Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.64 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area GILMER
WFO FFC
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-04 20:33:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3NNW ROUNDTOP
Begin Lat/Lon 34.64/-84.59
End Date 2011-04-04 20:36:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2NW ELLIJAY GILMER CO AR
End Lat/Lon 34.65/-84.55
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An extremely progressive and highly kinematic upper flow remained in place across the U.S. A deep, full-latitude negatively tilted trough and associated strong Pacific cold front swept through the eastern U.S. April 4th into April 5th. An intense northeast to southwest oriented squall line of thunderstorms accompanied this front. Wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph were common along this line of thunderstorms as it traversed the entire Peachtree City (WFO FFC), Georgia Weather Forecast county warning area. Nearly every county received at least one severe thunderstorm warning during this event and nearly every county experienced extensive wind damage from these thunderstorms. Two brief EF0 tornadoes also occurred with this event in Gilmer county of north central Georgia. Downed trees on homes and vehicles also caused 7 fatalities during this event, the most in any single weather event since the catastrophic floods of late September 2009. Even several hours after the storms had passed, at least 50,000 residents of north and central Georgia remained without power.
Event Narrative A survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia in conjunction with the Gilmer County Emergency Management Director confirmed that a brief EF1 tornado, sandwiched between two microbursts, had touched down in west central Gilmer county approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Tails Creek or just northeast of Carters Lake and traveled east-northeast 2.6 miles before lifting. The maximum path width was determined to be 1/2 mile wide with maximum winds estimated to be 100 mph. Hundreds of trees were either blown down, uprooted, or snapped along the path of the tornado as it traveled through the Rose Garden subdivision. Approximately 100 homes in this area sustained at least minor damage as large trees fell on the structures. Several sustained major damage. There were reports from Atlanta television media that several people were trapped in their homes during this event, but this information was not confirmed. No injuries or fatalities were reported from this event.
[04/04-04/05/11: Tornado #1, County #1-1, EF1, Gilmer, 2011:003].


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 4 3 15.517M 0.00K
COLE CITY DADE CO. GA 04/04/2011 16:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LOOKOUT MTN WALKER CO. GA 04/04/2011 17:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LAKEVIEW CATOOSA CO. GA 04/04/2011 17:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CLOUDLAND CHATTOOGA CO. GA 04/04/2011 19:44 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LA FAYETTE WALKER CO. GA 04/04/2011 19:44 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
COHUTTA WHITFIELD CO. GA 04/04/2011 19:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EVERETT SPGS FLOYD CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
RESACA GORDON CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:09 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 1.580M 0.00K
RESACA GORDON CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:09 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
DALTON WHITFIELD CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:10 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMHURST MURRAY CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ADAIRSVILLE BARTOW CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
COLWELL FANNIN CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
ETNA POLK CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TAILS CREEK GILMER CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BLAINE PICKENS CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:33 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ROUNDTOP GILMER CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:33 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
ELDERS GILMER CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:34 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ROME FLOYD CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:44 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BLAIRSVILLE UNION CO. GA 04/04/2011 20:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
IVY LOG UNION CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:03 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAHLONEGA LUMPKIN CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 37 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BLAIRSVILLE UNION CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:12 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EUHARLEE BARTOW CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:12 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GUMLOG TOWNS CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:12 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WHITESBURG CARROLL CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BUCHANAN HARALSON CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 37 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
YOUNG HARRIS TOWNS CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:17 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRASWELL PAULDING CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ROBERTSTOWN WHITE CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ACWORTH COBB CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TEMPLE CARROLL CO. GA 04/04/2011 21:54 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILL ARP DOUGLAS CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DOUGLASVILLE DOUGLAS CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:08 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIRAM PAULDING CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:08 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.400M 0.00K
POWDER SPGS COBB CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
AUSTELL COBB CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:15 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALPHARETTA FULTON CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:22 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ABBOTTSFORD TROUP CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
CORINTH HEARD CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:24 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARGENT COWETA CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SARGENT COWETA CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:26 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.080M 0.00K
LULA BANKS CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NORCROSS GWINNETT CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:36 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MAYSVILLE JACKSON CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WHITESVILLE HARRIS CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
TYRONE FAYETTE CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FOREST PARK CLAYTON CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LONE OAK MERIWETHER CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
DULUTH GWINNETT CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:50 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUBURN BARROW CO. GA 04/04/2011 22:59 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GREEN IS HILLS MUSCOGEE CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
POCATALIGO MADISON CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
STOCKBRIDGE HENRY CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 1 500.00K 0.00K
ALMON NEWTON CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HOLLONVILLE PIKE CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DIGBEY SPALDING CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
HAMPTON HENRY CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:15 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 2.250M 0.00K
LOGANVILLE WALTON CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
ATWATER UPSON CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE STEWART CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:22 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MC DONOUGH HENRY CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:28 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EASTVILLE OCONEE CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
JENKINSBURG BUTTS CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:33 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 2 0 200.00K 0.00K
MONROE WALTON CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:37 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
JUNIPER MARION CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
HIGH FALLS MONROE CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CALVIN JASPER CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:47 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALVIN JASPER CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
CARSONVILLE TAYLOR CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
RUTLEDGE MORGAN CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
DUNLAP OGLETHORPE CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:54 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PRESTON WEBSTER CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MUSELLA CRAWFORD CO. GA 04/04/2011 23:59 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MURRAYS XRDS SCHLEY CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WRAYSWOOD GREENE CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
WILLARD PUTNAM CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:09 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CONCORD SUMTER CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
IDEAL MACON CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
EAST JULIETTE JONES CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LIZELLA BIBB CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
FT VLY PEACH CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WALDEN BIBB CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:30 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
CENTERVILLE HOUSTON CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
DRY BRANCH TWIGGS CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
DOOLING DOOLY CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DEVEREUX HANCOCK CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GORDON WILKINSON CO. GA 04/05/2011 00:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CORDELE CRISP CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BARNETT WARREN CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HEBRON WASHINGTON CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:11 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MAGNOLIA BLECKLEY CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
BROWNDALE PULASKI CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
IRWINTON WILKINSON CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:23 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PINEVIEW WILCOX CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
RAYLE WILKES CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
GRESSTON DODGE CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:37 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
DUBOIS DODGE CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:39 EST-5 Tornado EF2 1 2 150.00K 0.00K
DEXTER LAURENS CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:55 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEXTER LAURENS CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MILAN TELFAIR CO. GA 04/05/2011 01:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ORLAND TREUTLEN CO. GA 04/05/2011 02:14 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SPANN JOHNSON CO. GA 04/05/2011 02:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SPRING HILL WHEELER CO. GA 04/05/2011 02:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
ADRIAN EMANUEL CO. GA 04/05/2011 02:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
VIDALIA TOOMBS CO. GA 04/05/2011 02:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 37 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
NORTH FULTON (ZONE) NORTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 04/05/2011 07:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 30 kts. EG 1 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 4 3 15.517M 0.00K