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

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Earthquake Index, #390

Hillsboro, MS
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

Hillsboro, 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, #44

Hillsboro, MS
403.27
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 4,549 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hillsboro, 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:309Hail:1,490Heat:18Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:25
Thunderstorm Winds:2,579Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:1Winter Storm:6Winter Weather:6
Other:72 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hillsboro, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 165 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hillsboro, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.41967-12-02432°28'N / 89°28'W32°31'N / 89°21'W7.60 Miles300 Yards21025K0Scott
7.11997-02-21232°31'N / 89°34'W32°34'N / 89°31'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01150K0Scott
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 2 miles southwest of the Midway community. As the tornado tracked northeast through the community of Midway, it destroyed three mobile homes and caused significant roof damage to two residences. In addition the Midway Community Center was nearly totally destroyed. Just to the northeast of Midway the tornado uprooted or snapped off 75 to 100 trees and a house was significantly damaged. Another older house was totally destroyed. The tornado continued to move northeast and it lifted in the town of Walnut Grove. Damage in Walnut Grove consisted of several houses having some roof damage and several large trees being uprooted. Just southwest of Walnut Grove, six chicken houses were destroyed. One injury was reported in the Midway community.
8.61997-02-21232°34'N / 89°29'W32°35'N / 89°28'W1.00 Mile200 Yards001.5M0Leake
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 2 miles southwest of the Midway community. As the tornado tracked northeast through the community of Midway, it destroyed three mobile homes and caused significant roof damage to two residences. In addition the Midway Community Center was nearly totally destroyed. Just to the northeast of Midway the tornado uprooted or snapped off 75 to 100 trees and a house was significantly damaged. Another older house was totally destroyed. The tornado continued to move northeast and it lifted in the town of Walnut Grove. Damage in Walnut Grove consisted of several houses having some roof damage and several large trees being uprooted. Just southwest of Walnut Grove, six chicken houses were destroyed. One injury was reported in the Midway community.
10.61965-06-13232°21'N / 89°21'W1.00 Mile87 Yards0025K0Scott
11.61973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W03250K0Lauderdale
11.61973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W00250K0Lauderdale
12.31976-06-01232°26'N / 89°19'W32°27'N / 89°14'W4.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Newton
12.61976-02-18332°33'N / 89°38'W32°43'N / 89°19'W21.70 Miles200 Yards1272.5M0Leake
12.81970-10-13232°35'N / 89°20'W010K0Leake
14.52004-11-24232°38'N / 89°32'W32°40'N / 89°36'W10.00 Miles400 Yards00300K0Leake
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just inside Scott county and tracked northeast for 10 miles across southwest Leake county. Hundreds of trees were damaged along its path. Four mobile homes sustained minor damage with pieces of siding torn off and small parts of their roof pealed back. Major damage occurred to three residential homes were two sustained significant roof damage and the other was destroyed due to several trees falling on it. In addition, one chicken house was severely damaged and three farm buildings destroyed.
14.81992-11-22432°29'N / 89°43'W32°36'N / 89°43'W8.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Scott
14.81958-02-26332°35'N / 89°28'W32°43'N / 89°19'W12.70 Miles60 Yards1242.5M0Leake
15.01969-01-23432°13'N / 89°32'W32°18'N / 89°12'W20.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Scott
17.31988-11-19232°38'N / 89°43'W32°40'N / 89°37'W10.50 Miles90 Yards02250K0Leake
17.51976-03-29432°07'N / 89°43'W32°17'N / 89°20'W25.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
18.21995-05-08232°15'N / 89°47'W32°21'N / 89°42'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0060K0Rankin And Scott
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down between Shiloh Road and Tower road or 1.5 miles west of Crossroads at 1515cst and traveled northeast seven miles and lifted between Interstate 20 and U.S.> Highway 80 about one mile east of the Scott county line and 1 mile northeast of Clarksburg. Major damage was don to one house. Numerous large trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado.
18.71959-01-21232°12'N / 89°55'W32°25'N / 89°36'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rankin
18.81988-11-19232°36'N / 89°46'W32°38'N / 89°43'W1.50 Miles90 Yards00250K0Scott
19.71968-12-27232°44'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Leake
19.81982-04-02332°43'N / 89°31'W32°45'N / 89°20'W12.00 Miles400 Yards0525.0M0Leake
20.11976-03-20232°34'N / 89°11'W32°35'N / 89°10'W1.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Newton
20.71966-03-03532°21'N / 90°07'W32°34'N / 89°34'W35.40 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Rankin
20.71992-11-22432°15'N / 89°13'W32°19'N / 89°10'W8.00 Miles1760 Yards052.5M0Newton
20.82002-12-19232°17'N / 89°12'W32°21'N / 89°08'W5.50 Miles440 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Newton County, just southwest of the city of Newton. It moved 5.5 miles northeast through the city, resulting in approximately 50 injuries and damage to numerous buildings. In all, over 150 homes and 95 businesses were either damaged or destroyed. The most extensive damage occurred near the city's Wal-Mart, which received heavy roof damage. The tornado lifted just northeast of the intersection of State Road 15 and Interstate 20.
