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

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

Earthquake Index, #58

Marion County
0.01
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

Marion County
0.0000
Mississippi
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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

Tornado Index, #22

Marion County
307.06
Mississippi
280.40
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 11,428 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Marion County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:6Dense Fog:1Drought:31
Dust Storm:0Flood:902Hail:3,350Heat:27Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:10Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:6,507Tropical Storm:14Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:11
Other:485 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Marion County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Marion County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Marion County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 120 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Marion County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.71957-11-18231°04'N / 89°52'W31°24'N / 89°48'W23.40 Miles77 Yards0225K0Marion
2.71971-06-04231°14'N / 89°52'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marion
7.31950-04-29231°16'N / 89°50'W31°23'N / 89°42'W11.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
8.31965-07-06231°21'N / 89°50'W000K0Marion
10.71961-02-20231°20'N / 89°50'W31°26'N / 89°46'W7.90 Miles73 Yards0425K0Marion
11.01982-11-30231°05'N / 89°45'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marion
11.71971-12-10331°17'N / 89°59'W31°30'N / 89°47'W19.10 Miles133 Yards0525K0Marion
12.31957-11-18231°03'N / 89°53'W31°04'N / 89°52'W1.90 Miles77 Yards00250K0Walthall
14.92006-11-15231°00'N / 90°01'W31°04'N / 89°50'W11.00 Miles125 Yards01500K0KWalthall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado, of strong intensity at several locations, entered Walthall County from Washington Parish LA. The tornado moved northeast across the southeast portion of Walthall County before exiting into Marion County. Several mobile homes were destroyed and roofs were blown off several frame houses. One injury was reported from an occupant of one of the mobile homes. Trees and power lines were also downed in a number of locations. Overall, the emergency manager reported 11 structures with major damage and 5 structures with minor damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across south Mississippi during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
16.61954-02-20231°17'N / 89°39'W31°26'N / 89°31'W13.10 Miles200 Yards010250K0Lamar
17.71961-02-20231°25'N / 89°46'W31°32'N / 89°42'W9.10 Miles73 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
18.21971-12-10331°29'N / 89°44'W003K0Jefferson Davis
19.41961-02-21230°57'N / 89°50'W0.80 Mile283 Yards09250K0Washington
20.01965-06-06231°07'N / 90°08'W003K0Walthall
20.02006-11-15331°21'N / 89°37'W31°25'N / 89°27'W12.00 Miles500 Yards061.5M0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down to the southwest of Sumrall and tracked east northeast across northern Lamar County and then into a small portion of extreme northwest Forrest County before dissipating. Approximately 25 homes were damaged, 16 of those suffering major damage or total destruction. The worst damage was along Old Salt Road, where a wood frame home on a concrete block foundation was totally destroyed, with the foundation cleared and the remnants of the home displaced dozens of yards away. A minivan was picked up and thrown/rolled a distance of approximately 150 yards, landing on top of a tractor and totally destroyed. Some large trees at this location were snapped at the base, denuded, and partially debarked. Heavy damage of F2 intensity was also observed along Foster Road, JD Hatten Road, and Rocky Branch road. Large swaths of trees were snapped and uprooted, and a few frame homes totally lost their roofs. Other damage along the path was weaker and generally of F1 intensity. The tornado then crossed Highway 42 and entered extreme northwest Forrest County. The total path length across Lamar and Forrest Counties was 13 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense fall cyclone developed over the region and produced an episode of severe weather which included tornadoes. This strong weather system developed as a very strong jet stream, with winds between 160-200 mph, slammed into Oregon and Washington State. All that energy moved over the Rocky Mountains and caused a strong area of surface low pressure to develop. This low intensified as it moved east across the Red River Valley and then lifted across Arkansas and into Tennessee as it deepened to 990 mb! The strength of this deepening low caused warm and unstable air to lift northward across Louisiana and into central Mississippi. It was this northward moving warm front that became the focus of an area where tornadic supercell thunderstorms could thrive in an unstable and highly sheared environment. This large and powerful storm system produced numerous tornadoes across the south and south eastern United States where many were of the strong (F2 or F3) variety. Within the Jackson, MS forecast area, there were a total of 5 tornadoes to impact the counties serviced. Two F3s, one in Lamar County and the other in Jones County. The Jones County tornado actually contained a satellite tornado, F1, which briefly rotated around the parent tornado. Next was an F1 tornado in southern Marion County which was actually the end of a strong tornado that moved out of Walthall County. Lastly, a brief F1 tornado occurred in central Lamar County. Tornadoes were not the only type of severe weather, scattered wind damage also occurred across northeast Louisiana and portions of central Mississippi between midnight and 10 am Wednesday November 15th 2006.
