated but very intense thunderstorm developed over southwest
Oconee County during the evening of Sunday, June 6. The storm
moved quickly north-northeast resulting in a widespread swath of
significant wind damage, mainly to trees, from near North High
Shoals (Oconee County) to the west side of Athens (Clarke County)
just west of the Athens Perimeter (Highway 10/78) and before
Georgia 129.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City collaborated with
the Emergency Management Agencies in both Oconee and Clarke
counties to come up with the following details which helped
support the decision that the damage was primarily caused by a
very intense thunderstorm downburst. Along with the damaging winds,
very large hail, up to the size of golf balls (1.75" diameter),
occurred within the most intense part of the storm. At this time,
there is nothing conclusive that suggests a tornado occurred
within this path of damage.

.Thunderstorm Wind / Downburst Details...

Peak Wind (estimated):  70-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  12 miles (approximate)
Path Width /maximum/:   3.5 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0 (none known)

Start Date:             June 6, 2021
Start Time:             9:27 PM EDT
Start Location:         Near North High Shoals (Oconee County)
Start Lat/Lon:          33.8245 / -83.5056

End Date:               June 6, 2021
End Time:               9:48 PM EDT
End Location:           4.6 miles WNW of Athens (Clarke County)
End Lat/Lon:            33.9858 / -83.4398


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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