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

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

Earthquake Index, #350

Epps, LA
0.01
Louisiana
0.03
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

Epps, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #64

Epps, LA
309.39
Louisiana
235.86
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 3,095 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Epps, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:251Hail:1,123Heat:2Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:1,663Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:2
Other:35 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Epps, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Epps, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 116 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Epps, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.91984-05-02232°36'N / 91°29'W32°37'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles150 Yards04250K0West Carroll
4.42003-04-24232°39'N / 91°33'W32°41'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles75 Yards03400K0West Carroll
 Brief Description: This tornado touch down in a field just to the W of Duckworth road. This tornado continued 11 miles to the NE and dissipated in Floyd. Along its path a mobile home was totally destroyed on Hunt road. On highway 17, a house was destroyed because several trees fell through the house. Two mobile homes had minor damage along highway 17. In Floyd, 2 homes had their roofs blown off. In addition to the structural damage, hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped.
5.41984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
5.71983-11-19232°30'N / 91°31'W32°33'N / 91°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Richland
6.41975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
9.31975-04-30232°30'N / 91°35'W003K0Richland
9.61953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
9.61978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
10.51953-05-17332°28'N / 91°45'W32°36'N / 91°32'W15.70 Miles100 Yards017250K0Richland
11.11983-04-01332°26'N / 91°25'W32°29'N / 91°23'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
11.21983-04-01332°24'N / 91°35'W32°30'N / 91°30'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Richland
11.31971-02-21532°23'N / 91°28'W32°32'N / 91°19'W13.60 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Madison
11.61975-04-30232°28'N / 91°39'W32°29'N / 91°34'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0325K0Richland
14.31975-01-09232°27'N / 91°18'W32°32'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
14.51976-03-20232°29'N / 91°51'W32°35'N / 91°35'W17.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Richland
14.71973-12-03232°29'N / 91°45'W32°37'N / 91°42'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0232.5M0Richland
15.51971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
15.91975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
16.31983-04-01332°32'N / 91°13'W32°34'N / 91°12'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
16.51973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
16.71984-11-10232°38'N / 91°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Morehouse
17.01968-11-27332°45'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
17.21987-02-28232°51'N / 91°23'W32°51'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0West Carroll
17.31975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
17.31975-04-30232°18'N / 91°30'W32°25'N / 91°21'W12.00 Miles77 Yards0225K0Madison
17.51983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
18.61984-05-07332°44'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0East Carroll
18.71982-04-19232°25'N / 91°16'W32°28'N / 91°11'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
18.81966-02-09232°52'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0West Carroll
19.12010-04-24332°24'N / 91°18'W32°30'N / 91°07'W12.00 Miles1500 Yards01635.0M1.0MMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The start of the long-track violent tornado began around 6 miles west of Tallulah, just to the south of I-20. This tornado did not waste any time becoming strong and quite wide as it downed a few high tension truss towers on the south end of I-20. As the tornado crossed the interstate, a tractor-trailer was flipped over and thrown opposite of the initial traveling direction. The driver of the truck was injured as this occurred. The tornado then traveled quickly northeast and crossed Highway 80 and Willow Bayou Road, just to the northwest of Tallulah. Here, several homes were heavily damaged along with several vehicles and tractors damaged. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed Highway 65 and then tracked across the Mississippi River and into far northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. This tornado destroyed a chemical plant near Highway 65 and the Mississippi River levee, in the community of Omega. A few rail cars were rolled off the track at this location and a large crane was flipped over and destroyed. Several storage tanks were severely damaged as well at this location. The tornado produced mainly EF3 and EF2 damage across Madison Parish with maximum winds around 155 mph. Timber and power line damage along the path was substantial with dozens of power lines taken down along with thousands of trees snapped and uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County and 1 in Holmes County. This long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities.
