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April 30, 2017 Tornado Outbreak

 

Storm Survey Information

We are continuing to assess information from damage surveys across central Mississippi and northeast Louisiana from storms on Sunday, April 30th. Please keep checking back for the latest information as we collect and process new survey information.

Tornadoes Confirmed: 29

Event Summary

During the early morning hours of April 30th, a squall line of severe thunderstorms developed across central Louisiana and pushed eastward across the National Weather Service Jackson, MS forecast area. The line intensified as it approached the Mississippi River and evolved into a Quasi-Linear Convective System (QLCS). Numerous tornadoes (29) developed along the line, with the most prolific damage occurring along the track of a large mesovortex which tracked from Claiborne County through western Hinds/Madison, eastern Yazoo, eastern Holmes, southeastern Carroll, Montgomery, and northwestern Webster counties.

Our region is no stranger to tornadoes, squall lines or tornado outbreaks. However, what occurred Sunday morning, April 30th, was quite rare. Here’s a general explanation of a very complex situation. As the squall line of storms was taking shape across central Louisiana, a mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) began to develop. This feature is on a smaller scale than traditional low pressure areas and usually ranges in diameter between 20 to 50 miles. This particular MCV developed as a large cluster of storms merged with the evolving squall line. Intensifying downdrafts caused bowing segments in the line to surge out. Due to the strong ambient wind shear in place, strong updrafts along the bowing line became oriented more favorably with the underlying wind shear. As this occurred, smaller scale circulations quickly developed. These circulations are called meso-vortices and are the features responsible for producing the tornadoes our region experienced. A feedback mechanism began at this point and the larger “parent” MCV was able to be maintained as it continued to modify the environment driving stronger wind shear which in turn supported strong and multiple quickly developing meso-vortices as the system moved northeast. This all combined to support and maintain an efficient tornado producing feature rarely seen. While hard to describe and visualize, this larger vortex was essentially on the ground and was generating smaller vortices that were rotating around the parent circulation. The end result was substantially wide tornado paths, numerous tornadoes, and additional wind damage away from the tornadic vortices.

For a historical perspective, this event ranks as 4th on the number of tornadoes (29) produced across the forecast area. Also of note, other similar efficient tornado producing MCVs are quite hard to identify. Most recent are two that occurred during the early morning squall line from April 27, 2011. One was in central Mississippi (very near the recent impacted area), and the other in northern Alabama. There are likely other instances of these systems in the past, but these likely occurred before Doppler Radar which is a tremendous tool in identifying the smaller scale meso-vortices and how the data aids the damage survey process.

In addition, strong straight line winds occurred in some areas. A 71 mph wind gust was recorded at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport. Flash flooding was also reported in some areas including Vicksburg, Bentonia, Hattiesburg, and Laurel.

 

