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.