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

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Earthquake Index, #295

Kilmichael, 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

Kilmichael, 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, #303

Kilmichael, MS
237.87
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 2,500 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kilmichael, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:184Hail:799Heat:5Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:1,453Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:3
Other:31 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kilmichael, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 107 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kilmichael, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.41980-10-17233°26'N / 89°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards05250K0Montgomery
0.61976-05-13233°22'N / 89°38'W33°30'N / 89°31'W11.40 Miles1320 Yards04250K0Montgomery
3.91957-11-14333°27'N / 89°34'W33°27'N / 89°26'W7.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
13.61990-12-21333°16'N / 89°51'W33°24'N / 89°41'W13.00 Miles880 Yards1152.5M0Carroll
14.11974-10-29233°30'N / 89°48'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Montgomery
15.41963-03-11433°10'N / 89°39'W33°16'N / 89°26'W14.30 Miles440 Yards0225K0Attala
17.11988-01-19433°09'N / 89°35'W33°16'N / 89°20'W13.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Attala
17.61950-03-27233°08'N / 89°34'W33°15'N / 89°25'W11.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Attala
18.21963-03-11433°16'N / 89°26'W33°30'N / 89°05'W25.80 Miles440 Yards250K0Choctaw
18.32010-04-24233°04'N / 89°49'W33°17'N / 89°22'W30.00 Miles1920 Yards0060.0M4.0MAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado then moved into western Attala County from just east of Durant in Holmes County. The tornado re-intensified somewhat and began causing significant tree damage in rural western Attala County. The tornado continued across Attala County, causing tree and power line damage,and heavily damaging a number of rural residences, including in the community of Hesterville. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway. Here numerous trees were damaged and thrown across the Parkway. The maximum intensity in Attala County was EF2 with maximum 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.
19.81984-04-21333°38'N / 89°24'W33°42'N / 89°19'W7.00 Miles10 Yards2425.0M0Leflore
19.91974-04-12233°41'N / 89°45'W0025K0Grenada
19.91977-02-23333°08'N / 89°27'W33°15'N / 89°20'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Attala
19.91992-11-22433°12'N / 89°19'W33°29'N / 89°10'W21.00 Miles880 Yards11225.0M0Choctaw
20.72008-01-10333°07'N / 89°31'W33°13'N / 89°19'W13.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M500KAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started, just west of Ethel, with a path of tree damage which intensified shortly after the beginning point. In some areas nearly every tree was snapped off or uprooted. The tornado reached its widest point as it crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway, where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado caused significant structural damage to several buildings just to the southwest of McCool. One cinder block constructed building sustained nearly total destruction from a combination of a very large hardwood tree falling on it, along with other wind damage. A room addition to the back of a frame home was removed. After the tornado passed McCool, it narrowed and weakened somewhat, with tree damage continuing to occur. The tornado then intensified again as it entered Choctaw County and passed south of the town of Weir. Here a dairy complex was heavily damaged. A well-constructed milking parlor was totally destroyed with all exterior walls collapsed or destroyed. A large 9000 pound trailer was picked up and flipped onto the top of a farm building. Several large wood and metal livestock buildings were totally destroyed. A grain silo was also destroyed. Nearly 300 head of cattle were injured with 10 fatal. After the tornado passed this point, it did not encounter any additional structures, but a path of tree damage continued for several miles before the tornado dissipated near Choctaw Lake. The total path length across Attala and Choctaw counties was 24 miles with a maximum rating of EF3. Maximum winds were around 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
20.82010-04-24333°17'N / 89°22'W33°24'N / 89°05'W18.00 Miles1883 Yards53590.0M6.0MChoctaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Choctaw County and crossed Black Road around 128 pm. Here, minor damage occurred to a brick home. Tree damage in this area was more substantial and was in the upper EF2 range. Thousands of trees were uprooted and snapped. Many trees were also splintered in this area. The tornado then crossed Highway 413, just east of French Camp. The tornado reached high end EF3 intensity at this point and produced significant structural damage to a number of structures. Wind speeds ranged from 155 to 165 mph at this location. Three well built brick homes were nearly flattened with only 1 outer wall left standing. Other well built structures sustained major damage to the roof. The Crossroads Grocery was destroyed as the cinder-block structure collapsed on itself. Several vehicles were thrown in this area including at semi-truck. A cell tower was snapped in half. The intense damage continued along the track across Stuart-Weir Road and White Road. Several more structures were severely damaged or destroyed in this area along with significant devastation to timber. Along Pisgah and Dotson Roads, some of the most severe damage occurred and this was the location of the 5 fatalities. Here, dozens of mobile homes and conventional foundation homes were destroyed. Multiple vehicles were thrown with a few landing in trees. The widest part of the tornado was in this general area where it was 1.07 miles wide. The EF3 intensity damage occurred for about 4 miles. The tornado weakened as it tracked toward the Chester Community and crossed Weir-Salem Road and Chester-Mills Road. Here the damage was mostly tree damage with a dozen of homes or so receiving minor to major damage. Some homes had a small portion of roof torn off or shingles peeled away. One well built home was shifted off the foundation with a portion of the back of the home collapsed. Again, timber damage was significant with a large area of pine forest heavily damaged. EF2 damaged was noted there. The tornado continued through Chester and toward Highway 9 and Highway 15. Here mainly EF1 tree damage occurred. The only exception was at and just to the east of the intersection with Highway 9 and Highway 790. Here some low end EF2 tree damage was noted. The tornado then crossed Highway 15 and continued just along and to the south of Macedonia Road. EF1 tree damage occurred in this area as well. The tornado continued into Oktibbeha County just east of of the Reform-Sturgis Road. 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.
