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Indianola Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


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

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Earthquake Index, #457

Indianola Area

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, #129

Indianola Area

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, #115

Indianola Area

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 10,250 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Indianola Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:898Hail:3,414Heat:37Heavy Snow:31
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:22Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:5,541Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:0Winter Storm:36Winter Weather:22

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Indianola Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Indianola Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 116 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Indianola Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.21999-01-21233°29'N / 90°37'W33°41'N / 90°31'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Sunflower
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down in open field and moved northeast towards Blaine. A few trees and power lines were blown down until it reached Blaine. At Blaine, the storm did substantial damage to four wood structured houses and one brick structured house. One mobile home was destroyed and another received heavy damage. Two automobiles were also damaged by the debris. Further northeast along the track, the tornado destroyed two wood framed churches near Doddsville. Also a pivot irrigation system was over-turned and several power lines and power poles were blown down.
4.51956-04-03233°33'N / 90°36'W33°36'N / 90°27'W9.30 Miles33 Yards020K0Sunflower
6.21964-11-19233°31'N / 90°46'W33°39'N / 90°38'W11.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Sunflower
9.01988-11-26233°44'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Sunflower
11.41971-02-21333°31'N / 90°27'W33°38'N / 90°21'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
12.31976-03-20233°43'N / 90°45'W33°46'N / 90°43'W4.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Bolivar
12.61971-02-21533°21'N / 90°36'W33°31'N / 90°27'W14.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Sunflower
12.61972-04-15233°42'N / 90°48'W33°47'N / 90°41'W8.80 Miles33 Yards062250K0Bolivar
12.92005-09-24233°42'N / 90°40'W33°50'N / 90°45'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00800K100KBolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down between Cleveland and Ruleville about 3 miles southeast of Dockery in Western Sunflower county. The tornado then tracked northwest into Bolivar county just east of Cleveland and then toward Merigold where it dissipated. As the tornado approached Cleveland it remained over open farm land and caused damage to trees and power lines. The tornado became more intense just east and northeast of Cleveland. Here the most significant damage occurred which was within a swath of nearly 2 miles that extended from the northeast outskirts of Cleveland to the Renova Community. A couple of buildings were severely damage with one commercial storage building totally destroyed. Three mobile homes were destroyed and 5 other homes sustained heavy damage. Three sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees and power poles were taken down. A mid-sized storage tank was thrown 1/4 of a mile into a field and 3 bicycle frames were thrown 1/4 to 1/2 a mile away. The tornado weakened as it moved toward Merigold and dissipated about 1 mile west of Town off Pemble Road. The total path length across Sunflower and Bolivar counties was 13 miles with a maximum width of 200 yards and maximum rating of F2. Additionally, this tornado developed from the same parent storm which produced the Belzoni tornado.
14.01983-05-18233°25'N / 90°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sunflower
14.71974-06-15233°44'N / 90°48'W0025K0Bolivar
15.01974-01-28233°44'N / 90°23'W0025K0Leflore
15.61967-01-26233°29'N / 90°22'W0.30 Mile20 Yards07250K0Leflore
17.82001-11-24433°32'N / 91°03'W33°52'N / 90°43'W25.50 Miles880 Yards0366.0M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved out of Chicot County Arkansas into northern Washington County, Mississippi. The storm produced a violent tornado that touced down 2.5 miles southwest of Winterville, or along the northern edge of Lake Ferguson. The tornado had a width of up to one half mile and moved through the town of Winterville, causing extensive damage. It then continued northeast into southern Bolivar county about 2 miles northeast of Winterville. The total path length in Washington County was 4.8 miles. The tornado entered southern Bolivar County about 3.5 miles southwest of Stringtown. It travelled northeast 25.5 miles through mostly rural areas of Bolivar County and lifted one mile southeast of Mound Bayou. In Washington County, the tornado caused 12 injuries, mainly in the community of Winterville. In Bolivar County, 36 people were injured, including one 7 year old boy who was critically injured. In Washinton County, a total of six houses, five mobile homes, and two businesses were totally destroyed. Additionally, extensive damage was done to 34 houses and six businesses. Minor damage occurred to over 30 houses and several mobile homes. Total damage to the county was estimated to be around $3.5 million. In Bolivar County, the tornado destroyed ten houses, two mobile homes, and four businesses. Extensive damage occurred to 21 houses, one mobile home, and one business. Minor damage occurred to over 20 houses and around 20 mobile homes. The tornado caused extensive damage to the Bolivar County Detention Center, and hit an electric power substation. The substation was totally destroyed it. At the substation, the tornado blew over a tranformer that weighed approximately 25 tons, and slid another transformer sideways three feet. Total damage in Bolivar County was estimated at around $6 million.
