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April 23, 2010 Leflore County Tornado

Event Summary

Several power lines were downed and one power pole was snapped. The tornado touched down near Swiftown and crossed Mississippi Highway 7 at CR 530.
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Casualties:
0
Damage Path Length:
1 mile
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 miles NE of Swiftown
3:48pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 miles NE of Swiftown
3:49pm

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:48 pm on April 23rd. At this time, the tornado was touching down and crossing MS 7 near Swiftown. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Leflore County Tornado

 


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