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

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Earthquake Index, #398

Foxworth, MS

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

Foxworth, MS

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Tornado Index, #154

Foxworth, MS

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 3,398 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Foxworth, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:260Hail:1,060Heat:13Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,898Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:0Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:6

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Foxworth, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 117 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Foxworth, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.01971-06-04231°14'N / 89°52'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marion
2.91957-11-18231°04'N / 89°52'W31°24'N / 89°48'W23.40 Miles77 Yards0225K0Marion
8.21965-07-06231°21'N / 89°50'W000K0Marion
9.11950-04-29231°16'N / 89°50'W31°23'N / 89°42'W11.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
10.61971-12-10331°17'N / 89°59'W31°30'N / 89°47'W19.10 Miles133 Yards0525K0Marion
11.11961-02-20231°20'N / 89°50'W31°26'N / 89°46'W7.90 Miles73 Yards0425K0Marion
12.51957-11-18231°03'N / 89°53'W31°04'N / 89°52'W1.90 Miles77 Yards00250K0Walthall
13.31982-11-30231°05'N / 89°45'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marion
14.42006-11-15231°00'N / 90°01'W31°04'N / 89°50'W11.00 Miles125 Yards01500K0KWalthall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado, of strong intensity at several locations, entered Walthall County from Washington Parish LA. The tornado moved northeast across the southeast portion of Walthall County before exiting into Marion County. Several mobile homes were destroyed and roofs were blown off several frame houses. One injury was reported from an occupant of one of the mobile homes. Trees and power lines were also downed in a number of locations. Overall, the emergency manager reported 11 structures with major damage and 5 structures with minor damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across south Mississippi during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
17.01965-06-06231°07'N / 90°08'W003K0Walthall
18.61961-02-20231°25'N / 89°46'W31°32'N / 89°42'W9.10 Miles73 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
18.61987-02-15231°04'N / 90°09'W31°04'N / 90°06'W3.00 Miles73 Yards02250K0Walthall
19.11971-12-10331°29'N / 89°44'W003K0Jefferson Davis
19.11965-03-01231°18'N / 90°13'W31°23'N / 90°09'W7.20 Miles110 Yards0025K0Walthall
19.51954-02-20231°17'N / 89°39'W31°26'N / 89°31'W13.10 Miles200 Yards010250K0Lamar
19.61986-04-12231°26'N / 90°15'W31°23'N / 90°03'W13.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
20.11961-02-21230°57'N / 89°50'W0.80 Mile283 Yards09250K0Washington
20.52005-04-06231°15'N / 90°18'W31°20'N / 90°09'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Walthall
 Brief Description: A tornado moved out of Pike County and entered Walthall County about 3 miles west northwest of Dinan and continued travelling north northeast until it dissipated approximately 2 miles west of Sartinsville. The tornado caused significant damage to 25 houses, 10 trailers, and 2 businesses in Walthall County. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
20.81983-03-20330°58'N / 90°02'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
21.21992-11-21331°26'N / 89°55'W31°39'N / 89°44'W15.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Jefferson Davis
22.41982-05-07331°29'N / 89°43'W31°31'N / 89°36'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson Davis
22.92006-11-15331°21'N / 89°37'W31°25'N / 89°27'W12.00 Miles500 Yards061.5M0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down to the southwest of Sumrall and tracked east northeast across northern Lamar County and then into a small portion of extreme northwest Forrest County before dissipating. Approximately 25 homes were damaged, 16 of those suffering major damage or total destruction. The worst damage was along Old Salt Road, where a wood frame home on a concrete block foundation was totally destroyed, with the foundation cleared and the remnants of the home displaced dozens of yards away. A minivan was picked up and thrown/rolled a distance of approximately 150 yards, landing on top of a tractor and totally destroyed. Some large trees at this location were snapped at the base, denuded, and partially debarked. Heavy damage of F2 intensity was also observed along Foster Road, JD Hatten Road, and Rocky Branch road. Large swaths of trees were snapped and uprooted, and a few frame homes totally lost their roofs. Other damage along the path was weaker and generally of F1 intensity. The tornado then crossed Highway 42 and entered extreme northwest Forrest County. The total path length across Lamar and Forrest Counties was 13 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense fall cyclone developed over the region and produced an