3 Tornadoes confirmed on from April 5th 2017


The National Weather Service has completed storm surveys from reported tornadoes on April 5th 2017.  Three of these were found to occur in Central Georgia and ranged from EF1-EF2 with winds from 105-115mph.  Luckily no injuries or fatalities were reported from any of these storms and we have a very quiet weather weekend ahead.

Laurens County EF-2 (Rentz) Tornado
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  20.4 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards

Dodge County EF-1 (Gresston) Tornado
Rating:                 EF-1 
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph 
Path Length /Statute/:  4.2 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards 

Dooly County EF-1 (Vienna) Tornado
Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  8.9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.