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The chance of earthquake damage in Middleton is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Middleton is much higher than Tennessee average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #331

Middleton, TN
0.14
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

Middleton, 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, #90

Middleton, TN
251.95
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 2,599 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Middleton, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:31
Dust Storm:0Flood:249Hail:849Heat:26Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:1,262Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:16
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Middleton, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Middleton, TN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 112 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Middleton, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01971-02-21435°00'N / 88°57'W35°02'N / 88°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardeman
4.82010-05-02334°59'N / 88°52'W35°03'N / 88°47'W7.00 Miles880 Yards12250K0KHardeman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into Hardeman County from Tippah County, Mississippi. The tornado tracked northeast hitting Pocahontas before moving into McNairy County. One fatality occurred in Pocahontas when a single wide trailer was destroyed. Two injuries also occurred. In total, one home was completely destroyed. Thirteen homes sustained major damage with another five receiving very minor damage. Two mobile homes were destroyed with another two receiving minor damage. Numerous trees were snapped and debarked in the area. In addition, power lines were knocked down 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.
6.52010-05-02335°03'N / 88°47'W35°03'N / 88°46'W1.00 Mile880 Yards0010K0KMcnairy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed into McNairy County from Hardeman County. The tornado briefly traveled northeast before lifting near Highway 57. Several trees and power lines were knocked down in the area. This storm would later spawn a couple of tornadoes further northeast in McNairy County. 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.
7.91991-03-22334°55'N / 89°00'W35°00'N / 88°54'W13.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Tippah
8.82010-05-02334°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.
10.01962-02-23234°53'N / 88°54'W34°57'N / 88°51'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Tippah
16.01997-03-01235°04'N / 88°38'W35°11'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0Mcnairy
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the town of Ramer and moved northeast toward the town of Selmer. Forty-eight homes and two businesses were damaged or destroyed. One farm which housed emus was damaged and nine emus were killed. Several trees were uprooted or shredded.
17.01952-03-21435°16'N / 88°59'W35°21'N / 88°49'W11.10 Miles177 Yards4142.5M0Hardeman
17.61981-10-17235°15'N / 89°06'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hardeman
18.31971-02-21235°09'N / 88°35'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0362.5M0Mcnairy
18.82010-05-02334°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.
18.91970-04-24235°08'N / 88°34'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0325K0Mcnairy
19.21957-04-04335°03'N / 88°36'W35°07'N / 88°30'W7.30 Miles50 Yards011250K0Mcnairy
19.51991-03-22335°03'N / 88°43'W35°14'N / 88°24'W22.00 Miles200 Yards44525.0M0Mcnairy
20.21991-03-22334°43'N / 89°10'W34°55'N / 89°00'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Benton
20.41970-04-19434°43'N / 89°00'W34°49'N / 88°45'W15.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Tippah
21.11970-04-19434°49'N / 88°45'W35°00'N / 88°23'W24.30 Miles100 Yards4782.5M0Alcorn
22.81971-05-24334°51'N / 88°35'W34°58'N / 88°29'W9.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Alcorn
23.31980-04-08234°55'N / 88°31'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Alcorn
23.81966-11-10334°57'N / 88°31'W34°57'N / 88°28'W3.30 Miles27 Yards04250K0Alcorn
23.81994-06-26235°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.
24.42010-05-02235°07'N / 88°41'W35°22'N / 88°21'W25.00 Miles880 Yards0107.3M0KMcnairy
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Sulphur Springs Road and Steadman Road, southwest of Selmer, and tracked northeast. This tornado was spawned from the same cell that produced a tornado from near Ashland, Mississippi to near Pocahontas, Tennessee and just west of Ramer, Tennessee in McNairy County. Tree and minor roof damage was noted at the beginning of the track. The tornado tracked further to the northeast and hit northern parts of Selmer. A carport failed due to fallen trees at the Christmas Tree Farm. A large home was moved off the foundation as well as a double wide mobile home. A single wide trailer was destroyed and wrapped around a tree. Total collapse of a few buildings occurred as well. Large trees were knocked down and minor roof damage was noted. The tornado then tracked further to the northeast and hit Bethesda and Purdy. Two churches were destroyed. A brick home sustained major roof damage while a horse barn was completely destroyed. The tornado tracked further to the northeast and hit the town of Good Hope. Two homes were destroyed. The tornado continued to the northeast crossing into Hardin County just to the southwest Milledgeville. At least ten injuries occurred in McNairy County from the tornado. In total, 22 homes were completely destroyed with 59 homes sustaining major damage. At least minor damage occurred to 219 homes. Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed and eleven sustained major damage. Twenty mobile homes received minor damage. Several other buildings and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed 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.
