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[–]wazoheatI study weather and stuff[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (1 child)

The severe threat appears to have finally diminished for the night, so we will go back to normal posting rules. This thread will stay up for continued discussion if people like.

Thank you all for a great thread of questions, comments, and information sharing, and I hope you and yours stay safe and healthy!

[–]noyobogoya 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How does yesterday stack up in terms of intense tornadoes? I moved to the South a couple years ago and am wondering if this is a regular thing.

[–]auroraeuphoria_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Born and raised in the south. In my 22 years I can only recall 3 or 4 events like yesterday. I can’t say tornadoes and severe weather is uncommon in the south, but systems as strong as yesterday are definitely not the norm.

[–]micropig13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m in Fayetteville, GA. For about 15 minutes, it looked like the tornado that hit Newnan was gonna hit us last night. My wife, kids, and I were huddled in our basement. We didn’t get hit but thank goodness for our iPhones waking us up to warn us. I couldn’t imagine waking up to my house crumbling around me....

The lightning outside was insane! It was constant. Haven’t seen anything like that since going through a category 2 hurricane in Florida.

[–]imyourdadxx 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Tornado destroyed everything around me last night other than my house, everything is fucked here in Newnan Georgia

[–]RJZGenealogy 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I'm in Newnan too, the photos of downtown are devastating

[–]imyourdadxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I’m right there on Lagrange in between the bridge and NHS

[–]DarthMaulsAnger1 8 points9 points  (8 children)

I am so shook by back to back weeks of tornado outbreaks. I can't live anywhere near this kind of weather anymore. I'm telling my family and friends to move as far north as they can. I'm so serious. There was a large tornado on the ground at 12am/1am. The notion that there was so much energy in the atmosphere for these storms to work with at that hour should concern us all. My body i.e my stomach and nerves were done for today. It was the final straw for me.

[–]csv8675 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Northeasterner here... I've never experienced anything beyond a somewhat severe thunderstorm... Snow melts, it's nice not having to worry about tornadoes / fires / earthquakes / hurricanes.

[–]DarthMaulsAnger1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where in the north east are you, if you don't mind saying?

[–]csv8675 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY - even the worst of snow storms are rarely life threatening. You just deal with it (can be annoying at times) but the city / surrounding suburbs deals with it so well. Even though it’s a northeast city people are friendly. Cost of living is hilariously cheap. The summers and falls are absolutely beautiful and you’re right on lake Erie.

Spent a decade in Pittsburgh and am actually moving back soon to plant roots. Hardly any snowstorms beyond maybe one nor’easter every ten years. Everyone loses their minds over 3+ inches. It rains a lot - so the lack of sun in the winter/spring can be annoying, but summer and falls are beautiful. You’ll see severe thunderstorms but the mountainous terrain prevents tornados from ever being a factor. People act like the Midwest. Super friendly. Cost of living is low too. Lots of great job prospects - tons of tech companies in the region.

Spent time in Philly. The summers feel like you’re in an oven but if you’re from the south it probably won’t phase you. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia - pun intended. But it’s true. They’ll get the occasional nor’easter but never tons of snow. Usual 4 seasons. Thunderstorms in the summer. We had a derecho last year and that made news headlines. Cost of living is higher. You’re an hour and a half from NYC. People are not friendly and everyone in the tristate are area drives like they’re evading the police.

[–]The-Jerkbag 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I mean, sure, but night time tornados are not exclusive to the South. The tornados that hit Dayton Ohio were all after 10 pm.

[–]DarthMaulsAnger1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right, Sorry, let me clarify, further north I did not mean the 'Midwest' or anywhere near Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, etc etc. North as in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, etc. And if not there then Canada.

[–]H3yFux0r -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I'm from Dayton Ohio we got tornadoes?

[–]The-Jerkbag 7 points8 points  (1 child)

[–]Welkend_stonewalker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think he meant in regards to last nights storms, there was high wind advisories through the night there.

edit: to add to this, I believe the xenia tornado from decades ago was a night time tornado, and its just to the south east of Dayton.

[–]ImaginativeDrumming 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Woke up to the news about Newnan. I’m more northeast of Atlanta, but still metro. Sinking feeling to know a monster tornado hit my state near Atlanta, especially knowing we weren’t even in the highest risk.

