National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Severe Weather and Flash Flooding Expected This Weekend

There will be a threat for severe weather Saturday evening through Sunday morning as a storm system moves across the area. The greatest area of concern will be along and north of I-20, where the best potential for damaging wind gusts and tornadoes should exist. The potential for heavy downpours from this afternoon into the weekend raises concerns for additional flash flood potential. Read More >

General Tornado Statistics for Mississippi
1950-2017

Average number of tornadoes per year.................................................30

Total reported tornadoes from 1950 to 2017.......................................2083

Greatest number of tornadoes in a year...................................109 in 2008

Least number of tornadoes in a year.........................in 1951, 1952, 1964

Longest streak without a tornado..1 year and 17 days (6/21/63 to 7/8/64)

Greatest number of tornadoes in 36 hours.............44 on Sep 24-25 2005

Average number of deaths per year........................................................8

Average number of injuries per year....................................................108

Deadliest year...............................1971 with 128 deaths and 1494 injuries

Month with the greatest number of deaths and injuries...................February