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

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

Earthquake Index, #144

Lakeland, TN
0.51
Tennessee
0.56
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

Lakeland, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #126

Lakeland, TN
241.58
Tennessee
175.35
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 2,529 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lakeland, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:254Hail:788Heat:22Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:1,244Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:37Winter Weather:22
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lakeland, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 9 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lakeland, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.31976-03-254.91535.59-90.48
49.01976-03-254.51535.61-90.48
47.11966-02-124.3N/A35.9-90
45.61985-12-054535.88-89.99
26.21981-02-083.9535.62-89.6
45.61970-11-173.61935.9-89.9
47.51976-09-253.6535.61-90.45
45.41981-06-263.5935.85-90.07
48.71982-02-023.51235.91-90.05

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 95 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lakeland, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.51994-11-27335°04'N / 89°50'W35°19'N / 89°39'W16.00 Miles200 Yards32550.0M0Shelby And Fayette
 Brief Description: The tornado started just southwest of Germantown and moved northeast through the eastern part of Shelby County and then continued into the northwest part of Fayette County. Three persons were killed in Germantown when the tornado struck a home where 16 people had gathered for a family reunion. Twenty-five persons were injured in the Germantown area. Overall, 28 homes were destroyed and 300 other homes were damaged. Houston High School was badly damaged and a nearby church sustained significant damage. Thirty utility poles were blown down along with a several trees. Two mobile homes were destroyed in Fayette County. M44H,M11H,M48H
5.81973-05-27235°20'N / 89°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Shelby
6.02008-02-05235°18'N / 89°45'W35°23'N / 89°40'W7.00 Miles150 Yards011.0M0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down one quarter mile east of Brunswick Road interchange along Highway 385 in the Salem Estates Subdivision. The tornado tracked non-continuously northeast to the Tipton County line, near the Collierville-Arlington Road. Damage sustained in the Salem Estates subdivision was rated an EF-0. One roof of a home was partially removed along with several blown out windows. In addition, some minor tree damage occurred in this area. Further northeast, along Moose Road west of Beaver Creek, the tornado intensified and produced EF-2 damage. Significant tree damage occurred from the tornado in this area. In addition, two power line support towers were knocked down and one was twisted. Significant damage occurred further northeast along Osborntown Road as extensive tree damage was observed. Large trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, two large well constructed new homes were heavily damaged. One home had more than half of its roof removed along with all windows blown out. Brick was also dislodged from portions of the structure. The second home received extensive damage with the entire second story being removed from the tornado. Inside walls were compromised and debris was deposited inside the home and in the front yard. One minor injury occurred from this segment of EF-2 rated damage. Additional damage occurred further northeast across Macedonia Road producing additional tree damage and minor damage to one home and one mobile home. Damage also occurred just south of where the tornado crossed into Tipton County where five homes sustained light to moderate damage along Collierville-Arlington Road. This damage has been rated EF-1. One of the homes sustained significant damage to portions of the roof and adjoining levels. The other four homes had damage to the roofs and windows. Large trees, some up to 3 feet in diameter were snapped and uprooted. The tornado then tracked into Tipton County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
7.11964-03-04235°18'N / 89°42'W35°24'N / 89°39'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0325K0Shelby
10.41970-04-19235°07'N / 89°48'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Shelby
11.71989-06-04235°21'N / 89°54'W35°26'N / 89°48'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shelby
11.71968-04-03335°20'N / 89°55'W35°23'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles1760 Yards042.5M0Shelby
11.91971-05-24235°17'N / 89°37'W35°22'N / 89°27'W10.90 Miles100 Yards022250K0Fayette
