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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
634 PM EDT Mon Jun 25 2018

...NWS Confirms Tornado in Walker County GA on 6/22/18...

Scattered severe thunderstorms that moved across portions of
extreme northwest Georgia last Friday (June 22) produced small
areas of damage, mainly to trees and powerlines. However, in 
conjunction with Walker County emergency management and amateur 
video, the NWS in Peachtree City has confirmed a very brief 
tornado that occurred between LaFayette and Rock Spring, in 
east-central Walker County GA. Please see additional details 
below.

Note: At the time of this storm/tornado, the Hytop (HTX) radar in
northeast Alabama was inoperable. The closest functional radar was
in Peachtree City (FFC). Due to the distance (away from the radar),
the height at which the lowest portions of the storm could be seen
was already more than 10,000 feet AGL, making it extremely difficult
to see these shallow/short-lived tornadoes.
 
.Walker County (GA) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.3 miles (non-continuous) 
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 22 2018
Start Time:             8:06 PM EDT
Start Location:         2.9 miles N of LaFayette GA
Start Lat/Lon:          34.752074 / -85.263534

End Date:               Jun 22 2018
End Time:               8:09 PM EDT
End Location:           2.8 miles NE of LaFayette GA
End Lat/Lon:            34.742687 / -85.243614

Survey Summary:

A small and very brief tornado touched down near the intersection
of Wheeler Road and Warren Road, just east of the US Hwy 27/1 
north of the town of LaFayette, snapping a few trees. The tornado
then traveled southeast toward Lake Howard Road, producing several
areas of damage between Ringgold Road and Lucas Lane along Lake 
Howard Road. This included two small barns sustaining significant 
damage, several larger trees either uprooted or snapped, and part 
of a roof (shingles) pulled up from a two-story home. No further 
damage was seen beyond Ringgold Road and south of Lake Howard Road
where mostly wooded area exists.

Note: Visual evidence of this brief tornado was actually caught 
on camera and shared via social media. 

Additional note: At the time of this storm/tornado, the Hytop
(HTX) radar in northeast Alabama was inoperable. The closest radar
to use was in Peachtree City (FFC). Due to the distance (away 
from the radar), the height at which the lowest portions of the
storm could be see was already more than 10,000 feet AGL.

&&

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 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS 
Storm Data. 

$$

Nadler

699 
NOUS42 KFFC 252234
PNSFFC
GAZ001>004-011-261045-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
634 PM EDT Mon Jun 25 2018

...NWS Confirms Tornado in Walker County GA on 6/22/18...

Scattered severe thunderstorms that moved across portions of
extreme northwest Georgia last Friday (June 22) produced small
areas of damage, mainly to trees and powerlines. However, in 
conjunction with Walker County emergency management and amateur 
video, the NWS in Peachtree City has confirmed a very brief 
tornado that occurred between LaFayette and Rock Spring, in 
east-central Walker County GA. Please see additional details 
below.

Note: At the time of this storm/tornado, the Hytop (HTX) radar in
northeast Alabama was inoperable. The closest functional radar was
in Peachtree City (FFC). Due to the distance (away from the radar),
the height at which the lowest portions of the storm could be seen
was already more than 10,000 feet AGL, making it extremely difficult
to see these shallow/short-lived tornadoes.
 
.Walker County (GA) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.3 miles (non-continuous) 
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 22 2018
Start Time:             8:06 PM EDT
Start Location:         2.9 miles N of LaFayette GA
Start Lat/Lon:          34.752074 / -85.263534

End Date:               Jun 22 2018
End Time:               8:09 PM EDT
End Location:           2.8 miles NE of LaFayette GA
End Lat/Lon:            34.742687 / -85.243614

Survey Summary:

A small and very brief tornado touched down near the intersection
of Wheeler Road and Warren Road, just east of the US Hwy 27/1 
north of the town of LaFayette, snapping a few trees. The tornado
then traveled southeast toward Lake Howard Road, producing several
areas of damage between Ringgold Road and Lucas Lane along Lake 
Howard Road. This included two small barns sustaining significant 
damage, several larger trees either uprooted or snapped, and part 
of a roof (shingles) pulled up from a two-story home. No further 
damage was seen beyond Ringgold Road and south of Lake Howard Road
where mostly wooded area exists.

Note: Visual evidence of this brief tornado was actually caught 
on camera and shared via social media. 

Additional note: At the time of this storm/tornado, the Hytop
(HTX) radar in northeast Alabama was inoperable. The closest radar
to use was in Peachtree City (FFC). Due to the distance (away 
from the radar), the height at which the lowest portions of the
storm could be see was already more than 10,000 feet AGL.

&&

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 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS 
Storm Data. 

$$

Nadler