20.91971-02-04233°43'N / 89°36'W33°46'N / 89°31'W6.10 Miles33 Yards7025K0Grenada
22.21988-11-19233°26'N / 89°59'W33°31'N / 89°55'W7.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Carroll
23.62008-01-10333°13'N / 89°19'W33°16'N / 89°09'W10.00 Miles600 Yards033.0M2.0MChoctaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started, just west of Ethel, with a path of tree damage which intensified shortly after the beginning point. In some areas nearly every tree was snapped off or uprooted. The tornado reached its widest point as it crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway, where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado caused significant structural damage to several buildings just to the southwest of McCool. One cinder block constructed building sustained nearly total destruction from a combination of a very large hardwood tree falling on it, along with other wind damage. A room addition to the back of a frame home was removed. After the tornado passed McCool, it narrowed and weakened somewhat, with tree damage continuing to occur. The tornado then intensified again as it entered Choctaw County and passed south of the town of Weir. Here a dairy complex was heavily damaged. A well-constructed milking parlor was totally destroyed with all exterior walls collapsed or destroyed. A large 9000 pound trailer was picked up and flipped onto the top of a farm building. Several large wood and metal livestock buildings were totally destroyed. A grain silo was also destroyed. Nearly 300 head of cattle were injured with 10 fatal. After the tornado passed this point, it did not encounter any additional structures, but a path of tree damage continued for several miles before the tornado dissipated near Choctaw Lake. The total path length across Attala and Choctaw counties was 24 miles with a maximum rating of EF3. Maximum winds were around 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
23.91990-12-21333°11'N / 89°56'W33°16'N / 89°51'W7.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Holmes
24.61950-06-03333°05'N / 89°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards210K0Attala
25.01974-01-28233°26'N / 89°08'W0125K0Choctaw
25.51974-04-01233°40'N / 89°55'W0025K0Carroll
26.81992-11-22432°57'N / 89°30'W33°12'N / 89°19'W20.00 Miles880 Yards01225.0M0Attala
27.21968-12-27233°46'N / 89°55'W33°44'N / 89°48'W7.30 Miles123 Yards0025K0Grenada
29.11973-11-20233°30'N / 90°04'W00250K0Leflore
29.21976-03-20333°36'N / 89°11'W33°40'N / 89°03'W9.00 Miles1400 Yards15250K0Webster
29.51983-04-01233°35'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile73 Yards0025K0Carroll
29.61973-03-10233°43'N / 89°47'W33°59'N / 89°39'W19.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Grenada
30.11974-04-01233°48'N / 89°18'W33°47'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Calhoun
30.31974-04-01233°06'N / 89°54'W0025K0Holmes
30.41963-03-11433°30'N / 89°05'W33°33'N / 89°01'W5.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Oktibbeha
30.51957-11-07333°10'N / 90°10'W33°31'N / 90°00'W26.00 Miles300 Yards0125K0Carroll
30.61969-06-21233°53'N / 89°49'W33°48'N / 89°46'W6.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
31.41973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
31.81965-01-23233°51'N / 89°19'W0.50 Mile23 Yards003K0Calhoun
32.11968-03-11233°31'N / 90°07'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
32.21990-12-21333°45'N / 89°57'W33°50'N / 89°55'W3.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grenada
32.92001-02-24333°29'N / 90°09'W33°31'N / 90°07'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.2M0Leflore
33.12010-11-29332°55'N / 89°42'W33°01'N / 89°38'W8.00 Miles400 Yards06900K200KAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. Total path length across Leake and Attala Counties was 10 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
33.21997-05-02333°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.
33.61977-02-23433°01'N / 89°14'W33°11'N / 89°04'W15.00 Miles350 Yards25250K0Winston
35.12002-11-10232°55'N / 89°39'W32°57'N / 89°35'W3.00 Miles1000 Yards0020K0Attala
 Brief Description: This tornado initially developed near the Madison/Attala County line, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette around 7:30 PM. It briefly crossed into Leake County around 7:32 PM, before crossing back into Attala County at 7:34 PM. It moved north-northeast across the southern part of the county, resulting in many uprooted trees. The tornado dissipated about 7 miles south of Kosciusko around 7:40 PM.
