Tornado confirmed from Friday storm in middle Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado left a 4.2 mile trail of damage in middle Georgia.

The Macon Telegraph reports the weather service confirmed Sunday night that an EF-1 tornado struck Warner Robins on Friday. A survey team’s report says the twister packing 90 mph winds touched down at 7:42 a.m. Friday.

Most homes in the area were spared major damage, though some were struck by falling trees.

The weather service was still working to determine whether a tornado hit Robins Air Force Base, where an 84 mph wind gust was recorded at the north end of the air field.

The same violent storms Friday caused another EF-1 tornado to touch down in eastern Twiggs County, where it snapped trees along a 2.4-mile path toward Allentown.

Warner Robins Tornado: 4/1/16. Live VIPIR 6 indicated significant wind shear.
Warner Robins Tornado: 4/1/16. Live VIPIR 6 indicated significant wind shear.

 

Warner Robins Tornado - 4/1/16: Live VIPIR 6 Radar indicated air-borne debris from a tornado that has now been confirmed.
Warner Robins Tornado – 4/1/16: Live VIPIR 6 Radar indicated air-borne debris from a tornado that has now been confirmed.

 

Live VIPIR 6 Radar indicated strong rotation. Green shows rain that was moving toward the radar site. Red indicates rain moving away from the radar site.
Live VIPIR 6 Radar indicated strong rotation. Green shows rain that was moving toward the radar site. Red indicates rain moving away from the radar site.

Meteorologists Ed Bloodsworth and Rich Rogers contributed to this story.

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