19aprAll DayElko (Houston County, GA)


Start Time: 11:25 pm EDT 

End Time:  11:26 pm EDT 

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 80 mph

Path length: 0.25 miles

Width: 50 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Houston

State:  Georgia

Start Lat/Lon: 32.3164 / -83.7194

End Lat/Lon: 32.3126 / -83.7216

A very short-lived, weak tornado embedded within a small line of severe thunderstorms touched down along Elko Road, just south of SR26 in southern Houston County. From what could be seen along the road, scattered trees were either snapped or uprooted in a narrow path about 1/4 mile long mainly on the east side of the road. The trees were mostly falling to the south indicating (and supported by radar) that the brief spin-up tornado was actually anti-cyclonic.


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