Tornado Tracks Over Smith 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:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
10 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
9 miles SW of Raleigh at 840 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 miles E of Raleigh at 855 am

 A number of small trees were snapped. Large limbs were down and 2 large hardwood trees were uprooted.



Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 8:52 am 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 - Meridian Tornado



Damage Photos
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