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Tallulah Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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Earthquake Index, #809

Tallulah Area
0.00
Louisiana
0.03
U.S.
1.81

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

Volcano Index, #129

Tallulah Area
0.0000
Louisiana
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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

Tornado Index, #24

Tallulah Area
346.67
Louisiana
235.86
U.S.
136.45

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

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 11,495 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tallulah Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:861Hail:3,944Heat:27Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:6,338Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:12
Other:205 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tallulah Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Tallulah Area.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.91983-05-18332°20'N / 91°12'W32°25'N / 91°09'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
4.21981-06-10232°25'N / 91°12'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
5.31982-04-19232°25'N / 91°16'W32°28'N / 91°11'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
5.61973-01-18232°25'N / 91°10'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0425K0Madison
5.91992-11-21332°13'N / 91°14'W32°22'N / 91°09'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Madison
6.12010-04-24332°24'N / 91°18'W32°30'N / 91°07'W12.00 Miles1500 Yards01635.0M1.0MMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The start of the long-track violent tornado began around 6 miles west of Tallulah, just to the south of I-20. This tornado did not waste any time becoming strong and quite wide as it downed a few high tension truss towers on the south end of I-20. As the tornado crossed the interstate, a tractor-trailer was flipped over and thrown opposite of the initial traveling direction. The driver of the truck was injured as this occurred. The tornado then traveled quickly northeast and crossed Highway 80 and Willow Bayou Road, just to the northwest of Tallulah. Here, several homes were heavily damaged along with several vehicles and tractors damaged. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed Highway 65 and then tracked across the Mississippi River and into far northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. This tornado destroyed a chemical plant near Highway 65 and the Mississippi River levee, in the community of Omega. A few rail cars were rolled off the track at this location and a large crane was flipped over and destroyed. Several storage tanks were severely damaged as well at this location. The tornado produced mainly EF3 and EF2 damage across Madison Parish with maximum winds around 155 mph. Timber and power line damage along the path was substantial with dozens of power lines taken down along with thousands of trees snapped and uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County and 1 in Holmes County. This long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities.
7.51990-12-21232°24'N / 91°10'W32°23'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
8.31996-04-22232°15'N / 91°13'W32°22'N / 91°01'W15.00 Miles440 Yards01500K0Madison
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Madison Parish to the Mississippi River and continued into Warren county in Mississippi. Twenty to thirty structures were damaged or destroyed along the path of this tornado. The weaker structures such as barns and outhouses were destroyed and the houses had major damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path. One injury occurred when a man was thrown out of his barn and landed in a field.
8.91975-01-09232°27'N / 91°18'W32°32'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
10.81975-04-30232°18'N / 91°30'W32°25'N / 91°21'W12.00 Miles77 Yards0225K0Madison
10.91971-02-21532°23'N / 91°28'W32°32'N / 91°19'W13.60 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Madison
11.31983-04-01332°26'N / 91°25'W32°29'N / 91°23'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
12.11983-05-18232°21'N / 91°02'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Madison
12.31990-12-21232°22'N / 91°04'W32°26'N / 91°00'W5.00 Miles300 Yards03250K0Madison
12.91983-04-01332°32'N / 91°13'W32°34'N / 91°12'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
14.61971-05-07232°15'N / 91°27'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0225K0Madison
14.81983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
15.21995-03-07232°10'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0100Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed four houses and damaged seventeen others. Trees and power lines downed in several places. A women suffered a broken hip and arm. Also numerous trees and power lines were downed and schools were closed in Newellton for the day due to no electricity. Tornado path length and width estimated.
