Tornado Tracks From Jasper County Across Southeast Newton Into Lauderdale County


 It must be stressed that all of this information is preliminary and subject to later adjustment. A tornado outbreak of this magnitude requires a tremendous amount of survey and analysis. We will provide updates as additional information is available. 

Estimated Maximum Wind:
125 mph
Damage Path Length:
28 miles
Maximum Path Width:
0.6 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 miles NE of Montrose at 915 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 miles N of Savoy at 952 am


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Major structural damage to a church with roof damage. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house and an outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Numerous large and very large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 9:33 am on April 24th. At this particular time, the tornado was moving across a heavily wooded area in southeastern Newton County about to cross into southwestern Lauderdale County. 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 - Meridian Tornado




Damage Photos
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