National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed multiple tracks across Hale and Bibb Counties. It has been determined that the damage with this path was consistent with a tornado. The tornado initially touched down east of CR 85 in Hale County, southwest of Hogglesville and tracked northeast along CR 25. As the tornado moved through Wateroak, a mobile home and a business were damaged. Significant tree damage was also noted along the path. Damage was consistent with an EF-1 rating and winds of 110 mph. The tornado moved into Bibb County south of CR 25. In Bibb County, the tornado tracked parallel to CR 25, where it caused significant tree damage in the national forest. Damage was consistent with winds of 110 mph and an EF-1 rating. The tornado lifted just east of Mertz, though this supercell did regenerate itself and create the Marvel tornado 30 minutes later.
Tornado Warnings were in effect for Hale and Bibb Counties from 538 pm until 745 pm.