April 4, 2011 Simpson County Tornado


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Event Summary

This tornado developed west of Braxton near Barney Smith Road and moved east northeast through northern Simpson county...through the town of Braxton and lifting near St. John Road east of Braxton. Many trees were snapped and uprooted...some falling on a convergent pattern along its path. The tornado was a half to three quarters of a mile wide for most of its path.
Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
8 miles
Maximum Path Width:
0.75 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:
5 WSW Braxton
5:36 pm 4/4/11
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 ENE Braxton
5:42 pm 4/4/11


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 5:36 pm on April 4th. 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 - Simpson County Tornado


Damage Photos
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