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Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.6 Miles
-- Width 35 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area SCREVEN
WFO CHS
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-13 18:28:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2E SYLVANIA
Begin Lat/Lon 32.75/-81.5956
End Date 2007-02-13 18:29:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3ENE SYLVANIA
End Lat/Lon 32.7638/-81.5903
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 9.00K
Crop Damage 50.00K
Episode Narrative Upper shortwave was moving east-northeast from the Gulf of Mexico during the late afternoon and into the evening, with a moist and unstable air mass at the surface. At the same time, a 130 knot upper jet lifted northward from the Gulf of Mexico. This combination of moisture, instability, and strong wind fields aloft allowed for the development of organized severe storms.
Event Narrative A tornado developed 2 miles east of Sylvania and traveled north-northeast about 6/10th of a mile before lifting. The maximum width was 35 yards, and the maximum winds were near 105 mph. This places the tornado in the upper end of the F1 category. This tornado destroyed a pump house, knocked a large tree branch onto a car, damaged a mobile home, an outbuilding, and uprooted and snapped several trees. Nearly a dozen large pecan trees were uprooted. Other pecan trees were damaged with large limbs broken off.


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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 1 18.50K 50.00K
METTER CANDLER CO. GA 02/13/2007 17:22 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SYLVANIA SCREVEN CO. GA 02/13/2007 18:28 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 1 9.00K 50.00K
SYLVANIA SCREVEN CO. GA 02/13/2007 18:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 91 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
ALTMAN SCREVEN CO. GA 02/13/2007 18:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.50K 0.00K
SYLVANIA SCREVEN CO. GA 02/13/2007 18:36 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 18.50K 50.00K