Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.75 in.
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-15 19:03:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 4WSW MANCHESTER
Begin Lat/Lon 32.83/-84.68
End Date 2011-04-15 19:15:00.0 EST-5
End Location 4ESE MANCHESTER
End Lat/Lon 32.83/-84.56
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 98.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep, slow moving, negatively tiltled and highly diffluent upper trough was sweeping from the south central into the southeast U.S. during the April 15th and 16th period. A strong Pacific cold front accompanied the upper-level trough. An unseasonably warm, moist and unstable air mass was present across the southeast U.S. in advance of this weather system. An initial line of strong to severe thunderstorms began to move into northwest Georgia during the late afternoon hours of April 15th. As the line progressed further into the state, it evolved more in a large area of showers and thunderstorms with discrete supercells across especially central Georgia. These supercells produced damaging winds, hail, and three tornadoes. As the event continued into the early morning hours of the 16th, the severity decreased, but widespread rain and thunderstorms, along with isolated severe thunderstorms continued until around daybreak. In addition to the severe weather events, the prolonged and heavy rain event resulted in flash flooding along north Atlanta metropolitan area creeks and streams.
Event Narrative The Meriwether County Emergency Management Director reported golf ball-sized hail along the southern border of the county near Manchester. This hail was from the same supercell thunderstorm that spawned an EF0 tornado in northeast Harris county and also dumped baseball-sized hail across central and northeast Harris county near Hamilton and Pine Mountain Valley.


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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 13.792M 0.00K
ROME FLOYD CO. GA 04/15/2011 15:33 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
ROME FLOYD CO. GA 04/15/2011 15:34 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAIRSVILLE BARTOW CO. GA 04/15/2011 15:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ADAIRSVILLE BARTOW CO. GA 04/15/2011 15:53 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SONORAVILLE GORDON CO. GA 04/15/2011 16:00 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SONORAVILLE GORDON CO. GA 04/15/2011 16:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
HINTON PICKENS CO. GA 04/15/2011 16:23 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROUNDTOP GILMER CO. GA 04/15/2011 16:27 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TILTON WHITFIELD CO. GA 04/15/2011 17:09 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GADDISTOWN UNION CO. GA 04/15/2011 17:21 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
RAMHURST MURRAY CO. GA 04/15/2011 17:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CARROLLTON CARROLL CO. GA 04/15/2011 17:44 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRPLAY DOUGLAS CO. GA 04/15/2011 17:58 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRPLAY DOUGLAS CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN HILL HARRIS CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
POWDER SPGS COBB CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN HILL HARRIS CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:40 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 1.050M 0.00K
MABLETON COBB CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:49 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBORO HARRIS CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:50 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SANDY SPGS FULTON CO. GA 04/15/2011 18:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SANDY SPGS FULTON CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:02 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 4.270M 0.00K
MANCHESTER MERIWETHER CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:03 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 98.00K 0.00K
DUNWOODY DE KALB CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:12 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORCROSS GWINNETT CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:17 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
NORCROSS GWINNETT CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:19 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 3.150M 0.00K
THOMASTON UPSON CO. GA 04/15/2011 19:30 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ACWORTH COBB CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BARNESVILLE LAMAR CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:01 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DRUID HILLS DE KALB CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:03 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 37 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
SMYRNA COBB CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SMYRNA COBB CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:08 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLIER MONROE CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:15 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SNELLVILLE GWINNETT CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:36 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
BERNER MONROE CO. GA 04/15/2011 20:40 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN HEARD CO. GA 04/15/2011 21:00 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
NEWTOWN FULTON CO. GA 04/15/2011 21:22 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DREW FORSYTH CO. GA 04/15/2011 22:50 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FAIRPLAY DOUGLAS CO. GA 04/16/2011 01:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
AUSTELL COBB CO. GA 04/16/2011 01:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
PALMETTO FULTON CO. GA 04/16/2011 01:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
FORTSON HARRIS CO. GA 04/16/2011 02:37 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ROVER SPALDING CO. GA 04/16/2011 03:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 35 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
OCHILLEE CHATTAHOOCHEE CO. GA 04/16/2011 03:50 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
RIVOLI BIBB CO. GA 04/16/2011 05:02 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 13.792M 0.00K