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

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Earthquake Index, #151

Walthall, MS
0.04
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

Walthall, 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, #371

Walthall, MS
210.53
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 2,592 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Walthall, 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:180Hail:823Heat:18Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,484Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:8
Other:32 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Walthall, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 102 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Walthall, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.21984-04-21333°38'N / 89°24'W33°42'N / 89°19'W7.00 Miles10 Yards2425.0M0Leflore
9.51976-03-20333°36'N / 89°11'W33°40'N / 89°03'W9.00 Miles1400 Yards15250K0Webster
12.81974-04-01233°48'N / 89°18'W33°47'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Calhoun
14.31963-03-11433°30'N / 89°05'W33°33'N / 89°01'W5.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Oktibbeha
14.61974-01-28233°26'N / 89°08'W0125K0Choctaw
15.51963-03-11433°16'N / 89°26'W33°30'N / 89°05'W25.80 Miles440 Yards250K0Choctaw
16.71957-11-14333°27'N / 89°34'W33°27'N / 89°26'W7.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
16.91965-01-23233°51'N / 89°19'W0.50 Mile23 Yards003K0Calhoun
17.21984-04-21333°42'N / 89°19'W33°56'N / 88°55'W23.00 Miles10 Yards5225.0M0Tallahatchie
18.41992-11-22433°12'N / 89°19'W33°29'N / 89°10'W21.00 Miles880 Yards11225.0M0Choctaw
18.61971-02-04233°43'N / 89°36'W33°46'N / 89°31'W6.10 Miles33 Yards7025K0Grenada
18.62010-04-24333°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.
20.41980-10-17233°26'N / 89°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards05250K0Montgomery
20.81976-05-13233°22'N / 89°38'W33°30'N / 89°31'W11.40 Miles1320 Yards04250K0Montgomery
24.11962-02-22233°47'N / 88°55'W0025K0Grenada
24.61976-03-20333°40'N / 89°03'W33°49'N / 88°43'W21.70 Miles1400 Yards01250K0Clay
25.32008-01-10333°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.
26.11951-02-20333°27'N / 88°52'W113K0Oktibbeha
26.21973-11-26333°35'N / 89°17'W33°59'N / 88°28'W54.40 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Webster
27.61974-04-12233°41'N / 89°45'W0025K0Grenada
27.81961-03-07233°27'N / 88°50'W0025K0Oktibbeha
28.01956-04-03233°35'N / 88°50'W33°36'N / 88°45'W5.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Clay
28.52010-04-24233°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.
29.41977-02-23333°08'N / 89°27'W33°15'N / 89°20'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Attala
29.41988-01-19433°09'N / 89°35'W33°16'N / 89°20'W13.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Attala
29.42010-11-29233°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.
30.21988-01-19333°47'N / 88°52'W33°49'N / 88°45'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Clay
30.21973-03-10233°43'N / 89°47'W33°59'N / 89°39'W19.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Grenada
30.51950-03-27233°40'N / 88°47'W33°43'N / 88°44'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay
30.91974-10-29233°30'N / 89°48'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Montgomery
30.91963-03-11433°10'N / 89°39'W33°16'N / 89°26'W14.30 Miles440 Yards0225K0Attala
31.21950-03-27233°08'N / 89°34'W33°15'N / 89°25'W11.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Attala
31.22001-02-24334°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.
31.42008-01-10333°07'N / 89°31'W33°13'N / 89°19'W13.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M500KAttala
 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.
31.71956-04-03233°36'N / 90°27'W34°19'N / 88°49'W105.9 Miles33 Yards000K0Leflore
31.91975-03-12234°04'N / 89°24'W34°04'N / 89°15'W8.50 Miles60 Yards0025K0Calhoun
31.91988-01-19333°49'N / 88°45'W33°43'N / 88°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
32.91974-01-28233°23'N / 88°48'W33°23'N / 88°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0325K0Oktibbeha
33.61969-06-21233°53'N / 89°49'W33°48'N / 89°46'W6.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