20.91981-06-10232°25'N / 91°12'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
21.31958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
21.71980-10-17232°55'N / 91°27'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0West Carroll
22.01991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
22.41973-01-18232°25'N / 91°10'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0425K0Madison
23.11983-04-01332°13'N / 91°45'W32°24'N / 91°35'W14.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Franklin
23.21953-03-22232°09'N / 92°09'W32°27'N / 91°09'W61.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
23.51975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
23.81983-05-18332°20'N / 91°12'W32°25'N / 91°09'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
24.51971-05-07232°15'N / 91°27'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0225K0Madison
24.91974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
25.41983-04-01432°40'N / 91°57'W32°42'N / 91°52'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards2202.5M0Morehouse
25.81990-12-21232°24'N / 91°10'W32°23'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
26.62010-04-24232°30'N / 91°07'W32°33'N / 90°57'W10.00 Miles900 Yards02920K500KWarren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed the Mississippi River and entered northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. Roughly, thirty homes were damaged or destroyed in this area along with 13 mobile homes. In addition to the damaged structures, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted along with many power lines taken down. The damage across this part of Warren County was in the EF2 range with maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
27.21958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
27.41992-11-21332°13'N / 91°14'W32°22'N / 91°09'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Madison
28.61976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
29.41958-02-26232°55'N / 91°10'W32°56'N / 91°08'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Issaquena
29.41983-04-01432°39'N / 92°01'W32°40'N / 91°57'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Ouachita
29.51996-04-22232°15'N / 91°13'W32°22'N / 91°01'W15.00 Miles440 Yards01500K0Madison
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Madison Parish to the Mississippi River and continued into Warren county in Mississippi. Twenty to thirty structures were damaged or destroyed along the path of this tornado. The weaker structures such as barns and outhouses were destroyed and the houses had major damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path. One injury occurred when a man was thrown out of his barn and landed in a field.
29.61973-01-18332°17'N / 92°02'W32°24'N / 91°44'W19.30 Miles73 Yards0025K0Richland
29.61990-12-21232°22'N / 91°04'W32°26'N / 91°00'W5.00 Miles300 Yards03250K0Madison
29.71995-04-20232°51'N / 91°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03100K0Morehouse
 Brief Description: Three houses were destroyed. Three people were taken to the hospital for superficial injuries. Several roads were closed due to downed trees and power lines.
29.71953-12-03332°44'N / 91°04'W32°48'N / 90°57'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0202.5M0Issaquena
29.81971-02-21432°42'N / 91°01'W32°46'N / 90°58'W5.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Issaquena
30.01976-03-20333°00'N / 91°18'W33°01'N / 91°17'W2.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Chicot
31.11995-03-07232°10'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0100Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed four houses and damaged seventeen others. Trees and power lines downed in several places. A women suffered a broken hip and arm. Also numerous trees and power lines were downed and schools were closed in Newellton for the day due to no electricity. Tornado path length and width estimated.
31.41983-05-18232°21'N / 91°02'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Madison
31.71971-02-21532°44'N / 91°07'W32°56'N / 90°54'W18.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Issaquena
31.92001-11-24332°59'N / 91°39'W33°08'N / 91°31'W13.00 Miles880 Yards3112.0M0Ashley
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that moved out of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana into Ashley County, Arkansas, 6 miles southwest of Wilmot. The tornado then moved to the south end of Lake Enterprise, just west of Wilmot. The tornado strengthened and widened as it approached the Wilmot area and was rated as an F3 with a maximum width of one half mile. The tornado destroyed 14 mobile homes and houses and caused extensive damage to five other homes in the vicinity of Wilmot. A church on the north side of Wilmot was completely destroyed. Additionally, a tractor shed housing farm equipment was destroyed, and the equipment inside was also destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast toward Parkdale, it damaged or destroyed several cotton pickers, trailers, and tractors. The tornado lifted 2.5 miles east-northeast of Parkdale. The total estimated damage of the tornado was $2.0 million. The tornado caused the deaths of three people in the vicinity of Wilmot. Additionally, a total of eleven people sustained injuries. M74MH, F71MH, M89PH
32.91953-12-05232°48'N / 92°03'W33°00'N / 91°48'W20.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
33.11976-02-17233°02'N / 91°31'W33°08'N / 91°28'W7.60 Miles200 Yards310250K0Ashley
33.21990-12-30233°01'N / 91°40'W33°08'N / 91°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ashley
33.31999-01-21332°02'N / 91°30'W32°13'N / 91°20'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Tensas
 Brief Description: A combined fifty house trailers and houses were completely destroyed by this tornado. Hundreds of trees were either downed or snapped off. A metal fishing boat was wrapped around a tree. Many cotton hoppers were flipped over several times. Vehicles were thrown 250 to 300 feet, one of which was left suspended in a tree.
