Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source County Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-20 20:10:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1W LONE OAK
Begin Lat/Lon 33.17/-84.84
End Date 2008-05-20 20:24:00.0 EST-5
End Location 4E ALVATON
End Lat/Lon 33.17/-84.51
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An active and very unstable northwest flow continued across the southeast United States as the polar vortex remained very strong in the northeast United States. A disturbance rotated around the back side of the upper low into the southeast United States during the afternoon and evening. Multiple complexes of severe thunderstorms developed across north and central Georgia during the mid to later afternoon as a result and moved southeast during the evening hours. Large hail was the primary severe weather element observed during this outbreak, however an EF2 tornado developed in Cherokee county and caused extensive damage to hundreds of homes. This was the 45th tornado of the spring season for north and central Georgia.
Event Narrative The Meriwether County 911 Center reported that several trees and power lines were down across the northern part of the county.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 4 57.469M 0.00K
MC DONOUGH HENRY CO. GA 05/20/2008 15:18 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
LAKEVIEW CATOOSA CO. GA 05/20/2008 15:35 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARRAR JASPER CO. GA 05/20/2008 15:48 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOVILLA BUTTS CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:00 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EATONTON PUTNAM CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:05 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLADESVILLE JASPER CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:05 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRION CHATTOOGA CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:10 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRION CHATTOOGA CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 36 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
VEAZEY GREENE CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:15 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
OOSTANAULA GORDON CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:25 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
ROBINSON TALIAFERRO CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:28 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
BLUE RIDGE FANNIN CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:30 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLEDGEVILLE BALDWIN CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 80 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ADAIRSVILLE BARTOW CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:40 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENLO CHATTOOGA CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:45 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
MILLEDGEVILLE BALDWIN CO. GA 05/20/2008 16:45 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
ROME FLOYD CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:10 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE CHEROKEE CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:20 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
DAVISBORO WASHINGTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:20 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LEBANON CHEROKEE CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:35 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 4 46.000M 0.00K
LOUISVILLE JEFFERSON CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN PARK FULTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ALPHARETTA FULTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:43 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CARTERSVILLE BARTOW CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:47 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ETNA POLK CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:57 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
LILBURN GWINNETT CO. GA 05/20/2008 17:58 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
ACWORTH COBB CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:03 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDARTOWN POLK CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON MORGAN CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BREMEN HARALSON CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:25 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMPTON WALTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:38 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ROSWELL FULTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:38 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE WALTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:39 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINSTON DOUGLAS CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NORTH HIGH SHOALS OCONEE CO. GA 05/20/2008 18:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MADISON MORGAN CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:01 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
MADISON MORGAN CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:02 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWDON CARROLL CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:20 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENSBORO GREENE CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GREENSBORO GREENE CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:20 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EATONTON PUTNAM CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EPHESUS HEARD CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FAYETTEVILLE FAYETTE CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:35 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHOULDERBONE HANCOCK CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CENTRALHATCHEE HEARD CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:45 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORWOOD WARREN CO. GA 05/20/2008 19:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EUREKA HANCOCK CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:00 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
LINDSEY WASHINGTON CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:01 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
HOGANSVILLE TROUP CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HARRISONVILLE TROUP CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:07 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLAT ROCK PUTNAM CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LONE OAK MERIWETHER CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EDGEHILL GLASCOCK CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:12 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
EDGEHILL GLASCOCK CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
THOMASTON UPSON CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:55 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THOMASTON UPSON CO. GA 05/20/2008 20:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MUSELLA CRAWFORD CO. GA 05/20/2008 21:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LIZELLA BIBB CO. GA 05/20/2008 21:29 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DRY BRANCH TWIGGS CO. GA 05/20/2008 21:47 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HUBER TWIGGS CO. GA 05/20/2008 21:50 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 4 57.469M 0.00K