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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1234 AM EST Fri Jan 27 2017

...UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/21/17 AND 01/22/17 TORNADOES...
...UPDATE INCLUDES LONG TRACK ALBANY TO WILCOX COUNTY STORM...
...UPDATE ALSO INCLUDES 4 ADDITIONAL UPSON COUNTY TRACKS...
...Additional tracks in Twiggs and Crisp Counties will be added in future updates...

Additional survey information is still being evaluated from Bleckley County. 
At this time, NWS Peachtree City has confirmed at total of 24 tornadoes from 
Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22. 22 of the 24 are listed below as the 
details are still being worked on for 2 more confirmed.  THIS NUMBER IS NOT 
FIXED AND COULD STILL RISE AS WE AWAIT ADDITIONAL SURVEY INFORMATION FROM 
BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY STORMS.

The final information statement will list tornadoes chronologically versus 
latest information first.


.Note...This is a joint statement from WFO Tallahassee and WFO
Peachtree City covering the surveys of the long-track tornado
which was on the ground from Dougherty to Wilcox Counties in
Georgia. Data continues to be analyzed, so additional changes are
possible.

.Dougherty/Worth/Turner/Wilcox Tornado...

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    150 mph
Path Length /statute/:  70.73 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   2200 yards
Fatalities:             4
Injuries:               At least 40
Start Date:             01/22/2017
Start Time:             03:15 PM EST
Start Location:         4 WNW Red Store Crossroads/Dougherty Co/GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4373 / -84.3447

End Date:               01/22/2017
End Time:               04:27 PM EST
End Location:           2 W Abbeville / Wilcox Co / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.9924 / -83.3474

Survey Summary: Large long-track tornado touched down near
Dougherty/Baker Co. line and travelled over 70 miles across
Doughery, Worth, Turner, and Wilcox Counties in South Georgia.
The tornado lifted just east of Abbeville. The tornado caused
signficant damage along the track, resulting in 4 fatalities in
Albany. Severe tree damage was observed along the entire path
which was up to 1.2 miles wide. In many spots, 90 to 100 percent
of the trees in the path were uprooted or snapped. 

In Dougherty County, the tornado touched down on Tarva Road. By
the time it reached Newton, the tornado was approximately 1.25
miles wide. There was extensive tree damage and some minor to
moderate damage to a few homes in this area, consistent with EF2
damage. The tornado moved through the Radium Springs area,
destroying nearly every tree in its path and causing EF2 damage to
several houses. Most houses in this area had significant damage
from falling trees. The tornado then moved through several mobile
home parks just west of U.S. 319, destroying many mobile homes and
causing the 4 fatalities. Damage consistent with and EF3 tornado
was observed just east of U.S. 319. The tornado caused a large
portion of a warehouse at the Proctor and Gamble Plant to collapse
and tossed several semi-trailers across Mock Road. Additional EF3
damage was observed at the Marine Corp Logistics Base, where
multiple anchored double-wide trailers were completely destroyed.
In addition, several concrete light poles were snapped near the
base, and a large solid concrete building had its solid concrete
roof shifted more than 2 inches. A well-built concrete block
church on Sylvester Rd was demolished with only parts of a few
walls remaining. The estimated wind speed at this point is 150
mph, the highest analyzed along the track. EF3 damage was also
observed on Harris Road where a cement block church was destroyed.

The tornado then entered Worth County and caused extensive damage
to homes along Jewel Crowe Road. This was consistent with EF3
damage. Damage to homes and outbuildings consistent with EF2
damage was observed along Camp Osborn Road. A concrete block
church on Zion Church Road was completely destroyed, justifying an
EF3 rating at that point.

The tornado entered Turner County along and north of Son Story
Road. Damage to a frame home along Ireland road was consistent
with EF3 damage. Additional EF2 damage was found along this road.
There was also some evidence for multiple vortices near the
intersection of Ireland Road and U.S. 41. Additional EF3 damage
was observed on King Burgess Circle where a large frame house was
severely damaged and multiple mobile homes were destroyed. The
tornado continued northeast across Interstate 75 causing EF2
damage to several frame homes and mobile homes. Tree damage
diminished as the tornado approach the Wilcox county line,
suggesting that the tornado temporarily weakened.