21.11958-02-26331°58'N / 90°06'W32°35'N / 89°28'W56.40 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Simpson
21.32005-09-24232°21'N / 89°08'W32°21'N / 89°09'W0.80 Mile100 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down briefly on the northeast side of Newton causing significant damage to the Lazy Boy factory building. A large part of the factory roof was torn off and large pieces of metal were thrown 1/3 of a mile to the north-northwest. The iron girders within the building were bent at about 10 degrees with some failure of the roof near the center. Insulation debris was scattered all about with some pieces found 4.5 miles away along the northeast shores of Turkey Creek Lake. In fact, a 4 foot piece of metal roofing was found at the base of the dam, 4 miles north-northwest of the Lazy Boy plant. Additionally, a 1/2 ton pickup, parked next to the building, was lifted and slammed against an iron ladder. A T-post that was laying on the ground was picked up and hurled as a missile about 100 feet. It was then impaled into a utility pole and bent at a 90 degree angle. The tops of trees about 300 feet away were sheared off half way up.
21.31954-02-20232°26'N / 89°14'W32°34'N / 89°01'W15.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Newton
21.61958-02-26332°43'N / 89°19'W32°44'N / 89°18'W1.90 Miles60 Yards0102.5M0Neshoba
21.71954-06-03232°29'N / 89°10'W32°34'N / 89°05'W7.60 Miles300 Yards0325K0Newton
21.71958-02-26332°35'N / 89°50'W32°42'N / 89°44'W10.00 Miles60 Yards612250K0Madison
22.51969-01-23432°05'N / 89°44'W32°13'N / 89°32'W14.90 Miles200 Yards935250K0Smith
22.61958-02-26332°42'N / 89°44'W32°43'N / 89°43'W1.30 Miles60 Yards00250K0Leake
22.82005-04-06232°06'N / 89°41'W32°13'N / 89°39'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00120K2.2MSmith
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down 1 mile north of White Oak and tracked north-northeast for 12 miles as it moved into Scott county. Once in Scott county, the tornado was on the ground for another 1.5 miles before it dissipated. At the beginning of the track, 3 outbuildings were heavily damaged and numerous large trees were snapped. The tornado continued to the north-northeast and increased in intensity. About 5 to 8 miles north-northeast of White Oak, the tornado reached its maximum intensity. Here, 7 well constructed chicken houses were destroyed and hundreds of chickens were killed. Pieces of sheet metal and other parts of the chicken houses were deposited some 2 miles downstream along the path. Additionally, a few hundred large trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado continued to the north-northeast and moved into Scott county at 0859 CST. The tornado weakened at this point and the damage was confined to several trees snapped and uprooted. The total path length across Smith and Scott counties was 13.5 miles.
23.11976-02-18332°43'N / 89°19'W32°45'N / 89°14'W5.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Neshoba
23.12005-08-29232°29'N / 89°05'W32°29'N / 89°06'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0050K150KNewton
 Brief Description: This strong tornado briefly touched down off Good Hope Road just North-Northeast of Decatur. As the tornado crossed Good Hope Road, nearly all the trees within a 1/2 mile area were uprooted or damaged. These trees were laying in all directions and were very large with most trees 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Additionally, one home sustained shingle damage off Good Hope Road.
23.21976-03-29432°17'N / 89°20'W32°22'N / 88°54'W26.00 Miles33 Yards082.5M0Newton
23.51992-11-22432°36'N / 89°43'W32°57'N / 89°30'W36.00 Miles880 Yards102.5M0Leake
23.91982-01-03332°15'N / 89°10'W32°23'N / 89°03'W11.00 Miles300 Yards1172.5M0Newton
24.01992-11-22432°05'N / 89°17'W32°15'N / 89°13'W12.00 Miles1760 Yards0025.0M0Jasper
24.61986-03-12332°16'N / 89°07'W32°19'N / 89°06'W10.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Newton
24.71959-03-11232°05'N / 89°46'W32°08'N / 89°27'W18.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Rankin
24.81973-01-18232°48'N / 89°28'W32°49'N / 89°26'W2.70 Miles67 Yards0025K0Leake
25.21987-11-16232°27'N / 89°55'W32°31'N / 89°55'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Rankin
26.41977-03-03232°45'N / 89°46'W32°47'N / 89°43'W4.10 Miles440 Yards0025K0Madison
26.41982-04-03332°45'N / 89°20'W32°46'N / 89°06'W13.00 Miles400 Yards33525.0M0Neshoba
26.81981-05-18232°40'N / 89°56'W32°39'N / 89°49'W7.10 Miles300 Yards01250K0Madison
26.91982-12-26232°48'N / 89°17'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Neshoba
26.92000-01-03232°11'N / 89°09'W32°14'N / 89°06'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00125K0Jasper
 Brief Description: This strong tornado nearly destroyed a cinder-block convenience store. One house received major damage as its roof was thrown about fifty yards away. A mobile home was blown off of its foundation and thrown about fifty yards into adjacent woods where it was left in total destruction. Several barns and sheds were either destroyed or received major damage. Several hundred trees were either blown down or snapped off. There were no injuries or fatalities. The tornado left north central Jasper County and moved into south central Newton County.