35.52001-02-16233°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
36.01956-04-03233°36'N / 90°27'W34°19'N / 88°49'W105.9 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
36.12002-11-10232°55'N / 89°43'W32°56'N / 89°38'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards00100K0Leake
 Brief Description: This tornado originally developed in Attala County, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette. It moved across rural areas of northern Leake County, damaging a house and a barn, as well as uprooting hundreds of trees. The tornado moved back into Attala County about 5 miles north-northeast of Thomastown (0.5 mile south of McVille in Attala County).
36.71966-04-26232°58'N / 89°55'W33°00'N / 89°52'W4.10 Miles67 Yards00250K0Holmes
36.71984-04-21333°42'N / 89°19'W33°56'N / 88°55'W23.00 Miles10 Yards5225.0M0Tallahatchie
37.62010-11-29232°54'N / 89°43'W32°55'N / 89°42'W2.00 Miles400 Yards00150K0KLeake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. Total path length across Leake and Attala Counties was 10 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
37.61957-11-07333°17'N / 90°14'W33°20'N / 90°10'W5.20 Miles300 Yards20250K0Holmes
37.91975-03-12233°58'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Yalobusha
37.91995-04-20233°06'N / 89°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Winston
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 397 and 490. Numerous trees were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
38.21970-04-01233°30'N / 90°19'W33°40'N / 90°06'W16.90 Miles300 Yards0425K0Leflore
38.32010-04-24432°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.
38.51980-10-17233°22'N / 90°16'W33°25'N / 90°12'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Leflore
39.01977-02-23332°51'N / 89°29'W32°56'N / 89°19'W11.40 Miles177 Yards01250K0Leake
39.21985-05-01233°12'N / 88°57'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winston
39.41971-02-21433°23'N / 90°21'W33°41'N / 90°08'W24.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
39.61971-05-09332°52'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile33 Yards130K0Leake
39.71973-11-24333°40'N / 90°12'W003K0Leflore
40.12002-11-10232°54'N / 89°50'W32°53'N / 89°46'W3.00 Miles1000 Yards0015K0Attala
 Brief Description: A tornado developed near the Madison/Attala County line, about 9.5 miles south of Boyette (5 miles northeast of Cameron in Madison County). Travelling east-northeast, the tornado resulted in tree damage to rural areas of Southeast Attala County. The tornado moved into Leake County around 7:32 PM about 9 miles south of Sallis.
40.41951-02-20333°27'N / 88°52'W113K0Oktibbeha
41.41990-12-21233°18'N / 90°22'W33°30'N / 90°12'W16.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Leflore
41.62008-01-10332°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.
41.82005-09-24233°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.
42.31983-05-18233°45'N / 90°12'W0.70 Mile77 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
42.31961-03-07233°27'N / 88°50'W0025K0Oktibbeha
43.11971-02-21432°57'N / 90°09'W33°06'N / 90°06'W10.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Holmes
43.31988-12-27233°44'N / 90°14'W33°48'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Leflore
43.41977-03-28232°54'N / 90°02'W32°57'N / 89°58'W5.20 Miles150 Yards0425K0Issaquena
43.51984-04-21234°00'N / 89°55'W34°05'N / 89°40'W14.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
43.71968-12-27233°41'N / 90°18'W33°43'N / 90°13'W5.60 Miles133 Yards003K0Leflore
43.72010-11-29233°26'N / 88°49'W33°27'N / 88°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards015850K0KOktibbeha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Initial damage was roof and siding damage to a church along Lynn Lane. The tornado then moved northeast through an area of apartment buildings, causing minor to moderate roof damage to a number of buildings, as well as downing several trees. The tornado then moved into the Pines Trailer Park, where it destroyed a number of mobile homes. Two large mobile homes were rolled and destroyed, and several mobile homes were moved a substantial distance and destroyed. Numerous large pine trees were snapped near the base, with several landing on mobile homes causing major damage. Numerous utility lines were snapped and downed, and a couple of poles were downed. This was the location of maximum damage. The tornado then moved northeast across Louisville Road, causing roof damage to several homes and continuing to snap trees. It moved through another trailer park, blowing out the skirting on several mobile homes and causing minor roof and structural damage to a couple. As the tornado passed through the east side of the Starkville High School complex, it twisted some light standards on the athletic fields and caused some minor fence damage. It then crossed Yellow Jacket Drive, blowing out a porch on a restaurant and causing some minor roof damage. As it crossed Highway 12, it blew down a couple of traffic lights, blew out a business sign, and damaged another porch on a restaurant. The tornado snapped a few trees and caused some shingle damage to a couple of homes on South Montgomery Street, and then dissipated. The tornado was rated EF2 based on the small area of the most intense damage in the Pines Trailer Park; the remainder of the damage was generally EF1 in nature. 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.