13.71982-12-25235°17'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Shelby
14.61955-10-28235°03'N / 89°40'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Shelby
15.01987-12-14335°12'N / 90°04'W35°21'N / 89°55'W13.00 Miles200 Yards0212.5M0Shelby
16.01970-04-24335°04'N / 89°59'W35°04'N / 89°48'W10.40 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Shelby
16.11965-02-11235°05'N / 89°32'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Fayette
17.21970-04-24335°02'N / 90°02'W35°03'N / 89°44'W17.00 Miles50 Yards052.5M0Shelby
18.01968-04-03335°23'N / 89°52'W35°39'N / 89°35'W24.30 Miles1760 Yards4282.5M0Tipton
18.21964-03-04235°28'N / 89°40'W35°33'N / 89°36'W6.80 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tipton
18.31979-03-22235°17'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Shelby
19.72008-02-05234°59'N / 89°59'W35°03'N / 89°51'W8.00 Miles440 Yards313100.0M0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado continued northeast from DeSoto County, Mississippi. After the tornado crossed into Tennessee, several warehouses sustained damage. The DSC warehouse near Clarke Road was struck causing EF-2 damage. Three people were killed inside the warehouse. Hardy Bottling Company sustained substantial damage as well. Tractor-trailers were tossed about in the area. Windows were shattered in the Willow Lake Business Park and utility poles and trees were snapped in the area. A utility substation sustained severe damage along Clarke Road causing major power outages in the area. The tornado then continued northeast and struck homes along Maple Tree Drive and Pinbranch Court. Five homes received major damage and had to be condemned. Other homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued northeast and struck the Hickory Ridge Mall causing a wall to collapse at the Sears Department Store. Six injuries occurred at the mall. This damage was estimated at EF-1. The tornado then struck a Taco Bell along Winchester Road before lifting. Thirteen people in all were transported to an area hospital due to injuries sustained from the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
20.91970-04-24335°00'N / 90°02'W35°01'N / 89°51'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0132.5M0Shelby
21.02002-11-09235°31'N / 89°54'W35°36'N / 89°38'W17.00 Miles440 Yards016.0M0Tipton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Tipton county from Mississippi county in Arkansas and moved northeast. The tornado produced significant damage across the county. One man was injured was injured by bricks blown down from the facade of a building in downtown Covington. Across the county, twenty-eight mobile homes, five houses and one business were destroyed. Approximately 275 homes and business were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
21.41952-03-21435°00'N / 89°35'W35°07'N / 89°17'W18.70 Miles427 Yards750250K0Fayette
21.62009-06-12234°57'N / 89°50'W34°57'N / 89°47'W3.00 Miles75 Yards014.0M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at the truck weighing scales on Highway 78 about 1 mile southeast of Goodman Road in Olive Branch. The tornado had a non continuous track to the east-northeast for 2.9 miles and ended a few hundred yards east of Hacks Cross Road about one half mile south of Goodman Road. The maximum estimated winds were 125 mph. There was widespread damage along the tornado track in Olive Branch. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down. Four homes were destroyed while numerous other homes suffered some degree of damage. Streets that suffered the heaviest damage included Roberta Street, College Street, Blocker Street, Chickasaw Drive, Cherokee Drive, Sequoia Lane, Seminole Drive and Magnolia Drive. Several schools and public buildings were also damaged including the Olive Branch Elementary, Middle and High Schools, the Chickasaw Elementary School, the Olive Branch Community Center and the Olive Branch City Shop. The Olive Branch Middle School alone suffered $500,000 in damage. The tornado cleanup costs totaled $350,000 for the city of Olive Branch. There was one minor injury associated with the tornado in Olive Branch. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary front was located across the Mid-South during the day on June 12th, 2009. During the early morning hours, a mesoscale convective system developed over Eastern Oklahoma and tracked east into the Mid-South during the afternoon and evening hours. A derecho tracked across the Mid-South producing numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. Wind speeds were reported as high as 80 mph. Isolated tornadoes occurred along the bow echo. In addition, scattered thunderstorms developed over ahead of the bow echo and produced large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding as well.