24.51988-11-19235°25'N / 88°54'W35°25'N / 88°50'W3.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Hardeman
25.21973-11-27234°50'N / 88°34'W34°56'N / 88°26'W10.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Alcorn
25.71972-09-29334°43'N / 88°58'W34°40'N / 88°43'W14.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Tippah
25.91988-11-19235°25'N / 88°50'W35°27'N / 88°49'W3.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Chester
26.01953-05-04234°55'N / 88°31'W34°59'N / 88°23'W8.80 Miles20 Yards0025K0Alcorn
26.51971-02-21434°31'N / 89°24'W35°00'N / 88°57'W42.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Marshall
26.81957-04-01235°27'N / 88°52'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
27.01975-02-22334°39'N / 89°05'W34°44'N / 89°00'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Tippah
27.41967-12-21234°44'N / 88°37'W1125K0Prentiss
28.11952-03-22435°21'N / 88°49'W35°30'N / 88°31'W19.80 Miles177 Yards231002.5M0Chester
29.41961-05-08235°20'N / 88°40'W35°23'N / 88°22'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Mcnairy
29.51971-02-21234°46'N / 89°16'W000K0Benton
29.61970-04-01235°29'N / 88°48'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Madison
29.61999-01-17335°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.
29.71953-03-14235°22'N / 88°47'W35°31'N / 88°30'W18.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Chester
29.81988-11-19235°27'N / 88°49'W35°31'N / 88°44'W6.00 Miles90 Yards01250K0Madison
30.41972-09-29334°40'N / 88°43'W34°39'N / 88°38'W5.10 Miles880 Yards01250K0Prentiss
30.71952-03-21435°00'N / 89°35'W35°07'N / 89°17'W18.70 Miles427 Yards750250K0Fayette
31.81987-12-15234°41'N / 88°36'W34°43'N / 88°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Prentiss
31.81959-01-21235°14'N / 88°24'W35°16'N / 88°21'W4.10 Miles500 Yards03250K0Mcnairy
32.01970-04-19435°00'N / 88°23'W35°03'N / 88°16'W7.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hardin
32.41988-01-19335°04'N / 89°27'W35°58'N / 88°03'W22.00 Miles200 Yards3242.5M0Fayette
33.22003-05-04335°29'N / 88°56'W35°35'N / 88°37'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down south of where the tornado which struck the city of Jackson started. This tornado also moved east and eventually moved into Henderson county. Numerous homes were damaged or destroyed.
33.22008-02-05235°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.
33.82008-02-05335°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.
33.91999-01-17335°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.
34.21975-03-12234°32'N / 89°00'W34°36'N / 88°48'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union
34.41950-02-12234°36'N / 89°07'W3225K0Union
35.61976-05-13334°55'N / 88°18'W34°59'N / 88°15'W5.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
35.62003-05-04435°31'N / 89°02'W35°38'N / 88°37'W26.00 Miles880 Yards116630.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the southwest part of Madison county near Denmark and tracked east through the downtown section of Jackson. The tornado continued to move east and eventually crossed into Henderson county. Nine people were killed in mobile homes between Denmark and Jackson and two other persons were killed in an apartment complex in Jackson. Numerous buildings were destroyed, particularly in downtown Jackson. St. Luke Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches in Tennessee built in 1844, was destroyed. The Carl Perkins Civic Center, Tennessee Supreme Court Building, the downtown Jackson Post Office and National Guard Armory were damaged. Also damaged was the Proctor and Gamble factory where Pringles Potato Chips are made and a Coca-Cola bottling plant was also damaged. Denmark Elementary School and Jackson Middle School were destroyed and 24 other schools in the county were damaged. The tornado caused severe damage to the local power and water utilities across the county. One of eight stone balls that were set up to commemorate the eight fatalities from the Jackson tornado of January 17, 1999 was blown across a street. M1PH, M7MH, M8MH, F22PH, F23MH, F25MH, M33MH, M39MH, F40MH, F44MH, M53MH
36.41965-02-11235°05'N / 89°32'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Fayette
36.61972-09-29334°39'N / 88°38'W34°39'N / 88°20'W17.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Prentiss
36.81976-05-13334°59'N / 88°15'W35°03'N / 88°14'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hardin
36.81965-03-17334°31'N / 88°44'W34°37'N / 88°34'W11.70 Miles400 Yards07250K0Prentiss
37.02010-05-02235°22'N / 88°21'W35°22'N / 88°21'W1.00 Mile880 Yards02100K0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked northeast into Hardin County from McNairy County and hit the town of Milledgeville. One house sustained major damage while another sustained roof damage. Minor damage occurred to a shed. Several trees were knocked down in the area. Two injuries occurred from the tornado. This storm went on to produce a tornado in Henderson and Decatur Counties. 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.
