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

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

Earthquake Index, #288

Lake Providence, LA
0.01
Louisiana
0.03
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

Lake Providence, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #33

Lake Providence, LA
344.03
Louisiana
235.86
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 2,804 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lake Providence, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:218Hail:1,003Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:1,554Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:28 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lake Providence, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lake Providence, LA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lake Providence, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 134 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lake Providence, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.51991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
2.21975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
3.31958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
5.01984-05-07332°44'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0East Carroll
7.41958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
8.31975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
8.61958-02-26232°55'N / 91°10'W32°56'N / 91°08'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Issaquena
9.91971-02-21532°44'N / 91°07'W32°56'N / 90°54'W18.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Issaquena
10.01953-12-03332°44'N / 91°04'W32°48'N / 90°57'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0202.5M0Issaquena
11.71971-02-21432°42'N / 91°01'W32°46'N / 90°58'W5.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Issaquena
11.91971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
13.11953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
13.11978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
13.51975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
13.81966-02-09232°52'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0West Carroll
15.21976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
15.31987-02-28232°51'N / 91°23'W32°51'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0West Carroll
15.71983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
15.81976-03-20333°00'N / 91°18'W33°01'N / 91°17'W2.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Chicot
15.81953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
16.71975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
16.91953-12-03332°48'N / 90°57'W32°55'N / 90°50'W10.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sharkey
17.51983-04-01332°32'N / 91°13'W32°34'N / 91°12'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
17.51984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
17.81980-10-17232°55'N / 91°27'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0West Carroll
17.81983-11-20232°53'N / 90°53'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sharkey
18.41953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
19.71976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
19.82003-04-24232°39'N / 91°33'W32°41'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles75 Yards03400K0West Carroll
 Brief Description: This tornado touch down in a field just to the W of Duckworth road. This tornado continued 11 miles to the NE and dissipated in Floyd. Along its path a mobile home was totally destroyed on Hunt road. On highway 17, a house was destroyed because several trees fell through the house. Two mobile homes had minor damage along highway 17. In Floyd, 2 homes had their roofs blown off. In addition to the structural damage, hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped.
20.81984-05-02232°36'N / 91°29'W32°37'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles150 Yards04250K0West Carroll
20.82010-04-24232°30'N / 91°07'W32°33'N / 90°57'W10.00 Miles900 Yards02920K500KWarren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed the Mississippi River and entered northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. Roughly, thirty homes were damaged or destroyed in this area along with 13 mobile homes. In addition to the damaged structures, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted along with many power lines taken down. The damage across this part of Warren County was in the EF2 range 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.
22.21975-01-09232°27'N / 91°18'W32°32'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
22.71971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
23.92010-04-24232°33'N / 90°57'W32°39'N / 90°44'W15.00 Miles1100 Yards00100K2.0MIssaquena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Issaquena County from Warren County and mainly tracked across forested portions of the county. The tornado did track across US Highway 61 just a couple miles south of Valley Park. Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted along the path with one abandoned agricultural building destroyed. The tornado had EF2 intensity with 130 mph winds across Issaquena County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
24.41971-02-21532°56'N / 90°54'W33°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles33 Yards912325.0M0Sharkey
24.42010-04-24332°24'N / 91°18'W32°30'N / 91°07'W12.00 Miles1500 Yards01635.0M1.0MMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The start of the long-track violent tornado began around 6 miles west of Tallulah, just to the south of I-20. This tornado did not waste any time becoming strong and quite wide as it downed a few high tension truss towers on the south end of I-20. As the tornado crossed the interstate, a tractor-trailer was flipped over and thrown opposite of the initial traveling direction. The driver of the truck was injured as this occurred. The tornado then traveled quickly northeast and crossed Highway 80 and Willow Bayou Road, just to the northwest of Tallulah. Here, several homes were heavily damaged along with several vehicles and tractors damaged. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed Highway 65 and then tracked across the Mississippi River and into far northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. This tornado destroyed a chemical plant near Highway 65 and the Mississippi River levee, in the community of Omega. A few rail cars were rolled off the track at this location and a large crane was flipped over and destroyed. Several storage tanks were severely damaged as well at this location. The tornado produced mainly EF3 and EF2 damage across Madison Parish with maximum winds around 155 mph. Timber and power line damage along the path was substantial with dozens of power lines taken down along with thousands of trees snapped and uprooted. 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 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. 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.
