….three other states Tuesday: A total of 22 tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Of course, that number will drop if research discovers that the same tornado was reported by more than one person.
Most of the tornadoes were weak and short-lived, but a tornado north-northeast of Cordova, Ala., was classified as an EF2 with maximum winds of about 130 miles an hour. It was about a quarter-mile wide and was on the ground for 4.6 miles.
A tornado near Star, Miss., was also classified as an EF2, with winds as high as 112 mph and two distinct damage paths: one 1.1 miles long, the second 3.2 miles long. That tells me the tornado lifted briefly before coming down again.
Thankfully, no deaths or serious injuries were reported with the outbreak.
A weak tornado caused significant damage early Wednesday to a high school in northwestern Georgia, officials said. Haralson County High School suffered roof damage, trees fell on portions of the football stadium, the scoreboard was toppled and a gas line ruptured.
National Weather Service officials estimated the tornado had winds of less than 100 mph.