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Forest/Scott County EF-3 Tornado

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Event Summary
This tornado developed just east of Forest, and quickly became intense along Old Highway 80. Just south of this road, it nearly destroyed a wood frame home, downing all but the most interior walls and carrying the debris away from the foundation. Three people were injured in this home, one seriously. It also completely destroyed a chicken house and also carried that debris well away. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this area as well. Shortly after causing this damage...the tornado weakened, and it dissipated after crossing Mcmillan Road.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 140 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: 3 injures
Damage Path Length: 4.2 miles
Maximum Path Width: 150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 E Forest
7:36 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

3.5 WNW Lake
7:44 pm

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 7:37 pm, just before the tornado began. 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

Damage Photos