27.01974-02-14232°28'N / 89°57'W000K0Rankin
27.62003-04-24332°15'N / 90°00'W32°21'N / 89°51'W12.00 Miles600 Yards0650.0M0Rankin
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved directly through downtown Brandon damaging or destroying several businesses, one school and dozens of homes. In addition to structural damage, hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado move to the NE.
27.71994-11-27331°53'N / 89°45'W32°13'N / 89°10'W40.00 Miles200 Yards202.0M0Simpson, Smith And Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down 1 mile northwest of Magee in Simpson County moved northeast and moved into Smith County, 4 miles southwest of Cohay, at 2225CST. The tornado moved across Smith County and moved into Jasper County, 4 miles west of Louin, at around 2300CST. The tornado lifted at 2315CST 3 miles south of Baxter. The most intense segment of this tornado (F3) was when it moved across the north portions of Magee. Forty to fifty houses or mobile homes had major damage. Two people were killed in Magee when a large tree fell across their mobile home. Most of the damage in Smith County was to trees and power lines. In Jasper County, several chicken houses were destroyed around Montrose and most other damage as to trees. The tornado was weaker in Smith and Jasper counties and ranged from F0-F1. F38M M02M
27.72010-11-30232°00'N / 89°36'W32°06'N / 89°26'W11.00 Miles600 Yards00900K0KSmith
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started west southwest of Raleigh along county road 516 near Highway 540. The tornado tracked northeast downing numerous trees and power lines along the path. At its widest point the tornado produced substantial damage to a brick home...removing half of the roof and severely damaging the remaining half. The walls of the home fell in the section of the house where the roof was removed. Several other houses received minor to moderate roof damage. Numerous sheds and small barns were destroyed or damaged. Tin roofing and siding was removed from a storage shed...some of which became projectiles that were forced through the walls of a wood frame house. A mobile home was blown off its foundation. Widespread tree damage also occurred. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
27.81965-02-11232°34'N / 89°07'W32°43'N / 89°01'W11.90 Miles220 Yards0025K0Newton
27.91955-04-12231°32'N / 89°25'W32°35'N / 89°20'W72.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lincoln
27.91957-04-04332°05'N / 89°19'W32°08'N / 89°09'W10.40 Miles167 Yards000K0Jasper
28.02004-11-24232°01'N / 89°32'W32°05'N / 89°18'W12.50 Miles600 Yards023.5M0Smith
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just south of Raleigh on State Highway 35 and tracked northeast to the Jasper Smith county line, 7 miles northeast of Sylvarena, where it then moved into Jasper county. Along its path it uprooted and destroyed a few thousand trees. Thirteen chicken houses were destroyed and six others were damaged. Three mobile homes and one residential home were destroyed along with five other homes sustaining major damage. Two people were injured when a mobile home was blown off its foundation and destroyed 10 miles northeast of Raleigh. At 210 AM the strong tornado moved into northwest Jasper county. The total path length of this tornado was 38 miles across Smith, Jasper and Newton counties.
28.22004-11-24232°05'N / 89°18'W32°13'N / 89°01'W20.00 Miles600 Yards023.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado moved into Jasper county from Smith county 5.5 miles southwest of Montrose and tracked northeast for 20 miles before moving into Newton county 6 miles east of Garlandville. As this strong tornado tracked across Jasper county a few thousand trees were uprooted and snapped. Seven residential homes sustained major damage along with eleven sustaining minor damage. Eight chicken houses were destroyed with five more sustaining major damage. The total path length of this tornado was 38 miles across Smith, Jasper and Newton counties.
28.81950-03-27232°18'N / 90°10'W32°29'N / 89°47'W25.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Rankin
28.81971-05-09332°52'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile33 Yards130K0Leake
29.22005-08-29232°35'N / 89°00'W32°37'N / 89°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0070K400KNeshoba
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down just south of the House Community and tracked west-northwest for 3 miles. Several hundred trees were uprooted or snapped along the path with a few outbuildings and homes damaged by fallen trees. Additionally, numerous power lines were taken down as the tornado tracked across a few county roads as well as State Highway 492.
