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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Begin Date 08/21/2011 20:15:00 EST-5
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location ROCKY MT
Begin Lat/Lon 33.23/-84.68
End Date 08/21/2011 20:21:00 EST-5
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location ROCKY MT
End Lat/Lon 33.17/-84.68
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An unusually strong late summer cold front was moving toward the southeast United States supported by strong northwest flow aloft on the east side of an ever persistent strong subtropical ridge across Texas and the southern plains. With an unstable, hot surface environment in place across Georgia, the stage was set for scattered thunderstorms. Activity was a little more widespread than on previous days. The storms exhibited frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. A few became strong to severe producing penny to nickel-sized hail and damaging downburst winds.
Event Narrative The Meriwether County Emergency Management Director reported that at least a dozen trees were blown down in the north central part of the county around Rocky Mount. WSR-88D base velocity data clearly showed a downburst in this area. A few power lines were down in the area as well.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 30.50K 0.00K
WINSTON DOUGLAS CO. GA 08/21/2011 17:11 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COAL MTN FORSYTH CO. GA 08/21/2011 17:29 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CUMMING FORSYTH CO. GA 08/21/2011 18:30 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
ATLANTA FULTON CO. GA 08/21/2011 19:43 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKY MT MERIWETHER CO. GA 08/21/2011 20:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ROCKY MT MERIWETHER CO. GA 08/21/2011 20:26 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 30.50K 0.00K