22.61978-08-29235°01'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0262.5M0Shelby
22.81952-03-21434°52'N / 89°41'W35°00'N / 89°35'W10.90 Miles100 Yards924250K0Marshall
23.02009-07-30234°54'N / 89°49'W34°57'N / 89°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards006.0M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on Highway 305, four tenths of a mile south of College Road, southeast of Olive Branch. The tornado moved northeast on a non-continuous track. Several subdivisions had numerous trees and power lines knocked down. Some of which fell onto houses damaging them. The hardest hit area was in the Bethel Park Subdivison. Seven homes were destroyed, 15 homes sustained major damage while at least 113 other homes received minor damage including damage such as minor roof or shingle damage. In addition, one business sustained major damage and another business sustained minor damage. The tornado lifted just east of the intersection of Center Hill Road and Knightsbridge Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Mid-South during the afternoon hours of July 30th, 2009. A low pressure center developed along the front as the front moved into the area. The low pressure helped to spawn several tornadoes across the Mid-South. In addition, other storms produced damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the evening hours.
23.42008-02-05335°22'N / 89°22'W35°24'N / 89°19'W4.00 Miles167 Yards10100K0KFayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Akin Road. Shortly after touchdown, the tornado crossed Yum Yum Road. A man sitting in his truck in a shed was killed when the tornado struck the shed. The truck tumbled at least 40 feet and was severely damaged. Other vehicles were tossed about from the tornado. Substantial damage to large trees in the area occurred as well. The tornado continued northeast and crossed into Haywood County, Tennessee. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
23.41968-09-17235°00'N / 90°00'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Shelby
24.52008-02-05234°58'N / 90°00'W34°59'N / 89°59'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0028.4M0KDe Soto
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at Southaven High School and tracked northeast crossing into Shelby County, Tennessee, northeast of the intersection of Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard. Roughly 30 windows were blown out of the High School. The school also sustained minor roof damage. Damage at the high school was classified EF-0. Many homes in the Carriage Hills subdivision sustained minor damages as well. Further northeast, more significant damage occurred near the intersection of Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard in the warehouse area. Three warehouses were destroyed including the Cooper Lighting Plant. A gas station was damaged as well. Damage was classified as EF-2 in this area. Numerous trees, power poles, and lines were knocked down. Minor roof damage occurred along the path as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into North Mississippi. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
24.61973-11-27235°25'N / 89°30'W35°35'N / 89°19'W15.40 Miles440 Yards01250K0Fayette
24.91984-04-21335°07'N / 90°10'W35°09'N / 90°07'W3.00 Miles20 Yards032.5M0Shelby
25.01987-12-14335°06'N / 90°14'W35°12'N / 90°04'W12.00 Miles200 Yards610025.0M0Crittenden
25.51970-04-24334°59'N / 90°03'W35°00'N / 90°02'W1.90 Miles20 Yards053K0De Soto
27.21985-04-30235°32'N / 89°27'W35°31'N / 89°18'W8.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Haywood
27.21973-11-27234°55'N / 90°02'W34°58'N / 90°00'W4.10 Miles33 Yards150250K0De Soto
27.42001-11-24234°51'N / 89°50'W34°53'N / 89°49'W6.00 Miles300 Yards091.9M0De Soto
 Brief Description: The tornado began just southwest of Lewisburg in eastern De Soto county and moved northeast. Nineteen homes were destroyed and 119 homes were damaged. Numerous trees were also knocked down.
30.01975-04-25235°20'N / 90°15'W0.10 Mile40 Yards0025K0Crittenden
30.61988-01-19234°51'N / 90°07'W34°57'N / 89°59'W9.50 Miles70 Yards012.5M0De Soto
30.91968-05-16234°49'N / 89°57'W34°51'N / 89°52'W5.20 Miles100 Yards07250K0De Soto
31.82002-11-09235°27'N / 90°13'W35°42'N / 90°03'W14.50 Miles440 Yards0010K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi county from Crittenden county and continued northeast and eventually moved into Tipton county in Tennessee. Some trees were knocked down near the Crittenden county border.
