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The chance of earthquake damage in Wayside is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wayside 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, #183

Wayside, MS
0.03
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

Wayside, 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, #224

Wayside, MS
267.98
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 2,511 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wayside, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:217Hail:899Heat:6Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:1,318Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:1
Other:37 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wayside, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Wayside, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.61967-06-043.8N/A33.6-90.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 123 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wayside, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.72005-09-24233°22'N / 91°01'W33°25'N / 91°01'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00680K0Washington
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles southeast of Downtown Greenville on Dodd Road. The tornado tracked 2 miles to the northwest, crossed Highway 82 and dissipated at the Delta Village mobile home park. Ten mobile homes were significantly damaged or destroyed, 15 sheds were destroyed and 3 more were damaged. One barn was destroyed along with 2 carports heavily damaged. One business had its roof blown off and a nearby tower was blown over. Additionally, numerous power poles and power lines were taken down along the path.
10.01976-02-17233°23'N / 91°04'W33°27'N / 91°00'W6.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Washington
10.71969-06-19233°19'N / 90°54'W0125K0Washington
14.11973-12-04233°24'N / 91°03'W33°31'N / 90°53'W12.50 Miles30 Yards0625K0Washington
14.51976-02-17233°17'N / 91°22'W33°24'N / 91°16'W10.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Chicot
14.92001-11-24433°28'N / 91°06'W33°31'N / 91°03'W4.80 Miles880 Yards0123.5M0Washington
15.51978-04-17433°28'N / 91°00'W33°30'N / 90°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Washington
17.21953-02-20233°02'N / 91°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0225K0Washington
17.32008-05-02233°21'N / 91°24'W33°28'N / 91°16'W11.00 Miles400 Yards001.5M200KChicot
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Highway 293 and tracked northeast for 10 miles where is dissipated shortly after crossing Highway 65. Along the path, hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was flipped over and destroyed. Several sheds, barns, outbuildings and unattached carports were damaged and destroyed along with several fences damaged. A 50 foot antenna was knocked down. A single family home had minor shingle damage, damage to siding, and window damage while 2 boats were damaged. The roll-up door for a tractor shed was damaged and a trampoline was blown around 75 yards and damaged. Lastly, 15 wooden power poles were also snapped near Highway 65. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large and powerful storm system brought several rounds of severe weather to a large section of the Central United States. The Central Plains were hit hard on Thursday, May 1st, while the Mid-South and Lower Mississippi River Valley were impacted on Friday, May 2nd into the early morning hours of May 3rd. As this severe weather episode evolved over the National Weather Service Jackson, MS service area, several tornadoes occurred, along with large hail and damaging winds.
17.31980-10-17233°05'N / 90°59'W33°12'N / 90°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
18.11980-10-17233°20'N / 91°27'W33°29'N / 91°15'W15.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Chicot
18.31972-04-15233°26'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Chicot
19.31974-04-22233°10'N / 90°52'W33°11'N / 90°40'W11.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Washington
19.81992-03-09433°03'N / 90°53'W33°07'N / 90°46'W7.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Sharkey
20.11976-02-17233°08'N / 91°28'W33°17'N / 91°22'W11.90 Miles200 Yards036250K0Chicot
20.11976-03-20233°00'N / 90°57'W33°01'N / 90°56'W2.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Issaquena
20.61956-04-03233°15'N / 91°26'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Chicot
20.61953-03-22232°27'N / 91°09'W33°31'N / 90°52'W75.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Issaquena
22.01971-02-21533°06'N / 90°46'W33°11'N / 90°42'W7.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Washington
22.01976-03-20233°01'N / 90°56'W33°06'N / 90°40'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sharkey
22.31976-03-20333°00'N / 91°18'W33°01'N / 91°17'W2.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Chicot
22.61971-02-21532°56'N / 90°54'W33°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles33 Yards912325.0M0Sharkey
23.71976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
23.91958-04-24232°53'N / 91°05'W33°11'N / 90°29'W40.40 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
24.21980-10-17233°35'N / 91°05'W33°40'N / 90°59'W8.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bolivar
24.61958-02-26232°55'N / 91°10'W32°56'N / 91°08'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Issaquena
24.71983-05-18233°25'N / 90°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sunflower
25.01971-02-21533°11'N / 90°42'W33°16'N / 90°36'W8.30 Miles33 Yards2272.5M0Humphreys
25.01992-03-09433°07'N / 90°46'W33°05'N / 90°38'W4.00 Miles880 Yards01250K0Washington
26.11958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
27.22001-11-24333°14'N / 90°38'W33°17'N / 90°35'W5.00 Miles400 Yards054.0M0Humphreys
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved across northern Humphreys County and produced a tornado three miles southwest of Isola. The tornado was rated as an F3 and had a width of about 400 yards as it travelled approximately 5 miles through the town of Isola. The tornado dissipated about one mile northeast of town. This tornado destroyed three houses, six businesses, and one church. Additionally, 20 houses, four businesses, and one church sustained major damage. Minor damage occurred to seven businesses. Several grain silos and a farm headquarters were destroyed southwest of Isola. Five people sustained minor injuries.
