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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 1.4 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area CHATTAHOOCHEE
WFO FFC
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-11-15 15:00:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1NNE FT BENNING
Begin Lat/Lon 32.34/-84.99
End Date 2006-11-15 15:03:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2N FT BENNING
End Lat/Lon 32.35/-85
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 9/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A very deep closed upper low moved through the mid and deep south resulting in a significant severe weather outbreak across the deep south and southeast. Georgia was on the eastern edge of this outbreak because much of north and central Georgia remained in a wedge of cooler air. However, a nose of warm, moist air from central and southern Alabama worked its way into the Columbus area of west central Georgia. Dewpoints in the Columbus area rose into the lower 60s helping to fuel the environment in that region for strong storms. A strong squall line of thunderstorms from central and southern Alabama worked its way into west central Georgia shortly after noon, spawning a tornado in the Fort Benning area. The line of thunderstorms weakened considerably as it moved further east into the cooler, more stable air. Thus, little severe weather was reported further east. In addition to the severe weather, rainfall of two to four inches across much of north and west Georgia resulted in several street flooding incidents, especially in the Columbus area. Strong winds, particularly at the higher elevations in the north Georgia counties, resulted in a number of trees being blown down.
Event Narrative A survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, GA concluded that an F1 tornado had touched down at the intersection of Sightseeing Road and Lavoy Road in the northern portion of Fort Benning and traveled north-northeast toward the Upatoi Creek and the Muscogee county line. The tornado crossed just across the border into Muscogee county before lifting. Moderate damage was observed within the Main Post area of Fort Benning along a 150-yard wide, 1.5-mile long path. The majority of the damage occurred along Wold Avenue, where about 10 World War II warehouses were heavily damage, and 18-wheel truck was flipped over, and two vehicles were damaged from debris. Several trees and power lines were also down in the area. Six homes were also damaged in the McDonald Manor Housing Area from large downed trees and limbs. Nine minor injuries were reported in this area as a result of flying or falling debris.


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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 9 575.10K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 08:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 32 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 09:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 33 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WHITESVILLE HARRIS CO. GA 11/15/2006 13:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 13:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 32 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 13:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 30 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 13:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 30 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
COLUMBUS MUSCOGEE CO. GA 11/15/2006 13:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH MONROE CO. GA 11/15/2006 14:46 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FT BENNING CHATTAHOOCHEE CO. GA 11/15/2006 15:00 EST-5 Tornado F1 0 9 500.00K 0.00K
COLUMBUS MUSCOGEE CO. GA 11/15/2006 15:03 EST-5 Tornado F1 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
CANTON CHEROKEE CO. GA 11/15/2006 15:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIGHTOWER FORSYTH CO. GA 11/15/2006 16:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 1.60K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 17:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 30 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
AMERICUS SUMTER CO. GA 11/15/2006 17:45 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 18:25 EST-5 Strong Wind 31 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN LAURENS CO. GA 11/15/2006 19:00 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 11/15/2006 21:15 EST-5 Strong Wind 34 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TRENTON DADE CO. GA 11/15/2006 23:40 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 11/16/2006 01:50 EST-5 Strong Wind 31 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 9 575.10K 0.00K