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Public Information Statement
Issued: 20:38 EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 01/21/17 through 01/22/17 tornado outbreak...

A powerful storm system approached the area from the west Saturday,
January 21st and moved across the state Sunday afternoon, January 22nd.
A strong line of storms producing multiple tornadoes caused extensive
damage across central Georgia on Saturday. Another round of severe weather
moved into central Georgia on Sunday.

Note... this product will be updated with new information as storm survey
teams complete their data collection and analysis.

.Wilkinson County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1254 PM EST
start location: approx. 1 mile SSE of Irwinton
start lat/lon: 32.797 / -83.170

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 111 PM EST
end location: approx. 5.5 miles E of Irwinton
end_lat/lon: 32.827 / -83.170

A tornado touched down south of Irwinton, east of US 441
bypass. The tornado tracked along Hwy 57 toward Toomsboro.

.Washington County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 133 PM EST
start location: approx. 2.7 miles SSE of Tennille
start lat/lon: 32.896 / -82.820

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 2 PM EST
end location: 1 mile NE of Davisboro
end_lat/lon: 32.986 / -82.592

Tornado damage extends approximately 14 miles in a
non-continuous path. Damage likely due to 3 to 4 separate
tornadic circulations to be determined at a later time.

.Johnson County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 6.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 129 PM EST
start location: approx. 5.3 miles se of Wrightsville
start lat/lon: 32.688 / -82.641

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 136 PM EST
end location: approx. 5 miles NW of Kite
end_lat/lon: 32.754 / -82.564

A tornado touched down in rural Johnson County, just south
of Moores Chapel Road. It continued NE crossing Hwy 57 and
eventually lifted near the intersection of Harrison Road and
fortner Road.

.Peach and Houston County tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 110-115 mph
path length /statute/: at least 14 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1211 PM EST
start location: approx. 6 miles se of Fort Valley
start lat/lon: 32.512 / -83.791

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1229 PM EST
end location: to be determined

A long track tornado touched down along andel Road, just N of the
Peach/Houston County line. It tracked ENE, crossing I-75 in northern
Houston County. The majority of the damage west of I-75 was trees
either snapped or uprooted. There was minor damage to a couple
homes in the form of shingles being blown off. The tornado
continued NE, across I-75 uprooting and snapping trees including
one that fell onto a nursing home along US-11. The tornado tracked
ENE along sandefur Rd doing a lot of damage to mainly trees.
There were a few homes south of the Road that sustained some roof
damage along Griswold way. There was some minor damage to a sports
complex along cohen Walker Road and a business northeast of the
complex along with some tree damage. The storm crossed Hwy 96 near
Peach Blossom Road and continued NE through some neighborhoods
west of Bonanza drive causing minor roof and tree damage to some
homes. The tornado crossed feagin Mill Road near the intersection
of Bonanza drive where tree damage and minor roof damage was
noted. The storm crossed Moody drive and began intensifying as
strong inflow winds were noted along Sandy Run Road and echo Lane
where brick fences were blown down and numerous trees were
snapped or uprooted facing north into the intensifying storm. The
worst of the damage occurred near the walmart and adjacent
neighborhood on windmill CT. 2 large hvac units were thrown
approximately 50 yards from the top of the walmart. The auto Bay
doors on the back of the store were blown in and the roof was
blown upward. The Rafters on the other end of the store were
twisted. Along windmill CT and Hidden Creek Circle 1 home had 80
percent of its roof removed and windows and doors blown in. Across
the street, another home on Hidden Creek Circle had its garage
door and front windows blown in and parts of the roof removed. The
storm continued ENE into a Mobile Home Park along Maxwell drive
and sherry Lane and caused damage to another 15-20 homes. One
Mobile home was nearly destroyed along sherry Lane. The storm
possibly continued onto Warner Robins, however, the NWS did not
continue any further NE and will work with Warner Robins AFB to
determine if it continued.

.Macon County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 9 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1159 PM EST
start location: approx. 5 miles SW of Marshallville
start lat/lon: 32.411 / -84.009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1207 PM EST
end location: approx. 4.5 miles E of Marshallville
end_lat/lon: 32.452 / -83.864


A brief tornado touched down SW of Marshallville along Winchester
Road tracking to the NE, eventually crossing Hwy 127. The tornado
lifted along Camp John hope Road, just W of the Macon/Peach
County line. Mostly tree damage was noted, but there was minor roof
damage that was observed. Three irrigation systems were turned over
south of Marshallville.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review and publication in NWS storm data.