33.81975-04-30232°00'N / 91°54'W32°18'N / 91°30'W31.30 Miles77 Yards0325K0Franklin
35.51983-05-18332°03'N / 91°16'W32°12'N / 91°15'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
36.82009-04-09233°00'N / 92°00'W33°02'N / 91°46'W14.00 Miles600 Yards00600K50KAshley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado tracked across rural southern Ashley County and snapped and uprooted hundreds of large hardwood and softwood trees. Forty two homes were damaged with approximately 15 homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed. The most intense damage was along Meridian Church Road in southwest Ashley County. Here, intense tree damage resulted in several cross roads being blocked by dozens of trees, and several mobile homes and houses were destroyed by the winds and fallen trees. This was the area rated EF2 with 130 mph winds. Over the last several miles of the track, the tornado was narrower and damage was primarily in the EF1 category. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the afternoon and evening of April 9th and overnight hours of the 10th, an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes occurred across the ArkLaMiss region and pushed east through northern Louisiana and into northern Mississippi. While the majority of the severe weather occurred out of the NWS Jackson, MS service area, several reports of large hail and wind damage were reported along with a few tornadoes. One of the strongest storms moved east across Ashley County Arkansas. This storm produced an EF2 tornado over the southwest and southern sections, and contained a swath of quarter to golf ball sized hail which occurred across the entire length of the county. In looking at this event, which occurred over two days (April 9-10), in a regional view, this was likely the biggest severe weather and tornado outbreak during the spring of 2009. This event contained numerous strong tornadoes along with hundreds of large hail reports which stretched from the Southern Plains to several other southern States.
37.01983-11-19332°20'N / 90°56'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Madison
37.22010-04-24232°33'N / 90°57'W32°39'N / 90°44'W15.00 Miles1100 Yards00100K2.0MIssaquena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Issaquena County from Warren County and mainly tracked across forested portions of the county. The tornado did track across US Highway 61 just a couple miles south of Valley Park. Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted along the path with one abandoned agricultural building destroyed. The tornado had EF2 intensity with 130 mph winds across Issaquena County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
37.31990-12-21232°13'N / 91°04'W32°15'N / 90°58'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Madison
37.41953-12-05232°45'N / 92°08'W32°48'N / 92°03'W6.10 Miles33 Yards01125K0Union
37.51995-03-07232°04'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0000Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a grocery store along Louisiana Highway 4 and damaged a house roof directly across the highway from the store. Path length and width estimated.
37.71983-12-02232°30'N / 92°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0102.5M0Ouachita
37.71966-06-16232°26'N / 90°52'W1.00 Mile33 Yards02250K0Warren
37.91982-12-27232°04'N / 91°37'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Franklin
38.01953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
38.11996-04-22232°22'N / 90°58'W32°33'N / 90°44'W21.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Warren
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of Louisiana and continued through Warren county in Mississippi. The tornado moved through a very sparcely populated area. Two houses had the roofs blown off. Numerous trees were blown down.
38.51953-12-03332°48'N / 90°57'W32°55'N / 90°50'W10.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sharkey
38.71968-02-01332°24'N / 92°06'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ouachita
39.21954-04-30232°32'N / 92°09'W1.00 Mile67 Yards01250K0Ouachita
39.61995-04-20232°29'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Warren
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 61 and 3. Several trees and power lines were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
39.71983-11-20232°53'N / 90°53'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sharkey
40.02000-11-08231°57'N / 91°32'W32°06'N / 91°21'W16.00 Miles600 Yards00150K0Tensas
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish into west central Tensas Parish. The tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Four houses were heavily damaged, including a brick home. Several people in the brick home received minor injuries. Several deer camps were heavily damaged or destroyed. Several farm buildings sustained damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path of the storm. This tornado, which had tracked a total of 25 miles across portions of Catahoula, Franklin, and Tensas Parishes, dissipated in Tensas Parish about five miles east of Newlight.
