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April 3, 2015 Dade County Tornado

A cold front moved into northwest Georgia Friday night (April 3, 2015) and brought with it a line of showers and thunderstorms. The storms were expected to be strong enough to produce damaging wind and hail and thus a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for parts of north Georgia Friday night.

During this event, three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and one Tornado Warning were issued.

Dade County:

The tornado moved across Dade County on April 3, 2015. It uprooted one tree and multiple large tree limbs came down. The tornado touched down just west of I-59, moved across the interstate and ended just east of the interstate.The total path length was approximately 560 ft.

County Rating # of Injuries
Dade EF-1 0
Rating: EF-1
Peak Wind: 90 MPH
Path Length: .11 MILES
Path Width: 30 YARDS
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: April 3, 2015
Start Time: 10:10 PM EDT
Start Location: 2 S of Rising Fawn
Start Lat/Lon: 34.7332/-85.5388
End Date: April 3, 2015
End Time: 10:11 PM EDT
End Location: 2 S of Rising Fawn
End Lat/Lon: 34.7328/-85.5370
Weak Radar Signature of the Dade County Tornado
Reflectivity (Upper Left), Velocity (Upper Right), ZDR (Lower Left) and Correlation Coefficient (Lower Right)