838 PM EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage survey for 01/21/17 through 01/22/17 tornado outbreak...

A powerful storm system approached the area from the west Saturday,
January 21st and moved across the state Sunday afternoon, January 22nd.
A strong line of storms producing multiple tornadoes caused extensive
damage across central Georgia on Saturday. Another round of severe weather
moved into central Georgia on Sunday.

Note... this product will be updated with new information as storm survey
teams complete their data collection and analysis.

.Wilkinson County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1254 PM EST
start location: approx. 1 mile SSE of Irwinton
start lat/lon: 32.797 / -83.170

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 111 PM EST
end location: approx. 5.5 miles E of Irwinton
end_lat/lon: 32.827 / -83.170

A tornado touched down south of Irwinton, east of US 441
bypass. The tornado tracked along Hwy 57 toward Toomsboro.

.Washington County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 133 PM EST
start location: approx. 2.7 miles SSE of Tennille
start lat/lon: 32.896 / -82.820

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 2 PM EST
end location: 1 mile NE of Davisboro
end_lat/lon: 32.986 / -82.592

Tornado damage extends approximately 14 miles in a
non-continuous path. Damage likely due to 3 to 4 separate
tornadic circulations to be determined at a later time.

.Johnson County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 6.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 129 PM EST
start location: approx. 5.3 miles se of Wrightsville
start lat/lon: 32.688 / -82.641

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 136 PM EST
end location: approx. 5 miles NW of Kite
end_lat/lon: 32.754 / -82.564

A tornado touched down in rural Johnson County, just south
of Moores Chapel Road. It continued NE crossing Hwy 57 and
eventually lifted near the intersection of Harrison Road and
fortner Road.

.Peach and Houston County tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 110-115 mph
path length /statute/: at least 14 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1211 PM EST
start location: approx. 6 miles se of Fort Valley
start lat/lon: 32.512 / -83.791

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1229 PM EST
end location: to be determined

A long track tornado touched down along andel Road, just N of the
Peach/Houston County line. It tracked ENE, crossing I-75 in northern
Houston County. The majority of the damage west of I-75 was trees
either snapped or uprooted. There was minor damage to a couple
homes in the form of shingles being blown off. The tornado
continued NE, across I-75 uprooting and snapping trees including
one that fell onto a nursing home along US-11. The tornado tracked
ENE along sandefur Rd doing a lot of damage to mainly trees.
There were a few homes south of the Road that sustained some roof
damage along Griswold way. There was some minor damage to a sports
complex along cohen Walker Road and a business northeast of the
complex along with some tree damage. The storm crossed Hwy 96 near
Peach Blossom Road and continued NE through some neighborhoods
west of Bonanza drive causing minor roof and tree damage to some
homes. The tornado crossed feagin Mill Road near the intersection
of Bonanza drive where tree damage and minor roof damage was
noted. The storm crossed Moody drive and began intensifying as
strong inflow winds were noted along Sandy Run Road and echo Lane
where brick fences were blown down and numerous trees were
snapped or uprooted facing north into the intensifying storm. The
worst of the damage occurred near the walmart and adjacent
neighborhood on windmill CT. 2 large hvac units were thrown
approximately 50 yards from the top of the walmart. The auto Bay
doors on the back of the store were blown in and the roof was
blown upward. The Rafters on the other end of the store were
twisted. Along windmill CT and Hidden Creek Circle 1 home had 80
percent of its roof removed and windows and doors blown in. Across
the street, another home on Hidden Creek Circle had its garage
door and front windows blown in and parts of the roof removed. The
storm continued ENE into a Mobile Home Park along Maxwell drive
and sherry Lane and caused damage to another 15-20 homes. One
Mobile home was nearly destroyed along sherry Lane. The storm
possibly continued onto Warner Robins, however, the NWS did not
continue any further NE and will work with Warner Robins AFB to
determine if it continued.

.Macon County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 9 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1159 PM EST
start location: approx. 5 miles SW of Marshallville
start lat/lon: 32.411 / -84.009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1207 PM EST
end location: approx. 4.5 miles E of Marshallville
end_lat/lon: 32.452 / -83.864


A brief tornado touched down SW of Marshallville along Winchester
Road tracking to the NE, eventually crossing Hwy 127. The tornado
lifted along Camp John hope Road, just W of the Macon/Peach
County line. Mostly tree damage was noted, but there was minor roof
damage that was observed. Three irrigation systems were turned over
south of Marshallville.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review and publication in NWS storm data.


