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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
806 PM EDT Mon Mar 27 2023

...Preliminary Storm Surveys Ongoing for Several Locations Across
Central Georgia from Tornados Occurring on Sunday, March 26, 2023
and Monday, March 27, 2023...

Includes preliminary results from the Troup/Meriwether County 
tornado with more information forthcoming in future updates. A 
team will survey the damage in Baldwin and Hancock Counties on 
Tuesday, March 28, 2023. 

A boundary draped across central Georgia served as the focal point
for strong to severe thunderstorm development as a disturbance passed
through the southeast on Sunday. Several supercells were able to 
develop along the boundary that became severe and went on to 
produce tornados on Sunday across portions of central Georgia. 
When the attendant cold front was able to push through the state, 
it brought an additional wave of severe weather across central 
Georgia. At the time of this writing, a preliminary survey for the
tornado in Troup and Meriwether Counties has been conducted while
additional surveys for Baldwin and Hancock Counties are planned. 
Additional findings will be determined in forthcoming updates once
ongoing surveys have been concluded.

..Troup/Meriwether County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    150 mph
Path Length /statute/:  20.65 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   Unavailable 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               5

Start Date:             03/26/2023
Start Time:             06:49 AM EDT
Start Location:         1 ESE Lakeview / Troup County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8984 / -85.1856

End Date:               03/26/2023
End Time:               07:19 AM EDT
End Location:           3 N Pine Mountain-Callaway Gardens / Meriwether County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            32.903 / -84.8323

Survey Summary:
Full summary is forthcoming.


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

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