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February 7, 2017 Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms

 

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Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Scott County
5 N Forest to 4 NNE Forest
4:07 PM -
4:17 PM
EF-2 Tornado
115 mph
none 4.85 miles 1/2 mile
Jasper County
7 ENE Montrose to 9 E Montrose
5:23 PM -
5:31 PM
EF-1 Tornado
100 mph
none 3.1 miles 50 yards

 


 

Hillsboro/Scott County EF-2 Tornado

 

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Track Summary

This tornado began near Hodges Ln, where a couple of small trees were snapped, and continued eastward snapping and uprooted multiple trees along Old Hillsboro Rd. The tornado reached it's greatest intensity as it moved across Little River Rd and MS Highway 35. In this area, multiple flea market buildings were destroyed. Two residences were damaged, one significantly by a fallen tree. A shed was destroyed and the roof was blown off a barn. Several trees were snapped or uprooted at this location. The tornado continued eastward across Taylor Rd, damaging a shed and causing additional tree damage. The tornado lifted just east of MS Highway 21, where some tree branches were broken.

Rating:
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EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind: 115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 4.85 miles
Maximum Path Width: 1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 N Forest
4:07 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 NNE Forest
4:17 pm

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 4:12 pm as the tornado moved across MS Highway 35 near Hillsboro. 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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Jasper County EF-1 Tornado

 

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Track Summary
Tornado started in a wooded area northwest of County Road 20 and traveled southeast where it snapped and uprooted several trees and caused damage to the roof of a porch attached to a home along County Road 20. The tornado then continued to the southeast of County Road 20 and ended after snapping a few more trees.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 100 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 3.1 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

7 ENE Montrose
5:23 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

9 E Montrose
5:31 pm

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the storm at 5:27 pm as the tornado moved across County Road 20. 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 - Jasper County Tornado

 

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