43.71977-03-28332°43'N / 89°58'W32°58'N / 89°40'W24.50 Miles250 Yards00250K0Sharkey
44.11973-01-18232°48'N / 89°28'W32°49'N / 89°26'W2.70 Miles67 Yards0025K0Leake
44.31962-02-22233°47'N / 88°55'W0025K0Grenada
44.31972-04-21333°19'N / 90°26'W33°21'N / 90°13'W12.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Leflore
44.51976-03-20333°40'N / 89°03'W33°49'N / 88°43'W21.70 Miles1400 Yards01250K0Clay
44.61988-12-27233°49'N / 90°13'W33°54'N / 90°06'W12.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
45.12010-04-24233°31'N / 88°51'W33°33'N / 88°44'W7.00 Miles800 Yards00650K0KOktibbeha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: One mobile home was destroyed and 20 homes were damaged along Sun Creek and Mitchell roads. Three power poles were snapped along with numerous trees snapped and uprooted. A barn was also damaged along the path. Maximum winds were around 115 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.
45.32008-12-09232°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.
45.51975-03-12234°04'N / 89°24'W34°04'N / 89°15'W8.50 Miles60 Yards0025K0Calhoun
45.62001-02-24334°02'N / 89°21'W34°05'N / 89°14'W8.00 Miles50 Yards0010K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The tornado began in rural Calhoun county and tracked northeast moving into Pontotoc county near Matthews.
45.81973-01-18232°55'N / 89°06'W32°56'N / 89°02'W4.30 Miles400 Yards08250K0Neshoba
45.81974-01-28233°23'N / 88°48'W33°23'N / 88°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0325K0Oktibbeha
45.91956-04-03233°35'N / 88°50'W33°36'N / 88°45'W5.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Clay
45.91992-11-22432°36'N / 89°43'W32°57'N / 89°30'W36.00 Miles880 Yards102.5M0Leake
46.21967-01-26233°29'N / 90°22'W0.30 Mile20 Yards07250K0Leflore
46.31973-11-26333°35'N / 89°17'W33°59'N / 88°28'W54.40 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Webster
46.41984-04-21233°51'N / 90°20'W34°00'N / 89°55'W22.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
46.91954-01-20233°18'N / 88°50'W33°25'N / 88°41'W11.90 Miles27 Yards0225K0Oktibbeha
47.01971-02-21433°41'N / 90°08'W34°31'N / 89°24'W71.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
47.11980-06-24233°57'N / 90°10'W33°54'N / 90°07'W4.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tallahatchie
47.11982-12-26232°48'N / 89°17'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Neshoba
47.11980-10-17232°49'N / 90°00'W32°51'N / 89°53'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
47.51977-03-03232°45'N / 89°46'W32°47'N / 89°43'W4.10 Miles440 Yards0025K0Madison
47.61973-01-18232°56'N / 89°02'W32°56'N / 88°59'W3.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Winston
47.61975-03-12234°00'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards073K0Tallahatchie
47.81997-03-01334°04'N / 89°26'W34°10'N / 89°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0110K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed in Calhoun county near Banner. This tornado also tracked northeast through extreme southeast Lafayette county, through the northwest part of Pontotoc county and through the middle of Union county. While damage occurred in all four counties, the most damage took place in Union county near the town of Martintown. All told 17 persons were injured. Ninety-one homes were damaged with forty-nine of these homes deemed uninhabitable.
47.81957-02-01232°47'N / 89°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Madison
48.61971-02-21433°17'N / 90°27'W33°23'N / 90°21'W9.10 Miles33 Yards141920K0Leflore
48.81968-12-27232°44'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Leake
48.91971-02-21333°31'N / 90°27'W33°38'N / 90°21'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
49.12004-11-24232°55'N / 89°00'W32°55'N / 88°59'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0060K0Neshoba
 Brief Description: A second, slightly stronger tornado, touched down 1 mile to the east southeast of where the first one dissipated. Damage began and remained on Asa Thomas Road as the tornado moved into Winston county. Severe tree damage occurred along Asa Thomas Road along with several power lines blown down. The tornado was on the ground for 1 mile before moving into southeast Winston county where it stayed on the ground for 21 miles across Winston and western Noxubee counties.
49.41982-04-02332°43'N / 89°31'W32°45'N / 89°20'W12.00 Miles400 Yards0525.0M0Leake
49.71988-12-27234°09'N / 89°38'W34°10'N / 89°33'W5.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
49.71950-03-27233°40'N / 88°47'W33°43'N / 88°44'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay


* 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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