25.01982-04-19232°25'N / 91°16'W32°28'N / 91°11'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
25.82008-03-03232°51'N / 90°47'W32°55'N / 90°42'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002K400KSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just north of Highway 16 and tracked northeast for nearly 7 miles through the Delta National Forest. Timber damage was significant as a few thousand trees were snapped and uprooted. At the end of the track, a hunting camp sustained minor damage. Maximum winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
26.61973-01-18232°25'N / 91°10'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0425K0Madison
26.61981-06-10232°25'N / 91°12'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
26.71976-02-17233°02'N / 91°31'W33°08'N / 91°28'W7.60 Miles200 Yards310250K0Ashley
26.91971-02-21532°23'N / 91°28'W32°32'N / 91°19'W13.60 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Madison
27.11983-04-01332°26'N / 91°25'W32°29'N / 91°23'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
27.21983-11-19232°30'N / 91°31'W32°33'N / 91°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Richland
27.81958-04-24232°53'N / 91°05'W33°11'N / 90°29'W40.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
28.01976-03-20233°01'N / 90°56'W33°06'N / 90°40'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sharkey
28.01973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
28.11992-03-09433°03'N / 90°53'W33°07'N / 90°46'W7.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Sharkey
28.31958-04-24232°57'N / 90°50'W32°58'N / 90°37'W12.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
28.51990-12-21232°24'N / 91°10'W32°23'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
28.91959-01-21232°49'N / 90°56'W33°05'N / 90°29'W31.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sharkey
29.01990-12-21232°22'N / 91°04'W32°26'N / 91°00'W5.00 Miles300 Yards03250K0Madison
29.02010-04-24232°39'N / 90°44'W32°42'N / 90°40'W4.00 Miles1100 Yards000K2.0MSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The path of the tornado clipped the far southeast corner of Sharkey County in the Delta National Forest. Considerable damage occurred to the timber along the path as it moved into western Yazoo County. The tornado reached EF2 intensity before moving into western Yazoo County with peak winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
29.51983-05-18332°20'N / 91°12'W32°25'N / 91°09'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
29.52001-11-24332°59'N / 91°39'W33°08'N / 91°31'W13.00 Miles880 Yards3112.0M0Ashley
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that moved out of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana into Ashley County, Arkansas, 6 miles southwest of Wilmot. The tornado then moved to the south end of Lake Enterprise, just west of Wilmot. The tornado strengthened and widened as it approached the Wilmot area and was rated as an F3 with a maximum width of one half mile. The tornado destroyed 14 mobile homes and houses and caused extensive damage to five other homes in the vicinity of Wilmot. A church on the north side of Wilmot was completely destroyed. Additionally, a tractor shed housing farm equipment was destroyed, and the equipment inside was also destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast toward Parkdale, it damaged or destroyed several cotton pickers, trailers, and tractors. The tornado lifted 2.5 miles east-northeast of Parkdale. The total estimated damage of the tornado was $2.0 million. The tornado caused the deaths of three people in the vicinity of Wilmot. Additionally, a total of eleven people sustained injuries. M74MH, F71MH, M89PH
30.31995-04-20232°29'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Warren
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 61 and 3. Several trees and power lines were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
30.31996-04-22232°22'N / 90°58'W32°33'N / 90°44'W21.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Warren
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of Louisiana and continued through Warren county in Mississippi. The tornado moved through a very sparcely populated area. Two houses had the roofs blown off. Numerous trees were blown down.
30.61990-12-30233°01'N / 91°40'W33°08'N / 91°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ashley
31.01980-10-17233°05'N / 90°59'W33°12'N / 90°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
31.11966-06-16232°26'N / 90°52'W1.00 Mile33 Yards02250K0Warren
31.31976-02-17233°08'N / 91°28'W33°17'N / 91°22'W11.90 Miles200 Yards036250K0Chicot
31.61975-04-30232°30'N / 91°35'W003K0Richland
31.61968-11-27332°45'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
32.31983-05-18232°21'N / 91°02'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Madison
32.31983-04-01332°24'N / 91°35'W32°30'N / 91°30'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Richland
32.81953-05-17332°28'N / 91°45'W32°36'N / 91°32'W15.70 Miles100 Yards017250K0Richland
33.81975-04-30232°28'N / 91°39'W32°29'N / 91°34'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0325K0Richland
33.81988-11-26232°27'N / 90°49'W32°30'N / 90°40'W9.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Warren
33.91975-04-30232°18'N / 91°30'W32°25'N / 91°21'W12.00 Miles77 Yards0225K0Madison
34.31996-04-22232°15'N / 91°13'W32°22'N / 91°01'W15.00 Miles440 Yards01500K0Madison
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Madison Parish to the Mississippi River and continued into Warren county in Mississippi. Twenty to thirty structures were damaged or destroyed along the path of this tornado. The weaker structures such as barns and outhouses were destroyed and the houses had major damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path. One injury occurred when a man was thrown out of his barn and landed in a field.