episode of severe weather which included tornadoes. This strong weather system developed as a very strong jet stream, with winds between 160-200 mph, slammed into Oregon and Washington State. All that energy moved over the Rocky Mountains and caused a strong area of surface low pressure to develop. This low intensified as it moved east across the Red River Valley and then lifted across Arkansas and into Tennessee as it deepened to 990 mb! The strength of this deepening low caused warm and unstable air to lift northward across Louisiana and into central Mississippi. It was this northward moving warm front that became the focus of an area where tornadic supercell thunderstorms could thrive in an unstable and highly sheared environment. This large and powerful storm system produced numerous tornadoes across the south and south eastern United States where many were of the strong (F2 or F3) variety. Within the Jackson, MS forecast area, there were a total of 5 tornadoes to impact the counties serviced. Two F3s, one in Lamar County and the other in Jones County. The Jones County tornado actually contained a satellite tornado, F1, which briefly rotated around the parent tornado. Next was an F1 tornado in southern Marion County which was actually the end of a strong tornado that moved out of Walthall County. Lastly, a brief F1 tornado occurred in central Lamar County. Tornadoes were not the only type of severe weather, scattered wind damage also occurred across northeast Louisiana and portions of central Mississippi between midnight and 10 am Wednesday November 15th 2006.
23.21958-11-14231°12'N / 90°17'W31°14'N / 90°16'W3.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Quitman
24.51978-04-18431°33'N / 90°07'W31°35'N / 89°58'W9.20 Miles100 Yards431250K0Lawrence
26.22005-04-06231°03'N / 90°20'W31°13'N / 90°17'W9.00 Miles100 Yards02200K0Pike
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the community of Progress in Pike County and moved north northeast to the Barto area before crossing Highway 98 and moving out of Pike County and into Walthall County about 2 miles east northeast of Holmesville. Along its path in Pike County, the tornado destroyed a church and a couple of mobile homes, damaged a number of houses and businesses, and knocked down numerous trees. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
26.61981-03-31231°17'N / 90°26'W31°21'N / 90°13'W13.70 Miles127 Yards00250K0Pike
26.71978-04-18431°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°50'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
26.72005-01-07231°11'N / 89°27'W31°12'N / 89°25'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0Lamar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down at Hayden Road and Purvis Oloh Road and tracked north-northeast for 3 miles before lifting near Highway 589, 3 miles north of Purvis. The track basically was along Hayden Road and it was this area that receive the most significant damage. Six homes sustained minor to major roof damage and dozens of trees were uprooted and snapped. The worst damaged was to a home that lost most of its roof and second floor.
26.81971-12-15331°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°43'W15.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
26.91976-03-29231°27'N / 90°16'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Lincoln
28.01975-01-10431°21'N / 90°22'W31°31'N / 90°14'W14.00 Miles150 Yards592.5M0Lincoln
28.51972-11-13231°08'N / 89°25'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Lamar
29.21974-02-21331°33'N / 90°12'W31°39'N / 90°05'W9.80 Miles200 Yards013250K0Lawrence
29.91986-04-12231°31'N / 90°22'W31°26'N / 90°15'W8.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lincoln
30.31968-11-17231°41'N / 89°57'W31°40'N / 89°56'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
30.31996-02-19230°49'N / 89°40'W31°01'N / 89°24'W23.00 Miles430 Yards010700K0Pearl River
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down just northwest of the White Sand community. The most significant damage occurred in the initial 2.2 miles just to the north of the White Sand community where ten people were injured; five seriously, requiring hospitalization. The most serious was a woman who suffered a broken back, broken ribs and a punctured lung. The tornado continued on the ground continuously to just north of Poplarville, then intermittently to near Hillsdale. The county suffered considerable property damage with five houses destroyed, 10 had major damage and 14 minor damage. Nine mobile homes were destroyed, 3 sustained major damage and 5 minor damage. Numerous barns and other buildings were damaged. Several farm animals were killed. Large areas of 8 to 12 inch diameter trees were downed. The tornado path was surveyed by National Weather Service employees.
30.51976-03-27230°54'N / 89°37'W30°59'N / 89°23'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Pearl River
30.71969-04-13231°38'N / 90°03'W31°42'N / 90°00'W5.60 Miles140 Yards0025K0Lawrence
30.71961-02-20231°36'N / 89°57'W31°46'N / 89°51'W12.90 Miles73 Yards02250K0Jefferson Davis
30.71968-11-17231°41'N / 89°59'W31°41'N / 89°50'W8.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