32.31965-02-11234°55'N / 90°16'W34°58'N / 90°02'W13.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0De Soto
32.71968-04-03235°06'N / 90°23'W35°16'N / 90°13'W14.90 Miles100 Yards01525K0Crittenden
32.91994-06-26235°20'N / 89°09'W4.00 Miles50 Yards06500K0Grundy
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down several just west of Altamont. One house and several mobile homes were destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted.
33.01954-02-16335°31'N / 90°13'W2.00 Miles880 Yards1425K0Mississippi
33.11968-04-03234°41'N / 89°54'W34°54'N / 89°51'W15.20 Miles33 Yards040K0De Soto
33.51972-04-07235°42'N / 89°58'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
33.61953-03-14235°28'N / 89°27'W35°40'N / 89°05'W24.80 Miles33 Yards0825K0Haywood
33.72008-02-05235°24'N / 89°19'W35°33'N / 89°04'W17.00 Miles600 Yards00200K0KHaywood
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Haywood County from Fayette County. The tornado produced EF-2 damage in Dancyville. One home was destroyed and another suffered severe damage. A church also had major damage and numerous large trees were uprooted. The tornado continued northeast and caused destruction in Hillville. Two mobile homes were totally destroyed and one house had major damage. A convenience store also suffered roof damage. In addition, an outbuilding was completely flattened and large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several other homes had minor damage along the path. The tornado continued northeast eventually crossing into Madison County. Cleanup costs incurred by Haywood County totaled $168,980. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
34.12006-04-02235°36'N / 89°18'W35°36'N / 89°17'W0.80 Mile30 Yards00400K0Haywood
 Brief Description: A F2 intensity tornado briefly touched down in the Hickory Trail subdivision just west of the city of Brownsville. One home was completely destroyed. One home was moved off of its foundation. Twenty-four homes experienced partial roof damage.
34.71999-01-17335°25'N / 89°11'W35°27'N / 89°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02100K0Haywood
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Eurekaton in Haywood County and travelled northeast crossing into Madison County eventually reaching the north part of the city of Jackson. In Haywood county, seven houses, five mobile homes, five barns and seven sheds were destroyed. In Madison county, the tornado damaged or destroyed several homes in Mercer and Denmark. While moving toward Jackson, the tornado struck the south side of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport damaging the ASOS equipment located at the airport. The new Tennessee National Guard armory and a hangar were flattened. Two UH-60 helicopters and two other helicopters were destroyed with four additional helicopters damaged. In Jackson, a total of 38 apartments were destroyed.
35.31981-10-17235°15'N / 89°06'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hardeman
36.21959-09-26335°43'N / 90°09'W35°47'N / 89°44'W23.70 Miles667 Yards07250K0Lauderdale
36.31954-06-13335°41'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles833 Yards003K0Mississippi
36.81950-02-13235°45'N / 89°29'W0.20 Mile7 Yards9125K0Lauderdale
37.21982-04-17234°46'N / 89°27'W00250K0Marshall
37.42008-05-02335°14'N / 90°30'W35°26'N / 90°16'W19.00 Miles400 Yards042.0M0KCrittenden
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked northeast into Crittenden County from Cross County. The tornado produced a nearly continuous 12 mile track from the county line to Heafer. After crossing into Crittenden County, the tornado struck the town of Earle and produced extensive EF-3 damage. The tornado severely damaged a high school, a church and a number of homes. A large warehouse was also struck and sustained extensive damage. Additional significant damage to other structures occurred between Earle and Heafer. There were 4 serious injuries and several minor injuries reported in Earle. As the tornado moved into Heafer, the tornado produced EF-2 damage. Significant damage occurred to a number of homes in Heafer. Two mobile homes were destroyed as well. Several trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado continued to produce intermittent EF-0 damage as it moved out of Heafer and moved northeast between the towns of Gilmore and Turrell, eventually crossing into Mississippi County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
37.62002-11-09235°20'N / 90°33'W35°26'N / 90°12'W17.60 Miles440 Yards00600K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Crittenden county from Cross county and continued to move northeast. The tornado produced some damage near the town of Heafer. A mobile home and 2 farm shops were destroyed. A church and parsonage, three mobile homes and five houses were also damaged. The tornado then continued across the county and reached the town of Gilmore. Fourteen mobile homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Nineteen houses and several cars were also damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down across the county. The tornado eventually moved out of the county near Menesha and entered Mississippi county.
