New Year's 2011 Severe Weather Event

New Year's Eve 2010 Rankin County Tornado

 

Event Summary

This weak tornado briefly touched down near Star and downed multiple limbs along with a few trees. This minor tree damage was noted along Shady Hill Drive and near Highway 49.

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Casualties:
none
Damage Path Length:
1.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 mile SW Star        5:42pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

1 mile E Star 
5:45p
m

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:42 pm on December 31st as it moves through far southern Rankin County. 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.


 


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