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Survey Information

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Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Morehouse Parish
5 WSW Oak Ridge to 1 N Oak Ridge
4:44 AM -
4:54 AM
EF-1 Tornado
95 mph
none 5.72 miles 50 yards
Adams County
5 SSW Natchez to 2 SW Natchez
6:14 AM -
6:24 AM
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
none 3.43 miles 1/4 mile
Madison Parish and Warren County
3 SW Delta to 5 N Vicksburg
7:13 AM -
7:27 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 9.39 miles 1/4 mile
Jefferson and Claiborne Counties
8 ESE Fayette to 16 ESE Port Gibson
7:24 AM -
7:42 AM
EF-1 Tornado
105 mph
none 14.46 miles 1/4 mile
Claiborne and Warren Counties
1 S Port Gibson to 11 WNW Utica
7:30 AM -
7:55 AM
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
none 20.03 miles 1/2 mile
Copiah County
4 WSW Hazlehurst to 3 NNW Hazlehurst
8:01 AM -
8:07 AM
EF-0 Tornado
85 mph
none 5.23 miles 100 yards
Hinds County
3 SSW Learned to 3 ENE Learned
8:10 AM -
8:17 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 6.16 miles 300 yards
Hinds and Warren Counties
3 W Edwards to 4 NW Edwards
8:14 AM -
8:18 AM
EF-1 Tornado
94 mph
none 2.75 miles 1/2 mile
Hinds and Madison Counties
3 S Bolton to 1 NNW Flora
8:22 AM -
8:47 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 20.79 miles 1/2 mile
Hinds County
5 N Edwards to 10 NNW Bolton
8:23 AM -
8:33 AM
EF-1 Tornado
107 mph
none 7.37 miles 1 mile
Hinds County
2 SW Terry to 1 WSW Terry
8:23 AM -
8:26 AM
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
none 1.07 miles 150 yards
Hinds County
3 ESE Bolton to 3 WNW Clinton
8:28 AM -
8:31 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 2.06 miles 500 yards
Madison County
3 NNW Flora to 7 NNE Flora
8:50 AM -
8:54 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 6.05 miles 400 yards
Yazoo and Madison Counties
2 S Bentonia to 5 E Bentonia
8:51 AM -
8:57 AM
EF-1 Tornado
105 mph
none 5.08 miles 0.8 mile
Yazoo County
3 ENE Bentonia to 4 WSW Pickens
8:54 AM -
9:17 AM
EF-2 Tornado
120 mph
none 22.25 miles 1.2 miles
Yazoo County
13 NE Bentonia to 8 SW Pickens
9:06 AM -
9:14 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 6.94 miles 1000 yards
Yazoo, Holmes, and Attala Counties
7 WSW Pickens to 3 NE Durant
9:16 AM -
9:41 AM
EF-2 Tornado
120 mph
Deaths: 1 23.44 miles 1.2 miles
Holmes and Carroll Counties
5 NE Lexington to 6 NW West
9:38 AM -
9:49 AM
EF-1 Tornado
90 mph
none 9.16 miles 400 yards
Scott County
5 NE Forest to 6 W Conehatta
9:41 AM -
9:47 AM
EF-0 Tornado
80 mph
none 4.27 miles 100 yards
Holmes County
4 NNE Durant to 2 S West
9:42 AM -
9:45 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 3.04 miles 600 yards
Attala County
3 SSE West to 3 E West
9:42 AM -
9:46 AM
EF-1 Tornado
95 mph
none 3.92 miles 600 yards
Carroll County
4 N West to 3 SSE Vaiden
9:51 AM -
9:55 AM
EF-0 Tornado
80 mph
none 2.64 miles 250 yards
Carroll and Montgomery Counties
2 S Vaiden to 4 NW Kilmichael
9:58 AM -
10:13 AM
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
none 15.75 miles 1 mile
Montgomery County
2 SW Kilmichael to 4 N Kilmichael
10:11 AM -
10:15 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 6.67 miles 0.55 miles
Montgomery County
5 NNW Kilmichael to 8 NNE Kilmichael
10:13 AM -
10:19 AM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 5.66 miles 800 yards
Montgomery and Webster Counties
6 NNE Kilmichael to 10 W Walthall
10:14 AM -
10:20 AM
EF-1 Tornado
95 mph
none 6.75 miles 650 yards
Neshoba County
3 WSW Tucker
10:17 AM -
10:18 AM
EF-0 Tornado
85 mph
none 0.29 miles 50 yards
Webster County
10 NNE Kilmichael to 6 SW Slate Springs
10:18 AM -
10:23 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 7.42 miles 600 yards
Lowndes County
3 NNW New Hope to 6 ENE Columbus
11:37 AM -
11:42 AM
EF-1 Tornado
110 mph
none 3.82 miles 1/4 mile

 


 

Oak Ridge EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

There is some uncertainty where this tornado first touched down and dissipated due a number of farm fields and limited damage. Based on radar information and surrounding evidence, it was determined that it started in a field. The greatest damage occurred near the intersection of School House Lane and Sidney White Rd. A well-structured home had significant roof damage, and a playhouse and shed were completed destroyed. On the University of Louisiana-Monroe radar, a TDS was visible near this home. A number of uprooted trees were sporadically down around the edge of the circulation and were probably caused by straight line winds. On Hwy 425, north of Oak Ridge, a few power poles had to be replaced. This is where it was determined that the tornado dissipated.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 5.72 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 WSW Oak Ridge
4:44 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 N Oak Ridge
4:54 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Monroe radar, courtesy of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, show the storm at 4:49 am as the tornado was located just west of Oak Ridge. The image on the left shows 1.8° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Oak Ridge Tornado

 

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Cloverdale/Natchez EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

The tornado began along Bourke Road and uprooted numerous trees along its path. The worst damage occurred in the Cloverdale area. Here, a large tree destroyed a home along Cloverdale Dr. The strongest point of the tornado occurred along Cloverdale Road, where a large portion of the roof was removed from a home as well as numerous trees snapped and uprooted. As the tornado crossed Carthage Point Road, many trees were uprooted and one fell on a church. The tornado continued north and crossed River Terminal Road, where a roof was blown off of a stable and one home suffered damage from an uprooted tree. The tornado finally dissipated along Providence Road. A tornado debris signature was also noted on radar during this event.

