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The chance of earthquake damage in Jasper County is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Jasper County is much 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, #42

Jasper County
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

Jasper County
0.0000
Mississippi
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #16

Jasper County
352.58
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 11,888 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Jasper County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:35Dense Fog:0Drought:61
Dust Storm:0Flood:883Hail:3,907Heat:73Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:70
Thunderstorm Winds:6,499Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:1Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:24
Other:253 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Jasper County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Jasper County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.01977-05-043.6531.98-88.42
37.71978-12-113.5531.95-88.48

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 136 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Jasper County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.71951-04-21331°48'N / 89°12'W32°09'N / 89°07'W24.70 Miles33 Yards0625K0Jasper
5.11972-01-09331°52'N / 89°17'W32°04'N / 89°05'W18.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Jasper
7.11986-03-12331°58'N / 89°16'W32°14'N / 89°07'W20.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Jasper
9.21957-04-04332°05'N / 89°19'W32°08'N / 89°09'W10.40 Miles167 Yards000K0Jasper
9.52004-11-24232°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.
9.91980-04-25231°58'N / 89°19'W32°00'N / 89°15'W4.50 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Jasper
10.61971-02-26232°06'N / 88°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
12.41999-04-14331°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.
12.52010-04-24232°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.
12.91992-11-22432°05'N / 89°17'W32°15'N / 89°13'W12.00 Miles1760 Yards0025.0M0Jasper
12.91986-03-12331°54'N / 89°22'W31°58'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Smith
13.22000-01-03232°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.
15.21955-04-12231°32'N / 89°25'W32°35'N / 89°20'W72.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lincoln
15.71971-12-15231°47'N / 89°08'W31°48'N / 89°02'W6.10 Miles77 Yards0225K0Jones
16.01971-03-02231°48'N / 89°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
16.81992-11-22431°51'N / 89°31'W32°05'N / 89°17'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards01525.0M0Smith
17.52004-11-24232°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.
17.81977-06-16231°51'N / 89°21'W0.60 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
18.01987-02-28431°52'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°51'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Clarke
18.01973-05-27232°04'N / 88°49'W0125K0Clarke
18.41957-11-18231°44'N / 89°05'W31°47'N / 89°00'W6.20 Miles50 Yards0225K0Jones
18.52010-04-24232°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.
18.91992-11-22432°15'N / 89°13'W32°19'N / 89°10'W8.00 Miles1760 Yards052.5M0Newton
19.01986-03-12332°16'N / 89°07'W32°19'N / 89°06'W10.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Newton
19.21987-02-28431°47'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°53'W4.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Wayne
19.91972-01-09331°42'N / 89°10'W31°46'N / 88°57'W13.50 Miles300 Yards0122.5M0Jones
20.01994-11-27331°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
20.01951-04-21331°41'N / 89°15'W31°48'N / 89°12'W8.80 Miles33 Yards21025K0Jones
20.01999-04-14331°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
20.32009-03-26231°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.
20.71982-01-03332°15'N / 89°10'W32°23'N / 89°03'W11.00 Miles300 Yards1172.5M0Newton
20.92002-12-19232°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.
21.31976-03-29432°17'N / 89°20'W32°22'N / 88°54'W26.00 Miles33 Yards082.5M0Newton
21.31957-04-04331°56'N / 89°39'W32°05'N / 89°19'W22.10 Miles167 Yards1250K0Smith
21.71986-03-12232°14'N / 88°49'W32°14'N / 88°53'W2.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Clarke
21.91954-12-28331°38'N / 89°11'W31°46'N / 89°04'W11.50 Miles250 Yards0252.5M0Jones
21.91983-12-03231°42'N / 89°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Jones
21.91972-01-09331°46'N / 88°57'W31°48'N / 88°47'W10.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wayne
22.11969-01-23432°13'N / 89°32'W32°18'N / 89°12'W20.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Scott
22.31953-05-04231°50'N / 89°26'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Smith
22.41955-04-12231°55'N / 89°59'W32°04'N / 89°01'W57.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Simpson
22.61980-10-27231°42'N / 89°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jones
22.71980-04-25231°53'N / 89°40'W31°58'N / 89°19'W21.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
22.81986-04-08231°42'N / 89°12'W31°41'N / 89°10'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Jones
22.92005-04-06331°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.
