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July 18-19, 2016 Tornado Outbreak
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Cleveland, Gorgia EF3 wedge tornado
Date of tornado outbreak: July 18-19, 2016
Duration1: 1 day, 7 hours
Maximum rated tornado2: EF5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 36
Damages: TBA
Fatalities: TBA
Areas affected: Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale

The July 18-19 tornado outbreak was a moderate outbreak that affected the Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard. The storm spawned an unknown amount of tornadoes that caused an an unknown amount of deaths/injuries and damage.


Confirmed Tornadoes

  • EF3 Cleveland, Georgia tornado near rope-out stage
  • Damage caused by the Cleveland EF3
  • The Jasper EF5 at peak intenisty
  • The Japser EF5 leaving Jasper
  • Damage in north Jasper
  • More damage near Jasper
  • The Conway EF2 near a parking lot
  • Conway EF2 tornado damage
Tornadoes, Deaths and Injuries by State
State Total EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Deaths Injuries
Georgia 22 11 5 4 1 1 0 ? ?
Florida 12 5 3 2 1 0 1 ? ?
South Carolina 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 ? ?
Total 36 18 9 7 2 1 1 ? ?

July 18 Event

Georgia

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
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EF5
22 11 5 4 1 1 0

Main Article: List of Tornadoes in the July 18-19 2016 Tornado Outbreak

Atlanta

Atlanta EF4 at peak intensity nearing Alpharetta

On July 18, a storm system impacted the gulf to mid-atlantic states. In Cleveland, Georgia, an EF3 wedge tornado kicked off the start of the outbreak. Afterwards, a second supercell spawned an EF4 tornado that slammed into the outskirts and suburbs of Atlanta.


Florida

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
12 5 3 2 1 0 1

Main Article: List of Tornadoes in the July 18-19 2016 Tornado Outbreak

Parkersburg tornado damage1

EF5 tornado damage in north Jasper

After the supercells left Georgia, they banded into one, large, powerful storm system and headed south. A heat wave was lingering over northern Florida was chased away and the moisture further fueled the thunderstorms. At 7:46 PM, a wedge, half mile wide tornado touched down west of Jasper. 5 minutes later, Jasper was slammed head on by the now mile wide EF5 tornado. After the tornado left the town in ruins, Obama declared a state of emergency for north Floride. In Jacksonville, a small yet powerful EF2 caused damage to the Bank of America Tower in downtown. A few seconds later, the same EF2 tornado caused 7 accidents as it moved over the Main Street Bridge. The storms then left Florida and re-curved north, into the Atlantic. The storms would later be pushed east by a low pressure system caused by Hurricane Bonnie. The Jasper EF5 tornado was the strongest tornado in recorded history in the state of Florida.

July 19 Event

South Carolina

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
4 2 1 1 0 0 0
Main Article: List of Tornadoes in the July 18-19 2016 Tornado Outbreak
Imgres

EF1 tornado in south Conway

On July 19, the remnants f the supercells that spawned the Jasper EF5 tornado came ashore near south of Myrtle Beach. The strongest tornado of the outbreak in South Carolina was an EF2 that stuck west of Conway. More damage occurred from flooding and rouge waves on the coast then from the tornadoes.

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