38.31962-04-28234°47'N / 90°12'W34°53'N / 90°08'W7.90 Miles1760 Yards01250K0De Soto
39.61959-09-26335°37'N / 90°17'W35°43'N / 90°09'W10.20 Miles167 Yards04250K0Mississippi
40.11959-09-26335°36'N / 90°18'W35°37'N / 90°17'W1.30 Miles167 Yards010250K0Poinsett
41.11965-02-11234°54'N / 90°22'W34°55'N / 90°16'W5.90 Miles250 Yards03250K0Crittenden
41.32008-05-02235°41'N / 90°14'W35°43'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01500K0KMississippi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of Etowah, near the Garden Point Community, and tracked northeast to near Carrolls Corner. The track was nearly continuous for roughly 4 miles. Most of the damage occurred on a half mile stretch of Highway 77 between Highway 140 and Highway 297. Two homes sustained major damage. The roof was blown off of one home and the back side of another home was torn off. Four other homes sustained moderate damage and another home sustained minor damage. One person was injured. A car dealership was also completely destroyed along with ten used vehicles on the car lot. Several out buildings were also destroyed. Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines were knocked down along the path. There was also one mobile home destroyed on County Road 121. A recreational vehicle and an irrigation system were also overturned. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
41.41988-01-19235°39'N / 89°13'W35°41'N / 89°10'W3.00 Miles60 Yards16250K0Haywood
41.42006-04-02335°11'N / 90°31'W35°14'N / 90°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Crittenden
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east from Cross County lifting 4 miles west of Crawfordsville. Two commercial buildings had minor damage. The tornado produced F0 damage while in Crittenden County.
41.51952-03-21335°32'N / 90°25'W35°37'N / 90°17'W9.40 Miles200 Yards15250K0Poinsett
42.61971-02-21234°46'N / 89°16'W000K0Benton
43.51997-03-01435°46'N / 90°11'W35°57'N / 89°43'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
43.61971-12-15235°31'N / 90°25'W35°34'N / 90°25'W3.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Poinsett
44.51970-04-19335°00'N / 90°27'W1.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Francis
44.71980-04-08234°42'N / 90°08'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tate
45.11994-11-27335°46'N / 89°28'W35°52'N / 89°10'W16.00 Miles100 Yards135.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down about one mile west of the town of Woodville in Lauderdale County. The tornado then continued northeast in Crockett County. The towns of Chestnut Bluff and Crockett Mills were the hardest hit. One woman was killed as the tornado struck her house. Three other persons were injured. Twenty-seven homes were destroyed and eleven others were damaged. Several vehicles were destroyed as well. F75H
45.12010-05-02334°48'N / 89°11'W34°54'N / 89°01'W12.00 Miles880 Yards271.0M0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Highway 5 approximately 2 miles south of Ashland. The tornado traveled northeast crossing into Tippah County. Eleven homes and mobile homes were destroyed with six receiving major damage. Twenty-three homes sustained minor damage. Numerous trees were snapped and debarked along the path. Power lines were also knocked down. A free standing transmission tower collapsed and was severely twisted as well. Two deaths and one critical injury occurred when a double wide mobile home was destroyed just east of Ashland. Four additional injuries, three of them critical, occurred when a mobile home was picked up by the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
45.52002-11-09235°21'N / 90°32'W35°21'N / 90°31'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cross
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Twist and moved northeast and later moved into Crittenden County. Some farm buildings were damaged. Several trees and power poles were blown down.
