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The chance of earthquake damage in 35477 Zip Code is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 35477 Zip Code is lower than Alabama average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #239

35477 Zip Code
0.07
Alabama
0.08
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

35477 Zip Code
0.0000
Alabama
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #489

35477 Zip Code
208.24
Alabama
255.80
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,795 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 35477 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:31Dense Fog:0Drought:27
Dust Storm:0Flood:169Hail:972Heat:54Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:4Landslide:1Strong Wind:40
Thunderstorm Winds:1,378Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:5
Other:83 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 35477 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near 35477 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
22.11971-03-143.9133.1-87.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 91 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 35477 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.31992-11-22232°54'N / 88°18'W32°57'N / 88°16'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
9.81966-03-03532°49'N / 88°21'W33°12'N / 87°49'W40.70 Miles150 Yards011250K0Pickens
12.61992-11-22232°58'N / 88°35'W33°07'N / 88°17'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Noxubee
17.01965-02-11333°12'N / 88°12'W1.50 Miles100 Yards018250K0Pickens
17.11992-11-22233°06'N / 88°24'W33°16'N / 88°19'W15.00 Miles440 Yards015250K0Noxubee
18.01977-04-04333°03'N / 88°33'W33°09'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles587 Yards0125K0Calhoun
21.21953-05-04233°07'N / 88°34'W33°13'N / 88°27'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0225K0Noxubee
21.81971-02-26332°49'N / 87°56'W32°50'N / 87°52'W4.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Greene
22.21992-11-22232°36'N / 88°38'W32°52'N / 88°24'W23.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Kemper
22.21954-12-29232°55'N / 88°40'W33°01'N / 88°35'W8.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Noxubee
22.41977-02-23232°50'N / 87°53'W0.20 Mile30 Yards013K0Greene
22.71986-03-12333°11'N / 88°12'W33°23'N / 88°12'W16.00 Miles700 Yards202.5M0Pickens
23.81992-11-22232°48'N / 88°42'W32°58'N / 88°35'W11.00 Miles880 Yards11250K0Kemper
25.51973-11-26233°14'N / 88°32'W003K0Noxubee
25.81954-12-29232°54'N / 88°42'W32°55'N / 88°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards090K0Kemper
26.71957-11-17233°07'N / 88°39'W33°17'N / 88°33'W12.90 Miles70 Yards22250K0Noxubee
27.31957-04-04233°00'N / 88°55'W33°21'N / 88°21'W40.70 Miles200 Yards0425K0Winston
27.31957-06-28333°13'N / 88°35'W33°17'N / 88°32'W5.40 Miles50 Yards110250K0Noxubee
29.01957-11-17233°17'N / 88°33'W33°18'N / 88°32'W1.90 Miles70 Yards00250K0Lowndes
30.41984-11-10233°14'N / 87°51'W33°14'N / 87°49'W0.20 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pickens
30.51998-04-08333°17'N / 87°54'W33°16'N / 87°51'W3.60 Miles300 Yards0015K0KPickens
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
30.61974-04-03433°16'N / 88°12'W33°27'N / 87°50'W24.60 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0Pickens
31.41986-03-12432°36'N / 88°42'W32°42'N / 88°35'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Kemper
31.81992-11-22233°25'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles127 Yards072.5M0Pickens
32.21976-03-20233°18'N / 88°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
32.81963-03-11233°25'N / 88°06'W0025K0Pickens
33.01965-03-17333°28'N / 88°26'W33°22'N / 88°21'W8.50 Miles230 Yards0125K0Monroe
33.41980-04-25233°18'N / 88°36'W33°29'N / 88°23'W17.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Lowndes
33.91961-12-12232°24'N / 88°23'W32°32'N / 88°00'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
34.21952-03-03333°20'N / 87°54'W33°22'N / 87°52'W3.30 Miles440 Yards0625K0Pickens
34.71992-03-10332°35'N / 87°49'W32°39'N / 87°47'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Greene
34.72007-01-05232°36'N / 88°42'W32°39'N / 88°41'W2.00 Miles250 Yards09600K0KKemper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down in the Blackwater Community and caused extensive damage along its 2 mile path. Six homes were destroyed, five of which were mobile homes and one modular home. Nine people were injured with three serious. One car was flipped over and rolled along with extensive damage to trees and power lines along the path of this high end F2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
34.81967-12-18332°26'N / 88°09'W32°30'N / 88°03'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
35.41973-03-16232°54'N / 87°40'W32°55'N / 87°36'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hale