27.41976-02-17233°02'N / 91°31'W33°08'N / 91°28'W7.60 Miles200 Yards310250K0Ashley
27.71971-02-21533°16'N / 90°36'W33°21'N / 90°36'W5.70 Miles33 Yards253422.5M0Sunflower
28.11971-02-21432°46'N / 90°58'W33°06'N / 90°40'W28.80 Miles33 Yards141920K0Sharkey
28.41992-03-09433°05'N / 90°38'W33°11'N / 90°36'W9.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Humphreys
28.61972-04-21233°15'N / 90°35'W0.80 Mile83 Yards000K0Humphreys
28.91971-02-21233°27'N / 91°34'W33°38'N / 91°22'W17.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Drew
29.21979-04-11233°35'N / 91°24'W33°38'N / 91°23'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Desha
29.21956-04-03233°18'N / 91°35'W2.10 Miles207 Yards003K0Ashley
29.41983-11-20232°53'N / 90°53'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sharkey
29.62001-02-24233°32'N / 91°08'W33°50'N / 90°42'W35.00 Miles440 Yards001.5M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down as an F0 tornado in extreme northwest Washington County and moved across a cotton field. The tornado quickly moved into southwest Bolivar County about three miles west of Lamont. The storm moved across the community of Benoit and then about two miles west of Cleveland. The tornado continued on a northeasterly path until dissipating about one mile east of Merigold near the Sunflower County line. The tornado was rated as strong as an F2 in portions of Bolivar County. Damage in the tornado path in Bolivar County included: three houses destroyed, two houses with major damage, five houses with minor damage, and a mobile home destroyed. One small church was destroyed, about two miles east of Benoit. The airplane hangar on a small airstrip near Scott was destroyed, including four small planes inside the hangar. One of the planes was blown at least one half mile from where it had been located in the hangar. At least three businesses sustained serious damage. No serious injuries were reported in the county.