Rating:
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EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 3.43 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/4 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 SSW Natchez
6:14 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 SW Natchez
6:24 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Fort Polk, LA radar show the storm at 6:18 am as it moved through the Cloverdale community. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Cloverdale Tornado

 

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Delta/North Vicksburg EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado began just south of Interstate 20 in Madison Parish, around Delta. It snapped or uprooted numerous trees in this location as well as damaged a road sign as it crossed over I-20. The tornado then crossed the Mississippi River, and reached around one quarter of a mile wide as it entered Warren County on the northern outskirts of Vicksburg. Here, it snapped numerous hardwood trees as well as brought down some powerlines and damaged the garage door of a building along Haining Road. The tornado then broke power poles along North Washington Street north of Waltersville before finally lifting just north of that location. A debris signature was noted on radar along the path of this tornado.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 9.39 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/4 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 SW Delta
7:13 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

5 N Vicksburg
7:27 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 7:18 am as the tornado passed through the Delta area. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Delta Tornado

 

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East Jefferson Co/Southeast Claiborne Co/McBride EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado touched down just south of Highway 28. A few trees were downed and snapped in this area. As it continued northeast through rural area, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. It then crossed McBride Road and Pap Goza Road, uprooting and snapping many large trees. It also snapped a powerpole and caused extensive roof damage to a few chicken houses. It continued northeast into Claiborne County, crossing Hudson Road and Beech Grove Road. The tornado ended near Northeast Smith Road, snapping a couple of trees before lifting. A tornado debris signature was also noted on radar during this event.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 105 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 14.46 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/4 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

8 ESE Fayette
7:24 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

16 ESE Port Gibson
7:42 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 7:32 am as the tornado approached the McBride community. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Jefferson County Tornado

 

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Port Gibson EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado touched down on the southeast side of Port Gibson, near the Natchez Trace Parkway. As the tornado tracked north-northeast, it snapped hardwood trees and uprooted numerous trees. One tree fell on a house on Smith Street, causing roof damage. The tornado then tracked toward the northeast, crossing the Natchez Trace Parkway and Highway 18. Here it continued to snap or uproot trees and also caused roof damage to a structure. The tornado crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway again, snapping or blowing down numerous trees. As the tornado tracked northeast, it crossed Old Port Gibson Road, Hankinson Road, and Moulder Road where it continued to snap or uproot numerous trees. The tornado finally lifted near Fisher Ferry Road in southern Warren County. A tornado debris signature was noted on radar during this tornado.

Rating:
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EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 20.03 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 S Port Gibson
7:30 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

11 WNW Utica
7:55 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 7:32 am as the tornado moved through the east side of Port Gibson. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Port Gibson Tornado

 

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Northwest Hazlehurst EF-0 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado touched down along Highway 28, uprooting some trees and snapping large limbs. It continued northeast, crossing Dentville Road and Welch Lane before crossing I-55. Many trees were uprooted along the path. The tornado then crossed US-51, uprooting some trees and snapping some large limbs. It continued just northeast into a wooded area, where some trees were uprooted, before lifting.

Rating:
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EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 85 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 5.23 miles
Maximum Path Width: 100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 WSW Hazlehurst
8:01 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 NNW Hazlehurst
8:07 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 8:04 am as the tornado passed on the northwest side of Hazlehurst. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Hazlehurst Tornado

 

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Learned EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado touched down just SW of the intersection of Adams Station Road and Old Adams Station Road. Here, heavy tree damage was noted as dozens of trees were snapped/uprooted. A power line was down here as well. The tornado then crossed Learned Road, just S of Learned, and damaged dozens of trees. The tornado continued NE and crossed Holiday Road where tree damage was noted. The tornado had weakened by this point. The tornado tracked over some pasture and farm land and dissipated as it crossed Oakley Road.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.16 miles
Maximum Path Width: 300 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 SSW Learned
8:10 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 ENE Learned
8:17 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 8:12 am as it passed near Learned. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Learned Tornado