The tornado continued its track into extreme southeast Crisp
County and southwest Wilcox County. Damage was seen off Double Run
Road (CR 42) and CR 41 where a small farm building was completely
destroyed. Windows were broken at two residences and several small
trees were uprooted. Just northeast, significant damage occurred
along Crawford Dairy Road between July Road and Loblolly Road. A
metal building structure was significantly damaged with the
several anchored metal trusses completely pulled off the concrete
foundation, resulting in a total collapse of the building.
Additional farm outhouses/metal barns around the property were
severely damaged, and hundreds of pines were flattened (snapped
near their base) or uprooted. Farther along Crawford Dairy Road,
just before SR 233, several large wooden electrical transmission
towers were snapped (near the base) or leaning. The width of the
tornado around this location is estimated to be at least one half
mile. Along American Legion Road, between Bayberry Lane and
Elderberry Lane, a large (semi-truck) trailer was flipped,
flattened and moved across a road. One (southeast) corner of a
metal building structure was completely destroyed with 2+foot
(deep) concrete support beams ripped out of the ground. Numerous
large trees were snapped near their bases around this location. A
small home nearby sustained minor roof and siding damage. At this
location, winds estimated to be 110-120 MPH, putting into an EF-2
category. Moving northeast along Willingham road, trees were
snapped or uprooted. As the tornado went over Mount Olive Road,
just south of Highway 280, several single, and double-wide
manufactured homes were completely destroyed. Debris was moved
50-100 yards away from the original foundations. Based on this
damage, the tornado may have briefly strengthened to around 135
MPH, but a large house just up the hill from this location only
sustained minor roof damage. Additionally, trees around the
manufactured home remained standing. These reasons increased the
survey teams confidence to maintain the tornado at EF-2 strength
in this area. The tornado crossed Highway 280 leveling numerous
trees and destroying several small wooden sheds/barns. From this
point, the tornado and parent supercell appeared to weaken
considerably, with only some trees snapped or uprooted seen along
Kingfisher Road, just west of Abbeville. No other damage was seen
beyond Kingfisher and Harvey Road.

.Talbot/Upson County Tornado #1... 

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1114 AM EST 
Start Location:         2.3 miles NE of Woodland 
Start Lat/Lon:          32.809748 / -84.533099

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1128 AM EST
End Location:           4 miles WSW of Thomaston 
END_LAT/LON:            32.873475 / -84.394011

Survey Summary:  A tornado touched down in Talbot county 
along Ellison Pound Road and travelled Northeast crossing Chalybeate Springs
road snapping and uprooting trees as well as destroying a small shed.  
A witness near the intersection of Chalybeate Road and hwy 
36 reported hearing the tornado pass to his north. The tornado continued northeast through
a heavily forested area of northeast Talbot County before passing into
Sprewell Bluff Park snapping and uprooting trees along the Flint River and overturning 
a small building at the park.  At this point a second tornado was touching down a few miles
to the SE near the Riverbend Restaurant and would travel NE and in front of this storm.  This
tornado continued east crossing Double Bridges Road where at least 36 trees were 
downed across the road.  The track turned east crossing Roland Road north of hwy 36
damaging a roof to a home and downing trees. The track would cross Hollman Drive and Sunnyside Road
which is approximately where this track would cross the Riverbend track which would have passed
minutes prior. The exact location of where the two tracks cross is difficult to 
discern as access west of Sunnyside Road would only be by air. Edits to this track
may occur if additional information becomes available.  The track ends very near Hwy 36 eat of Roland.

.Talbot/Upson County Tornado #2... 

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1122 AM EST 
Start Location:         .75 miles SW of the Upson/Talbot county line 
Start Lat/Lon:          32.831762 / -84.423904

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1129 AM EST
End Location:           10.2 miles WNW of Thomaston 
END_LAT/LON:            32.910881 / -84.398304

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down in Talbot County just SW
of the Riverbend Restaurant on the Flint River.  Hundreds of trees
were snapped along a wide swath as the storm came over a hill and 
into the river valley.  A home was severely damaged by the river and a person was 
trapped but not injured.  Near the home...hundreds of trees were blown down
and snapped within 10 feet of the ground in a swath nearly 300 yards wide.  The track 
continues northeast across the river and parallels Riverbend Road in Upson county snapping
trees and downing powerlines.  The storm crossed hwy 36 briefly near the intersection of Riverbend
road before crossing Roland Road south of hwy 36 snapping trees and damaging a roof on a home.
The tornado crossed Hwy 36 again just east of the W. Jefferson Road intersection snapping and uprooting
trees.  The track continues northeast and crosses Sunnyside road and Hollman roads ahead of Storm #1 
snapping and uprooting trees.  The track continues north along Sunnyside Road where several homes sustained
roof damage and trees were snapped and uprooted. The track eventually crosses Crest hwy and Picard Road where numerous
trees were snapped or uprooted.  Several homes also sustained minor to moderate roof damage along this 
portion of the track.  The tornado weakened and dissapated after crossing Old Alabama Road.  