31.01958-02-26230°48'N / 89°39'W30°59'N / 89°27'W17.40 Miles50 Yards04250K0Pearl River
31.11958-02-26230°59'N / 89°27'W31°03'N / 89°24'W5.70 Miles50 Yards05250K0Lamar
31.21968-09-17230°50'N / 90°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Washington
31.31975-01-10431°31'N / 90°14'W31°43'N / 90°07'W15.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lawrence
31.41989-11-22231°03'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lamar
31.61980-05-19230°50'N / 89°38'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
32.41999-02-27331°37'N / 90°14'W31°43'N / 89°59'W17.00 Miles440 Yards00200K0Lawrence
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Northern Lawrence county through mainly rural areas knocking down many trees and power lines. Many homes received damage, particularly near the towns of Sontag and New Hebron. Several homes received major damage.
32.51963-06-21231°13'N / 90°27'W31°15'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Pike
32.71964-10-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°50'N / 89°37'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Pearl River
33.01981-03-31231°32'N / 89°31'W31°33'N / 89°23'W8.20 Miles100 Yards02250K0Covington
33.21972-05-07230°51'N / 89°32'W30°54'N / 89°30'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
33.22006-10-17231°18'N / 89°20'W31°18'N / 89°19'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00700K0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down in the Oak Grove Community and was on the ground for 3/4 of a mile. Two homes had nearly the entire roof torn off and large wooden boards were wedged into the ground. Portions of awning were blown a mile away. Seven other homes sustained minor damage within the brief path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant heavy rain and flash flooding event occurred on October 16 and into the first part of October 17. The event was set up by an anomalous pool of tropical type moisture (300% of normal) over the western Gulf of Mexico which was then pulled northward by strong low level winds in advance of a westward moving upper level disturbance. There were several other factors in play which contributed to the large amounts of rain, such as a northward moving warm front and a building upper ridge over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The warm front helped lift the air while the building upper ridge served to weaken the westward moving upper disturbance. This then caused the progression of the heavy convective rains to slow and dump tremendous amounts of rain from southeast Texas to north and central Louisiana and then into west-central Mississippi. By late evening, dry mid level air began pushing east from Texas and allowed the heavy rain shield to move and exit the region by early Tuesday morning. Heavy rains were not the only weather type during this event, a couple of tornadoes occurred along with scattered reports of wind damage. What makes this event rare is that such a large area received 6 to 10 inches of rain and an even larger area received 4 to 6 inches. Embedded in that swath, a few locations in northern and central Louisiana received a whopping 12 to 17 inches! During this time of year, these kinds of rains usually occur from slow moving tropical cyclones, not from a warm front and westward moving upper disturbance. The result of all this rain was numerous reports of flash flooding, some even significant, across northeast Louisiana and west-central Mississippi. This event will go down in the record books for the amount of real estate covered by heavy rainfall and the several locations that measured extreme amounts.
33.21972-04-21231°38'N / 89°43'W31°42'N / 89°32'W11.70 Miles90 Yards08250K0Covington
33.31977-03-28231°21'N / 89°20'W00250K0Forrest
33.51975-01-10431°11'N / 90°32'W31°21'N / 90°22'W15.20 Miles200 Yards420025.0M0Pike
34.01975-05-07231°24'N / 89°23'W31°25'N / 89°18'W5.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Forrest
34.21972-01-09231°44'N / 89°55'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
34.31973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
34.31973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Jones
34.51992-11-21331°39'N / 89°44'W31°46'N / 89°38'W12.00 Miles880 Yards010025.0M0Covington
34.51977-03-28231°12'N / 89°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Forrest
34.71968-11-03231°00'N / 89°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards050K0Pearl River
34.81962-11-11231°10'N / 90°28'W00250K0Pike
35.21972-04-21331°25'N / 90°28'W31°31'N / 90°22'W9.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lincoln
35.71977-12-13331°07'N / 90°33'W31°14'N / 90°25'W11.40 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pike