18.31974-04-01233°51'N / 90°43'W00250K0Bolivar
19.22001-02-24233°32'N / 91°08'W33°50'N / 90°42'W35.00 Miles440 Yards001.5M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down as an F0 tornado in extreme northwest Washington County and moved across a cotton field. The tornado quickly moved into southwest Bolivar County about three miles west of Lamont. The storm moved across the community of Benoit and then about two miles west of Cleveland. The tornado continued on a northeasterly path until dissipating about one mile east of Merigold near the Sunflower County line. The tornado was rated as strong as an F2 in portions of Bolivar County. Damage in the tornado path in Bolivar County included: three houses destroyed, two houses with major damage, five houses with minor damage, and a mobile home destroyed. One small church was destroyed, about two miles east of Benoit. The airplane hangar on a small airstrip near Scott was destroyed, including four small planes inside the hangar. One of the planes was blown at least one half mile from where it had been located in the hangar. At least three businesses sustained serious damage. No serious injuries were reported in the county.
20.41968-12-27233°41'N / 90°18'W33°43'N / 90°13'W5.60 Miles133 Yards003K0Leflore
20.51971-02-21533°16'N / 90°36'W33°21'N / 90°36'W5.70 Miles33 Yards253422.5M0Sunflower
20.91971-02-21433°23'N / 90°21'W33°41'N / 90°08'W24.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
21.52005-09-24233°23'N / 90°15'W33°28'N / 90°20'W8.00 Miles250 Yards001.5M700KLeflore
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just north-northwest of Cruger, in Holmes county, on the extreme southern end of Mosquito Lake and tracked northwest for 9 miles across southern Leflore county. As the tornado tracked northwest toward the Phillipstown Community, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted across Mosquito Lake. Between Phillipstown and Quito was where the most significant damage occurred. Two homes and a church were significantly damaged and hunting lodge was totally destroyed with its contents and debris scattered half a mile along the path. A steel framed cotton gin was nearly destroyed in Quito with nearly all of the roof gone and many walls taken down. A seed warehouse at this location was also significantly damaged. Additionally, hundreds of trees were damaged along with several bails of picked cotton that were scattered across a few fields. The tornado dissipated just to the northwest of Quito.
21.51967-05-01233°50'N / 90°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Bolivar
21.71971-02-21333°51'N / 90°31'W33°58'N / 90°28'W8.60 Miles33 Yards300K0Sunflower
21.91971-02-21433°17'N / 90°27'W33°23'N / 90°21'W9.10 Miles33 Yards141920K0Leflore
22.31970-04-01233°30'N / 90°19'W33°40'N / 90°06'W16.90 Miles300 Yards0425K0Leflore
22.91990-12-21233°18'N / 90°22'W33°30'N / 90°12'W16.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Leflore
23.11988-11-19333°54'N / 90°32'W33°58'N / 90°30'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sunflower
23.11973-11-24333°40'N / 90°12'W003K0Leflore
23.21973-04-24233°54'N / 90°24'W0422.5M0Tallahatchie
23.41978-04-17433°28'N / 91°00'W33°30'N / 90°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Washington
23.41980-10-17233°12'N / 90°40'W33°22'N / 90°16'W25.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Humphreys
23.71973-12-04233°24'N / 91°03'W33°31'N / 90°53'W12.50 Miles30 Yards0625K0Washington
24.02001-11-24333°14'N / 90°38'W33°17'N / 90°35'W5.00 Miles400 Yards054.0M0Humphreys
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved across northern Humphreys County and produced a tornado three miles southwest of Isola. The tornado was rated as an F3 and had a width of about 400 yards as it travelled approximately 5 miles through the town of Isola. The tornado dissipated about one mile northeast of town. This tornado destroyed three houses, six businesses, and one church. Additionally, 20 houses, four businesses, and one church sustained major damage. Minor damage occurred to seven businesses. Several grain silos and a farm headquarters were destroyed southwest of Isola. Five people sustained minor injuries.