29.51954-02-20232°34'N / 89°01'W32°37'N / 89°00'W3.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Neshoba
29.71986-03-12331°58'N / 89°16'W32°14'N / 89°07'W20.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Jasper
29.91976-03-20232°35'N / 89°10'W32°45'N / 88°55'W18.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
29.91958-02-26332°18'N / 90°10'W32°35'N / 89°50'W27.60 Miles60 Yards114250K0Rankin
30.31992-11-21432°05'N / 90°13'W32°29'N / 89°43'W37.00 Miles880 Yards109825.0M0Rankin
30.41976-03-29432°03'N / 89°50'W32°07'N / 89°43'W8.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Rankin
30.51957-04-04331°56'N / 89°39'W32°05'N / 89°19'W22.10 Miles167 Yards1250K0Smith
30.61957-02-01232°47'N / 89°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Madison
30.91977-02-23332°51'N / 89°29'W32°56'N / 89°19'W11.40 Miles177 Yards01250K0Leake
30.91950-03-27232°18'N / 90°07'W32°59'N / 89°49'W50.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Rankin
31.41973-03-11232°03'N / 89°46'W32°04'N / 89°45'W2.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Rankin
31.41969-01-23432°03'N / 89°49'W32°05'N / 89°44'W5.60 Miles200 Yards01250K0Rankin
31.71955-04-12231°55'N / 89°59'W32°04'N / 89°01'W57.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Simpson
32.22010-04-24232°09'N / 89°06'W32°13'N / 88°58'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00400K600KJasper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
32.51962-04-10232°37'N / 90°03'W32°37'N / 89°58'W4.90 Miles1000 Yards0025K0Madison
32.81955-04-12232°35'N / 89°20'W32°59'N / 88°50'W40.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Neshoba
32.91957-06-27232°46'N / 89°07'W32°49'N / 89°04'W4.70 Miles50 Yards0925K0Neshoba
33.11977-03-28332°43'N / 89°58'W32°58'N / 89°40'W24.50 Miles250 Yards00250K0Sharkey
33.11973-11-27232°42'N / 89°00'W000K0Neshoba
33.32007-01-05232°43'N / 89°01'W32°43'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00150K0KNeshoba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down between the Tucker and Bloomfield Communities. One brick home had its entire roof blown off, a large outbuilding was destroyed and a tractor was picked up and rolled. Additionally, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the short path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
33.51975-01-10232°13'N / 90°02'W32°15'N / 89°58'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Rankin
33.51970-10-13232°00'N / 89°42'W0325K0Simpson
33.81992-11-22431°51'N / 89°31'W32°05'N / 89°17'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards01525.0M0Smith
34.12010-11-29232°54'N / 89°43'W32°55'N / 89°42'W2.00 Miles400 Yards00150K0KLeake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. Total path length across Leake and Attala Counties was 10 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
34.22002-11-10232°55'N / 89°39'W32°57'N / 89°35'W3.00 Miles1000 Yards0020K0Attala
 Brief Description: This tornado initially developed near the Madison/Attala County line, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette around 7:30 PM. It briefly crossed into Leake County around 7:32 PM, before crossing back into Attala County at 7:34 PM. It moved north-northeast across the southern part of the county, resulting in many uprooted trees. The tornado dissipated about 7 miles south of Kosciusko around 7:40 PM.
34.31982-04-03332°46'N / 89°06'W32°43'N / 88°55'W13.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Neshoba
34.41980-04-25231°58'N / 89°19'W32°00'N / 89°15'W4.50 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Jasper
34.52002-11-10232°55'N / 89°43'W32°56'N / 89°38'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards00100K0Leake
 Brief Description: This tornado originally developed in Attala County, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette. It moved across rural areas of northern Leake County, damaging a house and a barn, as well as uprooting hundreds of trees. The tornado moved back into Attala County about 5 miles north-northeast of Thomastown (0.5 mile south of McVille in Attala County).
34.91966-03-03532°34'N / 89°34'W32°49'N / 88°21'W72.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Leake
35.11976-03-29432°35'N / 90°13'W32°43'N / 89°52'W22.30 Miles880 Yards317725.0M0Madison
35.31983-05-19232°27'N / 90°07'W32°29'N / 90°04'W4.00 Miles77 Yards022.5M0Madison
35.52002-11-10232°54'N / 89°50'W32°53'N / 89°46'W3.00 Miles1000 Yards0015K0Attala
 Brief Description: A tornado developed near the Madison/Attala County line, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette (5 miles northeast of Cameron in Madison County). Travelling east-northeast, the tornado resulted in tree damage to rural areas of Southeast Attala County. The tornado moved into Leake County around 7:32 PM about 9 miles south of Sallis.
