Mosses (Lowndes) EF-0 Tornado
December 25th, 2012

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.1521/-86.6818 at 826 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.1574/-86.6733 at 826 pm

National Weather Service Meteorologists have surveyed storm damage in Lowndes County and determined that the damage was the result of an EF-0 tornado. This brief touchdown occurred in the Mosses community. Several homes had minor shingle damage, some siding was peeled from the side of the elementary school, and one rotten hardwood was snapped. The tornado lifted just east of Mason Dr.


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Radar Data 

Radar Image
This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KMXX at 823 pm, about 3 minutes before touchdown.  notice the "S" shape in the reflectivity. Click to enlarge.

Radar Image
This is an image of the 0.5 degree SRM data from KMXX at 823 pm, about 3 minutes before touchdown.  It takes about 5 minutes to get a full radar scan.  Click to enlarge. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.