 

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Edwards EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado started just south of Hwy 80 just to the west of Edwards where large tree branches were broken and a few trees uprooted. The tornado traveled north and reached its peak intensity and width as it crossed I-20 where hardwood trees were uprooted. The tornado continued north across Armory Road and Freetown Road snapping additional large tree branches before dissipating on the north side of Freetown Road.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 94 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 2.75 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 W Edwards
8:14 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 NW Edwards
8:18 am

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 8:16 am as it passed near Edwards. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Edwards Tornado

 

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Bolton/Flora EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This tornado touched down south of Bolton along Houston Road. The tornado quickly intensified as it crossed Raymond-Bolton Rd where numerous trees were damaged. Heavy tree damage again was noted as the tornado crossed Airplane and St. Thomas Roads. The roads were blocked by numerous trees and two power poles were snapped along Airplane Rd. The tornado then moved to just east of Bolton where it crossed the Bolton Cemetery. Here numerous trees were damaged. A home sustained minor roof damage here and a metal tractor shed was destroyed. More trees were downed on the Frontage Roads along I-20 and a large billboard was damaged. The tornado then moved across fields west of W Northside Dr. One mobile home had part of the tin roof torn off. More heavy tree damage was observed on Edwards Rd and then again as it crossed Jimmy Williams Rd. Here the tornado intensified and reached its widest point. Additional tree damage occurred across Lorance Rd and then again across Clinton-Tinnin Rd. The tornado downed about 30 large trees across Kennebrew Rd as it crossed into southern Madison County. Damage was noted on Shady Grove Rd and near the petrified forest area before it moved into Flora. The tornado caused minor structural damage in downtown Flora. It also caused damage to the old water tower in Flora. Tree damage was noted on the north side of Flora as well. The tornado dissipated as it exited the Flora city limits to the north.

 
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 20.79 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 S Bolton
8:22 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 NNW Flora
8:47 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 8:24 am as the tornado was on the south side of Bolton. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Bolton Tornado

 

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Northwest Hinds EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado started just west of the intersection of Anderson Road and Askew Road where large limbs were snapped and a few trees uprooted. The tornado crossed Anderson Road again as it continued moving northeast. The tornado widened as it crossed Narrow Gauge Road where hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado paralleled Farr Road where additional limbs were snapped and trees uprooted. The tornado reached its peak intensity along Farr road near the intersection of John Warren Road where numerous hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado then took a slight northwest turn and continued to parallel Farr Road causing more tree damage before dissipating shortly after crossing Halifax Road.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 107 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 7.37 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 N Edwards
8:23 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

10 NNW Bolton
8:33 am

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS radar show the storm at 8:30 am as it passed northwest of Edwards in northwest Hinds County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Northwest Hinds Tornado

 

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Terry EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This weak tornado touched down along Volley Campbell Road and moved across some personal property. A couple of trees were uprooted along with many large limbs broken in trees. A metal shed had most of the roof off and a couple walls damaged. A horse trailer was rolled and the brick home had some siding torn off. This tornado moved through a wooded area before dissipating as it crossed Tank Road. Here, large limbs were broken off trees and a power pole was left leaning. A brief tornado debris signature was noted.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 90 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 1.07 miles
Maximum Path Width: 150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 SW Terry
8:23 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 WSW Terry
8:26 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 8:24 am as the tornado tracked west of Terry. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Terry Tornado

 

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West Clinton EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This tornado touched down along St. Thomas Road and peaked as it crossed I-20 on the west side of the Norrell Road exit. The heaviest tree damage was along both Frontage Roads where numerous trees were snapped/uprooted. A semi-truck was turned over here as well. The tornado downed trees across the railroad and for another half mile in the woods west of Williamson Road.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 2.06 miles
Maximum Path Width: 500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 ESE Bolton
8:28 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 WNW Clinton
8:31 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 8:26 am just before the tornado began south of I-20 between Bolton and Clinton. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - West Clinton Tornado

 

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Kearney Park EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
The tornado started just south of the Kearney Park community where it moved northwest into the community downing several trees and causing minor structural damage to homes. It crossed Burnt Corn Creek and continued to cause damage along Virlilia Road before it lifted.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.05 miles
Maximum Path Width: 400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 NNW Flora
8:50 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