35.62010-04-24232°13'N / 88°58'W32°15'N / 88°54'W4.00 Miles1056 Yards00200K100KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near county road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
35.62005-04-06332°08'N / 90°07'W32°17'N / 89°56'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0611.0M150KRankin
 Brief Description: This tornado developed just SE of Florence between US Highway 49 and State Highway 469. For the first 3 miles, the tornado steadily gained strength and downed many trees and power lines. At this time the intensity was F1 and F2. As the tornado approached the community of Monterey its intensity increased. The most significant damage occurred along a 2 mile path a few miles SE and E of Monterey. Thomasville Road and E Monterey Road were the hardest hit. Here the tornado destroyed or significantly damaged nearly 3 dozen homes, a dozen mobile homes and caused 6 injuries. The tornado continued to move to the NE and moved through the Richland Creek bottom. As it continued NE toward the south side of Brandon, the tornado weakened. The path crossed Star Road and then State Highway 18. Where it crossed Highway 18, the tornado damaged the new Brandon High School, which was under construction, and demolished several construction trailers. The damage to the school comprised of a portion of the roof blown off and windows blown out. The tornado continued to weaken, downing more trees, as it crossed Shiloh Road, Interstate 20 and US Highway 80 where it dissipated. This tornado did cause significant timber damage, mainly between Monterey and where it cross Interstate 20. Several thousand trees were snapped, uprooted or damaged by this wide and long track strong tornado.
36.31980-04-25231°53'N / 89°40'W31°58'N / 89°19'W21.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
36.41990-12-21332°42'N / 90°04'W32°47'N / 89°57'W11.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Madison
36.92005-04-06331°47'N / 89°39'W32°03'N / 89°20'W26.00 Miles600 Yards008.0M600KSmith
 Brief Description: This strong tornado developed from a long lived supercell thunderstorm, which had a history of producing tornadoes, that moved across a large portion of Southern and Central Mississippi. The tornado touched down just N of Mount Olive, in Covington county, and stayed on the ground for 28 miles across most of Smith county, where it dissipated around the Ted community just inside Jasper county. Where the tornado first touched down it was weak, F0, and only downed a few trees. As it moved NE, into Smith county, it quickly gained strength. F1 to F2 type damaged occurred across SW Smith county where hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted and several homes and outbuildings had part or all of their roofs blown off. As the strong tornado approached Mize, MS, it became stronger and reached it maximum intensity, F3. Here the tornado was 600 yards wide and was significantly damaging nearly all the trees in its path. One mile to the SW of Mize, a mobile home was destroyed. The most significant damage occurred in Mize where the Attendance Center was nearly demolished. The top floor of the Attendance Center was almost completely taken off, 3 portable classrooms were destroyed along with several large light poles bent or snapped. The tornado continued to the NE toward the Center Ridge community. The damage between Mize and Center Ridge, a distance of nearly 9 miles, ranged between F2 and F3. Along Providence Road, a barn was destroyed, 2 homes were significantly damaged and a church was heavily damaged. The tornado crossed State Highway 37 and continued toward the Center Ridge community. Here, many more trees were uprooted along with several structures demolished or sustaining significant damage. As the tornado tracked toward Sylvarena, it began to weaken and become smaller. From this point, to where it dissipated in Jasper county, damage was confined to trees snapped and uprooted. This tornado affected 3 counties and had a total path length of 28 miles.
37.11986-03-12331°54'N / 89°22'W31°58'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Smith
37.12010-11-29332°55'N / 89°42'W33°01'N / 89°38'W8.00 Miles400 Yards06900K200KAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. Total path length across Leake and Attala Counties was 10 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
37.11973-03-11231°54'N / 89°48'W32°03'N / 89°46'W10.60 Miles250 Yards0125K0Simpson
37.32001-11-24432°26'N / 90°12'W32°34'N / 90°03'W11.50 Miles880 Yards22112.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: A violent tornado touched down about six miles west-southwest of the city of Madison. The touchdown point of the tornado was just south of the Fairfield subdivision, which is a large, well built subdivision of mostly brick homes. Numerous houses were seriously damaged or destroyed as the tornado, as much as one half mile wide, moved across the subdivision. Several houses in the subdivision in the direct path of the tornado were blown off of their foundations. One 25 year old woman was killed, and a pregnant woman was critically injured as the tornado destroyed their houses. The baby of the pregnant woman was delivered at the hospital and died shortly after birth. After the storm moved across the Fairfield subdivision, it continued moving northeast through several other subdivisions and large houses in the Madison and Gluckstadt communities. The tornado travelled 11.5 miles, crossing Interstate 55 before dissipating over central Madison County, about 3.5 miles south-southwest of Canton. In addition to the two deaths, a total of 21 people were injured. Damage in the county included 47 houses and seven mobile homes destroyed, 37 houses and three mobile homes with major damage, and 67 houses and three mobile homes with minor damage. F25PH, M0PH
37.41980-10-17232°49'N / 90°00'W32°51'N / 89°53'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
37.81972-01-09331°52'N / 89°17'W32°04'N / 89°05'W18.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Jasper
38.01975-02-23232°47'N / 88°58'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
38.01951-04-21331°48'N / 89°12'W32°09'N / 89°07'W24.70 Miles33 Yards0625K0Jasper
38.31977-01-09231°55'N / 89°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Smith
