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

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

Earthquake Index, #241

Isola, MS
0.02
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

Isola, 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, #102

Isola, MS
346.17
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 2,622 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Isola, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:198Hail:911Heat:21Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:1,396Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:6
Other:29 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Isola, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Isola, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
29.21967-06-043.8N/A33.6-90.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 126 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Isola, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.02001-11-24333°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.
1.11972-04-21233°15'N / 90°35'W0.80 Mile83 Yards000K0Humphreys
3.11971-02-21533°16'N / 90°36'W33°21'N / 90°36'W5.70 Miles33 Yards253422.5M0Sunflower
4.31971-02-21533°11'N / 90°42'W33°16'N / 90°36'W8.30 Miles33 Yards2272.5M0Humphreys
5.11974-04-22233°11'N / 90°40'W33°12'N / 90°29'W10.70 Miles33 Yards010K0Humphreys
5.31971-02-21433°06'N / 90°40'W33°17'N / 90°27'W17.80 Miles33 Yards304110K0Humphreys
6.02005-09-24233°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.
7.11950-03-27233°10'N / 90°33'W120K0Humphreys
7.41980-10-17233°12'N / 90°40'W33°22'N / 90°16'W25.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Humphreys
9.11992-03-09433°05'N / 90°38'W33°11'N / 90°36'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Humphreys
10.01988-12-27233°05'N / 90°37'W33°10'N / 90°28'W10.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Humphreys
10.21976-03-20233°06'N / 90°40'W33°08'N / 90°29'W11.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Humphreys
11.71971-02-21533°06'N / 90°46'W33°11'N / 90°42'W7.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Washington
11.81974-04-22233°10'N / 90°52'W33°11'N / 90°40'W11.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Washington
11.81983-05-18233°25'N / 90°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sunflower
12.11971-02-21433°17'N / 90°27'W33°23'N / 90°21'W9.10 Miles33 Yards141920K0Leflore
12.41971-02-21533°21'N / 90°36'W33°31'N / 90°27'W14.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Sunflower
12.91992-03-09433°07'N / 90°46'W33°05'N / 90°38'W4.00 Miles880 Yards01250K0Washington
15.91980-10-17233°05'N / 90°59'W33°12'N / 90°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
16.21972-04-21333°19'N / 90°26'W33°21'N / 90°13'W12.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Leflore
18.11969-06-19233°19'N / 90°54'W0125K0Washington
18.31992-03-09433°03'N / 90°53'W33°07'N / 90°46'W7.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Sharkey
18.61976-03-20233°01'N / 90°56'W33°06'N / 90°40'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sharkey
19.31958-04-24232°53'N / 91°05'W33°11'N / 90°29'W40.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
20.01967-01-26233°29'N / 90°22'W0.30 Mile20 Yards07250K0Leflore
20.21990-12-21233°18'N / 90°22'W33°30'N / 90°12'W16.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Leflore
20.31986-03-18233°02'N / 90°22'W33°04'N / 90°20'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Holmes
20.41986-03-18232°59'N / 90°27'W33°01'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
20.62005-09-24233°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.
21.01968-09-03232°56'N / 90°32'W33°01'N / 90°25'W9.00 Miles123 Yards0025K0Humphreys
21.41986-03-18232°59'N / 90°25'W32°59'N / 90°27'W00250K0Yazoo
21.91956-04-03233°33'N / 90°36'W33°36'N / 90°27'W9.30 Miles33 Yards020K0Sunflower
22.01986-03-18232°57'N / 90°33'W32°58'N / 90°25'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
22.11999-01-21233°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.
22.31971-02-21532°56'N / 90°54'W33°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles33 Yards912325.0M0Sharkey
22.41958-04-24232°57'N / 90°50'W32°58'N / 90°37'W12.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
22.51980-10-17233°22'N / 90°16'W33°25'N / 90°12'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Leflore
22.71959-01-21232°49'N / 90°56'W33°05'N / 90°29'W31.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sharkey
22.91957-11-07333°17'N / 90°14'W33°20'N / 90°10'W5.20 Miles300 Yards20250K0Holmes
22.91964-11-19233°31'N / 90°46'W33°39'N / 90°38'W11.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Sunflower
24.21971-02-21333°31'N / 90°27'W33°38'N / 90°21'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
24.61986-03-18232°52'N / 90°34'W32°57'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Yazoo
25.41973-12-04233°24'N / 91°03'W33°31'N / 90°53'W12.50 Miles30 Yards0625K0Washington
26.02005-09-24233°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.
26.21971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
26.81978-04-17433°28'N / 91°00'W33°30'N / 90°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Washington
26.81976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
27.51971-02-21433°23'N / 90°21'W33°41'N / 90°08'W24.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
27.61976-02-17233°23'N / 91°04'W33°27'N / 91°00'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Washington
