Oktibbeha County Tornado


 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. 

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Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
800 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 miles NW of Starkville at 209 pm 32.518N, 88.857W
Approximate End Point/Time:
7 miles NNE of Starkville at 216 pm 32.560N, 88.770W

One mobile home was destroyed and 20 homes were damaged along Sun Creek and Mitchell Roads. Three power poles were snapped, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted and a barn was damaged.


Radar Imagery
These images from the Columbus AFB, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm north of Starkville at 2:10 pm on April 24th. Though the original tornado lifted north of Sturgis in western Oktibbeha County, a new tornado touched down north of Starkville shortly thereafter. 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 - Oktibbeha Tornado



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