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April 13, 2015 Tornadoes

Event Summary

During the morning of April 13th, an upper level low pressure was drifting over Texas and high amounts of moisture and rainfall and thunderstorms moved into the region. As the storms from the early morning moved into northern Mississippi in the early afternoon, some showers developed in central Mississippi heading to the northeast into the Jackson Metro area. Low level winds and moisture was favorable for some very shallow rotating showers and one moved over the NWS Jackson office, producing rotation but no tornado, and it continued to the northeast. These storms were shallow and contained no lightning. One such shower moved just north of Terry, Mississippi, producing an EF0 tornado. Another tornado, EF1, occurred in Scott County area, likely from the same supercell that came over the NWS Jackson office. Lastly, a third tornado, EF0, occurred in Walnut Grove. The showers moved out of the area late in the evening.

Tornado Track Map


Track Map

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Survey Information

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Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Hinds County
5.8 NW Terry to 5.0 N Terry
7:11 PM-
7:25 PM
EF-0 Tornado
85 mph
none 6.0 miles 25 yards
Scott County
6.0 W Harperville to 5.0 WNW Harperville
7:46 PM-
7:47 PM
EF-1 Tornado
95 mph
none 0.5 miles 100 yards
Leake County
0.7 SSE Walnut Grove to 0.8 ENE Walnut Grove
8:05 PM-
8:07 PM
EF-0 Tornado
85 mph
none 1.2 miles 50 yards

 


 

Hinds County EF-0 Tornado

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Event Summary
The tornado began near Lebanon Pinegrove Road where it uprooted a large tree. The tornado continued northeast where it snapped a utility pole and then ended in the Ridgelea community off of Gary Road where a few trees were uprooted and there was also minor fence and roof damage.

Rating:
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EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 85 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 6.0 miles
Maximum Path Width: 25 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5.8 NW Terry
7:11 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

5.0 N Terry
7:25 pm

 


 

Scott County EF-1 Tornado

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Event Summary
The tornado began in a wooded area, knocking down some trees in its path. The tornado continued towards Hattie-Lyles Road where a roof was blown off of a barn, minor damage occurred to the roof of a home and many trees were snapped. The tornado continued to snap many trees along the path before ending at Hattie-Lyles Road.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 0.5 miles
Maximum Path Width: 100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

6.0 W Harperville
7:46 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

5.0 WNW Harperville
7:47 pm

 


 

Leake County EF-0 Tornado

Walnut Grove EF-0

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Event Summary
This weak tornado began in southern parts of Walnut Grove near Golden Avenue and continuing northeast near Reeves and Maple Street, knocking down some trees along in its path. After the tornado crossed Gunter Road, the tornado caused part of a roof was torn off of a chicken house and a shed and a fence was blown down. The tornado continued northeast where it ended just south of Sistrunk Road, causing major damage to a chicken house.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 85 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 1.2 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

0.7 SSE Walnut Grove
8:05 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

0.8 ENE Walnut Grove
8:07 pm

 

 


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