NEW SUMMARY! The deadliest tornado in the country since the Moore, OK EF5 on May 20, 2013 occurred on March 3, 2019. 23 were killed in Lee County, AL. A total of 40 tornadoes were confirmed on this day and the Beauregard/Smiths Station/Talbotton tornado was the strongest with a rating of EF4. This was the first violent tornado to hit Lee County, AL since March 20, 1875. This summary is currently for Patreon members only.
A total of 13 tornadoes were confirmed on December 22, 2011. The strongest hit parts of North Georgia. Path length of 11.42 miles. There were 4 injuries.
During the widespread tornado outbreak of November 21-23, 1992, 11 tornadoes traveled through parts of Georgia. Two were rated F4. We look at one of those destructive tornadoes in this summary.
There are 23 tornadoes recorded in the SPC Database for November 18, 1957. This Georgia twister had a very large width of 500 yards. It traveled 14.5 miles through parts of Chattooga County and damage was reported in the community of Gore.
This long track tornado was one of 21 that occurred on November 16, 2011. It began in NE Macon County south of Notasulga and moved northeast. About a dozen mobile homes were damaged along County Road 54. The tornado moved into Lee County and traveled over 30 miles. There was significant damage in Auburn.
A total of 17 tornadoes occurred on November 15, 1989. Five were in the state of Georgia. This summary looks at a tornado officially rated F3 that crossed through parts of Habersham County. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes gave this tornado an F2 rating.
The official stats from the SPC is that this tornado had a path length of only 1 mile. The max width was 333 yards. There were 300 injuries and 18 fatalities reported. Per Grazulis, most of the 18 deaths were in families of Air Force personnel living on two housing projects.
This summary looks back at a devastating event in Gainesville, GA on April 6, 1936. Per Thomas Grazulis: The tornado hit at 827 local time. There were 1600 injuries and 203 fatalities. The path length was 7 miles (and he lists as a family) and the width 400 yards. Rating given: F4.