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Tuesday's storms confirmed as tornadoes

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Tallahassee, Fl-   Residents of Seminole and Miller counties need no confirmation of a tornado to know how destructive Tuesday's storm was, but assessment teams from the National Weather Service have concluded that the storm did produce several tornadoes. "It's definately a couple, one in Houston County Alabama, a brief track that injured four people. Then the massive tornado that really moved through from near Donalsonville to up South of Colquitt, Georgia. That was an almost eighteen mile track," NOAA meteorologist Bob Goree said.

 The F2 tornado caused widespread damage with some areas even seeing F3 devastation with winds possibly exceeding 200 miles per hour. The path of the storm was approximately 18 miles long and as wide as one mile in some locations moving from Southwest to Northeast across northern Seminole County and southern Miller County. "Maximized as an F-3 tornado in spots. Mostly it was an F-2, but it did reach the F-3 stage," Goree said 

While tornadoes themselves are generally seen as rare events, the conditions in the atmosphere this time of year that make severe weather possible are not., "All the conditions are there, the upper-level dynamics, the moist air flow, plenty of instability, turning of the atmosphere, a veering wind profile that adds to the development of severe thunderstorms." Even though severe weather has moved through just this week, the chance maybe there again as we head into the holiday weekend and that means South Georgians need to stay aware of the latest weather conditons.