23.02005-09-24232°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.
23.42010-11-30232°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.
23.92007-12-20231°41'N / 89°16'W31°42'N / 89°15'W2.00 Miles150 Yards02450K0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began as a small, narrow path of minor damage, including a porch being blown off a house. It reached its maximum intensity as it crossed highway 29. Here, a brick home had all of its roof structure blown off along with a few walls blown down. Three mobile homes were rolled or tossed and destroyed, with debris strewn downstream along the path. Numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted. The last damage occurred along Leroy Hill Road. A home suffered significant roof damage, an outbuilding was destroyed, a car suffered major damage, and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Leroy Hill Road with only a few trees snapped at the end of the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
24.21957-11-18331°58'N / 88°47'W32°00'N / 88°38'W9.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Clarke
24.52008-03-03231°51'N / 88°46'W31°57'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles350 Yards00400K500KClarke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
24.82010-04-24232°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.
25.41977-12-13231°40'N / 89°15'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
26.01987-02-28431°30'N / 89°15'W31°47'N / 88°56'W26.00 Miles1230 Yards635025.0M0Jones
26.22006-11-15331°37'N / 89°04'W31°41'N / 88°57'W11.00 Miles850 Yards011.7M0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down near the Glade and Tuckers Crossing Communities and tracked east northeast to near the Mill Creek Community before entering Wayne County near Highway 84. Around 25 homes suffered significant damage. The most intense damage was along a path from near the intersection of Highway 15 and Orange Drive northeast to the area along Township Road. Two metal high tension electric power truss towers were destroyed, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, at least two mobile homes were destroyed, a travel trailer being used for post-Katrina housing was annihilated, and several houses suffered significant structural damage. Northeast of this area, the path continued all the way to the county line with Wayne County, but damage was generally less, F0 to occasionally F1, and limited to tree damage. The one exception was near the Mill Creek community, where a storage building was destroyed and a couple of homes suffered roof damage. Total path length across Jones and Wayne Counties was 17 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense fall cyclone developed over the region and produced an episode of severe weather which included tornadoes. This strong weather system developed as a very strong jet stream, with winds between 160-200 mph, slammed into Oregon and Washington State. All that energy moved over the Rocky Mountains and caused a strong area of surface low pressure to develop. This low intensified as it moved east across the Red River Valley and then lifted across Arkansas and into Tennessee as it deepened to 990 mb! The strength of this deepening low caused warm and unstable air to lift northward across Louisiana and into central Mississippi. It was this northward moving warm front that became the focus of an area where tornadic supercell thunderstorms could thrive in an unstable and highly sheared environment. This large and powerful storm system produced numerous tornadoes across the south and south eastern United States where many were of the strong (F2 or F3) variety. Within the Jackson, MS forecast area, there were a total of 5 tornadoes to impact the counties serviced. Two F3s, one in Lamar County and the other in Jones County. The Jones County tornado actually contained a satellite tornado, F1, which briefly rotated around the parent tornado. Next was an F1 tornado in southern Marion County which was actually the end of a strong tornado that moved out of Walthall County. Lastly, a brief F1 tornado occurred in central Lamar County. Tornadoes were not the only type of severe weather, scattered wind damage also occurred across northeast Louisiana and portions of central Mississippi between midnight and 10 am Wednesday November 15th 2006.
