Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 5.75 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
County/Area JOHNSON
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-04-15 01:19:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3N SCOTT
Begin Lat/Lon 32.5934/-82.67
End Date 2007-04-15 01:24:00.0 EST-5
End Location 5SW KITE
End Lat/Lon 32.6289/-82.5807
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The fourth tornado outbreak of the year for the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area, and the second major tornado outbreak for the year, occurred across the southern portion of the forecast area, or central Georgia. A broad upper trough over the central U.S. was tracking eastward while a surface low deepened rapidly as it moved from northern Mississippi into eastern Virginia. A strong low-level jet accompanied the system with 50-60 knot winds observed at 850mb across central and south Georgia late in the day on the 14th. The low-level jet transported deep Gulf moisture northward into the region. Sunshine during the early part of the day destabilized the region sufficiently to allow for strong to severe supercell thunderstorms to track across central Georgia just south of a warm frontal boundary across north Georgia. Damage surveys confirmed that nine tornadoes tracked across central Georgia, including many of the same areas that were affected during the major tornado outbreak on March 1st. The was the second most significant tornado outbreak to impact the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area since the August 29, 2005 outbreak associated with Hurricane Katrinia. The state insurance commissioner reported that at least 81 site-built homes, 28 mobile homes, and 10 businesses were damaged or destroyed during the event. Damages to structures alone were near $5 million, with additional damages the result of downed trees and power lines.
Event Narrative An aerial and ground survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that the second tornado that originated in Laurens county five miles southeast of Dublin tracked northeast to east-northeast across northeast Laurens county into Johnson county, approximately three miles north of Kite, and then continued on an east-northeastward track lifting about five miles southwest of Kite. The overall tornado path length was 19 miles, of which approxmiately five miles fell within Johnson county. The maximum tornado path length was 100 yards with maximum winds estimated at 100 mph. The majority of the damage along this portion of the tornado path occurred just north of Scott, where several homes sustained minor to moderate damage. A church in this area sustained minor damage and a family life center suffered considerable damage when it was shifted slightly off its foundation. Elsewhere along the tornado path within Johnson county, damage was confined mostly to trees and some power lines.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 5 2.669M 0.00K
VIDALIA TOOMBS CO. GA 04/14/2007 16:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 42 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
EASTMAN DODGE CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:23 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 2 350.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:45 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 3 400.00K 0.00K
ALAMO WHEELER CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CEDAR GROVE LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:50 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ORLAND TREUTLEN CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:04 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:05 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
ADRIAN EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:14 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 175.00K 0.00K
SCOTT JOHNSON CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:15 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
NORRISTOWN JUNCTION EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:17 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SCOTT JOHNSON CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:19 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
TWIN CITY EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:56 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ARABI CRISP CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:27 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN BLECKLEY CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BROWNING WILCOX CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EASTMAN DODGE CO. GA 04/15/2007 03:25 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 5 2.669M 0.00K