29.61974-04-22233°11'N / 90°40'W33°12'N / 90°29'W10.70 Miles33 Yards010K0Humphreys
30.01958-04-24232°57'N / 90°50'W32°58'N / 90°37'W12.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Issaquena
30.41964-11-19233°31'N / 90°46'W33°39'N / 90°38'W11.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Sunflower
30.61971-02-21433°06'N / 90°40'W33°17'N / 90°27'W17.80 Miles33 Yards304110K0Humphreys
30.81953-12-03332°48'N / 90°57'W32°55'N / 90°50'W10.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sharkey
30.91971-02-21532°44'N / 91°07'W32°56'N / 90°54'W18.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Issaquena
31.11959-01-21232°49'N / 90°56'W33°05'N / 90°29'W31.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sharkey
31.11976-03-20233°06'N / 90°40'W33°08'N / 90°29'W11.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Humphreys
31.21975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
31.32001-11-24433°32'N / 91°03'W33°52'N / 90°43'W25.50 Miles880 Yards0366.0M0Bolivar
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved out of Chicot County Arkansas into northern Washington County, Mississippi. The storm produced a violent tornado that touced down 2.5 miles southwest of Winterville, or along the northern edge of Lake Ferguson. The tornado had a width of up to one half mile and moved through the town of Winterville, causing extensive damage. It then continued northeast into southern Bolivar county about 2 miles northeast of Winterville. The total path length in Washington County was 4.8 miles. The tornado entered southern Bolivar County about 3.5 miles southwest of Stringtown. It travelled northeast 25.5 miles through mostly rural areas of Bolivar County and lifted one mile southeast of Mound Bayou. In Washington County, the tornado caused 12 injuries, mainly in the community of Winterville. In Bolivar County, 36 people were injured, including one 7 year old boy who was critically injured. In Washinton County, a total of six houses, five mobile homes, and two businesses were totally destroyed. Additionally, extensive damage was done to 34 houses and six businesses. Minor damage occurred to over 30 houses and several mobile homes. Total damage to the county was estimated to be around $3.5 million. In Bolivar County, the tornado destroyed ten houses, two mobile homes, and four businesses. Extensive damage occurred to 21 houses, one mobile home, and one business. Minor damage occurred to over 20 houses and around 20 mobile homes. The tornado caused extensive damage to the Bolivar County Detention Center, and hit an electric power substation. The substation was totally destroyed it. At the substation, the tornado blew over a tranformer that weighed approximately 25 tons, and slid another transformer sideways three feet. Total damage in Bolivar County was estimated at around $6 million.
31.41950-03-27233°10'N / 90°33'W120K0Humphreys
31.91953-12-05233°00'N / 91°48'W33°21'N / 91°26'W32.20 Miles880 Yards00250K0Ashley
32.31958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
32.71988-12-27233°05'N / 90°37'W33°10'N / 90°28'W10.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Humphreys
32.81990-12-30233°01'N / 91°40'W33°08'N / 91°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ashley
32.92001-11-24332°59'N / 91°39'W33°08'N / 91°31'W13.00 Miles880 Yards3112.0M0Ashley
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that moved out of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana into Ashley County, Arkansas, 6 miles southwest of Wilmot. The tornado then moved to the south end of Lake Enterprise, just west of Wilmot. The tornado strengthened and widened as it approached the Wilmot area and was rated as an F3 with a maximum width of one half mile. The tornado destroyed 14 mobile homes and houses and caused extensive damage to five other homes in the vicinity of Wilmot. A church on the north side of Wilmot was completely destroyed. Additionally, a tractor shed housing farm equipment was destroyed, and the equipment inside was also destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast toward Parkdale, it damaged or destroyed several cotton pickers, trailers, and tractors. The tornado lifted 2.5 miles east-northeast of Parkdale. The total estimated damage of the tornado was $2.0 million. The tornado caused the deaths of three people in the vicinity of Wilmot. Additionally, a total of eleven people sustained injuries. M74MH, F71MH, M89PH
32.91980-10-17232°55'N / 91°27'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0West Carroll
33.42008-03-03232°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.
33.51991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
33.71971-02-21533°21'N / 90°36'W33°31'N / 90°27'W14.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Sunflower
33.91966-02-09232°52'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0West Carroll
34.02005-09-24233°08'N / 90°28'W33°21'N / 90°31'W13.00 Miles800 Yards032.0M500KHumphreys
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down 4 miles south-southeast of Belzoni on Gunn Bayou Road, in Humphreys county. As the tornado approached Highway 12 and the City of Belzoni, it grew larger and more intense. Before it reached Belzoni, numerous trees and power lines were taken down. The tornado was most intense within an area just east of Belzoni to about 4 miles north of Belzoni. Here the heaviest and most extensive damage occurred. Several homes were significantly damaged, a modular commercial building was totally destroyed, the Belzoni school bus barn was heavily damage, and a number of cars, school buses and farm vehicles had windows blown out. After the tornado moved through the Belzoni area, it continued to track to the north pass Jaketown, Sky Lake and then into Sunflower county. After entering Sunflower county, just east-southeast of Inverness, the tornado continued to the north-northwest for another 5 miles before dissipating. After passing the Jaketown Community, the tornado remained over rural areas and caused damage to some farm outbuildings as well as doing damage to dozens of trees and power lines. The total path length across Humphreys and Sunflower counties was 18 miles with a maximum width of 800 yards and a maximum intensity rated F2.
