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The chance of earthquake damage in Sharon is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sharon is much 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, #309

Sharon, MS
0.02
Mississippi
0.05
U.S.
1.81

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

Volcano Index, #1

Sharon, MS
0.0000
Mississippi
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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

Tornado Index, #84

Sharon, MS
357.97
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 3,941 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sharon, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:315Hail:1,247Heat:23Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:2,202Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:9Winter Weather:7
Other:73 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sharon, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sharon, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.51977-05-043.6531.98-88.42
37.51978-12-113.5531.95-88.48

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 128 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sharon, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61971-12-15231°47'N / 89°08'W31°48'N / 89°02'W6.10 Miles77 Yards0225K0Jones
3.91957-11-18231°44'N / 89°05'W31°47'N / 89°00'W6.20 Miles50 Yards0225K0Jones
4.61972-01-09331°42'N / 89°10'W31°46'N / 88°57'W13.50 Miles300 Yards0122.5M0Jones
5.51999-04-14331°48'N / 89°13'W31°53'N / 89°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards032.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This strong tornado entered from Jones County and crossed portions of southern Jasper County. There were three injuries. Several houses and businesses were destroyed along with the Moss Firehouse. Overall, many homes and businesses received at least minor damage and numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
6.71954-12-28331°38'N / 89°11'W31°46'N / 89°04'W11.50 Miles250 Yards0252.5M0Jones
6.91983-12-03231°42'N / 89°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Jones
7.31971-03-02231°48'N / 89°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
8.51951-04-21331°41'N / 89°15'W31°48'N / 89°12'W8.80 Miles33 Yards21025K0Jones
8.81986-04-08231°42'N / 89°12'W31°41'N / 89°10'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Jones
9.71980-10-27231°42'N / 89°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Jones
10.51987-02-28431°30'N / 89°15'W31°47'N / 88°56'W26.00 Miles1230 Yards635025.0M0Jones
11.12006-11-15331°37'N / 89°04'W31°41'N / 88°57'W11.00 Miles850 Yards011.7M0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down near the Glade and Tuckers Crossing Communities and tracked east northeast to near the Mill Creek Community before entering Wayne County near Highway 84. Around 25 homes suffered significant damage. The most intense damage was along a path from near the intersection of Highway 15 and Orange Drive northeast to the area along Township Road. Two metal high tension electric power truss towers were destroyed, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, at least two mobile homes were destroyed, a travel trailer being used for post-Katrina housing was annihilated, and several houses suffered significant structural damage. Northeast of this area, the path continued all the way to the county line with Wayne County, but damage was generally less, F0 to occasionally F1, and limited to tree damage. The one exception was near the Mill Creek community, where a storage building was destroyed and a couple of homes suffered roof damage. Total path length across Jones and Wayne Counties was 17 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.
11.71973-05-27331°32'N / 89°08'W31°43'N / 89°00'W15.00 Miles400 Yards1352.5M0Jones
11.81999-04-14331°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
11.91987-02-28431°47'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°53'W4.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Wayne
12.02007-12-20231°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.
12.32009-03-26231°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.
12.71977-12-13231°40'N / 89°15'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
12.81974-04-03331°33'N / 89°11'W31°40'N / 89°02'W12.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jones
13.11972-01-09331°52'N / 89°17'W32°04'N / 89°05'W18.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Jasper
13.11961-11-22231°36'N / 89°12'W31°38'N / 89°09'W4.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Jones
13.11951-04-21331°48'N / 89°12'W32°09'N / 89°07'W24.70 Miles33 Yards0625K0Jasper
13.31972-01-09331°46'N / 88°57'W31°48'N / 88°47'W10.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wayne
13.61987-02-28431°52'N / 88°54'W31°51'N / 88°51'W5.00 Miles1230 Yards0025.0M0Clarke
15.61977-06-16231°51'N / 89°21'W0.60 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
16.31986-03-12331°54'N / 89°22'W31°58'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Smith
17.21980-04-25231°58'N / 89°19'W32°00'N / 89°15'W4.50 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Jasper
19.11980-10-17231°42'N / 89°24'W1.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jones
20.01974-04-22231°40'N / 89°24'W0025K0Jones
20.11953-05-04231°50'N / 89°26'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0125K0Smith
21.51999-04-14331°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.
