3rd ‘High Risk’ of 2017 Issued By SPC, Earliest on Record… Georgia Heading For New Record?

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments

The Storm Prediction Center issued a HIGH RISK area for south Georgia extending into South Carolina during yesterday’s latest severe weather outbreak. This appears to be the earliest 3rd high risk issuance in any year. Back in 2006 a 3rd was issued but on April 7 not 5th.

Preliminary storm reports on SPC overlay from yesterday.

Credit: Johnny Kelly

At least 9 filtered reports of tornado touchdowns yesterday.

Credit: Johnny Kelly

GOES-16 images capturing yesterday’s supercells from above.

Credit: Jesse Ferrell

Credit: Jesse Ferrell

PDS watch (Particularly Dangerous Situation) was issued yesterday afternoon.

Tornado damage from Grovetown, GA

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Lawrenceburg, KY

Credit: Quincy Vagell‏
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Credit: Quincy Vagell‏
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Cordele, GA

Credit: Jesse Ferrell

Daytona Beach, FL yesterday

Credit: Rick Graf

An incredible lightning capture over Auburn, AL last night.

Credit: @auburn

Georgia Has Seen Most Tornadoes So Far, On Track To Set New Record?

Georgia averages 30 tornadoes a year and before yesterday’s tornado touchdowns, possibly even before Monday’s, Georgia has received 55 tornadoes in 2017 and that number may likely be well into the 60s, if not 70s by now.

The Georgia state record for tornadoes in a year is 88 set back in 2008. That year saw the infamous downtown Atlanta tornado. However, at this time back in 2008, Georgia had only received 35 tornadoes so this year may be on track to set a new state record.

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