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The chance of earthquake damage in Vardaman is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Vardaman is lower 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, #27

Vardaman, MS
0.14
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

Vardaman, 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, #326

Vardaman, MS
226.17
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 2,720 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Vardaman, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:208Hail:874Heat:18Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,530Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:8
Other:35 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Vardaman, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Vardaman, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 106 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Vardaman, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71984-04-21333°42'N / 89°19'W33°56'N / 88°55'W23.00 Miles10 Yards5225.0M0Tallahatchie
7.81974-04-01233°48'N / 89°18'W33°47'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Calhoun
8.31965-01-23233°51'N / 89°19'W0.50 Mile23 Yards003K0Calhoun
13.82001-02-24334°02'N / 89°21'W34°05'N / 89°14'W8.00 Miles50 Yards0010K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The tornado began in rural Calhoun county and tracked northeast moving into Pontotoc county near Matthews.
15.31975-03-12234°04'N / 89°24'W34°04'N / 89°15'W8.50 Miles60 Yards0025K0Calhoun
16.32004-12-07234°04'N / 89°00'W34°04'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0075K0Chickasaw
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just northeast of Houlka and moved northeast. Four homes were heavily damaged. A mother and her child were trapped in one of the homes but were not injured. One other home suffered some shingle damage. Numerous trees were also blown down.
16.51962-02-22233°47'N / 88°55'W0025K0Grenada
17.51976-03-20333°36'N / 89°11'W33°40'N / 89°03'W9.00 Miles1400 Yards15250K0Webster
18.11984-04-21333°38'N / 89°24'W33°42'N / 89°19'W7.00 Miles10 Yards2425.0M0Leflore
18.71973-11-26333°35'N / 89°17'W33°59'N / 88°28'W54.40 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Webster
19.51976-03-20333°40'N / 89°03'W33°49'N / 88°43'W21.70 Miles1400 Yards01250K0Clay
20.31997-03-01334°04'N / 89°26'W34°10'N / 89°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0110K0Calhoun
 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.
20.42003-05-07233°57'N / 88°56'W33°54'N / 88°43'W16.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M0Chickasaw
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Houston and tracked east-southeast and eventually crossed in Monroe County. Forty structures were damaged or destroyed.
21.91988-01-19333°47'N / 88°52'W33°49'N / 88°45'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Clay
23.91971-02-04233°43'N / 89°36'W33°46'N / 89°31'W6.10 Miles33 Yards7025K0Grenada
24.41997-03-01334°10'N / 89°22'W34°16'N / 89°16'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0010K0Lafayette
 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.
24.92001-02-24334°05'N / 89°14'W34°22'N / 88°51'W23.00 Miles1000 Yards64328.0M0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: The tornado continued in Pontotoc moving in near Robbs and tracking northeast through the county. The tornado moved through the entire county eventually moving into extreme southeast Union county near the town of Blue Springs. The tornado produced much of its damage between Algona and Pontotoc. At least 360 homes, 15 businesses and 2 churches were damaged or destroyed in Pontotoc. Among the homes destroyed was a restored antebellum plantation home listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. M9PH, F65PH, M40PH, M36OU, F72PH, M4PH
25.31988-01-19333°49'N / 88°45'W33°43'N / 88°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
25.71963-03-11433°30'N / 89°05'W33°33'N / 89°01'W5.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Oktibbeha
26.61956-04-03233°36'N / 90°27'W34°19'N / 88°49'W105.9 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
27.41966-11-10234°15'N / 89°00'W0025K0Pontotoc
27.41983-05-18234°14'N / 89°02'W34°16'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Pontotoc
27.41950-03-27233°40'N / 88°47'W33°43'N / 88°44'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay
28.81971-02-21234°16'N / 88°59'W000K0Pontotoc
29.31984-04-21333°56'N / 88°55'W34°12'N / 88°31'W25.00 Miles10 Yards76525.0M0Yalobusha
29.91956-04-03233°35'N / 88°50'W33°36'N / 88°45'W5.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Clay
29.91957-04-08234°06'N / 88°49'W34°12'N / 88°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lee
30.32000-01-03234°11'N / 89°31'W34°23'N / 89°16'W21.00 Miles150 Yards03100K0Lafayette
 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 Paris in the southwest part of the county, a frame house was lifted off its foundation with the back end of the house completely blown out. One person in the house was injured. A nearby house under construction was severly damaged. Several other homes in the area received minor damage and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado also produced some damage in the towns of Denmark and Lafayette Springs.
