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EF3 Rating for Adairsville Tornado
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EF3 Rating for Adairsville Tornado

The National Weather Service was out surveying storm damage today in North Georgia, and concluded that the tornado to hit Adairsville was a high-end EF3 with winds up to 160mph. It stretched from Adairsville and continued on to just north of Calhoun. Here is the final report:

.ADAIRSVILLE TORNADO... RATING: HIGH END EF-3 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 160 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 21.8 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 900 YARDS FATALITIES: 1 INJURIES: 17 /9 IN BARTOW...8 IN GORDON/ START DATE: JAN 30 2013 START TIME: 1112 AM EST START LOCATION: 2.4 MI SW ADAIRSVILLE/BARTOW COUNTY START LAT/LON: 34.3411N/-84.9527W END DATE: JAN 30 2013 END TIME: 1143 AM EST END LOCATION: 14.3 MI NE CALHOUN OR NEAR OAKMAN/GORDON COUNTY END LAT/LON: 34.5981N/-84.7313W IN BARTOW COUNTY...AT LEAST 95 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED...WITH 31 DESTROYED... 17 SUSTAINING MAJOR DAMAGE...AND 47 WITH MINOR DAMAGE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF TREES FALLING ON HOMES IN DOWNTOWN ADAIRSVILLE. IN GORDON COUNTY...268 HOMES STRUCTURES WERE IMPACTED. OF THESE...30 WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED...110 HAD MAJOR DAMAGE... AND ANOTHER 70 HAD MINOR DAMAGE. 202 OF THESE WERE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND 66 WERE MOBILE HOMES. EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES. EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200MPH EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH
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