35.31980-10-17233°12'N / 90°40'W33°22'N / 90°16'W25.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Humphreys
35.41974-06-15233°44'N / 90°48'W0025K0Bolivar
35.41953-12-03332°44'N / 91°04'W32°48'N / 90°57'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0202.5M0Issaquena
35.91987-02-28232°51'N / 91°23'W32°51'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0West Carroll
36.31999-01-21233°29'N / 90°37'W33°41'N / 90°31'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Sunflower
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down in open field and moved northeast towards Blaine. A few trees and power lines were blown down until it reached Blaine. At Blaine, the storm did substantial damage to four wood structured houses and one brick structured house. One mobile home was destroyed and another received heavy damage. Two automobiles were also damaged by the debris. Further northeast along the track, the tornado destroyed two wood framed churches near Doddsville. Also a pivot irrigation system was over-turned and several power lines and power poles were blown down.
37.51972-04-15233°42'N / 90°48'W33°47'N / 90°41'W8.80 Miles33 Yards062250K0Bolivar
37.71973-04-24233°43'N / 91°28'W01250K0Drew
37.71955-10-28333°48'N / 91°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Desha
37.81976-03-20233°43'N / 90°45'W33°46'N / 90°43'W4.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Bolivar
37.81971-02-21432°42'N / 91°01'W32°46'N / 90°58'W5.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Issaquena
38.01956-04-03233°33'N / 90°36'W33°36'N / 90°27'W9.30 Miles33 Yards020K0Sunflower
38.01979-04-08333°15'N / 91°53'W33°12'N / 91°35'W17.70 Miles1320 Yards01325.0M0Ashley
38.21984-05-07332°44'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0East Carroll
38.31973-04-24233°48'N / 91°18'W0025K0Desha
39.31971-02-21433°17'N / 90°27'W33°23'N / 90°21'W9.10 Miles33 Yards141920K0Leflore
39.41986-03-18232°52'N / 90°34'W32°57'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Yazoo
40.02005-09-24233°42'N / 90°40'W33°50'N / 90°45'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00800K100KBolivar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down between Cleveland and Ruleville about 3 miles southeast of Dockery in Western Sunflower county. The tornado then tracked northwest into Bolivar county just east of Cleveland and then toward Merigold where it dissipated. As the tornado approached Cleveland it remained over open farm land and caused damage to trees and power lines. The tornado became more intense just east and northeast of Cleveland. Here the most significant damage occurred which was within a swath of nearly 2 miles that extended from the northeast outskirts of Cleveland to the Renova Community. A couple of buildings were severely damage with one commercial storage building totally destroyed. Three mobile homes were destroyed and 5 other homes sustained heavy damage. Three sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees and power poles were taken down. A mid-sized storage tank was thrown 1/4 of a mile into a field and 3 bicycle frames were thrown 1/4 to 1/2 a mile away. The tornado weakened as it moved toward Merigold and dissipated about 1 mile west of Town off Pemble Road. The total path length across Sunflower and Bolivar counties was 13 miles with a maximum width of 200 yards and maximum rating of F2. Additionally, this tornado developed from the same parent storm which produced the Belzoni tornado.
40.61968-09-03232°56'N / 90°32'W33°01'N / 90°25'W9.00 Miles123 Yards0025K0Humphreys
40.61967-05-01233°50'N / 90°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Bolivar
40.81986-03-18232°57'N / 90°33'W32°58'N / 90°25'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
41.61975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
41.91986-03-18232°59'N / 90°27'W33°01'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Humphreys
42.41986-03-18232°59'N / 90°25'W32°59'N / 90°27'W00250K0Yazoo
43.21988-11-26233°44'N / 90°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Sunflower
43.41967-01-26233°29'N / 90°22'W0.30 Mile20 Yards07250K0Leflore
43.52001-02-24333°41'N / 91°26'W34°07'N / 90°57'W42.00 Miles300 Yards0000Desha
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Desha County about 1 mile south-southwest of Reed. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and destroyed a mobile home. Roofs were damaged at several homes. In addition, the tornado rolled a 500 gallon butane tank, damaged or destroyed metal barns and sheds and knocked hundreds of trees down near the Arkansas River levee southeast of Yancopin. Perhaps the most damage was found just west of Kelso. There, a large metal farm shop was destroyed with parts of the shop found more than 6 miles away. Near the shop, there were grain carts thrown at least a third of a mile. A large combine and several truck tractors were destroyed. One tractor trailer was overturned. Also near the shop, a pickup track was mangled with several large farm implements thrown, overturned or destroyed. The tornado travelled about 42 miles before dissipating 5 miles northeast of Snow Lake.