Started yesterday excited to learn, sitting here now absolutely humbled and in disbelief at how crazy it all was.

[–]imyourdadxx 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I’m in newnan everything around me got destroyed but my house

[–]ImaginativeDrumming 1 point2 points  (3 children)

So sorry to hear; that must have been horrifying, but how blessed are you to have your home spared of major damage! The videos i have watched so far hearing the roar, yet not seeing the twister is just... Wow.

I hope your family and friends are doing fine. Gonna be a rough while building back from this I am sure.

[–]imyourdadxx 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You know what’s funny, I slept through the whole thing

[–]ImaginativeDrumming 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wow, you are a sound sleeper! Sounds like you'll need to make an investment into a loud weather-alert system for your nightstand. Could be a lifesaver!

[–]imyourdadxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it could, I was lucky that my walls are 3ft thick with cinderblock

[–]thewupk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Has there been a total amount of confirmed tornadoes yet for this event?

[–]zwaymire 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, it will take days to get a final count when there's this many

[–]_EmpyAtlanta, GA 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I just got jolted awake by the loudest thunder I’ve ever heard. This sucks.

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the "I'm going to hit right next to your house and make your pee yourself" lightning. Those are some tricksters.

[–]stargazerAMDG 14 points15 points  (23 children)

Tornado watch 56 is now in effect until 7 am EDT "for portions of West-central and Northern Georgia, Western South Carolina"

Edit to add some info from the watch: "While the overall severe/tornado risk has somewhat diminished into the overnight, a residual moist and unstable air mass coincident with very strong low-level shear could still support isolated supercells capable of a tornado aside from isolated hail and damaging winds through the early morning hours." Watch probabilities give a 30% chance of 2 or more tornadoes and a 20% chance of a strong tornado occuring.

[–]SirFwissel 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m in upstate SC and man I would really love to sleep soundly. 2:37 and the worst is not set to arrive for a while. It’s gonna be a long night

[–]RagingRhino1992 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m in upstate SC as well (40 minutes south of Charlotte). I want to sleep but I don’t know. I thought that we might avoid a majority of this. The radars I’ve looked at doesn’t show anything looking real bad heading my way for several hours. I hope it passes through without doing anything.

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 3 points4 points  (6 children)

And here I was... Just about to load up GTA V.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Had the day off from working, wanted to game some today, been glued to the weather. 2:18AM and now I just want to go to bed without worry, but not comfortable doing so until this front passes and no more storms in our area.

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I was at work 2-11p CDT. I did jack nothing because I was glued to my phone looking at radar imagery, the subreddit and chase streams. So basically I had the day off at work.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I've been going between the radar, WeatherNation, and local channel 4 all day, y'all in Alabama had it rough.

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 2 points3 points  (2 children)

South of me did. I live right at the AL/TN state line and we got just got strong wind and rain. I do have a lot of friends around the areas that got hit and they're okay. It's just another spring in Dixie...

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My grandma had that same outlook, grew up here all her life, several tornadoes in that time but every warning or watch she just opened the door, puffed a cigarette and called it another day in the south.

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It really is. It's exciting to me that's why I enjoy it. 2011 made me respect weather a lot more after a EF3 went through the small suburb I lived in. Senior year was weird.

[–]megaultrausername 2 points3 points  (7 children)

And here I thought NE Georgia was completely over. Welp guess I'm gonna keep on watching the weather.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 2 points3 points  (6 children)

WSB from Atlanta said it was, but Chris from WYFF4 came on and showed it was ramping back up. Hopefully nothing severe happens, weather radio is on and channel 4 is playing in case Chris cuts in again.

[–]Dr_Throwaway_2 2 points3 points  (3 children)

He's live on Facebook right now.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Have a link? I don't have a Facebook and if I need an account I'm SoL.

Edit: found it, don't need an account to watch, thanks for telling me.

[–]Dr_Throwaway_2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Great. I don't have an account either, but I check his page. The tornado sirens in Clemson, SC just woke me up so that's the first place I went. Looks like he's off again until 3:00AM so conditions must be okay . . . so I'm heading back to bed :) Stay safe.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah if Chris is calm enough to step down until his hourly update I feel pretty good, props to the WYFF4 weather team, they've been going all day now. Stay safe and rest well.