27.62008-03-03232°51'N / 90°47'W32°55'N / 90°42'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002K400KSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just north of Highway 16 and tracked northeast for nearly 7 miles through the Delta National Forest. Timber damage was significant as a few thousand trees were snapped and uprooted. At the end of the track, a hunting camp sustained minor damage. Maximum winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
29.21953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
29.82010-11-29232°51'N / 90°25'W32°54'N / 90°19'W7.00 Miles150 Yards001.3M0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm tracked through downtown Yazoo City. It damaged several buildings, most of which was roof damage however one building had some exterior walls destroyed. Numerous windows were blown out of downtown buildings and a large area of siding was torn from another building. The tornado knocked down trees and damaged the roof of the county courthouse. Damage in the downtown area was the strongest for this tornado and rated as EF2.The tornado weakened as it moved northeast for about a mile with only scattered tree damage occurring. As the tornado crossed Jerry Clower Blvd it strengthened and snapped a power pole and damaged the roof of a store. The tornado weakened again and downed scattered trees as it crossed Honeycutt Road and Graball Freerun Road. A roof was pealed off a home near Landers Road with additional trees down. The final damage was noted along Graball Freerun Road between Carson and Strickland Roads. Maximum winds were around 115 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.
29.91957-11-07333°10'N / 90°10'W33°31'N / 90°00'W26.00 Miles300 Yards0125K0Carroll
30.71997-05-02333°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.
30.91953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
31.12001-02-24333°29'N / 90°09'W33°31'N / 90°07'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.2M0Leflore
31.21983-11-20232°53'N / 90°53'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sharkey
31.31970-04-01233°30'N / 90°19'W33°40'N / 90°06'W16.90 Miles300 Yards0425K0Leflore
31.42008-12-09232°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.
31.61971-02-21432°57'N / 90°09'W33°06'N / 90°06'W10.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Holmes
32.02001-11-24433°28'N / 91°06'W33°31'N / 91°03'W4.80 Miles880 Yards0123.5M0Washington
32.12010-04-24432°42'N / 90°40'W32°57'N / 90°09'W35.00 Miles3080 Yards453140.0M4.0MYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of extreme southeast Sharkey County and into west central Yazoo County and gained intensity as it tracked northeast. The tornado caused significant home damage northwest of Satartia, and again as it crossed Highway 3 near the Crupp Community. The tornado then moved through a rural area southwest of Yazoo City, causing major damage or destruction of a number of homes, as well as intense tree damage. As the tornado approached the intersection of US Highway 49 and Highway 16, on the south side of Yazoo City, it reached its widest point and maximum intensity. Here the rating peaked at EF4 with maximum winds around 170 mph. The tornado had a maximum width of 1.75 miles. Several buildings, including a church and several businesses, were totally destroyed. The tornado continued moving through residential areas on the southeast side of Yazoo City, heavily damaging or destroying numerous homes. The tornado continued northeast through rural northeastern Yazoo County before it tracked into Holmes County. A total of four fatalities occurred in Yazoo County. All of the fatalities were individuals who were in mobile homes. 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.
32.51988-11-26233°44'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Sunflower
32.51968-03-11233°31'N / 90°07'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
32.91953-12-03332°48'N / 90°57'W32°55'N / 90°50'W10.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sharkey
34.01976-03-20233°43'N / 90°45'W33°46'N / 90°43'W4.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Bolivar
34.11972-04-15233°42'N / 90°48'W33°47'N / 90°41'W8.80 Miles33 Yards062250K0Bolivar
34.41989-10-16232°44'N / 90°33'W32°48'N / 90°34'W3.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Yazoo
34.41973-11-20233°30'N / 90°04'W00250K0Leflore
34.52010-11-29232°43'N / 90°37'W32°49'N / 90°27'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00700K0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees and power poles were snapped and trees were uprooted. Several irrigation pumps were flipped over. Several homes received extensive roof and wall damage. A single wide mobile home was completely destroyed. The roof was torn off a metal frame building and two semi-trucks were flipped over. 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.
34.52001-11-24433°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.
34.52001-02-24233°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.
34.61974-06-15233°44'N / 90°48'W0025K0Bolivar
34.61974-01-28233°44'N / 90°23'W0025K0Leflore
35.42005-09-24233°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.
35.61980-10-17233°35'N / 91°05'W33°40'N / 90°59'W8.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bolivar
35.81968-12-27233°41'N / 90°18'W33°43'N / 90°13'W5.60 Miles133 Yards003K0Leflore
35.91973-11-24333°40'N / 90°12'W003K0Leflore
38.21971-02-21532°44'N / 91°07'W32°56'N / 90°54'W18.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Issaquena
