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NWS Confirms Tornado at Atlanta Airport

6 May 2017, 4:54 am

ATLANTA (WXIA 11Alive) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least two tornadoes touched down in metro Atlanta on Thursday. An EF-0 tornado touched down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, while another EF-0 tornado touched down in DeKalb County.

The tornado touched down at the North Cargo Bay on the north side of the airport around 9:12 p.m., and picked up 8 to 10 cargo bins that weighed between 250 and 500 pounds, the NWS said. Several of those bins landed on the roof of a 60-foot neighboring building.

The tornado’s path was about 200 yards long and 50 yards wide. Here is the NWS Peachtree City’s full report:


Later Friday, the NWS confirmed that an EF-0 also touched down in DeKalb County around 9:40 p.m. This one touched down northeast of Avondale Estates. Its path was about 1.1 miles long and 80 yards wide. It snapped several trees.

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