7 NNE Flora
8:54 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 8:50 am just as the tornado touched down just south of Kearney Park. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Kearney Park Tornado

 

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Big Black River EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This tornado touched down just east of U.S. Highway 49 and traveled northeast across mainly undeveloped land along the Big Black River through southern Yazoo County and northern Madison County. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees along its path, including one large tree limb which fell onto a home. The tornado dissipated between Jubilee Road and the Big Black River.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 105 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 5.08 miles
Maximum Path Width: 0.8 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 S Bentonia
8:51 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

5 E Bentonia
8:57 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 8:52 am just as the tornado passed southeast of Bentonia in southern Yazoo County along the Big Black River. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

 

Radar - Southeast Yazoo County Tornado

 

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Southeast Yazoo County EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This strong tornado started east of Bentonia near Indian Creek where minor tree damage was noted and continued to travel along a path just north of the Big Black River in Yazoo County. The tornado caused minor structural damage along Scotland Road, where it also downed hundreds of trees. The tornado was strongest as it crossed Trail End Road, where it snapped wooden power poles, snapped and uprooted nearly 1000 trees, and destroyed a shed. A tin roof was ripped off of a mobile home along Linwood Rd in the Berryville Community. Tree damage was also surveyed along near and along I-55 near and north of the Vaughan exit. The tornado crossed over I-55 before dissipating south of Pickens.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 120 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 22.25 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1.2 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 ENE Bentonia
8:54 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 WSW Pickens
9:17 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:00 am just as the tornado passed southeast of Myrleville. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Southeast Yazoo County Tornado

 

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Linwood EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This EF-1 tornado started just north of MS-16 in Yazoo County. It uprooted and snapped trees as it approached the Linwood Community. While progressing through the Linwood Community, it caused damage to several structures including removing the entire tin roof from a home on Black Jack Road, damaging a mobile home on Vaughan Road, and damaging the awnings at the Linwood Gin. The tornado was responsible for a tree falling on a house on on Pepper Wilson Road. It continued to cause damage on Bennett Road, before dissipating before it made it to Interstate 55.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.94 miles
Maximum Path Width: 0.57 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

13 NE Bentonia
9:06 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

8 SW Pickens
9:14 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:10 am just as the tornado passed through the Linwood community. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Linwood Tornado

 

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Pickens/Goodman/Durant EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This strong tornado started several miles west of Pickens off Highway 432 and tracked northeast for roughly 23 miles. The tornado impacted areas west of Goodman, Holmes County State Park and a direct hit on the town of Durant. The tornado was very wide and was roughly 1.4 miles wide at its widest point. Across the entire path, thousands of trees were damaged/uprooted/snapped. Hundreds of power poles and power lines were down as well. The large majority of structures that were damaged were indicated by minor to moderate roof damage with shingles/siding torn off to partial loss of decking. Multiple structures were more heavily damaged by trees falling on them. Some of the more significant tree and structural damage occurred along Courts Road, Salem Road, Ebenezer-Pickens Road and Jordan Road. Four mobile homes were destroyed along Jordan Road, including a new, well-secured, mobile home. Significant tree damage also occurred along Highway 51 and along State Park Road just west of Highway 51. The town of Durant took a direct hit. Many buildings and homes sustained minor to moderate roof damage. A few less-sound structures were destroyed. Numerous power lines were also down. The tornado continued a bit further to the northeast before dissipating.

Rating:
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EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 120 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: 1 fatality/0 injuries
Damage Path Length: 23.44 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1.2 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

7 WSW Pickens
9:16 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 NE Durant
9:41 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:37 am as the tornado tore through the city of Durant. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Durant Tornado

 

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Emory (Holmes/Carroll Co) EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

The tornado began just to the southwest of Sudbeck Road and downed hardwood trees in this area. It then continued northeast snapping tree limbs and uprooting a few trees along its path in the northern part of Holmes County. The tornado then crossed into Carroll County and dissipated along Highway 37.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 90 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 9.16 miles
Maximum Path Width: 400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 NE Lexington
9:38 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

6 NW West
9:49 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:41 am as the tornado tore through northern Holmes County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Holmes and Carroll County Tornado

 

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East Scott County EF-0 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
The tornado began along Russell Community Road where it uprooted many softwood trees. It also caused minor roof damage and blew the skirting off of a mobile home as well as blew the tin off of a chicken house. It then continued to the north-northeast and uprooted more trees along Jane Road before it dissipated.