35.51976-03-20233°23'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Pickens
36.01995-04-20233°18'N / 88°37'W33°35'N / 88°19'W32.00 Miles100 Yards000.1M0Lowndes
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near the town of Crawford in southwest Lowndes County and moved northeast and moved near the Alabama border. One house was completely destroyed. A second home had its living room destroyed. One home was pushed off its foundation. Several homes had their windows blown out. A few mobile homes suffered extensive roof damage. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
36.31984-11-10233°14'N / 87°49'W33°14'N / 87°36'W13.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
36.31966-11-10233°00'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hale
36.71962-03-31333°28'N / 88°18'W33°30'N / 88°20'W3.00 Miles880 Yards01250K0Lowndes
36.72002-11-10333°23'N / 88°37'W33°32'N / 88°17'W22.00 Miles440 Yards05560.0M0Lowndes
 Brief Description: A tornado formed in Lowndes County, about 3 miles southeast of Artesia. It moved 22 miles across the county, resulting in numerous injuries. Most of the damage and injuries was seen in Columbus around 7:20 PM. Here, extensive damage was received by several buildings on the campuses of the Mississippi University for Women and the Mississippi School for Math and Science. Major damage was received by approximately 60 homes in the southern part of Columbus as the tornado moved through. The tornado then moved into Lamar County, Alabama 2.5 miles southeast of Steens, Mississippi.
37.01977-04-04332°53'N / 88°55'W32°54'N / 88°50'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kemper
37.31961-12-11232°47'N / 87°40'W32°52'N / 87°34'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hale
38.72004-11-24332°56'N / 88°59'W33°00'N / 88°50'W12.00 Miles600 Yards122.5M0Winston
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved into Winston county from Neshoba county and tracked northeast for 12 miles before moving into Noxubee county. Just inside the Winston county line four large chicken houses were destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast across State Route 393 and 397, a few hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. One home was totally destroyed on McBrayer Road. Pieces of the home was blown and scattered across a field for 1/4 mile. Here three vehicles were moved with two of them landing on top of tree debris and the other thrown into a ditch. This home was where the two injuries and one fatality occurred. The tornado was at its widest point here and as it tracked northeast hundreds of trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Noxubee county 2 miles southeast of Ferns Springs. The total path length across northern Neshoba, southeast Winston and western Noxubee county was 21 miles. M44PH
39.21951-09-09233°30'N / 88°26'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Lowndes
39.21992-10-10233°30'N / 88°26'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0162.5M0Lowndes
39.21998-04-08333°18'N / 87°51'W33°20'N / 87°35'W15.90 Miles300 Yards01800K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
39.92002-11-10233°30'N / 88°15'W33°34'N / 88°09'W7.20 Miles150 Yards02200K0KLamar
 Brief Description: The Fernbank Tornado was the second tornado of the evening in Alabama, but it actually began in Mississippi. The tornado crossed the Alabama-Mississippi State Line at 7:31 pm, downing trees in Luxapallila Creek. When it reached County Road 12, a well built home was deroofed along with damage to the upper floor of the house and tremendous tree destruction. The tornado continued on a northeast track, damaging mostly trees before knocking over head stones at the Ebenezer Church and flipping automobiles. The tornado weakened fairly quickly after it passed the church and ended about 7:42 pm. This tornado was rated an F2 in Alabama but was rated an F3 in Mississippi. No deaths and two injuries were reported in the Alabama portion of this tornado. The path length was 7.2 miles with an estimated width of 150 yards.
40.01997-01-28233°18'N / 87°42'W33°18'N / 87°40'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0185K2KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: A small tornado that apparently formed on the north side of a bow echo touched down in a lightly populated area just north of Lake Lurleen State Park and just west of State Road 171 in west central Tuscaloosa County. Damage was primarily to downed trees, however, several structures sustained minor damage with the exception of one house that was completely deroofed. The family in the house was asleep when the tornado struck and one young girl sustained a minor injury in the storm. EMA officials reported that three mobile homes were damaged along with the one house that was deroofed and at least two barns and several storage buildings were damaged.
