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

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

Earthquake Index, #101

Darling, MS
0.05
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

Darling, 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, #431

Darling, MS
192.35
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 1,745 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Darling, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:158Hail:566Heat:21Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:917Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:9
Other:26 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Darling, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 89 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Darling, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.31976-04-24334°21'N / 90°24'W34°22'N / 90°16'W7.70 Miles300 Yards00250K0Quitman
3.81978-05-12234°19'N / 90°25'W34°19'N / 90°13'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Quitman
4.72001-11-24234°09'N / 90°27'W34°27'N / 90°11'W27.00 Miles300 Yards2165.0M0Quitman
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the western part of the county near Walnut and tracked northeast eventually crossing into Panola county. Two women were killed when the tornado destroyed their homes. Numerous buildings were destroyed in the county. A cotton plant was damaged just west of the town of Belen. Over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. F73PH, F61PH
4.91955-06-22234°09'N / 90°25'W34°30'N / 89°59'W34.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Quitman
5.61964-11-19234°12'N / 90°18'W34°24'N / 90°07'W17.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Quitman
11.32001-11-24234°27'N / 90°12'W34°33'N / 90°09'W7.50 Miles300 Yards1122.0M0Panola
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the far western part of Panola county from Quitman county and tracked northeast eventually moving into Tate county. One girl was killed when the mobile home where she was staying was destroyed. A cluster of homes and a Baptist church were destroyed. In all 35 homes damaged or destroyed. F10MH
11.31978-05-12234°19'N / 90°31'W34°19'N / 90°25'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Coahoma
11.81978-05-12234°19'N / 90°13'W34°19'N / 89°56'W16.20 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Panola
14.51963-04-29334°25'N / 90°34'W34°26'N / 90°28'W5.70 Miles440 Yards510250K0Coahoma
15.51976-04-24334°17'N / 90°41'W34°21'N / 90°24'W16.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Coahoma
15.71975-03-12234°22'N / 90°00'W2.50 Miles70 Yards0025K0Panola
17.31962-04-28234°26'N / 90°24'W34°47'N / 90°12'W26.70 Miles1760 Yards15250K0Tunica
17.91975-02-22234°33'N / 90°29'W34°36'N / 90°25'W5.20 Miles100 Yards03250K0Tunica
18.32001-11-24234°32'N / 90°11'W34°40'N / 90°06'W9.00 Miles300 Yards05500K0Tate
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the southwest part of Tate county from Panola county and lifted up northeast of Strayhorn. Numerous buildings were damaged or destroyed.
19.91955-10-28234°12'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Coahoma
21.31968-12-27234°03'N / 90°17'W150K0Tallahatchie
21.41978-12-03234°31'N / 90°36'W0.80 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Phillips
22.11975-03-12234°04'N / 90°26'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0525K0Tallahatchie
23.21964-11-19234°21'N / 90°45'W34°11'N / 90°35'W14.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Coahoma
24.91980-04-08234°42'N / 90°08'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tate
25.31954-02-27234°31'N / 90°41'W34°33'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Phillips
25.41983-05-14234°43'N / 90°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards022.5M0Tunica
25.61976-04-24234°25'N / 89°57'W34°26'N / 89°43'W13.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Panola
25.71975-05-29234°37'N / 89°57'W0.10 Mile13 Yards0025K0Tate
27.41974-07-16234°04'N / 90°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Coahoma
27.91975-03-12234°00'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards073K0Tallahatchie
28.62009-07-30234°16'N / 90°46'W34°17'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile600 Yards002K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed over from Burke Landing in Coahoma County Mississippi continuing to weaken and lifted shortly thereafter. A few trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
30.01964-11-19234°18'N / 90°51'W34°21'N / 90°45'W6.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Phillips
30.11953-12-05234°12'N / 90°44'W34°17'N / 90°50'W8.20 Miles30 Yards01125K0Coahoma
30.61956-04-29334°33'N / 90°46'W34°35'N / 90°44'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
30.72009-07-30234°15'N / 90°50'W34°16'N / 90°46'W4.00 Miles600 Yards00750K0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast crossing over from Phillips County, Arkansas into Coahoma County, Mississippi and weakend. The tornado produced EF-1 damage near Burke Landing. Two hunting cabins were heavily damaged due to trees falling. An additional three to four houses were damaged. Several trees were knocked down in the area as well. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
