Georgia Severe Storm Climatology

Severe weather is common in Peachtree City's County Warning Area (CWA). Damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and tornadoes strike the area each year.

Damaging winds occur, on average, 19 days per year. These events have taken place in every month of the year, but tend to be most frequent during the spring and summer months. The peak month is July during which more than 500 events were reported over the past 40 years. During the favored months, the most likely time of day for wind damage is mid afternoon through early evening.

Large hail pelts the CWA on average 7 days per year. April is the month of peak occurrence, but many episodes have also been reported in the other spring and summer months. During this active period, the most likely time of occurrence is from mid afternoon through early evening.

The average number of tornado days is 6 per year. While tornadoes have been reported in all months of the year, most occur in the March-April-May time frame. During this "tornado season" the most likely time of occurrence is from mid afternoon through early evening.

Tornado intensities of F2 or greater are involved in 37% of the events when the data are broken down into a county-by-county basis. These strong tornadoes are more likely to occur during the month of April than in any other month. During the period 1950 - 1993, 72 people lost their lives in tornadoes. Almost 1700 were injured.


TORNADOES
- Distribution by county
     (1950 - 2008)

- Frequency by month
     (1884 - 2008)

- Statistics for 2000

- Statistics for 2001
( PDF format )

- Statistics for 2002
( PDF format )

- Statistics for 2003
( PDF format )

- Statistics for 2004
( PDF format )

- Statistics for 2005
( PDF format )

- Statistics for 2006
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- Statistics for 2007
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- Statistics for 2008
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- Statistics for 2009
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OTHER STORM TYPES / HAZARDS

- Annual summary for 2000
- Annual summary for 2001
- Annual summary for 2002
- Annual summary for 2003
- Annual summary for 2004
- Annual summary for 2005
- Annual summary for 2006
- Annual summary for 2007
- Annual summary for 2008
- Annual summary for 2009

 

 

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