38.81971-02-26232°06'N / 88°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
39.61957-04-04331°53'N / 89°46'W31°56'N / 89°39'W7.70 Miles167 Yards050250K0Simpson
39.81990-04-27231°52'N / 89°42'W31°58'N / 89°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
39.81982-04-03332°43'N / 88°55'W32°42'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Kemper
40.01986-03-12232°14'N / 88°49'W32°14'N / 88°53'W2.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Clarke
40.12008-12-09232°06'N / 90°03'W32°07'N / 90°02'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00800K0KRankin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just northwest of Star along Highway 49 and tracked along Muse Road for a mile. The tornado caused extensive damage to the Star baseball field. It knocked down the light fixtures off the poles. Metal fences were blown down and the dugout structure was destroyed. Damage to a couple of cars in the area also occurred due to fallen trees. The tornado damaged a residence with an 8 foot hole to the roof and completely destroyed a well constructed metal outbuilding that housed a small personal airplane. This is where the tornado was at peak intensity with winds estimated to be around 112 mph and a rating of EF2. Most of the other damage along the path was uprooted and snapped trees. The top to a small well house was also toppled. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A round of severe thunderstorms containing tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds, occurred Tuesday December 9th into Tuesday night across much of the Lower Mississippi River Valley. These storms developed along and ahead of a strong surface cold front and strong upper level disturbance. A surface low developed to our west and tracked eastward increasing the winds and drawing northward deep moisture and instability. The cold front steadily pushed east and clashed with the unstable and highly sheared environment and produced numerous severe thunderstorms as a squall line developed and tracked eastward across the region. This event produced 16 tornadoes along with many reports of large hail, and wind damage. The majority of the severe weather occurred across central and southern Mississippi. Of the 16 tornadoes, 2 were rated EF2, 8 rated EF1, and 6 rated EF0. Historically, these 16 tornadoes rank 2nd all time for the number of tornadoes in the month of December. The record is 19 which occurred during the December of 1988. Additionally, this December 9th event has pushed the yearly total of tornadoes in Mississippi to 109. This will set a new record for the number of tornadoes in a year for the state of Mississippi. The previous record of 99 was set in 2005.
40.42010-04-24232°15'N / 88°54'W32°18'N / 88°45'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00650K300KLauderdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
40.81967-12-02332°21'N / 90°46'W32°56'N / 89°32'W82.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Warren
40.81973-01-18232°55'N / 89°06'W32°56'N / 89°02'W4.30 Miles400 Yards08250K0Neshoba
41.01987-11-16232°15'N / 90°10'W32°18'N / 90°09'W6.00 Miles150 Yards052.5M0Rankin
41.21972-01-09231°50'N / 89°43'W31°54'N / 89°33'W10.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Simpson
41.31977-04-04332°49'N / 89°00'W32°53'N / 88°55'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Neshoba
41.41986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
41.61976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
42.12008-01-10332°54'N / 90°00'W32°57'N / 89°53'W8.00 Miles1320 Yards033.0M700KHolmes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started with a narrow path of scattered downed trees near Shady Lane Road. The damage intensified as it approached Highway 17. Here tree damage became much more intense with hundreds of trees snapped and uprooted. One home had a portion of its roof ripped off. The tornado intensified and reached its maximum intensity and width between Highway 17 and U.S. Highway 51. Hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, some of them hardwoods that were snapped off except for a few large limbs and partially debarked. Several mobile homes were obliterated and two homes of wood frame and concrete block construction had nearly all of the outer walls collapsed along with total roof removal. Large missiles were generated, including a pickup truck that was thrown nearly 150 yards. On the east side of U.S. Highway 51, three high tension steel power poles were snapped off near the base. As the tornado continued east-northeast and moved into Attala County, the path narrowed and damage became limited to tree damage before dissipation just inside the Attala County line. The total path length across both Holmes and Attala Counties was 10 miles with a EF3 Enhanced Fujita Scale rating. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
42.21977-06-16231°51'N / 89°21'W0.60 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
42.31980-10-17232°47'N / 90°10'W32°49'N / 90°00'W10.00 Miles900 Yards00250K0Yazoo
42.41976-02-18232°18'N / 90°18'W32°22'N / 90°06'W12.70 Miles27 Yards0502.5M0Hinds
42.61950-03-27232°17'N / 90°16'W32°18'N / 90°07'W9.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Hinds
42.71953-05-04231°50'N / 89°26'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Smith
42.91987-11-16231°49'N / 90°01'W32°03'N / 89°46'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
43.02004-02-05231°59'N / 90°06'W32°06'N / 89°59'W8.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Simpson
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just to the northwest of Harrisville and tracked northeast, passing just to the west of Braxton. This tornado caused damage to several homes along Star-Braxton Road. These homes sustained mainly roof damage along with a few homes having windows blown out. One well-constructed home had its roof peeled back. This roofing material was blown several hundred feet down wind and wrapped around trees and a fence. The worst damage occurred 1.5 miles west-norhtwest of Braxton. Here, 70 percent of the forest was flattened. The tornado continued to move northeast into Rankin county, crossing Highway 49 at the Simpson and Rankin county line.
