Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tropical Storm
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-21 12:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-08-27 12:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Storm Fay will be remembered from the catastrophic rainfall that it brought to much of Florida as well as being one of the longer lived tropical systems to affect the U.S. Tropical Storm Fay formed from a tropical wave on August 15th along the east coast of Hispaniola. The storm moved west along the south coast of Cuba before reaching a weakness in the subtropical ridge to its north causing it turn north-northwestward into central Cuba by the 17th. Fay continued to track north-northwest through the Florida straits and Florida Keys on the 18th before turning northeast toward the Florida peninsula. The storm made landfall on August 19th in southwest Florida at Cape Romano as a tropical storm with winds of 60 mph. Fay continued to move very slowly northeast across the central Florida peninsula, well maintaining its strength along the way, reaching the northeast coast of Florida on August 21st. At this point, a strengthening subtropical ridge and surface high over the mid-Atlantic region forced Fay to take a sharp westward turn toward the Florida panhandle. The storm tracked west to west-northwest from the 22nd through the 25th into extreme southeast Louisiana before reaching the western end of the subtropical ridge and an approaching frontal system. Thus, Fay once again turned back toward the northeast across central Mississippi and central/northern Alabama before finally becoming absorbed into the mean flow and a frontal system located across the Tennessee Valley.
The slow movement of Fay and the proximity to the forecast area allowed for Fay's impacts on the Peachtree City forecast area to last several days. Outer rain bands affected the southern parts of the forecast area as early as the 20th. Outer rain bands continued to affect the southern counties as Fay tracked slowly west through the Florida Panhandle the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Some of these produced gusty winds and a few trees were blown down in the far southeastern counties, namely Toombs with three downed trees and Emanuel with two downed trees. While no tornadoes occurred at this point, tornado warnings were issued for several counties in the south central and southeast part of the forecast area. Widespread heavy rain also affected the southwest part of the forecast area on the 23rd as the system tracked west across the Florida Panhandle. As Fay stalled across southeast Louisiana on the 24th and began its move back to the northeast on the 25th, outer rain bands and thunderstorms started to move back into the area from the southwest during the afternoon of the 24th. Widespread heavy rain followed on the 25th and 26th, especially across the northwest half of the forecast area. As the remnant center of circulation moved into northern Alabama on the 26th, spiral bands of rotating thunderstorms tracked across north and central Georgia. Six confirmed tornado touchdowns were observed in north central and northeast Georgia as a result of Fay. These were the first tropical storm-related tornadoes to affect the Peachtree City forecast area since Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2008. No lives were lost, but three injuries occurred when one of the associated tornadoes destroyed mobile homes in Jackson county. Two schools and dozens of homes were damaged in Hall county from other Fay associated tornadoes. Estimated combined damages for the five days that tropical storm Fay affected the north and central Georgia area were $1.89 million.
Event Narrative


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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 0 1.890M 0.00K
CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTON (ZONE) WALTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANKS (ZONE) BANKS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSON (ZONE) UPSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWIGGS (ZONE) TWIGGS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUP (ZONE) TROUP (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORDON (ZONE) GORDON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COWETA (ZONE) COWETA (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB (ZONE) COBB (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREUTLEN (ZONE) TREUTLEN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOOMBS (ZONE) TOOMBS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH (ZONE) FORSYTH (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNS (ZONE) TOWNS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMANUEL (ZONE) EMANUEL (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATOOSA (ZONE) CATOOSA (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTOOGA (ZONE) CHATTOOGA (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEACH (ZONE) PEACH (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIWETHER (ZONE) MERIWETHER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARALSON (ZONE) HARALSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DADE (ZONE) DADE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARROW (ZONE) BARROW (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPALDING (ZONE) SPALDING (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEY (ZONE) SCHLEY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKDALE (ZONE) ROCKDALE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARTOW (ZONE) BARTOW (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART (ZONE) STEWART (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEARD (ZONE) HEARD (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOLY (ZONE) DOOLY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTS (ZONE) BUTTS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLECKLEY (ZONE) BLECKLEY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIBB (ZONE) BIBB (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKINSON (ZONE) WILKINSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINNETT (ZONE) GWINNETT (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRISP (ZONE) CRISP (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD (ZONE) WHITFIELD (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRIS (ZONE) HARRIS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE KALB (ZONE) DE KALB (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILCOX (ZONE) WILCOX (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCOGEE (ZONE) MUSCOGEE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN (ZONE) BALDWIN (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.890M 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIKE (ZONE) PIKE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAURENS (ZONE) LAURENS (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAULDING (ZONE) PAULDING (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASCOCK (ZONE) GLASCOCK (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGLETHORPE (ZONE) OGLETHORPE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCONEE (ZONE) OCONEE (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH FULTON (ZONE) NORTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELFAIR (ZONE) TELFAIR (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALBOT (ZONE) TALBOT (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALIAFERRO (ZONE) TALIAFERRO (ZONE) GA 08/21/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.890M 0.00K