30.91980-06-24233°57'N / 90°10'W33°54'N / 90°07'W4.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
31.21984-04-21233°51'N / 90°20'W34°00'N / 89°55'W22.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
32.51988-11-19333°54'N / 90°32'W33°58'N / 90°30'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sunflower
32.51973-04-24233°54'N / 90°24'W0422.5M0Tallahatchie
33.31962-04-28234°47'N / 90°12'W34°53'N / 90°08'W7.90 Miles1760 Yards01250K0De Soto
33.51971-02-21333°51'N / 90°31'W33°58'N / 90°28'W8.60 Miles33 Yards300K0Sunflower
34.11971-02-21433°41'N / 90°08'W34°31'N / 89°24'W71.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
34.42009-07-30234°13'N / 90°53'W34°15'N / 90°50'W4.00 Miles600 Yards0010K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Phillips County from Coahoma County, Mississippi. The tornado moved northeast through a wooded area crossing the Mississippi River back into Coahoma County, Mississippi. Several trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
35.21988-12-27233°49'N / 90°13'W33°54'N / 90°06'W12.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
35.31984-04-21234°00'N / 89°55'W34°05'N / 89°40'W14.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
37.12009-07-30234°12'N / 90°55'W34°13'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.0M0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into the Jackson Point area from Phillips County, Arkansas and continued northeast. Several trees were snapped in the area. Approximately, 50-55 residences including mobile homes, houses, and hunting camps were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
37.61968-04-03234°41'N / 89°54'W34°54'N / 89°51'W15.20 Miles33 Yards040K0De Soto
38.01965-02-11234°54'N / 90°22'W34°55'N / 90°16'W5.90 Miles250 Yards03250K0Crittenden
38.81968-05-16234°49'N / 89°57'W34°51'N / 89°52'W5.20 Miles100 Yards07250K0De Soto
38.91962-02-23234°33'N / 89°38'W013K0Lafayette
39.21965-02-11234°34'N / 91°02'W34°36'N / 90°47'W14.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Phillips
39.51988-01-19234°51'N / 90°07'W34°57'N / 89°59'W9.50 Miles70 Yards012.5M0De Soto
39.61978-12-03234°46'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Lee
40.41975-03-12233°58'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Yalobusha
40.81965-02-11234°55'N / 90°16'W34°58'N / 90°02'W13.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0De Soto
41.11988-12-27233°44'N / 90°14'W33°48'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Leflore
41.41988-12-27234°09'N / 89°38'W34°10'N / 89°33'W5.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
42.21973-08-14234°57'N / 90°28'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Francis
42.31983-05-18233°45'N / 90°12'W0.70 Mile77 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
42.82000-01-03234°10'N / 89°33'W34°14'N / 89°33'W2.20 Miles300 Yards00100K0Yalobusha
 Brief Description: The tornado first developed just south of Highway 315 in the community of Hawkins Crossing and moved northeast across the northeast corner of Yalobusha county. The tornado continued into southwest Lafayette county and continued to travel northeast ending in Union county. One home was blown three feet off its foundation with only the west facing wall left standing. Two mobile homes were completely destroyed. Nine other homes and one barn recieved moderate to extensive damage.
42.81973-11-27234°55'N / 90°02'W34°58'N / 90°00'W4.10 Miles33 Yards150250K0De Soto
43.21952-08-03234°22'N / 89°31'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0025K0Lafayette
43.32009-07-30234°09'N / 91°05'W34°12'N / 90°55'W10.00 Miles600 Yards001.5M0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Arkansas County roughly 5 miles south of Tichnor. The tornado moved northeast crossing into Phillips County. The tornado knocked down around one thousand trees in the White River National Wildlife Refuge. From there, the tornado traveled northeast on a continuous path producing damage near Lundell. The Phillips County Airport sustained damage to several buildings. One brick building had major roof damage while another building was completely destroyed. An airport hangar was damaged as well. Several airplanes received damage. Another building sustained minor damage. Several trees were snapped off and many power lines were knocked down in the area. The tornado continued northeast crossing into Coahoma County, Mississippi near Jackson Point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
43.31974-04-01233°51'N / 90°43'W00250K0Bolivar
43.42001-11-24234°51'N / 89°50'W34°53'N / 89°49'W6.00 Miles300 Yards091.9M0De Soto
 Brief Description: The tornado began just southwest of Lewisburg in eastern De Soto county and moved northeast. Nineteen homes were destroyed and 119 homes were damaged. Numerous trees were also knocked down.
