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Belmont, MS Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Belmont is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Belmont is lower than Mississippi average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #156

Belmont, MS
0.04
Mississippi
0.05
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

Belmont, MS
0.0000
Mississippi
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, #245

Belmont, MS
261.38
Mississippi
280.40
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 3,456 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Belmont, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:25
Dust Storm:0Flood:338Hail:1,094Heat:17Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:1,775Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:11
Other:142 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Belmont, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Belmont, MS.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Belmont, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 120 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Belmont, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01985-06-17234°32'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles70 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
3.81959-01-21234°31'N / 88°12'W34°34'N / 88°07'W5.70 Miles20 Yards0125K0Tishomingo
5.01967-06-29234°27'N / 88°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
5.71957-04-07234°27'N / 88°08'W0025K0Franklin
8.61988-11-04334°34'N / 88°05'W34°35'N / 88°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Franklin
9.01966-11-10234°38'N / 88°14'W00250K0Tishomingo
9.01963-03-11234°36'N / 88°06'W0025K0Franklin
9.51986-11-08234°37'N / 88°12'W34°40'N / 88°11'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
9.91972-09-29334°39'N / 88°20'W34°38'N / 88°11'W8.70 Miles880 Yards03250K0Tishomingo
10.41954-04-28234°22'N / 88°20'W34°24'N / 88°18'W3.30 Miles10 Yards0225K0Itawamba
11.61988-11-04334°32'N / 88°31'W34°39'N / 88°15'W12.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Prentiss
15.01957-11-18234°40'N / 88°20'W34°44'N / 88°19'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02250K0Prentiss
15.41975-03-29234°17'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Itawamba
16.91955-03-21234°42'N / 88°06'W34°44'N / 88°01'W5.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Colbert
17.11953-03-14234°40'N / 88°26'W34°42'N / 88°24'W3.30 Miles33 Yards1025K0Prentiss
17.82008-05-08234°25'N / 88°31'W34°27'N / 88°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00150K0KItawamba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred in the Palestine community in extreme Northwest Itawamba County. Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several homes had partial roof damage. One home was severely damaged when a large part of its roof was torn off. The tornado lifted near the Natchez Trace Parkway about one mile southwest of Kirksville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
17.81984-04-21334°12'N / 88°31'W34°23'N / 88°15'W18.00 Miles10 Yards0325.0M0Lafayette
18.61972-09-29334°39'N / 88°38'W34°39'N / 88°20'W17.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Prentiss
19.51958-01-31234°29'N / 87°52'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Franklin
21.01957-11-18234°44'N / 88°19'W34°53'N / 88°10'W13.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
21.21975-03-23334°30'N / 88°36'W34°37'N / 88°33'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Prentiss
22.42003-05-06234°20'N / 88°33'W34°20'N / 88°32'W0.70 Mile100 Yards02350K0Itawamba
 Brief Description: The tornado move into extreme western Itawamba County from Lee County hitting the Shiloh community. Six mobile homes were destroyed and one other mobile home and a house were damaged. Two vehicles were rolled onto their roofs. A carport was demolished along with a couple of barns and outbuildings. Numerous trees were knocked down.
22.41984-04-21334°23'N / 88°15'W34°33'N / 88°57'W18.00 Miles10 Yards1225.0M0Union
22.52001-02-24334°31'N / 88°36'W34°35'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0302.0M0Prentiss
 Brief Description: The tornado continued from Lee county into Prentiss county finally lifting up near the town of Wheeler. The most significant damage occurred in Baldwyn along the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. The Baldwyn High School lost the roof to its gymnasium and had another building damaged. Six homes were damaged in Wheeler.
22.81957-11-18234°29'N / 87°52'W34°32'N / 87°45'W7.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
23.21987-12-15234°41'N / 88°36'W34°43'N / 88°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Prentiss
23.31976-05-13234°17'N / 88°33'W34°18'N / 88°30'W3.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Itawamba
23.42003-05-06234°19'N / 88°33'W34°19'N / 88°33'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0050K0Lee
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the extreme eastern part of Lee County and tracked east into Itawamba county. In Lee County, one mobile home was destroyed and numerous trees were blown down.