30.41988-12-27234°09'N / 89°38'W34°10'N / 89°33'W5.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
30.62000-01-03234°10'N / 89°33'W34°14'N / 89°33'W2.20 Miles300 Yards00100K0Yalobusha
 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. One home was blown three feet off its foundation with only the west facing wall left standing. Two mobile homes were completely destroyed. Nine other homes and one barn recieved moderate to extensive damage.
30.61997-03-01334°16'N / 89°14'W34°23'N / 89°04'W10.00 Miles400 Yards00650K0Pontotoc
 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.
31.01973-03-10233°43'N / 89°47'W33°59'N / 89°39'W19.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Grenada
31.11974-01-28233°26'N / 89°08'W0125K0Choctaw
31.22003-05-07233°53'N / 88°46'W33°52'N / 88°30'W11.50 Miles440 Yards062.0M0Monroe
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Monroe County from Chickasaw County and continued to move east-southeast. A cow and a calf were killed. Thirty-five homes were destroyed and 117 others were damaged. Several barns, sheds and outbuildings were also damaged.
31.31989-01-07233°48'N / 88°41'W33°48'N / 88°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
31.91953-02-20234°15'N / 89°03'W34°21'N / 88°50'W14.20 Miles880 Yards013K0Pontotoc
31.91975-03-12234°00'N / 88°45'W34°01'N / 88°32'W12.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Chickasaw
32.11970-05-10234°17'N / 89°24'W34°23'N / 89°14'W11.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Lafayette
32.72010-04-24233°31'N / 88°51'W33°33'N / 88°44'W7.00 Miles800 Yards00650K0KOktibbeha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: One mobile home was destroyed and 20 homes were damaged along Sun Creek and Mitchell roads. Three power poles were snapped along with numerous trees snapped and uprooted. A barn was also damaged along the path. Maximum winds were around 115 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.
33.21963-04-29434°07'N / 88°43'W34°09'N / 88°39'W4.70 Miles1000 Yards320250K0Lee
33.31975-03-12233°58'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Yalobusha
33.41956-02-16333°48'N / 88°40'W33°50'N / 88°32'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1552.5M0Monroe
34.61976-03-20333°49'N / 88°43'W33°57'N / 88°26'W18.70 Miles1400 Yards03250K0Monroe
34.81963-03-11433°16'N / 89°26'W33°30'N / 89°05'W25.80 Miles440 Yards250K0Choctaw
34.81951-02-20333°27'N / 88°52'W113K0Oktibbeha
34.81959-01-21334°21'N / 89°02'W34°23'N / 88°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pontotoc
35.11957-11-14333°27'N / 89°34'W33°27'N / 89°26'W7.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
35.31969-06-21233°53'N / 89°49'W33°48'N / 89°46'W6.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
35.61974-04-12233°41'N / 89°45'W0025K0Grenada
35.81961-03-07233°27'N / 88°50'W0025K0Oktibbeha
36.51976-03-26234°22'N / 89°26'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Lafayette
36.61989-02-20233°47'N / 88°33'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
36.81984-04-21234°00'N / 89°55'W34°05'N / 89°40'W14.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
36.91971-02-21433°41'N / 90°08'W34°31'N / 89°24'W71.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
36.91976-05-13234°07'N / 88°46'W34°17'N / 88°33'W16.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lee
37.12010-11-29233°26'N / 88°49'W33°27'N / 88°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards015850K0KOktibbeha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Initial damage was roof and siding damage to a church along Lynn Lane. The tornado then moved northeast through an area of apartment buildings, causing minor to moderate roof damage to a number of buildings, as well as downing several trees. The tornado then moved into the Pines Trailer Park, where it destroyed a number of mobile homes. Two large mobile homes were rolled and destroyed, and several mobile homes were moved a substantial distance and destroyed. Numerous large pine trees were snapped near the base, with several landing on mobile homes causing major damage. Numerous utility lines were snapped and downed, and a couple of poles were downed. This was the location of maximum damage. The tornado then moved northeast across Louisville Road, causing roof damage to several homes and continuing to snap trees. It moved through another trailer park, blowing out the skirting on several mobile homes and causing minor roof and structural damage to a couple. As the tornado passed through the east side of the Starkville High School complex, it twisted some light standards on the athletic fields and caused some minor fence damage. It then crossed Yellow Jacket Drive, blowing out a porch on a restaurant and causing some minor roof damage. As it crossed Highway 12, it blew down a couple of traffic lights, blew out a business sign, and damaged another porch on a restaurant. The tornado snapped a few trees and caused some shingle damage to a couple of homes on South Montgomery Street, and then dissipated. The tornado was rated EF2 based on the small area of the most intense damage in the Pines Trailer Park; the remainder of the damage was generally EF1 in nature. Maximum winds were around 115 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.