26.61965-06-13232°21'N / 89°21'W1.00 Mile87 Yards0025K0Scott
26.91976-03-29432°07'N / 89°43'W32°17'N / 89°20'W25.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
27.01986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
27.21973-05-27331°32'N / 89°08'W31°43'N / 89°00'W15.00 Miles400 Yards1352.5M0Jones
27.41980-10-17231°42'N / 89°24'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jones
27.81961-11-22231°36'N / 89°12'W31°38'N / 89°09'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Jones
28.11973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W03250K0Lauderdale
28.11973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W00250K0Lauderdale
28.21974-04-03331°33'N / 89°11'W31°40'N / 89°02'W12.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jones
28.71973-05-27232°04'N / 88°38'W0125K0Clarke
28.91999-04-14331°42'N / 89°28'W31°42'N / 89°25'W4.00 Miles880 Yards00800K0Covington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado tracked across northeast Covington County before entering northwest Jones County. Many homes were damaged with several homes receiving major damage. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down and there were many livestock fatalities.
29.31974-04-22231°40'N / 89°24'W0025K0Jones
29.31959-03-11232°05'N / 89°46'W32°08'N / 89°27'W18.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Rankin
30.71976-06-01232°26'N / 89°19'W32°27'N / 89°14'W4.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Newton
31.41969-01-23432°05'N / 89°44'W32°13'N / 89°32'W14.90 Miles200 Yards935250K0Smith
31.61973-05-27231°58'N / 88°35'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Clarke
31.81972-01-09231°50'N / 89°43'W31°54'N / 89°33'W10.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Simpson
32.11969-04-13231°47'N / 89°38'W31°50'N / 89°35'W4.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0Smith
32.22005-08-29232°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.
32.81977-01-09231°55'N / 89°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Smith
33.21976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
33.41954-02-20232°26'N / 89°14'W32°34'N / 89°01'W15.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Newton
33.51969-05-08232°02'N / 88°38'W32°05'N / 88°28'W10.40 Miles100 Yards000K0Clarke
33.52005-04-06232°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.
34.01970-10-13232°00'N / 89°42'W0325K0Simpson
34.41992-03-10332°15'N / 88°47'W32°18'N / 88°27'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards3572.5M0Lauderdale
35.01954-02-20231°26'N / 89°31'W31°41'N / 89°14'W24.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Covington
35.11954-06-03232°29'N / 89°10'W32°34'N / 89°05'W7.60 Miles300 Yards0325K0Newton
35.31957-04-04331°53'N / 89°46'W31°56'N / 89°39'W7.70 Miles167 Yards050250K0Simpson
35.61969-04-13231°45'N / 89°40'W31°47'N / 89°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards011250K0Covington
36.91967-12-02432°28'N / 89°28'W32°31'N / 89°21'W7.60 Miles300 Yards21025K0Scott
37.11990-04-27231°52'N / 89°42'W31°58'N / 89°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
37.51973-03-11232°03'N / 89°46'W32°04'N / 89°45'W2.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Rankin
38.11981-03-31231°32'N / 89°31'W31°33'N / 89°23'W8.20 Miles100 Yards02250K0Covington
38.31972-04-21231°38'N / 89°43'W31°42'N / 89°32'W11.70 Miles90 Yards08250K0Covington
38.42009-03-26331°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.
38.51969-01-23432°03'N / 89°49'W32°05'N / 89°44'W5.60 Miles200 Yards01250K0Rankin
38.51957-06-28231°35'N / 88°41'W31°42'N / 88°35'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wayne
38.61976-03-29432°03'N / 89°50'W32°07'N / 89°43'W8.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Rankin
38.71976-03-20232°34'N / 89°11'W32°35'N / 89°10'W1.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Newton
39.01973-03-11231°54'N / 89°48'W32°03'N / 89°46'W10.60 Miles250 Yards0125K0Simpson
39.31992-11-21331°39'N / 89°44'W31°46'N / 89°38'W12.00 Miles880 Yards010025.0M0Covington
40.21954-02-20232°34'N / 89°01'W32°37'N / 89°00'W3.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Neshoba
40.71973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
40.71973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Jones
40.72005-08-29232°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.
