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New Year's Day 2011 Choctaw County Tornadoes

 


Event Summary for Tornado Number 1

The tornado developed just southwest of Weir and impacted the south parts of the community. The first observed damage was several large pines snapped in the yard of a house. A tree fell on the house and significant roof damage occurred. The tornado continued northeast, snapping and uprooting several more pine trees. As it crossed Main Street, along with tree damage it also blew the skirting off a mobile home, and caused shingle and other minor roof damage to a church. The tornado then crossed Highway 407, and just east of the highway it caused shingle, skirting, and other minor wind damage to a mobile home, blew the roof off a shed, and snapped several hardwood trees. The tornado dissipated just northeast of this location.
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Casualties:
0
Damage Path Length:
3/4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
0.5 miles SW Weir
12:40am
Approximate End Point/Time:
0.5 miles SE Weir
12:41am

 

 

 

 

 


Event Summary for Tornado Number 2

This tornado snapped and uprooted a number of pine trees along a narrow path. A couple of small outbuildings also had some roof damage.
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Casualties:
0
Damage Path Length:
6.2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2.5 miles ENE Weir
12:46am
Approximate End Point/Time:
3.5 miles SE Ackerman
12:53am

 

Damage Photos
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Damage from Choctaw County New Year's 2011 tornado Damage from Hinds County New Year's 2011 tornado

 


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