16.01990-12-21232°13'N / 91°04'W32°15'N / 90°58'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Madison
16.32010-04-24232°30'N / 91°07'W32°33'N / 90°57'W10.00 Miles900 Yards02920K500KWarren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed the Mississippi River and entered northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. Roughly, thirty homes were damaged or destroyed in this area along with 13 mobile homes. In addition to the damaged structures, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted along with many power lines taken down. The damage across this part of Warren County was in the EF2 range with maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
16.71983-05-18332°03'N / 91°16'W32°12'N / 91°15'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
16.91975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
18.11983-11-19332°20'N / 90°56'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Madison
18.51983-04-01332°24'N / 91°35'W32°30'N / 91°30'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Richland
18.51971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
19.11983-11-19232°30'N / 91°31'W32°33'N / 91°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Richland
19.51999-01-21332°02'N / 91°30'W32°13'N / 91°20'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Tensas
 Brief Description: A combined fifty house trailers and houses were completely destroyed by this tornado. Hundreds of trees were either downed or snapped off. A metal fishing boat was wrapped around a tree. Many cotton hoppers were flipped over several times. Vehicles were thrown 250 to 300 feet, one of which was left suspended in a tree.
19.91984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
20.61974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
20.71984-05-02232°36'N / 91°29'W32°37'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles150 Yards04250K0West Carroll
21.51953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
21.51978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
22.01975-04-30232°30'N / 91°35'W003K0Richland
22.11975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
22.31995-03-07232°04'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0000Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a grocery store along Louisiana Highway 4 and damaged a house roof directly across the highway from the store. Path length and width estimated.
22.31966-06-16232°26'N / 90°52'W1.00 Mile33 Yards02250K0Warren
22.71975-04-30232°28'N / 91°39'W32°29'N / 91°34'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0325K0Richland
23.31953-12-05532°20'N / 90°54'W32°25'N / 90°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards3827025.0M0Warren
23.71996-04-22232°22'N / 90°58'W32°33'N / 90°44'W21.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Warren
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of Louisiana and continued through Warren county in Mississippi. The tornado moved through a very sparcely populated area. Two houses had the roofs blown off. Numerous trees were blown down.
24.01992-11-21331°51'N / 91°29'W32°13'N / 91°14'W26.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Tensas
24.31953-03-22232°09'N / 92°09'W32°27'N / 91°09'W61.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
24.41975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
24.82003-04-24232°39'N / 91°33'W32°41'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles75 Yards03400K0West Carroll
 Brief Description: This tornado touch down in a field just to the W of Duckworth road. This tornado continued 11 miles to the NE and dissipated in Floyd. Along its path a mobile home was totally destroyed on Hunt road. On highway 17, a house was destroyed because several trees fell through the house. Two mobile homes had minor damage along highway 17. In Floyd, 2 homes had their roofs blown off. In addition to the structural damage, hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped.
25.21983-04-01332°13'N / 91°45'W32°24'N / 91°35'W14.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Franklin
25.51984-05-07332°44'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0East Carroll
26.01982-04-03232°02'N / 91°02'W0400K0Adams
26.01995-04-20232°29'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Warren
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 61 and 3. Several trees and power lines were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
26.11953-05-17332°28'N / 91°45'W32°36'N / 91°32'W15.70 Miles100 Yards017250K0Richland
26.32000-11-08231°57'N / 91°32'W32°06'N / 91°21'W16.00 Miles600 Yards00150K0Tensas
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish into west central Tensas Parish. The tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Four houses were heavily damaged, including a brick home. Several people in the brick home received minor injuries. Several deer camps were heavily damaged or destroyed. Several farm buildings sustained damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path of the storm. This tornado, which had tracked a total of 25 miles across portions of Catahoula, Franklin, and Tensas Parishes, dissipated in Tensas Parish about five miles east of Newlight.