21.01982-05-07331°29'N / 89°43'W31°31'N / 89°36'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson Davis
21.21987-02-15231°04'N / 90°09'W31°04'N / 90°06'W3.00 Miles73 Yards02250K0Walthall
21.51992-11-21331°26'N / 89°55'W31°39'N / 89°44'W15.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Jefferson Davis
22.11983-03-20330°58'N / 90°02'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
22.71965-03-01231°18'N / 90°13'W31°23'N / 90°09'W7.20 Miles110 Yards0025K0Walthall
22.91986-04-12231°26'N / 90°15'W31°23'N / 90°03'W13.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
23.12005-01-07231°11'N / 89°27'W31°12'N / 89°25'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0Lamar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down at Hayden Road and Purvis Oloh Road and tracked north-northeast for 3 miles before lifting near Highway 589, 3 miles north of Purvis. The track basically was along Hayden Road and it was this area that receive the most significant damage. Six homes sustained minor to major roof damage and dozens of trees were uprooted and snapped. The worst damaged was to a home that lost most of its roof and second floor.
24.22005-04-06231°15'N / 90°18'W31°20'N / 90°09'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Walthall
 Brief Description: A tornado moved out of Pike County and entered Walthall County about 3 miles west northwest of Dinan and continued travelling north northeast until it dissipated approximately 2 miles west of Sartinsville. The tornado caused significant damage to 25 houses, 10 trailers, and 2 businesses in Walthall County. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
24.81972-11-13231°08'N / 89°25'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Lamar
26.61978-04-18431°33'N / 90°07'W31°35'N / 89°58'W9.20 Miles100 Yards431250K0Lawrence
26.81958-11-14231°12'N / 90°17'W31°14'N / 90°16'W3.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Quitman
27.31971-12-15331°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°43'W15.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
27.51976-03-27230°54'N / 89°37'W30°59'N / 89°23'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Pearl River
27.61996-02-19230°49'N / 89°40'W31°01'N / 89°24'W23.00 Miles430 Yards010700K0Pearl River
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down just northwest of the White Sand community. The most significant damage occurred in the initial 2.2 miles just to the north of the White Sand community where ten people were injured; five seriously, requiring hospitalization. The most serious was a woman who suffered a broken back, broken ribs and a punctured lung. The tornado continued on the ground continuously to just north of Poplarville, then intermittently to near Hillsdale. The county suffered considerable property damage with five houses destroyed, 10 had major damage and 14 minor damage. Nine mobile homes were destroyed, 3 sustained major damage and 5 minor damage. Numerous barns and other buildings were damaged. Several farm animals were killed. Large areas of 8 to 12 inch diameter trees were downed. The tornado path was surveyed by National Weather Service employees.
27.71978-04-18431°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°50'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
27.71958-02-26230°59'N / 89°27'W31°03'N / 89°24'W5.70 Miles50 Yards05250K0Lamar
27.91989-11-22231°03'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lamar
28.41958-02-26230°48'N / 89°39'W30°59'N / 89°27'W17.40 Miles50 Yards04250K0Pearl River
29.52005-04-06231°03'N / 90°20'W31°13'N / 90°17'W9.00 Miles100 Yards02200K0Pike
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the community of Progress in Pike County and moved north northeast to the Barto area before crossing Highway 98 and moving out of Pike County and into Walthall County about 2 miles east northeast of Holmesville. Along its path in Pike County, the tornado destroyed a church and a couple of mobile homes, damaged a number of houses and businesses, and knocked down numerous trees. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
29.61980-05-19230°50'N / 89°38'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
29.72006-10-17231°18'N / 89°20'W31°18'N / 89°19'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00700K0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down in the Oak Grove Community and was on the ground for 3/4 of a mile. Two homes had nearly the entire roof torn off and large wooden boards were wedged into the ground. Portions of awning were blown a mile away. Seven other homes sustained minor damage within the brief path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant heavy rain and flash flooding event occurred on October 16 and into the first part of October 17. The event was set up by an anomalous pool of tropical type moisture (300% of normal) over the western Gulf of Mexico which was then pulled northward by strong low level winds in advance of a westward moving upper level disturbance. There were several other factors in play which contributed to the large amounts of rain, such as a northward moving warm front and a building upper ridge over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The warm front helped lift the air while the building upper ridge served to weaken the westward moving upper disturbance. This then caused the progression of the heavy convective rains to slow and dump tremendous amounts of rain from southeast Texas to north and central Louisiana and then into west-central Mississippi. By late evening, dry mid level air began pushing east from Texas and allowed the heavy rain shield to move and exit the region by early Tuesday morning. Heavy rains were not the only weather type during this event, a couple of tornadoes occurred along with scattered reports of wind damage. What makes this event rare is that such a large area received 6 to 10 inches of rain and an even larger area received 4 to 6 inches. Embedded in that swath, a few locations in northern and central Louisiana received a whopping 12 to 17 inches! During this time of year, these kinds of rains usually occur from slow moving tropical cyclones, not from a warm front and westward moving upper disturbance. The result of all this rain was numerous reports of flash flooding, some even significant, across northeast Louisiana and west-central Mississippi. This event will go down in the record books for the amount of real estate covered by heavy rainfall and the several locations that measured extreme amounts.
