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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
240 PM EST Tue Jan 31 2017

...FINAL PRELIMINARY REPORT ON JANUARY 21-22, 2017 TORNADOES...

*** Increased number of tornadoes for event in Georgia to 41 ***

Based on storm surveys from NWS Peachtree City with assistance from
Emergency Management and public safety officials and surrounding 
NWS offices, we have determined a total of 27 tornadoes occurred 
over a 36 hour period from 8 AM EST Saturday, January 21 and 8 PM 
EST Sunday, January 22. Across the state, a total of 41 tornadoes 
occurred during this period.

This number of tornadoes becomes a new record for the most 
tornadoes in a single day and two consecutive day period for both
the NWS Peachtree City warning area as well as the state of 
Georgia.

On January 21, 2017, a new daily record was set for the state of
Georgia with 27 tornadoes occuring. A new daily record was also set 
on January 21, 2017 for NWS Peachtree City warning area of 23 
tornadoes. The previous single day record for most number of 
tornadoes in the NWS Peachtree City area was 16, set on August 29, 
2005 during Hurricane Katrina, and the single day state record was 
20 set on April 10, 2009.

On January 21 and 22, 2017, a new record for two consecutive days 
of tornadoes was also set for the state of Georgia and for the NWS 
Peachtree City warning area. The new record for the state of Georgia 
is 41 tornadoes while the new record for the NWS Peachtree City 
warning area is 27 tornadoes. The previous two consecutive day 
record for tornadoes in the NWS Peachtree City area was 16 also from 
the August 29, 2005 event. The previous state two consecutive day 
record was 25, set on September 15-16, 2004 during Hurricane Ivan.

The tornadoes below from the NWS Peachtree City warning area are 
listed chronologically.

This will be the last information statement for this event unless 
updates or corrections are needed.


.Troup County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
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 began 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 Walmart Distribution
Center, near LaGrange. Several trees were uprooted in this area.
The tornado lifted around Upper Springs Road.

.Harris County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  10.9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1033 AM EST
Start Location:         1.0 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 began 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.

.Talbot County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
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.


.Talbot/Upson County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF1
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:          32.8097 / -84.5331

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1128 AM EST
End Location:           4 miles WSW of Thomaston
End Lat/Lon:            32.8735 / -84.3940

Survey Summary:  A tornado began in Talbot county
along Ellison Pound Road and traveled 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.


.Taylor County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
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:          32.5937 / -84.3997

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1133 AM EST
End Location:           9.1 miles N of Butler
End Lat/Lon:            32.6883 / -84.2217

Survey Summary: A tornado began 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, EF1 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.


.Talbot/Upson County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF2
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:         0.7 miles SW of the Upson/Talbot county line
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8318 / -84.4239

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1129 AM EST
End Location:           10.2 miles WNW of Thomaston
End Lat/Lon:            32.9109 / -84.3983

Survey Summary: A tornado began 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 power lines. 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 dissipated after crossing Old Alabama Road.


.Upson County Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF1
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:         1.0 mile NE of Upson/Talbot county line
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8477 / -84.4077

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1134 AM EST
End Location:           0.8 miles NW of Thomaston
End Lat/Lon:            32.8946 / -84.3364

Storm Summary: A tornado began 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 power lines 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 power lines 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:                 EF0
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 began 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.


.Upson County Tornado #5...

Rating:                 EF1
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:          32.9499 / -84.3131

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1140 AM EST
End Location:           5.8 miles NNE of Thomaston
End Lat/Lon:            32.9769 / -84.3105


.Macon County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
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:         5.1 miles SW of Marshallville
Start Lat/Lon:          32.411 / -84.009

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1207 PM EST
End Location:           4.5 miles E of Marshallville
End Lat/Lon:            32.452 / -83.864

Survey Summary: A brief tornado began 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.