38.31983-04-01233°35'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile73 Yards0025K0Carroll
38.71971-02-21432°32'N / 90°33'W32°57'N / 90°09'W37.00 Miles33 Yards111540K0Yazoo
39.42010-04-24432°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.
39.81988-11-19233°26'N / 89°59'W33°31'N / 89°55'W7.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Carroll
39.81958-02-26232°55'N / 91°10'W32°56'N / 91°08'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Issaquena
40.41976-03-20232°43'N / 90°17'W32°46'N / 90°16'W3.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Yazoo
40.51983-05-18233°45'N / 90°12'W0.70 Mile77 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
40.51990-12-21333°11'N / 89°56'W33°16'N / 89°51'W7.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Holmes
41.12010-04-24232°39'N / 90°44'W32°42'N / 90°40'W4.00 Miles1100 Yards000K2.0MSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The path of the tornado clipped the far southeast corner of Sharkey County in the Delta National Forest. Considerable damage occurred to the timber along the path as it moved into western Yazoo County. The tornado reached EF2 intensity before moving into western Yazoo County with peak winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
41.11974-04-01233°51'N / 90°43'W00250K0Bolivar
41.21988-12-27233°44'N / 90°14'W33°48'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Leflore
41.51977-03-28232°54'N / 90°02'W32°57'N / 89°58'W5.20 Miles150 Yards0425K0Issaquena
41.61974-04-01233°06'N / 89°54'W0025K0Holmes
41.91953-12-03332°44'N / 91°04'W32°48'N / 90°57'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0202.5M0Issaquena
42.11967-05-01233°50'N / 90°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Bolivar
42.11958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
42.11976-02-17233°17'N / 91°22'W33°24'N / 91°16'W10.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Chicot
42.62001-02-16233°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
43.31971-02-21432°42'N / 91°01'W32°46'N / 90°58'W5.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Issaquena
43.51980-10-17232°47'N / 90°10'W32°49'N / 90°00'W10.00 Miles900 Yards00250K0Yazoo
43.92008-05-02233°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.
44.11976-03-20333°00'N / 91°18'W33°01'N / 91°17'W2.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Chicot
44.21999-12-09332°38'N / 90°21'W32°42'N / 90°17'W6.00 Miles400 Yards01200K0Yazoo
 Brief Description: This strong tornado blew down or uprooted thousands of trees and destroyed two mobile homes. One person was seriously injured. Several barns and out buildings were also destroyed and several farm implements were damaged. One of the out buildings had steel girders which were anchored into three foot square concrete pads and buried in the ground. Almost all of these girders were pulled out of the ground and thrown at least fifty yards.
44.32008-01-10332°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.
44.31972-04-15233°26'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Chicot
44.81980-10-17233°20'N / 91°27'W33°29'N / 91°15'W15.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chicot
44.91966-04-26232°58'N / 89°55'W33°00'N / 89°52'W4.10 Miles67 Yards00250K0Holmes
44.91971-02-21333°51'N / 90°31'W33°58'N / 90°28'W8.60 Miles33 Yards300K0Sunflower
45.11987-11-16232°43'N / 90°13'W32°44'N / 90°05'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yazoo
45.31975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
45.31973-04-24233°54'N / 90°24'W0422.5M0Tallahatchie
45.51976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
46.51988-11-19333°54'N / 90°32'W33°58'N / 90°30'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sunflower
46.81991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
47.41987-11-16232°33'N / 90°19'W32°43'N / 90°13'W15.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Madison
47.51958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
47.81976-02-17233°08'N / 91°28'W33°17'N / 91°22'W11.90 Miles200 Yards036250K0Chicot
47.91974-04-01233°40'N / 89°55'W0025K0Carroll
47.91990-12-21333°16'N / 89°51'W33°24'N / 89°41'W13.00 Miles880 Yards1152.5M0Carroll
48.01980-10-17232°49'N / 90°00'W32°51'N / 89°53'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
48.02010-04-24232°33'N / 90°57'W32°39'N / 90°44'W15.00 Miles1100 Yards00100K2.0MIssaquena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Issaquena County from Warren County and mainly tracked across forested portions of the county. The tornado did track across US Highway 61 just a couple miles south of Valley Park. Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted along the path with one abandoned agricultural building destroyed. The tornado had EF2 intensity with 130 mph winds across Issaquena County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
48.11988-12-27233°49'N / 90°13'W33°54'N / 90°06'W12.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
48.51974-10-29233°30'N / 89°48'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Montgomery
48.51973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
48.61956-04-03233°15'N / 91°26'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Chicot
49.41990-12-21332°42'N / 90°04'W32°47'N / 89°57'W11.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Madison
50.01967-12-02332°21'N / 90°46'W32°56'N / 89°32'W82.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Warren


* 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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