25.31965-03-17234°52'N / 88°08'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Alcorn
25.51965-03-17334°31'N / 88°44'W34°37'N / 88°34'W11.70 Miles400 Yards07250K0Prentiss
25.81975-03-23334°25'N / 88°43'W34°30'N / 88°36'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
27.91988-11-04334°53'N / 88°13'W34°56'N / 88°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
28.11967-12-21234°44'N / 88°37'W1125K0Prentiss
28.52001-02-24334°27'N / 88°47'W34°30'N / 88°38'W10.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Lee
 Brief Description: The continued into Lee county from Union county and tracked northeast producing damage in Baldwyn. The tornado then moved out of Lee county into Prentiss county. In Guntown, eight homes and 1 business were heavily damaged while 13 other structures were damaged. In Saltillo, a mobile homes overturned. The tornado did significant damage in Baldwyn, which is located on the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed including the Baldwyn High School which lost the roof to its gymnasium.
28.61988-11-04334°35'N / 88°05'W34°44'N / 87°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards0162.5M0Colbert
28.61972-09-29334°40'N / 88°43'W34°39'N / 88°38'W5.10 Miles880 Yards01250K0Prentiss
30.61963-04-29234°00'N / 88°08'W34°10'N / 87°57'W15.50 Miles33 Yards017250K0Marion
30.91973-11-27234°50'N / 88°34'W34°56'N / 88°26'W10.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Alcorn
31.01976-05-13334°55'N / 88°18'W34°59'N / 88°15'W5.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
31.31965-03-17334°30'N / 88°47'W34°31'N / 88°44'W3.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Union
31.51957-12-19234°36'N / 87°40'W0725K0Colbert
31.51963-03-11234°07'N / 88°01'W34°15'N / 87°37'W24.60 Miles333 Yards04250K0Marion
31.91953-02-20334°42'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1825K0Colbert
32.21956-04-03234°19'N / 88°49'W34°23'N / 88°40'W9.70 Miles33 Yards040K0Lee
32.31959-01-21334°23'N / 88°59'W34°39'N / 88°34'W30.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Union
32.41951-11-15234°50'N / 87°48'W1.50 Miles177 Yards063K0Lauderdale
32.61971-02-04334°02'N / 87°57'W34°18'N / 87°40'W24.50 Miles750 Yards01225K0Marion
32.81988-11-19334°07'N / 88°39'W34°16'N / 88°38'W12.50 Miles120 Yards2112.5M0Lee
33.22008-05-08334°15'N / 88°47'W34°19'N / 88°40'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0KLee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred 1.5 miles west of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado traveled northeast across Northern Lee County moving just north of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it hit the Furniture Market Mississippi building on Coley Road and Chesterville Road. The tornado continued to produce significant damage on North Gloster Road near the Barnes Crossing Mall. The tornado continued moving northeast and crossed U.S. Highway 45 where it struck a farm supply store. Several cars were damaged by flying debris, tractor trailers were overturned and part of the supply store roof was torn off. Next to the farm supply store, a marine and outdoor store was also hit where several boats were damaged and the roof was partially torn off. Also, a large hardware store, a medical complex and a Mississippi Department of Transportation district office were among other buildings damaged. The tornado moved northeast uprooting and snapping large trees as well as producing minor roof damage to several homes before lifting about 3 miles south southeast of Saltillo. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
33.21976-05-13234°07'N / 88°46'W34°17'N / 88°33'W16.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lee
33.31955-03-21234°16'N / 88°43'W0.30 Mile33 Yards00250K0Lee
33.41980-04-08234°55'N / 88°31'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Alcorn
33.41971-05-24334°51'N / 88°35'W34°58'N / 88°29'W9.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Alcorn
33.61953-05-04234°55'N / 88°31'W34°59'N / 88°23'W8.80 Miles20 Yards0025K0Alcorn
33.91974-04-03234°20'N / 87°44'W34°25'N / 87°32'W12.80 Miles350 Yards040K0Franklin
34.01989-02-20234°02'N / 87°59'W34°08'N / 87°49'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Marion
34.51985-08-16234°39'N / 87°38'W34°45'N / 87°40'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Colbert
34.51970-04-19434°49'N / 88°45'W35°00'N / 88°23'W24.30 Miles100 Yards4782.5M0Alcorn
34.71966-11-10334°57'N / 88°31'W34°57'N / 88°28'W3.30 Miles27 Yards04250K0Alcorn
34.71964-03-09334°30'N / 87°40'W34°36'N / 87°32'W10.40 Miles33 Yards01250K0Franklin
35.32001-02-24334°21'N / 88°48'W34°28'N / 88°50'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado continued to move northeast across extreme southeast Union county from Pontotoc county. The tornado moved into northern Lee county near Corrona. While the tornado was in Union county, a couple of mobile home were destroyed. Nine mobile homes and several houses were damaged. Some trees and power lines were also knocked down.
