UPDATE: NWS gives new details on recent EF-1 South Ga. tornadoes

NWS gives preliminary ratings of EF-1 for tornadoes in South Ga.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WALB) - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued preliminary ratings for two tornadoes that hit South Georgia Thursday.

According to the NWS, a preliminary EF-1 rating was given to a tornado that moved through and east of Pelham. Another preliminary EF-1 rating was given by the NWS to a tornado that began south of Moultrie. Officials said the tornado moved eastward to Adel and then north of Lakeland.


Pelham tornado:

  • Rating: EF-1
  • Estimated peak winds: 85 mph
  • Path length: 2.41 miles
  • Path width: 176 yards
  • Start time: 12:05 p.m.
  • End time: 12:10 p.m.

Colquitt/Cook County tornado:

  • Rating: EF-1
  • Estimated peak winds: 110 mph
  • Path length: 28.65 miles
  • Path width: 1,755 yards
  • Start time: 12:34 p.m.
  • End time: 1:10 p.m.

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