March 8-9, 2011 Utica MS Tornado


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Event Summary

The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees, damaged the roof of a home and a shed. A mobile home was pushed off its blocks and the porch was blown over the mobile home. Two sheds were destroyed and damage occurred at a baseball field.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 NNE of Utica 1:08 am CST 3/9/11

Approximate End Point/Time:
1 W of Learned 1:14 am CST 3/9/11


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:06 am on March 9th as it moves through Hinds County north of  Utica. 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 - Attala County tornado


Damage Photos
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