838 PM EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... NWS damage survey for 01/21/17 through 01/22/17 tornado outbreak...

A powerful storm system approached the area from the west Saturday,
January 21st and moved across the state Sunday afternoon, January 22nd.
A strong line of storms producing multiple tornadoes caused extensive
damage across central Georgia on Saturday. Another round of severe weather
moved into central Georgia on Sunday.

Note... this product will be updated with new information as storm survey
teams complete their data collection and analysis.

.Wilkinson County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1254 PM EST
start location: approx. 1 mile SSE of Irwinton
start lat/lon: 32.797 / -83.170

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 111 PM EST
end location: approx. 5.5 miles E of Irwinton
end_lat/lon: 32.827 / -83.170

A tornado touched down south of Irwinton, east of US 441
bypass. The tornado tracked along Hwy 57 toward Toomsboro.

.Washington County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 133 PM EST
start location: approx. 2.7 miles SSE of Tennille
start lat/lon: 32.896 / -82.820

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 2 PM EST
end location: 1 mile NE of Davisboro
end_lat/lon: 32.986 / -82.592

Tornado damage extends approximately 14 miles in a
non-continuous path. Damage likely due to 3 to 4 separate
tornadic circulations to be determined at a later time.

.Johnson County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 6.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 129 PM EST
start location: approx. 5.3 miles se of Wrightsville
start lat/lon: 32.688 / -82.641

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 136 PM EST
end location: approx. 5 miles NW of Kite
end_lat/lon: 32.754 / -82.564

A tornado touched down in rural Johnson County, just south
of Moores Chapel Road. It continued NE crossing Hwy 57 and
eventually lifted near the intersection of Harrison Road and
fortner Road.

.Peach and Houston County tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 110-115 mph
path length /statute/: at least 14 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1211 PM EST
start location: approx. 6 miles se of Fort Valley
start lat/lon: 32.512 / -83.791

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1229 PM EST
end location: to be determined

A long track tornado touched down along andel Road, just N of the
Peach/Houston County line. It tracked ENE, crossing I-75 in northern
Houston County. The majority of the damage west of I-75 was trees
either snapped or uprooted. There was minor damage to a couple
homes in the form of shingles being blown off. The tornado
continued NE, across I-75 uprooting and snapping trees including
one that fell onto a nursing home along US-11. The tornado tracked
ENE along sandefur Rd doing a lot of damage to mainly trees.
There were a few homes south of the Road that sustained some roof
damage along Griswold way. There was some minor damage to a sports
complex along cohen Walker Road and a business northeast of the
complex along with some tree damage. The storm crossed Hwy 96 near
Peach Blossom Road and continued NE through some neighborhoods
west of Bonanza drive causing minor roof and tree damage to some
homes. The tornado crossed feagin Mill Road near the intersection
of Bonanza drive where tree damage and minor roof damage was
noted. The storm crossed Moody drive and began intensifying as
strong inflow winds were noted along Sandy Run Road and echo Lane
where brick fences were blown down and numerous trees were
snapped or uprooted facing north into the intensifying storm. The
worst of the damage occurred near the walmart and adjacent
neighborhood on windmill CT. 2 large hvac units were thrown
approximately 50 yards from the top of the walmart. The auto Bay
doors on the back of the store were blown in and the roof was
blown upward. The Rafters on the other end of the store were
twisted. Along windmill CT and Hidden Creek Circle 1 home had 80
percent of its roof removed and windows and doors blown in. Across
the street, another home on Hidden Creek Circle had its garage
door and front windows blown in and parts of the roof removed. The
storm continued ENE into a Mobile Home Park along Maxwell drive
and sherry Lane and caused damage to another 15-20 homes. One
Mobile home was nearly destroyed along sherry Lane. The storm
possibly continued onto Warner Robins, however, the NWS did not
continue any further NE and will work with Warner Robins AFB to
determine if it continued.

.Macon County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 9 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 1159 PM EST
start location: approx. 5 miles SW of Marshallville
start lat/lon: 32.411 / -84.009

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 1207 PM EST
end location: approx. 4.5 miles E of Marshallville
end_lat/lon: 32.452 / -83.864


A brief tornado touched down SW of Marshallville along Winchester
Road tracking to the NE, eventually crossing Hwy 127. The tornado
lifted along Camp John hope Road, just W of the Macon/Peach
County line. Mostly tree damage was noted, but there was minor roof
damage that was observed. Three irrigation systems were turned over
south of Marshallville.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review and publication in NWS storm data.