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.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
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 


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. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.