37.11954-04-28235°11'N / 88°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards04250K0Hardin
37.11975-02-22334°30'N / 89°15'W34°39'N / 89°05'W14.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Union
37.41953-03-14234°40'N / 88°26'W34°42'N / 88°24'W3.30 Miles33 Yards1025K0Prentiss
37.72008-02-05335°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.
37.71982-04-17234°46'N / 89°27'W00250K0Marshall
38.01958-02-26335°14'N / 88°15'W0.10 Mile7 Yards00250K0Hardin
38.21959-01-21334°23'N / 88°59'W34°39'N / 88°34'W30.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Union
38.21999-01-17435°35'N / 88°53'W35°38'N / 88°41'W16.00 Miles500 Yards610610.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado developed just east of Bemis and tracked northeast across the southern part of the city of Jackson. A shopping center suffered severe damage while a nearby funeral home was demolished except for the interior rooms. More than 200 homes were obliterated or heavily damaged while 300 other homes sustained lesser damage. The building housing the school buses for the county was destroyed and 55 school buses were damaged. A high-school baseball stadium was destroyed and the football stadium was damaged. F9PH, F81PH, F46OT, M43PH, M43MH, F29PH
38.91965-03-17334°30'N / 88°47'W34°31'N / 88°44'W3.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Union
39.02001-02-24334°31'N / 88°36'W34°35'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0302.0M0Prentiss
 Brief Description: The tornado continued from Lee county into Prentiss county finally lifting up near the town of Wheeler. The most significant damage occurred in Baldwyn along the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. The Baldwyn High School lost the roof to its gymnasium and had another building damaged. Six homes were damaged in Wheeler.
39.11975-03-23334°30'N / 88°36'W34°37'N / 88°33'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Prentiss
39.31964-03-04335°03'N / 88°16'W35°13'N / 88°08'W13.80 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Hardin
39.42008-05-02234°30'N / 89°01'W34°30'N / 89°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0075K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Glenfield area and the Colonial Gardens subdivision of New Albany and damaged at least 10 homes. In the Glenfield area, a gas station canopy was damaged and several trees were uprooted. Several houses also had minor shingle damage. The tornado intensified as it moved into the Colonial Gardens subdivision where two homes suffered total roof loss along with some exterior wall collapse. More trees were snapped off and uprooted in this area as well. 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.
39.81957-04-04235°32'N / 88°29'W0.10 Mile7 Yards0025K0Henderson
40.01997-03-01334°23'N / 89°02'W34°35'N / 88°50'W30.00 Miles400 Yards016250K0Union
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed in Calhoun county near Banner. This tornado also tracked northeast through extreme southeast Lafayette county, through the northwest part of Pontotoc county and through the middle of Union county. While damage occurred in all four counties, the most damage took place in Union county near the town of Martintown. All told 17 persons were injured. Ninety-one homes were damaged with forty-nine of these homes deemed uninhabitable.
40.41953-03-14335°32'N / 88°58'W35°45'N / 88°37'W24.70 Miles100 Yards0325K0Madison
40.62003-05-04335°35'N / 88°37'W35°35'N / 88°30'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Henderson
 Brief Description: This tornado moved east from Madison County into Henderson county. Some homes were damaged.