40.21977-04-02233°25'N / 88°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
40.22000-12-16232°24'N / 88°40'W32°30'N / 88°30'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0172.1M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado caused major damage in the Marion and Dalewood Shore Lake communities, northeast of Meridian. Two houses and thirteen mobile homes were destroyed. Eleven houses and twelve mobile homes received major damage. Thirty-three houses and twenty-two mobile homes received minor damage. Three businesses were destroyed and one business had minor damage. Thousands of trees were blown down or snapped off, and numerous power poles and power lines were also downed. Seventeen people were injured, including one in critical condition.
40.31992-03-10332°39'N / 87°47'W32°42'N / 87°29'W14.00 Miles440 Yards27250K0Hale
40.61982-04-03332°43'N / 88°55'W32°42'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Kemper
40.81954-01-20233°18'N / 88°50'W33°25'N / 88°41'W11.90 Miles27 Yards0225K0Oktibbeha
40.81973-05-27432°32'N / 87°48'W32°47'N / 87°28'W26.00 Miles800 Yards17225.0M0Hale
41.01954-01-20233°25'N / 88°41'W33°28'N / 88°37'W5.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Lowndes
41.22004-12-07233°32'N / 88°21'W33°34'N / 88°16'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Lowndes
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down southwest of Steens and tracked east-northeast for 5 miles before moving into Lamar county, Alabama at 4:02 AM, in the Luxapalila Creek bottom. Along the path, several buildings sustained significant roof damage, one mobile home was destroyed and an RV was rolled over and destroyed. Hundreds of trees were also snapped and uprooted. The majority of the damage occurred across Harrison Road, Tom Blalock Road and Gunshoot Road.
41.21970-03-19232°42'N / 87°36'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hale
41.32001-11-24333°32'N / 88°03'W33°32'N / 88°03'W0.20 Mile300 Yards002K0KPickens
 Brief Description: What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
41.72000-12-16433°03'N / 87°42'W33°12'N / 87°24'W18.00 Miles750 Yards1114412.5M0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: The tornado began in southwestern Tuscaloosa County on the west side of the Black Warrior River. Traveling in a northeasterly direction the tornado moved from a rural, unpopulated area of the Black Warrior River into an area of homes south of Shelton State Community College. The tornado crossed SR 69 destroying a nearly complete shopping center which included a Winn Dixie store. East of SR 69 the tornado destroyed a number of houses and residential structures. As the tornado reached US 82 it destroyed a number of mobile homes where several deaths were reported. From US 82 the tornado continued northeasterly downing numerous trees and power lines and damaging residential structures. The tornado crossed I-20/59 just west of exit 77 where many trees were uprooted or snapped off. Minor damage occurred to the JVC manufacturing facility. At exit 77 a number of commercial structures including hotels, fast food restaurants, and truck stops sustained damage including a number of vehicles that were overturned. The tornado continued northeasterly for a couple of miles before dissipating rapidly. Ironically, the tornado dissipated as it moved into an open, unpopulated area. The tornado was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that originated in Mississippi. This thunderstorm was responsible for additional tornado damage in St. Clair and Etowah counties. Tuscaloosa EMA reported 11 fatalities with this tornado along with 144 injuries. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged from 16 months to 83 years old. There were 251 single family dwellings affected (43 destroyed, 76 with major damage, 138 with minor damage), 179 mobile homes affected (79 destroyed, 23 with major damage, 77 with minor damage), and 13 businesses affected (1 destroyed, 7 with major damage, 5 with minor damage). The tornado was on the ground for a total of 18 miles, all within Tuscaloosa County. The tornado path was estimated to be 750 yards wide at it's maximum intensity. This tornado was rated an F4 on the Fujita Scale for tornado intensity. Tornado intensity varied along the path with considerable F2 and F3 damage in the area from just west of SR 69 to US 82 in the Hinton Place and Hillcrest Meadows areas as well as the Bear Creek area. It was also in these areas where pockets of F4 destruction occurred. The tornado first touched down at 12:54 PM and dissipated at 1:12 PM with a forward speed of approximately 60 MPH. Beginning: 33 03.225/87 39.239 Ending: 33 12.065/87 24.292 M40VE, M20MH, F39MH, F53MH, F83MH, M26MH, M1MH, M9MH, F39MH, F56MH, F64PH
42.01979-04-12233°32'N / 88°24'W33°35'N / 88°17'W7.70 Miles800 Yards00250K0Lowndes
42.11986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale
42.21977-04-04332°49'N / 89°00'W32°53'N / 88°55'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Neshoba
42.51988-11-20333°12'N / 87°34'W0.50 Mile400 Yards082.5M0Tuscaloosa
42.61966-03-03533°12'N / 87°49'W33°22'N / 87°25'W25.80 Miles150 Yards13250K0Tuscaloosa
42.71974-01-28233°23'N / 88°48'W33°23'N / 88°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0325K0Oktibbeha
43.51973-03-16232°37'N / 87°40'W32°40'N / 87°31'W9.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hale
43.62004-11-24232°55'N / 89°00'W32°55'N / 88°59'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0060K0Neshoba
 Brief Description: A second, slightly stronger tornado, touched down 1 mile to the east southeast of where the first one dissipated. Damage began and remained on Asa Thomas Road as the tornado moved into Winston county. Severe tree damage occurred along Asa Thomas Road along with several power lines blown down. The tornado was on the ground for 1 mile before moving into southeast Winston county where it stayed on the ground for 21 miles across Winston and western Noxubee counties.