30.01977-03-28231°21'N / 89°20'W00250K0Forrest
30.31981-03-31231°17'N / 90°26'W31°21'N / 90°13'W13.70 Miles127 Yards00250K0Pike
30.31976-03-29231°27'N / 90°16'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Lincoln
30.41972-05-07230°51'N / 89°32'W30°54'N / 89°30'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
30.61964-10-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°50'N / 89°37'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Pearl River
30.71981-03-31231°32'N / 89°31'W31°33'N / 89°23'W8.20 Miles100 Yards02250K0Covington
30.91975-05-07231°24'N / 89°23'W31°25'N / 89°18'W5.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Forrest
30.91977-03-28231°12'N / 89°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Forrest
31.21968-11-03231°00'N / 89°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards050K0Pearl River
31.41973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
31.41973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Jones
31.51975-01-10431°21'N / 90°22'W31°31'N / 90°14'W14.00 Miles150 Yards592.5M0Lincoln
31.51968-11-17231°41'N / 89°57'W31°40'N / 89°56'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
31.61961-02-20231°36'N / 89°57'W31°46'N / 89°51'W12.90 Miles73 Yards02250K0Jefferson Davis
31.71968-11-17231°41'N / 89°59'W31°41'N / 89°50'W8.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
31.71974-02-21331°33'N / 90°12'W31°39'N / 90°05'W9.80 Miles200 Yards013250K0Lawrence
32.31972-04-21231°38'N / 89°43'W31°42'N / 89°32'W11.70 Miles90 Yards08250K0Covington
32.41969-04-13231°38'N / 90°03'W31°42'N / 90°00'W5.60 Miles140 Yards0025K0Lawrence
32.51968-09-17230°50'N / 90°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Washington
33.31986-04-12231°31'N / 90°22'W31°26'N / 90°15'W8.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lincoln
33.81975-01-10431°31'N / 90°14'W31°43'N / 90°07'W15.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lawrence
34.01992-11-21331°39'N / 89°44'W31°46'N / 89°38'W12.00 Miles880 Yards010025.0M0Covington
34.51999-02-27331°37'N / 90°14'W31°43'N / 89°59'W17.00 Miles440 Yards00200K0Lawrence
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Northern Lawrence county through mainly rural areas knocking down many trees and power lines. Many homes received damage, particularly near the towns of Sontag and New Hebron. Several homes received major damage.
34.71954-02-20231°26'N / 89°31'W31°41'N / 89°14'W24.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Covington
35.21972-01-09231°44'N / 89°55'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
35.31969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
35.81968-11-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°48'N / 89°19'W19.80 Miles180 Yards0025K0Pearl River
36.11963-06-21231°13'N / 90°27'W31°15'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Pike
37.21975-01-10431°11'N / 90°32'W31°21'N / 90°22'W15.20 Miles200 Yards420025.0M0Pike
37.41982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
38.31962-11-11231°10'N / 90°28'W00250K0Pike
38.41969-04-13231°45'N / 89°40'W31°47'N / 89°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards011250K0Covington
38.71972-04-21331°25'N / 90°28'W31°31'N / 90°22'W9.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lincoln
38.91973-05-26230°42'N / 89°36'W0425K0Pearl River
39.11974-04-22231°40'N / 89°24'W0025K0Jones
39.31977-12-13331°07'N / 90°33'W31°14'N / 90°25'W11.40 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pike
39.41999-04-14331°42'N / 89°28'W31°42'N / 89°25'W4.00 Miles880 Yards00800K0Covington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado tracked across northeast Covington County before entering northwest Jones County. Many homes were damaged with several homes receiving major damage. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down and there were many livestock fatalities.