37.41988-11-19334°07'N / 88°39'W34°16'N / 88°38'W12.50 Miles120 Yards2112.5M0Lee
37.41955-03-21234°16'N / 88°43'W0.30 Mile33 Yards00250K0Lee
37.42010-04-24333°17'N / 89°22'W33°24'N / 89°05'W18.00 Miles1883 Yards53590.0M6.0MChoctaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Choctaw County and crossed Black Road around 128 pm. Here, minor damage occurred to a brick home. Tree damage in this area was more substantial and was in the upper EF2 range. Thousands of trees were uprooted and snapped. Many trees were also splintered in this area. The tornado then crossed Highway 413, just east of French Camp. The tornado reached high end EF3 intensity at this point and produced significant structural damage to a number of structures. Wind speeds ranged from 155 to 165 mph at this location. Three well built brick homes were nearly flattened with only 1 outer wall left standing. Other well built structures sustained major damage to the roof. The Crossroads Grocery was destroyed as the cinder-block structure collapsed on itself. Several vehicles were thrown in this area including at semi-truck. A cell tower was snapped in half. The intense damage continued along the track across Stuart-Weir Road and White Road. Several more structures were severely damaged or destroyed in this area along with significant devastation to timber. Along Pisgah and Dotson Roads, some of the most severe damage occurred and this was the location of the 5 fatalities. Here, dozens of mobile homes and conventional foundation homes were destroyed. Multiple vehicles were thrown with a few landing in trees. The widest part of the tornado was in this general area where it was 1.07 miles wide. The EF3 intensity damage occurred for about 4 miles. The tornado weakened as it tracked toward the Chester Community and crossed Weir-Salem Road and Chester-Mills Road. Here the damage was mostly tree damage with a dozen of homes or so receiving minor to major damage. Some homes had a small portion of roof torn off or shingles peeled away. One well built home was shifted off the foundation with a portion of the back of the home collapsed. Again, timber damage was significant with a large area of pine forest heavily damaged. EF2 damaged was noted there. The tornado continued through Chester and toward Highway 9 and Highway 15. Here mainly EF1 tree damage occurred. The only exception was at and just to the east of the intersection with Highway 9 and Highway 790. Here some low end EF2 tree damage was noted. The tornado then crossed Highway 15 and continued just along and to the south of Macedonia Road. EF1 tree damage occurred in this area as well. The tornado continued into Oktibbeha County just east of of the Reform-Sturgis Road. 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.
37.51992-11-22433°12'N / 89°19'W33°29'N / 89°10'W21.00 Miles880 Yards11225.0M0Choctaw
37.92008-05-08334°15'N / 88°47'W34°19'N / 88°40'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0KLee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred 1.5 miles west of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado traveled northeast across Northern Lee County moving just north of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it hit the Furniture Market Mississippi building on Coley Road and Chesterville Road. The tornado continued to produce significant damage on North Gloster Road near the Barnes Crossing Mall. The tornado continued moving northeast and crossed U.S. Highway 45 where it struck a farm supply store. Several cars were damaged by flying debris, tractor trailers were overturned and part of the supply store roof was torn off. Next to the farm supply store, a marine and outdoor store was also hit where several boats were damaged and the roof was partially torn off. Also, a large hardware store, a medical complex and a Mississippi Department of Transportation district office were among other buildings damaged. The tornado moved northeast uprooting and snapping large trees as well as producing minor roof damage to several homes before lifting about 3 miles south southeast of Saltillo. 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.