40.71986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale
41.01970-10-13232°35'N / 89°20'W010K0Leake
41.31995-05-08232°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.
42.01961-02-20231°46'N / 89°51'W31°56'N / 89°46'W12.50 Miles73 Yards020K0Simpson
42.41959-01-21232°12'N / 89°55'W32°25'N / 89°36'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rankin
42.61982-05-07331°23'N / 89°09'W31°25'N / 89°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Perry
42.71958-02-26331°58'N / 90°06'W32°35'N / 89°28'W56.40 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Simpson
43.21965-02-11232°34'N / 89°07'W32°43'N / 89°01'W11.90 Miles220 Yards0025K0Newton
43.32000-12-16232°24'N / 88°40'W32°30'N / 88°30'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0172.1M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado caused major damage in the Marion and Dalewood Shore Lake communities, northeast of Meridian. Two houses and thirteen mobile homes were destroyed. Eleven houses and twelve mobile homes received major damage. Thirty-three houses and twenty-two mobile homes received minor damage. Three businesses were destroyed and one business had minor damage. Thousands of trees were blown down or snapped off, and numerous power poles and power lines were also downed. Seventeen people were injured, including one in critical condition.
43.41980-04-25231°46'N / 89°59'W31°53'N / 89°40'W20.30 Miles900 Yards172.5M0Simpson
43.81997-02-21232°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.
43.81997-02-21232°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.
44.01975-05-07231°24'N / 89°23'W31°25'N / 89°18'W5.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Forrest
44.21958-02-26331°26'N / 88°46'W31°36'N / 88°32'W17.90 Miles100 Yards203K0Wayne
44.51988-11-04331°37'N / 88°36'W31°37'N / 88°27'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wayne
45.11976-03-20232°35'N / 89°10'W32°45'N / 88°55'W18.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
45.11974-02-21331°46'N / 89°57'W31°54'N / 89°46'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Simpson
45.61987-11-16231°49'N / 90°01'W32°03'N / 89°46'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
45.91976-03-26431°47'N / 90°01'W31°54'N / 89°44'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0112.5M0Simpson
45.91953-05-01432°15'N / 88°23'W2325K0Choctaw
46.41958-02-26331°22'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W7.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Greene
46.51958-02-26332°35'N / 89°28'W32°43'N / 89°19'W12.70 Miles60 Yards1242.5M0Leake
46.91996-02-19231°21'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W5.00 Miles400 Yards04150K0Greene
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPLED AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY A TORNADO THAT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF GREENE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF RICHTON ON MS HWY 42 AT ABOUT 220 PM CDT. THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED INTO WAYNE COUNTY ALONG MS HWY 63. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. FOUR PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE MOBILE HOMES WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES IN GREENE COUNTY.
47.31958-02-26231°47'N / 88°27'W32°00'N / 88°12'W20.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Choctaw
47.31976-02-18332°33'N / 89°38'W32°43'N / 89°19'W21.70 Miles200 Yards1272.5M0Leake
47.41982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
47.52004-11-24231°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.
47.51968-11-17231°58'N / 88°22'W32°06'N / 88°15'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Choctaw
47.51966-03-03532°34'N / 89°34'W32°49'N / 88°21'W72.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Leake
47.71973-11-27232°42'N / 89°00'W000K0Neshoba
47.71982-05-07331°29'N / 89°43'W31°31'N / 89°36'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson Davis
47.71977-03-28231°21'N / 89°20'W00250K0Forrest
48.21958-02-26331°20'N / 88°54'W31°22'N / 88°51'W4.10 Miles100 Yards220250K0Perry
48.72007-01-05232°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.
48.82007-01-05232°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.
49.81982-04-03332°43'N / 88°55'W32°42'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Kemper


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