21.61992-11-22431°51'N / 89°31'W32°05'N / 89°17'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards01525.0M0Smith
21.91986-03-12331°58'N / 89°16'W32°14'N / 89°07'W20.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Jasper
22.41971-02-26232°06'N / 88°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
22.82008-03-03231°51'N / 88°46'W31°57'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles350 Yards00400K500KClarke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
23.21954-02-20231°26'N / 89°31'W31°41'N / 89°14'W24.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Covington
23.21957-04-04332°05'N / 89°19'W32°08'N / 89°09'W10.40 Miles167 Yards000K0Jasper
24.61955-04-12231°32'N / 89°25'W32°35'N / 89°20'W72.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lincoln
24.91973-05-27232°04'N / 88°49'W0125K0Clarke
24.92005-04-06331°47'N / 89°39'W32°03'N / 89°20'W26.00 Miles600 Yards008.0M600KSmith
 Brief Description: This strong tornado developed from a long lived supercell thunderstorm, which had a history of producing tornadoes, that moved across a large portion of Southern and Central Mississippi. The tornado touched down just N of Mount Olive, in Covington county, and stayed on the ground for 28 miles across most of Smith county, where it dissipated around the Ted community just inside Jasper county. Where the tornado first touched down it was weak, F0, and only downed a few trees. As it moved NE, into Smith county, it quickly gained strength. F1 to F2 type damaged occurred across SW Smith county where hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted and several homes and outbuildings had part or all of their roofs blown off. As the strong tornado approached Mize, MS, it became stronger and reached it maximum intensity, F3. Here the tornado was 600 yards wide and was significantly damaging nearly all the trees in its path. One mile to the SW of Mize, a mobile home was destroyed. The most significant damage occurred in Mize where the Attendance Center was nearly demolished. The top floor of the Attendance Center was almost completely taken off, 3 portable classrooms were destroyed along with several large light poles bent or snapped. The tornado continued to the NE toward the Center Ridge community. The damage between Mize and Center Ridge, a distance of nearly 9 miles, ranged between F2 and F3. Along Providence Road, a barn was destroyed, 2 homes were significantly damaged and a church was heavily damaged. The tornado crossed State Highway 37 and continued toward the Center Ridge community. Here, many more trees were uprooted along with several structures demolished or sustaining significant damage. As the tornado tracked toward Sylvarena, it began to weaken and become smaller. From this point, to where it dissipated in Jasper county, damage was confined to trees snapped and uprooted. This tornado affected 3 counties and had a total path length of 28 miles.
24.92004-11-24232°05'N / 89°18'W32°13'N / 89°01'W20.00 Miles600 Yards023.0M0Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado moved into Jasper county from Smith county 5.5 miles southwest of Montrose and tracked northeast for 20 miles before moving into Newton county 6 miles east of Garlandville. As this strong tornado tracked across Jasper county a few thousand trees were uprooted and snapped. Seven residential homes sustained major damage along with eleven sustaining minor damage. Eight chicken houses were destroyed with five more sustaining major damage. The total path length of this tornado was 38 miles across Smith, Jasper and Newton counties.
25.11980-04-25231°53'N / 89°40'W31°58'N / 89°19'W21.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
26.02004-11-24232°01'N / 89°32'W32°05'N / 89°18'W12.50 Miles600 Yards023.5M0Smith
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just south of Raleigh on State Highway 35 and tracked northeast to the Jasper Smith county line, 7 miles northeast of Sylvarena, where it then moved into Jasper county. Along its path it uprooted and destroyed a few thousand trees. Thirteen chicken houses were destroyed and six others were damaged. Three mobile homes and one residential home were destroyed along with five other homes sustaining major damage. Two people were injured when a mobile home was blown off its foundation and destroyed 10 miles northeast of Raleigh. At 210 AM the strong tornado moved into northwest Jasper county. The total path length of this tornado was 38 miles across Smith, Jasper and Newton counties.