37.91953-05-14233°36'N / 88°37'W33°41'N / 88°33'W7.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Clay
38.21980-10-17233°26'N / 89°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards05250K0Montgomery
38.52010-04-24233°37'N / 88°36'W33°38'N / 88°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0080K0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Barton Ferry Road and tracked northeast for a short distance. Three sets of metal power poles were blown down in a field off Barton Ferry Road. Several trees and power lines were also blown down along with an outbuilding destroyed. Maximum winds were around 115 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.
38.51976-05-13233°22'N / 89°38'W33°30'N / 89°31'W11.40 Miles1320 Yards04250K0Montgomery
38.71952-08-03234°22'N / 89°31'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0025K0Lafayette
39.41975-03-12234°04'N / 88°32'W34°01'N / 88°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Monroe
40.11968-12-27233°46'N / 89°55'W33°44'N / 89°48'W7.30 Miles123 Yards0025K0Grenada
40.41953-05-14233°41'N / 88°33'W33°49'N / 88°26'W11.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Monroe
40.42008-05-02234°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.
40.71958-09-21234°25'N / 89°03'W34°30'N / 89°00'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0225K0Union
40.81956-04-03234°19'N / 88°49'W34°23'N / 88°40'W9.70 Miles33 Yards040K0Lee
41.31975-02-22334°27'N / 89°18'W34°30'N / 89°15'W4.70 Miles50 Yards023K0Lafayette
41.51974-01-28233°23'N / 88°48'W33°23'N / 88°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0325K0Oktibbeha
41.72010-11-29233°52'N / 88°27'W33°52'N / 88°27'W011250K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Becker Community east of the Monroe County Airport. The tornado destroyed one home with four homes sustaining major damage. An additional nine homes sustained minor damage. Eight mobile homes were destroyed with another five receiving major damage. Fourteen mobile homes sustained minor damage. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped or knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through the Mid-South during the evening hours of November 29th, 2010. The front interacted with a very unstable atmosphere and produced numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Mississippi. One storm became severe and produced damaging winds and a tornado.
41.82001-02-24334°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.
42.12000-01-03334°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.
42.91976-04-24234°29'N / 89°15'W34°31'N / 88°57'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Union
42.92008-02-05334°24'N / 89°31'W34°30'N / 89°27'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards01435.0M0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Lafayette County Industrial Park on County Road 166 north of Oxford. The tornado destroyed the Ability Works Incorporated plant and tracked northeast hitting a county owned speculation warehouse and the Caterpillar Plant. The Elliot Lumber Company was also heavily damaged. The tornado then tracked northeast crossing County Road 101 near the County Road 104 intersection. In this area the Harvest Ministries Church, a mobile home and a veterinary clinic were all destroyed. Tree damage was noted as the tornado crossed Highway 7. The tornado continued northeast inflicting heavy damage along County Road 291 where 12 homes and mobile homes were destroyed. The tornado then damaged 2,500 acres of the Holly Springs National Forest before lifting about 2 miles east of Abbeville. A total of about 70 structures were damaged or destroyed. Eleven homes were destroyed and about 15 suffered heavy damage. About 10 mobile homes were destroyed or heavily damaged. Nine commericial structures were destroyed with another 6 suffering heavy damage. The rest of the structures had minor to moderate damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked from Northern Arkansas into Southern Missouri during the evening hours of February 5th, 2008. Supercells developed out ahead of the system during the late afternoon into the early evening. The storms produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. As the supercells moved east during the evening, a cold front moved into North Mississippi. A squall line developed along the front and produced another round of large hail and damaging winds. The front continued to push east into the overnight hours.
