Looking Back to the 1975 Governor's Tornado! (credit: This Day in Weather History)
DISCUSSION: As we look back to March 24th, 1975, there was a very historic severe weather event which took place across many parts of north-central Georgia. On this particular day, there was a low pressure system positioned to the west of the greater Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. As a result of the low pressure system being situated to the west of north-central Georgia, many places (e.g., cities which include but are not limited to Atlanta, Georgia), were positioned within the warm front sector of this low pressure system. Hence, many parts of north-central Georgia were in a favorable location both with respect to strong warm air advection as well as a clockwise turning of the winds with height (i.e., from the surface). To learn more about this destructive and unfortunately deadly tornado which impacted sections of west Atlanta, Georgia, click the following link!
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz
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