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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
258 PM EST SAT JAN 1 2022

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/31/21 TORNADO EVENT...

..CARROLL COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.7457 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             12/31/2021
START TIME:             05:32 PM EST
START LOCATION:         2 E TEMPLE / CARROLL COUNTY / GA
START LAT/LON:          33.7372 / -84.9998

END DATE:               12/31/2021
END TIME:               05:45 PM EST
END LOCATION:           3 WNW VILLA RICA / CARROLL COUNTY / GA
END LAT/LON:            33.7625 / -84.9633

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO FROM A RARE LP SUPERCELL TOUCHED DOWN NEAR US-
78 BETWEEN TEMPLE AND VILLA RICA IN FAR NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING HOURS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE.
INITIALLY, SEVERAL TREES WERE NOTED SNAPPED OR UPROOTED BETWEEN
WILTON SMITH ROAD TO OLD VILLA RICA ROAD. AS THE TORNADO MOVED
NORTHEAST, IT APPEARED TO STRENGTHEN AS MORE NUMEROUS TREES WERE
SEEN EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG LONG BRANCH ROAD AND ACROSS
COWN ROAD. THE NUMBER OF LARGE PINES UPROOTED ALONG LONG BRANCH
ROAD SUPPORTS AN EF-1 RATING HERE WITH MAX WINDS AROUND 90 MPH.
ON THE EAST SIDE OF LONG BRANCH ROAD AND JUST BEFORE COWN ROAD, A
BARN WAS RIPPED APART ALONG WITH A CARPORT SEEN DETACHED FROM A
WELL-BUILT MANUFACTURED HOME THAT REMAINED INTACT. THIS ALONG
WITH THE SURROUNDING TREE DAMAGE SUPPORTED 95 MPH MAX WINDS
(STILL AN EF-1 RATING). AS THE TORNADO CROSSED COWN ROAD AND THEN
ASTIN CREEK ROAD, ADDITIONAL LARGE PINES WERE SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED. A HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE DUE TO A FALLING TREE AND
A MEDIUM-SIZED SHED WAS ROLLED UP ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE ABOUT
20 YARDS FROM ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. A FEW MORE TREES WERE SEEN
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG N VAN WERT ROAD, JUST SOUTH OF WERT
ROAD WHERE THE TORNADO APPEARED TO WEAKEN AND EVENTUALLY LIFT
JUST PAST THIS LOCATION AS NO NOTABLE DAMAGE WAS REPORTED OR
SEEN. 


..NEWTON COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    0 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.503 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               6

START DATE:             12/31/2021
START TIME:             05:39 PM EST
START LOCATION:         2 ENE MAGNET / NEWTON COUNTY / GA
START LAT/LON:          33.5676 / -83.9877

END DATE:               12/31/2021
END TIME:               05:46 PM EST
END LOCATION:           3 SSW ALMON / NEWTON COUNTY / GA
END LAT/LON:            33.5842 / -83.9498

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN ISOLATED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON HOURS DECEMBER 31,2021 IN SOUTHEAST NEWTON COUNTY.  A
TORNADO QUICKLY DEVELOPED FROM THATTHUNDERSTORM AND FIRST TOUCHED
DOWN ALONG CREEKSIDE LANE JUST EAST OF BROWN BRIDGE RD WHERE A
FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED.  BOTH VIDEO EVIDENCE AND GROUND SURVEYS
SUGGEST THE TORNADO WAS SPORADIC IN ITS CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AS
EVIDENT BY SMALL GAPS IN DAMAGE, PARTICULARLY IN THE BEGINNING OF
THE TRACK.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST JUST ALONG BROWN
BRIDGE ROAD, SNAPPING A FEW TREES AND BLOWING DOWN A FENCE ALONG
GLYNSHIRE CT AND ROBERTS RD.  THE TORNADO REACHED PEAK INTENSITY
OF 90MPH AS IT HIT VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL REMOVING SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNTS OF SIDING AND ROOFING FROM THE GYMNASIUM AND SECTIONS OF
ROOF.  THE TORNADO CROSSED SLADES MILL CT UPROOTING TREES AND
CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE TO 2 HOMES BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION
OF BROWN BRIDGE RD AND SALEM RD.  SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED IN
A PUBLIX PARKING LOT AND MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE ROOF
AT PUBLIX.  THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED THROUGH A CHICK-FIL-A PARKING
LOT WHERE 2 CARS WERE TOSSED 100 FEET AND FLIPPED, AND THE GLASS
DOOR TO THE RESTAURANT WAS SHATTERED.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST
WHERE MINOR ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO 10 HOMES ALONG TULIP POPLAR
WAY AND MARY JANE LANE BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED IN OR AROUND
SHIVER BLVD.6 MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED NEAR THE CHICK-FIL-A.


&&

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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