40.01992-11-21331°51'N / 91°29'W32°13'N / 91°14'W26.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Tensas
40.11953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
40.21953-12-05233°00'N / 91°48'W33°21'N / 91°26'W32.20 Miles880 Yards00250K0Ashley
40.51953-12-05532°20'N / 90°54'W32°25'N / 90°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards3827025.0M0Warren
41.21983-05-19332°11'N / 91°59'W2.00 Miles250 Yards06250K0Caldwell
41.91976-02-17233°08'N / 91°28'W33°17'N / 91°22'W11.90 Miles200 Yards036250K0Chicot
42.01976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
42.41972-04-15232°42'N / 92°30'W32°56'N / 91°50'W41.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union
43.31983-05-19231°59'N / 91°49'W32°03'N / 91°40'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Franklin
44.01988-11-26232°27'N / 90°49'W32°30'N / 90°40'W9.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Warren
44.71956-04-03233°15'N / 91°26'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Chicot
44.81971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
44.82000-11-08231°56'N / 91°36'W31°59'N / 91°32'W5.00 Miles500 Yards005K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Catahoula Parish and blew down numerous trees in a rural area of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish. The tornado then moved into west central Tensas Parish.
45.21967-04-13233°07'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ashley
45.31986-04-12231°59'N / 91°44'W31°59'N / 91°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Franklin
45.31979-04-08333°15'N / 91°53'W33°12'N / 91°35'W17.70 Miles1320 Yards01325.0M0Ashley
45.41972-11-13231°57'N / 91°40'W31°58'N / 91°36'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Franklin
45.51975-05-03232°21'N / 90°47'W32°26'N / 90°42'W7.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Warren
45.71983-04-01332°07'N / 92°06'W32°10'N / 91°59'W6.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
45.72010-04-24232°39'N / 90°44'W32°42'N / 90°40'W4.00 Miles1100 Yards000K2.0MSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The path of the tornado clipped the far southeast corner of Sharkey County in the Delta National Forest. Considerable damage occurred to the timber along the path as it moved into western Yazoo County. The tornado reached EF2 intensity before moving into western Yazoo County with peak winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
46.61979-04-11233°09'N / 91°57'W33°14'N / 91°48'W10.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ashley
46.81971-02-21532°56'N / 90°54'W33°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles33 Yards912325.0M0Sharkey
47.12008-03-03232°51'N / 90°47'W32°55'N / 90°42'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002K400KSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just north of Highway 16 and tracked northeast for nearly 7 miles through the Delta National Forest. Timber damage was significant as a few thousand trees were snapped and uprooted. At the end of the track, a hunting camp sustained minor damage. Maximum winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
47.31982-04-03232°02'N / 91°02'W0400K0Adams
48.31988-01-19233°08'N / 91°57'W33°18'N / 91°49'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0132.5M0Ashley
48.41973-01-18332°08'N / 92°18'W32°17'N / 92°02'W18.70 Miles73 Yards1225K0Caldwell
48.41956-04-03233°18'N / 91°35'W2.10 Miles207 Yards003K0Ashley
48.51978-04-17331°57'N / 91°11'W32°04'N / 90°54'W18.50 Miles100 Yards0225.0M0Claiborne
48.51957-01-22233°08'N / 92°02'W33°10'N / 91°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ashley
48.91992-11-21231°50'N / 91°25'W31°59'N / 91°14'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
49.31983-05-18231°55'N / 91°15'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Tensas
49.61973-12-04232°04'N / 90°55'W0.10 Mile30 Yards003K0Claiborne
49.81990-12-21331°48'N / 91°30'W31°59'N / 91°11'W18.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Tensas


* 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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