35.41976-05-13334°59'N / 88°15'W35°03'N / 88°14'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hardin
35.51989-02-20233°57'N / 88°08'W34°03'N / 88°03'W9.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Lamar
36.41971-02-04334°18'N / 87°40'W34°23'N / 87°32'W9.60 Miles750 Yards1125K0Franklin
36.51970-04-19435°00'N / 88°23'W35°03'N / 88°16'W7.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardin
36.51975-03-12234°04'N / 88°32'W34°01'N / 88°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Monroe
37.11967-10-24334°48'N / 87°47'W34°51'N / 87°35'W11.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lauderdale
37.31963-04-29434°07'N / 88°43'W34°09'N / 88°39'W4.70 Miles1000 Yards320250K0Lee
38.21972-09-29334°43'N / 88°58'W34°40'N / 88°43'W14.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Tippah
38.32001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°13'N / 87°38'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0085K0KMarion
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
38.92001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°14'N / 87°36'W1.60 Miles70 Yards013800K0KWinston
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
38.91986-03-12233°56'N / 87°49'W34°07'N / 87°53'W7.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marion
39.01965-02-11234°50'N / 87°39'W0025K0Colbert
39.31967-10-24334°40'N / 87°40'W34°44'N / 87°27'W13.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Colbert
39.41974-04-03533°57'N / 87°57'W34°09'N / 87°38'W22.80 Miles500 Yards232500K0Marion
39.61975-03-12234°32'N / 89°00'W34°36'N / 88°48'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union
39.91989-02-20234°15'N / 87°36'W34°18'N / 87°32'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Winston
40.21957-04-08234°06'N / 88°49'W34°12'N / 88°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lee
40.31963-03-11234°15'N / 87°37'W34°18'N / 87°30'W7.60 Miles333 Yards000K0Winston
40.51973-11-26233°58'N / 87°54'W34°01'N / 87°50'W5.40 Miles33 Yards05250K0Marion
40.61965-03-17334°45'N / 87°40'W34°50'N / 87°30'W11.00 Miles33 Yards022250K0Colbert
41.11982-04-26333°56'N / 88°00'W33°57'N / 87°57'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lamar
41.21953-03-22234°51'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Lauderdale
41.31997-03-01334°23'N / 89°02'W34°35'N / 88°50'W30.00 Miles400 Yards016250K0Union
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed in Calhoun county near Banner. This tornado also tracked northeast through extreme southeast Lafayette county, through the northwest part of Pontotoc county and through the middle of Union county. While damage occurred in all four counties, the most damage took place in Union county near the town of Martintown. All told 17 persons were injured. Ninety-one homes were damaged with forty-nine of these homes deemed uninhabitable.
41.91984-04-21333°56'N / 88°55'W34°12'N / 88°31'W25.00 Miles10 Yards76525.0M0Yalobusha
42.01970-04-19434°43'N / 89°00'W34°49'N / 88°45'W15.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Tippah
42.31975-03-12234°00'N / 88°45'W34°01'N / 88°32'W12.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Chickasaw
42.51980-06-19233°57'N / 88°37'W33°53'N / 88°14'W22.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
42.51957-04-08334°07'N / 87°59'W34°19'N / 87°07'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
42.81982-04-26333°57'N / 87°57'W33°57'N / 87°48'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
43.41964-03-04335°03'N / 88°16'W35°13'N / 88°08'W13.80 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Hardin
43.41974-04-03533°50'N / 88°08'W33°57'N / 87°57'W13.30 Miles500 Yards000K0Lamar
43.71958-04-05234°40'N / 87°32'W34°46'N / 87°26'W8.90 Miles100 Yards11250K0Colbert
44.11953-02-20234°15'N / 89°03'W34°21'N / 88°50'W14.20 Miles880 Yards013K0Pontotoc
44.11968-05-29234°29'N / 87°26'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lawrence
44.41957-04-04335°03'N / 88°36'W35°07'N / 88°30'W7.30 Miles50 Yards011250K0Mcnairy
44.91953-02-20233°57'N / 87°48'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Marion
44.91986-03-12333°56'N / 87°50'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
45.21974-04-03534°09'N / 87°38'W34°18'N / 87°21'W19.20 Miles500 Yards5220K0Winston
45.51985-05-01233°50'N / 88°08'W33°52'N / 88°06'W3.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lamar
46.02008-05-02234°30'N / 89°01'W34°30'N / 89°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0075K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Glenfield area and the Colonial Gardens subdivision of New Albany and damaged at least 10 homes. In the Glenfield area, a gas station canopy was damaged and several trees were uprooted. Several houses also had minor shingle damage. The tornado intensified as it moved into the Colonial Gardens subdivision where two homes suffered total roof loss along with some exterior wall collapse. More trees were snapped off and uprooted in this area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
46.22010-11-29233°52'N / 88°27'W33°52'N / 88°27'W011250K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Becker Community east of the Monroe County Airport. The tornado destroyed one home with four homes sustaining major damage. An additional nine homes sustained minor damage. Eight mobile homes were destroyed with another five receiving major damage. Fourteen mobile homes sustained minor damage. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped or knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through the Mid-South during the evening hours of November 29th, 2010. The front interacted with a very unstable atmosphere and produced numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Mississippi. One storm became severe and produced damaging winds and a tornado.
