Tornado Tracks From Lauderdale County Into Kemper 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:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 miles SW of Prismatic at 724 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 miles NW of Prismatic at 739 am


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 Four barns were destroyed or damaged, a portion of metal building roof was torn off, and one shed was destroyed. Numerous medium and large trees were snapped along the path.


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 7:28 pm on April 24th. 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 - Prismatic Tornado





Damage Photos
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