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Athens, Forsyth Co. record top wind gusts during Thursday’s damaging storm

The highest recorded wind gust in that storm that swept across north Georgia Thursday was 69 mph which occurred in Athens, followed by a 68 mph gust in Forsyth County, one of the hardest hit areas.

Those were recorded at 6:57 and 6:00 p.m., respectively. The top gust in Gainesville was 49 mph at 6:09. Elsewhere in the area, Jefferson recorded a 53 mph gust and Alto one of 45 mph.

There were numerous other reporting stations across the area covered by the report which you can read here.

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