43.61972-04-21333°19'N / 90°26'W33°21'N / 90°13'W12.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Leflore
44.21971-02-21333°31'N / 90°27'W33°38'N / 90°21'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leflore
44.61953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
44.61978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
44.71974-04-01233°51'N / 90°43'W00250K0Bolivar
44.91986-03-18233°02'N / 90°22'W33°04'N / 90°20'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Holmes
45.11971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
45.61975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
46.31989-10-16232°44'N / 90°33'W32°48'N / 90°34'W3.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Yazoo
46.41979-04-11233°09'N / 91°57'W33°14'N / 91°48'W10.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ashley
46.41980-10-17233°28'N / 91°51'W1.50 Miles77 Yards12250K0Drew
46.52005-09-24233°23'N / 90°15'W33°28'N / 90°20'W8.00 Miles250 Yards001.5M700KLeflore
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just north-northwest of Cruger, in Holmes county, on the extreme southern end of Mosquito Lake and tracked northwest for 9 miles across southern Leflore county. As the tornado tracked northwest toward the Phillipstown Community, hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted across Mosquito Lake. Between Phillipstown and Quito was where the most significant damage occurred. Two homes and a church were significantly damaged and hunting lodge was totally destroyed with its contents and debris scattered half a mile along the path. A steel framed cotton gin was nearly destroyed in Quito with nearly all of the roof gone and many walls taken down. A seed warehouse at this location was also significantly damaged. Additionally, hundreds of trees were damaged along with several bails of picked cotton that were scattered across a few fields. The tornado dissipated just to the northwest of Quito.
46.61990-12-21233°18'N / 90°22'W33°30'N / 90°12'W16.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Leflore
46.71988-01-19233°08'N / 91°57'W33°18'N / 91°49'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0132.5M0Ashley
46.71975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
47.02010-04-24232°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.
47.32010-11-29232°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.
47.41973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
47.51978-04-17233°17'N / 91°58'W33°21'N / 91°50'W9.10 Miles500 Yards03250K0Ashley
47.91957-05-23333°37'N / 91°50'W33°39'N / 91°45'W5.20 Miles27 Yards00250K0Drew
48.02003-04-24232°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.
48.22007-02-24333°49'N / 91°33'W34°00'N / 91°19'W18.00 Miles880 Yards02845.0M0KDesha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Lincoln County and into Desha County about 6 miles southwest of Dumas. The tornado continued to track northeastward and moved across the southeast portion of the city of Dumas and produced significant damage. In Dumas, 25 businesses were destroyed, along with 19 homes. More than 65 additional homes sustained minor to moderate damage. Six mobile homes were destroyed, along with an athletic park. A community building sustained major damage, as well as a 20-unit assisted living center. An electrical substation was destroyed, leaving the area without power for several days. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. Farther to the northeast, in the community of Back Gate, 11 mobile homes were destroyed and 12 sustained minor damage. One house was destroyed, along with three that were damaged. The tornado eventually dissipated 4 miles northeast of Pendleton. Altogether, 28 people in the county were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
48.21981-05-16233°53'N / 91°33'W33°53'N / 91°26'W6.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Lincoln
48.41972-03-01233°53'N / 91°30'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Desha
48.51984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
48.52007-02-24233°44'N / 91°45'W33°47'N / 91°38'W7.00 Miles650 Yards000K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 8 miles north-northeast of Monticello. A large swath of timber was blown down in the northern part of the County, west of the town of Florence. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
48.72007-02-24233°48'N / 91°40'W33°49'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado moved out of Drew County and into Lincoln County about 5.2 miles south-southwest of Garrett Bridge. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of hundreds of downed trees. Part of a house was destroyed and several shop buildings sustained damage. The tornado dissipated about 3.5 miles southeast of Garrett Bridge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
48.72010-04-24232°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.
