The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Monday, March 16, 2009

The anniversary of the Atlanta tornado outbreak

(CNN photo by Kyle Almond of the debris scattered in front of the CNN building.) I guess with this past weekend being the one-year anniversary of the only tornado to have ever struck downtown Atlanta, I should mention that event. The Atlanta tornado on March 14, 2008, was actually a precursor to a larger tornado outbreak the following day, which I posted a lot about it at the time, and you can find my archives here:

Tornadoes ripped through southeast
Links to pictures of Shane Durrance's photographed capture of the Atlanta tornado
Tornado strikes the Georgia Dome
Mini-Dew's photo summary
My photo summary of Atlanta after the tornado
Basically, in the course of those 2 days, "one man was killed near downtown Atlanta. Two other deaths took place on March 15 in the northern Atlanta suburbs from the second, larger round of severe weather and tornadoes. In total, 45 tornadoes were confirmed over the 24 hour period from eastern Alabama to the Carolina coast, with most of the activity concentrated in the Metropolitan Atlanta area, the Central Savannah River Area and the Midlands of South Carolina." ~source A moderate risk had been issued for March 15th, but it was elevated to a high risk for severe weather over the course of the day.

It was a memorable weather day for Georgia.



  1. Dew, this is also neat...

    The Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925t

    (I posted this earlier but I think it may have been buried in the SWF post comments)

  2. I did see that, Josh. Thanks for sharing the link. I think I blogged about that tornado the other day. Really a fascinating and historic tornado.

  3. You talked about that one? Dang, sorry for acting like an idiot. Perhaps I should remember what I read... :)

  4. Don't feel like an idiot... I talk a lot. You aren'tbeing tested. :D


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