43.71975-02-23232°47'N / 88°58'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
43.91975-02-23433°05'N / 87°36'W33°15'N / 87°27'W14.40 Miles500 Yards14925.0M0Tuscaloosa
44.31985-05-01233°12'N / 88°57'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winston
44.42001-11-24333°31'N / 88°03'W33°37'N / 87°57'W8.50 Miles300 Yards21600K0KLamar
 Brief Description: F42MH, F63MH What was the longest tornado of the day began at 10:55 am about a two tenths of a mile inside Pickens County or about 5.8 miles southwest of Kennedy. The tornado traveled across southeastern Lamar County damaging or destroying a number of structures south and east of Kennedy. The tornado traveled on a northeast track moving into Fayette County at 11:07 am. Traveling northeast it went across western and northern sections of the city of Fayette doing serious damage to a number of structures. From the city of Fayette the tornado traveled across mostly rural areas damaging occasional structures and downing numerous trees and power lines. The tornado while still strong was weaker than it had been in southern Lamar County. The tornado crossed into Walker County at 11:41 am a little south-southwest of Carbon Hill before ending. Total path length has been estimated at 38.9 miles with a Fujita-scale rating of F3. The tornado began with F0 damage in Pickens County but strengthened to F3 intensity in southern Lamar County. It weakened some as it moved across Fayette County where the Fujita rating was an F2. Damage in Walker County was rated an F1 as the tornado dissipated. The path was 300 yards wide in Lamar County but estimated to have decreased to about 90 yards wide across much of Fayette County. Two people, a mother and her daughter, were killed in a double-wide mobile home in Lamar County just southwest of Kennedy and one person was injured. No deaths or injuries were reported in Pickens, Fayette or Walker counties. Beginning: 33 31.528/88 03.156 Ending: 33 52.606/87 31.676
44.51973-01-18232°56'N / 89°02'W32°56'N / 88°59'W3.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Winston
44.81975-03-23233°36'N / 88°20'W4.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lowndes
45.02004-12-07233°34'N / 88°16'W33°39'N / 88°11'W3.00 Miles75 Yards0030K0Lamar
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Mississippi-Alabama state line at 402 AM. The tornado caused F2 damage along its relatively short path in Mississippi. The tornado produced only F0 damage in Alabama. The tornado path in Alabama started near the Luxapallia Creek in far southwest Lamar County. The tornado snapped off and uprooted numerous trees along its entire northeastward path. The tornado ended near the intersection of Baines Circle and CR 12. One home sustained shingle damage and a few out-buildings were damaged near the ending point. The tornado was approximately 3.0 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point in Alabama. The tornado began approximately 3 miles southwest of Steens, Mississippi where it produced the most significant damage. Begin: 33 33.808/88 16.255 End: 33 35.081/88 13.692
45.41966-03-03532°34'N / 89°34'W32°49'N / 88°21'W72.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Leake
45.61986-03-12333°33'N / 88°03'W33°38'N / 88°00'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Lamar
45.81974-04-01233°26'N / 87°50'W33°26'N / 87°33'W16.30 Miles800 Yards06250K0Tuscaloosa
45.91997-01-24233°08'N / 87°34'W33°15'N / 87°26'W10.00 Miles200 Yards1105.0M5KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: At approximately 5:00 pm CST, a tornado began on the east side of the Warrior River, south of Interstate 59 and west of County Road 95. Besides trees, the initial damage was to shingles of an apartment complex in the Crabtree area. The tornado moved on a northeasterly track crossing U.S. 82 and Interstate 59. Two large businesses in a shopping center on the south side of I-59 sustained roof damage. The tornado became stronger after crossing I-59 with significantly greater damage from this point to the end of the path. Numerous trees were downed, some house roofs were damage, and several outbuildings were destroyed in the Woodland Hills residential area. Several buildings were damaged at Five Points East, the intersection of State Roads 215 and 216, including a Food World and a Big-B Drug Store, among others. Cars were tossed about like toys. One was tossed from the parking lot through the roof of the Food World. Another car was carried from the Food World parking lot into the backyard of