.Monroe County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
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:          32.9113 / -83.8972

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


.Peach and Houston County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  13.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1211 PM EST
Start Location:         6.4 miles ESE of Fort Valley
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5114 / -83.7901

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1229 PM EST
End Location:           2.0 miles SSE of Warner Robins
End Lat/Lon:            32.5942 / -83.5945

Survey Summary: A long track tornado began 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
Robins AFB, however, the NWS survey team did not continue any 
further NE and will work with Robins AFB to determine if it 
continued.


.Southern Twiggs County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1246 PM EST
Start Location:         9.4 miles WSW of Danville
Start Lat/Lon:          32.535 / -83.385

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1252 PM EST
End Location:           5.4 miles WSW of Danville
End Lat/Lon:            32.575 / -83.330

Survey Summary: A tornado began in southern Twiggs County,
near Bruce King Rd west of Longstreet Rd. It continued ENE mainly
downing approximately 100 trees but also overturning one section of
an irrigation system before lifting near Bm Richardson Rd.


.Bleckley County Tornado #1 /Saturday Jan 21/...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.4 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             1250 PM EST
Start Location:         4.7 miles NE of Cochran
Start Lat/Lon:          32.444 / -83.313

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               1255 PM EST
End Location:           8.5 miles NE of Cochran
End Lat/Lon:            32.469 / -83.245

Survey Summary: A tornado began just west of Churchwell Rd
east of Cochran, downing trees and a fence as well as lifting much
of the roof off a small barn. The tornado traveled ENE downing a few
trees on Butts Rd then increased in strength as it caused minor roof
damage to 3 homes and downing and snapping 20 to 30 large trees and
power poles in a small subdivision on Emergency Rd 445A off of
Highway 26. The tornado weakened and damaged an abandoned fire
station on Emergency Rd 450R and Highway 26 before lifting.

Note: An additional survey is likely needed to fully determine the
path of a separate tornado in Pulaski and Bleckley Counties which
occurred Sunday, January 22. Some of the damage in Bleckley County
associated with the tornado on Sunday has already been analyzed.


.Wilkinson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
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:         1.0 mile S of Irwinton
Start Lat/Lon:          32.797 / -83.170

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               111 PM EST
End Location:           Toomsboro
End Lat/Lon:            32.827 / -83.170

Survey Summary: A tornado began south of Irwinton, east of
US 441 Bypass where 3 to 4 trees were downed, one very near a house. 
The tornado then moved east along HWY 57 toward Toomsboro downing 
several trees along the way. Little if any structure damage was 
observed.


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

Rating:                 EF0
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 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 line
End Lat/Lon:            33.1839 / -83.3350


.Laurens County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
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:         9.1 miles N of Dublin
Start Lat/Lon:          32.671 / -82.915

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               126 PM EST
End Location:           10.2 miles NNE of Dublin
End Lat/Lon:            32.686 / -82.882

Survey Summary: A brief weak tornado began 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.


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

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             128 PM EST
Start Location:         7.7 miles ESE of Milledgeville
Start Lat/Lon:          33.0525 / -83.0967

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               130 PM EST
End Location:           8.2 miles ESE of Milledgeville
End Lat/Lon:            33.0555 / -83.0884


.Johnson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
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:             139 PM EST
Start Location:         5.3 miles SE of Wrightsville
Start Lat/Lon:          32.688 / -82.641

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               148 PM EST
End Location:           5.0 miles NW of Kite
End Lat/Lon:            32.754 / -82.564

Survey Summary: A tornado began 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.


.Washington County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             140 PM EST
Start Location:         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:           1.0 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:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             145 PM EST
Start Location:         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:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             146 PM EST
Start Location:         5.1 miles ESE of Sandersville
Start Lat/Lon:          32.950 / -82.730

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               159 PM EST
End Location:           1.1 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 large, 
commercial pecan orchard where dozens of trees were uprooted.


