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Old 08-05-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Wink Weather in ellijay

I hate the bad storms and potential for tornado weather here in South Florida, does Ellijay have many tornadoes?
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:00 AM
 
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Define "many". This past year was a bit crazy for tornado activity in the Atlanta metro area, but I can't recall hearing of any as far up as Elijay. I'm sure they've had tornados in the past, but not at a frequency that would cause me to avoid moving there.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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I am from South Florida and understand about the storms there. This is our second summer here and it has definately been better with storms here. The intensity and frequency is less, but then we are in a weird weather pattern with a drought.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Being so close to the mountains, I doubt Ellijay gets alot of tornadoes. Atlanta is more prone to tornadoes than Ellijay is.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by cindy65 View Post
I hate the bad storms and potential for tornado weather here in South Florida, does Ellijay have many tornadoes?
Check out the Tornado History Project. You can see the tracks of any tornados which have occurred in any county in the US since 1950.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Matt is right. Ellijay leads in to the N GA mountains and the Apps. Too hilly to worry too much about tornados.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Matt is right. Ellijay leads in to the N GA mountains and the Apps. Too hilly to worry too much about tornados.
Seven (7) tornados on record since 1950, all small ones. One every 8.3 years.

For comparison, Cobb County has had 22 in the same period of time. Roughly one every 2.8 years.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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I don't understand why people have the misconception that tornados are not as likely to develop in hilly or mountain country! the terrain has nothing to do with tornado development. they are just as likely to and do develop just as often here as in the Atlanta area.
They just don't get reported because the population is not as dense. every tornado in the Atlanta area effects people. Here most are never seen by people. Thay leave their destruction in places where no one lives.

Last edited by fishhound; 09-12-2009 at 11:58 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Central Georgia USA
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fishhound , I agree with that.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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I hate the bad storms and potential for tornado weather here in South Florida, does Ellijay have many tornadoes?

Storms are getting worse and theres always chances of floods. Plus Ellijay should be getting some really cold weather this winter. Id look elsewhere if your looking to relocate from Florida.
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