45.91975-05-29234°37'N / 89°57'W0.10 Mile13 Yards0025K0Tate
46.01999-01-17235°52'N / 89°26'W35°52'N / 89°22'W3.50 Miles75 Yards0112.0M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: The tornado formed just west of Halls and travelled east. A mobile home park was damaged west of Halls with eight homes ripped apart. In Halls, several homes sustained damage to roofs, porches and siding. The tornado moved through the north end of the business district flattening two business with several other buildings including a church suffering major damage. As the tornado exited Halls, it damaged roofs, toppled trees and demolished a solitary mobile home. A total of 49 structures were damaged or destroyed.
46.11957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
46.41971-02-21434°31'N / 89°24'W35°00'N / 88°57'W42.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Marshall
46.51975-04-30235°54'N / 89°58'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
46.61955-05-10235°55'N / 89°56'W35°55'N / 89°51'W4.70 Miles440 Yards00250K0Mississippi
46.71952-03-21435°16'N / 88°59'W35°21'N / 88°49'W11.10 Miles177 Yards4142.5M0Hardeman
46.81952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
46.81952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
46.81973-08-14234°57'N / 90°28'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Francis
47.32008-02-05335°33'N / 89°04'W35°39'N / 88°56'W10.00 Miles440 Yards21410.0M0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Madison County from Haywood County, Tennessee. The tornado struck the town of Huntersville and produced EF-3 damage. One home was totally destroyed on Huntersville-Denmark Road. One person was killed inside the home. Another home was destroyed in Huntersville. One person was killed in this home as well. Numerous homes were destroyed or damaged along the path in Huntersville area. The St. John No. 2 Baptist Church was severely damaged and the church bus was flipped upside down and tossed several hundred feet. The tornado lifted northeast of Huntersville near Interstate 40. A rest area along Interstate 40 was severely damaged. Thirteen tractor-trailers and several cars were also blown off of the Interstate due to the tornado. One car was tossed 75 yards from Interstate 40 into a farm field. Along the track of this tornado over 50 structures were destroyed and over 80 more were damaged. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into West Tennessee. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
47.31991-03-22334°43'N / 89°10'W34°55'N / 89°00'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Benton
47.41965-04-18235°55'N / 89°57'W043K0Mississippi
47.71971-02-21435°00'N / 88°57'W35°02'N / 88°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardeman
47.81999-01-17335°29'N / 89°04'W35°37'N / 88°51'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0025.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Eurekaton in Haywood County and travelled northeast crossing into Madison County eventually reaching the north part of the city of Jackson. In Haywood county, seven houses, five mobile homes, five barns and seven sheds were destroyed. In Madison county, the tornado damaged or destroyed several homes in Mercer and Denmark. While moving toward Jackson, the tornado struck the south side of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport damaging the ASOS equipment located at the airport. The new Tennessee National Guard armory and a hangar were flattened. Two UH-60 helicopters and two other helicopters were destroyed with four additional helicopters damaged. In Jackson, a total of 38 apartments were destroyed.
48.41991-03-22334°55'N / 89°00'W35°00'N / 88°54'W13.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Tippah
48.61967-05-06235°53'N / 89°23'W35°54'N / 89°20'W3.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Lauderdale
48.72008-05-02235°57'N / 89°40'W35°58'N / 89°39'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0040K0KDyer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado briefly touched down along Chic Road, just west of the Moss Island State Wildlife Management Area. The tornado traveled northeast for roughly one mile, crossing the Great River Road before lifting. A mobile home was destroyed and several power lines were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
49.01962-02-23234°33'N / 89°38'W013K0Lafayette
49.11965-05-26235°53'N / 90°09'W35°57'N / 89°57'W12.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
49.32010-05-02334°54'N / 89°01'W34°59'N / 88°52'W10.00 Miles880 Yards00500K0KTippah
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched tracked northeast into Tippah County from Benton County. The tornado continued northeast crossing into Hardeman County, Tennessee. Numerous homes were damaged along County Road 301 near the intersection of County Road 303, along Highway 72 east of Walnut and near Brownfield. In total 5 homes were destroyed. Trees and power lines were knocked down in the area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
49.71988-11-19235°25'N / 88°54'W35°25'N / 88°50'W3.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Hardeman
49.71998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH


* 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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