May 18, 2021

Confirmed tornado Sunday in southeast Coweta County

A large oak tree fell onto a house on Gordon Oaks Way in Coweta County during Sunday morning’s tornado (Photo: Weather.gov)

(Coweta County, GA) — The National Weather Service has officially classified a weekend storm in Coweta County as an EF-1 tornado.

Officials say an EF-1 tornado produced peak winds of 90 mph just east of Moreland just after 4:30 AM.

The weather service said Sunday a line of thunderstorms that had originally produced severe weather over Alabama intensified over areas southwest of Atlanta early Sunday morning, producing the brief EF-1 tornado.

It was on the ground for about three minutes, causing destruction for two plus miles.

A line of strong storms with little observed lightning moved quickly eastward over west-central Georgia. The line intensified very quickly, producing the tornado near the intersection of Martin Mill Road and Tabby Lynch Road.

The tornado traveled just north of due east along Tabby Lynch Road, uprooting and damaging hundreds of trees.

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