43.01987-11-16232°43'N / 90°13'W32°44'N / 90°05'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yazoo
43.12004-11-24232°55'N / 89°00'W32°55'N / 88°59'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0060K0Neshoba
 Brief Description: A second, slightly stronger tornado, touched down 1 mile to the east southeast of where the first one dissipated. Damage began and remained on Asa Thomas Road as the tornado moved into Winston county. Severe tree damage occurred along Asa Thomas Road along with several power lines blown down. The tornado was on the ground for 1 mile before moving into southeast Winston county where it stayed on the ground for 21 miles across Winston and western Noxubee counties.
43.22009-03-26331°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.
43.31992-11-22432°57'N / 89°30'W33°12'N / 89°19'W20.00 Miles880 Yards01225.0M0Attala
43.41973-01-18232°56'N / 89°02'W32°56'N / 88°59'W3.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Winston
43.71966-04-26232°58'N / 89°55'W33°00'N / 89°52'W4.10 Miles67 Yards00250K0Holmes
43.91976-03-29431°57'N / 90°12'W32°03'N / 89°50'W22.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Simpson
44.01950-03-27232°17'N / 90°16'W32°18'N / 90°10'W6.20 Miles50 Yards06250K0Hinds
44.01950-06-03333°05'N / 89°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards210K0Attala
44.01986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale
44.21969-01-23431°54'N / 90°10'W32°03'N / 89°49'W23.00 Miles200 Yards1265250K0Simpson
44.31977-03-28232°54'N / 90°02'W32°57'N / 89°58'W5.20 Miles150 Yards0425K0Issaquena
44.81995-11-11332°31'N / 90°24'W32°33'N / 90°06'W15.00 Miles200 Yards02500K0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado began at 0310 five miles west-southwest of Flora and traveled in an easterly direction and lifted five miles southwest of Canton at around 0330. Three mobile homes were totally destroyed. A two story house was almost totally destroyed and two of the occupants were injured. A pickup truck in front of this house was picked up and hurled into a lake nearly 100 yard behind the house. At least five houses had roof damage. Two houses under construction were leveled. Numerous trees, fences, and small buildings were blown down along the path of the tornado.
44.91969-04-13231°47'N / 89°38'W31°50'N / 89°35'W4.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0Smith
45.51961-02-20231°46'N / 89°51'W31°56'N / 89°46'W12.50 Miles73 Yards020K0Simpson
46.01999-04-14331°48'N / 89°13'W31°53'N / 89°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards032.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This strong tornado entered from Jones County and crossed portions of southern Jasper County. There were three injuries. Several houses and businesses were destroyed along with the Moss Firehouse. Overall, many homes and businesses received at least minor damage and numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
46.11975-01-10232°29'N / 90°17'W32°31'N / 90°16'W2.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Madison
46.42001-02-16233°01'N / 89°58'W33°01'N / 89°52'W4.00 Miles500 Yards1150K0Holmes
 Brief Description: The tornado formed about 1.4 miles west of interstate 55 at mile marker 150, then tracked eastward. As the tornado tracked eastward across Interstate 55, an eighteen wheeler truck was overturned. The tornado continued to track eastward across Holmes County State Park, where many trees were blown down and several cabins were damaged. A woman caught in the storm at the State Park was killed when her car was blown on top of her after she had abandoned the vehicle to take refuge in a ditch. The tornado then moved eastward to a point just north of the highway 51/424 intersection and dissipated. F44OU
46.81980-10-17232°32'N / 90°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Madison
46.81977-04-04332°53'N / 88°55'W32°54'N / 88°50'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kemper
47.11987-11-16232°33'N / 90°19'W32°43'N / 90°13'W15.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Madison
47.21973-05-27232°04'N / 88°49'W0125K0Clarke
47.51980-04-25231°46'N / 89°59'W31°53'N / 89°40'W20.30 Miles900 Yards172.5M0Simpson
47.61971-03-02231°48'N / 89°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
47.81976-03-26431°47'N / 90°01'W31°54'N / 89°44'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0112.5M0Simpson
47.82007-01-05232°36'N / 88°42'W32°39'N / 88°41'W2.00 Miles250 Yards09600K0KKemper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down in the Blackwater Community and caused extensive damage along its 2 mile path. Six homes were destroyed, five of which were mobile homes and one modular home. Nine people were injured with three serious. One car was flipped over and rolled along with extensive damage to trees and power lines along the path of this high end F2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
47.81974-02-21331°46'N / 89°57'W31°54'N / 89°46'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Simpson
48.12010-04-24432°57'N / 90°09'W33°04'N / 89°49'W21.00 Miles2600 Yards14060.0M4.0MHolmes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued northeast into rural southern Holmes County, causing intense tree damage and damaging or destroying a number of rural residences. The damage across this area was in the EF3 range. As the tornado moved by the Franklin Community, in rural Holmes county, it again reached EF4 intensity. It completely destroyed two brick homes and heavily damaged or destroyed a number of other homes. The tornado then crossed Interstate 55, causing significant tree damage and blowing a number of vehicles off the road. As the tornado approached the area just south of Durant and crossed US Highway 51, it narrowed and reached one of its weakest points. One fatality occurred in Holmes 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.