48.81983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
49.41980-10-17233°22'N / 90°16'W33°25'N / 90°12'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Leflore
49.52007-02-24233°42'N / 91°48'W33°47'N / 91°40'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00100K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 4.5 miles north of Monticello. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of downed trees onto a vehicle and mobile home. Windows were blown out of a house, a large metal shop building was destroyed, and a metal barn sustained major damage. The tornado continued moving to the northeast into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
49.62010-11-29232°51'N / 90°25'W32°54'N / 90°19'W7.00 Miles150 Yards001.3M0KYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm tracked through downtown Yazoo City. It damaged several buildings, most of which was roof damage however one building had some exterior walls destroyed. Numerous windows were blown out of downtown buildings and a large area of siding was torn from another building. The tornado knocked down trees and damaged the roof of the county courthouse. Damage in the downtown area was the strongest for this tornado and rated as EF2.The tornado weakened as it moved northeast for about a mile with only scattered tree damage occurring. As the tornado crossed Jerry Clower Blvd it strengthened and snapped a power pole and damaged the roof of a store. The tornado weakened again and downed scattered trees as it crossed Honeycutt Road and Graball Freerun Road. A roof was pealed off a home near Landers Road with additional trees down. The final damage was noted along Graball Freerun Road between Carson and Strickland Roads. 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.
49.72010-04-24432°42'N / 90°40'W32°57'N / 90°09'W35.00 Miles3080 Yards453140.0M4.0MYazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of extreme southeast Sharkey County and into west central Yazoo County and gained intensity as it tracked northeast. The tornado caused significant home damage northwest of Satartia, and again as it crossed Highway 3 near the Crupp Community. The tornado then moved through a rural area southwest of Yazoo City, causing major damage or destruction of a number of homes, as well as intense tree damage. As the tornado approached the intersection of US Highway 49 and Highway 16, on the south side of Yazoo City, it reached its widest point and maximum intensity. Here the rating peaked at EF4 with maximum winds around 170 mph. The tornado had a maximum width of 1.75 miles. Several buildings, including a church and several businesses, were totally destroyed. The tornado continued moving through residential areas on the southeast side of Yazoo City, heavily damaging or destroying numerous homes. The tornado continued northeast through rural northeastern Yazoo County before it tracked into Holmes County. A total of four fatalities occurred in Yazoo County. All of the fatalities were individuals who were in mobile homes. 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.
49.92009-04-09233°00'N / 92°00'W33°02'N / 91°46'W14.00 Miles600 Yards00600K50KAshley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado tracked across rural southern Ashley County and snapped and uprooted hundreds of large hardwood and softwood trees. Forty two homes were damaged with approximately 15 homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed. The most intense damage was along Meridian Church Road in southwest Ashley County. Here, intense tree damage resulted in several cross roads being blocked by dozens of trees, and several mobile homes and houses were destroyed by the winds and fallen trees. This was the area rated EF2 with 130 mph winds. Over the last several miles of the track, the tornado was narrower and damage was primarily in the EF1 category. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the afternoon and evening of April 9th and overnight hours of the 10th, an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes occurred across the ArkLaMiss region and pushed east through northern Louisiana and into northern Mississippi. While the majority of the severe weather occurred out of the NWS Jackson, MS service area, several reports of large hail and wind damage were reported along with a few tornadoes. One of the strongest storms moved east across Ashley County Arkansas. This storm produced an EF2 tornado over the southwest and southern sections, and contained a swath of quarter to golf ball sized hail which occurred across the entire length of the county. In looking at this event, which occurred over two days (April 9-10), in a regional view, this was likely the biggest severe weather and tornado outbreak during the spring of 2009. This event contained numerous strong tornadoes along with hundreds of large hail reports which stretched from the Southern Plains to several other southern States.


* 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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