36.52007-12-20231°36'N / 90°22'W31°37'N / 90°17'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just east of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport and tracked east-northeast for five miles to near the Woolworth Community. The most significant damage occurred just south of Heucks Crossing along Beeson Road where two mobile homes were obliterated. The debris was swept from foundations with large debris, including furniture, and appliances thrown more than 100 yards. Additionally, numerous trees, both pines and hardwoods, were snapped and uprooted along with several power lines down along the path. A shop was also destroyed, camper trailer heavily damaged and two other homes suffered significant roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
37.21954-02-20231°26'N / 89°31'W31°41'N / 89°14'W24.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Covington
38.41969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
38.41968-11-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°48'N / 89°19'W19.80 Miles180 Yards0025K0Pearl River
38.41986-03-12231°21'N / 90°32'W31°23'N / 90°30'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lincoln
38.61986-03-12231°20'N / 90°31'W31°21'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Pike
39.01969-04-13231°45'N / 89°40'W31°47'N / 89°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards011250K0Covington
39.01971-04-12231°34'N / 90°31'W31°39'N / 90°15'W16.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
40.31986-03-12231°19'N / 90°36'W31°20'N / 90°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Amite
40.41975-01-10431°45'N / 90°07'W31°52'N / 89°58'W11.90 Miles150 Yards0125K0Simpson
40.61994-01-27231°31'N / 90°31'W31°35'N / 90°25'W6.00 Miles40 Yards07500K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Within the broad damage path across Lincoln county was a distinct path of convergent damage. Several mobile homes were totally destroyed. One frame house was totally destroyed. A sawmill was totally destroyed. Seven people were injured in the mobile homes. Many trees and power poles and lines were blown down.
40.61980-04-25231°46'N / 89°59'W31°53'N / 89°40'W20.30 Miles900 Yards172.5M0Simpson
40.81973-05-26230°42'N / 89°36'W0425K0Pearl River
40.81982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
41.01974-04-22231°40'N / 89°24'W0025K0Jones
41.12004-11-24231°45'N / 90°04'W31°55'N / 89°44'W24.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Simpson
 Brief Description: This tornado continued out of northern Lawrence county and moved into southwest Simpson county 5 miles southwest of the Shivers community. As this tornado tracked northeast, several hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several chicken houses sustained major damage along with a few totally destroyed. Three homes sustained major damage and nine mobile homes sustained major damage. This tornado tracked across several highways including State Highway 28 and 13. This tornado also crossed US Highway 49, 4 miles northwest of Magee. Here the tornado severely damaged the VFW Post 9122 building and rolled over an RV. This tornado weakened as moved a little more northeast and dissipated 4 miles north of Magee.
41.11974-02-21331°46'N / 89°57'W31°54'N / 89°46'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Simpson
41.11999-04-14331°42'N / 89°28'W31°42'N / 89°25'W4.00 Miles880 Yards00800K0Covington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado tracked across northeast Covington County before entering northwest Jones County. Many homes were damaged with several homes receiving major damage. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down and there were many livestock fatalities.
41.41969-04-13231°43'N / 90°17'W31°47'N / 90°13'W6.10 Miles267 Yards0525K0Copiah
41.51961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
41.61976-03-26431°47'N / 90°01'W31°54'N / 89°44'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0112.5M0Simpson
41.71972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
42.21967-12-02331°22'N / 90°36'W31°31'N / 90°31'W11.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lincoln
42.41961-02-20231°46'N / 89°51'W31°56'N / 89°46'W12.50 Miles73 Yards020K0Simpson
42.51969-04-13231°47'N / 89°38'W31°50'N / 89°35'W4.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0Smith
42.61992-11-21231°29'N / 90°33'W31°42'N / 90°24'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Lincoln
42.71980-10-17231°42'N / 89°24'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jones
43.21987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
43.31978-04-17231°20'N / 90°38'W31°42'N / 90°27'W27.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
44.12009-03-26331°47'N / 89°51'W31°57'N / 89°39'W16.00 Miles500 Yards0255.0M0KSimpson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down just north of Mount Zion Road in Southwest Simpson County and continued northeast through the northwest side of Magee and then across the Smith County line before lifting near South County Road 503. Along the path, 60 homes were damaged or destroyed. A large, well-built church was destroyed. A warehouse was significantly damaged and a radio tower was snapped. Hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The highest winds occurred at the church and nearby houses and trees just southwest of Magee along and just off Highway 28. Maximum winds were around 150 mph. The EF3 rating was in Simpson County while the highest rated damage in Smith County