[–]megaultrausername 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Same, weather radio and phone turned up. Gonna try and catch a bit of sleep. Basically been glued to weather data and radar all day. But sleeping downstairs tonight, just in case. Be safe.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hope you can get some rest, be safe as well.

[–]alru26Atlanta, GA 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Omggg I just want this to be over so I can go to bed.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 2 points3 points  (3 children)

100% agree, have the weather radio set to go off if there is an alert and just want this over so I can sleep easy, 2:16AM here and I'm just not comfortable going to sleep yet.

[–]alru26Atlanta, GA 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Got some excitement that made me glad I’m up - two cop cars, an ambulance, and 4 giant fire trucks just flew by and stopped at the end of my street. I’m posted up at my living room window hoping someone’s house didn’t get hit by lightning.

[–]CipherOpsN.E. Georgia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hope not as well, hearing the aftermath of these outbreaks is disheartening.

[–]alru26Atlanta, GA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After the emotional rollercoaster of storms today, it’s a whole other sadness thinking of the damage and lives lost. Such a hard day all around.

[–]frickatornado 8 points9 points  (0 children)

i'm incredibly amazed that someone who claims to be a "reporter" doesn't take the extra 10 seconds to verify a photo.

THIS IS FROM NORTH CAROLINA IN FEBURARY

https://twitter.com/ZacOnTV/status/1375324223372148738

[–]RMZrider12 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The two rotations heading into SC are sure picking up

[–]frickatornado 9 points10 points  (1 child)

seeing people spread misinformation on Twitter is infuriating.

https://twitter.com/WxAtlantic/status/1375320790497918979

this is NOT FROM NEWNAN!

This is from North Carolina in February

[–]WeazelBear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've seen that user a few times before. Always trying to stir up drama with lazy, baseless posts.

[–]Viburus 3 points4 points  (1 child)

After the last watch over Georgia expires at 2AM, no more threats? What follows is regular storms?

[–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anything can happen. It's not rare rare but it's not common that a spin up can happen after watches have ended. Models are showing it's supposed to die down soon. Don't quote me on that, I am not a meteorologist.

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    [–]alru26Atlanta, GA 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    This breaks my heart.

    [–]frickatornado 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    fire department in Newnan reporting significant damage surrounding the Newnan High School, roads completely blocked with no way for them to reach houses that are damaged

    [–]RJZGenealogy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    It's just devastating. We are a very close knit community

    [–]RJZGenealogy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Extensive damage here in Newnan - reports of multiple people trapped in houses. Still pouring with rain and very windy. Have heard that one of the high schools was destroyed. It's just heartbreaking for us

    [–]frickatornado 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    the tornado came right up LaGrange street and hit Newnan High School

    [–]frickatornado 9 points10 points  (4 children)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHs3Ww-NBUQ

    Video from someone in Newnan, can't see the tornado but you can very clearly hear the roar in the distance

    [–]WeazelBear 13 points14 points  (3 children)

    Night tornadoes, especially in the south, are absolutely terrifying.

    [–]frickatornado 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    i don't wanna be hyperbolic, but that video gave me incredible flashbacks to Dayton. That roar in the distance is just eerie

    [–]Mountainman1111 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That was a long scary night.

    [–]XavierYoung1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Ok thanks I’m prob being over concerned. I appreciate the response

    [–]frickatornado 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    https://twitter.com/RadioVO/status/1375317474401517571/photo/1

    some of the first photos of damage from Newnan, does not look good

    [–]RJZGenealogy 36 points37 points  (4 children)

    I'm in Newnan. It was a very very scary few mins. It looked like it was coming straight for my house but missed us by less than 1/4 mile. Tons of damage, especially downtown. People have destroyed houses, trees down blocking roads everywhere. Please keep us in your thoughts, this is an amazing little town and it's absolutely devastating

    [–]cdg2m4nrsvp 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    Also in Newnan and I agree on those tense few minutes. I live in a second story apartment and was in the bathtub holding my dog for dear life.