26.11957-11-18331°58'N / 88°47'W32°00'N / 88°38'W9.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Clarke
27.22010-04-24232°09'N / 89°06'W32°13'N / 88°58'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00400K600KJasper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
27.21982-05-07331°23'N / 89°09'W31°25'N / 89°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Perry
27.21981-03-31231°32'N / 89°31'W31°33'N / 89°23'W8.20 Miles100 Yards02250K0Covington
27.31957-04-04331°56'N / 89°39'W32°05'N / 89°19'W22.10 Miles167 Yards1250K0Smith
27.41992-11-22432°05'N / 89°17'W32°15'N / 89°13'W12.00 Miles1760 Yards0025.0M0Jasper
27.51955-04-12231°55'N / 89°59'W32°04'N / 89°01'W57.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Simpson
27.71973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jones
27.71973-04-24231°28'N / 89°22'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Jones
27.81994-11-27331°53'N / 89°45'W32°13'N / 89°10'W40.00 Miles200 Yards202.0M0Simpson, Smith And Jasper
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down 1 mile northwest of Magee in Simpson County moved northeast and moved into Smith County, 4 miles southwest of Cohay, at 2225CST. The tornado moved across Smith County and moved into Jasper County, 4 miles west of Louin, at around 2300CST. The tornado lifted at 2315CST 3 miles south of Baxter. The most intense segment of this tornado (F3) was when it moved across the north portions of Magee. Forty to fifty houses or mobile homes had major damage. Two people were killed in Magee when a large tree fell across their mobile home. Most of the damage in Smith County was to trees and power lines. In Jasper County, several chicken houses were destroyed around Montrose and most other damage as to trees. The tornado was weaker in Smith and Jasper counties and ranged from F0-F1. F38M M02M
28.72000-01-03232°11'N / 89°09'W32°14'N / 89°06'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00125K0Jasper
 Brief Description: This strong tornado nearly destroyed a cinder-block convenience store. One house received major damage as its roof was thrown about fifty yards away. A mobile home was blown off of its foundation and thrown about fifty yards into adjacent woods where it was left in total destruction. Several barns and sheds were either destroyed or received major damage. Several hundred trees were either blown down or snapped off. There were no injuries or fatalities. The tornado left north central Jasper County and moved into south central Newton County.
29.01957-06-28231°35'N / 88°41'W31°42'N / 88°35'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wayne
30.21969-04-13231°47'N / 89°38'W31°50'N / 89°35'W4.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0Smith
30.31975-05-07231°24'N / 89°23'W31°25'N / 89°18'W5.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Forrest
30.52010-11-30232°00'N / 89°36'W32°06'N / 89°26'W11.00 Miles600 Yards00900K0KSmith
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started west southwest of Raleigh along county road 516 near Highway 540. The tornado tracked northeast downing numerous trees and power lines along the path. At its widest point the tornado produced substantial damage to a brick home...removing half of the roof and severely damaging the remaining half. The walls of the home fell in the section of the house where the roof was removed. Several other houses received minor to moderate roof damage. Numerous sheds and small barns were destroyed or damaged. Tin roofing and siding was removed from a storage shed...some of which became projectiles that were forced through the walls of a wood frame house. A mobile home was blown off its foundation. Widespread tree damage also occurred. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.
31.82010-04-24232°13'N / 88°58'W32°15'N / 88°54'W4.00 Miles1056 Yards00200K100KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near county road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
31.91958-02-26331°22'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W7.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Greene
32.11972-01-09231°50'N / 89°43'W31°54'N / 89°33'W10.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Simpson
32.21973-05-27231°58'N / 88°35'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Clarke
32.31958-02-26331°26'N / 88°46'W31°36'N / 88°32'W17.90 Miles100 Yards203K0Wayne
32.41982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
32.41996-02-19231°21'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W5.00 Miles400 Yards04150K0Greene
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPLED AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY A TORNADO THAT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF GREENE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF RICHTON ON MS HWY 42 AT ABOUT 220 PM CDT. THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED INTO WAYNE COUNTY ALONG MS HWY 63. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. FOUR PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE MOBILE HOMES WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES IN GREENE COUNTY.