34.41956-04-03233°15'N / 91°26'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Chicot
34.41992-03-09433°07'N / 90°46'W33°05'N / 90°38'W4.00 Miles880 Yards01250K0Washington
34.71971-02-21533°06'N / 90°46'W33°11'N / 90°42'W7.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Washington
35.01974-04-22233°10'N / 90°52'W33°11'N / 90°40'W11.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Washington
35.21992-11-21332°13'N / 91°14'W32°22'N / 91°09'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Madison
35.31983-11-19332°20'N / 90°56'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Madison
35.31953-12-05532°20'N / 90°54'W32°25'N / 90°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards3827025.0M0Warren
35.91989-10-16232°44'N / 90°33'W32°48'N / 90°34'W3.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Yazoo
36.31984-11-10232°38'N / 91°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Morehouse
36.31953-12-05233°00'N / 91°48'W33°21'N / 91°26'W32.20 Miles880 Yards00250K0Ashley
36.41973-12-03232°29'N / 91°45'W32°37'N / 91°42'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0232.5M0Richland
36.51986-03-18232°52'N / 90°34'W32°57'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Yazoo
36.51976-03-20232°29'N / 91°51'W32°35'N / 91°35'W17.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Richland
37.32010-11-29232°43'N / 90°37'W32°49'N / 90°27'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00700K0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees and power poles were snapped and trees were uprooted. Several irrigation pumps were flipped over. Several homes received extensive roof and wall damage. A single wide mobile home was completely destroyed. The roof was torn off a metal frame building and two semi-trucks were flipped over. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
37.91975-05-03232°21'N / 90°47'W32°26'N / 90°42'W7.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Warren
38.21976-02-17233°17'N / 91°22'W33°24'N / 91°16'W10.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Chicot
38.91969-06-19233°19'N / 90°54'W0125K0Washington
39.61992-03-09433°05'N / 90°38'W33°11'N / 90°36'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Humphreys
40.11971-02-21432°20'N / 90°44'W32°32'N / 90°33'W17.50 Miles33 Yards2280K0Warren
40.31990-12-21232°13'N / 91°04'W32°15'N / 90°58'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Madison
41.01976-03-20233°06'N / 90°40'W33°08'N / 90°29'W11.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Humphreys
41.31971-05-07232°15'N / 91°27'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0225K0Madison
41.51986-03-18232°57'N / 90°33'W32°58'N / 90°25'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
41.71956-04-03233°18'N / 91°35'W2.10 Miles207 Yards003K0Ashley
41.72005-09-24233°22'N / 91°01'W33°25'N / 91°01'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00680K0Washington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles southeast of Downtown Greenville on Dodd Road. The tornado tracked 2 miles to the northwest, crossed Highway 82 and dissipated at the Delta Village mobile home park. Ten mobile homes were significantly damaged or destroyed, 15 sheds were destroyed and 3 more were damaged. One barn was destroyed along with 2 carports heavily damaged. One business had its roof blown off and a nearby tower was blown over. Additionally, numerous power poles and power lines were taken down along the path.
42.21971-02-21533°11'N / 90°42'W33°16'N / 90°36'W8.30 Miles33 Yards2272.5M0Humphreys
42.21995-04-20232°51'N / 91°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03100K0Morehouse
 Brief Description: Three houses were destroyed. Three people were taken to the hospital for superficial injuries. Several roads were closed due to downed trees and power lines.
42.31968-09-03232°56'N / 90°32'W33°01'N / 90°25'W9.00 Miles123 Yards0025K0Humphreys
42.92008-05-02233°21'N / 91°24'W33°28'N / 91°16'W11.00 Miles400 Yards001.5M200KChicot
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Highway 293 and tracked northeast for 10 miles where is dissipated shortly after crossing Highway 65. Along the path, hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was flipped over and destroyed. Several sheds, barns, outbuildings and unattached carports were damaged and destroyed along with several fences damaged. A 50 foot antenna was knocked down. A single family home had minor shingle damage, damage to siding, and window damage while 2 boats were damaged. The roll-up door for a tractor shed was damaged and a trampoline was blown around 75 yards and damaged. Lastly, 15 wooden power poles were also snapped near Highway 65. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and powerful storm system brought several rounds of severe weather to a large section of the Central United States. The Central Plains were hit hard on Thursday, May 1st, while the Mid-South and Lower Mississippi River Valley were impacted on Friday, May 2nd into the early morning hours of May 3rd. As this severe weather episode evolved over the National Weather Service Jackson, MS service area, several tornadoes occurred, along with large hail and damaging winds.