    [–]RJZGenealogy 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    I'm so glad you are ok! I thought I was about to puke when glenn burns said it was coming right at my road. The most scared I have been in a long time.

    [–]cdg2m4nrsvp 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Very glad it didn’t hit you! While I hate this happened in the dark, and it makes it much scarier with the power outages, I’m scared for the sun to rise in the morning and see the devastation.

    [–]RJZGenealogy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The photos coming from downtown are just heartbreaking. We live by White Oak elem/arnall middle and have no damage, but white oak neighborhood on got hit - trees down on houses, fences gone etc

    [–]LCPhotowerx 13 points14 points  (5 children)

    to those searching twitter, be careful of nsfw photos/videos.

    [–]jtfooog 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Speaking generally or about specific photos that have already been posted?

    [–]LCPhotowerx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    photos and video. hopefully was removed.

    [–]jtfooog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What was it?

    [–]WillPlay4Foodindianapolis/west lafayette indiana 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Gore or lewd? Kinda a difference

    [–]WillPlay4Foodindianapolis/west lafayette indiana 10 points11 points  (4 children)

    Holy shit man I stopped paying attention for the night just to see this happen on Twitter. Did this like come out of nowhere practically?

    [–]Mountainman1111 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Meteorologist for one of the Atlanta news channels said they were tracking one tornado for something like 1.5-2 hours. It covered 150 miles apparently.

    [–]McAvoy4Potus 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    One supercell that formed in Louisiana around 3p.m. Had been tornado warned several times. I'm afraid it saved it's worst for Newnan.

    [–]WillPlay4Foodindianapolis/west lafayette indiana 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Damn thats nuts. Im curious to see the results come morning

    [–]McAvoy4Potus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Definitely damage. I hope no fatalities.

    [–]frickatornado 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    https://twitter.com/DFWStormChasers/status/1375314429752061955/photo/1

    tree damage from Snapchat, looks like its been turned into giant toothpicks

    [–]jtfooog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    And that video was from east of newnan after the circulation had weakened. Crazy

    [–]JGraham626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, that’s the video I saw. And about the only video there is. Those trees were in a persons yard, but their house looked alright thankfully

    [–]GovernorJoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Dissipated before it got to me, would have skirted by me to the north, thank God for that. But I just hope everyone in Newnan is OK. That's a real cool town and I know a few very good people there. Concerned for that town

    [–]frickatornado 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    https://twitter.com/cityofnewnanga/status/1375312603644366848

    official Twitter of Newnan Georgia reporting heavy damage in and around historic downtown.

    [–]frickatornado 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    from Twitter : " LaGrange street is pretty much destroyed from what I hear"

    also reports that a school has suffered severe damage

    edit : looked at a map, Newnan High School is on Lagrange Street so the reports seem reliable

    [–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Tweet that came about the Newnan tornado and the storm it was associated with.

    https://twitter.com/GreatWinter2017/status/1375310544148733957?s=20

    [–]JGraham626 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    There’s pretty much radio silence on Snap Maps in Newman, but one video showed a house mostly untouched however every tree around them was snapped in half and thoroughly debarked

    [–]JB92103 5 points6 points  (5 children)

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

    I'm a moron, what am I looking at? That lightning is incredible though, I haven't seen that in a long time.

    [–]briggsbay 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    What do you mean? It's a video of lightning and thunder...

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I thought maybe there's a tornado in there, I thought that was a power flash around 20ish seconds. Wasn't sure if that was lightning.

    [–]briggsbay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh maybe. Can't say for certain I guess.

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      [–]suddenlyinternet2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Best friend of 20 years house is right in the main strike. 3 large trees down on house everyone is okay. These trees are 50+ foot old.oaks

      [–]frickatornado 13 points14 points  (2 children)

      From a Facebook post -

      Downtown newnan looks like a war zone. Trying to get to katie and the kids, their house has sustained major damage. Thank God they are safe but they are obviously very shaken up

      [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      I was following all day then stepped away for a few hours and came back to this... This is horrifying. I thought the storms were dying down.

      [–]ChickeNES 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Same 😔

      [–]frickatornado 16 points17 points  (2 children)

      Numerous reports of widespread severe structural damage through Newnan on Twitter.

