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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:35 PM EST on December 07, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 11/30/2016 tornado event...
... Update to adjust start point on Catoosa County tornado...

.Update... Further investigation into the Catoosa County tornado
from early Wednesday morning /Nov 30/ revealed the start point
a bit farther southwest than initially thought. Details on this
adjustment, plus the other 5 tornadoes that impacted northwest
and west-central Georgia can be found below.

.Catoosa County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 85 mph
path length /statute/: 1.30 miles **updated**
path width /maximum/: 225 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 0156 am EST **updated**
start location: 1.6 miles NNE of Ringgold **updated**
start lat/lon: 34.939267 / -85.101514 **updated**

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 0158 am EST
end location: 2.5 miles NE of Ringgold
end_lat/lon: 34.944259 / -85.079529

Survey summary: a tornado associated with a discrete supercell
produced a small area of damage northeast of Ringgold. The initial
damage path showed several trees snapped or uprooted just east of
Ooltewah-Ringgold Road /Hwy 151/ between sleepy Lane and mountain
Lane. The tornado then traveled up and over a ridge doing additional
damage along Cherokee Valley Road and swallow Lane, where several
homes sustained some level of damage. The worst of the damage
occurred to a home where both garage doors collapsed inward and
blew a portion of the roof off. Debris from this roof was thrown
more than 500 yards downstream. This supports maximum winds of 85
mph (a high end EF-0 tornado). Siding was pulled off another home
and several small trees were snapped around the properties.
Additional damage has not been reported however, very rural areas
exist on either side of this area, making it difficult to conduct
ground surveys.

.Carroll County tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 4 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 1253 PM EST
start location: 2 miles NE of Mt. Zion
start lat/lon: 33.66464 / -85.161344

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 1258 PM EST
end location: 3.2 miles se of Bremen
end_lat/lon: 33.685948 / -85.096378

Survey summary:
a weak tornado embedded within a line of thunderstorms, touched
down just north of The Mount Zion community, along Lee Williams
Road. Several large tree branches were snapped at this location.
Additional trees were snapped or uprooted along a path toward
Pleasant Ridge Road, just south of I-20. Maximum winds of 75 mph
were noted around the Bell Road and Pleasant Ridge Road area. No
additional damage was seen northeast of this location.

.Cobb County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 0.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 0139 PM EST
start location: 3.6 miles se of the center of Mableton
start lat/lon: 33.7786 / -84.5406

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 0141 PM EST
end location: 3.9 miles se of the center of Mableton
end_lat/lon: 33.7825 / -84.5341

Survey summary:
a tornado touched down along Delta Circle in Cobb County, affecting
several large Industrial metal buildings/warehouses. The southern
corner of one warehouse was ripped apart with metal siding and roofing
twisted and thrown nearly a quarter mile away into an open field.
Also at this location, a large tractor trailer (18-wheeler) was flipped
over on its side. Around the perimeter, several trees were snapped or
uprooted. Based on these damage indicators, maximum winds of 100 mph
have been confirmed (ef-1). Just northeast of this area, at the intersection
of Mableton Parkway and Lee Industrial Blvd., Additional large trees were
snapped or uprooted and part of a wooden power pole was ripped out of the
ground. An aluminum-composite light pole was snapped near its base with
several more trees uprooted along discovery Blvd. Just before the tornado
appeared to lift.


.North Atlanta tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 1.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 0150 PM EST
start location: 3.1 miles west of Buckhead Village
start lat/lon: 33.8376 / -84.4277

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 0154 PM EST
end location: 1.25 miles west of Buckhead Village
end_lat/lon: 33.8439 / -84.3955

Survey summary:
in North Atlanta, just east of I-75, a tornado snapped several large Pine
trees in a residential area along Margaret Mitchell court. The tornado
tracked east-northeast, snapping and uprooting additional large Pine trees
at the intersection of Northside Parkway (hwy 41) and Moores Mill Road NW.
Numerous large trees were snapped, several at their bases, along Northside
drive NW. This area of destroyed trees supports maximum winds reaching
90 mph (ef-1). The tornado then jogged slightly east, doing additional
tree damage along Marne drive and Arden Road NW before lifting around
the west Paces Ferry Road and Habersham Road NW intersection where several
large tree branches were downed.


.North Fulton and south Forsyth tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 3.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 0207 PM EST
start location: 3.5 miles NE of Alpharetta
start lat/lon: 34.0905 / -84.2336

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 0213 PM EST
end location: 1.0 mile W of Big Creek
end lat/lon: 34.1158 / -84.1927

Survey summary:
a weak tornado initially touched down in extreme northern Fulton County
where Two Pine trees were uprooted on windward Parkway. The tornado
continued moving northeast where it crossed into southern Forsyth County.
Several trees were snapped on McGinnis Ferry Road and a traffic light
was damaged at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry Road and curie drive.
Additional trees and tree limbs were downed along the path before the
tornado lifted along Ridgefield drive.

.Commerce area tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 30 2016
start time: 0304 PM EST
start location: 3.1 miles NW of the center of Commerce
start lat/lon: 34.2322 / -83.5023

End date: Nov 30 2016
end time: 0311 PM EST
end location: 3.6 miles N of the center of Commerce
end_lat/lon: 34.2567 / -83.4635

Survey summary:
a tornado touched down near a poultry supply store on Maysville Road
just north of I-85. At this location, the tornado produced EF-0 damage,
blowing over five 1000lb unsecured poultry feed bins and Downing some
large tree branches. The tornado continued moving northeast, paralleling I-85.
Two street signs were bent over on Ridgeway Church Road. The tornado then
produced EF-1 damage at an automotive trailer sales business where two large
overhead garage doors were blown in, the front business door was blown off,
and the roof was damaged. Several automotive trailers were also rolled about
50 feet. The tornado then blew out a couple of large business signs before
lifting near the intersection of Highway 441 and east Ridgeway Road.

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.


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