43.61974-01-28233°44'N / 90°23'W0025K0Leflore
43.81990-12-21333°45'N / 89°57'W33°50'N / 89°55'W3.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grenada
43.82001-02-24234°07'N / 91°02'W34°11'N / 90°58'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0250K0Phillips
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the southeast corner of Phillips county from northern Desha county. The tornado struck several mobile homes just southwest of Mosby. Two mobile homes and a farm shop were destroyed. Two people from one of the mobile homes were injured.
45.12001-02-24234°05'N / 91°01'W34°07'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northeast Desha County close to a mile north of Snow Lake. The tornado moved quickly northeast and snapped off a number of trees. The tornado also damaged several irrigation systems. The tornado travelled roughly 3 miles before exiting Desha County about 4 miles north-northeast of Snow Lake. The tornado moved into Phillips County which is in the Memphis County Warning Area.
45.21969-06-21233°53'N / 89°49'W33°48'N / 89°46'W6.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
45.31970-04-19335°00'N / 90°27'W1.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Francis
45.52008-02-05234°58'N / 90°00'W34°59'N / 89°59'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0028.4M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at Southaven High School and tracked northeast crossing into Shelby County, Tennessee, northeast of the intersection of Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard. Roughly 30 windows were blown out of the High School. The school also sustained minor roof damage. Damage at the high school was classified EF-0. Many homes in the Carriage Hills subdivision sustained minor damages as well. Further northeast, more significant damage occurred near the intersection of Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard in the warehouse area. Three warehouses were destroyed including the Cooper Lighting Plant. A gas station was damaged as well. Damage was classified as EF-2 in this area. Numerous trees, power poles, and lines were knocked down. Minor roof damage occurred along the path as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into North Mississippi. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
45.51968-12-27233°41'N / 90°18'W33°43'N / 90°13'W5.60 Miles133 Yards003K0Leflore
45.62008-02-05334°24'N / 89°31'W34°30'N / 89°27'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards01435.0M0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Lafayette County Industrial Park on County Road 166 north of Oxford. The tornado destroyed the Ability Works Incorporated plant and tracked northeast hitting a county owned speculation warehouse and the Caterpillar Plant. The Elliot Lumber Company was also heavily damaged. The tornado then tracked northeast crossing County Road 101 near the County Road 104 intersection. In this area the Harvest Ministries Church, a mobile home and a veterinary clinic were all destroyed. Tree damage was noted as the tornado crossed Highway 7. The tornado continued northeast inflicting heavy damage along County Road 291 where 12 homes and mobile homes were destroyed. The tornado then damaged 2,500 acres of the Holly Springs National Forest before lifting about 2 miles east of Abbeville. A total of about 70 structures were damaged or destroyed. Eleven homes were destroyed and about 15 suffered heavy damage. About 10 mobile homes were destroyed or heavily damaged. Nine commericial structures were destroyed with another 6 suffering heavy damage. The rest of the structures had minor to moderate damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into North Mississippi. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
45.62010-05-02234°29'N / 89°30'W34°30'N / 89°29'W1.00 Mile75 Yards10250K0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of Abbeville and tracked northeast hitting the south side of Abbeville. The tornado lifted along County Road 215. One fatality occurred when a single family home was destroyed. A double wide mobile home was also destroyed. Three other homes sustained major damage. Numerous trees were also uprooted along the path. 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.
45.61976-04-24234°26'N / 89°43'W34°29'N / 89°15'W26.80 Miles300 Yards0225K0Lafayette
45.61970-04-24334°59'N / 90°03'W35°00'N / 90°02'W1.90 Miles20 Yards053K0De Soto
46.01956-04-03233°36'N / 90°27'W34°19'N / 88°49'W105.9 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
46.01973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
46.31988-11-26233°44'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Sunflower
46.81970-11-19334°47'N / 90°58'W34°49'N / 90°50'W8.00 Miles400 Yards027250K0Lee
46.91968-09-17235°00'N / 90°00'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Shelby
47.51973-03-10233°43'N / 89°47'W33°59'N / 89°39'W19.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Grenada
47.82005-09-24233°42'N / 90°40'W33°50'N / 90°45'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00800K100KBolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down between Cleveland and Ruleville about 3 miles southeast of Dockery in Western Sunflower county. The tornado then tracked northwest into Bolivar county just east of Cleveland and then toward Merigold where it dissipated. As the tornado approached Cleveland it remained over open farm land and caused damage to trees and power lines. The tornado became more intense just east and northeast of Cleveland. Here the most significant damage occurred which was within a swath of nearly 2 miles that extended from the northeast outskirts of Cleveland to the Renova Community. A couple of buildings were severely damage with one commercial storage building totally destroyed. Three mobile homes were destroyed and 5 other homes sustained heavy damage. Three sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees and power poles were taken down. A mid-sized storage tank was thrown 1/4 of a mile into a field and 3 bicycle frames were thrown 1/4 to 1/2 a mile away. The tornado weakened as it moved toward Merigold and dissipated about 1 mile west of Town off Pemble Road. The total path length across Sunflower and Bolivar counties was 13 miles with a maximum width of 200 yards and maximum rating of F2. Additionally, this tornado developed from the same parent storm which produced the Belzoni tornado.