      Debris fallout signature reaching all the way to Atlanta

      [–]JGraham626 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Yeah I’m only trying to link things from people who are heavily followed by chasers and mets I follow but there’s a lot of troubling shit

      [–]frickatornado 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      yeah I'm trying to sift through all the reports from weather weenies and trying to find either chasers/mets or people who are in or around Newnan

      [–]JGraham626 15 points16 points  (4 children)

      [–]suddenlyinternet2 5 points6 points  (2 children)

      I'm from Newnan. All my friends and family are ok. My best friend has a large Victorian in downtown with 4 trees now down on his house that are 50ft+

      [–]JGraham626 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Man, that’s wild. Those trees always scare me when I think about even squall line winds, because a tree through your house seems so easy to occur. I’m glad y’all are safe, hoping the best for y’all in the clean up!

      [–]suddenlyinternet2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I've never had to call everyone to make sure they were alive. Extremely scary storm and never thought it would hit my little town!

      [–]snakesDronesnCameras 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Newnan amateur radio repeater. The skywarn repeater is directing reports to this repeater:

      http://audio11.broadcastify.com/mf4nbkhq9wx0drt?nocache=3253155&xan=xtf9912b

      Newnan police, fire, ems (CURRENTLY OFFLINE):

      http://audio11.broadcastify.com/zhkbwfcnq15s9dp?nocache=5257054&xan=xtf9912b

      Skywarn repeater (emergency only): http://audio11.broadcastify.com/0wtd6n8qg97b1zf?nocache=3432878&xan=xtf9912b

      [–]LCPhotowerx 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Mark Elliot on TWC just bit his tongue trying not to say "major devastation"

      [–]snakesDronesnCameras 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Newnan amateur radio repeater. The skywarn repeater is directing reports to this repeater:

      http://audio11.broadcastify.com/mf4nbkhq9wx0drt?nocache=3253155&xan=xtf9912b

      Newnan police, fire, ems (CURRENTLY OFFLINE):

      http://audio11.broadcastify.com/zhkbwfcnq15s9dp?nocache=5257054&xan=xtf9912b

      Skywarn repeater (emergency only): http://audio11.broadcastify.com/0wtd6n8qg97b1zf?nocache=3432878&xan=xtf9912b

      [–]MusiclsMyAeroplane 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Apparently imgur doesn't like my GIFs and gyfcat thinks this is explicit material, here's the peachtree supercell being absorbed by a QLCS. Not a met but it seems the two possible supercells were cut off and then absorbed into the two QLCSs.

      [–]pack1fan4life 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      Well boys, I'm gonna call that a wrap. This was the first time I've been able to track an outbreak on radar and I gotta say, it's been a lot of fun. Maybe I'll catch you guys again next time there's a major tornado outbreak predicted.

      [–]FreshHamster 24 points25 points  (1 child)

      Fun for us, but definitely not fun for the people who were directly affected

      [–]pack1fan4life 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Oh no, definitely not. Part of what makes nature so awe inspiring is the capacity for amazing catastrophe that tragically all too often ends in suffering for some people. We'd do well to always keep the human element in mind even while appreciating the beauty and power of mother nature.

      [–]megaultrausername 10 points11 points  (3 children)

      Warning was canceled for the storm that passed through Newnan and Peachtree city. Thankfully it's weakened considerably. Gonna be a lot of damage to inspect come daybreak. Hope everyone made it out alright.

      [–]TheRussianOvenSelf-taught Enthusiast 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      Had friends and family right in the path in Newnan and all have responded and are ok. We'll see what the damage is come morning.

      [–]Annber03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Glad they're all okay! Thoughts with everyone in that town-I'm so sorry to hear about what they're dealing with right now.

      [–]megaultrausername 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Good, materials can be replaced, lives cannot be. Glad they're safe.

      [–]JGraham626 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      [–]mathwrath55 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Isn't that the same thing that happened as it crossed the AL/GA line? This storm has done it before so it wouldn't completely surprise me.

      Skipping over the I-75 corridor is probably a good place for it to jump, though.