33.81990-12-21333°16'N / 89°51'W33°24'N / 89°41'W13.00 Miles880 Yards1152.5M0Carroll
33.91985-05-01233°12'N / 88°57'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winston
34.12003-05-07233°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.
34.51954-01-20233°18'N / 88°50'W33°25'N / 88°41'W11.90 Miles27 Yards0225K0Oktibbeha
34.71968-12-27233°46'N / 89°55'W33°44'N / 89°48'W7.30 Miles123 Yards0025K0Grenada
34.82010-04-24233°04'N / 89°49'W33°17'N / 89°22'W30.00 Miles1920 Yards0060.0M4.0MAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado then moved into western Attala County from just east of Durant in Holmes County. The tornado re-intensified somewhat and began causing significant tree damage in rural western Attala County. The tornado continued across Attala County, causing tree and power line damage,and heavily damaging a number of rural residences, including in the community of Hesterville. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed the Natchez Trace Parkway. Here numerous trees were damaged and thrown across the Parkway. The maximum intensity in Attala County was EF2 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.
35.62004-12-07234°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.
35.81977-02-23433°01'N / 89°14'W33°11'N / 89°04'W15.00 Miles350 Yards25250K0Winston
35.81997-03-01334°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.
36.71975-03-12233°58'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Yalobusha
36.91974-04-01233°40'N / 89°55'W0025K0Carroll
37.41995-04-20233°06'N / 89°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0Winston
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways 397 and 490. Numerous trees were blown down. A few buildings were destroyed.
37.51992-11-22432°57'N / 89°30'W33°12'N / 89°19'W20.00 Miles880 Yards01225.0M0Attala
37.61977-04-02233°25'N / 88°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
38.01954-01-20233°25'N / 88°41'W33°28'N / 88°37'W5.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Lowndes
39.01989-01-07233°48'N / 88°41'W33°48'N / 88°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
39.71988-11-19233°26'N / 89°59'W33°31'N / 89°55'W7.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Carroll
39.71990-12-21333°45'N / 89°57'W33°50'N / 89°55'W3.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grenada
40.02010-04-24233°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.
40.11953-05-14233°36'N / 88°37'W33°41'N / 88°33'W7.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Clay
40.21950-06-03333°05'N / 89°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards210K0Attala
41.11973-11-20333°41'N / 90°03'W33°48'N / 89°54'W11.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grenada
41.42003-05-07233°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.
41.61956-02-16333°48'N / 88°40'W33°50'N / 88°32'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1552.5M0Monroe
42.01984-04-21234°00'N / 89°55'W34°05'N / 89°40'W14.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
42.11988-12-27234°09'N / 89°38'W34°10'N / 89°33'W5.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Yalobusha
42.21997-03-01334°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.
43.61989-02-20233°47'N / 88°33'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
43.61976-03-20233°18'N / 88°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
43.82000-01-03234°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.
44.11990-12-21333°11'N / 89°56'W33°16'N / 89°51'W7.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Holmes
44.11971-02-21433°41'N / 90°08'W34°31'N / 89°24'W71.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grenada
44.41983-04-01233°35'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile73 Yards0025K0Carroll
44.71976-03-20333°49'N / 88°43'W33°57'N / 88°26'W18.70 Miles1400 Yards03250K0Monroe
44.82001-02-24334°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
45.31984-04-21333°56'N / 88°55'W34°12'N / 88°31'W25.00 Miles10 Yards76525.0M0Yalobusha
45.91975-03-12234°00'N / 88°45'W34°01'N / 88°32'W12.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Chickasaw
45.91973-11-20233°30'N / 90°04'W00250K0Leflore
46.31953-05-14233°41'N / 88°33'W33°49'N / 88°26'W11.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Monroe
