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Statement as of 8:46 AM EST on January 24, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 24, 2017


... Tornado confirmed near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia...

Location... Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia
date... 1/21/2017
estimated time... 240 PM EST
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 95 mph
maximum path width... 75 yards
path length... 1 mile
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia on 1/21/2017.

The tornado shredded a wall on a metal building and snapped
numerous trees.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/cae.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


Okulski


846 am EST Tue Jan 24 2017

... Tornado confirmed near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia...

Location... Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia
date... 1/21/2017
estimated time... 240 PM EST
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 95 mph
maximum path width... 75 yards
path length... 1 mile
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia on 1/21/2017.

The tornado shredded a wall on a metal building and snapped
numerous trees.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/cae.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


Okulski

846 am EST Tue Jan 24 2017

... Tornado confirmed near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia...

Location... Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia
date... 1/21/2017
estimated time... 240 PM EST
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 95 mph
maximum path width... 75 yards
path length... 1 mile
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
near Waynesboro in Burke County Georgia on 1/21/2017.

The tornado shredded a wall on a metal building and snapped
numerous trees.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/cae.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


Okulski


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