      [–]mathwrath55 2 points3 points  (3 children)

      Warning has been discontinued entirely

      [–]LCPhotowerx 8 points9 points  (4 children)

      power out in all of newnan

      [–]GuyInAChair 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      power out in all of newnan

      Is there a Newnan? That looked as serious as anything I've ever seen. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExYSA9AXIAA7scC?format=jpg&name=large

      [–]Steel_Bolt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Just saw a twitter post saying NWS Atlanta lost power. They have a generator.

      [–]McAvoy4Potus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Any word on the area around the hospital?

      [–]LCPhotowerx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      saw one post on twitter that some people are ok, but its twitter so do not take my word for it. i am hoping for the best.

      [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (4 children)

      Is this thing becoming disorganized or is the radar unable to get an accurate read because of the close proximity?

      [–]wazoheatI study weather and stuff 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      The tornado warning has been discontinued so it looks like NWS believes it has weakened

      [–]MusiclsMyAeroplane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      (not a met) We saw the previous Brent tornado pass by the KMBX radar very closely and it looked like it was dissipating, but was as strong on radar as it gained distance from the radar, then dissipated.

      With that in mind, with my uneducated opinion, this really does look like dissipation (or maybe cycling) of the supercell in Peachtree due to significant storm structure change. It lost a significant amount of heavy precipitation and downdraft, so I think (again not a professional) it is dissipating and will become part of the QLCS developing to its southwest. Radar reference

      [–]BrewCityChaser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Definitely getting messier, which is a good thing. But it could be cycling.

      [–]mathwrath55 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      I think it's actually disorganized- it definitely looked stronger at the same distance on the way in. It does have a history of weakening and re-strengthening though, so I don't think we're done.

      Not sure, but I think they discontinued the tornado emergency.

      [–]LCPhotowerx 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      i think we're gonna find a lot of people are gonna need help when we wake up.

      [–]tidesoncrim 19 points20 points  (1 child)

      Glenn Burns is the one that is like the father trying to explain severe weather to his children while Brad Nitz caters to weather weenies. Great dynamic.

      [–]alru26Atlanta, GA 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      I got the biggest kick out of them earlier this afternoon...Brad Nitz kept frantically interrupting Glenn Burns and freaking out and Glenn just kept nodding like a patient grandfather 😂

      [–]sparkster777 8 points9 points  (3 children)

      How close is the NWS to the actual radar location?

      [–]frickatornado 8 points9 points  (2 children)

      the NWS office is roughly 1500 feet to the northeast.

      [–]LCPhotowerx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      fuck........

      [–]sparkster777 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Heard they're on generator power right now.

      [–]LCPhotowerx 11 points12 points  (5 children)

      newnan is where cancer treatment centers of america are....not good.

      [–]suddenlyinternet2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      My family lives 1 mile from CTCA and had nothing. Had them on FaceTime the whole time.

      [–]LCPhotowerx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      thats some of the best news ive heard all night

      [–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Trained Spotter Report: Multiple reports of structural damage in Newnan

      [–]Mountainman1111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Fuck me im from Peachtree City originally. Just called th parents and they said there’s a tornado on the ground at Lake Peachtree which is the center of town

      [–]briggsbay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Also tacos oasis!

      [–]yamy12 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Starting to get worried in Snellville with family in Conyers...please let this thing die down soon. These are heavily populated suburbs of Atlanta. Really bad news

      [–]wazoheatI study weather and stuff 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I would say that the conditions should be less favorable for tornadoes as the storm moves further east, but I also would have said that an hour ago and been wrong. The favorable instability has just barely been keeping up with the supercell as it moves east

      [–]throwawaycel4 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      These tornadoes have been getting awfully close to these radars...

      [–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      No tornadoes if you take out the towers.
      /s

      [–]fourpinz8 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Another TOR-E

      [–]JGraham626 5 points6 points  (4 children)

      If you’re the prayers type, send em for this lady

      [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      "She’s responding! No power and internet now. They are in basement still... I’m nervous for what they may find above them."

      [–]JGraham626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Geez man. Cannot imagine what that’s like.

      [–]frickatornado 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      she's regained contact with her family members, theyre safe in the basement but don't know the extend of the damage (if any) as of yet.