48.01976-03-26234°22'N / 89°26'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Lafayette
48.01973-11-24333°40'N / 90°12'W003K0Leflore
48.01978-08-29235°01'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0262.5M0Shelby
48.32009-07-30234°54'N / 89°49'W34°57'N / 89°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards006.0M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on Highway 305, four tenths of a mile south of College Road, southeast of Olive Branch. The tornado moved northeast on a non-continuous track. Several subdivisions had numerous trees and power lines knocked down. Some of which fell onto houses damaging them. The hardest hit area was in the Bethel Park Subdivison. Seven homes were destroyed, 15 homes sustained major damage while at least 113 other homes received minor damage including damage such as minor roof or shingle damage. In addition, one business sustained major damage and another business sustained minor damage. The tornado lifted just east of the intersection of Center Hill Road and Knightsbridge Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
48.41968-12-27233°46'N / 89°55'W33°44'N / 89°48'W7.30 Miles123 Yards0025K0Grenada
48.72009-06-12234°57'N / 89°50'W34°57'N / 89°47'W3.00 Miles75 Yards014.0M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at the truck weighing scales on Highway 78 about 1 mile southeast of Goodman Road in Olive Branch. The tornado had a non continuous track to the east-northeast for 2.9 miles and ended a few hundred yards east of Hacks Cross Road about one half mile south of Goodman Road. The maximum estimated winds were 125 mph. There was widespread damage along the tornado track in Olive Branch. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down. Four homes were destroyed while numerous other homes suffered some degree of damage. Streets that suffered the heaviest damage included Roberta Street, College Street, Blocker Street, Chickasaw Drive, Cherokee Drive, Sequoia Lane, Seminole Drive and Magnolia Drive. Several schools and public buildings were also damaged including the Olive Branch Elementary, Middle and High Schools, the Chickasaw Elementary School, the Olive Branch Community Center and the Olive Branch City Shop. The Olive Branch Middle School alone suffered $500,000 in damage. The tornado cleanup costs totaled $350,000 for the city of Olive Branch. There was one minor injury associated with the tornado in Olive Branch. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary front was located across the Mid-South during the day on June 12th, 2009. During the early morning hours, a mesoscale convective system developed over Eastern Oklahoma and tracked east into the Mid-South during the afternoon and evening hours. A derecho tracked across the Mid-South producing numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. Wind speeds were reported as high as 80 mph. Isolated tornadoes occurred along the bow echo. In addition, scattered thunderstorms developed over ahead of the bow echo and produced large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding as well.
48.71970-04-24335°00'N / 90°02'W35°01'N / 89°51'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0132.5M0Shelby
49.01967-05-01233°50'N / 90°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Bolivar
49.82008-02-05234°59'N / 89°59'W35°03'N / 89°51'W8.00 Miles440 Yards313100.0M0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast from DeSoto County, Mississippi. After the tornado crossed into Tennessee, several warehouses sustained damage. The DSC warehouse near Clarke Road was struck causing EF-2 damage. Three people were killed inside the warehouse. Hardy Bottling Company sustained substantial damage as well. Tractor-trailers were tossed about in the area. Windows were shattered in the Willow Lake Business Park and utility poles and trees were snapped in the area. A utility substation sustained severe damage along Clarke Road causing major power outages in the area. The tornado then continued northeast and struck homes along Maple Tree Drive and Pinbranch Court. Five homes received major damage and had to be condemned. Other homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued northeast and struck the Hickory Ridge Mall causing a wall to collapse at the Sears Department Store. Six injuries occurred at the mall. This damage was estimated at EF-1. The tornado then struck a Taco Bell along Winchester Road before lifting. Thirteen people in all were transported to an area hospital due to injuries sustained from the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.


* 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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