32.41972-04-21231°38'N / 89°43'W31°42'N / 89°32'W11.70 Miles90 Yards08250K0Covington
32.71969-04-13231°45'N / 89°40'W31°47'N / 89°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards011250K0Covington
32.91973-05-27232°04'N / 88°38'W0125K0Clarke
33.21958-02-26331°20'N / 88°54'W31°22'N / 88°51'W4.10 Miles100 Yards220250K0Perry
33.61986-03-12232°14'N / 88°49'W32°14'N / 88°53'W2.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Clarke
33.71977-03-28231°21'N / 89°20'W00250K0Forrest
34.31992-11-22432°15'N / 89°13'W32°19'N / 89°10'W8.00 Miles1760 Yards052.5M0Newton
34.41986-03-12332°16'N / 89°07'W32°19'N / 89°06'W10.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Newton
34.71977-01-09231°55'N / 89°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Smith
35.11992-11-21331°39'N / 89°44'W31°46'N / 89°38'W12.00 Miles880 Yards010025.0M0Covington
35.51988-11-04331°37'N / 88°36'W31°37'N / 88°27'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wayne
35.91969-01-23432°13'N / 89°32'W32°18'N / 89°12'W20.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Scott
36.11982-01-03332°15'N / 89°10'W32°23'N / 89°03'W11.00 Miles300 Yards1172.5M0Newton
36.42002-12-19232°17'N / 89°12'W32°21'N / 89°08'W5.50 Miles440 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Newton County, just southwest of the city of Newton. It moved 5.5 miles northeast through the city, resulting in approximately 50 injuries and damage to numerous buildings. In all, over 150 homes and 95 businesses were either damaged or destroyed. The most extensive damage occurred near the city's Wal-Mart, which received heavy roof damage. The tornado lifted just northeast of the intersection of State Road 15 and Interstate 20.
36.72006-10-17231°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.
36.71969-05-08232°02'N / 88°38'W32°05'N / 88°28'W10.40 Miles100 Yards000K0Clarke
36.71976-03-29432°17'N / 89°20'W32°22'N / 88°54'W26.00 Miles33 Yards082.5M0Newton
36.82010-04-24232°15'N / 88°54'W32°18'N / 88°45'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00650K300KLauderdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
36.91957-04-04331°53'N / 89°46'W31°56'N / 89°39'W7.70 Miles167 Yards050250K0Simpson
37.21959-03-11232°05'N / 89°46'W32°08'N / 89°27'W18.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Rankin
37.81976-03-29432°07'N / 89°43'W32°17'N / 89°20'W25.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
38.31970-10-13232°00'N / 89°42'W0325K0Simpson
38.42006-11-15331°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.
38.52005-09-24232°21'N / 89°08'W32°21'N / 89°09'W0.80 Mile100 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down briefly on the northeast side of Newton causing significant damage to the Lazy Boy factory building. A large part of the factory roof was torn off and large pieces of metal were thrown 1/3 of a mile to the north-northwest. The iron girders within the building were bent at about 10 degrees with some failure of the roof near the center. Insulation debris was scattered all about with some pieces found 4.5 miles away along the northeast shores of Turkey Creek Lake. In fact, a 4 foot piece of metal roofing was found at the base of the dam, 4 miles north-northwest of the Lazy Boy plant. Additionally, a 1/2 ton pickup, parked next to the building, was lifted and slammed against an iron ladder. A T-post that was laying on the ground was picked up and hurled as a missile about 100 feet. It was then impaled into a utility pole and bent at a 90 degree angle. The tops of trees about 300 feet away were sheared off half way up.
38.92009-03-26331°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.