24.41972-04-21333°19'N / 90°26'W33°21'N / 90°13'W12.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Leflore
24.61972-04-21233°15'N / 90°35'W0.80 Mile83 Yards000K0Humphreys
24.81983-05-18233°45'N / 90°12'W0.70 Mile77 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
24.81988-12-27233°44'N / 90°14'W33°48'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Leflore
25.21980-10-17233°35'N / 91°05'W33°40'N / 90°59'W8.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bolivar
25.51980-10-17233°22'N / 90°16'W33°25'N / 90°12'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Leflore
25.82005-09-24233°08'N / 90°28'W33°21'N / 90°31'W13.00 Miles800 Yards032.0M500KHumphreys
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down 4 miles south-southeast of Belzoni on Gunn Bayou Road, in Humphreys county. As the tornado approached Highway 12 and the City of Belzoni, it grew larger and more intense. Before it reached Belzoni, numerous trees and power lines were taken down. The tornado was most intense within an area just east of Belzoni to about 4 miles north of Belzoni. Here the heaviest and most extensive damage occurred. Several homes were significantly damaged, a modular commercial building was totally destroyed, the Belzoni school bus barn was heavily damage, and a number of cars, school buses and farm vehicles had windows blown out. After the tornado moved through the Belzoni area, it continued to track to the north pass Jaketown, Sky Lake and then into Sunflower county. After entering Sunflower county, just east-southeast of Inverness, the tornado continued to the north-northwest for another 5 miles before dissipating. After passing the Jaketown Community, the tornado remained over rural areas and caused damage to some farm outbuildings as well as doing damage to dozens of trees and power lines. The total path length across Humphreys and Sunflower counties was 18 miles with a maximum width of 800 yards and a maximum intensity rated F2.
26.51971-02-21533°11'N / 90°42'W33°16'N / 90°36'W8.30 Miles33 Yards2272.5M0Humphreys
26.61969-06-19233°19'N / 90°54'W0125K0Washington
27.62001-02-24333°29'N / 90°09'W33°31'N / 90°07'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.2M0Leflore
28.21968-03-11233°31'N / 90°07'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
28.41976-02-17233°23'N / 91°04'W33°27'N / 91°00'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Washington
28.42005-09-24233°22'N / 91°01'W33°25'N / 91°01'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00680K0Washington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles southeast of Downtown Greenville on Dodd Road. The tornado tracked 2 miles to the northwest, crossed Highway 82 and dissipated at the Delta Village mobile home park. Ten mobile homes were significantly damaged or destroyed, 15 sheds were destroyed and 3 more were damaged. One barn was destroyed along with 2 carports heavily damaged. One business had its roof blown off and a nearby tower was blown over. Additionally, numerous power poles and power lines were taken down along the path.