42.91961-11-15232°21'N / 90°40'W32°22'N / 90°39'W1.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Warren
42.91988-12-27233°05'N / 90°37'W33°10'N / 90°28'W10.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Humphreys
43.11980-10-17233°20'N / 91°27'W33°29'N / 91°15'W15.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chicot
43.11961-11-15232°20'N / 90°41'W32°21'N / 90°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0125K0Hinds
43.21976-02-17233°23'N / 91°04'W33°27'N / 91°00'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Washington
43.41983-04-01432°40'N / 91°57'W32°42'N / 91°52'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards2202.5M0Morehouse
43.61979-04-08333°15'N / 91°53'W33°12'N / 91°35'W17.70 Miles1320 Yards01325.0M0Ashley
43.62009-04-09233°00'N / 92°00'W33°02'N / 91°46'W14.00 Miles600 Yards00600K50KAshley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado tracked across rural southern Ashley County and snapped and uprooted hundreds of large hardwood and softwood trees. Forty two homes were damaged with approximately 15 homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed. The most intense damage was along Meridian Church Road in southwest Ashley County. Here, intense tree damage resulted in several cross roads being blocked by dozens of trees, and several mobile homes and houses were destroyed by the winds and fallen trees. This was the area rated EF2 with 130 mph winds. Over the last several miles of the track, the tornado was narrower and damage was primarily in the EF1 category. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the afternoon and evening of April 9th and overnight hours of the 10th, an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes occurred across the ArkLaMiss region and pushed east through northern Louisiana and into northern Mississippi. While the majority of the severe weather occurred out of the NWS Jackson, MS service area, several reports of large hail and wind damage were reported along with a few tornadoes. One of the strongest storms moved east across Ashley County Arkansas. This storm produced an EF2 tornado over the southwest and southern sections, and contained a swath of quarter to golf ball sized hail which occurred across the entire length of the county. In looking at this event, which occurred over two days (April 9-10), in a regional view, this was likely the biggest severe weather and tornado outbreak during the spring of 2009. This event contained numerous strong tornadoes along with hundreds of large hail reports which stretched from the Southern Plains to several other southern States.
44.01974-04-22233°11'N / 90°40'W33°12'N / 90°29'W10.70 Miles33 Yards010K0Humphreys
44.01953-12-05232°48'N / 92°03'W33°00'N / 91°48'W20.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
44.11950-03-27233°10'N / 90°33'W120K0Humphreys
44.31953-03-22232°09'N / 92°09'W32°27'N / 91°09'W61.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
44.41974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
44.51983-04-01332°13'N / 91°45'W32°24'N / 91°35'W14.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Franklin
44.51973-12-04232°20'N / 90°39'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Hinds
44.52010-04-24432°42'N / 90°40'W32°57'N / 90°09'W35.00 Miles3080 Yards453140.0M4.0MYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of extreme southeast Sharkey County and into west central Yazoo County and gained intensity as it tracked northeast. The tornado caused significant home damage northwest of Satartia, and again as it crossed Highway 3 near the Crupp Community. The tornado then moved through a rural area southwest of Yazoo City, causing major damage or destruction of a number of homes, as well as intense tree damage. As the tornado approached the intersection of US Highway 49 and Highway 16, on the south side of Yazoo City, it reached its widest point and maximum intensity. Here the rating peaked at EF4 with maximum winds around 170 mph. The tornado had a maximum width of 1.75 miles. Several buildings, including a church and several businesses, were totally destroyed. The tornado continued moving through residential areas on the southeast side of Yazoo City, heavily damaging or destroying numerous homes. The tornado continued northeast through rural northeastern Yazoo County before it tracked into Holmes County. A total of four fatalities occurred in Yazoo County. All of the fatalities were individuals who were in mobile homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
44.51972-04-15233°26'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Chicot
44.71971-02-21433°06'N / 90°40'W33°17'N / 90°27'W17.80 Miles33 Yards304110K0Humphreys
44.81986-03-18232°59'N / 90°25'W32°59'N / 90°27'W00250K0Yazoo
45.01995-03-07232°10'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0100Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed four houses and damaged seventeen others. Trees and power lines downed in several places. A women suffered a broken hip and arm. Also numerous trees and power lines were downed and schools were closed in Newellton for the day due to no electricity. Tornado path length and width estimated.