was EF1. Total path length across both counties was near 18 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A round of severe thunderstorms, containing tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, occurred Wednesday night, March 25, into early Thursday morning, March 26. These storms developed as a strong upper level disturbance encountered an unstable environment over the lower Mississippi Valley. A squall line of showers and thunderstorms pushed rapidly eastward across the area. One supercell storm formed ahead of the main line and produced a strong tornado which hit the town of Magee. Eight tornadoes were confirmed from this event. Of the 8 tornadoes, 1 was rated EF3, 1 was rated EF2, 4 were rated EF1, and 2 were rated EF0. Numerous other locations experienced damaging straight line winds in excess of 60-70 mph. The worst damage occurred from a tornado which laid a 17.5 mile long track across Simpson and Smith counties. This storm was rated as EF3 with estimated 150 mph maximum winds near Magee. A second strong tornado, rated EF2 with 125 mph winds, effected Jones County near Soso.
44.21987-11-16231°42'N / 90°25'W31°43'N / 90°22'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Copiah
44.31977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
44.51992-11-21231°42'N / 90°24'W31°43'N / 90°24'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Copiah
44.91977-12-24331°48'N / 90°20'W31°48'N / 90°12'W8.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Copiah
45.81972-01-09231°50'N / 89°43'W31°54'N / 89°33'W10.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Simpson
46.01974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
46.11982-05-07331°23'N / 89°09'W31°25'N / 89°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Perry
46.21987-11-16231°35'N / 90°36'W31°42'N / 90°25'W16.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Lincoln
46.21972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
46.31978-04-17231°42'N / 90°27'W31°44'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Copiah
46.71978-04-17231°20'N / 90°42'W31°20'N / 90°38'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Amite
47.41957-04-04331°53'N / 89°46'W31°56'N / 89°39'W7.70 Miles167 Yards050250K0Simpson
47.61990-04-27231°52'N / 89°42'W31°58'N / 89°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
47.61977-12-13231°40'N / 89°15'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
48.01987-11-16231°49'N / 90°01'W32°03'N / 89°46'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
48.32007-12-20231°41'N / 89°16'W31°42'N / 89°15'W2.00 Miles150 Yards02450K0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began as a small, narrow path of minor damage, including a porch being blown off a house. It reached its maximum intensity as it crossed highway 29. Here, a brick home had all of its roof structure blown off along with a few walls blown down. Three mobile homes were rolled or tossed and destroyed, with debris strewn downstream along the path. Numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted. The last damage occurred along Leroy Hill Road. A home suffered significant roof damage, an outbuilding was destroyed, a car suffered major damage, and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Leroy Hill Road with only a few trees snapped at the end of the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
48.42003-04-06231°38'N / 90°37'W31°42'N / 90°27'W10.00 Miles1230 Yards061.0M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: This tornado started 4 miles SE of Caseyville and continued to the NE for 10 miles when it entered Copiah county at 7:46 pm, at the intersection of Interstate 55 and the county line. This tornado caused minor damage to numerous homes with several homes sustaining major damage in the form of having their roofs blown off. This tornado also took down two 500 kilowatt towers. In addition to the structural damage, hundereds of trees were snapped and uprooted. To put the entire event into perspective, areas just to the N of Interstate 20 and extending W to E across the entire state, experienced a 125 year rainfall event. Rainfall totals ranged from 7 to 12 inches which all fell in about 18 hours. Due to the large amounts of rain, river flooding quickly became a major problem. The Pelahatchie Creek experienced a 100 year flood. The Chunky River, at Chunky, set a new record. This river actually flooded a portion of Interstate 20 which had to be closed for a few hours. The Chickasawhay River at Enterprise also set a record. In addition to all the flash flooding, the river flooding caused major damage to homes and flooded numerous roads.
48.51980-10-27231°35'N / 90°36'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0225K0Lincoln
48.51977-01-09231°55'N / 89°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Smith
48.81953-05-04231°50'N / 89°26'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Smith
49.21961-11-22231°36'N / 89°12'W31°38'N / 89°09'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Jones
49.72006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.

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