40.61957-11-18234°40'N / 88°20'W34°44'N / 88°19'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02250K0Prentiss
40.61976-04-24234°29'N / 89°15'W34°31'N / 88°57'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Union
40.61971-05-24235°17'N / 89°37'W35°22'N / 89°27'W10.90 Miles100 Yards022250K0Fayette
40.61957-11-18234°44'N / 88°19'W34°53'N / 88°10'W13.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
40.81953-03-14235°31'N / 88°30'W35°34'N / 88°26'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0225K0Henderson
40.81953-03-14235°28'N / 89°27'W35°40'N / 89°05'W24.80 Miles33 Yards0825K0Haywood
41.82001-02-24334°27'N / 88°47'W34°30'N / 88°38'W10.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Lee
 Brief Description: The continued into Lee county from Union county and tracked northeast producing damage in Baldwyn. The tornado then moved out of Lee county into Prentiss county. In Guntown, eight homes and 1 business were heavily damaged while 13 other structures were damaged. In Saltillo, a mobile homes overturned. The tornado did significant damage in Baldwyn, which is located on the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed including the Baldwyn High School which lost the roof to its gymnasium.
42.11973-11-27235°25'N / 89°30'W35°35'N / 89°19'W15.40 Miles440 Yards01250K0Fayette
42.11985-04-30235°32'N / 89°27'W35°31'N / 89°18'W8.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Haywood
42.21988-11-04334°53'N / 88°13'W34°56'N / 88°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
42.41958-09-21234°25'N / 89°03'W34°30'N / 89°00'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0225K0Union
42.42000-01-03334°23'N / 89°15'W34°36'N / 89°05'W20.00 Miles600 Yards04250K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado first developed just south of Highway 315 in the community of Hawkins Crossing and moved northeast across the northeast corner of Yalobusha county. The tornado continued into southwest Lafayette county and continued to travel northeast ending in Union county. In the town of Pinedale in southwest Union county, a new brick and vinyl siding home was obliterated. The debris extended up to 400 yards where a large freezer landed in a lake. A nearby pickup truck was rolled 20 yards and sustained extensive damage. Trees two to three feet in diameter were completely uprooted. In the town of Enterprise, a mobile home was completely destroyed and a conventional home sustained severe damage. Four other homes received extensive structural damage. The West Union School had minor roof damage and had numerous windows blown out. In the town of Myrtle, two mobile homes were destroyed and another mobile home was flipped on its side. In all, more than 60 homes were damaged in Union county.
43.01952-03-21434°52'N / 89°41'W35°00'N / 89°35'W10.90 Miles100 Yards924250K0Marshall
43.31988-11-04334°32'N / 88°31'W34°39'N / 88°15'W12.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Prentiss
43.32008-05-02234°27'N / 89°09'W34°29'N / 89°07'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in the Enterprise community in Western Union County near County Road 46 where a couple of sheds were destroyed and trees were uprooted. The intensifying tornado moved northeast causing damage to the roofs and exterior walls of several homes. The tornado was at its most powerful as it crossed State Highway 30. A gas station canopy and sign along with several large buildings were damaged. One large metal building suffered moderate damage. There was roof damage to a church and the steeple was knocked down. Many trees were knocked down and several power poles were snapped. A large bus was flipped on to its side. The tornado lifted near County Road 51 or about 2 miles northeast of Enterprise. There was minor damage in this area with several large trees uprooted and minor roof damage to a home. Along the entire track about 20 homes suffered at least some damage. 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.
43.52006-04-02235°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.
43.71975-03-23334°25'N / 88°43'W34°30'N / 88°36'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
43.82008-02-05435°40'N / 88°51'W35°43'N / 88°45'W8.00 Miles125 Yards051100.0M0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down at the Union University Campus near the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson producing tremendous damage. Fifty one people were injured at Union University as two dormitories collapsed during the passage of the violent tornado. Eighty percent of the dorms were severely damaged or destroyed. Three academic buildings received major damage and 14 other campus buildings were damaged. Several hundred vehicles in the campus parking lots were also damaged or destroyed. The damage in the University area was rated EF-4 with maximum winds of 170 mph. The track was 125 yards wide. The damage at the university alone was estimated at $40,000,000. The tornado then tracked across the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass damaging several banks and businesses before hitting the Regional Hospital and adjacent doctors' offices. The tornado then moved across North Jackson inflicting significant damage to many subdivisions and businesses. The Chapel Creek, Indian Hills and Wyndhurst subdivisions were all struck by the tornado. The tornado also damaged the Jackson Oaks Senior Living Complex. The tornado continued to track northeast striking the Northside High School in the Oak Hill area. The tornado then moved through the Walnut Trace subdivision before crossing Old Medina Road and damaging more houses. The tornado then continued northeast causing EF-3 damage near the intersection of Christmasville Road and Ashport Road in Northeast Madison County before lifting. The Madison County Fire Station No. 11 was destroyed. The station's fire engine and pumper, water and brush trucks were all damaged. Several homes in the area were also damaged. The maximum winds were 145 mph in this area and the track was 100 yards wide. Along the track of this tornado over 70 structures were destroyed with over 500 more 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.
