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Old 09-16-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Tornados

where do tornados hit in georgia??
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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where do tornados hit in georgia??
Here is an online image of the state of Georgia that shows the number of tornadoes that have been reported in each County, from 1050 to 2007:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/images/tornado.gif (broken link)

These numbers would not include the F2 that hit downtown Atlanta this past Spring and those that hit the surrounding area on that day and not long after.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Here is an online image of the state of Georgia that shows the number of tornadoes that have been reported in each County, from 1050 to 2007:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/images/tornado.gif (broken link)

These numbers would not include the F2 that hit downtown Atlanta this past Spring and those that hit the surrounding area on that day and not long after.
God has it in for you, Cobb County...
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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where do tornados hit in georgia??
Mostly trailer parks from what I've seen... what is it about that?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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God has it in for you, Cobb County...
Well, it's important to note that the numbers per county are based on CONFIRMED tornado touchdowns, such as those citizens call in to report seeing, storm chasers see, or damage that is found and confirmed later. Since Cobb County is one of the more populated counties in Georgia, you're going to have higher numbers because there are so many more people to spot and report one, and more densely packed areas where damage can be recorded. But yes, Cobb does fall into Georgia's "tornado alley" to some degree.

In the very rural counties, many more tornadoes may actually touch down than the chart shows, but because they're so sparsely populated, no one sees them to report it, and there's no recordable damage.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Well, it's important to note that the numbers per county are based on CONFIRMED tornado touchdowns, such as those citizens call in to report seeing, storm chasers see, or damage that is found and confirmed later. Since Cobb County is one of the more populated counties in Georgia, you're going to have higher numbers because there are so many more people to spot and report one, and more densely packed areas where damage can be recorded. But yes, Cobb does fall into Georgia's "tornado alley" to some degree.

In the very rural counties, many more tornadoes may actually touch down than the chart shows, but because they're so sparsely populated, no one sees them to report it, and there's no recordable damage.
I'm not so sure. Look at Gwinnett, that chart shows only 10 tornadoes in Gwinnett from 1950-2007 and Gwinnett has a very large population, whereas counties like Carroll and Haralson which are much less populated have had more tornadoes reported from 1950-2007.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I'm not so sure. Look at Gwinnett, that chart shows only 10 tornadoes in Gwinnett from 1950-2007 and Gwinnett has a very large population, whereas counties like Carroll and Haralson which are much less populated have had more tornadoes reported from 1950-2007.
As I said, Cobb (and therefore Carroll, etc) DO fall into what we somewhat have as our own "tornado alley" in Georgia, so some of the counties on the West side do get some more than say, on the East metro side.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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What are the figures for Lumpkin, White, and Pickens? They look like zero's, but they're blue.

Ha! I'm in Forsyth, and we just get scared and crawl in the basement because one is shooting through Cherokee heading right for us. But they tend to jump over us and go slam Hall, lol.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Cherokee gets a bad reputation for twisters, but I think its because the county covers such a large geographical area. Forsyth is small by comparison, but I think the tornados are just scared to go there...ahem.
My friend lives in Pickens and they tend to dissipate before they get that far north. My personal experience in that area is that the Ball Ground and Free Home area get hit rather frequently. Many of these start out near Carroll county (that's why they seem to get hit frequently) and the state line and head northeast through Cobb and Cherokee, and then who knows?
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Everywhere. We're all in "Dixie Alley." Didn't know that when I moved here. But I try not to worry about it. It was no better in Florida. But I have to admit...those storms on Mother's Day...I could have done without them. My suggestion: get a basement and pay attention to the weather.
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