38.91982-05-07331°29'N / 89°43'W31°31'N / 89°36'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson Davis
39.01986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
39.01990-04-27231°52'N / 89°42'W31°58'N / 89°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
40.11969-01-23432°05'N / 89°44'W32°13'N / 89°32'W14.90 Miles200 Yards935250K0Smith
40.81973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W03250K0Lauderdale
40.81973-05-27232°17'N / 89°29'W00250K0Lauderdale
41.31965-06-13232°21'N / 89°21'W1.00 Mile87 Yards0025K0Scott
41.61954-02-20231°17'N / 89°39'W31°26'N / 89°31'W13.10 Miles200 Yards010250K0Lamar
42.02005-04-06232°06'N / 89°41'W32°13'N / 89°39'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00120K2.2MSmith
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down 1 mile north of White Oak and tracked north-northeast for 12 miles as it moved into Scott county. Once in Scott county, the tornado was on the ground for another 1.5 miles before it dissipated. At the beginning of the track, 3 outbuildings were heavily damaged and numerous large trees were snapped. The tornado continued to the north-northeast and increased in intensity. About 5 to 8 miles north-northeast of White Oak, the tornado reached its maximum intensity. Here, 7 well constructed chicken houses were destroyed and hundreds of chickens were killed. Pieces of sheet metal and other parts of the chicken houses were deposited some 2 miles downstream along the path. Additionally, a few hundred large trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado continued to the north-northeast and moved into Scott county at 0859 CST. The tornado weakened at this point and the damage was confined to several trees snapped and uprooted. The total path length across Smith and Scott counties was 13.5 miles.
42.11961-02-20231°46'N / 89°51'W31°56'N / 89°46'W12.50 Miles73 Yards020K0Simpson
42.41973-03-11231°54'N / 89°48'W32°03'N / 89°46'W10.60 Miles250 Yards0125K0Simpson
42.71977-03-28231°12'N / 89°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Forrest
43.01980-04-25231°46'N / 89°59'W31°53'N / 89°40'W20.30 Miles900 Yards172.5M0Simpson
43.11973-03-11232°03'N / 89°46'W32°04'N / 89°45'W2.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Rankin
43.31971-12-10331°29'N / 89°44'W003K0Jefferson Davis
43.41992-03-10332°15'N / 88°47'W32°18'N / 88°27'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards3572.5M0Lauderdale
43.61961-02-20231°25'N / 89°46'W31°32'N / 89°42'W9.10 Miles73 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
44.21969-01-23432°03'N / 89°49'W32°05'N / 89°44'W5.60 Miles200 Yards01250K0Rankin
44.71976-03-29432°03'N / 89°50'W32°07'N / 89°43'W8.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Rankin
45.01974-02-21331°46'N / 89°57'W31°54'N / 89°46'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Simpson
45.51971-12-15331°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°43'W15.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
45.61958-02-26231°47'N / 88°27'W32°00'N / 88°12'W20.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Choctaw
45.81976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
46.01976-03-26431°47'N / 90°01'W31°54'N / 89°44'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0112.5M0Simpson
46.01976-06-01232°26'N / 89°19'W32°27'N / 89°14'W4.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Newton
46.12005-01-07231°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.
46.41992-11-21331°26'N / 89°55'W31°39'N / 89°44'W15.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Jefferson Davis
47.42004-11-24231°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.
47.62005-08-29232°29'N / 89°05'W32°29'N / 89°06'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0050K150KNewton
 Brief Description: This strong tornado briefly touched down off Good Hope Road just North-Northeast of Decatur. As the tornado crossed Good Hope Road, nearly all the trees within a 1/2 mile area were uprooted or damaged. These trees were laying in all directions and were very large with most trees 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Additionally, one home sustained shingle damage off Good Hope Road.
47.81987-11-16231°49'N / 90°01'W32°03'N / 89°46'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Simpson
48.01961-02-20231°36'N / 89°57'W31°46'N / 89°51'W12.90 Miles73 Yards02250K0Jefferson Davis
48.51968-11-17231°41'N / 89°59'W31°41'N / 89°50'W8.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
48.51972-01-09231°44'N / 89°55'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
48.81978-04-18431°35'N / 89°58'W31°40'N / 89°50'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
48.81954-02-20232°26'N / 89°14'W32°34'N / 89°01'W15.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Newton
48.91968-11-17231°58'N / 88°22'W32°06'N / 88°15'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Choctaw
49.11971-02-26231°10'N / 88°42'W000K0Greene
49.41972-11-13231°08'N / 89°25'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Lamar


* 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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