46.51959-01-21334°21'N / 89°02'W34°23'N / 88°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pontotoc
46.61958-09-21234°25'N / 89°03'W34°30'N / 89°00'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0225K0Union
46.72008-05-08234°44'N / 87°28'W34°46'N / 87°25'W13.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0KColbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A surveillance camera from an equipment company northeast of Leighton captured a tornado on video picking up at least 2 cars and throwing them nearly 40 feet. A home was destroyed and another heavily damaged along River Road and Second Street. Large trees were snapped and uprooted near Fosters Mill at the intersection County Road 40. An 18 wheeler was reported to be overturned in this area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced no less than five tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm winds across northern Alabama during the late morning through mid afternoon hours.
46.81967-10-24334°44'N / 87°27'W34°44'N / 87°25'W1.90 Miles33 Yards03250K0Lawrence
46.91954-04-28235°11'N / 88°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards04250K0Hardin
47.11971-02-21234°16'N / 88°59'W000K0Pontotoc
47.31962-02-23234°53'N / 88°54'W34°57'N / 88°51'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tippah
47.81976-03-20333°49'N / 88°43'W33°57'N / 88°26'W18.70 Miles1400 Yards03250K0Monroe
47.91970-04-24235°08'N / 88°34'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0325K0Mcnairy
48.21991-03-22335°03'N / 88°43'W35°14'N / 88°24'W22.00 Miles200 Yards44525.0M0Mcnairy
48.41966-11-10234°15'N / 89°00'W0025K0Pontotoc
48.41983-05-18234°14'N / 89°02'W34°16'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Pontotoc
48.71997-03-01235°04'N / 88°38'W35°11'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0Mcnairy
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Ramer and moved northeast toward the town of Selmer. Forty-eight homes and two businesses were damaged or destroyed. One farm which housed emus was damaged and nine emus were killed. Several trees were uprooted or shredded.
49.11975-02-22334°39'N / 89°05'W34°44'N / 89°00'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Tippah
49.31971-02-21235°09'N / 88°35'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0362.5M0Mcnairy
49.52010-05-02335°03'N / 88°47'W35°03'N / 88°46'W1.00 Mile880 Yards0010K0KMcnairy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into McNairy County from Hardeman County. The tornado briefly traveled northeast before lifting near Highway 57. Several trees and power lines were knocked down in the area. This storm would later spawn a couple of tornadoes further northeast in McNairy County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
49.72010-05-02334°59'N / 88°52'W35°03'N / 88°47'W7.00 Miles880 Yards12250K0KHardeman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Hardeman County from Tippah County, Mississippi. The tornado tracked northeast hitting Pocahontas before moving into McNairy County. One fatality occurred in Pocahontas when a single wide trailer was destroyed. Two injuries also occurred. In total, one home was completely destroyed. Thirteen homes sustained major damage with another five receiving very minor damage. Two mobile homes were destroyed with another two receiving minor damage. Numerous trees were snapped and debarked in the area. In addition, power lines were knocked down as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
49.82003-05-07233°53'N / 88°46'W33°52'N / 88°30'W11.50 Miles440 Yards062.0M0Monroe
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Monroe County from Chickasaw County and continued to move east-southeast. A cow and a calf were killed. Thirty-five homes were destroyed and 117 others were damaged. Several barns, sheds and outbuildings were also damaged.


* 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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