47.22000-01-03234°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.
47.21966-11-10234°15'N / 89°00'W0025K0Pontotoc
47.21983-05-18234°14'N / 89°02'W34°16'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Pontotoc
47.61957-04-08234°06'N / 88°49'W34°12'N / 88°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lee
47.71957-04-04233°00'N / 88°55'W33°21'N / 88°21'W40.70 Miles200 Yards0425K0Winston
47.71980-04-25233°18'N / 88°36'W33°29'N / 88°23'W17.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Lowndes
47.71957-11-17233°17'N / 88°33'W33°18'N / 88°32'W1.90 Miles70 Yards00250K0Lowndes
48.11995-04-20233°18'N / 88°37'W33°35'N / 88°19'W32.00 Miles100 Yards000.1M0Lowndes
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near the town of Crawford in southwest Lowndes County and moved northeast and moved near the Alabama border. One house was completely destroyed. A second home had its living room destroyed. One home was pushed off its foundation. Several homes had their windows blown out. A few mobile homes suffered extensive roof damage. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
48.21957-11-17233°07'N / 88°39'W33°17'N / 88°33'W12.90 Miles70 Yards22250K0Noxubee
48.31957-06-28333°13'N / 88°35'W33°17'N / 88°32'W5.40 Miles50 Yards110250K0Noxubee
48.61968-03-11233°31'N / 90°07'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
48.61971-02-21234°16'N / 88°59'W000K0Pontotoc
48.61973-01-18232°55'N / 89°06'W32°56'N / 89°02'W4.30 Miles400 Yards08250K0Neshoba
48.82002-11-10333°23'N / 88°37'W33°32'N / 88°17'W22.00 Miles440 Yards05560.0M0Lowndes
 Brief Description: A tornado formed in Lowndes County, about 3 miles southeast of Artesia. It moved 22 miles across the county, resulting in numerous injuries. Most of the damage and injuries was seen in Columbus around 7:20 PM. Here, extensive damage was received by several buildings on the campuses of the Mississippi University for Women and the Mississippi School for Math and Science. Major damage was received by approximately 60 homes in the southern part of Columbus as the tornado moved through. The tornado then moved into Lamar County, Alabama 2.5 miles southeast of Steens, Mississippi.
49.01973-01-18232°56'N / 89°02'W32°56'N / 88°59'W3.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Winston
49.12004-11-24332°56'N / 88°59'W33°00'N / 88°50'W12.00 Miles600 Yards122.5M0Winston
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved into Winston county from Neshoba county and tracked northeast for 12 miles before moving into Noxubee county. Just inside the Winston county line four large chicken houses were destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast across State Route 393 and 397, a few hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. One home was totally destroyed on McBrayer Road. Pieces of the home was blown and scattered across a field for 1/4 mile. Here three vehicles were moved with two of them landing on top of tree debris and the other thrown into a ditch. This home was where the two injuries and one fatality occurred. The tornado was at its widest point here and as it tracked northeast hundreds of trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Noxubee county 2 miles southeast of Ferns Springs. The total path length across northern Neshoba, southeast Winston and western Noxubee county was 21 miles. M44PH
49.21951-09-09233°30'N / 88°26'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Lowndes
49.21992-10-10233°30'N / 88°26'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0162.5M0Lowndes
49.41963-03-11233°44'N / 88°26'W2.00 Miles23 Yards05250K0Monroe
49.52010-11-29332°55'N / 89°42'W33°01'N / 89°38'W8.00 Miles400 Yards06900K200KAttala
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County. Maximum winds were around 140 mph. Total path length across Leake and Attala Counties was 10 miles. 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.
49.72001-02-24333°29'N / 90°09'W33°31'N / 90°07'W5.00 Miles400 Yards002.2M0Leflore
49.81957-11-07333°10'N / 90°10'W33°31'N / 90°00'W26.00 Miles300 Yards0125K0Carroll
49.91977-02-23332°51'N / 89°29'W32°56'N / 89°19'W11.40 Miles177 Yards01250K0Leake
49.91963-04-29434°07'N / 88°43'W34°09'N / 88°39'W4.70 Miles1000 Yards320250K0Lee


* 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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