39.52007-12-20231°36'N / 90°22'W31°37'N / 90°17'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just east of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport and tracked east-northeast for five miles to near the Woolworth Community. The most significant damage occurred just south of Heucks Crossing along Beeson Road where two mobile homes were obliterated. The debris was swept from foundations with large debris, including furniture, and appliances thrown more than 100 yards. Additionally, numerous trees, both pines and hardwoods, were snapped and uprooted along with several power lines down along the path. A shop was also destroyed, camper trailer heavily damaged and two other homes suffered significant roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
40.91980-10-17231°42'N / 89°24'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jones
41.11980-04-25231°46'N / 89°59'W31°53'N / 89°40'W20.30 Miles900 Yards172.5M0Simpson
41.71974-02-21331°46'N / 89°57'W31°54'N / 89°46'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Simpson
41.91969-04-13231°47'N / 89°38'W31°50'N / 89°35'W4.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0Smith
41.92004-11-24231°45'N / 90°04'W31°55'N / 89°44'W24.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Simpson
 Brief Description: This tornado continued out of northern Lawrence county and moved into southwest Simpson county 5 miles southwest of the Shivers community. As this tornado tracked northeast, several hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several chicken houses sustained major damage along with a few totally destroyed. Three homes sustained major damage and nine mobile homes sustained major damage. This tornado tracked across several highways including State Highway 28 and 13. This tornado also crossed US Highway 49, 4 miles northwest of Magee. Here the tornado severely damaged the VFW Post 9122 building and rolled over an RV. This tornado weakened as moved a little more northeast and dissipated 4 miles north of Magee.
42.01975-01-10431°45'N / 90°07'W31°52'N / 89°58'W11.90 Miles150 Yards0125K0Simpson
42.11986-03-12231°21'N / 90°32'W31°23'N / 90°30'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lincoln
42.21971-04-12231°34'N / 90°31'W31°39'N / 90°15'W16.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
42.21986-03-12231°20'N / 90°31'W31°21'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Pike
42.31976-03-26431°47'N / 90°01'W31°54'N / 89°44'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0112.5M0Simpson
42.71982-05-07331°23'N / 89°09'W31°25'N / 89°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Perry
42.81961-02-20231°46'N / 89°51'W31°56'N / 89°46'W12.50 Miles73 Yards020K0Simpson
43.41961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
43.81972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
43.91969-04-13231°43'N / 90°17'W31°47'N / 90°13'W6.10 Miles267 Yards0525K0Copiah
44.01986-03-12231°19'N / 90°36'W31°20'N / 90°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Amite
44.01994-01-27231°31'N / 90°31'W31°35'N / 90°25'W6.00 Miles40 Yards07500K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Within the broad damage path across Lincoln county was a distinct path of convergent damage. Several mobile homes were totally destroyed. One frame house was totally destroyed. A sawmill was totally destroyed. Seven people were injured in the mobile homes. Many trees and power poles and lines were blown down.
44.22009-03-26331°47'N / 89°51'W31°57'N / 89°39'W16.00 Miles500 Yards0255.0M0KSimpson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down just north of Mount Zion Road in Southwest Simpson County and continued northeast through the northwest side of Magee and then across the Smith County line before lifting near South County Road 503. Along the path, 60 homes were damaged or destroyed. A large, well-built church was destroyed. A warehouse was significantly damaged and a radio tower was snapped. Hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The highest winds occurred at the church and nearby houses and trees just southwest of Magee along and just off Highway 28. Maximum winds were around 150 mph. The EF3 rating was in Simpson County while the highest rated damage in Smith County was EF1. Total path length across both counties was near 18 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A round of severe thunderstorms, containing tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, occurred Wednesday night, March 25, into early Thursday morning, March 26. These storms developed as a strong upper level disturbance encountered an unstable environment over the lower Mississippi Valley. A squall line of showers and thunderstorms pushed rapidly eastward across the area. One supercell storm formed ahead of the main line and produced a strong tornado which hit the town of Magee. Eight tornadoes were confirmed from this event. Of the 8 tornadoes, 1 was rated EF3, 1 was rated EF2, 4 were rated EF1, and 2 were rated EF0. Numerous other locations experienced damaging straight line winds in excess of 60-70 mph. The worst damage occurred from a tornado which laid a 17.5 mile long track across Simpson and Smith counties. This storm was rated as EF3 with estimated 150 mph maximum winds near Magee. A second strong tornado, rated EF2 with 125 mph winds, effected Jones County near Soso.