27.31978-04-17331°57'N / 91°11'W32°04'N / 90°54'W18.50 Miles100 Yards0225.0M0Claiborne
28.01973-12-04232°04'N / 90°55'W0.10 Mile30 Yards003K0Claiborne
28.32010-04-24232°33'N / 90°57'W32°39'N / 90°44'W15.00 Miles1100 Yards00100K2.0MIssaquena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Issaquena County from Warren County and mainly tracked across forested portions of the county. The tornado did track across US Highway 61 just a couple miles south of Valley Park. Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted along the path with one abandoned agricultural building destroyed. The tornado had EF2 intensity with 130 mph winds across Issaquena County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
29.21975-05-03232°21'N / 90°47'W32°26'N / 90°42'W7.40 Miles440 Yards0025K0Warren
29.21971-02-21432°42'N / 91°01'W32°46'N / 90°58'W5.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Issaquena
30.01976-03-20232°29'N / 91°51'W32°35'N / 91°35'W17.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Richland
30.01988-11-26232°27'N / 90°49'W32°30'N / 90°40'W9.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Warren
30.11982-12-27232°04'N / 91°37'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Franklin
30.21991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
30.71975-04-30232°00'N / 91°54'W32°18'N / 91°30'W31.30 Miles77 Yards0325K0Franklin
30.81953-12-03332°44'N / 91°04'W32°48'N / 90°57'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0202.5M0Issaquena
30.91973-12-03232°29'N / 91°45'W32°37'N / 91°42'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0232.5M0Richland
31.01983-05-18231°55'N / 91°15'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Tensas
31.71958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
32.01992-11-21231°50'N / 91°25'W31°59'N / 91°14'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
32.51975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
33.01961-11-15232°20'N / 90°41'W32°21'N / 90°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0125K0Hinds
33.21984-04-08231°53'N / 91°08'W31°56'N / 91°00'W8.00 Miles10 Yards06250K0Claiborne
33.31990-12-21331°48'N / 91°30'W31°59'N / 91°11'W18.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Tensas
34.01961-11-15232°21'N / 90°40'W32°22'N / 90°39'W1.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Warren
34.02000-11-08231°56'N / 91°36'W31°59'N / 91°32'W5.00 Miles500 Yards005K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Catahoula Parish and blew down numerous trees in a rural area of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish. The tornado then moved into west central Tensas Parish.
34.51973-12-04232°20'N / 90°39'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Hinds
35.01971-02-21532°44'N / 91°07'W32°56'N / 90°54'W18.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Issaquena
35.21971-02-21432°20'N / 90°44'W32°32'N / 90°33'W17.50 Miles33 Yards2280K0Warren
35.31987-02-28232°51'N / 91°23'W32°51'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0West Carroll
35.81984-11-10232°38'N / 91°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Morehouse
35.81966-02-09232°52'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0West Carroll
36.22004-12-07232°13'N / 90°44'W32°18'N / 90°32'W13.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0Hinds
 Brief Description: This tornado moved into Hinds county from Claiborne county and intensified as it tracked northeast across west-central Hinds county. A few thousand trees were uprooted and snapped along the 13 mile path. Just off State Highway 27, large barn was severely damaged and a home had its roof torn off along Newman Road. On Puckett Road, a home was damaged and the garage had its roof torn off. A few more homes sustained damage as the tornado moved northeast. The tornado dissipated 5 miles southwest of Bolton. The total path length across Warren, Claiborne and Hinds county was 26 miles.
36.31972-11-13231°57'N / 91°40'W31°58'N / 91°36'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Franklin
37.51973-01-18332°17'N / 92°02'W32°24'N / 91°44'W19.30 Miles73 Yards0025K0Richland
37.61958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
37.91983-05-19231°59'N / 91°49'W32°03'N / 91°40'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Franklin
38.02010-04-24232°39'N / 90°44'W32°42'N / 90°40'W4.00 Miles1100 Yards000K2.0MSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The path of the tornado clipped the far southeast corner of Sharkey County in the Delta National Forest. Considerable damage occurred to the timber along the path as it moved into western Yazoo County. The tornado reached EF2 intensity before moving into western Yazoo County with peak winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County. As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
38.11973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
38.31968-11-27332°45'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
38.92005-09-25231°51'N / 90°58'W31°52'N / 90°56'W2.00 Miles800 Yards0020K100KClaiborne
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