48.21969-04-13231°45'N / 89°40'W31°47'N / 89°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards011250K0Covington
48.41989-03-04332°23'N / 90°22'W32°27'N / 90°16'W11.00 Miles350 Yards052.5M0Hinds
48.52009-03-26231°45'N / 89°23'W31°47'N / 89°13'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01800K150KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down along Mason Creek Rd about 6 miles west of Soso. Several trees were snapped and uprooted and some minor roof damage occurred to a few homes. The tornado intensified as it crossed Summerland Road. Here the tornado widened to 500 yds and reached peak intensity, especially within a narrow corridor which lasted about 3/4 of a mile. One well constructed home suffered major damage with half of the roof torn off and other wall sections of that side the house ripped out and thrown into the back yard. Two well built storage buildings were destroyed with the contents thrown into a field. Additionally, a weekly built barn was destroyed with tin thrown along the path. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this area with splintered trees within the most intense core. One large tree in this location was uprooted and actually thrown and rolled a small distance. The tornado continued to track just east of north across several more roads, including Highway 28 and 503, uprooting and snapping numerous trees. On the east side of Highway 28, a mobile home was pushed off its foundation and the person inside was injured. The tornado continued to weaken as it crossed Highway 503 and damaged more trees and caused minor damage to several mobile homes and heavily damaged a couple sheds. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. 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.
48.51975-01-10232°19'N / 90°21'W32°29'N / 90°17'W12.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Hinds
48.61999-04-14331°43'N / 89°24'W31°49'N / 89°11'W14.50 Miles880 Yards1304.0M0Jones
 Brief Description: This strong tornado entered from Covington County and crossed northwest Jones County before entering Southwest Jasper county. One man was killed just north of Hebron when his mobile home was thrown more than fifty yards and destroyed. There were thirty injuries and many homes were destroyed. Tree and power line damage was widespread along the path of the tornado. M71MH
48.91977-02-23433°01'N / 89°14'W33°11'N / 89°04'W15.00 Miles350 Yards25250K0Winston
49.02004-11-24332°56'N / 88°59'W33°00'N / 88°50'W12.00 Miles600 Yards122.5M0Winston
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved into Winston county from Neshoba county and tracked northeast for 12 miles before moving into Noxubee county. Just inside the Winston county line four large chicken houses were destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast across State Route 393 and 397, a few hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. One home was totally destroyed on McBrayer Road. Pieces of the home was blown and scattered across a field for 1/4 mile. Here three vehicles were moved with two of them landing on top of tree debris and the other thrown into a ditch. This home was where the two injuries and one fatality occurred. The tornado was at its widest point here and as it tracked northeast hundreds of trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Noxubee county 2 miles southeast of Ferns Springs. The total path length across northern Neshoba, southeast Winston and western Noxubee county was 21 miles. M44PH
49.02004-11-24231°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.
49.62008-01-10333°07'N / 89°31'W33°13'N / 89°19'W13.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M500KAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started, just west of Ethel, with a path of tree damage which intensified shortly after the beginning point. In some areas nearly every tree was snapped off or uprooted. The tornado reached its widest point as it crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway, where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado caused significant structural damage to several buildings just to the southwest of McCool. One cinder block constructed building sustained nearly total destruction from a combination of a very large hardwood tree falling on it, along with other wind damage. A room addition to the back of a frame home was removed. After the tornado passed McCool, it narrowed and weakened somewhat, with tree damage continuing to occur. The tornado then intensified again as it entered Choctaw County and passed south of the town of Weir. Here a dairy complex was heavily damaged. A well-constructed milking parlor was totally destroyed with all exterior walls collapsed or destroyed. A large 9000 pound trailer was picked up and flipped onto the top of a farm building. Several large wood and metal livestock buildings were totally destroyed. A grain silo was also destroyed. Nearly 300 head of cattle were injured with 10 fatal. After the tornado passed this point, it did not encounter any additional structures, but a path of tree damage continued for several miles before the tornado dissipated near Choctaw Lake. The total path length across Attala and Choctaw counties was 24 miles with a maximum rating of EF3. Maximum winds were around 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.


* 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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