Early County tornado had winds of 100 mph


EARLY COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) — National Weather Service meteorologists sent a survey team to examine damage left behind from several rounds of thunderstorms. One storm spawned a tornado around 12:30 p.m. CDT/1:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, knocking down trees, scattering debris, and producing other damage to a barn pump.

Meteorologists determined the tornado that moved across western parts of Early County, west of Blakely, had winds of 100 mph and given a rating of EF1.

Trained spotters reported the tornado along with indications on weather radar, prompting several tornado warnings. Numerous pine trees were felled or uprooted about three miles NW of Blakely.

The tornado eventually moved into Randolph County, Ga.

The tornado developed out of Tropical Storm Claudette’s remnants.

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