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During the late morning and afternoon of December 17th, 2019, multiple tornadoes impacted counties in Georgia and Alabama. The strongest of these tornadoes was an EF-2 that struck portions of Irwin and Ben Hill counties near Fitzgerald and Mystic in southern Georgia. The storm that spawned this strong EF-2 tornado had previously generated 3 tornadoes in locations spanning from SE Alabama into Mystic Georgia. The animated image below begins just before it spawned the first tornado in Houston county in Alabama. 

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Region wide overview of the tornadoes that struck portions of the Tallahassee National Weather Service Forecast Area.  Animation of the tornadic supercell that spawned four tornadoes from Houston county Alabama into Irwin/Ben-Hill county Georgia. 
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