Melborne Tornado - Lamar County
5 Miles SW of Melborne - 4 Miles NW Millport
April 28, 2014

Event Summary

A National Weather Service storm survey team investigated damage in southern Lamar County and determined it was consistent with an EF-1 tornado. This tornado originated in Lowndes County, Mississippi and continued into southern Lamar County for several miles. NWS Jackson Storm Survey for Mississippi portion of tornado.

As the tornado entered Lamar County along State Road 96, dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado then moved through the Lacey Brooke Community where several well-built homes sustained minor roof and exterior damage. The tornado traveled east-northeast nearly parallel to State Road 96 and continued to cause tree damage all the way to Fernbank Road. The tornado dissipated near the intersection of Fernbank Road and Mud Creek Road where only small limbs were damaged.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
7.84 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 623 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 633 pm

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KGWX 0.5 degree Storm Relative Velocity Imagery. Notice the strong rotational couplet associated
with the storm. It appears the storm rotation rapidly dissipates as it moves
through Lamar County.


Tree Damage

Tree Damage

Tree Uprooted

Roof Damage

Roof Damage

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