April 4, 2011 Simpson County Tornado
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Event SummaryThis 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 houses...in a convergent pattern along its path. The tornado was a half to three quarters of a mile wide for most of its path.
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.
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