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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1246 PM EST MON JAN 4 2021

...FOUR (4) TORNADOES NOW CONFRIMED BY NWS PEACHTREE CITY FROM 
JANUARY 1 TORNADO EVENT OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA...

.UPDATE #1...TO ADD TAYLOR COUNTY TORNADO TRACK.

.OVERVIEW...
A STORM SYSTEM TRIGGERED SEVERAL SHORT-LIVED TORNADOES ACROSS 
PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA DURING THE AFTERNOON OF NEW YEAR'S DAY. 
NWS PEACHTREE CITY/ATLANTA HAS VERIFIED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS FROM 
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS, AND REVIEWED DETAILED RADAR DATA TO 
CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING TORNADOES. THERE COULD BE ADDITIONAL 
TORNADOES ADDED TO THIS LIST IN THE COMING DAYS AS WE COLLECT MORE
INFORMATION FROM OTHER COUNTIES.

.TAYLOR COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 01 2021
START TIME:             2:01 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.1 MILES N OF BUTLER
START LAT/LON:          32.632 / -84.256 (ESTIMATED)

END DATE:               JAN 01 2021
END TIME:               2:05 PM EST
END LOCATION:           6.8 MILES NNE OF BUTLER
END LAT/LON:            32.657 / -84.216 (ESTIMATED)

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
BASED ON GROUND SURVEYS AND RADAR DATA, A WEAK TORNADO INTIALLY
TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF BUTLER IN TAYLOR COUNTY, NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF JACK PEED ROAD AND HWY 19. SEVERAL SMALL TO
MEDIUM-SIZED TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED WITH DEBRIS
THROWN ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF LT PEED ROAD AND E OLD WIRE ROAD (208) WHERE
SEVERAL MORE TREES WERE SEEN SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG WITH MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME. THANKS TO A WLTZ METEOROLOGIST FOR THEIR
ASSISTANCE IN VERIFYING THE DAMAGE REPORTS.

.CRAWFORD COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 01 2021
START TIME:             2:18 PM EST
START LOCATION:         5.8 MILES NW OF ROBERTA
START LAT/LON:          32.774 / -84.093

END DATE:               JAN 01 2021
END TIME:               2:20 PM EST
END LOCATION:           3.5 MILES WSW OF MUSELLA
END LAT/LON:            32.782 / -84.082

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A MINI-SUPERCELL PRODUCED A BRIEF TORNADO OVER RURAL NORTHWEST 
CRAWFORD COUNTY. MULTIPLE TREES WERE DOWN ALONG HOPEWELL ROAD WEST
AND TAYLOR ROAD. PART OF A ROOF FROM A HOME CAME OFF IN THIS AREA
AS WELL. NO OTHER NOTABLE DAMAGE WAS SEEN BEYOND TAYLOR ROAD AND 
RADAR INDICATED WEAKENING OF THE STORM.

.MONROE COUNTY TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.2 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 01 2021
START TIME:             2:35 PM EST
START LOCATION:         7.8 MILES ENE OF CULLODEN
START LAT/LON:          32.897 / -83.959

END DATE:               JAN 01 2021
END TIME:               2:37 PM EST
END LOCATION:           9.0 MILES ENE OF CULLODEN
END LAT/LON:            32.904 / -83.940

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
A CYCLIC MIN-SUPERCELL PRODUCED ANOTHER TORNADO IN SOUTHWEST
MONROE COUNTY, NOT LONG AFTER THE CRAWFORD COUNTY TORNADO.
MULTIPLE TREES WERE REPORTED DOWN ALONG TREADWELL ROAD, JUST
BEFORE ROGERS CHURCH ROAD. UP TO 10 STRUCTURES SAW SOME DAMAGE
ALONG WITH A GARAGE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. 

.MONROE COUNTY TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             JAN 01 2021
START TIME:             2:51 PM EST
START LOCATION:         7.9 MILES ESE OF FORSYTH GA
START LAT/LON:          33.0057 / -83.7998

END DATE:               JAN 01 2021
END TIME:               2:55 PM EST
END LOCATION:           5.7 MILES SSE OF JULIETTE
END LAT/LON:            33.0312 / -83.7509

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
ANOTHER TORNADO SPAWNED FROM A CYCLIC MINI-SUPERCELL HIT AN AREA
JUST SOUTH OF LAKE JULIETTE IN EASTERN MONROE COUNTY. BASED ON
RADAR PICKING UP A TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE (TDS), DAMAGE STARTED
IN A RURAL AREA BETWEEN RUMBLE ROAD AND DAMES FERRY ROAD. THE
TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND SNAPPED OR UPROOTED MULTIPLES TREES
ALONG DAMES FERRY ROAD, WHILE FLIPPING A MOBILE HOME ON ITS SIDE.
THIS DAMAGE ALONG WITH VELOCITY DATA FROM RADAR SUGGESTS THE
TORNADO REACHED EF-1 INTENSITY WITH MAX WINDS OF 95 MPH. THE
TORNADO LIFTED AROUND US HWY 23/GA 87 JUST NORTH OF THE DAMES
FERRY ROAD INTERSECTION.

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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