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August 20, 2014 Murray & Gilmer County Tornado


Murray & Gilmer County Near Gibson Lake:

The National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF1 Tornado touched down in far eastern Murray County before crossing the Turkey Mountain ridgeline and moving southeast into extreme northwestern Gilmer County. Once it crossed into Gilmer County the tornado paralleled GA HWY 2 as it snapped and uprooted trees. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 2 minutes before lifting prior to the intersection of Barnes Dr. and GA HWY 2. In total, hundreds of trees were downed. Straight line winds that accompanied the storm that produced this tornado also caused damage to nearby homes, producing minor roof damage. Approximately 4000 people were without power following this event.


Damage Path - Near Lake Gibson
County Rating # of Injuries KMZ



EF-1 0
Rating: EF-1
Peak Wind: 95 MPH
Path Length: 1.7 MILES
Path Width: 300 YARDS
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: AUG 20 2014
Start Time: 6:27 PM EDT
Start Location: 3 Miles NNW of Pleasant Hill
Start Lat/Lon: 34.7881 N, -84.6262 W
End Date: AUG 20 2014
End Time: 6:29 PM EDT
End Location: 1 Mile N of Pleasant Hill
End Lat/Lon: 34.7750 N, -84.6058 W


Snapped & Uprooted trees in Gilmer County.



  Gilmer Tornado Radar Image