39.01958-02-26232°55'N / 91°10'W32°56'N / 91°08'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Issaquena
39.11986-04-12231°59'N / 91°44'W31°59'N / 91°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Franklin
39.21983-04-01231°47'N / 91°30'W31°53'N / 91°27'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Tensas
39.61953-12-03332°48'N / 90°57'W32°55'N / 90°50'W10.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sharkey
39.91980-10-17232°55'N / 91°27'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0West Carroll
40.81992-11-21331°49'N / 91°36'W31°51'N / 91°29'W2.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Catahoula
40.92000-11-08231°51'N / 91°40'W31°54'N / 91°36'W4.00 Miles500 Yards0015K0Catahoula
 Brief Description: The garage of a house was significantly damaged. A shed and a trampoline were blown off of the property. The tornado exited Catahoula Parish and went into Franklin Parish.
41.31983-11-20232°53'N / 90°53'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sharkey
41.52004-11-23331°43'N / 91°12'W31°51'N / 90°56'W18.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just west of the Natchez Trace, 8 miles west of Fayette and tracked northeast for 18 miles across Jefferson county. Between the Natchez Trace and highway 553 the tornado was in its early stages and produced F0 damage by downing several trees. Between highway 553 and US Highway 61 this tornado began to intensify and downed or snapped hundreds of trees. One mobile home and two sheds sustained minor damage as they were located on the northern edge of the circulation. As it approached US Highway 61, it moved through an open field and was at its widest point, 600 yards. Here a string of seven power poles were snapped and a large tractor shed was destroyed. The frame of the shed was made of large I-beams. These beams were snapped from their base as the shed was blown away. In the area around US Highway 61 four homes sustained major roof damage. On the east side of the highway one of these homes lost almost the entire roof and had every window blown out. For a three mile stretch between US Highway 61 and highway 552 the tornado was at its strongest and produced F3 damage. Every tree in the forest, along this stretch, was uprooted or snapped. The tornado began to weaken after passing across highway 552 and dissipated just on the other side of the Claiborne county line.
41.62005-09-24331°42'N / 91°31'W31°53'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M100KTensas
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down in Clayton and tracked to the northeast for 14 miles to 6 miles north of Waterproof. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles in Concordia parish before it moved into Tensas parish. The damage in Clayton and just to the northeast was confined to a few trees uprooted and snapped with one tree landing on a mobile home causing 1 injury. The tornado became more intense as it moved across southern Tensas parish. The tornado tracked nearly 6 miles across swamp land before it slammed into a small church on Highway 566. The church was totally destroyed as it was blown off its pillars and deposited in a tree and across the Highway. After traveling across more fields for 2 miles the tornado hit the "Thunderbird House". Here the tornado was at its peak intensity and caused the most significant damage. All the trees on the property were uprooted and mangled, a john boat was wrapped in a tree like tin foil and the large barn in the back yard was totally destroyed. The large house had its second story torn off and deposited 1/4 to 1/2 a mile down the path. This house was around 100 years old, between 5000-6000 sq ft and firmly built. The tornado picked the house up and moved it 4 feet and tore off 2 of the side walls. Additionally, both vehicles in the driveway were moved some 10-15 feet and heavily damaged by debris. The tornado continued to the northeast were it destroyed another home blowing off the roof and all the exterior walls. At this location, a car was picked up and flipped over onto a pile of downed trees. A house on the edge of the path had widows blown out and part of the roof blown off. This tornado had a total path length of 14 miles across Concordia and Tensas parishes. Overall the tornado was not very wide but it was very intense. Fortunately, the tornado moved across a sparsely populated and rural area keeping significant damage to a minimum.
41.72005-09-25231°47'N / 91°00'W31°50'N / 90°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards01300K500KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
41.81978-04-17332°07'N / 90°37'W32°08'N / 90°33'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Hinds
42.71983-05-20232°15'N / 90°33'W32°18'N / 90°29'W4.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Hinds
43.32005-09-25231°42'N / 91°08'W31°48'N / 91°04'W10.00 Miles600 Yards00180K300KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles west-southwest of Fayette and tracked north-northeast for 10 miles. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees snapped and uprooted. A couple of mobile homes were damaged and a house had part of its roof taken off.