28.61974-04-22233°11'N / 90°40'W33°12'N / 90°29'W10.70 Miles33 Yards010K0Humphreys
28.71971-02-21433°06'N / 90°40'W33°17'N / 90°27'W17.80 Miles33 Yards304110K0Humphreys
28.72001-11-24433°28'N / 91°06'W33°31'N / 91°03'W4.80 Miles880 Yards0123.5M0Washington
30.41950-03-27233°10'N / 90°33'W120K0Humphreys
30.61988-12-27233°49'N / 90°13'W33°54'N / 90°06'W12.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
30.61957-11-07333°17'N / 90°14'W33°20'N / 90°10'W5.20 Miles300 Yards20250K0Holmes
31.31973-11-20233°30'N / 90°04'W00250K0Leflore
31.31974-04-22233°10'N / 90°52'W33°11'N / 90°40'W11.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Washington
31.41983-04-01233°35'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile73 Yards0025K0Carroll
31.81974-07-16234°04'N / 90°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Coahoma
32.61992-03-09433°05'N / 90°38'W33°11'N / 90°36'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Humphreys
33.01971-02-21533°06'N / 90°46'W33°11'N / 90°42'W7.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Washington
33.21975-03-12234°04'N / 90°26'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0525K0Tallahatchie
33.31988-12-27233°05'N / 90°37'W33°10'N / 90°28'W10.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Humphreys
33.81976-03-20233°06'N / 90°40'W33°08'N / 90°29'W11.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Humphreys
34.11980-06-24233°57'N / 90°10'W33°54'N / 90°07'W4.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
34.61957-11-07333°10'N / 90°10'W33°31'N / 90°00'W26.00 Miles300 Yards0125K0Carroll
34.71980-10-17233°05'N / 90°59'W33°12'N / 90°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
34.91984-04-21233°51'N / 90°20'W34°00'N / 89°55'W22.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
35.41992-03-09433°07'N / 90°46'W33°05'N / 90°38'W4.00 Miles880 Yards01250K0Washington
35.51968-12-27234°03'N / 90°17'W150K0Tallahatchie
36.81973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
38.21988-11-19233°26'N / 89°59'W33°31'N / 89°55'W7.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Carroll
38.41992-03-09433°03'N / 90°53'W33°07'N / 90°46'W7.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Sharkey
39.21974-04-01233°40'N / 89°55'W0025K0Carroll
39.61976-03-20233°01'N / 90°56'W33°06'N / 90°40'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sharkey
39.82001-02-24333°41'N / 91°26'W34°07'N / 90°57'W42.00 Miles300 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Desha County about 1 mile south-southwest of Reed. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and destroyed a mobile home. Roofs were damaged at several homes. In addition, the tornado rolled a 500 gallon butane tank, damaged or destroyed metal barns and sheds and knocked hundreds of trees down near the Arkansas River levee southeast of Yancopin. Perhaps the most damage was found just west of Kelso. There, a large metal farm shop was destroyed with parts of the shop found more than 6 miles away. Near the shop, there were grain carts thrown at least a third of a mile. A large combine and several truck tractors were destroyed. One tractor trailer was overturned. Also near the shop, a pickup track was mangled with several large farm implements thrown, overturned or destroyed. The tornado travelled about 42 miles before dissipating 5 miles northeast of Snow Lake.
40.11990-12-21333°45'N / 89°57'W33°50'N / 89°55'W3.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grenada
40.81955-10-28333°48'N / 91°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Desha
40.91986-03-18233°02'N / 90°22'W33°04'N / 90°20'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Holmes
41.01958-04-24232°53'N / 91°05'W33°11'N / 90°29'W40.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
41.11955-10-28234°12'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Coahoma
41.32001-02-24234°05'N / 91°01'W34°07'N / 90°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northeast Desha County close to a mile north of Snow Lake. The tornado moved quickly northeast and snapped off a number of trees. The tornado also damaged several irrigation systems. The tornado travelled roughly 3 miles before exiting Desha County about 4 miles north-northeast of Snow Lake. The tornado moved into Phillips County which is in the Memphis County Warning Area.
41.41997-05-02333°10'N / 90°14'W33°14'N / 89°54'W20.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Holmes
 Brief Description: This tornado initially touched down 1 mile south of Tchula and moved northeast to 2 miles east southeast of Emory. The path width and strength varied along the path, but at its widest point was 200 yards. The worst damage occurred at a school 2 miles east of Tchula where major damage was done. Fortunately the the school was almost vacant. Along the remainder of the path mostly F1 and F2 damage occurred. Several houses were damaged and one mobile home was flipped over. Of course numerous trees were blown down along the entire path.
