New Year's 2011 Severe Weather Event

New Year's Eve 2011 Lincoln County Tornado

 

Event Summary

The tornado started along Ellzey Drive, where it snapped some large limbs and took a few shingles off a house. The tornado moved north-northeast, destroying a small outbuilding along Tanpa Trail and downing a couple of trees. The tornado then did its most substantial damage along Jackson Liberty Drive NW, where it pushed a frame house off of its blocks, along with busting windows and causing some shingle damage. A couple of outbuildings were also heavily damaged, and a few trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado continued north-northeast, sporadically snapping a few pine trees before dissipating near Pleasant Ridge Road NW.
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Casualties:
none
Damage Path Length:
2.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.5 miles WNW Loyd Star
8:09pm

Approximate End Point/Time:
3.2 miles NNW Loyd Star
8:13pm

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 8:09pm on December 31st as it moves through Lincoln County just to the northeast of Brookhaven. 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 - Lincoln County tornado

 

Damage Photos
Click on the thumbnail below for a larger image

Damage from Lincoln County New Year's 2011 tornado Damage from Lincoln County New Year's 2011 tornado


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