November 29, 2010 Leake/Attala County Tornado

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Radar - Attala/Leake County Tornado

Event Summary

The initial damage where the tornado developed was limited to some minor tree damage along Buddy Odom Road. The tornado tracked north northeast and rapidly became strong, with EF2 and low end EF3 damage occurring along the rest of the path. The tornado affected Shiloh and Buddy Odom Roads as well as State Highway 429 in Leake County; and County Roads 4022, 4033, 4126, 4045, 4171, 4142 and State Highway 14 in Attala County. Several mobile homes, including at least two double wides, were completely destroyed at several locations along the path, with debris carried well away from the remains. Impressive tree damage occurred at numerous locations along the path, including a couple of locations where some debarking/denuding was noted. Vehicles were rolled or tossed at several locations. A frame home was pushed off its foundation and a number of frame homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. Numerous power poles were snapped along the path. The widest point of the damage path was around a quarter mile, and was near Highway 14 in Attala County.
Estimated Maximum Wind:
140 mph
6 Injuries
Damage Path Length:
10 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3.5 Miles NW of Thomastown
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 Miles E of McAdams


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 9:45 pm on November 29th. 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 - Attala/Leake County Tornado


Damage Photos
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