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Heavy Rain in the Northwest; Winter Weather from the Midwest to Northeast

Heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest will will force sharp rises on the rivers flowing off the Cascades where a Flood Watch has been issued. A storm will track across the Midwest to the Northeast through this weekend bringing a wintry mix over portions of the Midwest and Northeast. South of the storm track, heavy rain will fall from the Lower Mississippi River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

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Quitman County, GA

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
12/5/1954 330 pm F2 8 100 0 0 $250,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved NE from Eufaula, Alabama. In Georgia, one person was injured as a fire tower was blown down south of Lumpkin. The funnel turned NE, killing one person and destroying small homes at "Pleasant Valley," midway between Lumpkin and Richland. Two homes were destroyed near the end of the track at "Red Hill," 3m N of Richland.

3/1/2007 336 pm EF0 0.9 50 0 0 $1,000 G, SD, SPC

The tornado moved from Clay County into Quitman County along Hatcher Road before it lifted. Numerous trees were snapped.

3/26/2011 535 pm EF0 0.12 10 0 0 0 G, SD, SPC

The Eufaula police department reported a tornado on the ground near Georgetown. However, no damage was reported.

*Sources

G - Grazulis, T. P., 1993: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.  A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films, Tornado Project, St. Johsnbury, VT.
SD - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1950-2009: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database