National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

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