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October 6, 2014 Severe Weather Event 

An active pattern continued across Georgia on Monday, October 6, 2014 as the long wave trough persisted across the eastern half of the United States. Multiple disturbances caused a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the course of Monday and Tuesday across far north Georgia. Although a few areas observed small hail Monday throughout the day, the severe weather was confined to Monday evening. Multiple reports of hail were received across far northwest Georgia with some of the hail reaching golf-ball sized. In addition to the hail reports that were received, one tornado touched down in Catoosa County that resulted in damage to a few houses.

500-mb pattern on October 6, 2014 Local Storm Reports from October 6, 2014

Catoosa County:

An EF-1 tornado touched down just north of Ringgold at approximately 7:40PM EDT on October 6, 2014. The tornado was on the ground less than half a mile and for less than a minute but dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted in the Calloway Farms Subdivision. At least two homes sustained damage with several windows blown out and damage to shingles and gutters. One home lost a section of its roof and attic wall and on another home, the garage doors were blown out.

Damage Path - Catoosa County
County Rating # of Injuries KML
Catoosa EF-1 0
Rating: EF-1
Peak Wind: 110 MPH
Path Length: 0.3 MILES
Path Width: 100 YARDS
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: October 6, 2014
Start Time: Approximately 7:40PM EDT
Start Location: 1 Mile NNW Ringgold
Start Lat/Lon: 34.9304/-85.1225
End Date: October 6, 2014
End Time: Approximately 7:40PM EDT
End Location: 1 Mile NNW Ringgold
End Lat/Lon: 34.9307/-85.1174




Damage to the attic of a house Downed trees and debris from tornado