45.11986-03-18232°59'N / 90°27'W33°01'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
45.52001-11-24333°14'N / 90°38'W33°17'N / 90°35'W5.00 Miles400 Yards054.0M0Humphreys
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved across northern Humphreys County and produced a tornado three miles southwest of Isola. The tornado was rated as an F3 and had a width of about 400 yards as it travelled approximately 5 miles through the town of Isola. The tornado dissipated about one mile northeast of town. This tornado destroyed three houses, six businesses, and one church. Additionally, 20 houses, four businesses, and one church sustained major damage. Minor damage occurred to seven businesses. Several grain silos and a farm headquarters were destroyed southwest of Isola. Five people sustained minor injuries.
46.21972-04-21233°15'N / 90°35'W0.80 Mile83 Yards000K0Humphreys
46.91973-12-04233°24'N / 91°03'W33°31'N / 90°53'W12.50 Miles30 Yards0625K0Washington
47.01983-05-18332°03'N / 91°16'W32°12'N / 91°15'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
47.22010-11-29232°51'N / 90°25'W32°54'N / 90°19'W7.00 Miles150 Yards001.3M0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm tracked through downtown Yazoo City. It damaged several buildings, most of which was roof damage however one building had some exterior walls destroyed. Numerous windows were blown out of downtown buildings and a large area of siding was torn from another building. The tornado knocked down trees and damaged the roof of the county courthouse. Damage in the downtown area was the strongest for this tornado and rated as EF2.The tornado weakened as it moved northeast for about a mile with only scattered tree damage occurring. As the tornado crossed Jerry Clower Blvd it strengthened and snapped a power pole and damaged the roof of a store. The tornado weakened again and downed scattered trees as it crossed Honeycutt Road and Graball Freerun Road. A roof was pealed off a home near Landers Road with additional trees down. The final damage was noted along Graball Freerun Road between Carson and Strickland Roads. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
48.02001-11-24433°28'N / 91°06'W33°31'N / 91°03'W4.80 Miles880 Yards0123.5M0Washington
48.01983-04-01432°39'N / 92°01'W32°40'N / 91°57'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Ouachita
48.11971-02-21432°32'N / 90°33'W32°57'N / 90°09'W37.00 Miles33 Yards111540K0Yazoo
48.31971-02-21533°16'N / 90°36'W33°21'N / 90°36'W5.70 Miles33 Yards253422.5M0Sunflower
48.41978-04-17433°28'N / 91°00'W33°30'N / 90°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Washington
48.61979-04-11233°09'N / 91°57'W33°14'N / 91°48'W10.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ashley
48.81999-01-21332°02'N / 91°30'W32°13'N / 91°20'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Tensas
 Brief Description: A combined fifty house trailers and houses were completely destroyed by this tornado. Hundreds of trees were either downed or snapped off. A metal fishing boat was wrapped around a tree. Many cotton hoppers were flipped over several times. Vehicles were thrown 250 to 300 feet, one of which was left suspended in a tree.
49.02004-12-07232°13'N / 90°44'W32°18'N / 90°32'W13.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0Hinds
 Brief Description: This tornado moved into Hinds county from Claiborne county and intensified as it tracked northeast across west-central Hinds county. A few thousand trees were uprooted and snapped along the 13 mile path. Just off State Highway 27, large barn was severely damaged and a home had its roof torn off along Newman Road. On Puckett Road, a home was damaged and the garage had its roof torn off. A few more homes sustained damage as the tornado moved northeast. The tornado dissipated 5 miles southwest of Bolton. The total path length across Warren, Claiborne and Hinds county was 26 miles.
49.92005-09-24233°08'N / 90°28'W33°21'N / 90°31'W13.00 Miles800 Yards032.0M500KHumphreys
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down 4 miles south-southeast of Belzoni on Gunn Bayou Road, in Humphreys county. As the tornado approached Highway 12 and the City of Belzoni, it grew larger and more intense. Before it reached Belzoni, numerous trees and power lines were taken down. The tornado was most intense within an area just east of Belzoni to about 4 miles north of Belzoni. Here the heaviest and most extensive damage occurred. Several homes were significantly damaged, a modular commercial building was totally destroyed, the Belzoni school bus barn was heavily damage, and a number of cars, school buses and farm vehicles had windows blown out. After the tornado moved through the Belzoni area, it continued to track to the north pass Jaketown, Sky Lake and then into Sunflower county. After entering Sunflower county, just east-southeast of Inverness, the tornado continued to the north-northwest for another 5 miles before dissipating. After passing the Jaketown Community, the tornado remained over rural areas and caused damage to some farm outbuildings as well as doing damage to dozens of trees and power lines. The total path length across Humphreys and Sunflower counties was 18 miles with a maximum width of 800 yards and a maximum intensity rated F2.


* 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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