a house immediately northeast of the Food World, a distance of between 300 and 400 feet. The tornado continued northeast through the Lynn Haven residential area causing significant damage to numerous homes, much of it strong F2 damage. Many houses in this section sustained damage that ranged from minor roof damage to total roof loss. The tornado continued across Tuscaloosa Memorial Gardens Cemetary, paralleling and crossing State Road 216. Six to eight homes in the Summerfield sub-division sustained light to moderate damage. A couple of mobile homes and several other buildings including a small corner grocery business were destroyed. The tornado dissipated in a wooded area just north of State Road 216 shortly after that around 5:15 pm CST. Tuscaloosa EMA estimated that there were 150 structures with some damage. Total tornado path length was 10 miles with a path width of 200 yards. There was one fatality, an elderly man in a vehicle in the Woodland Hills area, and ten injuries. Eight of the injuries were treated and released while 2 others were hospitalized. M71VE
46.11961-02-22233°12'N / 87°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
46.92010-11-29233°26'N / 88°49'W33°27'N / 88°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards015850K0KOktibbeha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Initial damage was roof and siding damage to a church along Lynn Lane. The tornado then moved northeast through an area of apartment buildings, causing minor to moderate roof damage to a number of buildings, as well as downing several trees. The tornado then moved into the Pines Trailer Park, where it destroyed a number of mobile homes. Two large mobile homes were rolled and destroyed, and several mobile homes were moved a substantial distance and destroyed. Numerous large pine trees were snapped near the base, with several landing on mobile homes causing major damage. Numerous utility lines were snapped and downed, and a couple of poles were downed. This was the location of maximum damage. The tornado then moved northeast across Louisville Road, causing roof damage to several homes and continuing to snap trees. It moved through another trailer park, blowing out the skirting on several mobile homes and causing minor roof and structural damage to a couple. As the tornado passed through the east side of the Starkville High School complex, it twisted some light standards on the athletic fields and caused some minor fence damage. It then crossed Yellow Jacket Drive, blowing out a porch on a restaurant and causing some minor roof damage. As it crossed Highway 12, it blew down a couple of traffic lights, blew out a business sign, and damaged another porch on a restaurant. The tornado snapped a few trees and caused some shingle damage to a couple of homes on South Montgomery Street, and then dissipated. The tornado was rated EF2 based on the small area of the most intense damage in the Pines Trailer Park; the remainder of the damage was generally EF1 in nature. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
46.91982-04-03332°46'N / 89°06'W32°43'N / 88°55'W13.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Neshoba
47.11976-03-12232°23'N / 87°53'W32°28'N / 87°35'W18.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Marengo
47.41973-11-27232°42'N / 89°00'W000K0Neshoba
47.52007-01-05232°43'N / 89°01'W32°43'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00150K0KNeshoba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down between the Tucker and Bloomfield Communities. One brick home had its entire roof blown off, a large outbuilding was destroyed and a tractor was picked up and rolled. Additionally, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the short path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
47.91995-04-20233°06'N / 89°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Winston
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 397 and 490. Numerous trees were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
47.91977-09-06233°20'N / 87°34'W33°15'N / 87°28'W8.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tuscaloosa
47.91973-01-18232°55'N / 89°06'W32°56'N / 89°02'W4.30 Miles400 Yards08250K0Neshoba
48.31961-03-07233°27'N / 88°50'W0025K0Oktibbeha
49.41976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
49.51953-05-01432°15'N / 88°23'W2325K0Choctaw
49.71951-02-20333°27'N / 88°52'W113K0Oktibbeha


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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