41.51975-03-12234°00'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards073K0Tallahatchie
42.71973-04-24233°48'N / 91°18'W0025K0Desha
42.81986-03-18232°59'N / 90°27'W33°01'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
43.11971-02-21532°56'N / 90°54'W33°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles33 Yards912325.0M0Sharkey
43.51968-12-27233°46'N / 89°55'W33°44'N / 89°48'W7.30 Miles123 Yards0025K0Grenada
44.01986-03-18232°59'N / 90°25'W32°59'N / 90°27'W00250K0Yazoo
44.11968-09-03232°56'N / 90°32'W33°01'N / 90°25'W9.00 Miles123 Yards0025K0Humphreys
44.11972-04-15233°26'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Chicot
44.22001-02-24234°07'N / 91°02'W34°11'N / 90°58'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0250K0Phillips
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the southeast corner of Phillips county from northern Desha county. The tornado struck several mobile homes just southwest of Mosby. Two mobile homes and a farm shop were destroyed. Two people from one of the mobile homes were injured.
44.62008-05-02233°21'N / 91°24'W33°28'N / 91°16'W11.00 Miles400 Yards001.5M200KChicot
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Highway 293 and tracked northeast for 10 miles where is dissipated shortly after crossing Highway 65. Along the path, hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was flipped over and destroyed. Several sheds, barns, outbuildings and unattached carports were damaged and destroyed along with several fences damaged. A 50 foot antenna was knocked down. A single family home had minor shingle damage, damage to siding, and window damage while 2 boats were damaged. The roll-up door for a tractor shed was damaged and a trampoline was blown around 75 yards and damaged. Lastly, 15 wooden power poles were also snapped near Highway 65. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and powerful storm system brought several rounds of severe weather to a large section of the Central United States. The Central Plains were hit hard on Thursday, May 1st, while the Mid-South and Lower Mississippi River Valley were impacted on Friday, May 2nd into the early morning hours of May 3rd. As this severe weather episode evolved over the National Weather Service Jackson, MS service area, several tornadoes occurred, along with large hail and damaging winds.
45.12009-07-30234°12'N / 90°55'W34°13'N / 90°53'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.0M0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into the Jackson Point area from Phillips County, Arkansas and continued northeast. Several trees were snapped in the area. Approximately, 50-55 residences including mobile homes, houses, and hunting camps were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
45.11986-03-18232°57'N / 90°33'W32°58'N / 90°25'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
45.21953-12-05234°12'N / 90°44'W34°17'N / 90°50'W8.20 Miles30 Yards01125K0Coahoma
45.31958-04-24232°57'N / 90°50'W32°58'N / 90°37'W12.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
45.41976-02-17233°17'N / 91°22'W33°24'N / 91°16'W10.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Chicot
45.51980-10-17233°20'N / 91°27'W33°29'N / 91°15'W15.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chicot
45.72009-07-30234°09'N / 91°05'W34°12'N / 90°55'W10.00 Miles600 Yards001.5M0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Arkansas County roughly 5 miles south of Tichnor. The tornado moved northeast crossing into Phillips County. The tornado knocked down around one thousand trees in the White River National Wildlife Refuge. From there, the tornado traveled northeast on a continuous path producing damage near Lundell. The Phillips County Airport sustained damage to several buildings. One brick building had major roof damage while another building was completely destroyed. An airport hangar was damaged as well. Several airplanes received damage. Another building sustained minor damage. Several trees were snapped off and many power lines were knocked down in the area. The tornado continued northeast crossing into Coahoma County, Mississippi near Jackson Point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
45.71959-01-21232°49'N / 90°56'W33°05'N / 90°29'W31.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sharkey
45.81979-04-11233°35'N / 91°24'W33°38'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Desha
45.81976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
45.81964-11-19234°21'N / 90°45'W34°11'N / 90°35'W14.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Coahoma
45.92009-07-30234°13'N / 90°53'W34°15'N / 90°50'W4.00 Miles600 Yards0010K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Phillips County from Coahoma County, Mississippi. The tornado moved northeast through a wooded area crossing the Mississippi River back into Coahoma County, Mississippi. Several trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
46.31974-10-29233°30'N / 89°48'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Montgomery
