Sunday, November 12, 2006

It Was A Tornado...

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touchdown in Fulton County on Friday evening. They classified the tornado as a F1. To read the complete damage report click here. The damage path is displayed in the above map.

Below is an image taken from the NWS. Here's their analysis:

In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed strong winds (red colors) punching through the middle of a line of storms (leading edge marked with a dashed white line) around 5 pm CST on 11/10/2006. This created a bow echo (boomerang shaped line of storms), with circulations at both ends of the bow. These circulations (designated with an "X"), or bookend vortices, sometimes produce tornadoes...especially the northernmost circulation.

Below are some pictures from the National Weather Service damage survey. John Robinson of the National Weather Service took these pictures when he confirmed that this was tornado damage and rated the tornado as an F1 based on the damage. For more pictures click here.

Here's the GREAT news... no injuries!


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