Weather service: ‘Microburst’ during Tuesday night’s thunderstorm packed 80-mph gusts, flattened trees off U.S. 411 near Kingston.

Weather service: ‘Microburst’ during Tuesday night’s thunderstorm packed 80-mph gusts, flattened trees off U.S. 411 near Kingston.

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Tuesday night, as Northwest Georgia was under a tornado watch as a powerful front moved across the region, early reports from Bartow County included strong winds with numerous trees down.

The National Weather Service sent a survey team to the Kingston area and has filed this report:

NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/24/2020 THUNDERSTORM WIND...

.BARTOW COUNTY THUNDERSTORM WIND...

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.5 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR 24 2020
START TIME:             1102 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         4 MILES SW KINGSTON
START LAT/LON:          34.1884 / -84.9934

END DATE:               MAR 24 2020
END TIME:               1104 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           3 MILES NW EUHARLEE
END LAT/LON:            34.1856 / -84.9694

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
DURING THE LATE EVENING OF TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH, A POCKET OF VERY
STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS (MICROBURST) AROUND 80 MPH HEAVILY
DAMAGED 2 MEDIUM-SIZED BARNS AND UPROOTED MULTIPLE (8-10) LARGE
TREES IN A RURAL AREA ALONG BOSS ROAD IN SOUTHWEST BARTOW COUNTY,
ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN ROME AND CARTERSVILLE. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF MAINLY SMALLER TREES WHICH WERE SPORADICALLY KNOCKED
DOWN ALONG MACEDONIA AND WORTHINGTON ROADS UP TO 1.5 MILES EAST OF
THE PRIMARY DAMAGE LOCATION.

 

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