46.41953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
46.62009-07-30234°15'N / 90°50'W34°16'N / 90°46'W4.00 Miles600 Yards00750K0KCoahoma
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast crossing over from Phillips County, Arkansas into Coahoma County, Mississippi and weakend. The tornado produced EF-1 damage near Burke Landing. Two hunting cabins were heavily damaged due to trees falling. An additional three to four houses were damaged. Several trees were knocked down in the area as well. The tornado continued northeast crossing back into Phillips County, Arkansas. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
47.32009-07-30234°16'N / 90°46'W34°17'N / 90°46'W1.00 Mile600 Yards002K0KPhillips
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed over from Burke Landing in Coahoma County Mississippi continuing to weaken and lifted shortly thereafter. A few trees were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
47.72009-07-30234°03'N / 91°16'W34°09'N / 91°05'W12.00 Miles600 Yards00850K0KArkansas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began in southeastern Arkansas County, northeast of Arkansas Post. Initially, the tornado was weak and its track was mostly over open farm land. The porch of an old mobile home, being used as a hunting camp, was torn off. The tornado soon moved into the White River National Wildlife Refuge and intensified greatly. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that 1750 acres of timber were destroyed within the refuge. Most of these old-growth trees were snapped off. Three families were camping at Jacks Bay in the refuge. No one was injured, but the campers were unable to exit the refuge because Jacks Bay Road, the only road out of that section of the refuge, was blocked by fallen trees. It took several hours for county, state, and federal crews to reopen the road. Altogether, they had to cut trees off 2537 feet of roadway. A few of the falling trees knocked down power lines. The tornado crossed the White River, into Phillips County, east-northeast of Weber. This tornado was destined to be one for the record books. The total path length in Arkansas and Phillips counties was by far the longest tornado track ever recorded in Arkansas during the month of July. Also, it was only the eighth tornado in Arkansas history to achieve a rating of F2/EF2 in the month of July. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of the 30th, a large cluster of thunderstorms known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) moved into Arkansas from the southwest. The MCS weakened, leaving behind a Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) or small area of circulation aloft. During the afternoon, this MCV helped to trigger new storms and a few tornadoes.
48.11971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
48.21986-03-18232°52'N / 90°34'W32°57'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Yazoo
48.31990-12-21333°11'N / 89°56'W33°16'N / 89°51'W7.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Holmes
48.41971-02-21432°57'N / 90°09'W33°06'N / 90°06'W10.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Holmes
48.91974-04-12233°41'N / 89°45'W0025K0Grenada
48.91969-06-21233°53'N / 89°49'W33°48'N / 89°46'W6.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
49.12008-12-09232°57'N / 90°12'W33°03'N / 90°06'W8.00 Miles450 Yards00700K0KHolmes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado initially touched down and tracked northeast through the area south of Yazoo City. At this point, the tornado was narrow and weak, with only relatively minor tree damage observed. As the tornado crossed Highway 16 on the east side of Yazoo City, it became wider and stronger. Several homes and businesses sustained roof damage along Highway 16 and Old Benton Road, and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado maintained this strength for a number of miles as it moved northeast, snapping, splintering and uprooting a number of hardwood and softwood trees as well as downing powerlines. The tornado weakened somewhat as it crossed into Holmes County, before reintensifying again at Ebenezer Coxburg Road. Here is where the tornado reached its maximum intensity, with several homes and a church suffering significant roof damage along with swaths of trees being splintered or snapped. Winds here were estimated to be 115 mph, at the low end of EF2. The tornado then weakened again before dissipating just to the northwest of the Brozville community. The tornado had a total path length of 29 miles across Yazoo and Holmes Counties. 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.
49.11953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
49.21976-04-24334°17'N / 90°41'W34°21'N / 90°24'W16.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Coahoma
49.61978-05-12234°19'N / 90°31'W34°19'N / 90°25'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Coahoma

* 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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