.Upson County Tornado #3... 

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1125 AM EST 
Start Location:         1 mile NE of Upson/Talbot county line 
Start Lat/Lon:          32.847709 / -84.407694

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1134 AM EST
End Location:           .75 miles NW of Thomaston 
END_LAT/LON:            32.894648 / -84.336395

Storm Summary: A tornado touched down along Roland Road Southeast of hwy 36 and
southeast of Upson storm #2 where a home sustained moderate roof damage.  The tornado tracked northeast
crossing Hardwood Road where a home sustained significant roof damage and numerous trees were snapped or
uprooted and powerlines were downed.  The tornado cross Reid Place road snapping trees and continued northeast
toward Thomaston.  Just south of hwy 36 and west of where Goshen road meets hwy 36...a porch was taken off of a home
and trees were uprooted.  The tornado continued northeast crossing Peachbelt Road where multiple trees and 
powerlines were downed and into the West side of Thomaston. The weakening tornado snapped or 
uprooted a few trees near hwy 74 and along  west main street before lifting.

.Upson County Tornado #4...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1132 AM EST
Start Location:         4.6 miles NNE of Thomaston
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9182 / -84.36    

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1134 AM EST
End Location:           5.8 miles NNE of Thomaston
END_LAT/LON:            32.9235 / -84.3417

Storm Summary:  A tornado touched down NW of Thomaston where numerous 
trees were snapped along a path headed NNW starting along
Baker Britt Road.  The Upson County Emergency Manager reported that a wreck
resulting from downed trees occurred along Baker Britt Road.  The tornado continued
north-northwest snapping and uprooting trees near homes located to the west of Baker
Britt Road.  This quick spin up tornado is one of multiple circulations that occurred
in Upson county as the longer and larger line of storms moved through.  


.Talbot County Tornado (added Thursday PM Jan 26)...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph 
Path Length /Statute/:  1.9 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1106 AM EST
Start Location:         4.5 miles WSW of Woodland
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7684 / -84.6379

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1110 AM EST
End Location:           2.75 miles SSW of Woodland
END_LAT/LON:            32.7753 / -84.6058

Survey Summary: The same storm that produced the tornado
in Harris County recycled and produced a short tornado
track in North Central Talbot county.  The Talbot County Emergency
Manager confirms numerous trees snapped in a wilderness area and along
Bonnie Dixon Road southwest of Woodland.  Additional reports into the 
Talbot County Emergency management office included trees down along 
various paths used for off road recreation in that vicinity.  This area 
is very wooded and the track is very closely estimated from 
reports and from radar data.


.Taylor County Tornado (added Wednesday PM Jan 25)...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  12.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1118 AM EST
Start Location:         3.7 miles E of Junction City
Start Lat/Lon:          32.593681 / -84.399687

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1133 AM EST
End Location:           Less than 2 miles from Crawford/Taylor county line
END_LAT/LON:            32.688287 / -84.221720

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down between Junction City and
Butler, in Taylor County. A few trees were snapped north of Butler
Highway (Hwy 96). Additional trees were snapped or uprooted along
a path that crossed Watson Pond Road, North Culverhouse Road,
and Suddeth Road (moving in a northeast direction). Along Wilson
Road, two metal barns were destroyed and a small silo was ripped
out of the ground and thrown at least 300 yards. Significant roof
and gutter damage occurred to a single-story home, along with its
windows blown out. It was at this location that the tornado was at
its peak intensity of 105 MPH, EF-1 rating. The tornado continued
northeast, snapping or uprooting trees. Just northeast of Hwy 19
off Montford Road, a trailer sustained significant roof and siding
damage with several large trees snapped or uprooted around its
property. The tornado appeared to weaken just beyond this
location, lifting somewhere in an open field before CR 108.


.Upson County Tornado #5...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1139 AM EST
Start Location:         4.6 miles NNE of Thomaston
Start Lat/Lon:          32.949863 / -84.313143    ***UPDATED***

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1140 AM EST
End Location:           5.8 miles NNE of Thomaston
END_LAT/LON:            32.976869 / -84.310495

Note: Additional tornadoes likely affected portions of Upson 
County. Surveys will likely continue across the county to confirm
these additional tracks in the next few days.


