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The Severe Thunderstorms of April 11, 2008

Wind damage in at least 5 counties...

During the afternoon and evening hours of April 11, 2008, conditions were somewhat favorable for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across North Georgia. This prompted the Storm Prediction Center to issue a Tornado Watch for portions of north Georgia (see below). Fortunately, there were apparently no tornadoes. However some of the strongest storms produced large hail and damaging winds. The culprit in causing these storms was a cold front that pushed into the state. It started the day to our west and caused damaging storms in neighboring states to our west and north.

Radar images for the following storms...


Position of Cold Front Friday Morning
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Tornado Watch issued by SPC and line of Approaching Thunderstorms Friday Afternoon
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[ surface plot at 7am EDT April 11, 2008. ] [ Tornado watch and approaching line of thunderstorms. ]

map showing those counties hit by severe thunderstorms on April 11, 2008 Back to Home Page wind damage in Floyd County wind damage in Hall County Hail one inch in diameter in Towns County Hail 0.88 inch in diameter in Walker County Hail and high winds in Whitfield County wind damage in Cherokee and Dawson counties wind damage in Cherokee and Dawson counties