A NASA satellite captured this image of the explosive storm clouds as they moved across the Deep South on April 27.
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Tornado Track Georgia
Credit: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA
A pale green swath in this Landsat image from April 28 reveals the path of a tornado outside of Griffin, Georgia.
The tornado was on the ground between 12:03 and 12:28 a.m. local time on April 28, hours before the image was taken. By the time the funnel cloud lifted, the tornado had covered about 20 miles (30 km) with a path about half a mile wide, said the National Weather Service.
The tornado was an EF-3 tornado with winds of about 140 mph (225 kph).