.Monroe County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9.1 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1208 PM EST
Start Location:         8.7 miles SSE of downtown Forsyth
Start Lat/Lon:          32.911332 / -83.897204

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1220 PM EST
End Location:           7.6 miles ESE of Forsyth
END_LAT/LON:            33.0158 / -83.8092


.Southern Putnam County Tornado (Lake Sinclair)...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.60 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             110 PM EST
Start Location:         Lake Sinclair near the Putnam/Baldwin County Line
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1792 / -83.3430

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               112 PM EST
End Location:           Lake Sinclair near the Putnam/Baldwin County Line
END_LAT/LON:            33.1839 / -83.3350


.Baldwin/Hancock County (Deepstep Road)...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.53 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             128 PM EST
Start Location:         Halfway between Milledgeville and Deepstep
Start Lat/Lon:          33.0525 / -83.096733

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               130 PM EST
End Location:           Halfway between Milledgeville and Deepstep
END_LAT/LON:            33.055515 / -83.088414


.Emanuel County (Canoochee Area) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             211 PM EST
Start Location:         1 mile SSW of Canoochee
Start Lat/Lon:          32.659613 / -82.184786

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               215 PM EST
End Location:           3.75 miles NNW of Garfield
END_LAT/LON:            32.700937 / -82.118525

--------------FROM MONDAY'S SURVEYS----------------

.Troup County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             849 AM EST
Start Location:         4.2 miles SSW downtown LaGrange
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9792 / -85.0487

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               902 AM EST
End Location:           3.9 miles ESE of downtown LaGrange
END_LAT/LON:            33.0185 / -84.9678

.Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just west of I-85 and 
crossed near mile marker 13, where several trees were snapped
and a metal building structure had part of its roof pulled up
and its garage door blown in. The tornado continued its track 
northeast with additional damage around the Wal-mart Distribution 
Center, near LaGrange. Several trees were uprooted in this area.
The tornado lifted around Upper Springs Road.


.Harris County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  10.95 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1033 AM EST
Start Location:         1 mile NW of Fortson
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6812 / -84.9462

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1051 AM EST
End Location:           2.6 miles W of Waverly Hall
END_LAT/LON:            32.6876 / -84.7791

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just northwest of the 
community of Fortson in southern Harris County. Several homes
between Daniel Drive and Gail Drive sustained rather significant
roof damage. Winds quickly intensified to around 100 MPH around 
around this location. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted 
along West Bonacre Road toward Grey Smoke Trail. Around Grey Smoke
Loop, several homes had roof damage and large trees were uprooted.
As the tornado approached the town of Cataula, additional large 
trees were snapped or uprooted. At Billy's Super Market, 4-6 
biscuit cans "popped" likely due to the intense pressure drop/rise
from the passing tornado. The tornado lifted just west of Waverly 
Hall.

.Laurens County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             120 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 9 miles N of Dublin
Start Lat/Lon:          32.671 / -82.915

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               126 PM EST
End Location:           Approx. 10 miles NNE of Dublin
END_LAT/LON:            32.686 / -82.882

Survey Summary: A brief weak tornado touched down just west of
Buckeye Road and progressed East and then Northeast past Buckeye
Road. Most all of the damage was due to uprooted trees with a
couple dozen trees falling near the Buckeye Road area.


.Wilkinson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1254 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 1 mile SSE of Irwinton
Start Lat/Lon:          32.797 / -83.170

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               111 PM EST
End Location:           Approx. 5.5 miles E of Irwinton
END_LAT/LON:            32.827 / -83.170

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down south of Irwinton, east of
US 441 Bypass. The tornado tracked along HWY 57 toward Toomsboro.


.Washington County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  Approx. 2.5 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             140 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 2.7 miles SSW of Tennille
Start Lat/Lon:          32.896 / -82.820

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               146 PM EST
End Location:           1 mile SSE of Tennille
END_LAT/LON:            32.929 / -82.799

Survey Summary: Tornado damage extends approximately 15 miles in 
a non-continuous path. Damage is due to 3 separate 
tornadic circulations. This first tornadic segment started over an
open field as an EF0 but quickly intensified to a high end EF1 as
it moved through a trailer park. One trailer facing perpendicular
to the strongest winds was destroyed with remaining trailers
largely untouched. The tornado continued as an EF0 moving through
mainly forested areas before briefly intensifying to EF1 again and
severely damaging another trailer.

