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.
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Damage Path Length:
2.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.5 miles WNW Loyd Star

Approximate End Point/Time:
3.2 miles NNW Loyd Star


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
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Damage from Lincoln County New Year's 2011 tornado Damage from Lincoln County New Year's 2011 tornado is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.