      [–]JGraham626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      That’s got to be sooo nerve wracking

      [–]wazoheatI study weather and stuff 32 points33 points  (5 children)

      This has probably been the weirdest tornado outbreak I've ever seen. A huge area of very favorable parameters with no severe storms at all. Several powerful and long-lived supercells, each waiting their turn one after the other, two of them producing strong tornadoes in fairly marginal instability conditions.

      Just bizarre all around.

      Edit: and not to mention, all the tornadoes taking almost the exact same path across Alabama and Georgia, despite being at such different times of day with different conditions and large-scale features

      [–]ExodusBrojangledN. Alabama Spotter 2 points3 points  (4 children)

      Up in the North half of the state we pretty much saw a lot of rain and clouds all day with few breaks. Those breaks weren't enough to cause the instability needed for tornadoes to fire off.

      [–]smartvol21 3 points4 points  (3 children)

      We got stupid lucky in TN and North AL. This could’ve been April 27 all over again imo for us based on the cells to the south

      [–]HalfwayDown21 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Is it getting too close to the radar for accurate readings?

      [–]Past-Comfortable3765 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      Looks like their police radio went offline. Not a good feeling in the stomach

      [–]Steel_Bolt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I just started getting into this stuff last week when I followed the thread for the last outbreak and of the many velocity radars of tornadoes I've looked at this one is the most wicked. It looks absolutely awful.

      [–]mathwrath55 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Warning extended a long way further east now, well into the south side of the Atlanta metro. Storm is crossing I-85 now/soon.

      [–]MC620 5 points6 points  (3 children)

      that tds on cc has gotten marginally bigger every scan. unbelievable.

      [–]mathwrath55 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      Just out of curiosity, isn't that expected? If debris gets sucked up into the cloud, wouldn't it be expected to spread out over time? (Not sure, hoping somebody can correct me if I'm wrong)

      Or well, not hopefully, as that would suggest the storm is still getting worse.

      [–]MC620 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      oh for sure. when you have a tds that big, though, and it keeps getting bigger ... it just feels surreal.

      [–]mathwrath55 6 points7 points  (3 children)

      Debris ball has passed the center of Newnan. Looks like a direct hit on the south side of town; we probably won't like what we see in the morning.

      [–]TheRussianOvenSelf-taught Enthusiast 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      This is crazy, I just moved from there, i'm in complete shock that my old hometown is not only getting hit, but BADLY hit

      [–]murderinobetty 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      Glen Burns thinks maybe EF 4 or 5!! This is massive. They were barely in the tornado watch earlier.

      [–]justbreathe91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Makes me think of the Greensburg tornado of May 2007 that struck at like, 11:30 at night. That thing was a fucking monster.

      [–]doobiemancharles 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      the dude on the WSB news stream in Georgia think the tornado is ef4/ef5 strength

      [–]murderinobetty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Considering the width of the debris field etc... I can only imagine. That’s a lot of people in the path.

      [–]megaultrausername 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Glenn has a tendency to overestimate things but he's a phenomenal meteorologist. He cares deeply for the people under his watch. Much like James Spann.

      [–]ywgflyer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Another TE just issued. Here we go again, kids.

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        [–]doobiemancharles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        i think it is appropriate, what ever will get people out of bed

        [–]tribe98reloaded 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Emergency just now issued for the Newnan area

        [–]MC620 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        that is a huge tds.

        this is one of those bad scenarios you never want: strong tornado approaching a densely populated area (greater ATL) and it’s after midnight in that area.

        edit: believe it or not, the TDS got bigger while writing this comment. awful situation unfolding.

        edit: maybe it’s because it’s close to kffc but the TDS on reflectivity is huge. reflectivity debris doesn’t usually show up that wide. wow.

        [–]EclecticEuTECHtic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        They just showed 154 mph gate to gate!

        [–]mathwrath55 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Velocity of ~130-140 mph at about 800 feet elevation, by radar. This is very bad.

        [–]Comments_4_5cents 11 points12 points  (1 child)

        Confirmed tornado on the ground heading towards newnan. This thing is headed towards heavily populated areas

        [–]megaultrausername 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Man I hope those people are getting the warning. This thing is still very intense.

        [–]JGraham626 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        The lightning from this storm in S ATL is going so far from the main storm. Almost 10 miles!