.Washington County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  Approx. 1.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             145 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 2.2 miles SE of Tennille
Start Lat/Lon:          32.924 / -82.779

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               149 PM EST
End Location:           2.5 miles E of Tennille
END_LAT/LON:            32.938 / -82.764

Survey Summary: Tornado damage extends approximately 15 miles in 
a non-continuous path. Damage is due to 3 separate 
tornadic circulations. This second tornadic segment started over
a sparsely populated residential area where it tore some shingles
off roofs and destroyed a shed as an EF0. The storm intensified
to an EF1 briefly as it approached a trailer park. The trailer 
was rolled destroying it. The tornado turned turned north due to 
storm interactions but remained relatively weak for the remainder 
of the path and stayed over mainly forested areas.

.Washington County Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  Approx. 9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             146 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 5 miles E of Tennille
Start Lat/Lon:          32.950 / -82.730

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               159 PM EST
End Location:           .6 miles NE of Davisboro
END_LAT/LON:            32.986 / -82.592

Survey Summary: Tornado damage extends approximately 15 miles in 
a non-continuous path. Damage is due to 3 separate 
tornadic circulations. This third tornadic segment remained an EF0
for much of its lifespan until briefly strengthening over a pecan
orchard where dozens of trees were uprooted.

.Johnson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  6.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             129 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 5.3 miles SE of Wrightsville 
Start Lat/Lon:          32.688 / -82.641

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               136 PM EST
End Location:           Approx. 5 miles NW of Kite
END_LAT/LON:            32.754 / -82.564

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down in rural Johnson County, 
just south of Moores Chapel Road. It continued NE crossing HWY 57 
and eventually lifted near the intersection of Harrison Road and 
Fortner Road. 

.Peach and Houston County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    110-115 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  at least 14 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1211 PM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 6 miles SE of Fort Valley
Start Lat/Lon:          32.512 / -83.791

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1229 PM EST
End Location:           To be determined

Survey Summary: A long track tornado touched down along Andel 
Road, just N of the Peach/Houston County line. It tracked ENE, 
crossing I-75 in northern Houston County. The majority of the 
damage west of I-75 was trees either snapped or uprooted. There 
was minor damage to a couple homes in the form of shingles being 
blown off. The tornado continued NE, across I-75 uprooting and 
snapping trees including one that fell onto a nursing home along 
US-11. The tornado tracked ENE along Sandefur Rd doing a lot of 
damage to mainly trees. There were a few homes south of the road 
that sustained some roof damage along Griswold Way. There was some
minor damage to a sports complex along Cohen Walker Road and a 
business northeast of the complex along with some tree damage. The
storm crossed HWY 96 near Peach Blossom Road and continued NE 
through some neighborhoods west of Bonanza Drive causing minor 
roof and tree damage to some homes. The tornado crossed Feagin 
Mill Road near the intersection of Bonanza Drive where tree damage
and minor roof damage was noted. The storm crossed Moody Drive 
and began intensifying as strong inflow winds were noted along 
Sandy Run Road and Echo Lane where brick fences were blown down 
and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted facing north into the 
intensifying storm. The worst of the damage occurred near the 
Walmart and adjacent neighborhood on Windmill Ct. 2 large HVAC 
units were thrown approximately 50 yards from the top of the 
Walmart. The auto bay doors on the back of the store were blown in
and the roof was blown upward. The rafters on the other end of 
the store were twisted. Along Windmill Ct and Hidden Creek Circle 
1 home had 80 percent of its roof removed and windows and doors 
blown in. Across the street, another home on Hidden Creek Circle 
had its garage door and front windows blown in and parts of the 
roof removed. The storm continued ENE into a mobile home park 
along Maxwell Drive and Sherry lane and caused damage to another 
15-20 homes. One mobile home was nearly destroyed along Sherry 
Lane. The storm possibly continued onto Warner Robins, however, 
the NWS did not continue any further NE and will work with Warner 
Robins AFB to determine if it continued.

.Macon County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017 
Start Time:             1159 AM EST
Start Location:         Approx. 5 miles SW of Marshallville 
Start Lat/Lon:          32.411 / -84.009

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1207 PM EST
End Location:           Approx. 4.5 miles E of Marshallville
END_LAT/LON:            32.452 / -83.864

Survey Summary: A brief tornado touched down SW of Marshallville 
along Winchester Road tracking to the NE, eventually crossing HWY 
127. The tornado lifted along Camp John Hope Road, just W of the 
Macon/Peach County line. Mostly tree damage was noted, but there 
was minor roof damage that was observed. Three irrigation systems 
were turned over south of Marshallville. 


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

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


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