43.01954-01-20233°25'N / 88°41'W33°28'N / 88°37'W5.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Lowndes
43.21980-06-19233°57'N / 88°37'W33°53'N / 88°14'W22.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
43.41976-04-24234°26'N / 89°43'W34°29'N / 89°15'W26.80 Miles300 Yards0225K0Lafayette
43.51954-01-20233°18'N / 88°50'W33°25'N / 88°41'W11.90 Miles27 Yards0225K0Oktibbeha
43.51977-04-02233°25'N / 88°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
43.62008-05-02234°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.
43.81990-12-21333°45'N / 89°57'W33°50'N / 89°55'W3.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grenada
43.81997-03-01334°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.
43.91963-03-11233°44'N / 88°26'W2.00 Miles23 Yards05250K0Monroe
44.32008-01-10333°13'N / 89°19'W33°16'N / 89°09'W10.00 Miles600 Yards033.0M2.0MChoctaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started, just west of Ethel, with a path of tree damage which intensified shortly after the beginning point. In some areas nearly every tree was snapped off or uprooted. The tornado reached its widest point as it crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway, where dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado caused significant structural damage to several buildings just to the southwest of McCool. One cinder block constructed building sustained nearly total destruction from a combination of a very large hardwood tree falling on it, along with other wind damage. A room addition to the back of a frame home was removed. After the tornado passed McCool, it narrowed and weakened somewhat, with tree damage continuing to occur. The tornado then intensified again as it entered Choctaw County and passed south of the town of Weir. Here a dairy complex was heavily damaged. A well-constructed milking parlor was totally destroyed with all exterior walls collapsed or destroyed. A large 9000 pound trailer was picked up and flipped onto the top of a farm building. Several large wood and metal livestock buildings were totally destroyed. A grain silo was also destroyed. Nearly 300 head of cattle were injured with 10 fatal. After the tornado passed this point, it did not encounter any additional structures, but a path of tree damage continued for several miles before the tornado dissipated near Choctaw Lake. The total path length across Attala and Choctaw counties was 24 miles with a maximum rating of EF3. Maximum winds were around 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
44.41974-10-29233°30'N / 89°48'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Montgomery
44.91974-04-01233°40'N / 89°55'W0025K0Carroll
45.72010-05-02234°29'N / 89°30'W34°30'N / 89°29'W1.00 Mile75 Yards10250K0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of Abbeville and tracked northeast hitting the south side of Abbeville. The tornado lifted along County Road 215. One fatality occurred when a single family home was destroyed. A double wide mobile home was also destroyed. Three other homes sustained major damage. Numerous trees were also uprooted along the path. 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.
46.81973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
46.82003-05-06234°19'N / 88°33'W34°19'N / 88°33'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0050K0Lee
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the extreme eastern part of Lee County and tracked east into Itawamba county. In Lee County, one mobile home was destroyed and numerous trees were blown down.
46.81976-05-13234°17'N / 88°33'W34°18'N / 88°30'W3.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Itawamba
47.81975-02-22334°30'N / 89°15'W34°39'N / 89°05'W14.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Union
47.92003-05-06234°20'N / 88°33'W34°20'N / 88°32'W0.70 Mile100 Yards02350K0Itawamba
 Brief Description: The tornado move into extreme western Itawamba County from Lee County hitting the Shiloh community. Six mobile homes were destroyed and one other mobile home and a house were damaged. Two vehicles were rolled onto their roofs. A carport was demolished along with a couple of barns and outbuildings. Numerous trees were knocked down.
48.91985-05-01233°12'N / 88°57'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winston
48.92001-02-24334°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.
49.21977-02-23333°08'N / 89°27'W33°15'N / 89°20'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Attala
49.21988-01-19433°09'N / 89°35'W33°16'N / 89°20'W13.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Attala
49.41965-03-17334°30'N / 88°47'W34°31'N / 88°44'W3.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Union
49.51959-01-21334°23'N / 88°59'W34°39'N / 88°34'W30.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Union
49.61975-03-23334°25'N / 88°43'W34°30'N / 88°36'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
49.71950-02-12234°36'N / 89°07'W3225K0Union
49.81975-03-12234°32'N / 89°00'W34°36'N / 88°48'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union


* 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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