.Emanuel County (Canoochee Area) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
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:         1.0 mile SSW of Canoochee
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6596 / -82.1848

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               215 PM EST
End Location:           3.8 miles NNW of Garfield
End Lat/Lon:            32.7009 / -82.1185

Survey Summary: A weak tornado began near the 200 block of 
Noonday Church Rd in eastern Emanuel County, where minor roof 
damage occurred. The tornado traveled northeast for nearly 5 
miles downing trees and destroying a small outbuilding in the 
Canoochee community. A large metal barn and silo had part of its 
siding removed off Mt Olivet Church Rd before the tornado lifted 
near Pike Johnson Rd.


.Dougherty/Worth/Turner/Wilcox Tornado /Sunday Jan 22/...

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    150 mph
Path Length /statute/:  70.7 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   2200 yards
Fatalities:             4
Injuries:               At least 40
Start Date:             Jan 22 2017
Start Time:             315 PM EST
Start Location:         4 WNW Red Store Crossroads/Dougherty Co/GA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4373 / -84.3447

End Date:               Jan 22 2017
End Time:               427 PM EST
End Location:           2 W Abbeville / Wilcox Co / GA
End Lat/Lon:            31.9924 / -83.3474

Survey Summary: Large long-track tornado began near
Dougherty/Baker Co. line and traveled over 70 miles across
Dougherty, Worth, Turner, and Wilcox Counties in South Georgia. The
tornado lifted just east of Abbeville. The tornado caused
significant 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 began 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 EF2
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 EF2 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.

Note...The report on this tornado is a joint statement from WFO
Tallahassee and WFO Peachtree City. Data continues to be analyzed,
so additional changes are possible.

.Crisp County Tornado /Sunday Jan 22/...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  7.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 22 2017
Start Time:             352 PM EST
Start Location:         3.5 miles SSW of Cordele City Center
Start Lat/Lon:          31.916 / -83.808

End Date:               Jan 22 2017
End Time:               402 PM EST
End Location:           2.2 miles S of Crisp/Dooly county line
End Lat/Lon:            31.998 / -83.740

Storm Summary: A tornado began near Pateville Rd before
crossing the Georgia Florida Parkway as an EF0. It remained a
relatively weak tornado but did intensify to a max intensity of
around 80 mph as it approached 30th Ave West and entered into a
residential area. Damage was incurred by both mobile home and
single family units with roof damage common to structures within
the path. The tornado continued over eastern portions of Cordele
before lifting after cross Highway 257.


.Bleckley County Tornado #2 /Sunday Jan 22/...
(Added 435 PM EST Jan 30)

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 22 2017
Start Time:             415 PM EST
Start Location:         2.5 miles S of Cochran
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4220 / -83.3588

End Date:               Jan 22 2017
End Time:               419 PM EST
End Location:           4.3 miles NNE of Cochran
End Lat/Lon:            32.4452 / -83.3320

Storm Summary: A tornado began just south of Antioch Rd near US 23
where a few trees were uprooted. The tornado continued northeast
where at least a dozen trees were uprooted or snapped at the 300 
block of Antioch Rd near where it intersects Lucas Rd. The tornado
weakened as it traveled northeast before lifting just southeast 
of the intersection of Tom Porter Rd and Daisy Adams Rd. 

.Bleckley County Tornado #3 /Sunday Jan 22/...
(Added 435 PM EST Jan 30)

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 22 2017
Start Time:             422 PM EST
Start Location:         1.0 miles NW of Cary
Start Lat/Lon:          32.524 / -83.317

End Date:               Jan 22 2017
End Time:               423 PM EST
End Location:           1.1 miles NNW of Cary
End Lat/Lon:            32.5300 / -83.3105

Storm Summary: A brief tornado began near Dillard-Cary Rd northwest
of the Cary community where it uprooted a few trees. The tornado 
traveled just over one-half mile before lifting. Six to eight trees 
were uprooted near the 320 block of Willis-Howell Rd.



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 remains preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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