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Event Summary

A powerful storm system took shape across the central United States and clashed with a warm and unstable airmass. An extensive and intense squall line resulted which quickly pushed eastward across the eastern half of the country. Overall, this system produced a large severe weather outbreak and brought widespread wind damage to multiple states across the south, mid south, and southeast United States. Nearly 1450 reports of severe weather have been reported so far, across 15 states, with the vast majority being damaging winds. Wind damage was not the only severe weather event type, large hail and tornadoes were also part of the mix, with roughly 60 tornadoes reported up to this point. In terms of total events (storm reports), this outbreak is approaching record breaking status and will make a run at the #1 ranking after further verification is done and storm surveys are completed.

Storm Prediction Center Storm Reports

Across the National Weather Service Jackson forecast area, numerous reports of down trees and power lines have been reported along with multiple reports of damaged structures. These structures were damaged by either fallen trees or intense winds. At this time, survey teams have found 5 tornadoes across the area, two of these were rated EF2. The first strong tornado moved into northwest Catahoula Parish from LaSalle Parish. The other strong tornado occurred across Tensas Parish and tracked to the MS River, crossed the river and dissipated in far northwest Claiborne County. The other three tornadoes were rated EF1. One of these occurred just north of Utica, in Hinds County, another tracked across northern Simpson County near Braxton, and the other across southeast Lincoln and southern Lawrence Counties. Specific information on each event can be found in the local storm report map and storm survey table below.

Local Storm Reports 


Survey Information - Click on the location in the table for additional maps and details


Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Path Length Path Width
Catahoula Parish
8 miles SW Enterprise to 3 SW Enterprise
Mon 4/4
3:04 pm-
3:09 pm
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
0 5 miles
(13 total)
0.25 mile
Tensas Parish
1.5 miles SSE Cooter Point LA to 1.5 miles N Grand Gulf MS
Mon 4/4
3:43 pm-
4:14 pm
EF-2 Tornado
125 mph
1 27 miles 0.5 mile
Simpson County
5 miles WSW Braxton to 3 miles ENE Braxton
Mon 4/4
5:36 pm -
5:42 pm
EF1 Tornado
100 mph
0 8 miles 0.75 mile
Hinds County
1.5 miles NNW of Utica to 4 miles NE Utica
Mon 4/4
4:42 pm -
4:45 pm
95 mph
0 3.5 miles 0.25 mile
Lincoln and Lawrence Counties
1 1.5 miles W of Ruth to 7.5 miles ESE Topeka
Mon 4/4
5:48 pm -
6:07 pm
100 mph
0 16.5 miles 600 yds
Jefferson Davis County
Society Hill
Mon 4/4
6:20 pm
Straight Line Winds 0 N/A N/A


Rainfall Information

Over three inches of rain fell over a corridor from the Golden Triangle southwest through Kosciusko. Significant flash flooding was reported in the Columbus area, with water entering businesses. Several roads were closed across Lowndes County.