43.91955-10-28235°03'N / 89°40'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Shelby
44.21984-04-21334°23'N / 88°15'W34°33'N / 88°57'W18.00 Miles10 Yards1225.0M0Union
44.51952-03-22435°30'N / 88°31'W35°38'N / 88°17'W15.90 Miles177 Yards11432.5M0Henderson
44.91965-03-17234°52'N / 88°08'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Alcorn
44.92008-02-05435°16'N / 88°17'W35°22'N / 88°02'W16.00 Miles880 Yards3517.6M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred west of the Tennessee River near the intersection of Coffee Landing Road and Towboat Lane about 740 pm CST. The tornado then quickly raced northeast causing extensive damage to homes and trees just east of the Tennessee River in the Oak Grove, Cerro Gordo and Swift Communities. The tornado destroyed 59 houses, 11 mobile homes, 11 public buildings, a vacant store and 11 farm buildings. Another 117 structures received varying degrees of damage. Four of the 11 public buildings belonged to the Sharon Baptist Church. The church lost its sanctuary, preschool, academy and student center, off Cravens Road in the Oak Grove area. Two of the five injuries occurred at the church while two more injuries occurred in homes in the Oak Grove area. All three deaths occurred in mobile homes. Two of the deaths occurred in the Cerro Gordo area while the third fatality occurred in northeast Hardin County in the vicinity of Nance Bend Road and Highway 128. The tornado continued northeast before lifting near the intersection of Highway 114 and Highway 128 around 757 pm CST. The path length was about 16 miles and the maximum width was one half mile. The highest estimated winds were around 170 mph. Utility restoration costs were estimated at around $200,000. 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.
45.11988-01-19235°39'N / 89°13'W35°41'N / 89°10'W3.00 Miles60 Yards16250K0Haywood
45.32001-02-24334°21'N / 88°48'W34°28'N / 88°50'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado continued to move northeast across extreme southeast Union county from Pontotoc county. The tornado moved into northern Lee county near Corrona. While the tornado was in Union county, a couple of mobile home were destroyed. Nine mobile homes and several houses were damaged. Some trees and power lines were also knocked down.
45.42003-05-04435°37'N / 88°38'W35°39'N / 88°21'W13.00 Miles880 Yards02010.0M0Henderson
 Brief Description: The same tornado that produced substantial damage to the city of Jackson continued into Henderson county and moved through the city of Lexington. Thirty-six homes were destroyed and nearly 1,000 homes were damaged. Seven commercial buildings were destroyed and another 73 were damaged including the Everett Horn Library.
46.01975-02-22334°27'N / 89°18'W34°30'N / 89°15'W4.70 Miles50 Yards023K0Lafayette
46.01972-09-29334°39'N / 88°20'W34°38'N / 88°11'W8.70 Miles880 Yards03250K0Tishomingo
47.51966-11-10234°38'N / 88°14'W00250K0Tishomingo
47.82002-11-09235°44'N / 89°03'W35°45'N / 89°03'W4.00 Miles220 Yards00750K0Crockett
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northeast of Bells and tracked northeast. Six mobile homes and four houses were destroyed. Another 62 homes and several businesses were damaged. Many trees and power poles were blown down.
48.51959-01-21334°21'N / 89°02'W34°23'N / 88°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pontotoc
48.52008-05-08234°25'N / 88°31'W34°27'N / 88°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00150K0KItawamba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred in the Palestine community in extreme Northwest Itawamba County. Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several homes had partial roof damage. One home was severely damaged when a large part of its roof was torn off. The tornado lifted near the Natchez Trace Parkway about one mile southwest of Kirksville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
48.61964-03-04235°18'N / 89°42'W35°24'N / 89°39'W7.60 Miles200 Yards0325K0Shelby
48.91956-04-03435°35'N / 88°28'W35°42'N / 88°19'W11.60 Miles100 Yards3602.5M0Henderson
49.01994-11-27335°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
49.01986-11-08234°37'N / 88°12'W34°40'N / 88°11'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
49.31964-03-04335°13'N / 88°08'W35°23'N / 88°00'W13.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Wayne
49.81956-04-03234°19'N / 88°49'W34°23'N / 88°40'W9.70 Miles33 Yards040K0Lee


* 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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