Rating:
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EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 80 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 4.27 miles
Maximum Path Width: 100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 NE Forest
9:41 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

6 W Conehatta
9:47 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:45 am as the tornado tore through eastern Scott County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Scott County Tornado

 

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Northeast Holmes County/Hoffman EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This tornado touched down just south of County Road 69 and as it track north-northeast, it crossed Highway 51. Through the length of its path, it downed softwood and hardwood trees. It finally lifted east of Highway 51, near the railroad.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 3.04 miles
Maximum Path Width: 600 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 NNE Durant
9:42 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 S West
9:45 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:43 am near the time the tornado crossed US 51. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Northeast Holmes County Tornado

 

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Northwest Attala County/Possumneck EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
This tornado began about a half of a mile southwest of County Road 3003 and tracked to the northeast. Along its path, it uprooted many trees, and one tree fell onto a church. The tornado ended along County Road 3106.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 3.92 miles
Maximum Path Width: 600 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 SSE West
9:42 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 E West
9:46 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:45 am as the tornado moved across northwest Attala County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Northwest Attala County Tornado

 

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Beatty EF-0 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

The tornado began near Hudson Creek in southern Carroll County. As it tracked north northeast toward Beatty, it uprooted trees and downed some powerlines along County Rd 33. As it crossed County Rd 27, it continued to uproot some softwood trees and tore a few shingles off of a home. The tornado dissipated along Highway 51 north of Beatty.

 

Rating:
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EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 80 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 2.64 miles
Maximum Path Width: 250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 N West
9:51 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 SSE Vaiden
9:55 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 9:51 am right as the tornado touched down near Hudson Creek. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Beatty Tornado

 

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Vaiden EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado started on the south side of Vaiden and tracked northeast, dissipating just to the northwest of Kilmichael. Initially, trees were snapped and uprooted along CR 28 and CR 27. The tornado then crossed Highway 51 where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and power lines were downed. A few homes sustained minor roof damage and one had a large tree down on it. The railroad was blocked by several trees as well. The tornado then crossed Highway 35 where more trees were damaged. It then moved into a wooded area and mostly tracked south of Highway 430. A few damage locations were accessible along CR 9 where more trees were downed, but the road was blocked and the core of the tornado path was inaccessible. The northwest edge of the tornado began to impact portions of Highway 430 a few miles before the junction with Highway 407. Here numerous trees were damaged. The tornado appeared to peak in intensity and reach its widest point near the Carroll/Montgomery County line and along Highway 407. Here, significant tree damage was noted as the tornado moved across an open field and slammed into a wooded area. Significant tree damage was noted across the field south of the highway and where it crossed Highway 407. Widespread tree damage continued across Herring Loop, Lower Bethlehem Road, and Herring School Road. Some homes were damaged by trees. Along Herring School Road, a couple sheds were destroyed along with several homes sustaining minor roof damage. A large metal I-beam shed was destroyed and thrown nearly 100 yards. As the tornado neared Kindred Road, a turn to the left was noted and it began to track more northerly. Damage to trees continued as it crossed Lewis Creek Road along with a few sheds damaged and shingles off roofs. As it crossed Highway 82 west of Kilmichael, more trees were downed along with a dozen or so power poles. Three homes had roof damage and several sheds had tin off the roof. The tornado continued just a bit farther north and dissipated just past the intersection of Mayfield and Robinson-Thompson Road.
Rating:
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EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 15.75 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 S Vaiden
9:58 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 NW Kilmichael
10:13 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:05 am right as the tornado crossed the Carroll/Montgomery county line. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Vaiden Tornado

 

