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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.53 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area DOOLY
WFO FFC
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-03-12 16:48:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2SE SNOW SPG
Begin Lat/Lon 32.23/-83.75
End Date 2010-03-12 16:49:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3S UNADILLA
End Lat/Lon 32.23/-83.72
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep closed upper low was moving southeast from the middle Tennessee Valley into the southeast United States. An associated frontal system and low pressure area was moving from the eastern Gulf coastal region northeastward along the southeastern U.S. seaboard. An unusually warm, moist atmosphere was present across the southeast U.S. in advance of this weather system. Although overall instability was marginal, strong shear was present with this weather system. Bands of showers and thunderstorms tracked across north and central Georgia throughout the day. While most of the storms were non-severe, one storm in northwest Georgia produced a significant downburst. The storm simultaneously produced large hail, which when combined with the downburst winds produced a significant path of damage across Whitfield county. Another storm during the evening spawned a brief EF0 tornado in the central Georgia county of Dooly, with very minimal damage noted.
Event Narrative A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that a very weak and brief EF0 tornado caused minor damage just south of Unadilla. The tornado touched down near the intersection of Taylor Street just west of Interstate-75 and continued approximately one mile east-northeast to a point on the east side of Interstate-75 near the intersection of 3rd District Road and Browns Chapel Road. The maximum path width was determined to be 100 yards wide with maximum winds estimated to be 75 mph. Near the touchdown point of the tornado, a tree fell causing minor damage to the corner of a home. Another nearby home lost a few shingles. As the tornado continued east, it crossed through a horse arena, where some tin roofing was torn from a portion of one row of horse stalls. A large adjacent billboard was blown over on a car. At the end point of the tornado, a tree top was broken out.


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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 0 125.00K 0.00K
LA FAYETTE WALKER CO. GA 03/12/2010 12:03 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRION CHATTOOGA CO. GA 03/12/2010 12:12 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOYNTON CATOOSA CO. GA 03/12/2010 12:25 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRICKUM WHITFIELD CO. GA 03/12/2010 12:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BOGART OCONEE CO. GA 03/12/2010 13:48 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLERSLIE HARRIS CO. GA 03/12/2010 14:40 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNDALE PULASKI CO. GA 03/12/2010 14:48 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORDELE CRISP CO. GA 03/12/2010 14:51 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KATHLEEN HOUSTON CO. GA 03/12/2010 16:11 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON HOUSTON CO. GA 03/12/2010 16:15 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RISING FAWN DADE CO. GA 03/12/2010 16:35 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SNOW SPG DOOLY CO. GA 03/12/2010 16:48 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN BLECKLEY CO. GA 03/12/2010 17:24 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUTEE WHITE CO. GA 03/12/2010 19:30 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 125.00K 0.00K