43.41976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
44.51976-03-20333°00'N / 91°18'W33°01'N / 91°17'W2.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Chicot
44.51973-09-05231°33'N / 91°16'W31°54'N / 91°23'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0East Carroll
44.61983-04-01432°40'N / 91°57'W32°42'N / 91°52'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards2202.5M0Morehouse
44.71953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
45.11983-05-19332°11'N / 91°59'W2.00 Miles250 Yards06250K0Caldwell
46.02008-03-03232°51'N / 90°47'W32°55'N / 90°42'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002K400KSharkey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just north of Highway 16 and tracked northeast for nearly 7 miles through the Delta National Forest. Timber damage was significant as a few thousand trees were snapped and uprooted. At the end of the track, a hunting camp sustained minor damage. Maximum winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
46.31971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
46.61953-01-22231°55'N / 90°37'W32°07'N / 90°30'W15.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Humphreys
46.61974-01-28332°07'N / 90°43'W32°17'N / 90°13'W31.40 Miles100 Yards05250K0Hinds
47.61976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
47.71983-04-01432°39'N / 92°01'W32°40'N / 91°57'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Ouachita
47.91953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
48.01982-09-12331°43'N / 91°32'W2.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Concordia
48.31976-03-30331°40'N / 91°11'W31°45'N / 90°44'W27.00 Miles1583 Yards00250K0Jefferson
48.41989-10-16232°44'N / 90°33'W32°48'N / 90°34'W3.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Yazoo
48.71969-01-23431°41'N / 91°03'W31°46'N / 90°44'W19.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson
49.31983-04-01332°07'N / 92°06'W32°10'N / 91°59'W6.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
49.41974-06-07231°48'N / 91°50'W31°50'N / 91°44'W6.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0Catahoula
49.51958-02-26331°59'N / 90°32'W32°03'N / 90°28'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Copiah
49.62010-11-29232°43'N / 90°37'W32°49'N / 90°27'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00700K0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees and power poles were snapped and trees were uprooted. Several irrigation pumps were flipped over. Several homes received extensive roof and wall damage. A single wide mobile home was completely destroyed. The roof was torn off a metal frame building and two semi-trucks were flipped over. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening hours of November 29th and the overnight/early morning period of the 30th, the region was impacted by an outbreak of tornadoes. This outbreak brought 13 tornadoes to the forecast area. This occurred as potent storm system moved out of the Rockies and developed a strong area of low pressure across the Central Plains. This surface low caused a warm front to take shape and quickly lift northward across the forecast during the afternoon of the 29th. Warm and humid conditions pushed north, which led to unstable conditions over the region just ahead of the advancing strong cold front. The wind energy through the atmosphere was strong. The resulting wind shear (change in wind speed or direction with height) was strong and very favorable for rotating storms and supporting tornadoes. As the clash of systems occurred, a mix of supercell thunderstorms developed, along with a broken line of thunderstorms. A handful of these storms utilized the strong wind shear present and produced tornadoes. Overall, 13 tornadoes occurred with 5 being of the strong variety (EF2-EF3). The strongest tornado occurred over northwest Leake and southern Attala Counties. Here, an EF3 moved along a 10 mile path and destroyed numerous mobile homes, 6 people were injured. Four other strong tornadoes occurred and were all rated EF2. Two of these occurred in Yazoo County, one just southwest of Yazoo City and the other in Downtown Yazoo City. Numerous buildings were damaged along with many trees and power lines down. Another EF2 occurred in Starkville where it destroyed multiple mobile homes in town. Fifteen injuries occurred in this area. The final EF2 occurred in Smith County. This tornado had an 11 mile path which started just SW of Raleigh to 6 miles NE of Raleigh. One brick home sustained significant damage along with numerous other buildings and sheds damaged. This outbreak broke a streak of 3 years when no tornadoes occurred during the month of November across Mississippi. Additionally, the last Fall outbreak of tornadoes occurred on November 24, 2004. Historically, November marks the peak of our 2nd severe weather season and ranks 3rd as the most active month for tornadoes in Mississippi, just a few behind March.


* 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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