45.21977-12-13231°40'N / 89°15'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
45.31972-01-09231°50'N / 89°43'W31°54'N / 89°33'W10.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Simpson
45.81967-12-02331°22'N / 90°36'W31°31'N / 90°31'W11.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lincoln
45.91987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
45.91992-11-21231°29'N / 90°33'W31°42'N / 90°24'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Lincoln
46.02007-12-20231°41'N / 89°16'W31°42'N / 89°15'W2.00 Miles150 Yards02450K0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began as a small, narrow path of minor damage, including a porch being blown off a house. It reached its maximum intensity as it crossed highway 29. Here, a brick home had all of its roof structure blown off along with a few walls blown down. Three mobile homes were rolled or tossed and destroyed, with debris strewn downstream along the path. Numerous trees were snapped off or uprooted. The last damage occurred along Leroy Hill Road. A home suffered significant roof damage, an outbuilding was destroyed, a car suffered major damage, and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing Leroy Hill Road with only a few trees snapped at the end of the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
46.51961-11-22231°36'N / 89°12'W31°38'N / 89°09'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Jones
46.71974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
46.81978-04-17231°20'N / 90°38'W31°42'N / 90°27'W27.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
47.11987-11-16231°42'N / 90°25'W31°43'N / 90°22'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Copiah
47.31977-12-24331°48'N / 90°20'W31°48'N / 90°12'W8.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Copiah
47.31957-04-04331°53'N / 89°46'W31°56'N / 89°39'W7.70 Miles167 Yards050250K0Simpson
47.41992-11-21231°42'N / 90°24'W31°43'N / 90°24'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Copiah
47.51953-05-04231°50'N / 89°26'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Smith
47.61990-04-27231°52'N / 89°42'W31°58'N / 89°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
47.71977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
48.12009-03-26231°45'N / 89°23'W31°47'N / 89°13'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01800K150KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down along Mason Creek Rd about 6 miles west of Soso. Several trees were snapped and uprooted and some minor roof damage occurred to a few homes. The tornado intensified as it crossed Summerland Road. Here the tornado widened to 500 yds and reached peak intensity, especially within a narrow corridor which lasted about 3/4 of a mile. One well constructed home suffered major damage with half of the roof torn off and other wall sections of that side the house ripped out and thrown into the back yard. Two well built storage buildings were destroyed with the contents thrown into a field. Additionally, a weekly built barn was destroyed with tin thrown along the path. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this area with splintered trees within the most intense core. One large tree in this location was uprooted and actually thrown and rolled a small distance. The tornado continued to track just east of north across several more roads, including Highway 28 and 503, uprooting and snapping numerous trees. On the east side of Highway 28, a mobile home was pushed off its foundation and the person inside was injured. The tornado continued to weaken as it crossed Highway 503 and damaged more trees and caused minor damage to several mobile homes and heavily damaged a couple sheds. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A round of severe thunderstorms, containing tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, occurred Wednesday night, March 25, into early Thursday morning, March 26. These storms developed as a strong upper level disturbance encountered an unstable environment over the lower Mississippi Valley. A squall line of showers and thunderstorms pushed rapidly eastward across the area. One supercell storm formed ahead of the main line and produced a strong tornado which hit the town of Magee. Eight tornadoes were confirmed from this event. Of the 8 tornadoes, 1 was rated EF3, 1 was rated EF2, 4 were rated EF1, and 2 were rated EF0. Numerous other locations experienced damaging straight line winds in excess of 60-70 mph. The worst damage occurred from a tornado which laid a 17.5 mile long track across Simpson and Smith counties. This storm was rated as EF3 with estimated 150 mph maximum winds near Magee. A second strong tornado, rated EF2 with 125 mph winds, effected Jones County near Soso.
48.21980-10-27231°42'N / 89°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jones
48.31977-01-09231°55'N / 89°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Smith
48.41972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
48.41999-04-14331°43'N / 89°24'W31°49'N / 89°11'W14.50 Miles880 Yards1304.0M0Jones
 Brief Description: This strong tornado entered from Covington County and crossed northwest Jones County before entering Southwest Jasper county. One man was killed just north of Hebron when his mobile home was thrown more than fifty yards and destroyed. There were thirty injuries and many homes were destroyed. Tree and power line damage was widespread along the path of the tornado. M71MH
48.41953-04-04230°51'N / 89°08'W0025K0Stone
48.71987-11-16231°49'N / 90°01'W32°03'N / 89°46'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
49.31978-04-17231°42'N / 90°27'W31°44'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Copiah
49.31986-04-08231°42'N / 89°12'W31°41'N / 89°10'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Jones
49.41987-11-16231°35'N / 90°36'W31°42'N / 90°25'W16.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Lincoln
49.51974-04-03331°33'N / 89°11'W31°40'N / 89°02'W12.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jones
49.81951-04-21331°41'N / 89°15'W31°48'N / 89°12'W8.80 Miles33 Yards21025K0Jones


* 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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