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Kilmichael EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado started on the south side of Vaiden and tracked northeast, dissipating just to the northwest of Kilmichael. Initially, trees were snapped and uprooted along CR 28 and CR 27. The tornado then crossed Highway 51 where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and power lines were downed. A few homes sustained minor roof damage and one had a large tree down on it. The railroad was blocked by several trees as well. The tornado then crossed Highway 35 where more trees were damaged. It then moved into a wooded area and mostly tracked south of Highway 430. A few damage locations were accessible along CR 9 where more trees were downed, but the road was blocked and the core of the tornado path was inaccessible. The northwest edge of the tornado began to impact portions of Highway 430 a few miles before the junction with Highway 407. Here numerous trees were damaged. The tornado appeared to peak in intensity and reach its widest point near the Carroll/Montgomery County line and along Highway 407. Here, significant tree damage was noted as the tornado moved across an open field and slammed into a wooded area. Significant tree damage was noted across the field south of the highway and where it crossed Highway 407. Widespread tree damage continued across Herring Loop, Lower Bethlehem Road, and Herring School Road. Some homes were damaged by trees. Along Herring School Road, a couple sheds were destroyed along with several homes sustaining minor roof damage. A large metal I-beam shed was destroyed and thrown nearly 100 yards. As the tornado neared Kindred Road, a turn to the left was noted and it began to track more northerly. Damage to trees continued as it crossed Lewis Creek Road along with a few sheds damaged and shingles off roofs. As it crossed Highway 82 west of Kilmichael, more trees were downed along with a dozen or so power poles. Three homes had roof damage and several sheds had tin off the roof. The tornado continued just a bit farther north and dissipated just past the intersection of Mayfield and Robinson-Thompson Road.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.67 miles
Maximum Path Width: 0.55 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 SW Kilmichael
10:11 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 N Kilmichael
10:15 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:05 am right as the tornado crossed the Carroll/Montgomery county line. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Beatty Tornado

 

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Montgomery County/Lodi Road EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

The tornado began south of Robinson-Thompson Road. As it tracked northeast, it snapped and uprooted many softwood and hardwood trees along its path. It dissipated along Oak Ridge Road.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 5.66 miles
Maximum Path Width: 0.45 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 NNW Kilmichael
10:13 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

8 NNE Kilmichael
10:19 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:13 am as the tornado tracked north of Kilmichael. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Lodi Road Tornado

 

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Montgomery/Webster County EF-1

 

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Track Summary

The tornado began along Salem Road and tracked to the northeast. As it did, it snapped and uprooted numerous trees along its path. It crossed into Webster County along Lodi Road and continued to cause mostly tree damage. It dissipated near the intersection of Alva Road and Dan Moore Road.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.75 miles
Maximum Path Width: 650 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

6 NNE Kilmichael
10:14 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

10 W Walthall
10:20 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:18 am as the tornado tracked southeast of the Alva community. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Montgomery Webster County Tornado

 

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Neshoba County EF-0 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

The tornado touched down just southwest of County Road 505. Along this road it snapped a few softwood trees, one of which fell onto a powerline. A flag pole was also bent in half. It also caused damage to the skirting of a mobile home of a storm spotter, who observed this tornado. The tornado crossed this road and lifted in a field to the northeast.
Rating:
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EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 85 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 0.29 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 WSW Tucker
10:17 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 WSW Tucker
10:18 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:17 am as the tornado briefly touched down southwest of Tucker. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Neshoba County Tornado

 

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Webster County/Spring Hill EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado began south of King Road near the Montgomery and Webster county line. Here, it was its most intense and caused significant tree damage by uprooting many hardwood trees along both King and Dubard roads. It then tracked northeast and turned slightly more north. It continued to cause mostly tree damage along its path. The tornado ended just as it crossed Highway 404.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 7.42 miles
Maximum Path Width: 600 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

10 NNE Kilmichael
10:18 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

6 SW Slate Springs
10:23 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 10:25 am shortly after the tornado lifted west of Spring Hill. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Spring Hill Tornado

 

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East Lowndes County EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado began along Highway 182 and snapped softwood and hardwood trees as it tracked to the north-northeast along Phillips Hill Road. One large tree fell onto a house and destroyed the house. The tornado then tracked across Mill Road and caused roof damage to a home. Near the intersection of Mill Road and West Mill Road, there was roof damage to another home, broken power poles and several trees snapped. As the tornado near Highway 82, it caused damage to a scoreboard at a local park. It crossed Highway 82, snapping a few trees. The tornado continued over Elise Lane and Jamac Road. It then crossed Tabernacle Road, Bell Circle and Honeysuckle Drive before crossing Highway 50, Gunshoot Road and near Pleasant Hill Road, knocking down trees along the path. It lifted shortly after crossing Gunshoot Road.
Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 110 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 3.82 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/4 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 NNW New Hope
11:37 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

6 ENE Columbus
11:42 am

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus AFB, MS radar show the storm at 11:39 am as the tornado moved across Highway 82. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Lowndes County Tornado

 

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