National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Piave, MS EF-1 Tornado - February 10, 2020


...NWS Damage Survey For 02/10/20 Greene County Mississippi Tornado Event...

.Piave Mississippi Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.20 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             FEB 10 2020
Start Time:             608 PM CST
Start Location:         2.5 miles northwest of Piave, MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4082/-88.7851

End Date:               FEB 10 2020
End Time:               610 PM CST
End Location:           2.3 miles north-northwest of Piave, MS
End Lat/Lon:            31.4195/-88.7697

Survey summary: Tornado touched down just east of Old Ditch Rd
causing numerous snapped softwood pines. As the tornado progressed
northeast, width increased to approximately 200 yards with a clear
convergent pattern of snapped softwoods. As the tornado approached
Piave Church Rd, it appears to have weakened causing several uprooted
hardwoods and a few snapped to uprooted softwoods. A few homes had
minor roof damage likely by the outer circulation and RFD. The tornado
shortly lifted after crossing Piave Church Rd but not before uprooting
a couple more hardwoods and removing a tin roof from a mobile home porch.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph