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Greene County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Greene County is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Greene County 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, #44

Greene County
0.01
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

Greene County
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, #75

Greene County
174.01
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 9,519 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Greene County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:36Dense Fog:1Drought:61
Dust Storm:0Flood:859Hail:2,827Heat:71Heavy Snow:25
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:62
Thunderstorm Winds:5,010Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:3Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:23
Other:493 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Greene County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Greene County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Greene County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Greene County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81977-02-23231°09'N / 88°42'W31°10'N / 88°28'W13.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Greene
5.01971-02-26231°10'N / 88°42'W000K0Greene
5.91983-03-20331°09'N / 88°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Greene
14.51971-02-12231°00'N / 88°33'W31°03'N / 88°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
15.31976-03-16231°20'N / 88°25'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Washington
16.01996-02-19231°21'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W5.00 Miles400 Yards04150K0Greene
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPLED AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY A TORNADO THAT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF GREENE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF RICHTON ON MS HWY 42 AT ABOUT 220 PM CDT. THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED INTO WAYNE COUNTY ALONG MS HWY 63. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. FOUR PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE MOBILE HOMES WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES IN GREENE COUNTY.
16.51958-02-26331°22'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W7.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Greene
16.91971-02-12230°57'N / 88°35'W31°00'N / 88°33'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0George
17.01958-02-26331°20'N / 88°54'W31°22'N / 88°51'W4.10 Miles100 Yards220250K0Perry
17.21976-03-27330°58'N / 88°40'W30°59'N / 88°26'W13.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0George
19.91980-05-19330°54'N / 88°39'W30°57'N / 88°37'W4.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0George
21.01958-02-26331°26'N / 88°46'W31°36'N / 88°32'W17.90 Miles100 Yards203K0Wayne
21.71973-04-07230°54'N / 88°36'W003K0George
21.81967-05-02230°54'N / 88°35'W000K0George
24.51971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
27.81971-09-16231°22'N / 88°15'W31°24'N / 88°10'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Washington
28.61988-11-04331°37'N / 88°36'W31°37'N / 88°27'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wayne
28.71970-03-03231°28'N / 88°15'W0025K0Washington
29.61957-06-28231°35'N / 88°41'W31°42'N / 88°35'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wayne
31.71982-05-07331°23'N / 89°09'W31°25'N / 89°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Perry
34.41982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
36.91988-11-04231°38'N / 88°19'W31°32'N / 88°03'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Washington
37.42006-11-15331°37'N / 89°04'W31°41'N / 88°57'W11.00 Miles850 Yards011.7M0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down near the Glade and Tuckers Crossing Communities and tracked east northeast to near the Mill Creek Community before entering Wayne County near Highway 84. Around 25 homes suffered significant damage. The most intense damage was along a path from near the intersection of Highway 15 and Orange Drive northeast to the area along Township Road. Two metal high tension electric power truss towers were destroyed, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, at least two mobile homes were destroyed, a travel trailer being used for post-Katrina housing was annihilated, and several houses suffered significant structural damage. Northeast of this area, the path continued all the way to the county line with Wayne County, but damage was generally less, F0 to occasionally F1, and limited to tree damage. The one exception was near the Mill Creek community, where a storage building was destroyed and a couple of homes suffered roof damage. Total path length across Jones and Wayne Counties was 17 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.
38.21973-05-27331°32'N / 89°08'W31°43'N / 89°00'W15.00 Miles400 Yards1352.5M0Jones
38.71953-04-04230°51'N / 89°08'W0025K0Stone
39.01974-04-03331°33'N / 89°11'W31°40'N / 89°02'W12.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jones
39.31977-03-28231°12'N / 89°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Forrest
40.01987-02-28431°30'N / 89°15'W31°47'N / 88°56'W26.00 Miles1230 Yards635025.0M0Jones
40.31968-11-03230°48'N / 89°19'W30°48'N / 88°55'W23.70 Miles183 Yards0325K0Stone
40.41984-03-24231°31'N / 88°03'W2.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Washington
41.01972-03-02231°26'N / 88°03'W31°32'N / 87°59'W8.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Washington
41.22006-10-17231°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.
41.71972-01-09331°46'N / 88°57'W31°48'N / 88°47'W10.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wayne
42.31977-03-28231°21'N / 89°20'W00250K0Forrest
42.31961-11-22231°36'N / 89°12'W31°38'N / 89°09'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Jones
42.51950-04-18330°40'N / 88°12'W30°51'N / 88°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01525K0Mobile
43.31977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
43.31997-11-21330°49'N / 88°04'W30°49'N / 88°04'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.0M0Mobile
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down just east of I-65 in Saraland near Shelton Beach Estates. The tornado skipped east northeast along the ground before lifting back into the cloud near U S Highway 43. Three homes were almost completely gone, three more suffered major damage and about sixty homes in the middle-class neighbourhood suffered some damage. Most of the damage was consistent with an F1 or F2 tornado. No one was injured. Several people knew they were under a tornado warning and were able to take cover before the storm struck. Most of the residents said they did not hear the familiar "Freight Train Sound" before the tornado struck.
43.41968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
43.71972-01-09331°42'N / 89°10'W31°46'N / 88°57'W13.50 Miles300 Yards0122.5M0Jones
43.81975-05-07231°24'N / 89°23'W31°25'N / 89°18'W5.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Forrest
44.31954-12-28331°38'N / 89°11'W31°46'N / 89°04'W11.50 Miles250 Yards0252.5M0Jones
44.31987-02-28431°47'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°53'W4.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Wayne
44.61957-11-18231°44'N / 89°05'W31°47'N / 89°00'W6.20 Miles50 Yards0225K0Jones
44.61983-12-03231°42'N / 89°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Jones
45.71968-11-03231°00'N / 89°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards050K0Pearl River
45.91966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
46.21986-04-08231°42'N / 89°12'W31°41'N / 89°10'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Jones
46.51972-11-13231°08'N / 89°25'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Lamar
46.61973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
46.61973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Jones
46.61953-01-23331°32'N / 88°00'W31°34'N / 87°54'W6.50 Miles300 Yards0125K0Clarke
46.61989-11-22231°03'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lamar
46.81987-02-28431°52'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°51'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Clarke
46.91953-03-18230°42'N / 88°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards023K0Mobile
47.01958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
47.22005-01-07231°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.
47.72008-03-03231°51'N / 88°46'W31°57'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles350 Yards00400K500KClarke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 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.
47.91971-12-15231°47'N / 89°08'W31°48'N / 89°02'W6.10 Miles77 Yards0225K0Jones
47.91977-12-13231°40'N / 89°15'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
47.91984-03-24331°31'N / 87°56'W31°32'N / 87°53'W4.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Jackson
48.01980-10-27231°42'N / 89°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jones
48.31981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
48.61958-02-26230°59'N / 89°27'W31°03'N / 89°24'W5.70 Miles50 Yards05250K0Lamar
49.42007-12-20231°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.
49.71968-11-03330°54'N / 87°59'W30°53'N / 87°47'W11.90 Miles400 Yards04250K0Baldwin
49.71954-02-20231°26'N / 89°31'W31°41'N / 89°14'W24.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Covington
49.81969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
49.91975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson


* 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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